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Dandys Rule OK
Dandys Rule OK
Price: 7.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great first effort, 26 Oct 2011
This review is from: Dandys Rule OK (Audio CD)
Slightly less stoned than the two albums which followed it, this debut album has quite a variety of tracks with even odder titles than usual. "Genius" is a plaintive hymn to stupidity and "It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up With The Dandy Warhols Sixteen Minutes" (guess how long it lasts) is excellent. It's not as self-assured as the later stuff but that's no bad thing.


1 Kodak Prof. Ektar 100 135/36
1 Kodak Prof. Ektar 100 135/36
Offered by Dragonfly Optical
Price: 2.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on Fuji Reala (at least for scanning), 13 Oct 2011
Ektar 100 seems to achieve its full speed and grain is very, very fine. Unfortunately this lack of grain has a trade-off, and that's a lack of edge sharpness and micro contrast. The detail is there but it's just not crisp. I'll stick to Reala, which is a bit grainier but sharp as a tack.


...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
Price: 7.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stoner music, 22 Sep 2011
A confident selection of songs to listen to when feeling mellow or, presumably, chemically-enhanced. The tempo is rather more consistent than the (also excellent) "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia".

"Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" was a quirky hit single but isn't really representative of most of the stuff here.


Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Digital Camera - Blue (12MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Digital Camera - Blue (12MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pics reasonable but not built to last, 18 Sep 2011
Most digicams are consumer disposables, and this is no exception. The pictures are OK. The LCD is rather dark. Battery life is very short compared to our Lumix digicam. It's going back to Fujifilm for repair after less than two months because the rubber cover on the buttons (which makes it waterproof) has already worn away and become perforated, simply from use.

I suppose most people who buy this will upgrade to the "next big thing" within a year, but it shows how far we have fallen in terms of camera quality.


In The Digital Mood
In The Digital Mood
Offered by MUSIC-4-THE-MASSES
Price: 10.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Very special, 11 Aug 2011
This review is from: In The Digital Mood (Audio CD)
The classics recorded in digital stereo. You'll hear things that you'd never noticed on the 1940s recordings and they have a punch that isn't possible from scratchy mono.

"In The Mood" is probably the most startlingly good recording and really swings; the only reason I don't give this 5/5 is that the clarinet sounds a little flat in places on "Moonlight Serenade". It's probably just the specific instrument that has an odd intonation, and I do have very fussy ears. I doubt anyone else notices.


Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 135-36 B/W  Film
Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 135-36 B/W Film
Offered by JSP online
Price: 7.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding black and white film, 25 Jun 2011
This is the stuff I was waiting for for 20 years. Good speed, fine grain and great smooth tones (even in 35mm). It seems truly panchromatic and will separate clouds from a blue sky even without a filter. With a yellow filter the effect is quite dramatic. Short development times too. The ISO 400 Neopan isn't bad either. If Fuji really do end up as the last film manufacturer on the face of the earth, as is their stated intention, I can live with that.


Sheaffer Agio Fountain Pen Brushed Chrome - Chrome Trim
Sheaffer Agio Fountain Pen Brushed Chrome - Chrome Trim
Offered by Refill-My-Pen
Price: 27.40

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not much cop, really, 21 Jan 2011
I bought one of these to supplement my 1980s plastic Sheaffer with italic nib. My Agio has the "rainbow" finish which is bright enough to stop it getting lost and is rather nice.

Unfortunately the nib is scratchy and doesn't put enough ink down for a smooth writing experience; the results are a bit like a Pentel or even a ballpoint. I suspect that apparently identical nibs differ a lot out of the box (and they can be tweaked and improved by someone who knows what they're doing) but this shouldn't be necessary with good quality control.

The plastic grip between the nib and the barrel is a bit cheap-feeling too. On the other hand, the clip is excellent.

if they made this with a decent "wet" italic nib I'd give it four stars, but I can only give it two because of the nib it comes with.


Gelert CUT118, Folding Camping Toaster
Gelert CUT118, Folding Camping Toaster

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says on the box, 13 Sep 2010
Something this simple shouldn't work, but it does. You unfold it and pop it on a portable stove, where the mesh instantly glows red, and it will toast bread in about 30 seconds per side. Faster than your electric toaster at home, very economical on fuel and the toast is better because it doesn't dry out before it browns. The only problem is how to keep your butter cool in a tent...
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The Lovemongers
The Lovemongers
Price: 7.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality rip, great songs, 7 Sep 2010
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This review is from: The Lovemongers (MP3 Download)
This is not a proper digital release - it's an LP rip of indifferent quality. The breaks between the songs aren't even properly timed and somethimes you get a bit of the previous or next one. It doesn't do the songs justice - go back to the master tapes and do it properly, guys!


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't really fault this, 7 Sep 2010
This is a tiny gas lantern for backpacking. You're not supposed to use one inside a tent (fire and CO risks) but everyone does. Fit the supplied mantle, burn it off with a match (it makes a burning paper smell and takes about a minute to turn completely white) and carefully refit the gauze cover, then it's ready to go.

The light is very bright and whiter than a typical incandescent bulb or CFL. I'd say it's equivalent to a 40W or 60W mains electric lamp. Be warned - the gauze and lid get red hot, so you'll need the carrying handle, which is a wire affair. It's quite noisy in use but that's part of the charm.

It comes with a neat little drawstring bag, with a rigid liner to protect it when it's stuffed into a rucksack or pannier.

I'm not sure why the other reviewer had problems with mantles, unless they were the wrong size (Coleman make big and small ones - this takes the small type). The mantle shrinks so much when burnt off that the gauze should come nowhere near it, unless you have really shaky hands.


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