The song has changed

Monday, March 1, 2010

Every so often, I get completely obsessed with a song*. I'm talking repeat-track setting on iTunes for hours at a time. HOURS, literally. That isn't hyperbole. Of course, before iTunes, there was the single-repeat setting on my CD player.

When I say "every so often," I mean it might be once or twice a year, or it might be every several years. For example, the last time this happened (until today) was with the New Pornographers' "The Laws Have Changed," from Electric Version. I still love it, but I doubt I could sit through more than, say, three playings. Anyway, that was 2003 or 2004, so six or seven years ago.

Today I am obsessed again, this time with "Dreams," by the Twilight Hours, whose name I loathe, by the way. Anyway, the band has a free download of the lo-fi version of their album at the website, so I downloaded that track and have listened to it no fewer than a fifty times today. It's playing right now.

*The song is almost never by the band with which I am concurrently obsessed. You will recall no doubt that the obsession band was recently the Ting Tings. They remain so.

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Beth said...

Make it stop!!!

Love,
Your Wife

March 1, 2010 at 7:14 PM
Brooklynbee said...

#1 I also love "The Laws Have Changed"
#2 I also love the Ting Tings, but would not have thought you would
#3 I was listening to the 'Mats today incl. Skyway!! Thought of you!!!
#4 I have not heard your new song obsession yet, I must check it out.
#5 I accidentally blasted the audio from a video of cats fighting through my stereo speakers today, completely and totally freaking my cats out.

March 1, 2010 at 9:18 PM

I thought I was the only weirdo who did stuff like this. Usually, when this happens for me, it's orchestral music or something techno. Playing it back over and over can put me in working trance.

March 3, 2010 at 2:52 PM