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Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Drive (for Daddy Gene)

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a recent broadcast, and form the basis of a … Continue reading

15 August 2016 · 4 Comments

The Free Mind: Festschrift for Prof. Barry Spurr

In Character and Culture (1940) Irving Babbitt wrote that “practicality pursued mechanically and one-sidedly may become a vice.”1 One might interpret this as a warning against the dangers of an … Continue reading

1 June 2016 · 3 Comments

Introducing the “Sci Phi Journal”

Late last year Castalia House launched Sci Phi Journal, which is intended to be a bi-monthly periodical focusing on the intersection of science fiction literature and the world of philosophy. Edited by Jason Rennie, … Continue reading

16 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Mencuis Moldbug Books: Now Available

The pseudonymous ex-blogger “Mencius Moldbug” was recently in the news for being blacklisted by progressives in the tech industry. As readers within the Sidestream will be aware, Moldbug is arguably … Continue reading

8 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Deconstructing ‘Progress’: Review of “The War on Human Nature in Australian Political Culture” (Frank Salter)

Dr. Frank Salter has been a critic of the progressive social project in Australia for at least the past several decades. It is rare to find an academic applying the skills … Continue reading

28 January 2015 · 3 Comments

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Danny Dill and Mel Tilli – Detroit City

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 31 March 2014, and form … Continue reading

23 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Barlow Girl – Grey

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of 11 April 2011, and form the … Continue reading

16 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Neil Peart – The Trees

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 20 January 2014, and form … Continue reading

9 June 2014 · 2 Comments

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Dolly Parton – The Seeker

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 8 November 2010, and form the … Continue reading

2 June 2014 · Leave a comment

The Liberal Culture Olympics

One could say that the Eurovision song contest is the Liberal Olympics except that the Olympics have themselves become so attuned to the zeitgeist it is more accurate to refer … Continue reading

27 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Lindsey Buckingham – Family Man

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 18 November 2013, and form … Continue reading

26 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Lonestar – My Front Porch Looking In

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 27 September 2010, and form … Continue reading

19 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Can the Internet Really Change the Language?

Linguists like David Crystal are now claiming that the Internet, that new, impersonal force of the 21st Century, is able to change the language over twenty to fifty years. No … Continue reading

14 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan – I was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 28 June 2010, and form … Continue reading

12 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Ben Folds Five – Brick

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 1 November 2010, and form … Continue reading

5 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Eric Clapton – My Father’s Eyes

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 6 September 2010, and form … Continue reading

28 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Brian Elliot and Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 4 July 2011, and form … Continue reading

21 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Gwen Stefani – A Simple Kind of Life

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 19 July 2010, and form … Continue reading

14 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Timeless Truth: Review of “A Love that Spans the Ages” (Emile Joseph)

Emile Joseph has written several short pieces for SydneyTrads over the years, mostly fiction for the young at heart and a few dissertations about the use and misuses of the … Continue reading

10 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child – Living on a Prayer

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 2 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

7 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Ark de Triumph: Review of “Noah” (Darren Aronofsky)

The Biblical epic of Noah and his Ark has been a childhood staple for generations of Sunday school going youngsters – the felt board classic, replete with cute animals sticking … Continue reading

3 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Delores O’Riordan – The Icicle Melts

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 25 October 2010, and form … Continue reading

31 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Don Cook and John Barlow Jarvis – Born & Raised in Black & White

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 30 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

24 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: The Finn Brothers – I Won’t Give In

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 5 July 2010, and form … Continue reading

17 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Mark Topham and Karl Twigg – Pray

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 9 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

10 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Tommy Emmanuel – I still Can’t say Goodbye

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 16 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

3 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Ken Tamplin – Living for the Lord

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 21 February 2011, and form … Continue reading

24 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Steven Curtis Chapman – Fingerprints of God

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 14 February 2011, and form … Continue reading

17 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Aaron Tippin – You Gotta Stand for Somethin’

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of last year and form the basis … Continue reading

10 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Taylor Swift – Brought Up That Way

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 16 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

3 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Alan Jackson, “Hard Hat and a Hammer”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 17 January 2011, and form … Continue reading

27 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Elvis Presley, “Only The Strong Survive”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 24 January 2011, and form … Continue reading

20 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Mike Rutherford and B. A. Robertson “In the Living Years”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 16 August 2010, … Continue reading

13 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Wilbert Harrison, “Let’s Stick Together”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 31 May 2010 … Continue reading

6 January 2014 · Leave a comment

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