This makes sense
"Research finds brain link for words,
music ability"
May explain journalism degree, newspaper
experience and 9 guitars

From Associated Press:

SAN DIEGO - Words and music, such natural partners that it seems obvious they go together. Now science is confirming that those abilities are linked in the brain, a finding that might even lead to better stroke treatments.

Studies have found overlap in the brain's processing of language and instrumental music, and new research suggests that intensive musical therapy may help improve speech in stroke patients, researchers said Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

They may also discover music builds mathematics skills - 3rd, 5th blues progressions!