Well, well, well… doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?!
Today is bang on 10 years since I started using LastFM to track my listening habits. Back when I first registered my account, I don’t think I ever could have expected it to become such an addictive habit. Maybe I should have. I’m fully aware that the time I’ve taken to ensure that songs are labelled correctly and the effort I’ve put in to ensure my various bits of tech are scrobbled (sorry) in the right order to count every song, verges on obsessive. Nor would I have known how annoyed I’d get whenever scrobbles failed to be counted. Seriously fuming at how it could screw over my statistics. Stupid computer website interface thing. Grrrr…. and don’t get me started on how utterly stupid I feel using a word as ridiculous as ‘scrobbles’. Whoever thought ‘scrobble’ was a good word to described a listened to track needs to be sat down and given a stern talking to. Normally I’d find a way to actively avoid using it, yet it’s now appeared four times in this post already. Sorry about that. I’ll try my best not to use it again. I’m 99% convinced it’s the kind of word that kills braincells when you say, read or write it. But I digress.
If you’re obsessive about music and you’ve never used LastFM, you really should. It’s just a wonderful tool for letting you know what you’ve been listening to and when. Utterly pointless but massively fascinating. In an anally retentive OCD way. Plus given the little amount of time I have to update this blog nowadays, it’s a handy way to do a quick post. Anyway, while not wanting to turn this into a boring statistics laden post, I thought it might be good to do a mini analysis of my listening habits over the last 10 years. So without further ado, here are the headlines.