Yes… yes, I used an Elvis song title to start this post because it’s totally applicable! First of all, this post is about music and at the very same time it’s about time. Not like, “Geez, it’s about time!” as if someone is late. More like, “This post is concerning music that was produced and released a long time ago but I’ve just heard it for the first time.” So in a way, I AM late because I can think of many examples where music has been around for a long time, but I am unaware of it. The most recent is music from a band called LCD Soundsystem (@LCDSoundsystem). I recently heard a song of theirs called “I Can Change.”
I thought to myself how great this new song is. But I was wrong. Well, yes it IS great, but it’s NOT new. It’s over 11 years old! What!? Where was I and what was I doing in 2010 that kept me from hearing this great song, and discovering this awesome band?
I have since discovered another song I like of theirs, “All My Friends”…
So the question remains, and I can’t come up with a good answer. How is it that sometimes years or even decades go by before a person hears an amazing song?
Sometimes it’s just youth. When you’re 10 years old you haven’t been around long enough to know what you’re missing. But when you’re 30, 40, 50+ years old, you’d think you would have heard all the great music by then, right?
It amazes me when this happens in my life and while it bamboozles my mind, I’m also grateful at the same time that at least I hear the music no matter how late I am to the party.
Does this happen to you? If so, share your experience in the comments below!
-Out of the Wilderness