Knight Defenders Victoria Sue 2016-01-29 Gwen wanted to believe that her real first name - Guinevere - was nothing more than the byproduct of her father's obsession with the legends of Merlin, an obsession that had cost him his job and ultimately ruined both their lives. Yet, when she encounters a monster in a dark alley bent on killing her and meets Lance, her movie-star gorgeous rescuer who explains the truth about them and who he is - Lancelot, from King Arthur's court - there's no way she can believe that he's just some insane man who claims to still be answering King Arthur's battle cry after fifteen hundred years, especially when she meets the other knights and discovers she is being targeted by beasts sent to hunt them long ago by the evil witch, Morgan Le Fey. Gwen is pulled into a battle for her life. But as the pieces in a complex plan put together by Merlin himself fall in place and Gwen with the knights pursues the source of Morgan's evil, she is soon afraid for much more than her life, for Lance wins her affection, and soon her heart. Is it a true love? Will Lancelot still fight for Guinevere? Will he pick up his sword as he did for hundreds of years, or will he realize that despite his vow, he didn't really love Gwen but a medieval queen that had been dead for over a thousand years?
A Drink with Shane MacGowan Shane MacGowan 2001 Follows the wild life and times of Pogues co-founder and legendary partyer Shane MacGowan, exploring his childhood, music, friends and family, and religious views.
The Undivided Past David Cannadine 2013 Details a provocative argument against the belief that history is best understood as a chronicle of groups in conflict, investigating six leading categories of human difference while arguing that history must also take into account typically disregarded,positive interactions.
The Einstein Factor Win Wenger, Ph.D. 2017-04-26 "The Einstein Factor liberates mental abilities you didn’t know you had. I tried the techniques in the book and they paid off instantly. It’s almost scary." —Duncan Maxwell Anderson, senior editor, Success. New research suggests that the superior achievements of famous thinkers may have been more the result of mental conditioning than genetic superiority. Now you can learn to condition your mind in the same way and improve your performance in virtually all aspects of mental ability, including memory, quickness, IQ, and learning capacity. Intelligence pioneer Dr. Win Wenger has identified the tools you need to reach greater levels of sharpness, insight, and overall intelligence. Using Wenger’s Image Streaming technique, you learn to bypass inhibitions and access the hypernormal capabilities hidden in your own subconscious. Discover how you can: • Improve your memory • Read faster and learn more quickly • Solve problems like a genius • Score higher on tests • Build self-esteem • Induce a state of total creative absorption • Access powerful subconscious insights through visualization • Increase your intelligence The Einstein Factor is your key to living an extraordinarily effective and creative life!
Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture P. W. Galbraith 2012-08-30 This is the most complete and compelling account of idols and celebrity in Japanese media culture to date. Engaging with the study of media, gender and celebrity, and sensitive to history and the contemporary scene, these interdisciplinary essays cover male and female idols, production and consumption, industrial structures and fan movements.
This Ain't the Summer of Love Steve Waksman 2009-02-04 "Waksman brings a new understanding to familiar material by treating it in an original and stimulating manner. This book tells 'the other side of the story.'"—Philip Auslander, author of Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music "While there are a number of histories of punk and metal and numerous biographies of important bands within each genre, there is no comparable book to This Ain't the Summer of Love. The ultimate contribution the book makes is to provoke the reader into rethinking the ongoing fluid relationship between punk, a music that enjoyed considerable critical support, and metal, a music that has been systematically denigrated by critics. This book is the product of superior scholarship; it truly breaks fresh ground and as such it is an important book that will be regularly cited in future work."—Rob Bowman, Professor of Music at York University and author of Soulsville USA: The Story of Stax Records "Debunking simplistic assumptions that punk rebelled and heavy metal conformed, Steve Waksman demonstrates with precisely chosen examples that for decades the two shared strategies and concerns. As a result, this important volume is among the first to extend to rock history the same much-needed revisionism that elsewhere has transformed our understanding of minstrelsy, blues, country music, and pop."—Eric Weisbard, author of Use Your Illusion I & II
Torchlight Lullaby Ryan Fisher 2016-04-01 When Ella & her stuffed mouse Winchell become trapped inside her dreams, they unwittingly create an opening between the two worlds. As the darkness of her nightmares begins invading her waking world, Ella and Winchell embark on a journey to find a way out. Forced to cope with her greatest fears, Ella must face what she?s been running from and close the door between the worlds forever.
