July 30, 2012
Shorties (Stream the New Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album, James Kelman on Critical Response to His Writing, and more)
NPR is streaming Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac (out August 14th).
Author James Kelman talks to the Guardian about critical response to his work.
"Obviously as a writer you have to reflect on why your work is provoking such hostility, because all you want to do is write your stories as best you can. You're forced to reflect on, why is my work so upsetting for people? The agenda behind it is clear. They don't want to see these people in literature. These areas of human experience [I write about] should not appear in public; we don't want to know. We know that people are in the street, that they have no money and are maybe begging, but we don't want to see them in literature. They should be swept under the carpet."
Drowned in Sound interviews guitarists Johnny marr and Nile Rodgers.
The Guardian finds a correlation between The Hunger Games YA fiction trilogy and the growing popularity of archery.
Observations points out a study that notes that popular music is becoming less varied and louder with the passage of time.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Also on sale at Amazon MP3 for $2.99: 25 "rock that goes to 11" albums.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
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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