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 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

...still have not even listened to the FSM release of BLACK SUNDAY, though I have it for years, just because I like the idea of having a "fresh" John Williams score around. One day I will listen to it.

Speaking only for myself: Whenever I use the phrase "I like the idea of having" (an item), I know--speaking only for myself wink--that it isn't genuine and therefore said item is something I can do without.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I admit I feel a little "funny" selling a CD but keeping and continuing to enjoy a ripped copy of it.


You need to be careful with those symptoms. It can progress to a state called MRM (Musical Retention Malady) which retains memory of the music even though the CD has been sold and no copy of it has been made. This is regarded by some as an unintentional (but nevertheless unforgivable) breach of the music's copyright. The sense of guilt caused by this retention can cause severe depression.
A 2019 study by group of psychiatrists from Germany showed that an MRM treatment regimen could be effective in ameliorating an MRM patient’s symptoms. In this study, a single patient suffering from MRM from several episodes of unwanted musical recollection underwent eight sessions of MRM treatment. Before each treatment, he was asked to describe one of his offending, copyright-breaching memories (say, a Jerry Goldsmith synth score, a used CD of which he had previously sold), which is equivalent to “reactivating” that specific memory. Right after his description, he was anesthetized and administered an MRM treatment. As the treatment progressed, the patient began to have fewer flashbacks to the music and reduced anxiety and depression, indicating that his ability to block the music was improving. Incredibly, by the end of the treatment course, the patient could barely remember the music and harbored no feelings of guilt whatsoever about having unintentionally lodged a copy of the music in his brain.
So don't give up hope.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I gifted away my lp, 45, and 78 collection (no idea exactly how many but it took up about 35 feet of shelf space) -- a mix of everything with stops in between. Luckily I had a cousin who was over the moon to get the collection -- so off it went in sturdy boxes via Uhaul. It was weird letting it all go. Of course, I still have a large library of books, cds, and movies in various formats. The stuff that is left will have to find a home after I'm gone. I did have interest in my book collection from one of the larger independent bookstores in NYC, but that was a couple of years ago. Have no idea if any bookstore these days is still buying - or even if they still have a physical space. I've thought of opening an online store to slowly sell off everything -- but I'm basically lazy.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I admit I feel a little "funny" selling a CD but keeping and continuing to enjoy a ripped copy of it.


You need to be careful with those symptoms. It can progress to a state called MRM (Musical Retention Malady) which retains memory of the music even though the CD has been sold and no copy of it has been made. This is regarded by some as an unintentional (but nevertheless unforgivable) breach of the music's copyright. The sense of guilt caused by this retention can cause severe depression.
A 2019 study by group of psychiatrists from Germany showed that an MRM treatment regimen could be effective in ameliorating an MRM patient’s symptoms. In this study, a single patient suffering from MRM from several episodes of unwanted musical recollection underwent eight sessions of MRM treatment. Before each treatment, he was asked to describe one of his offending, copyright-breaching memories (say, a Jerry Goldsmith synth score, a used CD of which he had previously sold), which is equivalent to “reactivating” that specific memory. Right after his description, he was anesthetized and administered an MRM treatment. As the treatment progressed, the patient began to have fewer flashbacks to the music and reduced anxiety and depression, indicating that his ability to block the music was improving. Incredibly, by the end of the treatment course, the patient could barely remember the music and harbored no feelings of guilt whatsoever about having unintentionally lodged a copy of the music in his brain.
So don't give up hope.


That, was epic!

We're getting pretty close to the Minority Report though arent we?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

This seems like a good idea.

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Binder-Holder-Storage-Capacity/dp/B00DIHVMEA/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2PV48D2PE0IP2&dchild=1&keywords=cd+binders+large+capacity&qid=1598889791&sprefix=CD+binder%2Caps%2C239&sr=8-3

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

Hello friends!
Great comments & great reading.
First this is no advert for selling CDs in trade section.
Last Child that was not nice thing to write.smile

I am enjoying soundtracks & collecting them for more than 20 years with first ones owned on cassette tape.
But somehow lost the fun of collecting and even the massive buying of great soundtracks was not anymore fun.
It was like with more possibilities to own CDs (music), I somehow appreciate them (music) less.

