Bicycle Diaries

Author: David Byrne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101464399

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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"...an engaging book: part diary, part manifesto." The Guardian A round-the-world bicycle tour with one of the most original artists of our day. Urban bicycling has become more popular than ever as recession-strapped, climate-conscious city dwellers reinvent basic transportation. In this wide-ranging memoir, artist/musician and co-founder of Talking Heads David Byrne--who has relied on a bike to get around New York City since the early 1980s--relates his adventures as he pedals through and engages with some of the world's major cities. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, he meets a range of people both famous and ordinary, shares his thoughts on art, fashion, music, globalization, and the ways that many places are becoming more bike-friendly. Bicycle Diaries is an adventure on two wheels conveyed with humor, curiosity, and humanity.

Bicycle Diaries

Author: David Byrne

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571256007

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 9974


Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation in New York City. A few years later he discovered folding bikes, and starting taking them with him on music tour overseas, and experienced a sense of liberation as he pedalled around many of the world's principal cities. The view from his bike seat has given Byrne a panoramic window on urban life over the last thirty years as he has cycled round cities such as London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, New York, Detroit and San Francisco. From music and the visual arts, to globalisation, politics, the nature of creative work, fashion and art, this book gives the reader an incredible insight into what Byrne is seeing and thinking as he pedals around these cities. Filled with intimate photographs, incredible musical stories and a powerful ecological message, this is an enchanting celebration of bike riding and of the rewards of seeing the world at bike level. David Byrne is a co-founding member of the musical group Talking Heads. He has produced many solo albums and collaborated with such noted artists as Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson and Brian Eno. He has received Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

A New York Memoir

Author: Richard Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351534785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

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A New York Memoir is about a life lived in New York City over a period of thirty years. The memoir begins in 1975, with author Richard Goodman's arrival in New York, an intimidated newcomer. It follows him through the years as he encounters some of the remarkable people one meets in New York, while harkening back to the inspiration the city provides, especially for artists and young writers. The memoir follows the author as he witnesses tragedies and then ruminates on growing old in New York. It tells of the joys and the difficulties of living in this remarkable city. A New York Memoir is, essentially, a long love letter to the city. Like all great loves, this volume reflects passion, promise, hope, pain, regret and, ultimately, the author's pride. This includes true stories of love, work, marriage, raising a child, becoming a writer, death, and friendship. Most of the stories in this effort take place there; those that do not are highly influenced by New York. The author has seen New York at its best and at its worst, when was it rich and freewheeling and when it fell on hard times and almost collapsed. He's seen it grievously wounded, and seen it pick itself back up again with the help of the entire world and with its own limitless moxie. This is a very personal story set against the backdrop of a massive city of unmatchable energy and of sheer, brute authority and inspiration. The book ends with a long remembrance of the author's mother who came to New York after many travails and was rescued by the city. This is the story of Richard Goodman's encounter with New York. **See Richard Goodman read an excerpt from A New York Memoir titled, "Elegy for an English Bike," here. "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS9sMJXJ1L8"

Passione Celeste

Author: Mark Pritchard

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788030850

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 2515


Shares long-distance cycling adventures in this highly entertaining and personal story.

Southeastern Geographer

Author: David M. Cochran Jr.,Carl A. Reese

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807872598

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 7753


Table of Contents for Volume 52, Number 2 (Summer 2012) Cover Art: Southern Maryland Tobacco Barn Richard A. Russo Introduction David M. Cochran, Jr. and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers ''Where Can I Build My Student Housing?'': The Politics of Studentification in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Graham Pickren The Making of the Piano Bar: Landscape, Art, and Discourse in Biscayne Bay Robert J. Kruse, II An Analysis of Differential Migration Patterns in the Black Belt and the New South Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Domenico Parisi, and Steven M. Grice An Examination of Municipal Annexation Methods in North Carolina, 1990–2009 Russell M. Smith The 16 April 2011 EF3 Tornado in Greene County, Eastern North Carolina Thomas M. Rickenbach Transforming Mount Airy into Mayberry: Film-Induced Tourism as Place-Making Derek H. Alderman, Stefanie K. Benjamin, and Paige P. Schneider Part II: Reviews Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne Reviewed by Scott Brady The Battle for North Carolina's Coast: Evolutionary History, Present Crisis, and Vision for the Future by Stanley R. Riggs, Dorothea V. Ames, Stephen J. Culver, and David J. Mallinson Reviewed by Douglas W. Gamble

