Green Day by Ben Myers

Green Day
  • Title : Green Day
  • Author : Ben Myers
  • Publisher : Red Wheel Weiser
  • ISBN Code : 1609258983
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Green Day story is very blunt: three school friends grow up together in a cluster of small blue-collar Californian towns, form a band … and sell over 50 million albums. Except it wasn’t that simple. Self-confessed latch-key kids, theirs was far from an easy ride. Inspired by both the energy of British punk bands like the Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks and cult American bands such as Dead Kennedys and Husker Du, Green Day formed in 1989. The band gigged relentlessly across the US, quickly selling out every underground club that booked them, and their 1994 major label debut Dookie was a 10-million-selling worldwide hit album that seized the zeitgeist while rock music was still reeling from the death of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. They toured the world, headlined all the big festivals, won countless awards and released multi-million selling albums. In 2004 Green Day reached a career pinnacle with the concept album American Idiot, a sophisticated commentary on modern life—not least dissatisfaction with their president and America’s continued cultural and economic imperialism. The No. 1 success of the Grammy-winning album extended Green Day's fan base even further—from pre-teen kids to previously skeptical critics. This book is the world’s first full biography on Green Day. An authority on punk and hardcore, author Ben Myers charts the band members’ difficult childhoods, the context of the band within the US and world punk scene and their glittering rise to success. Myers has also interviewed the band for various magazines at different stages of their career.


Punk Record Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy by Alan O'Connor

Punk Record Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy
  • Title : Punk Record Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy
  • Author : Alan O'Connor
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • ISBN Code : 1461634083
  • Pages : 158
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book describes the emergence of DIY punk record labels in the early 1980s. Based on interviews with sixty-one labels, including four in Spain and four in Canada, it describes the social background of those who run these labels. Especially interesting are those operated by dropouts from the middle class. Other respected older labels are often run by people with upper middle-class backgrounds. A third group of labels are operated by working-class and lower middle-class punks who take a serious attitude to the work. Using the ideas of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, this book shows how the field of record labels operates. The choice of independent or corporate distribution is a major dilemma. Other tensions are about signing contracts with bands, expecting extensive touring, and using professional promotion. There are often rivalries between big and small labels over bands that have become popular and have to decide whether to move to a more commercial record label. Unlike approaches to punk that consider it as subcultural style, this book breaks new ground by describing punk as a social activity. One of the surprising findings is how many parents actually support their children's participation in the scene. Rather than attempting to define punk as resistance or as commercial culture, this book shows the dilemmas that actual punks struggle with as they attempt to live up to what the scene means for them.


Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop by John M. Borack

Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop
  • Title : Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop
  • Author : John M. Borack
  • Publisher : Shake Some Action - PowerPop
  • ISBN Code : 9780979771408
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso

Real Frank Zappa Book
  • Title : Real Frank Zappa Book
  • Author : Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0671705725
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.


Punk Archaeology by William Rodney Caraher,Kostas Kourelis,Andrew Douglas Reinhard

Punk Archaeology
  • Title : Punk Archaeology
  • Author : William Rodney Caraher,Kostas Kourelis,Andrew Douglas Reinhard
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780692281024
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt by K. Hume

Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt
  • Title : Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt
  • Author : K. Hume
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137068299
  • Pages : 227
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This candid book dispenses essential advice for academic job hunters and gives them the skills and knowledge to land a job in the humanities. Fully revised and updated, this book offers a comprehensive look at the do's and don'ts of the application and interview process and provides indispensable tips and a variety of practical tools.


American Sniper by Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice

American Sniper
  • Title : American Sniper
  • Author : Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 9780062401724
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.


Guitar All-in-One For Dummies by Consumer Dummies

Guitar All-in-One For Dummies
  • Title : Guitar All-in-One For Dummies
  • Author : Consumer Dummies
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 047055018X
  • Pages : 696
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Encyclopedia of Punk by Brian Cogan,Penelope Spheeris

The Encyclopedia of Punk
  • Title : The Encyclopedia of Punk
  • Author : Brian Cogan,Penelope Spheeris
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781402779374
  • Pages : 390
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An alphabetically arranged resource covers the rebellious musical genre and the cultural movement it inspired.


The Show I'll Never Forget by Sean Manning

The Show I'll Never Forget
  • Title : The Show I'll Never Forget
  • Author : Sean Manning
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 0786734442
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In The Show I’ll Never Forget, writer Sean Manning has gathered an amazing array of unforgettable concert memories from a veritable A-list of acclaimed novelists, poets, biographers, cultural critics, and songwriters. Their candid, first-person recollections reveal as much about the writers’ lives at the time as they do about the venues where the shows occurred or the artists onstage. Ishmael Reed on Miles Davis Luc Sante on Public Image Ltd. Heidi Julavits on Rush Daniel Handler and Andrew Sean Greer on Metric Diana Ossana on Led Zeppelin Maggie Estep on Einsturzende Neubauten Dani Shapiro on Bruce Springsteen Gary Giddins on Titans of the Tenor! Nick Flynn on Mink DeVille Susan Straight on The Funk Festival Rick Moody on the The Lounge Lizards Jennifer Egan on Patti Smith Harvey Pekar on Joe Maneri Thurston Moore on Glen Branca, Rudolph Grey, and Wharton Tiers Chuck Klosterman on Prince Sigrid Nunez on Woodstock Jerry Stahl on David Bowie Charles R. Cross on Nirvana Marc Nesbitt on The Beastie Boys And many more . . . No matter where your musical taste falls, these often funny, occasionally sad, always thought-provoking essays-all written especially for The Show I’ll Never Forget-are sure to connect with anyone who loves, or has ever loved, live music.


Milk It by Jim DeRogatis

Milk It
  • Title : Milk It
  • Author : Jim DeRogatis
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780306812712
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Taking its title with suitable slacker irony from a song on Nirvana's In Utero, Milk It! is an anthology of pieces written in the heat of the moment-an urgent and diverse overview that mirrors the chaotic rush of the postmodern sounds it covers. Headnotes and connective material-the "stories behind the stories"-provide running commentary on the music business, rock criticism, a troubled generation, and an attempt to put the fast-moving alternative-rock era in perspective from the safe distance of the comparatively bland new millennium. Compiled by a critic who shared the Generation X outlook, attitude, and biting sense of humor with the musicians that he covered-Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, and many others-Milk It! is the first serious attempt to chart the alternative music scene. Compelling, amusing, and provocative, Milk It! captures the excitement of an era, and reckons with its enduring influence.


The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell

The Anarchist Cookbook
  • Title : The Anarchist Cookbook
  • Author : William Powell
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 1387570226
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.


Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics
  • Title : Freakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062132342
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to parenting and sports--and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.


Hints of His Mortality by David Borofka

Hints of His Mortality
  • Title : Hints of His Mortality
  • Author : David Borofka
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781587290206
  • Pages : 235
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fourteen stories on people tormented by problems, many of their own making as a result of sexual escapades. In Divine Punishment, the protagonist is a minister whose amorous advances are rejected by his secretary, in Prologue he is an unfaithful husband.


Taking Punk to the Masses by Jacob McMurray

Taking Punk to the Masses
  • Title : Taking Punk to the Masses
  • Author : Jacob McMurray
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • ISBN Code : 1606994336
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind visually documents the explosion of Grunge, the Seattle Sound, within the context of the underground punk subculture that was developing throughout the u.S. in the late 1970s and 1980s. The book serves as a companion and contextual backdrop to the Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibition, which opens at Seattle’s Experience Music Project in 2011. This decade-and-a-half musical journey will be represented entirely through the lens of EMP’s oral history and permanent object collection, an invaluable and rich cultural archive of over 800 interviews and 140,000 objects ― instruments, costumes, posters, records and other ephemera dedicated to the pursuit of rock ’n’ roll. Taking Punk to the Masses focuses on 100 key objects from EMP’s permanent collection that illustrate the evolution of punk rock from underground subculture to the mainstream embrace (and subsequent underground rejection) of Grunge. These objects are put into context by the stories of those who lived it, culling from EMP’s vast archive of oral histories with such Northwest icons as Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, cartoonist Peter Bagge, design legend Art Chantry, Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, the Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan, Nirvana’s krist Novoselic, photographer Charles Petersen, Soundgarden’s kim Thayil, and dozens of others. From the Northwest’s earliest punk bands like The Wipers, to proto-grunge bands of the 1980s like Green River, Melvins and Malfunkshun, through the heady 1990s when bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Mudhoney rose to the national stage and popularized alternative music, Taking Punk to the Masses is the first definitive history of one of America’s most vibrant music scenes, as told by the participants who helped make it so, and through the artifacts that survive.


Green Day by Kjersti Egerdahl

Green Day
  • Title : Green Day
  • Author : Kjersti Egerdahl
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 0313365970
  • Pages : 174
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Describes the evolution of the punk band, discussing their early start as a local California band, the success of their first album, their struggle to retain their popularity, and their subsequent comeback and climb to the top of the music charts.


