The New Guitarscape in Critical Theory, Cultural Practice and Musical Performance by Kevin Dawe

The New Guitarscape in Critical Theory, Cultural Practice and Musical Performance
  • Title : The New Guitarscape in Critical Theory, Cultural Practice and Musical Performance
  • Author : Kevin Dawe
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 9780754667759
  • Pages : 227
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In The New Guitarscape, Kevin Dawe argues for a re-assessment of guitar studies in the light of more recent musical, social, cultural and technological developments that have taken place around the instrument. He presents a synthesis of previous work on the guitar, but also expands the terms by which the guitar might be studied, drawing from studies in science and technology, design theory, material culture, cognition, sensual culture, gender and sexuality, power and agency, ethnography (real and virtual) and globalization. Dawe presents the guitar as an instrument involved in an enormous variety of cultural interactions and political exchanges in many different contexts around the world.


I Swear I Was There - Sex Pistols, Manchester and the Gig that Changed the World by David Nolan

I Swear I Was There - Sex Pistols, Manchester and the Gig that Changed the World
  • Title : I Swear I Was There - Sex Pistols, Manchester and the Gig that Changed the World
  • Author : David Nolan
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre
  • ISBN Code : 1786062135
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'A f**king great book' PETER HOOK, JOY DIVISION 'A fascinating insight into a gig that really did change the world' ROCKSOUND On 4 June 1976, four young men took to the tiny stage of the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester. The noise they made changed everything... The NME named it as the most important gig of all time. When the Sex Pistols played Manchester in '76 they set off a series of musical detonations that are still being felt today. Despite thousands claiming they were in attendance, only a handful of people were actually there – but those that were went on to form bands including The Smiths, Buzzcocks, Joy Division, New Order and The Fall. They kick-started the Manchester music scene, created Factory Records and laid the foundations for the world-famous Haçienda nightclub. Forty years on, music journalist David Nolan tells the true story of that legendary gig, plus the Pistols' follow up performance and the band's first ever TV appearance at Manchester's Granada TV a few weeks later. The question has truly become one of rock 'n' roll's greatest mysteries: Who really saw the Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in 1976? So how does David Nolan finally solve it? By trying to track down the whole audience! In an updated edition comprised of scores of exclusive, extensive interviews with key players and audience members, and featuring previously unpublished photos, I Swear I Was There is the true story of the electrifying gig that changed the music scene forever. 'The gig that truly heralded the punk revolution. Who was there? David Nolan should know, he wrote a bloody book about it! Here he separates fact from fiction' NME 'Excellent, in-depth study...Hilarious eyewitness testimonies' UNCUT 'One of the greatest rock stories ever told' GQ


Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr

Set the Boy Free
  • Title : Set the Boy Free
  • Author : Johnny Marr
  • Publisher : Dey Street Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780062438737
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths. An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid and arresting as his music. The Smiths, the band with the signature sound he cofounded, remains one of the most beloved bands ever, and have a profound influence on a number of acts that followed—from the Stone Roses, Suede, Blur, and Radiohead to Oasis, The Libertines, and Arctic Monkeys. Marr recalls his childhood growing up in the northern working-class city of Manchester, in a house filled with music. He takes us back to the summer of 1982 when, at eighteen, he sought out one Stephen Morrissey to form a new band they called The Smiths. Marr invites fans on stage, on the road, and in the studio for the five years The Smiths were together and how after a rapid ascent, the working-class teenage rock star enjoyed and battled with the perks of success until ideological differences, combined with his much publicized strained relationships with fellow band mates, caused him to leave in 1987. Marr’s “escape” as he calls it, ensured the beginning of the end for one of the most influential groups of a generation. But The Smiths’ end was only the beginning for Marr. The bona-fide guitar hero continues to experiment and evolve in his solo career to this day, playing with Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Modest Mouse, Oasis and collaborating today’s most creative and renowned artists. Rising above and beyond the personal struggles and bitter feuds, Marr delivers the story of his music and his band, sharing the real insights of a man who has made music his life, and finally giving fans what they’ve truly been waiting for.


