Dear Mr Pop Star

Author: Derek Philpott
Editor: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1783526009
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For more than a decade, Derek Philpott and his son, Dave, have been writing to pop stars from the 1960s to the 90s to take issue with the lyrics of some of their best-known songs. But then, to their great surprise, the pop stars started writing back... Dear Mr Pop Star contains 100 of Derek and Dave's greatest hits, including correspondence with Katrina and the Waves, Tears for Fears, Squeeze, The Housemartins, Suzi Quatro, Devo, Deep Purple, Nik Kershaw, T’Pau, Human League, Eurythmics, Wang Chung, EMF, Mott the Hoople, Heaven 17, Jesus Jones, Johnny Hates Jazz, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, Chesney Hawkes and many, many more.

That Old Time Rock Roll

Author: Richard Aquila
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252069192
Size: 15,91 MB
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Traces the history of rock music from the Chords to the Beatles, identifies artists of the period, and lists the top songs of each year.

Dear Mr Fantasy

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Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN:
Size: 17,21 MB
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I Am Not The Messiah Mr Z Tells All

Author: James Sinclaire
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483424952
Size: 10,31 MB
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I am not the Messiah! Mr Zootherapy tells all I am not the Messiah is the intriguing memoir of James Sinclaire, otherwise known as Mr Zootherapy. In his own words, Sinclaire tells us for the first time about the Gorillagram that started it all off, his brief marriage, and his life in New Zealand, culminating in, and going beyond, the dramatic shooting that ended his career. But the real star of this book is Zootherapy. This book tells us how it started and evolved, and how it became the force that it is today. Most of the action takes place in New Zealand but this memoir alludes to universal psychological and philosophical themes. It can be read as a self-help manual and no knowledge of Zootherapy is assumed.

Dear Mr Kershaw

Author: Derek Philpott
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518701801
Size: 18,25 MB
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Bought to the printed page on the back of the cult internet sensation and an immensely successful Crowdfunding campaign contributed to by many of the artists involved, ''Dear Mr. Kershaw'' is the result of 7 years' surreal and quite bonkers work. ''Derek'', with help from his friend ''Wilf'', is a retired gent who back in 2008 set out on a bizarre crusade, writing good old-fashioned letters to pop and rock stars regarding lyrical inaccuracies and ambiguities in their most famous songs and often hilariously getting the wrong end of the stick. The letters are eminently publishable in their own right, mixing sharp wit, confusion and biscuits with trips to the shops and unarguable logic in relation to questioning the offending chart hits under scrutiny. What makes this book an essential purchase however is that, with the missives online for all to see on what was becoming a hugely popular website, the artists quite unexpectedly started to reply. ''Dear Mr. Kershaw'' features over 65 of the best and funniest letters and responses from famous and legendary names spanning every reach of the pop, rock, metal, prog and punk spectrum, all relishing their involvement ''in character'' and revealing their own in many cases hitherto unknown humorous sides. Amongst those to be saluted for their great sportsmanship are Noddy Holder, Billy Bragg, Was Not Was, The Stereo MCs, Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics, Saxon, Tom Robinson, Stiff Little Fingers, Rick Wakeman, Paul Heaton, Squeeze, Toyah, Howard Jones, The Divine Comedy, Kim Wilde, and of course the gentleman himself Mr Nik Kershaw Also includes 100 ''mini-letters'' and Polymer Animal Popstars Highly recommended to anyone who likes music and laughing

The Mature Student S Guide To Writing

Author: Jean Rose
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137265574
Size: 17,18 MB
Format: PDF
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Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.

Stars Don T Stand Still In The Sky

Author: Dia Center for the Arts (New York, N.Y.)
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814747278
Size: 10,75 MB
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Our cultural darlings make music; we make them mythic. Every musical genre begets a community of listeners, performers, and critics, and quite often those categories are blurred. From the principled punk refusal of celebrity to hip-hop's celebration of its power, the music world is self-obsessed. Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky assembles scholars, music writers, industry workers, and musicians, who offer a range of opinions and experience of the nature of fame. The collection focuses on commerce, the crowd, performance and image, history and memory, and romance. Contributors discuss black women icons, love-songs, the legacy of the blues, the image of the tortured rock star, MTV, the politics of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the joy of line-dancing, and more. The contributors are James Bernard, Anthony DeCurtis, Katherine Dieckmann, Chuck Eddy, Paul Gilroy, Daniel Glass, Lawrence Grossberg, Jessica Hagedorn, Kathleen Hanna, James Hannaham, Dave Hickey, Jon Langford, Greil Marcus, Angela McRobbie, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky), Barbara O'Dair, Ann Powers, Toshi Reagon, Simon Reynolds, Robert Santelli, Jon Savage, Danyel Smith, Arlene Stein, Deena Weinstein, and Ellen Willis.

Jimmy S Stars

Author: Mary Ann Rodman
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466804521
Size: 13,50 MB
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It's September 1943, and eleven-year-old Ellie McKelvey's older brother, Jimmy, has just been drafted. Jimmy has a joyful heart and a kind word for everyone, and he's the only person who thinks Ellie is smart and funny and as beautiful as Lana Turner, the movie star. Ellie can hardly stand to see him go. With Jimmy gone, Aunt Toots moves into his bedroom, Ellie's mother takes a war job at a factory, and everything in Ellie's life seems upside down. But she figures that the war will be over and Jimmy home by Christmas, so as much as she misses him, she keeps her spirits up. Even as families in the neighborhood begin to receive telegrams informing them that their boys are wounded or worse, Ellie never stops believing in Jimmy. In her second work of historical fiction, Mary Ann Rodman captures all the authentic details of life on the homefront during World War II, as well as the fierce love a sister has for her beloved big brother. Jimmy's Stars is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.