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Campbell Live and the Culture of Cretinism

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-13 04:53

Campbell Live and the Culture of Cretinism

The rumoured looming demise of Campbell Live has triggered an avalanche of obituaries for "true current affairs," of which John Campbell, his fans claim, is the last embodiment standing.

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Shameless self-plug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-22 06:27
And so ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-22 01:21
The BBC — by Tore on Mon, 2015-04-13 11:48

Bravo Bosch!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:32

Bosch Fawstin, who graced the pages of SOLO during the embryonic stages of his campaign against Islamotrash, was the winner of the Draw Mohammed Competition in Garland, Texas, organised by the beyond-courageous Pamela Geller, where ISIS scum tried to shoot attendees but got themselves shot instead. A most edifying outcome. Pamela and Bosch are now the object of death threats from the scum.

Muhammad

"The only good Muslim who takes it all seriously is a dead one." (Me.)

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Schwartz — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2015-05-16 17:49
Agreed — by Tore on Sat, 2015-05-16 12:04
Cowardly — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-05-16 10:28

America(RIP)'s Revised National Anthem

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-03-22 07:08

I have modified the lyrics to Star-Spangled Banner to take into account Airhead America's (and all of the West's) utter, suicidal capitulation to moronry and totalitarianism.

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What baffles me ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-04-30 10:20
The Hideous Conflict — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-04-28 20:25
After Baltimore, I rest my case — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-04-28 11:51

Music of the Gods—The Joy of Janine Jansen

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-30 04:18

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto was a happy eventuality arising from a singularly unhappy folly.

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Sometimes.... — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-04-05 22:22
End of the Reign! — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-04-01 12:45

Music of the Gods—Of Genius and Genuflection: Freddy Kempf's Beethoven

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-03-03 21:49
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"I love sport, so continue to jog religiously and do strength work too. I've also more recently started to work on my swimming as it's something I was never very good at—and I'm still determined to be able to attack any kind of black (ski-)run one day. I think a secret ambition of mine is to do the Ironman one day."

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Ha, Nephew! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-16 03:50
I'm fairly certain — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-03-16 03:30
Freddy's Phenomenal Finale — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-03-15 23:15

Music of the Gods: New Lanza CD

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-22 06:39

"Singers should sing words, not notes. The words tell the story of the music, and should be made clear to those who want to hear them. I will never sing an operatic aria if I do not know the words, because I do not believe that the melody is enough, no matter how beautiful it may be."

—Mario Lanza, August 1959.

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Yay! — by Tore on Mon, 2015-04-06 13:19
Got it! — by Tore on Tue, 2015-03-17 18:11
It's worth it! — by gregster on Fri, 2015-03-06 06:32

Music of the Gods: Lindsay Perigo/Freddy Kempf Interview

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-01-25 22:34

(Note from Linz—an edited version of this interview appears in the current issue of Capital Magazine. Here is the interview in full, with the magazine's introduction.)

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Great Interview! — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-01-26 17:44
Well... — by Olivia on Mon, 2015-01-26 03:11

Music of the Gods—Luciano Pavarotti/Lindsay Perigo: Full Interview and Trailer

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-14 19:46

My thanks to highly talented singing student Rory Sweeney for obtaining and posting this:

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Beautiful Luciano! — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-11-22 06:23
Nice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-11-16 03:10
Well done for retrieving this — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-16 02:57

Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16

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The Movie Thread

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-10-11 07:26

If like me you haven't yet seen Dark Knight it's just about to screen on Sky Movie Channels 1 & 2.

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Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45
Les Miserables — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-02-18 22:59
The Cabin in the Woods — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-02-18 20:45

Intro to 'Total Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-06-14 23:05

Kyrel Zantonavitch's new review on Amazon of my book, 'Total Passion for the Total Height,' prompted me to start re-reading the thing myself. As I made my way through the Introduction I became quite exercised by the trenchant accuracy of my own observations, and motivated to lift myself from the pessimistic funk induced by the horrors of which I write. It occurred to me that I'd never published that Introduction here. Here it is (oh, and of course, buy the book if you want more!):

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Tore — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-15 22:33
i Did buy the book... — by Tore on Sun, 2014-06-15 08:05

July 4 Reprise—SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-26 00:07

SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

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December 26, 2009

When in the course of human affairs it becomes necessary for citizens to break the political chains that hitherto have bound them, and to reclaim the individual sovereignty which is their birthright, it is opportune and appropriate for them to declare the causes which have impelled them to self-liberation. We, the freedom-loving citizens of the United States of America, choose to do so at this historic moment.

