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Life on the Level

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2019-01-13 07:51

"Can we ever have life on the level?" asks Ayn Rand in her journals.

Having been an admirer of her for nearly 40 years, but also a (very naive) student of human nature, I would answer: only among the "lower" animals. You will seldom if ever find the on-the-levelness in any "human" that you see here exhibited by this dog.

His name is "Barack" for reasons that have nothing to do with me. The "mummy" referred to in this vid is my sister. At the time of this recording he was dying from spinal cancer, and each day was different. Because of mummy's work commitments, many days the burden of care was on me. As you will see, this day was a good one, but he died not long after.

Here is the innocence, the sincerity, the on-the-levelness, the no-hidden-agenda love that is impossible to find among so-called humans such as the other Barack who are, like the ARI, driven by Satan and Soros. Disgusting, cosmically evil sub-humans. When we uncover why this is so, we shall have discovered humanity's redemption.

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Dog — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2019-01-16 09:06

Merry Christmas SOLOists!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-12-23 06:10

Roberto Alagna sings O Holy Night. No prizes for guessing who inspired this then-young man to become a singer. The filming and directing are not optimal, but who cares in the face of such glorious singing?! Roberto's idol, whom he so closely resembles here, would be proud of him. And I hope this gets up the snotty noses of ghastly (is there any other kind?) Obleftivists. May 2019 see the crushing of filthy Obleftivism and the filthy Islamo-Marxism it promotes!

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Beautiful Holy Night! — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2018-12-31 15:23
Bing sings! — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2018-12-31 15:12
The Great Caruso — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-12-27 05:33

The Lost, Civilised Art of Listening

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-11-28 09:14

I took a lesson with a speech pupil tonight. To my surprise he informed me he'd just watched my interview from 1994 on MSTV with Jose Carreras, and said it made him realise the truth of my routine observations about the inability of anyone nowadays, on or off TV, to listen.

Everyone talks over everyone else, in the most disgusting fry-quacking, attention-seeking tones imaginable. Everyone thinks his is the only opinion that counts. It's a short step from that to everyone bashing everyone else over the head. The level of primordial contempt involved in both is not distant. I would urge people to note how in the Bruno/Linzio transmissions, there is ample listening and ample talking by both of us. True conversations, without compromising our ability and right to disagree.

Here's the interview. Note how at the end, Jose himself remarks how unusual it was:

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Subtitles vs Voiceover — by Bruno on Wed, 2018-12-12 09:11
Rebel With a Cause — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-12-09 14:19
Vincent Price Was Gold Standard! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-12-09 06:18

Breathtaking, Bewitching, Blazing Beethoven!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-11-25 06:10

Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 9. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Edo De Waart, conductor; Madeleine Pierard, Soprano; Simon O'Neill, tenor; Anthony Robin Schneider, bass; Voices NZ Choir. Michael Fowler Centre, Friday November 23, 2018

This occasion was nothing short of astounding—and clearly nothing less was expected. Every seat was occupied. Overflow audience were seated behind the choir. Paramedics were on standby in case of a stampede of the claustrophobic. The Band were in the same stellar form they've been in all year.

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Fantastic piece! — by Olivia on Tue, 2018-11-27 04:13

Lars Stars!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-10-30 23:11

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Lars Vogt (piano/conductor), Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Webern, Michael Fowler Centre 26 October

It's always reassuring, in a time of relentless, mindless war against all things dead, European and male, to be able to savour composers and performances such as these. New Zealand Opera's stellar production of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme a few weeks back was one such occasion. That people flocked in such numbers to revel in such rapturous music was convincing evidence that the forces of barbarism have not yet triumphed.


Classically Classy

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-09-18 23:31

Classical Hits
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Hamish McKeich, Conductor
Andrew Joyce, Cello
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, Sat Sept 15

Why couldn't Juliet have awoken from her drug-induced coma in time to stop Romeo, who thought she was dead, swallowing his own poisonous potion, thus obviating any grisly necessity to dispatch herself with his dagger to join him in death? Did not Shakespeare realise that three hundred years on Tchaikovsky would have melted as many hearts with a happy ending?


Strav vs Rach: Hell vs Heaven!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-08-29 23:21

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Symphony in Three Movements
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Edo do Waart, conductor, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, August 24, 2018

In my review of the NZSO's recent Beethoven/Brahms concert, I noted:


Beethoven & Brahms—The Best!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-08-22 02:44

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, with Augustin Hadelich (violin). Music by Beethoven and Brahms. Michael Fowler Centre 18 August.

The sonata, the concerto and the symphony are among the greatest achievements of mankind. They reached their apogee in the nineteenth century. They have been under assault since the early part of the twentieth, when Stravinsky and others launched a war on melody and beauty.


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.


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