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WO: Weekly Obsessions

You know it’s been a crazy couple of weeks at work when you have recurring dreams … about work. The only way to combat such nonsense? Let’s start with these four highlights:

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  1. “The Great Gatsby”: Despite touting its soundtrack as the best of 2013, I hadn’t seen the Baz Luhrmann masterpiece until recently. It’s a visual spectacle and takes F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s narrative to explosive, extravagant new heights.
  2. Aziz Ansari’s Love Advice: I can’t wait to read the undoubtedly hilarious writing debut from Ansari, called “Modern Romance.” Till then, BuzzFeed graciously cooridinated a Q&A sesh that doesn’t disappoint.
  3. Warriors Win!: I was thrilled to have both of my Bay Areas in the playoffs recently, but sadly the Lightning didn’t pull through against the Blackhawks. Thankfully, the Warriors brought home a trophy for the first time in 40 years — what a sight to see!
  4. “GDFR” ­– Flo Rida f. Sage the Gemini & Lookas: This song should be in the dictionary next to “pump-up jam.” Whether you’re hitting the gym or the bar, you just feel like you can take on the world after hearing this one.

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Get Ready for This Year’s Best Soundtrack

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Yeah, I said it. A friend shared this playlist with me last week, and I’ve had it on repeat ever since.

It starts with JAY-FREAKING-Z.

There’s a glowing hit from stellar bands like Florence + The Machine and The xx.

And covers of “Back to Black” and “Crazy in Love” (Hint: Only one features Beyoncé … choose wisely).

Put it on, and just try and tell me you don’t love it.

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Well-played, Baz Luhrmann. Well-played.