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Fancy Footwork By Angie Bowie

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Fancy Footwork

FANCY FOOTWORK is ANGIE BOWIE’s poetry collection from the early 1970s spanning nearly 50 years and published by Create Space. RICK HUNT illustrated the poems and this makes the second collaboration between Angie and Rick: the first was CAT’ASTROPHE.

FANCY FOOTWORK describes how much living there is to be done.

Asked about the essence of verse and poetry Angie replied: “The poems tell the story of how we dance and spin, sometimes smooth and fluid like water and sometimes taut and on guard like a tight-rope walker. We stretch our legs and learn to sprint. We unfold our wings and take to the skies. Imaginations soar above the trees and into the clouds, and as the air becomes thin, we revert to energy. We are no longer physical entities, no breath, no biology...... just Light. We swoop through space. We dance amongst the stars, batting at stardust to jostle a response from our ancestors. That is what this book is about. Our time on Earth'

Rick Hunt

Rick Hunt said:

" I am honored to be creating alongside the sparkling spirit that is Angie! I believe the alchemy of our energies together is a perfect fit. I believe that I may be the universe's luckiest artist!.. I have been given yet another opportunity to creatively collaborate with my dear friend Angie Bowie!...This past year I have had the," FUNTASTIC" task of illustrating her poetry, lyrics, visions, and thoughts !... I have spent every waking free moment this past year doing so!... The images and energy/vibrations/spirit that is the embodiment of Angie's visions in her amazing life have so easily merged with my myriad own! In fact, it feels to me that the images I created to enhance Angie's words, emerged, connected, and chemically blossomed together seamlessly like a very successful alchemists ritual!... There seems to be a "mystical" connection between us that allows the creative waters to flow. Images have always come to me in constant waves. Give me a word and I can create an entire mural in moments from it. Multiply that kind of energy by the pages upon pages of Angie's poetry and lyrics and I have stacks upon stacks of drawings in various states of completion. I have also been blessed by Angie's encouragement and enthusiasm for my creative process and her gently guiding me to use more COLOR in my work. I can truly say with confidence that I am really enjoying the addition of these colors in my work. In closing, I feel safe to say that the overall images of my illustrations for this project has captured the spirit of the book and Angie’s poetry.”

Fancy Footwork is available online at CreateSpace and at Amazon.com. Autographed copies are available from www.angiebowie.net

Sergio Kardenas

'Cover photo for FANCY FOOTWORK, Sergio Kardenas is gifted with talent and astonishing good looks. Both as director, performer and photographer Sergio helped provide me with the graphics I needed for book covers and my own imaging. Sergio’s photography and recent artwork for book covers and Face Book illustration for the last 8 years has made me very happy and represented me in relationship to the things I find important. Thank you very much.' Angie Bowie



Angie Bowie Interview with Eric Blair 2012

Published on Oct 16, 2012 by blairingoutshow Angie Bowie talks to Eric Blair about her new book Lipstick Legends and all things Rock & Roll. Angela Bowie is an American cover girl, model, actress and musician. She was the wife of English musician David Bowie until divorcing in 1980, and she is the mother of film director Duncan Jones. (Wikipedia) Lipstick Legends - Uk Tour Coming Soon!! via David Bowie's ex wife Angie Bowie talks with Eric Blair 2012 (55 min) - YouTube.


A Smile To Remember

By Charles Bukowski

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a smile to remember

We had goldfish and they circled around and around in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes covering the picture window and my mother, always smiling, wanting us all to be happy, told me, 'be happy Henry!' and she was right: it's better to be happy if you can but my father continued to beat her and me several times a week while raging inside his 6-foot-two frame because he couldn't understand what was attacking him from within.

my mother, poor fish,

wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a week, telling me to be happy: 'Henry, smile! why don't you ever smile?'

and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was the saddest smile I ever saw

one day the goldfish died, all five of them, they floated on the water, on their sides, their eyes still open, and when my father got home he threw them to the cat there on the kitchen floor and we watched as my mother smiled



David apps 2012 East London Exhibition

David apps 2012 East London Exhibition


Magic City – A sexual coming-of-age comedy set in seventies Berlin.

Magic City by Michael Dean

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A sexual coming-of-age comedy set in seventies Berlin.

Magic City is a comedy of errors set in West Germany in 1971. Marcus Himmelfahrt, unable to come to terms with his Jewish heritage and his sexual impotence, has no idea what to do with his life. He takes a job as an English teacher in Ludwigsburg, the Magic City of the title, intending to re-invent himself under a false name.

On day one, he does something he shouldn't in a graveyard and the police are called. His personal habits repeatedly upset his highly strung landlord. He is nevertheless a hit at the language school, and fast establishes a reputation as a ladies' man. But can he live up to it?

Meanwhile, as he wanders around unaware in dreamy innocence, he is framed, followed and shot at. He finally finds love only to be wrongly accused of rampant womanising. Against a background of retribution against a former Nazi and a robbery by the Baader-Meinhof gang, our still oblivious hero is hunted by drug dealers, by his terrifying employer, and by both the East and West German intelligence services.

As the forces against him gain momentum and menace, even the Magic City may not be enough to save him.

Michael Dean read history at Worcester College, Oxford, and has an MSc in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. He is a fluent German speaker and a translator - an Associate of the Institute of Linguists. He has had three previous novels published, The Crooked Cross, Hirschfeld's Friends and THORN. He is also the author of Chomsky: A Beginner's Guide and more than 30 English Language Teaching titles, including the best-selling short story New York Café. He lives in Colchester, Essex.

Notes:

  • This story of the not-so-innocent abroad is full of plenty of laddish humour and sexual conquests
  • Set in Berlin, with plenty of interesting historical and factual details
  • Exciting espionage element to the plot - East and West German Intelligence play a major part

27th January 2012

£16.99

978-1-84624-637-1



The Power Of Powerlessness – A Story Of Alcoholism And Recovery

The Power of Powerlessness - A Story of Alcoholism and Recovery

By Billy Steel

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At last, a book from one who has walked the walk. Billy Steel provides an insight into alcoholism rarely seen. It is the story of one man's journey into chronic alcoholism and subsequent recovery. The Power of Powerlessness - A Story of Alcoholism and Recovery is the true story of a man who was taken by the ravages of alcohol from the peak of an Oxford education to close to the hopelessness of the gutter but who then fought back to make a full recovery to long held abstinence.

The Power of Powerlessness offers a lifeline for others feeling the hopelessness associated with alcoholism and drug addiction. Well written with touching honesty from the deep personal experience of an intelligent man who is utterly frank in describing the harrowing details of the worst of times but then describes how he made a full and successful recovery. Billy Steel offers example, hope and advice of how recovery is possible and provides little known insights into the vital role played by Alcoholics Anonymous in the treatment of alcoholism. In particular he openly challenges the failings of the National Health Service in dealing with the problems of addiction. It is an important real life study of alcoholism, its occurrence and treatment. Personal testimony, practical guidance, spiritual clarity, encouragement and inspiration - all are here and cannot fail to be of enormous use to recoverers and helpers alike. What others have said about The Power of Powerlessness - A Story of Alcoholism and Recovery: I think the book is highly readable and very valuable. I honestly wish I could have read it 20 years ago to short circuit the hell and loss I went through. Ed Mitchell. Author of 'From Headlines to Hard Times'. There is so little published information that is reliable and even more rubbish printed in so called self help books. A definitive account from someone with your experience is desperately needed. Ed Lindsey. Former Counsellor, CEO and Trustee of Broadway Lodge, the first Minnesota model treatment centre in Britain. Thank you for being an alcoholic! Another AA paradox perhaps or just an irony, but certainly serendipity, for you have helped me understand Michael, 'my' alcoholic, in a way that could not have happened except by being 'immersed' in the whole subject of alcoholism from an alcoholic's point of view. I thought I already understood. In actual fact, I just knew a lot, and as we know, knowledge doesn't always equate with understanding. Frances Kavanagh, Editor The Power of Powerlessness - A Story of Alcoholism and Recovery Imprint: Bright Pen Published: Aug 12th 2010 Available in paperback and in eBook format at www.authorsonline.co.uk Paperback Purchase Price: £11.99 eBook Download Price: £3.95



Tolstoy – On Anarchy



Fàshiön memoir “Stairway to Nowhere”

Hope all is groovy. I thought you might like to know that my book, the Fàshiön memoir “Stairway to Nowhere” is finally available through www.lulu.com at  http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/stairwa y-to-nowhere/8498322   This is the true, unexpurgated, twisted story (with pictures) of the original Fàshiön line-up (1978-80) on tour with The Police, U2, B52s etc.   Plus there’s a whole section about NYC in 1979CBGB, Patti Smith, Diplomat Hotel, The Police etc. etc.   And ... it will make you laugh!!   Cheers Luke Fàshiön www.fashionlukesky.com fashion


Francesco Mellina Punk Rock Photo Collection

Francesco Mellina photo collection


Check out these COMICS!!!!

Get a drink and put your feet up and check out these wicked comics - by Alex Poray. Superb Artwork!

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