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golferinfr's Full Review: Shop Vac 965-10-00 (USA) Shop Vac 9270124 (United Kingdom) Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
Making a major mistake in not checking my septic system left me with a nice surprise Thursday morning to the backlash of nasty water that was on my basement floor. I checked my sub-pump and it was dead, just another added replacement I didn't need this year along with my new water heater. As I sent my guys to Walmarts for a new sub-pump I went to my shed and pulling out my Shop Vac Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum. As I went back to the house I set the Shop Vac up outside. When you go and have to suck up water you take the filter off, you have 4 horsepower pulling 175 CFM's through that hose, even though Shop Vacs have always been noisy..this model is toned down some. The Poly plastic body is a good great, could be thicker.
What comes in the box: (1) Shop-Vac 10-Gallon 4.0 HP/ 1600 watts Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum with basic air flow coming at 420 watts is very suitable for power in tough situations. With it's weight at 22 pounds (9.979 kg) empty is pretty easy and flexible to move around. It comes with an assortment of nozzles that hook up to the 8 foot by 1-1/4-inch hose (2.4m by 32mm), (1)31-1/4-Inch extension wands, (1)10-Inch wet/dry nozzle, (1) 1-1/4-inch crevice tool to get corners or those odd places, and a (1) 1 1/4-Inch gulper nozzle. The cartridge filter with retainer and a disposable filter bag are located where the hose comes into the vacuum and separates the bad from the water. I do recommend if you buy this model; purchase a grounded 3 prong wet resistant extension cord because on this model it's only 6 feet long.
This machine was hard to move with water inside of it and being on a unfinished part my basement floor where I have the sub pump located. Putting on the extension wand was a great help for reaching tight places, being able to lock tight the nozzle to the hose gave you a sense of security you won't get leaked on. I had help carrying the water out because 10 gallons of water is almost 90 pounds. There are handles on each side to carry, and there is a top handle to either carry or steer the Shop Vac to where you want. I mainly bought this Shop Vac was to vacuum out the trucks and for wood shavings and chips when we build things for landscaping jobs. With the 10 gallon tub you can vacuum for a while before emptying it. It runs on a electric 4 horse power motor with incredible suction for both wet and dry. The filter is easy to disengaged and blow out or rinse after the nastiest jobs.
Overall it comes with a 3 year warranty and if cleaned after every use I do not see you using it. On a smooth surface and using it is at its best, the three inch plastic wheels are easy to turn with and since there are 4 wheels there is no tension turning. The yellow and black colors are bold and with the 17width x 17length x 24.2 height it goes directly under my shop table. I was recommended this Shop Vac 965-10-00 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum by a couple friends who both use it as contractors building new homes. I will also recommend this to you. Took a total of 5 hours to get the new sub pump in and me vacuuming, the biggest bill was emptying out my septic tank.
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Amount Paid (US$): 89.00 ...............Amazon.co.UK price is $ 109.95
I go to physical therapy twice a week for my back; I'm not that spring chicken anymore. When my session was over I saw some free samples in 5 gram packages so I took four of them. The next day we did a mulching job from hell on this 2 acre estate in Potomac Maryland. By that afternoon rolling in my right tricep and back were tightening up rock hard so I went to the truck and grabbed all 4 packets. When opened up you can easily smell the Menthol and Camphor as the aromas go under your nose.. As I squeezed this greenish goo on my left hand I started rubbing it in my tricep. The pain slowly went away as I kept working it in.
I did the same procedure on the muscles on the left side of my back. So as we came back home I stopped by my physical therapy and asked if they had some BioFreezeto sell. My therapist took me to the back room, he had gallons and so many different sizes that I picked up two 4 ounce tubes of BioFreeze Gel. I reapplied another application after I took a shower. I gave my back more satisfaction than my tricep, its temporary relief last at least three hours. When you're working with a degenerative 4, 5, and 6th disc in your back there's not much help for me. A friend of mine who is a Chiropractor told me about getting injections to block the pain, but he said there were a lot of risks behind this procedure and to leave it as a last resort.
This BioFreeze is greaseless and stainless so you won't ruin any clothing. The 4 ounce tubes fit well in the hand and once you take the cap off, it comes out looking like mushy jello. You will definitely feel more on areas that are sensitive to you already like under your arm, your inner thighs or even behind your calf. Rubbing each area vigorously fires up that menthol as it penetrates your skin. Main 3 warnings, don't use on a open wound, don't bandage the area in use. Please keep this away from anyone younger than 2 years old. Overall, I use this BioFreeze as a temporary relief when I'm on the job, wash your hands after each use.
Inactive ingredients, carbomer,fd&c blue#1, fd&c yellow#5, glycerine,herbal extract Ilex, isopropl alcohol, methylpparaben, natural camphor for scent, proplene glycol, silicon dioxide, triethanolamine, water.
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golferinfr's Full Review: Folgers House Blend Ground Coffee, 292 grams Unit...
