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Blackspur BB-UK100 4-Way Utility Key
Blackspur BB-UK100 4-Way Utility Key
Offered by Price Attack Ltd
Price: £1.19

2.0 out of 5 stars Not a radiator tool, 22 Dec 2011
While useful tool for opening your gas meter, this will not work with your radiator as the head size is too large


EASYi - Sony MP3 Player USB Sync/Charging Cable for Sony Walkman E Series 4GB NWZ-E436FB NWZ-E436FR NWZ-E436FP
EASYi - Sony MP3 Player USB Sync/Charging Cable for Sony Walkman E Series 4GB NWZ-E436FB NWZ-E436FR NWZ-E436FP

1.0 out of 5 stars avoid, 11 Mar 2010
It is useless as my walkman is not recognised by any piece of hardware. Do not waste money on it


Castle of Crime
Castle of Crime
Offered by westworld-
Price: £19.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars greatest solo album from a drummer, 20 Jan 2005
This review is from: Castle of Crime (Audio CD)
Dave's day job is drumming for one of most respectable altrock artists of the past 20 years - Ms Hersh and her Throwing Muses. It is thus obvious that his solo album should be different from all he does in for the boss. And it is a pleasant mostly instrumental music that is chill out for alternative types. Loaded with electronics but with Dave's (presumably live) drumming playing a prominent role the album corners on Jazz, rock, ambient. At times it reminds one of Lemonjelly, at times Orbital, long forgotten Wolfgan Press and even Yo La Tengo. While it is worth savouring while listening on your own, it might a great coffee table album it is OK to have for an alt-rocker.


Free Gift Inside!!: Forget the Customer, Develop Marketease (Capstone Trade)
Free Gift Inside!!: Forget the Customer, Develop Marketease (Capstone Trade)
by Stephen Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.42

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars intriguing, 20 Jan 2005
The point this book is trying to make is quite provocative but hard to reject lightely. Namely that in the age of consumercentric corporation who all try to love their ungrateful customers to death, being different is one way to suceed. While new and very different products are hard to come by, the approach acronymed MARKETEASE is the answer. It includes teasing, tricking, playing hard to get and being overtly flamboyant or economical with truth.
Prof. Brown argues that this is what marketing was about in the firts place and quotes loads of popular characters who succeeded using this formula (PT Barnum, Liberace, Elvis's own Col. Parker, Madonna, Donald Trump et al).
An interesting, refreshing read, mostly very funny.
A word of warning for all like myself, for whom English is not a vernacular and Anglo/American culture not a mother culture. Prof. loves a pun or two hundred and at times the book is a bit difficult to follow due to numerous references to characters and phenomena unknown to other cultures.


The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books)
The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.24

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, 26 Nov 2004
This is one of the best fantasy cycles ever written. While some other books by U. Leguin are a bit boring this is her absolue best. She created a world, cosmology, mythology and geography nearly equal to Middleearth's. The founding idea is great, Ged - the protagonist likeable and easy to identify with. If however you like great battles and empires this is not a book for you.
It is a book about a man who is a great wizzard but his humanity limits him like all of us. The downbeat atmosphere is there, there are no cheerful happy-endings but still it is a captivating read from page one. And this edition is a real bargain.


When Bad Things Happen to Good People
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
by Harold S. Kushner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.66

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read for all affected by suffering, 26 Nov 2004
This is a very comforting book. I read soon after our beloved angel-daughter was diagnosed with a fatal disease and it did offer some feeling of peacefulness till the end. Although written by a religious man it was usefull for me who is not religious at all.
All of you who are going through a very difficult patch in their lives - this is one book for you.
It is a great book also for those who would like to learn more about handling their friends' or relatives' tragedies. This book gives you tips what to do and what to say and most importantly what not to say (the dreaded 'It is better that way et al'.) Although written by a rabbi, it should be mandatory for all priests of all religions to teach them how to handle grief and pain.


Devil Hopping
Devil Hopping
Offered by Dirty Deals UK
Price: £12.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars overlooked classic, 26 Nov 2004
This review is from: Devil Hopping (Audio CD)
It seems amazing that the Inspiral Carpets was the Madchester band that survived longest, supplying better and better albums as time went by (OK Charlatans were from Northwich). This is their last and arguably best effort with songs like I want you, Saturn 5 or Just Wednesday being top tunes. This is a mature pop album, being the logical conclusion of their devopment of the style they accepted in Madchester heyday. It seems that this style could not be perfected only emulated the split in the band was a natural and healthy move. They created their ultimate album and went graciously.


What's Up Matador
What's Up Matador
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £9.74

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars value for money, 26 Nov 2004
This review is from: What's Up Matador (Audio CD)
Excellent compilation of great rock songs of the nineties. Various moods, short doses of best bits from the likes of Liz Phair (you don't really need the whole album just to have Stratford on Guy). Only in the case of Yo La Tengo in made me buy more of their albums.


Fakebook
Fakebook

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars summer afteroon album, 22 Jun 2004
This review is from: Fakebook (Audio CD)
This is a great, easy listening CD from one of the America's best alternative bands. If you imagine it is a July afternoon and early Byrds are jamming with Big Star with the songwriting genius of Lou Reed then you might get the general idea of the record. Simply genius - indie rock beating easy listening classics! - Just listen to Emulsified, a killer track that should have been a huge hit.


Wired For Sound: 1986- 1993
Wired For Sound: 1986- 1993
Offered by music_by_mail_uk
Price: £22.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars guitar noise in a song, 22 Jun 2004
This compilation is the first BoS album I bought but certainly not the last one. Back in the 80's on both sides of the Atlantic various bands tried punk/hard core esthetics with pop sensibilities. They used different proportions of both ingredients. Band of Susans was one of those bands (together with Husker Du, My Bloody Valentine and others), one that used big amounts of guitar noise but as this compilation proves it is all listenable.
The double album consists of one cd with songs and one with instrumentals. Surprisingly all are good and although tend to be lengthy, do not get boring. If you want to find the missing link between Melvins, Helmet and Kyuss look no further. By the way Page Hamilton out of Helmet was a member!


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