Confession of an Infinite Looper

Joe Gregorio

I admit it. I'm a looper. I will load up a single track on CD or mp3 and put it on infinite loop. The same song. Over and over. For possibly days at a time. I know I'm not the only one, so fess up if you're a looper too.

Some of my favorites for looping:

  • Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
  • The President of the United States of America - Feather Pluckin
  • Iron Maiden - Childhood's End
  • Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime

Today's post is brought to you by Warrant's "Down Boys", which I've been looping since Monday...

I saw "Lost in Translation" last Friday and have been playing Jesus & Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey" ever since.

Posted by Larry O'Brien on 2003-10-03

I am a looper too although I usually loop for only a few hours playing songs like:

Alphaville - Forever Young
Vivaldi - Spring
Eagles - Hotel California
Emotions - Best of My Love
Isley Brothers - Shout
James Brown - Play that funky music
Lee Soo Young - Final Fantasy X Theme
Madonna - Ray of Light
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Savage Garden - I Knew I Love You
Vanessa William - Colors of the Wind

I think the wide variety is due to my being moody. :-)

Posted by Don Park on 2003-10-03

i keep looping Tori Amos and Nirvana UNplugged to death - a winning combination for me - still strong after few years ...

Posted by Alek on 2003-10-04

Songs I've looped for several days:
Red House Painters - Revelation Big Sur
Alanis Morissette - No Pressure Over Cappucino
Everything But The Girl - Driving (cover)
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Massive Attack - Protection
They Might Be Giants - Where Do They Make Balloons

As for whole CDs I have looped for days or even weeks, the list goes on. I "learn" entire CDs at a time. For the most part, I wake up with a song in my head and have to scramble to put it on so that it doesn't eat up my brain for the rest of the day.

In the past few months I consistently loop through all my Pizzicato Five tracks on iTunes (8 hours' worth) to stay awake. It's pretty hard to feel down when you're listening to J-pop. :)

Posted by steph on 2003-10-06

My wife happen to look over my shoulder when I was reading this.  "Hah! See?!? I'm not the only one."  She's more of a James Tailor and Van Morrison looper (as classics go).  Otherwise, its every new album.  Right now, it's Dido and Ben Harper, with REM likely on the horizon.

This also reminds me of a guy I knew in college who was really into the various RPGs.  In one (Rifts maybe), he had created a character who was some sort of techno-enhanced soldier.  The background story was that in the heat of a battle, a direct hit caused his music device to get fused to the jack in his head, also breaking the device so it could not be turned off.  One song played over and over and over: "rooster" by Alice in Chains.

There was no point to the story.  The post just reminded me of it.

Posted by Seairth on 2003-10-08

I tend to play Meat Beat Manifesto's "It's the music" over and over again when driving my car. Other favs are "Circle Jack (Chase the magic word lego-lego" by Melt Banana; "The Empty Page" by Sonic Youth; come to think of it, I'm a pretty damn looper myself...

Posted by Adriaan on 2003-10-09

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