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KEY-BAK #488B Retractable Reel with 48 inch (120 cm) Kevlar Cord, Durable Polycarbonate Case, Zinc Alloy Carabiner, Split Ring
KEY-BAK #488B Retractable Reel with 48 inch (120 cm) Kevlar Cord, Durable Polycarbonate Case, Zinc Alloy Carabiner, Split Ring
Price: $13.62
12 used & new from $10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Made in the USA, June 16, 2015
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Made in the USA this retractable keyring is just what I was looking for. This key ring keeps my keys secure, readily accessible and leaves plenty of space in the bottom of my pocket. It clips on to my belt loop easily and securely and there is enough length from the carabiner and to allow the reel casing to rest out of the way in my pocket. The reel mechanism is very smooth and there is plenty of length available. It's also light so it adds minimal carrying weight. Hopefully it will stand the test of time, so far I am very pleased with this purchase.


Time Warrior: How to defeat procrastination, people-pleasing, self-doubt, over-commitment, broken promises and chaos
Time Warrior: How to defeat procrastination, people-pleasing, self-doubt, over-commitment, broken promises and chaos
by Steve Chandler
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.98
66 used & new from $3.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your time (and money), July 20, 2014
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I totally concur with the other one star reviews here. Surely the majority of the 5-star reviews are bogus. This is hackneyed motivational fluff; poorly written, often corny, and lacking in productive advice and insight.

The author throws out a grab-bag of topics writes a couple of pages,`chapters', about each. These topics are supposed to somehow relate to the idea of being a `Time Warrior', which I guess is intended to conjure images of Toshiro Mifune fearlessly chopping down any and all obstacles in his path. It's certainly an appealing image but is one the bears no relation to the book and is really just a marketing gimmick used to package this pedestrian and poorly written collection of thoughts.

The back pages of the book are devoted to selling you an assortment of other products offered by the author. My personal favorite is the so-called 'Coaching Prosperity School' about which he says: "My school has been the only coaching school that does not teach you how to coach. It's the only school that focuses all its time and energy on one thing: acquiring your next client."

Seriously, don't be a sucker like I was, if you value your time (and money) give this one a miss.


GLW High Power 110V LED 3W Warm White Desk Lamp Table Light 35cm Flexible T...
GLW High Power 110V LED 3W Warm White Desk Lamp Table Light 35cm Flexible T...
Offered by GLW Lighting
Price: $20.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars heavy weight light, January 20, 2014
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Having received this product only a couple of weeks ago I can't attest to it's long-lastingness. The only thing that seems potentially vulnerable to malfunction is the power switch, the mechanism and casing are made of flimsy, lightweight plastic. Hopefully with careful handling it will hold up to long term use.

The main body of the lamp and the clip are made of metal not plastic and are surprisingly sturdy with some heft that I hadn't expected from a made-in-China product. The light is bright white (maybe a tad too bright?), the clip is very strong, the power cord has sufficient length, and the arm flexes well and stays in position.

So far I'm very pleased with this purchase. Minus one star for the flimsy switch.


Curse of Inferno [VHS]
Curse of Inferno [VHS]
VHS
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1.0 out of 5 stars splash in the can, January 3, 2014
This review is from: Curse of Inferno [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I was compelled to watch this film while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Having accidentally decapitated myself in a desperate scramble to turn off my tv I was unable to reach the remote control as the opening credits for 'The Curse Of Inferno' rolled. The good news is that doctors were able to reattach my head. The bad news is the festering pile of feces that is this movie. The studio executive(s) who made it possible for Pauly Shore, a man so hopelessly lacking in acting ability, to make the leap from MTV vj to leading role ought to have been collecting unemployment the week after this turd of a movie splashed into the can.

The only person actually capable of acting in this stink-bomb of a movie is Ned Beatty and the one star of this review I dedicate exclusively to him. I hope they paid him a boatload of money to appear in this drivel.


Grace
Grace
Price: $6.50
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5.0 out of 5 stars intimations of immortality, November 14, 2012
This review is from: Grace (Audio CD)
Rife with intimations of mortality, 'Grace' is a singular work of genius that puts Jeff Buckley in the pantheon of rock gods. End review.


