On the Guest List  Adventures of a Music Journalist

On the Guest List Adventures of a Music Journalist


  • Author : Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
  • Publisher : Next Century Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 162903908X


On the Guest List Adventures of a Music Journalist Book Description :

"On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist" is a fun, upbeat memoir about a girl who loves music and life in general. Maryanne paints a vivid picture of being a teenager in the 1970s and young woman in the 1980s -- and how the punk, new wave and rock scene was from a young fan's viewpoint. Life truly comes together for Maryanne once she creates a career for herself reporting on the music she loves, writing for publications such as The Aquarian Arts Weekly, music.com and Punk magazine. Unlike other music memoirs, there is no downward spiral into drugs and addiction. Nor is it a groupie "tell all." "On the Guest List" is simply a compilation of mostly happy memories straight from the pages of Maryanne's diaries -- and of course, her heart.

Love Cats

Love Cats


  • Author : Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
  • Publisher : Next Century Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 1681020513


Love Cats Book Description :

Janey Peyton is filthy rich, but also a down-to-earth goth chick. She lives in suburban New Jersey during the 1980s. Janey has it all, including an Italian live-in housekeeper (who sometimes drives her batty with overbearing dated love advice). Since Janey's status symbol-driven parents are absent in her life love-starved Janey desperately seeks a soul mate as she cruises the new wave nightclubs. Enter Beck Stewart, also a workaholic, but for all the right reasons. The working class hero wants to make a better life for himself. Beck falls hard for Janey and turns a blind eye to the immediate red flags: she's a snoop and obviously hates his beloved old cat, Morticia. When Janey discovers Beck can't resist overtime hours, she mistakes his job loyalty for neglect. For "revenge" she takes on other lovers and is careless when it comes to hiding her conquests. What happens when Beck feels enough is enough and the couple who had their ups and downs finally hit an all time low? And what happens when a stray kitten shows up on cat hater Janey's doorstep? If you love the'80s, alternative wave, sexy chick lit, and of course CATS, this book is for you!

200 Letters  62 Years  and a War

200 Letters 62 Years and a War


  • Author : Antoinette &. Domenic Lombardi
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-11-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1949798453


200 Letters 62 Years and a War Book Description :

Domenic and Antoinette Lombardi began dating when they were teenagers. And soon afterward Domenic was called to fight in the Korean War. During his time in combat, he wrote his love, Antoinette, over 200 letters. She saved every one of them. She also put together scrap books that contained newspaper clippings of the war, photographs, holiday cards, and other memorabilia; as well as more recent newspaper clippings of celebrations such as their anniversaries and birthdays. Domenic had his own collection of memories, several typed, as well as handwritten notebook diaries, filled with the truth he experienced fighting for The United States. Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta spent several months at the home of The Lombardis in Florham Park, New Jersey, ferreting through the photo albums, love letters, and notebook dairies in order to put together this wondrous memoir. The happy couple have been married over 65 years, as of this second printing.

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones


  • Author : Stanley Booth
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613731994


The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones Book Description :

"Stanley Booth's book is the only one I can read and say, 'Yeah, that's how it was.'" —Keith Richards Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones' inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 American tour, staying up all night together listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies. His thrilling account culminates with their final concert at Altamont Speedway—a nightmare of beating, stabbing, and killing that would signal the end of a generation's dreams of peace and freedom. But while this book renders in fine detail the entire history of the Stones, paying special attention to the tragedy of Brian Jones, it is about much more than a writer and a rock band. It has been called—by Harold Brodkey and Robert Stone, among others—the best book ever written about the sixties. In Booth's afterword, he explains why it took him 15 years to write the book, relating an astonishing story of drugs, jails, and disasters. Stanley Booth is the author of Rythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South and Keith: Till I Roll Over Dead. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Playboy. He lives in Brunswick, Georgia.

