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March 12, 2013

Shorties (Vintage Frankenstein Covers, Free SXSW Music 2013 MP3s, and more)

Flavorwire shares vintage covers of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.

SPIN offers a 60-track sampler of SXSW Music 2013 artists to stream or freely download.

Download all 1,210 mp3s that SXSW Music has made freely available (that's 7.39GB of music).

Pitchfork interviews Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent about his new album Muchacho.

PolicyMic lists five millennial writers "poised to take the literary world by storm."

Stereogum ranks Rolling Stones albums from worst to best.

Chicago Magazine shares an excerpt from Aleksandar Hemon's new memoir in essays, The Book of My Lives.

Flavorwire lists underrated songs by David Bowie.

The Guardian offers tips for author self-promotion on Twitter.

Slicing Up Eyeballs lists the top 100 albums of 1980.

PopMatters profiles singer-songwriter Jamie Lidell.

Fresh Air interviews Emily Anthes about her new book Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts.

Paste and Spin recommend acts to see at SXSW Music 2013.

At The Nervous Breakdown, Jessica Anya Blau interviews Gina Frangello about her new novel, My Sister's Continent.

All Things Considered interviews singer-songwriter Toro y Moi.

The Rumpus interviews David Shields about his new book How Literature Saved My Life.

Writers Steve Almond and Roxane Gay recap last week's AWP conference.

All Songs Considered previews SXSW Music 2013 by profiling several of the participating artists.

Both Goodreads and Librarything track literary events worldwide.

Win Kristopher Jansma's debut novel The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" 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)
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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