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He Don't Look Like Elvis
by Frank C. Siraguso

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English

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Publication Date

April 28, 2017

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This year, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. <br /><br />Elvis died August 16, 1977. The King was dead and into the vacuum rushed a new genre of performer: the Elvis impersonator. <br /><br />He Don’t Look Like Elvis is the unflinching, tragicomic true tale of the ups and downs of band life on the low end of the food chain, told from the viewpoint of the author, Frank Siraguso (aka Frankie Stone), a bass player for Elvis impersonator Bobby Love and his band, the Love Machine. <br /><br />The band members try to maintain a straight face and an even keel in a traveling rock and roll fantasy circus. It was a fantasy fueled not only because Bobby and the band are capable of some knockout performances but also because the fans could never get enough of the King – alive, dead or otherwise. Audiences know Bobby isn’t Elvis but mob him anyway for scarves, autographs and kisses.<br /><br />This was definitely not the pampered, plush, rock-star tour deluxe. No jets from city to city, no waiting limousines. This is the working musicians' life on the road playing in dive bars, staying in low-rent motels in small towns, lugging their own equipment and praying that the pickup truck and trailer got them to the next gig in one piece. After years of striving, the reality of playing in bars and living on the road became clear. It was time for a change.<br />
Really Easy Keyboard: Summer Songs
by Wise Publications

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English

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Publication Date

May 08, 2017

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This instalment of <b>Really Easy Keyboard</b> contains 21 hit <b>Summer Songs</b>. From <i>Pharrell Williams</i> to <i>The Beach Boys</i> to <i>Noah And The Whale</i> and many more. If you’re a beginner pianist looking to let some sun into your music then this is the music book for you. These simplified arrangements give you just the most important parts of the songs, along with lyrics and chord diagrams. Each track is completed by background notes and helpful performance tips, allowing you to focus on the difficult bits and nail each and every performance.<br /><br />The digital edition also features a link to stream each of the songs in the collection. Hear the song, learn the music and become a pro in no time.<br /><br />The songs included are:<br /><br />- 5 Years Time [Noah And The Whale] <br />- Bring Me Sunshine [Morecambe & Wise] <br />- Brown Eyed Girl [Van Morrison] <br />- Happy [Pharrell Williams] <br />- Hey, Soul Sister [Train] <br />- Ho Hey [The lumineers] <br />- Hot Hot Hot [Arrow] <br />- I Can See Clearly Now [Johnny Nash] <br />- I Get Around [The Beach Boys] <br />- I'm Yours [Jason Mraz] <br />- La Bamba [Richie Valens] <br />- Loco In Acapulco [The Four Tops] <br />- One Love (People Get Ready) [Bob Marley] <br />- Over The Rainbow [Israel Kamakawiwo'ole] <br />- Summer Of '69 [Bryan Adams] <br />- Sunny [Bobby Hebb] <br />- Sunny Afternoon [The Kinks] <br />- Surfin' U.S.A [The Beach Boys] <br />- Walking On Sunshine [Katrina And The Waves] <br />- You Are My Sunshine [Jimmie Davis]
Really Easy Piano: Summer Songs
by Wise Publications

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English

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Publication Date

May 08, 2017

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This instalment of <b>Really Easy Piano</b> contains 21 hit <b>Summer Songs</b>. From <i>Pharrell Williams</i> to <i>The Beach Boys</i> to <i>Noah And The Whale</i> and many more. If you’re a beginner pianist looking to let some sun into your music then this is the music book for you. These simplified arrangements give you just the most important parts of the songs, along with lyrics and chord diagrams. Each track is completed by background notes and helpful performance tips, allowing you to focus on the difficult bits and nail each and every performance.<br /><br />The digital edition also features a link to stream each of the songs in the collection. Hear the song, learn the music and become a pro in no time.<br /><br />The songs included are:<br /><br />- 5 Years Time [Noah And The Whale] <br />- Bring Me Sunshine [Morecambe & Wise] <br />- Brown Eyed Girl [Van Morrison] <br />- Happy [Pharrell Williams] <br />- Hey, Soul Sister [Train] <br />- Ho Hey [The lumineers] <br />- Hot Hot Hot [Arrow] <br />- I Can See Clearly Now [Johnny Nash] <br />- I Get Around [The Beach Boys] <br />- I'm Yours [Jason Mraz] <br />- La Bamba [Richie Valens] <br />- Loco In Acapulco [The Four Tops] <br />- One Love (People Get Ready) [Bob Marley] <br />- Over The Rainbow [Israel Kamakawiwo'ole] <br />- Summer Of '69 [Bryan Adams] <br />- Sunny [Bobby Hebb] <br />- Sunny Afternoon [The Kinks] <br />- Surfin' U.S.A [The Beach Boys] <br />- Walking On Sunshine [Katrina And The Waves] <br />- You Are My Sunshine [Jimmie Davis]
Really Easy Ukulele: Summer Songs
by Wise Publications

