Vicky Martin

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Hearts And Bones ~ Paul Simon
Hearts And Bones ~ Paul Simon
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5.0 out of 5 stars For me his best ever, 29 Nov 2013
I bought the original mix CD of this album which I missed first time around. I recently rediscovered the genius that is Paul Simon and decided to buy this - its superb - the melodic invention, the sophistication of the arrangements, the mant subtle touches that you pick up on repeated listens.

The songs intrigue with Simon's thought provoking lyrics which have humour, sadness and an occasional touch of the surreal. Classic songs - Hearts & Bones, Train in the Distance, Rene Magritte, The Late Great Johhny Ace, and the wonderful humorous tease 'Song About the Moon'. There's only one weak spot - that's the opening track 'Allergies'it's nowhere near the standard of the rest - maybe… Read more
Boss FDR-1 Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb (Legend Series&hellip by BOSS
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pedal, 29 Nov 2013
This is a real quality product - I use it mainly on gigs where I take my AER acoustic amp - it enables me to put a Telecaster through and get pretty close to a valve amp sound - its easy to use,l well built, loud, has many usable variations, great overdrive, super reverb, brilliant tremolo - all told a great product - its very close to the classic amp that it models, close enough for me to highly recommend it
Dominion by C. J. Sansom
Dominion by C. J. Sansom
This book started well enough but about a quarter of the way in it really sags. The characters and the dialogue are really wooden and tension and pace are non-existent - the character Frank is hardly believable and some of the dialogue involving him is almost childlike. All very disappointing after a bright opening - and to be truthful I got bored in the end I skipped passages to get to the end. Its all rather unfortunate as the book is obviously well researched and the situation presented is realistic. But somewhere along the way the author lost it. I reckon it needs a good sharp edit which might also correct three or four grammatical oddities that I spotted.