A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things
Author: Maynard James Keenan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 1495082903
ISBN 13: 9781495082900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Perfect Union of Contrary Things Book Review:

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is the authorized biography of musician and vintner Maynard James Keenan. Co-author Sarah Jensen's 30-year friendship with Keenan gives her unique insight into his history and career trajectory. The book traces Keenan's journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on contemporary music and regional winemaking. A comprehensive portrayal of a versatile and dedicated artist, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things pays homage to the people and places that shaped the man and his art. Until now, Maynard's fans have had access to only an abridged version of his story. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes surprising opportunities. Included are sidebars in his own words, often humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative, as well as commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues. The book also features a foreword by Alex Grey, an American visionary artist and longtime friend of Keenan. Accompanying the text are photos of Keenan from childhood to the present. Maynard's story is a metaphor for the reader's own evolution and an encouragement to follow one's dreams, hold fast to individual integrity, and work ceaselessly to fulfill our creative potential.

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things
Author: Maynard James Keenan,Sarah Jensen
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN 10: 149508289X
ISBN 13: 9781495082894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Perfect Union of Contrary Things Book Review:

(Book). A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is the authorized biography of musician and vintner Maynard James Keenan. Co-author Sarah Jensen's 30-year friendship with Keenan gives her unique insight into his history and career trajectory. The book traces Keenan's journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on contemporary music and regional winemaking. A comprehensive portrayal of a versatile and dedicated artist, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things pays homage to the people and places that shaped the man and his art. Until now, Maynard's fans have had access to only an abridged version of his story. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes surprising opportunities. Included are sidebars in his own words, often humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative, as well as commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues. The book also features a foreword by Alex Grey, an American visionary artist and longtime friend of Keenan. Accompanying the text are photos of Keenan from childhood to the present. Maynard's story is a metaphor for the reader's own evolution and an encouragement to follow one's dreams, hold fast to individual integrity, and work ceaselessly to fulfill our creative potential.

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things
Author: Maynard James Keenan,Sarah Jensen
Publsiher: Backbeat Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-09-10
ISBN 10: 9781617137273
ISBN 13: 1617137278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Perfect Union of Contrary Things Book Review:

An "authorized biography of musician and vintner Maynard James Keenan"--Amazon.com.

Unleashed: The Story of TOOL

Unleashed: The Story of TOOL
Author: Joel Mclver
Publsiher: Omnibus Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-03-07
ISBN 10: 0857127705
ISBN 13: 9780857127709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Unleashed: The Story of TOOL Book Review:

The very first book about the Anglo-American metal band Tool explores not only their uncompromising music but also their unsettling, self-made image based on mythological symbols and arcane theories. The quartet of master musicians – Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones – emerged from the club scene in Los Angeles in 1990 alongside their friends Rage Against the Machine, grabbing the concept of heavy music and then completely redefining it. With a sixties-style commitment to art and agit-prop, they have now attained a level of artistic complexity and depth which makes their enduring success a miracle in today’s culture of bland, corporate entertainment. Their rise to glory has been one of the stranger rock tales of our time. Joel McIver leaves no detail omitted as he delves into the mystery behind Tool’s music

The Joyful Guide to Lachrymology

The Joyful Guide to Lachrymology
Author: Peter Barnes
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2018-06-23
ISBN 10: 9781721848522
ISBN 13: 1721848525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Joyful Guide to Lachrymology Book Review:

Lachrymology is a religion that tells the path a person must take to an enlightened life; it is the experience of sorrow, and of their tears healing in nature. Let it be said that the pains of living, be they physical or mental, are the means to a broadened understanding and appreciation of the sensical and metaphysical realms. This text explains the process by which Lachrymology considers cheerless feelings and thoughts and changes them to joy in a person who, as they cry, grow nearer to enlightened consciousness and righteousness, and are brought to their highest state of being.