Rave On

Rave On


  • Author : Matthew Collin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226595511


Rave On Book Description :

Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect. Cultural liberation and musical innovation. Pyrotechnics, bottle service, bass drops, and molly. Electronic dance music has been a vital force for more than three decades now, and has undergone transformation upon transformation as it has taken over the world. In this searching, lyrical account of dance music culture worldwide, Matthew Collin takes stock of its highest highs and lowest lows across its global trajectory. Through firsthand reportage and interviews with clubbers and DJs, Collin documents the itinerant musical form from its underground beginnings in New York, Chicago, and Detroit in the 1980s, to its explosions in Ibiza and Berlin, to today’s mainstream music scenes in new frontiers like Las Vegas, Shanghai, and Dubai. Collin shows how its dizzying array of genres—from house, techno, and garage to drum and bass, dubstep, and psytrance—have given voice to locally specific struggles. For so many people in so many different places, electronic dance music has been caught up in the search for free cultural space: forming the soundtrack to liberation for South African youth after Apartheid; inspiring a psychedelic party culture in Israel; offering fleeting escape from—and at times into—corporatization in China; and even undergirding a veritable “independent republic” in a politically contested slice of the former Soviet Union. Full of admiration for the possibilities the music has opened up all over the world, Collin also unflinchingly probes where this utopianism has fallen short, whether the culture maintains its liberating possibilities today, and where it might go in the future.

Adventure Guide  Puerto Vallarta and Vicinity

Adventure Guide Puerto Vallarta and Vicinity


  • Author : Vivien Lougheed
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Release Date : 2007-02-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588435941


Adventure Guide Puerto Vallarta and Vicinity Book Description :

Puerto Vallarta is considered one of the finest and friendliest beach-side holiday destinations in the world. Situated on the West coast of Mexico this is an all-year-round destination.

True adventures with the King of Bluegrass

True adventures with the King of Bluegrass


  • Author : Tom Piazza
  • Publisher : Country Music Foundation
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822037434990


True adventures with the King of Bluegrass Book Description :

Jimmy Martin was just twenty-two years old when Bill Monroe asked him to join the Blue Grass Boys. That invitation was the start of a career that spanned half a century and culminated with Martin's induction into the International Bluegrass Music Association's Hall of Honor. Always an enigmatic figure, Martin was as famous for his temper as he was for his talent. On assignment from the Oxford Americanmagazine, fiction writer and music critic Tom Piazza drove from his home in New Orleans to Nashville to interview Martin and found himself pitched headlong into a world he couldn't have anticipated. Martin's mercurial personality drew the writer into a series of escalating encounters (with mean dogs, broken-down cars, and near electrocution), culminating in a harrowing and unforgettable expedition, with Martin, to the Grand Ole Opry. Though, or perhaps because, visits to the Opry like the one Piazza recounts were common for Martin, and though he frequently played on its stage and always hoped to become a member, he died before seeing his dream fulfilled. True Adventures with the King of Bluegrassis the funny, scary, and powerfully poignant portrait of one of the legends of American music. Co-published with the Country Music Foundation Press

Vinyl Junkies
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Vinyl Junkies


  • Author : Brett Milano
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2003-11-10
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466827219


Vinyl Junkies Book Description :

Not too far away from the flea markets, dusty attics, cluttered used record stores and Ebay is the world of the vinyl junkies. Brett Milano dives deep into the piles of old vinyl to uncover the subculture of record collecting. A vinyl junkie is not the person who has a few old 45s shoved in the cuboard from their days in high school. Vinyl Junkies are the people who will travel over 3,000 miles to hear a rare b-side by a German band that has only recorded two songs since 1962, vinyl junkies are the people who own every copy of every record produced by the favorite artist from every pressing and printing in existance, vinyl junkies are the people who may just love that black plastic more than anything else in their lives. Brett Milano traveled the U.S. seeking out the most die-hard and fanatical collectors to capture all that it means to be a vinyl junkie. Includes interviews with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Peter Buck from R.E.M and Robert Crumb, creator of Fritz the cat and many more underground comics.

Adventure Guide to Northern Florida and the Panhandle

Adventure Guide to Northern Florida and the Panhandle


  • Author : Jim Tunstall
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 :


Adventure Guide to Northern Florida and the Panhandle Book Description :

Adventure Guide to North Florida & the Panhandle is not your everyday guide book. No boring historical leads! What you will find is a witty, fact filled guide to fun and adventure - including how to measure an alligator without losing your hand, where to find UFO encounters and an artistic elephant.