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RIP Olivier Libaux (1964 – 2021)

Olivier Libaux was a French record producer and musician best known for his work with the cover band Nouvelle Vague. The band was known for its bossa nova covers of new wave songs.

“Ils Sont Marrant les Gens”

In his solo career he released songs such as “Ils Sont Marrant les Gens” on the album Imbécile (2007), which means “people are funny”.

Question: did Olivier Libaux commit suicide?

RIP Melvin Van Peebles (1932 – 2021)

Melvin Van Peebles was an American writer, actor and film director best known for his film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971).

I would advise against watching that movie since it’s historically significant but just not very good.

 Classified X (1998)

Instead, I advise to watch Classified X (1998), a film on African-American cinema and the African-American representation in Hollywood.

RIP Sylvano Bussotti (1931 – 2021)

‘Five Piano Pieces for David Tudor’ (1959) detail of ‘sheet music’ as found in ‘A Thousand Plateaus’ (1980).

Sylvano Bussotti was an Italian composer and poet known for such pieces as Five Piano Pieces for David Tudor (1959).

A piece of the “sheet music” of that composition is reproduced in A Thousand Plateaus (1980).

5 Piano Pieces for David Tudor