About a Boy


I’m a music-loving guy now in Brooklyn, though my heart is deep in the American South. I am a writer, my true loves are music and literature. My writing has been featured at Longreads, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Millions, PBS, The Morning News, and elsewhere. Learn more at DavidGutowski.com.


Largehearted Boy is all about sharing the love for music, literature, and popular culture. A true labor of love, the site features shorties (daily music, literature, and popular culture news); Book Notes, where authors create and discuss a playlist relating to their latest book; Note Books ,where musicians explore their literary side; Soundtracked where directors and composers discuss their films’ soundtracks; and “The Largehearted Boy Cross-Cultural Media Exchange Program,” where authors interview musicians (and vice-versa).


I’ve wandered all over the country, and seem to have found a home in Brooklyn.

Books, albums, magazines, whiskey, and other sundries for review consideration can be mailed to:

David Gutowski
159 Greenpoint Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222


I bought the domain, largeheartedboy.com, in late 2001, and launched the website in January of 2002.


I originally acquired the domain and hosting space to house an online presence for my Guided By Voices radio stream, GBV Radio. The website, which started as a fling, has evolved into a vocation.

I love music, and I love books. Combining the two at Largehearted Boy makes me very happy.


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