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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-02-02 04:33
Born, February 2, 1905; died March 6, 1982.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-02-01 09:39
Born, Jan 31, 1921. Died, October 7, 1959, because of a world too stupid, small and lifeless to understand him.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-01-31 07:48
"Only art that is free can be meaningful; only creativity that is free can be joyful."
Rachmaninoff in his own words, including his musical philosophy and searing denunciation of Soviet tyranny:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-01-29 06:49
For anyone falling within the category, "human," there can have been no more repulsive spectacle recently than President Obama's State of the Union address today. It was vile on several counts:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-12-24 05:50
Goblians claim, mistakenly, that December 25 is Jeezy's birthday, and that Jeezy was the Son of Gobby while simultaneously being Gobby, while both were/are simultaneously Ghosty. It's all nonsense, of course, but one has to acknowledge it was/is momentous nonsense (one hopes for not much longer, even as a more vicious nonsense threatens to trump it). Let us, in the spirit of no nonsense, and SOLO's commitment to an aesthetic renewal, revel in this stellar performance of Tchaikovsky's life-and-beauty-proclaiming 5th Symphony and know what is possible to man in spite of the irrationalists in all their guises.
Olivia — by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2013-12-31 23:38
Ed. — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 22:30
Personally... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 21:55
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-21 09:38
With Jeff Rense on his Internet radio show, promoting The One Tenor:
I Was Kind Of... — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2013-12-25 05:55
Michael — by gregster on Wed, 2013-12-25 04:10
Sigh — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-12-25 03:08
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 09:23
I've recently re-read a biography of Tchaikovsky I first read when it came out, in 1995, by Anthony Holden. I'm now re-opening others by Michael Hoffmann and John Warrack.
Oh yes... — by Olivia on Wed, 2013-12-18 07:39
I have not come across this — by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-12-16 19:09
Lady Slapper — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-12-16 05:15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-12-04 05:41
I have referred for some time to The Anti-American President as "Obamarx," for obvious reasons.
ya.. — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-12-05 04:19
Right and Duty — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:11
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-14 19:46
My thanks to highly talented singing student Rory Sweeney for obtaining and posting this:
Beautiful Luciano! — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-11-22 06:23
Nice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-11-16 03:10
Well done for retrieving this — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-16 02:57
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-07 06:22
I offer three instructive items of recent news, one from Europe, one from Obamarx's Amerika, the other from New Zealand, eloquent testimony to Western Civilisation's self-immolation at the altar of Islam, described by some who should know better as "Islamism":
Muslims and Bigotry — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 05:45
A Few Instructive Cartoons... — by tvr on Thu, 2013-11-07 21:04
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:32
Nothing But Rhetorical Legerdemain — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-12-16 22:57
Robert — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 10:57
A Thanksgiving Peace Offer — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-28 04:15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-26 05:17
That's one thing about the performing arts ... — by VSD on Sat, 2015-02-14 17:28
Video of Price's Last and Great Performance of Aida — by Newberry on Wed, 2015-02-11 23:07
Great interview! — by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2013-10-27 19:46
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-14 06:42
Here is an unassailable reminder of the objective superiority of Romantic Music ... and of Western Civilisation. Nothing more need be said:
I'm sitting in the office — by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-10-14 15:46
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 23:45
1983 Wimbledon finalist and SOLO reader Chris Lewis is famous again. The California-based coach's comments on what has led to America's loss of tennis dominance—top-heavy bureaucracy and an ethos of conformism and anti-individualism—have gone viral:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 21:03
Here is a recently retrieved fragment, the concluding moments, of an interview I did with The Great Pavarotti in Sydney in 1991, along with all takes of the promo that he graciously agreed to do, reading from his own handwritten script! My thanks as always to Gregster for putting this together.
Bravissimo! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:06
Thank you Liv — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-09 02:48
Beautiful Luciano... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-10-08 05:43
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 07:41
Fifteen-year-old Geneva Lewis, whose tennis ace father Chris wrote the Foreword to Total Passion for the Total Height, here plays the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and demonstrates yet again that objectively, Rand to the contrary notwithstanding, Romantic music is the best — and she, Geneva, at so unbelievably young an age, is shaping up to be one of its best exponents.
And again: — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-10-19 07:16
Beautiful — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 14:02
Kyrel — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 13:17
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.
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
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.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-07-26 09:24
Memo to Team Ayn, by William E. Aselword, MBA, PhD
So I thought I should like touch base with you guys and like have a conversation about where we're like at.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-07-04 08:11
(Reprised ahead of July 4 from two years ago. I have nothing to add except: since then, America has become even more airheaded, with moronic "millennials" demanding the banning of the American flag, and lobotomised OrgOism even more timid and impotent. It really is touch-and-go whether the Obamarxian collapse or the Islamo dirty bomb will happen first. It's tragically bemusing to watch Airhead America tut-tutting about Greece, when the same thing is assuredly about to occur to it and for the same reasons. The dirty bomb might be the less painful option. Either way, I continue to be incredulous at the lack of any sense of urgency among OrgOists about America's plight. Where on earth *is* the Roar of Randian Repugnance to which I refer? There's more passion from Jindal, Cruz, Trump and Rand Paul!)
Grrrrr — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-30 12:29
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
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:
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
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.
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
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.
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 JulianP on Mon, 2013-05-06 09:23
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-05-01 23:57
Applies to Objectivists too!
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.
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-04-19 07:14
impressive — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-04-20 02:14
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-04-16 02:37
As the Islamofilth who perpetrated Benghazi felt the full weight of justice, Mr President?
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
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.
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
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