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September 24, 2013

Shorties (Leonard Cohen's 79 Best Songs, Cormac McCarthy's Writing Career, and more)

Flavorwire listed Leonard Cohen's 79 best songs for the singer-songwriter's 79th birthday yesterday.

Biographile looks back on the career of Cormac McCarthy and calls for his definitive biography of the author.

Aquarium Drunkard points out the unedited video of Tom Waits' 1999 VH1 Storytellers interview and performance.

Full Stop interviews Jesse Michaels about his debut novel Whispering Bodies.

The Globe and Mail notes the increasing use of indie music in television advertising.

Harper's Bazaar lists the world's best literary festivals.

Godspeed! You Black Emperor's 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! album has won Canada's 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

The Birmingham News interviews Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.

The Learning Network recommends ways teachers and students can celebrate banned Books Week.

PopMatters interviews the members of the band Au Revoir Simone.

Gambit examines the state of New Orleans independent bookstores.

Stream a new Laura Cantrell song at American Songwriter,

Flavorwire lists 10 impressive uses of borrowed characters in literature.

Agnes Obel is streaming her new album, Aventine.

Win the new anthology xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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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