Great Pop Things

Great Pop Things

the few pop questions not answered in Great Pop Things. * * * The great pop question left unanswered by Great Pop Things, though, is the question raised on top of strip after strip: how can pop change the world? It's the strip's running ...

Author: Colin B Morton

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 9781891241703

Category: Music

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The comic strips of Colin B. Morton and Chuck Death deliver an irreverent, heartfelt, and devastatingly funny history of rock and roll. Like Monty Python at its best, their version is surreal and ridiculous - yet somehow everything in it rings true. According to Morton and Death, the bass player in Led Zeppelin was Jean-Paul Sartre. And despite having been able to think up brilliant titles for their first three albums, Led Zeppelin were stuck for what to call the fourth one - so they put a load of prunes on the front. In strip after strip, Morton & Death pinpoint the absurdities and oddities of rock history. In the process, they often come closer to its truth than conventional accounts do, as well as being far more entertaining. As for the drawings, their caricatures of rock stars from Mick Jagger to Frank Zappa, Johnny Rotten to Courtney Love, are in themselves worth the price of admission.
Categories: Music

Great Pop Things

Great Pop Things

Author: Colin B. Morton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1149348318

Category: Rock music

Page: 232

View: 600

Categories: Rock music

Great Pop Things

Great Pop Things

Author: Colin B. Morton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140171568

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 96

View: 985

Categories: Caricatures and cartoons

Great Pop Things

Great Pop Things

Morton and Death's comic strips, serialized over several years in LA Weekly, comprise an irreverent, heartfelt, and devastatingly funny history of rock and roll.

Author: Colin B. Morton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1891241087

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 420

The comic strips of Colin B. Morton and Chuck Death deliver an irreverent, heartfelt, and devastatingly funny history of rock and roll. Like Monty Python at its best, their version is surreal and ridiculous - yet somehow everything in it rings true. According to Morton and Death, the bass player in Led Zeppelin was Jean-Paul Sartre. And despite having been able to think up brilliant titles for their first three albums, Led Zeppelin were stuck for what to call the fourth one - so they put a load of prunes on the front. In strip after strip, Morton & Death pinpoint the absurdities and oddities of rock history. In the process, they often come closer to its truth than conventional accounts do, as well as being far more entertaining. As for the drawings, their caricatures of rock stars from Mick Jagger to Frank Zappa, Johnny Rotten to Courtney Love, are in themselves worth the price of admission.
Categories: Music

The Best Things in Life

The Best Things in Life

A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth the Good Life Peter Kreeft. Pop: What about Felicia here? - Felicia: If it's all right with you two, I'd like to lay back and listen to this one. I don't get to see two gurus grope ...

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830874521

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 735

Peter Kreeft's Socrates probes the contemporary values of success, power and pleasure.
Categories: Religion

Good Things Happen Slowly

Good Things Happen Slowly

CHA P T E R 7 CLASS | C S O U ND have always been fascinated by songs: from the discs on my kiddie record player, hymns I heard at our temple, all of the great pop music of the sixties, and later, classic American popular song.

Author: Fred Hersch

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9781101904350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 241

Jazz could not contain Fred Hersch. Hersch’s prodigious talent as a sideman—a pianist who played with the giants of the twentieth century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer and Joe Henderson—blossomed further in the eighties and beyond into a compositional genius that defied the boundaries of bop, sweeping in elements of pop, classical, and folk to create a wholly new music. Good Things Happen Slowly is his memoir. It’s the story of the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz player; a deep look into the cloistered jazz culture that made such a status both transgressive and groundbreaking; and a profound exploration of how Hersch’s two-month-long coma in 2007 led to his creating some of the finest, most direct, and most emotionally compelling music of his career. Remarkable, and at times lyrical, Good Things Happen Slowly is an evocation of the twilight of Post-Stonewall New York, and a powerfully brave narrative of illness, recovery, music, creativity, and the glorious reward of finally becoming oneself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Great Things Will Happen Today the Intrepid Media 2008 Collection

Great Things Will Happen Today  the Intrepid Media 2008 Collection

Even at nearly 32 years old, I'm a slave to this stuff. Well, to most of it. Just a few days ago I got a text message from a friend of mine that shined a light on both the perception of me as a pop culture geek and my own shortcomings ...

