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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-10-13 05:46
In my profile of Simon O'Neill, When a Cover-Up Is a Good Thing, written before New Zealand Opera's production of Tosca had opened in Auckland, Mr. O'Neill (hereinafter to be referred to as "Sir Simon" for reasons that will become apparent) pronounced the whole cast "A-Grade." Having attended the Wellington opening on Saturday, I can say without hesitation: they are!
Good music is hard to find... — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-10-15 17:58
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-10-09 08:54
One day ago I posted a piece celebrating Fox's 19th birthday. I meant it. Fox has held the line against Political Correctness in a way that has delayed a full-blown PC tyranny.
The — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2016-01-24 07:10
Killing O'Lielly — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-01-24 06:50
George Will Rejoins — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-11-10 20:38
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-08 06:52
Much hilarity today as Fox News celebrated its 19th birthday with clips of current anchors on Launch Day looking preposterously young. Bill O'Reilly with hair. Sean Hannity with even more hair. Neil Cavuto looking like a male model with brains. Women no longer around, at least on Fox (no hyperventilating quackers back then). It was an occasion to reflect thankfully on the fact that but for Fox, the tsunami of Political Correctness that has given Hitler victories he could never have imagined on the battlefield would have engulfed all of the West by now. As it is, Fox has been the sandbags that have contained the illiberal tide, even as some of those sandbags have been contaminated by the filthy waters.
Ditto for me — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 12:00
Bravo — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-10-08 10:53
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 09:51
Pope Francis = TAS
Turns out Pope Francis met up with Kim Davis, who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. But now the Pope is trying to deny it, or at least, downplay the meeting. Now, as a gay person I think Kim Davis's position on homosexuality is as ignorant as Ayn Rand's, but I admire her (Davis) immensely for having the courage of her convictions. And I loathe the gay mafia, the Pink Swastika-carriers, to an extent where I wish I had nothing at all in common with them, disgusting sub-human nazis that they are.
Top Ten Tasks — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2015-10-08 16:15
"You're being done, and you deserve to be!" — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-08 00:20
Last Word Lindsay — by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2015-10-05 12:13
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 09:48
Pope Francis = TAS
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 01:08
Benjamin Netanyahu eyeballs the gutless enablers of Islamosavagery for 45 seconds at the UN. You'll see some of them hang their heads in shame. As Obamullah allows Putin and the Ayatollah complete control over Syria, hard on the heels of his Munich moment with Iran, may all Islamappeasers hang their dismal heads in equal shame:
Israel Unbound — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-10-03 14:03
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-09-24 07:08
There are two types of people in this world: TDTWs and anti-TDTWs.
TDTW stands for: [Mr. Gorbachev] Tear Down This Wall. The two types are: 1) those who would have urged President Reagan to go ahead and deliver that line in his 1987 speech in Berlin; and, 2) the milksops who would have been horrified by it and pleaded with him to delete it (they were myriad at the time, but fortunately did not prevail. Hard to imagine these days).
Bandler — by Tore on Sun, 2015-11-01 17:27
Trump is not bad — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sun, 2015-11-01 17:17
Trump — by Tore on Sat, 2015-10-17 12:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-09-21 01:52
In my essay, Music of the Gods, extolling the supremacy of the Romantic genre in music, I noted:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-09-14 08:23
'Renée Fleming, A Gala Evening' was threatening to become 'Death by Ravel' by the interval on Saturday night. Music-lovers had flocked to hear the great diva, packing the Michael Fowler Centre to the rafters, but were mistreated in the first half to a protracted assault on the waltz and a tiresome non-event of a song cycle, both by the aforementioned Maurice Ravel.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-09-08 06:27
When a Cover-Up Is a Good Thing!
Tenor Simon O'Neill loves coming back to Wellington. He did the Honours year of his music degree here, studying with the iconic Emily Mair, who, "along with my Aunt Eileen," is "my favourite person in Wellington." He says as a cultural hub, "Courtenay Place is second to none in the Southern Hemisphere." He's rapt about the "rehabilitation" of St James Theatre, where he'll be performing as Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca from October 10-17, with what he calls "an A-Grade cast." (The opera opens in Auckland on September 17.)
