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December 8, 2012

Shorties (The Evolution of Rage Against the Machine's Sound, The Influence of James Joyce on 2012 Novels, and more)

The A.V. Club examines the evolution of Rage Against the Machine's music over its 20 year history.


At the New York Times, Darin Strauss examines the influence of James Joyce on three of 2012's most popular literary novels.


27 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation yesterday, including Magnet's best albums & reissues, NPR Music's top classical albums, FACT's best albums, and more.


19 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including The Economist's best books, Brain Pickings' best illustrated children's books, School Library Journal's best adult books for teens, and 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 Daily Beast lists eight epic Chanukah songs.


Amazon MP3 has 22 classic R&B and soul albums on sale for $2.99 each.


The Record interviews John Craig, the designer behind the cover of Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album.


Nokia Conversations lists five books every photographer should read.


Billboard is streaming a new album by Wang Chung, their first in over 20 years.


Flavorwire offers a guide to stereotype people by their favorite 2012 book.


The A.V. Club explores the allure of the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas.


Slate reviews Beck's new album, a book of illustrated sheet music.


Author Charles Yu shares a "Why I Write" essay with the National Writing Project.


Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day until Christmas.


The New Republic reviews the book The Art of the Epigraph: How Great Books Begin.


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.


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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