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[quote name='MJ']I seem to be developing a liking for Cello music.

Can anybody recommend a well recorded album of Cello music ? From chamber to symphony, as long as it is a high quality cellist and recording then I'm not too fussed.

Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE]

Well, you've got a huge selection of music to choose from.

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brahms-Cello-Sonatas-etc-Johannes/dp/B000BOIWU0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1330807556&sr=1-1[/url]

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bach-Cello-Suites-Recordings-Century/dp/B0002I8UGQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1330807905&sr=1-1[/url]

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dvor%C3%A1k-Concerto-Tchaikovsky-Variations-Rococo/dp/B000001GQ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1330808001&sr=1-1[/url]

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0032HKEOK/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0002IPZFK&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=072S3SY5AFY417JR5ZPX[/url]

I'm sure that you'll receive lots of other suggestions.
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He's obviously been given a Pringle jumper for christmas and has to be seen to be wearing it.
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Landscape means different things to different people.
The 10-22 and similar focal lengths are good for the wide vista scenes but they do need special attention in composition to avoid boring photos. Personally I am getting a bit tired of the 'mountain in the background with a big rock in the foreground for near interest' type of shot. Much as I have not got one of these lenses, I have no strong desire to get one.
The 10-22 would be great if you want to specialise in that type of landscape photography - some people I know who have that lens say it is brilliant but stays at home a lot because of its limited options.


I really like my 17-55 zoom and much as I hate the constant 'focal length equivalent' comments, this gives the same FOV as a 24mm lens on a 35mm camera and there were zillions of world-class landscape photos taken at that focal length (and 28mm) before the ultra-wides came in. Looking back at my slides of the Himalaya (28mm on slide film) or the Rockies (28mm and 35mm onslide film) I can honestly say they would not be any more impressive at 24mm, 20mm or 17mm.
Plus I think the focal range of a 17-55 is much more adaptable for me than 10-22 would be. When I have my tripod, I can always flip it portrait format and stitch a series of shots together.

But I also take as many landscapes with my 70-300 as I do with my 17-55 so don't think a landscape photo always has to be ultra-wide angle.


My choices would be the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 (with VC if you want but it is not necessary); Canon 17-40 f4L, Canon 17-55 f2.8. But I think the most versatile of the lot would be Canon 15-85 at about £500.
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[quote name='barnacle bill']Shocking defence and very lucky to concede one own goal in the first half. I suppose with our shite defence and Liverpool's poor scoring this season it would be a tight game. Got to hand it to the Arse though, we dug deep and kept going till the very last.

RvPs second goal was a top class volley with Sagna's cross on the button. And what to say about Szczeny, some of the best keeping i've seen him perform, looks good for the future, though our defence needs a proper overhaul or a coach to get this rabble to work as a unit.

:notworthy:RvP

:notworthy:Szczesny

We need a couple of defenders, a couple of midfield and a striker minimum and all need to be top class.[/QUOTE]

Rep to yesterday's jolly up:notworthy:- hangovers- who needs em:sick:
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[quote name='Borats Baby'].. but in the meantime, heres one the wife took on a recent trip to London. She's no photographer, even by amature standards, but I thought she'd captured a nice scene here.

I've fettled it in CS3 a bit.

[IMG]http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p215/boratsbaby/IMG_0124edit.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Thats one brilliant photo, and the grey shades are so much better than colour as it creates an atmosphere. I really like it :^
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What a great show! As good as ever (if not better) - despite the odd hiccup.

Not exhibiting this year (just assisting Ed) meant that I got to have a really good wander about and I honestly enjoyed every single room. We did seem to have more small rooms than ever this year, which was a shame. The great thing is that you folks just battle on regardless and I take my hat off to you all. I am sure everyone who attended went away with a big smile on their face. So congratulations to you all - great job.

I am sure I missed a few rooms (as some were too busy to even step into at times) but from memory these were (for me at least) particularly memorable....

[B]Royd Abbott Russ' Brother - [/B]Very much to my taste. Classic Voyd and Audio Note E combination. Just immensely enjoyable on every level and great tunes too.