Hot on the heels of this — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2015-09-20 05:21
"The Safety People at the Beehive" — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-09-10 21:29
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-09-01 03:35
Anton Bruckner, writer of nine uncommonly long symphonies and many other compositions, worried that when he met his maker, God might ask him why he hadn't written still more music. Were I God, I'd be more inclined to ask him why he'd written any—or more precisely, none.
Freddy responds ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-09-06 07:15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-08-29 05:36
"We celebrate the life and artistry of the colourful, charismatic Mario Lanza whose portrayal of the Great Caruso inspired the Three Tenors and untold others to pursue singing careers. We are delighted to welcome the broadcaster Lindsay Perigo, a world-renowned authority on Mario Lanza. As we sing his greatest songs, Lindsay will share with us anecdotes and insights into this great artist."
The two women... — by Olivia on Sat, 2016-10-22 07:29
Thank you, Greg and Olivia! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-10-22 04:41
Very well done! — by gregster on Fri, 2016-10-21 01:04
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-08-27 06:56
I have spoken often enough of the Pink Swastika and Black-Victimhood Trash as part of the generic "Filth" that is engendered by Airhead America, a cesspool of infantile Narcissism, entitlement and whim-worship. Here is an aggrieved gay black man, constantly on the look-out for things to be "offended" by, giving vent to his perennial umbrage.
But wait! — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2015-08-28 23:01
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-08-18 23:43
The Deleter-in-Chief is a liar, a traitor and an accessory to murder. Imagine how piss-weak Romney would have been against her. Or Bush or Rubio would be. Leave it to the Donald to do it with KASS:
SMASH HER!!! — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-08-19 20:13
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-08-01 05:24
The fathomless fatuity of Faecesbook infantiles and their ilk on or off the Internet—not to mention the warp in their moral compass—has been abundantly evident this past week as they have gone into outrage-overdrive over the killing by a recreational hunter of Zimbabwe icon Cecil the Lion.
A free market solution. — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2015-10-02 07:20
No — by Jules Troy on Mon, 2015-09-14 21:57
Poaching a species to near — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2015-09-13 10:01
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-30 07:08
[Reprised to mark tonight's shutting down by Hitler Youth moronnial adenoidal filth of a Trump rally on a Chicago campus. I rest my case—Linz]
"Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write."
It's a hideous historical irony that sizeable pockets of "millennials" are, along with Muslims and the media, the locus of totalitarianism in the modern world. University students in particular, even more than their state-worshipping tutors, are at the forefront of the war on free speech.
Awful ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-03-12 06:32
Olivia — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-11-20 22:05
Cry-Bully — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2015-11-20 16:55
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-07-21 11:09
Here's a member of Generation Airhead saying non-airhead things—albeit, tragically, with a typical airhead's quack. This video has gone viral—another sign (as is Trump) that there's a thirst "out there" for words that are true and fearless: words that reflect a functioning moral compass, unfiltered by weasel-worded PC marketers, uncorrupted by the pathological consciencelessness of the dribbling, defecating monsters of the Occupy movement.
Yes!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-08-26 05:58
Oh my! — by Olivia on Wed, 2015-08-26 05:22
I'm loving ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-08-18 08:00
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-20 22:00
Anne Heller, re-hasher of Brandenian smears, willing mouthpiece for those two execrable anti-idealist con-artists, leaves no doubt as to her true motives in this remark in her "review" of the newly re-released early Rand work, Ideal.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-07-17 01:59
The Islamotrash responsible for shooting and killing four Marines during two attacks at gun-free military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, today, has been identified as Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
The Islamotrash-enabler responsible for the gunman is Barack Hussein Obama.
Linz — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-08-10 11:34
Yaron Brook — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-08-10 11:10
Yikes! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-08-10 06:49
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-13 07:16
There are two types of people in the world: those who worship Gustav Mahler and those who do not. For those who do, Mahler's music is a religious experience.
