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Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexys Midnight Runners Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857120662
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Dexys Midnight Runners were one of the most misunderstood and overlooked groups of the 1980s. At the centre of it all, their front man and originator, Kevin Rowland, had a reputation for maintaining control and domination over Dexys at all costs. In the first comprehensive history of the band, author, Richard White, has conducted in-depth interviews with former members on the experience of being a Midnight Runner. Shedding light on the Dexys legend, including the fractious period of writing and recording the classic Come on Eileen, one of the biggest selling singles in UK history and its parent album Too Rye Ay. While celebrating their achievements on record and on stage, this book also uncovers aspects of Rowland's working methods in the studio and the latest Dexys re-invention, championed on a triumphant tour in 2003.

Midnight Runner

Midnight Runner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Higgins
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101204389
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“Death is the midnight runner.” – Arab proverb Higgins’ last novel, Edge of Danger, was “hugely entertaining,” said the Los Angeles Times. “The publisher describes it as a powerful thriller, and it’s no lie.” At its end, the murderous Arab/English Rashid family lay decimated – but not extinct. And that may have been Sean Dillon’s fatal error. Her brothers killed one by one, Kate Rashid swears vengeance on all who have harmed her family. Never mind that they tried to assassinate the President of the United States, that villainy ran in their veins. They were her brothers, and her enemies would pay. British agent Sean Dillon…White House operative Blake Johnson…the President himself…their time was coming, and only she knew how – or when. Brilliantly suspenseful, Midnight Runner is further proof that, in the words of the Associated Press, “when it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd – Jack Higgins.”

Night Runners

Night Runners Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rodger J. Bille
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412081734
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Jill Gardiner, an ambitious young woman from the 21st century, inexplicably wakes up in 1928 where her first contacts are two young boat builders who at once vie for her attention and affection. Steeling herself to not only survive, but take advantage of her new circumstances, she uses foreknowledge to manipulate the rising stock market into enough capital to allow her friends to build the rumrunner boat of their dreams. With a less than subtle nudge from a local garage owner-cum-bootlegger, they form a partnership that leads to more dangerous encounters than any of the unlikely foursome might dream in their worst nightmares. Running at night in their marvelous creation, the Ghost, they must contend with ferocious natural elements, elude Coast Guard patrols, fight off determined pirates and even one of their own clients. While her partners struggle to maintain difficult rendezvous, Jill, still connected to her computer, is being manipulated to complete the insane goal of the 21st century power broker who sent her back in time. Torn between loyalty and affection for both young men, she forms a plan to turn the tables on the evil conspirators and secure a future for her new friends. From the rocky shores of British Columbia to the infamous Chinese tunnels beneath Tacoma, Washington, danger and intrigue follow the Night Runner partners. This carefully crafted and historically correct adventure tale will have readers of all ages turning its pages into the wee hours as they vicariously live the life of the young rum-runners as they speed through the night in the Ghost, a truly marvelous Night Runner.

Ultramarathon Man

Ultramarathon Man Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dean Karnazes
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440684936
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In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step." "UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country. Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle. Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked: - Why do you do it? - How do you do it? - Are you insane? And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour: - What, exactly, do you eat? - How do you train to stay in such good shape?

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paolo Hewitt
Editor: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 0857386093
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From the moment that Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm conceived 'Rocket 88' to the suicide of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain and Lennon's Anniversary concert, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky chronicles 50 moments in history that shaped rock and roll as we know it. The stories of behind the iconic records and recordings, the untimely deaths, landmark live performances, on-screen incidents and all of the most outrageous moments are recounted in this captivating, comprehensive overview of the greatest musical form of the twentieth century. Paolo Hewitt's lively and readable text gives us a unique 'insider's view' on each event explaining the background and immediate aftermath to the moment as well as its long term significance and legacy. Each story is accompanied by an 'at a glance' box about each artist, their most significant achievements and contribution to rock history. Iconic moments include: First show of the Beatles at the Cavern; First show of the Rolling Stones at Eel Pie Island; Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk festival; The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations' is the first pop hit to employ electronic sounds; The Ramones debut at the CBGB's and launch punk-rock; The Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten is attacked in a car park by a razor-wielding man incensed by the band's anti royalty single, God Save The Queen; The Clash's 'London Calling' mixes punk-rock with reggae, ska, funk, blues, etc; The Talking Heads' Fear Of Music, produced by Brian Eno, fuses new wave and funk, and invents 'techno-funk'; Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen die at the Chelsea hotel; Ozzy Osborne bites the head off a bat and urinates on the Alamo; MTV debuts on cable TV with the Buggles' 'Video Killed The Radio Star'; Born In the USA is appropriated by Ronald Reagan for his election campaign; Live Aid concert; The Smiths release their infamous Meat Is Murder album; Kurt Cobain dies; Anniversary concert for Lennon at the Beacon theatre in New York 2010.

