Mr. N. C. Mitchell

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (22 of 27)
Location: Manchester, UK
Birthday: 18 Nov
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 822,403 - Total Helpful Votes: 22 of 27
Dead Man [VINYL] ~ Neil Young
Dead Man [VINYL] ~ Neil Young
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have checked the official Neil Young channels and there has been no official vinyl reissue of Dead Man. This apparent bootleg edition is well done, but it has printed inserts and white paper inner sleeves whereas, I've been led to believe from official channels, that the original had heavy printed inserts. The sound, though, is good. The print job is great. It's great to have it on vinyl, even though it's unethical of the manufacturers to have produced it and even though I paid through the nose for something that's relatively worthless. This should be a £15 record at most.
Turing & Burroughs: A Beatnik SF Novel by Rudy Rucker
Another sweet romp from Rucker, not dissimilar in its pace and plot to earlier novels 'Mathematicians In Love', 'The Hollow Earth' and, especially 'Master of Space and Time' (with which it shares little, slug-like characters that have an ultimately unhealthy effect on the hosts they feed off). Here Rucker posits a parallel universe pairing of two great 20th Century minds (both, clearly, influential in Rucker's life) and lets the adventure ensue. Lots of whacked-out realisations of scientific theorems and a very personalised view of love between two men that is simultaneously quaint and wannabe-progressive (i.e. clearly written by a straight dude).

What's really annoying about the… Read more
Stoned [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Will Adamsdale
Stoned [DVD] DVD ~ Will Adamsdale
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yawwwwn!, 24 July 2009
Poor Paddy Considine. Such considerable acting talent and yet always in such terrible films. This is typical of populist British filmmaking in that it uses cliched storytelling method after cliched storytelling method to scrape the surface of something that, ten minutes in, we the audience no longer even care about. My heart sank during the very first scene, when the Brian Jones character spells out over the phone exactly what it is that his conversation's about ("7.30 soundcheck? Great.") as if anyone watching is too stupid to understand anything more oblique. Then it just ploughs through a series of aesthetically considered (the costumes are a little too well thought out - to the point… Read more

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