I always thought they played Sweet Caroline at Carolina games because of the homophonics (still legal in NC!), but apparently everyone plays it, except, now, Penn State.
Anyway, I was forced by circumstances beyond my control to visit a Whole Foods for the first time today, and the piped-in music as I navigated the organic produce was Neil Young's Southern Man, and the lyrics about a father vowing to kill the black man who has been miscegenating with his daughter were just more Muzak to the ladies in the yoga pants and tatted-up dudes filling their little carts with expensive prepared items.
And then I stopped by Walgreen's, and they were playing I Wanna Be Sedated. Which may be apt for the clientele, and of course the Ramones are old-people's music for a sizable chunk of the world's population, but it was amusing to me nonetheless.
We've talked here before about visiting grandpa in the home and realizing as the Big Band tunes come over the speakers that we, too, will be hearing the popular music of our youth as we tuck into our gruel. It's begun.