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KASS Music Gem: A Show-Stopper (Literally) from JDF

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-07-02 05:39

It was his facility with this aria and its 9 High Cs that earned Luciano Pavarotti the sobriquet, "King of the High Cs," in the sixties. Here, in 2007, Juan Diego Florez picks up the mantle, and pings out the high notes as though they were bullets. The tumult at the end is not booing—it's the crying of "Bis!", meaning, "Again!" Juan obliges. This is magic:

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Currently number one... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-07-06 16:43
Linz, you wrote: You might be — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2012-07-03 09:33
Bending notes — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2012-07-03 08:46

The Cretinization of Stossel

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-07-01 06:31

Fox News has long sabotaged its free market message by seemingly trying to validate the stereotypes of free market journalism—for instance, by having its early morning warm-up show fronted by 3 naked, quacking, airhead women sitting cross-legged on stools and doing Sharon Stone impersonations (it's most annoying that they won't do the same with the men. And I mean Bill Hemmer, not Bill O'Reilly).

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quality programming — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-07-03 03:21
This is my take on the demise — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-07-03 00:15
There's little demand, my parents hardly leave TV1 — by gregster on Mon, 2012-07-02 11:34

RIP America—and It Serves You Right!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-06-29 01:08

RIP America—and It Serves You Right!

America, qua Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, just died. Qua travesty thereof, good riddance. Cowards and cretins—now a majority of Americans—don't deserve the liberty that has just been definitively removed from them. They don't deserve the freedom they won't miss.

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treii28 — by gregster on Fri, 2012-07-20 10:34
But is it really? — by treii28 on Fri, 2012-07-20 02:04
Greg — by Shayne Wissler on Wed, 2012-07-18 16:58

KASS Music Gem: Jonas Kaufmann, La Donna e Mobile

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-06-25 04:25

A stylish rendering of this old warhorse. Note, at the end, who in the audience is impressed!

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Oh yes... — by Olivia on Wed, 2012-07-04 07:54
Credit — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2012-07-01 22:09
Ha, Craig! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-07-01 22:05

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed (Lindsay Perigo): The Dunce-ification of Everythink

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-06-25 03:32

The Dunce-ification of Everythink

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June 25, 2012

A shock-horror headline emblazoned on the front page of The Dominion Post's June 23-24 weekend edition asked, “Are we raising a nation of dunces?”

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Bob Jones plagiarises Perigo? — by gregster on Thu, 2012-08-16 01:40
Excellent article... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-08-06 12:55
Reproduced ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-08-06 08:57

Hurrah for Grammar Fascists!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-06-23 23:03

I'm obliged to Marcus for drawing this to our attention on the "Which laws ...?" thread. My only misgiving is that this Mr Duncan does not appear to live up to his self-description as a "grammar fascist"—he hasn't gassed anyone, which omission represents a grievous oversight. In a libertarian society, of course, there would be leverage going forward for the narrative that anyone who used the terms "narrative," "leverage" and "going forward" would be summarily executed. This would impact the humanitarian space going forward big-time.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...

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Grammar tests are attack on teachers, says Union — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-07-07 21:47
It’s cruel not to teach children grammar — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-07-07 18:33
another hurrah for Mitchell — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2012-06-26 09:24

My New (Old) Toy!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-06-19 23:53

Recently, Sam Pierson and Julian Pistorius came to stay. Amid the relentless and unforgettable carousing we visited the Southward Car Museum.

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So, Pierson ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-06-20 04:14
Silly game — by Sam Pierson on Wed, 2012-06-20 03:51
Wow! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-06-20 01:08

KASS Music Gem: Beethoven Missa Solemnis

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-06-19 07:52

I shall try from now on to get back to posting a gem a week, even though I know the music gems are SOLO's least popular feature. I shall do this because it is in significant measure what SOLO is about, however quixotic my mission may be given the overwhelming preponderance of airheads, headbangers, Faecesbook flibbertigibbets and bestial brutes in the contemporary culture. Time was when I was posting one of these a day—that truly was sacrificial on my part. Once a week will give time for these gems to percolate among those prepared to make the effort. The fact is, in a world dominated by sub-humans unable to appreciate these masterpieces, freedom—much less reason—doesn't stand a chance.

