Posts filed under “Music”

Friday Night Music IP Litigation: Robin Thicke vs Marvin Gaye

The argument that the beat and falsetto are property of the Marvin Gaye estate strikes me as a stretch. These songs have a similarities, but its a gonna be tough for the Gaye Estate to prove infringement.


Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up


Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell



Listeners were able to discern similarities between the songs, particularly with regards to the beat and Thicke’s vocal delivery. Apparently this included the family of Marvin Gaye, as this week Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. (real name Clifford Harris, Jr.) filed a lawsuit against the late singer’s relatives, alleging that the defendants have “claimed ownership of an entire genre.”

Uh huh: Thicke and company’s lawyers are getting pre-emptive.

In the filing, which can be read here, Thicke’s lawyers claim that the similarities between the two songs are totally common: “[There] are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements.”



Blurred lines (Duke Cover) (August 2nd, 2013)

Robin Thicke Doesn’t Want to ‘Give Up’ ‘Blurred Lines’ to Gaye’s Family, Yahoo

Robin Thicke Is Really Sorry to Sue Marvin Gaye’s Heirs, BusinessWeek

Robin Thicke and Company File a Lawsuit Against Marvin Gaye’s Family Over ‘Blurred Lines’, Zimbio

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Intellectual Property, Music

Blurred lines (Duke Cover)

My favorite cover of this:

3 Mics
1 Guitar

We love being in a sweaty shed together so much we did it again…

As an after thought we rustled up another cover for you all…
So here it is. Our live, beatbox, acoustic version of:


original version after the jump

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Category: Music, Weekend

Totally Infectious

This is what is getting me moving tonight: Return of Real Hip Hop

Category: Music, Weekend

Rappers Be Lying ‘Bout Their Do-Re-Mi

This is hilarious:   Jay-Z Is Right: Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money Click for interactive experience Source: Businessweek

Category: Digital Media, Music, Weekend

Twelve Musical Tones

Vi Hart, explores the nature of randomness and pattern, using Stravinsky’s 12-tone music as a starting-point and rocketing through constellations, the nature of reality. Twelve Tones hat tip boingboing

Category: Mathematics, Music, Weekend

Kat Edmonson Covers ‘Just Like Heaven’

Kat Edmonson ‘Just Like Heaven’ from her 2009 album ‘Take To The Sky’       Previously: Just Like Heaven (August 13th, 2010) (A lovely cover of The Cure’s Just Like Heaven from Katie Melua)  

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Where Did You 1st Pick Up the Name Satchmo?

“You’ve got to be good or as bad as the devil. … Even if we had two, three days off I still had to blow that horn a few hours to keep up the chops.” – Louis Armstrong Published on Jun 25, 2013 Interview by Michael Aisner and James R. Stein 1964. Ravinia near Chicago…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Fleetwood Mac, Jones Beach Theater

Last weekend, on a gorgeous evening, I took the missus to see Fleetwood Mac at Jones Beach Theater.

They were never my kinda band, although I will admit to liking the album Fleetwood Mac. Their breakout hit, Rumors, was too commercial for me, lacking much of an edge. (Bill Clinton adopted Don’t Stop (thinking about tomorrow) as his campaign theme song)

The years have treated the songs surprisingly well — they more or less hold up. My guess is because of what an interesting and brilliant guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is. (I had no idea prior). Stevie Nicks has a huge fan base who adore her, but I found her sincere but a bit ditzy, and she seemingly messed up the lyrics to Rhiannon.

They are doing a national tour, and I assume they are going to get tighter as the shows go on. If you are a fan, you are encouraged to go. Everyone else can skip it.


Photos after the jump



Fleetwood Mac, Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
FLeetwood mac setlist


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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Friday Night Mash Up: I Heart Bowie

  DJ Supercrunk spent the last few months working on a David Bowie-inspired mash-up tribute album entitled I HEART BOWIE. You can download the album for free at IHEARTBOWIEPROJECT.COM. He sampled David Bowie’s music and remixed it with hip-hop heavyweights. As a long-time Bowie fan and a hip-hop DJ, he considers this piece of work…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

The Beastles: Ill Submarine

Dig it: Audio mixed by dj BC. Video by Thriftshop XL. From the album “Ill Submarine” dj BC spins Saturday nights at Gatsby’s in Atlanta:

Category: Music, Weekend