April 30, 2012
Ben Folds offers advice to aspiring musical artists.
"In my earlier books you see a man looking for power, and utterly ruthless in his attempts to get it. In the last two books you see what he does when he gets power, and it's sort of wonderful. So, it's not a like or a dislike – you're in awe. If you're interested in political power (which is what I am interested in), you are in awe of him. What you get from listening, you know, you say, 'Oh my God, that's what he's doing.'"
The Observer lists the 10 best first lines in fiction.
Brooklyn Based recommends podcasts for writers.
The Independent lists the 50 best UK music festivals.
The Book Bench interviews Louise Erdrich about her story in the latest New Yorker.
The Guardian shares school photos of rock stars.
Brooklyn Based recommends literary websites to read daily.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists
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