´´You don´t have to grind 24/7 to be a successful screen music composer, but you do have to be intentional with your time. I´m proud that Steven Melin has fought for this balance at an early age, and he´ll show you how you can too. I´m excited for how Family-First Composer will equip you to live the most fulfilling life possible.´´ (Adam Gubman, composer of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, producer of This Is Me from The Greatest Showman, and songwriter at Disney Parks Worldwide)This book is created for you, hardworking father who works at a corporate American job to pay the bills. You long to support your family composing music for film, TV, and video games.You get no joy or fulfillment from your work...this is a safe, ´´real” job. You complain to your wife every night about how you long for the day when you can support your family composing music for film, TV, and video games...You look forward to the weekends when you can spend time with your family, but you’re usually so exhausted from the work week that this time frustratingly must be used to rest and prepare for the upcoming work week. You have little time for friendships or dates with your wife due to stress at work and general unhappiness. To escape, you love watching TV shows and playing video games, but you rarely find time to enjoy these. You want to help around the house more and attend your kids’ events, but you never have time or energy to spare. You love to read, but have a hard time believing that his situation will ever really change...You hate the trajectory of your life. Aside from your family, it’s empty. Hollow. You were created to do more with your life. You want the chance to show your family - and the world - that you can support them doing what you love. You just need a guide: someone who has been in your shoes and knows the steps to take to be where you want to be...This book is written for you, a screen music composer s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Melin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150043/bk_acx0_150043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The writer and original star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell, reflects on the role he created twenty years ago. Director Noah Baumbach explains why his latest film, While We’re Young, might be his funniest yet. And a couple designs a therapeutic video game to cope with grief. [Broadcast Date: March 28, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/150328/rt_stud_150328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Across the United Kingdom, streets are lined with Union Jacks in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee — 60 years since she inherited the crown in 1952. But with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee only a decade behind them, a royal wedding last year, and the Olympics coming up this summer, are Britons up for yet another party?Next, Nina Arianda is the it-girl on Broadway — she’s nominated for a Tony for her performance in David Ives’ comedy Venus In Fur. The show is a play within a play: a writer has adapted an erotic novel for the stage, and he’s having a hell of a time casting the lead. Enter Vanda: a sexy, sly actress who is by turns sultry and bombastic, and pretty much takes over the show. Then, in Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, a black family buys a house in an all-white neighborhood — and even before they move in, the neighbors are up in arms. Karl Lindner, a member of the Clybourne Park property owners association, visits the buyers, suggesting that ´´Negro families are happier when they live in their own communities.” Following that, the San Antonio band Girl in a Coma formed over a junior high obsession over the tortured music of Morrissey. ´´I loved him so much it hurt,” says singer Nina Diaz, who was only 13 when she joined the band. ´´I turned vegetarian after that, started reading Oscar Wilde, eating yogurt and bagels and trying to be just like him.” Bassist Jenn Alva remembers, ´´We had posters all over the room, and we would talk to them.” After that, according to the Entertainment Software Association, 72% of American households play videogames while, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, 67% of Americans went to the movies. If those figures are both correct, videogames might now be the great American pastime. And finally, WNYC listener Julie Bayley grew up watching daytime talk shows to catch comics like Rodney 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120602/rt_stud_120602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comic Bob Newhart on this archive edition of Fresh Air. He´s been a part of the American comedy landscape since 1961 when his debut comedy album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart became a surprise hit. Since then he´s starred in three TV shows, including the Peabody award winning original The Bob Newhart Show, and appeared in numerous films. There´s a new Rhino anthology of his classic routines, Something Like This...The Bob Newhart Anthology. Recently Newhart was honored at the Aspen Comedy Festival. This fall Newhart is scheduled to co-star in a pilot for a new TV show. There´s also a live concert performance by Newhart on video, featuring him doing some new and classic routines, Bob Newhart: Button Down concert: Off the Record. (Original Broadcast Date: June 8, 1998) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020628/rt_whyy_020628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nicholas Briggs and Camille Coduri are the readers of these three original novels featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose, as played on