Skater. Surfer. Punk. Skinhead. Junkie. Gangster. All diese Begriffe treffen auf Wingies und Scott, Freunde und Mitglieder der Punkrock-Crew PEN1, zu. Ihr Verhältnis wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt, als sie zwischen die Fronten der Aryan Brotherhood und Mexican Mafia geraten. Was sich zunächst wie ein klassischer Kriminalroman liest, basiert - typisch für den Autor - auf wahren Begebenheiten. Bauers nimmt den Leser ein weiteres Mal mit auf eine Tour-de-Force in die Welt der US-amerikanischen Straßen- und Gefängnisbanden, wo das Leben der Protagonisten jeden Tag auf des Messers Schneide steht. PEN1 (Public Enemy Number 1) ist eine südkalifornische Straßenbande, die ihre Wurzeln in der Punkrock-Szene trägt. Aktuell bezeichnen die amerikanischen Justizbehörden die Gang als eine der einflussreichsten und am schnellsten wachsenden Gruppierungen inner- und außerhalb kalifornischer Gefängnisanstalten. Dennis Bauers ist ein deutscher Werbegrafiker und Schriftsteller. Er hat im Jahr 2000 seinen Abschluss im Fach Mediengestaltung gemacht und seitdem als Freelancer für diverse Projekte gearbeitet. Sein Hauptinteresse liegt im Bereich der True Crime Stories. Während seiner Recherchen in europäischen, mittel- und nordamerikanischen Krisengebieten wie Guatemala, El Salvador, bestimmten Regionen der USA und Europa hat er umfassendes Wissen über das internationale organisierte Verbrechen und die Gangkultur diverser Länder gesammelt.
Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of L.A.´s 1980s punk-rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael introduces her to his spiritual quest and a world of sophistication she had never dreamed existed. But when she receives a call from the Los Angeles County Coroner, asking her to identify her lover´s dead body, her bright dreams all fade to black. ´´What happens to a dream when the dreamer is gone?´´ is the central question of Paint it Black, the story of the aftermath of Michael´s suicide and Josie´s struggle to hold on to the true world he shared with her. As Josie searches for the key to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael´s pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son´s torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need. Passionate, wounded, fiercely alive, Josie Tyrell walks on the brink of her own destruction as she fights to discover the meaning of Michael´s death. With the luxurious prose and emotional intensity that are her hallmarks, Janet Fitch has written a spellbinding new novel about love, betrayal, and the possibility of transcendence. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Jason Leigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000489de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Essay from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,7, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Institut für Anglistik), course: Bob Dylan, language: English, abstract: It is beyond doubt that Bob Dylan is one of the most important and influential persons of 20th century popular music. His many songs are loved and renowned for their extraordinariness in terms of the lyrics, which are often ascribed a very high literary quality. Dylan has repeatedly been said to be one of the few persons who are able to combine music with poetry. Dylans song Like a Rolling Stone, recorded in 1965, certainly belongs to his most important pieces of work. It has been covered by countless artists such as Dylans contemporaries Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix, but also by much younger and newer artists like for example Green Day, a British 1990s and 2000s punkrock band. Another indicator for the quality and reputation of the song is the fact that the Rolling Stone - one of the worlds most influential music magazines - voted it the best song ever in 2004. The enormous popularity of the song is said to have several reasons; one of them surely is the fact that Like a Rolling Stone, respectively the album Highway 61 Revisited, marked a significant change in Dylans music and career, moving away from the previously dominant folk music towards RnB and rock music. This essay will concentrate on the lyrics of the song. There will be a close and detailed analysis of the most important passages of the song (mainly the chorus) with regard to their supposed meanings and implication. However, Dylans lyrics usually tend to be very ambiguous and thus allow more than one right or true interpretation. This, of course, will be taken into account during the analysis. Another important element in Dylans songtexts which can also be refound in Like a Rolling Stone is intertextuality; as a consequence, the lyrics of the song will be also put into context with Jack Kerouacs novel On The Road from 1957. At the end of this paper, there will be a short conclusion that sums up the previous analysis.
From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life - and finding yourself - in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as ´´America´s best rock band´´ by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations and redefined notions of gender in rock. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era´s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest, and heartfelt, this audiobook captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer, and an outsider and ultimately finding one´s true calling through hard work, courage, and the intoxicating power of rock and roll. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Carrie Brownstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002701de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.