33 Revolutions Per Minute

33 Revolutions Per Minute

Why 33? Partly because that's the number of rotations performed by a vinyl album in one minute, and partly because it takes a lot of songs to tell a story which spans seven decades and five continents - to capture the colour and variety of this shape-shifting genre. This is not a list book, rather each of the 33 songs offers a way into a subject, an artist, an era or an idea. The book feels vital, in both senses of the word: necessary and alive. It captures some of the energy that is generated when musicians take risks, and even when they fail, those endeavours leave the popular culture a little richer and more challenging. Contrary to the frequently voiced idea that pop and politics are awkward bedfellows, it argues that protest music is pop, in all its blazing, cussed glory.

The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision

Media, Counterculture, Revolt

The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision

Despite the explosion of interest in the "global 1968," the arts in this period - both popular and avant-garde forms - have too often been neglected. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars in history, cultural studies, musicology and other areas to explore the symbiosis of the sonic and the visual in the counterculture of the 1960s.

Single Variable Calculus

Early Transcendentals

Single Variable Calculus

Appropriate for the traditional 3-term college calculus course, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Fourth Edition provides the student-friendly presentation and robust examples and problem sets for which Dennis Zill is known. This outstanding revision incorporates all of the exceptional learning tools that have made Zill's texts a resounding success. He carefully blends the theory and application of important concepts while offering modern applications and problem-solving skills.

Guardian Book of Playlists

The Best of the Guardian's 'readers Recommended'

Guardian Book of Playlists

Now that iPods are so popular, many people access most of their music online via iTunes or similar applications. But the vast number of tracks available online can make this a bewildering process. The Guardian’s weekly ‘Readers Recommend’ column offers imaginative and idiosyncratic suggestions for music to download on a selected theme, allowing the reader to create new and unusual themed playlists for his or her iPod. These playlists range over all genres of popular music, with brand-new tracks recommended alongside classic songs and rare oddities. The Guardian Book of Playlists brings together the 100 best examples of the ‘Readers Recommend’ column, with Dorian Lynskey’s essay on each theme being followed by the ten chosen songs as a recommended playlist, creating an entertaining, quirky guide for music fans wondering what they should download next. The Guardian Book of Playlists draws on the archives of a popular Guardian feature to create a highly marketable book.Dorian Lynskey is a music writer for the Guardian. He was the Big Issue's music critic for three years and has freelanced for a host of magazines, currently including Q, Word, Spin, Empire and Blender. He has made a compilation tape of his favourite recent songs every month since October 1992 − only these days he makes playlists.

DJing For Dummies

DJing For Dummies

DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! Ifyou've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and anearful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing ForDummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the nextlevel. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks youthrough the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need tocreate your own DJ style and how to make DJing work for you. Covering both digital and old-school vinyl-based instruction,this guide covers all the latest DJ technology, equipment andsoftware so you can get mixing and stay one step ahead of thecrowd. Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow explanations,the information in DJing For Dummies gives you everythingyou need to build a foolproof set and play to a live crowd. Nail down the basics and build on existing skills Sort through the latest equipment and technology Have a go at crossfading, beatmatching and scratching Mix tracks seamlessly to sound like a pro If you're new to the game or looking to step up your skills andgraduate to club work, DJing For Dummies has youcovered.

Are You Coming out Today?

Go On, It’S a Lovely Day!

Are You Coming out Today?

Ever wondered what it was like for a child before the advent of modern technology? Way before instant messaging, phones, the internet and the ever so great TV we have nowadays? Did the kids of yesterday race home to play on the computer or check out a known social networking site? Did they text message each other to let them know where to meet up? They spoke to each other; they used their imagination and played. They made use of the school holidays, knowing that around the corner adulthood was looming. A weekend was for the sole purpose of a bike ride. Read the book for a funny take on yesterday, mixed with some tips on the activities and games of way back when.

45 RPM

A Visual History of the Seven-Inch Record

45 RPM

Singles, 45s, 7-inchers: they have many names, but they only come in one package (a square of folded cardboard with a miniature poster on either side). The gold standard of Top 40 playlists for decades, these small albums have long been favourites of DJs and collectors who prize them for their small-scale graphic design.Organized chronologically, 45 RPM brings together more than 200 albums from all genres of music, chosen for their innovative design. Included are albums by Paul Anka, The Beatles, Boston Pops, Clash, Donovan, Dizzy Gillespie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin and REM.Music historian Chuck Granada presents the history of the 45, its place in the music business and its designers. Each decade of design is introduced by a specialist of that period: Eric Kohler (1950s), Spencer Drake (1960s), Roger Dean (1970s), Bruce Licher (1980s) and Jeff Kleinsmith (1990s).

Practical Problems in Mathematics: For Automotive Technicians

Practical Problems in Mathematics: For Automotive Technicians

Comprehensive and easy to use, the revised and updated seventh edition covers practical math problems that automotive technicians will face on the job. The easy-to-read and well organized chapters of Practical Problems in Mathematics for Automotive Technicians, Seventh Edition feature step-by-step instructions, diagrams, charts, and examples that facilitate the problem-solving process while reinforcing key concepts. The presentation builds from the basics of whole-number operations to cover percentages, linear measurement, ratios, and the use of more advanced formulas. With a special section on graphs, scale reading of test meters, and invoices found in the workplace, this text is tailor-made for students in any automotive course of study! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.