Gimme Danger: The Story of Iggy Pop: Joe Ambrose
Virgin Voyage - Mari´s Story (The Sunset Destiny Romances, #1): JJ Ellis
Stormy Seas - Abigail´s Story (The Sunset Destiny Romances, #3): JJ Ellis
Fate´s Encore: A Baby Boomer Love Story: JJ Ellis, TA Ellis
This Short Story Eight-Pack runs 1 hour and 52 minutes and consists of the following short stories: ´´Gimme a Beer:´´ Two beer drinking litterbugs get their comeuppance in a great way. ´´Pane in the Neck:´´ You think you’ll get away with murdering your wife but the cops are smarter. ´´Simple Plan:´´ Cross country on the bus with only 30 cents to your name. Can you do it? ´´Sing a Song of Six Shots:´´ How to convince you friend that guns DO kill people after all. ´´The Perfect Crime:´´ Everyone thinks they’ve found it, but they haven’t thought of this method. ´´This Business of Vending:´´ Chicago in the 1960´s and the underworld connection to the vending business. ´´To Be a Cop:´´ Several TRUE stories as told to me by a retired police captain from Wisconsin. ´´Up in Smoke: You get 5 of 6 lottery numbers when the power goes out. Did you get the 6th number? 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. C. Rede. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010472/bk_acx0_010472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones´ infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock - the day that shattered the ´60s´ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth - until now. Altamont explores rock´s darkest day, a fiasco that began well before the climactic death of Meredith Hunter and continued beyond that infamous December night. Joel Selvin probes every aspect of the show - from the Stones´ hastily planned tour preceding the concert to the bad acid that swept through the audience to other deaths that also occurred that evening - to capture the full scope of the tragedy and its aftermath. He also provides an in-depth look at the Grateful Dead´s role in the events leading to Altamont, examining the band´s behind-the-scenes presence in both arranging the show and hiring the Hells Angels as security. The product of 20 years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, Altamont is the ultimate account of the final event in rock´s formative and most turbulent decade. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005476/bk_harp_005476_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1969 Michael Lydon, a founding editor of Rolling Stone and a leading member of rock writing´s first generation, got a dream assignment: to cover the Rolling Stones´ hopscotch tour across America that ended at Altamont. His long, intimate piece on the tour, The Rolling Stones Discover America, captures the highs and lows of the grueling tour and has become a classic of rock ´n´ roll journalism - one that the Maysles brothers studied to guide the editing of their film, Gimme Shelter. Nobody used the term ´´embedded reporter´´ in those days, but that´s how Lydon lived on the tour, staying in the Stones´ HQ house above LA´s Sunset Strip and in suites at New York´s Plaza Hotel, flying in private jets to Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston, gambling in Las Vegas, hanging out backstage at the LA Forum and Manhattan´s Madison Square Garden, smoking pot with ´´The Boys´´ in late night bull sessions, and night after night digging the overpowering, sensuous, and beautiful music. ´´This was the peak of my rock ´n´ roll reporting career,´´ Lydon has said. ´´I knew I was where every hippie in America wanted to be, and I jumped into the tour with my eyes and ears wide open, a big grin on my mug.´´ In The Rolling Stones Discover America, Lydon also describes his own nervousness living so close to stardom. ´´The Stones were good guys and hardworking musicians,´´ he says, ´´but they were the sun kings of the tour universe. The rest of us were minor planets spinning about them in fixed and distant orbits. It´s a miracle I managed to keep my feet on the ground, keep taking notes, and get the story down on paper - but I´m glad I did.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lydon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001451/bk_hach_001451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having overestimated my abilities, and simultaneously underestimated my group of roleplayers, once again: I had to improvise a lot to mix a campaign length background of a fantasy Bavaria mixed with inspiration from D&D Spelljammer & dark fairy tales.Throwing in a handful of short-stories, to make the lousy little adventure part one look like a well-prepared campaign with lots of effort invested resulted in several desperate measures, and even though legal, I didn't like the author it would have made out of me to continue that way.After 22 years of absence I was brought back into fantasy-roleplaying & game mastering. The expected debacle on first attempts did not happen, but my adult self noted much more about lacking competences, in-group player-compability (teamwork vs toxic roleplaying), and several issues more.What remained here, contextually, is this: The real world Roland belonged, back then, and it may still be so, to a Neo-Nazi group, which did put my real world person unto a deathlist aka hitlist (made me a target to be killed).Living with that sucked, but I am still alive. In return I went back to Michael Moorcock inspired Eternal Champion kinda roleplaying games, as I turned the stress & memories into dark fantasy roleplay with minor Steampunk add-ins (a bit Napoleonic here and there aka gimme the flintlock guns).This story here was under pressure of time, and I felt ashamed of NOT having invented & fully written it myself. But years passed by, and others money-milked, what was still illegal in my own youth. So now, returned from bum shelter, I give a notch more to my greed & self-preservation than before.Planned, back then, were 5 stories to show not tell, what ´´Bavaria´´ means in my fantasy context, actually just to show players what characters they could create to fit-in. This one 'survived' a hard disk chemical burn due overheating...
DescriptionA great collection of songs from the eagerly-anticipated remake of the Jazz musical, arranged for Piano Voice and Guitar by Donald Sosin. Millie arrives in Manhatten from Kansas at the height of the Jazz Age in 1922, determined to live a modern life. The story chronicles her adventures in and out of the Manhattan underworld, jazz clubs and prisons, and falling in and out of love. Contains synopsis, notes and photos. SonglistForget About The BoyGimme Gimme GimmeHow The Other Half LivesI Turned The CornerJimmyLong As I´m Here With YouNot For The Life Of MeOnly In New YorkThe Speed TestThey Don´t KnowThoroughly Modern MillieWhat Do I Need With Love?Your Kiss Is Sweet (Billy Preston And Syreeta)
Don´t judge a book by its cover, or a bag lady by her appearance. ´I didn´t always look like this,´ she says. ´Being barmy doesn´t mean I´m stupid.´ Lady Bag does have her problems - her close relationship with cheap red wine, for example. When she gets hammered she talks to her dog. When she´s extra-hammered her dog talks to her. Guess who makes better sense. She and her rescue greyhound, Electra, wander through the streets of London, seeing a Dickensian side of the capital city that´s visible only to the homeless. Together they accept the kindness and unkindness of strangers with the same wry patience. Until, on one dreadful day, they meet the Devil outside the National Portrait Gallery... About Anna Lee ´´Electric with suspense, fast and funny... ´´ Publisher´s Weekly ´´Loud hurrahs... story wonderfully alive, truly tense, dialogue sharp and accurate!´´ HRF Keating, The Times About Eva Wylie ´´A staggering achievement... A breath-taking tour de force.´´ Sara Paretsky ´´... Eva is a wondrous creation - an incorrigible innocent in a story that crackles with energy. Super Cody.´´ Kirkus Reviews About Gimme More ´´Give me more books like Gimme More.´´ Laura Lippman ´´Probably the greatest rock´n´roll novel ever.´´ Nick Johnstone, uncut About Ballad of a Dead Nobody ´´I was gripped... [told] beautifully, touchingly, sometimes brutally... ´´ Peter Lovesey ´´Adventurous in form, sparklingly written and with every page more gripping than the last, this bluesy novel may well be the already garlanded Cody´s best yet.´´ Mat Coward, Morning Star About Miss Terry ´´Compelling... warm and amusing, written with the characteristic Cody honesty... a terrific read.´´ Peter Lovesey