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The Rainy Day Book

Author : Helen Brooks
ISBN : 9780852653593
Genre : Education
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'MUUUUMMMM ... DAAADDDD ... I'm BORED!' Whether it's the weekend, half term or the summer holidays, these words will likely strike fear into any parent's heart - particularly if it's tipping it down with rain outside. Thankfully, this delightful collection is at hand, packed full of imaginative ideas that are guaranteed to inspire young minds, and maybe even remind older ones of the best bits of their own childhood. The selection not only includes simple and inexpensive ideas for science and craft activities, from making your own rocket to creating a memory box, it also gives suggestions for imaginative play, from indoor camping to pretending to be a pirate for the day. There are activities that will encourage children to learn about animals and insects, to pick up foreign languages and to find out more about their family history, and it even covers recommendations for the times when the weather isn't so bad, from leapfrog in the garden to visiting a local farm. Packed full of thoughtful and inventive ideas, The Rainy Day Book will prove an endless source of inspiration for anyone with children to entertain.
Category: Education

Living On Air

Author : Anna Shapiro
ISBN : 9781569477182
Genre : Fiction
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A novel about an ambitious Long Island girl filled with “pitch-perfect observations about adolescence, the suburbs, [and] the 1960s” (Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion). It is 1966, and fourteen-year-old Maude longs to escape Levittown. When she obtains a scholarship to a prestigious prep school, her parents do not approve. The Pughs are not a private school type of family. Having abandoned their Greenwich Village past, they now live in a house where the walls are painted black to better showcase the paintings of Maude’s self-absorbed father. Maude is eager to enter the world of the Bay Farm School and its socially privileged students. She befriends a girl who lives on a nearby estate, entranced by her elegant lifestyle and envious of her mother’s easy affection. Yet her new friend is embarrassed by her wealth—and intrigued by the Pughs’ bohemian lifestyle. Maude has tried to carefully construct a new life for herself. But as her family’s tensions and secrets threaten her plans, she may need to seek happiness elsewhere.
Category: Fiction

The Times Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015064843504
Genre : Newspapers
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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
Category: Newspapers

Love Goes To Buildings On Fire

Author : Will Hermes
ISBN : 9781429968676
Genre : Music
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Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented—all at once, from one block to the next, by musicians who knew, admired, and borrowed from one another. Crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the city's infrastructure was collapsing. But rent was cheap, and the possibilities for musical exploration were limitless. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire is the first book to tell the full story of the era's music scenes and the phenomenal and surprising ways they intersected. From New Year's Day 1973 to New Year's Eve 1977, the book moves panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios where salsa and hip-hop were created, to the Lower Manhattan lofts where jazz and classical music were reimagined, to ramshackle clubs like CBGBs and The Gallery, where rock and dance music were hot-wired for a new generation. As they remade the music, the musicians at the center of the book invented themselves: Willie Colón and the Fania All-Stars renting Yankee Stadium to take salsa to the masses, New Jersey locals Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith claiming the jungleland of Manhattan as their own, Grandmaster Flash transforming the turntable into a musical instrument, David Byrne and Talking Heads proving that rock music "ain't no foolin' around." Will Hermes was there—venturing from his native Queens to the small dark rooms where the revolution was taking place—and in Love Goes to Buildings on Fire he captures the creativity, drive, and full-out lust for life of the great New York musicians of those years, who knew that the music they were making would change the world.
Category: Music

Cesspool

Author : K. Dohmen
ISBN : 9780595324057
Genre : Fiction
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Cesspool is a tale told by a man franticly transcribing his life in an erratic manner before he takes the life of a prominent talk-show host & himself. Through a last minute journal written by the protagonist we explore his tragic life: the loss of his family, the loss of love, and the world of pornography he was raised in.Cesspool is a book that explores a shattered family; while also looking at American culture at the beginning of the 21st Century-a culture that is filled with talk-shows and over sexualization of a country.Cesspool is told in a way that will have the reader laughing at times and at others disgusted by what is printed on the page; between the strong sexual overtones and harsh language one may find a hidden philosophy between the lines. With quotations from and a strange correlation with Plato's Allegory Of The Cave, Cesspool is a novel about exploring truths in our selves all the while living within the darkness of the cave. Cesspool is a slice of modern Americana.
Category: Fiction

The Recording Guitarist

Author : Jon Chappell
ISBN : 0793587042
Genre : Music
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This is a practical, hands-on guide to a variety of recording environments, from modest home studios - where the guitarist must also act as the engineer and producer - to professional facilities outfitted with top-quality gear and staffed with audio engineers. This book will prepare guitarists for any recording situation and will help them become familiar with all facets of recording technology and procedure. Topics covered include: guitars and amps for recording; effects; mixer logic and routing strategies; synching music to moving images; and how to look and sound professional, with advice from Alex Lifeson, Carl Verheyen, Steve Lukather, Eric Johnson and others. Also includes complete info on the classic set-ups of 14 guitar greats, from Hendrix to Vai. 160 pages, 8 1/2 inch. x 11 inch.
Category: Music

