Turn Up The Strobe

The KLF, The JAMMs, The Timelords - A History

Author: Ian Shirley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909454644

Category: Rock music

Page: 204

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Turn Up the Strobe

The KLF, the JAMS, the Timelords - a History

Author: Ian Shirley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909454637

Category:

Page: 240

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Turn Up The Strobe tells the story of two of the Twentieth Century's most vital artists - Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty - and those who understood them. A story of success, fear, ego, power, graffiti, house music, independence, control, disaster, the Roland TR-808, love, sheep, marketing, God, death, 12' vinyl records, escape, freedom, populism, a Ford Galaxie and the money and fame all of these things attract.

2023

A Trilogy

Author: The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571340729

Category:

Page: 400

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Well we're back again, They never kicked us out, twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same story - an end of days story, a final chapter story. But one with hope, even if the hope at times seems forlorn. The story contained in this trilogy is the latest telling. Here it is presented as a utopian costume drama, set in the near future, written in the recent past. Read with care. REMEMBERED - TOLD - TRANSCRIBED for K 2 Plant Hire Ltd.

KLF

The Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

Author: John Higgs

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781780226552

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 320

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They were the bestselling singles band in the world. They had awards, credibility, commercial success and creative freedom. Then they deleted their records, erased themselves from musical history and burnt their last million pounds in a boathouse on the Isle of Jura. And they couldn't say why. This is not just the story of The KLF. It is a book about Carl Jung, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, Ken Campbell, Dada, Situationism, Discordianism, magic, chaos, punk, rave, the alchemical symbolism of Doctor Who and the special power of the number 23. Wildly unauthorised and unlike any other music biography, THE KLF is a trawl through chaos on the trail of a beautiful, accidental mythology.

Forty five

Author: Bill Drummond

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780316853859

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 361

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At the age of 45, Bill Drummond is less concerned with setting the record straight as making sure it revolves at the correct speed. Whether he's recording 'Justified and Ancient' with Tammy Wynette; contemplating the dull lunacy of the Turner prize; resisting the urge to paint landscapes; or glorying in the crapness of rock comebacks; he is consistently amusing and thought-provoking, and draws us into his world with the seductive enthusiasm of a born storyteller. An artist with a singular approach to his work, Bill Drummond has paused to take stock of his life and a career that now spans over twenty-five eventful years. Famously enjoying international success with The KLF and inviting national controversy for burning a million quid with The K Foundation, these days Drummond spends much of his time writing profusely. He avoids and confronts issues, infuriates and inspires those around him, muses and confuses, creates and destroys. He has maintained a penchant for reckless schemes - all this while drinking endless pots of tea.

Strobe Edge

Author: Io Sakisaka

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421558513

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 183

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Ninako’s friend Daiki throws her for a loop when he expresses romantic interest in her. She cares for him, but can she return his feelings? As she tries to sort out her confusion, Ninako realizes that there are many different facets of love—strange and wonderful sides... -- VIZ Media

Turn the Beat Around

The Secret History of Disco

Author: Peter Shapiro

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466894121

Category: Music

Page: 384

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A long-overdue paean to the predominant musical form of the 70s and a thoughtful exploration of the culture that spawned it Disco may be the most universally derided musical form to come about in the past forty years. Yet, like its pop cultural peers punk and hip hop, it was born of a period of profound social and economic upheaval. In Turn the Beat Around, critic and journalist Peter Shapiro traces the history of disco music and culture. From the outset, disco was essentially a shotgun marriage between a newly out and proud gay sexuality and the first generation of post-civil rights African Americans, all to the serenade of the recently developed synthesizer. Shapiro maps out these converging influences, as well as disco's cultural antecedents in Europe, looks at the history of DJing, explores the mainstream disco craze at it's apex, and details the long shadow cast by disco's performers and devotees on today's musical landscape. One part cultural study, one part urban history, and one part glitter-pop confection, Turn the Beat Around is the most comprehensive study of the Me Generation to date.

The Wild Highway

Author: Bill Drummond,Mark Manning

Publisher: Creation Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Bill Drummond and Mark Manning's first trip together, to the North Pole, resulted in the classic book Bad Wisdom. Their second trip was to Zaire, a jungle hell on the verge of bloody civil war, where they travelled up-river in search of the ghost of Conrad's Kurtz. With trusty adjutant Gimpo, they underwent all manner of adventures and ordeals before finally fleeing the country the very day before rebels blew up the only international airstrip.

