Beijing Bubbles - Der Kinofilm ueber Punk und Rock in Peking, die alternative Musikszene Chinas und wie die Geschichte weiterging. 2 DVDs mit dickem 170 Seiten Booklet. Beijing Bubbles lief 2006 weltweit auf internationalen Filmfestivals und 2007 bundesweit in den Kinos. China taucht in den westlichen Medien nach wie vor als konformes Land auf, in dem derzeit jeder nach Sozialaufstieg und Anhaeufung von Wohlstand schielt. Wir zeigen das andere China, das China der Aussteiger und Punks, die sich bewusst und mutig gegen den chinesischen Mainstream stellen und an Punk 1977 in London erinnern. Exklusive Interviews und Konertausschnitte. Neue Senen und Zusatzkurzfilme, Booklet mit vielen Photos und Texten in Deutsch und Englisch. Quelle: Alive
Called ´´our finest black-humorist” by The Atlantic Monthly, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famous phrase, We Are What We Pretend To Be. Written to be sold under the pseudonym of ´´Mark Harvey,” Basic Training was never published in Vonnegut’s lifetime. It appears to have been written in the late 1940s and is therefore Vonnegut’s first ever novella. It is a bitter, profoundly disenchanted story that satirizes the military, authoritarianism, gender relationships, parenthood, and most of the assumed mid-century myths of the family. Haley Brandon, the adolescent protagonist, comes to the farm of his relative, the old crazy who insists upon being called The General, to learn to be a straight-shooting American. Haley’s only means of survival will lead him to unflagging defiance of the General’s deranged (but oh so American, oh so military) values. This story and its 30ish author were no friends of the milieu to which the slick magazines’ advertisers were pitching their products. When Vonnegut passed away in 2007, he left his last novel unfinished. Entitled If God Were Alive Today, this last work is a brutal satire on societal ignorance and carefree denial of the world’s major problems. Protagonist Gil Berman is a middle-aged college lecturer and self-declared stand-up comedian who enjoys cracking jokes in front of a college audience while societal dependence on fossil fuels has led to the apocalypse. Described by Vonnegut as, ´´the stand-up comedian on Doomsday,” Gil is a character formed from Vonnegut’s own rich experiences living in a reality Vonnegut himself considered inevitable. Along with the two works of fiction, Vonnegut’s daughter, Nanette shares reminiscences about her father and commentary on these two works - both exclusive to t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Hanks, Oliver Wyman, Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006750/bk_adbl_006750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young girl makes a bizarre sacrifice. Buried alive in a pyramid, she waits for a mystical experience. You will not guess the ending of the story, which was selected as one of the best fantasies of 2002.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpkd/080404/bk_jpkd_080404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionEasy Piano solo selections from the haunting score by Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.Desplat is highly regarded and the winner of numerous awards including 2008´s Film Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film by the International Film Critics Association for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, winner of the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Painted Veil, and two-time Academy Award Nominee (The Queen and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)SonglistAdrenalineAlmost A KissDreamcatcherEdward LeavesFull MoonI Need YouMarry Me, BellaMemories Of EdwardNew MoonRomeo & JulietThe CullensTo VolterraVolturi WaltzYou´re Alive
DescriptionBig-Note Piano solo selections from the haunting score by Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.Desplat is highly regarded and the winner of numerous awards including 2008´s Film Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film by the International Film Critics Association for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, winner of the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Painted Veil, and two-time Academy Award Nominee (The Queen and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)SonglistAdrenalineAlmost A KissDreamcatcherEdward LeavesFull MoonI Need YouMarry Me, BellaMemories Of EdwardNew MoonRomeo & JulietThe CullensTo VolterraVolturi WaltzYou´re Alive
