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August 24, 2013

Shorties (The Best Nonfiction Baseball Books, Neil Young's Albums Ranked from Worst to Best, and more)

Esquire lists the best nonfiction baseball books.

Stereogum ranks Neil Young albums from worst to best.

CarolineLeavitville interviews Tatjana Soli about her new novel, The Forgetting Tree.

The Bend Bulletin profiles singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov.

“Jolie Holland — you know her? — she nailed it. She said songwriting is like, you walk around, you eat a bunch of poetry and then one day you throw up a song," Isakov said. “She's right. You go around collecting these little pieces and then one day it just all comes out at once. That's my experience with it."

The Guardian profiles Paris's literary hotels.

The A.V. Club reassesses Suicidal Tendencies' song "Institutionalized" after 30 years.

The Globe and Mail lists the 10 best Elmore Leonard books.

On sale for $3.99 today at Amazon MP3: the 20-track The Best of Patsy Cline album.

Detective Work Is Always in Style offers tips on dressing like Nancy Drew. (via)

The Los Angeles Review of Books examines the songwriting of Vampire Weekend from a literary perspective.

Flavorwire lists the 50 greatest campus novels.

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)

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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