Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk? Liberal Borrowing 2013!

For those of you that are new – I call stealing something in the name of art liberal borrowing.
For those of you that knew – what didn’t you tell the new people?

My latest discovery comes in the form of Hey Rosetta’s Red Heart.  Though it’s not as cut-and-dry cut-and-paste as some of my cases, I think you’d be remit to not admit a blatant similarity to Better Than Ezra’s In the Blood.  Take a listen to the opening melody structures and meet me down below:

Okay it’s more like a liberal liberal borrowing.  Or maybe one just reminds me of the other.  Kind of like how the opening of Churchill’s Change reminds me of Dean Martin’s Sway:

Oh what do you know about anything!

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Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk? Let’s Play Liberal Borrowing Or Homage!

It’s been a few months since I’ve championed originality in music, or as I call it whilst demonizing (rock and roll!) it – liberal borrowing.

Of the latest two occurrences, one I should have caught a while back.  The last time I mentioned Ryan Star on this blog was to pick on his name (go on – click it… it’s one of my better posts).

Needless to say, I embedded the video for his song Breathe, and I never noticed that it’s opening guitar solo sounded oddly familiar…

  • Ryan Star’s Breathe

Ringo any bells?

  • John Lennon’s Woman

I would consider it an homage if it was about the same thing.  But it’s not.  So it’s…

LIBERAL BORROWING!

As for my latest find, I overheard this song playing overhead in a sports bar:

  • Lee Brice’s Hard to Love

Any other song’s intro come racing to mind?

  • Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car

What’s the verdict here – liberal borrowing or homage?

LIBERAL BORROWING AGAIN!