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June 25, 2013

Shorties (Great Punk Rock Documentaries, Amazon's Best Books of 2013 So Far, and more)

Flavorwire recommends 10 great punk rock documentaries.

Amazon lists its best books of 2013 so far.

PopMatters profiles Pearl jam guitarist Stone Gossard.

In 1984, when Seattle native Stone Gossard met Jeff Ament, it was likely unbeknownst to either of them that their musical endeavors in the band Green River would pioneer grunge music. They also could not have foreseen that their career trajectories would lead them into the heart of the Seattle music scene. After Green River dissolved, the two went on to be in not one, not two, but three other significant Seattle bands: Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog (with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden) and their present outfit, Pearl Jam, whose longevity has exceeded two decades.

Mashable shares a playlist of songs featured in the television show Mad Men.

This week McSweeney's is sharing excerpts from Lucy Corin's new short fiction collection, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses.

North Carolina's Mount Moriah visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Rumpus interviews Ramona Ausubel about her short fiction collection A Guide to Being Born.

Wilco is streaming its cover song-infused all request set from the Solid Sound Festival.

Fresh Air interviews Questlove about his new memoir, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.

Pop Candy shares some facts about Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville album.

RIP, science fiction author Richard Matheson.

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery talks streaming royalties at The Trichordist.

As a songwriter Pandora paid me $16.89* for 1,159,000 play of “Low” last quarter. Less than I make from a single T-shirt sale. Okay that’s a slight exaggeration. That’s only the premium multi-color long sleeve shirts and that’s only at venues that don’t take commission. But still.

The Telegraph lists the 10 best historical novels.

The Dumbing of America lists its favorite albums of the year so far.

World Literature Today recommends books in translation for summer reading.

Rolling Stone interviews Bruce Springsteen about his half century of touring and recording.

Win the Music Notes: A Journal notebook and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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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