Curious about what songs I've listened to most, I navigated over to my last.fm profile and saw this:
Do I love "Immigrant Song?" Yes. Do I imitate its opening vocal, Robert Plant's reverberating war cry that gets as close to the heart of awesomeness as any lyric in the history of rock? Frequently. But have I listened to it 3,000+ times in the past couple of years? Roughly 5x per day?I mean, maybe? But there's something about this random (and probably wrong) statistic that makes me wonder what kinds of facts and figures will drift long into the future, passed from disk to disk, tied to my name, discovered by future people and being puzzled over. Someone in some version of the future, combing through old web stats, Immigrant Song has become, like the national anthem, and this person will think, "Doug LeMoine, man. What a maniac."