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Romy the Cat


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Arranging my records collection.
fiogf49gjkf0d
Today is the day that I was planning for loooong time. In my old place my records were more or less organized, some of them I kept in boxes in public basement of my old apartment but more or less I was able to find what I need. In new place to find the records I need is imposable. Yes, I did some measures and took some makings during the moving. When I moved I knew what those making were. It turned out I was too busy with other projects after I  move and the recurs were groped in the shelves  according to my marking but now, a year later I do not remember what those makings are. 

So, I think it is a good opportunity to rearrange my records and to set them once and for good in the ordering style that would like them to be. I have probably somewhere around 15K of records, I would say 25 % of them out of order, at least the order I would like them to be. So, I designated today a whole day to set records straight, pun intended.

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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jessie.dazzle


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Sorting logic
fiogf49gjkf0d
Romy wrote:
"...So, I think it is a good opportunity to rearrange my records and to set them once and for good in the ordering style that would like them to be. I have probably somewhere around 15K of records, I would say 25 % of them out of order, at least the order I would like them to be..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQvOnDlql5g
(From the rather excellent 2000 film "High Fidelity")

jd*


How to short-circuit evolution: Enshrine mediocrity.
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Romy the Cat


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Brilliant!
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I never saw the film but the fragment you show is absolutely brilliant. Autobiographical is not the order that I would like them to be, I have my own  rather complicated and convoluted patter to order records but I have to admit the I do have a shelf where I group records by their autobiographical significance. I guess women keep dresses in the same way…

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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I knew it will be happening.
fiogf49gjkf0d
I knew it will be happening. A could weeks back what I sorted my LP, it was much simpler ceremony then I thought , I give a birth to a large pile of “records of interest” that I would like to relisted or to listed as I do not remember them. I have next to me TT a shelf that I call “buffer”. This is my TODO list, or the records that I for whatever reason need to hear. It is quite a large pile…

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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steverino
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Hours of listening left
fiogf49gjkf0d
Romy says "I have probably somewhere around 15K of records,"

I'm down to One thousand LPs. I'm older than you and I calculate that I only have a dozen or so cycles through them before they sound just as good on a boombox speaker as over my stereo. One thousand LPs translates into about 650 hours of music. So if I listen 3 hours a day for say 300 days a year it will take me about 10 months to just go through them once. To go through them a dozen times will take me about 10 years assuming I make it to 70. After 70 I won't be bothered by digital high frequency filters anymore and I will need to get brighter harsher electronics so everything doesn't sound too dark.

Now if I had 15000 LPs that would be about 10000 hours of music which would make it doubtful my hearing would last long enough to hear them all (no pun intended)
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Romy the Cat


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My 15K and who cares...
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Steverino, you are missing the whole point. I have a shelf that I call “The best recordings ever” where I have perhaps no more than 1000 records and in many instances a few copied of different pressings. They are my records. The rest many thousands records are just sitting in another room. I call them “dark pull”. Some of them I know well and some of them still waiting own time to be pulled out of the dark pull.  They do not ask me to feed them and they are there because they are there. Many of them I bought purposefully and some of them just because curiosity in some music or most frequently in some interpretation. I do not try to defend my 15K, I juts saying that they do not bother me.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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steverino
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Making fun
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Romy,

 I was making fun of myself.  If you read the post again. you don't see anything about how many records someone can have, just how much time I have left to listen.
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Romy the Cat


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Being a Cat
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I was under impression (and I am not kidding) that the purpose of life is to taste and to enjoy life’s irony. When you and I will die and the people who come after us will trash yours the more beloved records to dumpsters and will tell to themselves “Eventually we can get rid of this shit”. Than the life fill the whole purpose. I would not calculate how much time left to listen but I would enjoy annoying NOW those “people who come after” with very loud playback noise.   


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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steverino
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Dumpsters
fiogf49gjkf0d
I use a very similar expression "If you laugh at the absurdity of life you'll never stop laughing."

As for the dumpsters, I already have planned that out. I have a second copy for all my thousand lps. When I get to 70 I will sell the backup copies on ebay. So when the fools  throw out my records after I've died laughing they won't know I've already sold them.
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