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HTC G3 HERO SILICON SKIN CASE - BLACK
HTC G3 HERO SILICON SKIN CASE - BLACK

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cover, 13 Mar. 2010
Don't listen to the one star ratings about the cover falling off or disintegrating.

I have had the cover for a month now and its stayed on and hasn't "fallen to pieces"

The other reviewers must work in high vibration areas or have pockets full of acid -_-


Mens Mr Men Happy Face Yellow Mens T-shirt Large Yellow 30247001CP Large
Mens Mr Men Happy Face Yellow Mens T-shirt Large Yellow 30247001CP Large

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probabaly the happiest shirt I own, 7 Feb. 2010
Create quality, has been through the wash 5 or 6 times now and shows no signs of colour fading or the design flaking.

Good quality product, bound to make others smile :D


EAT SLEEP PIANO klavier pianist T Red L
EAT SLEEP PIANO klavier pianist T Red L

5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite shirts, 3 Jan. 2010
As a keyboard player I adore this shirt :)

The quality of the fabric is a good and the red is really vivid.


The Six Wives Of Henry VIII - Live At Hampton Court Palace [DVD] [2009] [NTSC]
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII - Live At Hampton Court Palace [DVD] [2009] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Rick Wakeman
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £12.04

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great performance, poor production, 3 Jan. 2010
I am a big fan of Rick Wakeup, my Dad recently got the DVD for Christmas and we both sat down to watch the concert. I am a keyboard player myself and I am always amazed and intrigued by his playing. The music is amazing as per usual, each piece is slightly extended as Rick explains to accommodate for themes he couldn't include due to space on the original vinyl release. As well as the "missing piece" Henry - Defender of the Faith, which is fantastic.

My problem with the production is despite spending a lot of money on a full orchestra, choir and a rock band. The production team manage to get none, if not very few shots of Rick's playing. Some would argue that the music speaks for itself, but if you have a pipe organ mounted a good few feet in the air and have Rick spend a good three or four minutes playing that organ you should have some shots of Rick actually playing. Instead we get shots from behind, and then shots of random musicians as the production team try and find a camera that can show us anything other than what looks like Rick simply sitting there.

Brian Blessed is a fantastic narrator adding insight to each of the pieces before they are played, such as Catherine Howard being only 19 when she was executed - something I did not know.

If you love Rick, you won't be disappointed... shame about the camera angles.
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This Mitchell and Webb Book
This Mitchell and Webb Book
by David Mitchell
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funnier than TV and the radio series, 7 Oct. 2009
Mitchell and Webb are comedic writing geniuses. This might not come across in their on screen work, where their comedic acting covers up for their writing skills, but it is self evident in this book.

The book contains new material, some of it is completely fresh... comical ideas that wouldn't come across in radio or TV and some of it is linked in with the TV series characters. If you know someone who is a fan of Peep Show or anything Mitchell and Webb have done, then I would strongly recommend this book as a gift. If you are someone who is a fan of Peep Show or anything Mitchell and Webb have done, I would strongly recommend lying to a new friend about when your birthday is for them to pay for the book.

Alternatively nick it from Waterstones, their staff can't run very fast :D


The Resistance
The Resistance
Price: £5.35

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A step back and a step forward, 14 Sept. 2009
This review is from: The Resistance (Audio CD)
Black Holes and Revelations was an alternative, progressive metal album. It was all deliberately written, each song felt like it was deliberately written to slot into place in the album. Even the vastly different songs Hoodoo and Soldier's Poem were deliberately placed as a break between songs. The music was a mixture of techno mixed with Bellamy's guitar riffs, Chris' bass lines and Dom's amazing drumming.

If you are looking for that here you might be disappointed. That same song writing is there, the riffs are there, the bass is there and the drumming is as amazing as ever... but the whole album sounds so different. Black Holes was a "loud" album, this album sounds almost "clean", you can hear tom's cymbals, bass notes... not just a wall of sound. This is music for the mosh pit where people can sit down on armchairs midway and mull over the day in their head.

Many fans will see this as a departure into ripping off Queen and Doctor Who, but I see this step backwards as a step forward... discovering a new sound, seeing what they can do without the effects pedal. What Matt can do if he sits behind the piano for three tracks. And what happens when they self produce an album.

I would buy the Resistance because its Muse doing something different and doing it brilliantly :D


The Resistance
The Resistance
Price: £7.57

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A step back and a step forward, 14 Sept. 2009
This review is from: The Resistance (Audio CD)
Black Holes and Revelations was an alternative, progressive metal album. It was all deliberately written, each song felt like it was deliberately written to slot into place in the album. Even the vastly different songs Hoodoo and Soldier's Poem were deliberately placed as a break between songs. The music was a mixture of techno mixed with Bellamy's guitar riffs, Chris' bass lines and Dom's amazing drumming.

If you are looking for that here you might be disappointed. That same song writing is there, the riffs are there, the bass is there and the drumming is as amazing as ever... but the whole album sounds so different. Black Holes was a "loud" album, this album sounds almost "clean", you can hear tom's cymbals, bass notes... not just a wall of sound. This is music for the mosh pit where people can sit down on armchairs midway and mull over the day in their head.

Many fans will see this as a departure into ripping off Queen and Doctor Who, but I see this step backwards as a step forward... discovering a new sound, seeing what they can do without the effects pedal. What Matt can do if he sits behind the piano for three tracks. And what happens when they self produce an album.

I would buy the Resistance because its Muse doing something different and doing it brilliantly :D


1m UK Plug to IEC C13 (Kettle type connector)
1m UK Plug to IEC C13 (Kettle type connector)
Offered by MHP Computer Services Ltd ®
Price: £4.18

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply incredible, 25 Jun. 2009
I plugged it into the socket and it provided power for my PC.
Simply incredible -_-
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Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Price: £7.35

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing short of amazing..., 25 Jun. 2009
Is this an amazing album? Yes, it is. It's technically amazing, it's song structures are mind blowing and the key changes, time signature changes are flawless. However its exactly what you expect from Dream Theater.

Jordan Ruddess hinted that the new album would be dark and gothic, and that is audible in the first few minutes of the album, however the cheesy beginning of the opening track "A Nightmare to Remember" is almost as bad as its name. A crash of thunder followed by what can only be described as a Hammer Horror soundtrack homage.

The album is a visible departure from earlier albums such as Images and Words with definitve key changes, and time signature, clever breaks and solos. Instead it feels more watered down, like Petrucci and Ruddess are soloing for the hell of it, the time signature changes are barely noticable over the thrash of the guitars, and any key changes go right over your head.

Its a Dream Theater album, but if you are a hardcore fan you might be disappointed. It feels more of a rehash of Train of Thought, where they found success with heavier songs and it feels like they are clinging on to that success in this album and need to move on and find a new sound.

The Shattered Fortress was the one track I was looking forward to in this album, but even that disappointed me by being a song made up entirely of old riffs. It just doesn't gel for me.

All in all a lot of Black Clouds, not many Silver Linings.
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And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Time Listening to Music that Isn't This, 12 Jun. 2009
From Northern Ireland come a four-piece instrumental band that quite frankly have blown me away.


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