Out Of Control by Kevin Kelly

Out Of Control
  • Title : Out Of Control
  • Author : Kevin Kelly
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 078674703X
  • Pages : 528
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.


Rock And Roll by Paul Friedlander

Rock And Roll
  • Title : Rock And Roll
  • Author : Paul Friedlander
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0429963254
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now updated with two new chapters and an extraordinary collection of photographs, this second edition of Paul Friedlander's Rock and Roll: A Social History is a smash hit. The social force of rock and roll music leaps off the page as Paul Friedlander provides impressive insights based on hits from Johnny B. Goode to Smells Like Teen Spirit and beyond. In this musical journey, Friedlander offers the melodious strains and hard-edged riffs of Elvis, the Beatles, The Who, Dylan, Clapton, Hendrix, Motown, the San Francisco Beat, Punk, New Wave, rap, metal, 90's grunge, plus file sharing, and much more. The book is written in a refreshing, captivating style that pulls the reader in, offering no less than a complete social and cultural history of rock and roll for students and general audiences alike. Friedlander writes, 'This book chronicles the first forty years of rock/pop music history. Picture the various musical styles as locations on a giant unfolding road map. As you open the map, you travel from place to place, stopping at each chapter to sample the artistry. Don't forget to dress your imagination appropriately for this trip, because each genre is affected by the societal topography and climate that surround it. Enjoy your trip. We promise it will be a good one!'


Rock and Roll Always Forgets by Chuck Eddy

Rock and Roll Always Forgets
  • Title : Rock and Roll Always Forgets
  • Author : Chuck Eddy
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0822350106
  • Pages : 335
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The best, most provocative reviews, interviews, columns, and essays written by the entertaining, idiosyncratic, and influential music writer Chuck Eddy over the past twenty-five years.


Songwriting For Dummies by Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin

Songwriting For Dummies
  • Title : Songwriting For Dummies
  • Author : Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 047089041X
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions


"We are the Mods" by Christine Jacqueline Feldman

  • Title : "We are the Mods"
  • Author : Christine Jacqueline Feldman
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • ISBN Code : 9781433103698
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Drawing on archival research, oral history interviews, and participant observation, this examination of the adoption and adaptation of Mod style across geographic space also maps its various interpretations over time, from the early 1960s to the present. The book traces the Mod youth culture from its genesis in the dimly lit clubs of London's Soho. where it began as a way for young people to reconfigure modernity after the chaos of World War II, to its contemporary, country-specific expressions. By examining Mod culture in the United States, Germany, and Japan alongside the United Kingdom, "We Are the Mods" contrasts the postwar development of Mod in those countries that lost the war with those that won. The book illuminates the culture's fashion, music, iconography, and gender aesthetics, to create a compelling portrait of a transnational subculture." --Book Jacket.


Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies by Suzanne Gilad

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies
  • Title : Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies
  • Author : Suzanne Gilad
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118051319
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents - find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss. Balance between style and rules Master the art of the query Use proofreader symbols Edit and proof electronic documents Build a solid freelancing career


I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie by Pamela Des Barres

I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
  • Title : I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
  • Author : Pamela Des Barres
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787590755
  • Pages : 350
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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First published in 1987, New York Times bestseller, I’m With The Band has been reprinted throughout the years, all over the world. This is the stylish, exuberant and sweetly innocent tale of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s. Beginning with Pamela Des Barres’ early obsession with Elvis, her own Beatlemania madness, and her fierce determination to meet the musicians who rocked her world, I’m With The Band illuminates the glory days of scintillating encounters with musical gods including Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger and Keith Moon. A girl just wanting to have fun, Des Barres immersed herself in the drugs, danger and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. As a member of The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously), an all-female group masterminded by Frank Zappa, Des Barres was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music. She travelled with Led Zeppelin; lived in sin with Don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons and Ray Davies. She had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others. A woman in possession of her own destiny, Des Barres blazed a trail for women’s life-writing, standing up for female voices and experience everywhere. From original diaries, told with great warmth, chutzpah and joie de vivre, this is a frank memoir that wears its heart on its sleeve, and recalls one of rock ’n’ roll’s most thrilling eras. This edition contains new material from the author, including her response to the vitriolic shaming of groupies, and a foreword by Roisin O’Connor, rock journalist and music correspondent for the Independent.


