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February 24, 2009

Shorties (Neko Case, A.M. Homes, and more)

NPR is streaming i its entirety the new Neko Case album, Middle Cyclone (out March 3rd).

Enter the Largehearted Boy contest to win the 21-DVD The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: Collector's Edition Megaset. Simply name your favorite television comedy in a comment for a chance to win.

NME is giving away a free Cure covers album with the magazine this wek.

The New Yorker features a new short story by A.M. Homes, "Brother on Sunday."

The New York Times reviews the new version of Amazon's e-book reader, Kindle 2.

It’s all a thousand times more convenient and more exciting than loading books from a PC with a cable, as you must with Sony’s Reader, the Kindle’s archrival. As a bonus, the Kindle includes a simple Web browser, great for quick wireless Wikipedia checks and blog reading.

Amazon MP3 has Willie Nelson's new 12-track Willie and the Wheel album (where he is backed by Asleep at the Wheel) on sale for for $3.

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson talks about making the album with the country music legend.

The Comics Reporter lists 10 ways to read the Watchmen comic series.

Daytrotter's Tuesday session features in-studio mp3s from the Morning Benders.

nyctaper interviews Jason Loewenstein about the future of Sebadoh.

Mania lists the 20 greatest horror writers of all time.

PopWatch interviews Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Seattle Weekly's Daily Weekly blog examines the effects of a bad economy on used bookstores.

Singer-songwriter Laura Barrett is blogging this month at Exclaim!. Her new album, Victory Garden, is out today.

Imagine Peace writes a "feminist analysis of the culture treatment of and perception towards Yoko Ono."

A young Neil Gaiman reviews the Watchmen comics in this 1986 newspaper piece.

The Futurist offers in-studio mp3s from singer-songwriter Ben Sollee's recent WOXY Lounge Act session.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "best of 2008" music lists
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daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
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