In 1976 the nation was two hundred years old and the Eagles released "Hotel California" – their album about how things had worked out. California was the end of the line. Everything had led to California, the land of absurd and empty excess. And one of the hit singles from that album was "Life in the Fast Lane" – that song about Hollywood excess. Faster, faster, the lights are turning red… Everything, all the time… And forty-three years later...
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