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 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how anal are you?

Do you only listen to scores that begin with vowels on Sundays?

Do you dust them off and reorganize them bi-weekly?

Or are they in a big pile next to your hamper full of dirty underwear? lol

1 is not anal at all and 10 is super- anal.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

1

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

Probably about a 2. I really don't care much at all about the appearance of my collection, but I wouldn't want any of it stored next to a toilet either.

This stuff meant something to me when I was in my teens and early twenties, but perspective eventually kicked in.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

This board showed me that I'm "normal anal" about my collection. razz

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Well, I'm a librarian by trade, so probably more anal than most when it comes to organizing our collection.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 12:49 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

I think I'm an 8

But the wife says I'm a 10.

The sad thing is, she knows me better than I do, so I suspect she's correct.

I really need to get a life.

I'll admit that all my cd's are filed by composer in alphabetical order and yes I dust them and check them every couple of weeks to make sure that nobody has moved them around, and I can't sleep at night if I lose a cd. I've been known to go on a cd hunt in the middle of the night when I've discovered a cd is missing because someone (my son usually) has moved it and not replaced it in the correct place.

I think I'm beyond help.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 1:11 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I don't like the term used but here goes ...

For the physical CDs I do like these organised but this is only sensible with a large-ish collection. how else to find a particular disc?

But as almost all of my CDs are ripped to PC/NAS for streaming the issue is something different here. I've split up CDs into separate works, and aggregated others on a few occasions - e.g. Ennio Morricone's Peur Sur La Ville (Fear Over the City/The Night Caller) (Dagored & PlayTime releases).

And I'm forever working through the collection amending tags, etc. so that works are easier to find. Having ripped 90% or so of my CDs I then decided it would be much better to have names (for artists, album artists, composers and conductors) presented Last name,First name.

It's taking quite some time amending the tags ... frown

It's a good job I enjoy doing it ... most of the time smile

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 1:23 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

maybe a 6.

they're organized a specific way, not with any to-the-letter method but they're grouped by composer and i know where everything is, and they never get into much of a mess, vinyls might pile up beside the turntable to a max of ten or so, but cds are never more than three or four at a time away from their place on the shelf, and never left out of their case, also when i get a new batch in i'll make room for them by switching stuff around (which i enjoy doing a lot more than i should)

when i transfer to flac and then to ipod however, i do get super anal about tagging, all info has to be straight forward and uniform, and it annoys the hell out of me that there's no semblance of industry standard for this stuff. so maybe i'm more like an 8.

or 9.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

My biggest OCD is about keeping the actual discs and packaging in 'Like New' condition.
Since I was a little kid, I've always tried to keep my books, magazines, LP's (whatever) in pristine condition. I hate crinkles, bends, folds (whatever) to pages or covers of books or magazines. It's my biggest boggle.
I've tried to chill and change over the years, but you can't fight the DNA.
Sometimes my collection can get a bit 'all over the place' (my missus' words) but as long as it's in smart condition, I'm happy.

Probably a 10 then smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Maybe sort of a 10-ish in some aspects of it. But it depends on the aspect -

As far as the organising of the CDs goes, yes, strict order, and nothing out of place except when I'm listening to it.

And when I make a new purchase, I just HAVE to hear it on repeat about six times before moving on to something else.

And when I listen, I really mean LISTEN. I dislike the whole idea of "background music" (ironic, considering that's a much-used term for it.) And I do not like to get interrupted when I've sat down to enjoy a soundtrack ("Nip out to the supermarket for me, honey." - That's her talking, not me.)

Box-sets are so great. The TV OMNIBUS and the STAR TREK sets are treasures. But I feel uncomfortable just "dipping in" to them. I feel as though I should be listening to them from Track 1 Disc 1 straight through until the end, several days later. I don't mind "breaks", but I always like to take it up again from where I left off.

Strangely enough, the one thing where I'm not totally anal is in the actual buying. My purchases average about twelve to fifteen discs a year and my collection is tiny compared to many here. So I'm not one for wish lists, and I've also missed out on a lot of things I'd probably have really liked. But I do like to concentrate on what I have.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Not that much.

