The Story of The Streets

Author: Mike Skinner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446486737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 738

**WINNER OF THE NME BEST BOOK AWARD** 'This book is going to try and get as close as possible to the full story of what informed the noise of The Streets. Obviously that's something I should be fairly well-qualified to know about, and I'm going to be as honest as the publisher's lawyers will allow.' With the 2001 release of The Streets' debut single 'Has It Come To This?' the landscape of British popular music changed forever. No longer did homegrown rappers have to anxiously defer to transatlantic influences. Mike Skinner's witty, self-deprecating sagas of late-night kebab shops and skunk-fuelled Playstation sessions showed how much you could achieve simply by speaking in your own voice. In this thoroughly modern memoir, the man the Guardian once dubbed 'half Dostoevsky . . . half Samuel Pepys' tells a freewheeling, funny and fearlessly honest tale of Birmingham and London, ecstasy and epilepsy, Twitter-fear and Spectrum joysticks, spread-betting and growing up. He writes of his musical inspirations, role models and rivals, the craft of songwriting and reflects on the successes and failures of the decade-long journey of The Streets.

The Story of The Streets: With exclusive music track, videos and audio captions

Author: Mike Skinner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448127467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7547

A special enhanced edition, featuring videos and audio from Mike Skinner and a previously unreleased music track. In 2001, at the age of only 22, the virtually unknown Mike Skinner was signed for a five album record deal. Since then, Mike Skinner has won a worldwide reputation for fusing home-grown hip-hop with the proud British tradition of observational song writing, which stretches from The Beatles and The Kinks to Blur and the Arctic Monkeys. In the multi-faceted guise of The Streets he, along with the likes of his friend and peer Dizzy Rascal, has been largely responsible for giving British rap its own identity, distinct from that of its American influences. Alternating between spells of reckless indulgence and sardonic commentary on his own excesses, Mike Skinner has established the kind of instantly accessible pop persona which only comes along once or twice a generation. Now he brings us The Story of the Streets. Moving chronologically through five albums, and the different phases of his life that they represent, Mike shares personal details of his modest upbringing in Birmingham, as well as the wild extravagances of life in the showbiz fast lane. Personal, shocking and funny; but deeply intelligent, insightful, opinionated and searingly honest - this is a lesson in the making of pop history, narrated by a voice that has informed a generation.

The Story of the Great Disaster

San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire

Author: Wilbur Gleason Zeigler

Publisher: The Paragon Agency

ISBN: 1891030639

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 108

View: 8309


The Story of Cambridge

Author: Stephanie Boyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521628976

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 1704

This attractively illustrated book is intended to introduce readers of all ages to the fascinating university city of Cambridge. Stephanie Boyd tells the story of the development of both town and gown over the past thousand years, in an accessible narrative that brings to life both the institutions and the individuals associated with this celebrated seat of learning. She looks at the colleges, laboratories and (increasingly) companies that have grown up in Cambridge, and at the individuals (including kings, queens, scientists, architects, poets, and writers) particularly associated with the city.

The Story of Soho

The Windmill Years 1932-1964

Author: Mike Hutton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445612313

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6899

Soho has always been a source of fascination. A district quite unlike any other in London, where glamour meets squalor and then often merges. It is different, never mirroring the changes of its more fashionable neighbours. It seduces and destroys in equal measures. In 1932, under the ownership of Mrs Laura Henderson, the Windmill Theatre opened and, after entertaining audiences through thirty-two years of dramatic change in Soho, finally closed its doors in 1964.

The Story of Life

Author: John Leyva

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469152827

Category: Fiction

Page: 599

View: 1897

A new classic, in the line of Dickens,’ David Copperfield, or Groom’s, Forrest Gump, while at the same time different, and more raw. The story of life is a fictional tale with roots on true events. Some of the names have been changed for obvious reasons. Although, living is grand, it is not at all times spick and span and flawless. This is the journey of John Eibar, someone who is not all good, but not all bad. You may like him sometimes and at other times you may not. In essence, he is someone like most of us. It is a story about the way life takes people in many directions and the persons that will come in and go out of our existence. Some of these people, we might meet again and others will never return. And as a final point, it is about the choices good or bad that are made along the way.

The Story of Paris

Author: Thomas Okey

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465562931

Category: Architecture

Page: 457

View: 7008


The Story of Francis Cludde

Author: Stanley John Weyman

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465524967

Category: Great Britain

Page: 442

View: 6684


Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River

Author: Alice Albinia

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338606

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 5750

Describes the turbulent history of the Indus River, one of the largest in the world, presenting a historical narrative of the people and civilizations that have lived along its banks in Tibet, India and Pakistan through time. Original.

The Story of America

Essays on Origins

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069115399X

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5999

Examines the origins of dozens of writings, speeches, and other printed pieces from American history--from paper ballots and the Constitution to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address.

The Story of Owen

Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Author: E.K. Johnston

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467739995

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

View: 5819

Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition. But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected. Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!

Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti

The Only Up-to-Date Book on the Late "Teflon Don"

Author: Gene Mustain,Jerry Capeci

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440695806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 8901

John Gotti is terminally ill; when he passes on to that great Mafia in the sky, co-author Capeci will be in great demand for interviews and will the plug the book. As he battles terminal cancer in a federal prison in Illinois, John Gotti, still the acting head of the Gambino Mafia family, is constantly in the news. Once Mr. Gotti ascends to Mafia heaven, he will be worldwide news-and Alpha will have the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on the subject.

The Story of the Mormon Pioneers

Author: W. Cleon Skousen

Publisher: Verity Publishing

ISBN: 0934364419

Category: Religion

Page: 42

View: 1080

This booklet was written in 1947 at the centennial celebration of the arrival of the Saints in the Salt Lake valley. It was printed by the Seventy’s quorum in Glendale, California, and distributed widely at the 1947 celebration and for many years afterwards. It tells the fascinating and poignant story of the journey of the Saints across the American continent to the Rocky Mountains.

The Story of English in 100 Words

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847654592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 3464

Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ('loaf') to cutting edge ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful ('fopdoodle'), Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising. In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ('roe', in case you are wondering).

The Story of September 11, 2001

Author: Kathleen Tracy

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612288510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2942

It was a beautiful late summer morning, the kind of day even busy New Yorkers took a moment to appreciate. The sky was spectacularly clear, tinted an azure blue, the air stirred by a gentle breeze. The mood of the city seemed optimistic as people hurried down the crowded streets on their way to work. Then the world as people knew it changed forever... The attack on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and New York City's World Trade Center by three fuel-laden, hijacked airplanes was the worst attack ever on mainland American soil. The nation watched in horror as the events were captured by video and live news coverage. The attacks temporarily brought the nation to a stop, both emotionally and literally—for the first time, all commercial flights were grounded. Ironically , the attacks intended to undercut America's way of life only served to reinforce its core values. And out of the carnage of that day came acts of unspeakable bravery, uncommon courage, and true heroism.

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

Author: Stephen Crane

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115979

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3408

First published in 1893, when Stephen Crane was only twenty-one years old, Maggie is the harrowing tale of a young woman’s fall into prostitution and destitution in New York City’s notorious Bowery slum. In dazzlingly vivid prose and with a sexual candour remarkable for his day, Crane depicts an urban sub-culture awash with alcohol and patrolled by the swaggering gangland “tough.” Presented here with its companion piece George’s Mother and a selection of Crane’s other Bowery stories, this edition of Maggie includes a detailed introduction that places the novel in its social, cultural, and literary contexts. The appendices provide an unrivalled range of documentary sources covering such topics as religious and civic reform writing, slum fiction, the “new journalism,” and literary realism and naturalism. An up-to-date bibliography of scholarly work on Crane is also included.

The Story of Crass

Author: George Berger

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604862335

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 912

In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movement—Crass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorant—detail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules by putting out their own records, films, and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the world’s press. Not just another iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social, and political phenomenon: commune dwellers that were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom. As detailed in this history, their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. This definitive biography of the band not only gives backstage access to their lives, philosophies, and the movement that followed, but also to never-before-seen photographs and rare dialogues.

The Story of Roman Bath

Author: Patricia Southern

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445615908

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3867

A comprehensive history of Roman Bath

Coming Up from the Streets

The Story of the Big Issue

Author: Tessa Swithinbank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136534318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7135

The success story of The Big Issue is both inspirational and paradoxical; rather than a charity, it is a flourishing commercial enterprise, but one that genuinely benefits those involved. The magazine is sold by homeless and vulnerable people and, in return, they achieve financial independence and status and self-reliance. The story of the paper's development has a practical angle; it should offer help and insights to NGOs and governments involved with the homeless, or to those businesses wishing to set up enterprises for the common good.