When I think of my first months in Portland, I think of these Joey Ramones and dollfaces, these big little boys and girls listening to grunge and dressing in drag and doing cabaret and calling softcore photo shoots high art as if no one ...
Author: Jennifer Robin
Publisher: Feral House
With savage humor, Death Confetti features performance artist Jennifer Robin's autobiographical sketches of Portland, Oregon, from the grunge-era obscurity of the '90s to its current media-darling status. As an only child raised by reclusive grandparents in upstate New York, Jennifer recalls that she felt "anemic for the real." At seventeen she broke loose and made her way to the west coast. "Civilization is a nightmare-illusion," Jennifer writes, "a three-dimensional spreadsheet perpetuated by machines that hypnotize meat." In a city that's stranger than fiction, grocery-store checkers and meth-heads loom as lost gods. We're introduced to the lady tweaker "Chew Toy," who wears moon boots and sings hair metal songs all night as she collects recyclable bottles. Jennifer visits a bar where executives simulate doggie-style sex acts on the dance floor. Then there's all the tales of late-night life on the city's buses and light rail. Jennifer reflects on her early terror in Catholic school and phone calls with her far-out mother, who disclosed that her gynecologist was a murderer. In the all-too-true pages of Death Confetti, Robin remembers her life among noise musicians, junkies, and her escape from a boyfriend who insisted on reviving the lives of hundreds of deceased fruit flies. Death Confetti jolts the senses, and lingers like a mosquito bite to the Portland of everybody's soul.
But even though grunge hadn't been widely “identified” yet, it was happeningall over the country, a sort offusion ofpunk and metal, some ofit fast, ... Damon brought confetti and tossed itinthe aironstage during one of our songs.
Author: Dean Wareham
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A bewitching memoir about the lures, torments, and rewards of making and performing music in the indie rock world Dean Wareham's seminal bands Galaxie 500 and Luna have long been adored by a devoted cult following and extolled by rock critics. Now he brings us the blunt, heartbreaking, and wickedly charismatic account of his personal journey through the music world-the artistry and the hustle, the effortless success and the high living, as well as the bitter pills and self-inflicted wounds. It captures, unsparingly, what has happened to the entire ecosystem of popular music over a time of radical change, when categories such as "indie" and "alternative" meant nothing to those creating the music, but everything to the major labels willing to pay for it. Black Postcards is a must-have for Wareham's many fans, anyone who has ever been in a band, or the listeners who have taken an interest in the indie rock scene over the last twenty years.
True story of Author Amy Asbury in the 90s! Fresh from the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, Amy and her friends were at a crossroads. The grunge scene took over and left their hair band crowd in the dust. Where to go? What to do?
Author: Amy Asbury
Publisher: Estep & Fitzgerald Literary Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
True story of Author Amy Asbury in the 90s! Fresh from the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, Amy and her friends were at a crossroads. The grunge scene took over and left their hair band crowd in the dust. Where to go? What to do? It was as if a three-year-long party had just been broken up and no one remembered where they lived. Everyone was left with an identity crisis. Those who turned to drugs found themselves spinning out of control, especially Amy's friend Birdie.The Sunset Strip girls migrated into the mainstream L.A. club scene and took over the V.I.P. rooms. Read about lots of run-ins with 1990's stars like Anna Nicole Smith, Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, among many others. What happened inside the clubs? Read about the insane nights of young twenty-somethings on the loose in Los Angeles. When Amy became overwhelmed by L.A., she headed for Aspen, Colorado. Read about the total chaos inside the closed doors of Aspen ski lodges, where cocaine was king. The death of a close friend caused her to sink into an ugly depression. Will she turn to drugs to comfort herself?Confetti Covered Quicksand is a true story of a girl in Los Angeles, trying to survive on her looks and struggling with her identity. It is about using drugs and alcohol to cover up pain and humiliation. Can she find happiness in the emptiest, numbest city in the world?
The Story of Grunge Kyle Anderson. angsty suburban gems such as “Confetti” and “My Drug Buddy,” it's no wonder that people are still attached to the very idea of the guy in the sense that his subsequent solo albums have been mostly ...
Author: Kyle Anderson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Hole and Alice in Chains are the names that come to mind when we talk about grunge. But never before has there been a complete history of grunge with razor-sharp critical analysis—until now. Grunge, a style of music that wed classic rock riffs with punk ethos, was the musical movement that defined the 90's and left an indelible mark on the music scene at large. But how did this musical phenomenon emerge from the Seattle underground to become a universal beacon of despair for millions of restless kids around the globe, and why did it resonate with so many disenchanted outsiders? Kyle Anderson answers these questions and more, examining the connection between grunge and punk, how Kurt Cobain's disdain for Axl Rose propelled Nirvana to instant success, the singer who officially killed off grunge with his trite lyrics and pseudo-grunge attitude and the band the ripped off Pearl Jam, made millions of dollars by selling out to the media and went on to become the most hated band ever. Accidental Revolution is an essential guide to the triumphs and defeats of a musical revolution and its unforgettable icons.
really doing everything they could, from flyering excessively to having gimmicks onstage, confetti. ... a bunch of beautiful boys with hair out to here, and that slowly morphed into the grunge thing,” she recalled.
Author: David de Sola
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Alice in Chains was the first of grunge's big four - ahead of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. With the charismatic Layne Staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the Seattle music scene. But as the band got bigger, so did its problems. Acclaimed journalist David de Sola follows the members from their inauspicious beginnings at a warehouse under the Ballard Bridge through the history of the band, charting: - The local hair metal scene in Seattle during the 1980s. - How drugs nearly destroyed the band and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr. - Jerry Cantrell's solo career and Mike Starr's life after being fired from the band. - The band's resurrection with William DuVall, the Atlanta singer/guitarist who stepped into Layne Staley's shoes. Based on a wealth of interviews with people with direct knowledge of the band and its history, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time, Alice in Chains will stand as the definitive Alice in Chains biography for years to come.
grunge',. accidentally. By mid-1991 Evan Dando was 24 and tired of music. Leader and only constant member of the Lemonheads ... It's A Shame About Ray's 12 songs sparkle with brilliant, caustic noir-pop – My Drug Buddy, Confetti and the ...
Author: Various Mojo Magazine
Publisher: Canongate Books
The greatest albums of all time . . . and how they happened. Organised chronologically and spanning seven decades, The MOJO Collection presents an authoritative and engaging guide to the history of the pop album via hundreds of long-playing masterpieces, from the much-loved to the little known. From The Beatles to The Verve, from Duke Ellington to King Tubby and from Peggy Lee to Sly Stone, hundreds of albums are covered in detail with chart histories, full track and personnel listings and further listening suggestions. There's also exhaustive coverage of the soundtrack and hit collections that every home should have. Like all collections, there are records you listen to constantly, albums you've forgotten, albums you hardly play, albums you love guiltily and albums you thought you were alone in treasuring, proving The MOJO Collection to be an essential purchase for those who love and live music.
Prom season, with its torrents of confetti and satin gowns and sparkle stars to accompany the Van Gogh Starry Night theme, was met with the flannel-cloaked apathy of the late-blooming grunge crowd that made up a very small but riotous ...
Author: Emily Danforth
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Now a major motion picture starring Chloë Grace Moretz *Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner* ---------- 'If Holden Caulfield had been a gay girl from Montana, this is the story he might have told-it's funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully rendered' Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of Prep and American Wife 'An important book - one that can change lives' Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming ---------- The night Cameron Post's parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she'd been kissing a girl. Now living with her conservative Aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality and blending in becomes second nature to Cameron until she begins an intense friendship with the beautiful Coley Taylor. Desperate to 'correct' her niece, Cameron's Aunt takes drastic action. Now Cameron must battle with the cost of being her true-self even if she's not completely sure who that is. The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules. Don't miss this raw and powerful own voices debut, the basis for the award-winning film starring Chloë Grace Moretz. ---------- Praise for The Miseducation of Cameron Post: 'Danforth's narrative of a bruised young woman finding her feet in a complicated world is a tremendous achievement: strikingly unsentimental, and full of characters who feel entirely rounded and real . . . An inspiring read' Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith "Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike." Kirkus starred review 'The story is riveting, beautiful, and full of the kind of detail that brings to life a place (rural Montana), a time (the early 1990s), and a questioning teenage girl' Publishers Weekly starred review 'LGBTQ cinema is out in force at Sundance Film Festival.' USA Today
"Confetti" He wanted to love her □I but couldn't; he wrote this brisk- as-early-fall gem instead. ... made Dando — with his shaggy, unthreatening alt- hippie demeanor — a darling of a media world still grappling with grunge.