The Future of Technology by Tom Standage

The Future of Technology
  • Title : The Future of Technology
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9781861979711
  • Pages : 358
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the industrial revolution to the railway age, through the era of electrification, the advent of mass production, and finally to the information age, the same pattern keeps repeating itself. An exciting, vibrant phase of innovation and financial speculation is followed by a crash, after which begins a longer, more stately period during which the technology is actually deployed properly. This collection of surveys and articles from The Economist examines how far technology has come and where it is heading. Part one looks at topics such as the “greying” (maturing) of IT, the growing importance of security, the rise of outsourcing, and the challenge of complexity, all of which have more to do with implementation than innovation. Part two looks at the shift from corporate computing towards consumer technology, whereby new technologies now appear first in consumer gadgets such as mobile phones. Topics covered will include the emergence of the mobile phone as the “digital Swiss Army knife”; the rise of digital cameras, which now outsell film-based ones; the growing size and importance of the games industry and its ever-closer links with other more traditional parts of the entertainment industry; and the social impact of technologies such as text messaging, Wi-Fi, and camera phones. Part three considers which technology will lead the next great phase of technological disruption and focuses on biotechnology, energy technology, and nanotechnology.


Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time by Solomon

Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time
  • Title : Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time
  • Author : Solomon
  • Publisher : Flat World Knowledge
  • ISBN Code : 0982043023
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Nobody Likes You by Marc Spitz

Nobody Likes You
  • Title : Nobody Likes You
  • Author : Marc Spitz
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • ISBN Code : 1401385796
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2 It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to sell more than four million records and to win Record of the Year (for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") at this year's Grammy's. Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalist's nose for a great story, Marc Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim. Foremost, Nobody Likes You is a story of friendship and the transporting power of playing very loud music. It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn't. Green Day's story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.


Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy by Gabriella Coleman

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy
  • Title : Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy
  • Author : Gabriella Coleman
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781781689837
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer theHuffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous' deepest, darkest secrets.” Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that the tricky story of her inside–outside status as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece forms one of the themes of this witty and entirely engrossing book. The narrative brims with details unearthed from within a notoriously mysterious subculture, whose semi-legendary tricksters—such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu—emerge as complex, diverse, politically and culturally sophisticated people. Propelled by years of chats and encounters with a multitude of hackers, including imprisoned activist Jeremy Hammond and the double agent who helped put him away, Hector Monsegur,Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy is filled with insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age, including the history of “trolling,” the ethics and metaphysics of hacking, and the origins and manifold meanings of “the lulz.” From the Hardcover edition.


Led Zeppelin Crashed Here by Chris Epting

Led Zeppelin Crashed Here
  • Title : Led Zeppelin Crashed Here
  • Author : Chris Epting
  • Publisher : Santa Monica PressLlc
  • ISBN Code : 9781595800183
  • Pages : 327
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Journey through America’s rich rock 'n' roll history with the musical landmarks detailed in this extensive collection. Nearly 600 locations, including birthplaces, concert locales, hotel rooms, and graves, are neatly compiled and paired with historical tidbits, trivia, photographs, and backstage lore—from the site where Elvis got his first guitar and Buddy Holly’s plane crashed to Sid and Nancy’s hotel room and the infamous “Riot House” on the Sunset Strip. The rowdiest and the most talented rockers are all featured, with sidebars on musical greats like Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and U2. Learn the locations of the secret rehearsal for David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs album, the club where the Sex Pistols played their first and last concert in the U.S., the house where Kurt Cobain died, where Keith Richards threw a television set out of a hotel window, and hundreds more sites from the past.


The Aesthetic of Our Anger by Matthew Worley

The Aesthetic of Our Anger
  • Title : The Aesthetic of Our Anger
  • Author : Matthew Worley
  • Publisher : Minor Compositions/Autonomedia
  • ISBN Code : 9781570273186
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Punk is one of the most fiercely debated post-war subcultures. Despite the attention surrounding the movement's origins, analyses of punk have been drawn predominantly from a now well-trodden historical narrative. The Aesthetic of Our Anger explores the development of the anarcho-punk scene from the late 1970s, raising questions over the origins of the scene, its form, structure and cultural significance examining how anarcho-punk moved away from using 'anarchy' as mere connotation and shock value towards an approach that served to make punk a threat again


Green Day: Rebels With a Cause by GillianG. Gaar

Green Day: Rebels With a Cause
  • Title : Green Day: Rebels With a Cause
  • Author : GillianG. Gaar
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • ISBN Code : 085712059X
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Rebels With A Cause is an in-depth account of Green Day's 20-year journey from their scrappy high school band days to international stardom. It's a punk-roots journey told through incisive interviews and first-hand accounts that expose as much about the music scene as the band members themselves! From their 1994 major label debut album Dookie to the award-winning American Idiot, Green Day have now successfully taken the spirit of punk into the world of stadium-rock. Written by Gillian G. Gaar, this intimate and perceptive band biography tells exactly how they did it and reveals what success has meant to these feted Californian champions of alternative rock.


