Flattery

Toronto & Holly Woods - Assault & Flattery (1984) [1995, Special Edition]

Toronto & Holly Woods - Assault & Flattery (1984) [1995, Special Edition]
Pop/Rock, Classic Rock, AOR | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 42:10 Min | 371,06 Mb
Label: Long Island Records (EEC) | Released: 1995 (1984)

Assault & Flattery is Toronto's sixth and final album, released in 1984. The album features only two original band members, Anne "Holly" Woods and Scott Kreyer. Released as "Holly Woods & Toronto" which hints at Holly's increasing control and autonomy in the band at this time. The album was produced by Mike Flicker who produced five albums for Heart - the band Toronto are most often compared to. The CD release includes the bonus track "Where Are We Now?" - which was also performed by Holly herself, as a solo artist, on her CD Live It Up!.

In Praise of Flattery  

Posted by SKS1981 at June 30, 2009
In Praise of Flattery

In Praise of Flattery
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press | ISBN: 0803239696 | edition 2007 | PDF | 208 pages | 9,67 mb

The research is thorough and the writing compelling in historian Regier's latest, but the appeal of this academic exploration of the art and history of flattery will likely be quite limited. The author of Book of the Sphnix and editor of Masterpieces of American Indian Literature, Regier compiles 128 "rules" of flattery culled from artists, authors, philosophers, statesmen and kings that take readers through the history of what happens "when praise seeks a reward" (Rule 1). Explaining flattery's role in professional and personal relationships through time and around the world, Regier's far-reaching study includes forays into business, art, fable, family, government, gift-giving and God, as well as a double handful of illustrations. Despite its brevity, readers will need patience to stick with it; if they do, they'll be rewarded with a trove of rhetorical-philosophical gems: "Flatteries are the building blocks of fame," "Poets are the aristocracy of flattery," "Flattery is the school for praise." Unfortunately, the total is significantly lesser than the sum of its parts.

Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]  Video

Posted by Sartre at July 31, 2016
Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]

Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]
BDRip | MKV | 2hr 42mn | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 3500kbps | E-AC3 4.0 -> 512kbps | 4.55GiB
Action-Drama | Language: Japanese | Subtitles: ENG, GER | Nitroflare/1fichier

Ran is Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's reinterpretation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The Lear counterpart is an elderly 16th-century warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai), who announces that he's about to divide his kingdom equally among his three sons. In his dotage, he falls prey to the false flattery of his treacherous sons (Akira Terao and Jinpachi Nezu), while banishing his youngest son (Daisuke Ryu), the only member of the family who loves him enough to tell him the unvarnished truth. Thanks to his foolish pride, his domain collapses under its own weight as the sons battle each other over total control.

Just About Famous (2015)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at April 5, 2016
Just About Famous (2015)

Just About Famous (2015)
WEBRip | 720 x 404 | .MKV/AVC @ 1512 Kbps | 1h 29mn | 1.00 GB
Audio: English AAC 93.7 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Comedy

When fans cannot get close to the real thing, these professionals step in to fill the void. As the old adage goes, 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.' From a celebrity impersonator convention to their lives across the country, JUST ABOUT FAMOUS chronicles the few who have had the fortune, or curse, of looking like the most recognizable people on the planet.
Rhino Bucket - Rhino Bucket (1990) {2016, Collector’s Edition, Remastered & Reloaded}

Rhino Bucket - Rhino Bucket (1990/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Rock Candy Records #CANDY283

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the case of Rhino Bucket that could almost be true, with their uncompromising brand of riff-rock making them a close second cousin to Bon Scott era AC/DC. Not that they are mere impersonators of the great Australian rockers, far from it. For Rhino Bucket it's all about the cut and thrust of rock at its most ferocious and untamed. Formed in Los Angeles during the closing years of the 1980s, Rhino Bucket stuck out like a sore thumb by daring to ignore makeup and hairspray, adopting instead a rough hewn look and approach, a style that set them apart from the baying hordes looking to out glam each other. This was a band content to steer clear of the usual clichés and focus instead on killer riffs and uncompromising energy. Produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, Circus Of Power, Raging Slab) and signed to Warner Brothers Records, this, their debut album, was issued in 1990 to a great reaction from the rock fraternity…
The Knickerbockers - Hits, Rarities, Unissued Cuts & More (1997)

The Knickerbockers - Hits, Rarities, Unissued Cuts & More (1997)
Garage Rock, Pop Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 99 min | 228 MB
Label: Sundazed Music | Rel: 1997

Though its modern-day connotation means something quite the opposite in terms of flattery, the Knickerbockers in their heyday were the ultimate bar band. With a stripped-down lineup of guitar, bass, drums, and tenor saxophone and all four members singing, their repertoire truly "covered the waterfront." Their harmonies were gorgeous, fuller and sharper than your average self-contained band, and their collective ear for mimicry was unparalleled. When they recorded a deadly accurate Beatle sound-alike original, "Lies," for the tiny Challenge label, it started zooming up the charts, and the band seemed poised for multi-talented stardom. Alas, it was not to be, but certainly not for lack of talent. This definitive 36-track two-disc set documents if not the best the group had to offer at the very least, the best they were allowed to commit to magnetic tape, and spotlights their many strong points (impeccable harmonies, a solid-as-a-brick rhythm section, and a willingness to adapt to different types of material thrust upon them). We'll never really know what the Knickerbockers were ultimately capable of, but this collection shows that even when their rockin' locomotive was put on a single direction track, they still had much to contribute. A one-hit group, perhaps, but one with more talent than chart success, that much is obvious.

VA - New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits (2000)  

Posted by mreleases at Aug. 15, 2015
VA - New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits (2000)

VA - New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits (2000)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 14 | 00:54:00 | 129.7 Mb
Style: Blues, Rock | Label: Manifesto

Forget that bit about imitation being the most sincere form of flattery: in music at least, an artist truly pays tribute to another by fully appropriating his work and making it his own. Such is the case on Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits, easily one of the best releases in the frequently tiresome genre of tribute albums.

Just About Famous (2015)  

Posted by notbanned at May 25, 2015
Just About Famous (2015)

Just About Famous (2015)
WEB-DL | 1280x716 | .MKV/AVC @ 1030 Kbps | 1h 29mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 703 MiB
Genre: Documentary | Comedy

When fans cannot get close to the real thing, these professionals step in to fill the void. As the old adage goes, 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.' From a celebrity impersonator convention to their lives across the country, JUST ABOUT FAMOUS chronicles the few who have had the fortune, or curse, of looking like the most recognizable people on the planet.

Just About Famous (2015)  

Posted by vivid23 at May 21, 2015
Just About Famous (2015)

Just About Famous (2015)
HDTV | 1280x716 | MKV/x264 @ 2500 Kbps | 89mn | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 2.58 GB
Genre: Documentary

When fans cannot get close to the real thing, these professionals step in to fill the void. As the old adage goes, 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.' From a celebrity impersonator convention to their lives across the country, JUST ABOUT FAMOUS chronicles the few who have had the fortune, or curse, of looking like the most recognizable people on the planet.
Branded Beauty: How Marketing Changed the Way We Look (repost)

Branded Beauty: How Marketing Changed the Way We Look by Mark Tungate
English | ISBN: 0749461810 | 2011 | PDF | 288 pages | 3,8 MB

Beauty is a multi-billion dollar global industry embracing make-up, skincare, hair care, fragrances and cosmetic surgery. Over the years, it has used flattery, seduction, science and shame to persuade consumers that they’ll have to invest if they want to look their best.