Remembered for a While

Author: Nick Drake,Gabrielle Drake,Cally Callomon

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 9781444792591

Category: Folk musicians

Page: 448

View: 1790

'Probably the most ambitious, generous and thorough volume about a musician to see publication' Mouth Magazine The authorised companion to the music of Nick Drake, compiled, composed and edited by Cally Callomon and Gabrielle Drake, with contributions from Nick's friends, critics, adherents, family, and from Nick Drake himself. Remembered For A While is not a biography. It is, rather, an attempt to cast a few shards of light on Nick Drake the poet, the musician, the singer, the friend, son and brother, who was also more than all of these. We hope it will accompany all those in search of an elusive artist, whose haunting presence defies analysis. The book contains: * In-depth interviews with many of Nick's friends, most notably Paul Wheeler, Nick's close friend from Cambridge days, a singer-songwriter who, of all Nick's friends, perhaps best understood, from personal experience, Nick's journey through musical creation to despair and back again. * A selection of photos from all eras - some never seen before - with reproductions of documents such as the scrapbook Molly Drake kept of her son's press cuttings, and the original and rejected album covers. * Images of Nick's handwritten and typed lyrics, including the lyrics of some songs for which the music has never been found. * Newly commissioned pieces by Nick's friends Jeremy Harmer, Brian Wells, Robin Frederick and the poet Will Stone. Contributions also from the sleeve designer Michael Trevithick, Island Records's Ann Sullivan and the photographer and artist Nigel Waymouth. *Extracts from Nick's letters - part of an extensive correspondence that exists between Nick and his parents, which charts their relationship from the time he first went to boarding school until the time he came home, when his depression had settled upon him and he felt he had nowhere else to go. From this point, Nick's life was documented by his father, Rodney Drake, who kept a detailed diary, as he and his wife Molly struggled to understand their son's state of mind and how to help him. Passages from this poignant record are included. * A short musical guide to each song's key and tuning to accompany the lyrics, together with an explanatory interpretation of Nick's guitar performance, the result of several years close study by singer-songwriter Chris Healey. * A comprehensive guide to all of Nick's live performances. * And a lengthy essay by noted music critic Pete Paphides, which includes interviews with Nick's musical collaborators and friends - his producer Joe Boyd, his recording engineer John Wood and his orchestrator, the late Robert Kirby - as well as descriptions of the recording process of each album.

Off to Visit the Prophet Elijah

Author: William Dunigan

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1608607844

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 6074

In order to satisfy their curiosity about God - but not being silly enough to build a machine that would transport them to Heaven - five intrepid and insatiably curious scientists enlist the help of a dozing Bible historian to time-travel back over 2,900 years to visit the Prophet Elijah. Although well-known back in his time, the Prophet is not an easy person to find and the scientists attempt to fine-tune their coordinates to make sure they don't go off their mark like they did on their last time-travel expedition...which, apparently, Alvin the historian seems to have mysteriously forgotten about... Author William Dunigan is an ordained minister whose interest in Bible studies and science fiction was the basis for this and his previous book, Reviving the Dead Church by Reminiscing the Day of Pentecost. He lived most of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, before joining the navy, where he spent 18 months in hazardous combat. William currently lives in Rentz, Georgia, where he enjoys morning walks with his dog, Midnight. Publisher's website: http: //

The Ultimate Western Collection

Author: Mark Twain,James Fenimore Cooper,Max Brand,James Oliver Curwood,B. M. Bower,Zane Grey,Jackson Gregory,Jack London,William MacLeod Raine,William Patterson White,Rex Beach,Emerson Hough,Will Lillibridge,Andy Adams,Bret Harte,Owen Wister,Washington Irving,Willa Cather,O. Henry,Grace Livingston Hill,Charles King,Charles Alden Seltzer,Stephen Crane,Dane Coolidge,Marah Ellis Ryan,Francis William Sullivan,Frederic Homer Balch,Frederic Remington,Robert W. Chambers,Forrestine C. Hooker,James B. Hendryx,Frank H. Spearman,J. Allan Dunn,Ann S. Stephens,Robert E. Howard,Clarence E. Mulford,R.M. Ballantyne,Charles Siringo,Isabel E. Ostrander,Frederic Logan Paxson