I ran out of coffee I thought this morning, scrambling in my cabinets and finally headed for my pantry. Sneaking behind the Raisin Bran I saw the black cover of the lid and when I picked it up I frowned a little because it was not my favorite Breakfast Blend, but this House Blend would do the trick to I had time to hit the grocery store. I flipped the lid and pulled the aluminum seal off, the aroma was still fresh as I prepared my coffee pot. Three large scoops for me please, because I like to taste the heartiness of the bean without all that acid taste back-up. With the Breakfast Blend and this House Blend you are guarantee a great cup of coffee. When taking the seal off, you can notice that these grounded beans are darker for that fuller taste.
Each 292 grams plastic tub has enough grounds for 90 six ounce cups which is nothing for me since my work mug is 32 ounces. I get the bigger tubs of grounds but lately it's just the smaller ones that have been on sale saving me a good bit. When the coffee is brewing the whole kitchen comes alive as I stand in front of the pot taking the aroma in. This medium blend of grounds still has a full body taste that once it hits your tongue and the back of your throat your senses become alive. I add just a little sugar and milk with this House Blend because it really sets the tastes off.
Overall, I do like this coffee as a very close second to the Breakfast Blend. There is no strong after taste later and those suffering from acid reflux will enjoy this coffee because of its low acid content. It is nice to either keep the plastic tub in the refrigerator or a cool dark place in your kitchen. The flavor starts going away after two weeks of the tub being opened.
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golferinfr's Full Review: Apple iPad 2 (64 GB) Wi-Fi Black 9.7" Tablet - MC9...
For me being introduced to this Apple iPad 2 was like holding a new born baby, weighing in at 1.33 pounds. All I could do was look at it and say where do I begin? I piddle around some with the iOS4 operating system and used it to make my first text to Steffie in West Virginia. I click on the camera program and with the next text I sent her a photo of me. The best thing was later on that night we were talking and I said I wanted to see her, all I had to do was go to Face Time and it switches the internal microphone to the external one as the video camera comes on. I was in a state of bliss, being able to see her while we were relaxing and not cooped up at our computers. With the maximum resolution being at 1024 x 768 and the display screen being 9.7 inches that first smile of hers light up that whole screen.
The next day was a fun, going through so many applications it was making me dizzy. But I put on the only ones that were most important to me like Facebook, Twitter, my bank account, my utilities, just in case anything happens on the road. I also put the Weather Channel on it, Street Maps and the Stock Market. With play applications for games, YouTube and iTunes, there are over 350,000 applications you can try or buy.. With me being a little senile I also put the notes applicator to always remind of stuff to do. You can download any of the applications at the Apple Store but they have most of the social networks already installed on the iPad.
I also downloaded my Pro Landscaping software that I've used for a couple years now, this is to use with new landscaping customers. It lets me take a picture of the property in question and gives me a split screen of before and after photos and lets me create flowerbeds in the front of the house while adding shrubs and trees all along the property. It is the shortest way to landscape design and saves you so many man hours of adjusting shrubs or flowers to the customers liking. The final statement with this software and the Apple IPad2 is after the customers agreed to the proposition and if they have WiFi you can walk inside their home and email them a copy of the planning on the spot. With simple made even easier, I just put in my PNY 4 GB memory stick in my iPod2 and transfer all the information from Open Office and the landscaping software and when I get back to my office simply upload it to my Ubuntu Natty Warhal computer. It is also compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating system just as long as you have Service Pack 3.
Programs do start slowing up after 7-9 hours of use and when I use it on the road it, that's depending if I'm listening to music while driving or getting a onsite job done. The speaker is good for the phone or a YouTube video, but if your listening music I suggest headphones to get the fullest from your songs. With the Bluetooth 2.1 interface connection, makes this a versatile machine. To recharge the built -in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery either by the adapter or using your USB 2.0 port from your computer to the iPad. They have the Apple A5 processor chip installed on this model and the iPad 2 with WiFi plus 3G model. Multi-tasking is truly a breeze being a person who loves tomorrow's news today and having my emails up or on my web site moving or adding reviews or advertising I don't have to shut down one program to work with another. With the A5 processor speed being 1 GHz watching movies with a lot of graphics doesn't slow it down, or having 3 or 4 different programs running at the same time.
Having a 64 Giga Byte HHD hard drive means it will support hundreds of songs and thousands of pictures videos or even movies. With all that hard drive space the sky is the limit for what you can do or created. I sit in my recliner and re-landscape my place over and over on this tablet and before you know it, not only minutes have gone away but half the day or night. I'm going nuts with all the applications, games and other things I can bring to this iPad to make my life easier. You have to be precise on using the touch screen, letting your finger slide down a tad might pull up another program you didn't want. I just spread the programs further apart. What comes in the box when you buy it, iPad 2, dock connector to USB cable, 10W USB power adapter, manual and information. The glossy black exterior is fingerprint friendly; a soft cloth will clean the tablet right up.
Overall I am bless to be able to have been apart of the ice age beginning of the computers and my buddy Petey for showing me ways to work on them from virus removal to learning how to design my own web site. But to see and work with this Apple iPad2 and see the working fundamentals with this tablet lets my mind wander in saying "what's next"?
