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October 16, 2012

Shorties (An Excerpt from Chinua Achebe's New Memoir, An Interview with Beth Orton, and more)

Guernica excerpts from Chinua Achebe's new memoir, There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra.

Beth Orton visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

ArtistDirect lists the 25 best Soundgarden songs of all time.

Flavorwire lists the 10 best books about miserable media jobs.

PopMatters interviews Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard about his new solo album, Former Lives.

Stereogum also profiles Gibbard.

The A.V Club interviews Stephen Toblowski about his new memoir, The Dangerous Animals Club.

Jason Lytle talks to Morning Edition about his new album, Dept of Disappearance and his post-Grandaddy life.

Author Cory Doctorow answered questions at Reddit.

Tablet interviews Donald Fagen of Steely Dan about his new solo album, Sunken Condos.

Huffington Post editors list the best books of 2012 (so far).

Win four of my favorite books of 2012 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, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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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