One of the great things about the iPod and iTunes is that, apart from the ability to listen to any song I want with just a few clicks, it feeds the habit of a statistics junkie like me. I am addicted to tracking the play counts of my songs, and have even gone so far as to scold Mrs. Suit for skipping a song on the iPod before it finished, because doing so meant it wouldn’t count as having been played. Yeah, it’s that bad.
So now I’ve discovered last.fm, and my world of borderline-obsessive music tracking is even bigger. You see, it’s no longer good enough for me to know how much I listen to certain songs or bands – now EVERYONE can know, and I’m loving it! Yes, the word scrobbling is now a major part of vocabulary, and I’m loving it. Now I’ve got charts and pretty pictures to show me just how much time I spend listening to music, and I’m loving it. Now I can see who else has voluntarily listened to Frank Stallone’s classic anthem of affirmation, “Far From Over,” and I’m loving it.
As soon as I can figure out how to integrate my list of recently listened songs with this blog, I think I can die happy. That may take awhile though, as I’m less savant and more idiot when it comes to that stuff. In the meantime, you can check out my last.fm profile and immerse yourselves in my beautiful musical world.