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“I Think I Love You” Twice--Television-Generated Pop Culture 2

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The Partridge Family was family television in the 70s, a notion that a single-mother family could earn its living by singing and driving around in a 1957 bus painted in a Mondrian motif.  It was fantastic, in a literal sense, and broadly appealing.

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Muzak-2

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Talk about branding, call music something else way the heck back in another time (elevator music, muzak) to denote the arrangement of pop tunes into even thinner cotton-candy versions of themselves  for fill in malls and elevators and you’re good to go, have money in the bank. 

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The Left Banke--The Name’s Not “Steve,” It’s “Steven”

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I was in a cool store the other day called The Green Man: Vintage and Vinyl (you can guess what kind of store it is), and I heard a song.  One of the store’s many virtues is that the in-store music is indeed provided by vinyl played on a grand old turntable, and more often than not I recognize what’s being played.  On this occasion, the song was “Pretty Ballerina,” and it made me realize how many years had passed since I heard that song.

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The Lost Clash Album

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I like Meatloaf.  I’ve liked him since my first year of university, during the whole eight months of which there was never a minute when Bat Out Of Hell wasn’t blasting from somebody’s dorm room.  Despite that oversaturation, I still never tire of “Bat Out of Hell,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night),” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”  Of course, a large part of the credit for the success of that last song goes to Ellen Foley, who provided the truly immortal female vocals (“What’s it gonna be, boy?  Yes – or—NO?”).

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