G. Faville

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (8 of 10)
Location: Wisconsin
In My Own Words:
I was born in 1969 in a Chicago suburb. I now live in Wisconsin and teach music in the public schools. I primarily love classical music, but have a large CD collection of music other than Classical, and can find good stuff to listen to in just about any field as long as it's done well (not including Country, Easy Listening, and most top 40, though). I've been drawn more recently to 20th century… Read more


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Basic Economics 2nd Ed: A Citizen's Guide to the E&hellip by Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell's Basic Economics was useful to me, an utter economic novice, as an introduction to the root concepts of the subject. Since I've read it, economic terms and ideas that I would have merely passed over or ignored as they pop up in daily life are now grabbing my attention and I can pursue them without my eyes glazing over. Not to say that I completely grasp every concept the author laid out, but at least now I feel I have added another dimension to my participation in the world community.
The book does have baggage, unfortunately. The book claims to get to the "guts" of basic economic issues using every day examples with no charts, graphs, or jargon. While this… Read more
Diary ~ Sunny Day Real Estate
Diary ~ Sunny Day Real Estate
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I don't recall why it was that this album caught my interest--maybe it was the cover, maybe it was the discount price at the store I bought it from, maybe it was the recommendations of other Amazon listeners. I picked it up and put it down at least four times at various places.
This is an album that takes time to grow on you. At first listen I found little to like--the music doesn't seem to have much melody (at first), the lyrics are unintelligible most of the time, the singer goes off into mad screeching, and the band seems to be just making noise. Then I sat and payed attention, looked at the lyrics (thank GOD the band supplied a lyric book) and had a few more listens. The music… Read more
Naked Lunch (The Criterion Collection) <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Weller
I actually own the VHS copy, which I believe is unavailable, but I will be picking up the DVD soon. Simply having the film on disc with a commentary is worth the price alone, in my opinion. I have read the book, and Cronenberg did a spectacular job of bringing an unfilmable book to the screen. Since there are so many excellent reviews already, I will only offer two memories of when the film came out in theaters.
First, I recall seeing Cronenberg on one of the late night talk shows, either Letterman or Leno, I don't recall. But he stood up from his chair during the conversation, reached his hands out to the audience and said "Look, it's a COMEDY!" signaling to me how misunderstood… Read more