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Yes, even on my iPad. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-06-19 11:46
Bro Hubbard — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-06-19 11:35
Following. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-06-19 11:29

KASS Music Gem: Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon—Parigi O Cara

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-06-14 05:41

Something to cheer myself up with after all the Obamapologetics and Goblianity—two contemporary opera stars make love, to Verdi:

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Fantastic! — by Olivia on Fri, 2012-06-15 06:59

"Mr Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall" Is 25 Years Old—Ronnie's Triumph over the Weasel-Worders

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-06-13 07:07

President Ronald Reagan, 25 years ago today. A timely occasion to remind ourselves there were weasel-worders who wanted him to take that line out. Notwithstanding the historic import of Reagan's insistence on delivering it, their ilk have been rampant ever since. In New Zealand, the weasel-worders have been especially conspicuous in the National and ACT Parties:


Lindsay Perigo Op-Ed: Of Bossyboots, Busybodies and Bloombergs

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-06-02 09:34

Lindsay Perigo Op-Ed: Of Bossyboots, Busybodies and Bloombergs

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June 3, 2012

In the Declaration of Independence, ratified in 1776, America's Founding Fathers affirmed that the role of government was to secure the inalienable rights of all citizens to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Mussolini on the Hudson — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2012-09-14 17:20
Insane. Could there be any — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-09-14 00:00
Update, Sept 13—It just got passed — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-09-13 23:18

Fabulous Freddy Returns!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-05-21 10:59

Undeterred by the traumatic experience of delinquent SOLOist Sam Pierson trying to pimp his sister, the infamous delinquent SOLOist Olivia Lady Slapper, to him ...

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Can only say I wanted more. — by Sam Pierson on Sun, 2012-12-09 05:21
Who could ask for anything more? — by Olivia on Sat, 2012-12-08 22:18
Fabulous as ever! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-12-07 23:28

Death of a Romantic Icon

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-05-20 23:58

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, widely regarded as the greatest-ever exponent of German lieder has died at the age of 87. His voice and longevity were both enhanced by copious cigarette-smoking. Here he is with the great Alfred Brendel:

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Now, my inexpert ear... — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2012-05-29 01:17
The discordant harmonies ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-05-29 01:10
Missing something.... — by Craig Ceely on Mon, 2012-05-28 22:01

KASS Comic Music Gem—Mario Imitates Giovanni Martinelli

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-05-20 07:45

Strictly for singing aficionados. Of course, Martinelli didn't sing "M'Appari" this way, but wicked Mario has most mischievously captured the way Giovanni (whom he much admired) often did sing in this spoof:


Memo to Mitt: KASS Up!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-05-18 04:36

Mitt Romney's disavowal today of a proposed "attack ad" against President Obama based on the latest revelations about Obamarx's relationship with Rev Jeremiah Wright, was nauseating.

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Romney Kasses!!! — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-05-28 11:45
Further — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2012-05-24 08:20
Is this any surprise? — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-05-23 07:20

Obamarx, Gay Marriage ... and New Freeland

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-05-11 12:25

You have to hand it to the filth.

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This is the crux... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-05-16 08:15
Why would any couple WANT — by Robert on Sun, 2012-05-13 15:34
Reed — by Damien Grant on Sun, 2012-05-13 06:58

KASS Music Gem with Political Import: Joseph Schmidt

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-05-08 07:32

Seven and a half decades ago, the glorious voice of Joseph Schmidt captivated a world which, superior to ours, was capable of appreciating it.


Indulgent Reprise: Me on McCormick

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-05-07 12:14

Came across this going through the archives. Done in the mid-90s. Such true words, so lethally unheeded. I can't improve on them now, and I can influence events even less than back then.


KASS Mario Gem—Home Recording of 'Lamento di Federico'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-05-07 07:51

Here's the latest Mario gem from my collection that Gregster has posted on YouTube. This is a home recording, and unfortunately the lads weren't keeping their eyes on the levels.


Ladies and Gentlemen: American Airhead

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-05-04 06:49

Here is an example of the comprachicoed conceptual cripples and moral monsters who exemplify America's transformation into Airhead America.