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$439.00 @ Amazon.co.uk
One of my oldest customers called me the other day and asked me if I could come over for a little while and help her out. I asked her what was up and she sounded to embarrassed to say, so I went over there. When I walked into her house I saw a box with 6 cans of Raid Ant and Roach Killer (Country Fresh). She explained to me that ever since the town put in a new water feed pipe into her home she infiltrated by big black cockroaches and she asked me if I can spray her whole house for her. I told her I had to go back to my place and get my respirator and she needed to either find someplace to go for at least 6 hours or more and she said when I came back she would go to her sister's.
When I get back to her place, she told me she was going to stay the night at her sister's as she handed me a Ben Franklin ($100.00). She begged me to do the best job that I could, I said I would try my best. She said she woke up the middle of the night and how they were in the bed with her. I told her I would do my best but she needed to get a professional in there to permanently get rid of them. I've seen big cockroaches when I lived up at Belmont, New York. I knew the first place to go and start my roach hunt and to see what I was up against. The house is a 1920 0r early 1930 historic home in Frederick. I walked into the front room and pulled back the radiator cover from the radiator, I shook the can as fast as I could. There was at least 50 or 60 of them under the radiator and when I began spraying more came out of the woodwork. I went and got me a garbage bag and the broom and cleaned up the mess. I did this to every room and it truly gave me a upset stomach to see all these roaches..I sprayed every where in that home. I emphasized mainly where water was, kitchen under the sink and they were every where. It took them about 5 minutes to die, and then I swept them up. I sprayed all along her floor boards both upstairs in her bedroom, there wasn't as much activity upstairs but they had a presence. The basement was the worst of it all, but I was spraying every crack or crevice and they were coming out in droves. I even had to go back out and buy 3 more cans to finish the basement and to try and put a barrier around the whole house. She called me as I was cleaning up and I professed to her she needed professional people to come there to finish off what I started. They travel, so I know that both sides of the house's next to her must have them.
If you see one or two roaches in your home or outside, this is a excellent spray to kill them dead almost instantly. Don't let them leave your sight though, the female roach will try to leave eggs behind and I had to step on them to kill them. From my experience in New York you have to spray every where and anywhere in your home or apartment. They are night travelers for the most part, so if you do find any during the day get a flashlight and comb your place at night when they are most prevalent too be searching for food. The country scent is nice smelling, but goes away after a few hours. It took me 5 hours and a total of 9 cans to go from the front room to the kitchen, from the basement to the second floor with the bedrooms. After you spray it, this Raid Ant and Roach killers do leave somewhat of a barrier film just in case they come out and step in it. The active ingredients are imiprothrin 0.100%, cypermethrin 0.100%. Inert ingredients 99.800%, and contains petroleum distillates and by products.
This Raid Ant and Roach killer eliminates Ants instantly, as soon as you spray them they curl up and die. This spray will kill any insect that crawls in your home. When spraying for ants, spray around your doors good, this will eliminate their trail. If you have pets, restrain them either outside or in a different area of the house so they don't come in direct contact with it like their eyes, nose or mouth. It won't hurt them after you apply it and give vent the room out afterwards.
Overall the mass killings and just doing that job was down right nasty. She called me the next day and said she just swept up a couple hundred that were dead that crawled out after I left. When you spray any surface make sure you're about 6-12 inches away, this way you'll cover more ground. If you don't think your roaches or water bugs like the country scent, this Raid product also comes in Lemon Scent. I bought some of the Lemon Scent for my sheds, but that's a different review. Make sure you shake the can for about a minute to build up pressure and repeat after every other spray. There is no after chemical odor and after you air your place out. Just please read the label for all precautions and recycling of the cans.
$ 4.52 at Amazon.co.uk
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golferinfr's Full Review: Rug Doctor Urine Eliminator Cleaner
I thought I'd be the last person to buy something like this, but no I'm just as ordinary like you. I have animals, I have some friends that are animals, and lastly I have friends that drink. I just thank the judge when getting my divorce that I was able to keep my Hoover Steam Vacuum and some other stuff. This is the third time I had to buy a 24 ounce bottle of The Rug Doctors Urine Eliminator Cleaner because I just got my boy Brutus a friend, Tyson a ten week Boxer puppy. House training this last week has been thrilling to say the least, every time I think I have him all pee'd and pooped out I bring him inside and within 20 minutes he is christening someplace new in my place.
Even though I don't drink anymore (4 years May 16th) I still have friends come over. Tonight it happen, after watching the Bull's playoff game my one buddy was queasy because the Mexican food we ate and the munchies we were all eating back here didn't agree with his alcohol consumption. Result, he didn't make it to the bathroom on time. Final scenario at my place is the bathroom, the essential rug around the front and sides of the toilet...Oh come on now, everyone doesn't have perfect aim.
All these problems that lead me to bring that red and blue spray bottle out from under the kitchen sink. This Rug Doctor Urine Cleaner is specially formulated to remove odors and stains that come from urine, vomit, feces, blood, and other things. With the animal pee and poop I always do each procedure twice. I give the stain 5 or 6 sprays depending on how big the stain is then I use the steam vacuum for about 2 to 3 minutes to make sure I get the padding underneath the carpet. Then I repeat it a second time to make sure it's out. On the safe side as the spot is drying out I give it a few sprays of Febreze Air Effects to disguise the spot and hopefully doesn't find it again.
