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January 3, 2013

Shorties (Writers' New Year Resolutions, Indie Music on Television, and more)

Writers share their literary resolutions at Jacket Copy.

OC Weekly explores the prevalence of indie music as soundtracks to television shows.

64 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation, including the favorite songs of World Cafe's David Dye, Twang Nation's best Americana and roots music albums, and much more.

43 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including the Telegraph's top YA books 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 Guardian makes predictions for the science fiction genre in 2013.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette previews new albums from 2013's first half.

Bookworm interviews Antoine Wilson about his novel Panorama City.

Spinner interviews Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle.

Talk of the Nation interviews Jared Diamond about his new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?.

Microphone Check looks back on the year in rap.

Tablet profiles the esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom.

The Stool Pigeon has put together an aggregated best albums of 2012 list using 17 lists from other websites.

At the Guardian, A.L. Kennedy discusses writing her first novel, Night Geometry.

The Guardian explains why so many Jeff Buckley biopics are in production.

The winners of the 2012 Costa Book Awards have been named.

The Wilco Archive contains many live shows by Wilco and its members many side and solo projects downloadable in lossless formats.

Typographical Era is a promising new literary blog.

Win three Threadless $100 gift certificates 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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