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December 29, 2012

Shorties (Bands That Broke Up in 2012, The "Southern" Novel Defined, and more)

Stereogum lists bands that broke up in 2012.


LitReactor defines the "southern" novel.


41 year-end music lists were added to the master aggregation Thursday, including I Guess I'm Floating's songs of the year, RFTmusic's most absurd pop songs, and much more.


48 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including LitReactor's best books, Highbrow Magazine's best books, and many more.


The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):

my favorite graphic novels of 2012
my favorite nonfiction books of 2012
my favorite novels of 2012
my favorite short story collections of 2012


Flavorwire lists its most anticipated albums of 2013.


The Chicago Tribune profiles the literary magazine MAKE.


The Guardian previews 2013 in music.


The Vancouver Sun takes a literary tour of the French cities Paris and Rouen.


Weekend Edition reports on the restoration efforts of Johnny Cash's boyhood home.


Jami Attenberg discusses her novel The Middlesteins at the New York Times Book Review podcast.


The Current lists its most viewed in-studio performances of the year.


Zola Books has authors, critics, and bloggers list the book they most anticipate reading in 2013.


NYCTaper lists the favorite concerts it recorded in 2012, with a streaming sample of each.


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 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.
Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day through the end of the year.


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
The list of online "best of 2012" music 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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