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September 17, 2012

Shorties (Moby-Dick Big Read, Stream the New Efterklang Album, and more)

The Moby-Dick Big Read streams readings of the classic Melville novel accompanied by illustrations from contemporary artists inspired by the book.

The Guardian profiles this ambitious project.

NPR is streaming Efterklang's new album Piramida (out September 25th).

NPR is streaming Sera Cahoone's album Deer Creek Canyon (out September 25th).

Gadling lists 10 literary attractions in Dublin.

PopMatters examines the current state of protest music in America.

The Chronicle of Higher Education makes the case for cable television series as the new novel.

NPR is streaming Melody's Echo Chamber's self-titled debut album (out September 25th).

Salman Rushdie talks to the Guardian about his new memoir, Joseph Anton.

"For a long time I didn't want to write this because I felt it would be too upsetting. But writing it actually wasn't." But why write it at all? Surely memoir is the basest of literary genres, where scores are unedifyingly settled. Rushdie demurs: "Well, I didn't want to write 600 pages of getting even. I thought I would try to be as understanding as possible to everybody else and as rough as possible on myself. I decided not to varnish stuff."

The A.V. Club lists odes to clothing in song.

Paste interviews comics writer Brian K. Vaughn.

Morning Edition interviews singer-songwriter Aimee Mann about her new album, Charmer.

The Guardian Artangel books podcast interviews author Teju Cole.

A Blog Supreme recommends five Cannonball Adderley songs.

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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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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