Jason Molina

Jason Molina Author Erin Osmon
ISBN-10 9781442268685
Year 2017-05-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Erin Osmon presents a detailed, human account of the Rust Belt–born musician Jason Molina—a visionary, prolific, and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter with an autodidactic style that captivated his devoted fans. The songwriting giant behind the bands Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. had a knack for spinning tales, from the many personal myths he cultivated throughout his life to the poems and ballads he penned and performed. As with too many great musicians, Molina’s complicated relationship with the truth, combined with a secretive relationship with the bottle, ultimately claimed his life. Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost details Molina’s personal trials and triumphs and reveals for the first time the true story of Molina’s last months and works, including an unpublished album unknown to many of his fans. Offering unfettered access to the mind and artistry of Molina through exclusive interviews with family, friends, and collaborators, the book also explores the Midwest music underground and the development of Bloomington, Indiana–based label Secretly Canadian. As the first authorized and detailed account of this prolific songwriter and self-mythologizer, Jason Molina provides readers with unparalleled insight into Molina’s tormented life and the fascinating Midwest musical underground that birthed him. It’s a story for the ages that speaks volumes to the triumphs and trials of the artistic spirit while exploring the meaningful music that Molina’s creative genius left behind.

Jason Molina Riding with the Gcb

Jason Molina Riding with the Gcb Author Erin Osmon
ISBN-10 1442268670
Year 2017-05-15
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Erin Osmon presents a detailed account of the Rust Belt born visionary, prolific, and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter Jason Molina. As the first authorized account of this self-mythologizer, the book provides readers with unparalleled insight into Molina s tormented life and the Midwest musical underground that birthed him."

Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy

Will Oldham on Bonnie  Prince  Billy Author Will Oldham
ISBN-10 9780393344639
Year 2012-09-17
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A captivating and revelatory glimpse into the life of one of the most critically acclaimed and enigmatic musicians working today. The man who acts under the name Will Oldham and sings and composes under the name Bonnie “Prince” Billy has, over the past quarter-century, made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema. These conversations with longtime friend and associate Alan Licht probe his highly individualistic approach to music making and the music industry, one that cherishes intimacy, community, mystery, and spontaneity. Exploring Oldham’s travels and artistic influences while discussing his experiences with such disparate figures as Johnny Cash, Bjork, James Earl Jones, and R. Kelly, the book conveys the brilliance that has captivated fans and made Oldham one of our most influential and beloved songsmiths. Oldham has declared this book his “last interview”—an essential guide to his life and career. Featuring a full discography, it offers the most in-depth look we may ever get of this fascinating cult figure.

The Greatcoat

The Greatcoat Author Helen Dunmore
ISBN-10 9781446474563
Year 2012-02-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In the winter of 1952, Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her husband Philip, a GP. With Philip spending long hours on call, Isabel finds herself isolated and lonely as she strives to adjust to the realities of married life. Woken by intense cold one night, she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the back of a cupboard. Sleeping under it for warmth, she starts to dream. And not long afterwards, while her husband is out, she is startled by a knock at her window. Outside is a young RAF pilot, waiting to come in. His name is Alec, and his powerful presence both disturbs and excites her. Her initial alarm soon fades, and they begin an intense affair. But nothing has prepared her for the truth about Alec's life, nor the impact it will have on hers ...

The Bookman s Tale

The Bookman s Tale Author Charlie Lovett
ISBN-10 9781101622803
Year 2013-05-28
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love Charlie Lovett’s new book, The Lost Book of the Grail, will be available from Viking on February 28, 2017 Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession. Nine months after the death of his beloved wife Amanda left him shattered, Peter Byerly, a young antiquarian bookseller, relocates from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, he discovers a Victorian watercolor of a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Amanda. Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins and braves a host of dangers to follow a trail of clues back across the centuries—all the way to Shakespeare’s time and a priceless literary artifact that could prove, once and for all, the truth about the Bard’s real identity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Media Ethics

Media Ethics Author Clifford G. Christians
ISBN-10 9781134841561
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 422
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning challenges readers to think analytically about ethical situations in mass communication through original case studies and commentaries about real-life media experiences. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical principles of ethical philosophies, facilitating ethical awareness. It introduces the Potter Box, with its four dimensions of moral analysis, to provide a framework for exploring the steps in moral reasoning and analyzing the cases. Focusing on a wide spectrum of ethical issues faced by media practitioners, the cases in this Tenth Edition include the most recent issues in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and entertainment. Visit the companion website at http://www.mediaethicsbook.com/.