Author: Intrepid Media

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557112210

Category:

Page: 268

View: 602

Intrepid Media is a 2nd generation social network and promotional site for writers and other artists. Founded in 1999, Intrepid Media has grown to over 1000 members around the world, including New York Times bestselling authors, writers represented by major agencies, novelists, journalists, freelancers, technical writers, bloggers, students, and everything in between. GREAT THINGS WILL HAPPEN TODAY: THE INTREPID MEDIA 2008 COLLECTION is a look at the last year like no other -- funny, biting, witty, insightful, thoughtful -- it's the best of Intrepid Media from an historic year in an historic edition. There something in here for everyone and a little something especially for you.
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Pan

Pan

Camden Joy and Colin B. Morton (half of the cartooning team behind the weekly comic strip Great Pop Things) recreate the supposed final show of the iconoclastic punk-rock band, The Fall, at the New York City rock club Brownies-a shambling ...

Author: Camden Joy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0970085877

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 133

View: 110

Camden Joy and Colin B. Morton (half of the cartooning team behind the weekly comic strip Great Pop Things) recreate the supposed final show of the iconoclastic punk-rock band, The Fall, at the New York City rock club Brownies-a shambling mess of a show that ultimately lead to singer Mark E. Smith being kicked out of the U.S. for beating up his girl-friend, the keyboard player. Mixed throughout is a healthy dose of mysticism fueled by the severed head of the great god Pan. Oh yes, and there is a bit of time travel as well. Somewhen, Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica is the number one album of all time.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Pretty Things

Pretty Things

ISBN 1-891241-07-9 Great Pop Things : The Real History of Rock and Roll from Elvis to Oasis BY COLIN B. MORTON & CHUCK DEATH ( introduction by Greil Marcus ) These comic strips deliver an irreverent and devastatingly funny history of ...

Author: Susan Compo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1891241125

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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A sparkling portrait of a talent agent juggling the interests of her oddball clients, combined with a haunting memoir of coming of age in 1970s glitter-era Los Angeles. Susan Compo's satirical and allusive narrative voice has been compared to Dorothy Parker's, and her characters display an irresistible blend of smart-ass wit, despair, and whistling-in-the-dark bravado.
Categories: Fiction

Dig

Dig

Australian Rock and Pop Music, 1960-85 David Nichols ... It was the in thing to do.49 e Seekers formed in 1962. ... Young Modern uncovered more folk stars who would go on to great pop things; in early 1962, the magazine spotlighted a ...

Author: David Nichols

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 9781891241611

Category: Music

Page: 608

View: 297

David Nichols tells the story of Australian rock and pop music from 1960 to 1985 – formative years in which the nation cast off its colonial cultural shackles and took on the world. Generously illustrated and scrupulously researched, Dig combines scholarly accuracy with populist flair. Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide, surveying the fertile and varied landscape of Australian popular music in seven broad historical chapters, interspersed with shorter chapters on some of the more significant figures of each period. The result is a compelling portrait of a music scene that evolves in dynamic interaction with those in the United States and the UK, yet has always retained a strong sense of its own identity and continues to deliver new stars – and cult heroes – to a worldwide audience. Dig is a unique achievement. The few general histories to date have been highlight reels, heavy on illustration and short on detail. And while there have been many excellent books on individual artists, scenes and periods, and a couple of first-rate encylopedias, there’s never been a book that told the whole story of the irresistible growth and sweep of a national music culture. Until now . . .
Categories: Music

All The Things She Said

All The Things She Said

'I think sometimes I get tired and bored of being on lists like “The Ten Best Queer Records of the Year”,' Shura, an alt-pop artist from Manchester, tells me over coffee during a particularly bright spring morning.

Author: Daisy Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529328066

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 464

______________________________________________________________________________________ 'an explicitly inclusive, thoughtful, joyful read' - REFINERY 29 'This "love letter of sorts" to inclusive queer women's culture is perfect for anyone who's just come out, wants to know what the heck's going on or has yearned for an entire chapter dedicated to the film Carol.' - DIVA 'An introspective dive into the fast-moving world of queer culture, Daisy unpacks some of the 21st century's biggest lesbian and bisexual moments to paint a portrait of what modern-day queerness looks like.' - GAY TIMES 'Daisy Jones effortlessly explores queer culture' - COSMOPOLITAN ______________________________________________________________________________________ A modern, personal guide to the culture of queer women and everyone in between. All The Things She Said explores the nature of 21st century queerness. Lesbian and bi culture is ever-changing and here, journalist Daisy Jones unpicks outdated stereotypes and shows how, over the past few years, the style and shared language of queer women has slowly infiltrated the mainstream. (Think less hemp sandals, IKEA trips and nut milks and more freedom, expression, community. And Cate Blanchett.) From the dingy basement clubs of east London to the unchartered realms of TikTok, cutting in DIY mullets and christening Meryl Streep 'Daddy', Daisy explores the multifaceted nature of what it means to be lesbian or bi today, while also looking back and celebrating the past. The book shines a light on the never-ending process of coming out, what it's like to date as a queer woman, how physical nightlife spaces have evolved into online communities and the reasons why mental health issues have disproportionately impacted LGBTQ+ people. As someone immersed in the queer culture of women, Daisy brings both the personal perspective and a journalistic one to this changing landscape. Through interviews and lived experience, a cohesive image emerges: one which shows that being lesbian, bi, or anything in between, isn't necessarily always tied to gender, sexual practice or even romantic attraction. With verve, humour and razor-sharp prose, Daisy paints a vital and insightful modern day portrait of what it means to be a queer woman in 2021.
Categories: Social Science