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He said.. — by gregster on Sun, 2012-05-13 07:23
A vote for Romney is a vote for Obama. — by Sandi on Sat, 2012-05-12 23:12
The only way Romney can win... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-05-11 11:29

Attn Ronroids and Other Islamappeasers: Geert Wilders on 'Hannity'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-05-02 03:08

Geert Wilders appeared on 'Hannity' today, promoting his book, A Marked Man. Oh to hear such clarity from an American politician:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/161...

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This is a rhetorical — by 0 on Sat, 2012-06-09 08:47
Any criminal violates the — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2012-06-09 01:32
"It doesn't need to have the — by 0 on Fri, 2012-06-08 23:11

Baade Is Maade, and That's Saade

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-04-30 05:15

Among the sidebars on the Intellectual Property thread is a discussion of the religiosity of Objectivists, who, it is claimed (by the anti-IP posters), routinely display a morbid predilection for name-calling and mantra-repetition in lieu of original thought (even though most of the name-calling on that thread comes from the non-Objectivist anti-IP quarter, while the main pro-IP advocate, Objectivist Michael Moeller, comports himself unimpeachably).

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Are your Facebook friends demonically possessed? — by Richard Goode on Thu, 2013-01-24 09:33
Dear Diana: URGENT: what are the symptoms of moral botulism? — by William Scott Scherk on Sun, 2012-05-13 10:58
Extraordinary things — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-05-02 23:24

Atlas Pt 2 Is All Go

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-04-21 08:59

Mr Aglialoro evidently said to the critics of Pt 1 at one point, "You won" and decided to abandon the project.

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Three cheers for animation! — by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2012-12-09 13:37
hey doug — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2012-11-22 23:29
Seymour — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2012-11-22 22:53

Obamarx Busted!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-04-21 05:07

Painter Jon McNaughton has sparked a firestorm with this entirely accurate depiction of Obamarx's relationship with the Constitution:

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Telegram — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2012-05-16 02:13
ATLAS as Propaganda — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2012-05-15 23:46
Joe, good quotes on the topic — by Newberry on Tue, 2012-05-15 23:37

KASS Music Gem: Mario Lanza—Make Believe (Aka Why Don't We Live Like This Any More?)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-04-19 07:53

Here's Mario singing a beautiful tune from the pen of one of the greatest melodists in the American Songbook, Jerome Kern. Make Believe from Showboat.

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Linz... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-04-20 10:35
And, re Thine Alone ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-04-20 09:23
Coincidence... — by Olivia on Fri, 2012-04-20 09:09

Obamarx's Mouthpiece Goes Foul-Mouthed

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-04-18 01:15

Big Government advocate and Obamarx apologist Bob Beckel had a meltdown yesterday on Hannity. It was, as they say, as funny as a fart at a funeral. Here it is unbleeped:

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The Democrats and Republicans... — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-04-18 09:50
The thing about Beckel... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-04-18 07:45
"Meanwhile, back at the ranch..." — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2012-04-18 02:11

Litany of Evil

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-04-12 10:38

Here is why a new force for freedom in NZ is necessary. Banks, the feral conservative, along with Prebble (Rodney's got something on him, obviously), Chris Simmons (MBA focus-group moron par excellence), Isaac (social-climber extraordinaire), Boscawen (Boscevik—"I want to stop all this libertarian stuff"), et al:

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Hahahahaha! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-04-13 09:51
The biggest disappointment to me ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-04-12 12:07

When Presidents Were Presidents ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-04-11 09:24

I am very old, by the standards of the adolescent adenoidal airheads who now rule the world. Well, in my apparently unbelievably long lifetime there have been only two Presidents worthy of the title: Kennedy and Reagan.

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Doc — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-04-22 07:19
Linz — by Richard G McGrath on Sun, 2012-04-22 06:11
Doc McGrath — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-04-20 10:55

KASS Music Gem: Wolf-Ferrari Intermezzo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-04-11 07:56

It doesn't get much better than this. A Ferrari of music: the Intermezzo from Jewels of the Madonna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.

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It may seem flippant... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2012-04-13 10:32

Humor, RIP

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-04-06 23:27

Decisive proof that humor is history, thanks to Political Correctness:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/a...

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Crucifixion — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-04-09 12:37
Happy Easter — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-04-08 02:34
Precious, precious, precious.... — by Olivia on Sun, 2012-04-08 00:31

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