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Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? Apparently, David Bowie, Dirty Projectors and T.I.

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In watching the opening credits of SpongeBob Squarepants, in which that gravel-voiced pirate sings the crucial question, “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” did you ever pause and think, “What fascinating, subtle allusions to the likes of T.I.’s ‘Whatever You Like,’ Bowie’s ‘Queen Bitch’ and the work of dissonant indie chirpers, Dirty Projectors”?
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The Anthropological Power of the Long-Unavailable (But Never Forgotten) ‘Decline of Western Civilization’ Trilogy

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For years now, Penelope Spheeris’ Decline of Western Civilization documentaries have loomed larger as artifacts and specters than as actual films, thanks in no small part to their decades-long lack of availability via official channels. They were never previously available on DVD, due to a combination of licensing issues and the director’s own reluctance to revisit them; if you wanted to see them, you had to buy a pricey VHS copy on eBay (and then find a way to watch a VHS tape) or, more likely, a bootleg.
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10 Rock Songs About Rock Icons

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The Flavorwire inbox recently took delivery of a press release about a song called “Mick Jagger,” courtesy of NYC band Baked. The song itself is not bad at all, notwithstanding the fact that its lyrics don’t appeal to have a great deal to do with Jagger himself, and it catalyzed one of our endless intra-office geekouts: what about other songs named for and/or about music industry icons? So, it’s list time! Here are ten particularly notable examples, for better or …Read More