The Joy of Small Things

The Joy of Small Things

POP. SONGS. I used to be a huge fan of Phil Spector. Then he was convicted of murder, which rather took the shine off things. But Spector, I'm afraid, remains for me ... of the truly great bangers still come in at under three minutes.

Author: Hannah Jane Parkinson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783352371

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 583

'This book is a not-so-small joy in itself.' NIGELLA LAWSON 'Parkinson has the gift of making you look with new eyes at everyday things. The perfect daily diversion.' JOJO MOYES 'Always funny and frank and full of insight, I absolutely love Parkinson's writing.' DAVID NICHOLLS 'I loved this book . . . Parkinson's writing transports you to unexpected places of joy and comfort . . . these pages contain happiness.' MARINA HYDE 'The twenty-first century feels a lot more bearable in Parkinson's company.' CHARLOTTE MENDELSON Drawn from the successful Guardian column, these everyday exultations and inspirations will get you through dismal days. Hannah Jane Parkinson is a specialist in savouring the small pleasures of life. She revels in her fluffy dressing gown ('like bathing in marshmallow'), finds calm in solo cinema trips, is charmed by the personalities of fonts ('you'll never see Comic Sans on a funeral notice'), celebrates pockets and gleefully abandons a book she isn't enjoying. Parkinson's everyday exaltations - selected from her immensely successful Guardian column - will utterly delight. FEATURES BRAND NEW MATERIAL
Categories: Humor

My Medicine Pipe

My Medicine Pipe

If you lack such a tool an instrument, the next best thing might be a compass like the kind used to make circles with, ... Once Great Pop and the Spirit of the Pipe said I had done enough, I then transferred that finished shape by ...

Author: White Eagle

Publisher: White Eagle

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 86

View: 150

A Medicine Way Primer and comprehensive and detailed description of How My Medicine Pipe came to be the way it is as well as How To Make Your Own! Many aspects of How things are done in the Medicine Way are described in this material as well as How you can do things that way too. This book is heavily illustrated with photos and drawings as well as provides sources and recommendations for materials and supplies. It was fun to write and prepare and I do hope any and all read and enjoy it.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Shake Some Action The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop

Shake Some Action   The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop

I had no idea it would be so well - received and would lead to so many good things " One of the best things to spring from Yellow Pills was a series of fabulous pop compilation CDs that shared the fanzine's title .

Author: John M. Borack

Publisher: Shake Some Action - PowerPop

ISBN: 0979771404

Category: Popular music

Page: 200

View: 559

Categories: Popular music

SWYK on the Common Core Gr 5 Student Workbook

SWYK on the Common Core Gr  5  Student Workbook

On the other side of the paper, write the heading “All the good things about this can of soda pop.” Fill in the chart with your thoughts about the can of soda pop. When you are finished, your chart might look like the one below.

Author: Show What You Know Publishing

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9781592304561

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 879

Assess student knowledge of the national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Reading and Mathematics with two full-length Assessments for each subject. Questions provide students with the necessary practice needed to achieve academic success with the CCSS. Chapters on test-taking strategies and test anxiety build students confidence and test-taking skills. Glossaries familiarize students with vocabulary terms and concepts found on state proficiency tests.
Categories: Education

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans

He could sing the blues great and the pop things great, but he didn't have it all together, like bars, because he was a spiritual singer. So he had this song 'Good Rocking Tonight' and I sat down with him one night and I said, 'Look, ...