This Must Be the Place by David Bowman

This Must Be the Place
  • Title : This Must Be the Place
  • Author : David Bowman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780061955983
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A fascinating glimpse behind the big suits and deadpan looks to the heart and soul of a band that made it big by playing it cool With their minimalist beats, sophisticated lyrics, and stoic mien, the Talking Heads were indisputably one of the most influential and intriguing bands of their time. Rising from the ashes of punk and the smoldering embers of the disco inferno, they effectively straddled the boundaries between critical and commercial success as few other groups did, with music you could deconstruct and dance to at the same time. Culture critic David Bowman tells the fascinating story of how this brain trust of talented musicians turned pop music on its head. From the band’s inception at the Rhode Island School of Design to their first big gig opening for the Ramones at CBGB, from their prominence in the worlds of art and fashion to the clash of egos and ideals that left them angry, jealous, and ready to call it quits, Bowman closely chronicles the rise and fall of a stunningly original and gloriously dysfunctional rock 'n' roll band that stayed together longer than anyone thought possible, and left a legacy that influences artists to this day.


Tales of the Smiths by Con Chrisoulis

Tales of the Smiths
  • Title : Tales of the Smiths
  • Author : Con Chrisoulis
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781783055876
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tales of The Smiths is a comic book retelling of the band members' teenage years, before the group was famous, and includes fascinating digressions about their influences (the New York Dolls, Nico, Sex Pistols, NY punk, Patti Smith, etc.) and the times in which they grew up. The story reaches its climax with the meeting of Morrissey and Marr, the formation of the band in 1982, and their first gig as The Smiths. With an introduction by Simon Wolstencroft, the former drummer of The Fall and Patrol, and following Omnibus bestsellers GodSpeed: The Kurt Cobain Graphic and Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of The Ramones, this new addition will captivate fans of graphic novels and The Smiths alike.


Pig City by Andrew Stafford

Pig City
  • Title : Pig City
  • Author : Andrew Stafford
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780702235610
  • Pages : 383
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption. Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers - the police - Brisbane's musicians, radio announcers and political activists braved ignorance, harassment and often violence to be heard. Pig City's reputation has grown in the decade since its first publication. In 2007, Queensland Music Festival staged the book as an all-day music event, headlined by the first performance in nearly 30 years by the original line-up of the Saints. This updated 10th anniversary edition features a scathing new introduction by the author, assessing the changing shape of Brisbane, its music, and troubling developments since the return of the state of Queensland to conservative governance.


Beyond Belief by Emlyn Williams

Beyond Belief
  • Title : Beyond Belief
  • Author : Emlyn Williams
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan Adult MM
  • ISBN Code : 9780330020886
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is a look at Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors Murderers. The text covers the murders, their perpetrators and the detection that led to Brady and Hindley's arrest.


Boy, Interrupted by Dale Hibbert

Boy, Interrupted
  • Title : Boy, Interrupted
  • Author : Dale Hibbert
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781904590309
  • Pages : 247
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Dale Hibbert was a member of The Smiths during their formative years. He is a fund of hitherto untold stories - how the Smiths were to be launched as a 'gay' band, each of them bearing the stage name of a serial killer. On the cusp of The Smiths breakthrough, Hibbert was replaced on bass by Andy Rourke. For the first time, he reveals the full details of his sacking.


Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave
  • Title : Twelve Years a Slave
  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : Readme Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9949952328
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now a major motion picture nominated for nine Academy Awards. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.


I, etcetera by Susan Sontag

I, etcetera
  • Title : I, etcetera
  • Author : Susan Sontag
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 1466853557
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intellect in narratives seamed with many of the themes of her essays—the nature of knowing, our relationship with the past, and the future in an alienated present.


The Smiths: The Early Years by Paul Slattery

The Smiths: The Early Years
  • Title : The Smiths: The Early Years
  • Author : Paul Slattery
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • ISBN Code : 085712823X
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A stunning photographic record of The Smiths' formative years. For many The Smiths were the definitive alternative rock band of the '80s. A bracing antidote to Thatcher's Britain for the youth of the day, Manchester-based Morrissey, Marr & Co. even approached something like mainstream success towards the end. But at the start they were scruffy, uncompromising rebels. This was the period in which Paul Slattery took a series of band photos of great intimacy and power. Slattery was particularly close to The Smiths in those early days, and his images - many of them seen for the first time here - were an insider's work: informal, brash, exciting and revealing. Seen together these photos form an exciting visual narrative on the work of an influential band that, for a few turbulent years, cornered the market in lyrical gloom laced with mordant wit."


