Emil Franzi: Two bad ideas that are anti-representative government

Emil Franzi: Two bad ideas that are anti-representative government

By Emil Franzi America was not founded on democracy or non-government or any of the other half-baked historical utterances from both left and right, but on the expansion of an ancient principle – Representative government. It comes in many forms but it simply means you get to pick who governs you . You will always […]

Franzi on Music: Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas Concerto

Franzi on Music: Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas Concerto

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX CORELLI – Christmas Concerto Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) defined the roles of today’s principal string instruments and made the violin the most relevant of all. Corelli was to the Baroque Ccncerto Grosso what Haydn was to the symphony.  Both were able to establish a rare musical consensus  that lasted well beyond […]

Emil Franzi: Ally Miller and Marie Le Pen

Emil Franzi: Ally Miller and Marie Le Pen

By Emil Franzi The two have much in common, starting with the total failure of the media to grasp the essence of either. Both are labeled by most as “right wing”. Neither really are. Both profess a shallow and at times incoherent ideology. Both have a smaller constituency than has been attributed to them. Le […]

Franzi & Tully: The gun debate continues

Franzi & Tully: The gun debate continues

By Emil Franzi The biggest mistake one can make in any confrontational situation is to totally botch an analysis of their opponent. Congratulations, Mike you figured out how to do it with the NRA. No, we are not a front group for the firearms industry. We are four million plus folks who believe in certain […]

Franzi on Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos

Franzi on Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX Bachianas Brasileiras #4 Solo piano, 1939; orchestrated version premiere 1941 “Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) was a gigantic talent who created music of originality and communicativeness, music of immense force…” Henry Fogel,longtime annotator for the Chicago Symphony. Villa-Lobos’ total output is staggering. Over 2000 compositions in almost every form –symphony, opera, chamber, […]

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts

By Emil Franzi LIBERTARIAN UNREALITY The biggest problem with libertarians and libertarian groups like the Goldwater Institute is their inability to face the reality that what they propose would only work in a society populated by other libertarians. The one we actually live in is not. While slow progress in some areas is possible, our […]

Franzi on Music: William Walton – The Wise Virgins

Franzi on Music: William Walton – The Wise Virgins

By Emil Franzi  / SoAzNewsX WALTON – THE WISE VIRGINS PREMIER April, 1940 of full ballet by Sadler’s-Wells. Suite from 1942. Willam Walton (1902-1983) published only a few more than 50 works in his over 50 years of active composing, but they reached into most genres from opera to symphony, concerto to chamber. Among them […]

Emil Franzi: The Freedom Caucus farce

Emil Franzi: The Freedom Caucus farce

By Emil Franzi In a brilliant expose piece in the WSJ earlier this month, Daniel Henniger exposed the “Freedom Caucus “ for what it is – a sham. “Meet the House Un-Freedom Caucus” he described those who pushed Republicans into “impossible vulnerability” on the health-care bill,he points out, adding that because of this individual states […]

Franzi on Music: Richard Strauss, ‘Metamorphosen’

Franzi on Music: Richard Strauss, ‘Metamorphosen’

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX RICHARD STRAUSS – METAMORPHOSEN Premiere January 1946, Zurich Switzerland Richard Strauss (1864-1949) was born In Munich before there was a united Germany. He died in nearby Garmisch when Germany was again divided. His music reflects that wide swath of German history with several eras of his own. From early almost […]

Emil Franzi: How one putrid apple can ruin an orchard

Emil Franzi: How one putrid apple can ruin an orchard

By Emil Franzi I started in local talk radio in 1996 at KTUC. Despite our differences, I thank Tom Hassey for giving me that first opportunity which lasted until 1997. I came back later on KTKT in 1999, moved to the JOLT 1230 AM and to KVOI in Jan of 2006. Lots of folk helped […]

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