Can't Hardly Wait (WITH SPECIAL GUEST!!)

It's our FIRST EVER GUEST as James from Unabashedly Obsessed and Blink and You'll Miss It is here to help use tackle a coming-of-age classic.

Hello, and welcome to part 2 of a special two-part Macintosh & Maud Haven’t Seen What?! Macintosh and Maud are joined by James from Unabashedly Obsessed and Blink and You’ll Miss It to talk through a truly epic teen comedy. We talk about the 90’s teen hive mind, agree to disagree about Tom Cruise, and talk through maybe one of the best soundtracks ever released. Enjoy this extra-special review of the 1998 classic Can’t Hardly Wait!

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

Excerpts from the following songs were taken from YouTube and are available on the Can't Hardly Wait Soundtrack, available via Amazon or iTunes. ℗ 1998 Elektra Entertainment Group, A Division of Warner Communications Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. © 1998 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 

  • "Graduate" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Can't Get Enough of You Baby" - Smash Mouth
  • "Dammit" - blink-182
  • "I Walked In" - Brougham
  • "Turn It Up (remix) / Fire it Up [Clean]" - Busta Rhymes
  • "Hit Em Wit Da Hee (Remix)" - Missy Elliott & Missy Elliott feat. Lil' Kim and Mocha
  • "Swing My Way (Remix)" - KP & Envyi
  • "Flashlight" - Parliament
  • "It's Tricky" - Run-DMC
  • "High" - Feeder
  • "Tell Me What to Say" - Black Lab
  • "Farther Down" - Matthew Sweet
  • "Can't Hardly Wait" - The Replacements
  • "Umbrella" - Dog's Eye View
  • "Paradise City" - Guns N' Roses

Excerpt from "Turn It Up" by Busta Rhymes taken from YouTube. ℗ 1997 Elektra Entertainment Group. © 1997 Elektra Entertainment Group. You can buy the track or the album, When Disaster Strikes, at Amazon or iTunes.

Excerpt from "Romeo and Juliet" by DIre Straits taken from YouTube. ℗ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd. (London), under license to Warner Bros. Records © 2000 Warner Bros. Records Inc. You can purchase the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Excerpt from "6 Underground" by Sneaker Pimps taken from YouTube. ℗ 2000 Clear Up Records Ltd. under exclusive license to Virgin Records America. All rights reserved. © 2000 Clear Up Records Ltd. You can purchase the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Excerpt from "Open Road Song" by Eve 6 taken from YouTube. Copyright 1997 BMG Entertainment. You can purchase the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Excerpt from "Cold Beverage" by G. Love & Special Sauce taken from YouTube. (P) 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. You can purchase the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Excerpt from "Mandy" as performed by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes taken from YouTube. (C) 1997 Fat Wreck Chords. You can purchase the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Excerpt from "State of Love and Trust" by Pearl Jam taken from YouTube. (P) 1992 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT You can purchase the song at Amazon or iTunes.

She’s All That

What do you get when you have stiff actors and a terrible director? Maybe the most iconic teen comedy ever made...

Hello, and welcome to Part 1 of a very special week of Macintosh & Maud Haven't Seen What?! This week, Maud has Macintosh catch up on an iconic and awful teen Pygmalion remake. Iconic because it launched a thousand jokes and imitators. Awful because it's a complete garbage fire of a film. Enjoy our review of 1999's She's All That!

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

Excerpt from "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer taken from Youtube. ℗ 1996 Squint Entertainment. You can find the song on Amazon or iTunes. Or on any adult contemporary station literally ANYWHERE.

Excerpt from "Dammit" by blink-182 taken from YouTube. ℗© 2008 Geffen Records. Forget just buying the song - you should buy all of Dude Ranch via Amazon or iTunes. Or, you know, just get this track. Your call.

In the Mood for Love / Ready Player One

It’s the most nervous Macintosh has ever been as we discuss one of his all-time favorite foreign films... 

Hello! and welcome to another episode of Macintosh and Maud Haven’t Seen What?! This week Macintosh transports Maud to 1960’s Hong Kong for a timeless film that redefines what a screen romance can be. Though he is on pins and needles hoping this movie holds up as well as when he saw it in high school... Enjoy this review of Wong Kar Wai’s 2000 classic In the Mood for Love!

