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The Conjuring (Blu-Ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack)
The Conjuring (Blu-Ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack)
DVD ~ Patrick Wilson
Price: $22.98
55 used & new from $7.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 3, 2014
Best possession movie since The Exorcist!


Meinl Cymbals MB20-18HC-B 18-Inch MB20 Heavy Crash Cymbal, Brilliant
Meinl Cymbals MB20-18HC-B 18-Inch MB20 Heavy Crash Cymbal, Brilliant
Price: $317.45
4 used & new from $309.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This cymbal cuts through massive guitar noise and still manages to have one of the best tones for this size/weight of cymbal, July 3, 2014
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This cymbal destroys! My band is loud. Very loud and very heavy. This cymbal cuts through massive guitar noise and still manages to have one of the best tones for this size/weight of cymbal. Meinl rules!


Tama HP910LWCB Speed Cobra - Midnight Special LTD
Tama HP910LWCB Speed Cobra - Midnight Special LTD
Offered by Music123
Price: $449.99
5 used & new from $387.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best DK pedals I've ever played on!, July 3, 2014
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I've been playing on DWs and Axis (back and forth) for over 15+ years, and I was pretty sold on the quality and usability of these products, but I've recently felt that there's something missing from these brands (especially Axis direct drive/longboard). At a recent gig I was expressing my issues and the soundguy (also a drummer) said: for your style and power, get the speed cobras. Hands down best pedal for the money. I had never played on any Tama pedals, so I checked some out at the local GC. I was pretty amazed at how fluid both pedals felt on a "practice pad". There was no loss in power/drive from the left pedal. Admittedly, my left foot is a little lazy, so I decided to order the Midnight Special.

After adjusting these pedals to my kit and my stance, I can say that after playing double kick, on dual kick and double pedal, that these pedals are the BEST piece of equipment I have ever bought. The chain drive construction and just the overall feel of the longboard pedals just instantly becomes a part of your feet. I don't do a lot of super fast or even that intricate of kick work, but this thing opened up my ability by giving my feet/legs a TRUE feeling of fluid motion. I've never had a piece of drum gear just be "perfect" right out of the box. Granted, every drummer has their preference, but if you're in the mood to try something new, double kick wise, you will NOT be unhappy with this purchase.

And...these ones are BLACK! Metal!


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545 20B20011US 15.6-Inch Laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545 20B20011US 15.6-Inch Laptop
Offered by 17th Street Photo
Price: $425.00
87 used & new from $370.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands Down: Best Laptop for the Money, April 3, 2014
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Solid construction; this is hands down the most sturdy, good lookin' 'top I've ever seen or owned for the money. Keyboard is still one of the best in the business.. Easy startup; Windows 7 is still just the best for this. I upgraded the RAM upon arrival, no problems there. I didn't have the often talked about software add ons, in fact it was pleasantly empty. Lenovo cranked up the updates, but that didn't take too long. All in all, I've had zero problems with this laptop. I might just buy another one with Windows 8 just so I have it when my kids throw this one down the stairs in a couple years. If you're looking for cheap AND good, this one.
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KONOV Jewelry Heavy Vintage Stainless Steel Pentagram Biker Men's Ring, Black Silver - Size 13
KONOV Jewelry Heavy Vintage Stainless Steel Pentagram Biker Men's Ring, Black Silver - Size 13
Offered by KONOV
Price: $39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice ring..., December 28, 2013
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This ring is beautiful. For a size 13, somewhat meaty hand, it fits on my middle finger perfectly. The art on it looks really tight. Not too heavy.