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English

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Publication Date

May 08, 2017

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This instalment of <b>Really Easy Ukulele</b> contains 21 hit <b>Summer Songs</b>. From <i>Pharrell Williams</i> to <i>The Beach Boys</i> to <i>Noah And The Whale</i> and many more. If you're a beginner ukulele strummer looking to let some sun into your music then this is the music book for you. These simplified arrangements give you just the most important parts of the songs, along with lyrics and chord diagrams. Each track is completed by background notes and helpful performance tips, allowing you to focus on the difficult bits and nail each and every performance.<br /><br />The digital edition also features a link to stream each of the songs in the collection. Hear the song, learn the music and become a pro in no time.<br /><br />The songs included are:<br /><br />- 5 Years Time [Noah And The Whale] <br />- Bring Me Sunshine [Morecambe & Wise] <br />- Brown Eyed Girl [Van Morrison] <br />- Happy [Pharrell Williams] <br />- Hey, Soul Sister [Train] <br />- Ho Hey [The lumineers] <br />- Hot Hot Hot [Arrow] <br />- I Can See Clearly Now [Johnny Nash] <br />- I Get Around [The Beach Boys] <br />- I'm Yours [Jason Mraz] <br />- La Bamba [Richie Valens] <br />- Loco In Acapulco [The Four Tops] <br />- One Love (People Get Ready) [Bob Marley] <br />- Over The Rainbow [Israel Kamakawiwo'ole] <br />- Summer Of '69 [Bryan Adams] <br />- Sunny [Bobby Hebb] <br />- Sunny Afternoon [The Kinks] <br />- Surfin' U.S.A [The Beach Boys] <br />- Walking On Sunshine [Katrina And The Waves] <br />- You Are My Sunshine [Jimmie Davis]
Neighbours The Cast Interviews: Unofficial
by Alison Marie

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English

Pages

360

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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Ever wondered what your favourite Neighbour's cast members most memorable storyline is? or which character they would bring back to the show if they could? or even what their favourite pizza topping is? Well now is your chance to find out. This book serves as an unofficial companion to the Neighbours cast interview videos featured on the Neighbours YouTube channel. The book looks in detail at interviews with Ryan Moloney (Toadie Rebecchi), Madeleine West (Dee Bliss), Tim Kano (Leo Tanaka), Takaya Honda (David Tanaka), Colette Mann (Sheila Canning), Damien Richardson (Gary Canning), Matt Wilson (Aaron Brennan), Zoe Crammond (Amy Williams), Felix Mallard (Ben Kirk), Jai Waetford (Angus Beaumont-Hannay), Scott McGregor (Mark Brennan), Jodi Anasta (Elly Conway), Travis Burns (Tyler Brennan), Mavournee Hazel (Piper Willis), Olympia Valance (Paige Smith), Andrew Morley (Jack Callahan), Eve Morey (Sonya Rebecchi), Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), Rebekah Elmaloglou (Terese Willis), Harley Bonner (Josh Willis), Ariel Kaplan (Imogen Willis), Lilly Van Der Meer (Xanthe Canning), Janet Andrewartha (Lyn Scully), Chris Milligan (Kyle Canning), Kip Gamblin (Brad Willis), Kate Kendall (Lauren Turner), Anthony Engleman (Stonie Rebecchi), Lesley Baker (Angie Rebecchi), Meyne Wyatt (Nate Kinski), Tim Phillipps (Daniel Robinson), Anne Charleston (Madge Bishop), Josef Brown (Matt Turner), Benji McNair (Malcolm Kennedy), Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy), Morgana O'Reilly (Naomi Canning), James Mason (Chris Pappas), Matt Werkmeister (Zeke Kinski), Kaiya Jones (Sophie Ramsay), Calen Mackenzie (Bailey Turner), Jenna Rosenow (Amber Turner), Aaron Jakubenko (Robbo Slade, Melissa Bell (Lucy Robinson), Taylor Glockner (Mason Turner), Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy), Saskia Hampele (Georgia Brooks), Alin Sumarwata (Vanessa Villante), Scott Major (Lucas Fitzgerald), Morgan Baker (Callum Rebecchi), Ashleigh Brewer (Kate Ramsay), Sachin Joab (Ajay Kapoor) and Carla Bonner (Steph Scully).
The Taste of Art: Cooking, Food, and Counterculture in Contempora...
by University of Arkansas Press

