You might think you have an obsessive streak. But trust me, compared to David Klein, you don't. For the past few years, Klein has been on a quest to come up with the definitive countdown of the greatest number songs of all time. Initially, it was him holding forth from a barstool. Then Klein started a blog, and now there's a book -- "If 6 Was 9 And Other Assorted Number Songs" (7/21 Books), which covers songs from one on up to 33.
Klein will talk about that and also volume number two (which will cover 34 to 99) at a reading Thursday night in Durham. For details on that plus lots of numerical chit-chat, see the interview in Sunday's paper.