Panic on the Streets

The Smiths & Morrissey Location Guide

Author: Phill Gatenby

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9780857685773

Category: Music

Page: 183

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This indespensible guide takes fans of The Smiths and Morrissey from Manchester right into the heart of London - transforming a leaning post on a Wapping side street, an alleyway in Battersea, a bandstand in the East End and a barber shop in Mayfair into tourist attractions with a difference. Discover the directions to each location, the history behind each entry and their relevance to The Smiths and Morrissey. Here are the places in Manchester, London and beyond that shaped the songs that mean so much to so many.

Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia

Author: Gordon Lamb

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820354120

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 9723


In April 1998, legendary southern jam band Widespread Panic held a free open-air record release show in downtown Athens, Georgia, its homebase. No one involved could have known that the predicted crowd of twenty thousand would prove to be nearly five times that size. The ultimately successful show, now known as “Panic in the Streets,” went on to become a cult favorite of Panic fans and a decisive moment in Athens music history. This event still holds the record for the world’s largest record release party, but the full story of how the event came to be has not been told until now. Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia places readers at the historic event, using in-depth investigation and interviews with the band, city officials, and “Spread Heads” who were there. Told as much as possible in real time, music journalist Gordon Lamb’s narrative takes the reader from conception to aftermath and uncovers the local controversies and efforts that nearly stopped the show from happening altogether. This deeply researched and richly sourced book follows every stage of the concert’s development from the spark of an idea to approximately one hundred thousand people from all over the world packing the streets of a legendary music town. Taking us back to 1990s Athens through vibrant, on-the-scene writing, Lamb gives us the story of a band on the verge of greatness and a town reckoning with its significant place in music history.

Streets of Panic Park (Goosebumps Horrorland #12)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545301165

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4138


It's the end of the ride--for now! Fright-master R.L. Stine saves the most shocking surprises for last as all of HorrorLand's secrets are revealed! Luke and Lizzie thin they’ll be safe in Panic Park. But they’re wrong. Because Panic Park is home to The Menace, a two-faced villain with a twisted plan to trap them forever. They learn they’ve been sharing secrets with a traitor, who’s been tricking them all along! To beat The Menace and his rotten crew, Luke and Lizzie must team up with an old foe. But will they be double-crossed again?

The Enemy

Author: Charlie Higson

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423145046

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 302

View: 7130


A sickness has afflicted everyone over the age of 16; anyone who is a "grown-up" has become a decomposing, brainless creature that survives by feeding on children. The children and teens have barricaded themselves in fortified buildings, fighting off attacks from the grown-ups who travel in packs, like hungry dogs. Before long, the young survivors are promised a safe haven in Buckingham Palace and make their way to it, crossing London on a perilous journey that will test them in harrowing ways. But their fight to stay alive is far from over—the threat from within is as real as the one on the outside.

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Author: Shankar Vedantam

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 9781588369390

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 949


The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

The War of The Worlds (Unabridged)

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075830202

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 770


The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel, the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians. It is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The unnamed narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Book One also imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital, forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham, on the Essex coast. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946), known as H. G. Wells, was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.

A Homeless Panic

The Homeless Experience in America

Author: James Lough

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491782986

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

View: 9851


A Homeless Panic: The Homeless Experience in America A gripping and powerful story about survival on the streets. This is a true account, in descriptive and sometimes graphic detail, of what it was like to survive homelessness. It is the story of one person’s struggle to come to terms with what can only be described as a real-life disaster. More than just a good read, A Homeless Panic provides a profound and moving account of what it’s like to be homeless in America. Our society doesn’t look favorably on homelessness and doesn’t understand the problem. Even though the United States is the wealthiest nation on earth, we have been unable to resolve the growing problem of homelessness. This book can help bring a better understanding between the general public and the homeless. The author delves into the complex realities of homelessness to paint a compelling picture of individuals living on the street and of their struggles for daily survival. All of them are trying to make the best they can of a desperate situation. This book presents an honest look at their foibles, their values, and their humanity.

