A. J. Sturgess

"Alan Sturgess"
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JHS Vintage V100 'Iced Tea'
Top Reviewer Ranking: 293
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (2,141 of 2,543)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
I try to make positive comments and provide plenty of information (and images where useful) about an item's contents or usefulness, but if something is a disappointment, I say so and try to be as objective as possible when explaining my reasons for awarding a low star rating.

I intensely dislike those people who post reviews or comments which are no more than unfocused explosions of negativity o… Read more

Interests
Playing the guitar (not very well since I severed nerves in my left hand), photography, cooking and editing 25 years-worth of poetry written for children during my long career as a teacher, Keystage manager and Literacy co-ordinator.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 293 - Total Helpful Votes: 2141 of 2543
Fun with Strums - Baritone Ukulele by William Bay
There isn't quite as much in the way of resources for the baritone ukulele (DGBE tuning) as for the other sizes and tuning (GCEA). This is one of two collections that I have which consists of music (notation), lyrics and chords for the baritone. The other book is 'The Daily Ukulele - Baritone Edition (Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Songbook)' published by Hal Leonard.

The Daily Ukulele - Baritone Edition (Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Songbook)

That collection has 365 songs .... so is well worth looking at if you're a baritone player.

As for 'Fun with strums', the operative word is 'strums'. If (like me) you also… Read more
Heaven & Earth ~ Yes
2.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant enough, 16 Aug 2014
Nice. Pleasant. Ambient. Dreary after the first few tracks. None of the classic 'Yes' feel.

It sounded to me as if they were on auto-pilot both with the usual semi-spiritual lyrics, exotic guitar runs (none of which bring you up short or startle you with any hint of newness of originality) and pretty steady rhythms. At least Jon Davison's voice successfully evokes memories of Jon Anderson at his best. But all-in-all, it's a pretty dull affair. Very much an attempt by old prog rockers to revisit landscapes which are now receding too far into the mist to be successfully explored once again.

It's almost OK. That's the best I can say.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera with 50x Ul&hellip by Canon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've been using every week it since December 2013. There are lots of reviews for this camera, so I'll keep mine short and focus on what I've found to be the 3 main positives and the 3 main negatives.

THE POSITIVES
(1) It IS good for daytime photography.
(2) It's OK for macro work as long as you don't want super-macro (but it's nothing like as good as my old Fuji7000 which wore out)
(3) Battery life is pretty good.

THE NEGATIVES
(1) It is VERY poor for movies (recordings lose synchronisation and keep pausing or freezing whilst sound contiues) but at least using zoom doesn't put too much unnecessary noise into the soundtrack.
(2) Photography in… Read more

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