Winter at West Sands Guest House:ePub edition Maggie Conway
1-CD-Album DigiPac (6-seitig) mit 36-seitigem Booklet, 30 Einzeltitel, Spieldauer 68:38 Minuten. Conway Twitty war einer der erfolgreichsten Country-Interpreten aller Zeiten – keinem anderen gelangen mehr Nr.-1-Hits in den Country-Charts. Vor dieser Zeit war Conway Twitty ein echter Rock ´n´ Roller, und zwar einer der besten! Es hat schon diverse Zusammenstellungen gegeben, die die frühen Jahre von Conway Twitty zu präsentieren versuchten – hier aber kommt die ultimative Kopplung auf einem CD-Album. Das Album von Conway Twitty deckt die acht Jahre vor seinen Sun-Aufnahmen von Rock House bis zu den extrem seltenen ABC-Einspielungen wie Such A Night und My Baby Left Me ab; nur wenige Wochen später begann seine Country-Karriere. Dazwischen lagen seine klassischen MGM-Hits und Rockabilly-Highlights, darunter Lonely Blue Boy (ursprünglich von Elvis Presley als Danny gesungen), Long Black Train , Hey Miss Ruby, Is A Blue Bird Blue (der früheste Hit des phantastischen Dan Penn ) und natürlich It´s Only Make Believe .
(2011/Fantastic Voyage) 30 tracks Country music icon, businessman, theme-park owner and fast-food chain founder, Conway Twitty, also happened to be a rock & roll singer. For some reason, this latter talent has tended to lag behind in the man´s career overviews, which is nothing short of a travesty. Good that Conway´s country sides from the late sixties onwards are, they don´t have the testosterone and the kinetic energy of his MGM recordings from the late fifties. During this shoulder-shakin´ stage of his career, the man had fire in his belly, ambition in his eyes, and hope in his heart. He could roar like the lion on the MGM crest head, and he couldn´t get enough of the rock & roll stuff that drove his desires. What follows is the cream of Conway Twitty´s Metro Goldwyn crop, all of which was captured on tape at the Owen Bradley studio in Nashville twenty-eight month period beginning in May 1958. 01. Tell Me One More Time (Conway Twitty, Jack Nance) Warner Chappell Music Ltd. MGM K12918 (August 1960) Conway was one busy guy right from the outset. As a case in point, ´Tell Me One More Time´ had to be recorded in between trips to Hollywood. Following a crash course in a New York drama school, the rookie rock & roller was cast in Platinum High School followed by the analogous College Confidential. However, his role as a would-be matinee idol was short-lived and he concentrated instead on developing his career as an album and singles artist. `Tell Me´, with its 2/4 time signature, featured the twin lead guitars of Hank Garland and Al Bruno. 02. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles) Carlin Music Corp. MGM 5E3744, MGM X 1640 (March 1959) It didn´t take long before the rock & roll fraternity began investigating the works of Ray Charles. Elvis Presley was quick off the mark with his version of Got a Woman´ and the Everly Brothers gave a new lease of life to `Leave My Woman Alone´. Conway was clearly at home with `Hallelujah, I Love Her So´, and his arrangement threw the spotlight on two key members of the Jordanaires. Gordon Stoker enforced each hook line with a florid ´Halleluh!´, and bass singer Ray Walker intro-ed the outro with an impassioned `Man, I gotta hear that again. 03. I Vibrate (From My Head to My Feet) ´I Vibrate´ ranks as one of the toughest rockers Conway cut during his MGM tenure. The song unashamedly took license from ´Great Balls of Fire´ which happened to be top of the charts when Conway and Jack Nance proffered their pens. Cut at Conway´s first session for the label, the track featured the unmistakable sound of Joe E Lewis´s Gretsch Duo Jet. Joe was a seasoned road player (he´d previously worked with Sonny Burgess) and, as can be heard here, he employed a thrashing rhythm style built around a 9th bar-chord. 04. You Win Again Wishing (UK) Ltd. MGM SE3786, MGMX 1679 (September 1959) If Conway owned a copy of Jerry Lee´s ´GBOF´, then it´s fair to say he was inspired to cut `You Win Again´ - the song that dwelt on the flipside of the record. He did though raise the key, and he allotted no less than sixteen measures for a double-length solo from Al Bruno. One of eight siblings, this pint-sized fret-boarder hailed from Ontario, Canada, where he was born Albert V. Bruneau. His arrival in the Twitty band was marked by his boss purchasing a pair of matching Gibson ES-335´s. In due course Al went on to work with Buck Owens, Duane Eddy, T. G. Sheppard and, most recently, Dale Watson. 05. Hey Little Lucy! (Don´tcha Put No Lipstick On) Chappell Music Ltd. MGM K12785 (April 1959) Jim Vienneau, the A&R head at MGM´s pop and country department, was often spoiled for choice when it came to scoping out material for the Twitty sessions. Conway happened to be an extremely inventive composer, particularly in the songs he crafted with his drummer Jack Nance. But after ´It´s Only Make Believe´ topped the charts, producer Vienneau found himself inundated with demos arriving on a daily basis from the publishing houses of New York. The delightful ´Hey Little Lucy!