For nearly 30 years, Frank Zappa was one of the most influential, innovative, and controversial musicians in rock, despite minimal radio airplay. This biography goes beyond the myths that surround this musical satirist to explore the life, career, and influences of an outrageously gifted composer. Both with his early band, the Mothers of Invention, and in his subsequent solo work, Zappa poked fun at middle-class conformity, hippies, disco, and the Reagan era while breaking musical ground with his combination of jazz, rhythm and blues, doo-wop, social and political parody, and rock and roll. This book traces Zappa's cultural and musical roots to Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, Charles Ives, and Zappa's true hero, avant-garde composer Edgard Varese.
This collection of essays, documented by an international and interdisciplinary array of scholars, represents the first academically focused volume exploring the creative idiolect of Frank Zappa. Several of the authors are known for contributing significantly to areas such as popular music, cultural, and translation studies, with expertise and interests ranging from musicology to poetics. The publication presents the reader with an understanding of the ontological depth of Zappa's legacy by relating the artist and his texts to a range of cultural, social, technological and musicological factors, as encapsulated in the book's title - Frank Zappa and the And. Zappa's interface with religion, horror, death, movies, modernism, satire, freaks, technology, resistance, censorship and the avant-garde are brought together analytically for the first time, and approached non chronologically, something that strongly complies with the non linear perspective of time Zappa highlights in both his autobiography and recordings. The book employs a variety of analytical approaches, ranging from literary and performance theory, 'horrality' and musicology, to post modern and textually determined readings, and serves as a unique and invaluable guide to Zappa's legacy and creative force.
Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.
Here is all the information parents could ever need to create a safe environment for their children. Practical "childproofing" tips are offered for every room in the house as well as for outdoors. The updated chapter on poison control includes a complete listing of poisonous household products—plants both indoor and outdoor—and what to do if a poisoning actually occurs.
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HIS book is based on a series of papers first published in Update during T 1974 and 1975. When they originally appeared they attracted attention from workers in many fields connected with rehabilitation, and it was clear that their appeal stretched far beyond the usual readership of Update. The papers present a unique collection of information on aspects of rehabilita tion, and their publication as a single volume has been requested by many. Since their original publication the papers have been revised. There have been many changes in the organisation of government and voluntary services, including, for example, changes in the law relating to the mobility allowance. These changes have been incorporated in the revision, and the book now presents an up-to-date account of the various aspects of rehabilitation including the services provided by government and voluntary organisations, relevant legislation, the provision of aids and appliances and problems affecting particular disability groups. If it is concerned principally with the physically disabled this is because they appear numerically to be the most important.
My Journey Between the Passions of the Living and the Dead
Author: Betty Krawczyk
While imprisoned for Contempt of Court in the spring of 2003, Betty Krawczyk searched for understanding into the reasons for her actions. Had she signed a paper promising not to go back to the forest where she was arrested for blockading logging trucks, she would have been released from prison until trial. But she refused. Her own stubbornness and intransigence before the courts of British Columbia baffled everybody, including Krawczyk herself. In "This Dangerous Place," Krawczyk searches for answers from her childhood by revisiting in memory an old plantation house in southern Louisiana. It was from this setting of long ago that Krawczyk's father wrestled with a ghost he didn't know, didn't ask for, and didn't believe existed. Until it was too late.
Gendering the Master Narrative asks whether a female tradition of power might have existed distinct from the male one, and how such a tradition might have been transmitted. It describes women's progress toward power as a push-pull movement, showing how practices and institutions that ostensibly enabled women in the Middle Ages could sometimes erode their authority as well.This book provides a much-needed theoretical and historical reassessment of medieval women's power. It updates the conclusions from the editors' essential volume on that topic, Women and Power in the Middle Ages, which was published in 1988 and altered the prevailing view of female subservience by correcting the nearly ubiquitous equation of "power" with "public authority." Most scholars now accept a broader definition of power based on the interactions between men and women.In their Introduction, Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski survey the directions in which the study of medieval women's agency has developed in the past fifteen years. Like its predecessor, this volume is richly interdisciplinary. It contains essays by highly regarded scholars of history, literature, and art history, and features seventeen black-and-white illustrations and two maps.
The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.
Why is Randy Newman - enigmatic, audacious composer responsible for Tom Jones hits and the music to both Toy Story and Monsters Inc - still almost completely unknown? With detailed precision, Courrier delves into the reasons for Newman's peripheral status on the cultural landscape suggesting that, at heart, he has always been a musical outsider and has built a career in the mainstream by donning a brilliant disguise. An illuminating portrait of the artist as a masked man.
In this edition of their bestseller, the sequel to the best-selling Good News for a Change, authors David Suzuki and Holly Dressel provide the latest inspiring stories about individuals, groups, and businesses that are making real change in the world. More Good News features the most up-to-date information about critical subjects, such as energy and the economy, not covered in the previous edition. These stories offer compelling proof from the front lines that sustainable solutions already exist.
Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett and you've got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastrous side of true love... Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. His name is Shane, no last name, just Shane, and he has his own problems: he's got a big hit scheduled, a rival trying to take him out, and an ex-mobster uncle asking him to protect some little kid named Agnes. When he finds out that Agnes isn't so little, his uncle has forgotten to mention a missing five million bucks he might have lost in Agnes's house, and his last hit was a miss, Shane's life isn't looking so good, either. Then a bunch of lowlifes come looking for the money, a string of hit men show up for Agnes, and some wedding guests gather with intent to throw more than rice. Agnes and Shane have their hands full with greed, florists, treachery, flamingos, mayhem, mothers of the bride, and—most dangerous of all—each other. Agnes and the Hitman is the perfect combination of sugar and spice, sweet and salty—a novel of delicious proportions.
Location-Based Marketing, Apps, Mobile Optimized Ad Campaigns, 2D Codes and Other Mobile Strategies to Grow Your Business
Author: Jeanne Hopkins,Jamie Turner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Set-up, run, and measure successful mobile media marketing campaigns Go Mobile is packed with tools, tips, and techniques that will help readers set-up, launch, run, and measure mobile media campaigns. This book will help readers understand the different mobile media platforms, learn how to us SMS for business, incorporate 2D and QR Codes into their campaigns, develop mobile websites and mobile apps, see case studies, and much more. Go Mobile offers practical, step-by-step guidance for implementing a mobile marketing campaign. Readers will learn how to: Use location-based marketing to get new customers and keep existing ones Integrate social media with your mobile media campaign Use mobile E-commerce to improve brand loyalty Measure the ROI of a mobile media campaign Develop mobile media business models you can use to grow revenues With these effective, efficient, and integrated mobile marketing campaigns, business owners and marketers will garner enviable response rates and watch their revenue grow more rapidly than ever before.
40 Delicious and Simple Things That Children Can Really Make
Author: Sabrina Parrini
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Little Kitchen is a beautifully designed and photographed collection of forty tried and true recipes for budding chefs. Author Sabrina Parrini takes aspiring young cooks through a plethora of sweet and savory recipes and helps them find the joy in every part of a meal, from buying and preparing the ingredients to cooking and then eating the finished product. With clear, step-by-step instructions, each recipe teaches young chefs how to make what they already love to eat and when to ask a grownup for help. From quick after-school snacks to impressive dinners and sweet desserts, children will learn to create tasty, healthful meals and snacks. Included are recipes for: Little Egg and Bacon Breakfast Pies, Minestrone, Yummy Mini Burgers, Meatballs, Tutti Frutti Salad, Gingerbread Snowflakes, and more! With the addition of colorful and fun photos and helpful illustrations, your child will be able to take the lead in the kitchen and maybe even show you a thing or two.
Andrew N. Wilner is a recipient of the Click 2008 AAN Journalism Fellowship Award! The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that 2.7 million Americans have epilepsy, and that an additional 181,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Being diagnosed with any chronic disease can cause confusion and anxiety to the uninformed patient. Written by an expert in the field, Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, continues to provide accurate, up-to-date and comprehensible medical information for epilepsy patients and family members. Easy-to-read, informative, and time-tested, this question and answer book covers everything from brain surgery to the Atkins diet; readers will also enjoy a first-rate resource section, and a health record tracker so patients can accurately chart their progress and receive optimal care.
In this second cozy mystery series that started with You Cannoli Die Once, a chef and her cousins launch their own investigation when a new sous chef turns up dead in their Italian restaurant. When Chef Eve Angelotta’s grandmother, Maria Pia, is invited to join Belfiere, a secret all-female Italian culinary society, Eve is concerned. Rumor has it that membership is lifelong—whether you like it or not. Eve and her cousin Landon try to research Belfiere, but all they come up with is a two-year-old blog entry warning against the two-hundred-year-old society that centers around meals inspired by famous female poisoners. Soon after, Eve’s new sous chef turns up dead just inside the front door of Miracolo, Eve’s restaurant. When they discover the sous chef had connections to Belfiere, Eve and her Italian cousins start a mission to find out what happened—before Maria Pia is made an offer she can’t refuse.
Jack, who shares his name with the soccer superstar, Jack Burnside, is a keen footballer. When his best mate, Saleem, fails to return after a visit to his home, there is little Jack can do about it, until he receives a mysterious parcel in the post. It takes him on a journey to a land ruled by sun and peopled with tyrants, sorcerers and giant crows. Now he must find Saleem, coach a team of boys for a football march – and stay alive! … which just might prove rather difficult if you only ally is a cantankerous camel.
Angelo Lovefull brings radical changes in our lives, curing many ills of the body and soul. He makes pills obsolete and introduces us to holistic psychosomatic therapy, which is based on love and proper nutrition. Teachings of life from a ten year old English_GReek child destined to all those who have learnt to get disheartened too easily. Lessons of love and power, love compassion, faith and hope. The way which will change for ever the meaning of disease and the stance of human beings against threat!