Ever get on a "kick?"
Recently, I've been listening to a ton of Michael Jackson (for obvious reasons). I'll also go through spurts where I will only listen to Kix or Slipknot or whatever band has my attention at the moment.
Sometimes the "kicks" are prompted by crazy media coverage, as in the case with Jackson. Hearing his music on the news constantly got me interested in him again. Then I decided to read a book (or five) about him as well. It's been all MJ all the time at my house the past couple of weeks (ok, month).
Whenever I get ready for a big show, I'll get on a kick. I have Steel Panther and Crue Fest at the end of this week, so I've been listening to all the bands involved. Before Rocklahoma I listened to way more Saxon than normal...and before Rock on the Range, it was all Alice in Chains, all the time.
Sometimes I find the kicks to be..."comforting." There are days when it is honestly too much to scroll through my iPod and find something I haven't listened to in awhile. And forget about reviewing new bands! On those super exhaustion days, I'll just listen to the same thing as the previous seven days and be content. I am not sure if anyone else does this - but it's definitely part of my DNA to listen to the same album over and over. I mean, how else will I learn every word to every song?