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 15297

View: 691

This carefully edited collection of world's most admired westerns will take you on a roller coaster ride through the plains of Wild West, the old trails, gold rush adventures, frontier sagas and more! Introduction The Last American Frontier – History of the 'Far West', of the Pioneers & Trailblazers Story of the Cowboy Story of the Outlaw Novels & Stories Riders of the Purple Sage Saga (Zane Grey) Ohio River Trilogy Dan Barry Series (Max Brand) The Virginian (Owen Wister) Lin McLean Leatherstocking Series (James F. Cooper) Flying U Series (B. M. Bower) Cabin Fever Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) Bucky O'Connor (William M. Raine) Breckinridge Elkins Series (Robert E. Howard) In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte) Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) Gold Hunters Last of the Plainsmen Border Legion Smoke Bellew Country Beyond Lone Star Ranger Ronicky Doone Trilogy Riders of the Silences Three Partners Man of the Forest Lure of the Dim Trails Tennessee's Partner Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough) Luck of Roaring Camp Rustlers of Pecos County Pike Bearfield Series Hopalong Cassidy (Clarence E. Mulford) O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia Roughing It (Mark Twain) Outcasts of Poker Flat Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams) Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Astoria (Washington Irving) Ungava (R.M. Ballantyne) Valley of Silent Men Black Jack Bull Hunter "Drag" Harlan (Charles Alden Seltzer) Wyoming: A Story of the Outdoor West Sheriff's Son Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) Boss of the Lazy Y Trail Horde Rider of Golden Bar (William P. White) Buck Peters, Ranchman Tangled Trail Golden Dream (Ballantyne) Gun-Brand (James B. Hendryx) Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) Long Shadow Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) Where the Trail Divides Iron Trail (Rex Beach) Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) Bride Comes to Yellow Sky ...

150 Western Classics

Author: Mark Twain,James Fenimore Cooper,Max Brand,James Oliver Curwood,B. M. Bower,Zane Grey,Jackson Gregory,Jack London,Emerson Hough,Will Lillibridge,Andy Adams,Bret Harte,Owen Wister,Washington Irving,Willa Cather,O. Henry,Grace Livingston Hill,Charles King,Charles Alden Seltzer,Stephen Crane,Dane Coolidge,Marah Ellis Ryan,Francis William Sullivan,Frederic Homer Balch,Frederic Remington,Robert W. Chambers,Forrestine C. Hooker,Frank H. Spearman,J. Allan Dunn,Ann S. Stephens,Robert E. Howard,R.M. Ballantyne,Charles Siringo,Isabel E. Ostrander

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 12827

View: 6165

This collection of world's greatest western novels and stories include rip roarin' cowboy adventures, tales of the famous outcasts, the heroes of the Wild West, conniving villains and intriguing sagas:_x000D_ Introduction_x000D_ Story of the Cowboy_x000D_ Story of the Outlaw_x000D_ Novels & Stories_x000D_ Riders of the Purple Sage Saga (Zane Grey)_x000D_ Ohio River Trilogy_x000D_ Dan Barry Series (Max Brand)_x000D_ The Virginian (Owen Wister)_x000D_ Lin McLean_x000D_ Leatherstocking Series (James F. Cooper)_x000D_ Flying U Series (B. M. Bower)_x000D_ Cabin Fever_x000D_ Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn)_x000D_ Breckinridge Elkins Series (Robert E. Howard)_x000D_ In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte)_x000D_ Roughing It (Mark Twain)_x000D_ Outcasts of Poker Flat_x000D_ Call of the Wild (Jack London)_x000D_ Heart of the West (O. Henry)_x000D_ White Fang_x000D_ Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood)_x000D_ Gold Hunters_x000D_ Last of the Plainsmen_x000D_ Border Legion_x000D_ Smoke Bellew_x000D_ Country Beyond_x000D_ Lone Star Ranger_x000D_ Ronicky Doone Trilogy_x000D_ Riders of the Silences_x000D_ Three Partners_x000D_ Man of the Forest_x000D_ Lure of the Dim Trails_x000D_ Tennessee's Partner_x000D_ Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough)_x000D_ Luck of Roaring Camp_x000D_ Rustlers of Pecos County_x000D_ Pike Bearfield Series_x000D_ O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)_x000D_ My Ántonia_x000D_ Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams)_x000D_ Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer)_x000D_ Short Cut (Jackson Gregory)_x000D_ Astoria (Washington Irving)_x000D_ Ungava (R.M. Ballantyne)_x000D_ Valley of Silent Men_x000D_ Black Jack_x000D_ Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman)_x000D_ A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo)_x000D_ Trail Horde_x000D_ Golden Dream (Ballantyne)_x000D_ Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane)_x000D_ Long Shadow_x000D_ Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill)_x000D_ Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers)_x000D_ Where the Trail Divides_x000D_ Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge)_x000D_ Bride Comes to Yellow Sky_x000D_ Hidden Water...