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Not Pedantry — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-07-09 18:57
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 08:01
Lindsay — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2010-07-07 19:40

Black Trash Trashes Baltimore; White Trash Makes Excuses

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-01 07:01

Black Trash Trashes Baltimore; White Trash Makes Excuses

For using this title, I shall of course be accused of being a racist—by racists.

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Yes, less crime but... — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-05-06 02:30
Ed — by gregster on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:48
Drug war is a problem but... — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-05-05 06:25

Thirty Great Crapolae of Our Time—Updated!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-06 02:35

It's ten years since I wrote Thirty Great Crapolae of Our Time, which is included in my Kindle book, Total Passion for the Total Height. I figured it was time for an update.

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peikoff <3 — by Tore on Tue, 2015-04-07 11:33
Excellent! — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-04-07 02:44
Print it out ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-06 21:35

Killing Reason

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-04-04 03:50

Killing Reason

Last night I watched Killing Jesus on the National Geographic Channel.

That is, I watched as much as I could stomach. It occurred to me that if I really wanted that sort of thing I should pop along to the nearest BDSM club, where the activities depicted in the movie have the status they should have—something for consenting adults in private, not to be broadcast on public television where they could frighten children and the horses.

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Huh? O'Viley has directed his — by Tore on Sat, 2015-04-04 10:44

The O'Lielly Factor

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-03-06 04:59

The O'Lielly Factor

In a world where "journalism" has come to mean left-wing advocacy as practised by the mainstream pseudo-media (MSPSM henceforth), Fox News stands out. It is openly engaged in right-wing advocacy. While it sports some daily news programmes that are genuinely ideologically neutral (which cannot be said for the MSPSM), its star hosts and commentators unashamedly nail their colours to the mast, even as they invite ideological opponents onto their shows (which again cannot be said for the MSPSM).

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More traction — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-09 07:45
And ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-09 05:34
O'Viley — by Tore on Sun, 2015-03-08 16:59

Music of the Gods: Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-22 00:50

Beethoven's 5th and final concerto is one of the crowning glories not just of Romanticism in music but of Western Civilisation itself. "Emperor" is a fitting sobriquet, though it is doubtful Beethoven approved (it was not his idea) because of the endorsement such a title would have implied of Napoleon, with whom Beethoven had become disillusioned when Bonaparte assumed the moniker of a monarch.

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Exquisite! — by Olivia on Tue, 2015-02-24 06:17

Of Islamberlains

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-02-18 05:33

When I last wrote about Islamatrocities, there had just been some in Sydney, Australia, and Paris, France. In the wake of these unspeakable doings by Islamofilth, there was a heartening, unprecedented outpouring of rational rage across the globe—some of it from the most unlikely quarters, such as French citizens.

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Jindal for President! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-03-26 03:43
Olivia the Red — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2015-02-22 03:46
Lindsay... — by Olivia on Sat, 2015-02-21 03:16

Music of the Gods: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-15 03:27

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, to be played by Freddy Kempf at the final concert of his New Zealand Beetfest at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on March 14, was completed in 1806, six years after the Third. In the interim, the piano qua instrument had acquired new, higher notes, more volume (three strings per note) and more pedaling options (a mechanism enabling the hammers to hit one, two or all three strings). Beethoven took full advantage of the new options.