Air Guitar

Author : Dave Hickey
ISBN : 0963726455
Genre : Art
File Size : 31.91 MB
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Essays explore the influence of art in twentieth-century American culture, including jazz, basketball, professional wrestling, magic, gambling, entrepreneurship, series television and automotive design
Category: Art

Playing Along

Author : Kiri Miller
ISBN : 9780199929917
Genre : Music
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Why don't Guitar Hero players just pick up real guitars? What happens when millions of people play the role of a young black gang member in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas? How are YouTube-based music lessons changing the nature of amateur musicianship? This book is about play, performance, and participatory culture in the digital age. Miller shows how video games and social media are bridging virtual and visceral experience, creating dispersed communities who forge meaningful connections by "playing along" with popular culture. Playing Along reveals how digital media are brought to bear in the transmission of embodied knowledge: how a Grand Theft Auto player uses a virtual radio to hear with her avatar's ears; how a Guitar Hero player channels the experience of a live rock performer; and how a beginning guitar student translates a two-dimensional, pre-recorded online music lesson into three-dimensional physical practice and an intimate relationship with a distant teacher. Through a series of engaging ethnographic case studies, Miller demonstrates that our everyday experiences with interactive digital media are gradually transforming our understanding of musicality, creativity, play, and participation.
Category: Music

The 100 Best Vacations To Enrich Your Life

Author : Pam Grout
ISBN : 9781426206191
Genre : Travel
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Travel statistics say that baby boomers travel more than any other age group in America—and that an ever increasing number of them are looking for ways to spend their leisure time in substantial, meaningful ways. One especially fast-growing area of interest is the "experience-driven" or "wellness" vacation, a proactive approach based on the idea that true recreation involves positive engagement: acquiring a new skill or volunteering to share your own expertise; exercising your intellect or extending yourself in some creative, physical, or spiritual way. In response to such aspirations, this timely book showcases a broad range of the most life-enriching getaways in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with something for every taste and every interest. Here are programs dedicated to kayaking lessons, mountain biking, yoga instruction, and more. Perhaps you'd prefer to spend an arts and crafts holiday focused on a creative activity like cooking, painting, or woodworking. Imagine studying French in a Maine village, learning about nutrition at a historic North Carolina spa, or helping rebuild the devastated communities of the Gulf Coast. Weave a Navajo rug; make a film in New York; learn to surf in Mexico; or choose any of scores of other possibilities. Elegantly designed and packed with attractive and fun descriptions, detailed travel information, lists of unique activities, and special sidebars, this unusual resource tells you all you need to know to ensure that your next vacation won't just be time off—it will be time well spent.
Category: Travel

Practical Audio Amplifier Circuit Projects

Author : Andrew Singmin
ISBN : 0750671491
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Practical Audio Amplifier Circuit Projects builds on the introduction to electronic circuits provided in Singmin's innovative and successful first book, Beginning Electronics Through Projects. Both books draw on the author's many years of experience as electronics professional and as hobbyist. As a result, his project descriptions are lively, practical, and very clear. With this new volume, the reader can build relatively simple systems and achieve useable results quickly. The projects included here allow a hobbyist to build amplifier circuits, test them, and then put them into a system. Progress through a graduated series of learning activities culminates in unique devices that are nevertheless easy to build. Learn the basic building blocks of audio amplifier circuit design and then apply your knowledge to your own audio inventions. Targets the intermediate to advanced reader with challenging projects that teach important circuit theories and principles Provides a ready source of audio circuits to professional audio engineers Includes an electric guitar pacer project that lets you "jam" with your favorite band!
Category: Technology & Engineering

