Dancing With Myself

Author: Billy Idol
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145162851X
Size: 16,24 MB
Format: PDF
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In this bold and candid memoir, music legend Billy Idol shares his life story, from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the height of the punk pop revolution, revealing intimate details about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for-all told in his own utterly indelible voice. An integral member of the punk rock revolution whose music crossed over into '80s pop mainstream--and one of MTV's first stars--Billy Idol remains an iconic music legend. Now, in his long awaited Dancing With Myself, he delivers a lively, candid account of his journey to fame, including intimate and unapologetic details about his life's highs and lows, all rendered with the in your face attitude and exuberance his fans have embraced. Idol brings to life the key events that shaped his life, his music, and his career, including his early childhood in England, his year at Sussex University, and his time spent hanging out with the Sex Pistols and as a member of punk bands Chelsea and Generation X. He shares outtakes from his wildly and unexpectedly successful solo career and stories behind his string of popular hits, including "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face," and "Rebel Yell," which involved close collaboration with Steve Stevens and ultimately led to the creation of some of the most groundbreaking music videos ever seen. Featuring sixteen pages of full color, behind the scenes photos, Dancing With Myself is both a tale of survival and a celebration of the heady days when punk was born, a compelling and satisfying insider's tale from a man who made music history firsthand

Dancing With Myself

Author: Mia Carr
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453584943
Size: 18,61 MB
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You will discover a lifetime of memories presented in Mia Carr’s autobiography. She was a wife of a professional boxer in the lightweight division, who was managed by the famous Barney Ross, welterweight champion of the world. You will read about the physical abuse when she became her boxer husband’s favorite sparring partner. She is the (mostly single) mother of two daughters, one of which was a professional baby model on television, who won the Commercial of the Year Award. There was also a time of a loss of finances and the necessity of welfare assistance. She is the grandmother of a Hall of Fame wakeboard champion of the world, who brought her so much joy in her life.
She went through diversified trials in life, like being harbored by the New York Foundling Hospital and efforts made, with great energy, to force her to give her baby up for adoption. She writes about a near-death experience and a spiritual encounter that left her with God’s gift of intuitiveness and the ability to counsel with great success. She was married four times, with sad consequences, to a bragger of his conquests, a psychotic, a depraved closet queen, and a man who loved his money more than he did God or his wife.
She had the good fortune of having a loving and devoted family on one side but, unfortunately, a family filled with sexual abuse and desecration and incest on the other side. She tells of her humorous experiences, and there were many, of heartbreak and doubt and the traitor causing her failure in her aspirations. She excelled in the art of ballroom dancing, where she was a recipient of many awards. And because of her faith in God and that special connection with Him, she gained the ability to survive and glide across the dance floor of life alone!

Dancing With Myself

Author: Charles Sheffield
Editor: Baen Books
ISBN: 9780671721855
Size: 16,67 MB
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A combination of essays and short stories explores the technology of the future and the impact that it will have on everyday life

Dancing In Spite Of Myself

Author: Lawrence Grossberg
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822319177
Size: 19,61 MB
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In Dancing in Spite of Myself, Lawrence Grossberg—well known as a pioneering figure in cultural studies—has collected essays written over the past twenty years that have also established him as one of the leading theorists of popular culture and, specifically, of rock music. Grossberg offers an original and sophisticated view of the growing power of popular culture and its increasing inseparability from contemporary structures of economic and political power and from our everyday lives. In the course of conducting this exploration into the meaning of "popularity," he investigates the nature of fandom, the social effects of rock music and youth culture, and the possibilities for understanding the history of popular texts and practices. Describing what he calls "the postmodernity of everyday life," Grossberg offers important insights into the relation of pop music to issues of postmodernity and inton the growing power of the new cultural conservatism and its relationship to "the popular." Exploring the limits of existing theories of hegemony in cultural studies, Grossberg reveals the ways in which popular culture is being mobilized in the service of economic and political struggles. In articulating his own critical practice, Grossberg surveys and challenges some of the major assumptions of popular culture studies, including notions of domination and resistance, mainstream and marginality, and authenticity and incorporation. Dancing in Spite of Myself provides an introduction to contemporary theories of popular culture and a clear statement of relationships among theories of the nature of rock music, postmodernity, and conservative hegemony.