Music of the Gods: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-08 06:35

Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto was composed three years after No 1 and thirteen years after No. 2 (explained in previous posts)! Here the transition from Classicism to what we now identify as Romanticism is pronounced: I have underlined the characteristics of Romanticism, as chronicled in my Music of the Gods article, that are especially conspicuous in this concerto:

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Outrageous — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-02-10 22:47
Wonderful presentation of the — by Newberry on Sun, 2015-02-08 08:03

Music of the Gods—Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-01 21:24

As mentioned in the discussion of PC No. 1, No. 2 was written ten years previously, between 1787 and 1789, when Beethoven was in his teens. He premiered the work himself in Vienna in 1795. While it had undergone many revisions, the version Beethoven played on that occasion is the version played today.

Freddy Kempf says:


Music of the Gods: Happy Birthday, Mario!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-01-31 10:36

On his 94th birthday, the most beautiful tribute to Mario ever penned, by David C. Adams, included in The One Tenor:


Music of the Gods: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-01-25 23:09

"What is in my heart must come out and so I write it down."

—Ludwig van Beethoven


Mohammed's Murderous Minions

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-01-08 03:26

Savage superstitionists have just slaughtered eight journalists in Paris for the crime of making fun of their paedophile prophet. Had these sub-excreta been around in Voltaire's day, Voltaire's day no doubt would have been brutally shortened. The free-thinking French philosopher wrote of the murderous Mohammed:

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Praising imaginary tolerance — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2015-02-19 05:58
No problem'o — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2015-02-11 23:23
I like where you're going there, Rick — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-02-11 19:39

Why Catholicism Is Still Beating Objectivism's Ass ... Still, Still, Still!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-12-17 06:39

It is galling to me that some years after I pointed out why Catholicism was still beating Objectivism's ass, Objectivists still haven't gotten it. As the annual apogee of Goblianity approaches, I've been reflecting on this anew. It's the sentimentality, stoopid!

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It is galling to me that some — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2015-01-30 20:23
Speaking of the Ascent of Man — by Olivia on Thu, 2015-01-22 03:01
The Ascent of Man — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-01-06 09:17

La Fin du Filth?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-11-05 09:12

I have paid no attention to American politics for about a year now, since I am convinced America is finished, and deserves to be.

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Sam — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:17
Lindsay — by Sam W. on Sun, 2014-11-09 19:40
Sam — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-11-09 19:31

Why Greg Sandow Cried

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2014-09-16 04:01

Greg Sandow, music critic and Juilliard teacher, cried a few months ago when he watched The Great Caruso. I cried when I read his article about it just now.

"Lanza, Hollywood or not, is, with no caveats, one of the very greatest — most powerful, most passionate, most communicative, most thrilling, most idiomatic, most faithful to the words, most vocally splendid — Italian tenors who ever lived. Soars up to high C like he’s thrilling with joy on a big drop on a roller coaster."

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I get this.... — by Olivia on Sun, 2014-09-28 22:38

The Real Dirtiness in NZ Politics

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-09-06 07:40

[Published in this month's Capital Magazine—believe it or not at their instigation! They have printed every word I wrote, as I wrote it, aside from their putting my "gutless in thrall to the clueless" line inside the Mike Moore quote. I am agreeably astonished. Is the blacklist finally at an end?]

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I googled — by gregster on Tue, 2014-10-21 05:57
I seem to recall a — by Shane Pleasance on Fri, 2014-10-17 19:47
Well — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-10-10 20:00

Child-Molesters of the Mind, cont.

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-08-11 02:45

I have long referred to NZ's education establishment (and that of most Western countries) as "child-molesters of the mind." I used to document their atrocities regularly in The Free Radical and on talkback. Now there has been a whistle-blower from within.

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Kyrel — by gregster on Fri, 2014-08-15 08:51
Amazing — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-08-13 03:17
Unfortunate chioce.. — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2014-08-11 17:35

Ian Thorpe Is *Fully* Out!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-07-14 07:24

Australian one-time Olympic swimming champion, the impossibly prepossessing Ian Thorpe, has now admitted what has long been rumoured and anyone with even a minimally-functioning "gaydar" has believed all along—he is gay.

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Rick — by gregster on Fri, 2014-08-15 16:10
Stung you — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2014-08-13 10:28
Having won the auction the — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2014-08-12 21:19

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