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Ivation 6 LED Automatic Motion-sensing Night Light - Battery Powered Hallway Light with a Built in Motion and Light Sensor -With adjustable Brightness and Adjustable light timer (20/60/90 Seconds)
Ivation 6 LED Automatic Motion-sensing Night Light - Battery Powered Hallway Light with a Built in Motion and Light Sensor -With adjustable Brightness and Adjustable light timer (20/60/90 Seconds)
Offered by Canadian Shoppe
Price: CDN$ 16.99
2 used & new from CDN$ 16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Light WIll Make Your Life So Easy, June 17 2014
This is one of the most efficient and small night lights I've seen. It is just three inches across and able to be installed with the magnet, a Hook and Loop tape or by two screw holes. It also has a convenient `swing-out' hook for door handles. It's one of the easiest setups ever.

Just load four-AAA batteries in the back compartment and set it to the wall. There are six circular LED lights that are very bright. The light goes off when the sensor detects motion from as far away as fifteen feet! It instantly shines on and then turns off automatically a few seconds after no motion is detected. If you need the light to stay on longer, simply make a 'motion' within the detector's range. This unit features adjustable brightness: you can adjust the LED's strength to your liking (Dimming or ambient light settings).

It also stays off during the day and only begins to `sense' when light is reaches a certain ambience or low-level. The switch can be set to constantly `on', and can be set to turn off after 20 seconds, 60 seconds or 90 seconds. The white ball in the middle is the Motion.
Great for hallways, bathrooms, basements, attics - anywhere you may need an instant light. Imagine just stubbing your toe once and compare it to the price of this unit. It's a keeper. Product generously supplied by manufacturer for an honest review.

The Warner Bros. Years (1987-1991)
The Warner Bros. Years (1987-1991)
Price: CDN$ 43.48
25 used & new from CDN$ 33.13

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Creative Years, June 9 2014
This was a creative burst after seven years from the Bee Gees but it didn't end with 'High Civilization'. 'Size Isn't Everything' and 'Still Waters' continued that trend, but these are all Warner Brothers albums and have been in the pike for several years. Packed like the original album covers, the three studio albums are faithful in reproduction and the 'One For All' double disc is a great addition to this box set. The package comes with each CD in a cardboard folder similar to most releases using this format. Unfortunately, the liner notes that were on the other albums are not here; only the front and back covers. Personally, I love reading these notes, as there is so much great information there. You may want to hang onto your older CD's for this reason.

These albums were mixed well over 20 years ago and with the new remastering techniques, these albums are brought to life with a cleaner, crisper, fuller and warmer sound than before. There is no muddiness and it's great to actually hear hidden percussion and more clarity of the vocals. These are as good as it gets. (Note: Your system will determine how much better these discs sound. The MP3 versions are only 'slightly' better).

The 'ESP' album was the first official album to be released since, 'Living Eyes'. It is a extremely varied album with funk, pop, ballads and rock. The songs all hold well together and the extras are an oddity. No real unknown new songs and 'ESP' and 'Angela' get short-shrift as edits. The 'ESP' (demo) has been released before on 'Tales of the Brothers Gibb' and makes a nice addition here, giving clues to the song writing process. 'You Win Again' (extended) also had been released before, but it begs another reissue being such a great song. The 'ESP' extended is also a nice addition, it being a very strong hard rock song that, bewilderingly, did not chart. 'The Longest Night' was due to be the third single release, but was held back. The album hit #5 in the UK but failed to chart in the USA. The inclusion of the duplicitous single edits of 'Angela' and 'ESP' make no sense when there are such great new mixes of 'ESP' from Arthur Baker: "E*S*P "Extra Sensory House" (Vocal), "E*S*P "E.S. Piano" (Dub), "E*S*P "E.S.P.N.R.G." (Vocal) and "E*S*P "Extra Energy" (Dub). These could have been squeezed into the full CD format instead.

