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My Interview with Mario Lanza's Conductor

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-02-12 09:19

This is an upgrade of an old warhorse—my 1981 interview for National Radio with Constantine Callinicos, accompanist and conductor for The Great Mario.

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Update — by gregster on Thu, 2012-08-23 10:47
Overdue recognition — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-04-13 09:40
goode just musical styles? — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2012-02-19 00:20

'Love at First Sight' Music: Rach 2 Adagio

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-02-06 00:01

This, the first part of the third movement from Rach's second symphony, popped up on my YouTube today. I'm sure I featured it a while ago as a KASS Music Gem, but it bears repeating:

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If anybody once even wondered — by Leonid on Sat, 2012-02-18 20:25
Soul Music — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-02-18 19:47
I actually have 5 -- but none — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2012-02-10 02:10

SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President, Pt 10—Obama the Smarmer

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-01-30 04:14

SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President, Pt 10—Obama the Smarmer

Lindsay Perigo

January 30, 2012

The brazen deceitfulness that pervaded President Obama's State of the Union address last week has been duly noted in the days since. Many commentators have wondered publicly what I asked incredulously of the innocent TV set privately: “How can you say that with a straight face?!”

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Obamarx presented himself as "born in Kenya" — by gregster on Sat, 2012-05-19 03:32
Archaic... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-04-14 06:55
Marcus — by gregster on Sat, 2012-04-14 05:40

Nuke 'em, Newt!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-01-20 06:22

Having endured several months of exposure to the [anti-]philosophy of blandification during my stint with ACT, and having campaigned for years against the insidious anti-KASS polemicizing of the lying Smearer-in-Chief who hovers on Objectivism's fringe attempting to destroy it by disarming it, I find moments like the following more than a breath of fresh air ... they are hurricanes of pure oxygen, and they are intoxicating.

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Not impressed — by Damien Grant on Sun, 2012-01-22 21:10
I Agree With the Main Points — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2012-01-22 19:47
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-01-22 06:39

One conspiracy that's for real ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-01-14 13:06

This has nothing to do with Objectivism as such, but it possibly matters in the grand historical scheme of things, given the deceit by government of the people that is entailed.

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More demurring ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-01-31 07:05
The Magic Loogie — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2012-01-15 08:02
Second thoughts — by reed on Sun, 2012-01-15 03:01

Alexis Weissenberg, RIP

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-01-13 04:49

http://www.guardian.co.uk/musi...

"The Bulgarian-born pianist Alexis Weissenberg, who has died aged 82 after suffering from Parkinson's disease, was a celebrated if controversial figure.

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seedy — by 0 on Mon, 2012-01-23 06:57
darren — by seddon on Sun, 2012-01-22 19:07
Darren the Wred — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-22 09:51

Man Qua Woman

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-01-06 02:21

In a recent podcast, Objectivist legend Leonard Peikoff was asked:

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Ross — by ding_an_sich on Thu, 2012-02-02 13:07
[ That's my favourite Jack — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-02-02 00:11
Janet — by Olivia on Wed, 2012-02-01 23:34

The Soul of a Socialist

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-01-03 21:49

One of the aspects of Fox News I enjoy is that it brings in commentators—and employs some full-time—who do not share its conservative editorial bent so that both sides of the conservative/liberal divide can have at it.

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Best bits 2011... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-01-06 11:40
I lament... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2012-01-05 07:02
I miss... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2012-01-05 07:00

KASS Music Gem: Antidote to the Harm that Universities Do

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-12-31 02:03

Here are the late greats Fritz Wunderlich and Herman Prey singing the famous In The Depths of the Temple duet from The Pearl Fishers.

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And lo! Look what else I found! — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-01-02 18:43

My Interview with Anna Moffo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-29 10:54

Anna Moffo was surpassed only by Maria Callas.

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Thanks for the chocolate fish — by 0 on Mon, 2012-01-09 01:32
Chocolate fish — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-01-08 09:02
Rachmaninoff on steroids — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-08 06:55

KASS Music Gem: Hope for Humanity

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-29 06:50

When a 15-year-old can do this, you know there's still hope. This is Rochelle Lewis, daughter of my friends Chris and Cindy, well enough known to tennis aficionados and SOLOists:


KASS Xmas Music Gem: Mario—Silent Night

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-12-24 22:44

I believe I may have used this before. Soppy and sappy and dripping Goblianity, but entirely wonderful, especially all the palaver at the end. From a time when the culture was more sentimental and sane.

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In the same vein ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-12-28 06:43
It didn't! ;-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2011-12-27 05:59
It's a good one — by gregster on Tue, 2011-12-27 05:07

KASS Quote of the Day: 'Irreducible Objections to Religious Faith'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-12-23 09:38

In light of the death of Christopher Hitchens, and the debate raging about him on other threads, I am re-reading God Is Not Great.

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I'm a Barbie girl, in Barbaric world — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-22 22:45
Iran closes down shops selling Barbie dolls — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-01-22 13:56
Great peroration ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-01-18 07:44

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Close Down the Thought Police!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-12-17 22:34

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Close Down the Thought Police!
December 18, 2011

The Race Relations Commissioner's call this morning for golliwog wrapping paper to be withdrawn from the shelves of a popular chain store underscores the need to abolish that office and repeal the odious legislation under which it pursues its anti-freedom agenda, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

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Boris just ought do his job — by Sam Pierson on Sun, 2011-12-18 11:15
'Joris replied "Answering a — by Callum McPetrie on Sun, 2011-12-18 09:19
Of course ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-12-18 08:29

Sublimity for Simpletons

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-12-17 10:56

Here's something to which I've just been alerted that even cretinous caterwaulers might grasp—if they activated what remains, if it ever existed, of their grey matter.