The Devil's Half Mile

A Novel

Author: Paddy Hirsch

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 0765399156

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4255


The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch is a riveting historical thriller debut set in 1799 New York City Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians... 1799 was a hell of a year. Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America has recovered from the panic on the Devil's Half Mile (aka Wall Street), but the young country is still finding its way. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to solve his father's murder, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost. The body count is rising, and the looming crisis could topple the nation. "A thriller with strong, multifaceted heroes and villains, [and] tight plotting. I impatiently await the next adventure."—Patrick Taylor, NYT bestselling author of the Irish Country series At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Panic in a Suitcase

Author: Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594633827

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9238


"The story of an immigrant family living in Brooklyn's Little Odessa, and the obstinate uncle who resists his family's and their adopted country's promise of a superior life"--

No Name in the Street

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804149666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5007


This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works. In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain--the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his retum to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.

Voluptuous Panic

The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition)

Author: Mel Gordon

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 193259597X

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 4702


This seductive sourcebook of rare visual delights from pre-Nazi, Cabaret-period “Babylon on the Spree” has the distinction of being praised both by scholars and avatars of contemporary culture, inspiring hip club goers, filmmakers, gay historians, graphic designers, and musicians like the Dresden Dolls and Marilyn Manson. This expanded edition includes “Sex Magic and the Occult,” documenting German pagan cults and their often-bizarre erotic rituals, including instructions for entering into the “Sexual Fourth Dimension.” Mel Gordon is professor of theater at the University of California, Berkeley, and is also the author of Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant (Feral House).

The Melody of Motion: Following Phish and Widespread Panic

Author: Carl Cole


ISBN: 1257008633

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 5176


Since the time of The Grateful Dead there has always been a certain percentage of the population who have found deep meaning in improvisational rock music. With the death of Jerry Garcia the torch was passed to a new generation of musicians and fans who continue this legacy through Phish and Widespread Panic. The Melody of Motion is able to do what no other book has been able to do: explain in depth why people forsake their jobs, families, and responsibilities to cross a continent following these bands. The story follows Melody, a young woman intent on living her life to the fullest, as she discovers Phish and Widespread Panic. The music and the people she meets effect the rest of her life. This is not the story of the bands, but of the people living their lives in the parking lots. The story is filled with colorful characters one is likely to meet on tour and the insane episodes everyone who has been to one of these concerts can relate to.

Nobody Cares Who You Are

Author: Larry Acquaviva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944193676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 7570


This is the story of a very confused young man who grew up in a volatile home, was guided by music, witnessed the downfall of Detroit and set out to find his muse. Along the way, he made some discoveries about the world and himself, barely survived many situations and lived to tell the tale. The book covers my life from birth to age twenty and sets the stage for books two through five. Nobody Cares Who You Areis a journey of the mind, body and soul. -Larry Acquaviva

Panic on Wall Street

A History of America's Financial Disasters

Author: Robert Sobel

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781893122468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 469

View: 3759



A Girl of the Streets

Author: Stephen Crane

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775415783

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

View: 1242


Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a novella by American author Stephen Crane. It depicts a poor family in a New York neighborhood, whose parents are drunk and abusive. As the children grow up, Maggie attempts to better herself, but is defeated by her desperate surrounds and the poverty of humanity surrounding her.

Wall Street

America's Dream Palace

Author: Steve Fraser

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030014508X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

View: 3529


Wall Street: no other place on earth is so singularly identified with money and the power of money. And no other American institution has inspired such deep moral, cultural, and political ambivalence. Is the Street an unbreachable bulwark defending commercial order? Or is it a center of mad ambition? This book recounts the colorful history of Americas love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Steve Fraser frames his fascinating analysis around the roles of four iconic Wall Street typesthe aristocrat, the confidence man, the hero, and the immoralistall recurring figures who yield surprising insights about how the nation has wrestled, and still wrestles, with fundamental questions of wealth and work, democracy and elitism, greed and salvation. Spanning the years from the first Wall Street panic of 1792 to the bubble-and-bust and Enron scandals of our own time, the book is full of stories and portraits of such larger-than-life figures as J. P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Michael Milken. Fraser considers the conflicting attitudes of ordinary Americans toward the Street and concludes with a brief rumination on the recent notion of Wall Street as a haven for Everyman.