Hearts of Darkness

Hearts of Darkness
Author: Dave Thompson
Publsiher: Backbeat Books
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 145847139X
ISBN 13: 9781458471390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hearts of Darkness Book Review:

(Book). Hearts of Darkness is the story of a generation's coming of age through the experiences of its three most atypical pop stars. James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Cat Stevens could never have been considered your typical late-sixties songwriters self-absorbed and self-composed, all three eschewed the traditional means of delivering their songs, instead turning its process inward. The result was a body of work that stands among the most profoundly personal art ever to translate into an international language, and a sequence of songs from "Sweet Baby James" and "Carolina in My Mind," to "Jamaica Say You Will" and "These Days," to "Peace Train" and "Wild World" that remain archetypes not only of what the critics called the singer-songwriter movement, but of the human condition itself. Author Dave Thompson, himself a legend among rock biographers, takes on his subjects with his usual brio and candor, leaving no stone unturned in his quest to shine a light on the dark side of this profoundly earnest era in popular music. Penetrating, pointed, and laced with vivid insight and detail, Hearts of Darkness is the story of rock when it no longer felt the need to roll.

Buck 'Em!

Buck 'Em!
Author: Randy Poe
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 1480366927
ISBN 13: 9781480366923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Buck 'Em! Book Review:

ÊBuck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck OwensÊ is the life story of a country music legend. Born in Texas and raised in Arizona Buck eventually found his way to Bakersfield California. Unlike the vast majority of country singers songwriters and musicians who made their fortunes working and living in Nashville the often rebellious and always independent Owens chose to create his own brand of country music some 2 000 miles away from Music City ä racking up a remarkable twenty-one number one hits along the way. In the process he helped give birth to a new country sound and did more than any other individual to establish Bakersfield as a country music center. In the latter half of the 1990s Buck began working on his autobiography. Over the next few years he talked into the microphone of a cassette tape machine for nearly one hundred hours recording the story of his life. With his near-photographic memory Buck recalled everything from his early days wearing hand-me-down clothes in Texas to his glory years as the biggest country star of the 1960s; from his legendary Carnegie Hall concert to his multiple failed marriages; from his hilarious exploits on the road to the tragic loss of his musical partner and best friend Don Rich; from his days as the host of a local TV show in Tacoma Washington to his co-hosting the network television show ÊHee HawÊ; and from his comeback hit Streets of Bakersfield to his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In these pages Buck also shows his astute business acumen having been among the first country artists to create his own music publishing company. He also tells of negotiating the return of all of his Capitol master recordings his acquisition of numerous radio stations and of his conceiving and building the Crystal Palace one of the most venerated musical venues in the country. ÊBuck 'Em!Ê is the fascinating story of the life of country superstar Buck Owens ä from the back roads of Texas to the streets of Bakersfield.

Revolver

Revolver
Author: Robert Rodriguez
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN 10: 1476813566
ISBN 13: 9781476813561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Revolver Book Review:

REVOLVER: HOW THE BEATLES REIMAGINED ROCK 'N' ROLL

The Risk Factor

The Risk Factor
Author: Deborah Perry Piscione
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-23
ISBN 10: 1137474661
ISBN 13: 9781137474667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Risk Factor Book Review:

Our most revered business icons of the last few decades are the bold risktakers, such as Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Steve Jobs. Yet in today's stock market-driven economy, companies are playing it safe, with too many leaders focused on short-term gains, rather than value creation. The result is a static business culture that generates forgettable results—even as the world demands big solutions. So how do we get back in the risk-taking game? In The Risk Factor, Deborah Perry Piscione takes the most comprehensive look at this crucial, undervalued leadership behavior, and outlines how companies must support risk-taking across the enterprise. Exploring the heroes of risk, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and technologists, and the role risk-taking and failure tolerance play in their success, she makes a compelling case not only for big, flashy mergers or acquisitions, but also for unorthodox choices in everything from leadership to corporate social responsibility. Drawing on case studies from a wide range of now-famous giants (Netflix, Salesforce) and successful start-ups (Tesla, NetApp), she distills lessons for both new entrepreneurs and established companies whose longtime risk aversion has cost them more than they realize.

