Cage the Elephant has toured the globe, sold hundreds of thousands of albums, and become, in Rolling Stone’s words, ´´one of rock’s best young bands.” Before any of that, though, Cage was just five guys from Bowling Green, a small town in southern Kentucky. In Home Grown, Craig Fehrman secured Almost Famous-levels of access to tell the story of Cage’s rise. But along the way he discovered an even bigger story - how a tiny, overlooked place like Bowling Green had itself become one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country. Through vivid storytelling and exclusive details, Home Grown traces the history of Cage, from the band forming in high school to hanging with the Foo Fighters. But the Single also explores how and why Cage keeps coming home. You’ll meet the characters and locations that make up Bowling Green’s scene: the music-first dive bar where Cage got its start; the creaky, Pirate-themed house where artists gather to jam; the radio DJ who sacrificed everything to play local music - plus a slew of exciting young bands, all in different stages of their careers. How does a music scene work, especially in a place most people assume doesn’t even have a music scene? Home Grown has the answers, and it makes a great read for music fans - or for anyone who grew up in a place like Bowling Green. Craig Fehrman is a writer who lives in Indiana. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and Slate, among others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rex Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018600/bk_adbl_018600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Paperback - 320 pages - Publisher: Billboard Books - 1994 - English Rock and roll wasn´t supposed to last. From the days in 1953 when Bill Haley and His Comets´ ´´Crazy Man Crazy´´ became the first rock record to enter the Billboard charts, through the arrival of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard later in the decade, the music and its stars were often dismissed as a passing phase, a garish blip on the screen of constantly changing teen tastes. In fact, ten years after rock´s inception, even the biggest stars of the era downplayed their signifi-cance. In 1963, in the first flush of the mania that would be named for them, the Beatles often talked of what they would do ´´when the bubble burst´´: at the time, George Harrison mentioned something about becoming an electrician; Ringo Starr said he dreamed of owning a string of ladies´ hair salons. But the bubble didn´t burst, for the Beatles or for rock and roll. Rock and roll did last. It enters its fifth decade as a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry whose reach extends beyond teenagers to generations who have grown up, and older, with it. Along the way, it has infiltrated the culture of the world. Its songs have provided the soundtracks for political campaigns and social movements, for wars and revolutions. Its heroes have been at the forefront of constantly evolving tastes, mores, trends, and aes-thetics. From Elvis shaking the Eisenhower years from their secure slumber with a wag of his hips; to Bob Dylan galvanizing the civil rights movement of the 1960s with ´´Blowin´ in the Wind´´; to the Beatles changing the look and sound of virtually everything by the sheer power of their presence; to Bob Geldof raising tens of millions of dollars for starving Ethiopians with Band Aid and Live Aid; to the heavy metal of Van Halen, which U.S. military pilots used to pump themselves up for combat in the Gulf War, rock and roll has proved that is has not merely last-ed—it has mattered. That rock has done all this is hardly news. And outlining the role and importance of rock isn´t the purpose of this book. Instead, Pioneers of Rock and Roll is an examination of artists whose music and careers have defined and redefined rock in the course of its history and, in the process, made it a crucial component of the culture of its time. ´´Artists´´ is the key word in all of this and is used intentionally in place of ´´performers,´´ ´´musicians,´´ or ´´acts.´´ Each of the individuals or groups includ-ed in this book has contributed in one or more ways to establishing rock as an art form. While the latter point—rock as art—could still be open to debate in some aesthetic spheres, the case for such status can certainly be made. If art can be defined as a creative expression of a particular time, for all time, then rock is art. It would be impossible, or at least misleading, to discuss or study or evaluate the social history of the West in the second half of this century without factoring in the impact of rock and roll. The point of all this as it pertains to this book is that if rock and roll had simply been a commercial device to separate teens (or their parents) from their money, or just another form of entertainment, it would never have lasted. It has lasted because, in its highest forms—in the music of people who are included in this book—it is more than those other aspects. It is art. And this book is about how they have made it thus. On to practical matters. The artist entries have several components. Each includes an analysis of music and impact of the indi-vidual artist or group that explains why and how they became ´´pioneers.´´ And each includes a discus-sion of the artist´s career, providing pertinent dates and facts to place the analysis in a historical context.
