Song of the Day #990: ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’ – The Cars

I’ve always felt that it’s never too late to become a fan. I discovered Bob Dylan when I was 14 years old, 20 years after his most groundbreaking work. The Smiths had already broken up by the time I got into their music. Brad Paisley had been a country superstar for nearly a decade before I heard a single note.

But in other cases, for reasons I haven’t determined, I believe the chance at fandom passes me by. Had the timing been right, I would have been completely absorbed by a band or artist. But things just didn’t work out the way they could have.

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