Then, after the break, we saw Ready Player One. Maud enjoyed it as standard popcorn fare. Mac? Well...he might have some bigger opinions on the matter...

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

Excerpt from “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland taken from YouTube. (P) 2006 RCA/JIVE Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment. You can find this literally anywhere. It’s JT for crying out loud.

Excerpt from "Yumeji's Theme" by Shigeru Umebayashitaken from YouTube. ℗ First Name Soundtracks / Lantis Company Limited © Lantis Company Limited. Soundtrack appears to be out of print, but the song can be purchased at Amazon or iTunes.

Excerpt from “Aquellos Ojos Verdes” performed by Nat King Cole taken from YouTube. ℗ 2015 ISJRDigital. You can purchase the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Excerpt from “Angkor Wat Finale” by Michael Galasso taken from YouTube. (P)(C) 2000 Block 2 Pictures / Paradis Films. Soundtrack is out of print, but you can find the CD, used, available at Amazon.

Excerpt from "The Rockafeller Skank" by Fatboy Slim taken from YouTube. ℗ 1998 Skint Records under exclusive license to Astralwerks. You can purchase the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Hello, Dolly! / Annihilation

Sometimes a musical just needs to stay a musical, especially if you’re not going to film it well.

Welcome again to Macintosh & Maud Haven't Seen What?! This week, we set our sights on 1890's New York and discuss the wiles of Ms. Dolly Levi and her schemes to find love. At least, that's what we would've done had Walter Matthau not been such a jerk. Enjoy our review of Hello, Dolly!

After the break, we get into a debate about whether Alex Garland’s Annihilation was an interesting and thoughtful addition to the sci-fi universe, or a total garbage pile. The answer is...well, it’s complicated.

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

Excerpts from "Ribbons Down My Back", "Put on Your Sunday Clothes", "It Only Takes a Moment" and "Hello, Dolly!" all taken from YouTube. ℗© 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc. All songs can be found on the 1969 Original Cast Recording of Hello, Dolly!, which you can purchase on Amazon, iTunes, or your favorite music platform.

Excerpt from "Yumeji's Theme" by Shigeru Umebayashi taken from YouTube. ℗ First Name Soundtracks / Lantis Company Limited © Lantis Company Limited. Soundtrack appears to be out of print, but the song can be purchased at Amazon or iTunes.

Harold and Maude / Tomb Raider, Thoroughbreds

"L-I-V-E! Live! Otherwise you got nothing to talk about in the locker room."

Welcome once again to another exciting episode of Macintosh & Maud Haven't Seen What?! This week, we kick off our "Love is In the Air" series by discussing love, life and happiness through the romance of a suicide-obsessed 17-year-old and a car-jacking, smooth-talking septugenarian. It's Harold and Maude!

After the break, we double down on new movies and talk about the new and improved, action-packed Tomb Raider and the unsettling and subtle Thoroughbreds. Both deliver on exactly what the audience came for, and both (depending on your mood) are well worth watching. Just, you know, make sure you get the popcorn for one of them...

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

Excerpts from "Don't Be Shy" and "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" by Cat Stevens taken from YouTube. Both songs ℗© 2006 Universal-Island Records Ltd. They can be purchased digitally on Amazon; the original Harold and Maude soundtrack is currently out of print.

Excerpt from "Hello, Dolly!" taken from YouTube. ℗© 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc. The song and full movie cast recording of the musical can be purchased via Amazon or iTunes.

SPECIAL SEASON FINALE: Oscar Wrap-Up and Season 2 Preview

The 90th Academy Awards are over, and we've got opinions to share. LOTS of them.

The film year has come to a close (or beginning, depending on how you view things) and we've got our breakdown on the awards and our feelings about them. It was a solid, fun year with good jabs and goofs, but overall wound up being a safe year for the Academy voters. We weren't angry with too many choices...just a little disappointed in the Academy's picks overall.

After our discussion, we've got a short preview of what we're calling Season 2 (or Phase 2) of the podcast. We've got more themed films planned, more segments and fun, and overall good times for everyone. We're excited about starting again in two weeks and hope to see you there!

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SPECIAL: Oscar Songs! Ballots! Fun!