The Last Exorcism Part II Unrated
The Last Exorcism Part II Unrated
DVD

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to calm down..., June 29, 2013
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Horror movie goers now-a-days are, by choice, exTREMEly hard to please. They expect the perfect movie every time they pay their money to be entertained beyond all expectations, without a shred of understanding of what actually goes on in making a piece of art like this. And when they DON'T get it, they make the mistake of confusing their own boredom and lack of vision for the art they just watched being "not this" or "not that". It's ridiculous because their diatribes end up thwarting movie fans from actually taking a chance on films like this. The fact is, this sequel is PERFECT. The first LE was, admittedly, part of the whole found footage bandwagon. However, while low-budget and a little shaky on the directing, it was a fun movie. In retrospect, I think it was a brilliant movie, especially now that we have Part II. And I'm glad they decided to title it "Part II", because just calling it TLE 2 doesn't do it justice. It actually IS the second part of a story of the "beginning of the end". I think where people get a little irritated is that they aren't spoon fed their backstory and character development. I think the major difference in this film is the acting. The acting is actually really well done for this budget film. I believed the characters, wholeheartedly. But, overall, this movie is shot differently, written differently, directed differently, and it does exactly what it's supposed to do: put in you into a different frame of mind for the second half of this awesome story. You aren't given a lot of information on purpose. You kind of just "wake up" like Nell does and you're just as in the dark as Nell is. There are a lot of jump scares in the beginning , because it IS a horror film and you need to give the picky-pants something to pay for, but I noticed that they kind of started at the beginning and ended towards the middle, giving you a perfect segway from first to second movie (if watched back to back), which I believe is what should be done. Honestly, I love these two movies together more than I love them individually. And the ending while a little quick, is very inventive and fun. You actually end up rooting for...well, watch it. If you can, watch the first one, then watch this. It's FUN! Let the nay-sayers keep nay saying. This is good times!


Unraveled
Unraveled
Price: $6.93

5.0 out of 5 stars This band WILL change you..., December 19, 2012
This review is from: Unraveled (MP3 Music)
I've been involved in the Seattle music scene, both playing in and working for, for 15+ years now. I have seen a LOT of bands that have come and gone in the scene that had the potential to blow doors off the hinges (in all genres), but that have never been able to break through. In a rock scene mired in 90s rehash-gimmicks and overwrought folk sensibility, Alabaster shines like a dark star waiting to pull you out of the cold, rainy streets. Seattle has a pretty decent metal scene, but it's buried deep as not to be disturbed by unwanted intruders. And Alabaster is by no means "metal", but they ride that fine line between pop/alt-rock and that hardcore influence that permeates every edgier band that isn't a Radiohead clone these days, and they somehow tap into that energy without becoming blast-beats and bloodsoaked visions. The inevitable Evanescence comparison comes to mind, but that's simplifying it way too much. This isn't just a female fronted, emo-tinged pop-rock-alt-core band. This is a finely balanced powerhouse of the feminine and the masculine. This song, for whatever reason, casts off all the stereotypical placements it should be given...my take is that there is no singular "awesome person" in this band. They have the image. They have the song writing ability. But, I think the difference here (and is important to mention) is that they're ALL so competent at their craft that instead of a powerful female vocalist being propped up and showcased by a ho-hum post-punk band full of image-crafted dudes, she is lifted simultaneously with the entire band, mixed equally powerful females/males, making it impossible to deny what they are trying to convey, leaving you humming the chorus for DAYS after you've listened. They don't pretend to be anything but what they NEED to express, and in this case...I believe them and I am truly inspired by them. While they're all sexy doing what they do, they also don't cling to the typical fashion sense this genre is typically plagued by. In watching them live, one of my favorite things is the barefooted carefree nature of their singer as she belts beautiful melodies while her team of juggernauts kick the @#$% out of the stage like a sonic war was going on. To me, this shows me a perfect balance of vulnerability and aggression that creates GOOD! They're like freakin' superheroes in a weary music world! This particular record is very well written and arranged, produced perfectly and is a serious foreshadowing of something impossible to ignore: Alabaster is changing the game. Get this...go see them! Watch it GO!


