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Gordon Larose "carbon_canuck" (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

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Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
by Chris Crowley
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.40
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Populist writing but they make a convincing case!, Dec 23 2010
This book defies easy categorization. It's popular science, and as such will immediately garner criticism from some corners. Academics could criticize it for making generalizations based on still-incomplete research, for example. But IMO such criticism misses the point. The authors are arguing for the reader to make a fundamental transformation in his life, and they do so convincingly, with humor which keeps you reading. In my case (a middle-aged professional and recreational triathlete) it turned out I was already doing most of what they suggested, and I didn't need to be convinced that a very active lifestyle has huge, long-term benefits. But they show you HOW huge a difference it makes, with numbers and underlying physiological explanations to back it up, and show you the specific things you need to be doing to get the benefits. If you are a typical North American middle-aged guy, you would almost certainly benefit from this book. (There is a separate one for women which I am not qualified to comment on).

Helen 12 Trees
Helen 12 Trees
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage fusion at its best!, Sept. 21 2009
This review is from: Helen 12 Trees (Audio CD)
I first heard this recording on vinyl at a friend's place three decades ago. He was an easygoing guy but this record he was very possessive about - he wouldn't loan it to me and I couldn't find it to buy anywhere. But it was always on my "want" list.

Fast forward to 2009 and I see this this beautiful remaster which seemed to come from nowhere. This particular collection of musicians may never have got together before or since, but they make the absolute most of the confluence of many musical influences, from rock to jazz to electronic to East Indian. Almost all of the tracks shine and show an interesting variety, from a simple shimmering sax-piano duet to the rockier "year of the monkey". And the remastering process is done beautifully, it sounds at least as good as the vinyl did on my friend's high-end system.

If you like great music with an improvisational twist that's hard to pigeonhole, you'll love this album!

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