Will My Collection Go the Heaven with Me? Jan 6, 2018 16:34:45 GMT
Post by antiram on Jan 6, 2018 16:34:45 GMT
floyd said:Anyway have any of you thought about what would happen with your collections if you may unexpectedly die?
Obviously many of us have great music collections and they are very important to us they say something about who we are. Besides these collections are also quite valuable. I have also noticed that many of you, like me, may have spouses who although loving and supportive of our interests probably don't have the same enthusiasm as we do (any husband and wife posters or lurkers here?... see what I mean!) I've made the mistake of telling to my wife a couple time the worth of a particular cd and she usually comes back with a "why don't you sell it." :sigh:
1. Your collection is not "great" 2. Your spouse isn't as supportive as you think. 3. Record collections say nothing about "who we are", except that "we" wasted a lot of money in life
CM Wolff said:Great (and ususual) thread. I am trying to teach my five and eight year olds about the beauty and value of music, and after being married twelve years, my wife would know that the music collection wouldn't be something to just sticker for a garage sale. However, because of this thread, I think there are some discussions I now need to have....
I don't think I will need to take my collection with me when I die, as I know the place I am going has the ultimate music collection - everything is in hi-res, noise-reduction does not exist, and all titles have been mastered perfectly....yes, up in heaven, even the Beatles and Springsteen catalogs have already been reissued....
The place where you are going is a box about 7 feet long and 2 feet wide, and it is going six feet deep. As far as I know, worms are indifferent to music, so don't count on hitting up the first record store after you croak.
tristan said:Heh, heh... I needn't worry about this one. My wife is the proverbial pack rat, so I can rest assured that my valuable collection of vinyl will rest in the family for many years. Most likely, it will wind up in the hands of my kids, who will probably rummage and scoure through them, leaving a trail of destruction and mayhem behind. Oh well! Perhaps I should worry...
Tristan thinks his survivors will actually give a shit about his stupid, obsolete doodads.
Uncle Al said:I think Floyd was thinking more in the lines of our wives and kids. Sure they will find a willing buyer for that DCC Ram, or minty mono Magical Mystery Tour mono. They might even get a 5 spot for that "Two Virgins" Tetragramation/Apple with the paper bag cover.
But do they know they could get more??
Don't bet on finding a buyer for a DCC Ram (God, do I hate that fucking album; I miss the 70's, when everyone knew that record was shit), and your Two Virgins is a bootleg, most likely. How much more do you think they'll get? $5 an album sounds rather high, actually. Realistically, cut that number in half. Then cut it another 20%.
sharedon said:I hope mine all ends up on E-Bay and makes my peeps rich!! Failing that, and more seriously, I read a few years ago in Goldmine about an archive of phonograph records which is trying to collect and preserve every pop music record ever made. I can't recall the details: anyone know anything about this?
In your dreams, pal. I don't think people have a clue as to how many rekkids have been pressed worldwide, but we're talking about 50 million or so individual titles, and that only includes albums. Figure another 150 million singles. You'd need something like 5 or 6 Boeing factories to house them all in, and then what? What can people do with all that shit? Fucking look at it on shelves? SHites have the most pathetic fantasies, like an infant imagining Candyland or something.
WVK said:I think that 99% of the music that we treasure (and spent a treasure on) and discuss here will be of little interest and value to future generations My kids hold their ears when I play the WHO.
Future generations? It is of little interest to most people now...
John Carsell said:I'm sure my kids would want the Beatles stuff, but I'm sure they'll pass on Creedence Clearwater (their loss.)
This assumption is annoying. Unless you have indoctrinated and brainwashed your kids, they may very well take a pass on all that Beatles junk, unless they can liquidate it for moolah. But with all these guys dropping dead in the next 15-20 years and their collections coming to market, it will become very difficult to liquidate.
reb said:My wife sells it to some dealer for 100 bucks. And then finally lights my speakers on fire. The dog takes a piss on the equiptment.
You forgot the part about how she'll fuck the mailman across the console.
TSMITHPage said:Someday before my wife joins me in the crypt, she'll find time to liquidate the collection, along with all my comic books, magazines and other crap I've accumulated in the basement. However, it'll take her YEARS to clear it out unless she puts it all on the side of the street. If she's smart, she'll try to sell at least the gold CDs on ebay. But, I have no plans of going anywhere anytime soon, and otherwise, it's not really my problem, is it?
Your elderly wife will be stuck with mountains of junk you have accumulated? You want her to spend all day every day photographing and writing up descriptions and mailing off junk one-by-one for eBay? And you say "not my problem"? Asshat.
ascot said:I've had a buddy of mine tell me if anything happens to me, he's going to sell all my CD's for $1 a piece. :eek: Needless to say he's not a music collector.
Hopefully, when that moment does come to be, I will be able to see the ultimate jam band on the other side..... In that case, who needs the CD's?
He may not be, but he is spot-on for what he will get for all that shit. And why all the excitement about jam bands in Heaven? You guys don't even like jam bands on Earth.