On Board Flight 666 Iron Maiden 2013-05-23 The first and only official book from Britain's biggest heavy-metal band. IRON MAIDEN are a global phenomenon. On board their customised Boeing 757 plane named Ed Force One, and piloted by lead singer and airline captain Bruce Dickinson, the band, crew and 12 tonnes of equipment traversed the planet and broke the mould of traditional touring forever by playing concerts in every continent except Antarctica! Setting off in early 2008 on the Somewhere Back In Time world tour, through to the epic Final Frontier tour, Maiden finally played two sold-out shows in their native London. The Final Frontier tour celebrated their 15th and most successful studio album to date, hitting the No.1 spot in at least 28 countries. The band's official photographer John McMurtrie accompanied them on the tours and his unrestricted access allowed him to capture exclusive images and moments both onstage and off, in over 600 spectacular photographs annotated with individual insights and anecdotes. ON BOARD FLIGHT 666 provides an unprecedented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken; and into what makes this band so special.
Heavy Metal Deena Weinstein 1991 Describes the heavy metal music culture, explains why it has prompted demands for censorship, and argues that the music deserves tolerance and respect
Extreme Metal Keith Kahn-Harris 2007 Includes interviews with band members and fans, from countries ranging from the UK and US to Israel and Sweden, this book demonstrates the power and subtlety of an often surprising and misunderstood musical form. It draws on first-hand research to explore the global extreme metal scene.
Multilingual Metal Music Amanda DiGioia 2020-12-18 This multi-disciplinary book explores the textual analysis of heavy metal lyrics written in languages other than English including Japanese, Yiddish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, Austrian German, and Norwegian. Topics covered include national and minority identity, politics, wordplay, parody, local/global, intertextuality, and adaptation.
Five Women I Love Bob Hope 1966 Bob Hope, stalwart and determined entertainer of U.S. troops, on the five women he could take on each of his Vietnam trips. Love that Bob!
We All Saw It Coming Damon Wakes 2017-12-29 Banana banana banana We All Saw It Coming, banana banana banana banana 31 stories banana 31 days. Banana banana Flash Fiction Month 2017, banana banana banana banana banana banana July. Banana banana banana genres banana banana unicorn splatterpunk banana folk tales banana superhero parodies, banana banana banana banana banana. Banana banana banana banana, banana banana banana banana banana!
My Little Prayer David Archuleta 2021-09 In his first ever children's book, singer David Archuleta conveys the profound love to be found in our personal relationships with God. Based on the lyrics of David's popular and moving song, My Little Prayer tells the story of a young boy who discovers that what God wants for him is even better than what he wanted for himself. Learn to trust, learn faith, and most of all, learn to pray in this beautifully woven tale of art, music, and faith.
We Are! 2014 (Penn State Football Annual) Seth Fisher 2014-07-04 An Magazine produced by the top writers in the PSU blogosphere previews Penn State's 2014 team and opponents, then fills with 80 pages of PSU features
Always a Reckoning, and Other Poems Jimmy Carter 1995 A collection of poetry by the former president shares Carter's private meditations and memories about his youth, family, friends, and politics. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Caps Steven Bryden 2014-02-01 This in-depth look at the cult of caps explores one of fashion's most enduring international trends. It features interviews with connoisseurs and icons of cap fashion, including Aaron Bondaroff and Craig Ford.