One Chance

One Chance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Potts
Editor: Hachette+ORM
ISBN: 1602862397
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The inspirational memoir by the international classical music star and winner of Britain’s Got Talent, now a major motion picture starring James Corden. One Chance is the remarkable true story of Paul Potts. When Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night, stepped onto the stage in the premiere season of Britain’s Got Talent, no one expected the phenomenal voice that would emerge. Judge Simon Cowell and millions of stunned viewers were instantly taken with Potts, who became a YouTube sensation and multiplatinum artist virtually overnight. Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win Britain’s Got Talent and the hearts of millions. This memoir tells Potts’s remarkable underdog story, revealing his experiences as he seized his biggest dreams and wowed audiences around the world.

Among the Fans

Among the Fans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick Collins
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408154560
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There was once a time, not so long ago, where our sporting heroes were treated with veneration. Players were players and their watchers were passive. Heroes lived on pedestals - they weren't public property. This book explores the many ways this dynamic has changed over the years. From the Barmy Army's loud but loyal support of the England cricket team to the jeers that greeted our returning footballers after the World Cup, the relationship between athlete and fan is now quite dramatically different. With his usual gentle wit and subtle intelligence, renowned sports writer Patrick Collins records one year spent observing a range of different sports and their many and varied fans. From a county cricket match at Canterbury - a place that resists change - to a corporate box at Wembley - watch them eat! see them drink! - from dog racing to swimming galas, this is a wonderful and humorous look at the world of sports - and the fans who make it all possible.

Night Runner

Night Runner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Turner
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443405094
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For Zack Thomson, living in the Nicholls Ward isn’t so bad. After his parents died, he developed strange and severe allergies, and the mental institution was the only place where he could be properly looked after. As strange as it was, it was home. He could watch as much television as he wanted; his best friend Charlie visited him often enough; and Nurse Ophelia -- the prettiest no-nonsense nurse ever -- sometimes took him bowling. Of course, that didn’t mean he had it easy. His allergies restricted his diet to strawberry smoothies, and being the only kid at the hospital could get lonely. But it never once crossed Zack’s mind to leave…until the night someone crashed through the front doors and told him to run. Now he’s on a race for answers -- about his past, his parents, and his strange sickness -- even as every step takes him closer to the darkest of truths.

Disco Boy

Disco Boy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dominic Knight
Editor: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742745474
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A hilarious novel from a great comedic writer, one of the founders of The Chaser's War on Everything. No DJ can mix 'Celebration' into 'Come On Eileen' quite like Paul Johnson, the king of rancid retro. But while he has the musical jumper leads to get even the most dismal party started, he can't get his own life moving. Trapped in a job he despises, a perpetual failure with the ladies and living at home with his distinctly unhelpful parents, Paul's stuck in limbo while everyone around him is limbo-dancing. While he's avoided the corporate mousetrap that's ensnared his friend Nige, Paul dreams of one day playing his own music instead of John Farnham's. But it's much easier to joke about your problems with your friends than to do something about them. A romantic comedy that's equal parts bitingly cynical and naively idealistic, Disco Boy is a story for anyone who's ever hit the Pause button on their life, and found it hard to press Play again.

