Photographer and Grateful Dead insider Rosie McGee narrates her memoir, telling dozens of previously-untold stories of living, traveling and working with the Dead during their first decade as a band. Not just for Deadheads or baby boomers - this audiobook is for anyone seeking a woman´s intimate account of the San Francisco rock music community in the Sixties, rare in a field of such books most often written by men. Included are firsthand stories of Autumn Records; The Matrix nightclub; the Acid Tests; Olompali; life in the Haight-Ashbury; the Human Be-In; the Grateful Dead (and the author´s) bust at 710 Ashbury; New York, Toronto and Montreal with the Dead and Jefferson Airplane; Monterey Pop; Altamont; the Dead´s Europe ´72 tour; and encounters with individuals as diverse as Tom Donahue, Phil Spector, Lenny Bruce, Janis Joplin, Owsley Stanley, Timothy Leary, Jesse Colin Young, Julie Christie and many others. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie McGee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014774/bk_acx0_014774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The biography of Corporal Lee A. Horton in the early 1900s; his life, wars, losses and loves. Corporal Lee A. Horton found his destiny serving on three warfronts: the Philippines, the Mexican Border and the maelstrom of World War I. The story is filled with the true-life military experiences of a young American coming of age between 1908 and 1919, passed down through his family for generations. Some creative liberty has been taken to fill in the blanks, as many family members and contemporaries have passed on; but the primary narrative is based firmly in extensive and thorough local research. Family archives provided invaluable galleries of photographs, letters, post-cards and official documents. Lee´s story starts in his teenage years growing up in the rural Midwest. The story outlines his personal relationships, family and events leading to his decision to leave home to work on the railroads. In 1908, changing circumstances cause him to decide to join the Army for a three year enlistment. We follow him through his enlistment experience to his training with the First United States Field Artillery at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He meets the renowned Geronimo, gains many invaluable skills and marvels at the newfangled airplane. He is then shipped over to the Philippines where his two year tour of duty is filled with danger of all sorts, deadly combat with the fearful Moro Islamic tribesmen and the discovery of his desire to make the military his career. He survives his tour and is discharged in 1911 - returning home to family and friends - and reestablishes himself there. His desire to serve drives him to join the local National Guard company with a close friend who plays a critical role in his future life. In 1916, his Guard regiment is activated and sent to the Mexican border to deal with the infamous Pancho Villa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Utley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095858/bk_acx0_095858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While Laura Ingraham was walking through a Northern Virginia shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, it all became clear to her. Everywhere she turned, she saw signs of the impending disaster: zombie teens texting each other across a café table; a man having his eyebrows threaded at a kiosk; a 50ish woman shoe-horned into a tube top and skinny jeans; and a storefront ad featuring a Victoria´s Secret model spilling out of her push-up bra and into the faces of young passersby. Ingraham wondered to herself, ´´Is this it? Is this what our forefathers fought for? What my parents struggled for? I wonder if Victoria´s Secret is still having that two-for-one sale?´´ A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and ´´experts´´ prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth: We have become our own worst enemy. The culture we have created is now turning on us. We´re on the verge of drowning in our ignorance, arrogance, gluttony… can you believe there are only three shots of vanilla in a Caramel Macchiato?!? Now, in an act of patriotic intervention, the most-listened-to woman in talk radio casts her satirical eye upon all that ails American society. In this sharp-witted, comic romp, Laura Ingraham takes you on a guided tour through 10 levels of our cultural hell. You know we´re in trouble when: Airplane seats shrink - just as the passengers expand. Celebrity baby names go from the peculiar (Apple, Stetson, and Daisy Boo) to the pathetic (Bamboo, Blanket, and Bronx). People meticulously tend their virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout. ´´Breaking News´´ usually means it happened yesterday. The weddings last longer than the marriages. Facebook... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Ingraham, Raymond Arroyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005589/bk_sans_005589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2008/Specialty-Concord Music) 25 Tracks - 1955-1964 - When Little Richard recorded ´´Tutti Frutti´´ in 1955 at Cosimo´s Studio in New Orleans with A&R man Bumps Blackwell, rock ´n´ roll was taken to a thrilling new level. The pounding piano, the high voice and trills, and the sexually suggestive lyrics catapulted the former Richard Penniman to the top of the charts and to legendary status. Now, Specialty Records (now owned by Concord Music Group) proudly presents The Very Best of Little Richard, a comprehensive 25-track compilation, and the first in 20 years to showcase all the Rock ‘n´ Roll Hall of Famer´s Specialty hits. The collection also features an original pre-rock ‘n´ roll demo, 1955´s ´´Baby,´´ plus a rousing live medley of ´´Ain´t That a Shame / I Got a Woman´´/´´Tutti Frutti´´ recorded in Paris in 1964 and a rehearsal take of ´´Hound Dog´´ (1956). Billy Vera, himself a rock ‘n´ roll and R&B veteran, wrote the liner notes. Little Richard´s demo for Specialty Records president Art Rupe was reportedly a series of run-of-the-mill blues songs. Nevertheless, Rupe bought him out of his Duke / Peacock Records contract and sent him to New Orleans to work with Specialty´s A&R man Bumps Blackwell. The all-star team of tenor saxman Lee Allen and drummer Earl Palmer were in place. But a hit just didn´t emerge during their first recording session, so the team adjourned for lunch. While at lunch, Richard sat down at a piano and started singing a song called ´´Tutti Frutti, Good Bootie,´´ a ribald ditty from his live set. Blackwell heard something different, and the lyrics were toned down a tad. Back at Cosimo´s studio, as fast as you could say ´´a-wop-bop-a-lu-bop-a-wop-bam-boom,´´ a hit was born and so was a star. The follow-up, ´´Long Tall Sally,´´ certified gold, and ´´Rip It Up´´ and ´´Ready Teddy´´ became a two-sided hit. As annotator Vera writes, ´´Between his hit records and his thrilling live performances, Little Richard has now become a bona fide rock ‘n´ roll star, a hero to ´50s teens and the epitome of crazy, man, crazy.