Simon Rook

"Alkan Fan"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (14 of 17)
Location: Victoria, BC Canada
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 13,785 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 17
Fosmon Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP/mDP) to HDMI Adapt&hellip by Fosmon Technology
5.0 out of 5 stars works great, April 25 2014
This product was inexpensive and does the job really well. At ten feet it provides plenty of length. No complaints. Thanks.
The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mi&hellip by Pierre Desrochers
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well argued., June 14 2013
The issue of local food is a popular one these days, so it is interesting to read what is essentially an economic analysis of why we organize our food distribution like we do. For there is no doubt that in spite of the popularity of local food we are buying more and more of our food from very far off markets. I'm sure that hardcore cheerleaders for local food will have reasons to disagree with the authors of this book, and indeed they say themselves that they are entirely in favour of buying locally, they just don't think that it should be raised to the level of an imperative.
In any case, it is good to read a well argued case for one side of an issue in order to form a balanced… Read more
Mozart's Last 8 Piano Concertos [Blu-ray] [Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Mozart
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Mozart playing, Jan. 13 2013
I have loved the Mozart piano concertos since I was in my teens. I heard Baremboim play some of them in the 60s. In those days he sometimes took liverties with the music, but here he plays them by the book but still with lovely touch and full of emotion and sensitivity. This is the Berlin Phil he conducts, so it is a modern, full sound. But of course they are one of the really great orchestras, and they play superbly. I won't review individual concertos, but be assured that they are all of the highest quality. The sound and video are excellent, and each concerto is played in a different setting within the same stage.
So if you like your Mozart on modern instruments beautifully… Read more

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