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May 25, 2014

Shorties (Tom Robbins on His New Memoir, The Best Elvis Costello Songs, and more)

Weekend Edition interviewed Tom Robbins about his new memoir Tibetan Peach Pie.

Paste listed the 20 best Elvis Costello songs.

Rolling Stone reported that the new Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You will feature over a dozen of the singer-songwriter's unreleased songs.

The Boston Globe interviewed author George Saunders.

The South China Morning Post profiled author Irvine Welsh.

All Things Considered profiled composer Ennio Morricone.

Author Ray Bradbury's house is for sale.

The Guardian profiled composer and performer Nils Frahm.

His is music that defies easy categorisation with its array of mysterious sounds coaxed from an array of instruments and items best described as unexpected.

Exciting, occasionally bombastic and often utterly entrancing, it is a fusion of classical and contemporary instrumentation that involves synthesisers and draws on elements of the electronica and ambient music genres.

PEN recommended essay collections.

The Nervous Breakdown shared the title poem from Leah Umansky's Mad Men-inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream.

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 and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
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)s

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