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"Only art that is free can be meaningful; only creativity that is free can be joyful."

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-01-31 07:48

Rachmaninoff in his own words, including his musical philosophy and searing denunciation of Soviet tyranny:


KASS Music Gem—Luciano Pavarotti/Lindsay Perigo: Full Interview

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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:

Recent Comments:
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

KASS Music Gem—Geneva Lewis: a Miracle!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 07:41

Fifteen-year-old Geneva Lewis, whose tennis ace father Chris wrote the Foreword to Total Passion for the Total Height, here plays the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and demonstrates yet again that objectively, Rand to the contrary notwithstanding, Romantic music is the best — and she, Geneva, at so unbelievably young an age, is shaping up to be one of its best exponents.

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Beautiful — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 14:02
Kyrel — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 13:17
Federer — by Chris Lewis on Mon, 2013-11-11 02:06

Luciano and Linz

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 21:03

Here is a recently retrieved fragment, the concluding moments, of an interview I did with The Great Pavarotti in Sydney in 1991, along with all takes of the promo that he graciously agreed to do, reading from his own handwritten script! My thanks as always to Gregster for putting this together.

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Bravissimo! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:06
Thank you Liv — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-09 02:48
Beautiful Luciano... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-10-08 05:43

Merry Xmas SOLOists

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-12-24 05:50

Goblians claim, mistakenly, that December 25 is Jeezy's birthday, and that Jeezy was the Son of Gobby while simultaneously being Gobby, while both were/are simultaneously Ghosty. It's all nonsense, of course, but one has to acknowledge it was/is momentous nonsense (one hopes for not much longer, even as a more vicious nonsense threatens to trump it). Let us, in the spirit of no nonsense, and SOLO's commitment to an aesthetic renewal, revel in this stellar performance of Tchaikovsky's life-and-beauty-proclaiming 5th Symphony and know what is possible to man in spite of the irrationalists in all their guises.

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Olivia — by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2013-12-31 23:38
Ed. — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 22:30
Personally... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 21:55

The One Tenor—A Salute to Mario Lanza

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-08-26 06:21

The One Tenor is a labor of love for life-long Mario Lanza devotee, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster Lindsay Perigo. It's the bringing together of his best Lanza-related essays, critiques and interviews over the years, with significant new material exclusive to this book, including Perigo's take on the theory that Mario Lanza suffered from Bipolar Disorder.

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Golfing champ inspired by Mario — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-03-24 06:10
The Oft-derided Passion of Genius — by Olivia on Sat, 2014-02-08 05:26
Caruso Honored — by seddon on Thu, 2013-12-19 20:55

Annals of Airheadery (aka Chronicles of Cretinism)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-12-28 21:51

I am going to keep this thread permanently blue-stickied, like Marcus's Global Warming thread, Philip Duck's UN thread, etc. It will serve as a repository for exhibits in my case that America has now become Airhead America indisputably—comprachicoed, cretinized, lobotomized, infantilized, collectivized, Slayerized, zombified, pomofied, Gramscified, Alinskyfied and generally filthified beyond recognition (from the Founding Fathers' Republic) and beyond salvation. It is not a cliff that America hovers atop; it is the abyss.

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No shortage of uses for Australian taxpayers money — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2013-12-01 07:10
Competition for Clarke and Dawe — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-11-29 10:24
Matt Damon — by Shane on Sun, 2013-11-24 22:50

Sex, Lies and YouTube Videos

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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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Obamagate — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-25 21:31
Issa looks good on Meet The Press — by gregster on Wed, 2013-05-15 09:50
The lies summarized — by gregster on Tue, 2013-05-14 08:48

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

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

Lindsay Perigo
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

Message from Nicholas Dykes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-04-12 04:14

Staunch champion of freedom, stellar writer Nicholas Dykes has just contacted me with the following news, and asked that I share it with SOLOists:


Wow!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-03-07 21:01

Ted takes on the RINOs:


Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-02-02 04:33

Born, February 2, 1905; died March 6, 1982.

http://www.solopassion.com/obj...


Happy Birthday, Mario Lanza!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-02-01 09:39

Born, Jan 31, 1921. Died, October 7, 1959, because of a world too stupid, small and lifeless to understand him.


Airhead Americans, You Asked for It!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-01-29 06:49

For anyone falling within the category, "human," there can have been no more repulsive spectacle recently than President Obama's State of the Union address today. It was vile on several counts:


Horreurs! Deux Heures du Linz!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-21 09:38

With Jeff Rense on his Internet radio show, promoting The One Tenor:

http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/...

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I Was Kind Of... — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2013-12-25 05:55
Michael — by gregster on Wed, 2013-12-25 04:10
Sigh — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-12-25 03:08

KASS Music Gem: The KASSest Ever!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 09:23

I've recently re-read a biography of Tchaikovsky I first read when it came out, in 1995, by Anthony Holden. I'm now re-opening others by Michael Hoffmann and John Warrack.

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Oh yes... — by Olivia on Wed, 2013-12-18 07:39
I have not come across this — by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-12-16 19:09
Lady Slapper — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-12-16 05:15

Ubermarx Obamarx

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-12-04 05:41

I have referred for some time to The Anti-American President as "Obamarx," for obvious reasons.

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ya.. — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-12-05 04:19
Right and Duty — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:11

The Dictatorship of "Diversity"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-07 06:22

I offer three instructive items of recent news, one from Europe, one from Obamarx's Amerika, the other from New Zealand, eloquent testimony to Western Civilisation's self-immolation at the altar of Islam, described by some who should know better as "Islamism":

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Muslims and Bigotry — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 05:45
A Few Instructive Cartoons... — by tvr on Thu, 2013-11-07 21:04

Crackpot Corner! It's JFK Month—Here's One for Moeller! :-)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:32
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Nothing But Rhetorical Legerdemain — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-12-16 22:57
Robert — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 10:57
A Thanksgiving Peace Offer — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-28 04:15

KASS Music Gem (and Refutation of Bandlerian Determinism!): Lady Leontyne

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-26 05:17

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Great interview! — by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2013-10-27 19:46
Wow. — by Olivia on Sun, 2013-10-27 02:27
Loved it, what a treat — by Kasper on Sat, 2013-10-26 08:48

KASS Music Gem—Verdi Requiem, complete

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-14 06:42

Here is an unassailable reminder of the objective superiority of Romantic Music ... and of Western Civilisation. Nothing more need be said:

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I'm sitting in the office — by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-10-14 15:46

Chris Lewis Serve Goes Viral!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 23:45

1983 Wimbledon finalist and SOLO reader Chris Lewis is famous again. The California-based coach's comments on what has led to America's loss of tennis dominance—top-heavy bureaucracy and an ethos of conformism and anti-individualism—have gone viral:

http://www.tennisconsult.com/d...


Wellington's Amazing Tom and Izzie Show!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-07-29 23:01

As an unapologetic dinosaur I spend a lot of time in despair over Generation Airhead—that is, just about all "people" under 30, aliens in human guise who don't read, can't speak, and shuffle around like zombies to the jungle beat of headbanging in their iPods. With what unmitigated astonishment and pleasure, then, did I take in Te Koki School of Music's (under-30s, students) presentation of Verdi's Il Corsaro on Sunday afternoon. For once, Generation Airhead's favoured accolade, "awesome," could be employed with impunity.


Memo to Team Ayn, by W. E. Aselword, MBA, PhD

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-07-26 09:24

Memo to Team Ayn, by William E. Aselword, MBA, PhD

Hi Guys!

So I thought I should like touch base with you guys and like have a conversation about where we're like at.

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Doug — by Rosie on Thu, 2013-08-01 09:56
Obleftivist — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2013-07-31 12:38
Obleftivist!! — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-07-29 22:39

Hail, "Heartless" Justice!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-07-14 05:20

I expected the Zimmerman verdict to go the other way. I expect the worst in all things in this abominably inverted pomo-world where Pamela Geller is barred from Britain while Islamofilth is allowed to run amok, self-defence is murder, murder is self-defence, perpetrators are victims, victims are perpetrators, justice is about "heart" rather than facts—and "heart" decrees that the white guy is always in the wrong and always a racist.

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Sam — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-06 10:17
Greetings Sam — by tvr on Thu, 2013-09-05 20:52
Sam — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-08-29 02:09

It's a Funny Old Life

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-07-06 12:15

It's a long time since I ruined a dinner party. That's because people who give dinner parties know I ruin them, and don't invite me.

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Back it up.Lindsay, you — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2013-09-02 18:55
Onegin — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-07-09 11:22
Recall that latin phrase from Horace's Odes? — by Rosie on Sun, 2013-07-07 14:11

Happy Birthday, Suckers!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-07-04 08:11

Normally at this time of year I'd simply reprise one of my earlier July 4 eulogies to the greatness of America and be content with that. To do so again would not be appropriate.

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Craig - you beat me to that — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2013-10-28 04:44
The "Guilty Parties," Indeed — by Craig Ceely on Fri, 2013-07-05 06:38
Nation in Decline — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-07-05 00:06

KASS Music Gem: Marvellous Martha, Shining Schumann

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-07-03 07:12

Robert Schumann made several attempts to write a piano concerto. Only one survived the cutting room floor. This is it, replete with rapturous rapport between pianist and orchestra. A sublime affirmation of "the grandeur of man," a radiant riposte to Islamofilth and leftist pomowankery:

Recent Comments:
Earlier version ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-07-22 05:51
New one for me. — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-07-05 06:33

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