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Prizes, Prima Donnas and Pony-Tails

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-24 04:25

"The only thing better than singing," said Ella Fitzgerald, "is more singing." There's been a singing-fest in New Zealand these past few days, of a kind that reminds us that opera singing in particular is one of the great glories of humanity.


Music of the God Verdi Alert

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-07-20 07:10

Live stream of concert version of Aida to begin at 7.30 pm. Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and sundry soloists (not SOLOists):


Essence of KASS

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-07-19 22:31

Joe DiGenova is magnificent here. This, as opposed to Obleftivism and Trump Derangement Syndrome, is what OrgOism needs:


The Ecstasy and the Agony

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-17 03:10

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaime Martin with Simon Trpčeski (piano).
Music by Shostakovich and Grieg.
Michael Fowler Centre, July 13.

The day after this concert I spoke at a pro-freedom of speech rally at Parliament. For me there was a synergy between these events. Freedom of artistic expression was unknown to Dmitri Shostakovich for most of his career.

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It wasn't Stalin ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-07-19 03:13
When listening to his Romance.... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-07-19 03:11
How sad... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-07-19 02:53

Crowd fund campaign launched to force Auckland Council to respect rights to free speech

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-07-09 02:50

MEDIA RELEASE:

A crowd funding campaign has been launched to raise money to bring judicial review proceedings against Phil Goff and Auckland Council for their banning of speakers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern at Council-owned venues.

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Media Release — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-07-25 00:42
Media Release — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-07-23 04:54
A fantastic and inspirational — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2018-07-21 21:43

Phascist Phil and Islamophascists Ban Stefan and Lauren

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-07-06 07:24

"Alt Right" (whatever that is) YouTubers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern have just been effectively banned from entering New Zealand thanks to Phascist Phil, Mayor of Auckland, and sundry Islamophascists:

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Mass delusions — by Bruno on Tue, 2018-07-10 19:30
NZ's Anti-Speech Totalitarianism has been recognised — by Sandi on Tue, 2018-07-10 04:09
Stefan Molyneux "Why Free Speech Is All That Matters" — by Sandi on Tue, 2018-07-10 02:42

Veganism—the Latest Form of Sacrifism

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-07-06 04:19

We're used to it that one should sacrifice oneself for God or the State or the Collective—then more latterly the planet. Now it's for the animals.

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Cult of death — by Bruno on Tue, 2018-07-10 19:14
Carnivore/Alpha male versus Soy Boys and Vegan Weaklings — by Sandi on Mon, 2018-07-09 05:06

A True Antifa

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-03 00:41

Evidently Thought Police on YouTube are trying to suppress this. Big Sister Is Watching! Go, like and subscribe! #WalkAway

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#LoveAmerica — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-31 05:48
"Stop being passive and stop being polite!" — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-10 07:33
Going Viral — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-07-04 04:28

A Tale of Two Tipplers

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-06-25 00:14

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya with Stefan Jackiw (violin), Music by Farr, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Michael Fowler Centre 23 June.

If the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ever played better than this—and they've been playing superbly for years—then this reviewer was not present for it.

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Wonderful piece... — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-06-25 01:25

An Evening with Anton Bruckner

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-06-18 07:19

"An Evening with Simon O'Neill" it was not, even though the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's latest concert at the Michael Fowler Centre was billed as such.


Brilliant Ben Garrison Captures The Filth vs Freedom Perfectly

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-29 04:14
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Yeah... — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-05-30 06:49
Charlie Kirk points out ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-30 06:16
Noted. — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2018-05-30 01:57

Ding, Dong, Devoy Is Gone—but Her Evil Flourishes in Britonistan! (Free Tommy Robinson!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-05-26 08:22

New Zealand Fascist of the Left Susan Devoy, tax-funded campaigner against free speech, likes to dismiss opinions she disapproves of as "stale, male and white." She has stepped down as Race Relations Commissioner in the wake of what stuff.co.nz has called "a groping scandal" (not involving her) at the Human Wrongs Commissariat (officially the Orwellianly-misnamed Human Rights Commission). Several other Commissars have been terminated.

