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EU: Evil Union

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2016-05-18 08:13

Here's a link to the already-famous "Brexit" movie. A salutary reminder of things we thought the world had learned but clearly has not:

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Quality — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2016-05-22 10:05
My apologies — by gregster on Sat, 2016-05-21 07:34
British Bolshevik Corporation — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-05-21 07:12

A Tale of Two Universes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-05-15 00:16

There is no greater piano concerto than the Brahms Concerto No. 2. Except perhaps the Brahms Concerto No. 1.

At one time the conscientiously cerebral Stephen Hough favoured the No. 1. Then he came to prefer No. 2. For my money, there's not a lot between them except twenty-two years, with less explosiveness and greater serenity in the later work. Both are stellar exemplars of the greatest genre in music, the Romantic genre. Both combine the grandeur of a symphony, the passion of an opera, the tenderness of a love ballad, the torment of high tension and the rapture of repose. Both touch every emotion ever quickened by a beating heart. Both attain aching heights of sublimity.

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What a great review! — by Olivia on Sun, 2016-05-15 04:37

Squall of Shame

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-05-05 03:00

"Gosh, Story, a bit of notice would be nice before you flash naked people to my 8-yr-old on your 7 pm TV show. I know your CEO has stepped down but there are still TV standards, right?"

Actually, no.


Go Get Lady Slapper's Book!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-04-22 05:23

The redoubtable Olivia has just published a new book on Amazon, Western Values Defended: A Primer. Here's what one remarkably perspicacious luminary has said about it:

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Olivia — by Grant Jones on Thu, 2016-04-28 01:51
Neil... — by Olivia on Thu, 2016-04-28 01:42
Oblivia — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2016-04-28 01:19

Six Steps (Non-Exhaustive) toward the Saving of Western Civilisation

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-11-18 08:40

When Western Civilisation comes to an end, as it assuredly soon must if it doesn't quickly mount a dramatic rearguard action on its own behalf, its epitaph will be words that have been cited often, but not often enough: "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

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Oblivia — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2015-12-13 04:21
Oh yawn... — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-12-13 04:07
Boring? Me? Olivia has committed a microaggression against me!! — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-12-11 20:55

Beethoven, Brahms and Benedetti vs Barbarians

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-04-18 02:28

If there were any flaws in the performances on Saturday night (April 16, 2016) by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra—with conductor Edo de Waart, violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich—of Beethoven (Eroica Symphony) and Brahms (Double Concerto) then this reviewer couldn't hear them, and it would be churlish to mention them anyway, so sublime was the grandeur attained.


Twelve Aphorisms for Our Age—Variations on a Theme of Edmund Burke

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2016-02-02 04:11

Twelve Aphorisms for Our Age—Variations on a Theme of Edmund Burke

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

This adage is usually attributed to Edmund Burke, though its origin is disputed. Whoever said it, it is especially apposite in our politically correct age when one is not permitted even to call anything "evil," much less take action against it. Muslims practise and propagate their barbarous superstition, academia and the media their pomo-Marxism, moronnials their aggressive airheadedness, etc., with an impunity lethal to civilisation, because too many of those who know better say nothing. With current events in mind, I have produced twelve variations of my own on Burke's theme.

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Yes — by Mr_Lineberry on Fri, 2016-03-04 22:01
It's now clear ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-03-04 10:50
After — by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2016-03-03 04:26

Announcing Operatunity's 'The Great Mario Lanza' Tour, Oct/Nov 2016

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-08-29 05:36

"We celebrate the life and artistry of the colourful, charismatic Mario Lanza whose portrayal of the Great Caruso inspired the Three Tenors and untold others to pursue singing careers. We are delighted to welcome the broadcaster Lindsay Perigo, a world-renowned authority on Mario Lanza. As we sing his greatest songs, Lindsay will share with us anecdotes and insights into this great artist."

http://www.daytimeconcerts.co....


Universities and Moronnials—Voltaire's Antipodes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-30 07:08

[Reprised to mark tonight's shutting down by Hitler Youth moronnial adenoidal filth of a Trump rally on a Chicago campus. I rest my case—Linz]

"Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write."

—Voltaire

It's a hideous historical irony that sizeable pockets of "millennials" are, along with Muslims and the media, the locus of totalitarianism in the modern world. University students in particular, even more than their state-worshipping tutors, are at the forefront of the war on free speech.

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Awful ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-03-12 06:32
Olivia — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-11-20 22:05
Cry-Bully — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2015-11-20 16:55

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.

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Incompetent Slimeball — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-05-28 16:55
Schwartz — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2015-05-16 17:49
Agreed — by Tore on Sat, 2015-05-16 12:04

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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"Socialism's red glare, Islam's fascist black fare ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-02 01:25
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

Sex, Lies and YouTube Videos (Reprised for Obvious Reasons)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-11-10 06:27

So now Petraeus has resigned, ostensibly because of an extra-marital affair. Yeah, right.

Here's my theory:

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Now ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-24 00:25
Obscure Anti-Islam Video — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-10-23 04:30
Liars In Charge — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-10-22 22:37

Tibor Machan 1939-2016

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-04-01 22:06

I am greatly saddened by the death of Tibor Machan. Though our friendship became a casualty of the PARC Wars, I retain and cherish superlative memories of the time he spent under my roof, being in New Zealand to deliver a SOLO lecture and talk to student groups and anyone who wanted to listen to him. His conversation was incessant, diverse and endlessly illuminating.

