This story has to have a happy ending... Every weekend, the tech rich of Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, find themselves intermingling with hippies, spiritual advisers, artists, and shamans in prehistoric lake beds and dilapidated warehouses while they listen to electronic dance music and do copious amounts of drugs. The richest people in the history of mankind are being transformed by this movement. The transformational music festivals are changing the people who change the world...but will it be a world we´ll want to live in? What starts off as a cynical take on people who are ´´trying to find meaning where there is none,´´ turns into an adventure that spans six months across all the major music festivals of the West Coast, ending at, the holy of holy places for the transformations, Burning Man. Life in the Festivals is an honest look at this emerging world. Whether you agree with these people or not, you cannot deny their importance. This movement may just be the most interesting thing happening in the world. Sometimes cynical and witty, other times humble and eye opening, Life in the Festivals is a must hear for anyone who is curious about this strange culture and events. As well as anyone who plans on attending Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, EDC or any of the other music festivals sprouting out of the West Coast of America. This cannot be life, but life can sometimes be this. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Michael Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042557/bk_acx0_042557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finding love just got a little easier.... Josie Carter swore that there was no such thing as a love potion and that the crazy lady selling it at the hippie festival was a complete sham. But a tiny thread of hope was what made her try a sip. A sip that caused a series of unfortunate events to unfold, wreaking havoc in her life but leading her to a man who just might be everything she´s been missing. Before time runs out, she´ll have to figure out if it´s true love or if it´s all just too good to be true. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064868/bk_acx0_064868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The summer of 1969 saw astronauts land on the moon for the first time and hippie hordes descend on Woodstock for a legendary music festival. For Neil M. Maher, the conjunction of these two era-defining events is not entirely coincidental. With its lavishly funded mandate to send a man to the moon, Apollo became a litmus test in the 1960s culture wars. Many people believed it would reinvigorate a country that had lost its way, while for others it represented a colossal waste of resources needed to solve pressing problems at home. Yet Maher also discovers synergies between the space program and political movements of the era. Photographs of ´´Whole Earth´´ as a bright blue marble heightened environmental awareness, while NASA´s space technology allowed scientists to track ecological changes globally. The space agency´s exclusively male personnel sparked feminist debates about opportunities for women. Activists pressured NASA to apply its technical know-how to ending the Vietnam War and helping African Americans by reducing energy costs in urban housing projects. Against a backdrop of Saturn V moonshots and Neil Armstrong´s giant leap for mankind, Apollo in the Age of Aquarius brings the cultural politics of the space race back down to planet Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007945/bk_tant_007945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s back, and this time he´s muddy. You can follow the exploits the guru of Budleigh Salterton as he enjoys the sights, the smells, and the sheer footling misery of Glastonbury 2007. With his ever-unhelpful fiancée Bella, played by Catherine Tate, and a ragtag assortment of hippies and hummous, Giles shows you that all you need for the perfect festival is 4000 Cornish pasties, Shirley Bassey, and a hat in the shape of a muppet. That´s Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off...to Glastonbury. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcus Brigstocke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001740/rt_bbcw_001740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two things are weighing on Samantha Sweet´s mind this summer - organizing the Sweet Somethings chocolate festival and tracking down information on the mystical carved wooden box that came into her life nearly two years ago, changing her forever. At last she believes she has located the person who can give the answers. The festival is behind schedule, committee members are at each other´s throats, competitors are after the big prize money, and hungry crowds will soon be gathering at the gates. A slew of conflicting personalities are going at each other, and Sam is holding her breath, certain that this will not turn out well. When someone does indeed turn up dead, the trick is to find out who among the many parties committed the dirty deed. Meanwhile Sheriff Beau has his own set of problems trying to keep order at an encampment of free-spirited hippies