TV by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper. Join the Doctor and Rose on these journeys in Time and Space as they encounter faceless killers in 1920s London, get trapped in an alien prison camp and discover something very sinister behind the latest video game craze. The stories are The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards, The Monsters Inside by Stephen Cole and Winner Takes All by Jacqueline Rayner. Based on the hit BBC TV series. Nicholas Briggs has provided the voices of the Daleks, Cybermen, Ice Warriors and numerous other alien characters in the Doctor Who TV series. Camille Coduri played Jackie Tyler in several episodes of the series from 2005 onwards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Camille Coduri, Nicholas Briggs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004136/bk_rhuk_004136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here´s the classic TV comedy sketch show that launched the careers of Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, and Pamela Stephenson. Written by some of Britain´s finest comedy writers, including Richard Curtis, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, and David Renwick, the show was groundbreaking, irreverent, outrageous, innovative, and rude. This compilation includes many classic sketches and songs, such as ´´(I Like) Trucking´´. ´´England My Leotard´´, ´´Nice Video (Shame About the Song)´´, the ´´Two Ninnies´´ song, and ´´Kinda Lingers´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001550/rt_bbcw_001550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeremy Hardy returns with a brand-new series that not only seconds that emotion but explains it, too. Yes, BBC Radio 4´s most passionate polemicist returns to the airwaves with a new format which promises to be both personal and profound, and to present sides of Jeremy you won´t have heard before. He may even sing. (He won´t sing.) The News Quiz and I´m Sorry I Haven´t a Clue regular, proud progenitor of 10 series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, and winner of numerous awards and almost certainly the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Jeremy is famous for lines like: ´Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year-old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own´ and, ´Islam is no weirder than Christianity. Both are just Judaism with the jokes taken out.´ His unique worldview once lead him to be likened to ´an incendiary vicar´. Gillian Reynolds called him ´an idealist, a dissenter, a polemicist and moralist - he´s a salutary reminder that jokes can, and should, be about big things´. The show is produced by Jeremy´s long-standing accomplice, David Tyler, whose radio credits include Cabin Pressure, John Finnemore´s Double Acts, Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones!, Marcus Brigstocke´s The Brig Society, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Armando Iannucci´s Charm Offensive, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, The Castle, The 99p Challenge, Deep Trouble, My First Planet, Radio Active and Bigipedia. His TV credits include Paul Merton - the Series, Spitting Image, Absolutely, The Paul Calf Video Diary, Coogan´s Run and executive producing Victoria Wood´s Dinnerladies. In the four shows, Jeremy is feeling, in turn, happy, sad, fearful and, finally, hopeful! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Hardy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003042/bk_rhuk_003042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seven stories of excitement and adventure in distant times and places! This second volume of readings features:The Planet of the Daleks, read by Jon PertweeThe TARDIS brings the Doctor and Jo to Spiridon, where they meet old allies and old enemies.Warriors of the Deep, read by Peter DavisonIn 2084, Earth´s superpowers inhabit the far corners of the ocean bed. But they are not alone!Vengeance on Varos, read by Colin BakerThe Doctor and Peri encounter the reptile Sil and a populace entertained by video sadism.The Novel of the Film, read by Paul McGannThe Time Lord´s eight incarnation is born in this novelisation of the 1996 TV movie Doctor Who.Earth and Beyond, read by Paul McGannTravel broadens the mind for the Eight Doctor and Sam in this trio of original short stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000032/rt_bbcw_000032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Benjamin Zander and British actress Brenda Blethyn, on this edition of Fresh Air. Zander has been called ´´a Pied Piper´´ of classical music and ´´one of music´s evangelists.´´ His passionate performances have earned him quite a following. Through his teaching and his pre-concert discussions, he has tried to spread his love of classical music to a wider public. He has conducted the Boston Philharmonic for over 20 years. He leads thePhilharmonia Orchestra on a new CD Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Telarc) and he has a new book, The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life (Harvard Business School Press). Blethyn co-stars in the TV mini series Anne Frank. It airs this Sunday and Monday on ABC. Her film, Saving Grace is out on video. The British comedy is about a middle-aged widow whose irresponsible husband left her in huge debt. She decides to start growing marijuana in her greenhouse instead of orchids. Blethyn´s other films include Mike Leigh´s Secrets and Lies (she was nominated for an Oscar) and Little Voice. (Original Broadcast Dates: January 6, 2000 and August 14, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010518/rt_whyy_010518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.