[B]Rockmeister[/B] - I visited this room twice. On both occasions it was playing jazz on that pretty Palmer deck at lowish volume. What I heard was full of tonal colour with a crisp top end - very nice. I would like to hear it playing louder with some more challenging music someday, but Rocky hates my tunes. He told me so LOL.

[B]Beobloke[/B] - Adam really drew the short straw with the pokiest hotel room i've ever seen. Nevertheless the vintage B&O system sounded glorious playing some Tom Tom Club. Really upbeat and engaging, I really loved it. The system looked like new, really gorgeous.

[B]Gromit[/B] - Richard's low budget setup was sounding so lively I visited a few times. Those little Royd Minstrels never fail to put a smile on my face. They don't go very low, but they certainly make up for it in the mids and top end. Great system and great tunes too.

[B]Steve Toy[/B] - The Turnberrys were being driven by Andrew Randle's DIY 300B monos and it sounded colourful, sweet and effortless. I'm sure in a larger room they'd have been even better. I can't say I liked the music they were playing each time I popped by, but the system was nice.

[B]Testure/Meninblack[/B] - How can you not love these guys? Tannoy minis on Lego stands!!! I've always loved this combination. The Aura Note is a gem, add those superb Tannoys and you have the ultimate small room system.

[B]BobC/Turning Japanese[/B] - My award for [I]power amplifier porn of the show [/I]goes to Darren for those sexy as hell Air Tight 211 monos. They've been on my want list for a few years and it was a treat to hear them matched to the big Tannoys.
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Speedysteve[/B] - Not much I can add to earlier comments really. A truly monumental achievement to realise a horn speaker system of this quality. One of the finest i've ever heard. The fact that they travelled all the way to Scalford was incredible. The efforts to get them into the hotel room - herculean. Mucho respect to everyone involved. A real treat for everyone who attended to hear something of this calibre.

[B]S-Man[/B] - I only noticed this room very late in the afternoon as we were about to go home. I popped my heard in briefly and it sounded incredibly open and immersive. If I had more time i'd have stayed for a while. It sounded lovely.

[B]Hearingisbelieving[/B] - What a great system this was! The Oto SE has always been a cracking amp, but i'd never seen or heard the T+A source/speakers before. I understand that Chris had modified the speakers and they were just fantastic. Money well spent sir. Just really good sound throughout the frequency range. Very impressed.

Last but certainly not least, my favourite room was....

[B]SCIDB[/B] - Dean has a collection of great tunes that must be more than a match for almost anyone on the 'Wam. His enthusiasm and the love he has for it is obvious. Just a really great bloke playing the best music at the show on what was for me the best balanced system. I must have visited about 8 or 9 times throughout the day and each time I wanted to stay for longer. The Voyd/Border Patrol/Audio Innovations/Snell system is a classic combination. The Micromega and Pathos CD players were certainly doing their bit too. It was nimble, ballsy, fast, colourful and just utterly engaging. Everything I want from a system - it didn't get in the way of the music at all. Superb!

Very well done to everyone who exhibited, organised the show and to those that visited. An absolute success. I just hope that I can get a room to exhibit next year!
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this entire threads brings to mind a post on AoS yonks back. I was daft enough to ask how a rickety plastic stand stand could make any difference. My view point was in the minority, and I was very soon aware of that. It does seem sometimes that you have to join the party line on here though.

I'm not surprised that moving the speakers, and playing with the amp settings made a difference though, and probably more difference than a plastic stand, or domestically acceptable levels of room treatment would have made.
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kostas , a gent spoke to him last year , this year he gave up his seat in jim's(JVS) room , proper gent :notworthy:
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I think the Parcelforce handling fee was roughly a tenner.
When I ordered I ticked the express shipping box. Not sure if it made a difference.
The package needed signing for. I popped over to the parcelforce depot in Coventry and paid the fee and picked it up. Didn't want to wait another day for it.
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Just watched the 'Choppa' clip and managed to get to the end. Just.

You lot are surely having a laugh, it's music for teenagers who don't know any better, who haven't had time to develop real taste yet!
:shf:

(I think I need Cloffo to help me with this trolling lark :roll:)
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