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- Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2015; US$ 13.00
Please note, this e-book edition does not include the audio recordings of Venetian barcarole. Of all the trademarks of Venice, none is more ubiquitous than the gondola. In this beautifully illustrated collection, internationally bestselling author Donna Leon tells fascinating stories about these famous boats. First used in medieval Venice as... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2015; US$ 9.95
Poor Superstar. All the money and fame in the world won?t prevent him from having a bad hair day. Or stepping in gum. Or not being able to fit into skinny jeans, or watching helplessly as a scoop of ice cream falls from its cone. Or so an unnamed Superstar?s life is ingeniously imagined in this very funny book. Inspired by but not based on Jay Z?s... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 39.98
Ray Davies, legendary frontman of The Kinks, is one of the all-time greatest rock ?n? roll musicians ? and also one of its most troubled and enigmatic. In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led The Kinks to fame with their number one hit ?You Really Got Me?. Within months, they were challenging The Beatles and The Rolling Stones... more...
- Random House Australia 2015; US$ 21.33
Words, music, art and performance. The stuff of a satisfying life. After exploring the idea of home, where and what it is in A First Place , what does it mean to be a writer and where writing begins in The Writing Life , David Malouf moves on to words and music and art and performance in Being There . With pieces on the Sydney Opera House - then... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2015; US$ 10.94
The first ever biography of one of the most remarkable bands in rock history. Since the moment they emerged into the mainstream in 1974, armed with the hit ""This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us"", The Sparks - brothers Ron and Russell Mael - have endeared themselves to successive generations of fans, not only with their wry humour and quirkiness,... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 50.00
The story of Stanley "Mouse" Miller is a story of the cultural and artistic renaissance of the 1960s. It is difficult to separate the narrative of his journey through the music world from the artwork he created. Mouse was indeed an institution of the period— living with the Grateful Dead in their Haight Ashbury Victorian, hosting Janis Joplin for... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
Among the major changes that swept through the music industry during the mid-nineteenth century was how musical performances were managed and directed. From a loose control shared between the violin-leader, musical director and maestro al cembalo to a system of tight and unified control under a professional conductor-manager. This process brought with... more...