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Roadie

Roadie
Author: Jamie Smith
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716015
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Veteran race announcer and long-time cycling enthusiast Jamie Smith sets out to explain the sport he loves and the roadies who live for it in this lighthearted treatise on bike racing. Finally, a book to explain those people who roll out for a ride dressed in technicolored Lycra at the crack of dawn on Saturday, and return at sundown with a glow of satisfaction and even stronger tan lines. Perfect for anyone who has ever known a roadie, considered becoming a roadie, or walked away from a bike race completely puzzled, Roadie addresses all of the curiosities that accompany the sport of cycling, from shaved legs to colorful jerseys and unbelievably expensive bicycles, shoes, and components. Every seemingly neurotic tendency is explained and celebrated with humorous illustrations from nationally syndicated cartoonist Jef Mallett (also rumored to log thousands of miles of riding per year). Explaining strategy and races from the famous Tour de France stage race to the local criterium, Roadie brings the excitement of bike racing alive for anyone with an appetite for adrenaline. And for the thousands who purchase a shiny new road bike each spring, it's a much-needed primer on the politics of a group ride. Pacelines, drafting, sprinting, climbing, and breakaways are turned into everyday commonsense with colorful anecdotes. Whether interested onlooker or cycling aficionado, readers will find themselves laughing out loud as they revel in the roadie's world.
Roadie
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jamie Smith
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-01 - Publisher: VeloPress
Veteran race announcer and long-time cycling enthusiast Jamie Smith sets out to explain the sport he loves and the roadies who live for it in this lighthearted treatise on bike racing. Finally, a book to explain those people who roll out for a ride dressed in technicolored Lycra at the crack of dawn on Saturday, and return at sundown with a glow of satisfaction and even stronger tan lines. Perfect for anyone who has ever known a roadie, considered becoming a roadie, or walked away from a bike race completely puzzled, Roadie addresses all of the curiosities that accompany the sport of cycling, from shaved legs to colorful jerseys and unbelievably expensive bicycles, shoes, and components. Every seemingly neurotic tendency is explained and celebrated with humorous illustrations from nationally syndicated cartoonist Jef Mallett (also rumored to log thousands of miles of riding per year). Explaining strategy and races from the famous Tour de France stage race to the local criterium, Roadie brings the excitement of bike racing alive for anyone with an appetite for adrenaline. And for the thousands who purchase a shiny new road bike each spring, it's a much-needed primer on the politics of a group ride. Pacelines,
Roadie
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Matt McGinn
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-08 - Publisher: Portico
He's been part of the Coldplay family since day one, we love him.' COLDPLAY 'A funny, honest, absorbing account from an unseen member of the World's biggest band.' SIMON PEGG Longtime Coldplay roadie Matt has taken almost every step with the band over a decade of world tours and 40 million (and counting) record sales. In this, his first book, he reveals what life is like behind the scenes at the pinnacle of rock 'n' roll touring. As Coldplay move from club gigs to arenas and stadiums worldwide, Matt goes with them; faking it as a band member on US chat shows, flirting with Kylie, saving a life on a French motorway and even pitching in with the odd guitar riff in the studio. Roadie provides the definitive glimpse of backstage life. Tales of hurricanes and heatwaves, helicopter chases and private jets, plectrum hunters and projectiles all come together as Matt explains in his unique way - and regardless of the mountain (and gear) to move - that the show must always, always go on.
Roadie
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Denise Jaden
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-21 - Publisher: Denise Jaden Books
RUNAWAYS. ROMANCE. A ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP... Guarded and angry at humanity, Kass has nowhere safe to go for the next three weeks. She recoils from Eli’s gentle patience, while accepting his not-quite invitation to join their band tour. He gets her, though, and he is the only person to ever make it past her cutting back talk. But she’s a life-hardened punk who won’t get along with the rest of the band. He’s a sensitive guitar player. Sparks will fly as they try to meet in the middle on their rock and roll road trip. Roadie, Track Two in a new upper YA Series, features page-turning band drama, sizzling romance, and nuanced characters. If you like Rainbow Rowell and Gayle Forman, you’ll love Denise Jaden’s new series. Pick up your copy, and hit the road with Kass and Eli today!
