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A 3:AM Xmas: Mixtape (published 23/12/2009)

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1. ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ [Peel Session] – The Fall
2. ‘Christmas Reindeer’ – The Knife
3. ‘Jesus Christ’ – Big Star
4. ‘So Much Wine’ – The Handsome Family
5. ‘I Feel Like Going Home’ – Yo La Tengo
6. ‘Plastic Mistletoe’ – Aidan Moffett
7. ‘Jingelbell Rock’ – Arcade Fire
8. ‘Fallen Snow’ – Au Revoir Simone
9. ‘SIlent Night’ – Low
10. ‘Hey, Parker It’s Christmas’ – Ryan Adams
11. ‘‘That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!’ – Sufjan Stevens
12. ’12 Days of Christmas’ – Belle & Sebastian

Merry Xmas (or equivalent) to all our readers.

A 3:AM Xmas: Bob Dylan (published )

Must be Bob.

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Today’s quick lit [& alt.cult] links from around the web:

Does anybody remember laughter? Pondering the fate of comic novels (Sam Lipsyte, Pynchon) (via Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

& Why Kafka‘s manuscript still speaks volumes

& 20 body part-covered book covers

& Alan Moore in Vice (via HTMLGIANT)

& Nell Boeschenstein on “folk music’s holy man” Pete Seeger

& Patti Smith will be out & about in NYC to plug her book Just Kids. The Rumpus have the skinny

& The Belbury Parish Magazine

& ‘Christmas Card’, a story by Etgar Keret

& Tony O’Neill is ‘Dreaming of a White Christmas’

[Image: Mykl Roventine]

A 3:AM Xmas: Mazzy Star (published 22/12/2009)

3:AM Awards 2009 (published 21/12/2009)

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3:AM NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2009
Blake Butler‘s Scorch Atlas.

3:AM GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2009
Seth‘s George Sprott.

3:AM POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2009
Adelle Stripe‘s Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid and Cigarettes in Bed (both on Blackheath Books).

3:AM NON-FICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2009
Tom Bradley‘s Put It Down in a Book (The Drill Press).
Owen Hatherley‘s Militant Modernism (Zero Books).

3:AM ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2009
Andy Blade‘s Life Affirming Songs For Those With a Bad Attitude (Flycatcher).

3:AM FILM OF THE YEAR 2009
Katalin Varga by Peter Strickland.

3:AM MAGAZINES OF THE YEAR 2009
Cannon Magazine.
Five Dials.

3:AM PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR 2009
Blackheath Books.

3:AM WEBSITE OF THE YEAR 2009
The Rumpus.

3:AM BLOG OF THE YEAR 2009
A Piece of Monologue.

(See the 3:AM Awards 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.)

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Today’s quick lit [& alt.cult] links from around the web:

Michael Billington on a new stage version of Patrick Hamilton‘s Rope (3:AM‘s review of The Gorse Trilogy)

& Ryan Tym‘s covers for the Alfred Hitchcock collection (featured above)

& Steal these books, on the most shoplifted books of modern times: Paul [Auster] and I argued about whose book was stolen more,” [Jeffrey] Eugenides said. “He claimed he was stolen a lot, I claimed I was stolen a lot. Back and forth. It was one of those deep intellectual conversations.” (via @ElectricLit)

& ISOL‘s illustrations for Paul Auster‘s Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story

& Mark Fisher reviews Ellis Sharp‘s Dead Iraqis for the New Statesman

& One Grey Eye presents 15 (free) terrifying tales for Christmas (via things)

& 25 vintage paperbacks that time forgot

& Mythogeography, the guide to walking sideways

& The Independent‘s literary heroes & villains of the 00s

& Ben Myers on why Rage Against the Machine are the the perfect Xmas No 1 for our times

& “Simultaneously the atmosphere of a library, a bordello and a boxing ring, “ literary salon’s are back