Still Dancing

Author: Jameson Currier
Editor: Lethe Press
ISBN: 1590210484
Size: 19,42 MB
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Currier brings together 20 short stories spanning three decades of the impactof the AIDS epidemic on the gay community.

Appalachian Dance

Author: Susan Eike Spalding
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252096452
Size: 17,74 MB
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In Appalachian Dance, Susan Eike Spalding employs twenty-five years' worth of rich interviews with black and white Virginians, Tennesseeans, and Kentuckians to explore the evolution and social uses of dance practices in each region. Spalding analyzes how issues as disparate as industrialization around coal, race relations, and the 1970s folk revival profoundly influenced freestyle clogging and other dance forms. She reveals how African Americans and Native Americans, as well as European immigrants drawn to the timber mills and coal fields, added to local dance vocabularies. By placing each community in its sociopolitical and economic context, Spalding explores how the formal and stylistic nuances found in Appalachian dance reflect the beliefs, shared understandings, and experiences of the community at large.

Dance Writings Poetry

Author: Edwin Denby
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300069853
Size: 10,92 MB
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Edwin Denby, who died in 1983, was the most important and influential American dance critic of this century. His reviews and essays, which he wrote for almost thirty years, were possessed of a voice, vision, and passion as compelling and inspiring as his subject. He was also a poet of distinction--a friend to Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, and John Ashbery. This book presents a sampling of his reviews, essays, and poems, an exemplary collection that exhibits the elegance, lucidity, and timelessness of Denby's writings. The volume includes Denby's reactions to choreography ranging from Martha Graham to George Balanchine to the Rockettes, as well as his reflections on such general topics as dance in film, dance criticism, and meaning in dance.Denby`s writings are presented chronologically, and they not only provide a picture of how his dance theories and reviewing methods evolved but also give an informal history of dance in New York from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. The book--the only collection of Denby's writings currently in print--is an essential resource for students and lovers of dance.

Iris Has Free Time

Author: Iris Smyles
Editor: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593765584
Size: 13,43 MB
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There, I came across a cluster of NYU graduates standing in cap and gown. They were laughing and posing for photos. Was it June again already? Their voices echoed through the subway tunnel. “Congratulations!” “Congratulations!” their parents said. And I wanted to yell, “Don’t do it! Go back! You don’t know what it’s like!” Whether passed out drunk at The New Yorker where she’s interning; assigning Cliffs Notes when hired to teach humanities at a local college; getting banned from a fleet of Greek Island ferries while on vacation, or trying to piece together the events of yet another puzzling blackout—“I prefer to call them pink-outs, because I’m a girl”—Iris is never short on misadventures. From quarter-life crisis to the shock of turning thirty, Iris Has Free Time charts a madcap, melancholic course through that curious age—one’s twenties—when childhood is over, supposedly. Iris Smyles has created in Iris Smyles an irresistible anti-heroine whose innocent iconoclasm startles as it charms.

Beautiful Eyes

Author: Lisa C. Ockun
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1481745654
Size: 12,57 MB
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Beautiful Eyes is a story that takes place in the early 1960's in an apartment complex in Bellerose, Queens, New York. Two next door neighbors, twelve year old Dougie, a boy with a genetic condition called Down Syndrome, and eight year old Lucy become best friends and spend an entire summer together. Sitting on the porch of their apartment complex becomes the highlight of their summer, until one very horrible day when Dougie becomes the target of two boys in his complex. They call him retard and make fun of his eyes. Though Dougie does have Down Syndrome, Lucy thought he had the most beautiful eyes in the world and never realized that he was different than most children his age. Lucy is confused and angry at how the two boys had treated her very best friend. With the help of her mother, Lucy learns a life lesson about diversity.

Once I Was A Princess

Author: Jacqueline Pascarl
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1845969677
Size: 20,64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Can you imagine what it would be like to be swept off your feet by a royal prince to live a charmed life in the marble palaces of an oil-rich nation - and then to watch your fairy-tale romance turn into a nightmare of Islamic superstition, isolation, betrayal and abuse? What would you do if you managed to escape your life of torment - and then your children were kidnapped by their own father? This is what happened to Jacqueline Pascarl. In Once I Was a Princess, Jacqueline recounts her part in this controversial, headline-grabbing international drama with heart-rending honesty.