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distant cousins

To be clear, I do have numerous cousins (so many!) and all but one live far away (other provinces, other countries), but this post isn't about any of them...

There's a regular feature on CBC radio where listeners propose two different songs that seem to share uncanny similarities -- either by accident or as an homage to another great musical artist. They call this feature "distant cousins". I listened recently to a podcast interview of Men At Work frontman Colin Hay. They discussed the infamous Down Under court case in which it was decided they "copied" the children's "Kookaburra" song for a flute riff. It was an ugly battle. The question is, where does inspiration stop and copyright infringement start. Tough call, and I'm not sure court is where to decide.

Which brings me to my current ongoing project. I wrote about it waaaay back in the summer of 2016.  And I've been working on it off and on since then -- putting it away for long per…

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