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Accurate arm-cuff monitor by Sharper Image. Automatically stores your last 30 readings with date and time stamp to make it easy for you and your doctor to track your progress.
Existir - Madredeus
Incredible fine and contemplative music from Portugal, Europe, Planet Earth
Enya - The Memory of Trees
Prog rock, underground
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
WhenKeith Emerson (ex-Nice) met Greg Lake (ex-King Crimson) and Carl Palmer (ex-Atomic Rooster), the group ELP was born. ELP debuted at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival where they ripped into their now famous rendition of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," an orgasmic moog workout pushing the bounds of anything previously heard by a rock keyboardist. Emerson's sheer mastery of the moog and flamboyant technical ability were incredible; his talent along with the dynamo drumming antics of Carl Palmer, won the band a legion of fans.
Keith Emerson had a penchant for lifting classical pieces without credit and making them his own, e.g., "The Barbarian" is taken from Bartok's "Allegro Barbaro" while "The Knife's Edge" is Janacek's "Sinfonietta." The song "Lucky Man" is often cited as the first use of the moog synthesizer on a rock album.
The studio release Trilogy contains the wonderful "From the Beginning." "Abaddon's Bolero" has Emerson building layers of keyboards while "Hoedown" is an excerpt from Copeland's "Rodeo." After Trilogy, ELP formed their own label, Manticore. In addition to releasing Americanized versions of classic Italian Prog (e.g., PFM, Banco), ELP created their magnum opus: Brain Salad Surgery. BSS contained the 30 minute suite, "Karn Evil 9," that featured Emerson in all his splendor working his Hammond, moog and grand piano against Palmer's furious drumming. Also featured is Palmer's attempt at synthesized percussion on Ginastera's "Toccata."
If you want to hear some virtuosic playing, "Karn Evil 9" from Brain Salad Surgery and "Tarkus" from Tarkus are very impressive.
Tom Petty - Echo
Eurytmics - Peace
Everything But The Girl - Temperamental
English Beat - Special Beat Service
Best books of the 20th Century
The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the
book...the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter...Vibrating dazzle!"
"Among journalists, Wolfeis a genuine poet; what makes him so good is his ability to get inside, to not merely describe (although he is a superb reporter), but to get under the skin of a phenomenon and transmit its metabolic rhythm." (Newsweek)
"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is an amazing book...A book that definitely gives Wolfe the edge on the non-fiction novel." (Village Voice)
"A Day-Glo book; illuminating, merry, surreal!" (The Washington Post)
"Some consider Mailer our greatest journalist; my candidate
The Complete Enderby by Anthony Burgess (4 books in 1)
by Gregory Benford
Great Benford (The Martian Race) does it again. Eater is another example that great science fiction has not died.
Eclipse (A Song Called Youth) by John Shirley
The Eclipse trilogy by John Shirley is perhaps one of the finest examples of cyberpunk "war" novels available. A mesmerizing dark future setting, a really coherent intrigue, heavy-duty warfare and lots of characters you care for (which the author doesn't really do, the way they get kicked around:-) will keep you awake at night.
In the United States ... in FirStep, the vast space colony ... and on the artificial island Freezone - the SA shoulders its way to power, spinning a dark web of media manipulation, propaganda, and infiltration.
Eclipse Penumbra (A Song Called Youth - Book 2)
Eclipse Corona (A Song Called Youth - Book 3)
Essays, Business / Management
Harold Evans, et al. The American Century
Selling Consumer Electronics
& Transputer Qasar. 2005.