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Song Du Jour #15, Jonny Greenwood

Radiohead's guitarist Jonny Greenwood will play tonight at Geneva's prestigious Victoria Hall with the London Contemporary Orchestra. He will perform his own experimental compositions with the small line-up, with which he has been playing since 2008. For those not lucky enough to live in Geneva or attend the concert, Jonny Greenwood and the LCO sounds like this:

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December 18, 2022, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentinian fans celebrating their World Cup victory.

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Ignacio Pereyra

“I’m overwhelmed and I’m not even Argentinian — happy to see people happy,” a friend who lives in Greece, where his partner is from, wrote to me. My friend, who is half-German and half-American, was moved by the jubilant images of millions of people celebrating in the streets of Argentina after Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup in Qatar.

His message came to me while I was reading about how the title might or might not affect the country and its people, but, above all, as I was also asking myself something simpler: Why are Argentine fans so happy — even weeks after winning the World Cup?

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