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Comets in Our Twilight, 4—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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Snippets — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-05-12 06:31
The interview with Mr. Rense... — by Olivia on Sun, 2014-05-04 02:00
Me on Jeff Rense again — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-05-03 07:52

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:

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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

"My God, could that man sing!"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-05-21 07:33

I have a friend, Jeff Rense, who's internationally famous as a radio host specialising in banking conspiracies, Illuminati, alien abductions and the like.

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The Great Gedda — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-05-24 22:52
Stunning high notes and passion — by Ty on Fri, 2013-05-24 07:50
Ahem — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-05-22 06:09

Brylliant Bryn

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-05-06 01:21

Squillo, the Italians call it, the piercing quality in a voice that enables it to cut across an orchestra, the aural equivalent of a laser beam; squillo is what the Welshman Bryn Terfel has in abundance, as he demonstrated on Friday night at the acoustically challenging Michael Fowler Centre.

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Linz... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-05-12 07:20
Squillo from Giuseppe di Stefano — by Ty on Sun, 2013-05-12 00:46
Sounds like a wonderful — by Julian Pistorius on Mon, 2013-05-06 09:23

Ronnie's KASS Message to Republicans: Bold Colors, Not Pale Pastels

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-05-01 23:57

Applies to Objectivists too!


Luminously DIM!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-04-28 10:10

Well, I've finished it, The DIM Hypothesis, having stopped a lot along the way and sprinkled quotations from it on sundry threads.

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Evidence For Peikoff's Prediction? — by tvr on Thu, 2013-08-15 20:42
I believe that Ayn Rand's — by Check Your Premise on Fri, 2013-05-24 03:46
If one holds to the premise — by Check Your Premise on Fri, 2013-05-24 03:33

Where Is the Republicans' Farage?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-04-19 07:14

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impressive — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-04-20 02:14

The Filth Feigns Anti-Filth

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-04-16 02:37
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Benghazi ‘talking points’ altered by White House — by gregster on Thu, 2013-05-09 10:31
That's the point. Shame and — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-04-26 08:37
California is the last surviving Muslim Caliphate! — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-04-25 08:27

Lights in Our Darkness; Darks in Our Enlightenment

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-04-14 09:13

What looks like being a glorious series just began on the History Channel tonight: Enlightenment Heroes.

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You're not missing anything — by Hayden Wood on Mon, 2013-05-13 03:41
Better hurry then! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-04-29 22:25
A Second Enlightenment or New Enlightenment Synthesis — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-04-26 20:19

Farewell, Maggie: Braveheart, Iron Lady, Churchill when Males Lost Their Balls ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-04-08 12:23

The incomparable Margaret Thatcher is dead.

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Funeral ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-04-19 07:19
'We are all Thatcherites now,' says David Cameron — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-04-17 13:44
In spite of the religion... — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-04-17 13:26

Reprise: Valiant Valentine!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-02-14 03:01

(In honour of St. Valentine's Day - originally broadcast on the Politically Incorrect Show, February 14, 2001)

Oooo!! Today is an especially Politically Incorrect day, Valentine's Day, when your fancy may unashamedly turn to romance. The Human Wrongs Commissariat won't try to have you arrested and even the Ministry of Ugly Wimmin's Affairs will acknowledge the last word of its title.

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Ah well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-02-14 10:24
Wonderful! — by Olivia on Thu, 2013-02-14 10:10

KASS Music Gem: Zimerman/Bernstein/Beethoven

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-01-28 02:07

Beethoven's sublime Piano Concerto No. 5 (the Emperor) -- a stellar live performance by Krystian Zimerman with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein, who based the song Somewhere in his West Side Story on the exquisite second movement. The final moments here are beyond electrifying:

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Watch Howard Goodall's Story Of Music... — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-01-30 08:53
Ah yes, Lady Slapper! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-01-28 05:40
What ecstasy! — by Olivia on Mon, 2013-01-28 05:38

A Rousing Manifesto

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-12-31 02:26

I've just finished my second read of Yaron Brook's and Don Watkins' Free Market Revolution—How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government.

It's magnificent.

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Great, Lindsay — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Thu, 2013-01-17 22:24
Yessserrry — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-01-03 01:06
Amen! — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-01-01 03:24

Last KASS Music Gem for 2012, as We Stare into the Abyss ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-12-29 23:42

"As a child, I saw a glimpse of the pre-World War 1 world, the last afterglow of the most radiant cultural atmosphere in human history ... The existential atmosphere (which was then being destroyed by Europe's philosophical trends and political systems) still held a benevolence that would be incredible to the men of today, i.e., a smiling, confident good will of man to man and man to life." (Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto).

