There are currently 0 users and 15 guests online.
Linz's Mario Book—Updated!
Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?
Total votes: 15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-10-09 08:54
One day ago I posted a piece celebrating Fox's 19th birthday. I meant it. Fox has held the line against Political Correctness in a way that has delayed a full-blown PC tyranny.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-08 06:52
Much hilarity today as Fox News celebrated its 19th birthday with clips of current anchors on Launch Day looking preposterously young. Bill O'Reilly with hair. Sean Hannity with even more hair. Neil Cavuto looking like a male model with brains. Women no longer around, at least on Fox (no hyperventilating quackers back then). It was an occasion to reflect thankfully on the fact that but for Fox, the tsunami of Political Correctness that has given Hitler victories he could never have imagined on the battlefield would have engulfed all of the West by now. As it is, Fox has been the sandbags that have contained the illiberal tide, even as some of those sandbags have been contaminated by the filthy waters.
Ditto for me — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 12:00
Bravo — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-10-08 10:53
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-10-08 16:56
The Martian Movie Review
October 2, 2015 — The Martian, from director Ridley Scott, is an exciting film about an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet. It celebrates the heroism that comes from human reason. And it points to what it will take for humans in coming decades to make Mars a new home for humanity. With the film coming on the heels of NASA’s confirmation of liquid water on the Martian surface, that home could be closer than you think!
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 01:08
Benjamin Netanyahu eyeballs the gutless enablers of Islamosavagery for 45 seconds at the UN. You'll see some of them hang their heads in shame. As Obamullah allows Putin and the Ayatollah complete control over Syria, hard on the heels of his Munich moment with Iran, may all Islamappeasers hang their dismal heads in equal shame:
Israel Unbound — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-10-03 14:03
Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2015-10-02 02:57
The mass shooting today at an Oregan community college has already begun to bring out the usual chorus of calls for further violations of the Second Amendment rights of individuals to keep and bear arms.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-09-24 07:08
There are two types of people in this world: TDTWs and anti-TDTWs.
TDTW stands for: [Mr. Gorbachev] Tear Down This Wall. The two types are: 1) those who would have urged President Reagan to go ahead and deliver that line in his 1987 speech in Berlin; and, 2) the milksops who would have been horrified by it and pleaded with him to delete it (they were myriad at the time, but fortunately did not prevail. Hard to imagine these days).
Who knows? — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-10-06 01:51
Mario — by HWH on Tue, 2015-10-06 01:13
You're already on notice! :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-10-06 01:02
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-09-21 01:52
In my essay, Music of the Gods, extolling the supremacy of the Romantic genre in music, I noted:
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 Mon, 2015-09-14 08:23
'Renée Fleming, A Gala Evening' was threatening to become 'Death by Ravel' by the interval on Saturday night. Music-lovers had flocked to hear the great diva, packing the Michael Fowler Centre to the rafters, but were mistreated in the first half to a protracted assault on the waltz and a tiresome non-event of a song cycle, both by the aforementioned Maurice Ravel.
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 Sat, 2015-08-29 05:36
"We celebrate the life and artistry of the colourful, charismatic Mario Lanza whose portrayal of the Great Caruso inspired the Three Tenors and untold others to pursue singing careers. We are delighted to welcome the broadcaster Lindsay Perigo, a world-renowned authority on Mario Lanza. As we sing his greatest songs, Lindsay will share with us anecdotes and insights into this great artist."
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-03-22 07:08
I have modified the lyrics to Star-Spangled Banner to take into account Airhead America's (and all of the West's) utter, suicidal capitulation to moronry and totalitarianism.
"Socialism's red glare, Islam's fascist black fare ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-02 01:25
What baffles me ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-04-30 10:20
The Hideous Conflict — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-04-28 20:25
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-30 07:08
"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.
Sodomy is good — by Tore on Sat, 2015-08-08 16:49
Luke — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-08-01 09:47
Bypass Them — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2015-07-31 17:48
Submitted by PhilipD on Fri, 2015-08-14 02:24
So, David Seymour’s bill allowing bars to stay open between 4am and 8am for Rugby World Cup matches without the need for a ‘Special Event' licence looks like it will pass.
