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Sandisk SDMX11N-2048K-E70 MP3 Player Sansa Clip 2GB Black
Sandisk SDMX11N-2048K-E70 MP3 Player Sansa Clip 2GB Black

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away, 12 Mar. 2008
Aweful. I purchased this from a well know large electronics supplier in the USA around Christmas. When I got it back to the UK it worked fine for a few weeks. Now the LCD display has faded and I can only barely read it in a very dark room. Waste of money. Sansa or the store in the US will not replace the device.


Sandisk MP3 Player Sansa Clip 2Gb Black With Radio feature included
Sandisk MP3 Player Sansa Clip 2Gb Black With Radio feature included

10 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away, 12 Mar. 2008
Aweful. I purchased this from a well know large electronics suppler in the USA around Christmas. When I got it back to the UK it worked fine for a few weeks. Now the LCD display has faded and I can only barely read it in a very dark room. Waste of money. Sansa or the store in the US will not replace the device.


Music Magic Myth
Music Magic Myth

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing debut and one of the best of 2003 along with Outkast, 5 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Music Magic Myth (Audio CD)
The Last Emperor – Music, Magic, Myth
The Last Emperor has finally dropped his album after all the drama, setbacks and label changes. If you’ve never heard of this MC I suggest you check him out. He’s one of the best out there and doesn’t resort to the usual hip hop clichés. He just spits conscious raw lyrics. I’m surprised its taken this long for a record company to get a CD out. Last Emp hails from West Philadelphia, the album contains no skits (just an intro and outro) and there is a minimum of guests. The production is varied and spot on for each track. Highlights include:
Tiger Trail: oriental sounding track with catchy chorus hook.
Prisoner: funky track, nice lyrical flow on verses.
One Life: dark tune, Poetic from Gravediggaz guests rapping about the cancer he would succumb to not long after the track was recorded.
Meditation: atmospheric tune with choir sample, lots of Star Wars references. Has a different backing track to the original version, but both are cool.
Animalistics: battle rhyme where Emp changes into various animals.
Shine: love song with nice guitar sample.
Incredible Man: this rocks, similar to D-12 ‘Fight Music’ but better.
Single Mother: conscious lyrics with nice backing track.
The second CD contains Secret Wars Parts 1 & 2 which are worth the CD price alone. These two excepts sum up these tracks:
“What if I had the power to gather all my favourite emcees, with the illest comic book characters and they became arch enemies”
“Keep it clean no bats no gats guns no interference, comic book characters would go head up with raw lyrics”
Secret Wars Parts 1 contains the following ‘grudge’ matches:
KRS-1 vs. Professor X
GZA/Genius vs. Dr. Strange
Redman vs. The Incredible Hulk
Common vs. Iceman
Busta Rhymes vs. Dr. Octopus
Ras Kass vs. Magneto
Lauryn Hill vs. Storm
Jeru The Damaja vs. The Beast
Das EFX vs. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Boot Camp Click vs. G.I. Joe
Method Man vs. Wolverine
Nas vs. Spiderman
Secret Wars Parts 2:
RZA & Ghostface Killah vs. Captain America
DMX vs. Blade
Eve vs. She-Hulk
Ludacris vs. Thor
Rock-A-Fella vs. The Fantastic 4 (Jay-Z vs. Mr. Fantastic; Memphis Bleek vs. The Human Torch; Beanie Sigel vs. The Thing; Amil vs. The Invisible Girl)
Freeway vs. The Hobgoblin
Keith Murray vs. Dr. Doom
Outsidaz vs. Alpha Flight (Young-Z vs. Vindicator; Rah Digga vs. Snowbird; Az-Izz & Slang Ton vs. Puck & Shaman; Pacewon vs. Sasquatch)
Sticky Fingaz vs. The Punisher
Xzibit vs. Colossus
Eminem vs. Daredevil
D-12 vs. The Insidious 6 (Kuniva & Proof vs. Scorpion & Rhino; Swift vs. Mysterial; Kon Artis vs. Chameleon; Bizzare vs. The Blob)
Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. vs. The Black Panther and The Juggernaut
Along with Outkast, this has to be one of the best hip-hop CDs of 2003 and an amazing debut. Get it!


Idle Moments
Idle Moments
Price: £7.24

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very smooth jazz guitar, 26 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Idle Moments (Audio CD)
I picked up this CD by chance as the store I was in had an offer on Blue Note CD's. I've never been a big jazz fan, but love guitar based music so I thought I would give this a chance and I was blown away! The title track is worth the CD price alone. It falls 2 seconds short of 15 minutes, but there isn't a dull moment on this mellow smoky track which is pure heaven to listen to. Grant Green is an amazing guitarist, very smooth, and the rest of the sextet (piano, sax, drums, bass and vibes) play just as well. The second track, Jean de Fleur, ups the tempo nicely after Idle Moments and the third track, Django, takes the pace back down again with a brilliant melancholic intro before another inspired Green solo. Track 4, Nomad, is another faster paced number, ending the album perfectly. The Blue Note RVG edition also includes alternate takes of Jean de Fleur and Django, which are also a pleasure to hear. I can't believe Grant Green was such an underrated and unsung jazz guitarist in his time. This is a perfect place to start any jazz collection. I would also recommend the Grant Green Blue Note CD 'Green Street' if you want to hear the guitarist in a more intimate setting of a trio (with just bass and drums).


Idle Moments
Idle Moments
Price: £7.24

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very smooth jazz guitar, 26 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Idle Moments (Audio CD)
I picked up this CD by chance as the store I was in had an offer on Blue Note CD's. I've never been a big jazz fan, but love guitar based music so I thought I would give this a chance and I was blown away! The title track is worth the CD price alone. It falls 2 seconds short of 15 minutes, but there isn't a dull moment on this mellow smoky track which is pure heaven to listen to. Grant Green is an amazing guitarist, very smooth, and the rest of the sextet (piano, sax, drums, bass and vibes) play just as well. The second track, Jean de Fleur, ups the tempo nicely after Idle Moments and the third track, Django, takes the pace back down again with a brilliant melancholic intro before another inspired Green solo. Track 4, Nomad, is another faster paced number, ending the album perfectly. The Blue Note RVG edition also includes alternate takes of Jean de Fleur and Django, which are also a pleasure to hear. I can't believe Grant Green was such an underrated and unsung jazz guitarist in his time. This is a perfect place to start any jazz collection. I would also recommend the Grant Green Blue Note CD 'Green Street' if you want to hear the guitarist in a more intimate setting of a trio (with just bass and drums).


Karate's History and Traditions
Karate's History and Traditions
by Bruce A. Haines
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An intersting book but a slightly misleading title, 9 April 2002
An interesting and well-written book, however there are a few things that I did not agree with:
1. The title is slightly misleading as I thought it would talk about karate specifically, whereas virtually all martial arts are discussed. The evolution of martial arts from Bodhidharma arriving at the Shaolin temple is important, however I felt the author goes into too much detail in a 'karate' book.
2. I was expecting the various styles of karate (shotokan, wado-ryu, goju-ryu etc.) and their history discussed (as they are briefly in Official Karate by David Mitchell), which they are not.
3. Karate in Hawaii and the USA is discussed in detail, however there is little mention of Europe and other non-Asian countries, which are surely important.
4. The author's view seems to be that karate should only be practised by those university educated, and teaching the 'layman' will result in him/her ultimately using the martial art criminally.
5. The author states Funakoshi only taught karate to college students in Tokyo, but from what I can gather from his autobiography he taught whoever was interested to make ends meet as times were so hard.


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