The Fugitive: Season 2, Vol. 1
The Fugitive: Season 2, Vol. 1
DVD ~ David Janssen
Offered by westcoastmedia
Price: $19.97
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dismal, February 8, 2012
Another 'WKRP In Cincinnati-style' hack job from CBS featuring a dismal, vomit inducing overdubbed synthesizer soundtrack in place of the original score. If you enjoy classic 1960's television set to a 1980's style soundtrack then this will be right up your alley. Personally, it's not my cup of tea. Glad I checked this out of the library rather than bought it.

Note to CBS: If you're not willing to do the job right from the outset it's best not to even bother trying. Really. Just leave it unreleased because honestly stitched-up affairs like this are not worth the material they're printed on.


Pedaltrain JR With Hard Case
Pedaltrain JR With Hard Case
2 used & new from $782.53

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HARD vs SOFT case: weighing in, January 9, 2012
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You'll not find many people who will refute that Pedaltrain pedalboards are durable and well designed. Available in a variety of sizes (the JR being perfect of my specifications) and with hardware for conveniently attaching a power supply underneath, Pedaltrain boards are an excellent choice for amateurs and pros alike.

Debatable is whether a prospective buyer should opt for a HARD or SOFT shell case. I had this dilemma with my PT JR purchase and even after doing a fair bit of research online I was still uncertain. My main concern had to do with the relative merits of the extra protection of the hard case versus its reputed weight and size. I went though the wringer trying to decide and in the end opted for the hard case... which for me ended up being the wrong choice.

To be sure, there is nothing wrong with the build quality of the hard case; it's a very well built, road-ready piece of kit. But it is a behemoth: surprisingly heavy and not compact (even in the JR size). If you live in a city, gig locally, use public transport or otherwise don't have a car I would recommend that you go with the soft case otherwise be prepared for a considerable logistical challenge (read: major pain in the you-know-what) when it comes time to head out to a gig.

The best candidates for the hard case would be people who regularly tour cross-country or internationally, or gig extensively AND drive to the gig. If this isn't you then go with the soft case otherwise you'll have a difficult time justifying to yourself the extra size and weight involved in hauling this beast around.

I now own the soft case version which for my purposes is well up to the task of protecting my pedals while being lighweight, compact, and easy to store when not in use.


Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Price: $10.99
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Is, November 26, 2011
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'Now He Sings Now He Sobs' is easily the greatest piano trio album of all time after Bill Evans' Vanguard Vanguard recordings. But hey, don't take my word for it, I'm someone who thinks the Beatles are easily the greatest rock band ever.


Teach Yourself to Play Pedal Steel Guitar (Book & CD)
Teach Yourself to Play Pedal Steel Guitar (Book & CD)
by Joe Stoebenau
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.51
46 used & new from $7.73

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars entry level, March 16, 2011
This book is truly entry level fare, a sizeable chuck of which is given over to explaining things like how to read music, count rhythms, what is a major scale, what is triad, sharps and flats. If you have played any other instrument (which is probably the case for most people taking up pedal steel), understand the basics of music, and are looking for the types of sounds you hear on country albums you can give this book a miss.

Until something better comes along the Winnie Winston/Bill Keith book is still THE book to get if you're taking up the pedal steel guitar.


Mel Bay The Banjo Encyclopedia: Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z
Mel Bay The Banjo Encyclopedia: Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z
by Ross Nickerson
Edition: Sheet music
Price: $23.54
42 used & new from $15.34

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was looking for, February 15, 2011
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I bought this book based on the rave reviews it has received here and while I'm glad these reviewers have found the book useful I was quite disappointed with this purchase. It's not that it's a bad book or that the information presented might not be useful to a novice but as an advanced musician I found half of this book to be redundant. A large portion of the content is written text on the basics of how to practice, how to use a metronome, and so on. Of the first 50 pages maybe about 6 contained information (roll patterns) that was practically useful to me. If you have already seriously studied a musical instrument (especially fingerstyle guitar) you may find, as I did, that there's just too much 'hand holding' going on here to make this a worthwhile purchase.

Another drawback of this book is its total exclusion of staff notation (the Amazon preview doesn't include any pages which give an example of the book's song presentation format). The book is totally in tab so you can't sing or use any other instrument except a banjo to play through a musical example or melody line. Tablature has its place but it should always be supplemental to staff notation. Sure, you can take out the CD and scroll through 99 tracks if you want to hear how an example sounds but that doesn't cut it for me. This book was definitely not what I was looking for.
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