Back in 2007, I stepped on stage for the first time at a conference to deliver a presentation on a subject I knew full well, but that didn´t stop the anxiety and the panic. I did make it out alive, but it wasn´t easy. I´m happy to report that more than 30 speaking opportunities later (at conferences alone) scattered over the past 10 years have helped me get over my fear of public speaking. Join me as I share with you tips and tactics you can apply to conquer your own fear and ways in which you can practice without standing in front of a large audience. I´m excited to share my lessons learned with you so you, too, can apply the same strategies in raising your confidence and becoming the next speaker everyone can´t wait to come see! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carl H Martens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136053/bk_acx0_136053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the mountains of Guanajuato, Mexico, sits a picturesque community favored by artists and tourists. But for American-born Jayne Valseca and her husband, Eduardo, son of a legendary Mexican newspaper publisher, it became a hell on earth when Eduardo was ambushed by strangers and kidnapped, in the summer of 2007. Jayne knew that in Mexico kidnapping was a pervasive and lucrative business - a burgeoning criminal industry with few happy endings. This time the merchandise was her husband. Sealed in a dark seven-by-six, two-feet-wide box, Eduardo lived for seven months on little more than eggshells and chicken bones. He was subjected to the most cruel and humiliating mental and physical torture imaginable. He had no reason to believe he´d ever be found alive. As the ransom escalated, so did the stakes. But Jayne refused to be a pawn in the kidnappers´ sick game. She decided to become a player. If she was to get her husband back alive, she´d have to be more cunning than the kidnappers and be cool, calculated, and determined.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009561/bk_adbl_009561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
15 Easy to Intermediate pieces from 18th-century IrelandInstrumentation : flute (violin or oboe) and piano; cello (bassoon) ad lib.Version : edition with CDDescription : The latest addition to the fast-growing ´Baroque Around the World´ series is an Irish album, consisting of fifteen haunting melodies by the legendary 18th-century Irish harpist Turlough O´Carolan. The selection, of easy to intermediate standard, has been made by Patrick Steinbach; the pieces range in style from the Corelli-influenced ´Carolan´s Concerto´, through the rumbustious ´Carolan´s quarrel with the landlady´, to the composer´s moving final air, ´Carolan´s dream´. Arrangements, for flute (violin, oboe) and keyboard, with optional cello or bassoon, are by Jeremy Barlow, who has edited three other volumes in ´Baroque Around the World´, of English, French and Swedish music.Contenu : Sheebag and Sheemore - Princess Royal - All alive - The clergy´s lamentation - Blind Mary - Squire Wood´s lamentation on the refusal of his halfpence - Planxty Kelly - Carolan´s quarrel with the landlady - Lament for Terence MacDonough - Mrs Anne MacDermott Roe - Kean O´Hara - Planxty Lady Wrixon - Carolan´s Concerto - Morgan Magan - Carolan´s dreamDate de parution : 20/09/2007Nombre de pages : 40Langue : English - French - GermanFormat : New Edition portrait
The book offers some natural hair care tips. This publication also offers advice to those who have been natural for less than three years. Based on trial and error, the author, who wears her hair natural, has learned what works for her hair and what does not work. From using a straightening comb on her hair to not getting enough nutrients in her body, she has made a lot of mistakes over the years in regards to her hair. She has learned a valuable lesson: what you eat and drink in turn can reflect how your hair looks. One year she mostly ate vegetables and sometimes would eat fish. That is the year her hair flourished. Also, she consumed Fiji water, which she has found was good for her skin and hair. If you have curly hair or tightly coiled hair, it can sometimes be well...how should this be put: just a pain. In this publication, there are tips on how you can maintain your hair and the author offers some humorous stories about how she has had to deal with her own hair. The author, Alicia Mendsey, also known as Stephanie, has not chemically processed her hair in 10 years. She first transitioned from relaxed to natural in 2007. In February 2008, she had her hair cut short, removing the relaxed ends she had. It was initially a struggle for her to manage her hair. She would go to her hair stylist about four to five times a year. The stylist would style her hair in small two strand twists and sometimes straighten her hair. When Alicia would get her hair straightened, she felt alive. She loved her hair straight, and it was easier to manage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088407/bk_acx0_088407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.