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March 5, 2014

Shorties (Brian Eno's Books for Sustaining Civilization, An Interactive Smiths Timeline, and more)

Brain Pickings listed Brian Eno's list of 20 essential books for sustaining civilization.

The Smiths official website now features an interactive timeline of the band's music.

SPIN shared an excerpt from Keith Cameron's new book Mudhoney: The Sound and the Fury From Seattle.

Morning Edition profiled singer-songwriter Linda Perhacs.

"In the late 1960s, Perhacs was commuting from a bohemian enclave in Topanga Canyon to a dental office in Beverly Hills where she worked as a hygienist, sometimes to Hollywood royalty. It was one of her famous patients, Oscar-winning film composer Leonard Rosenman, who pegged her for a songwriter, and upon hearing a demo tape insisted on bringing her into the studio. What followed was the making of a cult classic: The album went nowhere (due in part, Perhacs believes, to the label's decision to mix the recordings to be AM radio-friendly), and the artist went back to cleaning teeth. Three decades passed. Then one day, after recovering from a near-fatal pulmonary infection, Perhacs received a letter from the New York indie label Wild Places that essentially said, "We've reissued your record — and people absolutely love it.""

Hazlitt interviewed author Astra Taylor.

The Fly profiled musician Thurston Moore.

Fresh Air interviewed Kevin Young about his new poetry collection Book of Hours.

Flavorwire previewed March's music releases.

Paste listed Georgia authors you should read now.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Joan Wasser of Joan as Police Woman.

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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 and 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)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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