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December 29, 2013

Shorties (Fictional Bands of Dubious Quality, The Top Books on Literary Drunkenness, and more)

Paste lists five fictional bands of dubious quality.

The Daily Beast lists the top 10 books on literary drunkenness.

58 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best fiction & nonfiction, actress Felicia Day's favorite books, the National Post's favourite books, and THE WEEKs best books.

Lists added yesterday to my list of online year-end music lists include Gorilla vs. Bear's best music videos, and more.

PEN America interviews author Alexander Chee.

Las Vegas Weekly interviews Morrissey's guitarist and collaborator Boz Boorer.

The Guardian previews 2014's new fiction.

FACT shares an oral history of Massive Attack's Mezzanine album.

Consequence of Sound points out the isolated vocal track of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion."

The Independent and Daily Express preview 2014's new books.

Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Nick Lowe.

Mental Floss points out interesting articles from Ernest Hemingway's journalism career.

Salon lists the "most jaw-droppingly terrible" lyrics of 2013.

Flavorwire lists drinks featured in famous books.

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
2013 Year-End Online Music 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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