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Initial post: Feb 2, 2013 8:24:12 AM PST
Tero says:
...when you:

-Put it in the wrong case and never found it again.

-Lost a disc out of a set, and realize you have all those tracks on other sets and can just burn a copy to replace the disc in that annoying empty slot.


Posted on Feb 2, 2013 8:37:41 AM PST
-Have a lot of discs

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 9:04:36 AM PST
Tero says:
How many qualifies?

My friend Ed had 40 000 LPs. Still does but the covers got ruined by a water leak.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 9:47:17 AM PST
...when you are scratching your head wondering: "...don't I already have this one?..." at check-out.

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 10:18:04 AM PST
John Spinks says:
I finally had to go with a database to keep from duplicating things. I've managed to duplicate only a couple of times since I started that years ago. I have probably 2500 cds; I can't imagine dealing with 40,000 LPs! Yikes!

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 10:23:34 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2013 12:29:58 PM PST
...when you could open a small store. Or when you go to put a new CD onto the shelf and find that you already own it.

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 10:55:22 AM PST
mojoworking says:
40,000 LPs? That's a rate of just under 20 new LPs a week for 40 years! Is that even possible?

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 11:16:47 AM PST
40,000 LPs? That's a rate of just under 20 new LPs a week for 40 years! Is that even possible? >>>
I look at the Scriabin, wagner, ravel boxes I acquired in January.....

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 11:43:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2013 11:44:01 AM PST
S. Benson says:
well, its possible; i got about 7.000 Lps; a record shop owner gave me a lot. Let me know, anyone, if u want to chat LPs, cos i have lotsof obscure, interesting ones:Saga, Vox, Turnabout, all barrington-coupe's labels,Medodiya, other E. Euro stuff, etc etcSteve. ps lots of piano concerti and solo piano

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 12:37:06 PM PST
Cavaradossi says:
You have too many discs when:

1. A filled bookcase of hundreds of LPs tips over on you and crushes you like Alkan's books did him.

2. You keep buying the same CD over and over.

3. You never got back CDs you loaned out and you realize you don't care.

4. You walk past a stack of CDs on the floor and they fall over, scratching your leg through your jeans.

5. You wish to give some of your CDs away as gifts, but realize as you go through them that you can't part with any of them.

6. You invite a guest into your living room and discover there is no place your friend can sit, as stacks of CDs cover every available surface.

7. You drop a favorite CD, it breaks, and you have a moment in which you seriously contemplate not replacing it.

8. You notice the floors are bowing under the weight of your CD collection.

9. You bring home a stack of CDs you just bought and can't find a place to put them.

10. You read something like this and recognize yourself in one or more of them.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 1:45:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2013 1:46:10 PM PST
Tero says:
Flea markets. Estate sales.I don't think even one was bought new.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 1:48:40 PM PST
KenOC says:
Your collection of CDs reaches critical mass and melts down, creating a hole to the center of the earth.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 2:22:40 PM PST
Cavardossi, I'm ashamed to admit how many of those apply to me....


Posted on Feb 2, 2013 2:37:40 PM PST
Cavaradossi says:
William Kasimer

Me, too!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 2:53:19 PM PST
Alkan was crushed by books falling on him?

OK, that's a big gap in my background. I didn't know. Clearly I don't know my American history.

When I was a callow teenager I was in a NYC taxi driving through Madison Square. The taxi driver, an NYC native, said: "Over there is where the second Madison Square Garden was, the one designed by Stanford White. He was shot to death in the restaurant at the top."

Shocked, I blurted out: "STANFORD WHITE WAS SHOT?"

"Son", the driver answered calmly, "You don't know your American history".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 2:59:27 PM PST
OK, then, Cavardossi's points 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 apply to me.

Except that when I missed having some CDs that I'd lent out, I bought new copies rather than ask for them to be returned. This runs counter to Item 3 and casts serious doubt on my courage, my coping skills, and my sense of self-worth. Other than that I'm fine, really I am.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 3:00:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2013 3:02:21 PM PST
KenOC says:
"Alkan was crushed by books falling on him?"

As he reached for a Talmud on a high shelf... Sadly, a myth. But as has been noted, it SHOULD be true!

The poor fellow was killed by a coat rack, not nearly so impressive.

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 3:25:38 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 3:35:35 PM PST
KenOC says:
Yes, I can see it now -- as the life is crushed out of me and the last breath leaves my body, "A coat rack??? You've gotta be kidding!"

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 3:37:31 PM PST
I'm sorry, I really don't understand how you can have too many discs. I'm only at 6000. Considering kicking my oldest daughter out to take her room for my collection. She's 18, after all. Should be legal for me to do that now, right ?

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 4:11:09 PM PST
Jim Ginn says:
There was a movie called "The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing," a 50's Movie that told the Stanford White Story

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 4:14:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2013 4:40:25 PM PST
John Ruggeri says:
I am with my friend Zadok - never too many. With the right building engineer and aesthetic expert - proper placement of my 1000 + CDS can make a beautiful quasi-room with my 1500 + books.

PS - I can also use for walls and curtrains my 1000 + LPS for a
Jackson Pollock effect.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 7:46:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2013 7:52:13 PM PST
James, maybe that NYC cabbie had seen"The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing" a week before I stepped into his taxi. I hadn't thought of that. My taxi ride happened in late 1957 or early 1958. I just checked and saw that the film opened in 1955.

The movie, as I recall it, was a cleaned-up, Hayes-Office-approved version of the events inducing Harry Thaw---a deranged psychopath from Pittsburgh married to Evelyn Nesbit---to kill Stanford White in 1906 on the grounds that Stanford had "ravaged" Evelyn long before she married Harry. (Evelyn was still alive in 1955 and served as a technical consultant on the film.)

I think White's best work is now seen as perhaps a close second to that of his partner, Charles Follen McKim. McKim designed Boston's Public Library and Symphony Hall and---above all---NYC's Penn Station, which opened in 1910. Penn Station was demolished in 1964 in what is still the greatest single act of vandalism we've ever experienced in North America. The most recent issue of Time notes the 100th anniversary of the completion of NYC's Grand Central Station (Feb 2, 1913), and points out that one reason Grand Central was saved from demolition was the enormous regret and sadness felt by NYC residents over the destruction of Penn Station.

In 1964 the Times wrote: Will we be a country that is better known for the buildings we destroyed than for the buildings we saved?
The only way we can make this right is to demolish the existing Madison Square Garden and office building that now occupy the Penn Station site, and then rebuild Penn Station on that same site, using McKim's original designs.

Granted, this post has nothing to do with the OP. I REALLY like to tell this story, though. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2013 6:04:30 AM PST
Tero says:
You could construct some furniture with the CDs. Make a bed size stack an put a piece of plywood on top. She can have a thin mattress and a sleeping bag plus pillow.

Posted on Feb 3, 2013 6:09:44 AM PST
Cavaradossi says:
You have too many CDs when you want to listen to something but you can't decide on what since they are all demanding your immediate attention.
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