Glaring Through Oblivion

Glaring Through Oblivion
Author: Serj Tankian
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 0062087762
ISBN 13: 9780062087768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Glaring Through Oblivion Book Review:

In this strikingly illustrated book of original poetry, System of a Down fans gain an intimate glimpse into the soul of the band's frontman, Serj Tankian. For fans stirred by the cerebral lyrics of SOAD albums Hypnotize, Mesmerize, Steal This Album!, Toxicity, and their first, self-titled breakthrough—and for everyone enthusiastic about Serj’s solo album, Imperfect Harmonies—this essential, one-of-a-kind collection of Tankian’s innermost thoughts and feelings is a must-read. Unique illustrations punctuate nearly 70 poems—almost none of which have ever been published before. Glaring through Oblivion is an indispensable find for any true fan.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven
Author: Corey Taylor
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN 10: 0306821656
ISBN 13: 9780306821653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven Book Review:

In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Some are more credible than others, and, frankly, some are completely insane, but all are observed with appropriate seriousness as Taylor attempts to better understand some of the spooky things that have happened to him in his life, especially that night at the Cold House. But that’s not all, folks. Taylor once again gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he’s encountered. (You’ll be shocked how often Slipknot has been invaded by the supernatural.) Taylor also touches on his religious background and how it led him to believe in much more than the Man in the Sky.

Dark Days

Dark Days
Author: D. Randall Blythe
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0306823152
ISBN 13: 9780306823152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Dark Days Book Review:

In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he “could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide.” After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013. In Dark Days, Blythe tells the story of his incarceration and the wild life that led up to it. As he explains, “Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.”

Main Event

Main Event
Author: Brian Shields
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN 10: 9781451604672
ISBN 13: 145160467X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Main Event Book Review:

Every saturday night in the eighties fans would gather around their television to watch, not Saturday Night Live, but Saturday Night The Main Event. WWE wrestling beat the ratings for the most talked about show on television week after week. Here is that era captured. “Introducing your champion, from Venice Beach, California, at three hundred and three pounds—Hulk Hogan! And his challenger . . .” Hearing those words ring out across the arena meant you were there. It didn't matter if you were there in person, or watching on television or closed circuit. You were in the place where everyone wanted to be. You could feel the crowd; as the tension built, you were swept up and into the action. You knew you were going to witness history. You were experiencing the main event at a live WWE show. It seemed that wrestling had changed overnight, that the men who entered the squared circle were suddenly larger than life. Everyone wanted to see the behemoth Hulk Hogan wrestle. And the men who wrestled with and against him were his equals in creating a match and a character that no one would soon forget: Andre the Giant, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Jake "the Snake" Roberts, Sgt. Slaughter. They all kept you pinned to your seat as they were pinning their opponents to the mat. You just knew that you were going to see things that no one had ever seen before. The eighties was the era that cemented WWE as the place where the best wrestlers on the planet worked. Main Event -- WWE in the Raging 80s dips into those years and reveals the most celebrated wrestlers and the matches that will be recalled as not just the best of the eighties but the best of the ages.

Something in This Book Is True...

Something in This Book Is True...
Author: Bob Frissell
Publsiher: Frog Books
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1583940774
ISBN 13: 9781583940778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Something in This Book Is True... Book Review:

This is a new edition of Frissell's popular book on heading into Earth's future prepared for the best--and the worst--from the author of "Nothing in This Book is True." Illustrations.

A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake
Author: Cupcake Brown
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780307345479
ISBN 13: 0307345475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Piece of Cake Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The heart-wrenching, uplifting tale about a woman named Cupcake “[Cupcake] Brown’s confessional . . . memoir is one you can’t easily put down. Her life is nothing short of a miracle.”—Chicago Sun-Times There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, and homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting. . . Orphaned by the death of her mother and left in the hands of a sadistic foster parent, young Cupcake Brown learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. A Piece of Cake is unlike any memoir you’ll ever read. Moving in its frankness, this is the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you’ll ever take. Praise for A Piece of Cake “[Brown] reflects now with insight and honesty on her experiences. . . . An engaging account . . . of a remarkable life filled with pain and wisdom, hope and redemption.”—San Fracisco Chronicle “Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.”—Washington Post

You're Making Me Hate You

You're Making Me Hate You
Author: Corey Taylor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0306823594
ISBN 13: 9780306823596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


You're Making Me Hate You Book Review:

New York Times bestselling lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's hilarious trawl through the endless backwaters of human stupidity Corey Taylor has had it. Had it with the vagaries of human behavior and life in this postmodern digital blanked-out waiting room that passes for a world. Reality TV, awful music, terrible drivers, megamalls, airports, family reunions, bad fashion choices, other people's monstrous children, and badly-behaved "adult" human beings are warping life in the twenty-first century into an often-unbearable endurance test of one's patience, fortitude, and faith. Funny, profane, blasphemous, and above all right on target, You're Making Me Hate You is pure Corey Taylor unleashed, exposing the underbelly of human depravity in all its ragged glory.

