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Luck is not something one would normally associate with Twilley, because his has been a career fraught with anything but. For the most part his recordings, as brilliant as most of them are, have been, as he once place it, "tangled in legal spaghetti." Such was the case with this album, originally recorded in 1994. Produced by legendary popmeister Richie Polodor and polished up for release now, "The Luck" is yet another sparkling jewel in Twilley's gem case. It's certainly a passionate-sounding record, b with dreamy melodies and Dwight's even dreamier voice, as on songs like "Holdin' On," "Leave Me Alone," "Oh Carrie" and "Suzyanne." These midtempo ballads are easily among his best tunes, striking the right chords, literally, between the earthly and the ethereal. That's not to say that our boy has forgotten how to shake and shimmy, because "The Luck" is packed with upbeat bouncers, such as "Remedies" and, especially, "Gave It All Up for Rock 'n' Roll," a track whose title says it all. After all these years, Twilley's still on fire.
This recording, like all of Dwight Twilley's past recordings, is full of power pop gems. There are artists and bands (i.e. the Del Lords, the Michael Stanley Band, Michael Stanley solo, and Dwight Twilley) who for some reason are not given the commercial recognition that artists of lesser talent are given. Dwight Twilley has from his first recording with the Dwight Twilley Band to this recording produced some of the very best melody of the past fifty years. All of the songs here have the familiar hooks that Dwight Twilley is know for. The ones that grabbed my attention immediately were "Music", "Forget About It", "The Luck", "Suzyanne", and the amazing "Gave It All Up For Rock n' Roll". Please do yourself a favor and buy, beg, borrow, or steal this power pop masterpiece.
Amazing title for this incredibly talented musician who seems to have had more than his share of poor luck, at least in the melody industry. Unbelievable power-pop writer/performer who will probably never obtain his due, but he keeps trying, and he keeps succeeding at producing memorable music. Once you "discover" Twilley, you just can't stop trying to pick up everything you can.
Dwight Twilley's melody from the 1970's combined the music and power of mid-period Beatles with the attitude and slap-back echoof Sun era Elvis. It was, to say the least, quite a combination. Twilley seemed to fade away after his '80'@#$%! 'Girls'. However, after a late night find on the internet, I found out he's still pumping out fresh melody on his own terms. The Luck is a jolt of power pop that confirms that Dwight has not lost his golden touch with a song. The cd sounds great, the band is very good, and Twilley sings better than ever. He is truly one of the most underrated rockers in the latest 25 years. If you have not heard anything from illey since the "old days" rest assured you will search songs like "THE LUCK", "I WORRY ABOUT YOU" and "FORGET ABOUT IT" among others, to be a blast of new air. This is power pop at it's best.
If you are a fan of Dwight Twilley, rejoice!! Twilley Don't Mind has alway been on my desert island melody list, and now I can add this CD to the list. Harmonies, passion, and superb song writing all add up to a amazing release. Favorites contain the attitude of "Music", the lust of "I Wanna Have You", the driving guitars in "You". If you haven't experienced Twilley this would be a amazing put to start.
I no longer follow football but I have heard of Sid Luckman even though his salad days as a player took put in the 1940s and I was born in 1943. Author Rosen connects the Luckman family with the mob during the heyday of Louis Lepke Buchalter and Sid's father Meyer Luckman. I have fun stories of the mob and this book often alternates chapters between Sid Luckman the player and the Fresh York mob as it applies to Sid's father. This format probably will not appeal to all ckman, a graduate of Erasmus High in Brooklyn, is one of several popular individuals who are alumni of the school in American melody and film history. While playing for Columbia University he came to be observed by George Halas, owner and coach of the Chicago Bears. Standout players often did not go on to play in professional football during this time and Luckman was planning on joining the family trucking business upon st everyone has someone who is very influential in their life leading to success is George Halas played a large role in Luckman's. Halas considered two individuals who he felt unique affection for. One was Sid Luckman and the other was Gale Sayers. The book also describes rule changes that took put over the years in professional football.I wasn't especially taken with the the explanation of the T-formation or other football nuances but I did have fun the part on the mob and also the end part of the book that explained the generosity of Sid Luckman towards others. He would buy multiple numbers of the same stuff to give out as bonuses to people who came to visit him. He was very generous with his time as though I no longer follow football I did recognize names from the early 1950s such as Johnny Lujack and George Blanda. I have a few football books in my library and I'm satisfied to add this one on Sid Luckman to my collection.