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Cretinisation — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2011-12-19 21:11
Thanks Linz... — by Marcus on Sat, 2011-12-17 11:06
Yes. I got it. Wonderful. — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-17 11:03

The Re-Rodentification of ACT [with PS, February 6, 2012]

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-15 23:11

Everything I'm hearing about ACT's parliamentary staff and extra-parliamentary appointments tells me the Rodents have consolidated their position and effectively have Banks's head in a noose.

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Lindsay... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2011-12-17 08:13

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Protect Freedom from Democracy—De-cretinise the Vote!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-12-02 00:49

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Protect Freedom from Democracy—De-cretinise the Vote!

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December 2, 2011

The Green Party, chief beneficiary of contemporary culture's Cretinisation of Everything, is calling for an inquiry into declining voter turnout, notes SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

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Thanks, Mark — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2011-12-12 08:36
Ross makes a very good point — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-10 21:29
Oh, really? — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2011-12-08 09:54

The Mortification of ACT: Malpractice by Cactus

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-01 22:18

Cactus Kate has an article entitled "ACT's Future" in the NBR today. You'd think with a title like that there'd just be a blank line or two, but Cathy manages to fill some space with insights such as:

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Deborah... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2011-12-08 09:04
Linz — by gregster on Tue, 2011-12-06 06:42
Focus groups... — by Deborah Coddington on Mon, 2011-12-05 20:08

Pots and Kettles: Adenoidal Airhead Alert!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-11-26 23:43

During the election campaign I forced myself to watch the 6 pm news occasionally—meaning I forced myself to endure the unendurable quacking of the adenoidal airheads who've been passing for reporters since the barbarian takeover.


As Ye Sow .... The Banksification of ACT

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-11-26 11:12

[From the Blandification Thread]

The oleaginites have now created ACT's worst nightmare, self-inflicted: an ACT party led by its sole MP, the repulsive feral conservative John Banks.

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Kasper — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-12-18 13:57
Greg — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-12-18 04:23
RG — by gregster on Sat, 2011-12-17 00:32

How I Shall Be Voting

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-11-23 03:26

[From the Blandification of ACT thread]

Notwithstanding my disillusionment because of its blandification and domination by Rodents and oleaginites of which I've written here, I shall be giving my party vote to ACT.

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Divine intervention — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-11-27 03:31
Goode — by Kasper on Sat, 2011-11-26 06:57
No candidate — by gregster on Sat, 2011-11-26 00:41

KASS Music Gem: Our Old Friend the Hair-Flopper

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-11-20 01:19

Seems as though Stjepan and pal are enjoying great success notwithstanding Perrental Advisories! Eye

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That looked suspiciously — by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2011-11-22 09:10
God! — by Olivia on Sun, 2011-11-20 01:42

The Blandification of [N]ACT

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-11-16 01:22

For all sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest are these:
It might have been.

—John Greenleaf Whittier

I note that Don Brash, just before the Cuppagate "scandal" broke out, cited the speech in which he offered his personal musings about the cannabis laws as his "biggest mistake" of the 2011 election campaign.

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Banks on Campus Press Release — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-07-03 06:00
ACT FUCT — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-04-30 23:15
The Q+A video — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2012-04-30 09:00

Roger Kerr Special—Peritorial: Capitalism Derangement Syndrome

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-10-28 23:04

[As broadcast in Perigo! Roger Kerr Special, Stratos TV, July 12, 2011]

Good evening and welcome to this special edition of Perigo! I'm Lindsay Perigo and I'm dangerous. Perigo is Portuguese for danger and I seek to be that to the enemies of reason, freedom and excellence who rule the world in some shape or form.

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The ant works hard, in the — by Burnsy on Tue, 2011-11-01 02:05
Always either/or from both sides of the fence — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2011-10-31 22:30

KASS Music Gem: 'Mysteries and Scandals'—Mario

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2011-10-17 20:40

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Interesting documentary... — by Marcus on Thu, 2011-10-20 09:10
I really enjoyed that! — by Olivia on Thu, 2011-10-20 05:19

Bewitched, Bothered and Bemused ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-10-02 09:27

... am I.

Bewitched, along with most females (and more males than would care to admit it), by the RWC Adonises adorning our screens nightly.


That Speech ... In Its Entirety

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2011-09-26 05:44

LAW AND ORDER: PROTECTING NEW ZEALANDERS FROM CRIME

An address by Don Brash, Leader, ACT New Zealand, 25 September 2011, Waipuna Lodge, Auckland

Ladies and gentlemen,

As we prepare to elect a new Parliament, I'm delighted to have this opportunity to share some of my reflections on one of government's most crucial functions: the maintenance of law and order in the context of a free society.

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French in uproar over oral sex anti-smoking posters — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-11-15 14:01
I should say... — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2011-10-03 10:40
Well... — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2011-10-03 10:07

Smalley-mindedness vs the Rugby World Cup

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-09-18 01:05

Any doubts that the brief historical period of enlightened live-and-let-live liberation from the tyranny of Puritanism is nearly at an end must finally have been put to rest by the mindless furore over Mike Tindall's alleged cavortings in a Queenstown nightclub. It is claimed that the England captain was enjoying himself.

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Back Benches, pt 2 — by gregster on Thu, 2011-09-29 04:31
John Fellet ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-09-28 10:07
Sky TV — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-09-23 10:44

An Irresistible Twofer!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-09-11 00:25

"I Told You So!"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-09-01 06:03

New Rand documentary coming soon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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Dystopia Now? — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2011-09-02 14:18
Did you? — by Marcus on Thu, 2011-09-01 19:43

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