My wife would love for me to reduce my collection by 50%. She makes valid points, but I can't seem to part with a single album, 45, cd or magazine. Each one tells a story. I feel if sell any or give any away, somehow a piece of my identity would be lost. I think this is probably a question many of us of a certain vintage are grappling with. Anyone recently do a collection purge? How did you feel about it?
Have you asked her to reduce her wardrobe, spending, appearances and nagging by the same percentage?
In a thread called "Other's Misuse of Your Equipment" thread starter Veltri begins:
"I just discovered this while listening to distortion on an LP.
My wife had put on a 45 but didn't know you had to manually move the belt to change speed.
Thinking it was the 45 speed setting she had dialed the anti-skate to 4.5 😆"
EdogawaRampo comes out of the gates swinging:
"Do Canadian houses still have the traditional punishment sheds like they used to? Could be time for a talkin' to with an authentic seal skin binding."
After another threat about the shed someone calls him on his shit, EdogawaRampo first responds with:
"Weren't punishment sheds a beloved and well used traditional feature of many detached houses in the British Isles for many decades? Maybe basements were preferred...I'm mainly familiar with the North American punishment shed tradition.
In any case, the tough built Canadian hardwood sheds of the past were a feature in the western provinces and the more ramshackle free form confinement sheds of the American south and the sturdier western sheds were often featured in upscale architectural journals' historical articles. But many modern-day homebuyers find the presence of a good punishment shed in well-maintained usable condition a major incentive to buy. Having a properly appointed punishment shed specially built is cost prohibitive -- they're not cheap -- so homebuyers often shop for a home with a good still-standing shed."
Noahjld responds: "If you're serious about the shed then you have something seriously wrong with you."
Rampo's response: "Wait a minute...I was just thinking -- if you actually have to ask "if you're serious...", does that mean you actually have something, saw something or experienced something that could actually be called a 'punishment shed' near you or still in use?
Now that's disturbing.
All jokery aside you may want to seek some professional counsel on that. Or a literacy skills refresher."
Ladies and gentlemen, the satirical literary stylings of EdogawaRampo...
EDIT: As originally written I said the aguy calling out Rampo's post was gorted, but it appears to be back upon refreshing bthe thread. I can not confirm it was ever gorted so I deleted my screed about the Gorts being complicit, though the thread still stands in a family friendly forum. Sorry for the confusion.
Why do you think they're putting this out in the first place? As a favor to Bob Dylan's fans??? At least they aren't tacking on another single cd for a hundred dollars extra - that was rape, this is just marketing.
Snail Mail: They were playing this at Starbucks the other night. One song sounded like Sonic Youth meets Avril Lavigne! I know it sells at Sonic Boom here, but me being 59, I just can't listen to a 19 year old girl and take it seriously.