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Title: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 17, 2009, 12:48:08 PM
The mailbox mocks me.

One item hasn't shown for a month, one was cancelled w/o my knowledge, one is taking...A WHOLE 8 DAYS!!! so far,...arrrghhhh...ahhh,... my poor, spoiled...



JUST when I thought I was out,...they pull you right back in!!! :-\ (crack'd actor)



If I don't find the perfect Haydn Op.20 in the next few days, I'm gonna...

ah...

      ahhh...

                  AAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.........



I am so close to having the perfect record collection, but it always seems that I'm "just a few away", hahahaha,.... just a few away, hey, that's a good one!

Last year, I was sooo over it all, and then I got myself into this Classical Era thing, and now I'm desperately trying to satisfy that insatiable part of me, trying to coax it to sleep with a couple of really good buys that will keep me going for a good long while.

Oh, why did I give the mailman the keys to my heart? :'( You should see how I've built my life in the last few weeks around going to the mailbox, still in the robe, only to fall to my knees with arms outstretched to Heaven, screaming, Nooooo!!!



What happens when you've "heard it all"? Do you then just find favorite pieces to get endless versions of? Is...there...any...hope? :'( :'( :'(



All my money is no good now. I can't possibly get anything in time for my meltdown. I WANT STUFF NNNNNOOOWWWWW!!!!!!!!



THE TWELVE STEPS OF CDCDCD:

1) We realized we were powerless over New Releases and hopelessly out-of-print cds, and our lives had become unmanageable.

2) Came to believe that a Bank Account greater than ours could restore us to sanity.

3) Made a decision to turn our Paypal Account and free-time over to the care of Ebay,...er...God, AS WE UNDERSTOOD HIM (husbands, you know who this is!).

4) Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our collection.

5)Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another GMG member, the exact nature of our ridiculous buying habits.

6) Were entirely ready to have God remove all of our bad cds.

7) Humbly asked Him to remove those same cds.

8) Made a list of all the persons we have harmed with our collecting (husbands,...again).

9) Made direct amends to those we had harmed (did you forget to leave Feedback???).

10) Continued to take our inventory, and promptly called out bad recordings even if they used to be our favorites.

11) Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with all New Release bulletins and OOP retailers, praying only that we will not feel the need to buy the next "Fifth".

12) Having HAD a spiritual awakening through the application of these steps, we tried to carry the message to other Sufferers of CDCDCD.



Come on, br-other, and receive the anointing!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on December 17, 2009, 12:52:16 PM
Chill, dude.  8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on December 17, 2009, 01:42:22 PM

What happens when you've "heard it all"? Do you then just find favorite pieces to get endless versions of? Is...there...any...hope? :'( :'( :'(


No, the bad news is - or rather.... the GOOD news  ;D - that you never heard it all. There is always a new musical infatuation just around the corner. 8)

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: secondwind on December 17, 2009, 08:03:33 PM
No, the bad news is - or rather.... the GOOD news  ;D - that you never heard it all. There is always a new musical infatuation just around the corner. 8)

Q
And new music constantly being written. . . just think, an unending supply!  A compulsive collector's paradise!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on December 18, 2009, 06:30:10 AM
As a long term sufferer from OCCDCD (Obsessive-Compulsive CD Collecting Disorder) it is my melancholy duty to confirm that the situation is hopeless (22 CDs of Walton's First Symphony  :o, but still looking for that, elusive, 'perfect recording').
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on December 18, 2009, 07:01:37 AM
I think the proper term is "Collecticus Suicidalis".
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on December 18, 2009, 07:03:25 AM
It's ye olde bottomless hole you're attempting to fill.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Todd on December 18, 2009, 07:14:40 AM
Okay, okay, so I bought over 400 recordings in 2009 (on top of over 300 in 2008), but I've got a handle on the situation.  Really.  And I'm thinking that my collection is pretty nice, so I'll be able to cut back in 2010.  Seriously.  I mean it.  I don't have any problem buying recordings.  (And note the word recordings; used LPs include treasures that never made it to CD or are even harder to find on CD, and LPs cost very little.  But I'm fine with these now, too.  Honest.)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on December 18, 2009, 08:05:30 AM
Okay, okay, so I bought over 400 recordings in 2009 (on top of over 300 in 2008), but I've got a handle on the situation.  Really.  And I'm thinking that my collection is pretty nice, so I'll be able to cut back in 2010.  Seriously.  I mean it.  I don't have any problem buying recordings.  (And note the word recordings; used LPs include treasures that never made it to CD or are even harder to find on CD, and LPs cost very little.  But I'm fine with these now, too.  Honest.)

