From your musical tastes to your political views, were you ever way ahead of the rest of us, adopting the new and the emerging before everyone else?
I used to think I was ahead of folks when finding new and interesting music. 99.9% of the time, I’m usually so far behind the curve it’s a miracle I learn anything. I tried my best to keep up to date on the latest music that I was into. Most of what I was finding had already been out for a year or twenty, depending on the artist. It still felt fresh and new to me. That’s always a pretty good feeling. That just means it was supposed to stand the test of time. Or I might just have really bad taste in music. I guess that would be up to whoever decided to form an opinion.
I found a cd, “This is Boston, not Austin Vol. 4”. I thought it was the greatest thing ever. I’ve had to replace it twice. I got it about a year after I graduated high school… So, about eleven years ago. The cd was about 9 years old already. That’s a relatively short time, but it blew my mind how much I missed. To be fair, I wasn’t really into the quiet, acoustic stuff before then for the most part.