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Probably the most famous bit of philosophy that Andy Warhol ever uttered – ignoring the indelible mark he made on the realms of music and theater and art – was that, “In the future, everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” Since the artist first made that proclamation in 1968, the phrase has been used to justify innumerable entertainment industry phenomena and other such passing fads. Since that time, while trends in pop culture have changed both dramatically and...

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Thursday, 04 August 2011
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Those who graduated high school before 1998 (read: before high-speed internet was available virtually everywhere including rural areas and before file sharing sites forced the bottom out of the bootleg album industry) may remember when one of the easiest ways for young fans to really prove their undying fan-dom for a band was to know every song and every lyric in a band's catalogue and be able to recall them by rote. Some kids would even play “Name That Tune”...

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Wednesday, 03 August 2011
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Oh you lucky lil' junkies, Y'know, I give you lil' ingrates a lot an' don' ask fer much back, but I think I out-did myself fo'ya dis week junkie. Not too long ago, I did the "unthinkable" an' walked right inta major label central an' started layin' my sticky fingas on stuff. 'At's kinda like wavin' a AK-47 aroun' in Times Square an' expectin' ta walk out in one piece, butcha know what? I pulled it off bitch! Dis week...

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Wednesday, 03 August 2011
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Look around the pop diaspora in 2011, and you might be surprised to discover that something's missing: innocence. It sounds impossible to believe, but think about it – when's the last time you heard some sugary pop which didn't have some ulterior motive? The prevailing trend in both pop and indie rock has been to sugarcoat hard feelings recently, and play to some kind of overdone irony; Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera built their careers on such fashionably professional pop,...

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Tuesday, 02 August 2011