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11-15-13 Footnotes
Show 416: The 2013 Turkey Shoot, Lady Gaga Review, Jim's DIJ




1 For years the record industry has been going after people violating copyright through piracy. But now, lyrics are under fire. The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has sent a number of takedown notices to websites who put up song lyrics without permission. Lyrics Mania and Rap Genius are among those targeted.

2 Colonel Tom Parker knew that Elvis Presley’s death wouldn’t mean the end of Elvis Presley, Inc. And the big business of death continues with Michael Jackson. Even without the superstar’s presence, the Cirque du Soleil production, “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour,” recently became the number nine top-grossing tour of all time, earning $325.1 million.

3a It’s Turkey time! Let out all your holiday frustrations on some well-deserving musical turkeys. Here are the albums that most let Jim and Greg down in 2013:

Greg
Jay-Z, Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks
Kanye West, Yeezus

Jim
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
My Bloody Valentine, mbv
The Flaming Lips, The Terror

3b Everyone’s a critic, so Jim and Greg turn the rifle over to the listeners:
Izzy from Carbondale IL: Kings of Leon, Mechanical Bull
Peter from Newmarket, NH: Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Mike from Chicago, IL: Boards of Canada, Tomorrow’s Harvest

4 “Anti-diva” Lady Gaga has just released her third album, Artpop. and it’s headed for #1. The title is a brazen declaration of its content, but after a few plays, neither Jim nor Greg feel much like the album is "Art" at all. While Jim does think the music is still as groovy as ever, he can't get over the pandering, nonsensical lyrics., especially considering her attempts to empower her fans. So, Jim says Burn It. Greg refuses to step over the threshold, explaining that the music underwhelms with conventional, risk-averse EDM courtesy of big name producers like DJ White Shadow. Lady Gaga has built a career out of twisting the formula, but Greg doesn’t hear any reinvention: Trash It.

5 Recently Jim’s better half was watching VH1 promos of the new TLC biopic. It got him thinking about better R&B and hip hop groups from the ‘90s like Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue. The two came together in 1993 for “Whatta Man.” To Jim, this is a girl group sound at its best—with En Vogue’s “perfect” choruses and Salt-N-Pepa's witty verses over a sample of Linda Lyndell’s original 1968 hit. Jim wants this funky tribute to “a God-sent original, the man of my dreams” on his Desert Island Jukebox.



Songs Featured in Show #416
Goose Island Credit Music: Pure Sunray, "Caramel," Pure Sunray, 2013
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, “Blinded By the Light,” The Roaring Silence, Warner Bros., 1976
Michael Jackson, “Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough,” Off the Wall, Epic, 1979
The Ohio Players, “Jive Turkey,” Skin Tight, Mercury, 1974
Jay-Z, “Picasso Baby,” Magna Carta… Holy Grail, Roc-A-Fella/Universal, 2013
Jay-Z, “Tom Ford,” Magna Carta… Holy Grail, Roc-A-Fella/Universal, 2013
Justin Timberlake, “Take Back the Night,” The 20/20 Experience—2 of 2, RCA, 2013
Justin Timberlake, “Amnesia,” The 20/20 Experience—2 of 2, RCA, 2013
Nine Inch Nails, “Copy of A,” Hesitation Marks, Columbia, 2013
Nine Inch Nails, “All Time Low,” Hesitation Marks, Columbia, 2013
Otis Redding, “I Want to Thank You,” The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, Volt/Altco, 1965
ABBA, “Thank You for the Music,” Thank You for the Music, Epic, 1983
Kings of Leon, “Don’t Matter,” Mechanical Bull, RCA, 2013
Arcade Fire, "Awful Sound," Reflektor, Merge, 2013
Boards of Canada, “Reach for the Dead,” Tomorrow’s Harvest, Warp, 2013
My Bloody Valentine, “If I Am,” mbv, self-released, 2013
Kanye West, “On Sight,” Yeezus, Def Jam, 2013
Kanye West, “I’m In It,” Yeezus, Def Jam, 2013
Kanye West, “Blood On the Leaves,” Yeezus, Def Jam, 2013
The Flaming Lips, “Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die,” The Terror, Warner Bros., 2013
The Flaming Lips, “The Terror,” The Terror, Warner Bros., 2013
Dee Dee Sharp, “Mashed Potato Time,” It’s Mashed Potato Time, Cameo, 1962
Lady Gaga, “Aura,” ARTPOP, Interscope, 2013
Lady Gaga, “Manicure,” ARTPOP, Interscope, 2013
Lady Gaga feat. R. Kelly, “Do What U Want,” ARTPOP, Interscope, 2013
Lady Gaga, “Applause,” ARTPOP, Interscope, 2013
Lady Gaga, “Jewels n' Drugs,” ARTPOP, Interscope, 2013
Salt-N-Pepa feat. En Vogue, “Whatta Man,” Very Necessary, Next Plateau/London, 1993
The Beatles, “Any Time at All,” A Hard Day’s Night, Parlophone, 1964
Parquet Courts, “Master of My Craft (Live on Sound Opinions),” Light Up Gold, Dull Tools/What’s Your Rupture?, 2012
Van Morrison, "Madame George," Astral Weeks, Warner Bros., 1968
Arcade Fire, "Here Comes the Night Time," Reflektor, Merge, 2013


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