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July 5, 2012

Shorties (The Replacements' Last Show, An Interview with Dave Eggers, and more)

Aquarium Drunkard shared an recording of the last Replacements show (July 4, 1991, in Chicago).

Bookworm interviews Dave Eggers about his new novel, A Hologram for the King.

At the Telegraph, actor Michael Palin lists literary works dealing with mid-life crises.

On sale today for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: The Alabama Shakes debut album Boys and Girls.

At singer-songwriter John Anealio's blog, science fiction author Paul S. Kemp lists his favorite musical artists.

Joy Division bassist Peter Hook has announced he is writing a memoir about the band.

Book Stalker interviews author Emily St. John Mandel about literary events.

The National Post profiles Mandel.

Paste lists 20 songs "for sticking it to the man."

The Guardian lists the top 10 fairy fictions in literature.

Fresh Air interviews Neil Young about his new album, Americana.

Morning Edition interviews Adrienne Kane about her new cookbook, United States of Pie.

Tell Me More recommends six immigrant songs "of triumph and tragedy."

Win a copy of Gillian Flynn's new novel Gone Girl and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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

Amazon MP3 also features 25 soundtrack albums on sale for $2.99.

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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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