Driving the Soviets up the Wall

Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961

Author: Hope M. Harrison

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400840724

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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The Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Cold War. For the first time, this path-breaking book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the communists' decision to build the Wall in 1961. Hope Harrison's use of archival sources from the former East German and Soviet regimes is unrivalled, and from these sources she builds a highly original and provocative argument: the East Germans pushed the reluctant Soviets into building the Berlin Wall. This fascinating work portrays the different approaches favored by the East Germans and the Soviets to stop the exodus of refugees to West Germany. In the wake of Stalin's death in 1953, the Soviets refused the East German request to close their border to West Berlin. The Kremlin rulers told the hard-line East German leaders to solve their refugee problem not by closing the border, but by alleviating their domestic and foreign problems. The book describes how, over the next seven years, the East German regime managed to resist Soviet pressures for liberalization and instead pressured the Soviets into allowing them to build the Berlin Wall. Driving the Soviets Up the Wall forces us to view this critical juncture in the Cold War in a different light. Harrison's work makes us rethink the nature of relations between countries of the Soviet bloc even at the height of the Cold War, while also contributing to ongoing debates over the capacity of weaker states to influence their stronger allies.

The Great Experiment

The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation

Author: Strobe Talbott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743294092

Category: History

Page: 488

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Acclaimed journalist Talbott tells the story of humankinds struggle to band together for protection and profit--and the urgent need for a new birth of American leadership to meet the looming threats of terror, climate change, and nuclear catastrophe.

The Road to the Dayton Accords

A Study of American Statecraft

Author: D. Chollet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403978891

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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The intricate diplomacy that led to the peace agreement in Bosnia, known as the Dayton Accords, is here revealed in unprecedented detail. Based on thousands of still-classified government documents and dozens of interviews with key participants, this is a comprehensive story of high-level diplomacy, told from the inside.

Fast Forward

Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming

Author: William Antholis,Strobe Talbott

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815722192

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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"Clearly establishes how and why global warming is a major threat and why urgent action is needed, including the history of domestic and global negotiations on global warming and the players who must be involved in finding a solution to climate change to protect future generations"--Provided by publisher.

The Real World of Democratic Theory

Author: Ian Shapiro

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836833

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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In this book Ian Shapiro develops and extends arguments that have established him as one of today's leading democratic theorists. Shapiro is hardheaded about the realities of politics and power, and the difficulties of fighting injustice and oppression. Yet he makes a compelling case that democracy's legitimacy depends on pressing it into the service of resisting domination, and that democratic theorists must rise to the occasion of fashioning the necessary tools. That vital agenda motivates the arguments of this book. Tracing modern democracy's roots to John Locke and the American founders, Shapiro shows that they saw more deeply into the dynamics of democratic politics than have many of their successors. Drawing on Lockean and Madisonian insights, Shapiro evaluates democracy's changing global fortunes over the past two decades. He also shows how elusive democracy can be by exploring the contrast between its successful establishment in South Africa and its failures elsewhere--particularly the Middle East. Shapiro spells out the implications of his account for long-standing debates about public opinion, judicial review, abortion, and inherited wealth--as well as more recent preoccupations with globalization, national security, and international terrorism. Scholars, students, and democratic activists will all learn from Shapiro's trenchant account of democracy's foundations, its history, and its contemporary challenges. They will also find his distinctive democratic vision both illuminating and appealing.

Stopping Time

The Photographs of Harold Edgerton

Author: Gus Kayafas,Estelle Jussim

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810927179

Category: Photography

Page: 168

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Illustrates the phenomenal range of Harold Edgerton's work & includes some of the world's most famous photographs. The MIT scientist himself describes his efforts to capture the world in microseconds.