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Update — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-06-24 05:58
Pam and Tom — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-06-17 18:02
Still Alive, Hopefully — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-06-17 17:59

Burnished Bernstein and Cosmic Cacophony

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-05-14 03:37

New Zealand's premier Big Band were in outrageously good form in Wellington on Friday and Saturday nights. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's hallmark precision and passion, their flagrant virtuosity and sinful zest, were on such shameless display that one feared the arrival of some branch of the Fun Police.


Hideous Hillary in New Zealistan: the Huddle of the Harridans

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-05-07 10:45

That thing came to New Zealistan yesterday, apparently, hard on the heels of Obama bin Laden. Evidently, Comrade Clinton forgot to apply her usual barrow-loads of make-up.

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And the job of the press is — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2018-05-12 09:28
The Thing ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:45
Godzilla Strikes! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:40

Submission to Tax Working Group

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-26 07:14

From: Lindsay Perigo
Date: 26 April 2018 at 18:35
Subject: Submission to Tax Working Group
To: submissions@taxworkinggroup.govt.nz

Dear Sir Michael and members of the Tax Working Group,

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Good on you, Linz. — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2018-05-02 09:01
Republished ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-02 06:34
Yep — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2018-04-27 10:52

NZSO—Sex Cymbals!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-04-23 07:24

Berlioz, Debussy and Ravel
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart, with Sasha Cooke (mezzo)
Michael Fowler Centre, April 21

Things got underway in a rather puzzling fashion on Saturday night at the Fowler. With the obligatory preliminaries over—switch off cell-phones, join the players in the bar for drinks after the show, etc.—the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra appeared to spend the next eight minutes repeating its tune-up routine and not quite succeeding at it.


It's Official: New Zealand's Prime Minister Declares Her Country a Shithole!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-12 08:08

It's Official: New Zealand's Prime Minister Declares Her Country a Shithole

In more enlightened times, within the living memory of many of us, Reaganomics, Thatchernomics and Rogernomics went some way to restoring the characteristics of First World status to the United States, Britain and New Zealand respectively.

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on a related horsey note — by J Cuttance on Fri, 2018-04-13 07:56

Momentous Mahler

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-04-09 03:14

It is said of Gustav Mahler that as a conductor he was a despot and a perfectionist. "To him there was no such thing as a minor detail," Harold C. Schonberg writes. "... Mahler would not tolerate inattentive or careless playing. Never in his life did he encounter an orchestra that satisfied him in his search for perfection." After conducting the premiere of his 5th Symphony in 1904, Mahler himself said, "Nobody understood it. I wish I could conduct the first performance fifty years after my death."


Fottles, Fatwas and Free Speech

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-22 09:31

The Fascists of the Left (FOTLs, pronounced “Fottles” and spelled that way henceforth) have won. Free speech in New Zealand is dead. It has been throttled by Fottles.

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Pigeons — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-21 00:37
Commie Cuomo Video Got Removed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-19 06:15
Contemptible Cuomo — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-04-18 07:46

Elevate Sir Robert Jones to Lord Jones of Melling!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-15 03:57

I'll be giving my own take on the Jones brouhaha and National Business Review's disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, evil, beyond-contemptible cowardice for Muriel Newman's NZCPR-Weekly over the next few days (and publishing it here of course). Meantime, SOLOists can strike a blow for free speech by signing this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/rt-ho...

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Great! — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-02-15 05:50

Back to the Future Indeed!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-12 02:56

Summer Pops: Music from the Movies
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich
Michael Fowler Centre, February 9

The NZSO seemed a few players short of an orchestra last Friday night. Maybe some of the musicians were still on summer break; maybe it was felt that the relatively light fare didn't require a full muster. The enthusiastic, if not full, house didn't seem to mind in the least.

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Nino Rota — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-02-13 18:58
 Two of the deepest — by yonderwings on Mon, 2018-02-12 16:47

Matthias A Marvel!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-02-06 23:41

NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Music by Beethoven, Elgar and Dvorak.
Conducted by Guy Noble, with Matthias Balzat (cello).
Michael Fowler Centre, February 3.