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 were confetti. And in some sense, it's these dime-a- ... Our culture offers an- tidotes: the Beats, rock and roll, the British Invasion, Woodstock, punk rock, hip-hop, gangsta rap, grunge. But the Frankie Laines keep coming back.
Author: Karen Schoemer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A veteran music critic traces her search for seven pop stars from the 1950s, including Connie Francis, Pat Boone, and Patti Page, offering insight into their musical period's cultural significance, historical influence, and ongoing legacy. 25,000 first printing.
... 20 Round Brush Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Stamps Ultimate Grunge (or similar) Craft Smart White Acrylic Paint Golden Matte Medium Ranger Mini Mister EK Tools Confetti Stars Punch (or similar) Weight and Measurements Tracker ...
Author: Renee Day
Publisher: Rock Point
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Spark your creativity and keep yourself organized with the beautiful pages and easy-to-follow instructions of Creative Journaling. With 52 projects, from simple tricks, like making your own washi tape, to more ambitious projects, like crafting a custom planner, you’ll soon have the best-looking to-do list around. Author Renee Day will take you on an artistic adventure as you take on each new task and become an expert on amazing DIY ideas! You'll learn to work with watercolors, acrylic paint, brush pens, and much more as you personalize your stuff, making things uniquely you. Going beyond basic tools, this stunning book offers tips, tricks, and creative ways to transform your notebook into a treasured life companion, including: • Ornamental lettering • Personalized habit trackers • Colorful calendars • Decorative headers • Customized productivity lists • Inspiring artwork • Creative future logs • Unique planning pages
Freckles scattered at random, soiled confetti. A lower incisor with a steel filling. A bloodspot at the hairline. ... That would be grunge, some form of funk. It looked like spun glass. And the shadow beneath the nose, faintly blue.
Author: Nik Cohn
New York City is in the grip of a bad-moon heat wave, with the street-corner preachers running amok. Into the fray, four damaged lives come together at a pet store on the Upper West Side, each one consumed by a private hunger and driven toward an inevitable fate. 304 pp. 15,000 print.
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Author: Lesley Ware
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Draw and colour creations, choose materials, and learn to design through drawing your own fashion. Includes practical tips and inspiration, How to be a Fashion Designer helps children enjoy experimenting with new ideas. Bright illustrations mixed with fun photography show kids how to choose gorgeous colours, design dress shapes, customise t-shirts, and add sparkle to their accessories in simple, easy-to-follow design tasks and simple practical projects. Using inspiration from the natural world, everyday life, and their own imagination, children can design outfits from scratch and learn how to put together the clothes and accessories they already own in fun, stylish ways. How to be a Fashion Designer is perfect for 7-9 year olds and brings a unique approach to STEAM learning by combining art and design with practical, hands-on making.
... and apologies and memos flew like confetti, and the whole thing degenerated into a typical American clusterfuck. ... a pre- programmed SuperPod that contained every rock-and-roll, rockabilly, soul, Motown, heavy metal, grunge, ska, ...
