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Dr. Martens Men's Gideon Boot,Tan Greenland,10 UK/11 M US
Dr. Martens Men's Gideon Boot,Tan Greenland,10 UK/11 M US

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, December 23, 2014
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KAVU Chillba Hat, Etch Art, One Size
KAVU Chillba Hat, Etch Art, One Size
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, October 21, 2014
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Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics
Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics
by Van Morrison
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, October 21, 2014
Best book ever on the Sport of Kings.


Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words
Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words
by Malka Marom
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, October 21, 2014
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Speak Low
Speak Low
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection, Why We Listen To Music, November 10, 2008
This review is from: Speak Low (Audio CD)
Boz Scaggs, with the sole exception of the incomparable Van Morrison, is our greatest singer today. This CD validates his artistic vision and accentuates his relaxed smooth style.

Not a filler nor throwaway cut on this release, each is a genuine treasure. It's all-but guaranteed that you'll start on the first track and listen to the end. Then begin the process once more. You cannot get fatigued. I flew coast-to-coast last week, listening to this CD through noise-canceling headphones non-stop.

The texture of Mr. Scaggs's voice, his immaculate phrasing, the superb band, and the spellbinding song selection proves something: Perfection is why we listen to music.

Buy this today and enjoy it the rest of your life!


Harps & Angels
Harps & Angels
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rave On, Randy!, August 5, 2008
This review is from: Harps & Angels (Audio CD)
How does Randy Newman consistently do this? You know what I'm talking about, presenting the most complex artistry in the most easily accessible manner.

These three-minute verses project more weight than 90 percent of what Hollywood turns out in two-hour movies or musical styles than Broadway does in 90-minute soundtracks. How, indeed!

Let's start with the lyrics. Yes, Mr. Newman is truly music's poet laureate, the person who displays the most superb satirical wit being produced in any art form today. It'd be near-criminal to destroy the delicate -- albeit twisted -- lyric surprises present in "Harps And Angels," "Potholes," "Only A Girl," or "A Piece Of The Pie" by analyzing the content here. Simply know they're unsurpassed by anything in Mr. Newman's formidable career.

About the music: well, Mr. Newman's verse matches the musical rhythms precisely. Or is that vice versa? This stuff is an entirely new genre. Yes sir. It's blues; it's ragtime; it's Broadway; it's rock; it's imaginativeasallhell!

The only possible complaint will be the deceptively short length, about 35 minutes. My mama always told me the price of a masterpeice painting isn't determined by inches. Same here. Don't judge its value on the minutes, but rather the scope of talent that approaches infinity.

If you do that, your conclusion will be same as mine: this is the best CD of 2008 thus far and will be damn-difficult to beat in the last few months.

Rave on, Randy!
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All for a Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
All for a Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
by David Rensin
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars R.I.P. Miki Dora, Your Legacy's Intact, May 22, 2008
An ideal personality for close observation, obviously. A lifestyle to envy, the stuff of fantasies. An excellent read, that's an understatement. Coming to a movie theater near you, bet on it!

Quite simply, Dora's life and its immaculate chronicling herein ought to have the big shots in his hometown of LA salivating over the rights to bring this story of the ultimate Silver Surfer to the silver screen.

If you only read one surfing book in your life, this is the one. If you only read one biography this year, same conclusion.

My only wish is I coulda been Mr. Dora. Having surfed since 1963, I always tried but never came close by any measure.

R.I.P. Miki Dora. Your legacy's intact.


The White Book: The Beatles, the Bands, the Biz: An Insider's Look at an Era
The White Book: The Beatles, the Bands, the Biz: An Insider's Look at an Era
by Ken Mansfield
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amongst The Triumvirate Of '07 Rock Books, December 20, 2007
Mr. Mansfield has lived the life I wanted. For that matter, everyone probably gladly would have exchanged their youth for his.

