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All of the world's greatest art is stolen. Each week the Shields Brothers talk about musicians, game developers, authors, artists and film makers and reveal who they were influenced by or who they just straight up copied.

Who Stole What? Shields Brothers

    • Performing Arts

All of the world's greatest art is stolen. Each week the Shields Brothers talk about musicians, game developers, authors, artists and film makers and reveal who they were influenced by or who they just straight up copied.

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

    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.

    • 12 min
    158. Ghostbusters 2016 Still Stealing #FlashbackFriday

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

    • 15 min
    157. How Do You Think About Music? Musical Tropes

    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!

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

    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!

    • 23 min
    155. The Ubiquitous 3 Chords : The Beatles & One Direction

    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 and What Makes You Beautiful

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

    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 review of our Falsetto episode by Dennis DiClaudio.

    • 11 min

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