Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Author: Carrie Brownstein
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 0349007942
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Book Excerpt:

Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one of the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as "America's best rock band" by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era's flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one's true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Deluxe

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Deluxe
Author: Carrie Brownstein
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 0399576622
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Deluxe Book Excerpt:

Guitarist of pioneering band Sleater-Kinney Carrie Brownstein’s deluxe eBook edition of HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL provides readers with a candid, exclusive video interview between Carrie and Miranda July. Readers will get to hear how Carrie decided to write a memoir, what she thinks of writing about relationships, how she chose the ending of the book, her views on feminism and much, much more. From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says “everyone has been waiting for” — a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life—and finding yourself—in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Author: Carrie Brownstein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN: 9780349007922
Category: Singers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Book Excerpt:

Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one of the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as "America's best rock band" by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era's flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one's true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.

Book Reports

Book Reports
Author: Robert Christgau
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN: 1478002123
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Reports Book Excerpt:

In this generous collection of book reviews and literary essays, legendary Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau showcases the passion that made him a critic—his love for the written word. Many selections address music, from blackface minstrelsy to punk and hip-hop, artists from Lead Belly to Patti Smith, and fellow critics from Ellen Willis and Lester Bangs to Nelson George and Jessica Hopper. But Book Reports also teases out the popular in the Bible and 1984 as well as pornography and science fiction, and analyzes at length the cultural theory of Raymond Williams, the detective novels of Walter Mosley, the history of bohemia, and the 2008 financial crisis. It establishes Christgau as not just the Dean of American Rock Critics, but one of America's most insightful cultural critics as well.

The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance

The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance
Author: Shirin M. Rai,Milija Gluhovic,Silvija Jestrovic,Michael Saward
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0190863455
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance Book Excerpt:

While political scientists and political theorists have long been interested in social and political performance, and theatre and performance researchers have often focused on the political dimensions of the live arts, the interdisciplinary nature of this labor has typically been assumed rather than rigorously explored. This volume brings together leading scholars in the fields of Politics and Performance--drawing on experts across the fields of literature, law,anthropology, sociology, psychology, and media and communiction, as well as politics and theatre and performance--to map out and deepen the evolving interdisciplinary engagement. Organized into seven thematic sections, the volume investigates the relationship between politics and performance to show thatcertain features of political transactions shared by performances are fundamental to both disciplines--and that to a large extent they also share a common communicational base and language.

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.

Women Who Rock

Women Who Rock
Author: Evelyn McDonnell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 0316558869
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Who Rock Book Excerpt:

A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, Women Who Rock is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. A gorgeous gift book, it includes a stunning, specially commissioned, full-color illustrated portrait of every musician and group. From Bessie Smith and The Supremes to Joan Baez, Madonna, BeyoncéAmy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, Sleater-Kinney, Taylor Swift, and scores more, women have played an essential and undeniable role in the evolution of popular music including blues, rock and roll, country, folk, glam rock, punk, and hip hop. Today, in a world traditionally dominated by male artists, women have a stronger influence on popular music than ever before. Yet, not since the late nineteen-nineties has there been a major work that acknowledges and pays tribute to the female artists who have contributed to, defined, and continue to make inroads in music. In Women Who Rock, writer and professor of journalism Evelyn McDonnell leads a team of women rock writers and pundits in an all-out celebration of 104 of the greatest female musicians. Organized chronologically, the book profiles each artist and places her in the context of both her genre and the musical world at large. Sidebars throughout recall key moments that shaped both the trajectory of music and how those moments influenced or were influenced by women artists. With full-color illustrated portraits by women artists, Women Who Rock will be THE long-awaited gift book for every music fan, feminist, and female rocker, young and old musicians.

The Disenchantments

The Disenchantments
Author: Nina LaCour
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN: 1101575433
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Disenchantments Book Excerpt:

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Hold Still and We Are Okay. (Cover may vary) Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans - and Colby - to start college in the fall. But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev's already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what's next? Morris Award–finalist Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.

Making Meaning in Popular Song

Making Meaning in Popular Song
Author: Theodore Gracyk
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-06-16
ISBN: 1350249106
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Meaning in Popular Song Book Excerpt:

For Theodore Gracyk meaning in popular music depends as much on the context of reception and performer's intentions as on established musical and semantic practices. Songs are structures that serve as the scaffolding for meaning production, influenced by the performance decisions of the performer and their intentions. Arguing against prevailing theories of meaning that ignore the power of the performance, Gracyk champions the contextual relevance of the performer as well as novel messaging through creative repurposing of recordings. Extending the philosophical insight that meaning is a function of use, Gracyk explains how both the performance persona and the personal life of a song's performer can contribute to (or undercut) ethical and political aspects of a performance or recording. Using Carly Simon's “You're So Vain”, Pink Floyd, the emergence of the musical genre of post-punk and the practice of “cover” versions, Gracyk explores the multiple, sometimes contradictory, notions of authenticity applied to popular music and the conditions for meaningful communication. He places popular music within larger cultural contexts and examines how assigning a performance or recording to one music genre rather than another has implications for what it communicates. Informed by a mix of philosophy of art and philosophy of language, Gracyk's entertaining study of popular music constructs a theoretical basis for a philosophy of meaning for songs.

Dear Fahrenheit 451

Dear Fahrenheit 451
Author: Annie Spence
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN: 1785783106
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Fahrenheit 451 Book Excerpt:

Have you ever wished you could tell your favourite books just what they mean to you? Or wanted to give a piece of your mind to the ‘must-read’ book that you wish you hadn’t? Librarian Annie Spence has done just that, writing letters to the books under her care, from love letters to Matilda and The Goldfinch, to snarky break-up notes to Fifty Shades of Grey and The Hobbit. Annie’s letters will make you laugh, remind you why you love your favourite books, and give you lots of new entries for your reading list. She’s also on-hand to help out with your bookish dilemmas: recommendations for lazy readers; excuses to tell your friends when you’d rather stay home reading; and how to turn your lover into a reader. Hilarious, compassionate and smart, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is the consummate book-lover's book.

Music and Drama

Music and Drama
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Drama Book Excerpt:

Modern Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings

Modern Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings
Author: Bartlett Jere Whiting
Publsiher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 709
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings Book Excerpt:

A collection of British and American proverbs that are currently in use.

The Current

The Current
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Current Book Excerpt:

Studies on the Emotional and Affective Means of Expression in Modern English

Studies on the Emotional and Affective Means of Expression in Modern English
Author: Britta Marian Charleston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 357
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies on the Emotional and Affective Means of Expression in Modern English Book Excerpt:

New Outlook

New Outlook
Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Outlook Book Excerpt:

The Christian Union

The Christian Union
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian Union Book Excerpt:

Brainard s Musical World

Brainard s Musical World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Harper s Weekly

Harper s Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1912
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harper s Weekly Book Excerpt:

Hunger Overcome

Hunger Overcome
Author: Andrew Warnes
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780820325293
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger Overcome Book Excerpt:

African American writers have consistently drawn connections between hunger and illiteracy, and by extension between food and reading. This book investigates the juxtaposition of mulnutrition and spectacular food abundance as a key trope of African American writing.

International Journal of Religious Education

International Journal of Religious Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1939
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Journal of Religious Education Book Excerpt: