Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly. He was in The Smiths for a week, and has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page. Following the success of his live show at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent sell out tour of Australia, Guy Pratt’s narrates his bestselling book, My Bass and Other Animals, a witty, revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the pointy end of the music business. When not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he continues to take the show around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mkle/000001/bk_mkle_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to know more about music? Want to learn awesome new bass playing techniques? Want to play songs without wasting your time looking for tabs on the net? If your answer is yes, then this is the right guide for you! In this audiobook, we will help you understand music theory. This audiobook also includes popular advanced bass techniques: Amaze your friends and band mates with your new bass techniques Create funkier and groovier beats with your bass! Impress your friends by showing them that you can play anything without the help of inaccurate bass tabs Communicate better with other musicians Make you bass guitar sing! Stand out and make catchy solos! You don´t have to go to expensive music schools to understand the music theory and scales! You can now play like a pro! This book is what you need if you want to know more about music and your bass. This book also uses simple terminologies so that it will be easier for you to follow and understand. If you are ready to be a full-fledged musician and bassist, it´s time for you to grab a copy of our book. Download now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Eflin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074185/bk_acx0_074185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Musicians Ray Davis, Marianne Faithfull, Pete Townsend, and Colin Blunstone on this special edition of Fresh Air, ´´The British Invasion.´´ Ray Davies started The Kinks in 1964 with his brother. They are said to be the pioneers of the rowdy garage band genre of rock music. Their many hits included: ´´You Really Got Me,´´ ´´Lola,´´ ´´All Day and All of the Night,´´ and ´´Tired of Waiting for you.´´ Marianne Faithfull got her start in the English music scene of 1964, when she dated Mick Jagger and had the hit song, ´´As Tears Go By.´´ In the following years she had a drug addiction that almost killed her, before recovering in 1985 and releasing new albums. Pete Townsend made waves in the ´60´s as the lead guitarist in the British rock group The Who. He was world famous for smashing guitars during concerts. Colin Blunstone was the lead singer for ´´The Zombies.´´ The group´s hits include ´´She´s Not There,´´ ´´You´ve Really Got a Hold On Me´´ and ´´Time of the Season.´´ (Original Broadcast Date: October 17, 1995, September 26, 1994, November 23, 1993, and January 28, 1998) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020828/rt_whyy_020828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´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.
Colin Baker´s career as an actor spans six decades of television and theatre. To many he is Paul Merroney from the BBC´s much-loved 1970s drama The Brothers. To others he is the unhinged Bayban the Butcher in Blake´s 7 or Inspector Morse onstage. Or perhaps some know him best simply as Colin Baker himself, the man who entered the jungle and won over the nation in I´m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Yet millions know him best as the colourfully dressed Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who, a character that has endured - and will continue to endure - through generations. This is Colin´s own story, in conversation with interviewer Nicholas Briggs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Baker, Nicholas Briggs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000258/bk_bgfn_000258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Voltaire was the nom de plume of François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), a well known writer, poet, satirist and wit whose ascerbic criticism of many institutions of the day once earned him a period of imprisonment in the Bastille. In this tale of Jeannot and Colin, Voltaire not only tells an instructive tale, warning of the dangers of sudden wealth and social climbing, but also directs his satirical comments at the vacuous and fickle nouveau riche of his day, the catholic church, private education, and society in general. Jeannot and Colin are childhood friends. Both come from working-class backgrounds in a rural part of France, but Jeannot´s parents, on a trip to Paris, strike it lucky in business and within a short time become very wealthy. They purchase a title, send fine clothes to their son, and order him to Paris. Jeannot´s head is turned by the sudden elevation in his status and he lords it over the humble Colin when he leaves. In Paris, there is a lengthy discussion as to how Jeannot should best be educated for his new role as a young marquis. After rejecting Latin, geography, astronomy, history, and various other possible subjects, they settle on teaching him to dance and hold forth as a wit at dinner parties. All seems to be going well, when one day the bailiffs arrive and repossess all the family´s assets. Jeannot is about to learn some very harsh life-lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000390/bk_redd_000390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Skye can handle anything...almost. He´s battled bullies and foes most would not believe; he´s fought against impossible odds and survived the un-survivable, but nothing that has come before has prepared him for the greatest challenge of all: fatherhood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryant Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052015/bk_acx0_052015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the inspirational story of football superstar Colin Kaepernick! You´re about to discover the incredibly inspirational story of football superstar Colin Kaepernick. If you´re listening to this then you must be a Colin Kaepernick fan, like so many others. As a fan, you must wonder how this man is so talented and want to know more about him. Colin Kaepernick is considered as one of the greatest football players in the world and it´s been an honor to be able to watch him play throughout his career. This book will reveal to you much about Colin Kaepernick´s story and the many accomplishments throughout his career. If you want to learn more about Colin Kaepernick, then this book is for you. It will reveal to you many things that you did not know about this incredible football star! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046725/bk_acx0_046725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Colin Wilson was a popular author and philosopher who wrote well over a hundred books on subjects as diverse as mysticism, crime and serial killers, existentialism, the occult and the paranormal, history, art, and literature. His first book The Outsider (1956), which made him famous overnight, was an examination of the social ´´outsider´´ found in the works of Sartre, Camus, Dosteyevsky, William James, T.E. Lawrence, Hesse, Van Gogh, Nijinsky, and others. In both his nonfiction and the many novels that followed this success, he continued to expand and develop a philosophy of the inner powers that human beings possess. This study by Tim Dalgleish of Wilson´s New Existentialism uses Sartre and Freud as a lens through which to examine Wilson´s ideas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Dalgleish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092371/bk_acx0_092371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now that Rosa´s grandma is sick, Rosa and her friends play music for her after school. She says their playing makes her feel like a girl dancing at a party - and that gives Rosa an idea. She organizes her friends into the Oak Street Band in order to earn money her family needs because of her grandma´s illness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martha Plimpton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001886/bk_harp_001886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.