We've got a music special and a ballot breakdown for the Oscars. Check out the show notes this week for so many fun links and things to listen to.

As a special pre-Oscars offering, we’re breaking down the five nominees for Best Original Song! We have opinions and we’re not afraid of sharing them for a fairly strong crop of songs. Except for one. A very specific one.

Then, we’re getting our snacks in order, our bubbly on ice and our ballots ready for the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday. We've got final discussion of our stone-cold locks to win and talk about the stakes. A hint - someone's gonna win this year, and someone's gonna feel the pain...

Links to each of the nominated songs below: 

Audio from Paul F. Tompkins' "Phantom Threame" pulled from Demi Adejuyigbe's YouTube trailer video, and performed by Paul F. Tompkins (Vocals), Jim Boggia (Ukulele), Eban Schletter (Theremin) and Tony Thaxton (Drums). You can see the hilarious, wonderful thread (hehe) via Twitter.

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Titanic (1997)

Every night in my dreams / I fear for / the memories / of just how bad James Cameron's / script waaaaass...

We're closing out our Best Picture winners series with the much-beloved, insanely expensive and wildly successful Titanic from 1997. David's never seen this movie, and Diana saw it 6 TIMES in the theater. In what has to be one of the most bizarre movie experiences of all time, this may be the worst dialogue in one of the best-directed movies we've ever seen. This is a visual masterpiece, but don't expect to be wowed by the dumb love triangle with ultra-cheesy lines. We're all in on the technical trivia, the sheer charm and charisma of Leonardo DiCaprio, the ridiculously awkward performance of Kate Winslet, and a laundry list of Oscar nominations. Hold on to the rails as we dissect this movie like the iceberg sliced the Titanic.

After that, we talk about Game Night. It’s hilarious. It’s a movie. Go see it!

LATER THIS WEEK: Oscars Special!

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The French Connection (1971)

We might have had nicer things to say about this movie. But then we saw the Oscar nominees for 1971...

Before reviewing this movie, we recognized that William Friedkin's The French Connection was a groundbreaking and unique film. It undoubtedly has one of the greatest car chases ever committed to celluloid. But maaaan is this movie a hot mess. We argue about whether the problem with the movie is the screenplay or the director, and get a little huffy about sloppy style.

But mostly, we marvel at the sheer number of awards this movie won while STANLEY FREAKING KUBRICK had released A Clockwork Orange the same year. Oh, and Peter Bogdanovich gave us his masterpiece, The Last Picture Show. AND a little musical called Fiddler on the Roof came out. HOW DID THIS MOVIE WIN ALL THESE OSCARS?!?

Then we talk about Black Panther, the most anticipated superhero movie...well of all time. It didn't disappoint, with a stellar cast, some killer costumes and badass fight scenes and villians. Oh, and some interesting socio-political conflict just for fun. It's great - go see it.

NEXT WEEK: Titanic (1997).

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Kramer v. Kramer (1979)

It's the biggest bummer movie of all time as we watch the Kramer family fall apart. So, FUN!

Whew. This was a movie your friendly neighborhood co-hosts have been avoiding for a LONG time. And why would we be into it? It's a 2-hour film chronicling the drawn-out custody battle of a family torn apart by divorce. Oh, and it's incredibly sexist despite trying to be real and edgy. If not for Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and the adorable 8-year-old Justin Henry, this movie would be near-impossible to watch. But there's something about watching Dustin Hoffman and Justin Henry walking around the house in their underwear that helps us swallow the rest of the movie.

After the break, we talk about our last Best Picture nominee, Call Me By Your Name , which may just be as good as any movie this year. Armie Hammer got robbed, Timotheé Chalamet is amazing and the Italian countryside is just GORGEOUS.

NEXT WEEK: The French Connection (1971).

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The Sting (1973)

Be honest - you'd get conned too if Robert Redford and Paul Newman were running it against you.

The Set-Up. The Hook. The Tale. The Wire, The Shut-Out, The Sting. This week we fall into the long con with 1973's Best Picture, The Sting. George Roy Hill puts together a smart, deliberate film that takes its time to set up the con and hooks you in. It doesn't hurt that two dreamy dudes are running the game, either. Just be careful you don't lose your money to these talented grifters.

