Friday, March 13, 2015
The Weekend Mix, 3/13/15
Our good friend Ken D suggested in an email to me that the ruling against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over their smash hit "Blurred Lines" might be a good topic of discussion for Burning Wood. I don't disagree with Ken D. But I may be the only one who agrees with the verdict.
Andy Hermann wrote a terrific piece for L.A. Weekly, even if I don't agree with a lot of what he's saying. This particularly:
"By this logic, the Bob Marley estate can sue pretty much every reggae artist of the past 30 years. The Bo Diddley estate can sue George Michael for "Faith" and Bow Wow Wow for "I Want Candy." Phil Spector can sue The Raveonettes for their entire catalog."
Has anyone ever heard any song by The Raveonettes and unequivocally stated "Hey! That's 'Be My Baby!" Has anyone ever heard the first five seconds of "Blurred Lines" and NOT said "Hey! That's 'Got To Give It Up!"
I realize I am opening a can of worms here and I realize that I am oversimplifying, and actually ignoring facts and law. But what the hell? I created a Weekend Mix for you.
Christine Sixteen- Kiss
Little Johnny Jewel- Television
Don't Bother Me- Kami Thompson
Halloween (Bonfire Night)- Steve Nieve w/Ron Sexsmith
Overnight Lows- Peter Wolf
Between Us- Robert Palmer
Carlisle Wheeling- The Monkees
Rivers (Of The Hidden Funk)- Joe Walsh
Do You Want My Job- Little Village
Conscience Clean (I Went To Spain)- Pernice Bros.
How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart- Norah Jones
Anna Stesia- Prince
All The Nasties- Elton John
True- James Booker