Author: H. A. Covington
Freedom's Sons is the fifth and last in underground cult novelist H.A. Covington's series of Northwest Independence novels. In the first four novels--A Distant Thunder, A Mighty Fortress, The Hill Of The Ravens, and The Brigade--we followed the path of the War of Independence when in the not-so-distant future, the people of the Pacific Northwest fought a five-year guerrilla war against the overbearing tyranny of Washington, D.C., and finally established the Northwest American Republic as an independent nation. Freedom's Sons chronicles the first fifty years of the NAR's existence as a country and a new society, including the struggle against crushing economic sanctions imposed by the outside world, as well as an attempt by the enraged Americans to reconquer the Northwest with a military invasion. The novel follows the fortune of three families, one of former rebel guerrilla fighters from the Northwest Volunteer Army, one Unionist, and one refugee family who flees to the Republic from the collapsing U.S.A. Freedom's Sons is a story of redemption and the triumph of the human spirit over the darkness now engulfing the world.
PLACE TO FIND CAT TAILS BEST: Confetti Cats on Drake Avenue in Oakley. ... RETAIL GRUNGE BEST: Avalon on McMillan in Clifton Heights. Pre- stressed. FRIEND TO FISHERPERSONS WITH MANICURES BEST: Vend-A-Bait machine on Rt. 27 in Millville ...
Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.
Being rejected by countless recording studios because our sound was too rock, too grunge, or too heavy. Getting a job in a doughnut shop, where rainbow fucking sprinkles are showered on me like confetti whenever I reach my sales target.
Author: Lee Piper
Publisher: Lee Piper
Shiloh He’s back. Tattooed rock star, Reid Tate, waltzes into my life like he has a right to be there. His filthy mouth and drop-dead sexy scowl are my downfall… especially when he knows the secret that will ruin me. Reid I know her damn secret—the one that’ll destroy her. She’s waging a war to keep the truth hidden but I’m done playing that game. I’ll do whatever it takes to claim her… including the unthinkable. *LIE TO ME is a standalone in the Rock Me series The Rock Me Series LIE TO ME END OF ME SING TO ME SONG FOR ME BAD FOR ME ALL OF ME Topics: Romance, New Adult Romance, Rock Star Romance, Rock Star, Contemporary Romance, Alpha Heroes, Bad Boy Romance, Steamy Romance, Sexy Romance, Hot Romance, Insta Love Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Second Chance Romance, Dominant Hero Romance, Alpha, Captivating Romance, Swoon Worthy Romance, Possessive Hero Romance, HFN, HEA, Dominant Heroes, Sassy Heroines, Romance Series, Rock Me Series, Lee Piper, Lee Piper Author.
Costume became as important as sound, whether it was the hats of country music, the flannel shirts of grunge, ... It is a sensational event, with explosions, smoke, confetti cannons, dramatic lighting, and the leaping gyrating figure of ...
Author: Michael Broyles
Publisher: Yale University Press
From colonial times to the present, American composers have lived on the fringes of society and defined themselves in large part as outsiders. In this stimulating book Michael Broyles considers the tradition of maverick composers and explores what these mavericks reveal about American attitudes toward the arts and about American society itself. Broyles starts by examining the careers of three notably unconventional composers: William Billings in the eighteenth century, Anthony Philip Heinrich in the nineteenth, and Charles Ives in the twentieth. All three had unusual lives, wrote music that many considered incomprehensible, and are now recognized as key figures in the development of American music. Broyles goes on to investigate the proliferation of eccentric individualism in all types of American music—classical, popular, and jazz—and how it has come to dominate the image of diverse creative artists from John Cage to Frank Zappa. The history of the maverick tradition, Broyles shows, has much to tell us about the role of music in American culture and the tension between individualism and community in the American consciousness.
If all the Uppities have Palm Pilot docks on their desks, don't be dragging your gigantic day planner to meetings with all those Postit notes bursting out of it like New Year's confetti. Pick up the cues, ... Is it grunge youthful?
Author: Marcelle DiFalco
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
EVERY WORKING WOMAN NEEDS A BIG SISTER In just one eight-hour day, a working woman can get more twisted up than panty hose in the spin cycle. The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work will straighten her out. This tell-it-like-it-is handbook gives every working woman the tools for facing the forces of evil and opportunity in corporate America, including how to: • Sidestep the classic mistakes women make in a new job • Avoid getting tangled up in office politics • Banish the seven habits that make you look small • Get your boss on your side (without kissing up) Once entry-level know-nothings who rose to the top of the corporate ranks, DiFalco and Herz have been the go-to big sisters for hundreds of women who were mystified and mortified at the office. Now you can arm yourself with the authors' straight-shooting advice. Uninhibited and fiercely wise -- like the very best big sisters -- they are the mentors every working woman needs.
