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October 6, 2013

Shorties (Virginia Woolf's Voice, A Database of Hip-Hop Lyrics, and more)

Listen to the only known recording of Virginia Woolf, taken from a 1937 BBC recording.


The Hip-Hop Word Count is a "searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day."


The Observer profiles singer-songwriter Anna Calvi.


Author Saïd Sayrafiezadeh discusses an unlikely literary idol at the New York Times.


The Quietus interviews Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley about his new book, Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop.


William Boyd talks to Weekend Edition about his James Bond novel, Solo.


Rolling Stone lists 10 great marching band cover songs.


The Globe and Mail kicks off a monthlong series celebrating Canada's Giller Prize by interviewing four of the literary award's winners, Margaret Atwood, Austin Clarke, Linden MacIntyre, and M.G. Vassanji.


Win 4 And Other Stories books 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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