The active enzymes eliminate the source of the stain and odor for use on carpets, upholstery, mattresses, color-safe fabrics. When my buddy accidentally barfed on my recliner the food and beer made for such a awful smell I almost needed my respirator. But the third time of clean and repeat procedure cleaned the stain and the smell away. The toilet rug, I just spray really good before I wash it in the washing machine. The Rug Doctor Urine Eliminator has a soft odor of like stale ammonia, you can hardly smell it unless you put your face right in it. For the ladies, if you have a accident on the bed from that mean friend that you get every month and it goes through the sheets to the mattress, this will help remove that unsightly stain. There are a wide variety of uses that this spray can be used for. I just gave you a few that I've dealt with.
Overall, it's hard work gone easy with this cleaner, still it's hard work scrubbing the stain away but in the long run you will be very satisfied getting the stain out right. For overnight dried stains, if the fabric can handle warm to medium hot water put some on the stain to loose it up first. Tyson busted out of his kitchen tamper proof pet door and pooped 3 times on my beige carpet in the living room and I used the warm water for starters. This product works great, if you can find a two pack of it, you can save money on them.
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golferinfr's Full Review: Black Swan (2011)
Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.
Soon as this movie comes into your view, you can smell the tension in the air. Nina Sayers is a up and coming ballet star by night, spoiled mommy's girl by day. She strives at being the best that the New York Opera company, has all the fundamentals, but lacks the passion in her moves. I think from my own perspective that they could of deleted Winona Ryder's role because it really didn't make any sense. She was no-one's role model and the 4 minutes of breaking up her room to the hospital scenes really had no significance in this movie.
Barbara Hershey, please stay away from the knife. Anymore nipping and tucking you're going to get the Joan Rivers Award for "I can't feel my face move as I talk". Being the over possessive and jealous mother you can tell her elevator doesn't go to the top floor in this role. You could never catch the right age for Nina because you never really see the adult in her and by then it's far to late. Her fate has been clustered by the demons in her mind and with her mother launching out a full stalkers attack on her own daughter really makes you wonder if anyone in the movie has a clear head.
With Lily coming into the picture Nina has this feeling of being underminded for her first seat position of Swan Lake and begins tensing up. Thomas tries to get Nina in the sack with him after choosing her and Nina freezes up like a Wendy's Chocolate Frosty. I saw just traces of the movie 9 1/2 weeks in here when Thomas tells her to go home and find your release. The next morning scene I about fell out of my chair as she turns over and her mom is in the chair after a 3 stars masturbating scene, that was so funny. I can't believe this movie won all those awards. Granted the story plot was Good at best, the musical score was very well put together in the right places. I thought the dance scenes between Nina and Lily was hotter than their lesbian bed scene.
But finally she realizes it all, everyone is out for their ownselves. Her mom right there to take credit of pushing her baby girl all the way to the top. Lily getting the nod to be Nina's alternate if anything were to happen. Thomas getting his satisfaction except for the one he wanted most; and all it does is take sex from Lily to get what they both wanted. The last half hour I will leave unto you to watch as Nina snaps.
Overall this movie received too much hype and by far not movie of the year. I can see Natalie Portman getting Actress of the Year, but you have to ask yourself who was the real sane person in this one. I give this one 3.5 stars
Vincent Cassel - Thomas
Barbara Hershey - Erica Sayers
Mila Kunis - Lily
Natalie Portman - Nina Sayers
Winona Ryder - Beth
Rated R Run Time 1 hr 40 minutes.
Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Better than Watching TV
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age
I have passed these bottles a hundred times and have been very vigilant in saying no to my immature mind and then strolling to the candy section instead. Well, things didn't go my way Thursday when I went shopping, all I needed was bread and milk. I grabbed my 2 gallons of milk and my bread and out of the corner of my right eye, radar put it sights on the bottles of that dark chocolate gooyiness that will make my milk taste so much better. I gave into my addiction.
As soon as I returned home and all my groceries were away, the bottle was sitting there whispering, "are you going to use me now or later"..? I couldn't help myself, and pulled the milk out and my favorite 32 ounce Bulls mug. The instructions say for 2 to 3 tablespoons per 8 ounces of milk, all I did was tip the bottle and guessed in my mind. As I stirred it up I kept saying the darker the better. For 3 tables spoons it's a 100 calories with 2% of it being Sodium. The chocolate taste is fantastic, but I love creaminess and I do buy a container of Half&Half to increase the creamy flavor and providing me a great drink.
I have so many different uses for it besides my milk, I use it on my ice cream, desserts, milkshakes, and homemade cookies that when I pull them out of the over I squirt some of this chocolate syrup on the center of the cookie. I can't believe that they are using high fructose corn syrup in this product, also they have regular corn syrup, sugar, water,cocoa, natural and artificial flavorings, potassium sorbate, mono-diglycerides, xanthan gum and polysorbate 60. I remember when it was just cocoa and water and natural and artificial flavorings.
