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Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:53:38 AM »
What will happen to this Music Library (under 1000 CDs) after I'm gone? I'd rather just have it mailed to one of my trusted here, and let them decide.

I'd currently be too lazy to whip up a Database for you, but, you can pretty well guess by this point, lol,...

Anyhow, any ideas welcome...
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Re: Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 07:16:40 AM »
First reaction, Not Me!

Second reaction, are you planning on checking out soon?

Third reaction, have someone cart it over to the local library basement shop.

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Re: Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 08:19:22 AM »
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Re: Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 01:49:18 PM »
Gimme your NEOS box sets 8)

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Re: Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 02:02:44 PM »
A thread like this is how people meet with unfortunate accidents... I hear Hilary is after your Poulenc discs... Stay away from Pizza Parlors...
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Re: Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 02:44:43 PM »

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NOOOOO!!!

You might consider a college music library, or find a younger relative who is - or could become - interested in classical music, or find a budding composer who would appreciate them.

I have been wondering myself recently - since 7 decades are nearly complete, and since too many of my contemporaries, younger ones, have died in the past year or so - what will happen to the vast Cato Archives,  which contains many books in Latin, Ancient Greek, and German, along with hundreds of books on Ancient, Medieval, and Modern European History, not to mention novels, biographies, and many many music books.

And this concern comes after I have already donated many things, some to people here.

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 03:38:08 PM »
What a depressing thread! ??? ::)
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 08:09:11 PM »
NOOOOO!!!

You might consider a college music library, or find a younger relative who is - or could become - interested in classical music, or find a budding composer who would appreciate them.

I have been wondering myself recently - since 7 decades are nearly complete, and since too many of my contemporaries, younger ones, have died in the past year or so - what will happen to the vast Cato Archives,  which contains many books in Latin, Ancient Greek, and German, along with hundreds of books on Ancient, Medieval, and Modern European History, not to mention novels, biographies, and many many music books.

Have you visited one of these lovely facilities? That's some of my stuff in the foreground. :)

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 10:48:20 PM »
I still have something like 600 CDs in my room once owned by the (now deceased) grandfather of someone I haven't had anything to do with for years.

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Re: Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2018, 01:26:59 AM »
I don't think it's a good idea to ask these kinds of questions. I have a good library of books in English, but nobody in my family circle would be able to read a single page in that language. I'm pretty sure that I'll outlive anybody I know personally who has even a passing interest in classical music. I can't speak for the rest of the people here, but I pretty much exist in a vacuum, with no partner or children who could be relied upon to carry the torch when I'm gone. In my opinion, the best thing, if one has enough time to plan it, is to make a big bonfire with it all and throw a big party.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2018, 02:46:22 AM »
In my opinion, the best thing, if one has enough time to plan it, is to make a big bonfire with it all and throw a big party.
That's not actually the most environmentally friendly choice.  0:)
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2018, 05:02:46 AM »
I still have something like 600 CDs in my room once owned by the (now deceased) grandfather of someone I haven't had anything to do with for years.

All classical?
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Re: Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2018, 04:54:56 PM »
I've thought about this.  I don't have anyone in my family who would know what to do with my CD collection.   I don't even play CDs myself!  Everything is on the music server.  I should probably start selling/giving them away now.

And then there is the Lp collection, sigh.

And then what about all the electronics?  I should keep instructions somewhere on how to dispose of all of it.

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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2018, 05:35:46 PM »
Notice how snyprrr hasn’t even bothered to respond to this thread. Either he’s laughing his ass off at this thread (and us) or he’s seriously in some kind of danger.
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2018, 05:53:55 PM »
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It does prompt me to think about the shocking amount of stuff I've accumulated that no one will want to deal with when I'm gone.

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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2018, 05:59:15 PM »
It really doesn’t matter to me what happens to all of my recordings once I’m gone as they’re certainly not coming with me. They will either be a problem or a blessing for whoever finds them. :)
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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2018, 07:18:25 PM »
It really doesn’t matter to me what happens to all of my recordings once I’m gone as they’re certainly not coming with me. They will either be a problem or a blessing for whoever finds them. :)

Yeah, that's a good way to look at it. :)

A while back vandermolen posted about taking vinyl to charity shops and the almost cathartic aspect of the process. And with that in mind I finally got rid of some guitars. Also, I'd planned to sell off/donate a lot of photography equipment (at this stage, how many times over do I need to cover the working range with 2.8 zooms?) but found I required it for an ongoing job.
Anyway, I don't believe any of us are completely immune to consumerism. So I'll probably end up buying more crap that I've momentarily invented justification for owning.  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2018, 07:23:50 PM »
Yeah, that's a good way to look at it. :)

A while back vandermolen posted about taking vinyl to charity shops and the almost cathartic aspect of the process. And with that in mind I finally got rid of some guitars. Also, I'd planned to sell off/donate a lot of photography equipment (at this stage, how many times over do I need to cover the working range with 2.8 zooms?) but found I required it for an ongoing job.
Anyway, I don't believe any of us are completely immune to consumerism. So I'll probably end up buying more crap that I've momentarily invented justification for owning.  ;D

:) All our earthly possessions don’t really matter in the end. I will say that had I not been able to buy what I’ve been so fortunate enough to acquire through the years, I may have went insane only relying on streaming services and such. I’m an old-fashioned guy I suppose in the regard that I like to actually physically hold what I just bought in my hands.
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Re: Do I 'Will' My Music Library to A GMGer?
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2018, 03:10:51 AM »
I've thought about this.  I don't have anyone in my family who would know what to do with my CD collection.   I don't even play CDs myself!  Everything is on the music server.  I should probably start selling/giving them away now.

That poses a different problem though - if you have your personal copies don't you have to either keep the CDs or destroy them?