Jeremy Walton

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 581
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (1,630 of 1,823)
Location: Sidmouth, UK
Anniversary: 11 Sep

 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 581 - Total Helpful Votes: 1630 of 1823
Sofa Noodling ~ Ralph McTell
Sofa Noodling ~ Ralph McTell
5.0 out of 5 stars Just delightful, 20 Aug 2014
I heard music from this CD being played over the PA at a recent festival, and was pleasantly surprised to find it was Ralph McTell's work. Besides having had a lengthy career as a songwriter and performer, he's also an adept acoustic guitarist, and his skills on the instrument are showcased nicely in this collection. As the title suggests, the emphasis is on intimacy and a relaxed setting: wanting to capture the informality of his messing - or noodling - around on the guitar, he moved an old sofa into the studio and recorded these pieces whilst slouching on it. The result is an engaging, entertaining set of instrumentals - blues, rags and traditional-sounding tunes - which is a delight… Read more
Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young
3.0 out of 5 stars Tell me why, 20 Aug 2014
As a soloist, or as part of Buffalo Springfield, or CSNY, or with Crazy Horse, Neil Young has been one of the greatest songwriters and performers in rock since the late 60's. In my opinion, his output from the first ten years of his career - ranging from Buffalo Springfield Again through Harvest and After The Gold Rush to Zuma and Rust Never Sleeps is of crucial musical significance. Having… Read more
Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Uni&hellip by George B. Dyson
3.0 out of 5 stars Ex cathedra, 28 July 2014
Dyson tells the story of the computer developed at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, NJ between 1945 and 1951 under the direction of the Hungarian-born mathematician John von Neumann. Actually, he does much more than that in this book - in fact, practically every aspect of my first sentence is unpicked in extensive detail: a history of the Institute, the life of von Neumann, the origins of his design for the machine, its relation to contemporary efforts in computing (including its immediate predecessors the ENIAC and EDVAC at the University of Pennsylvania), the lives and careers of the other people who worked on the computer, and some of the early problems which the computer… Read more

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