Sure, we understand  ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on December 18, 2009, 09:15:17 AM
Okay, okay, so I bought over 400 recordings in 2009 (on top of over 300 in 2008), but I've got a handle on the situation.  Really.  And I'm thinking that my collection is pretty nice, so I'll be able to cut back in 2010.  Seriously.  I mean it.  I don't have any problem buying recordings.  (And note the word recordings; used LPs include treasures that never made it to CD or are even harder to find on CD, and LPs cost very little.  But I'm fine with these now, too.  Honest.)
If I could cut back to 400 records a year, I'd be in total control. Seriously.  ::)

All those total collections are a nightmare.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on December 18, 2009, 09:22:18 AM
I haven't thought about buying another CD for at least 30 minutes. So what's the problem?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brahmsian on December 18, 2009, 10:06:18 AM
We are always looking for that next 'hit'.


*snort, snort, sniffle, sniffle*
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 18, 2009, 10:09:23 AM
As a long term sufferer from OCCDCD (Obsessive-Compulsive CD Collecting Disorder) it is my melancholy duty to confirm that the situation is hopeless (22 CDs of Walton's First Symphony  :o, but still looking for that, elusive, 'perfect recording').

You know, van, this whole thread was just a ploy to get you to open up for our little "intervention" here.

Guys...



(Help is on the way, Mrs.  Vandermolen!)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 18, 2009, 10:43:37 AM
Oh, this is Pathetic!!!

I fully believe that MOST of you out there are just in total Denial of your Crimes! Nut up, and confess yer sins!! I know there's someone out there who, lke a CIA mind controlled puppet, has to buy a new version of the "Fifth" every third moon cycle.

I may yap an' fuss, but seriously guys, though I have collected, and just listened, to thousands of recordings, I only HAVE about 500 cds (it was @400 before I met HIP SQs!). The exact number of my Collection in Heaven is truly a wondrous number indeed!

I have, from day one, been a "trade-in" kind of one, always comparing, and adding, and discarding.  I have an INSATIABLE thirst for the New, yet, the New seems to vanish every time I "crack" the Factory Seal (cue angelic voices). Apparently I was born with an infinite MP3 player in my head. I've listened to Shosty's SQs so much, I can't listen to them any more with my physical ears. They're locked in the vault of my memory.

Working in the Golden Age of Classical Music Stores helped, too!

I have perfected the Art of talking myself out of purchases. I actually believe I can "hear" a recording simply by thinking hard enough about it. Yes, and you call ME crazy???, hahahaha :P. I'm not kidding, of course. 8) :o 8) I use to obsessively listen to free snippets.

Yes, I make wild accusations and speculations. Yes, I agonize endlessly over stupid minutae, only to end up months later buying the $4 version anyway.

I try to keep myself in a state of perpetual naivete, so that even minor revelations will shock me enough to keep me busy for months in research without buying anything. I know, you guys hate me for that, haha ::) :P,... sorry :-*!

If I have to pay $20 for a single disc, it feels as though I'm passing a Cadillac. I payed @$60-80 for a single cd maybe 2 or 3 times. Afterwards,... the feeling,...mmm... was wooooonderful!!

The $3 shipping at Amazon is my "enemy".

EBAY is how we say "I love you".





QUESTION: Does anyone out there believe that God is "against" their record collection?



Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: PerfectWagnerite on December 18, 2009, 11:05:53 AM
Does 30 Mahler 3rds count ?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brahmsian on December 18, 2009, 11:08:17 AM
I may yap an' fuss, but seriously guys, though I have collected, and just listened, to thousands of recordings, I only HAVE about 500 cds (it was @400 before I met HIP SQs!). The exact number of my Collection in Heaven is truly a wondrous number indeed!

What I want to know Snyprrr is....what % of your CD collection are string quartets?  Is 95% a conservative estimate?  :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on December 18, 2009, 11:27:30 AM
How much have all of you saved for retirement?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brahmsian on December 18, 2009, 11:31:22 AM
How much have all of you saved for retirement?

You mean...............investing in CDs today so that when it's time to retire, you can sell all your CDs with the appreciable value, right? 

