trailing behind

I live in Africa. That means I'm typically at least six months behind on just about everything. Movies, TV shows, music, books, styles... It also means that I never have any clue what's going on in any of those scenes. We rarely see movie previews; most of the latest shows never make it here; no radio stations to speak of; I tend to stick with authors I know because I don't have a Borders to spend hours in; and, well, even if I lived in America I'd probably never be up on the latest styles...

Unless someone recommends a band, or a movie, or a book, or a whatever, I have no idea what's good out there. It's always humorous when I think I've discovered this great new thing...only to find out that it's been around forever and I'm about the last person to figure that out.

What's new on your radar these days?