This is hysterical if you are a Davie Bowie fan, as I am. I couldn't resist posting this on my blog to share. Nick Troop creates the 'ideal' David Bowie song based on linguistical analysis of Bowie's word usage. Watch it if you DARE! Read more at New Scientist posting.
"Health psychologist Nick Troop of the University of Hertfordshire, UK, used a program called Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count to calculate how Bowie employs different categories of words in his songs. LIWC determines the rate of use of negative and positive words in a text, as well as counting references to things like sex, religion and food."