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A Circus Mind - Rock'n Roll Poetry from the Edge by Ryan Cox
Circus Mind is a compilation of rock n roll inspired poems by Ryan Cox. The book weaves through the annals of rock n roll to paint an expressive history of the bands and their music. Exploring the reaches of every corner of the music world from the Rolling Stones recording of Exile on Main St in Nellcote, France to the Willie Nelson long-haired outlaw country of the 70's and the socially conscious island rhythms of Bob Marley [...]
 
Rock Music in American Culture - The Sounds of Revolution, 2d ed. by Robert G. Pielke
In the years following World War II, something vital and original was born in the restive cauldron of American culture. At that moment the voice of this vital and original something came fully into its own. It was insistent, loud and bawdy, and it finally had a name. It was Rock and Roll, and it was about to challenge society's values about race, sex, love, work, patriotism, fashion, commercials and religion that lay at the [...]
 
The Flautist by John Needham
Leah Weisman is a twenty-something flautist (flute player) trained at the renowned Juilliard music school in New York. Unfortunately, she makes disastrous choices in men. Benjamin Wolfewitz, now Walters, is a Londoner and one-time refugee and has two things in common with Leah: he's also Jewish, at least by birth, and also a flautist, with a top London orchestra. Patrick Brennan is forty-something, Irish, from County Sligo, [...]
 
Music Business - It's a Dirty Game! by Tiwanda Gail Lovelace
MUSIC BUSINESS: IT'S A DIRTY GAME! By Tiwanda 'Ne Ne' Lovelace *Includes extra inserts and additional color copies and screenshots! Perfect Bound (Printed Copy) Black & White, Size: 11 x 8.5, pages: 324 - For decades we have all heard about many artists not receiving compensation but the first thing you think is one of the following: 1. They did not have their copyrights or they failed to protect their work...Or 2. They did [...]
 
The Ballad of Charlie & Horse by Mark Stewart
A Story of sex, drugs and rock n roll, The Ballad of Charlie & Horse charts the meteoric rise and fall of a young rock star: Shane Fisher. Initially shy and introvert a friend persuades him to form a band and play the local bars. But no one could have expected the rise to fame and fortune that follows or the havoc his rising star leaves in his wake as Shane hurtles into the depths of drug addiction.
 
October Song - A Memoir of Music and the Journey of Time by David W. Berner
WINNER, 2017 Grand Prize for Literature, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards - FINALIST in memoir, American Book Fest, BEST BOOK AWARDS In the vinyl era, David W. Berner played rock 'n' roll in a neighborhood garage band. Decades later at the age of 57 he enters a national songwriting contest and quite unexpectedly is named a finalist. But there's more. He's called on to perform the song live at a storied venue for Americana music. [...]
 
BEX, DRUGS & ROCK 'n' ROLL by Cristian Matheson
A former child star's comedic, psychedelic, rock and roll, coming of age story. If you love Charles Bukowski, David Sedaris and John Birmingham, you'll love this. It's a batch of dysfunctional, zany yet poignant tales. Inside you'll meet characters like Balloon-Head Ed, the sociopathic neighbor, the startled prostitutes, Trixie and Destiny, a transsexual terrier, an angry and drunken town, a disabled comedian, and one very [...]
 
ROCK STAR - Dream Weaver Novels Book 2 by Su Williams
The first book in this series, DREAM WEAVER was just awarded the bronze medal in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards!! Another 5 Star book in the Dream Weaver Series by Su Williams!! The sci-fi love story continues with Emari Sweet, and Dream Weaver Nickolas Benedetti. Music, magic, memories & monsters: Rock Star - a dark young adult/new adult romance, and adult supernatural novel. Ever dreamed of being a rock & [...]
 
Beyond The Music by Shannon Brown
Ellen left her life behind when she moved to Canada. Is she ready to start over with a mysterious stranger? Summer 1966. 21-year-old Ellen Daniels has moved to Canada to help out her family's business. She's left everything behind and now the business is failing, she's all alone, and she's just learned her boyfriend's been seeing someone else. Then one day an enigmatic stranger shows up. Ellen finds herself falling in love [...]
 
South Beach Riot by Bob Domonkos
South Beach Riot is an absurd, over-the-top farce about life in the hottest spot in the U.S.-- South Miami beach. I've lived on Collins Avenue and been witness to some of the craziest human interactions imaginable. Anybody who likes Carl Hiassen books, murder mysteries, and side-splitting comedies will get a kick out of these characters. And although on the surface the book is very slapstick, there are trenchant life-lessons [...]
 
The Church Across the Street by Neil Griffin
Amazon reviews - "a very special read," "thoroughly enjoyable, and very funny indeed," "this novel had me staying up very late and wanting more, so off to bed early the second night to finish it," "I loved this book, it took me back to many times in my childhood," "poignant, sad, triumphant and funny" "full of social comment, and written with large amounts of humour," "thoughtful and thought provoking; gently humorous and [...]
 
Life Rocks On by Laura Pinto
***Mature Content*** Three men. Two women. New York City in the Sixties was a place and time when rock music ruled the airwaves and the souls of teenagers forging rebellious paths diverging from those of their conformist parents. Inside of a decade, life in the civilized world had undergone a paradigm shift, evolving from a single-course meal into a veritable buffet ... and the choices were endless. Take four great-looking, [...]
 