Don't Stop Believin'

Don't Stop Believin' Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Raftery
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786727209
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Armed with a keen eye and a terrible singing voice, writer Brian Raftery sets out across the globe, tracing karaoke's evolution from cult fad to multi-million dollar phenomenon. In Japan, he meets Daisuke Inoue, the godfather of karaoke; in Thailand, he follows a group of Americans hoping to win the Karaoke World Championships; and in New York City, he hangs out backstage with the world's longest-running heavy-metal karaoke band. Along the way, Raftery chronicles his own time as an obsessive karaoke fan, recalling a life's worth of noisy relationships and poor song choices, and analyzing the karaoke-bar merits of such artists as Prince, Bob Dylan and Fugazi. Part cultural history, part memoir, Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life is a hilarious and densely reported look at the liberating effects of a good sing-along.

Black by Design

Black by Design Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pauline Black
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847657621
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Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music. Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British Ska. The only woman in a movement dominated by men, she toured with The Specials, Madness, Dexy's Midnight Runners when they were at the top of the charts - and, sometimes, on their worst behaviour. From childhood to fame, from singing to acting and broadcasting, from adoption to her recent search for her birth parents, Black By Design is a funny and enlightening story of music, race, family and roots.

Dark Blood (Logan McRae, Book 6)

Dark Blood (Logan McRae, Book 6) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stuart MacBride
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000735228X
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The sixth gripping thriller in the No.1 bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Scotland’s finest see first-hand how starting again can be murder... ‘MacBride is a damned fine writer’ Peter James

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #4

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #4 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kieron Gillen
Editor: Image Comics
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We take a break from Emily's existential music television horror and spend time with Mr. Logos and Laura's precious lack of life. Includes extensive mid-'00s comic homage.

Walworth Through Time

Walworth Through Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Darren Lock & Mark Baxter
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445631989
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We travel outside SE17 to take a look at parts of the Old Kent Road, Kennington, the Elephant and Castle and Camberwell - but the heart of the book is still in Walworth. We will introduce you to a mixed bag of world famous names such as Bobby Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, Dexys Midnight Runners, R.Whites lemonade, Buddy Holly and David Beckham. So, plump up a cushion and take a journey to Walworth and beyond!

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371557
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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

Incendiary

Incendiary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Cleave
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385672357
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At once a novel and an open letter to Osama bin Laden, Incendiary is a shocking, hilarious, and heartbreaking debut that crashes head on into huge questions of right and wrong, good and evil, madness and sanity. Incendiary is the story of a working class woman who likes her simple life: watching Arsenal matches on the telly with her husband and little boy, fishsticks for dinner in their small flat, the occasional trip to the pub. One spring afternoon the woman, whom we know only by the nickname “Petal”, watches her husband and their son head happily off to Ashburton Grove, Arsenal’s brand new stadium, to see their favourite team play. A few hours later the horror of a terrorist bombing plays out on her television — the bombing of Ashburton Grove. “Petal” tells her own story in an extraordinary voice, one both desperate and sharply funny, speaking directly to the man responsible for the bombing. She shows the reader an incredible world, a London that is not quite real, in a time that is not quite our own. And as deeply enmeshed as the reader becomes in her reality, a tiny, persistent doubt begins to creep in about just what is reality and what is a manifestation of her griefstricken and distraught imagination. Dear Osama they want you dead or alive so the terror will stop. Well I wouldn’t know about that I mean rock ’n’ roll didn’t stop when Elvis died on the khazi it just got worse. Next thing you know there was Sonny & Cher and Dexy’s Midnight Runners. I’ll come to them later. My point is it’s easier to start these things than to finish them. I suppose you thought of that did you? There’s a reward of 25 million dollars on your head but don’t lose sleep on my account Osama. I have no information leading to your arrest or capture. I have no information full effing stop. I’m what you’d call an infidel and my husband called working class. There is a difference you know. But just supposing I did clap eyes on you. Supposing I saw you driving a Nissan Primera down towards Shoreditch and grassed you to the old bill. Well. I wouldn’t know how to spend 25 million dollars. It’s not as if I’ve got anyone to spend it on since you blew up my husband and my boy. —excerpt from Indendiary

Rent Boy

Rent Boy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pete May
Editor: Garrett County Press
ISBN: 1891053574
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Before Pete May became a journalist he was a punk, struggling to find a decent flat in Thatchers' England. Only rent, landlords and asbestos stood between him and independent living. With Dexys Midnight Runners blaring from his speakers, May searched all of London for sane roommates and functional plumbing. Finding refuge in a group of like-minded Londoners, he was able to find comedy and hope amidst the cycle of packing boxes and heartbreak. This is a story of a real estate misfit -- one that should give strength to those working their way through the next rental application.

The 6 Chord Songbook of Great Ukulele Songs

The 6 Chord Songbook of Great Ukulele Songs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wise Publications
Editor: Wise Publications
ISBN: 1783232994
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Learn to play 20 great songs on the Ukulele. The pieces featured in this book use only 6 easy chords and have been carefully arranged from the original keys. Chord boxes, full lyrics and a handy playing guide are all included. Includes these songs: A Well Respected Man [The Kinks] Boys Don't Cry [The Cure] Cosmic Dancer [Bolan, Marc] Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood [The Animals] Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) [The Buzzcocks] Every Rose Has Its Thorn [Poison] Geno [Dexy's Midnight Runners] Golden Brown [The Stranglers] In My Room [The Beach Boys] Kentucky Waltz [Monroe, Bill] Kung Fu Fighting [Douglas, Carl] Lucky Man [The Verve] Redemption Song [Marley, Bob] Son Of A Preacher Man [Springfield, Dusty] Song 2 [Blur] Stay [Shakespeare's Sister] The Weight [The Band] Valerie [The Zutons] Walk Like An Egyptian [The Bangles] Wear Your Love Like Heaven [Donovan]

The Little Red Book

The Little Red Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Black,Susan Black
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426980442
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Susan and Frank Black provide you with their discovery about teaching English as a second language in China - mainly that communism is alive and well structured in the classroom and that's a good thing. Classroom structure is something that anyone planning to teach in China, and everyone who is already doing it, should know about. Even the best designed lesson plan will not play if your students are not recognized for who they are: duty-driven, study-driven citizens of their Motherland. Another critical fact revealed is contained in the chapter: 'Who's Who in the Chinese Classroom?'. You will learn the truth about the classroom Monitor and about his or her duty to serve you, the Foreign Expert. There are many students ready to assist you in the classroom and this book reveals who they are and how they can be of help to you. The chapter on 'Teaching Group Work in China' lays out a first-of-its-kind real-life lesson plan for both skeptics and adventurous types. All the characters in this book are real, and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is not coincidental. You will meet 'Midnight Runners' who sneak off into the night and Chinese English teachers who wish they could. You'll meet students who have a profound feeling of duty to their teachers and other students who don't. You will discover what some students believe about learning English as a second language and how their motives can help you facilitate a great class. The Little Red Book Teaching ESL in China is your official guide.

Deaf School

Deaf School Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Du Noyer
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781385599
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Liverpool's dynamic music scene gave the world The Beatles. What city could hope to follow that? But 12 years later, in 1974, lightning nearly struck twice. Deaf School were a band formed in John Lennon's old art college, rehearsing in the very same rooms. With their chaotic and wildly entertaining brand of rock cabaret, Deaf School were tipped for instant stardom and signed up by Warner Brothers in California. But suddenly, with the world at their feet, Deaf School were swept aside by Britain's punk rock revolution. "A great band," said the Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren. "But it's just as bad being too early as too late." Though their hopes were dashed the band has never surrendered. And 40 years on, Deaf School's influence is acknowledged by British bands from Madness to Dexy's Midnight Runners. Their reunion shows, still madly glamorous and eccentric, are tribal gatherings for a fanbase that never forgot them. The band's first full-length biography is written by British music writer Paul Du Noyer, a follower since Deaf School's early days in Liverpool. "Deaf School are such a delicious secret," he says. "It's almost a shame to reveal it."