A Little Baroque

This being Good Friday and Easter weekend, I thought it would be wise to go with some subdued musical selections. I must admit that using Black Sabbath did cross my mind, but I know I have a fair number of religious listeners and readers. That and this is one of the times of year I miss going to mass. As I get older I appreciate ritual more, of course, but I always liked Easter services. It just felt like there was a sense of expectation.

A German I follow on twitter mentioned French baroque music the other day, and the fact that it is nowhere near as popular as German baroque. The sad fact is, French culture is just not very popular anywhere these days. It’s a pity, but the exchange got me listening to some French baroque this week. I’ve decided to use it in the podcast, as it reminds me of church. I’m sure following this, French baroque will become the rage in Europe.

This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. Of course, the Hitler Phones are so slow now, you may never finish. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.

This Week’s Show

Contents

  • 00:00: Opening (Music)
  • 02:00: The Galileo Moment (Link) (Link)
  • 12:00: Cops and Robbers (Link) (Link)
  • 22:00: Cloud People and Dirt people (Link) (Link) (Link)
  • 32:00: The Bust Out (Link)
  • 37:00: The Eugenic Future (Link)
  • 42:00: The White Man’s Burden (Link) (Link)
  • 47:00: The Surveillance State (Link)
  • 52:00: FBI Shenanigans (Link) (Link)
  • 57:00: Closing (Link)

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Ace Rimmer
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Ace Rimmer

Yo, Zman – about to listen to the cast, but just read this. It takes a special kind of effort to remain blind to reality. All those who can see are evil.

https://samharris.org/ezra-klein-editor-chief/

Precis: Sam Harris and Ezra Klein. Harris shows us how you get Voxplained if you even talk to Charles Murray and why it is a waste of time to talk to Klein. Read the emails. Also amusing for the interface between a first-rate mind and one that is… not quite first-rate.

Worth a mention down the road if you are so moved.

Mike@Mike.Mike
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Mike@Mike.Mike

Looking forward to listening as always. OT – it looks like Taki has disabled comments, with a hasty, poorly written notice from “the editors”: http://takimag.com/article/gag_reflex#axzz5B2Kg70Ct The reason of course, is discussion of the jews. Not blacks, or homosexuals, or muslims, or trannies, or even white cucks, you see, but jews. There is a large group of people who believe jews actively work to suppress any and all discussion and or criticism of themselves, and are the catalysts behind many of the hate speech laws we see popping up all over the west. I was never really one of those people,… Read more »

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The Taki comments section was boring, repetitive and crudely racist. Incessant crusty-old-dude “humor”. Most commenters were so caught up in their own cutesy that they wouldn’t even comment on the articles, (and almost never bothered to compliment the writer). Just a bunch of lonely old divorcees trading inside-jokes. The comments section made everyone look bad, and surely kept writing talent away. Not helpful. If Taki thinks you’re a bore, then you’re probably a bore. I’m so glad you were all shut down. Goofy idiots.

Mike@Mike.Mike
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Mike@Mike.Mike

That’s quite a bit of butthurt thinly veiled as indifference. With that in mind, you’ll be happy to know the comments at Taki’s are back up today. 🙂

Ace Rimmer
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Ace Rimmer

Rameau introduced the clarinet to the orchestra, you know.

Clarinet: “hi guys!”
Orchestra: “welcome, squeaky!”

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The mournful sound of the slow movements of early Baroque music is perfectly suited to the unfolding tragedy of our times.

Tax Slave
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Tax Slave

I disagree. The banailty, depravity and evil found in “rap” is more appropriate.

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Rap can only convey the things you described. It cannot convey the complex human tragedy of Western Civilization sinking into oblivion. But classical music is complex enough to encompass this tragedy, and more. There is a sweet melancholia in this music that is somewhat akin to gazing on beautiful ruins. Our ruins are not going to be so picturesque.

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There is no finer example of Western civilization than this service in this building.

http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chapel-services/nine-lessons.html

Deana
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Deana

Epaminondas-
I agree completely. There are three things that help me keep calm when I contemplate the ongoing collapse of our culture and any semblance of civilization: reading history, listening to classical music, and reading the Bible. All three remind me that humans have encountered devastating problems in the past, and there is grace and beauty even in the darkest times.

Anonymous White Male
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Anonymous White Male

Mouret was a French Baroque composer and billions recognize his Rondeau, or, as they all know it, the theme from Masterpiece Theater. Well, maybe it no longer is. I haven’t seen PBS in years.

YIH
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YIH

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_wolf One is a familiar companion animal, the other is a wild animal that has been known to attack humans. Yet, they are very VERY similar genetically. In fact, they can crossbreed and the offspring of such hybrids ARE fertile – unlike the crossbreeds of Horses and Mules which create infertile Donkeys. It’s said the common ancestor of Wolves and Dogs is extinct, though scientists debate on whether they are even separate species. Generally though they are considered ”Sister Taxa” (separate, though related, species). I’m one of those that believe there are a ”Sister Taxa” to Homo Sapiens –… Read more »

Ursula
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Ursula

Small point: Mules are the infertile results of breeding Horses with Donkeys.

Tax Slave
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Tax Slave

Zman: if you prefer German over French, allow me to suggest Jan Dismas Zelenka, known as the “Bach of Dresden.”

https://youtu.be/9ofiLN9AR9w

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French Baroque is no doubt nowhere near as popular as German, but there is nothing like Rameau’s “Les Grandes Motets”, link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLcuRfJzetI

Drake
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Drake

I’ve noticed scientists purposefully ignoring evolutionary facts. Cro-Magnon and Neanderthals both found mostly in Europe and western Asia had significantly larger brains than modern humans. Something was going on there (seasons for one).
https://phys.org/news/2010-03-cro-magnon-skull-brains-shrunk.html

Drake
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Drake

Z-Man – the word you are looking to describe the cops is UNDISCIPLINED. Part of it is training, part is their selection, some of it is total lack of consequences for shooting up a neighborhood. Combine all that with terrible leadership and the cop unions that go to incredible lengths to cover for their most incompetent members. “I feared for my life” is now justification for spraying bullets indiscriminately. A few decades ago, a man who uttered such nonsense would rightly be described as a coward and considered ill-suited for police work. The average 20-year-old Infantry Marine has far more… Read more »

Sir Lord Baltimore
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Sir Lord Baltimore

This week also marks the 50th anniversary of the 3 days of rioting that rocked Lagos back in ’68. It is hard to estimate the extent to which this singular event drove whitey to the neither reaches of the surrounding counties and sealed Lagos’s fate as corrupt 3rd world shithole.

Chiron
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Chiron

Mateen’s father being a FBI informant isn’t surprising when it’s known that Whitey Bulger was also a FBI informant for many years.

The uncle of the Tsarnaev bomb brothers, who brought them to America, was married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, a top CIA officer.

Mateen’s father wanted to be Afghanistan President and go to war with Pakistan, I imagine that Uncle Tsarni was involved in Chechenian separatism and was supported by the CIA. Steve Sailer is quite right in saying ‘invade the world, invite the world’, these terrorist attacks are blowbacks from the Deep State foreign policy.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Thanks for the Z-reminder that it is Good Friday.
With it’s many threads of deep history, Easter is here again to tell us that there is still much good in this wicked, interesting world.

Happy Easter to our host and to everyone here!

Roulf
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Roulf

Never would have taken you for an O’s fan, Z. That always been the case? Thought maybe BoSox given your background. My pop use to take me Three Rivers back in the day, so I’ll always have a soft spot for the bucs.

Glad to see them get a win, but I’m still not use to instant replay. Maybe it’s the process, I don’t know, it just seems more like a football thing. Also, can Scherzer trim the hedges or what? He was mowing down reds like duke in green berets.

sirlancelot
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sirlancelot

Z, your starting to remind me a little bit of Howie Carr !

You come out swinging like a conservative but then turn around and kick people in the nuts that actually support you . . . . . .
like police officers !

Chase a bad guy down a dark alley and what do you supposed to do ? Hey, buddy everything okay ?

Have you seen what they’ve been doing to the staties lately ?

This stuff is absurd.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

For those who care, the best intellectual anti-Jew critique, better than Enoch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2laXMYmRAY

sirlancelot
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sirlancelot

My apologies Z. The Howie Carr thing was a bit much 🙂 As mentioned things aren’t getting any better out there. The training has improved drastically in the past few years. My favorite was the range 2000. It’s a “shoot, don’t shoot ” scenario with a full size screen and laser guns showing hits and misses. And you’re right it is a no-win situation. That’s why you find less and less kids trying to get on the job. In fact the last time I renewed my permit the chief said how happy is he was his kid was getting on… Read more »

TomA
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TomA

The podcasts are getting better every week; and at their core, they are not only educational, but they speak to verboten topics not found anywhere else. It is also brain exercise, which is sorely needed in today’s climate of cognition suppression by the mass media. Now please go one step further. Help your readers understand how to use this information to make useful predictions. The human mind evolved as a prediction processor, and this is a key survival trait that needs to be employed by everyone right now.

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Zman, the 3 biggest social media platforms have you on their service. If they’re out to silence people like you, why are they helping to broadcast your opinions?

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If Amazon starts banning books, including its booming erotica pile, then we will have confirmation that Jeff B. is running for president.