Good Quotes Gone Wild: John Green

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Last week, The Fault In Our Stars author and popular YouTuber, John Green, announced that he had mistakenly plagiarized a 13-year girl’s Tumblr. He fessed up in the video below.  Apparently, this happens all the time among authors, by mistake or on purpose. We talk our favorite misattributed quotes and share some surprisingly famous examples. Borrowing (and stealing) is alive and well!

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Vlog Brothers Fess Up To Stealing

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Talking U2 to U

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We’re talking U2 in this episode … U2’s iTunes controversy forcing the download of their new album, their music stories and thievery.

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In Defense of Beck: The Sample King

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When Beck won the Grammy for Best Album last Sunday, Kanye stormed the stage. Kanye later said Beck should give his award to Beyonce, implying Beck was not a real artist. We take you on a Beck ride through some of his coolest and biggest samples and steals. Remember good artists borrow, great artists steal.

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Pewdiepie Remix (Beck inspired)

Our favorite Beck songs use spoken word samples. We use the same technique to make this Pewdiepie Remix. In case you’re not a fan of Pewdiepie, he is the #1 YouTuber in the world.

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Snake Charmer Music – Victorian Strippers to Gangsta Rap: Who Stole What Personalized Playlist (3)

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Our listener, Carlos, sent us a gangster rap song and asked us to “Who Stole What-ify” it. Rory traced the song from the Chicano rapper to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and to the world’s most infamous audition tape (hint: The Beatles).

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Downton Abbey Road Remix

In this week’s bonus episode, we talked about the Beatles and the Victorian era. Se we thought you’d like to see the Shields Brothers version of the Victoria Beatles.

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Stolen Loves Songs: Valentine’s Day Special

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How Deep Is Your Love? We tell you how the Bee Gees stole your heart (and another artist’s music) to make their classic love ballad. We also talk about a few of our favorite stolen loves song from the Beach Boys, Dion and The Belmonts, the Doors and The Kinks.

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How Deep Is Your Love cover by Shields Brothers

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Songs For Lovers – Shields Brothers Playlist

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We know all you suckers are completely unprepared for Valentine’s Day. So here’s a list of romantic songs that may get you off the hook. FYI … these are our ideas of what love songs should be so it may be a bit weird.

Here are the songs:

“Put A Spell On You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Tristan’s pick)
“Tender” by Blur (Rory’s pick)
“Book of Love” by The Magnetic Fields (Tristan’s pick)
“Son of a Gun” by the Vaselines (Rory’s pick)
“Sie Liebt Dich” by The Beatles (Tristan’s pick)
“I Can Change” by LCD Soundsystem (Rory’s pick)
“Forever Together” by Foxy Shazam (Rory’s pick)
“Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and The News (Rory and Tristan’s pick)
“Electric Demons” by Electric Six (Rory’s pick)

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Tangerine: Original Love Song from the Shields Brothers

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Kanye West: The Gold Digger of Samples?

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Now we’re not saying Mr. Kim Kardashian “is a gold digger but he ain’t messing with no broke broke.” Seriously though, Kanye is one of our favorite artists … but he’s also a sample thief. We talk about it in this week’s episode.

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NPR Tiny Desk Contest – The Programmer

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series is doing a contest and we submitted our original song, The Programmer. The Programmer is a real Who Stole What composition. So … putting our money where our mouth is … we take you through all of the influences we used. Let us know what you think. If you want a copy of the song, send us an email (shieldsbrothers at gmail.com) and we’ll send it to you.

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Shields Brothers “The Programmer”

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