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Music Infographic Multi-post!

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You might not have Justin Bieber's glasses or Madonna's tights. You may not have Lady Gaga's facial implants, Jim Morrison's liver or Sergei Rachmaninoff's hat. However, there is something you do have in common with all of the musicians above: you can be measured on a height chart!

Admit, you judge bands by their fashion choices. That's the whole point of having a style - it's a quick way to tell people what you're all about. But it takes a special kind of music geek to judge a band by their gear. To look at a stage and decide whether a band is any good or not based on whether they play Fenders or BC Riches.

In his 2008 book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell argues that one of the keys to success is an investment of 10,000 hours of practice. The musicians featured in this infographic, including Caribou's Dan Snaith, Chromeo's David Macklovich and Buffy Sainte-Marie, have not only managed to put in the time to become experts in their genres, but have somehow found the time to acquire doctorates as well. In the infographic below, we break them down by artist, genre and field of study with surprising results.

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My discovery while I was listening to CBC 3 at work today. And mods I reformatted the post so I hope it's ok :3
moustacherider 16th-Nov-2012 09:30 am (UTC)
I should add that I only found out about CBC (I'm Australian) because I was looking up songs from Radio Free Roscoe one time
thewunderland 16th-Nov-2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
Ah man I miss rfr
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