Boy, do I have a lot to learn! Anyone who's ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind - from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop - has thought that. I know I did. I'd been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn't great. I knew that there was something wrong. "Then the teacher showed up. I didn't ask for him. I didn't think I needed him. And all he said he could teach me was 'nothing'. "What happened next, you may not believe...I sure didn't...but that didn't stop him." The Music Lesson is the inspiring story of a young bass player and the lessons he learns about Life, Music, and the Life of Music. Throughout this audiobook is new, original music written by Victor Wooten and a bonus performance by the original supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor L. Wooten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001439/bk_tant_001439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Short Story Press presents "One Shot Romance", by Cody Weinmann.Dean Petro has gotten out of a long, hard break with his longtime band, The Golden Kings. After trying to come to terms with a new record deal, he literally runs into his future girlfriend and muse as she leaves a restaurant near the Hollywood Bowl. The Golden Kings, a group of musicians thought to be the greatest since Coldplay, has a distinct reputation for practically disowning their bass player on stage. Dean, following Tony's short bass tenure for the group, has gotten tired of being taken advantage of. After almost going crazy over his decision and literally falling over his new love, he tells new producer Mr. Wisely he will stop his contract with the old group and form a duo with his girlfriend, Destiny, and share a life of romance and music together. Destiny responds by giving Dean hugs and kisses and a great breakfast to get his day off to a great start. He then accepts Mr. Wisely's contract as the songs for his long-awaited first album flow through him nonstop. His efforts, combined with that of his larger-than-life girlfriend who sings like an angel, make the first real love dialogue music album since John and Yoko's Double Fantasy release.Click "Buy Now" to download. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard L Walton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126517/bk_acx0_126517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles Chilton's classic science-fiction trilogy stormed the BBC airwaves during the 1950s. Its gripping story lines, extra-terrestrial sound effects, and atmospheric music engaged listeners as never before. Between 1953 and 1958, a devoted audience of adults and children attentively followed Captain Jet Morgan and his crew from one cliff-hanger to another as, together, they faced the unknown perils of space. This volume contains episodes 1 to 13 of Journey Into Space: Operation Luna. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited, David Williams, Andrew Faulds, Guy Kingsley Poynter, Alfie Bass, Jennifer Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001325/rt_bbcw_001325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Sweetwater Canyon Novel – Michele's Story Balancing a career and a relationship is never easy, and it's even harder when you are on the road and everyone wants a piece of you. As a music major who sacrificed everything to become master of the upright bass, the last thing Michele Scott thought she'd be doing is touring with an Americana and Bluegrass band. But to tell the truth, she loves it. Not so much David Blackstone. Even though he's irresistible, the thought of balancing her career, life on the road, and a long-distance relationship isn't for her. Her music gives her life, yet her heart yearns for something more. A girl just can't have it all… or can she? Trusting David is a risk that may give her everything she wants or it will close her heart forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sonja Field. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114526/bk_acx0_114526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of alternative rock, they reinvented music in the post-punk era, creating a new sound - dark, hypnotic, and intense - that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead, and numerous others. The story is now legendary: In 1980, on the heels of their groundbreaking debut, Unknown Pleasures, and on the eve of their first U.S. tour, the band was rent asunder by the tragic death of their enigmatic lead singer, Ian Curtis. Yet in the mere three years they were together, Joy Division produced two landmark albums and a handful of singles - including the iconic anthem "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - that continue to have a powerful resonance. Now, for the first time, their story is told by one of their own. In Unknown Pleasures, founding member and bass player Peter Hook recounts how four young men from Manchester and Salisbury, with makeshift instruments and a broken-down van, rose from the punk scene to create a haunting, atmospheric music that would define a generation. Peter talks with eye-opening candor and reflection about the suicide of Ian Curtis; the band's friendships and fallouts; the evolution of their sound and image; and the larger-than-life characters who formed a vital part of the Joy Division legend, including Factory Records founder Tony Wilson and producer Martin Hannett. Told with surprising humor and vivid detail, Unknown Pleasures is the book Joy Division fans have awaited for decades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Hook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003297/bk_harp_003297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scott has played over 500 concerts at hundreds of venues spanning almost two decades. From performing to the bar staff at strip mall dive bars, to