The Pro Guitarist's Handbook: Tips and Tools to Survive as a Working Rock Guitarist, Book & CD by Paul Lidel

The Pro Guitarist's Handbook: Tips and Tools to Survive as a Working Rock Guitarist, Book & CD
  • Title : The Pro Guitarist's Handbook: Tips and Tools to Survive as a Working Rock Guitarist, Book & CD
  • Author : Paul Lidel
  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780739011249
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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If you dream of having a career as a professional guitarist, then this book is for you! Paul Lidel, a National Guitar Workshop teacher and Atlantic, Sony and Shrapnel recording artist, offers advice on playing the guitar and surviving in the music business. Covering everything from how to pass an audition and how the recording process works to theory, technique and playing great solos, this comprehensive guide is the ultimate reference for any aspiring professional guitarist. You'll be coming back to this useful reference book for years to come. The CD includes exercises.


Fakesong by David Harker,Milton Keynes

Fakesong
  • Title : Fakesong
  • Author : David Harker,Milton Keynes
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 297
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"'Folksongs' interest many people nowadays, because they are meant to be the kinds of songs most of our ancestors sang, before industrialisation, before the mass media, before music and song became commodities, and before all the assorted evils associated with advanced capitalist society. 'Folksongs' and 'ballads' represent real values something honest and straightforward and beautiful to hang on to, and make us feel our roots in the Britain of 1900 or 1800 or even 1700. The only problem with this way of thinking is that it is based on myths. What we now know as 'folksongs' and 'ballads' were sought after, collected, edited and published by individuals who were either members of the rising bourgeoisie, or were ideologically sympathetic to bourgeois culture and values. The working people who sang their songs, and had them chopped up, amended and sometimes re-written or invented on their behalf, are remarkably absent from the story of 'folksong'. Before we can begin to piece together the real history of our ancestors' culture, we have to penetrate the 'mediations' of people like Cecil Sharp, Francis James Child and Albert Lancaster Lloyd, and to begin building again on firmer foundations. This book sets out to clear the ground"--Page 4 of cover.


Where the Bodies Are Buried by Christopher Brookmyre

Where the Bodies Are Buried
  • Title : Where the Bodies Are Buried
  • Author : Christopher Brookmyre
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN Code : 0802194443
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Who cares if a lowlife is murdered? Two Glasgow investigators, in a thriller that’ll “wake up crime fiction readers everywhere” (Val McDermid). When a small-time heroin dealer turns up dead one fine morning in Scotland, no one is that surprised. Sleeping with a big-time drug trafficker’s girlfriend can bring around plenty of enemies. Little wonder that Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod has no shortage of early leads. If only out-of-work actress Jasmine Sharp could get a lead. With a career in nosedive, she’s helping her uncle Jim with his PI work and having more than a little trouble learning the ropes. When her uncle goes missing, Sharp is thrown into the deep end. To find him she’ll have to solve his most recent case—and do it solo. No sooner does Sharp follow her first clue than she finds herself in the crosshairs of an unknown assailant—and headed down the same road as McLeod. When their investigations become intertwined, “Glasgow’s mean streets come alive . . . [in] one of the best novels of the year” (John Lutz, New York Times–bestselling and Edgar award–winning author). “Smartly written . . . Brookmyre deftly twists one case around the other.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review “[For] fans of Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect series and HBO’s The Wire.” —Library Journal “Tough Scottish humor . . . leavened with Elmore Leonard-like flourishes . . . finely controlled yet exuberant mayhem.” —The Christian Science Monitor


The Palgrave Handbook of Literary Translation by Jean Boase-Beier,Lina Fisher,Hiroko Furukawa

The Palgrave Handbook of Literary Translation
  • Title : The Palgrave Handbook of Literary Translation
  • Author : Jean Boase-Beier,Lina Fisher,Hiroko Furukawa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319757539
  • Pages : 551
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This Handbook offers a comprehensive and engaging overview of contemporary issues in Literary Translation research through in-depth investigations of actual case studies of particular works, authors or translators. Leading researchers from across the globe discuss best practice, problems, and possibilities in the translation of poetry, novels, memoir and theatre. Divided into three sections, these illuminating analyses also address broad themes including translation style, the author-translator-reader relationship, and relationships between national identity and literary translation. The case studies are drawn from languages and language varieties, such as Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Nigerian English, Russian, Spanish, Scottish English and Turkish. The editors provide thorough introductory and concluding chapters, which highlight the value of case study research, and explore in detail the importance of the theory-practice link. Covering a wide range of topics, perspectives, methods, languages and geographies, this handbook will provide a valuable resource for researchers not only in Translation Studies, but also in the related fields of Linguistics, Languages and Cultural Studies, Stylistics, Comparative Literature or Literary Studies.


