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  • LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby

    Enjoyed this music video directed by Rian Johnson. The ending is sad, but also quite clever.

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  • Gyorgy Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre

    Superb performance of György Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre by the formidable Barbara Hannigan and the Gothenburg Symphony.

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