September 13, 2012
The Guardian profiles author Lawrence Norfolk.
Norfolk insists that literary setbacks are part of the territory. "Unless there's a possibility of failure, what you're doing isn't actually art."
Who are your favorite female musicians?
Most of my favorite songwriters are women. Joni Mitchell is probably my favorite of all time. I love Christine Fellows, I love Tiny Vipers, I love Roberta Flack, who I consider underrated. But Joni Mitchell is one of the great geniuses of our age.
The Guardian lists the top 10 otters in literature.
"I didn't want it to sound like a Truckers record, even though it's my voice and pretty much all of them play on it at various times. I wanted it to be very sparse and have a lot of space between things and really breathe. I didn't want any guitar solos or anything like that, any of the things that people tend to associate, probably more than they should, with our band."
The Daily Beast explores the emergence of online, indie book clubs.
PopMatters lists 10 great shoegaze songs "submerged beneath the service."
Michael Chabon talks to the Georgia Straight about his new novel, Telegraph Avenue.
"Pop culture is culture to me," Chabon says. "I wouldn't hesitate to make a reference to a relatively well-known aspect of Star Trek any more than I would hesitate to make a reference to Norse mythology or British literature or any of the other things that form a part of my overarching cultural context."
All Tomorrows Parties shares a streaming and downloadable mixtape for its 2012 I'll Be Your Mirror music festival.
Amazon MP3 has over 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 300 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
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