Preposterously precocious and horrendously handsome cellist Matthias Balzat comprehensively stole the show the other night at the Michael Fowler Centre.


Music of the Gods—'Mario Lanza: Poetry and Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 03:34

"Pretty much as close to technically perfect as you can be."

Hot contemporary tenor Joseph Calleja describes one of his most illustrious predecessors, Mario Lanza, in this way in the 2017 Screenbound Pictures documentary, Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything.

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Grazie! — by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2018-02-05 15:18

Amy Peikoff Out-Reasons Tucker Carlson

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-23 06:03

Notwithstanding my bitter disagreement with Amy Peikoff over her slavish support for Obleftivism, ARISIS and Bwook the Cwook, I was very impressed by Amy's acquittal of herself on Tucker Carlson Tonight today. Of course, I'd love to eliminate her juvenile quacking and upward-inflecting, but her sentiments were magnificent.

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force and suicide — by Brant Gaede on Wed, 2018-02-14 04:11
Lowest Rung of Hell — by edpowell on Tue, 2018-02-06 05:36
Linz... — by Olivia on Tue, 2018-01-30 04:56

Music of the Gods—Heroic Romanticism for the New Year

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-01-01 06:30

Saint-Saëns' breath-taking, KASS Fifth Concerto, a triumph of life-affirmation. Called "Egyptian," but really more Spanish, and even more ... Quintessentially Human ... an emphatic, universal "No!" to headbanging caterwauling, nihilism, death-worship and The Filth:

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A new concerto for me... — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-01-01 09:37

"Forget Football Players, Go to the Ballet!"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-12-24 05:05

A joyful little YouTube vid to value-swoon us into a gay Xmas, featuring the sinfully gorgeous Roberto Bolle.

Merry Christmas to everyone playing a part in promoting life-worship, reason, freedom, aesthetic grandeur and the all-round preservation of Western Civilisation—in particular to President Trump and the sinfully gorgeous Melania.

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More gratuitous ballet beauties... — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2017-12-31 15:34
Sophia and Allegra after "Nutcracker" workshop! — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2017-12-25 01:13
Don’t overdo it — by gregster on Sun, 2017-12-24 09:53

Islamosavagery Hits Melbourne, Australia

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-12-21 08:14

... while the PC police say they don't know what the motive was. Yeah, right:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/...

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Knowledge is Power — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-12-31 07:32
Iran and Obama's Hollow Moral Core — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2017-12-30 16:19
Iranians Rising Up — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-12-30 07:22

Worthy Was This 'Messiah'!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-12-13 21:36

Worthy Was This Messiah!

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"Handel has for me an entirely fourth-rate significance, and he is not even entertaining."

Doubtless the throngs of people of all ages who packed the Michael Fowler Centre on Saturday night for the annual recycling of The Messiah would beg to differ with the mighty Tchaikovsky's brutal appraisal above.

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Indeed... — by Olivia on Sun, 2017-12-17 06:26
Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-12-16 09:41
Isn't it curious.... — by Olivia on Sat, 2017-12-16 08:15

Gallant Geller

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-12-03 00:11

The virtue most lacking in public life is courage. Cowardice is universal; the craven fear of social opprobrium makes lickspittles of almost everyone. Never has this been more true than now, when the dictates of Islamo-Marxism hold sway, manifested in a suffocating Political Correctness and the relentless advance of Sharia Law.

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reply — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2018-01-09 17:39
"Nutty as a fruitcake" ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-09 07:42
Enemy of enemy but no friend. — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2018-01-09 02:28

#MOGA! Ghastly Ghate!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-11-27 23:22

In an article earlier this month marking the one-year anniversary of the election of Donald Trump, Obleftivist Onkar Ghate, Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer with the Ayn Rand Institute, began:

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Imagine ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-01-01 06:19
ARI Fund Raising — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-12-31 15:57
Fund-Raising for ARI — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-12-31 14:08

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