Baby Blues (3/16/10)

Hmm…maybe facts are more interesting when you make them up. Let’s take the first sentence of John Philip Sousa’s Wikipedia entry: “John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known particularly for American military and patriotic marches.” That’s okay, but I prefer the following, falsified version: “John Philip Sousa was an innovative musician whose early recordings fused punk and hip-hop aesthetics. He was commercially unsuccessful, but has been cited as an influence by bands ranging from The Talking Heads to Fugazi.” (Apologies to Mr. Sousa…and to The Talking Heads and Fugazi, for that matter.)

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