Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stuck on an "Elevator"

Random story: last Friday, I was listening to Flo Rida's Elevator on my itunes and I simply did not want to hear anything else from my library, so I clicked "repeat 1." (yes, I am one of those people.)

After some time — maybe the phone rang, maybe I got up to get something off the printer, maybe who knows — I pressed stop, took off my headphones, and eventually left for the weekend.

Only, Monday morning, I pick up my headphones and click on itunes and there's Flo Rida. And I think, great! This is totally the song I wanted to listen to. And then I realize that I didn't press "play." And that I never pressed "stop" Friday and that Flo Rida has actually been playing non-stop since then.

So, how many times could a person listen to Elevator non-stop for more than 48 hours (if it didn't drive them insane or lead them to kill themselves)? 1,086.

Just for comparison, I've heard the New Pornographers' Myriad Harbour — now the second-most played song in my library — 31 times.