'One' is a superb album with a lot of attention to detail and production. Several songs have little background nuances and effects that add to the mood and atmosphere. Released after the death of Andy Gibb, many of the songs have double meanings. 'Ordinary Lives' was originally called, 'Cruel World' and 'Wish you Were Here' was about Andy, but also included on the 'Diana Princess of Wales Tribute' album. The great thing about this album's new releases (none new or unheard before) are finally having 'Shape Of Things To Come' from the '1988 Olympics' album. The 'One' (remix/edit) is one minute less than the single, but is a funkier sync-pop version worth the listen. The 'One' Dance Version is similar with a good compelling dance beat. The 'One' Club Mix at over nine minutes is the most crisp and deliberate in ultimate club mix excess. It uses the vocals and basic song structure only as an excuse to create a fun new mix for any fan.

It's hard to believe there are no demos or other songs from the, 'High Civilization' album. This CD is very different in sound and style than the others. It's all digital and was mixed by Femi Jiya using a heavier use of drum programming and electronic effects. It has a clear and crisp sound, but the bass is lacking in weight. These are all upbeat songs and good ones, but the mixing is just unusual for the Bee Gees. However, with this remaster, you hear a more balanced, richer sound that makes these great songs sound even better. I still love, 'When He's Gone' and 'Evolution'. There is a 'war version' of 'High Civilization' out there, but I suspect it must be a bootleg, having sounds of the Gulf War in the background. It charted at #24 in the UK but not in the USA. Singles released were, 'Secret Love', which charted, but not, 'The Only Love' and 'When He's Gone', despite USA promotion.

The "One For All" tour is available on DVD, but with Barry Gibb and remastering genius John Merchant remastering this live set, it sounds so much better with all the nuances you'd expect from a great live concert. I like it better than the DVD in 'sound quality'. It's also great to have that fantastic introduction; one of the best the Bee Gees have ever done. The set is varied and includes, 'You Win Again', a #1 in the UK but a disappointment in the USA, barely making to top #100 on Billboard. The USA still had some issues to get over. The 'One For All' concert is so well mixed that it makes the DVD sound muddy, muffled and second generation in sound. Vocals are pushed to the front and instrumentals are extremely well separated for a fantastic new experience in sound. Not only can you hear the instruments, but you will be aware of individuals clapping and cheering - it's that well mixed. Unfortunately, unlike the DVD, these are in stereo only. They sound much better than the DVD, but lack the wonderful 5.1 surround sound.

This 5-disc box set is the second largest the Bee Gees have released to date, other than 'The Studio Albums'. 'Mythology' and 'Tales From The Brothers Gibb' still hold at four discs each. This 5-disc set is a welcome addition and gives hope that the other albums will be given similar treatment.

NOTE: For an idea of what the box set looks like when open, check the 'customer image' I posted.

Ivation Powerful Mid-Size Thermo-Electric Dehumidifier - Quietly Gathers Up to 20 oz. of Water per Day -Great for Bath, Laundry and Bed Room, Basement, Attic, Stored Boat, RV, Antique Car Ect - For Spaces Up to 2,200 Cubic Feet
Ivation Powerful Mid-Size Thermo-Electric Dehumidifier - Quietly Gathers Up to 20 oz. of Water per Day -Great for Bath, Laundry and Bed Room, Basement, Attic, Stored Boat, RV, Antique Car Ect - For Spaces Up to 2,200 Cubic Feet
Offered by Canadian Shoppe
Price: CDN$ 104.99
3 used & new from CDN$ 99.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful LIttle Dehumidifier, June 9 2014
My 10’ X 12’ walk-in closet is next to my main bath. There is no ventilation in the closet, so I have noticed at times that it can smell a bit musty. I also like to drip-dry my shirts to avoid ironing, so this adds to that. When I installed the Ivation dehumidifier, within a few days the closet smelled fresh and it actually helped dry my shirts a little faster.

The size is small enough that I can put it in the corner and forget about it until the light shines yellow, indicating that it is full. It took about two weeks to fill, which is about  gallon of water and the machine stops when the tank is full. The green indicator light glows when it is working and the slight whirring noise of the machine is virtually unheard in the closet.

This is actually overkill for my tiny closet, but even in a normal sized garage or a basement, it should work just as well. I like the fact that it shuts off when the tank is full, meaning you can use this just about anywhere. My parent’s old noisy dehumidifier only held about a gallon of water and they would empty it frequently. This is a bargain for the ease, resulting cleanliness for the closet and the price. Product was supplied for review purposes.

