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Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal

Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal


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Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal




159. Melania Trump: You Couldn’t Steal From Anybody Else?

This is a podcast primarily about music but on occasion we have to recognize other forms of stealing. At the RNC last night, Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama. The irony was too good not to talk about it.


158. Ghostbusters 2016 Still Stealing #FlashbackFriday

The new Ghostbusters movie is out this weekend and we ain’t afraid of no ghosts or plagiarism accusations. So we’re looking at the Ghostbuster theme and all the drama that swirled around this famous plagiarism case. BTW, we’re excited to…Read more ›


157. How Do You Think About Music? Musical Tropes

Traditionally, we break music up into genres – rock, country, classical, etc. But what if we broke it up in a different way? This week we talk about musical tropes that transcend genre. Enjoy!


156. Italians Didn’t Just Invent the Meatball: Musical Terms

So many of the words we use in music come from some surprising places. We had fun with this week’s musicology episode looking at common classical music terms you know – piano, A cappella, and even tuba. Hope you enjoy!


155. The Ubiquitous 3 Chords : The Beatles & One Direction

Summer will be here this weekend! And this episode is sweet but short — we talk about the chords that connect Grease, One Direction and The Beatles. We do a singing demonstration – Enjoy! Shields Brothers Mashup: Twist & Shout…Read more ›


154. The Beat That Dominates Music: The 4 on the Floor

We’re continuing with our special musicology series this week. This time we’re talking about the beat that came along that has dominated music since the 1970s — the 4 on the Floor. Big thanks to The A.V.Club for the great…Read more ›


153. Girly Man Singing: Falsetto Explained

Men’s high voices – ever wonder why Adam Levine or Justin Timberlake sound like that? Falsetto is the answer. Do women have falsetto? Take a listen to a special musicology episode.


152. The Legends of Prince

Still reeling from Prince’s death, we decided to talk about some of his most famous exploits and songwriting stories – some good, some a little steal-y, some involving Michael Jackson. We love you Prince.


151. Prince: Nothing Compares 2 U

Profoundly sadden by the death of Prince today. He was a huge influence on us. We think nothing compares to Prince so here’s our cover of Nothing Compares 2 U written by Prince, made famous by Sinéad O’Connor.


150. Monkey Business: Who Owns What?

We couldn’t resist a little monkey business this week. In this podcast we talk about the infamous monkey selfie lawsuit. This takes copyright to a new kingdom – the animal kingdom.


149. What’s In A Name? Do Song Titles Matter?

Since the turn of the century, one word song titles have dominated the charts. Is this a result of big data and behavioral economics number crunching or is it just a advertising scheme? Have you noticed the rise of the…Read more ›


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day! We did some LIVE SINGING on a traditional Irish folk song, I’ll Tell Me Ma, for ya! You can get it on iTunes. We included a Mumford and Sons cover of The Wanderer. Enjoy!


147. The Music of Deadpool: I Like to Score 2

Deadpool is sweeping the nation. It has become the highest grossing rated “R” movie in history. Super heroes win again! With Deadpool, we’re continuing our “I Like to Score” theme (we started with episode 99. The Music of Better Call…Read more ›


146. #FreeKesha and Dr. Luke

#FreeKesha has been the rallying cry for many major pop stars over the past few days including Adele, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, etc. We don’t know what happened between Kesha and Dr. Luke but we do know Dr. Luke is…Read more ›


145. Coachella: Why It Works and Why It’s Not Helping

At last night’s Grammy’s, Lady Gaga did the tribute to David Bowie. It’s a sad commentary when you can’t find a popular rock artist(s) to pay tribute to a great rock icon. Not that we don’t like Lady Gaga ……Read more ›


144. Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Shows (rebroadcast)

Ready for Sunday’s Super Bowl Halftime show? Take a listen to our choices for the 10 greatest Super Bowl Halftime shows of all time. Enjoy the game, the nachos and the halftime show this Super Bowl Sunday!


143. When Politicians Steal Songs

Election season is in full swing. Politicians are back to stealing songs, using songs without permission. In this episode, we talk about the history of political songs and fights between artists and politicians.


142. David Bowie & The Most Famous Steal Ever

Today we mourn the passing of a great icon, David Bowie. In this podcast episode, we talk about David Bowie’s career and possibly the most famous steal ever, Ice Ice Baby versus Under Pressure. We covered Under Pressure with our…Read more ›


141. Happy New Year 2016 & Resolutions!

At the last minute, we putting up our last podcast of 2015. We give you a couple of our resolutions for 2016 along with a very brief sneak listen to our upcoming album. Also, our friend and fellow alum from…Read more ›


140. The Force Awakens to Star Wars Music Steals and More

Next week the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, will be released into theaters. Along with the rest of the world, we are super excited. Tristan even experienced Star Wars in the darkest jungles of Peru last week (on…Read more ›