Heaven is whenever we can get together
Sit down on your floor, and listen to your records
We Can Get Together by The Hold Steady

After a song full of references to other bands, the payoff comes here — it’s in service of communication between friends and lovers

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With all the living members of the cityscape skins
You and me and gideon
Curves & Nerves by The Hold Steady

The gang would later be reinvigorated under new leadership

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Say a prayer for the Cityscape Skins
Half are getting sprung and half are going back in
You Gotta Dance (With Who You Came to the Dance With) by The Hold Steady

The Skins, given their habits of dealing drugs and stabbing people, are understandably in and out of jail

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Much more New Podcast: Rakim (#65) by Outside the Lines With Rap Genius (Ft. Julia Hannafin, Rakim & SameOldShawn) 8

Including, at the very end, the story of how Ra got introduced to Dapper Dan, who would go on to make many of Ra’s iconic clothes

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Rakim was only a teenager when he broke into the New York rap scene New Podcast: Rakim (#65) by Outside the Lines With Rap Genius (Ft. Julia Hannafin, Rakim & SameOldShawn) 8

Just think about that. He was 17 when the first single came out. What was I doing at 17? Certainly not reinventing an art form, unless that art form was how to get the smell of cigarettes off your hands and clothes so your parents don’t notice

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And rock 'n roll could never ever hip-hop like this On Fire by Stetsasonic

This line would be sampled for Handsome Boy Modeling School’s 1999 track called, surprisingly, “Rock ‘N’ Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This)”. HBMS, of course, has as one of its members this song’s DJ, Prince Paul

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Aren't you somethin' to admire
Cause your shine is somethin' like a mirror
Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

The “you” in this song, Justin publicly acknowledged after much speculation (and to the surprise of absolutely no one), is his wife, Jessica Biel

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An experienced academic could have suggested that the MOOC include guided practice – homework – after each chapter How Google Teaches by ProfPBush 4

Indeed, studies demonstrate that two or more hours of homework a night is linked to better results in almost every academic category.

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Fountains of Wayne Hotline Fountains of Wayne Hotline by Robbie Fulks

The abrupt ending of this tune is a parody of a different FOW moment — the ending of their biggest hit, “Stacey’s Mom.” See 3:14, below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLfasMPOU4&feature=kp

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No new chords introduced Fountains of Wayne Hotline by Robbie Fulks

Good advice! Grant suggests that, even though you want the bridge to sound different than the rest of this song, you can achieve this effect not by using new chords, but simply by re-ordering the ones you’re already using. Thus, you keep consistency even when introducing new information. Way to go, Grant!

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