Paul Simon

Paul Simon Author Cornel Bonca
ISBN-10 9780810884823
Year 2014-10-10
Pages 210
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Paul Simon: An American Tune is the first full-scale survey of the career of one of the most honored musicians and songwriters in American history. Starting out as a teeny-bopper rocker in the late 1950s, Paul Simon went on to form the most influential pop duo of the 1960s—Simon & Garfunkel—and after their break-up in 1970, launch one of the most successful, varied, and surprising solo careers of our time. In Paul Simon: An American Tune, Cornel Bonca considers Simon’s vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon himself helped to create, the singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s, the turn toward world music in the 1980s that gave the world the monumental Graceland, to the intimate personal turn his music took in the millennial era. Analyzing Simon’s albums one by one, often song by song, Bonca provides a deep and artful exploration of the work of one of today’s major songwriters. Offering a lucid and vivid portrait of an astonishing decades-long career, Paul Simon: An American Tune will interest a wide audience, from Simon fans to students and scholars of American popular culture.

Thor Vol 1

Thor Vol  1 Author Jason Aaron
ISBN-10 9781302480431
Year 2015-05-13
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Marvel Entertainment
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Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him unworthy for the first time ever! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, the hammer will be lifted - and a mysterious woman will be transformed into an all-new version of the mighty Thor! Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows...but she may be Earth's only hope against the Frost Giants! Get ready for a Thor like you've never seen before, as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm! Plus: the Odinson clearly doesn't like that someone else is holding his hammer...it's Thor vs. Thor! And Odin, desperate to see Mjolnir returned, will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. It's a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor! Collecting Thor (2014) #1-5.

The Swan Gondola

The Swan Gondola Author Timothy Schaffert
ISBN-10 9781780744919
Year 2014-03-04
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Oneworld Publications
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On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt – ventriloquist by trade, conman by birth – isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair. One of a travelling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpet bag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, changes everything, and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect.

Petite Rouge

Petite Rouge Author Mike Artell
ISBN-10 9781101626795
Year 2003-06-23
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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When her grand-mère comes down wit' de flu, this Cajun Little Red knows what she has to do. With her witty cat, TeJean, she sets off in a pirogue to bring Grand-mère some gumbo. Who should she meet upon the way, but that big ol' swamp gator, Claude! Mean ol' Claude may want to gobble up Petite Rouge, but she and TeJean have a better idea. Before long, they have Claude running back to the bayou where he belongs!

We re Gonna Die

We re Gonna Die Author Young Jean Lee
ISBN-10 9781559367851
Year 2015-07-20
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Theatre Communications Group
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A cabaret by one of the most adventurous new playwrights to emerge on the New York scene" ("NY Times"). "

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome Author Victor V. Bobetsky
ISBN-10 9781442236035
Year 2014-12-23
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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“We Shall Overcome” is an American folk song that has influenced American and world history like few others. At different points in time it has served as a labor movement song, a civil rights song, a hymn, and a protest song and has long held strong individual and collective meaning for the African-American community, in particular, and the American and world communities more generally. We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song, edited and compiled by Victor V. Bobetsky, comprises essays that explore the origins, history, and impact of this great American folk song. Inspired by a symposium of guest speakers and student choirs from the New York City Public Schools, chapters cover such critical matters as the song’s ancestry, Pete Seeger’s contribution to its popularization, the role played by the SNCC Freedom Singers in its adoption, the gospel origins and influences of the song, its adaptation by choral arrangers, its use as a teaching tool in the classroom, and its legacy among other freedom songs. We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song constitutes an invaluable resource for the music and music education community as well as for members of the general public interested in music, education, history and the civil rights movement. The book provides readers with a wide and unique spectrum of information about the song relevant to researchers and teachers.

Trouble Boys

Trouble Boys Author Bob Mehr
ISBN-10 9780306818790
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 520
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Press
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Trouble Boys is the first definitive, no-holds-barred biography of one of the last great bands of the twentieth century: The Replacements. With full participation from reclusive singer and chief songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist Slim Dunlap, and the family of late band co-founder Bob Stinson, author Bob Mehr is able to tell the real story of this highly influential group, capturing their chaotic, tragic journey from the basements of Minneapolis to rock legend. Drawing on years of research and access to the band's archives at Twin/Tone Records and Warner Bros. Mehr also discovers previously unrevealed details from those in the group's inner circle, including family, managers, musical friends and collaborators.

Data Science on the Google Cloud Platform

Data Science on the Google Cloud Platform Author Valliappa Lakshmanan
ISBN-10 1491974567
Year 2017-08-25
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher O'Reilly Media
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Learn how easy it is to apply sophisticated statistical and machine learning methods to real-world problems when you build on top of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With this practical guide, author and GCP Program Manager Valliappa Lakshmanan shows you how to gain insight into a sample business decision by applying different statistical and machine learning methods and tools. Along the way, you’ll get an extensive tour of the big data and machine learning parts of GCP. You’ll start with statistical methods, move into straightforward classification, and then explore windowing and real-time prediction. Move from basic to increasingly sophisticated methods Understand interactive querying of very large datasets with BigQuery Learn about probabilistic decision making with SparkSQL and Spark Train a TensorFlow model in Python and call it from Java Create a data processing pipeline with Dataflow Compute time-windowed aggregates in real-time