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Milk For Your Motors
Milk For Your Motors
Price: £12.07

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be in a David Lynch or Tarantino film soundtrack, 3 Sep 2014
This review is from: Milk For Your Motors (Audio CD)
Pop noir, sultry,imaginative and a little raw at times. Fine voice and fine arrangements and well...different & creative
when I listen to these darkish yet poppy & catchy tracks I think of something that could fit into a David Lynch film (Blue Velvet or Twin Peaks)
A distinctive guitar sound (she plays guitar too) that reminds me of spaghetti westerns.
I see shes made the HMV record stores and got album of the month from MOJO magazine. (google the review)
A creative lady who deserves success, and pleasant to talk to when I met her at her Puzzle Inn gig.
Nice to be able to read the lyrics (pullout) too, in the cd version.

Sound it Out [DVD]
Sound it Out [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeanie Finlay
Price: £4.50

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirkyly Good- Well worth watching- Vinyl,music, & Communities, 9 Jun 2012
This review is from: Sound it Out [DVD] (DVD)
The first decision is do I give it four stars or five stars. If you reserve five stars for the classics- American Beauty etc, then its logical to plump for the four stars. This is a documentary, it is not a fictional story. It covers a record shop in a town struggling in the recession and general malaise of the North East (Stockton). The DVD is split into scenes featuring the owner and his two staff and the "randomn people" that come in - all with different tastes but generally with the
the similar passionof collecting and listening to music (all genres). They all have a story to tell about their vinyl collections (eg the guy who has been to 400 status quo gigs and would "physically cry" if the shop got closed. "I don't smoke or drink, haven't got a girlfriend so I buy vinyl records and follow Quo; before a concert I listen to Quo for about two weeks , non stop, to get in the mood" Others are the young heavy metal pair- "I dont want to go to London- its safe round here"; The guy who does the gay discos, the guys who have an internet radio station from their garage.
The striking thing about this DVD is that though all the customers are "randomn people" and quite wierd they are likeable decent folk- and as the film keeps reintroducing them during its course, they become the more likeable as you get to understand them. Its good interesting stuff- well filmed (on a low budget)and well presented. A little classic in its own right. A bit of a feel good movie really; of interest to music lovers; any collecters; especially vinyl collectors and people from the north east or those who study the sociology of the north east. People in niche businesses trying to keep them afloat will also find the dvd well worth watching. And lastly, what human beings need - some form of escapism in their lottery of life.
Good stuff- well done!

Midnight in Paris [DVD][2011] [2012]
Midnight in Paris [DVD][2011] [2012]
Dvd ~ Owen Wilson
Price: £3.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Film but not quite a classic, 10 Mar 2012
I think some of the very critical reviews that have appeared recently on Amazon are unfair, though I agree that the leading guy did morph into Woody Allen towards the end of the film. A good film well worth watching with stunning atmospheric filming of Paris. (I think there might be a few more American tourists in Paris this year)
Its not an out and out comedy but more of a romance and the conclusion about nostalgia and looking back at the old days is quite apt. All the characters were played well in a charming film . Its not gritty at all, no sex n violence so received quite rightly a 12 rating. I think people under say 20 years old might find the film tame and boring ; its more for the older folk and in particular Woody Allen fans; Allens style is very evident throughout the film.

Price: £12.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album with a track that is worthy of Desert Island!, 3 Oct 2011
This review is from: STALKING JULIET (Audio CD)
This was the debut album of Sarah Gillespie. Very original album and though Sarah does play in jazz clubs and folk festivals it is difficult to put her music in any specific category. It is jazzy and with an eastern touch but delivered vocally by Sarah often at times in a London; definite southerners accent. I would give this album four stars out of five but there is one track "Million Moons" which in my opinion would live with any of my chosen track had I to live on a Desert Island! If Million Moons had radio air time or a spot on Jools Holland then in my opinion you would have a hit single. If you do not decide to buy the album, at least download Million Moons as a single track or give it a listen on Youtube. But if you feeling adventurous then buy the album!
Great live too with some excellent jazz musicians as part of the band.(including Gilad Atzmon, the expat Israeli saxophonist)

In The Current Climate
In The Current Climate
Offered by positivenoise
Price: £9.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice; Great live., 22 Mar 2011
This review is from: In The Current Climate (Audio CD)
Saw her in Bowden recently; fantastic live act; her voice is as strong on stage as it is on the CD. Quite different really; jazzy but with Celtic influences and maybe Essex girl delivery of some of her lyrics. Its hard to put this music into any category. She is talented and I hope she succeeds. Amazed that someone with a voice like that nips into the car park for a quick fag. I'd give it four and a half but its four or five stars so I'll plump for 5 stars. If you dont like wind instruments then dont buy the CD. you can listen to the whole album on spotify. Check her on Ents 24 and see her live; should only be a tenner ish.

