November 21, 2012
Shorties (An Interview with Saint Etienne, An Excerpt from the New Madeleine L'Engle Oral Biography, and more)
Even if you've evolved with the passing of times, there's still a uniquely Saint Etienne sound to your music. What do you think of the idea that dance artists need to reinvent themselves with each record?
Even when we try to reinvent our sound, we still sound like us. [Laughs.] We have a certain kind of aesthetic principle we apply when we write our music; a certain use of beat and melodies. We always try to get an emotion out, we’ve always liked melancholy music which is great because Sarah' s [Cracknell] voice is pretty distinct too.
At Three Books, aiuthor John Connolly recommends books of gothic terror.
PopMatters recommends musical gifts for the holidays.
Fiona Apple has canceled her tour die to her ailing dog.
All Songs Considered profiles musical artists who should have a bigger audience.
The shortlists for the 2012 Costa Book Awards have been named.
At his Power of Independent Trucking blog, producer Drew Crumbaugh is sharing a remastered 1980 Joy Division live performance.
Page Views recaps last night's roast of author Gary Shteyngart.
Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers 100 digital holiday albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,600 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 33,000 free and legal mp3s.
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)
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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