I care about the physical organization of my CD's (and the digital organization on my computer), but I have no particular quirks beyond that.

Here's a previous thread about how we organize things:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=1785&forumID=1&archive=1

...and here's one on how our collection looks:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=45942&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

Anal?

That is a weird way of wording something that means a lot to you.

10 out of 10.

I was born for this!

I spent a lot of money on my custom made furniture to furnish my collection.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Maybe a 3. The discs are on a few shelves in no order at all, but I never leave a CD out of the case & still have some I bought in 1984 looking as good as new. If you come from the days of LP's, then you tend to be like that. I've been in houses where the CD's were out of the case & in a big pile on the floor, I can still remember finding it quite shocking. And I don't lend out CD's (but then nobody asks me these days with my odd & unique musical tastes).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

I think I am about a 10 when it comes to how new they look. I can't stand spending good money on one then open up the packaging and it has stickers, price tags and whatever all over the jewel cases. I found a new trick of spreading peanut butter on the sticker glue and it comes right off. And if I can't do that I find a new jewel case. I do have them in order but I guess overall I am a 7. I always wonder when I grow old will all this mean anything to me?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I don't like the term used but here goes ...

For the physical CDs I do like these organised but this is only sensible with a large-ish collection. how else to find a particular disc?

But as almost all of my CDs are ripped to PC/NAS for streaming the issue is something different here. I've split up CDs into separate works, and aggregated others on a few occasions - e.g. Ennio Morricone's Peur Sur La Ville (Fear Over the City/The Night Caller) (Dagored & PlayTime releases).

And I'm forever working through the collection amending tags, etc. so that works are easier to find. Having ripped 90% or so of my CDs I then decided it would be much better to have names (for artists, album artists, composers and conductors) presented Last name,First name.

It's taking quite some time amending the tags ... frown

It's a good job I enjoy doing it ... most of the time smile

Mitch



Mitch - take it from me (with the affection intended) - you're an 8, minimum. And I'm about a 3 and probably a disappointment to you. smile

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   Bud Baxter   (Member)

Wasn't there someone on here a few years ago who kept all his CDs in airtight plastic envelopes & would only read the booklets while wearing white gloves?

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I treat them with proper respect. Stored nicely on a CD shelf in alphabetical order. But I don't stress out every time I take a booklet out of its case. Minor creases don't ruin my day. If I want mint I wouldn't open the plastic wrap. For me it's meant to be used.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Wasn't there someone on here a few years ago who kept all his CDs in airtight plastic envelopes & would only read the booklets while wearing white gloves?
This is what happens when a hobby takes over your life. To paraphrase Soyulent Green regarding life:. Life. It's people. It's people. Not things

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

My CD and LP collections are organized alphabetically by label and catalog number. Thus, all types of music are mixed together on the shelves.

I maintain Excel databases that are not unlike the old Schwann catalogs. Classical music, Broadway cast albums and film scores are organized by the composer. Pop and jazz recordings are in another database organized by the artist.

Thus, when I want to listen to something I can go to the databases and find out exactly where it is. I learned this method when I worked part-time at a radio station many years ago, and it works well for large collections.

This method also solves the problem with multi-composer (or multi-artist) compilations. If you're filing your discs according to composer, which do you choose? But, on the flip side, I have to make multiple entries into the database for each composer or artist. Also, you have to be careful and return the CD to the same place on the shelf.

I guess I'm pretty close to 10 on the anal scale!

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how anal are you?

Do you only listen to scores that begin with vowels on Sundays?

Do you dust them off and reorganize them bi-weekly?

Or are they in a big pile next to your hamper full of dirty underwear? lol

1 is not anal at all and 10 is super- anal.


If the underlined are the qualifiers, I'm fairly low, what with the Sunday vowel thing, maybe a 2 as I do share a love for the film score from "IKElahoma" with my hero, Forgetful Jones.

big grin

 
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