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June 8, 2012

Shorties (Neil Young, Fictional Bookworms, and more)

Neil Young talks to BBC News about his new album, Americana.

14 fictional bookworms we all looked up to.

Flavorwire lists 10 of the most interesting women in experimental music.

The A.V. Club offers a prog rock primer.

Publishers Weekly lists the top 10 short stories written by Vladimir Nabokov.

Jesse Jarnow talks to the Newark Star-Ledger about his new book, Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock.

GeekDad lists memorable graphic novel memoirs.

Sound Cheque is a series at the website Eater where musical artists offer city-by-city dining picks.

At Rain Taxi, Paula Bomer interviews Ben Tanzer about his novel My Father's House.

The Austin Chronicle interviews singer-songwriter Gillian Welch.

Rob Reid, author of the new science fiction novel Year Zero, discusses creating music playlists for his characters at Wired.

Deer Tick visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Huffington Post shares a collection of Ray Bradbury quotes.

The Globe and Mail interviews Margaret Atwood about the science fiction author.

NPR is streaming Jimmy Cliff's recent Brooklyn performance.

NPR recommends young adult fiction for summer reading.

Win the Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

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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