Music to My Years

When it ended, the radio DJ was sobbing as he repeated the news, “Selena Quintanilla has died,” and then continued playing more of her music. My brother asked me if I had heard the news. I had, but hearing her music made me sadder.

Author: Cristela Alonzo

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501189203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In this memoir full of humor and heart, comedian, writer, and producer Cristela Alonzo shares personal stories of growing up as a first-generation Mexican-American in Texas and following her dreams to pursue a career in comedy. When Cristela Alonzo and her family lived as squatters in an abandoned diner, they only had two luxuries: a television and a radio, which became her pop cultural touchstone and a guiding light. Cristela shares her experiences and struggles of being a first-generation American, her dreams of becoming a comedian, and how it feels to be a creator in a world that often minimizes people of color and women. Her stories range from the ridiculous—like the time she made her own tap shoes out of bottle caps or how the theme song of The Golden Girls landed her in the principal’s office—to the sobering moments, like how she turned to stand-up comedy to grieve the heartbreaking loss of her mother and how, years later, she’s committed to giving back to the community that helped make her. Each significant moment of the book relates to a song, and the resulting playlist is deeply moving, resonant, and unforgettable. Music to My Years will make you laugh, cry, and even inspire you to make a playlist of your own.
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Music to My Years

"In this memoir full of humor and heart, comedian, writer, and producer Cristela Alonzo tells personal stories of growing up as a first-generation Mexican American in Texas and following her dreams to pursue a career in comedy" -- From book ...

Author: Cristela Alonzo

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ISBN: 1501189212

Category: Children of immigrants

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Music to My Years

Music To My Years takes you on a journey through the life of a baby boomer, a journey that has borne witness to post-war austerity, the swinging sixties, men on the moon, Britain at war and a technological revolution.

Author: John Elm

Publisher: 2qt Limited (Publishing)

ISBN: 1914083164

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Page: 244

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Music To My Years takes you on a journey through the life of a baby boomer, a journey that has borne witness to post-war austerity, the swinging sixties, men on the moon, Britain at war and a technological revolution. It's a journey fashioned by dramatic social and cultural changes that have delivered huge amounts of creativity in the arts - not least in the evolution of popular music. It is this music that provides the soundtrack to this memoir as the author develops from a self-conscious eleven-plus failure to enjoying a successful professional career - before his life is turned upside down by enforced retirement and a battle with cancer... 'The prognosis was delivered honestly, brutally even, but this was no time for procrastination. If I did nothing, I would not last five years; with an operation, I had a 50% chance of doing so.' It is only in retrospect that we realise how much we have lived through politically, socially and emotionally. For any child of the fifties, this will serve as an entertaining and moving reminder.
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My Year on the Farm

At age seven, my head just barely cleared the dining room table, but something happened there in the summer of 1964 that probably ignited my passion for music. The hired hand, Henry Vergeer, took all of a week's wages and bought a ...

Author: Brian J. Smith

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491840597

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Brian J. Smith lived as a child on a dairy farm near Ingersoll, Ontario with his family and grandmother in 1966-67. This lifestyle was very different from the suburbs that he was used to. In "My Year on the Farm" he recalls the daily adventures and experiences of living the rural life in that special year. The book is also a tribute to his industrious grandmother, Isabella Wilson, who managed the farm. "My Year on the Farm" explores the roots of his ancestry through his grandmother. Her example has been a great inspiration for Brian.
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Gian Francesco Malipiero 1882 1973

The Life, Times and Music of a Wayward Genius John C. G. Waterhouse ... and an effective stabilizing antidote to the turbulent conflicts of his years with Maria.48 The most significant personal event of all during the first year of this ...

Author: John C. G. Waterhouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134409105

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 428

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Music of a Thousand Years

In reading, speaking with, and observing Iranian musicologists, I realized that my interests in Persian music history were quite distinct from theirs. They were seeking to write the one, true history of Persian music.

Author: Ann E. Lucas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520972032

Category: History

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A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Iran’s particular system of traditional Persian art music has been long treated as the product of an ever-evolving, ancient Persian culture. In Music of a Thousand Years, Ann E. Lucas argues that this music is a modern phenomenon indelibly tied to changing notions of Iran’s national history. Rather than considering a single Persian music history, Lucas demonstrates cultural dissimilarity and discontinuity over time, bringing to light two different notions of music-making in relation to premodern and modern musical norms. An important corrective to the history of Persian music, Music of a Thousand Years is the first work to align understandings of Middle Eastern music history with current understandings of the region’s political history.
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Yoga Journal

It's perfect for people just getting started with yoga, as well as for those who have been practicing for many — LILIAS FOLAN years. That's why I've selected his music for many of my yoga videos, and why I am thrilled to include it on ...

