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November 12, 2012

Shorties (The Best Velvet Underground Songs, The Longlist for the 2012 Impac Dublin Literary Award, and more)

Paste lists the 20 best Velvet Underground songs.

The longlist for the 2012 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Steven Amsterdam, Kevin Barry, Sebastian Barry, Rahul Bhattacharya, Alina Bronsky, Patrick de Witt, Francisco Goldman, Eleanor Henderson, Tayari Jones, Hillary Jordan, Nathan Larson, Erin Morgenstern, Stewart O'Nan, Arthur Phillips, Karen Russell, Amy Waldman, Sarah Winman, and Alexi Zentner.

The Huffington Post lists great moments in book design history.

NPR is streaming Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin's new album Instrumental Tourist (out November 20th).

PopMatters interviews Taj Mahal about his new album, Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973.

Drowned in Sound interviews composer Max Richter.

All Things Considered interviews Jon Ronson about his new essay collection Lost at Sea.

NPR is streaming The Evens' new album, The Odds (out November 20th).

The Guardian music blog lists the scariest songs of all time.

Win Chris Ware's new comics collection Building Stories and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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.

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)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists

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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