F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way
F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way
by John C. Parkin
Edition: Paperback

23 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Cover; OK inside, 20 Dec 2008
The cover is very good indeed and should help sell the book. The book itself is OK and maybe worth a read but its not memorable and after reading through I'm left with a shrug of the shoulders ; was it worth reading... and what the hell is he trying to say that cannot be said in one page.

"Dont sweat the small stuff" though old is more powerful and better written.

Marketing-wise F***it (whats the point in having such a bold title if you cant print it) has been fortunate,as 2009 is going to be a year when people will need the message to "not give a damm" but there must (and are/will) be better books.

Martyn Pig
Martyn Pig
by Kevin Brooks
Edition: Paperback

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read, 7 Jan 2007
This review is from: Martyn Pig (Paperback)
`Did I hate him? Of course I hated him. But I never meant to kill him.' This quote is taken from the novel Martyn Pig, written by Kevin Brooks.

Martyn Pig is a thirteen year old boy, forced to live with his drunken, unreliable dad, after his mother left his father . The book is set a week before Christmas usually a time for festive cheer, and excitement, but for Martyn, it was the worst week of his life. One day, Martyn and his father are sitting down in front of the television, watching Inspector Morse, when Martyn's dad, totally drunk starts making snide, and stupid remarks about the programme. After a while, Inspector Morse calls for his assistant Lewis. Martyn's father picks up this catchphrase and begins to repeat it, in a loud and obnoxious manner. After some time, this proves too much for Martyn, who is trying hard to concentrate on the programme. At this point, Martyn yells at his father telling him to cut it out, and to stop making the pathetic remarks. Enraged, Martyn's father lunges towards Martyn. In the frenzy, Martyn steps smoothly away, and gives his father a sharp push in the back, sending him sprawling into the fire place, where his head slams heavily into the corner of the fireplace. Scared to call the police, Martyn is faced with two options. He can either tell the police the truth, or hide the body and get on with the rest of his life. Sound simple? Think again, with shocking discoveries and disturbing consequences Martyn and his friend Alex try to deal with the disaster, leading to death, love and betrayal.

In my opinion this is the best book I have ever read, and is undoubtedly a novel to read before you die. I loved the plot in this book, and the way it can be read over and over again without disappointment. Kevin Brooks is a relatively new author, and has only written a few books such as `Lucas', and `Walking the Dead'. When Kevin Brooks was a boy, his dream was to be either a rock star, or a writer, so at least one of his dreams came true. This book contains strong language and was written for teenagers in mind.



Diggers: The Second Book of the Nomes
Diggers: The Second Book of the Nomes
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Book !, 18 Dec 2005
I really recommend this book. it is the second book in the unbeliveably fantastic Bromeliad trilogy. This book is probably suitable for readers aged 9 upwards, but adults will enjoy it too. The hero of this book Masklin (who is only 4 inches high)departs on a quest at the begining of the book with 2 other nomes. (Angalo and Gurder). Do not be confused if you cannot understand the ending of this book because by reading the 3rd, it will completely make sense of the ending.
This second book is about the nomes trying to find a new life in a quarry after fleeing in the first book from a Department store where they had lived under the floor boards. They are aliens from an advanced Planet but they don't know it.
In the quarry life is hard going because of lack of food and the annoyance of humans who they have to hide from.The heroine is Grimma who reads lots of books despite some of the nomes thinking girls brains overheat if they read a lot.
Some of the nomes who were born in the store have a strong belief in a God that was thought to have built the store (Arnold Bros est 1905).Others disagree and theres lots of arguments throughout the book.
This is a fantastic adventure book funny and witty and will make a great addition to your bookshelf.
You must read Truckers first though!

Stephen Cage age 11 . Harrogate.

Agent Z Meets The Masked Crusader
Agent Z Meets The Masked Crusader
by Mark Haddon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.36

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BE PUT OFF BY COVER ...THESE BOOKS ARE GREAT!, 30 July 2004
the title and cover look dead silly, but the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" realy springs into mind! this is the start of 4 brill books by Mark Haddon. Even adults shall laugh out loud at the reading of this book.
The characters are hilarious, especialy jenks who is described in the book to be as sussed as a face flannel.
The story is about 3 zany kids Who are having a particularly boring summer term, so to spice things up a little, they carry out numerous practical jokes under the code name of AGENT Z. they meet up at the comand centre {the derelict park keeper cottage near the park} and discuss their next practical jokes for the next day.
Very funny a great read for boys (say ages 7 to 12).However, even adults should enjoy Agent Z Books.

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space: Bk. 3
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space: Bk. 3
by Dav Pilkey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book!!, 17 Nov 2002
I am 8 years old and I have been reading the Captain Underpants books for 3 years. I recommend this book to 5-12 years olds. There are flip-o-rama action scenes which lets you animate the action!!!!!I also like it because it has dilibret* spelling mistakes!!!!!
The 3 main characters are George Beard, Harold Hutchins and Captain Underpants.The books are very funny but do not read them to your class as the teacher will kick your ***.
Be warned this book has the longest title I have ever seen.
*on purpose

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