A Worldwide Feast Vicky Veloso Barrera 2002
Alastor Jack Vance 2002-07-05 An omnibus collection of three works by the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author follows the adventures of the Connatic, the Alastor world's vengeance-seeking ruler and includes the classic novels, Trullion: Alastor 2262, Marune: Alastor 933, and Wyst: Alastor 1716. Reprint.
Metal Rules the Globe Harris M. Berger 2011-12-27 During the past three decades, heavy metal music has gone global, becoming a potent source of meaning and identity for fans around the world. In Metal Rules the Globe, ethnographers and some of the foremost authorities in the burgeoning field of metal studies analyze this dramatic expansion of heavy metal music and culture. They take readers inside metal scenes in Brazil, Canada, China, Easter Island, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, and the United States, describing how the sounds of heavy metal and the meanings that metalheads attribute to them vary across cultures. The contributors explore the dynamics of masculinity, class, race, and ethnicity in metal scenes; the place of metal in the music industry; and the ways that disenfranchised youth use metal to negotiate modernity and social change. They reveal heavy metal fans as just as likely to criticize the consumerism, class divisiveness, and uneven development of globalization as they are to reject traditional cultural norms. Crucially, they never lose sight of the sense of community and sonic pleasure to be experienced in the distorted, pounding sounds of local metal scenes. Contributors. Idelber Avelar, Albert Bell, Dan Bendrups, Harris M. Berger, Paul D. Greene, Ross Hagen, Sharon Hochhauser, Shuhei Hosokawa, Keith Kahn-Harris, Kei Kawano, Rajko Muršič,Steve Waksman, Jeremy Wallach, Robert Walser, Deena Weinstein, Cynthia P. Wong
Conquerors' Legacy Timothy Zahn 2015-05-06 Hugo Award-winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn returns to complete his original, acclaimed SF trilogy. As both humans and the alien Zhirrzh prepare for all-out galactic war, a handful of individuals from both sides are stunned to discover that the explosive catalyst for the impending battle is a misunderstanding both tragic and profound. Determined to avoid mutual extinction for both their races, this band now becomes the focus of the subtle and dangerous force whose goal it is to annihilate and destroy.
The Pornographers Akiyuki Nosaka 1968
The Chosen Seven Gill D. Anderson 2019-10-27
Hip Hop Aesop J. Scott Fleming 2016-06-10 We know fables mostly as those morality stories going back to a 550 BCE Greek slave named Aesop. We still admire them as a source of human-nature wisdom. They were once used to induce good behavior in children. Cautionary tales today come in the form of medicinal side-effect warnings."Hip Hop Aesop" is meant to be in the Aesop tradition. It may lack the moral instruction, but it relies on the same animal wit and wisdom. We hope we have followed the Aesop rule of "being useful to life and true to nature." Aesop lived about the same time as the Buddha, so we like to think of our stories as Zen-like, if they're like anything.We think of the book's artwork as more inspiration than illustration. It speaks for itself and goes its own way with the fables which were written first and then sent to Scott to do what he would with them. It's called artistic license in some places. We think this lack of collaboration helped fable and image to each speak in its own language.
Tokyo Listening Lorraine Plourde 2019-07-17 Tokyo Listening examines how the sensory experience of the city informs how people listen to both music and everyday, ubiquitous sounds. Drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of sound studies, anthropology, and ethnomusicology and over fifteen years of ethnographic fieldwork in Japan, Lorraine Plourde traces the linkages between sound and urban space. She examines listening cultures via four main ethnographic sites in Tokyo—an experimental music venue, classical music cafes, office workspaces, and department stores—looking specifically at how such auditory sensibilities are cultivated. The book brings together two different types of spaces into the same frame of reference: places people go to specifically for the music, and spaces where the music comes to them. Tokyo Listening examines the sensory experience of urban listening as a planned and multifaceted dimension of everyday city life, ultimately exploring the relationship between sound, comfort, happiness, and productivity.