Save Me from Myself

Save Me from Myself
Author: Brian Welch
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061753548
ISBN 13: 9780061753541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Save Me from Myself Book Review:

The amazing true story of an out-of-control rock star, his devastating addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through Jesus Christ. In February 2005, more than ten thousand people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian "Head" Welch—the former lead guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn—was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light. Now, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ. Offering a backstage pass to his time with Korn, Head tells the inside story of his years in the band and explains how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all-consuming addiction to methamphetamines. Writing openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, he provides a candid look at how the routine of recording, traveling, and partying placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own. Speaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power. Despite his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing—not even the birth of his daughter—could spur him to kick it for good. Here Head addresses how, with the help of God, he emerged from his dangerous lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it was right for him. Discussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn and how his newfound faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of the last two years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt and his hardships have only deepened his faith. Candid, compelling, and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is a rock 'n' roll journey unlike any other.

Ortho Notes

Ortho Notes
Author: Dawn Gulick
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 0803677537
ISBN 13: 9780803677531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ortho Notes Book Review:

Perfect wherever you are…in class, in clinical, and in practice! Put the information you need in class, clinical, and practice at your fingertips with this handy, easy-to-use guide. Each joint tab includes the most effective special tests (rated by sensitivity and specificity), medical screening, imaging, mechanism of injury, ROM, strength and functional deficits.

Population Wars

Population Wars
Author: Greg Graffin
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1250017610
ISBN 13: 9781250017611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Population Wars Book Review:

From the very beginning, life on Earth has been defined by war. Today, those first wars continue to be fought around and literally inside us, influencing our individual behavior and that of civilization as a whole. War between populations - whether between different species or between rival groups of humans - is seen as an inevitable part of the evolutionary process. The popular concept of "the survival of the fittest" explains and often excuses these actions. In Population Wars, Greg Graffin points to where the mainstream view of evolutionary theory has led us astray. That misunderstanding has allowed us to justify wars on every level, whether against bacterial colonies or human societies, even when other, less violent solutions may be available. Through tales of mass extinctions, developing immune systems, human warfare, the American industrial heartland, and our degrading modern environment, Graffin demonstrates how an over-simplified idea of war, with its victorious winners and vanquished losers, prevents us from responding to the real problems we face. Along the way, Graffin reveals a paradox: when we challenge conventional definitions of war, we are left with a new problem, how to define ourselves. Populations Wars is a paradigm-shifting book about why humans behave the way they do and the ancient history that explains that behavior. In reading it, you'll see why we need to rethink the reasons for war, not only the human military kind but also Darwin's "war of nature," and find hope for a less violent future for mankind.

Hygge

Hygge
Author: Sarah Jensen,Carl Nielsen
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2018-05-26
ISBN 10: 9781720388302
ISBN 13: 172038830X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hygge Book Review:

HYGGE Do You Want to Know What Makes Denmark The Happiest Country in The World? Click Add To Cart And Discover Everything You Can About Hygge. The great thing about Hygge is that it is something that you can enjoy all year long. It is a feeling of being grateful and just happy for what you have in life, being able to spend time with the ones you love, and being able to find an escape from the world no matter what is going on. This book is going to really explain Hygge in more detail and can it can help you gain this happiness in your own life. WHAT IS HYGGE? HYGGE PRINCIPLES AND LIFESTYLE HYGGE AT HOME HYGGE AT WORK HYGGE AND RELATIONSHIPS HYGGE FAMILY HYGGE ON HOLIDAY HYGGE CLOTHES HYGGE RECIPES HYGGE 29 CHALLENGE Don't miss out on this new guide to Hygge. All you need to do is scroll up and click on the buy now button to learn all about it!