...just as it's finishing being cool. Or maybe that never was "cool". Or maybe it's still cool to some people? Whatever.
I have noticed a strange trend with interests of mine: I tend to "discover" things that came out years ago. For example, the Tripod song I reference in the title was on a record that came out in 2006. I think I happened upon it about a year ago. There's something ironic there. Tony & I just got into geocaching in 2013 - about 11 years after its inception. I recently bought a couple of disc golf frisbees. I got into D&D in 2000. Let's face it, I'm not really on the "cutting edge" of much.
I recently bought a few Moxy Fruvous CDs online, because very little of it is available on any streaming/download service in the states. They broke up in 2000, and most of their best stuff was from the early/mid 90s. I discovered most of their stuff about a year ago. I also just now discovered that one of the members of this defunct group has since joined Great Big Sea, a group I've mentioned before and techincally still exists, but hasn't produced much this decade.
Tony, Adam, Tim and I have recently played a couple of games of Pirates, a collectible strategy game that went out of print in 2008. I hadn't played it until this year when I was looking for something that might interest a nine-year-old. This game is pretty sweet - and I *love* the little ships - but it can drag a little here and there. We've been discussing ways we might alter the game or rules to be a bit more fast paced.
I played the much newer "X-Wing" miniatures game last night with Rucht & Patrick. That game has some great mechanics, moves nicely, and is quite a bit of fun - probably the best miniatures game I've played IMO. Given my timetable, I'll probably start buying stuff for it in about 10 years.
We really do need to play this again.