Overall, This Hershey's Chocolate Flavored Syrup has so many possibilities so if you have a healthy immagination that you might just give your raisin bran a little squirt to give that creal and milk a added bonus. Zero fat and zero cholesterol can't be all that bad. $3.99 on Amazon.co.uk.
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golferinfr's Full Review: Belkin (F8E856EAGLO-APL) Mouse
To make a long story short I write for a review site in the United Kingdom called DooYoo.co.uk. It's a pay per review site and they send redemption vouchers to Amazon.co.uk for which its parent company is Amazon.com here but they are separate entities when it comes to placing orders or writing reviews. I have to put everything at what it would cost at the British Pound versus dollar here. Gets quite confusing sometimes because the same manufacturer uses different serial numbers over seas, and if your review doesn't have both of those items, they down play you fast there. But anyway back to my new mouse. I ordered two of these mice from Amazon UK at $4.49 pounds each. Now get this, because it makes no sense to me. They were both mailed in the same big envelope by the Royal mail of the U.K. for $6.00 pounds. I received them today and I sent one to Steffie in West Virginia lest than 5 hours away regular class mail, box and postage was $11.00 dollars. It would of been $3.00 pounds from the U.K and going through customs and all that.
The Belkin Glow in the Dark Mouse fits great in your hand. It's four inches long and almost three inches wide at the widest part where your palm fits nicely. It narrows up at the front to 2.25 inches and in the center of your clickers is a scroll up and down wheel. The USB went right into my computer and my Windows XP recognized it right away and then it happened, it lit up in a Aqua shade of Blue. Getting the 6 foot long cord situated around my monitor then to the right side of my keyboard took a couple seconds, but here I am raring to go.
The color changes, from around the trim of the mouse it basically goes from a medium dark blue to a lighter Aqua shade. The scroll wheel is where the different colors action happens. It goes from medium blue to aqua, and then it goes to green, lavender and finally purple. There is no ball underneath, instead there is a red tracking beam that makes your pointer go anywhere you want it to go. I was truly getting tired of taking the ball out of my Dell mouse and cleaning the dirt that was picked up from my desk on the little directional wheels inside the mouse. But after 6 years of using the same mouse, like my title say it's a pleasant change and surprise. You know it can be the littlest thing that happens that makes you appreciate writing reviews even if it's across the pond in the U.K. .
What comes in the box? Well first it is very secured by taped and you need to cut the tape and pull out the sleeve that the mouse is enclosed in the center. They give you a technical support card with numbers for across the globe. Next is a small brochure about other Belkin products. The last folded paper is a registration/survey that you can fill in or go online to register this mouse and take the survey. I will go online and register it only because there is a lifetime warranty on it.
Overall I'm very happy with this out of country online order. It works great and feels good in my hand. The scroll works better than my old Dell scroller, so this internet reviewer is very content to keep my head down and keep pushing my reviews out to you. This mouse is compatible for the older model computers that have Windows 98, SE, 2000, ME, and XP. But the final kicker is that it also works on Vista and Windows 7 because I went to Pete's house and used it on his brand new computers carrying both (Vista, Windows 7). It even works on my HP computer running Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal version, which is better than regular Windows 7. Anyway, it was a fun procedure from ordering it to now using it..
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Amount Paid (US$): 7.33 US $4.49 U.K. @ Amazon.co.uk
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All I can say from jump street that this album was very enjoyable to listen to. Just like her video when I inserted this CD in my stereo I felt she was in the middle of the room singing to me. Oh boy, Rolling In The Deep opens with such a blaze, the lyrics run deep of a bad relationship and the chorus heightens up so you really feel at fault. This song has a lot of depth to it and it's my favourite track. Banging drums brings out the next track Rumour Has It is a cross between R&B and a side order of hot Soul. As she sings in the middle the swagger in that deep growl of her vocals would remind past soul singers like Martha Reeves and Roberta Flack or the incomparable Etta James. Adele Zane is for real folks and Turning Tables brings a different heart felt emotion into play, being the hurt one. The orchestrated background is very mellow dramatic. With the piano chords you can close your eyes and follow the hands playing the ivory keys. Omg my heart came right out of my body and slapped me in the face as Don't You Remember and told can't you feel that pain in her voice. I felt every bit of it with the piano playing in the backdrop and her sitting on that stool in front of that crowd with a light softly caressing her face, I played this song three times back to back but for me it was a remembrance of a marriage gone by. Just wondering, do you remember?
1. Rolling In The Deep*****
2. Rumour Has It*****
3. Turning Tables****1/2
4. Don't You Remember*****
5. Set Fire To The Rain****
6. He Won't Go****
7. Take It All****
8. I'll Be Waiting*****
9. One and Only****
11. Someone Like You****1/2
Set Fire To The Rain is a nice song even if it's about finding out what your partner is really about. The music brings out a inspirational atonement of meeting the bad within you and able to walk away from it proudly. He Won't Go starts of soft and sassy but blends into a break up song. Soft level in her tones knowing she has to do it on her own.Very enjoyable beats thrown in with a little Harp in the middle of the song brings class to it. I'll Be Waiting is the wake up call on this album. Up beat music and all swagger and confidence in this song. Excellent mixtures of guitars, drums, piano and a horn section. A very well put together song.
