Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mr. Potato Head was an American comic strip based on the classic toy of the same name. It was launched on July 16, 2001, and drawn by Garfield creator Jim Davis and his assistant Brett Koth, who also did most of the strip's lettering. Although Koth had been assisting Davis for years this was the first time he had received co-credit with the cartoonist on a strip since 1989, when Koth began signing his name to U.S. Acres. The strip followed the day-to-day life of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and their children, teenage daughter Julienne and grade schooler Chip. Mr. Potato Head worked as a vice president of toy development at a company, and his being a toy was often used as a punchline in stories. Mrs. Potato Head wrote a gardening advice column. Despite the high hopes of both Jim Davis and Hasbro for the strip and a collection being published (Mr. Potato Head Unplugged), the strip never caught on with readers in an already overcrowded comics page and ended in 2003.
Tagg Holland, lead singer of the band Holland, is no stranger to the indulgent life of a rock idol. But when a one-night stand leads to a fatal accident, Tagg Holland leaves his celebrity behind and seeks life underground, running from everyone but the one person he can't outrun...Until Mara shows up at his door, training bag in hand. Suddenly life begins looking up for Tagg. With renewed hope, Tagg revisits his rock and roll life and attempts to rise above his old debaucheries...until another near-fatal accident threatens Tagg's resolve and sends him plummeting once again.With his emotional stability tinkering on the edge of another breakdown, will Tagg Holland be capable of finding his way back to the top...or will he be just another rock legacy who lived way too fast, dying way too young?
The band lands a fantastic opportunity to travel to Russia, but the “international tour” as they dub it, brings out Trinity’s take-charge personality. Almost too confidently, she tries to control fundraising efforts and the tour to avoid another mess by Harmony. But cultural challenges, band member clashes, the intense touring schedule, and some messes of her own convince Trinity she’s not really in charge after all. God is. And his plan includes changed lives, deepened faith, and improved relationships with her mom and friends.
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
They say she's Cynthia Dempsey, fiancée of media mogul Will Taylor. But try as she might, she can't recall their high-society life or the man sitting by her hospital bed. Though her body certainly remembers him. Even as she senses the distance between them, the electricity when they touch is undeniable. Will can hardly believe Cynthia's transformation. Gone is the ice queen who betrayed him, and in her place is a woman who seems genuine and warm. But can he risk his heart again, not knowing what might happen when her memory returns?
'Does a fantastic job tracing the development of Dury's career. It also shows how Ian's life shaped his uniquely individualistic style.' Peter Hook (former Joy Division and New Order bassist), Daily Mirror. Widely described as 'punk's poet laureate', Ian Dury is a cultural icon. With his band The Blockheads, he exploded onto the television screen in 1978, appearing on Top of the Pops with his hit single 'What a Waste', followed later that year by 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'. By now Ian was thirty-six and had worked hard for many years to reach this moment, struggling all the while to find acceptance in spite of the disability he suffered as a result of childhood polio. And yet fame, when it came, almost destroyed him. This groundbreaking and authoritative book gives the first in-depth and compelling account of the life of this charismatic yet complex artist. Author Will Birch interviewed Dury several times during his lifetime, and has also spoken to more than sixty people who were extremely close to Ian, including family members, fellow musicians, friends, lovers and business associates.
This is a single-theme composition reader covering the subject of gender. It provides 64 multigenre selections that address the importance of relationships in our lives and the various issues, values and responsibilties they raise. Readings have been selected from fiction, drama, poetry and scholarly writing to expose students to a multitude of perspectives.
Rockin' Out offers a comprehensive history of popular music in the United States from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the present day sounds of electronic dance music and teen pop, from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet. It offers an analysis and critique of the music itself as well as how it is produced and marketed.
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