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Largehearted boy: a music and literature blog

Largehearted boy: a music and literature blog
April 27, 2014 Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up - April 27, 2014 A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) Adrianne Harun for her novel A Man Came Out of the Door in the MountainBen Peek for his short story collection Dead AmericansElizabeth McCracken for her short story collection ThunderstruckHolly George-Warren for her book A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor ManJoseph Riipi for his novel BecauseJuliet Escoria for her short story collection Black CloudMimi Pond for her graphic novel Over EasySimon Wroe for his novel Chop Chop Weekly New Book Recommendations:

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Page-Turner April 8, 2014 Slide Show: Kurt Vonnegut’s Whimsical Drawings Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,’s crude, ludic doodles—a beaver, a cobra, an asterisk-anus—are famous from novels like “Breakfast of Champions,” as is the curly-haired self-portrait that doubled as his signature. Roundtable - Lapham&#8217s Quarterly Elias Altman Miracles and Manure: Notes on “Revolutions” Tags: introductions, Revolutions, Roundtable, Spring 2014 It's a popular dismissal of revolutions to say that they always end in the tyranny they sought to overthrow. What use is the whole bloody mess if the oppressed becomes the oppressor? Fair enough, but the former tyranny had also ended in tyranny, and holding too dearly to the inevitability hypothesis resembles writing off the project of birth by proving the surety of death. Still, what's in between can be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short, particularly in the early years of a brave new world. Things have to get worse before they get better, we're told.

15 Most Popular First Dance Wedding Songs - Summer 2016 When it comes to planning their big day, millennial couples are straying from tradition and making their own rules. New wedding trends like honeymoon funds and mismatched bridesmaids dresses are all the rage, but there's one one wedding tradition that will never go out of style: the first dance. And even though there's a seemingly endless amount of love songs to choose from, there are certain tunes that perennially capture the hearts of couples across the country. Music-streaming service Spotify recently released its list of Top 50 First Dance Songs and, not surprisingly, tracks from Ed Sheeran, Lonestar, and Elvis Presley ranked high.

Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good: Denny's is for winners An Album and a Song is a series where I pick a favorite album and song from a year (working up from 1960) for your listening pleasure. One rule: The year’s album and song can not both come from the same artist. Strangely enough, the Abbey Road got mixed reviews on it’s initial release, but retrospectively it’s rightfully considered The Beatles' last and perhaps greatest masterpiece. The album contains some of the finest songwriting of the band's careers whether it was Lennon's “Come Together”, Harrison’s “Something" (his greatest Beatles contribution), or McCartney’s masterful Side 2 medley, which sees the most legendary band of all time going out in the most grand fashion possible. Michael Jackson obviously had an incredible, groundbreaking solo career but if singing lead on the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" was his only achievement, he’d still be a legend in my book.

PopMatters-Reviews Wednesday, April 16 2014 Woods: With Light and With Love With Light and With Love is Woods' most cleanly produced record to date, and the brittle edges of their sound now melt around bright, bittersweet songs. Tuesday, April 15 2014

Paris Review Daily - Blog, Writers, Poets, Artists - Paris Review Donald Barthelme would’ve been, and should be, eighty-three today. It would be an exaggeration to say that I feel the absence of someone whom I never met—someone who died when I was three—but I do wonder, with something more than mere curiosity, what Barthelme would have made of the past twenty-odd years. These are decades I feel we’ve processed less acutely because he wasn’t there to fictionalize them: their surreal political flareups, their new technologies, their various zeitgeists and intellectual fads and dumb advertisements. Top 10 Literary Websites: 2013 edition! In 2010, I wrote the most popular post on Category Thirteen, ever. I listed my Top 10 Literary Websites and, apparently, people really dug that topic — enough, at least, that they ended up on my site and must’ve told others about it. Well, it’s 2013 and I’ve realized something: I was a slacker for 2011 and 2012 (among many other things, obvi.). So, in the spirit of giving people what they want, I’ve updated my list and am pretty damn excited about it! Let’s take a look my top 10 literary websites, and by 10, of course I mean 12!

Asian Kung-Fu Generation History[edit] Formation and indie releases (1996–2002)[edit] Hōkai Amplifier and Kimi Tsunagi Five M (2002–2004)[edit] On November 25, 2002, after contributing to the Under Flowers Records compilation, Whatch You Gonna Do? Wine & Bowties Cover to Cover How unsung Oakland design duo Phunky Phat Graph-X quietly shaped the aesthetic of '90s rap Tumblr, and I guess the Internet in general, has a tendency to play out trends to death. One of the most prevalent of these in the last few years (which I want to say, like many Internet trends, started with the BasedGod) has been the resurgence of Pen & Pixel-style album artwork. Known for their gaudy, and often straight up ridiculous imagery and fonts, The Houston-based design firm rose to prominence in the late ’90s and early ’00s for its work with Rap-A-Lot, No Limit, and Cash Money. Now, alongside pictures of Actavis pints and naked women, the Pen & Pixel aesthetic has become a Tumblr staple.

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