Guitar Academy by Richard Corr

Guitar Academy
  • Title : Guitar Academy
  • Author : Richard Corr
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780955274916
  • Pages : 44
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is one in a series of books, which together represent a complete method for learning guitar. Written to reflect prevailing views on good instrumental teaching, it combines teaching techniques from both the classical and pop/folk traditions.


Nicked! by David Belbin

Nicked!
  • Title : Nicked!
  • Author : David Belbin
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781902260297
  • Pages : 66
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Nick tries to find out who is stealing the video equipment from school but his efforts backfire when the police suspect he is the culprit. This story is for older children with a twist in the tale.'


Never Look at the Empty Seats by Charlie Daniels

Never Look at the Empty Seats
  • Title : Never Look at the Empty Seats
  • Author : Charlie Daniels
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN Code : 0718074769
  • Pages : 252
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Incredible Story of a Country Music Legend Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie’s world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more. Charlie was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, shortly before his 80th birthday. He now shares the inside stories, reflections, and rare personal photographs from his earliest days in the 1940s to his self-taught guitar and fiddle playing high school days of the fifties through his rise to music stardom in the seventies, eighties and beyond. Charlie Daniels presents a life lesson for all of us regardless of profession: “Walk on stage with a positive attitude. Your troubles are your own and are not included in the ticket price. Some nights you have more to give than others, but put it all out there every show. You're concerned with the people who showed up, not the ones who didn't. So give them a show and…Never look at the empty seats!”


Voicing the Popular by Richard Middleton

Voicing the Popular
  • Title : Voicing the Popular
  • Author : Richard Middleton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113609282X
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How does popular music produce its subject? How does it produce us as subjects? More specifically, how does it do this through voice--through "giving voice"? And how should we understand this subject--"the people"--that it voices into existence? Is it singular or plural? What is its history and what is its future? Voicing the Popular draws on approaches from musical interpretation, cultural history, social theory and psychoanalysis to explore key topics in the field, including race, gender, authenticity and repetition. Taking most of his examples from across the past hundred years of popular music development--but relating them to the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century "pre-history"--Richard Middleton constructs an argument that relates "the popular" to the unfolding of modernity itself. Voicing the Popular renews the case for ambitious theory in musical and cultural studies, and, against the grain of much contemporary thought, insists on the progressive potential of a politics of the Low.


Robert Fripp by Eric Tamm

Robert Fripp
  • Title : Robert Fripp
  • Author : Eric Tamm
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN Code : 9780571162895
  • Pages : 242
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Robert Fripp has been an influential presence in contemporary music since he founded King Crimson in 1969. Renowned among fellow musicians for his electric and acoustic guitar technique, Fripp is also a producer, teacher, composer and writer. He has worked with Brian Eno, David Bowie and Talking Heads and has produced albums for Peter Gabriel and Darryl Hall. Eric Tamm is the author of Brian Eno: The Vertical Colour of Sound.


Woman Walk the Line by Holly Gleason

Woman Walk the Line
  • Title : Woman Walk the Line
  • Author : Holly Gleason
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • ISBN Code : 1477313915
  • Pages : 236
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Full-tilt, hardcore, down-home, and groundbreaking, the women of country music speak volumes with every song. From Maybelle Carter to Dolly Parton, k.d. lang to Taylor Swift—these artists provided pivot points, truths, and doses of courage for women writers at every stage of their lives. Whether it's Rosanne Cash eulogizing June Carter Cash or a seventeen-year-old Taylor Swift considering the golden glimmer of another precocious superstar, Brenda Lee, it's the humanity beneath the music that resonates. Here are deeply personal essays from award-winning writers on femme fatales, feminists, groundbreakers, and truth tellers. Acclaimed historian Holly George Warren captures the spark of the rockabilly sensation Wanda Jackson; Entertainment Weekly's Madison Vain considers Loretta Lynn's girl-power anthem "The Pill"; and rocker Grace Potter embraces Linda Ronstadt's unabashed visual and musical influence. Patty Griffin acts like a balm on a post-9/11 survivor on the run; Emmylou Harris offers a gateway through paralyzing grief; and Lucinda Williams proves that greatness is where you find it. Part history, part confessional, and part celebration of country, Americana, and bluegrass and the women who make them, Woman Walk the Line is a very personal collection of essays from some of America's most intriguing women writers. It speaks to the ways in which artists mark our lives at different ages and in various states of grace and imperfection—and ultimately how music transforms not just the person making it, but also the listener.


