Girl in a Band

Girl in a Band
Author: Kim Gordon
Publsiher: Dey Street Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 9780062295903
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl in a Band Book Excerpt:

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids. Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music—paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves. Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist.

Girl in a Band

Girl in a Band
Author: Kim Gordon
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-22
ISBN: 0571309364
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl in a Band Book Excerpt:

Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music the band helped usher in-paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines what partnership means-and what happens when it dissolves.

Cara Delevingne The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Cara Delevingne  The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
Author: Abi Smith
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-04-07
ISBN: 1784180300
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cara Delevingne The Most Beautiful Girl in the World Book Excerpt:

Hailed as the new Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne has fast become one of the most influential supermodels on the planet. Known for her irreverent style and kooky sense of humour, it is her wild side that makes her a constant source of fascination the world over.In this, the first unauthorised biography of the British beauty, Abi Smith reveals Cara's life behind the lens, exploring her potential in the acting and music spheres, and just how she manages to be both weird and wonderful.

The Girl in the Back

The Girl in the Back
Author: Laura Davis-Chanin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1617137367
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in the Back Book Excerpt:

THE GIRL IN THE BACK: A FEMALE DRUMMER'S LIFE WITH BOWIE BLONDIE AND THE '70S ROCK SC

The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress

The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress
Author: Tam Francis
Publsiher: Plum Creek Publishing
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-05-08
ISBN: 0692662723
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress Book Excerpt:

~ The past doesn't always stay in the past. Sometimes it comes to life on the dance floor ~ Enter a world of nostalgic fashion, classic cocktails, and dance halls. 18-year-old June finds herself face to face with one of her deepest desires. Dance. She embarks on a path of discovery and relishes the vintage skirt wrapping around her warm thighs on the crowded dance floor. And the way her partner moves her to distraction by expertly shifting his leg between hers, delicately pushing her into intricately guided steps. When an accomplished dancer is injured before the international jitterbug contest, June is tapped to take her place. June struggles to overcome her fears, win the contest, and not fall in love with her—otherwise engaged—dance partner. Fifty years earlier, another 18-year-old jitterbug, Violet, leads the life June and her friends emulate. But Violet's life begins to unravel when she and her sailor beau find her grifting father passed out on her doorstep, blood oozing from his head. They race against his deployment to tie the knot before the war can tear them apart. When his letters mysteriously stop arriving, Violet is forced to make the decision of a lifetime alone. Half a century later, while practicing for the contest, June finds an antique dress which may lead her to the one person she's been looking for, her biological grandmother, and the key to unlocking a fifty year-old mystery. THE GIRL IN THE JITTERBUG DRESS is the parallel story of two young women struggling with love, loss, and redemption, united across generations by a 1940's swing dress.

Straight Edge

Straight Edge
Author: Ross Haenfler
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0813538521
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Straight Edge Book Excerpt:

Looks at the lives, values, and culture of American youth known as sXers.

Women s Bands in America

Women s Bands in America
Author: Jill M. Sullivan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN: 1442254416
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Bands in America Book Excerpt:

In the first comprehensive exploration of women’s bands in American history, contributors trace women's emerging roles in town, immigrant, family, school, suffrage, military, swing, and rock bands, as well as society at large. Contributors bring together a series of disciplines in this unique work, including musicology, American history, women's studies, and history of education.

Peggy Gilbert Her All Girl Band

Peggy Gilbert   Her All Girl Band
Author: Jeannie Gayle Pool
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008-02-08
ISBN: 1461737346
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peggy Gilbert Her All Girl Band Book Excerpt:

In Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band, Jeannie Gayle Pool profiles the fascinating life of this multi-talented saxophone player, arranger, bandleader, and advocate for women instrumental musicians. Based on oral history interviews and Gilbert's collection of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia, this book includes many materials not previously available on all-women bands from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.

