Author : Mike Love
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9780698408869
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Mike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history -- timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations." The eBook edition includes 85 additional photos. As a founding member of The Beach Boys, Mike Love has spent an extraordinary fifty-five years, and counting, as the group's lead singer and one of its principal lyricists. The Beach Boys, from their California roots to their international fame, are a unique American story -- one of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal, and forgiveness -- and Love is the only band member to be part of it each and every step. His own story has never been fully told, of how a sheet-metal apprentice became the quintessential front man for America's most successful rock band, singing in more than 5,600 concerts in 26 countries. Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "Surfin' USA," and "Kokomo," while providing vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of his three gifted cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. His partnership with Brian has few equals in American pop music, though Mike has carved out a legacy of his own -- he co-wrote the lyrics to eleven of the twelve original Beach Boy songs that were top 10 hits while providing the lead vocals on ten of them. The band's unprecedented durability also provides a glimpse into America's changing cultural mores over the past half century, while Love himself has experienced both the diabolical and the divine -- from Charles Manson's "family" threatening his life to Maharishi instilling it with peace. A husband, a father, and an avid environmentalist, Love has written a book that is as rich and layered as the Beach Boy harmonies themselves.

Author : Philip Lambert
Genre : Music
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
ISBN : 9780472119950
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File Download : 303 page

An international, interdisciplinary exploration of the band that helped define 1960s America

Author : Mike Love
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Akashic Books
ISBN : 9781617758331
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Mike Love and Brian Wilson's world-famous song, gloriously illustrated by Paul Hoppe, will bring smiles to the faces of children and parents alike. I'm pickin' up good vibrations She's giving me the excitations (oom bop bop) I'm pickin' up good vibrations (good vibrations, oom bop bop) She's giving me the excitations (excitations, oom bop bop) Good Vibrations is a lively picture book based on Mike Love and Brian Wilson's number one hit about absorbing positive energy from the people around them. Often praised as one of the most important compositions in rock, the Beach Boys' original version of this song was their third number one Billboard hit. With lyrics by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, and illustrations by Paul Hoppe, this picture book follows a girl and her dog as they make their way down to the beach, sharing good vibrations all along the way. Parents and children alike can share and enjoy one of rock's greatest hits through the colorful pages of Good Vibrations. Released in 1966, this is one of the defining and iconic songs of the era The recording involved the then-revolutionary process of tape-splicing, cutting up and editing pieces of the master tape together The musicians used in the recording of the song included members of the Wrecking Crew, the legendary set of Los Angeles session studio players Beach Boys publicist Derek Taylor described the song as a "pocket symphony" (Derek was the former press officer for the Beatles and the Beach Boys, and worked with the Byrds and the Mamas & the Papas, among others) The unusual sound featured in the song's chorus was produced by an electrotheremin The song was a transatlantic number one, reaching the top spot in both the USA and the UK The song was the last US number one the Beach Boys achieved in the 1960s Inducted into both the Grammy and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame Rolling Stone ranked the song at number six on its 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time In 2001, the RIAA and the National Endowment for the Arts published their Songs of the Century list, with "Good Vibrations" at number 24 The song is part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's permanent exhibition,500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll

Author : Judy Hall
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : The Wessex Astrologer
ISBN : 9781902405957
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 276 page

In this indispensable guide, Judy Hall shows you how to harness the power of your mind and intention together with crystals and flower essences to enhance your energies and your environment. Nothing in the book takes more than twenty minutes of your time and the benefits are incalculable. With simple exercises, visualisations, rituals, 'quick fixes', crystal grids and layouts, you will soon learn to contain and cleanse your energy field and enjoy life surrounded by good vibrations.