Yes, yes, of course I am!  :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Carolus on December 18, 2009, 12:30:29 PM

 and LPs cost very little. 
Sure, a few cents. e.g.a Vox box of 6 with Mozart's piano sonatas by Valdo Perlemuter sold on u$s 6.200.- One a month would be OK.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: greg on December 18, 2009, 01:01:47 PM
I don't spend money on CDs, so I don't have to worry. (I don't have money in the first place, so that's probably why).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on December 18, 2009, 01:06:33 PM
I don't spend money on CDs, so I don't have to worry. (I don't have money in the first place, so that's probably why).

Do you sail the pirate seas?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on December 18, 2009, 01:17:19 PM
Do you sail the pirate seas?

He doesn't have money for seas either.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: secondwind on December 18, 2009, 02:30:18 PM
I can see that I'm not qualified to join this club.  I mean, I thought I had a cd problem, but compared to you guys, I'm strictly amateur.  Bush league.  Downright wimpy. 

But that's probably just because my compulsive collecting habit is focused on books.   ;D  Come to think of it, maybe I should switch to cds. . .they take up less space!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 18, 2009, 02:49:30 PM
How much have all of you saved for retirement?

I'm working on it. I buy compulsively, knowing full well I don't have time to listen to half a tenth of all I buy. So, I've come to think of The Collection as my investment for retirement. I'm investing in booking myself long listening schedules. What's the use of having money if you all you do is spend the free hours at the mall? ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 18, 2009, 02:53:23 PM
Oh, this is Pathetic!!!
I only HAVE about 500 cds

Same here. 500 unopened/unlistened to discs, neatly stacked in two IKEA towers  ???.

Quote
QUESTION: Does anyone out there believe that God is "against" their record collection?

The guilt.... :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: greg on December 18, 2009, 04:18:41 PM
He doesn't have money for seas either.
But I do have money for these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/keI59KRVco8


 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on December 19, 2009, 01:50:09 AM
But that's probably just because my compulsive collecting habit is focused on books.   ;D  Come to think of it, maybe I should switch to cds. . .they take up less space!

Why be so half-hearted? Do both. It's the only way, believe me.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: secondwind on December 19, 2009, 06:07:31 AM
Why be so half-hearted? Do both. It's the only way, believe me.
More books AND more cds?  Then I'd need a bigger house, or an addition to this house, just to have somewhere to put them.  And that would cost a lot of money, and then I wouldn't have any money for more books and more cds. . . you can see the bind I'm in.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on December 19, 2009, 06:08:33 AM
I've cut back on this stuff. Now I need to cut back on the Internet.  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Szykneij on December 19, 2009, 06:53:10 AM
How much have all of you saved for retirement?

Having made an exhaustive study of the tensile strength and insulating properties of CDs and their jewel cases, I have determined I can retire into a home built entirely of my CD collection to spend the rest of my years listening to my walls.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: secondwind on December 19, 2009, 06:55:21 AM
Having made an exhaustive study of the tensile strength and insulating properties of CDs and their jewel cases, I have determined I can retire into a home built entirely of my CD collection to spend the rest of my years listening to my walls.
Brilliant! 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on December 19, 2009, 06:57:36 AM
you can see the bind I'm in.
You mean the bind we're in, SW. The book and CD storage situation here is now critical...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 19, 2009, 07:22:48 AM
You mean the bind we're in, SW. The book and CD storage situation here is now critical...

Same situation here. My bookshelves have long since been filled (new books are lying in stacks on the floor). My music room is exhausted too. I just acquired my eleventh Ring and have no place to put it. My recent CD purchases are stacked on my computer desk now. Six stacks, each eight to nine inches high. I'm having trouble seeing the monitor screen  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 20, 2009, 03:14:56 PM
I just acquired my eleventh Ring

Sarge

MEDIC!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 20, 2009, 03:23:22 PM
This is so funny.

The mailman's truck got stuck in the snow at the mail-complex just before ours in the circle. I wanted to break into his truck and look for my cds!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 25, 2010, 10:46:35 AM
I thought I had put a cork in last year. I pretty much finished up my "pre-1800 SQs" Project,... or so I thought.

I was so sure,...

I had all the leftovers neatly compartmentalized,... just a couple of avant-garde things over here, a couple of mid-century things over there, and a few pre-1800 stragglers.