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I didn't know Tibor... — by Olivia on Sun, 2016-04-03 08:36
So delectably true! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-04-03 06:42
RIP Tibor Machan — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2016-04-02 01:43

Music of the Gods—Never Till Now

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2016-02-23 08:29

In a new Foreword for the upcoming, updated print copy of my book, The One Tenor, a contemporary operatic superstar—addressing the claim that a voice as impossibly beautiful as Mario Lanza's could only have been an artifice created by sound engineers—says:

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Indeed LWF! — by Olivia on Wed, 2016-02-24 08:33
Lady S — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2016-02-24 07:37
When it appears on Amazon... — by Olivia on Tue, 2016-02-23 21:19

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

Music of the Gods—Lisiecki Plays Schumann

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-05-01 10:11

Haven't posted one of these for a while. Proof that not all—only 99.99%—of millennials are moronnials, and my answer to the pig-ignorant mewlings of the sub-humans who say Romantic-era music is "tepid."

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Another millennial ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2016-05-04 05:58
Gorgeous. — by Olivia on Tue, 2016-05-03 07:23
I was — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2016-05-02 00:53

A Moronnial Fesses Up

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-04-28 10:29

If you can make out what this adenoidal airhead is saying, you'll realise she's not actually an airhead, merely adenoidal.

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Mixed Bag — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2016-04-29 02:18
The Rise of Feminism and the Decline of Christianity — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2016-04-28 23:30
In her defense, — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2016-04-28 18:27

Glorious Alex Epstein! A Live Hero in Action!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-04-17 07:10

Rarely in this age of militant anti-heroism, of woeful appeasement of evil, of weasel-worded MBA-speak, does one have an opportunity to see an actual hero in action.

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Thanx :) — by VSD on Sun, 2016-04-17 15:54

Mulling Mahleria and Moronnials

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-04-04 01:12

Mulling Mahleria and Moronnials

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Saturday April 2, 2016,
Michael Fowler Centre

The end-times presaged by the state of our culture seemed frighteningly imminent in Wellington on Saturday night. Along the waterfront an assortment of homegrown headbangers caterwauled mercilessly, in what was, apparently, an organised event; along the streets, the prone bodies of their fans—the flower of contemporary moronnials—blocked doorways and shouted irresistibly erudite profundities such as "What the fuck?!" and "Fuck off!" to the world at large and no one in particular.

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RIP Merle Haggard — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2016-04-07 01:41

"A Love Story for the Ages"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-03-18 05:48

This is the sort of sense-of-life thing Narcissistic infantile moronnials, scummy socialists, neurotically utopic Randroids and Obleftivists, and headbanging caterwaulers alike don't get:


Stephen Fry Leaves Left-Fascist Twit-Witter over War on Funny

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2016-02-17 06:32

I can't help thinking that Stephen, who loves being the grim-faced poster-boy for fashionable Bipolar Disorder, might have been hoist by his own petard here, but this article about his flouncing from the PC Thought Police HQ that is Twit-Witter is a brilliant take-down of said Thought Police:


On Setruction (The Seduction of Truck Drivers)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-01-24 02:27

On Setruction (The Seduction of Truck Drivers)

Now that I have your undivided attention: Oirishman O'Cresswell of Not PC infamy has asked me for a list of ten pieces of music with which I'd attempt to seduce an intelligent truck driver.

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Rock 'n' Roll — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2016-03-06 10:07
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-02-14 09:20
Song One — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2016-02-02 01:32

Deliciously Unbound Anger!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-01-16 07:04

Last night's Republican debate was unforgettable for one thing in particular: Donald Trump's proud proclamation of his anger. This, in the face of the Republican establishment's attempt to repair to the evil of kumbaya, Romney-esque Political Correctness via the creepy Nikki Haley after the Treasonist-in-Chief's State of the Union address.

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Here — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2016-02-09 19:38
As — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2016-02-09 04:48
I swore I'd stay out of this debate — by VSD on Thu, 2016-02-04 09:08

Dame Kiri: Mario Will Never Be Replaced in a Million Years!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-12-14 08:31


Worthy Is the Band!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-12-13 02:19

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Soloists
NZSO Messiah Chorale
Handel's Messiah
Michael Fowler Centre
December 12, 2015

Two bands were doing gigs in Wellington last night: veteran headbangers ACDC at the Westpac Stadium, and veteran mindblowers NZSO at the Michael Fowler Centre.

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I listened to it on Concert — by Mr_Lineberry on Sat, 2015-12-19 22:59
Magnificent review! — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-12-13 12:03

Greatest Existential Threat to America—Its President!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-12-07 04:14

Greatest Existential Threat to America—Its President!

Four days after Islamosavages shot up a Christmas party in California, killing fourteen, President Obama finally acknowledged this was an act of terrorism. He did not, however, acknowledge his own role in it.

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Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-12-20 08:42
OrgOism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-12-16 00:51
I draw folks' attention again ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-12-14 08:25

The Prescience of the Ex-President

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-12-02 07:43

The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University—a private Christian institution—has just told Moronnials to grow up.

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"Love story for the Ages" — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-03-18 05:39
Sent this to O'Lielly — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-12-09 04:42
George Schultz Debunks O'Lielly — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-12-09 04:33

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