The thing about music

I put on an album the other day that I hadn't listened to in awhile. When I first heard it shortly after it came out I was absolutely blown away and I listened to the living shit out of it for I don't know how many weeks. After awhile though, like with everything else that anyone seems to be all about, I got kinda sick of it. Not like I hated it, I just wasn't in the mood to listen to it anymore. So almost a year later, I saw a post of this band on my Facebook wall and I thought, "huh. it's been awhile since I listened to them, I'll throw it on when I'm driving around at work." That's exactly what I did, although I ended up putting something else on about 75% of the way through it. Now I'm wondering why. Why after all this time am I still not really in the mood? Did I just fuck myself out of enjoying it because I listened to it so much for so long without listened to really anything else? Am I ever going to be able to enjoy it to that level again? I can't be the only one that this happens to, but it just seems so odd. I mean, this band is fucking awesome. Super talented musicianship, great songwriting, I tried learning a couple riffs here and there because it was just out of my skill level so I figured it would be good practice. I just couldn't make it through. So why does that happen? I dunno, anyone else go through that? Usually I'm fine after that long, but then I wonder also if there's something about that album that maybe doesn't have lasting power. Does that make sense? I certainly thought at the time that I couldn't get enough of it, and apparently I did. I guess that's the double-edged sword of albums, can't stop listening to them because they're so good but then you just don't ever want to listen to them again. If you happen to download or buy any of my stuff, maybe spread it out a bit because I'd really like all of you to stick around!

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