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I M Not With The Band

Author : Sylvia Patterson
ISBN : 9780751558692
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2016 'Celebratory and elegiac' Guardian 'A roller-coaster memoir' Sunday Times 'Funny, anecdote-packed, nostalgic but also very touching' The Pool 'Patterson fillets out the pretentious bones of pop, leaving its glistening meat' Observer This is a three-decade survivor's tale . . . a scenic search for elusive human happiness through music, magazines, silly jokes, stupid shoes, useless blokes, hopeless homes, booze, drugs, love, loss, A&E, death, disillusion and hope. In 1986, Sylvia Patterson boarded a train to London armed with a tea-chest full of vinyl records, a peroxide quiff and a dream: to write about music, for ever. She got her wish. Escaping a troubled home, Sylvia embarks on a lifelong quest to discover The Meaning of It All. The problem is she's mostly hanging out with flaky pop stars, rock 'n' roll heroes and unreliable hip-hop legends. As she encounters music's biggest names, she is confronted by glamour and tragedy; wisdom and lunacy; drink, drugs and disaster. And Bros. Here is Madonna in her Earth Mother phase, flinging her hands up in horror at one of Sylv's Very Stupid Questions. Prince compliments her shoes while Eminem threatens to kill her. She shares fruit with Johnny Cash, make-up with Amy Winehouse and several pints with the Manics' lost soul-man Richey Edwards. She finds the Beckhams fragrant in LA, a Gallagher madferrit in her living room and Shaun Ryder and Bez as you'd expect, in Jamaica. From the 80s to the present day, I'm Not with the Band is a funny, barmy, utterly gripping chronicle of the last thirty years in music and beyond. It is also the story of one woman's wayward search for love, peace and a wonderful life. And whether, or not, she found them.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

I M Not In The Band

Author : Amber Garza
ISBN : 9781640631137
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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I like Kassidy Milton. There, I said it. She’s funny, beautiful—even though she doesn’t know it—and my favorite kind of weird. But I can’t tell if she’s into me or just trying to get close to me for a chance with my famous twin brother instead. I mean, it has to be me. I am the better-looking one. But Kassidy has some demons, and she’s not good at letting people in. That happens when you’ve been hurt by someone close to you. I can relate. Trust is a funny thing; it’s hard to gain but easy to lose. I might just learn that the hard way. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book includes a snarky heroine, a swoon-worthy hero, crazy best friends, your favorite music, and lots of feels.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

We Owe You Nothing

Author : Daniel Sinker
ISBN : 9781936070558
Genre : Music
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“Collects some of [Punk Planet’s] best interviews from the past half-decade . . . serves as a reminder that punk is not just music but a movement.” —The A.V. Club Updated with six more interviews and a new introduction, the expanded edition of We Owe You Nothing is the definitive book of conversations with the underground’s greatest minds from the pages of Punk Planet. New interviews include talks with bands like The Gossip and Maritime, a conversation with punk legend Bob Mould, and more . . . in addition to the classic interviews from the original edition: Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Thurston Moore, Noam Chomsky, Kathleen Hanna, Black Flag, Sleater-Kinney, Steve Albini, Frank Kozik, Art Chantry, and others. “We Owe You Nothing made me feel vital and alive.” —Seattle Weekly “The magazine Punk Planet has quietly been one of the most intelligent voices in the kingdom of punk and post-punk . . . [and] anyone with the vaguest interest in music would be well-served to learn from these captured moments [in We Owe You Nothing].” —Detroit Metro Times “No book has illustrated this relationship between punk and its believers more than We Owe You Nothing.” —Daily Herald “Straight talk with no bullshit, no spin. The result is an airblast of honesty, an antidote of attitude. Music fans will love this book, and so will fans of independent thinking.” —Flagpole “A wholly unique vision wrought not by consensus but by cultural cynicism and never-say-die musical populism.” —Magnet
Category: Music

My Favorite Band Does Not Exist

Author : Robert T. Jeschonek
ISBN : 9780547622385
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Sixteen-year-old genius Idea Deity believes that he exists only in the pages of a novel written by a malevolent, omnipotent author . . . and that he will die in chapter 64. Meanwhile, an older teen named Reacher Mirage sings lead vocals for the undercover rock band Youforia . . . a band that exists in Idea’s world only as an Internet hoax that Idea himself perpetuated. Then there’s beautiful and mysterious Eunice Truant, who links their destinies. When Idea and Reacher plunge into the reality of Fireskull’s Revenant, the twisted epic fantasy novel they’ve both been reading, chapter 64 bears down on them like a speeding freight train on an unstoppable collision course. Being trapped in a bad book can be a nightmare. Just ask Idea Deity.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

American Psycho

Author : Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN : 9781447277712
Genre : Fiction
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A cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature. With an introduction by Irvine Welsh.
Category: Fiction

