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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition In Musicophilia he shows us a variety of what he calls musical misalignments Among them a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty two an entire group of children with Williams syndrome who are hypermusical from birth people with amusia to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds for everything but music Illuminating inspiring and utterly unforgettable Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks latest masterpiece


Frog Music

Summer of San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic Through the window of a railroad saloon a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead br br The survivor her friend Blanche Beunon is a French burlesque dancer Over the next three days she will risk everything to bring Jenny s murderer to justice if he doesn t track her down first The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free love bohemians desperate paupers and arrogant millionaires of jealous men icy women and damaged children It s the secret life of Jenny herself a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts br br In thrilling cinematic style FROG MUSIC digs up a long forgotten never solved crime Full of songs that migrated across the world Emma Donoghue s lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other


Beach Music

No description available


This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono music has a significant role in your life even if you never realized it Why does music evoke such powerful moods The answers are at last be coming clear thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology Both a cutting edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself b This Is Your Brain on Music b unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature including br Are our musical preferences shaped in utero br Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music br What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain s response to music br Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure br br b This Is Your Brain on Music b explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch At every turn this provocative work unlocks deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession


Music of the Heart (Runaway Train, #1)

For Abby Renard the plan was supposed to be simple join her brothers band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member Of course she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train When he mistakes her for one of his groupie s Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn t in his bed on purpose br br Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls Of course the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn t last a week on their tour bus she is more than willing to prove him wrong But as Jake s personal life begins to implode around him he finds an unlikely ally in Abby He s never met a woman he can talk to joke with or most importantly make music with br br As the week starts comes to a close neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together


How Music Works

i How Music Works i is David Byrne s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing performing and listening to music br br Acting as historian and anthropologist raconteur and social scientist he searches for patterns and shows how those patterns have affected his own work over the years with Talking Heads and his many collaborators from Brian Eno to Caetano Veloso Byrne sees music as part of a larger almost Darwinian pattern of adaptations and responses to its cultural and physical context His range is panoptic taking us from Wagnerian opera houses to African villages from his earliest high school reel to reel recordings to his latest work in a home music studio and all the big studios in between br br Touching on the joy the physics and even the business of making music i How Music Works i is a brainy irresistible adventure and an impassioned argument about music s liberating life affirming power br


Soul Music (Discworld, #16; Death, #3)

Other children get given xylophones Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off br Yes There s a Death in the family br br It s hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe especially when you have to take over the family business and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy br br And b especially b when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld br br It s lawless It changes people br br It s called b Music With Rocks In b br br It s got a beat and you can dance to it but br br It s b alive b br br And it won t fade away


Loves Music, Loves to Dance

A serial killer leaves one dancing shoe on a foot of the victims who answer his personal ads When Erin dies her best friend places ads to entice the villain already targeting her next New York police detective Vince D Ambrosio takes a personal interest New boyfriend Dr Michael Nash is supportive A stalker may surprise everyone Includes Author Interview pages


Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

The guitarist for seminal female punk group The Slits recounts playing with Sid Vicious touring with the Clash dating Mick Jones inspiring Train in Vain and releasing her solo debut in br br Viv Albertine is one of a handful of original punks who changed music and the discourse around it forever Her memoir tells the story of how through sheer will talent and fearlessness she forced herself into a male dominated industry became part of a movement that changed music and inspired a generation of female rockers br br After forming The Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious in Albertine joined The Slits and made musical history in one of the first generations of punk bands The Slits would go on to serve as an inspiration to future rockers including Kurt Cobain Carrie Brownstein and the Riot Grrrl movement in the s This is the story of what it was like to be a girl at the height of punk the sex the drugs the guys the tours and being part of a brilliant pioneering group of women making musical history Albertine recounts helping define punk fashion struggling to find her place among the boys and her romance with Mick Jones including her pregnancy and subsequent abortion She also gives a candid account of what happened post punk beyond the break up of The Slits in including a career in film surviving cancer and making music again twenty five years later br br A truly remarkable memoir told in Viv s frank irreverent and distinctive voice i Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys i is a raw thrilling story of life on the frontier


