Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Author: Viv Albertine

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466873078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 936

A feminist musician icon, Viv Albertine reveals the rocking, uncompromising story of her life on the front lines at the birth of the British punk movement and beyond in this exciting, humorous, and inspiring memoir. Selected by the New York Times as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie Brownstein. She formed a band with Sid Vicious and was there the night he met Nancy Spungeon. She tempted Johnny Thunders...toured America with the Clash...dated Mick Jones...and inspired the classic Clash anthem “Train in Vain.” But Albertine was no mere muse. In Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys., Albertine delivers a unique and unfiltered look at a traditionally male-dominated scene. Her story is so much more than a music memoir. Albertine’s narrative is nothing less than a fierce correspondence from a life on the fringes of culture. The author recalls rebelling from conformity and patriarchal society ever since her days as an adolescent girl in the same London suburb of Muswell Hill where the Kinks formed. With brash honesty—and an unforgiving memory—Albertine writes of immersing herself into punk culture among the likes of the Sex Pistols and the Buzzcocks. Of her devastation when the Slits broke up and her reinvention as a director and screenwriter. Or abortion, marriage, motherhood, and surviving cancer. Navigating infidelity and negotiating divorce. And launching her comeback as a solo artist with her debut album, The Vermilion Border. Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. is a raw chronicle of music, fashion, love, sex, feminism, and more that connects the early days of punk to the Riot Grrl movement and beyond. But even more profoundly, Viv Albertine’s remarkable memoir is the story of an empowered woman staying true to herself and making it on her own in the modern world.

To Throw Away Unopened

Author: Viv Albertine

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571326234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8765

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018 What was I fighting for? Even now I'm not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic. Every memoir is a battle between reality and invention - but in her follow up to Clothes, Music, Boys, Viv Albertine has reinvented the genre with her unflinching honesty. To Throw Away Unopened is a fearless dissection of one woman's obsession with the truth - the truth about family, power, and her identity as a rebel and outsider. It is a gaping wound of a book, both an exercise in blood-letting and psychological archaeology, excavating what lies beneath: the fear, the loneliness, the anger. It is a brutal expose of human dysfunctionality, the impossibility of true intimacy, and the damage wrought upon us by secrets and revelations, siblings and parents. Yet it is also a testament to how we can rebuild ourselves and come to face the world again. It is a portrait of the love stories that constitute a life, often bringing as much pain as joy. With the inimitable blend of humour, vulnerability, and intelligence that makes Viv Albertine one of our finest authors working today, To Throw Away Unopened smashes through layers of propriety and leads us into a new place of savage self-discovery.

Pink Labor on Golden Streets

Author: Christiane Erharter,Dietmar Schwärzler,Ruby Sircar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gay artists

Page: 288

View: 9270

"Pink labor on golden streets: queer art practices is particularly concerned with combining, juxtaposing, or playing off various artistic strategies where form and politics intervene. Two artistic attitudes, often perceived as divergent, are described here: the choice of form attributed to political issues versus political stances dictating the question of form. This book sheds light on contradictory standpoints of queer art practices, conceptions of the body, and ideas of 'queer abstraction, ' a term coined by Jack Judith Halberstam that raises questions to do with (visual) representations in the context of gender, sexuality, and desire"--Page [4] of cover.

A Preview of Teaching

Author: Warren Nevin Drum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 9867

"This book is intended to serve as the basic text for a laboratory course introductory to teaching. Its twofold purpose is (1) to give the teacher-to-be a comprehensive view of modem educational theory and practice and (2) so to orient her in the profession that she may make intelligent choice of a field for specialization. Significant contributions of biology, psychology, and sociology to modem educational practice are set forth in the first four chapters. The fifth chapter presents the curriculum as the outgrowth of sociological, psychological, and biological considerations. Administrators, supervisors, and teachers put the curriculum into effect; their respective responsibilities are considered in the next two chapters. Following, in Chapters VIII to XII, comes a discussion of the technique whereby the teacher effects in the pupils the changes contemplated in the curriculum. Chapter XIII considers the opportunities and requirements in each of the major fields of initial teaching service; and the concluding chapter, the fourteenth, presents, from the superintendent's point of view, some attainable ideals"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).


Author: Montgomery Ward

Publisher: N.A


Category: Commercial catalogs

Page: 1396

View: 3094