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January 17, 2014

Shorties (An Oral History of Pavement's Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain; Hilary Mantel's Next Book; and more)

Stereogum shares an oral history of Pavement's Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain album.

Hilary Mantel's next book will be a short story collection.

The master aggregation of "best books of 2013" lists.

My list of major and interesting online year-end music lists

SB Nation shares an oral history of Kurtis Blows' "Basketball" video.

Joe Mansfield talks to Morning Edition about his new book Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession.

Spin interviews singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless.

The Longform podcast interviews author George Saunders.

Rolling Stone interviews singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

Blouin Artinfo interviewed author Alain de Botton.

Dummy interviews Theresa Wayman of warpaint about the band's new album.

Vulture lists the five best punctuation marks in literature.

Pitchfork lists its 40 most anticipated albums of 2014.

PWxyz lists the best books that don't exist.

FACT lists Bjork's 10 best deep cuts and hidden gems.

The New York Times interviews author E.L. Doctorow.

The Atlantic explains the science behind why songs get stuck in your head.

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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