Dun Ravin'

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Location: Bath, UK


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Time Off ~ Steve Gunn
Time Off ~ Steve Gunn
Steve Gunn is a talented musician who doesn't feel the need for flashy showmanship. Instead you have an album of carefully worked music, dominated by Steve's guitar, which stretches out in long breaks that eventually produce an almost hypnotic effect. As the other reviewers have said, you can identify all sorts of influences and inspirations in his work - some may just be coincidental, but a serious musician such as Steve must have heard Bert Jansch (and maybe soukous, which also uses repeated guitar phrases to build up a hypnotic atmosphere).
Some grumbles. The mixing places Steve's voice and the bass & drums too far back to be heard easily. And it's a shame there's not more… Read more
Revel Chrome Wet' N Dry Grinder by Revel
This is a useful piece of kitchen equipment if, and only if, you treat it gently. It can be used for herbs as well as spices, and the powerful motor makes short work of nuts and seeds. However, don't let that fool you into thinking it's indestructible. The top of the grinder warns you to use it for no longer than 5 second bursts, but what it doesn't tell you is that if you fill it to the top with hard material there's likely to be irreparable damage and a strong smell of burnt plastic. Large chunks of hard material in particular are more than it can cope with - I've now wrecked 3 grinders trying to grind chunks of stale bread into crumbs. Take it easy, and it can cope, but when you're… Read more
Northeast India Handbook: Including the Andaman Is&hellip by David Stott
Unlike the previous reviewer, I did take this guide to India, and it survived 4 weeks bumping around in my day sack totally undamaged. It's a useful little book, and I found the comments and advice relevant and helpful for the places we visited - and the restrained writing style helped when there were decisions about what to visit and what to miss. It's harder to do that with a guide that gives opinions about places as well as facts (and the cheery enthusiasm of Lonely Planet guides can get just a little tiresome.) It could do with more maps and fuller details of some of the towns, and some of the general details in the back and front of the book look as if they've been borrowed from a… Read more