Heavy Metal Deena Weinstein 2009-08-05 Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal. Embraced by millions of fans, it has also attracted a chorus of critics, who have denounced it as a corrupter of youth—even blamed it for tragedies like the murders at Columbine. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious culture of metal, which she analyzes, explains, and defends. She interprets all aspects of the metal world—the music and its makers, its fans, its dress code, its lyrics—and in the process unravels the myths, misconceptions, and truths about an irreverent subculture that has endured and evolved for twenty years.
Black Metal, Trauma, Subjectivity and Sound Jasmine Hazel Shadrack 2020-12-18 This important book weaves together trauma, black metal theory and disability into a story of both pain and freedom. Drawing on her many years as a black metal guitarist, Jasmine Hazel Shadrack uses autoethnography to explore her own experiences of gender-based violence, misogyny and the healing power of performance.
The Shirt Book Carol Konop 1995 In this book the founder of The Shirt Store tells you everything you need to know to get the most from your wardrobe investment.
Jordan Wolfson: Ecce Homo Le Poseur Jordan Wolfson 2014-02-28 This book, which sold out almost immediately upon publication, is a reprint of the catalogue produced on the occasion of Wolfson’s 2012–2013 exhibitions at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) in Los Angeles and the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent. Entitled Ecce Homo/le Poseur, the S.M.A.K. presentation marked the most comprehensive survey of Wolfson’s work to date. The volume’s eponymous title effectively expresses the artist’s interest in the ego and its image as well as destabilizing differences between life and imitation, reality and imagination. Anchored by full-scale color plates of Wolfson’s three animations—video stills, details, and installation views of the ambitiously conceived Con Leche (2009), Animation, masks (2011), and Raspberry Poser (2012)—the book provides a critical framework for the artist’s vast and varied practice. Images are given context by illuminating scholarship by Esther Leslie and Linda Norden, and a conversation between Aram Moshayedi and Wolfson brings their analyses to ground. Also included is a letter personally addressed to the artist by Philippe Van Cauteren. In Wolfson’s words, his work is “about reaching a place of displacement and control within the space of viewing”; this text exists as an embodiment of that ever-evolving vision, which considers the developments of digital and analogue animation as essential to the histories of modernism and modernity, and posits them as responsible for shaping and relaying the concerns of sculptural and pictorial modes of representation, and defining our relationship to both images and objects.
Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture Timothy J. Craig 2015-04-08 A fascinating illustrated look at various forms of Japanese popular culture: pop song, jazz, enka (a popular ballad genre of music), karaoke, comics, animated cartoons, video games, television dramas, films and "idols" -- teenage singers and actors. As pop culture not only entertains but is also a reflection of society, the book is also about Japan itself -- its similarities and differences with the rest of the world, and how Japan is changing. The book features 32 pages of manga plus 50 additional photos, illustrations, and shorter comic samples.
Solo Leveling, Vol. 3 (novel) Chugong 2021-10-19 JINWOO SUNG, OFFICIALLY S RANK ​Leveling up in C-rank dungeons has become next to impossible for Jinwoo. But an E-rank hunter attempting anything higher? Well, that would raise some serious red flags…so the time has come for a reevaluation. And when the results are back, it’s official—Jinwoo is the tenth S-rank hunter from South Korea! An entirely new world, brimming with powerful magic beasts and elite hunters, is now open to him. But before he can immerse himself in it, there’s something absolutely vital he has to do…
Music in Japan Bonnie C. Wade 2005 Music in Japan is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. Itsets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic fora list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Music in Japan offers a vivid introduction to the music of contemporary Japan, a nation in which traditional, Western, and popular music thrive side by side. Drawing on more than forty years of experience, author Bonnie C. Wade focuses on three themes throughout the book and in the musicalselections on the accompanying CD. She begins by exploring how music in Japan has been profoundly affected by interface with both the Western (Europe and the Americas) and Asian (continental and island) cultural spheres. Wade then shows how Japan's thriving popular music industry is also a modernform of a historically important facet of Japanese musical culture: the process of gradual popularization, in which a local or a group's music eventually becomes accessible to a broader range of people. She goes on to consider the intertextuality of Japanese music: how familiar themes, musicalsounds, and structures have been maintained and transformed across the various traditions of Japanese performing arts over time. Music in Japan is enhanced by eyewitness accounts of performances, interviews with key performers, and vivid illustrations. Packaged with an 80-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book, it features guided listening and hands-on activities that encourage readers toengage actively and critically with the music.
