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    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2011
    Can somebody please tell me why the hell I am so addicted to this band of late? I was a little late ever really listening to this band. I'd heard them some times before over the years, a song here and there on tv. Even checked out their first release, and second a year or so ago and it did not click. Not even a little. But over the last year or so I'd listen to one of their releases every few months, if that. And now for some odd reason the last two weeks I can't get enough. I can't...stop...listening...fuck! Every damn day and I can't get this shit out of my head. What the hell have I done to my self, lol.

    Okay sorry, anyone else share this infatuation or even similar to something currently? I'm talking borderline mentally unhealthy.
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    The Killers always make me think of the Kills, which is a band I like a lot.
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    When I first moved to Texas, I was whole-heartedly against country music. Now I'm hooked on Roger Alan Wade, who has hysterical songs like "Butt-ugly slut", "She's gone back to whorin' ", "Fryin' bacon nekkid", and the really melancholy "Johnny Cash has died."
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    I go through that with bands and tv shows all the time. I find something that hit for that moment and it's on loop for days, weeks on end. I had Killers phase a few years ago. Mostly just Hot Fuzz on loop. Oddly it was around the time Sam's Town came out.

    Oct, Nov & Dec. of 2010 were 30 Rock months. I watched all four seasons on Netflix about 5 times all the way through. I'm on my 3rd go round of Psych seasons 1-4.

    It's a sickness, but it helps me get work done.

    A long time ago I just accepted that this sort of thing was just what I needed to do in order to work through a project or phase of life.

    3rd Eye Blind is about my most shameful, I'd say. I spent a good 3 months of 2009 with their discography on loop. It worked. Got through the personal shit, the work shit and came out okay.

    "Okay" being relative, of course. :)
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    government spy: I have to admit that I really can't hate country too. Some of the songs have really good lyrics. And you're right, some of those songs are crazy hilarious.
    • CommentAuthorLe Dude
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2011 edited
    Normally I have no time for the vapid, distasteful sort of commercial hip-hop. (That is to say, there is lots of hip-hop that I like a lot, just not usually the kind that consists exclusively of bragging about womanizing and making money.) But then I heard "Hot Toddy" by Jay-Z and Usher. Hated it at first ... then I started thinking, hang on a second...

    It really humbled my inner snob that no matter how hard I tried to erase this song with old post-punk and new metal (no, not nu-metal), I could NOT get that beat and chorus out of my head. I actually grew to like it. I'd start humming "Surfin' Bird" to myself, picturing Peter Griffin from Family Guy, and that'd clear my brain for a few minutes ... but the song always came back. I don't know when or how it dissipated. Even today I hear it sometimes, whether or not it's actually on -- I'll be in the park, or wherever, and hear the simple, distinctive bass and snap to attention. I want to hate it but ARGH now I have to go listen to it again.

    Edited to fix typo.
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2011 edited
    ^ +1 @ kevinmillon

    I just finished watching /Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/ on Hulu, a month after watching all of the original series. I don't consider myself an anime person, but that just grabbed me. Now I've noticed all the new /Robotech/ product that I can watch.

    ^+1 Le Dude - I had Tatu's /Not Gonna Get Us/ in that same space in my head.
    • CommentAuthorRedwynd
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2011

    How is FMA:Brotherhood past, say, episode 15? I tried to watch it when it came out, then life got in the way, and I just never got back to it. Maybe I should...

    As to the infatuation/obsession with a particular thing, I get that all the time. I won't say its healthy, but if there's a book/TV show/album that ends before I'm sick of it, I will immediately get more, and consume it, usually without sleep.

    Come to think of it, maybe that's why i'm always sleep-deprived....
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    i prefer THE KILLERS to THE KILLERS. this is a true statement, no matter how confusing it seems (there was a KILLERS from chicago that put out a couple records in the late 90s. ex members of CHARLES BRONSON, always with gorgeous mike sutfin artwork)
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2011
    @Redwynd - quite good, but definitely more for those who like a bigger cast and more fight scenes.
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    @Kevinmellon I'm the same way with music and film/tv. I listened to Hot Fuzz continually my last semester in college. It got me through my boring animation class.

    I went through a "Lost Boys" phase a few months ago, where I would play the film in in the background over & over again while I was busy at the drafting board doodling away at comic pages.
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    I've just always been this way. I remember watching the first Burton Batman film every day after school for a year. I re-watch Buffy (all 7 seasons) once a year. I've lost count how many times I've re-watched Veronica Mars.

    I dunno. I watch and listen to new shit CONSTANTLY as well. So new things are always making their way into the rotation.

    Like I said up-thread, I just accepted that this is how I am and everything works fine. Mostly it's about getting work done with no distraction, so the comfort of things I'm familiar with just droning on in the bg is nice, I guess.

    's why I prefer TV DVD/Netflix to movies. So many more hours to get through before starting over.