Music Genres and Corporate Cultures by Keith Negus

Music Genres and Corporate Cultures
  • Title : Music Genres and Corporate Cultures
  • Author : Keith Negus
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134688210
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Music Genres and Corporate Cultures explores the seemingly haphazard workings of the music industry, tracing the uneasy relationship between economics and culture; `entertainment corporations' and the artists they sign. Keith Negus examines the contrasting strategies of major labels like Sony and Polygram in managing different genres, artists and staff. How do takeovers affect the treatment of artists? Why has Polygram been perceived as too European to attract US artists? And how did Warner's wooden floors help them sign Green Day? Through in-depth case studies of three major genres; rap, country, and salsa, Negus explores the way in which the music industry recognises and rewards certain sounds, and how this influences both the creativity of musicians, and their audiences. He examines the tension between raps public image as the spontaneous `music of the streets' and the practicalities of the market, and asks why country labels and radio stations promote top-selling acts like Garth Brooks over hard-to-classify artists like Mary Chapin-Carpenter, and how the lack of soundscan systems in Puerto Rican record shops affects salsa music's position on the US Billboard chart. Drawing on over seventy interviews with music industry personnel in Britain and the United States, Music Genres and Corporate Cultures shows how the creation, circulation and consumption of popular music is shaped by record companies and corporate business styles while stressing that music production takes within a broader culture, not totally within the control of large corporations.


Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson

Autobiography of Red
  • Title : Autobiography of Red
  • Author : Anne Carson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0345807014
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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The award-winning poet reinvents a genre in a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today." --Michael Ondaatje "This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing." --Alice Munro "A profound love story . . . sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender." --The New York Times Book Review "A deeply odd and immensely engaging book. . . . [Carson] exposes with passionate force the mythic underlying the explosive everyday." --The Village Voice


Immanent Vitalities by Kaira M. Cabañas

Immanent Vitalities
  • Title : Immanent Vitalities
  • Author : Kaira M. Cabañas
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520356225
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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A new reality for the art object has emerged in the world of contemporary art: it is now experienced less as an autonomous, inanimate form and more as an active material agent. In this book, Kaira M. Cabañas describes how such a shift in conceptions of art’s materiality came to occur, exploring key artistic practices in Venezuela, Brazil, and Western Europe from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Immanent Vitalities expands the discourse of new materialisms by charting how artists, ranging from Gego to Laura Lima, distance themselves from dualisms such as mind-matter, culture-nature, human-nonhuman, and even Western–non-Western in order to impact our understanding of what is animate. Tracing migrations of people, objects, and ideas between South America and Europe, Cabañas historicizes changing perceptions about art’s agency while prompting readers to remain attentive to the ethical dimensions of materiality and of social difference and lived experience.


List of the Lost by Morrissey

List of the Lost
  • Title : List of the Lost
  • Author : Morrissey
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780141983080
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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"Penguin Books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication ofaList of the Lost, Morrissey's extraordinary novel, on 24 September. High-octane, ferociously lyrical,aList of the Lostashows a side of Morrissey never seen before. Beware the novelist . . . intimate and indiscreet . . . pompous, prophetic airs . . . here is the fact of fiction . . . an American tale where, naturally, evil conquers good, and none live happily ever after, for the complicated pangs of the empty experiences of flesh-and-blood human figures are the reason why nothing can ever be enough. To read a book is to let a root sink down.aList of the lostais the reality of what is true battling against what is permitted to be true.'aMorrissey"


Scorched by Joss Stirling

Scorched
  • Title : Scorched
  • Author : Joss Stirling
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • ISBN Code : 0192745972
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Love is a fire. But who will get burned? Ember Lord is facing charges for the murder of her father. She was found at the scene of the crime, holding the murder weapon, and refuses to explain herself. Joe Masters is tasked with getting under Ember's skin, and breaking through her stony facade; to gain her trust and find out what her plans are now her father's legally-questionable business is under her control. But as the two get closer, Joe begins to break down the wall that Ember has built around herself, and gets a glimpse of the truth behind. Is he really falling for a cold-hearted killer? Or is there more to the murder than meets the eye? The incredible final instalment of Joss Stirling's Young Detective Agency series, a companion novel to Stung, Shaken, and the award-winning Struck. Romantic thrillers that will make your heart skip a beat.


Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations by Greil Marcus

Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations
  • Title : Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations
  • Author : Greil Marcus
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 067491533X
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Greil Marcus delves into three distinct episodes in the history of American commonplace song and shows how each one manages to convey the uncanny sense that it was written by no one. In these seemingly anonymous productions, we discover three different ways of talking about the United States, and three separate nations within its borders.


Kanye West Owes Me $300 by Jensen Karp

Kanye West Owes Me $300
  • Title : Kanye West Owes Me $300
  • Author : Jensen Karp
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • ISBN Code : 0451498879
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When 12-year-old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey-one that would peak in his late teens with an Interscope Records recording contract and publishing deal worth a combined million dollars but unexpectedly fizzle out in a few years. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl," the most famous white rapper you've never heard of. Chronicling his path to (almost) celebrity, Karp shares his childhood run-ins with rock-listening southern California classmates, who tell him that "rap is for black people," and then recounts his record-breaking winning streak on popular radio rap battle contest the Roll Call-a run that caught the eye of a music industry hungry for rhymers of a certain race. He also introduces his rap partner, Rickye, who constitutes the second half of their group XTra Large; his supportive mom, who performs with him onstage; and the soon-to-be-household-name artists he records with, including Redman, Fabolous, Mya, will.i.am, and a young producer named Kanye West (who, yes, has some unfinished business with Jensen). Finally, he reveals why his album never saw the light of day (two words- Slim Shady), the downward spiral he suffered after, and what he found instead of rap glory. This hilarious memoir is the ultimate fish-out-of-water story about a guy who follows an unlikely passion despite what everyone else says. It's 30 Rockfor the rap set, 8 Milefor the suburbs, and quite the journey for a white kid from the Valley.


On the Art of War and Mode of Warfare of the Ancient Mexicans by Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier

On the Art of War and Mode of Warfare of the Ancient Mexicans
  • Title : On the Art of War and Mode of Warfare of the Ancient Mexicans
  • Author : Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier
  • Publisher : Cambridge [Mass.] : Printed at the Salem Press, Salem, Mass.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Bomb Culture by Jeff Nuttall,Douglas Field,Iain Sinclair

Bomb Culture
  • Title : Bomb Culture
  • Author : Jeff Nuttall,Douglas Field,Iain Sinclair
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781907222702
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Out of print for fifty years, Jeff Nuttall's legendary exploration of radical 1960s art, music, and protest movements. " Bomb Culture is an abscess that lances itself. An extreme book, unreasonable but not irrational. Abrasive, contemptuous, attitudinizing, ignorant and yet brilliant." --Dennis Potter Out of print for fifty years, Jeff Nuttall's Bomb Culture has achieved legendary status as a powerful, informative, and spirited exploration of 1960s alternative society and counterculture. Nuttall's confessional account of the period investigates the sources of its radical art, music, and protest movements as well as the beliefs, anxieties, and conceits of its key agitators, including his own. Nuttall argued that a tangible psychic dread of nuclear holocaust pervaded both high and low cultures, determining their attitude and content, much as the horrors of World War I had nourished the tactics and aesthetics of Dadaism. Accompanying the original text is a new foreword by author Iain Sinclair, who was closely acquainted with Jeff Nuttall and participated in the turbulent underground culture described in Bomb Culture. This anniversary edition is rounded out with an afterword by writer Maria Fusco and a contextual introduction by the book's editors which includes photographs and images of Nuttall's distinctive artwork as well as further archival materials.


Art Is an Endangered Species by Margaret Ann Zaho

Art Is an Endangered Species
  • Title : Art Is an Endangered Species
  • Author : Margaret Ann Zaho
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781465249814
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Once by Glen Hansard,Swell Season,Marketa Irglova

Once
  • Title : Once
  • Author : Glen Hansard,Swell Season,Marketa Irglova
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard
  • ISBN Code : 1476877068
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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(Guitar Recorded Versions). This 2006 Irish film captured the hearts of movie-goers, and its stage adaptation took the Tony Awards by storm. Here are guitar transcriptions in notes and tab for the 13 awesome songs by the Swell Season, including the Academy Award-winning ballad "Falling Slowly" and: All the Way Down * Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy * Fallen from the Sky * Gold * The Hill * If You Want Me * Leave * Lies * Once * Say It to Me Now * Trying to Pull Myself Away * When Your Mind's Made Up.