´ was dispatched from Aaron Schroeder with a lyric by Sharon Silbert, a writer who´d recently scored with `Schoolboy Crush´. 06. Easy To Fall In Love (Conway Twitty, Jack Nance) Warner Chappell Music Ltd. MGM SE3818 (February 1960) To his eternal credit, Conway Twitty was the recognized inventor of the ´beat ballad´. With a solid backbeat and a growled vocal to convey the message, the format stood apart from the heart-on-sleeve ballads that so often sank in a sea of
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From critically acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author Steve Ulfelder: Conway Sax is back in a thrilling and heart-wrenching story of how far a father will go to save his son. Conway Sax is a man seeking redemption. A man with a deeply checkered past currently paying for his sins by helping Gus Biletnikov stay sober. Wise-ass Gus, son of a wealthy investment banker, drives Conway nuts. But he also reminds him of his own estranged son, and so Conway finds himself deeply invested in his well-being. When a brutal triple-murder takes place in Gus´s halfway house, Conway suspects Gus was the intended victim, and resolves to find the killer in his usual full-tilt, no-holds-barred fashion. The list of suspects soon includes the longtime organized-crime warlord of Springfield, Massachusetts; Gus´s own father, who´s a bundle of insecurity despite his fortune; the father´s second wife, a stunning beauty webbed in ugly motives; and a Houston con man who´ll swipe your gold fillings but crack you up while he does so. But the case is no laughing matter to Conway when somebody close to him is murdered. To find the killer and prevent yet more senseless death, he needs help from both an ambitious Brazilian-American state cop, and an unlikely criminal source. Along the way, Conway´s personal responsibilities clash with his vow to help fellow alcoholics, forcing him to make his toughest decision yet in this unforgettable pause-resister reminiscent of Robert B. Parker and Dennis Lehane. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012006/bk_adbl_012006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in rural Ireland in the early 1960s, House of Memories concludes the story of two neighbouring farms and their feuding families. Following his brutish father´s death, young Danny Conway strives to rescue the family farm from ruin. When all seems hopeless, help comes from the most unexpected quarter. A story of grief and trying to cope with loss but also of resilience in the face of family tragedy. No one knows the minutiae of country life as Alice Taylor does, and again she displays her unique ability to capture its rhythms and cadences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aoife McMahon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004284/bk_boli_004284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many programmers code by instinct, relying on convenient habits or a ´´style´´ they picked up early on. They aren´t conscious of all the choices they make, like how they format their source, the names they use for variables, or the kinds of loops they use. They´re focused entirely on problems they´re solving, solutions they´re creating, and algorithms they´re implementing. So they write code in the way that seems natural, that happens intuitively, and that feels good. But if you´re serious about your profession, intuition isn´t enough. Perl Best Practices author Damian Conway explains that rules, conventions, standards, and practices not only help programmers communicate and coordinate with one another, they also provide a reliable framework for thinking about problems, and a common language for expressing solutions. This is especially critical in Perl, because the language is designed to offer many ways to accomplish the same task, and consequently it supports many incompatible dialects. With a good dose of Aussie humor, Dr. Conway (familiar to many in the Perl community) offers 256 guidelines on the art of coding to help you write better Perl codein fact, the best Perl code you possibly can. The guidelines cover code layout, naming conventions, choice of data and control structures, program decomposition, interface design and implementation, modularity, object orientation, error handling, testing, and debugging. They´re designed to work together to produce code that is clear, robust, efficient, maintainable, and concise, but Dr. Conway doesn´t pretend that this is the one true universal and unequivocal set of best practices. Instead, Perl Best Practices offers coherent and widely applicable suggestions based on real-world experience of how code is actually written, rather than on someone´s ivory-tower theories on how software ought to be created. Most of all, Perl Best Practices offers guidelines that actually work, and that many developers around the world are already using. Much like Perl itself, these guidelines are about helping you to get your job done, without getting in the way. Praise for Perl Best Practices from Perl community members: ´´As a manager of a large Perl project, I´d ensure that every member of my team has a copy of Perl Best Practices on their desk, and use it as the basis for an in-house style guide.