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Roundup November, 1 2011

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01. The U.S. Army’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Past (above)

“The thought of army music evokes a certain tradition — say, trumpets and drums in the style of “Pershing’s Own.” But that tradition was set on its ear back in the late 1960s and early ’70s, when the PFCs stationed overseas formed their own pop bands. Instead of breaking them up, Army brass sent them on tour.” (nprmusic)

02. 20 Killer Records for Halloween

Serious, dark and brooding shit for fans of the other side. (fact)

03. First Listen: David Lynch, ‘Crazy Clown Time’

“If any movie director is as well-known for his sound design as for his camera work, it’s David Lynch. The surrealist auteur behind Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead represents such a distinct sensibility that he’s earned his own adjective — Lynchian — to describe his signature juxtaposition of the phantasmagorical and the mundane.” (nprmusic)

04. “Stop Forcing Journalists to Conceal Their Views”

“Caitlin Curran was fired from her part-time job at the WNYC radio show “The Takeaway” last week after the show’s general manager found out that she attended an Occupy Wall Street protest. “Curran and her boyfriend, neither of whom I know, made a sign that displayed an excerpted phrase from an article I wrote,” writes Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic. My previous BB post on the matter is here.” (boing)

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