Passwords by Barbara Sabet

Passwords
  • Title : Passwords
  • Author : Barbara Sabet
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781539458074
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tired of forgetting your passwords, and having to reset them? Well, here is a handy little password journal for you. Organize your passwords in a simple manner and have them right at your fingertips. Competitive price!


The Shooting by Kemp Powers

The Shooting
  • Title : The Shooting
  • Author : Kemp Powers
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781568583204
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Journalist Kemp Powers explains how he was fascinated with guns at an early age, how he accidentally shot and killed his best friend at fourteen, and how his life was forever changed because of it.


The Long Tunnel by John Milne

The Long Tunnel
  • Title : The Long Tunnel
  • Author : John Milne
  • Publisher : MACMILLAN
  • ISBN Code : 9780230030350
  • Pages : 71
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Drie studenten zijn op vakantie in een afgelegen deel van Wales. Ze stuiten op een criminele bende. Deels in stripvorm, met opdrachten en een cd. Vanaf ca. 12 jaar.


The Moment of Truth by Vladimir Bogomolov

The Moment of Truth
  • Title : The Moment of Truth
  • Author : Vladimir Bogomolov
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 552
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Barbary Slaveship by Allan Aldiss

Barbary Slaveship
  • Title : Barbary Slaveship
  • Author : Allan Aldiss
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780954996642
  • Pages : 196
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The very success of the Barbary Pirates, coupled with the simultaneous brutal repression of a revolt in the Sultan's Balkan provinces, have caused a sudden glut in the slave market not on in Marsa but also in Constantinople, Damascus, and Cairo.


Revolt into Style by George Melly

Revolt into Style
  • Title : Revolt into Style
  • Author : George Melly
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN Code : 0571281117
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'The first serious attempt to analyse pop culture by someone who was part of it.' Julian Mitchell, Guardian The redoubtable George Melly (1926-2007): flamboyant jazz singer, sexually ambiguous raconteur, prodigiously gifted critic. In the early sixties, at the birth of what we now recognise as the pop revolution, Melly began work as a broadsheet journalist, commenting upon this new cultural phenomenon. Revolt into Style (1970) is his first-hand account of those turbulent and exciting years when all things creative - whether music, fashion, film, art or literature - were changed utterly. Central to the book are The Beatles - the epitome of the swinging sixties - who charted the decade's changes and about whose significance the Liverpudlian Melly had a special feel and insight. Alongside the Fab Four is a large cast of movers and shakers, of wannabes and taste-makers, all dissected by Melly's surgical mind.


Judas Priest by Martin Popoff

Judas Priest
  • Title : Judas Priest
  • Author : Martin Popoff
  • Publisher : E C W Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781550227840
  • Pages : 380
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, undiluted form, it is none other than the metal gods, Judas Priest, that come to mind. Back stronger than ever with their acclaimed Angel of Retribution album, theirs is a story that is long overdue in the telling. Popoff examines the band's rich legacy album by album, anthem by anthem, recounting the band's shocking split with Halford in the mid 90s and his triumphant return in 2003. Accompanying the text is a full-colour cornucopia of images - photos, memorabilia shots and cover graphics.


A History of Fortification from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1700 by Sidney Toy

A History of Fortification from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1700
  • Title : A History of Fortification from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1700
  • Author : Sidney Toy
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 262
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Indholdsfortegnelse: Ancient Fortresses; Fortifications of Greece and Rome, 300 B.C. to 200 B.C.; Fortifications in Europe and The Levant, 200 B.C. to 30 B.C.; Fortifications of the Roman Empire; Byzantine Fortifications from the Fifth to the Tenth Century; Fortifications of Western Europe from the Fifth to the Twelfth Century; Rectangular Keeps, or Donjons; Fortifications of the Twelfth Century in The Levant; Transitional Keeps of the Twelfth Century; Fortifications and Buildings of the Bailey in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries; Castles from about 1190 to 1280; Weapons and Siege Operations of Later Roman and Mediaeval Times.