Tag: Bo Diddley

  • Did Lorde Rip Off George Michael?

    Did Lorde Rip Off George Michael?

    Thoughts on Lorde’s new single, a familiar ’50s rock groove, and the hyper-litigious state of the music industry’s copyright law.

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  • Hearing the “Bo Diddley Beat” in Everything

    Hearing the “Bo Diddley Beat” in Everything

    A powerful OpEd on hearing familiarity through artificial musical boundaries and what happens when we look at our own aesthetic tastes under a microscope.

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  • One Chord to Rule Them All

    One Chord to Rule Them All

    When Bob Marley toured New Zealand for the first and only time in 1979 (he died in 1981), I’d never heard music like it. His visit was so significant that he was a lead item on the nation’s main TV channel’s prime time news. He left a significant impression on our own musical culture, from […]

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