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Silence Yourself
Silence Yourself
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air!, 1 Nov 2013
This review is from: Silence Yourself (MP3 Download)
In an age of trivial mass-produced plastic pop, it is a real pleasure to come across something born out of real passion and belief. Do yourself a favour and buy it.

Price: 9.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Black Sabbath - it's like they never went away, 9 July 2013
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I didn't expect to like it - I thought they were probably just "milking it". However, I really love this album. It's just like being transported back to the early days of the original line-up. Simply brilliant.

...Like Clockwork
...Like Clockwork
Price: 7.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still original, interesting and unexpected, 21 Jun 2013
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Yet another great QOTSA album. Never formulaic, and always great.
Saw them live at Download in June - brilliant.
You won't regret buying this album, and if you get a chance to see them live, take it.

Eddie Stobart - Trucking Songs
Eddie Stobart - Trucking Songs
Price: 10.00

9 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a random load of tripe, 7 Jun 2013
Sorry - it is the most utterly pointless random load of guff I've ever seen. There are about 4 songs in the entire list that are worth bothering with. As a compilation, what is the common theme? Nothing. Drivel.
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James Lugo's Vocal Insanity
James Lugo's Vocal Insanity
by James Lugo
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Rock music vocal training - James Lugo cuts to the chase!, 2 April 2013
I've done various vocal training programs, and find they can often be a bit wordy - padding out the first few chapters with medical-level diagrams of the structure of the larynx, etc. All very interesting, but not necessary. As James says in his book; "You don't have to be a watchmaker to own a watch. You just need to know how to tell time."
Also, many vocal training programmes are too general in their area of coverage - teaching singing techniques which would be of use for someone who wants to sing light opera or classical, but not enough focus on what's really required i.e. how to sing rock.
James Lugo's book has none of the padding. He has quite unashamedly designed a training regime which targets the specific needs of rock vocalists. Again, as he says in his book; "There's absolutely perfect, technically precise singing and there's incorrect singing where you tear your voice up every time you sing. In the middle lies the key. Singing Rock, Hardcore and Hip-Hop is about splitting the difference. The key is to sing with enough technique to stay strong on the road and survive the demands of being the singer in a band, but not being so technical that you sound too polished. Image what it would sound like to have Celine Dion fronting the band Garbage. Scary!"
Yup. Bl**dy scary!
This combined book and audio instruction program is relatively short, but don't be fooled. James has cut out all the cr@p and focussed on the task in hand. Unlike some vocal coaches, he knows what he is on about too because he has been there and done it, on the road!
If you are the singer in a rock band, and you want to learn how to sing all night, without getting hoarse, whilst hitting all the high notes... and then doing it again the next night... this is the book you want.
No messin'.
Do yourself a favour and buy it.

Raise Your Voice 2: The Advanced Manual
Raise Your Voice 2: The Advanced Manual
by Jaime J Vendera
Edition: Paperback
Price: 19.70

5.0 out of 5 stars The vocal guru returns!, 27 Mar 2013
I've been an advocate of Jaime's rock vocal training for a long time. Natural ability can only get you so far, but you will then hit a brick wall, and you won't improve without the right sort of training regime. If you have ever tried other "singing training" manuals and programs, you will know that they are fine for general pop music... fine if that's what you want to sing, of course. However, if you want to get to grips with the specific needs of proper rock vocals, you need some more specific instruction and training. Jaime Vendera knows how to make that happen - just check out some of the students he has had, and you'll see some of the best modern rock voices that have ever been heard. This book is not for the beginner though - you need to know what you are doing, and you need to have completed some of his more basic training before moving up to this level. It's worth it though - but you'll have to put in the effort!

Raise Your Voice
Raise Your Voice
by Jaime J Vendera
Edition: Paperback
Price: 19.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Rock vocal guru!, 27 Mar 2013
This review is from: Raise Your Voice (Paperback)
If you are an active rock singer, and you feel, as I did, that you weren't getting the best out of your own abilities, Jaime Vendera is the man to consult. I sing for a rock covers outfit - nothing extreme - just the normal sort of band that you see in lots of venues, in lots of towns, every night of the week. I know I can sing pretty well, but sometimes, it just wasn't happening. The voice might be a bit scratchy or sore, or my range wasn't quite what it should be or I couldn't quite deliver a song as well as I knew I was capable. It's a frustrating business, singing. No different to the other guys in the band of course - they might fluff a bit of a solo, or drop a couple of bum notes from time to time, and our drummer loves chucking sticks. That's live music. However, if you put your voice in the hands of Jaime, and commit to the program, you will find a real and obvious improvement. It will take some effort, but you will be a better, more competent and confident singer as a result. No question.

Singing Exercises For Dummies
Singing Exercises For Dummies
by Pamelia S. Phillips
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for warm-up and getting loose before a performance, 30 Oct 2012
Doesn't matter what style of music you sing (I'm in a rock covers band), you need to warm up! This book will help.
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Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml
Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml
Price: 6.80

44 of 51 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Holy cr@p, 23 April 2012
I accidentally got some on my ringpiece.

They had to get an air ambulance to medivac me to the "Anal Burns Unit" at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 3, 2012 6:56 PM BST

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3.0 out of 5 stars great product - but doesn't quite fit an iPhone, 12 Jun 2010
I love Live Venture stuff - it's great quality, and really clever design.

However, in this case, it only gets a 3* rating because it doesn't (quite) fit an iPhone.

There are lots of cases like this for other types of phone, but none that I have found for the iPhone. Most iPhone cases are flashy "executive" style leather wallets... not what you want when you take your phone travelling / walking.

Most people who have an iPhone put a "skin" or hard case on it, to stop it getting scratched... so any case designed for an iPhone needs to be just a bit bigger.

I've sent an email to Life Venture to ask if they'll consider making a case just like thise for the iPhone... I bet they'd get lots of buyers!


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