Roadie. DJ. Promoter. Reviewer. Punter. Nige Tassell’s adult life has been defined by live music. It’s the fabric of his being, his bloodline, his DNA. He is Mr Gig – or at least he was. A few years ago, Mr Gig hung up his backstage pass and headed off to raise children in rural isolation. Now, with house renovated and kids domesticated, he turns back to face the music and barely recognises his former love: the astronomical ticket prices; the sea of mobile phones obscuring the view; the once-iconic venues selling naming rights to drinks companies. On a mission to rekindle his passion for live music, Nige embarks on a round-Britain trip from super-sized arena shows to microscopic folk festivals, from blacker-than-black death metal gatherings to brightly coloured ‘80s pop revivals in an attempt to get his groove back. Along the way, he finds himself the recipient of a Michael Eavis practical joke, scoffs his way through Elbow’s backstage banquet, endures a near-death experience en route to a festival on a remote Hebridean island, and even goes gladioli shopping with a Smiths tribute band. Will Nige fall back in love with live music? Can he make peace with middle age? And will he ever again be able to rightfully call himself Mr Gig? Nige Tassell is a freelance music journalist whose work has appeared in The Word, Q, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, New Statesman and Paste. He has also presented music documentaries for BBC Radio 4. His journalistic highlights include scoffing cake in the Test Match Special commentary box, interviewing Boy George while pushing his son around the aisles of Morrisons and being (surely!) the only person ever to travel to The Ivy by National Express coach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Elliot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012867de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´If I could work my will,´ said Scrooge indignantly, ´every idiot who goes about with ´´Merry Christmas´´ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.´ A Christmas anthology from legendary historian and Christmas Cracker compiler John Julius Norwich. This year go carol singing in the Cotswolds with Laurie Lee or attend church with a grumpy Samuel Pepys. Make plum puddings for bemused French villagers with Elizabeth David; go present shopping with Virginia Woolf, or eat far too much with Agatha Christie. Celebrate Christmas at Chatsworth, in the workhouse or marooned in the ice with Shackleton.... For the last for 45 years, the arrival of John Julius Norwich´s latest Christmas Cracker has become as essential a part of the Christmas experience as holly and mistletoe. In An English Christmas, the legendary popular historian has finally gathered all the best writing about this strangest and most memorable time of year into one audiobook. Vividly evoking all the good things about the festive season, this unexpected anthology is just as entertaining about its darker aspects. Eight-year-old Princess Margaret´s thank-you list jostles with moving letters home from the trenches. Sherlock Holmes solves his trickiest case. George Orwell writes about indigestion, Jane Austen about reluctant socialising and Thomas Hardy about the old folk belief that all animals kneel at midnight on 24 December. There are ghost stories, games and bizarre recipes. Diary entries, recipes and letters sit alongside poems and short stories. An English Christmas could convert any Scrooge into an instant enthusiast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Julius Norwich, Luke Thompson, Nicky Diss, Sandra Duncan, Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001249de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about Blues Music with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Blues music is a type of African-American folk music. It is concerned with expressing emotions through song. Generally, blues songs deal with tragic themes such as lost love, hardship, poverty, and death. Indeed, the name ´´blues´´ comes from the emotions expressed in the songs themselves! However, blues songs are presented in a way to make audiences feel better about their own situation in life. This is because they encourage listeners to take control of their lives and move past any hardship. Due to this, blues music is very effective at connecting with its audience. This is best proved by Lead Belly, a famous US musician who was released from jail in 1925 due to his ability to sing the blues! The distinct vocal style that characterizes the blues stems from southern work songs. These work songs were sung by plantation slaves in the south of the United States of America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000044de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Insider Tips and much more besides: MARCO POLO enables you to fully experience the trendy port city, from early till late. With this MARCO POLO guide you´ll arrive in the city and know immediately ´where to start´. Discover what other attractions there are apart from the futuristic Hafencity and the Alster - the lake in the heart of the city, that you can watch the trendy folk go by over a Portuguese milk coffee from the Transmontana café in the Schanzenviertel, and why it´s worth going to Park Fiction to find the real St Pauli under plastic palm trees. With the MARCO POLO Excursions and Tours you can explore Hamburg along specific routes, and the Low Budget tips help you to save money. The author´s Insider Tips encourage you to experience the city in an individual and authentic way. Each title contains a clear street or road atlas as well as a folding pull-out map, on which the Excursions and Tours are of course also marked.Explore Hamburg with all its many facets. This compact, straightforward and clearly structured MARCO POLO guide gets you right to the heart of the city, and provides you with all the latest information and lots of Insider Tips for a thrilling city adventure.o THE BEST MARCO POLO HIGHLIGHTS o THE BEST INSIDER TIPS o BEST OF ... o INTRODUCTION o WHAT´S HOT o IN A NUTSHELL o THE PERFECT DAY o SIGHTSEEING o FOOD & DRINK o SHOPPING o ENTERTAINMENT o WHERE TO STAY o WALKING TOURS o TRAVEL WITH KIDS o FESTIVAL & EVENTS o LINKS, BLOGS, APPS & MORE o TRAVEL TIPS o USEFUL PHRASES o STREET ATLAS o INDEX & CREDITS o DOS & DON´TS!Dorothea Heintze was born and raised in Hamburg. She grew up in Blankenese and has lived in different places around the city ever since. When she is not busy at work as the on-line editor of the magazine chrismon or writing freelance pieces for NDR-Info, Die Zeit and the Hamburger Abendblatt, she likes nothing better than to bike through the city, discovering new cafés or other places of interest along the way.o including Insider Tips o street atlas and additional pull-out map o clear, user-friendly structure and layout o get your bearings with the most important ´Highlights´, the ´Where to Start´ panels and the ´Best Of´ pages featuring unique aspects of the city and, depending on your mood, places to go for free, tips for things to do when it´s raining and good places to relax
Including 97 Foods Shopping List The Biggest Loser Diet is quite famous amongst athletes and body builders. It is also known as 45-25-30 diet. The digits represent the percentage of food categories that are recommended. ´´The weight lost by following this sort of meal plan will stay off and not return soon after.´´ This diet feels natural, as it does not try to cut down on the carbohydrates content. It doesn´t rule out fat entirely, because some amount of it is also necessary to keep your body going. It is a no deprivation diet that does not rule off any food but rather works within your existing habits and preferences to bring about the best results. If you live in the United States, you would have probably heard of the Biggest Loser. It is an insanely famous reality television show that exhibits people on their weight loss journey. The aim is to inspire the folks at home to start checking on their weight, just like the contestants on the show. Obesity is a rising problem in America and all over the world. Every year millions of dollars are spent on regimes, books, fad diets, and trainers just so that people can lose the weight that they have gained as a result of unhealthy lifestyle habits. Logic tells us that this problem can be prevented in the first place by adopting a healthy lifestyle. However, it is easier said than done. The problem is not at an individual level but is ingrained in the way a society functions. Imagine your workplace. What does it look like? What does it consist of? If you work in corporate America, than chances are that your workplace consists of a number of desks, computers, and some seats. That right there is the root cause of a lot of this. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Johns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047386de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.