Six years after her mothers sudden fame, Genesis is turning twenty-one. Growing up the treasure of her family, she always did what was expected of her. Yet, Genesis longs to take control of her life and make her own way in the world; and now that shes about to graduate from college, she plans to do just that. Beautiful, talented, wild and strong, Genesis is determined to follow her desires and live her life as she pleases - with or without her familys approval. Which includes making Derek her own. Genesis has waited for years to make Wickeds drummer her own. With her cinnamon skin, chestnut, almond eyes and sex appeal to match her mothers, Genesis made it through her college years with her virginity intact with plans to give it to him and only him. But he should not get it twisted. Her virginal status does not make her a pushover. She wants him on her terms and she will not settle for anything less. Nine years her senior, Wickeds bad boy drummer, Derek Fletcher, met Genesis when she was going on fifteen-years-old, and was completely taken by her the moment he set eyes on her. With a bit of persuasion, and under the strict supervision of Genesis rock star mother, Derek formed a close, intimate yet platonic relationship with the teenager. Derek continued to live the dream of money and fame and enjoyed every minute of it. On tour he played hard and partied harder with an endless line of women who moved through is bed. With his deep-set, omniscient, sapphire eyes and dark locks, he never had to work at getting a woman to accommodate him. His secrets were his own and he preferred it that way. But now, Derek is faced with a grown-up Genesis and suddenly finds himself wanting her in ways he has never thought of her before. In the past, he had always been strong enough to keep his distance; but now, he cannot seem to stay away. Genesis call to him is strong, and pulls at him in ways he cannot ignore; but little does he know, she will not easily submit. Can their friendship and love for one another survive Genesis journey to womanhood? And if so, will Derek be willing to expose his darkest secrets to her and risk losing her friendship, loyalty and love?
Selected as a 2008 Best Business Book of the Year by The Economist The Net Generation has arrived. Are you ready for it? Chances are you know a person between the ages of 11 and 30. You´ve seen them doing five things at once: texting friends, downloading music, uploading videos, watching a movie on a two-inch screen, and doing who-knows-what on Facebook or MySpace. They´re the first generation to have literally grown up digital - and they´re part of a global cultural phenomenon that´s here to stay. The bottom line is this: If you understand the Net Generation, you will understand the future. If you´re a Baby Boomer or Gen-Xer, This is your field guide. A fascinating inside look at the Net Generation, Grown Up Digital is inspired by a $4 million private research study. New York Times best-selling author Don Tapscott has surveyed more than 11,000 young people. Instead of a bunch of spoiled ´´screenagers´´ with short attention spans and zero social skills, he discovered a remarkably bright community which has developed revolutionary new ways of thinking, interacting, working, and socializing. Grown Up Digital reveals: How the brain of the Net Generation processes information Seven ways to attract and engage young talent in the workforce Seven guidelines for educators to tap the Net Gen potential Parenting 2.0: There´s no place like the new home Citizen Net: How young people and the Internet are transforming democracy Today´s young people are using technology in ways you could never imagine. Instead of passively watching television, the ´´Net Geners´´ are actively participating in the distribution of entertainment and information. For the first time in history, youth are the authorities on something really important. And they´re changing every aspect of our society - from the wor... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000105/bk_graw_000105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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This is a book summary of The Talent Code: Greatness Isn´t Born. It´s Grown. Here´s How. by Daniel Coyle. Original book description: What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In this groundbreaking work, journalist and New York Times best-selling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople - and everyone else - with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others. Whether you´re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping in to a newly discovered brain mechanism. Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine of the world´s talent hotbeds - from the baseball fields of the Caribbean to a classical-music academy in upstate New York - Coyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything. Deep practice - everyone knows that practice is a key to success. What everyone doesn´t know is that specific kinds of practice can increase skill up to 10 times faster than conventional practice. Ignition - we all need a little motivation to get started. But what separates truly high achievers from the rest of the pack? A higher level of commitment - call it passion - born out of our deepest unconscious desires and triggered by certain primal cues. Understanding how these signals work can help you ignite passion and catalyze skill development. Master coaching - what are the secrets of the world’s most effective teachers, trainers, and coaches? Discover the four virtues that enable these ´´talent whisperers´´ to fuel passion, inspire deep practice, and bring out the best in their students. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Bokhari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049669/bk_acx0_049669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.