ApRiL FOols DaY AnnOunCemeNt!

Today, I am holding a news conference in Nashville to announce I am leaving academia to begin my music career. It has been a great run in the land of books and standard deviations but it is time to start pursuing these foolish dreams.

Wish me the best…

UPDATE: 4/2/07 – First day out was pretty good; first single charted at #1.

Soundclick Rock Chart

100 greatest love songs

For Valentine’s Day, music critic for the New York Daily News, Jim Farber, posted his top 100 love songs. I saw several songs on there that I like, including one I am not sure he got right. He has one of my all time favs at #59 – Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire (a moment of silent awe for EWF).

Ok, back. Thing is, I think he must have meant the Shining Star song by The Manhattans. Now that’s a love song.

Anyway, so being reminded of Shining Star by EWF, I looked for it on YouTube and found a couple of very unsatisfying versions by the original band. But I did find this cover by metal band Stryper which is actually pretty Sweet. Pretty Sweet, get it?