In this regard, the music of neutralization joins the conservative ticker-tape parade on which falls history's last confetti. ... Certainly it is difficult to find much festivity either in gangsta or in grunge. Still, both are perfectly ...
Author: Joshua Clover
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Joshua Clover finally puts the lie to the tiresome cliche that 'writing about music is like dancing about architecture.' He shows definitively that when the time is right, architecture is precisely what people do dance about."—Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces
... wearing denim and looking crazy at some grunge festival. Another of her standing beside a new car in the main street forty kilometres from here. Another of her in a big white dress, standing beside Dad, laughing as confetti fell all ...
Author: Alan Baxter
Publisher: Alan Baxter
A SAMPLER OF ALAN BAXTER'S DARK FICTION Horror, crime, and dark fantasy. Four complete stories and the opening chapters of six longer books from Alan Baxter's extensive back catalogue. Featuring one full novella ("Out On A Rim" from The Gulp), three entire short stories ("Crow Shine" from Crow Shine, "Simulacrum of Hope" from Served Cold, and "The Normandy Curse"), plus the opening chapters of six longer books: Devouring Dark, Hidden City, Bound, Manifest Recall, Primordial, and Blood Codex. "Alan Baxter is Australia's master of literary darkness." – This Is Horror "Alan Baxter can take horror from gonzo to heartbreaking in an instant. Good stuff… Alan Baxter can write like a m***********." – Gail Simone, best-selling author of DC's Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, and more "Alan Baxter is an accomplished storyteller who ably evokes magic and menace." – Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase "Baxter delivers the horror goods." – Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World "Alan Baxter is one of the best horror writers in the business." – Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, Kin, and Sour Candy "Step into the ring with Alan Baxter, I dare you. He writes with the grace, precision, and swift brutality of a prizefighter." – Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat and The Pandora Room "Alan Baxter's thrillers have complete anatomy—muscles, brains, guts, and heart." – World Fantasy Award-nominated author, Anna Tambour "Alan Baxter delivers a heady mix of magic, monsters and bloody fights to the death. Nobody does kick-ass brutality like Baxter." – Greig Beck, Internationally bestselling author "Alan Baxter's fiction is dark, disturbing, hard-hitting and heart-breakingly honest. He reflects on worlds known and unknown with compassion, and demonstrates an almost second-sight into human behaviour." — Kaaron Warren, Shirley Jackson Award-winner and author of The Grief Hole "…fantastic storytelling in the vein of Neil Gaiman or Alan Moore, but with a merciless black streak…" – Spooktapes "…if Stephen King and Jim Butcher ever had a love child then it would be Alan Baxter." – Smash Dragons "Alan's work is reminiscent of that of Clive Barker and Jim C. Hines, but with a unique flavour all of its own.” – Angela Slatter, World Fantasy, British Fantasy and Aurealis Award winner “Baxter draws you along a knife’s edge of tension from the first page to the last, leaving your heart thumping and sweat on your brow.” – Midwest Book Review
Each table has a balloon centerpiece and confetti scattered over it. I'll give Becca “colorful,” but “brilliant”? No way. ... No one is dancing to the nineties grunge rock the DJ's playing. Understandably. Cody was right about the dress ...
Author: Marjetta Geerling
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Finding love is simple with the One True Love Plan. ?If only life were as easy as your sisters.? Abby?s heard that one before. And it?s true ?Shelby and Kait aren?t exactly prim and proper. Abby is determined not to follow in their footsteps, so she has created the One True Love Plan. The most important part of the plan is Rule #1: Find Someone New. This means finding a guy who hasn?t already dated Shelby or Kait. But when Abby starts falling for the possible father of Kait?s baby, she has to figure out if some rules are meant to be broken. This debut novel, a modern comedy of errors, is as lighthearted and irreverant as its title.