Jumbl Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner and Sanitizing, System with Attachments - 1550-Watt Continues Pump Streamer - Great Handheld Steam Cleaner For Bed Bug Treatment - Clothing, Fabric, Garments, Indoors, Outdoor, Kitchen, Bathroom, Shower,
Jumbl Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner and Sanitizing, System with Attachments - 1550-Watt Continues Pump Streamer - Great Handheld Steam Cleaner For Bed Bug Treatment - Clothing, Fabric, Garments, Indoors, Outdoor, Kitchen, Bathroom, Shower,
Offered by Canadian Shoppe
Price: CDN$ 45.99
2 used & new from CDN$ 45.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Many Ways To Easily Clean, May 28 2014
Water is easily placed in the tank and in less than a minute I had steam shooting from my Steam Cleaner. There are so many uses (with appropriate attachments) that I was really surprised how great they all worked. The 9-1/2 foot electrical cord is long enough to work anywhere.

Here’s what I was able to clean:

‘Pink scum’ around my bathtub was instantly steamed away by getting about 2-inches from the surface. This worked better than soapy or sudsy cleaners. I just rinsed it off later. Scum around the drain and the faucets were also easily cleaned. It was great not to have to use smelly cleaners like ‘Scrubbing Bubbles’ or ‘Ajax’.

Blasting the area around my faucet base and handles where scummy grime accumulated was fast and easy. That spot between and behind the faucet handles on the counter top was sprayed away and left the area cleaner. This is much better than taking cleaners and a wash cloth or a toothbrush to clean the area.

My glass countertop stove was never clean even with the manufacturer’s cleaning scrub solution. All the grease was easily steamed away and blotted up with paper towels.

My bedroom drapes have cat hair stuck to them and even washing them in the washing machine didn’t work well enough. With the brush accessory, I was able to slowly wipe the cat hairs off with the steaming action. It was a little bit of a bother, but it took the cat hairs off. Mind you, the following week, the hairs were there again. Gosh Darn cats.

I have some Hawaiian shirts that won’t drip and dry without wrinkles. A minute or two with the steamer and it was wrinkle free. I am sure I can use this with my suits, but have yet to do so.

Inside my dryer, I had old gum that had solidified along the metal seams. Once I tried using WD40 for lubricating the gum and removing it. It worked but was messy. The steamer about an inch away worked perfectly at loosening up the gum and I was able to remove it with old rags.

No cleaners, no mess and hot steam from a water tank that lasts longer than you’d imagine is great. It’s also a lot lighter than it looks making for easy cleaning. I really like this steamer. Product supplied for a fair and honest review.

Bolse® AON6 Dual USB Output 5200mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank for Cellphones, iPhone, Tablets, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, HTC Sensation, EVO, One X, etc.
Bolse® AON6 Dual USB Output 5200mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank for Cellphones, iPhone, Tablets, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, HTC Sensation, EVO, One X, etc.
Offered by Urban Inspirations
Price: CDN$ 40.50
2 used & new from CDN$ 40.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lower Price & Lower Power - Still Great Value!, July 17 2013
Bolse makes an entire series of power banks ranging from 5,200 mAh and higher. This model is on the lower end of power, but also the lower end of price. You don't always need a heavy, high-capacity battery for just smart phones.

First the battery pack is about one pound and measures 1" X 3" X 4-1/2". The side of the unit with the power button displays five bright-blue LED lights. These show you 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% of charged remaining power.

There are also two ways to charge your External Battery. You can choose from a Micro USB power port that has a male USB on the end or the other male USB cable that has a universal female port on the other end for one of the (4) four attachments (one will fit your device). There is also a nice black pouch that will keep the battery and all the attachments safe and together. It's a real necessity.

Just some geek info: "mAh" means `Milli-ampere hour'. It's the rating of the battery. It means your battery is of 5,200 mAh rating.

Charging through the Micro to USB port (on my PC) took about (6-7) hours to charge and using the DC charger took about (5-6) hours to charge. So overnight charging will keep you powered for a long time. This can all vary a bit from outlet to outlet and PC to PC.