DaveD said:onsidering my wife hates my music.....and doesn't know how to operate the stereo system......I'm guessing the whole thing will be buried in dust to be discovered by archaeologists in 100 years!........I can see them now...
"Hey Joe, look what I found.....Brain Salad Surgery, in only 5.1 !!! Poor guy musta had really antiquated equipment"
How can your wife hate Brain Salad Surgery, what is wrong with her? I'm starting to think there may be a lot of merry widows in the near future...
JohnS said:A friend of mine is paranoid about this, he's got tons of original 1960s vinyl and has warned his mother that if he should fall under the proverbial bus she is NOT to "take it to the charity shop" as she intends, but to call me round immediately! I am then to help myself to whatever I want, and dispose of the rest at the usual collector's shops and record fairs familiar to us both, cos "I know what the rare ones are"!
If JohnS's friend is found dead, somebody please send this poat to the police. He's chomping at the bit to ransack his friend's junk. It's almost like having a pervy friend who has the hots for your wife.
MikeT said:For all I know there is probably a special "hell" for all of us obsessive/compulsive music collectors who own more music than they should, where they lock us in a room attach special headphones to our heads we can't remove and pump us full of music from 6000 CDs worth of of only "Kids Bop" re-mixes, Menudo CDs and Barney (the purple dinosaur) music.
That is not a "special hell" That is life as most SHites know it. I love when they get condescending about Menudo (boy, this guy really just dated himself) or Barney. How are they any more tacky than David Cassidy, Olivia Newton-John, and Davy Jones?
Damian said:If I had any say in what should happen, I've actually thought about it a couple times: the collection either stays at home for my sisters to enjoy, gets divided up amongst friends as per specific instructions (this disc goes to so-and-so, this other disc goes to so-and-so, .. ), donated to some place (this is more of an afterthought, I can't think of any place right now) where they can be enjoyed by people -some kind of library-, or left behind to either sons/daughters (if any), IF they will listen to them, or some kid who might enjoy them.
I can imagine getting a call from the executor saying, "Damian has passed on. He has specially chosen Extra Texture, More of the Monkees Greatest Hits, and Creedence Gold, Vol. 2 for you. I assume you have a record player?"
NOTE: I didn't realize as I quoted those that the fucking thread was started in 2003 and is 25 pages (still active though), so I will skip ahead here. There is a good chance a few of these poaters are fucking dead now. Wonder what happened to their useless rekkids?
Let's see how the SHites think fourteen years later:
andrewskyDE said:If I had children sometime later, and they'd love music, I'd give my collection to them.
You are making a lot of assumptions here, Andrew. Judging by the fact that your avatard is an anime schoolgirl with pink hair, I think you are a long way off from having children...
Psychedelic Good Trip said:I dread such a horrid despicable reality.
Oh come on. It's not like your present reality is any less horrid, right?
MYKE said:We've already asked two forum members to help out when my time comes. One for the CDs, the other for the vinyl.
Who is "we", MYKE? And who are the greedy SHites with vested interest in seeing you die?
Sprague Dawley said:yeah this is what I have in store too. No way the wide I mean wife haha freudian slip there would do it so hopefully my daughter would be bothered negotiating her way thru discogs, selling, packing etc, money to be made after all. Seen enough dumb biddies dump their dead hubbies billion yen collection off for peanuts and get shafted by crafty storekeeps, "yeah I'd give you a buck each for them"
I doubt she could be bothered negotiating her way thru your fucking sentence.
Taxman said:I have this notion that there should be some way of leaving some or all of it to the Steve Hoffman Forums where it would be sold, along with other dead guy's stuff, in kind of an online bazaar for the benefit of the Forum or a charity. But then some living member would have to run the sale, not personally buy all the good stuff, package and ship.
Think of it. No more forum fundraisers as the deceased members have "paid it forward".
They don't call him "Taxman" for nothing, do they? Steve needs to contact this guy; what a windfall! However, Steve may not last much longer himself to enjoy all that moolah.
aakko said:Sorry about a depressing thread.
I know there are many older gentlemen here who have built a massive record collections.
Have you thought about what will happen to your records after you pass away?
You are on Page 24 of this thread, and you ask this now? I'm putting you on dementia watch; some rekkids may be freeing up soon...
Bartels said:Nobody is going to want my collection. Hopefully I live a long time but when I am old, the stuff will gradually get sold- hopefully some of it will be worth a good amount. Can't take it with me.
None of it will be worth a good amount, but whoever gets to pawn it off at least didn't have to pay for it.
I will say this: the average SHite has no plans for what will happen when they die. Most do not seem troubled to burden their loved ones with their junk, and some even take glee at the idea. They all have inflated ideas of what their junk is actually worth. They assume people want to inherit their obsessiveness. They have remarkably childlike views of death and an afterlife... And again, I offer my advice: sell all of it now, because the prices will only be going down from now on.