Strange Beautiful Music


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Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called “a guitar God"—in this new edition featuring an all-new chapter on Joe's latest album, Shockwave Supernova, and bonus interviews! Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar like a new horizon for the broader genre of instrumental guitar rock. Joe’s 6-string secrets have astounded listeners around the world for nearly 30 years. In Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, Satriani and coauthor, music biographer Jake Brown, take fans on their first authorized tour of the story behind his climb to stardom and the creative odyssey involved in writing and recording a storied catalog of classics including “Surfing with the Alien,” “Summer Song,” “Satch Boogie,” “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Extremist,” “Flying in a Blue Dream,” “Crowd Chant,” and more. Featuring previously unpublished photos and hours of exclusive, firsthand interviews with Satriani, Strange Beautiful Music offers a unique look inside the studio with Joe, giving fans a chance to get up close and personal like never before. With insider details about his collaboration with multi-platinum supergroup Chickenfoot, exclusive interviews with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commentary from fellow guitar legends such as Steve Vai, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Primus’s Larry LaLonde, and legendary music producers including Glynn Johns and the late Andy Johns, this memoir offers a rare inside look for die-hard Satriani fans, guitar enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to rock.

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Author by Joe Satriani
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 320
ISBN Number 9781939529657

Strange Beauty


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A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community. This intimate, no-holds barred memoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. It is a story of infectious laughter, blood on the floor, intense physical conflict, and of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer and the illuminating effect of imagining the world through the eyes of her beautiful, charismatic, and nonverbal son, Felix. Felix and his sisters inspire Eliza to start Extreme Kids, a community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts and play, and transform how she saw herself and the world. She writes of the joy this project brings her, as well as the disconnect of being lauded for helping others at the same time that she cannot help her own son. As Felix grows bigger and stronger, his assaults against himself grow more destructive. When his bruised limbs and face prompt Child Services to investigate the Factors for abuse, Eliza realizes how dangerous her home has become. Strange Beauty is a personal story, but it shines a light on the combustible conditions many families are living in at this moment. The United States offers parents whose children are prone to violence very little help. That Eliza's story ends happily, with Felix thriving at Crotched Mountain School, is due more to luck than policy. There are few such schools and many such children. When children are violent, we fail to account for the internal and external pressures that lead to violence. This is both cruel and counterproductive, for people with disabilities have much to teach us, if we will only listen.

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Author by Eliza Factor
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 9781941529737

Sherlock Holmes And The Lyme Regis Horror


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The year is 1896. Doctor Watson is invited to the Dorsetshire coast by an old friend. To Watson's surprise he manages to persuade his good friend, Mr Sherlock Holmes to accompany him. This hitherto unknown tale of Watson's involves romancing, dancing, occasional glasses of cider, but the holiday turns into a nightmare as the two old friends encounter an unimaginable evil which threatens their very souls. Can they triumph?

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Author by David Ruffle
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 220
ISBN Number 9781780920573

Strange Beauty


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With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized modern particle physics with his models of the quark and the Eightfold Way. Born into a Jewish immigrant family on New York's East 14th Street, Gell-Mann's prodigious talent was evident from an early age--he entered Yale at 15, completed his Ph.D. at 21, and was soon identifying the structures of the world's smallest components and illuminating the elegant symmetries of the universe. Beautifully balanced in its portrayal of an extraordinary and difficult man, interpreting the concepts of advanced physics with scrupulous clarity and simplicity, Strange Beauty is a tour-de-force of both science writing and biography.

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Author by George Johnson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 448
ISBN Number 0307765458

Celtic Myth A Treasury Of Legends Art And History


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This volume covers the theoretical method, macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade and finance, development, and policy of economic theory. It incorporates various alternative approaches as well as a broad spectrum of policy issues.

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Author by James Harpur
Genre eBook Political Science
Read Book 96
ISBN Number 9781317475279

Windows In Time


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I was the youngest child of ten raised during the years of The Great Depression and World War Two. My book, Windows In Time is an overview of life growing up in the, as some call them, The Good Old Days. I invite the reader to step back in time and enjoy the good, bad, sad, happy and funny experience of yesterday. What follows is some personal background. I am married to a special man for many years. We were blessed with a son and daughter. They are grown now and we have three wonderful grandchildren. By now you probably know my major interest in life is my family. Next to them, my extended family, friends and our community. My writing background includes publication in Outdoor Life Magazine, Outdoor Life Deer Hunter's Yearbook 1987, a magazine Michigan Woman and varied freelance business and technical writing. I retired from Xerox Corporation where I was a Senior Customer Representative; a liaison between customers and the Company, among other duties. I retired early from Xerox to care for my aged mother and in laws. My life has been full. I enjoyed being a stay at home mom while my children were young. I went back to pursue my educational interests the same year my eldest child began her college career and enjoyed a fulfilling career. I seem to find writing about my self the most difficult of all.

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Author by Roxanne Anton
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 138
ISBN Number 9781499015959

Joe Satriani Legendary Licks


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(Guitar Educational). The Legendary Licks series presents the music of a band or artist in a comprehensive play-along package. Each book contains note-for-note transcriptions and detailed performance notes on how to play a multitude of classic licks, fills, riffs, and solos complete with recorded demonstrations of each exercise and gear setup tips. This edition includes instruction on playing 12 Satriani classics: Always with Me, Always with You * Andalusia * Crowd Chant * Cryin' * Flying in a Blue Dream * Friends * Littleworth Lane * The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing * Satch Boogie * Summer Song * Super Colossal * Surfing with the Alien.

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Author by Arthur Rotfeld
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 9781480368101

The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender


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A 2015 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

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Author by Leslye Walton
Genre eBook Young Adult Fiction
Read Book 320
ISBN Number 9780763670344

Passing Strange And Wonderful


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In this rich and rewarding work, Yi-Fu Tuan vividly demonstrates that feeling and beauty are essential components of life and society. The aesthetic is not merely one aspect of culture but its central core -- both its driving force and its ultimate goal.Beginning with the individual and his physical world, Tuan's exploration progresses from the simple to the complex. His initial evaluation of the building blocks of aesthetic experience (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) develops gradually into a wide-ranging examination of the most elaborate of human constructs, including art, architecture, literature, philosophy, music, and more.

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Author by Yi-Fu Tuan
Genre eBook Nature
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 9781559632096

The Strange Little Girl


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Author by V. M.
Genre eBook Theosophy
Read Book 74
ISBN Number UCAL:$B28856