I have an iPhone 4S and it will charge about 2-1/2 times from around 15%-20% of a starting charge. It charged my iPad mini once from 20%. Both together charged once and took about (9.0) nine hours. (Never let your device go below 10% in order to keep the battery capacity at its best).

I would suggest charging one device at a time to be sure of a full charge in a faster time. The white color with the almost mirrored surface is attractive, but shows smudges, if that really bothers you. All (4) attachments and the (2) cables are also white.

I would suggest looking at all Bolse battery packs to see which one works best for you, as all are different with groups of attachments or simpler. Please note that all Bolse batteries are different in power, function and capabilities. Product was supplied by manufacturer for an honest review.

Bolse® 4.2Amp 20W High Output Turbo Charge Dual USB Port Wall Charger for iPad, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 / S4, Amazon Kindle Fire, etc - Black
Bolse® 4.2Amp 20W High Output Turbo Charge Dual USB Port Wall Charger for iPad, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 / S4, Amazon Kindle Fire, etc - Black

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tiny, Powerful & A Bargain!, July 17 2013
Virtually 2" X 2" X 1", this compact wall charger is one of the best I've seen on the market. Most wall chargers (and car chargers) that have two USB ports will have 2.1A and 1.0A, the 2.1A being the fastest. But this device has TWO 2.1A USB ports, each one being a standard 5V, 2.1A. That's slightly faster than a standard Apple (white) plug in. Because of its size and its neat fold out electrical prongs, you can carry this anywhere you travel.

This Turbo Charge will charge just about anything that uses a USB port. The nice features that are reassuring are that is will not over-heat, over-current or over-charge your device. In fact, the charge stops when your device is fully charged. Note that whatever you charge is going to vary greatly in time, depending on what kind of battery you are charging and the device itself. I charged my iPhone 4S from 20% to 100% in about 90 minutes. The charge is as consistent as your wall socket. There is a small orange LED light showing whether it is charging or not. The glossy black surface hides smudges but is easily cleaned. Device supplied for review.

Bolse® 4.2Amp 20W High Output Turbo Charge Dual USB Port Wall Charger for iPad, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 / S4, Amazon Kindle Fire, etc - White
Bolse® 4.2Amp 20W High Output Turbo Charge Dual USB Port Wall Charger for iPad, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 / S4, Amazon Kindle Fire, etc - White

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tiny, Powerful & A Bargain!, July 17 2013
Virtually 2" X 2" X 1", this compact wall charger is one of the best I've seen on the market. Most wall chargers (and car chargers) that have two USB ports will have 2.1A and 1.0A, the 2.1A being the fastest. But this device has TWO 2.1A USB ports, each one being a standard 5V, 2.1A. That's slightly faster than a standard Apple (white) plug in. Because of its size and its neat fold out electrical prongs, you can carry this anywhere you travel.

This Turbo Charge will charge just about anything that uses a USB port. The nice features that are reassuring are that is will not over-heat, over-current or over-charge your device. In fact, the charge stops when your device is fully charged. Note that whatever you charge is going to vary greatly in time, depending on what kind of battery you are charging and the device itself. I charged my iPhone 4S from 20% to 100% in about 90 minutes. The charge is as consistent as your wall socket. There is a small orange LED light showing whether it is charging or not. The glossy white surface is easily cleaned. Device supplied for review.

Bolse® 300Mbps Wifi Wireless N USB Micro Mini Adapter - Win7 Mac 2.4G 802.11ngb 32-Bit and 64-Bit Compatible
Bolse® 300Mbps Wifi Wireless N USB Micro Mini Adapter - Win7 Mac 2.4G 802.11ngb 32-Bit and 64-Bit Compatible
Offered by T.M. Enterprise
Price: CDN$ 39.99
3 used & new from CDN$ 16.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Reception!, July 17 2013
My Dell Laptop has good enough reception with my Actiontec router (old, old, old) at home and usually pretty good in public places (you'll see me at Starbucks or Peets looking busy). But when I added the Bolse 300Mbps Wireless adapter, my reception skyrocketed no matter where I was. Anywhere in my condo; behind multiple walls, in public - the reception was perfect. YAY! I've had no disconnections. For the price and the quality, I am very happy with this adapter.