Japanstudien Band 16 2004

Author : Andrea Germer
ISBN : 9783891293799
Genre : Aufsatzsammlung
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Die Beiträge zum diesjährigen Schwerpunktthema „Grenzgänge – (De-)Konstruktion kollektiver Identitäten in Japan" zeigen in Form von Fallstudien im Verein mit theoretischen Überlegungen zum Diskurs über Differenz, Homogenität und Divergenz eine Möglichkeit auf, den Topos von der japanischen Gruppenorientiertheit, der u.a. ein zentrales Argument in der Nihonjinron-Debatte bildet, neu zu beleuchten. Zwar vermögen die sich vornehmlich mit marginalisierten gesellschaftlichen Gruppen befassenden Beiträge nicht alle Aspekte der Fragestellung abzudecken, die sich ja auch beispielsweise auf die Interdependenz mehrerer Gruppen bezieht. Oftmals aber konnten durch Schwerpunktthemen eines Jahrbuchs Anstöße zu weiterer Forschung gegeben werden, die dann bisweilen in späteren Ausgaben der Japanstudien dokumentiert wurden. Möge auch dieses Thema seine Fruchtbarkeit längerfristig unter Beweis stellen.
Category: Aufsatzsammlung

Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel Mit Bohr Einstein Heisenberg U A Band Ii 1930 1939 Scientific Correspondence With Bohr Einstein Heisenberg A O Volume Ii 1930 1939

Author : Wolfgang Pauli
ISBN : 9783540788010
Genre : Science
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Inhaltsübersicht: Das Jahr 1930: Die Neutrinohypothese. - Das Jahr 1931: Erste Kernphysik-Kongresse und Amerikareise. Das Jahr 1932. Die Entdeckung des Neutrons. - Das Jahr 1933: Substraktionsphysik und Löchertheorie Faksimile des Briefes ;&kÄ;314;&kü; Pauli an Heisenberg. - Das Jahr 1934: Die Pauli-Weisskopf-Theorie. - Das Jahr 1935: Die zweite Amerikareise. - Das Jahr 1936: Gitterwelt und Theorie der kosmischen Strahlung. - Das Jahr 1937: Kosmische Strahlung. - Das Jahr 1938: Kernkräfte und Yukonen. - Das Jahr 1939: Die Theorie der Mesonenfelder. - Nachtrag zu Band I, 1919-1929. - Anhang.
Category: Science

Japanstudien Band 19 2007

Author : Peter Backhaus
ISBN : 9783891293829
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Der aktuelle Band der Japanstudien beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema Familie. Er besteht aus zehn themenrelevanten Beiträgen und sechs Buchbesprechungen, von denen jeweils die eine Hälfte in deutscher und die andere Hälfte in englischer Sprache verfasst ist. Zusammengenommen möchten die hier versammelten Beiträge einen vielfältigen und detaillierten Einblick in japanisches Familienleben ermöglichen, der dazu anregen soll, das Thema Familie und die ihr derzeit unterstellte Krise differenziert und aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln zu betrachten.

Japanstudien Band 18 2006

Author : René Haak
ISBN : 9783891293812
Genre :
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Die Arbeitswelten in Japan bilden ein weites und zugleich differenziertes Feld, das nicht nur aus einer Perspektive und Disziplin erschlossen werden sollte. Heute gibt es wohl kaum einen Bereich der japanischen Gesellschaft, über den so viele abenteuerliche, verklärte und häufig überzogene Ansichten, falsche Dokumentationen und populärwissenschaftliche Schlussfolgerungen im Umlauf sind, wie über das Phänomen Arbeit in Japan. Ausgangspunkt für den vorliegenden Band 18 der Reihe „Japanstudien" des Deutschen Instituts für Japanstudien war daher ein weites Begriffsverständnis von Arbeit, das sowohl Erwerbsarbeit als auch die Vielfalt unentgeltlicher Arbeitsformen einschließt. Kreative und künstlerische Ausdrucksformen von Arbeit zählten bewusst zum Themenkomplex „Japanische Arbeitswelten". Das Anliegen dieses Bandes war es, die Entwicklung und die Veränderung von Arbeitswelten in Japan aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven und Disziplinen heraus zu untersuchen.

His Band Of Gold

Author : Melissa McClone
ISBN : 9781460352946
Genre : Fiction
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She didn't believe in love or marriage—for herself at least. For others, wedding consultant Kelsey Armstrong Waters planned the most perfect weddings—and hoped for the best. But her much-married parents made her vow never to step down the aisle. Until she met Will Addison. He'd come to beg Kelsey's help in planning his flighty sister's wedding, and against her instincts she'd agreed. He was handsome, sexy, a romantic who believed in love—and a man who stirred dreams she'd thought long gone. Now Kelsey was even forgetting the most basic rule: Remember—you're not the bride! Or would she be?
Category: Fiction