I must get rid of my completist nature and enjoy quality over quantity.
Probably the main issue of my problems.
Golden rule: Everything in moderation.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Mark5760   (Member)

Ignore

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Mark5760   (Member)

What isyour User ID on Ebay

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

When CDs first appeared (I think it was 1984 in the UK), it was a godsend, they seemed like magic, perfect listening every time. I still have CDs that I bought back then, & they're as good as the day I bought them. The thing is, I still like them just as much as when they first appeared, & it's still a thrill to get a long loved album on CD at long last. I know it's supposed to be just about the music, but it isn't with me, I love those discs as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

When CDs first appeared (I think it was 1984 in the UK), it was a godsend, they seemed like magic, perfect listening every time. I still have CDs that I bought back then, & they're as good as the day I bought them. The thing is, I still like them just as much as when they first appeared, & it's still a thrill to get a long loved album on CD at long last. I know it's supposed to be just about the music, but it isn't with me, I love those discs as well.

Exactly how I feel!

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

The Fanderson releases are only available on CD and they are some of my most treasured items now. I have downloaded them for personal use, but I do like playing the CD's. And the liner notes are essential with these.

These titles are a given. Also, there are so many, many titles I would not, under any circumstance, give up, including the Herrmann box, the Star Trek box, Rozsa Box... etc., Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Still, I have done a few "Stalinist" type purges over the years and that is why I have around 1200 CDs in my collection and not over 2000.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   funkymonkeyjavajunky   (Member)

I would be interested to learn what you are selling off. Given current international shipping challenges, can you ship to U.S.?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   NO NAME   (Member)

Ask somebody who collects stamps or cards: is it the card or the stamp that is important or the image on it ? Because you can get the image on this card for free instead of paying 2.620,80 $

https://www.cafr.ebay.ca/itm/1971-TOPPS-45-KEN-DRYDEN-KSA-9-5-100-FACTORY-CUT-ABSOLUTELY-ORIGINAL/274448774188?hash=item3fe66bf42c:g:caEAAOSwEl5fKKaj

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

...still have not even listened to the FSM release of BLACK SUNDAY, though I have it for years, just because I like the idea of having a "fresh" John Williams score around. One day I will listen to it.

Speaking only for myself: Whenever I use the phrase "I like the idea of having" (an item), I know--speaking only for myself wink--that it isn't genuine and therefore said item is something I can do without.


Haha, yeah, must be you then, not me. I often bought CDs of scores, had them in shrink wrap for years, until I then suddenly open them and listen to them. I always needed a dozen or so CDs in my shelf "unopened" for those times. Now I've got 'em all ripped (so they are "opened") , but I try to maintain the quota. I need a certain amount of "stuff that's probably great but I I have not listened to it yet" in my collection. But since it is pretty much a "constant" and not a growing number (rather shrinking these days, but it's fluctuating), I'm not worried about it. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

When CDs first appeared (I think it was 1984 in the UK), it was a godsend, they seemed like magic, perfect listening every time. I still have CDs that I bought back then, & they're as good as the day I bought them. The thing is, I still like them just as much as when they first appeared, & it's still a thrill to get a long loved album on CD at long last. I know it's supposed to be just about the music, but it isn't with me, I love those discs as well.

It's funny, but I have a ton of CDs, and these days, I prefer getting stuff on CD over LP.

Still, I don't have the kind of emotional connection to CDs that I have with LPs. Finding music that I love on LP still gives me a jolt that I don't quite get from CDs.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

If you happen to have a copy of Roy Budd's THE SEA WOLVES. I would be very interested.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Silly, perhaps, but I do have a stack of sealed Goldsmith CDs, some of which I bought four of five years ago, and my questionable logic for not opening them is that these CDs are possibly the last Jerry Goldsmith scores that I'll ever hear for the first time. And once I've played them, there's no more of his music to hear for the first time.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

I always needed a dozen or so CDs in my shelf "unopened" for those times. Now I've got 'em all ripped (so they are "opened") , but I try to maintain the quota. I need a certain amount of "stuff that's probably great but I I have not listened to it yet" in my collection.

Ditto here, Nick!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Silly, perhaps, but I do have a stack of sealed Goldsmith CDs, some of which I bought four of five years ago, and my questionable logic for not opening them is that these CDs are possibly the last Jerry Goldsmith scores that I'll ever hear for the first time. And once I've played them, there's no more of his music to hear for the first time.

There's always more. Take Her, She's Mine for example. The Don is Dead. There will always be more uncovered.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2020 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I told Carole to build three coffins.
One for me...and two for my CD's.

 
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