Author: John Broven

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781455619528

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 657

A chronicle of the rise and development of a unique musical form. Inducted into the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame under its original title Walking to New Orleans, this fascinating history focuses on the music of major R&B artists and the crucial contributions of the New Orleans music industry. Newly revised for this edition, much of the material comes firsthand from those who helped create the genre, including Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Wardell Quezergue.
Categories: Music

Stranger Things Happen

Stranger Things Happen

... great pop coup, part tabloid headlines, part Joycean “Ithaca.” — Village Voice (The Lit Parade: Our 25 Favorite Books of 2001) Kelly Link's exquisite stories mix the aggravations and epiphanies of everyday life with the stuff that ...

Author: Kelly Link

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458725271

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 341

View: 747

This first collection by award-winning author Kelly Link takes fairy tales and cautionary tales, dictators and extraterrestrials, amnesiacs and honeymooners, revenants and readers alike, on a voyage into new, strange, and wonderful territory. The girl detective must go to the underworld to solve the case of the tap-dancing bank robbers. A librarian falls in love with a girl whose father collects artificial noses. A dead man posts letters home to his estranged wife. Two women named Louise begin a series of consecutive love affairs with a string of cellists. A newly married couple become participants in an apocalyptic beauty pageant. Sexy blond aliens invade New York City. A young girl learns how to make herself disappear. These eleven extraordinary stories are quirky, spooky, and smart. They all have happy endings. Every story contains a secret prize. Each story was written especially for you.
Categories: Fantasy fiction, American

Beautiful Things in Popular Culture

Beautiful Things in Popular Culture

The 1980s, and in particular the music from that period, have come to represent style over substance, but pop fans will remember this as a period of unabashed great tunes provided by performers such as Wham, Duran Duran, ABC, ...

Author: Alan McKee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405178556

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 521

This is an innovative book that addresses the question of how consumers make decisions about what is good and what is bad in popular culture. An entertaining and informative guide to the range of aesthetic criteria that goes into judging mass culture's most celebrated texts and objects - from Batman to motor bikes, and pop stars to internet pornography Brings together a series of accessible and engaging essays written by connoisseurs of various areas of popular culture Tackles the core question of how consumers make decisions about what is good popular culture and what is bad popular culture Offers an entertaining and educative read for academic readers as well as purveyors of culture; moving beyond a 'greatest hits' list of popular culture to debate broader issues.
Categories: Social Science

Things I Carry Around

Things I Carry Around

There are stories of Pop and his gang being flooded-in out in the bush for two weeks at a time with no tucker except for ... My pop worked with a big mix of people over the years; many of them came forward later to tell Mum what a great ...

Author: Troy Cassar-Daley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733631528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 374

A born storyteller, Troy Cassar-Daley has at last turned his talent to sharing his own inspiring life. ‘Troy’s achievements are many, and perhaps the finest may be his ability to make us listen to his heart.’ Joy McKean For the first time, Troy talks about his early life - how his parent’s divorce changed things for him, about missing his Dad and growing up in Grafton surrounded by the warmth and love of his mother, Irene, his Nan and Pop and his extended Indigenous family. A larrikin at heart, Troy includes all the highs and lows on his path to stardom: the thrill of performing on stage at the Tamworth Music Festival with Jimmy Little when he was just 15; the excitement of heading off on tour with Brian Young and then discovering just how lonely life on the road could be; his first record deal; playing with the greats – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Slim Dusty; his first album Beyond the Dancing, which blended his indigenous heritage with his rural background; meeting the woman who would steal his heart; recording in Nashville; and, finally, releasing True Believer, the album that really launched his career. The multiple Golden Guitar, APRA, ARIA and Deadlys winner also lets us in on some of the life lessons he learned the hard way, lessons that kept this prodigiously talented Aussie on the straight and narrow (most of the time). Things I Carry Around, is the warm, genuine, and inspiring story of a young indigenous Australian who had a dream and turned that dream into reality. ‘Troy’s a true gentleman, warm and genuine, always a pleasure to be around. He sings straight from his heart and straight from the heart of his country.’ Paul Kelly
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

The first came in 1964, when they won the honors for Best New Artist and “A Hard Day's Night” won Best Performance by a Vocal Group. In 1966, Paul won Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Male, for “Eleanor Rigby”; the Beatles won ...

Author: Gillian G. Gaar

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781623682026

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 812

Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base over half a century that is as significant and devoted as those of the Beatles, and this entertaining guide to all things Fab Four rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures that every Beatles fan should undertake, it ranks each item from one to 100. Fans of any generation will appreciate the songs, albums, places, personalities, and events that are relived and revealed from five decades of Beatles lore.
Categories: Music