What an awesome story, told so brilliantly! If you love football, work in business, are dealing with innovation, or just have fun reading a very well written and truly inspiring story, well I think you might like this one.
It was interesting, but probably longer than it required to be. Well written, and informative, but more suited, I think, to a short story. It's not Battle and Peace, but it's not Mickey Sane, either!!!!! A amazing read.
I did have fun the book. But it never really found a rhythm. It was choppy. Trying to fit Luckman's private and professional life together was a hard fit. To me it wandered but found the end zone.Would I recommend it - Sure.
Well researched book by and about fellow Highland Park’ers. The amount of time spent on Lepke seemed overdone vs the pages devoted to the Luckman families both Sid’s and those of his brothers. Vivid descriptions of football in the 1940’s.
Love & Luck was a quick, cute, fun read that had me laughing out loud often, and at one point, tearing die is having a rough summer. Something poor happened between her and a guy named Cubby, right before she left for Ireland with her family. Whatever the something is, has caused a major rift between Addie and Ian, the brother that has always been her partner in crime, and her best friend. We don’t search out what happened with Cubby until nearly the end of the book, and the wait was nail-biting.I didn’t like Addie in the beginning, because she was aggressive, and had a super poor temper that led to acts of violence versus Ian. She took sibling squabbles to a whole fresh level, and I felt poor for her brother. Addie eventually grew on me, when she started contemplating and working through her misplaced favorite hero in Love & Luck, was definitely Rowan, because he’s a super nice guy, with a sweet disposition, and created a amazing mediator between the two feuding siblings. However, one of the main reasons I only gave this book 4 stars, was because I was disappointed with how Rowan’s dialogue was written. He’s supposed to have an accent that’s ‘100 percent Irish’, but his dialogue didn’t read as having that accent. I actually kept forgetting he was supposed to be Irish, because reading his lines was like listening to a 100 percent accented American.I’ve never been to Ireland, but it’s on my top 5 list of must-travel places. Reading Love & Luck, has created me wish to go to Ireland even more. Addie, Ian, and Rowan, are traveling across Ireland, stopping at historical landmarks, and every time they mentioned one, I immediately place the book down, and googled pictures. The landmarks in Ireland are breathtaking, and I really hope one day I can see them in fore I finish this review, I wish to leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Love & Luck, because it really moved me.“You don’t need anyone, unless you wish them. You’re enough all on your own”.
I have said it before, Kristen Ashley is one of my favorites to read! I have this book in digit and paper book, that is how much I love this book and series!The plot is an awesome journey, the twist and turns keeps you flipping pages. The characters create you wanna crawl in the book to be them! From the moment this book was cracked begin I was hooked and couldn’t and didn’t wish to place it down.Lexi, is a confident, fun-loving leading lady is something to aspire too! She has it all, and I love her just go with the flow attitude, and I am jealous of her beast of a car! Her ability to connect with the character is key ingredient that makes this work. I hate the damage that she experienced but it was pivotal need for them to come together.Ty, oh my gawd, delicious, strong, alpha who takes care of his own! I love his character, and to watch how he emotionally opens up to Lexi is beautiful. He is hardcore, and calculated, a high smart predator who is ready to strike back! The mix of these to hero feels the book with spicy and all things yummy and nice!The Colorado Series is one of my most favorite series by Kristen and recommend these books to anyone looking for a amazing fun, laugh out loud read with a mic of yummy alpha males … truly wont disappoint!
Oh em gee!! I am in love with this series and absolutely cannot pick my favorite couple! Preston and Tori have both been in contact with the completely unethical Hope Fertility Clinic each for their own reasons. They meet and fell in love by chance. I love how they love each other. It's a beautiful smooth ride to their Happily Ever After with babies!!Preston's Luck is completely safe and free of abuse and cheating. There's no ow/om drama, no others after meeting and both Preston and Tori are virgins.
3.5 STARSI don’t even know what to say. There were a lot of things I enjoyed about this book. There also a lot of things that confused me. I did [email protected]#$%!. Yay me! I’m interested to hear more people’s thoughts. I look forward to the next Sara Ney book.I voluntarily read an early copy.
