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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:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-01-25 23:09
"What is in my heart must come out and so I write it down."
—Ludwig van Beethoven
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-01-25 22:34
(Note from Linz—an edited version of this interview appears in the current issue of Capital Magazine. Here is the interview in full, with the magazine's introduction.)
Great Interview! — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-01-26 17:44
Well... — by Olivia on Mon, 2015-01-26 03:11
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-01-08 03:26
Savage superstitionists have just slaughtered eight journalists in Paris for the crime of making fun of their paedophile prophet. Had these sub-excreta been around in Voltaire's day, Voltaire's day no doubt would have been brutally shortened. The free-thinking French philosopher wrote of the murderous Mohammed:
Praising imaginary tolerance — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2015-02-19 05:58
No problem'o — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2015-02-11 23:23
I like where you're going there, Rick — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-02-11 19:39
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-12-17 06:39
It is galling to me that some years after I pointed out why Catholicism was still beating Objectivism's ass, Objectivists still haven't gotten it. As the annual apogee of Goblianity approaches, I've been reflecting on this anew. It's the sentimentality, stoopid!
It is galling to me that some — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2015-01-30 20:23
Speaking of the Ascent of Man — by Olivia on Thu, 2015-01-22 03:01
The Ascent of Man — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-01-06 09:17
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-11-05 09:12
I have paid no attention to American politics for about a year now, since I am convinced America is finished, and deserves to be.
Sam — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:17
Lindsay — by Sam W. on Sun, 2014-11-09 19:40
Sam — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-11-09 19:31
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2014-09-16 04:01
Greg Sandow, music critic and Juilliard teacher, cried a few months ago when he watched The Great Caruso. I cried when I read his article about it just now.
I get this.... — by Olivia on Sun, 2014-09-28 22:38
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-09-06 07:40
[Published in this month's Capital Magazine—believe it or not at their instigation! They have printed every word I wrote, as I wrote it, aside from their putting my "gutless in thrall to the clueless" line inside the Mike Moore quote. I am agreeably astonished. Is the blacklist finally at an end?]
I googled — by gregster on Tue, 2014-10-21 05:57
I seem to recall a — by Shane Pleasance on Fri, 2014-10-17 19:47
Well — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-10-10 20:00
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-08-11 02:45
I have long referred to NZ's education establishment (and that of most Western countries) as "child-molesters of the mind." I used to document their atrocities regularly in The Free Radical and on talkback. Now there has been a whistle-blower from within.
Kyrel — by gregster on Fri, 2014-08-15 08:51
Amazing — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-08-13 03:17
Unfortunate chioce.. — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2014-08-11 17:35
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-07-14 07:24
Australian one-time Olympic swimming champion, the impossibly prepossessing Ian Thorpe, has now admitted what has long been rumoured and anyone with even a minimally-functioning "gaydar" has believed all along—he is gay.
Rick — by gregster on Fri, 2014-08-15 16:10
Stung you — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2014-08-13 10:28
Having won the auction the — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2014-08-12 21:19
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-07-12 09:14
The underwhelmingly-publicised Atlas Shrugged Part 3 has apparently been sneak-previewed in Las Vegas, and been well received.
Rather Mechanically-Made — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-11-19 13:42
Hurrah! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-11-19 08:13
Atlas Part 2 3/5 stars — by Kasper on Wed, 2014-11-19 02:15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-07-06 08:56
The first clip here is the first movement of Brahms' rapturous Piano Concerto #1, as played by Glenn Gould and conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Lenny... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 06:38
I love the way you put that Gregster... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 05:52
Lucky — by gregster on Mon, 2014-07-07 03:47
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-06-27 08:25
Metropolitan Opera Grande Diva Licia Albanese will turn 101 next month. She appeared with Mario in the 1955 Warner Bros movie Serenade. In 1995 she and I were both in Philadelphia to attend the annual Mario Lanza Ball, where she performed a stellar, impromptu rendering of Star-Spangled Banner. A day prior to the Ball I recorded this interview with her. My thanks to Gregster for uploading and matching pics to audio:
RIP — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-18 11:09
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-04-21 10:02
Evgeny Kissin is the only musician among his pre-eminent contemporaries not only prepared *not* to go along with Political Correctness and its capitulation to Islamofilth (for capitulation in OrgOism, see weasel-worders who talk about "Islamism" as distinct from Islam), but brave enough to challenge it openly:
Decent But... — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-06-12 13:42
Try this one Kyrel — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-06-12 09:12
Clear Words And Logic — by tvr on Sun, 2014-04-27 22:20
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