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September 18, 2012

Shorties (David Byrne on His New Book, Michael Chabon on His New Novel, and more)

McSweeney's interviews David Byrne about his new book, How Music Works.


The Leonard Lopate Show interviews Michael Chabon about his new novel Telegraph Avenue.

The Toronto Star reviews the book.


The nominees for the 2012 Samuel Johnson non-fiction prize have been announced.


Monoskope Log shares 12 issues of the 1970s electronic music magazine Synapse.


MTVHive is streaming the new Murder By Death album, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (out September 25th).


All Things Considered interviews Michael Ennis about his new novel, The Malice of Fortune.


Fan Landers is a musician's advice column at Sound of the City.


Jeffrey Toobin talks to Fresh Air about his new book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.


September's Music Alliance Pact shares 38 songs from 38 countries, curated by 38 music bloggers.


Flavorwire lists 10 novels that deserve a prequel.


Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers shares a playlist with the A.V. Club.


io9 lists 10 classic science fiction and fantasy books that were originally considered failures.


Flavorwire lists 10 '90s bands still worth your time.


Bleeding Cool examines racism in the comics industry.


The winners of comics' 2012 Ignatz Awards were named this past weekend.


Win Michael Chabon's new novel Telegraph Avenue and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.


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.


Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, 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)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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