Rob Cosman visits with master craftsman Alan Peters in his shop in Somerset, England. Alan is respected as one of the greatest craftsman alive and a master of hand tools and methods. Having spent five years apprenticing in the famous Barnsley workshops, Alan is a living link to the original Arts and Crafts movement. During those apprentice years the Barnsley shops produced furniture on a commercial level by hand and without electricity.
Rob Cosman has been woodworking for most of his life. While earning a B.Sc. in Industrial Technology/Furniture Design at Brigham Young University, he was Dr. Dale L. Nishs teaching assistant. Rob has also worked with many of the worlds best craftsmen - including Alan Peters, Sam Maloof, Tage Frid, Monroe Robinson and Peter Korn. In the first of Rob Cosmans Master Craftsman Series, he teams up with renowned woodcarver, author and teacher Chris Pye to present a comprehensive DVD. Topics covered include selecting gouges, features of a correctly sharpened edge, adding an inside bevel, power sharpening, hand honing and keeping the tools sharp. Run time is 1 hour, 55 minutes.
Price moved to Jet Records in 1977 and recorded a series of successful albums throughout the rest of the decade. In 1980, he crossed the big pond to record an unusual album in Los Angeles: entitled Rising Sun, it included a reworking of the song The House Of The Rising Sun, which picked up quite a bit of air play in the UK.
This is a very good live album from Alan Price which features a good mix of his old and new original material and a nice set of covers, such as Simon Smith and I Put a Spell on You. While the songs from O Lucky Man would be the best known, there are other gems here, such as Between Today and Yesterday (the LP which followed O Lucky Man) and the set as a whole is great listening. The musicians are top-notch and the production sounds really good; the drum sound is well captured, for example. Alan is in fine voice and sounds as if he's really enjoying the show(s). Highly recommended for fans of Alan Price, R&B or Randy Newman type songwriters.
La verità sconvolgente sulle origini dell'umanità …
Da una parte c’è il racconto biblico della creazione; dall’altra, i princìpi della teoria evoluzionista. Al centro, inconfutabile, la comparsa dell’Homo sapiens 200.000 anni fa. Il fatto che noi siamo qui, su questa terra, deve essere ancora spiegato. Questo libro, frutto di dieci anni di ricerche, intende fornire delle risposte plausibili ai fondamentali problemi delle origini e della storia dell’uomo, avvalendosi di numerose prove scientifiche. …
Handel's Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos) is bottom-of-the-barrel stuff, a pastiche (or, in the parlance of the time, pasticcio) of numbers from earlier operas stitched together into a mythological-pastoral plot that is absurd even by the standards of Baroque opera. It is a notable sign of the success of the Baroque opera revival that this has appeared on a semi-major label, Virgin Classics. The pieces were all from operas that were fairly recent at the time, and it's possible that the work was intended as a kind of greatest-hits reprise, but London audiences did not bite; the opera was long thought to be lost, and it had its modern premiere only in 2006, with newly written recitatives.