Late to the party
Punctuality is important to me. I hate keeping people waiting; and few things invoke more personal stress than arriving late.
But when it comes to music and TV shows, I’ve a habit of “discovering” things about five years after the rest of the world.
For example, the show Lost. I didn’t start watching until, oh, maybe 2 episodes into Season 6. The most logical explanation I can come up with for this lapse is that the show started when I was in college and had a TV with exactly two channels. (Hulu wasn’t around then.)
(I’m usually a little more timely with music, if you ignore this next example.)
My latest “discovery” is the Icelandic band Sigur Ros, which apparently I’ve stumbled upon only 17 years after they started (and a year after they’ve gone on hiatus). I’m thinking it’s the foreign name that kept me in the dark . . .
Anyways, if you’re the one other person in the world that hasn’t heard of Sigur Ros, you should check them out. They’re kind of amazing. This video is what hooked me:
Have you ever been “late to the party”? What’s your favorite “after-the-fact” discovery?