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July 08, 2015


Thanks for reminding me of Levant, David. I certainly read Memoirs of an Amnesiac when I was a kid (got it from the library), and loved seeing Levant on talk shows tho I can't imagine what my innocent pre-teen thought he was up to; like a lot of good artists, he communicated something beyond the words, I guess. Anyway, here's a clip I always liked:

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