I have a 60Gb iPod with 10,000+ songs on it. Every day when I get to work I hit “Shuffle Songs” and probably hear 100 to 125 of them during the course of the day. You’d think with such a vast library to hear from, it would be rare indeed where I hear two songs from the same album in one day. But that doesn’t appear to be the case. Monday, I heard at least three different songs from Shonen Knife, even though they make up only 46 of the 10,000 songs. Tuesday it seems like I heard a lot of classical, including at least two Bach piano concertos (although only one was Glen Gould). I’ve definitely heard at least one Johnny Cash song each of those three days.
Very odd. The mind is pretty amazing at finding patterns in randomness, isn’t it?