Open City

A Novel

Author: Teju Cole

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679604499

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A New York Times Notable Book • One of the ten top novels of the year —Time and NPR NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY END-OF-THE-YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING The New Yorker • The Atlantic • The Economist • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The New Republic • New York Daily News • Los Angeles Times • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Minneapolis Star Tribune • GQ • Salon • Slate • New York magazine • The Week • The Kansas City Star • Kirkus Reviews A haunting novel about identity, dislocation, and history, Teju Cole’s Open City is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world. Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. “[A] prismatic debut . . . beautiful, subtle, [and] original.”—The New Yorker “A psychological hand grenade.”—The Atlantic “Magnificent . . . a remarkably resonant feat of prose.”—The Seattle Times “A precise and poetic meditation on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, [and] dislocation.”—The Economist

Understanding and Controlling Strobe Lighting

A Guide for Digital Photographers

Author: John Siskin

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781608952427

Category: Photography

Page: 124

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By simplifying the process of designing effective strobe-lighting setups for portraits, architecture, still-life images, and more, this thorough guide gives photographers the opportunity to be creative and dramatic in their choice of lighting techniques. In order to help photographers avoid being intimidated and overwhelmed by strobe lighting, this book lays out a process and lists the tools needed to control this light source. Topics such as obtaining the right exposure, determining the correct camera settings, creating one-light images, and achieving a balance between multiple light sources are covered, as is Ansel Adams’ theory of previsualization. Exploring the quality, quantity, value, versatility, and ease of use of a variety of modifiers, this indispensable handbook includes helpful hints as to how to photograph specific subjects. It also explains the tools that will produce the best results, from standard lighting equipment to unique light sources such as laptops, flashlights, and slide projectors.

The Original Sticker by Numbers Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Price Stern Sloan

ISBN: 0843183551

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Children will go crazy for Sticker by Numbers, an innovative new series that takes stickers to a whole new level. Simply match the colored stickers to the numbers on each page to build up stunning pictures. There's hours of fun to be had and with over 3,500 stickers, kids will marvel at what they can create using just a few simple geometric shapes. In Sticker by Numbers, children will love creating eye-catching patterns, from completing a mystical forest and a beautiful stained-glass window to embellishing flowers, butterflies, and lots, lots more.

Random Family

Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

Author: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439124892

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Random Family tells the American outlaw saga lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. With an immediacy made possible only after ten years of reporting, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses the reader in the mind-boggling intricacies of the little-known ghetto world. She charts the tumultuous cycle of the generations, as girls become mothers, mothers become grandmothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation. Two romances thread through Random Family: the sexually charismatic nineteen-year-old Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and fourteen-year-old Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar, an aspiring thug. Fleeing from family problems, the young couples try to outrun their destinies. Chauffeurs whisk them to getaways in the Poconos and to nightclubs. They cruise the streets in Lamborghinis and customized James Bond cars. Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between life and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George's business activities; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty. Together, then apart, the teenagers make family where they find it. Girls look for excitement and find trouble; boys, searching for adventure, join crews and prison gangs. Coco moves upstate to dodge the hazards of the Bronx; Jessica seeks solace in romance. Both find that love is the only place to go. A gifted prose stylist and a profoundly compassionate observer, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc has slipped behind the cold statistics and sensationalism surrounding inner-city life and come back with a riveting, haunting, and true urban soap opera that reveals the clenched grip of the streets. Random Family is a compulsive read and an important journalistic achievement, sure to take its place beside the classics of the genre.

The Psychology of Advertising

Author: Bob M. Fennis,Wolfgang Stroebe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317398947

Category: Psychology

Page: 450

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Advertising is a ubiquitous and powerful force, seducing us into buying wanted and sometimes unwanted products and services, donating to charitable causes, voting for political candidates, and changing our health-related lifestyles for better or worse. The impact of advertising is often subtle and implicit, but sometimes blatant and impossible to overlook. This revised and fully updated new edition of The Psychology of Advertising offers a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the psychological findings on the impact of advertising, and discusses the research in the context of recent developments in the fields of social and consumer psychology. Key questions covered in the volume include: What impact does advertising have on consumer behavior? What causes this impact? What are the psychological processes responsible for the effectiveness of advertising? How do consumers make sense of advertising messages? Which messages "get across" successfully and when, and why? How do new online and digital technologies affect consumer judgement and choice? Engagingly written, and including a comprehensive glossary of frequently used concepts, The Psychology of Advertising is a unique and invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and for researchers and lecturers in social psychology, marketing, and communications. It is also a valuable guide for professionals working in advertising, public health, public services and political communication.