After the break, we talk about the movie destined to award Gary Oldman his first Oscar, The Darkest Hour. While we're pretty sure this movie's winning for Best Actor (and Best Makeup), there's just no way this is winning much else. In a year full of unique and visionary film, this is the most run-of-the-mill, Oscar-bait movies out. And it doesn't help that it's mostly a big puff piece for a pretty awful dude. But it's a good movie, we guess.

NEXT WEEK: Kramer v. Kramer (1979).

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Rain Man (1988)

Rain Man isn't so much a Best Picture as the best of a series of movies you might catch on basic cable on a Sunday afternoon...

SPOILER ALERT: We reviewed the costume design in-depth for Phantom Thread. If you don't want to hear spoilers, it's tagged to the end of the episode, so you can simply stop after the final music.

This week we watched 1988's Best Picture, Rain Man. The script has the same sensitivity and thoughtful understanding of autism as a brick fused with a giant boulder, and the only redeeming character also happens to be the one who has the least ability to relate to other people. We're all for Dustin Hoffman's Oscar-worthy performance, and even get some shining moments from Tom Cruise. But honestly, even though this is a pretty good movie, we have to wonder - what happened to make this the best film of 1988? Was it just that bad?

After the break, we talk about Paul Thomas Anderson's latest venture, Phantom Thread. Daniel Day-Lewis retires not with a bang, but with a subtle, twisted performance with a ton of wicked humor. Lesley Manville might just be our pick for Best Supporting Actress, and we get into a fight over Jonny Greenwood's fantastic or atrocious Mr. Rogers-esque score. 

NEXT WEEK: The Sting (1973).

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Special: OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Oscar Nominations are out which means it's time to praise AND yell at the Academy for their decisions.

If you've been listening to our podcast so far, you know we're laser-focused on the Oscars. And Tuesday morning, the race for the golden dude officially started. We're here to talk about all of our feelings on the nominees, the admittedly few snubs, and the movies we haven't (and some we DEFINITELY won't) seen yet. 6 weeks until the ceremony, and we're getting ready for a deep Oscar dive.

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The Apartment (1960)

It's a miracle of epic proportions - we both agree this is a perfect movie.

This week, David has Diana watch The Apartment, Billy Wilder's masterpiece and the 1960 Best Picture. This delightful, charming and dark romantic comedy beat PsychoSpartacus, and Inherit the Wind across the board. Jack Lemmon is a national treasure, Shirley MacLaine is delightfully melancholy and Billy Wilder has an uncanny ability to let a scene play out simply and perfectly. We have no complaints, and that's saying a lot - this is a MUST see.

NEXT WEEK: Rain Man (1988).

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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

War is madness, like the madness of a British colonel aiding the enemy. Or blowing up a bridge. That kind of stuff. 

BIG episode today! We start by reviewing the 1957 classic war drama  The Bridge on the River Kwai . We adore Alec Guinness and enjoy William Holden, but we think we should tighten things up. A lot. Still, we have no argument against the movie being that year’s Best Picture - mostly because we haven't seen any of the others...

After that, it's a big helping of new movies and award news. We review about The Post, an Oscar-bait film that nevertheless makes for a pretty good watch; Diana reviews Coco with a special appearance from our kids-movie correspondent, Lucy; and we make the rounds on the big movie winners at the Golden Globes last weekend. We're chock-block full of movies this week, so enjoy!

NEXT WEEK: The Apartment (1960). 

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Braveheart (1995)

All movies end, especially after 3+ hours. But not all movies are truly good...

We're back watching movies, and that means it's time to do a tour of Oscar-winners for Best Picture. This week, we're kicking things off with Mel Gibson's 1995 Scottish epic, Braveheart, and hoo, boy this one's a stinker. Right from the start we can't help but roll our eyes at the bad hair, the cartoon-like performances and the tedious, Vaseline-smeared slow-motion. We'll credit Mel for being charming, and some great special effects and battle scenes, but, like, Best Picture? Not even close...

After the break, we get our first new review of the year, Molly's Game. Aaron Sorkin delivers an above-average drama with healthy doses of humor and some legitimately great performances. We even consider whether Kevin Costner is Sorkin's muse who he'd just never had a chance to work with. It's not gonna win awards, but this is a pretty good watch, all things considered.

