Each year I reset the Play Counts for all my songs. Some people, like my girlfriend, find this to be a bit strange, possibly somewhat anal-retentive, and (undoubtedly) totally unnecessary. Instead, I keep track of my total play counts in a spreadsheet. And while I admit that it’s completely superfluous and over-the-top, it’s just what I like to do. I’ll leave it there.
How this ties in is that I also have a smart playlist based on what I’ve played recently, played a lot, not played at all – and at the start of the year, everything is thrown back into the mix. It’s a musical tabula rasa. Today as I was listening, this song came up, and I was reminded of the whole post/new-garage genre and how furiously and all-encompassing it was, and how quickly it seems to have faded away. Despite the genre’s inability to last (there’s a joke there somewhere), this song is still so great to me that I repeated it a couple of times.