How a Bully Learns to Share ´´James Alexander´s nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, ´Gimme.´ Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jim
An oral history of the modern punk-revival?s West Coast Birthplace Outside of New York and London, California?s Bay Area claims the oldest continuous punk-rock scene in the world. Gimme Something Better brings this outrageous and influential punk scene to life, from the notorious final performance of the Sex Pistols, to Jello Biafra?s bid for mayor, the rise of Maximum RocknRoll magazine, and the East Bay pop-punk sound that sold millions around the globe. Throngs of punks, including members of the Dead Kennedys, Avengers, Flipper, MDC, Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, and AFI, tell their own stories in this definitive account, from the innovative art-damage of San Francisco?s Fab Mab in North Beach, to the still vibrant all-ages DIY ethos of Berkeley?s Gilman Street. Compiled by longtime Bay Area journalists Jack Boulware and Silke Tudor, Gimme Something Better chronicles more than two decades of punk music, progressive politics, social consciousness, and divine decadence, told by the people who made it happen.
See, I was at the mall and I dropped my phone into the fountain. And I had been thinking about all the things I would tell myself if I could call myself when I was fourteen. And now I´m talking to you.´´ ´´What,´´ I say slowly, ´´are you talking about?´´ I would hang up, should hang up, but she sounds so familiar. ´´Don´t you see?´´ she says, bursting with excitement. ´´I´m pretty sure I´m you. In the future.´´ Devi is a mess. Her boyfriend just dumped her, and the only college that accepted her is known to everyone as ´Stupid State´. But suddenly, she can talk to herself three-and-a-half years earlier - which means she can totally change her future for the better! Either that, or create hilarious and disastrous consequences...
A new life is just a phone call away! Devi´s life isn´t turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan-cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn´t join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left. Not even her stupid cell phone-she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago! Once Devi gets over the shock-and convinces her younger self that she isn´t some wacko-she realizes that she´s been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she´s already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self? Except . . .what if getting what you think you want changes everything? Fans of Sarah Mlynowski´s Magic in Manhattan series will love this hilarious novel with a high-concept premise . From the Hardcover edition.
In Gimme!, advertising research expert John Hallward shows you how the most effective advertising campaigns tap into our most basic, primal emotions to convince consumers to buy. For marketers and advertisers, this book looks at the human nature of consumers and presents the proven tactics, techniques, and arguments that best motivate the human animal to buy.
All of Wally´s friends have cooler stuff than he does, and even his prayers have turned into, ´´Dear God, gimme, gimme, gimme´´ until Dad drags him along on an aid project to Africa. He meets a boy his age who shows him what really counts in life and the key to real happiness.
In order to earn the coveted Gimme S´more badge, the Lumberjanes set out on a backpacking trip in the deep, dark woods. But the woods aren´t so scary anymore, now that the Lumberjanes have kicked, punched, and befriended all the fearsome magical monsters out there, so they set out to find the one thing that can still scare them all: campfire stories!
Hagen Winterstein, seit 30 Jahren exklusiver Autor der sagenhaft langlebigen Groschenromanserie Sam Barker Der Rächer von New York, hätte sich nie träumen lassen, dass er und seine Freunde eines Tages gezwungen wären, das Universum zu retten und das, obwohl sie der einzigen bekannten Nicht intelligenten Lebensform eben dieses Universums angehören. Das größte Abenteuer aller Zeiten beginnt mit einem lauten PHUMPH!: Zwei leuchtende Sphären NOKK und GIMM, Agenten des Ambulanten Wurmlochservice materialisieren einfach mir nichts dir nichts auf Hagens Wohnzimmersesseln und fordern ihn zur Rettung des Universums auf. Und so sehen sich Hagen und seine Freunde Carl, Hanno und Max plötzlich vor eine Aufgabe gestellt die völlig unlösbar zu werden scheint, als Hagen einen seiner brutalsten Sam Barker-Romane zum Besten gibt, was extreme Auswirkungen auf die extraterristrischen Gäste hat (Sie erleiden eine lebensbedrohliche Literaturvergiftung). Werden unsere Helden trotz aller Schwierigkeiten, wie einer Polizeikontrolle, eines Motorschadens und gar eines Mordverdachts und auch allem, was sonst noch schiefgehen kann, ihr vollkommen durchgeknalltes Abenteuer überstehen und das Universum in der allerletzten Planck-Sekunde retten? Und werden NOKK und GIMM irgendwann das große Menschheitsrätsel lösen, wohin all die Socken, Lieblings-CDs, Chipstüten und Kuscheltiere auf Nimmerwiedersehen verschwinden?
This revealing history of the American film musical synthesizes thecritical literature on the genre and provides a series of closeanalytical readings of iconic musical films, focusing on theircultural relationship to other aspects of American popularmusic. * Offers a depth of scholarship that will appeal to students andscholars * Leads a crucial analysis of the cultural context of musicals,particularly the influence of popular music on the genre * Delves into critical issues behind these films such as race,gender, ideology, and authorship * Features close readings of canonical and neglected filmmusicals from the 1930s to the present including: Top Hat,Singin´ in the Rain, Woodstock, Gimme Shelter,West Side Story, and Across the Universe