Imagine (a-hem) if you possible can the excitement, wonder, and energy inherent in having full access to The Beatles during their prime, both as a friend and trusted business advisor. Well, it's easy if you simply read The White Book, perhaps the best insider account of the Fab Four ever written. Yes the first-person stories and accounts hold you spellbound. What is more, the book's a very quick read, and I found myself pacing how much to absorb at a sitting to make it last.

We all know how this band's story ends. We all know how The Beatles individually achieved the highest levels of success after the band split up. But what we learn here is who John, Paul, George and Ringo were as people, and how they perceived and coped with the collossal entity known as The Beatles.

I can think of no book written more honestly and sensitively about The Beatles and the lads. Herein is the platform of information that makes this book indispensable reading. Mr. Mansfield never allows idolation to falsly color his perceptions. Moreover, he doesn't feel compelled to scrape at scars to reopen wounds freshly for the simple sake of sensationalism.

Along with autobiographies by Eric Clapton and Nikki Sixx, The White Book forms the triumvirate of rock 'n' roll reads for '07.

There's just one major problem with The White Book: Everyone who reads it truly will wish he or she coulda been there too. This book, however, is a mighty fine way to almost be there.


pretty world - Repackaged 2014
pretty world - Repackaged 2014
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is Why We Listen To Music, August 22, 2007
There aren't a lot of perfect CDs in this world, but this is about as close as it's possible to get. From opening to close every word, every inflection, every phrase, every note, every chord -- everydamnthing for that matter -- is flawless.

Easy vocal comparisons to John Prine's best efforts are immediately apparent. Listen deeper and you'll reflect on Tom Waits's operatic narrative and Warren Zevon's superb satirical wit. Mr. Baker's songwriting is direct lineage from Woody Guthrie, a position Bruce Springsteen has justifiably assumed in the past few years.

Only the great Dave Alvin is less widely acknowledged as a genuine musical treasure.

Altogether, some major-serious company by any standards.

The title track is just brilliant. "Orphan," "Broken Fingers," and "Slots" are its equal. During the first listen, I knew these tunes will be in my mind forever.

Call me over-the-edge, but this could very well wind up as my personal Pick of the Year for '07, certainly no less than Top 5.

The only downside is that Mr. Baker's talent sadly may get lost in today's sorry musical environment. He's too good for programmed radio and doesn't neatly fit into rock or country. Pray satellite radio picks up this CD so Mr. Baker can receive his just rewards as one of the freshest and most honestly original artists to put out a release in a very, very long time.

This is why we listen to music folks. Support Sam Baker and buy both this and his previous CD called "Mercy."

You might just save, or at least restore, your faith in the redemptive qualities of music.
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Love (CD + Audio DVD)
Love (CD + Audio DVD)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Is All You Need, November 21, 2006
This review is from: Love (CD + Audio DVD) (Audio CD)
What could anyone honestly expect from The Bealtes other than perfection? Of course, that's precisely what we get with "Love."

The band will never need validation as the best in recorded music history. Nonetheless, this CD reworks the well known chart-topping hits just enough to make them pertinent and contemporary for today's listeners, meaning an entirely new generation is destined to discover these songs anew.

George Martin has done his usual superhuman exquisite job in the studio. There's never been a more pristine recording. If you've got a monster sound system, crank it up. You'll really hear and appreciate the imaging of the instruments and unparalleled harmonies.

Seamless meshing of multiple Beatles song samples into a single tune might be the most brilliant aspect of many notable accomplishments here. Auditory senses are bombarded with the familar, presented in the most unexpected combinations. The results are staggering. The realization is that every period of The Beatles' career naturally segues with any other.

The generous catalogue of tunes herein is plenty to satisfy anyone. Sure all of us would like a few other personal preferences included. Yet I challenge anyone to say which of these should have been omitted. What is more, try to pick your favorite amongst them -- impossible!

I initially was concerned that having been to The Beatles Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, my perception was heavily colored before listening. But after playing this with three others who haven't seen the show, their reactions are equally powerful.

In summary, "All You Need Is Love. Love Is All You Need"

The Beatles "Love" is a gift to restore your faith in music and rejuvente feelings that insist you sing aloud as the CD plays.


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