Without Getting Killed or Caught

Author: Tamara Saviano

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623494540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Winner, 2016 the Belmont Book Award, Sponsored by the International Country Music Conference For more than forty years, Guy Clark wrote and recorded unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places, and experiences that shaped him. He has served as model, mentor, supporter, and friend to at least two generations of the world’s most talented and influential singer-songwriters. In songs like “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” L.A. Freeway,” “She Ain’t Going Nowhere,” and “Texas 1947,” Clark’s poetic mastery has given voice to a vision of life, love, and trouble that has resonated not only with fans of Americana music, but also with the prominent artists—including Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others—who have recorded and performed Clark’s music. Now, in Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, writer, producer, and music industry insider Tamara Saviano chronicles the story of this legendary artist from her unique vantage point as his former publicist and producer of the Grammy-nominated album This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Part memoir, part biography, Saviano’s skillfully constructed narrative weaves together the extraordinary songs, larger-than-life characters, previously untold stories, and riveting emotions that make up the life of this modern-day poet and troubadour.

Rebel Friendships

Author: Benjamin Shepard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137479329

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Rebel Friendships considers the interplay between individuals and their friendships with social movements. The intersections between individual and community, the ways we experiment with social change, explore, create, and reduce the harms of modern living are the work of social movements. Yet, the process is rarely simple. Through auto-ethnographic reflections of experiences with the Beats, ACT-UP, Occupy Wall Street, anti-consumer, queer rights, and non-polluting transportation movements Shepard explores the way friendship infuses social movements with the social capital necessary to move bodies of ideas forward. Such innovation is rarely seen in more institutionalized social arrangements. Rebel Friendships offers a new take on the ties between friends who are connected through affinity and efforts aimed at social change.

A Fire to Light Our Tongues

Author: Elizabeth Joan Dell,Donna Walker-Nixon

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0875658113

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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A Fire to Light Our Tongues: Texas Writers on Spirituality brings together the works of writers in Texas. The title is taken, with permission, from Naomi Shihab Nye’s introduction to Salting the Ocean: 100 Poems by Young Poets, where she states the role of poetry serves as “a fire to light our tongues.” This view describes the role that creative writers, encountering the challenges of this past decade, face as they grapple with shifting views of spirituality. While the project started before COVID-19, given the current worldwide pandemic, a book of creative work responding to writers’ spirituality could not be more timely. This anthology offers readers creative works by Texas writers as they wrestle with evolving systems of belief or nonbelief.

The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock

Author: Jan Reid

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292787766

Category: Music

Page: 399

View: 8758

Musical magic hit Austin, Texas, in the early 1970s. At now-legendary venues such as Threadgill's, Vulcan Gas Company, and the Armadillo World Headquarters, a host of country, rock-and-roll, blues, and folk musicians came together and created a sound and a scene that Jan Reid vividly detailed in his 1974 book, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock. The breadth of talent still astounds—Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Delbert McClinton, Michael Martin Murphey, Willis Alan Ramsey, Kinky Friedman, Steve Fromholz, Bobby Bridger, Billy Joe Shaver, Marcia Ball, and Townes Van Zandt. Reid's book even inspired the nationally popular and long-running PBS series Austin City Limits, which focused attention on the trends that fed the music scene—progressive country, country rock, western swing, blues, and bluegrass among them. In this new edition, Jan Reid revitalizes his classic look at the Austin music scene. He has substantially reworked the early chapters to include musicians and musical currents from other parts of Texas that significantly contributed to the delightful convergence of popular cultures in Austin. Four new chapters and an epilogue show how the creative burst of the seventies directly spawned a new generation of talents who carry on the tradition—Lyle Lovett, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle, Jimmy LaFave, Kelly Willis, Joe Ely, Bruce and Charlie Robison, and The Dixie Chicks.