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Barbara . . . . — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-01-05 16:52
The point of discussion being.... — by Rosie on Sat, 2013-01-05 05:21
Speaking of Babylon.... — by Rosie on Sat, 2013-01-05 05:15

Jeezy! It's Enough to Make One a Goblian (AKA Merry Xmas!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-12-20 00:48

I'm thinking of taking up Goblianity in protest against wretched atheists and their War on Christmas. Bill O'Reilly has been waging war on this war, on Fox News - the same Fox News that wishes its viewers "Happy Holidays."

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Linz — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2013-01-02 06:40
Christmas won — by Damien Grant on Mon, 2012-12-24 12:18
Ironic isnt it? — by Jules Troy on Mon, 2012-12-24 11:42

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Two Lanzas, Two Americas

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-12-17 05:53

Three generations ago, in 1950, handsome young tenor Mario Lanza was King of the Airwaves, with his ballad, Be My Love, sitting atop the pop charts, as secure as his High C, for 34 weeks and soaring out from jukeboxes everywhere. Its lyrics were these:

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Ke$ha has an IQ .... — by Rosie on Sat, 2013-10-26 08:31
The good old days — by Richard Goode on Thu, 2013-01-03 09:36
Kyle — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-01-03 05:56

" ... exquisitely rendered violin performances from prodigy GENEVA LEWIS, already amazing at 14 ... "

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-12-14 08:31

Geneva Lewis, daughter of Cindy and Chris Lewis (former NZ tennis champ and Wimbledon finalist), has been lavishly praised for her playing of the violin in a Los Angeles production of The Morini Strad.

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Impressed — by Pete L on Fri, 2012-12-14 18:18
Omgalt!! — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2012-12-14 11:15
Masterful — by gregster on Fri, 2012-12-14 10:52

Filth for The Filth (or: Was I Right or Was I Right?)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-12-11 05:41

This sub-filth, lower even than Slayer, has just performed for, and been embraced by, The Filth. There are those who, fresh from predicting The Filth's defeat in the recent election, dispute my depiction of contemporary America as "Airhead America" and a global cataclysm as imminent. I hereby rest my case (note: this excrement has received over 900 million hits):

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Kyle — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-12-12 00:40
I gotta ask... — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Tue, 2012-12-11 23:31
Americon — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-12-11 22:59

Keep the Internet Filth-Free

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-12-06 09:55

By that I mean, don't let the excreta we call politicians subvert the libertarian nature of the Internet:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/...


Something Salutary for Saddamite Scum

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-12-05 06:04

In my personal topography of hell, among the lowest rungs is that reserved for the armchair quarterbackers such as Ronroids (and, of course, overtly leftist low-lifes) who diss the toppling of Saddam, in a flagrant flouting of the principle that a free or semi-free country has the right, albeit not the duty, to liberate a slave pen.

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Speaking of saddamite scum — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-12-05 13:34
Linz — by Rosie on Wed, 2012-12-05 10:44
I knewwww itttt!! — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-12-05 06:41

KASS Music Gem: Licia Albanese, 85, Sings National Anthem at Mario Lanza Ball

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-12-02 04:23

In 1995, forty years after appearing with Mario in the movie Serenade, Metropolitan Opera veteran Licia Albanese attended the Mario Lanza Ball in Philadelphia. The octogenarian wasn't scheduled to sing, but sing she did, to the surprise and delight of the 600 attendees, who included moi:

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Rosie — by gregster on Mon, 2012-12-03 08:39
Oh! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-12-02 06:08
How wonderful that she spontaneously joined in! — by Rosie on Sun, 2012-12-02 05:48

"Obamarx" Makes It to Amazon! Review of New Reisman Book

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-11-27 01:01

George Reisman was kind enough to send me a complimentary copy of his new Kindle book, "The Benevolent Nature of Capitalism and Other Essays." I have given it the five stars it deserves, and reviewed it, under the title, "Concise, Potent Antidote to Obamarx."


KASS Music Gem: Miraculous Maria

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-11-25 05:41

Maria Callas sings at Covent Garden. No words are necessary:

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Fantasticcccc — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2012-11-27 09:41
Outstanding — by gregster on Tue, 2012-11-27 09:24

KASS Cultural Commentary ... in the New York Times!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-11-22 05:14

The Age of Irony-for-Irony's-Sake is one of pomowankery's most insidious contributions to the demise of civilisation.

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Damn — by Michael Moeller on Sun, 2012-12-02 09:45
Haahah — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2012-12-02 09:04
KASS Cultural Action — by Michael Moeller on Sun, 2012-12-02 08:53

Can We Just Get Rid of the British Bolshevik Commissariat, Please?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-11-12 22:35

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/n...

Ditto TVNZ and Radio New Zealand, and all other dumbed-down tax-funded playgrounds and playthings for quackers, cretins and compulsionists anywhere in the world!

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On this week's viral chart.... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-11-22 14:31
Lord McAlpine: Head of BBC Trust should resign — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-11-16 10:09
Broadcast to 120 million listeners worldwide... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-11-15 12:38

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