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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 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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-30 04:18
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto was a happy eventuality arising from a singularly unhappy folly.
Sometimes.... — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-04-05 22:22
End of the Reign! — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-04-01 12:45
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-03-06 04:59
With Bill O'Reilly being called out on the lies in his latest truth-killer, Killing Reagan, it's timely to reprise the following from earlier this year:
The O'Lielly Factor
In a world where "journalism" has come to mean "left-wing advocacy as practised by the mainstream pseudo-media" (MSPSM henceforth), Fox News stands out. It is openly engaged in right-wing advocacy. While it sports some daily news programmes that are genuinely ideologically neutral (which cannot be said for the MSPSM), its star hosts and commentators unashamedly nail their colours to the mast, even as they invite ideological opponents onto their shows (which again cannot be said for the MSPSM).
More traction — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-09 07:45
And ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-09 05:34
O'Viley — by Tore on Sun, 2015-03-08 16:59
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-03-03 21:49
"I love sport, so continue to jog religiously and do strength work too. I've also more recently started to work on my swimming as it's something I was never very good at—and I'm still determined to be able to attack any kind of black (ski-)run one day. I think a secret ambition of mine is to do the Ironman one day."
Ha, Nephew! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-16 03:50
I'm fairly certain — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-03-16 03:30
Freddy's Phenomenal Finale — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-03-15 23:15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-22 06:39
"Singers should sing words, not notes. The words tell the story of the music, and should be made clear to those who want to hear them. I will never sing an operatic aria if I do not know the words, because I do not believe that the melody is enough, no matter how beautiful it may be."
—Mario Lanza, August 1959.
Yay! — by Tore on Mon, 2015-04-06 13:19
Got it! — by Tore on Tue, 2015-03-17 18:11
It's worth it! — by gregster on Fri, 2015-03-06 06:32
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-22 00:50
Beethoven's 5th and final concerto is one of the crowning glories not just of Romanticism in music but of Western Civilisation itself. "Emperor" is a fitting sobriquet, though it is doubtful Beethoven approved (it was not his idea) because of the endorsement such a title would have implied of Napoleon, with whom Beethoven had become disillusioned when Bonaparte assumed the moniker of a monarch.
Exquisite! — by Olivia on Tue, 2015-02-24 06:17
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-02-18 05:33
When I last wrote about Islamatrocities, there had just been some in Sydney, Australia, and Paris, France. In the wake of these unspeakable doings by Islamofilth, there was a heartening, unprecedented outpouring of rational rage across the globe—some of it from the most unlikely quarters, such as French citizens.
Jindal for President! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-03-26 03:43
Olivia the Red — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2015-02-22 03:46
Lindsay... — by Olivia on Sat, 2015-02-21 03:16
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-15 03:27
Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, to be played by Freddy Kempf at the final concert of his New Zealand Beetfest at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on March 14, was completed in 1806, six years after the Third. In the interim, the piano qua instrument had acquired new, higher notes, more volume (three strings per note) and more pedaling options (a mechanism enabling the hammers to hit one, two or all three strings). Beethoven took full advantage of the new options.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-08 06:35
Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto was composed three years after No 1 and thirteen years after No. 2 (explained in previous posts)! Here the transition from Classicism to what we now identify as Romanticism is pronounced: I have underlined the characteristics of Romanticism, as chronicled in my Music of the Gods article, that are especially conspicuous in this concerto:
Outrageous — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-02-10 22:47
Wonderful presentation of the — by Newberry on Sun, 2015-02-08 08:03
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-01 21:24
As mentioned in the discussion of PC No. 1, No. 2 was written ten years previously, between 1787 and 1789, when Beethoven was in his teens. He premiered the work himself in Vienna in 1795. While it had undergone many revisions, the version Beethoven played on that occasion is the version played today.
Freddy Kempf says:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-01-31 10:36
On his 94th birthday, the most beautiful tribute to Mario ever penned, by David C. Adams, included in The One Tenor:
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