Join international magic star Flip Hallema on this special double-length video as he performs and teaches his original rope creations-and it’s rope magic unlike any you’ve ever seen before. In most of the effects, the rope isn’t even cut, yet the sequences are funny, whimsical-and very magical. And, best of all, it’s easy to do! What’s more, all of the effects are modular. Perform the routines as taught or add your favorite sequences to rope routines you already perform. So, get a piece of rope and follow along with Flip-and learn some truly magical rope magic!
Being familiar with some of his work (basically the hit songs) I had no idea of the legacy this brilliant man has left behind. To my complete surprise this (ridiculously low priced) box set opened a new musical world before my ears and from the very first listening I have felt madly and hopelessly in love with Serge Gainsbourg's music. The quality of these recordings is matched by the quality of sound. The remastering is top notch and superior to most digital transfers heard today. I only wish this incredible set had been released on vinyl as well.
For their first album in five years, the Seattle quartet continues in the instrumental jazz/electronica/funk/dub/experimental vein established on its existing catalog. Moody and eclectic but never frigid, the music succeeds by combining its diverse influences in warm, organic ways. Each track is a multi-layered microcosm of movement, and although there are plenty of danceable parts – along with some dancefloor-clearing ones – the album is best appreciated with headphones where all the intricacies of the tempo changes and especially the dynamic percussion can be picked out amongst the clatter. Even elements of prog – especially early King Crimson on the pounding "Punk Rock Guilt" – shapeshift into jazz and free form then back again with deceptive ease.
Ace Records first-ever exploration of the late 1940s hillbilly & western swing masters issued (& in many cases unissued) by Modern/Colonial/Flair Records. Drawing on material recorded in Texas, Louisiana, & Hollywood, 'Swingbillies' offers many important early recordings by young hopefuls who, in many cases, went onto become major country singers & musicians in the 50s & 60s - among them Jimmy Bryant, Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan, Jimmy C. Newman, Link Davis & of course Bill Woods, the godfather of Bakersfield country. 28 tracks.