Sexy, flamboyant and hilarious female punk rock singer-songwriter Colleen Caffeine started out as a forgotten, overweight, confused and sheltered child born in troubled and destitute Detroit. In spite of it all, she has managed to live out her teenage dreams of playing in clubs and festivals all over the world in the band she created, Choking Susan. Fueled by her passion for punk rock and unusual life, she has written, performed and recorded hundreds of songs in the United States and internationally. She taught herself bass, becoming an award-winning bass player. Be entertained by her wacky mind and interesting take on life by reading about her journey, her good luck, crazy times and insane romances. When there's nowhere to go but up, that's where you go.
Author: Mia Michaels
Publisher: Seal Press
Release Date: 2018-05-01
An empowerment manifesto for creatives, misfits, innovators, and disruptors from the star of So You Think You Can Dance and creator of Broadway's Finding Neverland A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys offers a playbook for living a creative and authentic life. Using her own story as a launching spot, and creative quizzes, charts, and lists to engage the reader in an interactive journey, Mia Michaels explores the experience of the unicorn in a world of donkeys, a world where fitting in, pleasing others, following rules, and maintaining norms-no matter how messed up those norms are-is the only acceptable path. She acknowledges the struggles of the unicorn life-loneliness, ridicule, being misunderstood and undervalued-and goes on encourage readers to reframe the unicorn life the way she has, as essential to a life of brilliance.
Author: John Robb
Publisher: PM Press
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Vibrant and volatile, the punk scene left an extraordinary legacy of music and cultural change, and this work talks to those who cultivated the movement, weaving together their accounts to create a raw and unprecedented oral history of punk in the United Kingdom. From the Clash, Crass, Henry Rollins, and John Lydon to the Sex Pistols, the Stranglers, and the Buzzcocks, this reference features more than 150 interviews that encapsulate the most thrilling wave of rock and roll pop culture ever seen. Ranging from its widely debated roots in the late 1960s to its enduring influence on modern bands, fashion, and culture, this history brings to life the energy and anarchy as no other book has done.
Author: Pauline Black
Publisher: Profile Books
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music. Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British Ska. The only woman in a movement dominated by men, she toured with The Specials, Madness, Dexy's Midnight Runners when they were at the top of the charts - and, sometimes, on their worst behaviour. From childhood to fame, from singing to acting and broadcasting, from adoption to her recent search for her birth parents, Black By Design is a funny and enlightening story of music, race, family and roots.
The true story of how one young impressionable teenager harboured a dream to play in his favourite band Alien Sex Fiend, only for his dream to become reality as he escape the leafy Lancashire village of Lytham to tour the world with his idols in a crazy orgy of sex, drugs and goth rock n' roll. Whether surviving bloody bar room brawls on tour in Belgium, extremist death threats in Germany, becoming immersed in the Hammer Horror Theatre that was Alien Sex Fiend at their bloodcurdling best, this is the definitive story of the ultimate fantasy becoming reality.
Author: Allan Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a gilded time for the music press. By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and powerful, the Stop Me...stories collected here include encounters with some of rock's most iconic stars, including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam. From backstage brawls and drug blow-outs, to riots, superstar punch-ups, hotel room confessionals and tour bus lunacy, these are stories from the madness of a music scene now long gone.
It’s 1983. Convent-educated teenager Gail dyes her hair blue and escapes suburban boredom in Surrey to live a more exciting life among the colourful punks and squatters of London. Leaving behind the twitching net curtains and disapproving looks of beige Morden (A.K.A. Bore-don), Gail places an advert in a music paper to seek out likeminded “friends and weirdos”, and so her adventure begins. Soap The Stamps, Jump The Tube is an anarchic stomp through London in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and features a huge cast of colourful characters, a chronology of bizarre experiences, some curious employment prospects, and a full spectrum of hair colours. *Warning: this book contains graphic scenes of hair crimper abuse that more delicate readers may find upsetting
Author: Joan Lindsay
Publisher: ETT Imprint
Release Date: 2018-08-25
Joan Lindsay's classic novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is a subtle blend of mysterious and sinister events set in a period of Australian social life drawn with loving nostalgia. The final chapter of the novel was removed at the request of her publishers, creating a mystery to which thousands have begged to know the solution. The missing chapter reveals what did happen to the schoolgirls who vanished from the Rock after a St Valentine's Day picnic in 1900, and holds commentaries by John Taylor, Yvonne Rousseau and Mudrooroo.
