Yes, I used the little r in the blog post title, on purpose. Today, I managed to clean up a pile in a room, a small one, that had been staring at me for a year and a half. I’m not a very good housekeeper. That said, I do like to keep things organized to a point. My books and music collections have been discombomulated for going on a year now. I’ve dealt with some of the book mess by creating space and shipping the majority of the ones I have for sale off to Amazon.com. Please click on the link to shop.
Approximately a year ago, my dear partner flipped my world upside down. I had to move a whole room into my library room and have never recovered. The office stuff for the most part has been moved back into the office, but a lot things like my music collection had to be moved around inside the library. As such, I have no freaking clue where most of my stuff is. Those who have known me a long time know that I like to keep my music collection organized, by artist, alphabetically, then by year of release. Hence, my saying that I listen to and like everything from Mozart to Madonna to Macabre (the M section is the most fun to look at that way).
Additionally, as much as I try, I try not to buy duplicates of what I already have. I have been keeping up with a growing massive index spreadsheet on Excel of song titles. I have hundreds of CD’s, cassettes, many things on vinyl, and tens of thousands of mp3 singles and albums.
Goal number 1 for 2014 is to get my CD’s back in order. I will do this slowly since I will be cataloging them, plus listening to them and posting reviews here. You may see some odd things in the coming weeks and months, but I want to get this blog active again as well. I will be grabbing chunks at a time and reviewing if I have not already. And you may see a link to a PayPal for purchase if it is something that I no longer wish to have in my collection (probably going to be rare, but you never know). I will try to find out if the album is limited edtion or otherwise out of print. I will post links to purchase otherwise for the bands in question. And I will try to remember how I got it. So some of this will be going down my personal memory lane.
If I make it through the CD’s, I’ll do the cassettes next. Many of the cassettes that I own are demos of long ago defunct underground bands.
Stay with me my friends. Music will be our therapy.