Overall this album gets a straight up 5 stars because it met your every emotion. It carried you from break-up to missing you. The piano compositions in these songs we fantastic along with that voice. Whew !!! That voice is so raw and seriously was just brought out some with Rolling In The Deep but I would hate to be her competition (Christine Aguilera, Jordan Sparks) if she ever gets with a song writer that makes her bring out those funky low raw tones like a Toni Braxton use too. Her album 19 gave her two Grammy's, all can imagine in R&B and Soul how she will get for this album. I most certainly recommend this album for anyone into R&B, Soul, and Pop or best said a album you can put in your player and know you're going to enjoy the whole album.
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As we prepared to get our flowerbeds primed and ready for this years flowers, why make your back do all the work when you can have this Honda Middle Tine 9 Inch Rotating Tiller do the work for you. What I like about it is that it carries a 4 Stroke Honda 25 CC Engine that is gasoline by run. Try and get gas that carries no Ethanol in it, ethanol tends to gum up inside your carburetors. When taking it out of the box you have to adjust the handles and screw them together with plastic knobs. After fill the tank with gas, you squeeze the air bubble 5 times she will crank up and let you know when she is idling perfectly. The manual and the web site say it's good enough for commercial work so I will let you know by the end of this year. I watched it bounce a couple times on top on some real hard clay dirt, but after you set your pace and aim at a slight tilt the tines went right in and did it's job. For those of you with rich black you shouldn't have any problem with tilling up your flowerbeds.
It is also great for your vegetable garden. If you make your gap isles wide enough you can run this in between your tomatoes and squash. It took me just over a hour to do a 15 foot by 25 foot garden so I can get my broccoli in this weekend and my squash. The tines are 8 inches and that's as far as you can go in depth in your soil so you can get a healthy root growth. The wheels in back have a height bar to them so you can measure how deep you want to go smoothly. The rubber 8 inch wheels will never go flat on you.
Believe me, she can bounce when hitting a big rock or a tree root just like the bigger boys can, but weighing only 28 pounds it is easier to bring it back to normal..It has a 60 ounce gas tank that's clear off-white so you can see when your running low. You can only go one speed and for me that is slow, but you fast walkers will love it too. Every time you go back and forth your tilling 9 inches across and hopefully 8 inches in the soil. The throttle flipper is on the right side of your handle and your handles are 9 inches for better grips with the rubber made grips. The handles bar length is one size fits all and at the handle bend 4 feet in length. It's good just to hold around your hips and let that 25 CC engine get in full throttle and tear you up some ground.
Overall what I like about this tiller is I can so easily put in the back of my truck or fold the handles and it will ride good in the back of your car or SUV. The engine is a little high pitched, for the action and less time consuming work it does ear plugs or ear muffin protectors I would use. The ground tines are made out of steel and warranted for life. There is a two year limited warranty on the engine and the transmission..I do recommend for the avid gardener or the light commercial gardener. The enjoyment I get out of it is seeing a flat turned over piece of land ready for some fruits and vegetables to be planted..
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I listen to this cd as I was cutting grass today. I was wondering why everyone is bashing it. Get a grip people !!! It's just a collaboration of her best selling singles, nothing more or less. Stuff that has already been published and recorded. This cd is excellent for working out or just working. Starting with "3" the beat is uplifting and great starting song. I find myself more into the old Britney because she had more creativity with her vocal chords. Baby One More Time and Oops! ..I Did It Again are highly motivated and sexual while keeping a rhythm in your head. If I could only believe you in singing Stronger because I surely love you singing this song, the music and the lyrics do fit you so well. Makes you even sound like you have morals, (not). I'm a Slave 4 U fits right in her persona of being the real bisexual submissive she really is. Really is not put well together and the background sounds like it was put together from two six graders. Me Against The Music featuring Madonna is a good dance piece, nice steady backgrounds and chorus with Madonna and her sexual self making me bump and grind my zero turn mower.
Depending how big of a fan you are of Britneys is how your going to balance this albums rating. I mean I loved her on Star Search when she was 8 years old. Gimme More and Piece of Me, now how can you not think of pure raw sexual thoughts racing in your head. The background vocals and chorus(Piece of Me) having you biting your lower lip that they need to be rated "Hot". Womanizer and Circus both videos of these songs are very sexy. But Circus has great originality to it and great dance piece and the tempo changes from chorus to lyrics and you just want to grab a set of hips and just grind on the dance floor. If You Seek Amy is another song that bounces through your head about sexuality. Put together rather well between music and background vocals really spice this song up.
