The Importance of Music to Girls

Author: Lavinia Greenlaw

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057132617X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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The Importance of Music to Girls tells the story of the adventures that music leads us into - getting drunk, falling in love, cutting our hair, wanting to change the world - as well as the darker side of the adolescent years: loneliness, bullying, getting arrested. Lavinia Greenlaw remembers the music that inspired and accompanied her, and compelled her generation. From fancying Donny Osmond, to wanting to be Ian Curtis, this is a razor-sharp memoir, filtered through the medium of music.

The Importance of Music to Girls

Author: Lavinia Greenlaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571332274

Category: Authors, English

Page: 208

View: 4145


If I had not kissed anyone, or danced with anyone, or had a reason to cry, the music made me feel as if I had gone through all that anyway . . . the music attracted and repelled, organised and disturbed and then let us into the night, clusters of emotion ready to dissolve into sleep. In The Importance of Music to Girls, Lavinia Greenlaw tells the story of the adventures that music leads us into: getting drunk, falling in love, dying of boredom, cutting our hair, terrifying our parents, wanting to change the world. This is a vivid memoir unlike any other, recalling the furious passion of being young, female, and coming alive through music.

Hang the DJ

Author: Angus Cargill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Popular music

Page: 321

View: 804


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The Believer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors

Page: N.A

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The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Official organ of the book trade of the United Kingdom.

The Girl's Own Indoor Book

Author: Charles Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc

Page: 548

View: 9898


Prepared by the Religious Tract Society in London, this book offers advice on needlework, music, cooking, and other domestic responsibilities, and illustrates the role religious institutions played in reinforcing women's traditional roles.

Some Answers Without Questions

Author: Lavinia Greenlaw

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571368670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 7433


The place I went to when I could not speak was also where my voice came from. Part memoir, part manifesto, Some Answers Without Questions is a rigorous and lyrical work of self-investigation. Lavinia Greenlaw sets out to explore the impulse to say something, to write or sing, and finds herself confronting matters of presence and absence, anger and speechlessness, authority and permission. The result is important and timely, a spirited and vital exploration of what enables anyone - but a woman and an artist in particular - to create and respond even when not invited to do so. Some Answers Without Questions is the result of decades of answering questions that don't really matter - and not being asked the ones that do.

A Double Sorrow

Author: Lavinia Greenlaw

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571284566

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 5835


When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us, some say, his finest poem, and with it one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Lavinia Greenlaw's new work, takes its title from the opening line of that poem in a fresh telling of this most tortured of love affairs. Set against the Siege of Troy, A Double Sorrow is the story of Trojan hero Troilus and his beloved Criseyde, whose traitorous father has defected to the Greeks and has persuaded them to ask for his daughter in an exchange of prisoners. In an attempt to save her, Troilus suggests that Criseyde flees the besieged city with him, but she knows that she will be universally condemned and looks instead to a temporary measure: pretending to submit to the exchange, while promising Troilus that she will return to him within ten days. But once in the company of the Greeks she soon realises the impossibility of her promise to Troilus, and in despair succumbs to another. Lavinia Greenlaw's pinpoint retelling of this heart-wrenching tale is neither a translation nor strictly a 'version' of Chaucer's work, but instead creates something new: a sequence of glimpses from the medieval poem that refine the psychological drama of the classical story through a process of detonation or amplification of image and phrase into original poems. In a series of skillfully crafted seven-line vignettes, the author creates a zoetrope that serves to illuminate the intensity with which these characters argue each other and themselves into and out of love. The result is a breathtaking and shattering read -contemporary and timeless - that builds into an unforgettable telling of this most heartbreaking of love stories.

Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music

Author: Jacqueline Warwick,Allison Adrian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317424603

Category: Music

Page: 310

View: 9779


This interdisciplinary volume explores the girl’s voice and the construction of girlhood in contemporary popular music, visiting girls as musicians, activists, and performers through topics that range from female vocal development during adolescence to girls’ online media culture. While girls’ voices are more prominent than ever in popular music culture, the specific sonic character of the young female voice is routinely denied authority. Decades old clichés of girls as frivolous, silly, and deserving of contempt prevail in mainstream popular image and sound. Nevertheless, girls find ways to raise their voices and make themselves heard. This volume explores the contemporary girl’s voice to illuminate the way ideals of girlhood are historically specific, and the way adults frame and construct girlhood to both valorize and vilify girls and women. Interrogating popular music, childhood, and gender, it analyzes the history of the all-girl band from the Runaways to the present; the changing anatomy of a girl’s voice throughout adolescence; girl’s participatory culture via youtube and rock camps, and representations of the girl’s voice in other media like audiobooks, film, and television. Essays consider girl performers like Jackie Evancho and Lorde, and all-girl bands like Sleater Kinney, The Slits and Warpaint, as well as performative 'girlishness' in the voices of female vocalists like Joni Mitchell, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kathleen Hanna, and Rebecca Black. Participating in girl studies within and beyond the field of music, this book unites scholarly perspectives from disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, comparative literature, women’s and gender studies, media studies, and education to investigate the importance of girls’ voices in popular music, and to help unravel the complexities bound up in music and girlhood in the contemporary contexts of North America and the United Kingdom.

Earth Shattering

Author: Neil Astley

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: 256

View: 6701


'Earth Shattering' lines up a chorus of over 200 poems addressing environmental destruction.