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December 7, 2012

Shorties (Why Streaming Music Must Change, LA's First Poet Laureate, and more)

Inc. Now interviews Daytrotter's George Howard about why music streaming must change now.

Eloise Klein Healy has been named the first poet Laureate for Los Angeles.

26 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation yesterday, including TIME's top albums, Paste Magazine's best new bands, Consequence of Sound's top music videos, and much more.

19 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including Kirkus Reviews' nonfiction selections, Book Riot's best books, Punk Domestics' best DIY food books, and much more.

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

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

Flavorwire lists 15 of the sexiest book covers of all time.

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

Reading Is Bliss lists its favorite literary bad boys.

The Guardian shares a beginner's guide to Radiohead.

The Ann Arbor high school students who helped edit The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 talk to the Michigan Daily.

Up on the Sun interviews John Darnielle about fatherhood and the latest Mountain Goats album.

Songfacts shares trivia behind Band Aid's classic "Do They Know It's Christmas?" song. (via)

Jacket Copy interviews Da Chen about his new novel, My Last Empress.

At Alt.Latino, members of Los Lobos reminisce about the band's 40 year history.

Lauren Beukes discusses the differences between writing comics and fiction at The Roundtable Podcast. (via)

A Blog Supreme shares the legacy of legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck.

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

Win Brad Tolinski's new book Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page and a $100 Threadless gift certificate 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 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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