Blood Music

Vergil Ulam has created cellular material that can outperform rats in laboratory tests When the authorities rule that he has exceeded his authorization Vergil loses his job but is determined to take his discovery with him


Dirt Music

Luther Fox a loner haunted by his past makes his living as an illegal fisherman a shamateur Before everyone in his family was killed in a freak rollover he grew melons and played guitar in the family band Robbed of all that he has turned his back on music There s too much emotion in it too much memory and pain p One morning Fox is observed poaching by Georgie Jutland Chance or a kind of willed recklessness has brought Georgie into the life and home of Jim Buckridge the most prosperous fisherman in the area and a man who loathes poachers Fox above all But she s never fully settled into Jim s grand house on the water or into the inbred community with its history of violent secrets After Georgie encounters Fox her tentative hold on conventional life is severed Neither of them would call it love but they can t stay away from each other no matter how dangerous it is and out on White Point it is very dangerous p p Set in the dramatic landscape of Western Australia i Dirt Music i is a love story about people stifled by grief and regret a novel about the odds of breaking with the past and about the lure of music Dirt music Fox tells Georgie is anything you can play on a verandah or porch without electricity Even in the wild Luther cannot escape it There is he discovers no silence in nature p p Ambitious perfectly calibrated i Dirt Music i resonates with suspense and supercharged emotion and it confirms Tim Winton s status as the preeminent Australian novelist of his generation p


What to Listen for in Music

In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to music intelligently Aaron Copland raises two basic questions Are you hearing everything that is going on Are you really being sensitive to it If you cannot answer yes to both questions you owe it to yourself to read this book Whether you listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington Aaron Copland s provocative suggestions for listening to music from his point of view will bring you a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms


An Equal Music

The author of the international bestseller b A Suitable Boy b returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians Michael Holme is a violinist a member of the successful Maggiore Quartet He has long been haunted though by memories of the pianist he loved and left ten years earlier Julia McNicholl Now Julia married and the mother of a small child unexpectedly reenters his life and the romance flares up once more br br Against the magical backdrop of Venice and Vienna the two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love about the music that both unites and divides them and about a devastating secret that Julia must finally reveal With poetic evocative writing and a brilliant portrait of the international music scene b An Equal Music b confirms Vikram Seth as one of the world s finest and most enticing writers


Music for Chameleons

At the centre of i Music for Chameleons i is Handcarved Coffins a nonfiction novel based on the brutal crimes of a real life murderer Taking place in a small Midwestern town in America it offers chilling insights into the mind of a killer and the obsession of the man bringing him to justice Also in this volume are six short stories and seven conversational portraits including a touching one of Marilyn Monroe the beautiful child and a hilarious one of a dope smoking cleaning lady doing her rounds in New York


The Music of Chance

In a Pennsylvania meadow a young fireman and an angry gambler are forced to build a wall of fifteenth century stone For Jim Nashe it all started when he came into a small inheritance and left Boston in pusuit of a life of freedom Careening back and forth across the United States waiting for the money to run out Nashe met Jack Pozzi a young man with a temper and a plan With Nashe s last funds they entered a poker game against two rich eccentrics risking everything on the single turn of a card In Paul Auster s world of fiendish bargains and punitive whims where chance is a shifting and powerful force there is redemption nonetheless in Nashe s resolute quest for justice and his capacity for love


Night Music

The Spanish House is known to locals as an architectural folly and it is now nearly derelict to boot When its reclusive owner dies intestate the Spanish House is left to his city dwelling niece For the recently widowed Isabel the house is a potential lifeline For her neighbour Matt McCarthy the house is revenge


Hot Water Music

strong With his characteristic raw and minimalist style Charles Bukowski takes us on a walk through his side of town in em Hot Water Music em He gives us little vignettes of depravity and lasciviousness bite sized pieces of what is both beautiful and grotesque strong br br The stories in em Hot Water Music em dash around the worst parts of town a motel room stinking of sick a decrepit apartment housing a perpetually arguing couple a bar tended by a skeleton and depict the darkest parts of human existence Bukowski talks simply and profoundly about the underbelly of the working class without raising judgement br br In the way he writes about sex relationships writing and inebriation Bukowski sets the bar for irreverent art his work inhabits the basest part of the mind and the most extreme absurdity of the everyday