The Official Roadie Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: Wayne Prophet
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-24 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The quintessential guide on how to become a roadie. Written for those who are serious about becoming a roadie or for those who are just curious to see how the live entertainment industry REALLY works ... on all levels. Learn about the different types of roadie jobs and how to find training for these jobs. Tips on how to find work and how not to look like a rookie on your first day. A must have for anyone who has ever toured or for those who have a roadie in their life. Also makes a great novelty gift for your favorite rock fan.
Life of a Roadie
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Ronnie Rush
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03 - Publisher: Brian Schwartz
In all of Rock 'n Roll, it was the least of all cool jobs, but everyone who did it, wanted no other job: Roadie. No show ended or started without them; they were there hours before and hours after a concert. It paid minimum wage with no benefits. But if you toured with the right group, you were dead in the middle of history. Few Roadies write their history, their personal stories, their pain and joy. But in Ronnie Rush's book, we see a slice of Rock history that does not try to bridge all of rock 'n roll music; the words place a small stone in the foundation of the growth of one group's life and travels. (Ross du Clair, Chief Engineer, Clear Channel Radio, Sacramento, CA) I've been to hell and back and shook hands with the devil, and I'm still walking tall without the smell of smoke upon me. -Ronnie Rush This book is about my experiences in the music business, starting from when I was a roadie with all the experiences I had with the artists I worked for and continuing through my times in radio until my retirement. The title, Life of a Roadie: the
Roadie
Language: en
Pages: 63
Authors: David Metzenthen
Categories: Australian fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:
YA. A journey into the heart and soul of a rock band.
Roadie
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: Karl Kuenning
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-06-01 - Publisher: Writer's Showcase Press
Once upon a lifetime ago, I was a "roadie" (a sound and lighting technician) and had the unique experience of working with rock stars, jazz performers, Disco and R&B artists from around the world. My behind the scenes stories contained in this book are all true. Some of the stories are exciting, with high drama, and unexpected plot twists. Other stories are very sad, oddly bizarre, or even incredibly ironic. Mixed in, on almost every page, is a large dose of humor to keep the reading light. Grab your backstage pass and hop on the tour bus, the show is about to start!
Roadie,Inc. Second Edition
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Andy Reynolds
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-30 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
'Roadie, Inc – How to Gain and Keep a Career in the Live Music Business.' is the definitive guide to starting out as technician, working for bands on tour. The book details the exact steps you need to take in order to find work as a sound engineer, back line tech, lighting engineer, tour manager, touring stylist or driver. There is also comprehensive information on non-touring roles such as artist manager, music booking agent and concert promoter. The book is written By Andy Reynolds, a veteran concert tour manager and touring audio engineer. Reynolds also wrote 'The Tour Book – How to get Your Music on the Road' which helps musicians to understand the concert touring industry and get more gigs.Inside 'Roadie, Inc.' you will find:• How the live music industry really works • Details of the various back stage jobs• Industry secrets - why roadie jobs are never advertised• Interviews with pro road crew, artist managers, booking agents and promoters• Examples of contracts for concerts and freelance employment• Step-by-step guides to starting your live music industry career
Roadie
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Chris Banks
Categories: English language
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:
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Roadie
Language: en
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Authors: Howard Massey
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-01 - Publisher:
A tale of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Friendship and betrayal. Journey and redemption. A band torn apart by a manipulative manager. A rock star gone missing. An international maelstrom that ranges from the glitz of L.A. to the seedy underbelly of Amsterdam, from the slopes of St. Moritz to the forbidding Scottish Highlands. Inspired by the true story of Rolling Stones founding member Ian Stewart, fired by the group's first manager because he "didn't look like a rock star," ROADIE vividly captures all the trials, tribulations, and rites of passage musicians go through as they climb the ladder of success, as well as exposing the cruel realities of life in the fast lane.