James Cashin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (37 of 40)
Location: Brooklyn, NY


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,619,929 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 40
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Eric Clapton
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I will only review one track off this great DVD set.

The genius of Jeff Beck is very clear on his version of Nessun dorma, an aria from Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot. Of course Jeff has his Guitar sounds arranged pre-song but, from the first note to the last, Jeff steps on no pedals. Beck turns this classic aria into his own. His dynamic use of the fret board, tasteful spin of the volume knob & touch of the whammy-bar, are crying out the desperation of Calaf, (the original arias narrator.) Fellow musicians in the band help Jeff ride this superb music into pure electric bliss heaven! I feel that Jeff adds a unique nuance to this perfect music piece. I could swear that the… Read more
Minder: The Complete Collection [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ George Cole
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
I lived in London from 1981 until 1994 and fell madly in love with Minder. It was so refreshing to see TV that seemed, (to a native New Yorker), like real London street life. Unlike the junk I was used to seeing on US TV, such as street scenes of New York with no garbage, graffiti or anything that I was used to seeing walking down the streets of Manhattan. The old US TV was so predicable, in that, they always got the bad guy and/or they lived happily ever after and all that rubbish. I saw Minder as an outsider looking in, & I liked what I saw. The two main Characters are just perfect together. The writing was sharp and crisp. And of course, absolutely hilarious. All the sub-characters… Read more