With the SureCheck Associate notebook case your notebook will be stay secure as you fly through airport security. One storage compartment keeps your files....... more
With the SureCheck Associate notebook case your notebook will be stay secure as you fly through airport security. One storage compartment keeps your files. Organizer pocket provides added storage for miscellaneous items. This compact design provides a no fuss solution for the light traveler.
THE ASSOCIATES Singles (2004 UK 2-CD album set featuring 28 tracks performed by vocalist Billy Mackenzie & multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine - built on an...... more
THE ASSOCIATES Singles (2004 UK 2-CD album set featuring 28 tracks performed by vocalist Billy Mackenzie & multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine - built on an eclectic mix of influences and interests ranging from art-rock to glam and disco complete with the picture booklet containing rare photos and liner notes)
The stories behind the four singles which went to make up the Associates' second album are legion. How Billy MacKenzie sang through a vacuum cleaner tube on...... more
The stories behind the four singles which went to make up the Associates' second album are legion. How Billy MacKenzie sang through a vacuum cleaner tube on "Kitchen Person"; how cups were stuck on heads to help implement "The Associate"; the phlegmy coughs which doubled as backing vocals on "Q Quarters". Listening to Fourth Drawer Down now, it seems incredible Rankine and MacKenzie were allowed to get away with so much. But thank goodness they were. MacKenzie's typically overwrought falsetto still carries considerable emotional clout when matched to his partner's dislocated funk and the dark, skewed electronica. The strangeness doesn't stop there, either; among the five bonus tracks included is the song ("Straw Towels") which resulted in the Associates being hospitalised, suffering from drug-induced panic attacks. Plus, there's the rather strange "Blue Soap"--recorded in one take by Billy while he was in the bath listening to a tape of "Kitchen Person". They really don't make them like this any more. --Jerry Thackray
Double Hipness is a confusion of delights. Twenty-five rare and unreleased tracks which neatly fill in most of the gaps on the Associates' mercurial,...... more
Double Hipness is a confusion of delights. Twenty-five rare and unreleased tracks which neatly fill in most of the gaps on the Associates' mercurial, tempestuous career. There are tracks from MacKenzie and Rankine's late 1970's cabaret roots, and early demos which owed a fair amount to both Station To Station-era Bowie and the collected poise of The Sparks. (Watch out for the imaginary dance craze "Do The Call Girl".) There are six tracks from the ill-fated 1993 reunion, even featuring a camp, glitter stomp riposte to The Smiths' own Associates tribute song "William it was Really Nothing". There are dark demos of "Party Fears Two" and "Club Country". There are out-takes from the first album The Affectionate Punch, recorded after the pair were given endless hours of studio time. There's the Bacharach tribute, "Saline Drips". There's the emotionally heightened take on David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging". There's the rather bewildering and perverted title track... and so on. Perfect for both the casual observer and obsessive fan--who probably will have many of these on crackly bootleg already. --Jerry Thackray
Advantages: Great value for money, well designed, neat and compact, protects cards and keeps them organised Disadvantages: None from me
...similar backgrounds and roles to myself. I used to just keep business cards in the bottom of my draw but I remember a colleague saying to me , Never throw away a business card and realised that I needed some sort of order to them, so I asked the stationary company to source me a business card holder and I now have the Impala Business Card book / binder and here are my thoughts on it.
Advantages: None Disadvantages: High APR, High redeption penalties, Awful Customer Service
...Where do I start with Associates Motor Finance?
Front loading of Loans gives a whopping 18.3% apr. Rude and abusive customer service.
I tried to get a settlement figure out of the Associates regarding our car loan after they accused us of being two months in arrears despite paying on the dot every month by direct debit. I phoned up numerous times to receive one by fax three hours later. I...
Advantages: Great play, great figures Disadvantages: None
...Hello Kitty Busy Book
Hello Kitty is a fictional cat produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. She has been around since 1974 and perhaps that explains how lots of girls know her and love her despite there not being a t.v program about her , or the constant bombardment of adverts like some other toys . My daughter has been a Hello Kitty fan since she was about 3 , I'm sure like most other...