I use Windows 7 and now use this in lieu of my Dell installed Wi-Fi. For the geeks in us, it is `plug `n play (USB 2.0 interface), auto-adapts to Wi-Fi frequencies, does have `soft access point mode' for internet sharing, advanced Wi-Fi encryption (I hate AT&T; another story) and will also work on MAC OS X and Linus (that last part I read on the box). Device supplied for review by manufacturer and man I am so glad.

Bert Stern: Original Mad Man [Import]
Bert Stern: Original Mad Man [Import]
Price: CDN$ 27.12
21 used & new from CDN$ 17.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stern was Remarkable - But You'll Want More, July 11 2013
First-time director Shannah Laumeister pulls together a somewhat disorienting documentary about Bert Stern, who was arguably, one of the most innovative photographers of the last century.

The story line bounces about, documenting Stern's classic American success story life. Being poor and not educated, Stern became an established and very successful photographer by his mid-twenties.

His early job working for `Look' magazine got him his chance where he became friends with Stanley Kubrick. Reluctantly interviewed, Stern discusses his life. Most of it is about his womanizing and his drug abuse. When he discusses his work, its magic - as if it was a different person. His first successful series of shots was for Smirnoff and even by today's standards; his commercial photography was new, fresh and inventive. His work with Kubrick included promotional shots for the infamous film, "Lolita". His most famous work is the series of stills called, "The Last Sitting"; a truly free and open session with Marilyn Monroe just weeks before her death. The images are mesmerizing and his genius is palpable.

Director Laumeister was one of Stern's subject, girlfriend and eventual wife. Somehow, this fact seems to cloud the films direction and the viewer is exposed to as many womanizing and drug stories as the world famous photography stories. It's a little uneven and as a documentary director, Laumeister inserts herself into the film occasionally without adding anything to the story. This is about Bert Stern.

The story is good enough that Stern's life comes across as bizarrely unique and amazingly successful. It will make you want to learn more about his work, as the film leaves too many stories incomplete. Film supplied by First Run Features for review.

The Bee Gees: The Biography
The Bee Gees: The Biography
by David N. Meyer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 19.12
46 used & new from CDN$ 9.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Price Of Fame, July 5 2013
There is a pleasant conciseness to breaking down the group's career into thirteen different distinct sections. Meyer's allows himself to provide and analyze backup quotes to explain the dynamics of the family from the late 50's in Manchester to the current day. The first four chapter's deal with the sixties period; both in Australia and in England. It is clearly suggested that Robin and Maurice looked to Barry as the father figure musically. It's an uncomfortably true insight. However, it was Hugh that got the Bee Gees going and made critical decisions about their early career until another father-figure appeared. That was Robert Stigwood and from that point onward, Hugh Gibb was in the background and Barry became second in place - for a while. This account is almost legendary.

The chapters that cover `Bee Gees 1st', "Horizontal', Idea' and `Odessa' are very clear in how the public viewed the Bee Gees in the UK and the USA. It seems the rest of the world adored them without question. By the end of 1969, the band was in turmoil, brother spilt from brother. However, there were still remarkable moments when the bond simply could not be broken. Even when Barry at age 21, pompously declared how he'll be too old to record music and plans on being a big film star. The reader finds themselves in disbelief. However, the pressures, talent, career manipulations and their young ages are a true conundrum and it's a miracle that any of them survived at all.

The period of "Robin's Reign" is covered extensively with a gracious nod to the unreleased, "Sing Slowly Sisters". Also, the coverage of Robin's extensive amphetamine abuse is stunning and frightening. The comments and behavior are startling to read. Robin was obviously extremely ill, Barry was confused in his role as a brother/artist and Maurice was a heavy drinker, threatening his very public marriage to Lulu. This account is brutal.

