Download PDF or read online The Acid House Book by Irvine Welsh and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-26 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The characters in this extraordinary book are often - on the surface - depraved, vicious, cowardly and manipulative, but their essential humanity is never undermined. Two professors of philosophy turn pugilists; Leith removal men become the objects of desire for Hollywood goddesses; God turns Boab Coyle into a house-fly; and in the novella, 'A Smart Cunt', the drug-addled young hero spins off on a collision course with his past. The Acid House is a bizarre, disturbing and hilarious collection from one of the most uncompromising and original writers around.
Download PDF or read online The True Story of Acid House: Britain’s Last Youth Culture Revolution Book by Luke Bainbridge and published by Omnibus Press. This book was released on 2014-02-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The arrival of a new style of music and a new type of drug in 1988 ignited a revolution. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the second summer of love, this is the definitive story of the seismic movements in music and youth culture that changed the cultural landscape forever. Luke Bainbridge is uniquely positioned to tell this story, having connections both in the industry, through nearly two decades as a music journalist, and on the dancefloor, through two decades of dancing, promoting and DJing. Bainbridge has interviewed most of the protagonists who led the revolution, from the DJs and musicians to the promoters, gangsters and ravers, and built up a relationship of trust and mutual respect. This will be true story of acid house, from the DJ box to the dance floor. He examines the legacy and lasting impact of acid house, and how the second summer of love is viewed 25 years on. How has acid house been assimilated into mainstream culture? How did the change in drugs, away from ecstasy towards other drugs, affect the music and the party scene? Why has the free party scene never really been replicated, despite new technology greater capacity to organise events and disseminate information? Did the summer of 1988 leave us with a generation of drug users? Has there been any lasting effect of such an explosion in drug use? Who were the real winners and casualties in the story? Do the world's current biggest DJs Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta have any connection to the original scene? Where next for house and dance music in general?
Download PDF or read online Irvine Welsh Book by Aaron Kelly and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2005-10-07 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This is the first full-length study of Irvine Welsh's fiction and provides a sustained textual and contextual analysis and evaluation of his work
Download PDF or read online The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure Book by Roger Mantie and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 697 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Music has been a vital part of leisure activity across time and cultures. Contemporary commodification, commercialization, and consumerism, however, have created a chasm between conceptualizations of music making and numerous realities in our world. From a broad range of perspectives and approaches, this handbook explores avocational involvement with music as an integral part of the human condition. The chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure present myriad ways for reconsidering and refocusing attention back on the rich, exciting, and emotionally charged ways in which people of all ages make time for making music. The contexts discussed are broadly Western, including an eclectic variety of voices from scholars across fields and disciplines, framing complex and multifaceted phenomena that may be helpfully, enlighteningly, and perhaps provocatively framed as music making and leisure. This volume may be viewed as an attempt to reclaim music making and leisure as a serious concern for, amongst others, policy makers, scholars, and educators who perhaps risk eliding some or even most of the ways in which music - a vital part of human existence - is integrated into the everyday lives of people. As such, this handbook looks beyond the obvious, asking readers to consider anew, "What might we see when we think of music making as leisure?""--publisher's website
Download PDF or read online The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English Book by Tom Dalzell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-26 with total page 864 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.
Download PDF or read online Pursuit of Ecstasy Book by Jerome Beck and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1994-01-01 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The authors have produced the first "on the ground" study (not just clinical or chemical) of MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), or "ecstasy" as it is frequently designated. A psychoactive substance related to both the amphetamines and mescaline, MDMA has become popular in recent years as one of the new "designer" drugs. First used in therapeutic treatment, its recreational or street use has increased in recent years. The authors track the efforts (with psychiatrists and researchers in opposition) of the DEA to ban the drug.
Download PDF or read online Youth Media Book by Bill Osgerby and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-09-30 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Bill Osgerby's innovative introduction traces the development of contemporary youth culture and its relationship with the media, from the days of diners, drive-ins and jukeboxes, to today's world of iPods and the Internet.