Narrative Means to Sober Ends

Author: Jonathan Diamond

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462506070

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

View: 3359

Working with clients who abuse drugs or alcohol poses formidable challenges to the clinician. Addicted persons are often confronting multiple, complex problems, from the denial of the addiction itself, to legacies of early trauma or abuse, to histories of broken relationships with parents, spouses, and children. Making matters more confusing, the treatment field is too often splintered into different approaches, each with its own competing claims. This eloquently written book proposes a narrative approach that builds a much-needed bridge between family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and addictions counseling. Demonstrated are innovative, flexible ways to help clients form new understandings of what has happened in their lives, explore their relationships to drugs and alcohol, and develop new stories to guide and nourish their recovery.

Retribution Games: Collection 1

Author: Ella Miles

Publisher: Ella Miles


Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 866

She’s a mafia princess running from her past. Until she mistakes me for her hero. I’m no hero. And I’m definitely not hers. I’ve put my dark past behind me. I already found my happily ever after. One she decided to ruin. Now I want revenge. Let the retribution games begin. This collection includes: Mistaken Hero, Forbidden Princess, and Tempted Hero. Topics: dark romance, romantic suspense, romantic suspense series, dark romance series, romance, romance series, contemporary, contemporary romance, hot romance, steamy romance, second chance, new adult, mafia romance, billionaire romance, bestselling series, romance novel, Ella Miles book, survival romance, alpha, series starter, strong heroine, first in series, USA Today Bestselling Author, action romance, action and adventure, suspense, mystery, hot new romance, seduction, seduction romance, sexy, romance collection, romance boxset, collection, boxset. Similar Authors: Charlotte Byrd, Penelope Sky, Victoria Quinn, Roxy Sloane, Meghan March, Helen Hardt, Skye Warren, Lexy Timms, Pepper Winters, Willow Winters

Mad Dogs

Author: James Grady

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1843446650

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6012

Five deranged CIA killers break out from a secret insane asylum for retired agents... James Grady revolutionized thrillers with his first novel Six Days of the Condor. Now Grady breaks out of all genre limitations with Mad Dogs, a stunning novel launched from a totally original creation: the CIA's secret insane asylum for retired agents.

The Cannastar Factor

Author: Stephen Steele

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1645404242

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 2909

THE TROUBLE WITH MIRACLES A MIRACLE CURE FOR VIRUSES THAT BIG PHARMA WILL KILL TO STOP The Cannastar Factor was originally published under the title A Cure to Die For. This rewritten, revised, expanded and updated edition is now part of a 3-book series entitled The Trouble with Miracles. Alex Farmer, M.D. is a former drug addict trying to put his tortured life behind him. Cyd Seeley is a brilliant botanist and rancher in dire financial straits. Inadvertently, they are thrown together when a mutual friend is murdered after developing an inexpensive, organically grown cure for viral diseases. The miracle plant is called Cannastar and it cures all manner of viruses from Coronavirus and cancer, to HIV and herpes. Cannastar costs next to nothing to grow, returns the hopelessly ill to good health, and threatens to bankrupt the pharmaceutical industry. Big Pharma will stop at nothing to keep it off the market. Aided by faithful Native Americans from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana and the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Cyd and Alex fight to grow Cannastar and bring it to a desperate world. Their harrowing and perilous journey ranges from the Rocky Mountain wilderness, to the political corruption of Washington D.C., to the jungles of Mexico, to the deserts of the Southwest. Filled with mystery and suspense, The Cannastar Factor is part adventure and part love story; a timely thriller that unfolds with endless surprises and heartwarming relationships; an epic novel about the resolute passions of two people who stand against a broken world.

Poetry Los Angeles

Author: Laurence Goldstein

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052241

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 359

View: 4387

A look at the poetry of one of America’s most populous and fascinating cities, with poems spanning from 1942 to 2012

Absolute Power

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330514296

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7173

Set at the heart of political power in Washington DC, Absolute Power was the book which launched David Baldacci's career as a worldwide bestseller of thrilling fiction. The movie, starring Clint Eastwood, was a major box office success across the world. In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginian countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist, Luther Whitney, is trapped behind a one-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith not only in justice, but all he holds dear. What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and a criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world – the President of the United States.