´´ And the hits just kept on coming: ´´Lucille,´´ ´´Send Me Some Lovin´,´´ ´´Good Golly Miss Molly,´´ ´´Jenny Jenny´´ and ´´Keep A-Knockin´.´´ However, while in flight during an Australian tour in 1957, Richard watched in horror as the airplane´s engine caught fire. According to Vera´s notes, ´´He vowed then and there to quit singing the devil´s music and become a minister should he survive the ordeal.´´ He survived, and jumped back and forth over the years between rock ‘n´ roll and the ministry. But by that point, Little Richard´s hit-making streak had ended, and we can hear the lack of focus in a previously unissued rehearsal take of ´´Hound Dog.´´ Little Richard remains a living legend, frequently appearing in movies and television commercials. But there was a chemistry at Specialty in the mid-‘50s that resulted in the rare energy you´ll hear on The Very Best of Little Richard. No other label was ever able to match it! With liner notes by Billy Vera! (concordmusicgroup. com)
Spencer Brown unleashes his English wit with rapid precision. Then, he talks with Dom and club owner Jamie Masada about being English. Next, Modi takes the mic and slams the front row for being all men. He complains about Russian building contractors who almost ruined his house, taxi drivers having more social lives than anyone, Dallas convenience stores, and overweight people on airplanes. Then, Gerry Bednob uses his Bangladeshi wisdom to exposes strange American habits and phrases. Spencer Brown Spencer Brown is a British comedian who tours regularly at universities and comedy clubs across the UK. He performed his own show at the esteemed Edinburgh Festival, and he competed on NBC´s Last Comic Standing. He recently released his first album, Things I Don´t Have To Do. Modi Voted one of the Top 10 Comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, Modi has emerged as one of the comedy circuit´s hottest talents. He has been selected numerous times to perform at the Montreal Comedy Festival and returned in 2004 to appear with Tim Allen in the Just for Laughs Gala. He has also appeared on The Sopranos, Tough Crowd with Collin Quinn, and The USO Tour Live from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Gerry Bednob Gerry Bednob is the world´s #1 Bangladeshi comedian. Aside from being a favorite performer at the Laugh Factory, Gerry has been seen in Seinfeld, Undeclared and The 40 Year Old Virgin. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/071106/pf_lafa_071106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Query is a collection of stories - stories of hope - arising from a simple question: "What is the reason for the hope that is within you?" They were gathered through chance encounters with strangers across America: on airplanes, in restaurants or cafés; at a car dealership, in a jury waiting room. The stories are as diverse as the storytellers: a teen anticipating senior prom in the arms of her first love; a crusty construction superintendent; an engaging nuclear physicist; a widow scarred by life, with no hope; a Catholic priest on assignment in Rome; a long-haul truck driver; an Army colonel with tours in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan; a seasoned executive in the twilight of career; a thrice-married divorcee yearning for another chance; an eager young Polish immigrant, now a Fortune 500 engineer; and many more. Listeners eavesdrop on deeply personal conversations as stories unfold. They are struck by a sad truth when Todd, the bankruptcy attorney and attentive husband in the story "Everything Changed"; shares: "I´ve been reflecting that we don´t really take the time to listen to people anymore." Often the stories turn to matters of faith. Some story tellers found hope through church in the middle of despair. For others, church or religion was a source of hurt, leading the author to observe: "I wonder. How would a faith community - a church, a mosque, a synagogue, a temple - be perceived differently if it became known above all as the people who listen, and not the people who preach?" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry D. Moeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097093/bk_acx0_097093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Field notes from an age of extinction, tracking the ever-shifting meaning of America’s animals throughout history to understand the current moment. Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s world overflow with animals - butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls - while the actual world she’s inheriting slides into a great storm of extinction. Half of all species could disappear by the end of the century, and scientists now concede that most of America’s endangered animals will survive only if conservationists keep rigging the world around them in their favor. So Mooallem ventures into the field, often taking his daughter with him, to move beyond childlike fascination and make those creatures feel more real. Wild Ones is a tour through our environmental moment and the eccentric cultural history of people and wild animals in America that inflects it - from Thomas Jefferson’s celebrations of early abundance to the turn-of-the-last-century origins of the teddy bear to the whale-loving hippies of the 1970s. In America, Wild Ones discovers, wildlife has always inhabited the terrain of our imagination as much as the actual land. The journey is framed by the stories of three modern-day endangered species: the polar bear, victimized by climate change and ogled by tourists outside a remote, northern town; the little-known Lange’s metalmark butterfly, foundering on a shred of industrialized land near San Francisco; and the whooping crane as it’s led on a months-long migration by costumed men in ultralight airplanes. The wilderness that Wild Ones navigates is a scrappy, disorderly place where amateur conservationists do grueling, sometimes preposterous looking work; where a marketer maneuvers to control the polar bear’s ℑ and Martha Stewart turns up to film those beasts for her show on the Hallmark Channel. Our most comforting ideas about nature unravel. In their place, Mooallem forges a new and affirming... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002107/bk_peng_002107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.