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Perigo! Show 3

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2011-04-08 00:10

Peritorial: Deadly Democracy!

Interview: Muriel Newman.

Music: Tchaikovsky—Romeo and Juliet

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TV Liberty!! — by Jameson on Fri, 2011-04-15 03:17
Perigo 4... — by Marcus on Thu, 2011-04-14 09:39

Perigo! Show 1

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2011-04-05 22:15

Peritorial: The Agenda

Interview: Dr. Ron Smith

Music: Rachmaninoff—Paganini Rhapsody


Perigo! Show 2.

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2011-04-05 22:13

Peritorial: End the Dopey War on Drugs!

Interview: Stephen McIntyre

Music: Mascagni—Intermezzo

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Michael... — by Olivia on Sun, 2011-04-10 23:55
Your Welcome Olivia, The — by Newberry on Sun, 2011-04-10 16:51
Decriminalization — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2011-04-10 08:46

Obama: Culmination of Marxism's Long March Through American Culture - Part 6 - by Robert L Kocher

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2011-03-28 02:50

The Marxist mind has psychological blind spots and irrational psychological defenses about many things.

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my take — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2011-04-03 01:22
Charming, as usual. — by 0 on Fri, 2011-04-01 09:41
You know Darren... — by Olivia on Fri, 2011-04-01 07:12

Obama: Culmination of Marxism's Long March Through Amercian Culture. Part 5 - by Robert L Kocher

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2011-03-13 02:49

Like Islam, the Frankfurt movement has produced in successive generations warped products who are just as devout as the original architects, who have evolved in cleverness and tactics, but unlik

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Luke — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2011-03-18 23:51
Doug -- Please Cite Mainstream Sources — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2011-03-16 18:55
The political right has been — by RLKocher on Tue, 2011-03-15 21:06

Obama: Culmination of Marxism's Long March Through American Culture. Part 4 by Robert L Kocher

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2011-03-04 07:23

A substantial proportion of generations since the '60s has been endorsing hard core psychopathic deviance, with the help of social theoreticians and photogenic media presences.

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@ Kocher — by 0 on Tue, 2011-03-29 10:48
Bye, Kocher! — by 0 on Sun, 2011-03-27 08:44
"But, I never ignored the — by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2011-03-27 06:09

Obama: Culmination of Marxism's Long March Through American Culture - Part 3 - by Robert L Kocher

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2011-02-21 00:40

A revolutionary organizer needs, and wants, as many messed up, discontented, and confused people as possible in a condition of diffuse poorly understood agitation.

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@ Setzer — by 0 on Mon, 2011-03-07 12:17
Uh... — by RLKocher on Mon, 2011-03-07 06:25
Excellent Rhetoric Delivering Flawed Premises — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2011-03-04 12:59

Obama: Culmination of Marxism's Long March Through Culture - Part 2 by Robert L Kocher

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2011-02-13 00:53

He would have been [Al Gore], and still would be, an embarrassment to himself if it were within his sentient capacity to feel embarrassment.

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This is interesting. Please — by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2011-02-20 02:35

Obama: Culmination of Marxism's Long March Through American Culture. Part 1 by Robert L. Kocher

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2011-02-08 14:27

Since Mr. Kocher has given me permission to reproduce his remarkably insightful works here on Solo I have decided to do so. This is just Part One. Prepare, Mr. Kocher, to be called "wordy" once more. As far as I'm concerned, that's the very least of our worries given that the West has been infected and stricken by Marxists.

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Uh... — by RLKocher on Sun, 2011-02-20 21:23
more problems with Kocher — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2011-02-20 19:08
The vampire religion... — by Frediano on Sun, 2011-02-20 18:32

Speaking of altruism in its original meaning....

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:59

.... duty, sacrifice, self-immolation.

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This is statism, stupid — by 0 on Mon, 2010-12-13 06:47
More Leftist Racism — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2010-12-09 08:44

Letters To Sibelius by Marshall Walker

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2010-11-15 05:22

1 - "A Letter to Sibelius."
http://www.abc.net.au/classic/...

2 - "The Fog and the Island"

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Well, Linz.... — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2010-11-23 04:27
Definitely unrelenting! — by Olivia on Mon, 2010-11-22 08:51
Unrelenting twaddle ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-11-22 08:44

Rending the Barbarian Curtain - The New Perigo Show

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2010-11-07 21:35

For a long time now I have wanted to see Lindsay have his own television show regularly screening on New Zealand air-waves, but the task has seemed nigh-on impossible due to the Barbarian Curtain militantly shutting out the most radiant faces and voices which could help prevent civilisation's final fall.

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I'm not sure what you mean by — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2010-11-28 17:46
Hahaaahaaa!!! — by Jameson on Mon, 2010-11-22 11:45
Rick — by Olivia on Mon, 2010-11-22 01:52

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Kass Music Gem: Mozart's Laudate Dominum

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2010-10-07 04:41

I find this so beautiful that I just have to share it with my kindred souls today.
Helpful tip: play it fucking loud. Smiling

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Very Nice — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2010-10-08 12:21
Frauenkirche? — by Don E. Klein on Thu, 2010-10-07 22:46
Good to know.... — by Olivia on Thu, 2010-10-07 21:01

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Adagietto, Mahler/Claudio Abbado

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2010-08-29 06:42

This is always the best version of the Adagietto I can find on YT... hat tip to Jason Quintana.

This is pure value swoon for me.

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I was looking at a website — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2010-10-20 03:37
Mr. Cresswell... If you are — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2010-09-01 04:11
I'm happy to get into the — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2010-09-01 03:45

The Return of the Jeffersonian Vision and the Rejection of Progressivism.

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2010-07-15 03:36

Michael Barone, resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, takes a fairly positive view of where America may be heading economically and politically.