Trunk Music (Harry Bosch, #5; Harry Bosch Universe, #6)

When B grade L A movie producer Tony Aliso is found stuffed into the trunk of his Rolls Royce all signs point to trunk music a mob hit Detective Harry Bosch just back from an involuntary stress leave is not so sure And when he finds the money trail he follows it all the way to Vegas p Seems this Tony had his share of enemies and in no time so does Harry Vegas thugs LAPD s organized crime unit a smarmy internal affairs investigator and of course Tony s killers Everyone wants a piece of Harry And somehow they ve found just the way to get it p p Turns out that just before his death Tony was seen at a Vegas poker table with one Eleanor Wish ex FBI agent ex convict and ex love of Harry s life Now it s time for Harry to keep his cards close to the table and his enemies even closer before it s time to face the b i TRUNK MUSIC i b p


Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction five brilliantly etched interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character br br A once popular singer desperate to make a comeback turning from the one certainty in his life A man whose unerring taste in music is the only thing his closest friends value in him A struggling singer songwriter unwittingly involved in the failing marriage of a couple he s only just met A gifted underappreciated jazz musician who lets himself believe that plastic surgery will help his career A young cellist whose tutor promises to unwrap his talent br br Passion or necessity or the often uneasy combination of the two determines the place of music in each of these lives And in one way or another music delivers each of them to a moment of reckoning sometimes comic sometimes tragic sometimes just eluding their grasp br br An exploration of love need and the ineluctable force of the past Nocturnes reveals these individuals to us with extraordinary precision and subtlety and with the arresting psychological and emotional detail that has marked all of Kazuo Ishiguro s acclaimed works of fiction


Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children on community radio KZUK I m Gabe Welcome to my show br br My birth name is Elizabeth but I m a guy Gabe My parents think I ve gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them but I know I m right I ve been a boy my whole life br br When you think about it I m like a record Elizabeth is my A side the song everybody knows and Gabe is my B side not heard as often but just as good br br It s time to let my B side play


A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #1-3)

Anthony Powell s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four volume panorama of twentieth century London Hailed by i Time i as brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times i A Dance to the Music of Time i opens just after World War I Amid the fever of the s and the first chill of the s Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex society business and art In the second volume they move to London in a whirl of marriage and adulteries fashions and frivolities personal triumphs and failures These books provide an unsurpassed picture at once gay and melancholy of social and artistic life in Britain between the wars Arthur Schlesinger Jr The third volume follows Nick into army life and evokes London during the blitz In the climactic final volume England has won the war and must now count the losses br br Four very different young men on the threshold of manhood dominate this opening volume of i A Dance to the Music of Time i The narrator Jenkins a budding writer shares a room with Templer already a passionate womanizer and Stringham aristocratic and reckless Widermerpool as hopelessly awkward as he is intensely ambitious lurks on the periphery of their world Amid the fever of the s and the first chill of the s these four gain their initiations into sex society business and art Considered a masterpiece of modern fiction Powell s epic creates a rich panorama of life in England between the wars br br Includes these novels br i A Question of Upbringing i br i A Buyer s Market i br i The Acceptance World i


Gun, With Occasional Music

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems there s a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger happy kangaroo on his tail Near future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society the police monitor citizens by their karma levels and mind numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage br Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste the wife of an affluent doctor Perhaps he s falling a little in love with her at the same time When the doctor turns up dead our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor s Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse br br Mixing elements of sci fi noir and mystery this clever first novel from the author of Motherless Brooklyn is a wry funny and satiric look at all that the future may hold br


The Music of Dolphins

A girl raised by dolphins must choose between two worlds in this critically acclaimed novel about what it means to be a human being


The Chronicles of Narnia: Innovative Audio Entertainment with Complete Cast, Cinema Quality Sound, and Original Music (19 CDs, 7 Complete Audio Dramas) (Focus on the Family Radio Theatre)

