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How do I write so much, you ask? Well, glad you asked -

A few of my friends - three friends, to be exact - mentioned to me that I write a heck of a lot on here and they're impressed. I have convinced the ultra-smart Sami Baqai to start blogging, and he just got the holy-shit-this-is-hard-I'm-overwhelmed feeling. Ah, yes, I have been there Sami. Perhaps I can share some thoughts.

First and foremost, I am a huge devotee of the Equal-Odds Rule. As far as I know, I'm the only person talking about it outside of academia. This Amazon review covers it pretty well:

The equal-odds rule says that the average publication of any particular scientist does not have any statistically different chance of having more of an impact than any other scientist's average publication. In other words, those scientists who create publications with the most impact, also create publications with the least impact, and when great publications that make a huge impact are created, it is just a result of "trying" enough times. This is an indication that chance plays a larger role in scientific creativity than previously theorized.

So I read that, and I'm like - whoa. You know Neo in the Matrix? Whoa.

If you want to make excellent stuff, you need to make a lot of stuff.

Let Her Down Easy

On Where Pianos Roam

I've been listening to a good bit of Terence Trent D'arby lately.  In particular, his album, "Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent Darby".  He is a hugely underrated talent who made a big splash in the late 80's with several songs off of his major label debut.  That album sold over 12 million copies with break-out singles like "Wishing Well" and "Sign Your Name".

The song I wanted to showcase today is off of his lesser-known third album "Symphony or Damn".  It's a thoughtful little piano ballad called "Let Her Down Easy".  In this clip, D'arby's (now known as Sananda Matreya) natural talents as a strong soulful vocalist and musician shine through.

There aren't many people who can do this kind of work as effectively as he does.

See for yourself  .  .  .  

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