May 26, 2010
Gibson is counting down the top 50 guitarists of all time.
A Pop Candy reader recommends five young adult books for adults.
The Guardian lists the top 10 troubled males in fiction.
County Grind recommends five Talking Heads songs for Florida governor Charlie Crist (whom David Byrne is suing for unauthorized use of one of his songs).
In 2006, Jones signed with independent label Anti. "They said to me, 'OK Booker – do what you feel, don't do who you’ve been'." In 2008 he was introduced to the Drive-By Truckers. "I heard those three guitars and I knew they could do what I wanted. Then the label said: 'Well, we hear Neil Young playing on that'," Jones laughs. "So he did. Really, this has been me finally getting to do some music that I've had inside me for years. It's a little loud, a little raunchy, but it’s who I am."
CNN profiles legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer.
The website for Bret Easton Ellis's Imperial Bedrooms includes streaming music playlists for seven of his books.
On sale at Amazon MP3: The Whigs' 11-track In the Dark album for $2.99.
Illume reviews G. Willow Wilson's new memoir, The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam.
The All Songs Considered Blog has its readers list the best opening album tracks.
also at Largehearted Boy:
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists