On July 22, 2022 at 5:57 pm, Michael Tolocka wrote:
Justin Hawkins of the band, the Darkness, recently did a review of a Maroon 5 song. In every verse and chorus nothing rhymed. Justin was disgusted by this and said something like, "If nothing has to rhyme I could have written 100,000 songs." So my daughter and I have a game where we listen to pop songs and see if we can actually find one rhyme. It's difficult.
Why do you think pop music suffers from this malady of bad lyricism and simplistic chord changes? It's not as if there isn't good pop music out there; for example, listen to the latest tracks by Cory Wong with Dirty Loops. They're excellent musicians, ridiculously tight, and produced by Quincy Jones.
On July 22, 2022 at 5:57 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
In your look back at the life of John Barry, you played a little of the last song John Barry and Don Black wrote for Dame Shirley Bassey, "Our Time Is Now", which appears on her album, "The Performance". In the middle of the song is a trumpet solo. It kind of jumps out at you. Now, John Barry was a trumpet player.
Do you think there is any hidden meaning behind that trumpet solo? Explore the space.
On July 22, 2022 at 5:56 pm, Fran Lavery wrote:
A question for Andrew: I heard a commenter ask Mark in the last week or two if he knew of any countries remaining or earth that are still real countries and worth relocating to (that last part is what I'm wondering). Several of my children are trying to get dual citizenship in Italy because their great grandparents were from there, but I don't really know if the Italian government is much better than here. One of my stipulations is that a newly adopted country not have three Walmarts per every hundred thousand people.
They do have better food and art and practicing Italian for the purpose of sounding a little more sophisticated is fun. What do you think of dual citizenship in general? Mark seems to think it's handy having a vest full of passports. I wonder if I could get one for Ireland, Northern Ireland, or Scotland as I have grandparents from those countries so that could be my best chance for a new passport and citizenship but I heard the process is arduous. Or should I try to find a boat from somewhere else and get to dry land.
On July 22, 2022 at 5:53 pm, Penns Woods wrote:
Andrew... I was taken aback with trudeau's response to the Canadian truckers movement but I was appalled that your parliament , if not supporting Trudeau just appeared to go along with it. One point of pride I always thought was the Canadian resistance to following the US lockstep. Your PM s seem to want to outdo the democrats here in authoritarianism. The fifth column of the facists here are the facists in Canada. Thoughts?
On July 22, 2022 at 5:48 pm, Jimbo Geurts wrote:
Hey Andrew: The US Secretary of Transportation is pushing all US motorists into battery cars. He has no idea where the power will come from to recharge the batteries. By my calculations, it would take the construction of 150 large nuclear power plants to provide the energy now provided by gasoline. This is clearly not possible. So is it the strategy of the US government to curtail the free movement of its citizens? Jimbo
On July 22, 2022 at 5:47 pm, Laurence Jarvik wrote:
Same thing happening in USA as Canada, governments both jailing political opponents--like Steve Bannon today in Washington, DC. How can this be happening in Anglo-Saxon countries with a history of English Common Law going back to Magna Carta, Milton's Areopagitica, Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Charter of Rights, etc. How did this tyranny come to pass?
On July 22, 2022 at 5:44 pm, Keep on Trucking! wrote:
Hi Andrew -
I just got your new book on the freedom convoy. Congratulations! I love it so far.
Question: on what basis are they holding Tamara Lich?
On July 22, 2022 at 5:43 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
Has it rained oil there in Vermont because Biden said he got cancer from when it rained oil in Delaware. I still can't believe that even after Biden testing positive regardless of the number of times he's been jabbed, the only thing discussed is that the vaccines don't prevent you from getting COVID and there is still continued silence over those who died from getting the vaccines. Will they say that because he got jabbed he isn't dying as being the main focus or will they continue to repeat the same message of shut up and obey? Your thoughts Mark.
On July 22, 2022 at 5:38 pm, David P wrote:
It was super interesting a while back that you mentioned how much you liked the Ukrainian people.
I spent some time over there about 15-20 years ago and drew a very different conclusion. It was the only place I was ever asked to pay a bribe. The people I dealt with were for the most part uniformly venal and soulless. They would sell their grandmother for $1.
My conclusion was that this society had been so badly damaged by Communism - and the culture prior to communism - that it was a basket case.
What I saw was in stark contrast to the formerly / still somewhat Catholic countries in the region where the culture and economy was recovering. And this trend remains to this date - Poland, Czechia, Hungary are all back to first world GDP per capita whereas Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria were and still are are economic crap holes. Same for Russia itself.
In former Yugoslavia you can see this same trend - Serbia (Orthodox) is a corrupt and poor crap hole, Slovenia (Catholic) is a pristine first world destination. Don't even mention Bosnia (Muslim) or Kosovo (Muslim and further messed up by the UN presence!)
At the time I thought this was 100% consistent with a Steynian analysis of what makes a civilization a success ... culture. These societies actually differ greatly as a result of the values that have been passed down the generations. Those that have rehabilitated have experienced a lot of cleansing of society through adoption of Western mores whereas the Orthodox countries have taken a similar path to that of Ukraine - from one corrupt leader to the next.
I know you have travelled quite a lot in that part of the world and would be interested to know whether you think these observations have any merit and how this fits with your assessment of the Ukrainian people.
On July 22, 2022 at 5:35 pm, Amanda James wrote:
On last week's Clubland q&a, a member asked where the parents of these child-rapists were and why they weren't calling for an end to these heinous acts. What I would like to know is where the parents of the so-called white slags are? I understand that different homes operate under different rules, but what parent allows their 12 year old daughter to be out all night again and again and again? Where are the parents of the girls who have been so brutally treated?
AJ from Surrey, BC Canada
On July 22, 2022 at 5:34 pm, Dale Owens wrote:
Whom would you rank as Canada's greatest Prime Minister and why? Mackenzie King? Laurier? Macdonald? Or somebody else?
Dale, a Welshman living near Milan, Italy
On July 22, 2022 at 5:31 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Hi Andrew, what do you make of the global, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway, red hued, be very alarmed, weather maps we've been getting in the past few weeks? Maybe you can get a few days by the sea on your free weekend!
On July 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm, Mary P. wrote:
Did you see Steve Bannon was just convicted for contempt of congress? Aren't we as patriots obliged to hold that bunch in contempt?
On July 22, 2022 at 5:28 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark and fellow Club members, what are your thoughts on the proposal by MIT scientists to block the sun by positioning balloons between the Sun and the Earth? Have our elites truly gone bat guano crazy at this point or are they so drunk on their own power they don't even bother trying to avoid the appearance of being a bond villain?
On July 22, 2022 at 5:24 pm, David Lester wrote:
Andrew, do you think Joe Biden will be forced out of office, ostensibly for Covid, but actually for dementia or because he's radioactive to the Democrats now?
On July 22, 2022 at 5:21 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
We've recently been treated to a whole host of examples of how incredibly bimodal the current so-called justice system in the US has become. If you're the "wrong" sort of person, such as a bodega worker or a January 6th protester, you are thrown into jail immediately, while if you're the "right" sort of person, such as an insurrectionist working for a horrid late night show or someone attempting an assassination of a political candidate during a campaign speech, it's "nothing to see here folks, move along". Similar shenanigans also took place in the wake of the Ottawa freedom convoy, as you know all too well.
Similarly, there seem to be two speeds of justice. Bannons and Navarros and Musks are rushed though the meat grinder at warp speed, but certain lawsuits in DC can languish for a decade with no repercussions. Could Mark argue that his case was in fact an attempted merger and get it moved to the Delaware Court of Chancery? He could use the Alexandria Occasio Cortez defense and argue that Michael Mann just wanted to date him!
On July 22, 2022 at 5:18 pm, Peter McKinley wrote:
What do you hear about the Amsterdam farmer protests and do you think they will be successful?
On July 22, 2022 at 5:15 pm, AndyB wrote:
Hello ANDREW....are we facing a globally orchestrated depopulation agenda ? In 2015 Dr Mahathir Mohamad - longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia- warned about the New World Order Depopulation Agenda by a smart dictatorship one world government .
On July 22, 2022 at 5:13 pm, Gregory Laughton wrote:
For your American listeners like me, could you comment on the pros and cons of the leading candidates for UK PM, Sunak, Truss and Mordaunt? I don't know what to make of any of them.
On July 22, 2022 at 5:10 pm, John Barrett wrote:
We followed the Canadian truckers convoy and wonder - what happened to the "little guys" crushed by Trudeau:
the Ottawa cafe owner who closed her store amid threats, the single mom who donated $50 and had her bank account frozen, and of course most of all, the truckers who had their trucks seized. Did the Big State win on all counts and face no consequences?
Thanks, John Barrett
On July 22, 2022 at 5:06 pm, Leslie B. wrote:
Hi Andrew, have any Canadian politicians reacted to your book and do you think it is causing the government any embarrassment? Have you heard any unofficial comment from Trudeau on it?
On July 22, 2022 at 5:02 pm, Andy wrote:
Congratulations on the bestseller, being soft-banned by Trudeau's minions and covering the Ayatollah's terrorism up close! A real hat-trick to discuss while filling in for Mark.
On July 22, 2022 at 4:59 pm, Michael Parino wrote:
Andrew, what is your take on Trudeau travelling all over Canada right now doing silly media photos? It's not a campaign season-or is it? Did I miss something?
On July 22, 2022 at 4:58 pm, Nancy Knowlton wrote:
Hi Andrew, Thanks for filling in today for the Q&A. I'm looking forward to hearing your comments. In Canada, are the reverberations of the truckers' convoy still ringing? Have the truckers and their cause gained any support from Parliament? What did you think is next for Canada?
On July 22, 2022 at 4:58 pm, Fran Lavery wrote:
That Andrew's book is banned from Canada's largest bookstore chain speaks volumes about what is happening to Canada and Canadians under the Trudeau regime. Just a horrible and pathetic commentary after all the energy he put into his investigative reporting, writing and taking his book to publications. These totalitarian regimes we're facing just don't plan on letting the people's message gain any more momentum than it already has.
On July 22, 2022 at 4:56 pm, Nicholas Strathy wrote:
According to www.gbnews.uk today, "The Mark Steyn Show airs every evening Monday to Thursday at 8pm on GB News." Where has the Mark Steyn Show been this week?
On July 22, 2022 at 4:56 pm, Tony Allwright wrote:
My one big question is:
Has Mark disappeared from GB News? It is at least a week since I have been able to find him there or since Mark has advertised his unique show on steynonline.com.
Has the Mark Steyn Show turned out to have been too fruity for even the sturdy digestive systems of GB News to, er, stomach. Has it given him the boot?
It would be a great pity and disappointment if GB News is now, after only a year of unfettered life, slithering down to the state-propagandist ways of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and that other Talk-Something something?
But I do hope that on this issue I am all wrong, and not all right.