Here are the classic stories that have enchanted millions around the world now brought to life with a cast of over one hundred actors an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design br br br THIS CD CHRONICLES OF NARNIA COLLECTION INCLUDES THE MAGICIAN S NEPHEW THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE THE HORSE AND HIS BOY PRINCE CASPIAN THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN DREADER THE SILVER CHAIR and THE LAST BATTLE br br A wonderful gift for children and adults any NARNIA fan will LOVE br br br The cover features PRINCE CASPIAN now a major motion picture


Shadow Music (Highlands' Lairds, #3)

For Princess Gabrielle of St Biel Scotland is a land of stunning vistas wild chieftains treacherous glens and steep shadows skullduggery betrayal and now murder Prized for her exquisite beauty the daughter of one of England s most influential barons Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands King John has arranged Gabrielle s marriage to a good and gentle laird But this marriage will never take place br br For Gabrielle everything changes in one last burst of freedom when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty With one shot from her bow and arrow Gabrielle takes a life saves a life and begins a war br br Within days the Highlands are aflame with passions as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new Having come to Scotland to be married Gabrielle is instead entangled in Highland intrigue For two sadistic noblemen underestimating Gabrielle s bravery and prowess may prove fatal But thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses Colm MacHugh the most feared man in Scotland finds a new cause for courage Under his penetrating gaze neither Gabrielle s body nor heart is safe


Exit Music (Inspector Rebus, #17)

It s late autumn in Edinburgh and late autumn in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus As he tries to tie up some loose ends before retirement a murder case intrudes A dissident Russian poet has been found dead in what looks like a mugging gone wrong By apparent coincidence a high level delegation of Russian businessmen is in town keen to bring business to Scotland The politicians and bankers who run Edinburgh are determined that the case should be closed quickly and clinically br br But the further they dig the more Rebus and his colleague DS Siobhan Clarke become convinced that they are dealing with something more than a random attack especially after a particularly nasty second killing Meantime a brutal and premeditated assault on local gangster Big Ger Cafferty sees Rebus in the frame Has the Inspector taken a step too far in tying up those loose ends Only a few days shy of the end to his long inglorious career will Rebus even make it that far


Water Music

b T C Boyle s riotous first novel now in a new edition for its th anniversary b br br Twenty five years ago T C Boyle published his first novel i Water Music i a funny bawdy extremely entertaining novel of imaginative and stylistic fancy that announced to the world Boyle s tremendous gifts as a storyteller Set in the late eighteenth century i Water Music i follows the wild adventures of Ned Rise thief and whoremaster and Mungo Park a Scottish explorer through London s seamy gutters and Scotland s scenic highlands to their grand meeting in the heart of darkest Africa There they join forces and wend their hilarious way to the source of the Niger BACKCOVER Ribald hilarious exotic an engrossing flight of the literary imagination br i Los Angeles Times i br br i Water Music i does for fiction what i Raiders of the Lost Ark i did for film Boyle is an adept plotter a crazed humorist and a fierce describer br i The Boston Globe i br br High comic fiction Boyle is a writer of considerable talent He pulls off his most implausible inventions with wit a perfect sense of timing and his considerable linguistic gifts br i The Washington Post i


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Sheet Music for Flute with C.D

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Music of the Soul (Runaway Train, #2.5)

In Music of the Heart an unexpected twist of fate caused Abby Renard to fall into womanizer Jake Slater s bed What started out as a small spark between the unlikely pair grew into a deep and intense love After a year long engagement the two have finally been able to set a wedding date It s off to Mexico for a destination ceremony on a private beach After a heated week long honeymoon in a tropical paradise the two return to the real world of touring and making music together br br As the newlyweds settle into married life another twist of fate challenges their love For once Abby isn t able to be the rock of strength that Jake needs Can the two of them hold on to the strong foundation of love they have built or will it crumble under the pressure


Music for Torching

Paul and Elaine have two boys and a beautiful home yet they find themselves thoroughly inexplicably stuck Obsessed with making things good again they spin the quiet terrors of family life into a fantastical frenzy that careens well and truly out of control As A M Homes s incendiary novel unfolds the Kodacolor hues of the American good life become nearly hallucinogenic from a strange and hilarious encounter on the floor of the pantry with a Stepford wife neighbour to a house cleaning team in space suits to a hostage situation at the school Homes lays bare the foundations of marriage and family life and creates characters outrageously flawed deeply human and entirely believable


Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition In Musicophilia he shows us a variety of what he calls musical misalignments Among them a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty two an entire group of children with Williams syndrome who are hypermusical from birth people with amusia to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds for everything but music Illuminating inspiring and utterly unforgettable Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks latest masterpiece


Frog Music

Summer of San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic Through the window of a railroad saloon a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead br br The survivor her friend Blanche Beunon is a French burlesque dancer Over the next three days she will risk everything to bring Jenny s murderer to justice if he doesn t track her down first The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free love bohemians desperate paupers and arrogant millionaires of jealous men icy women and damaged children It s the secret life of Jenny herself a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts br br In thrilling cinematic style FROG MUSIC digs up a long forgotten never solved crime Full of songs that migrated across the world Emma Donoghue s lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other


Beach Music

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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono music has a significant role in your life even if you never realized it Why does music evoke such powerful moods The answers are at last be coming clear thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology Both a cutting edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself b This Is Your Brain on Music b unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature including br Are our musical preferences shaped in utero br Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music br What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain s response to music br Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure br br b This Is Your Brain on Music b explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch At every turn this provocative work unlocks deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession


Music of the Heart (Runaway Train, #1)

For Abby Renard the plan was supposed to be simple join her brothers band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member Of course she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train When he mistakes her for one of his groupie s Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn t in his bed on purpose br br Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls Of course the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn t last a week on their tour bus she is more than willing to prove him wrong But as Jake s personal life begins to implode around him he finds an unlikely ally in Abby He s never met a woman he can talk to joke with or most importantly make music with br br As the week starts comes to a close neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together


How Music Works

i How Music Works i is David Byrne s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing performing and listening to music br br Acting as historian and anthropologist raconteur and social scientist he searches for patterns and shows how those patterns have affected his own work over the years with Talking Heads and his many collaborators from Brian Eno to Caetano Veloso Byrne sees music as part of a larger almost Darwinian pattern of adaptations and responses to its cultural and physical context His range is panoptic taking us from Wagnerian opera houses to African villages from his earliest high school reel to reel recordings to his latest work in a home music studio and all the big studios in between br br Touching on the joy the physics and even the business of making music i How Music Works i is a brainy irresistible adventure and an impassioned argument about music s liberating life affirming power br


Soul Music (Discworld, #16; Death, #3)

Other children get given xylophones Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off br Yes There s a Death in the family br br It s hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe especially when you have to take over the family business and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy br br And b especially b when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld br br It s lawless It changes people br br It s called b Music With Rocks In b br br It s got a beat and you can dance to it but br br It s b alive b br br And it won t fade away


Loves Music, Loves to Dance

A serial killer leaves one dancing shoe on a foot of the victims who answer his personal ads When Erin dies her best friend places ads to entice the villain already targeting her next New York police detective Vince D Ambrosio takes a personal interest New boyfriend Dr Michael Nash is supportive A stalker may surprise everyone Includes Author Interview pages


Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

The guitarist for seminal female punk group The Slits recounts playing with Sid Vicious touring with the Clash dating Mick Jones inspiring Train in Vain and releasing her solo debut in br br Viv Albertine is one of a handful of original punks who changed music and the discourse around it forever Her memoir tells the story of how through sheer will talent and fearlessness she forced herself into a male dominated industry became part of a movement that changed music and inspired a generation of female rockers br br After forming The Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious in Albertine joined The Slits and made musical history in one of the first generations of punk bands The Slits would go on to serve as an inspiration to future rockers including Kurt Cobain Carrie Brownstein and the Riot Grrrl movement in the s This is the story of what it was like to be a girl at the height of punk the sex the drugs the guys the tours and being part of a brilliant pioneering group of women making musical history Albertine recounts helping define punk fashion struggling to find her place among the boys and her romance with Mick Jones including her pregnancy and subsequent abortion She also gives a candid account of what happened post punk beyond the break up of The Slits in including a career in film surviving cancer and making music again twenty five years later br br A truly remarkable memoir told in Viv s frank irreverent and distinctive voice i Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys i is a raw thrilling story of life on the frontier