Bound by Beliefs

Author: Joseph C. Way

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480883530

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 6624

Since everyone has a “god” that controls them, it is wise to ask who or what that is, how we choose it and how to respond? We must also ask how tradition, the Bible, church, family and other factors affect our beliefs and behaviors. Joseph C. Way wrestles with these and other issues and reaches some uncommon conclusions about God, Jesus, and Us. He affirms God is love. God acts from love and so do we! Other specific emphases include: how presuppositions (beliefs) dictate behavior; the profound significance of the human Jesus; the need to renounce, redefine and restore certain beliefs; why our future depends on what and how we love. The author seriously differs from the apostle Paul on who and what Jesus was. Our “salvation” depends not on the death of Jesus but on living by his two directives gleaned from Hebrew scripture. The author invites everyone to join him in proclaiming and practicing “appropriate love” so that we may reduce human and environmental discord for everyone, regardless of their nationality or religion.

Agenda Relevance: A Study in Formal Pragmatics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008052687X

Category: Computers

Page: 524

View: 4324

Agenda Relevance is the first volume in the authors' omnibus investigation of the logic of practical reasoning, under the collective title, A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems. In this highly original approach, practical reasoning is identified as reasoning performed with comparatively few cognitive assets, including resources such as information, time and computational capacity. Unlike what is proposed in optimization models of human cognition, a practical reasoner lacks perfect information, boundless time and unconstrained access to computational complexity. The practical reasoner is therefore obliged to be a cognitive economizer and to achieve his cognitive ends with considerable efficiency. Accordingly, the practical reasoner avails himself of various scarce-resource compensation strategies. He also possesses neurocognitive traits that abet him in his reasoning tasks. Prominent among these is the practical agent's striking (though not perfect) adeptness at evading irrelevant information and staying on task. On the approach taken here, irrelevancies are impediments to the attainment of cognitive ends. Thus, in its most basic sense, relevant information is cognitively helpful information. Information can then be said to be relevant for a practical reasoner to the extent that it advances or closes some cognitive agenda of his. The book explores this idea with a conceptual detail and nuance not seen the standard semantic, probabilistic and pragmatic approaches to relevance; but wherever possible, the authors seek to integrate alternative conceptions rather than reject them outright. A further attraction of the agenda-relevance approach is the extent to which its principal conceptual findings lend themselves to technically sophisticated re-expression in formal models that marshal the resources of time and action logics and label led deductive systems. Agenda Relevance is necessary reading for researchers in logic, belief dynamics, computer science, AI, psychology and neuroscience, linguistics, argumentation theory, and legal reasoning and forensic science, and will repay study by graduate students and senior undergraduates in these same fields. Key features: • relevance • action and agendas • practical reasoning • belief dynamics • non-classical logics • labelled deductive systems

Christmas Memories from Mississippi

Author: Charline R. McCord,Judy H. Tucker

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604737816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 6270