´´ -- Randal Schwartz ´´There are no more excuses for writing bad Perl programs. All levels of Perl programmer will be more productive after reading this book.´´ -- Peter Scott ´´Perl Best Practices will be the next big important book in the evolution of Perl. The ideas and practices Damian lays down will help bring Perl out from under the embarrassing heading of ´´scripting languages´´. Many of us have known Perl is a real programming language, worthy of all the tasks normally delegated to Java and C++. With Perl Best Practices, Damian shows specifically how and why, so everyone else can see, too.´´ -- Andy Lester ´´Damian´s done what many thought impossible: show how to build large, maintainable Perl applications, while still letting Perl be the powerful, expressive language that programmers have loved for years.´´ -- Bill Odom ´´Finally, a means to bring lasting order to the process and product of real Perl development teams.´´ -- Andrew Sundstrom ´´Perl Best Practices provides a valuable education in how to write robust, maintainable Perl, and is a definitive citation source when coaching other programmers.´´ -- Bennett Todd ´´I´ve been teaching Perl for years, and find the same question keeps being asked: Where can I find a reference for writing reusable, maintainable Perl code? Finally I have a decent answer.´´ -- Paul Fenwick ´´At last a well researched, well thought-out, comprehensive guide to Perl style. Instead of each of us developing our own, we can learn good practices from one of Perl´s most prolific and experienced authors. I recommend this book to anyone who prefers getting on with the job rather than going back and fixing errors caused by syntax and poor style issues.´´ -- Jacinta Richardson ´´If you care about programming in any language read this book. Even if you don´t intend to follow all of the practices, thinking through your style will improve it.´´ -- Steven Lembark ´´The Perl community´s best author is back with another outstanding book. There has never been a comprehensive reference on high quality Perl coding and style until Perl Best Practices. This book fills a large
Note: Per author´s request, profanity has been removed from both the book and the audio program. The Instant New York Times Best Seller ´´Sims’s vivid portrait of Trump shrewdly balances admiration with misgivings, and his intricate, engrossing accounts of White House vendettas and power plays have a good mix of immersion and perspective. The result is one of the best of the recent flood of Trump tell-alls.´´ (Publishers Weekly) The first honest insider’s account of the Trump administration. If you hate Trump you need the truth; if you love Trump you need the truth.After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as special assistant to the president and director of White House message strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the president’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation. As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the president, sitting in on private meetings with key congressional officials, world leaders, and top White House advisors. He saw how Trump handled the challenges of the office, and he learned from Trump himself how he saw the world. For 500 days, Sims also witnessed firsthand the infighting and leaking, the anger, joy, and recriminations. He had a role in some of the president’s biggest successes, and he shared the blame for some of his administration’s worst disasters. He gained key, often surprising insights into the players of the Trump West Wing, from Jared Kushner and John Kelly to Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. He even helped Trump craft his enemies list, knowing who was loyal and who was not. And he took notes. Hundreds of pages of notes. In real-time. Sims stood with the president in the eye of the storm raging around him, and now he tells the story that no one els 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Thomas May, Cliff Sims - introduction. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003849/bk_aren_003849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.