Overcome
Overcome
Price: $0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This song WILL get you..., December 19, 2012
This review is from: Overcome (MP3 Music)
I've been involved in the Seattle music scene, both playing in and working for, for 15+ years now. There have been a LOT of bands that have come and gone in the Seattle scene that had the potential to blow doors off the hinges (in all genres), but that never been able to break through. In a rock scene mired in 90s rehash-gimmicks and overwrought folk sensibility, Alabaster shines like a dark star waiting to pull you out of the cold, rainy streets. Seattle has a pretty decent metal scene, but it's buried deep as not to be disturbed by unwanted intruders. And Alabaster is by no means "metal", but they ride that fine line between pop/alt-rock and that hardcore influence that permeates every edgier band that isn't a Radiohead clone these days, and they somehow tap into that energy without becoming blast-beats and bloodsoaked visions. The inevitable Evanescence comparison comes to mind, but that's simplifying it way too much. This isn't just a female fronted, emo-tinged pop-rock-alt-core band. This is a finely balanced powerhouse of the feminine and the masculine. This song, for whatever reason, casts off all the stereotypical placements it should be given...my take is that there is no singular "awesome person" in this band. They have the image. They have the song writing ability. But, I think the difference here (and is important to mention) is that they're ALL so competent at their craft that instead of a powerful female vocalist being propped up and showcased by a ho-hum post-punk band full of image-crafted dudes, she is lifted simultaneously with the entire band, mixed equally powerful females/males, making it impossible to deny what they are trying to convey, leaving you humming the chorus for DAYS after you've listened. They don't pretend to be anything but what they NEED to express, and in this case...I believe them and I am truly inspired by them. While they're all sexy doing what they do, they also don't cling to the typical fashion sense this genre is typically plagued by. In watching them live, one of my favorite things is the barefooted carefree nature of their singer as she belts beautiful melodies while her team of juggernauts kick the @#$% out of the stage like a sonic war was going on. To me, this shows me a perfect balance of vulnerability and aggression that creates GOOD! They're like freakin' superheroes in a weary music world! This particular single is very well written and arranged, produced perfectly and is a serious foreshadowing of something impossible to ignore: Alabaster is changing the game. Get this...go see them! Watch it GO!


Draw
Draw
Price: $17.83
5 used & new from $9.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Folk Rock Goodness!, July 2, 2011
This review is from: Draw (Audio CD)
Wholesome Seattle alt.folk.rock at it finest! A decent collection of songs that vary from upbeat and poppy to reflective and easy-going. There's a little bit of everything on this record, from heavy guitars and rockabilly throwdowns to acoustic ballads and a few things you wouldn't expect from a typical folk rock foursome! A good addition to any audiophiles collection of unheard of Seattle Rock!


Amanita Muscaria [Explicit]
Amanita Muscaria [Explicit]
Price: $8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unrelenting! Dark emotional connections spanning decades..., May 4, 2011
One the of the things I truly miss about the late 80s/early 90s was the music scene that most people have no idea even existed. While Depeche Mode and New Order were getting the Pop royal treatment for creating a new(er) wave of synth driven "rock", there were a handful of bands, deep deep deep underground that were changing the face of music, cut by painful cut. Fast forward to now (or the past 10 years), most people can say they've bought a Ministry record, or have been introduced to Skinny Puppy at some frat party whose members had an older sister who was "really into this" back in the day. And if you listen really closely to modern hip hop and rap, you will hear a plethora of stolen drum tracks and seemingly groundbreaking synth manipulations that, unfortunately, were ALL done YEARS ago. Just most humans didn't know. Or didn't WANT to know. The scene had a lot of really good bands that created this dark and violent energy, that held on to it's humanity, in all of it's dark and loathsome forms. While at this time, Metal was dealing with the anger, Industrial was dealing with the HORROR, something even anger can't outwit sometimes. However, while metal eventually flourished, Industrial came, and it went very quickly as technology got more accessible and production values got better and better and the "masses" got more and more desensitized to the ugly and music got less and less "pure".

Well, Tempest (and the Diaspora) have managed to not only capture that purity and make it come roaring back to life with all the power of a long forgotten Sewer God, it lacks every ounce of pretentiousness that most bands that have attempted to create this music in the past 15 years or so fall victim to. It is one thing to emulate; knowing a little more about Tempest than most, I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that not only can he truthfully play with this energy...he IS this energy. The rawness of this record is truly scathing, but it retains an honesty and emotional accessibility that most electronic "metal" types lack. At first listen it all seems very simply arranged and harshly executed. But after listening to each track multiple times, you start to hear the VERY complicated architecture and the massive amount of soul, albeit a tad more blackened than most, that was put into every single note. Every single chord. Every single belching scream for revenge and redemption. This release is both a "cruising waaay tooo faaaast down a dark country highway" record and a "Pink Floydian" sitting and experience type release. Depending on where you are in your emotional development, it will touch you in ways you haven't been in awhile, or never were before.

What's truly fun about this release is that despite it's very complicated message and portrayal, it's just plain fun! My first listen I started to recall all the smells and sounds of the 90s industrial club scene. The incense...the sweat and makeup. The hiding in plain sight. The lies and the all-to-unbelievable truths. This record is nothing short of genius to those that lived through that scene, and that still love that music today in all it's forms. And to those that are looking for an honest kick to the face, followed by a sweet kiss to the forehead...it's a brand new take on an ancient art form.

You will not regret buying this record.


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