I always thought it would be cool to come up with a way to evaluate musical artists and bands using some kind of mathematical formula. But thinking and doing are two different things. An intrepid author by the name of John Sellers who wrote a book called “Perfect From Now On” answered my prayers and created such a formula.
I am not going to provide a book review, except summarize it by saying it is an entertaining memoir from a person from my generational cohort (so that means its full of Piss and Vinegar) who talks about his devotion to the Alternative Rock scene. What Sellers does in his Appendix that had my geek-senses all aflutter is create an elaborate, pretentious, but all so tasty combination of math and music fandom.
With John’s permission, I am pleased to make my own contribution to his formula by enshrining it in an Excel speadsheet. Now you too can see how your favorite artists align (or don’t) with John’s passion for the abrasive world of Alternative Rock. I would hope that John’s formula could become a template for others to tweak and create their own formulas.
Check it out…