Girl Power

Girl Power
Author: Marisa Meltzer
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-02-15
ISBN: 9781429933285
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Power Book Excerpt:

In the early nineties, riot grrrl exploded onto the underground music scene, inspiring girls to pick up an instrument, create fanzines, and become politically active. Rejecting both traditional gender roles and their parents' brand of feminism, riot grrrls celebrated and deconstructed femininity. The media went into a titillated frenzy covering followers who wrote "slut" on their bodies, wore frilly dresses with combat boots, and talked openly about sexual politics. The movement's message of "revolution girl-style now" soon filtered into the mainstream as "girl power," popularized by the Spice Girls and transformed into merchandising gold as shrunken T-shirts, lip glosses, and posable dolls. Though many criticized girl power as at best frivolous and at worst soulless and hypersexualized, Marisa Meltzer argues that it paved the way for today's generation of confident girls who are playing instruments and joining bands in record numbers. Girl Power examines the role of women in rock since the riot grrrl revolution, weaving Meltzer's personal anecdotes with interviews with key players such as Tobi Vail from Bikini Kill and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls. Chronicling the legacy of artists such as Bratmobile, Sleater-Kinney, Alanis Morissette, Britney Spears, and, yes, the Spice Girls, Girl Power points the way for the future of women in rock.

Woman s Work for Woman

Woman s Work for Woman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church work with women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman s Work for Woman Book Excerpt:

Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music

Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music
Author: Jacqueline Warwick,Allison Adrian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN: 1317424611
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary volume explores the girl’s voice and the construction of girlhood in contemporary popular music, visiting girls as musicians, activists, and performers through topics that range from female vocal development during adolescence to girls’ online media culture. While girls’ voices are more prominent than ever in popular music culture, the specific sonic character of the young female voice is routinely denied authority. Decades old clichés of girls as frivolous, silly, and deserving of contempt prevail in mainstream popular image and sound. Nevertheless, girls find ways to raise their voices and make themselves heard. This volume explores the contemporary girl’s voice to illuminate the way ideals of girlhood are historically specific, and the way adults frame and construct girlhood to both valorize and vilify girls and women. Interrogating popular music, childhood, and gender, it analyzes the history of the all-girl band from the Runaways to the present; the changing anatomy of a girl’s voice throughout adolescence; girl’s participatory culture via youtube and rock camps, and representations of the girl’s voice in other media like audiobooks, film, and television. Essays consider girl performers like Jackie Evancho and Lorde, and all-girl bands like Sleater Kinney, The Slits and Warpaint, as well as performative 'girlishness' in the voices of female vocalists like Joni Mitchell, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kathleen Hanna, and Rebecca Black. Participating in girl studies within and beyond the field of music, this book unites scholarly perspectives from disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, comparative literature, women’s and gender studies, media studies, and education to investigate the importance of girls’ voices in popular music, and to help unravel the complexities bound up in music and girlhood in the contemporary contexts of North America and the United Kingdom.

The Routledge Companion to Latina o Popular Culture

The Routledge Companion to Latina o Popular Culture
Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 1317268202
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Latina o Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp fiction, music, comic books, video games, news, web, and digital media, healing rituals, quinceñeras, and much more. Features include: consideration of differences between pop culture made by and about Latina/os; comprehensive and critical analyses of various pop cultural forms; concrete and detailed treatments of major primary works from children’s television to representations of dia de los muertos; new perspectives on the political, social, and historical dynamic of Latina/o pop culture; Chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latina/o popular cultural studies. A vitally engaging and informative volume, this compliation of wide-ranging case studies in Latina/o pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latina/o pop culture within the broader study of global popular culture. Contributors: Stacey Alex, Cecilia Aragon, Mary Beltrán, William A. Calvo-Quirós, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Nicholas Centino, Ben Chappell, Fabio Chee, Osvaldo Cleger, David A. Colón, Marivel T. Danielson, Laura Fernández, Camilla Fojas, Kathryn M. Frank, Enrique García, Christopher González, Rachel González-Martin, Matthew David Goodwin, Ellie D. Hernandez, Jorge Iber, Guisela Latorre, Stephanie Lewthwaite, Richard Alexander Lou, Stacy I. Macías, Desirée Martin, Paloma Martínez-Cruz, Pancho McFarland, Cruz Medina, Isabel Millán, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, William Anthony Nericcio, William Orchard, Rocío Isabel Prado, Ryan Rashotte, Cristina Rivera, Gabriella Sanchez, Ilan Stavans Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University where he is also founder and director of LASER and the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 24 books, including the Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature and Latino/a Literature in the Classroom.

