February 4, 2013
Laurie Anderson interviews Brian Eno at Interview Magazine.
The Guardian lists English literature's 50 key moments.
Juliet Jacques: What made you choose yourself and W. as the central characters in this trilogy? Did you feel that their (your) impotence was emblematic of the position of the would-be writer-philosopher under late capitalism?
Lars Iyer: The books started as a blog which I wrote to amuse myself and my friends, especially in difficult times – not on a personal level but more broadly. I wanted to present the characters and their friendship – or frenmity – within a political and intellectual context. My characters, W. and Lars, are friends because they share an intuition that there's something wrong with the world, and, however foolishly, they aim to address that wrong, if only within the space of their friendship.
McSweeney's Internet Tendency reimagines professional football players as Dickens characters.
Headliners for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival have been named.
All Things Considered profiles Jim McCormick, a poet turned country music songwriter.
Before he became that guy, McCormick took one of the most unusual paths to country music since Kris Kristofferson finished his Rhodes scholarship and wound up a janitor at a Nashville studio. In 1990, McCormick graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and went home to New Orleans to teach and write poems. The son of a merchant marine turned business owner and a stay-at-home mom, he'd hoped to give his poems a kind of everyday language.
Stereogum lists the 10 best OutKast songs.
The finalists for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award have been announced.
Michael Chabon discusses the films of Wes Anderson at the New York Review of Books.
This wouldn't be an Eels record without its pretty, folky numbers such as 'Accident Prone' and 'On The Ropes', but the main difference between the new record and the past couple is that these share equal billing with the rougher, more psychedelia-tinged likes of lead single 'Peach Blossom'. The result is a more varied and perhaps even more ambitious album than we have heard in recent years. "I think it's by-product of the approach to this album. You know, this album was very much 'see-what-happens' where I was open to every and any idea that anyone in the band had, which might be why it's more musically diverse."
PopMatters lists overlooked albums of 2012.
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also at Largehearted Boy:
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Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
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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