Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award In a voice somewhere between Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Cobain, John McManus explores young people living in extreme situations. Some are in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, some in the Pacific Northwest, a few are in the Western deserts of Utah and Nevada, one is in England, and many are scattered throughout the Southern US. All are desperate for something beyond the ordinary lives that are given to them, and every one is absolutely unforgettable.
Captivatingly, rejuvenating and cultivating to the spirit, Breakin' Free: Mind, Body, and Soul is a reflection of past, present, and future. Come take a journey through the many facets surrounding life. Explore the bare essence of the vitality of family, love, death, world outlook, and the awakening of the innerself. Articulated with much sincerity and depth in the metaphoric rhythms and free verse patterns of various poetic style. "Breakin' Free: Mind, Body and Soul," exquisitely, touches the heart of all humanity-man, woman, father, mother, child,…-and is definitely a prize possession to have and cherish forever!
In a provocative and passionate style, Miller explores the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women of color in a language that is both raw and poetic. The frank sexual passages are not meant to simply shock but to add realism to the plight of women used by unfaithful men.
Writing has taken over my life.. in a good way. My thoughts continually are geared towards my next song. Sometimes I get a few lines in my head when I am driving and I have to pull over the car and write them down! No matter where I am, I get the urge to write. I could be talking to a neighbor, or be in the middle of mass at church and a word or phrase will pop into my head and whoa! -a new song is born! More than anything I love, love, love, the peace of mind songwriting allows me to have. Most of my lyrics take me 15 to 30 minutes to write. There was a time when I was writing 6-8 lyrics in a day. Sometimes I would sit there and stare at my pencil asking why did you stop? I swear at times the pencil kept moving like I wasnt even thinking of what to write. This is my first edition. I hope to continue with future editions as I am still writing new songs everyday. Someday I hope to put my lyrics to my own music and I recently started taking piano lessons. Hey, we all know life is a learning process; a learning curve, we need to experience the turns with the ride! I wish you all success with this book and look forward to seeing some of you with me when it comes to award times!
At last, a concise, complete and well documented guide to the music business! Written by one of the industry's top entertainment lawyers, this text explains the intricacies of the music industry. Includes separate section on terminology, 'buzz words, ' and acronyms, plus interviews with top performers, executives, managers and artists
The photographer Nicolaus Schmidt shows New York from an unusual perspective. A new form of city life whirls through the urban canyons of the megacity.In the midst of this hectic activity, living sculptures appear to emerge from a different time dimension. This illustrated book, which is also an urban photography tour through New York, shows break dancers from the Bronx and Brooklyn who see the city as their stage.Examples include the two young dancers who display their adventurous leaps on an express train journey through the New York subway system. In the second section of the book, Schmidt presents striking portraits of the dancers and describes their extraordinary life stories and his very personal experiences with them.English and German text.