Patrick Swayze One Last Dance

Author : Wendy Leigh
ISBN : 9781439155301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 84.68 MB
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A heartwarming, in-depth portrait of the beloved star whose sensational performances in Dirty Dancing and Ghost seduced a generation, and whose courage in the face of illness captivated millions For almost thirty years, Patrick Swayze has been an American icon of masculinity and sex appeal, strong but sensitive, romantic yet dangerous. In this intimate and revealing biography, New York Times bestselling author Wendy Leigh shares the inspiring untold story of Patrick's incredible life: his show business childhood, his fairy-tale love affair with wife Lisa Niemi, his catapult into alcoholism after his father's untimely death, the daredevil exploits that almost killed him, and his courageous fight against pancreatic cancer, a fight that has off-ered hope and encouragement to others grap-pling with similar life-threatening illnesses. Ever since the steamy low-budget film Dirty Dancing skyrocketed Patrick to fame and cemented his place in the hearts of audiences around the world, he has been one of our most cherished public figures. Based on interviews with countless sources who have never spoken about Patrick before -- from the Texas beauty who shared his first kiss, to the woman he almost married, to the manager who worked closely with him from his teen idol days until his romantic tour de force in Ghost -- and many more, Leigh unveils surprising details about the charismatic actor's life on- and off-screen. Beginning with his training as a dancer with his choreographer mother and spanning his remarkable -- and at times challenging -- career, this groundbreaking biography of the un-forgettable entertainer is the mesmerizing, enduring, and definitive story of a man who captured our hearts.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

To Air Is Human

Author : Bjorn Turoque
ISBN : 9781440625381
Genre : Music
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“Make Air, Not War” is the personal motto of Dan Crane, the musician who decided to put his “there” guitar aside and reinvent himself as Björn Türoque: the take-no-prisoners future of competitive air guitar. Jeopardizing love and livelihood to join the ruthless international circuit of the World Air Guitar Championships, Björn Türoque (pronounced “b-yorn too-RAWK”) began a three-year odyssey to secure what was rightfully his (and America’s!)—the air guitar world crown. To Air is Human is the riotous tale of one man’s journey through a world of wheelchair-bound Christian air rockers, spandex-jumpsuit fittings, Finnish stunt wolves, catatonic ‘80s guitar heroes, air groupies, Aireoke™, Air Supply, dry-ice injuries, and ultimately, good vs. evil (in the form of Björn’s rival pretender to the air guitar throne). But it is also a sincere and penetrating account of the pursuit of an elusive, intangible, and perhaps nonexistent goal: to achieve “airness”—that is, when air guitar transcends the “real” art that it imitates and becomes an art form in and of itself. “Björn Türoque is so good that people with real guitars now have contests to see who can do the best imitation of his air guitar imitation.”—Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point
Category: Music

Option

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ISBN : UVA:X006128938
Genre : Music
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Category: Music

Brandweek

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ISBN : IND:30000117323190
Genre : Advertising
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Category: Advertising

Is This The Real Life

Author : Mark Blake
ISBN : 9781845136598
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Queen are unique among the great rock bands. It is nearly twenty years since frontman Freddie Mercury’s death brought the band to an end – yet their fanbase remains massive. They appeal equally to men and women. Their fans are just as likely to be teenagers too young to have been born when the band were still touring and making records (thanks not least to the huge success of the musical We Will Rock You). And their musical history is one of constant reinvention – from heavy metal and prog rock to disco pop, stadium anthems and even jazz influences. Now, Mark Blake, the experienced Mojo journalist who wrote Aurum’s bestselling book on Pink Floyd, has written the definitive history. Having already interviewed the surviving band members over the years, he has now tracked down dozens and dozens of new interviewees, from Queen’s first long-forgotten bass players to Freddie Mercury’s schoolmates in Isleworth, Middlesex, to trace Queen’s long career from their very first gawky performances in St Helens through their sensational stage-stealing appearance on Live Aid to the band’s collaboration with Paul Rodgers at the beginning of the century. Full of fascinating new revelations – especially about the improbable transformation of a shy Asian schoolboy called Bulsara into the outrageous-living hedonist that was Freddie Mercury - this is a book every Queen fan will want to have.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Powerfood Nutrition Plan

Author : Susan Kleiner
ISBN : 9781609616731
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The ultimate nutrition resource--presenting targeted meal plans for everything from weight loss to energy and memory gain--with sound advice to achieve the cut body and smoking sex life every guy wants. This straightforward guide by well-known sports nutritionist Susan M. Kleiner shows men of all ages how to use food to improve every aspect of their lives. Kleiner whips up a recipe for success that works for everyone from seasoned athletes to newly reformed fast-food junkies. Readers will find: Pages of flavorful, varied meals--breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack menus for every guy, whether he's diabetic, athletic, overweight, or heart-health conscious Practical and proven tips on the smart use of supplements Cutting-edge information on the latest nutrition science, including life extending foods, dangerous trans fats, and important antioxidants With menus for weight loss, muscle gain, extra energy and vitality, The PowerFood Nutrition Plan is for everyone who recognizes that our health and well being relies on the food we eat. Readers will discover that even small dietary changes can have a big impact.
Category: Health & Fitness

How To Write About Music

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ISBN : 9781628920468
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Wire

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ISBN : UCSD:31822037382595
Genre : Jazz
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Category: Jazz