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January 15, 2013

Shorties (David Bowie's "Lost" Decade, A Visual History of Sylvia Plath's Novel The Bell Jar, and more)

Drowned in Sound explores David Bowie's "lost" decade.

Flavorwire shares a visual history of Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar, which was first published 50 years ago yesterday.

27 year-end music lists were added Saturday to the master aggregation, including Popblerd's favorite albums, Entertainment for Dudes' top albums, and many more.

41 lists were added Thursday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including GeekDad's best books, LitChat's favorite 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

The National Post profiles Yo La Tengo, who recently released their 13th album Fade.

The 2012 finalists for The Story Prize have been named.

PopMatters interviews Tindersticks vocalist Stuart Staples.

The New Republic explores the literary insecurities of Washington, DC.

Paste recommends 12 California musical acts you should listen to now.

Cartoonist Jeff Lemire talks about his new comics series Constantine with DC Comics.

Black Prairie plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

World Cafe profiles Stax Records with Robert Gordon, author of It Came From Memphis.

Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.

Dave Pilkey talks about his Captain Underpants books with Morning Edition.

Rolling Stone lists the 40 best Led Zeppelin songs.

UK editors discuss the 2013 books they are looking to publish at the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff is streaming a new song from his solo project Lovestreams.

Win two bar-related memoirs, Rosie Schaap's Drinking with Men and J.R. Moehringer's The Tender Bar, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 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.

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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