Nothing Stays the Same - A Young Adult Rock 'n' Roll Time Travel Romance (Soul Mates Book 2) by Catherine Chant
How far would you go to save someone's life? Leah and Brennan are going all the way back to 1973. One Choice Changes Everything... In 1973, The Beat Detectors are the hottest TV pop band to hit the airwaves since The Monkees, thanks to the appealing vocals of rising teen idol Ronnie Basford. But behind the scenes, not everything is rainbows and unicorns. Ronnie realizes much too late that one bad decision can ruin your whole [...]
 
European Identity - The Newly Born European Demos? - The Potential of European Identity by Endri Shqerra
The book examines identity and its nature through analyzing different theories which help to define in which theories European identity can be ascribed to. The chapter also offers scholars' reflection over European identity and makes a definition of European identity. In the second chapter, it explains the role of European identity on the constitutional ratification (2004) as well as demonstrates the contribution of the [...]
 
And Tell Tchaikovsky the News by Robert Lamb
Atlanta teenager Billy Randolph is a talented musician whose rich father has sheltered him from all but classical works and the "soft" music played on his radio stations. But then Mr. Randolph hires a black yardman who happens to own a great collection of rock 'n' roll records. In no time at all, Billy is hearing a different drummer and singing a different tune!
 
Thirty Seconds Before Midnight by Helen J. Beal
What happens when the old money runs out and the new money rolls in? Welcome to Bestwood, a dilapidated estate in the wilds of the English countryside where Herbert, a giant land tortoise presides over the tatty menagerie. The zookeeper, Bob, and his daughter Stella are mystified when rock legend Dave Palmer arrives with his twin sons; that is, until they announce their plans to reinvent Bestwood as 'Palmer Springs - Where [...]
 
Reviving Jim Morrison by George Thomas Clark
Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he's going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and acid haze he soon emerges as a star but his emotional and legal problems worsen, especially after melting down at the concert in Miami. Jim's tired of performing and yearns to be a poet. Girlfriend Pam says he needs Paris. She swears she does her best there. An unnamed [...]
 
Columbus - The Musical Crossroads by David Meyers
Columbus has long been known for its musicians. Unlike New York, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, or even Cincinnati, however, it has never had a definable "scene." Still, some truly remarkable music has been made in this musical crossroads by the many outstanding musicians who have called it home. Since 1900, Columbus has grown from the 28th- to the 15th-largest city in the United States. During this period, it has [...]
 
Saint John Lennon by Daniel Hartwell
John Lennon is alive! A twist in time returns 40-year-old John Lennon to us on December 8, 2020 in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City. John finds the world embroiled in religious, environmental and political turmoil. This time-travel, action-adventure melds history, fact, fiction and fantasy to remind us of the patterns of the past and to give us a glimpse into future outcomes of our present policies. [...]
 
From Bach to the Beatles - How Music Started by K.R. Hillyer
Bach did not invent Music. Music didn't stop when the Beatles broke up in 1971. These are simply bookends K.R. Hillyer uses for a lighthearted look at Music through the Ages. Hear how Sid Caesar discovers melody, using his fellow cavemen as test subjects. Join us as we wander with the Ancient Egyptians and their musical cats or the Greeks and their hilarious choruses (not). There's always those energetic Etruscans "fiddling" [...]
 
The Jan & Dean Record - A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions by Mark A. Moore
Jan & Dean were among the most successful artists of the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, with hits including "Baby Talk," "Surf City," "Dead Man's Curve" and "The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)." Slapstick humor and offbeat personas were a big part of their shtick, but Jan Berry was serious when it came to the studio. This book chronicles Jan's career as a songwriter and arranger--and his tenure as producer for Jan & Dean [...]
 
The Day The World Sneezed - March 12, 2020 by Eddie Jones
March 12, 2020, I closed my laptop and walked across the Neuse River bridge to enjoy my evening walk on the greenway. Midway across the bridge the title for a story came to mind: The Day The World Sneezed. That Thursday, Raleigh and Wake County had begun to discuss imposing restrictions on business. There was talk schools might close the following week. When I got home from my walk I made a fake book cover with the words: [...]
 
PELICAN BAY RIOT - A True Thriller of Organized Crime and Corruption in Prison (Roll Call) by Glenn Langohr
Another one of Glenn Langohr's stunning memoirs--a brave, unflinching account of life in prison Pelican Bay Riot is a compilation of four stories that take you into the most violent, deadly and bloody prison in California. Gang wars, drug debts, and prison guards who stage gladiator fights and fire unholy justice abound. THIS BOOK IS FREE FOR PRIME MEMBERS Also by Glenn Langohr: Roll Call, Upon Release and Prison Riot, A True [...]
 
On the Air with Milli Mills - The Triumphs of a Radio Diva by Milli Mills
This book depicts the ups and downs, ins and outs of surviving and sustaining a solid place in the radio broadcasting industry from a female minority perspective. It reflects how a middle aged, old school female radio personality is faced with the reality of the diminishing era of the straight laced, articulate radio announcer-type personality to the dawning of the thriving new surreal type radio air personality and [...]
 
Akard Drearstone by Michael D. Smith
A cinder block falls on Akard Drearstone's head and he trades his print shop job for lead guitar. Months later, as the four members of the Akard Drearstone Group face the onslaught of national fame at their rural Texas commune, twelve-year-old Jan Pace nurses her crush for the narcissistic, paranoid bassist Jim Piston, growing up way too fast in a surreal summer between seventh and eighth grade.
 

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