I just loved Hard Luck by Sara Ney. It was a fun, place you in a amazing mood and create you smile book. I think sports romances are my favorite. If I am in a reading slump or feeling down, these just pick me right e first two books in this series deal with the Wallace brothers, and now we obtain True’s story, their ue Wallace is in the sports field, but doesn’t have the talent of her brothers. She doesn’t usually date athletes as her brothers scare them away. At Buzz Wallace’s wedding, she meets Mateo and they hit it off. Mateo is the teammate of Buzz Wallace. Real decides a one night stand would be fun, and then she can sneak away. Quick forward a few months later, and surprise! She shows up at her brother Tripp’s doorstep, homeless and is book was so much fun and kept me smiling. I didn’t wish it to end. I just love these characters so much. Mateo was a breath of new air, and every girls dream. Having been raised with 5 sisters, he knows how to treat a woman. Real and Mateo have such amazing chemistry, and an awesome connection. I could feel Sara’s personality in these characters. And the scenes involving Buzz was pure hilarity. I really hope there are more to come in this series.5 feel good, place you in a amazing mood stars
Addie Bennett is in Ireland for her aunt's wedding. Right after the wedding, she gets to fly out to Florence, Italy to meet up with her best mate Lina. However, there is a catch. Since Addie was fighting with her brother, Ian, her mother decides that having both siblings fly out to Florence would be a amazing method to for them to bond. If either of them causes a ruckus, they are both kicked off their sports teams. However, Ian has other plans.I was super excited that Jenna Evans Welch transports her readers to another country and even ties in characters from her debut novel, Love & Gelato, with Love & Luck. With the introduction of Addie and Addie's mother and brothers, readers also meet Ian's Irish friend, Rowan, who is equally as charming as he is smart. Not only did he figure out how to resolve a family argument between Ian and Addie, but Rowan and Addie eventually become amazing friends. Addie's first words to Rowan are "Who are you?" in a demanding voice and sees Rowan as a nuisance at first. She warms up to him as the novel of my favorite characters is Ian. Even though he is a football player who is scouted out for a scholarship to attend Washington State University, Ian's passions lies elsewhere. Ian has his own blog called My Lexicon and he is a teen melody online journalist. He has a beautiful amazing following online and that's how Rowan and Ian met. Rowan has been following Ian's articles for sometime and decided to contact him. Ian doesn't care too much about Washington State because he is working on polishing up his portfolio for a career in journalism. This is Ian's secret that he has been hiding from his family. However, Addie also has a secret she has been hiding from her family and it has to do with Cubby Jones. Throughout the novel, Addie utilizes Ireland for the Heartbroken to obtain over heartbreak while she travels throughout Ireland.Welch is able to flesh out a lot about characters' pasts beyond the main character. It adds substance to the plot and characterization to understand what these characters have been through. What are their struggles? How did they overcome them? What are they trying to achieve now? What are there goals and what are their pursuits to their own happiness? It helps readers figure out why characters say the things they say and do the things they do.When you first read Love & Luck, you think this is just Addie's story but it's so much more than that. I see it more like Ian's story and how Addie and Rowan add to his journey of following a band's footprints from their early days to their days of their final show. It's also a story about how Addie needs to figure out what she wants from life. Addie actually has a passion in auto mechanics but she only sees it as a hobby. Both Addie and Ian strengthen their sibling bond with this journey throughout Ireland. This novel includes ultimate coming-of-age stories about Addie and thing that bothered me about the novel was how Addie claims that the only method that she will be able to attend a amazing college is through soccer. Although I don't wish to see teens think like this, it does happen. I hope that Addie didn't see soccer as her only method to a amazing college. Also, what is defined as a "good" college? Everyone's definition of "good" & Luck is wanderlust at its very best, tracing steps to a melody festival in Ireland along sibling bonding and exploring Ireland with a guidebook to ease heartache. It's the excellent summer read where time slows down and people dive into fresh experiences. I highly recommend Love & Luck for readers who love traveling, melody and coming-of-age novels. Definitely read Love & Gelato if you haven't but it's not a needed to read Love & Gelato before Love & Luck.