This beautiful book of essays, illustrated by Mississippi's premier watercolorist Wyatt Waters, will ring true with treasured recollections of Christmases past. Remember the Christmas it snowed on the Mississippi Coast? Glen Allison recalls that miracle. Richard Ford and Waters tell exactly what they felt when they first laid eyes on a bicycle left under the tree by Santa Claus. These Mississippians celebrate Christmas pageants, the decorating, the family dinners--even as they recognize war and loss as part of our lives and sometimes part of our holidays. Christmas Memories from Mississippi looks at the holidays from the early 20th century through the present and offers the celebrations from various points of view, both religious and secular. This book makes an ideal memento of shared traditions and lovingly extends the spirit of the season across the state's diversity.

Shrinking Violets

Author: Joe Moran

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782830677

Category: History

Page: 179

View: 2039

Our success as a species is built on sociability, so shyness in humans should be an anomaly. But it's actually remarkably common - we all know what it's like to cringe in embarrassment, stand tongue-tied at the fringe of an unfamiliar group, or flush with humiliation if we suddenly become the unwelcome centre of attention. In Shrinking Violets, Joe Moran explores the hidden world of shyness, providing insights on everything from timidity in lemon sharks to the role of texting in Finnish love affairs. As he seeks answers to the questions that shyness poses - Why are we shy? Can we overcome it? Does it define us? - he uncovers the fascinating stories of the men and women who were 'of the violet persuasion', from Charles Darwin to Agatha Christie, and from Tove Jansson to Nick Drake. In their stories - often both heart-breaking and inspiring - and through the myriad ways scientists and thinkers have tried to explain and cure shyness, Moran finds a hopeful conclusion. To be shy, he decides, is not simply a burden - it is also a gift, a different way of seeing the world that can be both enriching and inspiring.

Life's a Pitch

Author: Stephen Bayley,Roger Mavity

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446487644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6471

The pitch is the absolute essence of modern business. Ideas are the most valuable commodity in the modern economy and it is human skill which develops them. However the skills of the pitch are not only relevant to the world of business, rather they apply to just about every significant personal transaction in your life... So whether at a sales conference in corporate conference room hell or over lunch at a glamorous restaurant, Life's a Pitch tells you how to handle human transactions. A pitch is not a meeting, it's a drama. A pitch is not about transferring information, it's about transferring power. It is business, but it is also theatre. Part inspirational manual for business, part guidebook to a successful and happy social life, Life's a Pitch is written as the result of an accumulated half century of (mostly successful) pitching by the authors. Ground-breaking and genre-busting, it will transform the way you think about the art of persuasion for ever.

Death and the Afterlife

Author: Samuel Scheffler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199982511

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 5090

Suppose you knew that, though you yourself would live your life to its natural end, the earth and all its inhabitants would be destroyed thirty days after your death. To what extent would you remain committed to your current projects and plans? Would scientists still search for a cure for cancer? Would couples still want children? In Death and the Afterlife, philosopher Samuel Scheffler poses this thought experiment in order to show that the continued life of the human race after our deaths--the "afterlife" of the title--matters to us to an astonishing and previously neglected degree. Indeed, Scheffler shows that, in certain important respects, the future existence of people who are as yet unborn matters more to us than our own continued existence and the continued existence of those we love. Without the expectation that humanity has a future, many of the things that now matter to us would cease to do so. By contrast, the prospect of our own deaths does little to undermine our confidence in the value of our activities. Despite the terror we may feel when contemplating our deaths, the prospect of humanity's imminent extinction would pose a far greater threat to our ability to lead lives of wholehearted engagement. Scheffler further demonstrates that, although we are not unreasonable to fear death, personal immortality, like the imminent extinction of humanity, would also undermine our confidence in the values we hold dear. His arresting conclusion is that, in order for us to lead value-laden lives, what is necessary is that we ourselves should die and that others should live. Death and the Afterlife concludes with commentary by four distinguished philosophers--Harry Frankfurt, Niko Kolodny, Seana Shiffrin, and Susan Wolf--who discuss Scheffler's ideas with insight and imagination. Scheffler adds a final reply.