Laurie Viera Riglers debut novel, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, the story of modern girl Courtney Stone caught within the social confines of Jane Austens era, received rave reviews from both fans and critics alike, and shot onto national bestseller lists.
RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT picks up where Confessions left off, telling the parallel story of Jane Mansfield, a gentlemans daughter from 19th century Regency England who, after a nasty fall, wakes up in Courtneys complicated and confusing (not to mention overly wired) LA life.
Though she cant begin to fathom what her boss means by syncing a blackberry, what this strange contraption called an Ipod is, and how people can flirt without expectations of marriage, Jane finds herself intrigued by this new world. She is comforted by the machine called a television where she can watch scenes from her favorite book Pride and Prejudice, and by Courtneys friend, Wes, a handsome, young gentleman who reminds her of the man who broke her heart back home.
Part comedy, part love story, and part social commentary, RUDE AWAKENINGS is a delicious treat for Austen addicts and fans of womens fiction everywhere, and a sweet reminder that no matter the century, home is where the heart is.
A tribute to Jane's Addiction classic "been Caught Stealing" brought you by the classic cable access show "The Talking Severed Floating Styrofoam Head" live from Fitchburg Mass FATV...this was made long before the days of non linear editing, how scary is that?
Jane Says is an alternative rock song by Jane's Addiction which was released on their 1987 live debut self-titled album. For more video lessons, visit *******www.jamplay****/.
During this year's lollapalooza, Music Dealers had the privilege of going on stage with Jane's Addiction. Here is a clip of the final song, Jane Says, where the band is joined by Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Perry Ferrel celebrates another festival year.
Jane's Addiction "Jane Says" Lollapalooza with Joe Perry
Dave Navarro interviews with *******www.ExploreTalent**** Dave Navarro talks about keeping a positive attitude in the music business. Dave interviews and then goes on stage to perform live at the LAYN rocks concert with Wolfmother, Ozzy and Slash. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Tired of the presidential race?
Here's one candidate you won't want to miss...Her name is Jane Austen and she approved this parody.
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See Jane run and see Jane win in '08!
See where Jane stands regarding:
No matter where you stand, Jane's's got our vote.
Check out the second in a series Jane '08 campaign spots and book trailers.
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Jane's still running and not ready to concede!
Come November there's only one choice
...to secure our future
...for affordable health care
...to invigorate the real estate market
...and still support our troops.
Check out the third in a series Jane '08 campaign spots and book trailers.
Brought to you by Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, the new novel from Laurie Viera Rigler. *******www.janeaustenaddict****
Noah K tackles the biggest tech rumors of this week! TechnoBuffalo's Mike Perlman talks digital music with Jane's Addiction! T-Pain dumps Auto-Tune for "The T-Pain Effect." Logitech posts poor Q1 earnings, slashes price of Google TV Reveue box. AirBnB customer trashes rental apartment. Samsung sends out telescopes ahead of US smartphone launch!
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Addiction Treatment Facility
Song: "The Difference Between Old and New Metal"
The era of metal's mainstream dominance in North America came to an end in the early 1990s with the emergence of Nirvana and other grunge bands, signaling the popular breakthrough of alternative rock. Grunge acts were influenced by the heavy metal sound, but rejected the excesses of the more popular metal bands, such as their "flashy and virtuosic solos" and "appearance-driven" MTV orientation.
Glam metal fell out of favor due not only to the success of grunge, but also because of the growing popularity of the more aggressive sound typified by Metallica and the post-thrash groove metal of Pantera and White Zombie. A few new, unambiguously metal bands had commercial success during the first half of the decade—Pantera's Far Beyond Driven topped the Billboard chart in 1994—but, "In the dull eyes of the mainstream, metal was dead." Some bands tried to adapt to the new musical landscape. Metallica revamped its image: the band members cut their hair and, in 1996, headlined the alternative musical festival Lollapalooza founded by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell. While this prompted a backlash among some long-time fans, Metallica remained one of the most successful bands in the world into the new century
Like Jane's Addiction, many of the most popular early 1990s groups with roots in heavy metal fall under the umbrella term "alternative metal." The label was applied to a wide spectrum of acts that fused metal with different styles, not all associated with alternative rock. Acts labeled alternative metal included the Seattle grunge scene's Alice in Chains and groups drawing on multiple styles: Faith No More combined their alternative rock sound with punk, funk, metal, and hip hop; Primus joined elements of funk, punk, thrash metal, and experimental music. Tool mixed metal and progressive rock; Ministry began incorporating metal into its industrial sound; and Marilyn Manson went down a similar route, while also employing shock effects of the sort popularized by Alice Cooper. Alternative metal artists, though they did not represent a cohesive scene, were united by their willingness to experiment with the metal genre and their rejection of glam metal aesthetics (with the stagecraft of Marilyn Manson and White Zombie—also identified with alt-metal—significant, if partial, exceptions). Alternative metal's mix of styles and sounds represented "the colorful results of metal opening up to face the outside world."
In the mid- and late 1990s came a new wave of U.S. metal groups inspired by the alternative metal bands and their mix of genres. Dubbed "nu metal," bands such as P.O.D., Korn, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, and Linkin Park incorporated elements ranging from death metal to hip hop, often including DJs and rap-style vocals. The mix demonstrated that "pancultural metal could pay off." Nu metal gained mainstream success through heavy MTV rotation and Ozzy Osbourne's 1996 introduction of Ozzfest, which led the media to talk of a resurgence of heavy metal. That year, Korn released Life Is Peachy, the first nu metal album to reach the top 10; two years later, the band's Follow the Leader hit number 1. In 1999, Billboard noted that there were more than 500 specialty metal radio shows in the U.S., nearly three times as many as ten years before. While nu metal was widely popular early in the 2000s, traditional metal fans did not fully embrace the style. By early 2003, the movement had clearly passed its peak, though several nu metal acts, as well as bands with related styles, such as System of a Down, retained substantial followings.