The Little Girl s Sewing Book

The Little Girl s Sewing Book
Author: Various
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2022-06-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Girl s Sewing Book Book Excerpt:

This book contains lessons about almost all the stitches used in simple needlework, as well as the more practical of the fancy stitches. Each article described and illustrated includes instructions for some definite branch of sewing. This book helps in discovering the young child's capability for sewing and the range of items they are capable of sewing which of course results in creativity. The lessons are given in quite simple terms along with a story of its use and drawings of the steps involved. In addition to teaching sewing, it also lets the reader comprehend a bit more about the economic lifestyle of those times as it contains brand names of threads and fabric descriptions. It includes techniques for sewing A Handy Work Apron; Ribbons and Bows; Orchid Flower Bag; Macramè Bag; Carpets and Hearthrugs; A Frock and Coat for Dolly and many more exciting things.

Women of the Underground Music

Women of the Underground  Music
Author: Zora von Burden
Publsiher: Manic D Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1933149507
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women of the Underground Music Book Excerpt:

In a series of 20 candid interviews with radical women musicians and performance artists, author Zora von Burden probes the depths of how and why they broke through society's limitations to create works of outstanding measure.

Year Nine NAPLAN style Tests

Year Nine NAPLAN style Tests
Author: Alan Horsfield,Allyn Jones,Bianca Hewes
Publsiher: Pascal Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1741252105
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Year Nine NAPLAN style Tests Book Excerpt:

"Need a program that helps you organise your child's study time? Need an easy-to-use method that motivates your child to revise for tests? Then look no further... we have the ideal study guide for you!"--Back cover.

A Little Girl in Old St Louis

A Little Girl in Old St  Louis
Author: Amanda Douglas
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 5040477252
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Girl in Old St Louis Book Excerpt:

A Little Girl in Old St Louis

A Little Girl in Old St  Louis
Author: Amanda M. Douglas
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 3752334932
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Girl in Old St Louis Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: A Little Girl in Old St. Louis by Amanda M. Douglas

A Little Girl in Old St Louis

A Little Girl in Old St  Louis
Author: Amanda Minnie Douglas
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 1776594134
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Girl in Old St Louis Book Excerpt:

Orphaned and abandoned, young Renee de Longueville has been passed between relatives and family friends. Traveling from France to the new world, she meets her grouchy grandfather, who gives her a less than pleasant welcome. But even though it grew out of tragic circumstances, Renee cherishes her trip to the American city of St. Louis and drinks in the bustling burg's many charms.

Blink 182 The Band The Breakdown The Return

Blink 182   The Band  The Breakdown   The Return
Author: Joe Shooman
Publsiher: Bonnier Zaffre
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN: 1784189588
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blink 182 The Band The Breakdown The Return Book Excerpt:

THE FIRST AND ONLY BIOGRAPHY TO CHART ONE OF PUNK ROCK'S MOST INFLUENTIAL AND IMPORTANT BANDS.Blink-182 started off as a power-punk trio that gigged relentlessly and goofed about constantly. Yet, over the course of five blistering studio albums, Blink evolved into one of the most influential post-punk outfits in music, which led to sales in excess of 20 million records worldwide.They split up in 2005 amidst tales of barbed acrimony after which the band was replaced by running record labels, founding merchandising empires, forming numerous splinter bands such as +44 and Angels & Airwaves, screening MTV reality shows and escaping a fatal plane crash.Then in 2009, Blink-182 shocked the world by announcing they were reforming with a new album and a rash of massive live shows. This unofficial and unauthorised book tells the story of the band through exhaustive research and a slew of exclusive interviews from people who have worked with and around the band, chronicling for the first time ever a seminal modern rock act. UNOFFICIAL & UNAUTHORISED

Destined for Greatness

Destined for Greatness
Author: Michael Ramirez
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN: 0813588138
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destined for Greatness Book Excerpt:

Pursuing the dream of a musical vocation—particularly in rock music—is typically regarded as an adolescent pipedream. Music is marked as an appropriate leisure activity, but one that should be discarded upon entering adulthood. How then do many men and women aspire to forge careers in music upon entering adulthood? In Destined for Greatness, sociologist Michael Ramirez examines the lives of forty-eight independent rock musicians who seek out such non-normative choices in a college town renowned for its music scene. He explores the rich life course trajectories of women and men to explore the extent to which pathways are structured to allow some, but not all, individuals to fashion careers in music worlds. Ramirez suggests a more nuanced understanding of factors that enable the pursuit of musical livelihoods well into adulthood.