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November 17, 2013

Shorties (10 Books That Wouldn't Have Existed without Flann O'Brien, Billy Squier: The Most Sampled Musician in Hip-Hop, and more)

Publishers Weekly lists 10 books that wouldn't have existed without Flann O'Brien.

The New York Post profiles Billy Squier, the most sampled musician in the history of hip-hop.

14 online year-end "books of 2013" lists added to my master aggregation yesterday, including Library Journal's best books, Marginal Revolution's best fiction,'s best books, and The Irish Times' best music books.

Weekend Edition interviews Dana Goodyear about her new book Anything That Moves.

Treble lists 20 essential albums released by the Chicago indie record label Kranky.

The Nervous Breakdown interviews Cris Mazza about her memoir Something Wrong with Her.

Andrew WK and Marky Ramone discuss their friendship in the Independent.

Midwestern Gothic interviews author Matt Bell.

Inside World Soccer reports that the English soccer team Yeovil will launch its own girl group to attract younger supporters.

Deep South Magazine profiles the new Culinary Archive and Library at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.

Radio Search Engine searches thousands of radio stations for currently playing songs.

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)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists

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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