Friday, March 23, 2012

9 Rock Stars With Advanced Degrees

9 Rock Stars With Advanced Degrees

7 comments:

Seepy Benton, Ph.D said...

I thought for sure you and I would be on the list, Dr. Crider.

Bill Crider said...

They omitted my classmate, too, Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground.

Anonymous said...

I knew Kristofferson and Brian May. I never heard of some of these anyway.

Jeff

Anders E said...

Sterling Morrison, of course.

May I add some oddball Swedishness to all this? Bo Åkerström is today head of some department within the faculty of biomedical-something-or-the-other at the university of Lund, Sweden, but he is still front man for Torsson whose 1980 debut LP (title translates as "Able But Unwilling" - great title) included this classic which I consider to be the best soccer song of all time, anywhere:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NPt7DVORug

And here they are in in December last year singing about kittens. The lyrics are 100% etologically correct. Trust me, Bo knows cats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhCoLm7D3jw

Bill Crider said...

Okay, I'll take your word for it, Anders.

Anders E said...

Bo's academic credentials can not be denied. Just look at this:

http://www.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=12588&search=link&author=medk-bak

How could you possibly argue against that?

His rock and roll credentials can not be denied, either. Here's the national anthem, as far as I'm concerned:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaV49F4T1a4

Bill Crider said...

He certainly has the chops in both areas!