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English

Pages

350

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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<div><br /><p><i>The Taste of Art</i> offers a sample of scholarly essays that examine the role of food in Western contemporary art practices. The contributors are scholars from a range of disciplines, including art history, philosophy, film studies, and history. As a whole, the volume illustrates how artists engage with food as matter and process in order to explore alternative aesthetic strategies and indicate countercultural shifts in society.</p><br /><p>The collection opens by exploring the theoretical intersections of art and food, food art’s historical root in Futurism, and the ways in which food carries gendered meaning in popular film. Subsequent sections analyze the ways in which artists challenge mainstream ideas through food in a variety of scenarios. Beginning from a focus on the body and subjectivity, the authors zoom out to look at the domestic sphere, and finally the public sphere.</p><br /><p>Here are essays that study a range of artists including, among others, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Daniel Spoerri, Dieter Roth, Joseph Beuys, Al Ruppersberg, Alison Knowles, Martha Rosler, Robin Weltsch, Vicki Hodgetts, Paul McCarthy, Luciano Fabro, Carries Mae Weems, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Janine Antoni, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Liza Lou, Tom Marioni, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Michael Rakowitz, and Natalie Jeremijenko.</p><br /></div>
Make Trouble
by John Waters

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English

Pages

80

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<DIV><B>From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms.<BR /><BR /> So what if you have talent? Then what?</B><BR /><BR /> When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. Now we can all enjoy his sly wisdom in a manifesto that reminds us, no matter what field we choose, to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage our critics.<BR /><BR /> Anyone embarking on a creative path, he tells us, would do well to realize that pragmatism and discipline are as important as talent and that rejection is nothing to fear. Waters advises young people to eavesdrop, listen to their enemies, and horrify us with new ideas. In other words, MAKE TROUBLE!<BR /><BR /> Illustrated with slightly demented line drawings by Eric Hanson, <I>Make Trouble</I> is a one-of-a-kind gift, the perfect playbook for gaming the system by making the system work for you.</DIV>
Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beve...
by Paul Hartford

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

December 11, 2014

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A down-and-out musician chops off his hair to become a server at the top of the Hollywood food chain, discovering a cloistered world of money, fame, bad behavior and intrigue.<br /><br />Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary 5-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter's personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country's most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose.<br /><br />Of the many millions of food service workers around the globe, only a tiny number ever ascend to a top-level position at a world-renowned restaurant catering to iconic celebrities, moguls and politicians. As one of those select few, Paul ("Pauli") Hartford is the first waiter to open the door into a cloistered, coveted world of money, fame, bad behavior and intrigue. He peels back the veneer of civility and culture at the nation's most preeminent celebrity hangout, the Cricket Room, in Beverly Hills, California. He exposes the epic human foibles of its elite clientele, the dining room's corrupt corporate culture, its clandestine culinary practices, and the heartbreaking struggles of its beleaguered waitstaff.<br /><br /><br />This keenly-observed story also traverses Pauli's ten-year evolution from a jaded, party-hungry rock musician who moonlights as a bartender, into a snobbish and pretentious waiter, and finally into a polished and sophisticated server who takes his job so seriously that it drives him to the brink of illness. Pauli finds himself at first seduced by his famous guests' glamour and self-indulgence, then accustomed to it, and finally appalled by it.<br /><br /><br /><br />For obvious reasons, some details and specifics about the real Cricket Room have been cleverly disguised, but discerning readers will easily connect the dots.<br />
Change of Seasons: A Memoir
by , Chris Epting

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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<p><b>Includes an exclusive EP as a companion to the book!</b></p><p>John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock ‘n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never abandoned their roots. John uncovers the grit and struggle it took to secure a recording contract with the legendary Atlantic Records and chronicles the artistic twists and turns that resulted in a DJ discovering an obscure album track that would become their first hit record. This is not your typical rock and roll story. John was focused creating great music. Along the way he achieved incredible success, battling the ever-changing pop music landscape and coming to terms with complex managerial, business, and personal challenges.</p><p>Daryl Hall and John Oates have over 20 albums together, more than 60 million records sold, and 29 Top 40 hits. They are the most successful pop duo in the world and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And yet John’s story has never been told. Relying on his many hand-written journals, he brings to light many fascinating stories spanning his entire life with a journalist’s eye and a poet’s heart.</p><p>In <i>Change of Seasons,</i> John shares his highs, lows, triumphs, and failures. He takes the reader on a wild ride through all the eras, personalities and music that has shaped him into what he is.</p>
"I Give You My Body . . .": How I Write Sex Scenes (Kindle Single...
by Diana Gabaldon

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English

Pages

118

Publication Date

August 16, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • For writers looking to make sure their next physical interlude on the page inspires readers to share the moment rather than to laugh at it, bestselling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander<i> </i>novels.</b><br />  <br /> <i>“Ask me to your bed,” he said. “I shall come to ye.”</i><br />  <br /> In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. You’ll learn the difference between gratuitous sex and genuine encounters that move the story forward, and how to handle less-than-savory acts that nevertheless serve a narrative purpose. Gabaldon also notes that sex can be conveyed instead of described. With such tips as “The Rule of Three” for involving the senses, handy lists of naughty euphemisms (with instructions for use), and Gabaldon’s own examples from the Outlander novels, <i>“I Give You My Body . . .”</i> is a master class in writing to draw readers in and keep them riveted to the page.

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