There is a disappointing absence of many things that occurred from 1971 through to 1974, most notably, only one page devoted to discussion of "Life In A Tin Can" and less about "A Kick In The Head Is Worth Eight In The Pants". "The Midnight Special"; a career stabilizer during a crucial period is never mentioned. This is a time they have often described as their `hungry period' which kept them going. This absence is very odd. The statement that no singles were released in 1973 is also erroneous.

Meyer jumps back into the fray with detailed descriptions of how Arif Mardin pushed the Bee Gees in a new direction. Dodgy at first, struggling to abandon the ballad styles and learning to adapt to a funkier sound, Mardin did a miracle. Perhaps, "Mr. Natural" was only a precursor, but what followed is a Main Course", still a major album of the century. When a contract dispute rises, the Bee Gees produce themselves with "Children of the World", an album the author accurately describes as both funky and awkward. With a new team of producers and engineers, a new dynamic occurs with Barry again taking lead. It's all uphill from there. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the book is the detailed description of the stay in the unglamorous ramshackle studio in Chateau d'Herouville, France. Filled with a the entire Gibb families and band members, the two-bathroom chateau proved an annoying bore of a place, but one that would create the songs that define the Bee Gees career, warts and all. Of particular note is the dynamic of the group that develops with, gain, Barry taking the lead. The "Live..." album and the following album were to be recorded here and the ingenious methods undertaken to record each song in a severely meticulous manner are legendary. Just the part on mixing `Stayin Alive" is thrilling to read about. The amount of work produced in that short time fame is mind boggling.

'Saturday Night Fever' gets a complete and through analysis worthy of Wikipedia, with nothing left out. The sheer complexity of the request from Stigwood for a few songs for his `little movie' proves to be sheer genius. The story of Nik Cohn, Studio 54, and the already thriving disco scene in New York and how the Bee Gees gets pulled in are finally told in the most complete manner to date. Of course, the movie, the record sales, the author's dissection of `Saturday Night Fever", through no fault of the Gibbs.

"No good deed goes unpunished" and Meyer includes the disaster that is "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", but the reason, rhymes and the relentless Robert Stigwood are all on display, telling you that Stigwood is far more than a businessman or a showman. He has no fear, to his credit and fault. Nearly everyone associated with that film and recording disappeared form site and the sheer volume of records (illegal and legal) is another story not to be missed. Once again, the Bee Gees have to prove themselves and al this after a monster hit like "SNF".

Meyers again dissects the next period of life and the album "Spirits Having Flown" both praising and taking away from its glamor with his astute analysis of the recording process. There were period when the Gibbs went from organic to nearly mechanical. Barry seems to be the dragon in charge and never has a more precise or committed to detail person has rarely been written about. Obviously, the album went to #1 as did the following double LP `Greatest Hits". During all this time, a young boy named Andy Gibb was watching and his story is told.

Andy Gibb's chapter is one of the most heart-breaking and painful stories ever told and Meyer pulls out no stops. The ups and downs surpassed the Bee Gees and in a very very short period of time. From teen idol with three #1 hits off the bat to a Broadway star with the worst attendance history on record. In only a few years Andy had it all and lost it all. Many people release quotes about Victoria Principal and Meyer is gleeful to tell all. One cannot blame him. The comments made by her and others will tell you more than others have dared to. It literally hurts to read.

There is one chapter that chronicles the lives of the Bee Gees from 1980 to their first concert in 1989, which include all the artists they produced huge hits for and albums that went multi-platinum. Yearning for their brotherhood again, they came back in 1987, though it wasn't until 1989's "One" that they hit their own mark again. It's fairly standard with no real new information, but it's necessary for perspective.

Of course, the story unwinds with chapters devoted to the passing of Maurice and then Robin. The personal behavior of both of these twins is truly disturbing, and sometimes it seems that every good ounce of soul they inhabited was payback for the pain they endured. Bot these accounts are as sad as Andy's.

The last six pages are directed solely for Barry. Chronicling his last few years, it appears that Barry loses his golden armor and becomes a human after all. Noting the solo concert in Florida, Meyer's quotes Barry, "I'm the last man standing". The entire biography glosses over nothing. It's real and older fans will discover how their heroes paid their dues.

This book is full of new details and insights, but is not uplifting or inspirational by any means. Leave that to the music of the Gibbs.

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