"Ms. Albertine's book is wiry and cogent and fearless.... Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times "Forget Katniss And Tris - Viv Albertine Is Your New Hero."—MTV.com The Rough Trade #1 Book of the Year! Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie Brownstein. She formed a band with Sid Vicious and was there the night he met Nancy Spungeon. She tempted Johnny Thunders...toured America with the Clash...dated Mick Jones...and inspired the classic Clash anthem "Train in Vain." But Albertine was no mere muse. In Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys., Albertine delivers a unique and unfiltered look at a traditionally male-dominated scene. Her story is so much more than a music memoir. Albertine's narrative is nothing less than a fierce correspondence from a life on the fringes of culture. The author recalls rebelling from conformity and patriarchal society ever since her days as an adolescent girl in the same London suburb of Muswell Hill where the Kinks formed. With brash honesty—and an unforgiving memory—Albertine writes of immersing herself into punk culture among the likes of the Sex Pistols and the Buzzcocks. Of her devastation when the Slits broke up and her reinvention as a director and screenwriter. Or abortion, marriage, motherhood, and surviving cancer. Navigating infidelity and negotiating divorce. And launching her recent comeback as a solo artist with her debut album, The Vermilion Border. Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. is a raw chronicle of music, fashion, love, sex, feminism, and more that connects the early days of punk to the Riot Grrl movement and beyond. But even more profoundly, Viv Albertine's remarkable memoir is the story of an empowered woman staying true to herself and making it on her own in the modern world.
An introduction to out-of-body travel which describes the author's various astral journeys, and offers step-by-step instructions for embarking on voyages through new dimensions and worlds beyond everyday life.
Author: Gary Dahl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics
So, you need to create an advertising campaign that brings in more customers, adds more dollars to your bottom line, and validates all the reasons you went into business in the first place. But how can you make your ad look and sound like champagne if your budget can only afford beer? Are you wasting your time trying to sell ice to an Eskimo? The world of advertising can seem like a daunting place—but it doesn’t have to be. Advertising for Dummies coaches you through the process and shows you how to: Identify and reach your target audience Define and position your message Get the most bang for your buck Produce great ads for every medium Buy the different media Create buzz and use publicity Research and evaluate your competition Advertising for Dummies offers newbies a real-world look at the ins and outs of advertising—from online and print to TV, radio, and outdoor formats—to show you how you can easily develop and execute a successful campaign on any budget. Plus, you’ll find a glossary of common buzzwords you may encounter along the way so you can talk the talk like the advertising guru you (almost) are! With simple tips on how to write memorable ads and timeless lessons from the legends, this book is packed with everything you need to have people from New York to Los Angeles whistling your jingle.
The Horn of Africa is one of the last secret regions of the world. African Ark is the photographic documentary of a perilous five-year journey recording the customs of many peoples whose lands and heritage have since been irretrievably lost to war and famine. Starting with the Christian Amharas of Lalibela and Axum, the two photographers traverse a perilous arc that takes them to the seacoast of Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia and as far south as Lamu in Kenya, and finally to the remote peoples of the southeast of the Horn who still engage in stick-fighting, scarification and the wearing of lip-plates. Their travels also take them to the lands of the desert-dwelling Afar and Rashaida peoples, of the Somali nomads of Ogaden and the Oromo pilgrims of the Bale mountains. African Ark is a rich record of an 'ark' that shelters a wide variety of landscapes and human societies.
Author: Celia Elizabeth Green
Release Date: 1999-02
Genre: Civilization, Modern
Introducing the life cycles of the main animal groups, this series provides an overview of key physical characteristics and covers the life cycle from birth, or hatching, to death, looking at growing up, feeding, mating, keeping safe, threats and survival. Each title includes simple charts and graphs to explain patterns of change and compare offspring to parent from a wide range of animal examples from near home and around the world. This title focuses on fish.
Author: Max Sutherland
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
Unravels the mysteries that surround the art of advertising, taking us into the mind of the consumer and explaining how advertising messages work - or misfire - and why. Fully revised international edition.
Author: Roy Bedichek
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2010-06-28
A classic since its first publication in 1947, Adventures with a Texas Naturalist distills a lifetime of patient observations of the natural world. This reprint contains a new introduction by noted nature writer Rick Bass.