2. ...Baby One More Time****
3. You Drive Me Crazy*** 4. Born To Make You Happy**** 5. Oops!... I Did It Again*****
7. I'm A Slave 4 U**
8. Boys feat. Pharell Williams***
9. Me Against The Music feat. Madonna*****
12. Gimme More****
13. Piece Of Me****
16. If U Seek Amy*****
My overall assessment about this album is that it's mainly for the teen crowd to 30ish group or unless your like me that use the music to keep me going at work or working out. Each song was different nothing to clingy but letting you know what was on her mind. The music and compilations were so different on each song that if dancing to it you would not be confined to the same dance for 17 songs. Like Womanizer and Circus for examples great songs and both going in different directions. The first showing how she wants to be dominant to men who think that their the "bee's knees", how she won't let a man run all over her. The latter song saying "bring it, and it better be hot and heavy" I have all night so show me what you what you can do. Those lyrics alone are written just for her. It's just a shame she can't keep her head on her shoulders properly because I don't believe we have seen the best of what this woman has channeled up inside. 4.5 stars
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In the 1860's the Qing Army of Chinese soldiers protected the smaller towns in Northern China against the Taiping Army that savage these towns for their food, money and women. After a bloody massacre where the only soldier to survive is Pang Qing Yun (Jet Li) follows this woman Lian and they spend the night together. She vanishes that morning but Pang runs back into her when Pang gets mixed up with this band of thieves run by a pair of brothers, Pang convinces them they should team up together as the Warlords are formed. It's all good until the next morning when the Tainping Army attacks their village and the new band of brothers come to a stalemate with the battalion leader and that's when the band of brothers go To the Qing Lords to have the village men become Qing soldiers so they at least have food and protection. But to satisfy the Lords they make Pang a General and they tease him on his ability to be able to take the towns of Suzho and Nanking.
What makes this movie a great martial arts movie is that director Peter Chan does the unusual. He gets permission to use two divisions of the Chinese Imperialist Army for some of the battles. The horses had to have been professionally trained to be able to run then have black cloths to put over their eyes in mid stream. The cataclysmic of their martial arts skills were finely tuned for this film. This movie has balance of love, jealousy, the art of war and the shame of betrayal. The writers alone had a cast of eight and won numerous awards in the China Film Industry.
There is a different arrays of emotions you feel when watching this film, sitting on the edge of your seat in the battles or fight scenes. The romance of forbidden love that Pang feel for Lian even though she is suppose to be Zhao Er Hu woman. With a Qing Army General named Ho both the Qing Lords and the brothers know that he's a General that is going to get what he wants before anyone and this is where I have to stop with this review.
Pang Qing Yun- Jet Li
Jiang Wu Yang- Takeshi Kaneshiro
Lian- Xu Jing Lei
Zhao Er Yu- Andy Lau
Directed by Peter Chan
Runtime 127 minutes
Overall I thought Fearless and Romeo Must Die had good story line and a plot. This movie's plot is great because the plot keeps going forward with different avenues of drama happening along the sides. This movie is very well balance and not a one lagging scene in it. The only bad thing about this movie is the sub-titles ran a little fast so you have to stay focus. The Warlords also carries a beautiful musical score in the background and the cinematography is outstanding for the heartland of China. The only question I have is how they got the Emperors Palace Empty for this movie. If you are a martial art fan or a plain Jet Li fan like I am this movie is a must see. 5 stars across the board on this one.
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Hurrying to my closet and throwing on my John Travolta's Saturday Night Fever White suit and putting on my big thick white frame Elvis sunglasses I put this album into my computer. Putting glitter on my head phones and twirling on my big fuzzy dice I'm all ready to dance. Taking everything she had from Circus and prior albums like Oops I did it again any My Prerogative I heard this album being called Electropop. What the hell are they making another category and what is a Electropop?
As I push the cd into the chamber I found out. Till the World Ends is synthetic voice in a microphone with bouncing synthesisers beats in the background. This is pretty much a club or a party song because I have to say it, that it is pretty electrifying.
Okay, you caught me doing the robot but Hold it Against Me is a very brash sexual demanding song but for some reason wondering why producers Dr.Luke and Max Martin put back to back songs together that start off with the same beats. But as the song gets going it is totally different and not robotic as the first song. There is so much more sexual over tones on this song almost made me jump out of my suit and get in bed. She can use and abused me with that voice any day, one second she is so sweet and innocent and the next second almost too vulgar for me ears to hear. A well blended chorus that does make you want to boogie..Darn I wish I was 30 years younger.
Inside Out starts out a little different. This song is more techno in the music, but what I like is that her voice is much stronger that the beats and backgrounds. She definitely can throw those brash high notes out there, going back to my robot dance. The lyrics on the first three song are of her wanting you and letting you know she'll do anything for that body. Very seductive.
I Wanna Go basically is a synthesiser beat and backgrounds and most of the vocals are in a synthesiser microphone. It is a very upbeat song that from my opinion you will hear at the clubs more than the radio, very techno but cute song. Drop Dead Beautiful is a very good song that will be a chart topper. The lyrics are so P-funk and sexually charge, she didn't even need music for them. Excellent vibes coming off this one, even has a little bit of rap into it.
Criminal is great ending song. I can almost feel Madonna in the background singer Pappa Don't Preach. But excellent music to blend with the lyrics. Professing her love to a bad boy and explaining this to her mother. There is actually guitars in this song and a violin. But very impressed with this song for both the lyrics and the music accompaniments.
