Friday, December 13, 2013

Kate M. Is Recommending:

Purgatory/Paradise is a revolutionary fusion of music and text from seminal indie rock band Throwing Muses.

Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses’s lead singer/songwriter, is one of the most well-respected musicians to emerge from the 1980s indie rock scene. Her work has influenced artists such as Cat Power, Alanis Morrissette, Lush, and Sleater-Kinney, as well as Riot Grrrls everywhere.

Ten years in the making, Hersh and Throwing Muses’s 32-track album Purgatory/Paradise is the centerpiece of this deluxe 64-page book which also contains more than two dozen photographs and artwork by Kristin Hersh and band member Dave Narcizo; lyrics for each song; stories and essays that accompany each track written by Hersh; and instructions for downloads of exclusive content, including demos and outtakes.

This book contains:
*A CD of the 32-track Purgatory/Paradise album
*Full lyrics
*Short essay and stories by Kristin Hersh about each song
*Exclusive photographs and artwork

It also includes download instructions for these exclusives:
*A commentary track featuring Kristin Hersh & David Narcizo
*An instrumental version of the full album
*Prepackaged mp3 and lossless versions of every track with embedded metadata, artwork and lyrics
Whether you live below the Mason-Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner's Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this collection of more than a hundred instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial for modern-day life in the South. From food and drink to sporting and style, home and garden to arts and culture, you'll discover essential skills and unique insights from some of the South's finest writers, chefs, and craftspeople--including the secret to making perfect biscuits, tips for betting on the Kentucky Derby, and how to whip up a proper Sazerac. You'll also find:  Roy Blount, Jr., on telling a great story, Julia Reed on throwing the ultimate party, Jonathan Miles on drinking like a Southerner, Jack Hitt on the beauty of cooking a whole hog, John T. Edge on why Southern food matters.  And much more. So grab a glass of fine bourbon, head out to the porch, and get comfortable. You're in for an experience as surprising and enchanting as the South itself.
Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of its first printing, this facsimile edition of Stein's only children's book tells the story of a young girl named Rose who contemplates about who, what, and why she is. This edition also features Hurd's blue-and-white line art printed on the rose-pink paper that so important to Stein.

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