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
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John Birchensha Writings on Music

Later Years, 1665–1681 From 1665 onwards Birchensha's visibility in the surviving sources declines markedly, and little of a strictly biographical nature can be recorded with any confidence apart from his final appearance at the royal ...

Author: Benjamin Wardhaugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351561587

Category: Music

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John Birchensha (c.1605-?1681) is chiefly remembered for the impression that his theories about music made on the mathematicians, natural philosophers and virtuosi of the Royal Society in the 1660s and 1670s, and for inventing a system that he claimed would enable even those without practical experience of music to learn to compose in a short time by means of 'a few easy, certain, and perfect Rules'-his most famous composition pupil being Samuel Pepys in 1662. His great aim was to publish a treatise on music in its philosophical, mathematical and practical aspects (which would have included a definitive summary of his rules of composition), entitled Syntagma music Subscriptions for this book were invited in 1672-3, and it was due to be published by March 1675; but it never appeared, and no final manuscript of it survives. Consequently knowledge about his work has hitherto remained extremely sketchy. Recent research, however, has brought to light a number of manuscripts which allow us at last to form a more complete view of Birchensha's ideas. Almost none of this material has been previously published. The new items include an autograph treatise of c.1664 ('A Compendious Discourse of the Principles of the Practicall & Mathematicall Partes of Musick') which Birchensha presented to the natural philosopher Robert Boyle, and which covers concisely much of the ground that he intended to cover in Syntagma musica detailed synopsis for Syntagma musichich he prepared for a meeting of the Royal Society in February 1676; and an autograph notebook (now in Brussels) containing his six rules of composition with music examples, presumably written for a pupil. Bringing all this material together in a single volume will allow scholars to see how Birchensha's rules and theories developed over a period of fifteen years, and to gain at least a flavour of the lost Syntagma music
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Reflections of a Centenarian

They played and sang the latest Broadway songs and sold sheet music. When my teenage siblings hosted a gathering of ... During my years as a Girl Scout, I developed my love of the outdoors. We went on hikes and learned to observe what ...

Author: Rosalind Starrels Greenwald

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496914538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In her breezy, optimistic voice, Rosalind Starrels Greenwald selects vivid memories from her century of life, such as when her Philadelphia home was wired for electricity, how the new Frigidaire replaced the icebox, and how she and her family and friends gathered around the RCA radio and the Victrola. Greenwald celebrates the memory of her husband of fifty-three years, Louis Greenwald, a dental surgeon and Army officer who served overseas in World War II, In search of new surroundings during those lonely, unfamiliar years, Greenwald brought her infant daughter to idyllic Miami Beach, where she discovered her love of South Florida, and what became her lifelong joy of living near the sea. Today, at her home in an upscale retirement community in sunny Pompano Beach, Florida, Greenwald enjoys the company of dear friends, a new family that shares similar memories of long lives well-lived. Greenwald's Victrola and RCA radio are now distant memories, but today she embraces twenty-first century communications, including face-to-face computer chats with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Greenwald recounts her love of travel, from camping with her husband and their son and daughter in coastal Maine and Massachusetts, to jet travel where she toured Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. You will be delighted by Greenwald's joy and pride and enthusiasm for meeting new people, discovering new foods, and seeing the beauty the world offers near and far. This treasure of a book will inspire and charm readers of all ages-children, teens, middle-aged folks, and young-minded "senior citizens" in their sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties, and yes, even those into their one-hundreds. Rosalind Starrels Greenwald acknowledges that longevity involves difficult losses, but life is for the living, and each day can be filled with wonder, adventure, learning, creativity, discovery, family, friendship and love.
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The Complete Works of Henry Fielding

He " At school I could never be persuaded to play had a violent attachment to music , and would learn with my mates ... Such an affront from my own scholar was adapted to my years cost me many a yearning ; but beyond human patience ...

Author: Henry Fielding

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ISBN: NLI:3054360-10

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