Mahler's Fifth and Unborn Twins — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-14 20:48
Mahler's Second and Eighth Symphonies — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-14 16:35
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-09 04:15
(Particular thanks to Sam Pierson for doing all the "fiddly stuff"—to which I am allergic and at which I'm comprehensively incompetent—getting the book Kindle-ready! Sir Sam, you're a champ!!)
Newly updated, 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.
Thank you — by Tore on Tue, 2015-07-14 14:51
Print — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-07-09 12:46
You're welcome Linz. Looking — by Sam Pierson on Thu, 2015-07-09 10:18
Music of the Gods: "The most famous tenor ever, bar none, and, together with Enrico Caruso, the most influential"
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-06 23:37
Edifying Unintended Consequences of KASS Singing — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-08-17 07:04
Not just The Three Tenors — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-08-13 06:35
Fabulous. I've long enjoyed — by PhilipD on Thu, 2015-07-09 01:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-06-28 05:49
Beware the Rainbow Inquisition!
Vicious fascist lesbians — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-06 08:21
Good points, Kyrel — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-07-02 16:46
Alternate Characterization — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-30 18:19
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-16 01:45
"Tenor is not a voice; it is a disease!" harrumphs a woman who just happens to be a soprano, in the 1951 Hollywood bio-pic The Great Caruso. The movie featured one spectacular carrier of the "disease" playing another, and spawned veritable epidemics of it, most notably in the forms of Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras. And it didn't stop there:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-09 03:34
Here are the latest doings of the savage superstitionists who rule Saudi Arabia. It is this variant of Islamofilth that we are allied with against another called ISIS. The hell with all of them. Leave them to behead, stone, incinerate or otherwise slaughter each other, as they are so ferally intent on doing. No human should be required to lay down his life for sub-humans.
Fucking muslim maggots — by gregster on Fri, 2015-06-19 16:42
Je suis aussi... — by Olivia on Tue, 2015-06-09 06:24
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:32
Bosch Fawstin, who graced the pages of SOLO during the embryonic stages of his campaign against Islamotrash, was the winner of the Draw Mohammed Competition in Garland, Texas, organised by the beyond-courageous Pamela Geller, where ISIS scum tried to shoot attendees but got themselves shot instead. A most edifying outcome. Pamela and Bosch are now the object of death threats from the scum.
Incompetent Slimeball — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-05-28 16:55
Schwartz — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2015-05-16 17:49
Agreed — by Tore on Sat, 2015-05-16 12:04
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-01 07:01
Black Trash Trashes Baltimore; White Trash Makes Excuses
For using this title, I shall of course be accused of being a racist—by racists.
Yes, less crime but... — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-05-06 02:30
Ed — by gregster on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:48
Drug war is a problem but... — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-05-05 06:25
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-13 04:53
Campbell Live and the Culture of Cretinism
The rumoured looming demise of Campbell Live has triggered an avalanche of obituaries for "true current affairs," of which John Campbell, his fans claim, is the last embodiment standing.
Shameless self-plug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-22 06:27
And so ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-22 01:21
The BBC — by Tore on Mon, 2015-04-13 11:48
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-06 02:35
It's ten years since I wrote Thirty Great Crapolae of Our Time, which is included in my Kindle book, Total Passion for the Total Height. I figured it was time for an update.
peikoff <3 — by Tore on Tue, 2015-04-07 11:33
Excellent! — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-04-07 02:44
Print it out ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-06 21:35
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-04-04 03:50
Last night I watched Killing Jesus on the National Geographic Channel.
That is, I watched as much as I could stomach. It occurred to me that if I really wanted that sort of thing I should pop along to the nearest BDSM club, where the activities depicted in the movie have the status they should have—something for consenting adults in private, not to be broadcast on public television where they could frighten children and the horses.
Huh? O'Viley has directed his — by Tore on Sat, 2015-04-04 10:44
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