G. C. Bakker

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Hi Premium Grade 8mm Camcorder Videotape Cassette,&hellip by Sony
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was searching for 120 minute Hi8 cassettes to record a concert shortly. These Sony tapes were the only ones I could find.
An unpleasant surprise awaited me. The 120 minutes recording time only applies to the NTSC format. Using PAL (the standard in most European countries), the tapes only last 85 minutes.
This information is listed clearly on the backside of the tape, so the seller could have known that. In my opinion they should have listed that in the product details, to prevent disappointment for buyers outside the US and a few other American countries.

The only option left for me is to buy 60 minute tapes and record in LP (half speed). Obviously, 60 minute tapes… Read more
A Tribute To Radiohead ~ Head Radio Retransmissions
A Tribute To Radiohead ~ Head Radio Retransmissions
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Radiohead Tributes, 10 Feb 2013
This CD is a treat.
It consists of tributes to 25 different Radiohead songs, from their first hit "Creep" to a few numbers from the 2007 album "In Rainbows".

The performers are all different, providing a wide variety of styles, even though all can be called "jazz". There is a good deal of piano, many wind instruments, guitars, violins, etc.

But given these differences in musical arrangements, all songs on the CD have one common mood, the melancholy that also characterizes Radiohead's music.
Note that the songs are not covers. Most are instrumental. Some follow the Radiohead counterparts fairly literally, others are more improvising.
All in all, 2 hours… Read more
Take Your Photography to the Next Level: From the &hellip by George Barr
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I give 5 stars for the text alone, which is unique and extremely useful. It goes way beyond the average Photoshop books which tell you "move this slider here, set that value there" without explaining why. It is also different from most books on composition and design. It is more philosophical in nature, discussing where and when to search for interesting images, framing and cropping issues, how to assess your photographic skills, etc.
But at the same time it is very practical. It contains loads of tips, e.g. what photographs well, how to create a portfolio, how to deal with disappointment and how to increase your technical and aesthetic level.
The author has a fluent writing… Read more