who have moved into the area, so Sam is mostly on her own to keep the festival on track and find a killer. And the magic box? What Sam learns is that its powers are greater than she ever imagined, its history much more convoluted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Bates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001476/bk_bimo_001476_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s late summer 1972 in the redwood forests of northern California. It seems a safe and wondrous place, but some of the population of the town of Evergreen is growing pot in the trees, and others are bent on stealing it. Then there´s the coming folk festival, a jamboree bringing in musicians, music fans, war protesters, hippies, the Cossacks and other biker gangs, and the law, both local and federal. Skirting the edges are shades of the Manson family and the Mexican Mafia. Clifford Hickey is scheduled to perform at the festival in what might be his last guitar gig before heading off to law school to please his father. He arrives at the peaceful woodland campsite of his brother Alvaro, but within moments six armed men in badges crash the camp, and Alvaro runs. Clifford is arrested and roughly handcuffed. One of the sheriffs´ nephews has been murdered, and Alvaro is the posse´s quarry. When Clifford´s father and mother arrive on the scene, it´s the beginning of a confrontation between the Hickey family and the locals, including the Cossacks, who seemingly have their own agenda for Alvaro. Clifford, on the brink of adult life, becomes embroiled not only in a murder case but also in what becomes a battle between the Hickeys and the law and, ultimately, the Hickeys and their own past. Ken Kuhlken earned degrees in literature and writing and has been a columnist for the San Diego Reader. His stories have appeared in Esquire and Best American Short Stories, and he won the St. Martin´s Press / PWA Best First PI Novel Contest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005329/bk_blak_005329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stories of remarkable people and enduring love in the time of Woodstock. In the 1960s and ´70s, Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang, and he helped put together the Woodstock Festival of 1969, the era´s emblem of love and peace. From then on (and even before that), Yandolino, a beguiling fast-talker, charmer, and gifted storyteller, took charge of his life according to those ideals, grabbing and embracing all opportunities that were thrown his way. This memoir is an account of his life as a hippie, art director, entrepreneur, manager, and screenwriter (as well as various other hats he wore in the creative industry) - representing musicians like Joe Cocker and Paul Butterfield, art directing at Penthouse magazine, designing ´´erotic sheets,´´ and writing a screenplay about Marilyn Monroe and her seamstress Lena Pepitone, among other things. With his gung-ho attitude and fortuitous connections, Yandolino befriended Salvador Dali, hung out with Jimi Hendrix, ran with Abbie Hoffman, was kidnapped by a festival security detail in Paris, mixed with models and Penthouse pets, and watched secret Hells Angels initiation ceremonies. Throughout it all, Yandolino´s key message is his ´´free bird´´ philosophy of grabbing every chance you can and staying true to one´s artistic individuality. And, in the end, despite his fast life, he was always grounded by his love for his wife, Charli. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Edwards, Marianne Fraulo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027080/bk_adbl_027080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Woodstock: The Oral History is the definitive, electrifying account of the rock festival that shook the world and defined a generation. In 1969 four young men - two budding entrepreneurs who really wanted to write sitcoms, a former head shop proprietor turned rock band manager, and a record company executive who smoked hash in his office - had a dream: to produce the greatest rock concert ever held. Little did they know how enormous a reality their dream would become - and what overwhelming hurdles they´d have to overcome, from crazed radicals to spoiled rockers to Governor Rockefeller. Woodstock: The Oral History is the fascinating story of how it all came together - and almost fell apart - told by the men and women who made it happen. It shares the adventures of a ragtag bunch of businessmen and bohemians, of hippies, hucksters, handymen, and hangers-on, working against all odds to unite a generation for one wild, glorious weekend in August 1969. You´ll hear the voices and get behind-the-scenes stories from such people as Abbie Hoffman; Miriam Yasgur (who, along with her husband, Max, owned the land on which the festival was held); Joe Cocker; Richie Havens; Wavy Gravy; Chip Monck; and dozens of other producers, performers, and key players in this rich tale of 1960s music, culture, politics, and hip capitalism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Makower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mako/000001/bk_mako_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.