1. Till the World Ends ****
2. Hold it Against Me *****
3. Inside Out ****1/2
4. I Wanna Go ***
5.How I Roll **
6.Drop Dead Beautiful *****
7..Seal It With a Kiss ****
8. Big Fat Bass **
9. Trouble for Me ***1/2
10. Trip to Your Heart ****
11. Gasoline ***
12. Criminal ****1/2
Total time 44:02 minutes
Overall this is my third times listening to this Femme Fatale and I will say it kinda grows on you the more you listen to it. After my first take on it I wanted to drill a hole in it and run some string through it and hang it off my rear view mirror. Now I can say there are five songs that I like on it, so 5 out of 12 ain't that bad. But I'm not going to say this is a bad album, I'm just going to say I'm out dated.
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golferinfr's Full Review: Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992 [Box] by Genes...
When Phil Collins announced in the Spring of 1996 that he was leaving Genesis, a gigantic bombshell hit us fans, no one ever saw it coming. We all knew they were working on their solo careers and being with their respected families, but we never knew it was the end of the beginning. It was a grand 20 year run for most in the band and I just want to say personally...Thank you.
Genesis Archive #2 1976 to 1992 CD #1(total time 1:03:49) starts off with two recordings that were not put on the We Can't Dance session in 1991. On the ShoreLine and Hearts On Fire are both good songs with the latter more of a dance song. Both carry upbeat tempos that are very enjoyable to the ear. The songs You Might Recall(3) and Paperlate(4) were recorded on the Abacab CD sessions. Evidence of Autumn(5) recorded in 1980 on the Duke CD, written by Tony Banks was trying to get back to the old Peter Gabriel days with this story telling song. Very slow and dramatic.
Do the Neurotic(6), I'd Rather Be You(7), and Feeding The Fire(10) are all unreleased songs from the Invisible Touch sessions from 1986. Naminanu(8) is a unreleased song off the Abacab session in which it's repetitive sounds kinda of remind me of the song The Brazilian. I Can't Dance 12" is a seven minute dance version of the original. It really is a lackluster mix in which I couldn't see myself dancing to it unless I was dancing the Robot it needs more energy. The final song Submarine was a throw out from the Abacab sessions the opening of this song seems slow because of the drums and symbols tapping but never materials into anything. It reminds me of a depress feeling like going to a funeral.
CD #2(total time 1:12:46) starts off with a toe tapping live version of Illegal Ailien recorded at the L.A. Forum in 1984 such a great starting song. Dreaming While You Sleep(2) was recorded live at Earls Court, England is such a great song with mixed emotion like he really did hit a woman deep on that rainy night. The whole second CD is live versions of the songs recorded live from all around the world. The song Your Own Special Way(7)is my favorite of them all. This classic from the Wind and The Wuthering is one of their most treasured love songs.
The rest of the songs on CD #2 are : It's Gonna Get Better(3), Deep in the Motherlode(4),
Ripples(5)an extended version reaches almost 10 minutes a classic of story telling like only Phil Collins can sing. The Brazilian(6) is a repetitive sounding song in which I have never been enthralled listening to. Burning Rope(8), Entangled(9), and Duke Travels(10) are good songs that "if you got them roll them" to.
CD #3(total time 1:09:42) starts off with three 12" dance mix versions of Invisible Touch(1), Land Of Confusion(2), and Tonight, Tonight,Tonight(3)in which this latter version goes almost twelve minutes and really can not see anyone dancing to this in a club. No Reply At All(4), Man On The Corner(5)are live versions from the Savoy Auditorium in New York in 1981,and The Lady Lies(6)is live from Lyceum London in 1980.
The next four songs are previously unreleased songs Open Door(7) from the Duke session, The Day the Light Went Out(8)and Vancouver(9)were never put on the And Then There Were Three album. Pigeons(10) was not put on the Wind and Wuthering album. This song reminds me of a "saddle up" cowboy song and can see and hear why it never made it. It's Yourself(11) is unreleased from the A Trick of the Tail album is a really nice romantically incline love song but seem spacey like you in an harlem full with a bunch of Egyptian girls sucking on a hash pipe.
The final song on this three CD compilation is the famous Mama (a work in progress), well they did some different tones to this song and strung it out to over eleven minutes but still left you hanging at the end with no finish in store. this box set comes with a 65 page chronicle of the history of Genesis.
From the departure of Peter Gabriel in 1975,to Steve Hackett leaving in 1976 leaving and then there were three. Some amazing never before seen photos and stories to the end where Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks try to replace Phil Collins and are left with the void of knowing that no one could do such a thing. This three CD box set will give you three and a half hours of listening enjoyment and is worth every penny you pay for it. It is one set that will be played over and over again.
All Studio Tracks were done by:
Phil Collins/Vocals and Drums
Prior to 1977 Steve Hackett/Guitars
All Live Versions Tracks were done by:
Phil Collins/Vocals and Drums
If you are a die-hard Genesis/Phil Collins fan this box set is for you.
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