The Silver Skeleton

Author: Michael Preston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788760027

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 5241


In the mid-1980s, a feared local bully and petty criminal is kicked unconscious by four teenage assailants, who believe their victim to be dead as they panic and flee the scene of the crime. The quartet, who are lifelong loyal allies, conceive a plan to eliminate themselves from suspicion. They fear retribution, either from the victim if he has survived their assault, or from justice if they have indeed committed murder. They endure a tortuous week, awaiting their fate, but then learn that the victim - dead or alive - has vanished inexplicably. His whereabouts remain a mystery. In the present day, an unexpected event causes a reunion of the once inseparable group, who drifted apart in the years that followed. The gathering forces them to confront the long-suppressed demons of that vicious attack in the eighties. During a reminiscent wander through the much-changed Birmingham city centre landscape, they stumble across a recently identified crime scene, where decades-old human remains have been unearthed in the basement of an office building undergoing renovations. The discovery of a crudely-buried skeleton triggers silent panic among one of the group, who holds the secret to the identity of the remains and even possesses a gruesome souvenir taken from the corpse. Multiple theories and motives emerge through present day events and flashbacks to the eighties. There remain many old scores to settle, while reawakened romantic temptations threaten to divert the course of the investigation and cloud the judgement and decision making of all concerned. Once all the vulnerable parties are exposed, justice is in danger of being pushed aside in favour of revenge and personal grievances, to ensure that someone - rightly or wrongly - will be accused of the crime of murder.

15 Minutes with You

Author: Julie Hamill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993204326


Page: 328

View: 8013


It's well documented that Morrissey has a handful of friends that he keeps close. He values his privacy and that is to be respected, especially by a fan. But for a fan like Julie Hamill, of thirty years, it's hard not to want to know everything about him, the truth, not the fair-weather and often blackened portrayals of him in the press. These fans want to know for themselves: Who is Morrissey? What does he really talk about? What does he eat? How does he take his tea? What makes him laugh? Is he like me? Not wanting to intrude, or rummage through his bins, Julie simply wanted to know how human he is, because she knows she will never get that close to this genius that has been a constant in her life, both in terms of lyrical comfort, fascination and awe. Each interview led Julie to discover more than just how deeply people felt connected to Morrissey. She discovered more about each one as a person too. Their favourite things, what makes them tick, and out of one simple request to Mark Nevin for an autograph for her mum, Julie also ended up with a special collection of notes from all the contributors to her mum. With each interview taking around 15 minutes to read, this book gives a different perspective on the man, his music and his fans connection to him.

A Little Too Close to God

The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel

Author: David Horovitz

Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books

ISBN: 0307575756

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 2677


When David Horovitz emigrated from England to Israel in 1983, it was the fulfillment of a dream. But today, a husband and a father, he is torn between hope and despair, between the desire to make a difference and fear for his family's safety, between staying and going. In this candid and powerful book, Horovitz confronts the heart-wrenching question of whether to continue raising his three children amid the uncertainty and danger that is Israeli daily life. In answering that question he provides us with an often surprising, myth-shattering, and shockingly immediate view of a country perpetually at a crossroads, yet fundamentally different than it was a generation ago. The Israel that Horovitz describes is at once supremely satisfying and unremittingly harsh. It is a land of beauty and spirit, where the Jewish nation has undergone remarkable renewal and a vibrant society is constantly being reshaped. But Horovitz also describes how the unrelenting tension has produced a people that smokes too much, drives too fast, and spends far too much of its time arguing with itself. He makes clear the lasting effects of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination; the increasing incursions by the ultra-Orthodox into the domain of daily life; the anxieties that beset parents as their children approach the age of mandatory military service; and the constant fear of violent attack by fundamentalist extremists. (The book in fact opens, hauntingly, with a description of the aftermath of a bombing just outside a Jerusalem restaurant -- the very place where Horovitz had eaten lunch the day before.) As Americans wrestle with their feelings toward Israel, and as Israel struggles with the question of whether a Jewish state and the principles of democracy are truly compatible, Horovitz illuminates the myriad quotidian experiences -- both good and bad -- that define the country at this volatile time. Here is the moving, mordantly funny, and uncompromising account of one Israeli's life. From the Hardcover edition.