Blood Music

Vergil Ulam has created cellular material that can outperform rats in laboratory tests When the authorities rule that he has exceeded his authorization Vergil loses his job but is determined to take his discovery with him


Dirt Music

Luther Fox a loner haunted by his past makes his living as an illegal fisherman a shamateur Before everyone in his family was killed in a freak rollover he grew melons and played guitar in the family band Robbed of all that he has turned his back on music There s too much emotion in it too much memory and pain p One morning Fox is observed poaching by Georgie Jutland Chance or a kind of willed recklessness has brought Georgie into the life and home of Jim Buckridge the most prosperous fisherman in the area and a man who loathes poachers Fox above all But she s never fully settled into Jim s grand house on the water or into the inbred community with its history of violent secrets After Georgie encounters Fox her tentative hold on conventional life is severed Neither of them would call it love but they can t stay away from each other no matter how dangerous it is and out on White Point it is very dangerous p p Set in the dramatic landscape of Western Australia i Dirt Music i is a love story about people stifled by grief and regret a novel about the odds of breaking with the past and about the lure of music Dirt music Fox tells Georgie is anything you can play on a verandah or porch without electricity Even in the wild Luther cannot escape it There is he discovers no silence in nature p p Ambitious perfectly calibrated i Dirt Music i resonates with suspense and supercharged emotion and it confirms Tim Winton s status as the preeminent Australian novelist of his generation p


What to Listen for in Music

In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to music intelligently Aaron Copland raises two basic questions Are you hearing everything that is going on Are you really being sensitive to it If you cannot answer yes to both questions you owe it to yourself to read this book Whether you listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington Aaron Copland s provocative suggestions for listening to music from his point of view will bring you a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms


An Equal Music

The author of the international bestseller b A Suitable Boy b returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians Michael Holme is a violinist a member of the successful Maggiore Quartet He has long been haunted though by memories of the pianist he loved and left ten years earlier Julia McNicholl Now Julia married and the mother of a small child unexpectedly reenters his life and the romance flares up once more br br Against the magical backdrop of Venice and Vienna the two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love about the music that both unites and divides them and about a devastating secret that Julia must finally reveal With poetic evocative writing and a brilliant portrait of the international music scene b An Equal Music b confirms Vikram Seth as one of the world s finest and most enticing writers


Music for Chameleons

At the centre of i Music for Chameleons i is Handcarved Coffins a nonfiction novel based on the brutal crimes of a real life murderer Taking place in a small Midwestern town in America it offers chilling insights into the mind of a killer and the obsession of the man bringing him to justice Also in this volume are six short stories and seven conversational portraits including a touching one of Marilyn Monroe the beautiful child and a hilarious one of a dope smoking cleaning lady doing her rounds in New York


The Music of Chance

In a Pennsylvania meadow a young fireman and an angry gambler are forced to build a wall of fifteenth century stone For Jim Nashe it all started when he came into a small inheritance and left Boston in pusuit of a life of freedom Careening back and forth across the United States waiting for the money to run out Nashe met Jack Pozzi a young man with a temper and a plan With Nashe s last funds they entered a poker game against two rich eccentrics risking everything on the single turn of a card In Paul Auster s world of fiendish bargains and punitive whims where chance is a shifting and powerful force there is redemption nonetheless in Nashe s resolute quest for justice and his capacity for love


Night Music

The Spanish House is known to locals as an architectural folly and it is now nearly derelict to boot When its reclusive owner dies intestate the Spanish House is left to his city dwelling niece For the recently widowed Isabel the house is a potential lifeline For her neighbour Matt McCarthy the house is revenge


Hot Water Music

strong With his characteristic raw and minimalist style Charles Bukowski takes us on a walk through his side of town in em Hot Water Music em He gives us little vignettes of depravity and lasciviousness bite sized pieces of what is both beautiful and grotesque strong br br The stories in em Hot Water Music em dash around the worst parts of town a motel room stinking of sick a decrepit apartment housing a perpetually arguing couple a bar tended by a skeleton and depict the darkest parts of human existence Bukowski talks simply and profoundly about the underbelly of the working class without raising judgement br br In the way he writes about sex relationships writing and inebriation Bukowski sets the bar for irreverent art his work inhabits the basest part of the mind and the most extreme absurdity of the everyday