NEXT WEEK: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957).

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The Year in Movies: 2017

Ring in 2018 with our look back at the best (and worst) movies of the year!

It's a new year, and Mac and Maud take a look back at the ridiculous amount of movies we saw this year. First, we talk about trends in our movies from the podcast, and then break down the best and worst movies of 2017. After that we've packed in reviews for 3 new movies from our break: Pitch Perfect 3Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and I, Tonya. Finally, we take a look at the first half of 2018 and what it has in store for us.

NEXT WEEK: Braveheart (1995).

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Coming to America & GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS / Episode 18

We've got a mega-triple-packed episode with LOTS of stuff to talk about this week, so no wasting time!

First, Mac & Maud talk about Coming To America (1988), Eddie Murphy's first foray into portraying multiple characters. And while Mac and Maud get some good gut laughs, we can't help but think that only about 1/3 of this movie is actually...y'know...good. That being said, Rick Baker is a genius of the highest caliber, so if you're into special effects makeup you might need to see this movie. Or if you really really like Eddie Murphy.

After that, we're all in on a spoiler-free review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We know it's opening weekend, so we're determined to give nothing away. Suffice to say though, that this may be the best Star Wars film ever made, and definitely the most raw and emotionally open. Which also means it has some of the most hilarious jokes the franchise has been able to offer. It's Star Wars, so I mean, it's not like you're not going to see it, but still - we give it our hearty recommendation.

FINALLY, Mac & Maud share their thoughts on the Golden Globe Nominations from this past Monday. The Golden Globes aren't the ultimate decider of who the Academy Awards will feature, but they're definitely the kickoff to awards season, so we take some stock of who's in the mix and who's getting nominated purely for seat filler. Consider it your pre-pre-pre-Oscars cast...or something like that...

NO MOVIE NEXT WEEK - MERRY CHRISTMAS! NEXT TIME: Braveheart (1995).

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The Right Stuff / Episode 17

Mac & Maud had mixed reactions watching Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn and Dennis Quaid punch a hole in the sky in 1983's The Right Stuff. Space is awesome, and there's plenty of fun, hilarious anecdotes highlighting the insanity of the Mercury 7 program and America's flights into space. But as much as this movie may hold a special place in one of our intrepid host's heart, this movie doesn't hold up great. It's long, and sometimes a slog, and despite some of the fun performances this isn't the best-written movie we've ever seen. But, hey, isn't it worth it to watch early-80's Jeff Goldblum and Harry Shearer yukking it up?

After the break, Mac & Maud talk about seeing two of the year's best films, both hurtling toward the Oscars in a major way. First is our most-anticipated watch, The Disaster Artist, James Franco's hilarious yet poignant exploration of the creation and filming of the cult classic, The Room. Then, after a quick jaunt to a major-chain theater and 20 minutes of previews, we saw The Shape of Water, which has one of the best female performances we've ever seen in one of the most incredible movies and stories we've ever seen. It's a one-two punch of real Oscar contenders, and awards season is in full swing.

NEXT WEEK: Coming to America (1988) PLUS Golden Globes Nominations...

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Music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

The Sound of Music / Episode 16

Macintosh & Maud have confidence that 1965's Best Picture Winner The Sound of Music has a well-earned place in the canon of popular film. It's got powerful music and lyrics from Rodgers & Hammerstein, an outstanding screenplay that propels the story forward, and some fantastic directing from legend Robert Wise. But that's not what we consider our favorite things about the movie:

  • Julie Andrews is just the absolute best.
  • Christopher Plummer has a pretty awesome nickname for the movie.
  • Julie Andrews is a global treasure who deserves our love and adoration.
  • Captain von Trapp ripping a Nazi flag is still pretty great.
  • Julie Andrews should be in EVERY movie.

After the break, we talk about the outstanding Three Billboards outside Ebbings, Missouri. Martin McDonagh's third feature softens his fairly brutal, profane and dark style with a welcome dose of love and empathy. There's not a moment of screen time wasted, and there's some amazing performances, especially Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. If it's playing in your area, get out and go see it.

NEXT WEEK: The Right Stuff (1983).

You can email us with feedback at macintoshandmaud@gmail.com, or you can connect with us on Instagram (macintosh.and.maud) and Facebook.

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Music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.