Gram Parsons lived fast, died young, and left a beautiful corpse–a corpse his friends stole, took to Joshua Tree National Monument, and set afire in its coffin. The theft and burning of his body marked the end of Gram Parsons’ life and the beginning of the Gram Parsons legend. As a singer and songwriter, Gram Parsons stood at the nexus of count musical crossroads, and he sold his soul to the devil at every one.
Parson hung out with glamorous women and the coolest friends. His intimates and collaborators on his journey included Keith Richards, William Burroughs, Marianne Faithfull, Peter Fonda, Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, and Emmylou Harris. Parsons had everything–looks, charisma, money, style, the best drugs, the most heartbreaking voice–and threw it all away with both hands. His ballad is one of gigantic talent colliding with epic self-destruction. Parsons led the Byrds to create the seminal country rock masterpiece Sweetheart of the Rodeo. He formed the Flying Burrito Brothers, helped to guide the Rolling Stones beyond the blues in their appreciation of American roots music, and found his musical soul mate in Emmylou Harris.
Parsons’ solo albums, GP and Grievous Angel, are now recognized as visionary masterpieces of the transcendental jambalaya of rock, soul, country, gospel, and blues Parsons named “Cosmic American Music.” Four months before Grievous Angel was released, Parsons died of a drug and alcohol overdose at age twenty-six. In this beautifully written, raucous, meticulously researched biography, David N.
Meyer gives Parsons’ mythic life its due. From Parsons’ privileged Southern Gothic upbringing to his early career in Greenwich Village’s folk music scene to his Sunset Strip glory days, Twenty Thousand Roads paints an unprecedented portrait of the man who linked country to rock. Parsons’ creative genius gave birth to a new sound that was rooted in the past but heralded the future. From interviews with hundreds of the famous and obscure who knew and worked closely with Parsons–many who have never spoken publicly about him before–Meyer conjures a dazzling panorama of the artist and his era. Shedding new light and dispelling old myths, Twenty Thousand Roads is a breakthrough in rock-and-roll biography and more–a chronicle of creativity, drugs, excess, culture, and music in the ferment of late-1960s America. Visit the official website: www.twentythousandroads.com From the Hardcover edition.
«Братик Біль, Сестричка Радість» – книжка есеїстики про дуже прості щоденні досвіди, стани, відчуття, які людина переживає упродовж життя і які містяться в широкому спектрі поміж радістю й болем. Темою рефлексій і зачудування стають речі, що їх людина бачить на щодень. Досвіди внутрішні: довіри, радості, вдячності, смутку, страху, любові, переживання всього в світі як дару, – чергуються із досвідами, наповненими радістю побаченого й відчутого в світі довкола: ходіння по землі, переживання пір року, розглядання дерев, зірок, неба, води, піску, листя, квітів, хмар – найпростіших речей, які тільки є.
У цій книжці немає ідеалізування, але є довіра до світу й віра в те, що навіть найбільший біль може врешті обернутися в радість.
Princess Anna is betrothed to marry a prince by her parents, but since she is not attracted to any of the men, she stalls by convincing the king and queen that she wants to choose the groom. What's a girl to do? She is in a bind to select a prince by her wedding day which is to be on Christmas day! Be sure to read this delightful lesfic Christmas story by the best-selling LGBT author Rachel Maldonado to find out the outcome! You won't want to miss out on this magical tale of fun and adventure!
The storm led me to Padthaway. I could never resist the allure of dark swirling clouds, windswept leaves sweeping down cobbled lanes or a view of the sea stirring up its defiant nature. The sea possessed a power all of its own and this part of Cornwall, an isolated stretch of rocky cliff tops and unexplored beaches both enchanted and terrified me. It is not a lie to say I felt drawn out that day, led to a certain destiny...
So begins this new mystery series. Young Daphne du Maurier, headstrong, adventurous, and standing at the cusp of greatness. Walking on the cliffs in Cornwall, she stumbles upon the drowned body of a beautiful woman, dressed only in a nightgown, her hair strewn along the rocks, her eyes gazing up to the heavens. Daphne soon learns that the mysterious woman was engaged to marry Lord Hartley of Padthaway, an Elizabethan mansion full of intriguing secrets. As the daughter of the famous Sir Gerald du Maurier, Daphne is welcomed into the Hartley home, but when the drowning turns out to be murder, Daphne determines to get to the bottom of the mysteries of Padthaway—in part to find fresh inspiration for her writing, and in part because she cannot resist the allure of grand houses and long buried secrets. 'Murder on the Cliffs is an enthralling mystery that gives fictional life to the inspiration behind Daphne du Maurier's classic 'Rebecca'.
Pride hasn't had an easy life. No matter what he does, things seem to go bad. This time, though, he's not sure he can get out of his predicament, and he figures he might just have to call it quits. Bear is a mountain of a man, making a home where most folks woudn't, and he comes across Pride right when the other man's irons are all hanging in the fire. Bear doesn't even hesitate, he just barges in and saves Pride's bacon, taking the man home with him to give him a second chance. Or third or fourth. When they get snowed in for the winter, they figure they have plenty of time to get to know one another. They laugh, learn, and love, both of them finding it incredibly easy to get to know all about the other.
It's not all easy with these two hard-headed men.
Pride lives up to his name, and Bear is just as stubborn. They can survive their petty struggles, but will the bigger demons in Bear's past tear them apart before the spring thaws come? Kiernan Kelly spins a great tale of the late 1800s in Colorado, with a heartwarming relationship that will keep the home fires burning for a long time to come.
هذا الكتاب مختارات أجمع النقاد على أنها أحسن القصص الأمريكيه القصيره فى القرن العشرين، ترصد المجتمع الأمريكى خلال قرن كامل، وتعطى فكره مهمه عن التغييرات الاجتماعيه والنفسيه والسياسيه التى اختبرها هذا المجتمع وتحملها، وخرج منها أكثر تماسكًا استعدادًا لتحمل غيرها من الأزمات مثل تجربه الهجره والحرب بين المهاجرين الأوربيين والهنود الحمر، أصحاب الأرض الأصليين وحصارهم، والحرب الأهليه الأمريكيه بين الشمال المتقدم والجنوب المتخلف.