Zayn Malik (in the light blue pants) from One Direction has left the band, leaving millions of young girls heart broken. Apparently, there are two directions. In consideration, we are re-broadcasting our episode on the stealing hearts of One Direction.
Break out the artisanal cheese! Your sneaking suspicion that everyone at NPR sounds the same is dead on!
There is a developing affectation coming from NPR. Just like the Valley Girl in the 1990s or the old-time radio voice, the NPR voice is the new accent of the elite. Whether you’re eating your Serial or living This American Life, you won’t need a Radio Lab to hear what we’re talking about.
We talk songs that instantly would be labeled plagiarism if the Blurred Lines verdict stands and takes precedent. You’ll be pretty surprised! Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Muse, Goldfrapp, The Beatles, etc. etc.
Also, we did a special podcast about stealing from the Emerald Isle. Hope you are subscribed to our Who Stole What? podcast. We are nearing 100 episodes!! You can subscribe on iTunes, listen on TuneIn Radio or from our web site.
We had to talk about the Blurred Lines verdict that came out yesterday. So this is a bonus-bonus episode. WARNING: Rory had to rant a little. For another assessment, take a look at the article from Future of Music Coalition.
Note: Rory’s rant includes some errors … Robin Thicke’s interview was in Rolling Stone, not GQ.
For some crazy reason, our parents gave us Irish names. Rory’s middle name is “Mickeen.” Our other brother is named Devin Patrick. Tristan’s middle name is Dailey. We love Irish music. So, in celebration of St. Paddy’s (St. Patty’s) Day, we sing a bit on this podcast and we share some serious stealing from the Emerald Isle. Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day!