4 Stars (Originally read 4/24/2014)4 Stars (Re-read 1/23/2017)Overall Opinion: This was an enjoyable re-read. I found that I didn't remember ever single detail, so it was nice to read again. I liked experiencing their progression into love. I also liked how Ty melted from being a cold, closed off man into one that loved Lexie openly and was affectionate with her. Because of the revenge aspect this did have a lot of other items going on, but I appreciated how KA still took the time to develop the relationship and focus on the romance in between it all.**See for my full review with spoilers**Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Lexie and Ty's story. They meet when Lexie picks up Ty from prison. She is stuck under the thumb of an unsavory man after her long-time boyfriend died, and she is created to do jobs for him like picking up Ty. Ty has been released after serving 5 years for a crime he didn't commit, and he has vengeance to obtain versus the men that place him there. He didn't expect Lexie to be the one to pick him up. After propositioning Lexie, he gets her to agree to marrying him in exchange for an escape from the man that has control over her life. Soon they search that the lines between a fake marriage and a true relationship are blurred and they fall in love. There are some huge obstacles they have to obtain through to search their happiness...but they do obtain a HEA in the end.POV: This alternated between Lexie and Ty's POV (with a few sections in other side character's POV).Overall Pace of Story: Good. I never skimmed, and I thought it flowed well. As with most KA books, it is on the longer side - listed as 664 pages on stalove: Yes, but not in the method that I found it wonderful (and not expressed until close to the end that they were feeling love since the beginning).H rating: 4 stars. Ty. I loved him until he messed up and pushed the h away. I did think he created up for his mistakes in the end, but I hated the method he reacted.h rating: 4 stars. Lexie. She was a amazing combination of sweet, loyal, sassy, and loving. I only wished that she created Ty work a small harder for her dness level: Moderate. I cried in this one. It never turned into ugly crying, and I never required tissues though.Push/Pull: YesHeat level: Moderate. They ave some hot chemistry and scenes, but not so much it takes away from the scriptive : YesOW/OM drama: Not in the usual stage with OW or OM: NoCheating: NoSeparation: YesClosure: This had amazing closure with a jump ahead epilogue and a HEA I got it: I paid $3.79 on Amazon for it back in 2014.
This was an amazing read! I loved Ty and Lexie! I liked that this was a various type of story, so that we got something completely new. This is a must read!Of course, Ty is your typical KA alpha male. Tough, [email protected]#$%, hot, not huge on communication but loves his woman completely. He takes care of Lexie, like she does for him. Having been falsely accused and imprisoned, Ty has a lot on his mind. Revenge, pain, suffering, and hate. Yet he never expects one small woman to create him second guess his plans. Lexie is a force of nature that brings light, joy, love and happiness back into his life. Just when he required it the most.Lexie has been through the ringer herself. With an ex-boyfriend with a knack for trouble, she finds herself unwittingly caught up in something dark and sinister. Luckily for her, Ty turns out to be the best surprise ever. He looks out for her, provides shelter and stability, and gives her something to look forward to every day. Having been down on her luck her whole life, she finally won the huge one-Ty's heart. Lexie is incredibly determined, loyal, giving and sweet. She gives everything of herself without asking for much in return. She is a heroine that you wish to know more about, to be mates with, and root is story was y, unusual, intriguing, suspenseful and romantic. I was hooked from the beginning, and I loved all the twists and turns. It was about family, friendship, loyalty and heart. Plus there were a lot of my Carnal favorites back in play, which created me very happy! I wholeheartedly recommend this book!
I have to say there is no method you can go wrong with Author Kristen Ashely's books. This book showed that you should never give up on what's right or on yourself. Things may seem horrible and like they will never obtain better or like if it wasn't for poor luck you wouldn't have any at all. But this book shows you that sometimes even though you've been kicked when you're down you can obtain up head held high and present the globe your worth. It was a wonderful read and I loved every page. And the yummy parts are the best ever! This author knows what she's doing and will have you gobbling up everything she's ever written because yes it's that good!!
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What else can I say about the song , this group, the sound that you have not already heard. It's Teddy Pendergrass and notes at their finest. It charted high in the 70s as a disco and soul hit for the group. Must have in your collection. I bought this to add to my digital playlist. Love it !
I am so in love with Mateo and tru, I loved how they came together and how tru felt so conflicted about things, i was majorly swooning on how much love Mateo offered tru and how they grew with one another, i am going to miss buzz and Tripp because they are quite ridiculous and there competing is the funniest thing ever, and can we just say Mateo's sisters were soo dang funny, i cried laughing, i am definitely going to recommend this series and this book to everyone i know, I Cant wait to see what Sara Writes next all of her books are one clicks for me.