Following a breakout year for Liz Brasher, including cross country tours with rock and roll legends The Psychedelic Furs and The Zombies as well as Red Wanting Blue, today she´s announced her follow up to her Outcast EP from earlier this year with her debut full-length album coming on Fat Possum Records January 18th, 2019. Today sees the first taste of the new album with Love Feasts before Brasher heads back on the road with The Psychedelic Furs for an east coast run this fall. Speaking to the single Brasher says Love Feasts is a stream of subconsciousness that came out of me in maybe 10 minutes. It was fast. I had been reading poetry, the book of Jude, and doing a lot of self-reflecting. In turn, it came out as a mixture of beautiful imagery wrapped in darkness. It´s not about any one particular thing. It´s a song you can look at from different perspectives and still find new meaning over time. At its core it begs the listener to be watchful of who they let in to their intimate space. It also asks them to always forgive when they have been wronged (the inevitable). To undergo purification, reconciliation, and ultimately completely letting go of what has happened. Liz Brasher´s debut album showcases her robust voice, accompanied by her technical guitar playing and allegorical songwriting, with her inspirations stemming from a myriad of musicians, wandering from Pops Staples to surf guitar icons The Ventures. Brasher has a punch to her playing on record, but when it comes to her live performances, she is an absolute powerhouse show stopper. Brasher distills this passion and vigor into eleven powerful tracks on her debut LP. Liz Brasher´s Painted Image sees this fiery vocalist and band leader digging into her past and present to create music that is as timeless as it is refreshing. Hers is a diverse sound rooted in the influence of Brasher´s two homes: her adopted hometown of Memphis; and her childhood stomping grounds in rural North Carolina, where she was raised in a musical, multi-ethnic household that influences every aspect of her creative work.
The Painted Messiah combines a blistering action thriller set in the streets of Zurich and on the lakes and wooded slopes of Switzerland with a compulsive and convincing account of first century Romano-Judean politics and the real reason for Pontius Pilate´s condemnation and execution of Christ. A legend persists that, after the ´´scourging´´, Pilate commanded that his victim be painted from life. Somewhere, the painting survives, the only true image of Christ, granting the gift of everlasting life to whoever possesses it. Kate Kenyon, the wealthy young widow of an English aristocrat killed on a Swiss mountain, has an addiction to mortal risk. She feeds it by engaging in the armed robbery of priceless artifacts with her accomplice and lover, Ethan Brand, a Tennessean who owns a bookshop in Zurich. Their latest target is a priceless ´´Byzantine´´ icon hidden in the tower of a chateau by Lake Lucerne. So far, they have never had to shoot anyone. This time will be different. Thomas Malloy is a retired CIA man looking for his first lucrative freelance assignment. His chance comes with a presidential favor to a rich but ailing televangelist. Malloy´s task seems simple enough: pick up the preacher´s newly acquired painting from a Zurich bank and get it to the airport. But once in Switzerland, Malloy´s old friend, the enigmatic Contessa Claudia de Medici tries to warn him off his mission. Sir Julian Corbeau is an international criminal holed up in Switzerland to avoid US extradition proceedings. He is also the sadistic head of the modern Knights Templar. He had the painting, and now he desperately wants it back as well as to wreak a bloody revenge upon those who stole it. As the contenders vie for possession, the bullets fly, the body count rises, and the secrets of the portrait gradually unfold. We learn how and why it came to be painted and how an object depicting the Light of the World could exert such a baleful and malignant ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive Catterall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000052/bk_iamb_000052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, the Madrid Codex includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from the second to the fifteenth centuries A.D. Some scholars have recently argued that the Madrid Codex originated in the PetA(c)n region of Guatemala and post-dates European contact. The contributors to this volume challenge that view by demonstrating convincingly that it originated in northern YucatAn and was painted in the Pre-Columbian era. In addition, several contributors reveal provocative connections among the Madrid and Borgia group of codices from Central Mexico.
Patricia Lawrence is exploring archeology and nature with Touch the Earth Adventures, in the Coconino National Forest near Sedona, Arizona. Thousands of years ago, in the foothills of the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, highly organized cultures lived. Among the artifacts these early Americans left behind are petroglyphs and pictographs, images painted on or picked into the red rock canyon walls we are exploring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr J. D. Streeter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000677/bk_bigh_000677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition, how did these perfect drawings come about at a time when man’s sole purpose was surviving? And why, some 10 thousand years later, did startlingly similar animal paintings appear once again, on dark cave walls? Scholars and archaeologists have for centuries pored over these works of art, speculating and hoping to come away with the key to the mystery. No one until now has ever come close to elucidating either their origin or their meaning. In their stunning audiobook and for the first time, David and Lefrre, after working together for years, give us a new understanding of an art lost in time, revealing what had until recently remained unexplainable - the oldest enigma in humanity has been solved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017805/bk_adbl_017805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the earliest times, human beings have found it difficult to represent their own bodies in a straightforward way. The rare painted images of humans in Paleolithic art are much less naturalistic than the images of animals created at the same epoch. At the dawn of art, representations of the nude body were simply vehicles for statement about the need for fertility if the human race was to survive successfully. Both Paleolithic and Neolithic sculptures tend to present human males and females in terms of exaggerated sexual characteristics. The Venus of Willendorf is one of the best-known Paleolithic examples. The recently discovered Hongshan Neolithic-to-Chalcolithic culture that flourished in Northeastern China and adjacent regions of Mongolia from c.3500 BC to c.2000 BC produced numerous jade statues and amulets that emphasize the sexual aspect. In some of these, the female body is reduced to a pair of breasts and a vulva. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teague Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102243/bk_acx0_102243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Birds of Western Africa (Helm, 2001) was the first single-volume guide to cover all the species of this region, which comprises 23 countries from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic, and south to Congo. This new edition uses all of the plates from Birds of Western Africa, with a concise, authoritative text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 1300 species found in the region. The book also has updated colour distribution maps for each species placed on the text pages for the first time. A number of new images have been painted for this new edition and several of the illustrations have been replaced. This major new guide will enable birders to identify any species found in any of the countries covered.
Immerse yourself. Savor the best storytelling from the greatest authors of the supernatural. The haunting language and brilliant rendition create an extraordinary atmosphere. Includes: ´´Ethan Brand´´ by Nathaniel Hawthorne: A lime-burner and his young son encounter the man searching for the Unpardonable Sin. ´´The Yellow Sign´´ by Robert W. Chambers: Using the rich gothic language of Poe, the author creates a similar shocking effect. ´´The Oval Portrait´´ by Edgar Allan Poe: A painter exchanges the life of his young bride for the painted image. ´´The Upper Berth´´ by F. Marion Crawford: Apparent suicides on board a ship lead to uncanny supernatural conclusions. ´´An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge´´ by Ambrose Bierce: One of the most famous short stories ever written. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geraint Wyn Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/part/000075/bk_part_000075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.