Do big numbers impress you? Sometimes smaller number mean more.
We’re fascinated by TV shows that reach 100 episodes or 10 years on the air; bands creating a record with multiple producers and dozens of musicians; or movies with a cast of hundreds. But does that make them good?
These small numbers impress me more:
12 = number of Fawlty Towers episodes (6 in 1975, 6 in 1979).
10 = number of years The Beatles were together.
9 = number of Led Zeppelin original studio albums.
3 = number of guys in Johnny Cash’s band…including Johnny Cash.
1 = number of musicians playing all of the instruments on John Fogerty’s Centerfield album (and that was John Fogerty!)