I just try to figure out "how" to pay the my bills...later:winkgrin:
Some months are more merciful on the wallet .......... than others:(
This post best mirrors my own experiences since 1964, when my sister gave me my first record ever, as a birthday present. I was 6 years old. I still have it, by the way.
Up until the mid 80s, they were all cash purchases. After that, it was plastic, and the interest that accrues. Also, in person, until 2007, when I discovered online shopping.
In 2010, I discovered this place. When I got access to the classifieds, I literally learned what it's like to be an addict. Alcoholics, junkies, compulsive shoppers, all the same if you ask me. I wasn't buying to impress anyone, I was buying because I was hearing the difference between a so-so mastering, and a superior mastering, and I wanted to own them all.
In 2012, I inherited 96k, that helped me pay off all of my debts, and have a fresh start. In 2013, I retired with a pension, and had to slow waaaaaaaay down on recreational spending. In late 2018, I had to move, to escape the gentrification-caused crime. This caused my rent to increase by 24%. Next lease, I've been told to expect another 12% increase, so self-control really has to be exercised.
When an album I want was put out FS in our classifieds Thursday night, I agonized over it for 5 hours, before allowing myself to buy it. It was my first buy in 35 days. Discogs says my collection is worth 90k, in top condition. My son has pointed out that since he didn't spend a penny building the collection ( short of gifts here, and there ), he can sell for half that, still make a profit, and make the buyer, or buyers extremely happy, as I keep my collection in the best condition possible.
Btw, if anyone thinks I'm exaggerating about losing control, and it being an addiction... only once in 42 years, has my rent ever been late, and it was because of my classifieds buying here. I have charged well over $1,000.00 per month in recordings.
Well, one the Whole Foods and Starbucks move in, it’s just a matter of time before there’s open gang warfare. Usually out by farmer’s market. That shits always turf. I’ve seen a goat yoga seminar turn into a blood bath. MS-13 runs the avocado toast in this town.
My favorite aspect of him is the fake tough guy stuff. He's the biggest fucking pussy over there, and that's saying something.
There was a poat on that thread pretty much calling him out for being such a whiny hypocrite, pretending to be such a tough guy but running to the gorts for even the slightest breeze that gets his panties in a knot. It disappeared pretty quickly, no doubt due to mIke being such a manly he-man and crying to have it removed.
I think what MyKKKe means, is that gentrification displaces certain types of individuals, who are then forced to move into a place such as his, thus driving up the crime rate.
Aka “white flight”
"I must say though, artists like Kurt or Thelonious Monk who people think have something to say of the highest importance but are really just suicidal or insane sort of freak me out. Why? Well, everyone thought Monk was really "out there" but they followed his lead and jazz changed. Turns out he really was insane and was finally locked up. Does that mean that the jazzers were wrong to follow him? No, but still." - STeVE