Loved this, Philip — by mvardoulis on Sun, 2015-08-16 06:22
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
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 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.
"The only good Muslim who takes it all seriously is a dead one." (Me.)
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 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
Submitted by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2015-07-06 06:15
I'm delighted to announce that, hot on the heels of its magnificent Mario Lanza: Greatest Operatic Recordings, Sepia Records has released two more outstanding Lanza CD compilations: Greatest Operatic Recordings, Volume Two and My Italian Soul, a collection of Neapolitan and Italian songs.
Fabulous review! — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2015-07-12 14:57
McSepian — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-07-12 01:26
Can't wait! — by Tore on Mon, 2015-07-06 14:11
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, 2015-01-25 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 mvardoulis on Fri, 2015-01-02 18:05
(I wrote this review under my Amazon name "Number Six" which is apparently drawing a Google alert, which I understand is a good thing)
An Opera Singer For All Ears
By Number Six
This review is from - The One Tenor (Kindle Edition)
I need to state from the beginning, my understanding, affinity for, and therefore genuine appreciation of opera is very limited. I am a part of the vast majority of music listeners who are best described as an admittedly unsophisticated follower of “popular” music.
Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2014-09-26 05:18
The title of this post is something Lindsay Perigo would have me repeat. Many times.
And — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-10-13 10:03
Incidentally ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2014-10-02 04:27
Why, thank you my charges! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-09-26 23:01
Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2013-11-15 05:23
"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
Obama Says ISIS like "JV", Then Denies He Said It — by tvr on Tue, 2014-09-09 00:42
Obama: "We Have No Leader" — by tvr on Sun, 2014-08-31 22:06
Islam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-17 19:38
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 Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11
"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.
Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16
Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12
You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
How Funny is this? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 05:39
Earth's automatic heat exchanging atmosphere — by gregster on Fri, 2015-06-26 07:21
Bob Carter and ARI — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-29 08:27
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26
SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.
In " Fountainhead" the total — by 0 on Fri, 2011-06-17 21:25
Tonytowner — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-05-05 23:12
Haven't seen this type of — by tonytowner on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:55
Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22
You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.
No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.
Rand versus Islam — by gregster on Sat, 2012-12-01 23:59
Quintessential Rand — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2012-12-01 20:10
Olivia — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-12-01 12:41
Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43
It's a simple two step process.
You post it on a thread... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-11-25 15:35
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-11-14 18:46
Yes you can... — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-11-14 09:18
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50
Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.
Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-15 01:09
Media Release — by robbo on Wed, 2013-03-06 08:47
Thoughts on Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-12-19 17:37
Submitted by mvardoulis on Mon, 2013-03-11 17:43
I wrote this for Amazon, under the pen name "Number Six" for those of you who may have already seen it:
Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Thu, 2012-12-06 10:43
THE TOTAL PASSION FOR THE TOTAL HEIGHT
By Lindsay Perigo
Reviewed by Nicholas Dykes
An excellent book. I do enjoy having something to praise for once. I’d give it a five star rating any day.
That Tertullian quote Parille — by gregster on Fri, 2014-07-18 06:35
Simply Outstanding — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-06-14 18:43
Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-04 08:24
Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03
In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.
Miliband lives in a Marxist Universe says PM. — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:42
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
A secular miracle set the English-speaking peoples apart — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-09-25 11:47
Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18
SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots
Yet another hopeless talkfest kicks off today as officials from the morally bankrupt United Nations meet the wholly corrupt ministers and bureaucrats of 15 Asian and Pacific Island states tagged, ‘Least-developed countries.’ (LDCs)
UN brewing up new goals — by PhilipD on Fri, 2013-10-04 09:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Algeria — by PhilipD on Sun, 2012-09-30 09:52
Phillip & Marcus - a bit late but here was EARTH HOUR — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:17
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-10-11 07:26
If like me you haven't yet seen Dark Knight it's just about to screen on Sky Movie Channels 1 & 2.
Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45
Les Miserables — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-02-18 22:59
The Cabin in the Woods — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-02-18 20:45
Submitted by administrator on Tue, 2015-04-07 23:16
33% (5 votes)
0% (0 votes)
7% (1 vote)
13% (2 votes)
7% (1 vote)
13% (2 votes)
0% (0 votes)
27% (4 votes)
Total votes: 15
I just switched my vote ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-08-12 03:06
The Republican ticket.... — by Olivia on Fri, 2015-07-31 04:18
Upright — by Shane Pleasance on Wed, 2015-07-29 22:59
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-06-14 23:05
Kyrel Zantonavitch's new review on Amazon of my book, 'Total Passion for the Total Height,' prompted me to start re-reading the thing myself. As I made my way through the Introduction I became quite exercised by the trenchant accuracy of my own observations, and motivated to lift myself from the pessimistic funk induced by the horrors of which I write. It occurred to me that I'd never published that Introduction here. Here it is (oh, and of course, buy the book if you want more!):
Tore — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-15 22:33
i Did buy the book... — by Tore on Sun, 2014-06-15 08:05
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-26 00:07
SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence
When in the course of human affairs it becomes necessary for citizens to break the political chains that hitherto have bound them, and to reclaim the individual sovereignty which is their birthright, it is opportune and appropriate for them to declare the causes which have impelled them to self-liberation. We, the freedom-loving citizens of the United States of America, choose to do so at this historic moment.
Not Pedantry — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-07-09 18:57
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 08:01
Lindsay — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2010-07-07 19:40
Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54
"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?
Dragons Needing to be Slain — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-11-10 10:21
Perhaps — by Kasper on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:28
Brendan and Daniel — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2010-05-03 20:33
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 09:51
Pope Francis = TAS
Turns out Pope Francis met up with Kim Davis, who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. But now the Pope is trying to deny it, or at least, downplay the meeting. Now, as a gay person I think Kim Davis's position on homosexuality is as ignorant as Ayn Rand's, but I admire her (Davis) immensely for having the courage of her convictions. And I loathe the gay mafia, the Pink Swastika-carriers, to an extent where I wish I had nothing at all in common with them, disgusting sub-human nazis that they are.
Top Ten Tasks — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2015-10-08 16:15
"You're being done, and you deserve to be!" — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-08 00:20
Last Word Lindsay — by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2015-10-05 12:13
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 09:48
Pope Francis = TAS
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-26 17:31
Pope Francis vs. the Cure of Reason
September 25, 2015 -- A young girl was recently interviewed on TV about her encounter with Pope Francis on his visit to the United States. She cried with joy as she described how he touched her on the forehead and offered a blessing. Now, she said, she might get the miracle she’s prayed for. Maybe someday she’ll be able to walk.
Pope Francis = TAS — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 07:56
Science and Reason — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-09-29 20:06
Celebrating achievement — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-09-27 05:09
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-09-25 21:04
The basic idea behind the Welfare State is people are far too stupid and evil to live their lives decently or properly on their own, so they need to be forced to do so by a wise and virtuous semi-tyrannical government. Most or all people, it seems, are naturally or inherently incompetent to live their lives rightly.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-19 04:11
The GOP 2015 Second Debate Rundown
September 17, 2015 -- The second GOP presidential debates (held September 16, 2015) were grueling affairs: four candidates for nearly two hours and eleven others nattering on for over three hours more. The TV audience was torn between coffee to stay awake through it all or gin to ease the pain. But here are some highlights that deserve attention.
Pointless — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-09-23 18:07
Submitted by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-09-07 00:51
Don't know much about the dude, but sure makes some good points.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-09-06 14:18
The Robots of Labor Day
September 2, 2015 — Fear of robots has been rising: not just fear of the sci-fi killer kind but also fear that robots will take our jobs. But this Labor Day we should celebrate the fact that robots free us from the need to perform certain tasks, make our labor more valuable, and could usher in new age of prosperity and human flourishing.
Bricklaying Robot Can Place 1,000 Bricks an Hour — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-12 02:20
I love robots — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-09-10 21:37
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
More SOLO Store
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand