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My Sweet Lord, this is a Melancholy story

There’s an elephant of a story over at the New York Times, “Musician Apologizes for Advertising Track That Upset the White Stripes.” It’s all about this guy who wrote a song that ended up sounding an awful lot like a song that this other guy had written. And how this other guy (that being Mr. White) took offense to the work of Mr. Kraft, a subcontractor to the folks who were producing a soundtrack for an ad being made for the US Air Force.

The whole thing’s a bomb, but the fact pattern keeps irritating something in my brain. It must be something subconscious.