a sold-out show with members of The Misfits and the Ramones, 33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is about the love of music and life as a struggling musician. It is the true story of what happens when you give up everything to follow your dreams - even when they lead to a run-down strip club in a seedy part of Lincoln, Nebraska.Scott learned how to play the bass guitar and became a musician. He'd eventually become a damn good one. He fell in love and got his heart broken, twice. He played in multiple bands, recorded multiple albums, and toured the country.In the end, Scott never made it big, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. All for the love of music, he toiled in dead-end jobs, drove across the country in dilapidated tour vans, and dealt with the fragile egos and creative differences of a rotating cast of bands and band members.33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is the sad tale which lies behind the vast majority of musicians who never achieve rock stardom and offers a glimpse of the everyday lives of those hopeful, possibly deluded, souls pursuing the rock star dream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Jason Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157557/bk_acx0_157557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wagner's Ring Motifs" is aimed in the first instance at listeners new to the Ring and is intended to convey the fascination of Wagner's music in a clear and simple manner and to decode the musical and dramatic language of the mythical world of the cycle. But even listeners already familiar with the work will find that this database provides them with a crash course in what Thomas Mann described as the "allusive magic" of the Ring's leitmotifs. The authors are Sven Friedrich, curator of the Richard Wagner Museum in Bayreuth, and Gerhard K. Englert, the editor of the previous audio guides that have been released in the same series and that explore the world of classical music. Together, the authors offer listeners a modern, convenient and quick introduction to Wagner's cycle, The Ring of the Nibelung.The motifs are presented in the order of their first appearance in the cycle and accompanied by an expert commentary. In this way, the listener is also introduced to the story of the Ring, an introduction that follows the narrative very closely by examining the development and meaning of the music. The narrator is the distinguished British bass-baritone Sir John Tomlinson, who has appeared in countless performances at the Bayreuth Festival since making his début there as Wotan in 1988. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sir John Tomlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/auri/000007/bk_auri_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What have you got when you Got the Life? From Korn's legendary bassist comes a no-holds-barred look at the extreme highs and drug-and-booze-fueled lows of the biggest heavy metal band of our era Music was in his bones. From the time he was an infant, Fieldy watched his dad's band perform, and soon enough he found his own calling: the bass. After high school, with a guitar and little else, he left his small California town for the music scene in L.A. Before long, Fieldy, Brian "Head" Welch, James "Munky" Shaffer, drummer David Silveria, and Jonathan Davis would gel together and form a band with a completely new sound - Korn. What happened next was something Fieldy had always dreamed of but was totally unprepared for: Korn exploded, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and fronting the nu metal phenomenon. Fieldy was thrust into the fast-paced, hard-rocking spotlight. Korn began to tour incessantly, creating intense live shows fueled by wild offstage antics. Fieldy became a rock star, and he acted like one, notorious not only for his one-of-a-kind bass lines, but also for his hard-partying, womanizing, bad-boy ways. The more drugs he took, the more booze he drank, the worse he became: He was unfaithful, abusive, mean, and sometimes violent. By all appearances, Fieldy had the life. But he was on the dark path of excess, alienating friends, families, and loved ones, nearly destroying himself and the band. It took an unexpected tragedy to straighten him out: the death of his father, a born-again Christian, to a mysterious illness. Following his father's dying wish, Fieldy found God. Filled with the spirit of his new faith, Fieldy quit drugs and drinking cold turkey, and found the best part of himself. With never-before-seen photos, and never-before-heard stories, Got the Life is raw, candid, and inspiring - the ultimate story of rock and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001820/bk_harp_001820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I wanted to make music, and in this sense my dreams were being realised. The time spent on stage was becoming more fun ... but what to do with the time in between? Those would turn out to be the challenging times. A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. Duran Duran were an immediate, global success story, creating some of the greatest and best-loved songs of our time. It's been a ride - and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs - hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars - all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But he faced tough battles ahead - troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction. Told with humour, honesty and hard-earned wisdom, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side. 'Wonderfully evocative ... an engaging read written with style, insight and, above all, charm' Daily Express 'Amusing, self-deprecating ... he is a likeable and droll narrator of his life story, generous to bandmates, loyal to loved ones and unfailingly hard on himself' Daily Mail