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Expanding Universe Book Review

“Expanding Universe” – Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope Owen Edwards, Zoltan Levay, Charles f. Bolden Jr, John Mace Grunsfeld, PhD HB – £44.99 Taschen When talking about Astronomy with a few friends and relatives, I often get asked the usual question: “What made you study Astronomy?” (no, I am no astrophysicist…. I studied it at GCSE level). Well, the …

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“Into Somethin’ – Volume One” Tony Minvielle

Tony Minvielle’s website quotes his “one aim (is) to share beautiful music with all who will listen”. Well, I am definitely listening, Tony, and what good music this is for my ears! Difficult to talk about Tony without using so many superlatives like: the talented, super cool and gurutastic Mr Minvielle, but that is the state of things. Writer/ Broadcaster Minvielle …

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Vinyl covers galore

Another vital addition to one’s book collection is: I found myself looking at each single record cover in this book in awe.  Michael Ochs’ own record collection is featured in the book. With a period spanning from the 60s to the 90s, this is an incredible demonstration how the record cover can be an invaluable art form! “1000 record covers” by …

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Can’t get enough of Jazz…

I have fallen in love with a major and important volume on Jazz: Taschen’s “Jazz Life” – A journey for jazz across America in 1960.  This is an incredible read AND even more so, an absolute must for all jazz heads and non for the simple reason that it contains some of the most beautiful, moving photos ever seen. Photographer William …