Bicycle Diaries - Plain Wide Ruled Notebook

Author: Fun Key Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781686485053

Category:

Page: 120

View: 7721


Bicycle Diaries - Plain Wide Ruled Notebook You need this blank lined bicycle journal because you want to remember the important bits... This Bicycle Journal / Notebook Is Perfect For: Cycling enthusiasts Gift for bicycle enthusiasts Writing ideas Lists Doodles Taking notes Reflecting on your day This is a helpful bicycle notebook because after all, nothing happens until it is put onto paper and actioned. This notebook contains 118 blank pages ideal for day to day, business ideas, and even journaling your day's achievements. This blank notebook is also ideal for writing about your day's cycling, planning trips, bikepacking journal or even every day to day use. There is room for copious notes, writing and journaling. It is the perfect size for keeping handy on your desk, or your pannier bag. This 6x9" notebook is in fact ideal specifically to get organized and confident in using lists etc to get things done - sometimes it is great to get off the laptop and put pen to paper! Filled with 118 pages, this notebook makes a useful gift for bicycle lovers in need of a journal. With the full-color matt grey paper back soft cover notebook, this bicycle journal could come in very handy for general day to day use, or for a specific project such as notes and sketches and ideas. With custom sized pages 6x9 inch this blank notebook also has plenty of room for journaling, taking notes or doodling - however you wish to structure your doodles. Give your cycling friend a gift as a token of appreciation. This Blank Bicycle Notebook: Notebook Gifts Nice Journal Blank lined Notebook Blank lined Planner Gift for anyone who loves bikes an cycling - students, busy parents or even entrepreneurs This bicycle journal makes a great gift as a diary for adults or children who love bicycles

CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING?

Author: Mark Pritchard

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1838592598

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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Mark Pritchard has spent much of his life riding his beloved Bianchi bicycles around Britain and Europe. In May 2018 he achieved a lifetime ambition when he left the UK to cycle 3,400 miles across the USA to Boston. Over the six weeks of his tour he learnt a lot about this great country and its people. Can I Tell You Something? is the story of the places he visited, the history and culture he discovered and the people he met and rode with along the way. Mark’s view from the saddle provides a unique insight into America and its people, as he travels from the hustle and bustle of the West Coast through the harsh arid deserts and into the vast agricultural landscapes of the Midwest and on to the tranquillity of rural upstate New England, Mark gets to the very heart of this country and its people. This is not just a cycling tour however, it is also a story of a romance that grew and continued after Mark arrived in Boston. Taken from his diaries written from the tour, Can I Tell You Something? is a chronicle of a fantastic journey and a love letter to the very special person that he met on the road.

Song and Circumstance

Author: Sytze Steenstra

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826441688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

View: 308


This is the first book to offer a full account of Byrne's sprawling artistic portfolio.

The Bicycle Diaries

Author: Denis J. Blaise

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478711940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 6813


THE BICYCLE DIARIES - (Mostly) Light-Hearted War Stories of a Non-Combatant is the true story of a farm family's trials and tribulations as they strive to stay alive during WW II. It takes place near Bastogne, in the Ardennes forest of southern Belgium, where the Screaming Eagles of the 82nd and 101st Airborne, of Band of Brothers fame, held the "hole in the doughnut" while the German SS troops ravaged the countryside during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. The Bicycle recounts the tale with humor and suspense and is an active participant in the life of the family. The growing kid spends so much time with his mother' Bicycle that it becomes as real and alive as an imaginary pal. The use of such a literary device to tell the author's memories in the third person avoids many of the pitfalls of personal memoirs. It does not take away, however, from the fears, courage and accomplishments of these simple folks, representative of millions more, for whom life went on, had to go on, regardless of the fighting madness taking place around them.