November 15, 2012
Comics themselves, as a medium, are "an imperfect generalized system to try to get at specifics," and yet, he allows, "it seems to work pretty well." Crucial to Ware's thoughtful approach is his ability to find fresh ways to express his ideas: In Building Stories, for instance, some of the larger spreads feature panels clustered around a large image (a flower, an explosion, a self-portrait) that serve as an anchor for characters' thoughts and memories.
To put this into perspective: Since we own our own recordings, by my calculation it would take songwriting royalties for roughly 312,000 plays on Pandora to earn us the profit of one-- one-- LP sale. (On Spotify, one LP is equivalent to 47,680 plays.)
New York Magazine profiles author and medical doctor Oliver Sacks.
November's Music Alliance Pact shares 40 songs from 40 music bloggers in 40 countries.
ABC News celebrates 50 years of Latin American "literary rock stars."
Nicole Krauss in a recent speech at Kenyon College:
“People, journalists especially, always want to squeeze the mystery out of [the writing process],” she said. “They always want to know exactly how and why you do what you do. So much of writing, at its very best, is your unconscious expressing itself in these deeply surprising, sometimes disturbing, ways.”
The Record profiles A&M Records as the label celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Pop Candy recommends eight great music podcasts.
The Miami Herald explores the positives and negatives of self-publishing.
Santa's Working Overtime is once again pointing out holiday music for your Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza mix.
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 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