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

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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.

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158. Ghostbusters 2016 Still Stealing #FlashbackFriday

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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 see an all female cast — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Michael K. Williams (Omar from The Wire).

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157. How Do You Think About Music? Musical Tropes

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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 and What Makes You Beautiful

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

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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 review of our Falsetto episode by Dennis DiClaudio.

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153. Girly Man Singing: Falsetto Explained

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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.

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152. The Legends of Prince

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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.

If you didn’t listen to last week’s podcast, check out our thank you to Prince via a cover of his song, Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince).

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