The Story of America’s First Folk-Rock Band
Author: Malcolm C. Searles
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
The very first full biography of The Association, one of the most successful bands to come out of the mid-1960s US folk-rock boom, with some of the most distinctive harmony sounds of the era, but one that is largely overlooked today. The group achieved two US Billboard Number One hits, a number of further Top 20 places, along with a run of successful best-selling LPs. In addition, whilst often credited as being one of the hardest working bands of the era, they are also honoured as having the second-most played song on US radio history during the 20th century! This extensive biography looks at the early foundations of the line-up, from the various group member’s struggles in an early 1960s Los Angeles, touring the folk clubs and coffee houses, through to their 1965 breakthrough and their first recording contract. Then, follow the band through the heady days of a psychedelic 1960s America, and into the confusion of the 1970’s where tragedy, disappointment and disarray left the band on the edge of breakup. The careers of each of the band members are discussed at length as they came, left and re-joined, most notably during the 1980s reunion tour, with full access to the recollections from principle members Jules Alexander, Terry Kirkman and Jim Yester. Finally, we bring the story fully up to date, with the band celebrating their 50th Anniversary and still out on the road, playing to packed venues across the country. Cherish IS indeed the word
The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage
Author: Gary L. Thomas
“Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another.” Those are the powerful words of bestselling author Gary Thomas in his newest book—Cherish. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, it is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words. Through personal stories and real world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around—even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect. So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage.
A Psychology of the Heart
Author: Elisabeth Young-Bruel,Faith Bethelard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Cher-ish-ment, n. F. cher, dear. Sweet, indulgent love, esp. of children. Emotional equivalent of nourishment; soul food. What the world needs now. Elisabeth Young-Bruehl and Faith Bethelard give a name to the kind, warm, tender, and affectionate love that babies expect before they can speak of it and that we all desire our whole lives long. As adults, they note, we all desire our whole lives long. As adults, they note, we don't often acknowledge or even understand our need for this "cherishment." Their book is a rare effort to explore that need, to create a "psychology of the heart." In Cherishment, Young-Bruehl and Bethelard provide a wholly original way of thinking about familiar concepts such as love, attachment, and care, showing how deep-seated disappointments and fears of dependency keep so many of us from forming healthy relationships. Questioning the traditional, celebratory view of independence and self-reliance, they argue that cherishment is the emotional foundation, formed in childhood, that sustains all kinds of growth-promoting adult bonds. Blending the philosophical writing that has won Young-Bruehl international acclaim with Bethelard's imaginative sensibility, Cherishment is a finely balanced interplay of scholarship, dual-memoir, and intimate therapeutic tales. It draws on ancient wisdom traditions of the East and West, telling many instructive stories of men and women, young and old, who have learned to cultivate the cherishment instinct in themselves as well as in others. It helps readers attune sensitively to the ways people express their need for affection in the details of daily life and relationships. The book narrates a journey of discovery, and any reader on his or her own journey in the realm of the heart will feel cherished by it.
A History from 1940s to Today
Author: Jay Warner
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Offers a decade-by-decade history of American singing groups, from the Ames and Mills Brothers, to the Platters and the Beach Boys, to Destiny's Child, the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, and many others, covering more than 380 artists and furnishing information on each group's career, key members, influences, photos, and discographies. Original.
Qing Guest Ritual and the Macartney Embassy of 1793
Author: James Louis Hevia
Publisher: Duke University Press
In the late eighteenth century two expansive Eurasian empires met formally for the first time—the Manchu or Qing dynasty of China and the maritime empire of Great Britain. The occasion was the mission of Lord Macartney, sent by the British crown and sponsored by the East India Company, to the court of the Qianlong emperor. Cherishing Men from Afar looks at the initial confrontation between these two empires from a historical perspective informed by the insights of contemporary postcolonial criticism and cultural studies. The history of this encounter, like that of most colonial and imperial encounters, has traditionally been told from the Europeans’ point of view. In this book, James L. Hevia consults Chinese sources—many previously untranslated—for a broader sense of what Qing court officials understood; and considers these documents in light of a sophisticated anthropological understanding of Qing ritual processes and expectations. He also reexamines the more familiar British accounts in the context of recent critiques of orientalism and work on the development of the bourgeois subject. Hevia’s reading of these sources reveals the logics of two discrete imperial formations, not so much impaired by the cultural misunderstandings that have historically been attributed to their meeting, but animated by differing ideas about constructing relations of sovereignty and power. His examination of Chinese and English-language scholarly treatments of this event, both historical and contemporary, sheds new light on the place of the Macartney mission in the dynamics of colonial and imperial encounters.
Author: Malcolm C. Searles
Category: Rock groups
Bread - A Sweet Surrender is the first biography of the magnificent gathering of musical talents, a collective known as Bread, that gave us such timeless hits as `Make it With You', `Everything I Own', `If' and `The Guitar Man'. Researched in detail, including exclusive interviews with founding member Robb Royer, along with friends, family and former musical associates of the band, this book reveals the story behind the band's formative years, their coming together, the rise of Bread and the subsequent breakup and messy lawsuits that dogged them in later years.
Author: Brian Thomas
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
The advice offered in this book draws on numerous theories and research findings in psychology and behavioural science. However it is essentially a personal approach based on experience of working with dancers, student dancers and dance teachers in various contexts and locations over a number of years. Its main purpose is to offer a broad perspective on the psychological pressures that dancers and student dancers commonly face and provide some practical suggestions on how these pressures may best be managed. Although the vast majority of my experience has been in the context of classical ballet I hope that the advice given here will be relevant to dancers, teachers and student dancers in all professional disciplines.
Author: Clarence Bicknell
Category: Botany in art
Clarence Bicknell was an artist, author, traveller, botanist, archaeologist, pastor and humanist. A facsimile album of rare beauty and cultural significance containing intricate and flowing flower paintings. Clarence is considered one of the forgotten geniuses of 19th century science, arts and crafts. Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) built in 1905 and 1906 the Casa Fontanalba, his summer home at Casterino in the mountains above Bordighera. The original Visitors' Book, for which he completed the illustrations before its first use in 1906, has 60 cartridge paper pages and is bound in vellum with leather decorative stitch work. Every opening of the Visitors Book is illustrated by Clarence Bicknell with watercolours of flora of the region on the right page. The pages on the left were left empty so that guests who visited the Casa Fontanalba could sign their name and the date. He created this little masterpiece with its watercolour flowers framed with features of the flower's petals, leaves and colours. Clarence died in 1918 when the book was only half full with about 320 visitors' signatures. This list of visitors, including famous archaeologists, botanists, writers, Esperantists, soldiers and politicians, shows the wide range of Clarence's interests and the company he kept. This facsimile reproduction was printed as part of the 2018 programme of commemoration of the centenary of the death of Clarence Bicknell. This vellum-bound album is one of 12 done by Clarence and identified today in various collections including 7 given by Peter Bicknell to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University.