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Descarga Fruko
Descarga Fruko

5.0 out of 5 stars If you like "Descarga" - You'll love Piper - Pimienta, 9 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Descarga Fruko (MP3 Download)
Piper Pimienta has one of those classic 70's Salsa voices. So much character, so fluid with his lyrics and so right with the music. Piper worked with the Latin Brothers with such themes as Sucesos (events) and Las Caleñas Son Como Las Flores (the girls/women from Cali - Colombia). Get this guy into your Latin Music collection

El Presidiario
El Presidiario

4.0 out of 5 stars Fruko - always has Salsa Dura: Hard Salsa, 9 Feb. 2012
This review is from: El Presidiario (MP3 Download)
Fruko y sus Tesos never fails to deliver that style of hard Salsa known in the genre as Salsa Dura. Always within his typical signature style with many levels of intensity. It is a good song, but I do love the lyrics more. If you want more intense beats from Fruko check out Ya Llego His Classic song which is almost a national anthem for many Latino's is El Preso (the prisoner). Even the piano was sampled!

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5.0 out of 5 stars 8mm x 10 metres, 9 Feb. 2012
It was delivered on time and the length was 10 metres, in fact, just over ! Would recommend. In fact when I finish with the 8 mm I will start with the 15mm for the bigger gaps in the floor boards.

Egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability)
Egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability)
by David Marcum
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reining-in your Ego for the Good of your organisation & yourself, 27 Dec. 2009
Egonomics provides a very lucid argument, the research and the business case in support of why it pays the individual and organisation to enable each individual to have the skills to Harness their Ego.

The author's argue, that by identifying the four early warning signs (negative traits of the ego): 1) Being Comparative,2)Being Defensive, 3)Showcasing Briliance, and 4)Seeking Acceptance, then corrective action can be taken so the individual can go back to a balance centre (via humility).

Cultivating Humility, Curiosity and Veracity will enable individuals and organisations alike to pursue the road towards innovation that truly reflects a purpose beyond the contraining "usual-suspect" connotations of Ego and Humility.

This is not new though...

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching covered these principles centuries before business schools were invented, let alone research & business cases.

Books such as...

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao - fab interpretation by Wayne Dyer, as well as The Teachings of Billionaire Yen Tzu: Infinite Patience; Immediate Results v. 1 has taught these principles at least a millenia ago. But I guess that we must prove certain principles, even though they resonate deeply within us, in order to believe them.

Hot Text: Web Writing That Works
Hot Text: Web Writing That Works
by Jonathan Price
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.29

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why wasn't hot text included in English class?...Essential, 16 Sept. 2004
The most practical book EVER on writing for the web, and any other type of writing that you will need during your existence.
That's the impact this book has had on me.
This is the book that I have always looked for to improve my writing. The beauty is that you will learn how to structure your writing according to context.
So if you want to write for the web, help files, to appeal to a technical audience or to individuals who just want to read for fun, this book tells you how to. It even suggests very useful and down to earth templates that make sense.
Add to this the fact that the author is knowledgeable in information design and architecture, and you are flying for the web as a content manager!

Presidente Del  Merengue
Presidente Del Merengue
Offered by AbundaTrade
Price: £1.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars El presidente demoted?, 10 July 2002
This review is from: Presidente Del Merengue (Audio CD)
If you are a newcomer to merengue, dance styled, then you won't be too dissapointed with this release by Oro Solido, 'El Presidente Del Merengue'.
If you are a hard-core dancer or DJ, this is one of those CDs which offers some suave tracks, like 'la paleta', 'la vecina'. You can't go wrong with these, but don't expect to get 'WoW-ed'
by the sounds. If you want to get the crowd or yourself moving, then why not check out Oro Solido's previous releases, and other artists such as: Sandy & Papo (for that hip-hop feel), Merengue con pique, Fulanito, Sancocho, Projecto uno (classic), rudi-rudisimo unplugged, 809, Amarfis y la banda de atake, just to name a few. Don't write off the selection available on this site. Explore the various samples provided as merengue has so much to offer. Dance wise it will be easier to pick up.
If you are exploring merengue's reach, why not check out the upcoming and unsigned talent on You may be surprised about the new sounds coming through.
DJ Latin Looter

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
by Scott McCloud
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.79

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comics shed a light on shoe-string animation, 10 July 2002
This books on undestanding comics is a must read for anyone involved with visual and textual communications of any sort.
History, constructs, and the means of communicating beyond the constraints of a medium, such as two-dimensional paper, in this case, provides ample ammunition for lateral thought.
Personally I found this book not only informative and inspiring, but also thought provoking. The impact has been such, that the ideas will be adapted to a shoe-string animation project.

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