September 15, 2013
Art Edwards lists the top 20 rock novels of all time.
"I guess I was trying to sort of divorce them from the experience," he says, "and try and go back to whoever that kid was — the 22-year-old kid in a bedroom, picking out these songs clumsily on an acoustic guitar."
Morning Edition lists six '90s musicians it misses.
The Daily Dot lists the best literary spots on the web.
Paste lists 10 happy Morrissey songs.
Lynda Barry shares the 20 stages of reading at the Washington Post.
Nirvana Legacy tours Kurt Cobain's former Olympia home.
I feel like in every book that I've written — the two novels that I wrote before this — that the young men, in some ways, they reflect my brother. But when I thought about what happened to him, and then also about what happened to my friends, like if I tried to fictionalize this, I don't think that any readers who picked up the manuscript would have actually believed that any of this could have happened ... because it was so awful and large and horrendous. And I felt like their stories were powerful enough that I thought that they would be better served in creative nonfiction, when I could just tell the truth about them.
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)
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