Athens The Truth: Searching For Mános, Just Before The Bubble Burst

No Communication with the Sea: Searching for an Urban Future in the Great Basin

No Communication with the Sea: Searching for an Urban Future in the Great Basin by Tim Sullivan
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0816528950 | 240 pages | PDF | 6,7 MB
Mozart: The Impresario/ Mozart's Circle: The Beneficent Dervish (2002)

Mozart: The Impresario/ Mozart's Circle: The Beneficent Dervish (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 289 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 151 MB
Classical/Opera | 66:01

Mozart's The Impresario is the one-act singspiel about squabbling sopranos whose trifling nature leads audiences to assume it must be an early work. In fact, it's a mature score, written alongside The Marriage of Figaro.There is, alas, no evidence that Mozart put anything in the way of The Beneficent Dervish, and it shows in a score that offers not too much beyond period charm. But it's of interest as one of the musical pantomimes devised by Schikaneder just before The Magic Flute (another was The Philosopher's Stone, to which Mozart almost certainly did contribute). And dramatically, if not musically, it has so much in common with Flute that it almost qualifies as a preliminary sketch. This is the premiere recording, and it's neatly put together by Boston Baroque, one of the most respected ensembles of its kind in North America.

Pierre Boulez: The Three Piano Sonatas (2005)  

Posted by hopscotch at July 3, 2009
Pierre Boulez: The Three Piano Sonatas (2005)

Pierre Boulez - The Three Piano Sonatas (2005)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 150 MB

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For less erudite or less theoretically inclined ears, what remains is a jumble of sound, an intellectual challenge. And yet, I cannot but enjoy the music utterly. Of course, the enjoyment is not quite the same as when listening to a middle Beethoven sonata, or even a late one, but anyone who knows what it takes to learn to like Beethoven's String Quartets, a work just as austere as Boulez's Sonatas are (seemingly) erratic, is on his way to find entertainment, solace, pleasure in these keyboard paintings. If looking at Barnett Newman's work can fill you with an inexplicable sense of awe, you will likely enjoy these works so engagingly and convincingly told by Boulez's hand-picked pianist Paavali Jumppanen. I remember listening to Debussy preludes for the first couple of times with similar enjoyable incomprehension. Not the music counted then, but the faintly grasped, hardly understood pictures it evoked.
The reviewer also had this to say: "Beautiful? Nay. Unless you have a mildly strange sense of what beauty is." But then who would have thought the definition of beauty is a question better left in the eye of the beholder? Can we forget about the value judgment for once and just enjoy the damn music?!

The Train Robbers (1973)  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 11, 2016
The Train Robbers (1973)

The Train Robbers (1973)
BDRip | MKV | 92min | 1920x800 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 3.35GB
Western-Comedy-Romance | Language: English | Subtitles: English, French | Nitroflare/Karelia

Director Burt Kennedy lends a gentle giddyap to this soft-hearted John Wayne western. The plot concerns Lane (Wayne) and an assortment of old-time buddies – including Jesse (Ben Johnson) and Grady (Rod Taylor) – to help Mrs. Lilly Lowe (Ann-Margret). It seems that some time in the past, her deceased husband had stolen half a million dollars in gold and buried it in the Mexican desert, and only she knows where it's been hidden. Lane and his friends don't want the gold, but the reward money for its return. Lilly wants the gold found so that she can clear her good name. But, unfortunately, the Good Samaritans find themselves menaced by a viscous outlaw band and a cool-headed Pinkerton man (Ricardo Montalban).

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2014)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Dec. 10, 2016
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2014)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2014)
English | CBR | 205 pages | 295.42 MB

Collects Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude #1-2, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic #1, Iron Man (1968) #55, Strange Tales (1951) #181, Incredible Hulk (1968) #271; Tales to Astonish (1959) #13 & Marvel Preview #4.
Prepare for Marvel Studios' newest big-screen blockbuster with these all-new stories taking place just before the film! Who is Nebula? What tragic events forged her unbreakable allegiance to her dark lord? And how does Korath the Pursuer fit in? Then, as Gamora begins her quest for the Orb, see firsthand why she is the considered the most dangerous woman in the universe! Plus, relive the Guardians' individual debuts as Gamora and Star-Lord burst onto the scene, Drax and Iron Man take on Thanos, Rocket Raccoon meets the Hulk…and Groot tries to enslave the Earth!
The 2007-2012 Outlook for Water Supply and Irrigation Systems in the United States

The 2007-2012 Outlook for Water Supply and Irrigation Systems in the United States by Philip M. Parker
English | Sep. 28, 2006 | ISBN: 0497537052 | 682 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This study covers the latent demand outlook for water supply and irrigation systems across the states and cities of the United States. Latent demand (in millions of U.S. dollars), or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.) estimates are given some 12,919 cities across in the United States. For each city in question, the percent share the city is of it’s state and of the United States is reported. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge a city vis-à-vis others.

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 4, 2016
Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, TIME
2016 | ISBN: 1618931717 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Bonobo - The North Borders (2013) Japanese Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 22, 2016
Bonobo - The North Borders (2013) Japanese Edition

Bonobo - The North Borders (2013) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 169 Mb
Electronic, Downtempo, Trip-Hop, Ambient Breakbeat | Label: Beat | # BRC-368 | Time: 01:03:02

On his 2013 release The North Borders, British producer Simon Green (aka Bonobo) continues along the organic-meets-electronic path that his 2010 release Black Sands followed, but this walk takes place as it's turning to dusk, and there are varying degrees of mist and chilliness along the way. Opener "First Fires" with Grey Reverend (singer/songwriter L.D. Brown) sounds like it could be quite warm, but it's entirely autumn-minded sweater music that wistfully wonders what to do with "faded dreams" as Green allows bits of glitchy sunlight to shine through his cloudy synth construction. "Emkay" is the clangs and echoes of a seaside port at night that wonderfully shuffles its way up to a lighthouse tune, then there's majestic songstress Erykah Badu wonderfully vibing ("We don't need no truth/Got plenty/Now it grows on trees") on "Heaven for the Sinner" over Bonobo's deep version of the broken beat. "Towers" suggests sleepy urban buildings in twilight with a vibraphone representing the little bits of life and light that will sparkle through the night, while "Don't Wait" is just before the dawn, as innocent chimes chase away the eerie things that lurk in the darkness.
Evaluation of the Achievement Levels for Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress

"Evaluation of the Achievement Levels for Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress" ed. by Christopher Edley, Jr., and Judith A. Koenig
Committee on National Statistics; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
NAS Press | 2016 | ISBN: 0309438179 9780309438179 | 266 pages | PDF | 15 MB

This volume evaluates the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) student achievement levels in reading and mathematics in grades 4, 8, and 12 to determine whether the achievement levels are reasonable, reliable, valid, and informative to the public, and recommends ways that the setting and use of achievement levels can be improved.
The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father…and Finding the Zodiac Killer [Audiobook]

The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father…and Finding the Zodiac Killer [Audiobook] by Gary L. Stewart, Susan Mustafa
English | May 13, 2014 | ASIN: B00JPJHA7S, ISBN: 1483004384 | MP3 VBR V5 | 10 hrs 52 mins | 541 MB
Narrator: Gary L. Stewart