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December 23, 2012

Shorties (The Best Music Books of the Year, 2013's Most Anticipated Books, and more)

NPR lists the best music books of 2012.

The Huffington Post previews 2013's most anticipated books.

37 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation yesterday, including Spinner's best cover songs, Newsday's best indie albums, the Guardian Music Blog's worst album artwork, and much more.

53 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including the San Francisco Chronicle and Miami Herald's books of the year, Brain Pickings' best music books, Sara Moulton's best cookbooks, plus much 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

The Yorkshire Evening Post recommends books for beer lovers.

The Observer lists music you may have missed this year.

Flavorwire recommends last-minute literary gifts for every member of the family.

Yo La Tengo is streaming a song from their forthcoming album Fade (out January 15th).

William Knoedelseder talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer.

Actresses Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Liberum discuss their Prince cover band, The Princesses, with All Things Considered.

Fleeting interviews author Deborah Levy.

Memoriousmag's Blog has authors list books they anticipate reading in 2013.

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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