The Dark Stuff

Author: Nick Kent,Iggy Pop

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306811821

Category: Music

Page: 400

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A smart, scathing look at the most hell-bent performers of our time: Here are profiles of everyone you'd expect (and a few you wouldn't)-Brian Wilson, Miles Davis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Sid Vicious, and Kurt Cobain. "Kent matters because he wrote about rock better than anyone before or since." -Tony Parsons, The Daily Telegraph

The Dark Stuff

Author: Nick Kent

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571261183

Category: Music

Page: 496

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In The Dark Stuff Nick Kent profiles twenty-two of the most gifted and self-destructive talents in rock history. From Brian Wilson to Syd Barrett, the Rolling Stones to Neil Young, Iggy Pop to Lou Reed, he offers intimate portraits that are unimaginable in the world of today's market driven music business.

The Dark Stuff

Author: Donald S. Murray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472942787

Category: History

Page: 272

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Donald S. Murray spent much of his childhood either playing or working on the moor, chasing sheep across empty acres and cutting and gathering peat for fuel. The Dark Stuff is an examination of how this landscape affected him and others. Donald explores his early life on the Isle of Lewis together with the experiences of those who lived near moors much further afield, from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and even Australia. Examining this environment in all its roles and guises, Donald reflects on the ways that for centuries humans have represented the moor in literature, art and folktale, and he reveals how in some countries, these habitats remain an essential aspect of their industrial heritage and working life today. On his journey, Donald confronts the unexpected – how Europe's peatlands are part of the dark heart of that continent, playing a crucial role in the history of crime and punishment in several countries. He also examines our current perception of moorland, asking how – for the sake, perhaps, of our planet's survival – we can learn to love a landscape we have all too often in our history denigrated, feared and despised.

Delilah And The Dark Stuff

Author: Susan Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446453642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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'I don't do dark stuff. Dark stuff comes back on you three times over.' After bad experiences with spooks Abbie and Lauren have sworn off the dark arts. Then self-proclaimed teen-witch Delilah declares she can use her craft to clear up Lauren's eczema and spice up Abbie's love life . . . It seems like harmless fun. But there's a sinister figure stalking the girls and when Delilah starts to dabble in the dark stuff the girls find themselves in very deep water . . .

Queen of the Dark Things

Author: C. Robert Cargill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575130172

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Compared by many to Neil Gaiman but also praised for establishing his own unique, powerful yet warm voice, C. Robert Cargill has now moved his brilliant contemporary fantasy into a new world, a new mythology. Two boys, spirited away into a dark world of myth and folklore that has lived, grown and changed alongside our world, have grown into men and now make their way. But faerie has not forgotten them, it never could, they wield too much power, too much hinges on them, so it reaches out again. And a trip to Australia becomes a terrifying adventure amongst new gods, new spirits, new embodiments of an ancient land and power.

Lands of In-Ko-8 Trilogy

Author: Edward J. Fisher

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499083823

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

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Lands of In-Ko-8 Trilogy The planet Earth enveloped Inchoate, a dark-matter world at the birth of the solar system. Each evolved separately but not independently. The civilizations of Inchoate flourished until a disaster flung the world to the Sirius star system where it remained for a millennium. Scientists finally restored Inchoate to its rightful place in the galaxy, but the resulting damage, chaos, and greed led to conflict, confusion, and wars. A few brave leaders of the blue, green, and gray people almost brought order when a totally unexpected visit by star wanderers intervened. A review by Kirkus Discoveries: Fishers complex story of faith, political schemes, death, and science brings characters new and old into the fray, and further explores characters in the strange world of Inchoate. The world of Inchoate is on the brink of disaster, leading scientists to return the dark-matter planet to its former haunt within the planet Earth. The task is made possible via the ingenious travalink, a device that allows near-light transport from one part of the universe to the other. The planets inhabitants are no sooner settled in to their old home, however, before unearthing a finding of great political and religious significanceone that threatens to shake the planet to its core. Fishers keen grasp of science helps create a believable, full-bodied civilization. The lands and characters resemble an odd marriage of J. R. R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings saga and the more recent Dune novels. The authors descriptions of the various languages of Inchoate, and the background of various civilizations, are reminiscent of Tolkiens seminal work. His characters range from religious leaders to criminals, and like the Dune characters, each gets print time in this tale. Inchoate is a land with a varied, rich history, culled from seemingly real-life examples. The authors sharp attention to detail, in elements from language to food, brings an original sense of realism to the talesometimes it appears more of history book than fiction. A condensed, fast-paced story, whose entertaining intensity will eventually sweep readers away.

The Dark Things

Author: Ursula Rani Sarma

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849438757

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Daniel is famous. He has walked away from disaster and turned it into art. As he prepares for the ultimate exhibition of his life, the headlines proclaim him unbreakable. But inside, Daniel is falling apart. LJ has always been a survivor, in total command of her emotions. Since being bound to Daniel by a freak accident, she can’t quite seem to get her heart under control. Steph wants to be special, to have her photo in the paper for once, and not just because she’s Daniel’s sister. Can Karl, who claims to be in ‘production’, invent a future where they both get recognised?

The Visual Neurosciences

Author: John Simon Werner,Leo M. Chalupa

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262033089

Category: Medical

Page: 1694

View: 9251


An essential reference book for visual science.

Rock Criticism from the Beginning

Author: Ulf Lindberg,Gestur Guðmundsson,Morten Michelsen,Hans Weisethaunet

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474908

Category: Music

Page: 369

View: 6195


Rock Criticism from the Beginning is a wide-ranging exploration of the rise and development of rock criticism in Britain and the United States from the 1960s to the present. It chronicles the evolution of a new form of journalism, and the course by which writing on rock was transformed into a respected field of cultural production. The authors explore the establishment of magazines from Crawdaddy! and Rolling Stone to The Source, and from Melody Maker and New Musical Express to The Wire, while investigating the careers of well-known music critics like Robert Christgau, Greil Marcus, and Lester Bangs in the U.S., and Nik Cohn, Paul Morley, and Jon Savage in the U.K., to name just a few. While much has been written on the history of rock, this Bourdieu-inspired book is the first to offer a look at the coming of age of rock journalism, and the critics that opened up a whole new kind of discourse on popular music.