Anti-Security Mark Neocleous 2011 Security has reached an analytic blockage. The more security seems post-political, post-social, or even post-modern the more it escapes analytic scrutiny. The more security attaches itself to innumerable social relationships the more it becomes the very glue that binds social reality. Social problems become security problems while projects of pacification continue to be legitimized under the rubric of security. To be against security today is to stand against the entire global economic system. If security has become the dominant, perhaps impenetrable concept of our times, then we must start entertaining the impossible. We must begin asking: what would doing anti-security look like? Also contains "Anti-Security: A Declaration" (by Neocleous & Rigakos) Contents: Introduction 7; Anti-Security: A Declaration 15; [1] Security as Pacification, by: Mark Neocleous; [2] 'To Extend the Scope of Productive Labour': Pacification as a Police Project, by: George S. Rigakos; [3] Public Policing, Private Security, Pacifying Populations, by: Michael Kempa; [4] War on the Poor: Urban Poverty, Target Policing and Social Control, by: Gaetan Heroux; [5] 'Poor Rogues' and Social Police: Subsistence Wages, Payday Lending and the Politics of Security, by: Olena Kobzar; [6] Liberal Intellectuals and the Politics of Security, by: Will Jackson; [7] Security: Resistance, by: Heidi Rimke; [8] Security and the Void: Aleatory Materialism contra Governmentality, by: Ronjon Paul Datta; [9] 'All the People Necessary Will Die to Achieve Security', by: Guillermina Seri; Notes on contributors ..".'punches a hole' in the body of the depressingly 'pacified' strand of scholarship that police sociology has become..." - Georgios Papanicolaou, Teeside University
No Surrender Hiroo Onoda 2013-12-04 In the spring of 1974, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine police, hostile islanders, and successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that World War II was still being fought and that one day his fellow soldiers would return victorious. This account of those years is an epic tale of the will to survive that offers a rare glimpse of man's invincible spirit, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. A hero to his people, Onoda wrote down his experiences soon after his return to civilization. This book was translated into English the following year and has enjoyed an approving audience ever since.
Analytical Methods in Vibrations Leonard Meirovitch 1967
What are You Doing Here? Laina Dawes 2013-01-08 A Canadian music critic and heavy metal fan describes her experiences at rock shows, where she is often the only person of color in attendance and discusses her headbanging heroes with other black punk, metal and hard rock fans. Original.
Apocrypha The Prophet of the Fox God 2018-10 Discover the myth of the worldwide musicsensation BABYMETAL. Tasked with defeating the forces of darkness and division,the metal spirits must travel through a variety oferas of time, assuming different forms and identities. What we are seeing is notthe BABYMETAL of the present. It's the original story based on BABYMETAL you'venever heard before. The long-hidden metal spirit's apocrypha of the METALRESISTANCE will emerge.
The Biopolitics of Gender Jemima Repo 2015-10-01 This title provides a theoretically and methodologically new and distinct approach to gender through the frameworks of biopolitics and genealogy, theorising it as a historically specific apparatus of biopower. Through the use of a diverse mix of historical and contemporary documents, the book explores how the problematisation of intersex infant genitalia in 1950s psychiatry propelled the emergence of the gender apparatus in order to socialise sexed individuals into the ideal productive and reproductive subjects of White, middle-class postwar America.

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