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Robt — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-07-17 01:24
Bill Whittle hasn't lost the plot... — by Robert on Fri, 2010-07-16 14:49
I stopped watching Glenn Beck... — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-15 07:59

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Say It!

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2010-07-09 08:48

I went in to BP to fill up on gas.

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Thanks for the reality check, Fred — by Jameson on Sun, 2010-07-18 05:38
Nice to see you back Frediano — by gregster on Sat, 2010-07-17 11:34
Frediano — by 0 on Fri, 2010-07-16 21:43

Hesitant Holder's stupidity.

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2010-05-16 00:39

"Might radical Islam be a factor in homegrown terrorism?"

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The Ideology is consistently cloaked and never addressed — by Sandi on Sun, 2010-05-16 05:43

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"Dialogue between my head and my heart" Thomas Jefferson's letter to Maria Cosway (1786)

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2010-05-06 09:21

If our country, when pressed with wrongs at the point of the bayonet, had been governed by its heads instead of its hearts, where should we have been now? Hanging on a gallows as high as Haman's.

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I would subsitute "soul" and "heart" for passion — by Sandi on Fri, 2010-05-07 22:53

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Space Shuttle Discovery Blasts Off!

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2010-04-05 22:29

Here's the launch of Discovery, blasting off from Cape Canaveral just before dawn this morning.
Look at her go!

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Hyrum W. Smith and Stephen Covey — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2010-04-10 01:46
Luke dearest ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-04-09 16:33
Yes, yes — by Kasper on Fri, 2010-04-09 04:48

Holiday Reprise: Essays of Robert L Kocher

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2010-03-20 03:32

I don't know who Robert L Kocher is, other than a writer with an Objectivist bent, but I find him to be incredibly sharp at analyzing American political culture.

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Thing is Doug... — by Olivia on Sun, 2011-02-20 23:08
Olivia — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2011-02-20 19:34
it was a — by RLKocher on Sun, 2011-02-13 21:15

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What are we left with?

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2010-02-01 00:27

"This is his death poem. What is his sorrow: not that he was unjustly condemned, although he was. Not rage that there is no afterlife, although there is not. It is that in a few moments he will not be able to feel his love for the world and the woman he loves." [John Donahue on the "Happy Birthday Mario" thread.]

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It seriously does ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-02-02 06:19
Ah ha, red and gold — by gregster on Tue, 2010-02-02 06:16
Whoa. — by Olivia on Tue, 2010-02-02 06:00

Christmas Gems for Today

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2009-12-24 21:47

Merry Christmas Soloists!

Thanks largely to those bloody Catholics, here is some good Christmas music.

My favourite offering from Handel's Messiah:


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KASS Music Gem of the Day: Beniamino Gigli—"Je Crois Entendre Encore."

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2009-09-08 12:01

One of my all time favourites from the Pearl Fishers.

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Actually ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2009-09-11 02:25
I just looked it up ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2009-09-11 02:11
Mr Gilmour was glad when that was over — by gregster on Fri, 2009-09-11 02:00

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Music Gem of the Day: Mozart's Laudate Dominum

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2009-08-31 06:32

Last-night Kasper took my daughter and I to a live performance of Bach & Mozart at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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Oh this is awful. I'm going — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2009-08-31 08:27
Ha ha... — by Olivia on Mon, 2009-08-31 07:53
I always said ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2009-08-31 07:32

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KASS Music Gem of the Day: Max Bruch's Concerto for Two Pianos

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2009-08-28 03:27

I've been addicted to this all week - absolutely beautiful! A great example of the Romantic style. Lush, melodious and dripping with feeling.

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Bruch — by Rosie on Sat, 2009-08-29 03:53
It's a shame... — by Olivia on Sat, 2009-08-29 00:23
Gregster ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-08-29 00:12

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Saint-Saens, and Isaac Stern.

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2009-08-03 05:26

I'm just loving this gem from Camille Saint Saens at present - it overflows with sumptuous melodies and movement.

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I like that documentary a — by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2009-08-04 00:12
I got the DVD From Mao to — by Hong on Mon, 2009-08-03 15:56
Ooooo — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2009-08-03 13:29

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The Cost of Signing The Declaration of Independence

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2009-07-04 01:02

This was in my inbox this morning. Food for thought if ever I've read it:

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

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Hessian... — by Robert on Tue, 2009-07-07 00:17
Hessian? — by Marcus on Sat, 2009-07-04 20:45
Forgetting the — by Robert on Sat, 2009-07-04 15:23

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Jacqueline Du Pre: A Rare and Vanishing Beauty.

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2009-05-23 08:56

This is a documentary about Jacqueline Du Pre, the protégé cellist who at the age of four heard a cello playing on the radio and asked her mother for “one of those.”

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I discovered her about a — by James Pannozzi on Fri, 2009-08-07 02:16
What a gem! — by Sandi on Fri, 2009-06-05 08:04
Swoons to her own tune... — by Jameson on Tue, 2009-06-02 09:49

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Happy Birthday Kasper (Lord Giuseppe)!

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2009-04-22 07:05

To a wonderful chap, so full of promise, sparkle, good looks and fine tastes.
Happy birthday to you Darling Kasper. Why haven't you come over with your girlfriend and a bottle of wine??!

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Thank you all — by Kasper on Wed, 2009-04-22 19:41
Happy Belated, Kasper — by atlascott on Wed, 2009-04-22 12:44
I look forward to the next — by gregster on Wed, 2009-04-22 10:35

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My music gem of the day...

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2009-04-21 06:02

this is a fabulous new counter-tenor from France named Phillippe Jaroussky. I've just been introduced to him today by a friend. He sings Vivaldi's aria.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zQX2X...


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