Trunk Music (Harry Bosch, #5; Harry Bosch Universe, #6)

When B grade L A movie producer Tony Aliso is found stuffed into the trunk of his Rolls Royce all signs point to trunk music a mob hit Detective Harry Bosch just back from an involuntary stress leave is not so sure And when he finds the money trail he follows it all the way to Vegas p Seems this Tony had his share of enemies and in no time so does Harry Vegas thugs LAPD s organized crime unit a smarmy internal affairs investigator and of course Tony s killers Everyone wants a piece of Harry And somehow they ve found just the way to get it p p Turns out that just before his death Tony was seen at a Vegas poker table with one Eleanor Wish ex FBI agent ex convict and ex love of Harry s life Now it s time for Harry to keep his cards close to the table and his enemies even closer before it s time to face the b i TRUNK MUSIC i b p


Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction five brilliantly etched interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character br br A once popular singer desperate to make a comeback turning from the one certainty in his life A man whose unerring taste in music is the only thing his closest friends value in him A struggling singer songwriter unwittingly involved in the failing marriage of a couple he s only just met A gifted underappreciated jazz musician who lets himself believe that plastic surgery will help his career A young cellist whose tutor promises to unwrap his talent br br Passion or necessity or the often uneasy combination of the two determines the place of music in each of these lives And in one way or another music delivers each of them to a moment of reckoning sometimes comic sometimes tragic sometimes just eluding their grasp br br An exploration of love need and the ineluctable force of the past Nocturnes reveals these individuals to us with extraordinary precision and subtlety and with the arresting psychological and emotional detail that has marked all of Kazuo Ishiguro s acclaimed works of fiction


Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children on community radio KZUK I m Gabe Welcome to my show br br My birth name is Elizabeth but I m a guy Gabe My parents think I ve gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them but I know I m right I ve been a boy my whole life br br When you think about it I m like a record Elizabeth is my A side the song everybody knows and Gabe is my B side not heard as often but just as good br br It s time to let my B side play


A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #1-3)

Anthony Powell s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four volume panorama of twentieth century London Hailed by i Time i as brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times i A Dance to the Music of Time i opens just after World War I Amid the fever of the s and the first chill of the s Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex society business and art In the second volume they move to London in a whirl of marriage and adulteries fashions and frivolities personal triumphs and failures These books provide an unsurpassed picture at once gay and melancholy of social and artistic life in Britain between the wars Arthur Schlesinger Jr The third volume follows Nick into army life and evokes London during the blitz In the climactic final volume England has won the war and must now count the losses br br Four very different young men on the threshold of manhood dominate this opening volume of i A Dance to the Music of Time i The narrator Jenkins a budding writer shares a room with Templer already a passionate womanizer and Stringham aristocratic and reckless Widermerpool as hopelessly awkward as he is intensely ambitious lurks on the periphery of their world Amid the fever of the s and the first chill of the s these four gain their initiations into sex society business and art Considered a masterpiece of modern fiction Powell s epic creates a rich panorama of life in England between the wars br br Includes these novels br i A Question of Upbringing i br i A Buyer s Market i br i The Acceptance World i


Gun, With Occasional Music

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems there s a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger happy kangaroo on his tail Near future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society the police monitor citizens by their karma levels and mind numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage br Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste the wife of an affluent doctor Perhaps he s falling a little in love with her at the same time When the doctor turns up dead our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor s Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse br br Mixing elements of sci fi noir and mystery this clever first novel from the author of Motherless Brooklyn is a wry funny and satiric look at all that the future may hold br


The Music of Dolphins

A girl raised by dolphins must choose between two worlds in this critically acclaimed novel about what it means to be a human being


The Chronicles of Narnia: Innovative Audio Entertainment with Complete Cast, Cinema Quality Sound, and Original Music (19 CDs, 7 Complete Audio Dramas) (Focus on the Family Radio Theatre)

