Guns N’ Roses was notorious for starting their shows late. I always believed it was a standard side effect of the rock n’ roll lifestyle; the drugs, the revelry, the general irresponsibility. But Axl Rose, GNR frontman, recently addressed the issue of punctuality in a rare television interview with Jimmy Kimmel. Ironically, his explanation came a couple decades too late.
In his first live TV appearance in 20 years, Axl Rose talked about some of his puzzling behavior, such as his ridiculous corn rows, his disappearing back stage in the middle of shows, and his chronic tardiness that had a tendency of alienating fans. Axl apparently lives by the mantra “punctuality is the thief of time” (a famous Oscar Wilde quote from the book The Picture of Dorian Gray). In other words, if he showed up on time, then chances are he would just have to wait, thereby wasting his own time. And why should a rock star have to wait for anybody?!
My sincere hope is you will not follow Axl Rose’s example when it comes to your taxes. It’s only October, but it’s not too early to start thinking about next filing season. Get your paperwork in order now so you’re not scrambling in April. If you’re going to need an accountant or tax attorney, save yourself some trouble and begin making plans now; it could mean the difference between tax relief and tax disaster.