Decoded by Jay-Z

Decoded
  • Title : Decoded
  • Author : Jay-Z
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN Code : 1588369595
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. Praise for Decoded “Compelling . . . provocative, evocative . . . Part autobiography, part lavishly illustrated commentary on the author’s own work, Decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “One of a handful of books that just about any hip hop fan should own.”—The New Yorker “Elegantly designed, incisively written . . . an impressive leap by a man who has never been known for small steps.”—Los Angeles Times “A riveting exploration of Jay-Z’s journey . . . So thoroughly engrossing, it reads like a good piece of cultural journalism.”—The Boston Globe “Shawn Carter’s most honest airing of the experiences he drew on to create the mythic figure of Jay-Z . . . The scenes he recounts along the way are fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly “Hip-hop’s renaissance man drops a classic. . . . Heartfelt, passionate and slick.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Total Chaos by Jeff Gold,Iggy Pop

Total Chaos
  • Title : Total Chaos
  • Author : Jeff Gold,Iggy Pop
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780991336197
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The almost unbelievable story of the band that invented punk rock, entirely in the words of Stooges founder, Iggy Pop. Includes over 200+ images, many published here for the first time, and contributions from Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, Joan Jett, Johnny Marr, Jack White, Ben Blackwell, Johan Kugelberg, and Jon Savage.


English ID 1 Student's Book by Paul Seligson

English ID 1 Student's Book
  • Title : English ID 1 Student's Book
  • Author : Paul Seligson
  • Publisher : Richmond Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9786070607615
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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White Riot by Stephen Duncombe,Maxwell Tremblay

White Riot
  • Title : White Riot
  • Author : Stephen Duncombe,Maxwell Tremblay
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • ISBN Code : 1844676889
  • Pages : 371
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A book that includes photos, song lyrics, letters and articles looks at the role of race in the history of punk rock, in a book that covers everyone from The Clash to Bad Brains to The Sex Pistols. Original.


Brian Eno by Eric Enno Tamm

Brian Eno
  • Title : Brian Eno
  • Author : Eric Enno Tamm
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780306806490
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Musician, composer, producer: Brian Eno is unique in contemporary music. Best known in recent years for producing U2's sensational albums, Eno began his career as a synthesizer player for Roxy Music. He has since released many solo albums, both rock and ambient, written music for film and television soundtracks, and collaborated with David Bowie, David Byrne, Robert Fripp, and classical and experimental composers. His pioneering ambient sound has been enormously influential, and without him today's rock would have a decidedly different sound. Drawing on Eno's own words to examine his influences and ideas, this book—featuring a new afterword and an updated discography and bibliography—will long remain provocative and definitive.


That's the Joint! by Mark Anthony Neal

That's the Joint!
  • Title : That's the Joint!
  • Author : Mark Anthony Neal
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415969192
  • Pages : 628
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Spanning 25 years of serious writing on hip-hop by noted scholars and mainstream journalists, this comprehensive anthology includes observations and critiques on groundbreaking hip-hop recordings.


The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

The Disappearing Spoon
  • Title : The Disappearing Spoon
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780316185349
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Green Day by Doug Small

Green Day
  • Title : Green Day
  • Author : Doug Small
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780825634086
  • Pages : 104
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Documents the story of the punk-rock band "Green Day," and chronicles how they got their start and their success in the music industry.


The Mason Williams F.C.C. Rapport by Mason Williams

The Mason Williams F.C.C. Rapport
  • Title : The Mason Williams F.C.C. Rapport
  • Author : Mason Williams
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 294
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A Dictionary of Rock and Pop Names by Mark Beech

A Dictionary of Rock and Pop Names
  • Title : A Dictionary of Rock and Pop Names
  • Author : Mark Beech
  • Publisher : Remember When Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781844158072
  • Pages : 319
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

ROCK & POP. Mark Beech's 1998 predecessor, The A-Z of Names in Rock generated over 50 radio interviews, 15 articles, 7 features in nationals and two serialisations. This extended and updated version covers more genres than just rock (e.g. pop, punk, indie, reggae, soul, country, blues, folk, jazz, heavy metal, grunge and rap artists and bands) and will appeal to music fans internationally, as well as being the must-buy book for pub quiz fans. With almost 3,000 entries, it's a chance to discover why artists chose their names - and which ones shouldn't have. An informative and often humorous read, "the world's leading expert on music names" (BBC), Mark Beech, is guaranteed another best-seller.