Lost in the Supermarket

An Indie Rock Cookbook

Lost in the Supermarket

Historically, a love of cooking has been left to suburbanite Betty Crockers toiling over a hot stove instead of standing in line for a rock show. Lost in the Supermarket - named for the 1979 hit by The Clash - reclaims the kitchen for the hip crowd. A meditation on the connection between food and music as well as a great culinary resource, this cookbook is full of the favourite recipes of some of indie rock's elite, including recipes for both daily dishes and special-event grub from notables like Animal Collective, Black Dice and Country Teasers.

Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky

Music and Myth

Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky

Our cultural darlings make music; we make them mythic. Every musical genre begets a community of listeners, performers, and critics, and quite often those categories are blurred. From the principled punk refusal of celebrity to hip-hop's celebration of its power, the music world is self-obsessed. Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky assembles scholars, music writers, industry workers, and musicians, who offer a range of opinions and experience of the nature of fame. The collection focuses on commerce, the crowd, performance and image, history and memory, and romance. Contributors discuss black women icons, love-songs, the legacy of the blues, the image of the tortured rock star, MTV, the politics of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the joy of line-dancing, and more. The contributors are James Bernard, Anthony DeCurtis, Katherine Dieckmann, Chuck Eddy, Paul Gilroy, Daniel Glass, Lawrence Grossberg, Jessica Hagedorn, Kathleen Hanna, James Hannaham, Dave Hickey, Jon Langford, Greil Marcus, Angela McRobbie, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky), Barbara O'Dair, Ann Powers, Toshi Reagon, Simon Reynolds, Robert Santelli, Jon Savage, Danyel Smith, Arlene Stein, Deena Weinstein, and Ellen Willis.

Caught in the Ack

Caught in the Ack

"Not exactly what I had in mind for the twilight of my mediocre career." This is Mike Quinns thinking when the hardboiled Nantucket police chief finds himself enmeshed in a mid-summer crime spree that quickly escalates from the disappearance of a vacationing child to a full blown terrorist threat against the President of the United States. Wrestling with old demons, Quinn detectives his way forward from the retrieval of the lost child to the discovery of hidden island bunkers, caches of jet fuel and heat-treated rocket parts. Despite his best efforts at maintaining mid-summer normalcy, however, the Chief soon sees his island overrun by an army of vigilantes, federal agents and quirky island rats. While Special Agent Cynthia Quinn, the Chiefs ex-wife, arrives from Washington to open as many old wounds as possible and young Agent Chloe Chigas appears to inspire and help, Quinn is ensnared in new love with bad-girl-turned-good ex-con Andie King. And displaying the deep pockets and bitter resolve to avenge his lost daughter, international businessman Joe Black adds to the chaos by bringing to the island every gun-slinging Rambo his credit card will buy.

Lost in the Forest

reissued

Lost in the Forest

One minute John is the cornerstone of Eva's world, rock to his two teenage stepdaughters and his own son Theo, the next he is tossed through the air in a traffic accident, and snapped like a twig. His sudden death changes everything. Eva struggles with the terror and desolation of loneliness, and finds herself drawn back to her untrustworthy ex-husband; Emily, the eldest daughter, grapples with her new-found independence and responsibility. Little Theo can only begin to fathom the permanence of his father's death. But for Daisy, John's absence opens up a whole world of confusion just at the onset of adolescence and blossoming sexuality. And in steps a man only too willing to take advantage.

In the Fascist Bathroom

Punk in Pop Music, 1977-1992

In the Fascist Bathroom

Was punk just another moment in music history? Marcus delves into the after-life of punk as a richer phenomenon--a form of artistic and social rebellion that continually erupts into popular culture. In more than 70 short pieces, he traces the uncompromising strands of punk from Johnny Rotten to Elvis Costello, Sonic Youth, even Bruce Springsteen.

Lost in the River of Grass

Lost in the River of Grass

"I don't realize I'm crying until he glances at me. For a moment, I see the look of anguish in his eyes, then he blinks it away and slips off into the water. I immediately think of the gator. It's still down there somewhere. . . ." A science-class field trip to the Everglades is supposed to be fun, but Sarah's new at Glades Academy, and her fellow freshmen aren’t exactly making her feel welcome. When an opportunity for an unauthorized side trip on an air boat presents itself, it seems like a perfect escape—an afternoon without feeling like a sore thumb. But one simple oversight turns a joyride into a race for survival across the river of grass. Sarah will have to count on her instincts—and a guy she barely knows—if they have any hope of making it back alive.

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Part 1

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Having moved towns to escape his mothers ex-boyfriend/stalker, Danny is consumed with anger, and he just wants to fight. It’s what he does best. He soon makes friends with the local misfits and troublemakers and finds himself embarking on a thrilling musical journey. We follow his exploits with school bullies, the girl from the nice end of town, and his attempts to scare boyfriends away from his beautiful single mother. However things become darker when she is swept off her feet by powerful local nightclub owner, Lee Howard. Danny finds he has met his match; Howard is a dangerous psychopath, who seems to be addicted to violence, and there are very few adults who will believe a word Danny says. The story is told from both points of view, Danny's and Howard's. Who is he, and what does he ultimately want from Danny? With his own personal soundtrack in his head, Danny explores the power of music, how it gives him hope, and becomes an obsession; "I was standing on the edge of a great swelling discovery; music. I felt like I was turning the pages of a good book faster and faster, but that I would never get to the end, I would never discover all of the music." A story about music, dreams, first love, the friends who would do anything to save you, and the choice between escaping, or fighting back…

The Rough Guide to Rock

The Rough Guide to Rock

Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

Passion is a Fashion

The Real Story of the Clash

Passion is a Fashion

DIV Pat Gilbert’s definitive biography of the Clash – universally acclaimed as a great book – has already sold over 20,000 copies in paperback. Now, for the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic London Calling album, it is reissued with a stunning new cover. For the book Pat Gilbert – a former Mojo editor with the highest credentials – talked to everyone, in over 70 interviews with the key participants – roadies, producers, friends and fans - and above all the band members themselves, including Joe Strummer before his death, to be able to give the first real insight into what went on behind the scenes during the Clash’s ten-year career. With the surge in interest generated by the Shea Stadium live CD and the official Clash book, Passion Is A Fashion will attract a new sale as the only truly indispensable Clash book. /div

Food and Urbanism

The Convivial City and a Sustainable Future

Food and Urbanism

Cities are home to over fifty percent of the world's population, a figure which is expected to increase enormously by 2050. Despite the growing demand on urban resources and infrastructure, food is still often overlooked as a key factor in planning and designing cities. Without incorporating food into the design process – how it is grown, transported, and bought, cooked, eaten and disposed of – it is impossible to create truly resilient and convivial urbanism. Moving from the table and home garden to the town, city, and suburbs, Food and Urbanism explores the connections between food and place in past and present design practices. The book also looks to future methods for extending the 'gastronomic' possibilities of urban space. Supported by examples from places across the world, including the UK, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Australia and the USA, the book offers insights into how the interplay of physical design and socio-spatial practices centred around food can help to maintain socially rich, productive and sustainable urban space. Susan Parham brings together the latest research from a number of disciplines – urban planning, food studies, sociology, geography, and design – with her own fieldwork on a range of foodscapes to highlight the fundamental role food has to play in shaping the urban future.