Mike L

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Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden
Roger Housden presents ten great poems to touch the soul, and if you are unfamiliar with these poets and this kind of poetry - this might be a good book for you. The poems - of which I knew only one, and the poets (of whom I knew most), are these:

The Journey - Mary Oliver
Last Night As I Was Sleeping - Antonio Machado
Song of Myself (excerpt) - Walt Whitman
Zero Circle - Rumi
The Time Before Death - Kabob
Ode to My Socks - Pablo Neruda
Last Gods - Galway Kinnell
For The Anniversary of My Death - W S Merwin
Love After Love - Derek Walcott
The Dark Night (excerpt) - St John of The Cross

The challenge with a book like this is… Read more
The Blade [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Wenzhuo Zhao
The Blade [DVD] DVD ~ Wenzhuo Zhao
This film is an ultra-violent remake of the Shaw Brother's 1967 classic One Armed Swordsman. With its morally grey universe it still both looks and feels modern. The long action sequences, done in the days before CGI, remain impressive, although deliberately confusing. From the outset, something gets lost in all the action, and that is the story-telling. The film quickly becomes confused, and cannot compare to the pacing and storytelling of its predecessor. In comparison, One Armed Swordsman remains a far better film. Tsui Hark's film proves that it's not just Hollywood… Read more
Best of Dance Mania ~ Tito Puente
Best of Dance Mania ~ Tito Puente
In 1957, at the height of the mambo era, Tito Puente assembled the best latin musicians then in New York and recorded the LP Dancemania. It was followed in 1960 by Dancemania vol.2. Everything you read about these albums in the write-up above is true: their energy and inventiveness is astounding, and the music is irresistible.
In the early 1990s, BMG's US Latin division carefully reissued many classic albums from those years in a new CD series called BMG Tropical. The absolute highlight of these reissues is this album, which is not a reissue of… Read more

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