Set the Boy Free

Author: Johnny Marr

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062438727

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 5467


The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths. An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid and arresting as his music. The Smiths, the band with the signature sound he cofounded, remains one of the most beloved bands ever, and have a profound influence on a number of acts that followed—from the Stone Roses, Suede, Blur, and Radiohead to Oasis, The Libertines, and Arctic Monkeys. Marr recalls his childhood growing up in the northern working-class city of Manchester, in a house filled with music. He takes us back to the summer of 1982 when, at eighteen, he sought out one Stephen Morrissey to form a new band they called The Smiths. Marr invites fans on stage, on the road, and in the studio for the five years The Smiths were together and how after a rapid ascent, the working-class teenage rock star enjoyed and battled with the perks of success until ideological differences, combined with his much publicized strained relationships with fellow band mates, caused him to leave in 1987. Marr’s “escape” as he calls it, ensured the beginning of the end for one of the most influential groups of a generation. But The Smiths’ end was only the beginning for Marr. The bona-fide guitar hero continues to experiment and evolve in his solo career to this day, playing with Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Modest Mouse, Oasis and collaborating today’s most creative and renowned artists. Rising above and beyond the personal struggles and bitter feuds, Marr delivers the story of his music and his band, sharing the real insights of a man who has made music his life, and finally giving fans what they’ve truly been waiting for.

Set the Boy Free

Author: Johnny Marr

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473519551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 9052


The Sunday Times Bestseller and Winner of the NME Best Book Award 2017 Few groups have had a bigger impact than The Smiths and few musicians are as celebrated as Johnny Marr. He is an icon who defined an era and influenced a generation of guitarists. His signature sound was crucial to the Smiths success, but tensions within the band led to his departure in 1987 and the end of the group after just four albums. He was twenty-three years old. Since then, Marr hasn’t stopped pushing the boundaries of music. He joined The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs and has collaborated with Hans Zimmer. Here, for the first time, he tells his own side of the story. Honest, witty, and moving, Set the Boy Free is the true history of music – told by one of its very own legends. 'I saw Johnny Marr live in person, with The Smiths. He was light on his feet; like quicksilver. He caused the band to swing like crazy. And he smoked his cigarette like a star. I've been influenced ever since.' Iggy Pop

Set the Boy Free

Author: Johnny Marr

Publisher: Century

ISBN: 9781780894331

Category:

Page: 384

View: 2534


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The Seer Collection: The Choosing / The Calling / The Returning

Author: Rachelle Dekker

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496424115

Category: Fiction

Page: 1064

View: 4774


This Collection combines three of Rachelle Deckker’s Dystopian novels into one volume for a great value! The Choosing: 2016 Christy Award Winner! (Young Adult category) / 2016 Christy Award Finalist (First novel category) Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority. But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within. Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her. The Calling: Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father, and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk. As he and his team execute increasingly dangerous rescue missions inside the city, they face growing peril from a new enemy. Recently appointed Authority President Damien Gold claims to be guiding a city shaken by rebellion into a peaceful, harmonious future. But appearances can be deceiving. In order to achieve his dangerous ambitions, Gold knows he must do more than catch the rebels—he must destroy the hope their message represents . . . from the inside out. With dissension in his own camp—and the CityWatch soldiers closing in—Remko feels control slipping through his fingers. To protect those he loves, he must conquer his fears and defeat Gold . . . before one of them becomes his undoing. The Returning: Twenty years have passed since Carrington and Remko Brant’s baby, Elise, was kidnapped and they were forced to leave her captive in the Authority City. Though they fled with the Seers far from Authority reach, they’ve never given up hope of rescuing their daughter from the man who betrayed them. Now Authority President, he’s ushered the city into a new era of “peace”—one where the Scientist Roth Reynard’s Genesis Serum has eradicated all memory of emotion or rebellion. But the mysterious Aaron and his Seers are once again on the move, threatening the illusion the Authority has worked so hard to build. As the Seers send seven chosen warriors to rescue Elise and bring restoration to the Authority City, the lines are drawn for a final battle between light and darkness. The key to ultimate victory may rest within the strangely powerful girl who has felt forgotten but was never abandoned—a truth she’ll need to wage war against the powerful forces of evil.

On the Outskirts of Heaven

Author: Pep Torres

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982206934

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 186

View: 334


More than twenty years ago, Pep Torres was involved in a catastrophic auto accident in which his heart stopped. He found himself on the outskirts of the afterlife, in a strange limbo he called the Boulevard of the Dead. On the Outskirts of Heaven is the story of Torres’s remarkable and redemptive near-death journey and his purpose-driven return to the land of the living. It is an epic tale of soul retrieval and of rediscovering our purpose in life. Most importantly, On the Outskirts of Heaven touches upon a shocking revelation: that all of mankind is mesmerized by a matrix-like illusion that enslaves us all. But there is hope in the end that by answering our calling and pursuing our dreams, we can free ourselves from this illusion and become closer to God.

The Lost Child in Literature and Culture

Author: Mark Froud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137584955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 703


This book is an extensive study of the figure of the lost child in English-speaking and European literature and culture. It argues that the lost child figure is of profound importance for our society, a symptom as well as a cause of deep trauma. This trauma, or void, is a fundamental disruption of the structures that define us: self, history, and even language. This puts the figure of the child in context with previous research that the modern conception of ‘a child’ was formed alongside modern conceptions of memory. The book analyses the representation of the lost child, through fairy tales, historical oppression and in recent novels and films. The book then studies the connection of the lost child figure with the uncanny and its centrality to language. The book considers the lost child figure as an archetype on a metaphysical and philosophical level as well as cultural.

Folk Stories from the Indian Sub-Continent

Author: W. Vivian De Thabrew

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504988736

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 6203


In this small volume the author has selected and adapted folk stories from the rich folk heritage of various parts of the Indian subcontinent, especially India. These moral fables feature kings, princesses, farmers, peasants, the foolish and the wise, as well as animals and birds, who, as in all the best folk tales, can talk. Wicked stepmothers and wily cheats get their comeuppance, while more innocent characters tend to learn their lesson in wisdom or receive their reward. These thought-provoking, simple stories will give pleasure to young and old.

The Great Physician

Author: G. Campbell Morgan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 172522741X

Category: Religion

Page: 410

View: 9477


"Or Lord referred to his work as that of the Physician . . . Healing all manner of disease applies to the spiritual as well as the mental and physical . . . our business is of bringing the sin-sick face to face with the One Healer. To do this demands some knowledge of His Methods and these are most radiantly revealed in the records of His early ministry." --From the Foreword

A Divine Revelation of the Spirit Realm

Author: Mary K. Baxter,T. L. Lowery

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1603743340

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7502


Mary Baxter has provided inspiration and revelation to hundreds of thousands through her best-selling books A Divine Revelation of Hell and A Divine Revelation of Heaven. In this volume, Mary enables us to peer beyond the curtain of spiritual warfare, giving us a unique perspective of the worlds of angels and demons. Spiritual warfare is a continuing reality, with battles being waged every day. Through the special revelations in this book, you will better understand… The origin of evil The nature and character of Lucifer The seven realms of spiritual warfare God’s power over evil spirits How to overcome demons of addiction The role of angels in spiritual warfare As you read Mary Baxter’s vividly-detailed descriptions of her encounters with spiritual beings, you will receive anointed insights for conducting spiritual warfare on behalf of yourself and your loved ones.