Here are the classic stories that have enchanted millions around the world now brought to life with a cast of over one hundred actors an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design br br br THIS CD CHRONICLES OF NARNIA COLLECTION INCLUDES THE MAGICIAN S NEPHEW THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE THE HORSE AND HIS BOY PRINCE CASPIAN THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN DREADER THE SILVER CHAIR and THE LAST BATTLE br br A wonderful gift for children and adults any NARNIA fan will LOVE br br br The cover features PRINCE CASPIAN now a major motion picture


Shadow Music (Highlands' Lairds, #3)

For Princess Gabrielle of St Biel Scotland is a land of stunning vistas wild chieftains treacherous glens and steep shadows skullduggery betrayal and now murder Prized for her exquisite beauty the daughter of one of England s most influential barons Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands King John has arranged Gabrielle s marriage to a good and gentle laird But this marriage will never take place br br For Gabrielle everything changes in one last burst of freedom when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty With one shot from her bow and arrow Gabrielle takes a life saves a life and begins a war br br Within days the Highlands are aflame with passions as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new Having come to Scotland to be married Gabrielle is instead entangled in Highland intrigue For two sadistic noblemen underestimating Gabrielle s bravery and prowess may prove fatal But thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses Colm MacHugh the most feared man in Scotland finds a new cause for courage Under his penetrating gaze neither Gabrielle s body nor heart is safe


Exit Music (Inspector Rebus, #17)

It s late autumn in Edinburgh and late autumn in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus As he tries to tie up some loose ends before retirement a murder case intrudes A dissident Russian poet has been found dead in what looks like a mugging gone wrong By apparent coincidence a high level delegation of Russian businessmen is in town keen to bring business to Scotland The politicians and bankers who run Edinburgh are determined that the case should be closed quickly and clinically br br But the further they dig the more Rebus and his colleague DS Siobhan Clarke become convinced that they are dealing with something more than a random attack especially after a particularly nasty second killing Meantime a brutal and premeditated assault on local gangster Big Ger Cafferty sees Rebus in the frame Has the Inspector taken a step too far in tying up those loose ends Only a few days shy of the end to his long inglorious career will Rebus even make it that far


Water Music

b T C Boyle s riotous first novel now in a new edition for its th anniversary b br br Twenty five years ago T C Boyle published his first novel i Water Music i a funny bawdy extremely entertaining novel of imaginative and stylistic fancy that announced to the world Boyle s tremendous gifts as a storyteller Set in the late eighteenth century i Water Music i follows the wild adventures of Ned Rise thief and whoremaster and Mungo Park a Scottish explorer through London s seamy gutters and Scotland s scenic highlands to their grand meeting in the heart of darkest Africa There they join forces and wend their hilarious way to the source of the Niger BACKCOVER Ribald hilarious exotic an engrossing flight of the literary imagination br i Los Angeles Times i br br i Water Music i does for fiction what i Raiders of the Lost Ark i did for film Boyle is an adept plotter a crazed humorist and a fierce describer br i The Boston Globe i br br High comic fiction Boyle is a writer of considerable talent He pulls off his most implausible inventions with wit a perfect sense of timing and his considerable linguistic gifts br i The Washington Post i


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Sheet Music for Flute with C.D

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Music of the Soul (Runaway Train, #2.5)

In Music of the Heart an unexpected twist of fate caused Abby Renard to fall into womanizer Jake Slater s bed What started out as a small spark between the unlikely pair grew into a deep and intense love After a year long engagement the two have finally been able to set a wedding date It s off to Mexico for a destination ceremony on a private beach After a heated week long honeymoon in a tropical paradise the two return to the real world of touring and making music together br br As the newlyweds settle into married life another twist of fate challenges their love For once Abby isn t able to be the rock of strength that Jake needs Can the two of them hold on to the strong foundation of love they have built or will it crumble under the pressure


Music for Torching

Paul and Elaine have two boys and a beautiful home yet they find themselves thoroughly inexplicably stuck Obsessed with making things good again they spin the quiet terrors of family life into a fantastical frenzy that careens well and truly out of control As A M Homes s incendiary novel unfolds the Kodacolor hues of the American good life become nearly hallucinogenic from a strange and hilarious encounter on the floor of the pantry with a Stepford wife neighbour to a house cleaning team in space suits to a hostage situation at the school Homes lays bare the foundations of marriage and family life and creates characters outrageously flawed deeply human and entirely believable