Download PDF or read online Rewriting Scotland Book by Cristie L. March and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Rewriting Scotland examines six of the most influential and cutting-edge contemporary Scottish writers as they redefine outmoded notions of Scottish identity. From Irvine Welsh's windows into Scottish youth culture in Trainspotting to Janice Galloway's examinations of the duality of female isolation and empowerment, this unique work reveals new explorations of Scottish gender politics, sexuality, voice, and self-awareness.
Download PDF or read online CMJ New Music Report Book by and published by . This book was released on 1999-08-23 with total page 56 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.
Download PDF or read online The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: A-I Book by Eric Partridge and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2006 with total page 1120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Download PDF or read online Irvine Welsh Book by Robert Morace and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2007-07-19 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book provides an introduction to the work of Irvine Welsh, placing his fiction in historical and theoretical context. It explores Welsh's biography, his impact on contemporary Scottish fiction and the cultural relevance of his work. Including a timeline of key dates, it also offers an overview of the critical reception his work has provoked
Download PDF or read online Discographies Book by Jeremy Gilbert and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Experiencing Disco, HipHop, House, Techno, Drum 'n' Bass and Garage Discographiestraces the history of ideas about music and dance in Western culture.
Download PDF or read online The Bebop Scene in London's Soho, 1945-1950 Book by Ray Kinsella and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-11-23 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This is the first book to tell the story of the bebop subculture in London’s Soho, a subculture that emerged in 1945 and reached its pinnacle in 1950. In an exploration via the intersections of race, class and gender, it shows how bebop identities were constructed and articulated. Combining a wide range of archival research and theory, the book evocatively demonstrates how the scene evolved in Soho’s clubs, the fashion that formed around the music, drug usage amongst a contingent of the group, and the moral panic which led to the police raids on the clubs between 1947 and 1950. Thereafter it maps the changes in popular culture in Soho during the 1950s, and argues that the bebop story is an important precedent to the institutional harassment of black-related spaces and culture that continued in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This book therefore rewrites the first chapter of the ‘classic’ subcultural canon, and resets the subcultural clock; requiring us to rethink the periodization and social make-up of British post-war youth subcultures.
Download PDF or read online Dance Music Book by Nicolae Sfetcu and published by Nicolae Sfetcu. This book was released on 2014-05-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically to accompany dancing. It can be either the whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. Dance music works usually bear the name of the corresponding dance, e.g. waltzes, the tango, the bolero, the can-can, minuets, salsa, various kinds of jigs and the breakdown. Other dance forms include contradance, the merengue, the cha-cha-cha. Often it is difficult to know whether the name of the music came first or the name of the dance. Although dance is often accompanied by music, it can also be presented alone (Postmodern dance) or provide its own accompaniment (tap dance). Dance presented with music may or may not be performed in time to the music depending on the style of dance. Dance performed without music is said to be danced to its own rhythm. An introduction to classical and modern dance including hip hop dance, what is dance, and the dance music (electronic music, rock and roll, disco, house, techno, trance, etc.)
Download PDF or read online Traces of the Spirit Book by Robin Sylvan and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2002-07 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Sylvan examines the religious dimensions of popular music subcultures, charting the influence and religious aspects of popular music in mainstream culture today.
Download PDF or read online Scottish Cinema Now Book by Fidelma Farley and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-14 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Cinema from Scotland has attained an unprecedented international profile in the decade or so since Shallow Grave (1995) and Trainspotting (1996) impinged on the consciousness of audiences and critics around the world. Scottish Cinema Now is the first collection of essays to examine in depth the new films and filmmakers that have emerged from Scotland over the last ten years. With contributions from both established names and new voices in British Cinema Studies, the volume combines detailed textual analysis with discussion of industrial issues, scholarship on new movies with historical investigation of unjustly forgotten figures and film from Scotland’s cinematic past, and a focus on international as well as indigenous images of Scottishness. Responding to the ways in recent Scottish filmmaking has transformed the country’s cinematic landscape, Scottish Cinema Now reexamines established critical agendas and sets new ones for the study of Scotland’s relationship with the moving image in the twenty-first century.