Author : Tom Cunliffe
Genre : Travel
Publisher : Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN : 9780857655691
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File Download : 235 page

A rip-roaring Harley ride across America, told through the investigative lenses of a pair of husband-and-wife itinerant bikers from the UKTold in a conversational and often times humorous tone, this is the story of Tom Cunliffe and his wife Roz, who took life in the saddle and on to the American highways and byways astride the quintessential dream machine: the Harley-Davidson. Beginning in Baltimore—where they first had to find a suitable bike for Roz to ride—they journeyed northwest through Washington, Oregon, and California, and then back east again through Arizona, Texas, and up the Atlantic coast. With flashbacks to the '60s, the eclectic assortment of moonshiners, bikers—both hard and not-so-hard—cowhands, Sioux Indians, strippers, bible bashers, war veterans, southern gents, and the occasional alligator delivers a unique insight into the diversity of the United States. As Tom himself says: "Conclusions about other nations are hazardous, and I have hesitated to draw any. Readers may find their own among the tire tracks."

Author : Barry Parker
Genre : Science
Publisher : JHU Press
ISBN : 9780801897078
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Peppered throughout with anecdotes and examples illustrating key concepts, this invitingly written book provides a firm grounding in the actual and theoretical physics of music.

Author : Lora Greene
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN : 9781629172064
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File Download : 100 page

Brian Wilson is one of the original Beach Boys members and is most well known for his genius in song writing. Brian, along with his two brothers Dennis and Carl, were teenagers in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. They formed a band with their cousin Mike Love and high school friend Al Jardine, a band which would later take the nation by storm with their passionate surf songs and California dreams. Fueled by waves, girls, and sports cars, The Beach Boys became famous in the sixties for their upbeat pop and rock music. His life taken over by depression, alcohol, and drugs, Brian Wilson, the acclaimed genius of The Beach Boys, caved under pressure. He did not finish Smile and spent many years as a recluse. Eventually, a psychologist named Eugene Landy helped him recover, but then took advantage of his position and manipulated Brian until the early 1990’s. When Landy was kicked out, Brian was free to make a full recovery and went on to finish his Smile album as well as reunite with the surviving Beach Boys for a fiftieth reunion. This unofficial short biography recounts the good, bad and ugly of Wilson's life.

Author : Patrick Deprez
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Balboa Press
ISBN : 9781452508542
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File Download : 197 page

Like many scientists, Patrick Deprez put his work ahead of his own health. The demands of his work as an analytical chemist consumed his life, and he drifted into a vortex of anxiety and depression. One fateful Friday afternoon, his mind broke down under the stress of his immense workload. Two painful days later, he reached out for help. Following his recovery, he experienced a life-changing epiphany in the middle of the night. Now an eager traveler on an unexpected path, Patrick's life was renewed with purpose. He was touched by God and nothing would ever be the same again. Good Vibrations A Healer's Journey is an amazing and true account of his dramatic physical and spiritual change. Patrick always felt the calling to be a doctor, to help those who suffered. As a young man, he flew between his native Belgium and Africa, where his father worked as an engineer. He knew from a young age that he wanted to earn his pilot's wings one day. And he achieved both dreams. In this memoir, Patrick explains how he taps into divine energy to help heal people diagnosed with serious illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. He also describes the steps involved in doing a healing, and provides examples of real, miraculous healings that have taken place in real people. On his remarkable journey as a healer, he has experienced revelations that have provided him with great clarity about humanity.

Author : Manuel Gausa
Genre : Architecture
Publisher : Actar D, Inc.
ISBN : 9781638409052
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The Clichy-Batignolles stand as a new urban landscape liaison element, an essential urban portal along the peripheric territorial arc, just by the historic city. The site thus becomes an important urban platform, a place of exchange in the relational-spaces web organization of Paris. It shall serve as connection point for the various territorial, urban, environmental, social and cultural scales. The aim of the book comes from the relations that are given between both buildings done on the sustainable Clichy-Batignolles neighborhood in Paris build by Gausa-Raveau actarchitecture & Avenier-Cornejo Architectes. The concept and material display of the book arises because of the visual quakes that present the materiality of the two towers. Finally, the idea of vibration is given between the buildings and the environment.

Author : Irving Bush
Genre : Music
Publisher : Balquhidder Music/Glen Lyon
ISBN : 9780989647250
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A text with illustrations on the musical and nonmusical aspects of trumpet playing. A "minor classic"when first published in 1962.