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January 18, 2013

Shorties (Essential Books for Budding Music Writers, Illustrated Literary Puns, and more)

Rocks Off recommends essential rock and roll literature for budding music writers.

The Rumpus shares a collection of illustrated literary puns.

27 year-end music lists were added Tuesday to the master aggregation, including Dennis Cooper's best albums, Earbuddy's favorite songs, and many more.

41 lists were added Sunday 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

Adam Mansbach is chronicling his current book tour at Salon.

Pitchfork profiles Brooklyn's new electronic music underground.

Here and Now recommends 11 great books recently translated into English.

NPR Music lists five pioneers of jazz guitar.

Intelligent Life has seven authors profile Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.

Ezra Koenig talks to Rolling Stone about the forthcoming Vampire Weekend album.

The finalist for the 2012 Kitschies, which "reward the year's most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic," have been named.

Deceptive Cadence explores the connection between music and changes in brain chemistry.

Aimee Mann visited Sound Opinions for an interview and live performance.

The Huffington Post lists influential steampunk books.

Stream the new Foxygen album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic (out January 22nd).

Zola Books lists 40 of internet activist Aaron Swartz's favorite books.

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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