And then things started not coming in, or just getting cancelled by the seller,... or me. The beads of sweat began to drop. I needed to feel that familiar feel of a package in the mailbox. Hyperventilating, ...need stuff... ahh,...



ok, so I reordered one thing that had gotten cancelled. Does that really break my "take-a-little-time-off-from-buying-cds-in-2010" deal I made with myself? It doesn't, does it? ???

But there's this cd,...it's ONLY $8 for a 2 disc set :-* :-* :-* What should I do? Will I be able to JUST GET ONE??

oh, I know someone out there can feel my pain. Is there anyone RIGHT NOW who is experiencing the "2010 Challenge"? How long do you think you will last?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bulldog on January 25, 2010, 10:55:58 AM
I don't know about you sorry folks, but my situation is entirely different.  God told me to go forth and acquire many thousands of classical recordings.  When God speaks, the Bulldog moves into action. 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on January 25, 2010, 01:58:09 PM
I don't know about you sorry folks, but my situation is entirely different.  God told me to go forth and acquire many thousands of classical recordings.  When God speaks, the Bulldog moves into action.

Very laudable. It's clear where your duty lies. My motives too are entirely altruistic. With the current financial climate in the UK, it's a civil obligation for me to help to get the country back on track by buying more CDs and stimulating the economy. Believe me, if we weren't in such a mess, I wouldn't be buying half so many. No, Sir.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2010, 02:30:09 PM
oh, I know someone out there can feel my pain. Is there anyone RIGHT NOW who is experiencing the "2010 Challenge"? How long do you think you will last?

I was planning not to buy any CDs at all in 2010. Then Abeille Musique's giant clearance sale happened and I bought 165 CDs for $155; it was too good to pass up. (85% off discount on the Hyperion Chopin edition! 75% off the Brilliant 100CD Russian Legends box!)

Total expenditures on CDs in 2009...$910
427 Jan-Apr/164 May-Aug/319 Aug-Dec

Now, obviously, that is a TERRIBLE amount of money for a broke college student to spend on music. My plan was to go cold turkey this year, but Abeille Musique tempted me too strongly (and they might yet tempt me again with that Brendel box). But the price of the Abeille thing - combined with the fact that there will be so many new CDs to listen to - means I am hoping to cap my 2010 CD expenditures to $300.
$190...Abeille Musique (incl. previous purchase)
$15...Paavo Jarvi's Beethoven Ninth
$15...Alexandre Tharaud's new Chopin album
$15...Mackerras's Dvorak 7 and 8 (Philharmonia) OR tone poems (Czech Phil)
$24...for three Naxos CDs
$40...other stuff

It'll be tough. But I can't spend $900 on music again until I have a full-time salaried source of income.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bulldog on January 25, 2010, 02:48:18 PM
Very laudable. It's clear where your duty lies. My motives too are entirely altruistic.

Yes, we give and sacrifice every day without ever receiving a "thank you". :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 25, 2010, 05:30:05 PM
Same situation here. My bookshelves have long since been filled (new books are lying in stacks on the floor). My music room is exhausted too. I just acquired my eleventh Ring and have no place to put it. My recent CD purchases are stacked on my computer desk now. Six stacks, each eight to nine inches high. I'm having trouble seeing the monitor screen  ;D

Well, Sarge & I (and probably other GMGers) are in the same situation! LOL!  ;D

The last few months, I've moved my Big Swing Band, New Age, & Celtic Music Collections to my 'computer room' (a converted bedroom, which already contains my POP, Cajun, etc. music); however these additions are on the floor stacked up to 3-4 ft!  My next plan is to get back to my woodworking and build a 'new' corner project (not sure of the design at the moment) that will contain not only these transfers but future ones!  This is a never ending process -  ;) :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: greg on January 25, 2010, 05:49:26 PM
Wow! I didn't know 11 Ring cycles even existed...  :o
It does sound possible, but some would have to be pretty obscure, I bet.
What's the list?  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on January 26, 2010, 02:26:42 AM
Yes, we give and sacrifice every day without ever receiving a "thank you". :)

Let me address that problem immediately. On behalf of humankind, I thank you, Sir, for your tireless endeavours on your noble and inspired mission.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harry on January 26, 2010, 03:56:45 AM
I started to address this problem in the beginning of 2009, after buying more than 1100 Cd's in 2008. I bought 129 Cd's in 2009, most of them budget-priced, a few full-price because I simply wanted them. In 2010 so far I bought 14 Cd's again most of them budget-priced, with the resolve to buy only that, and only in very special circumstances full priced Cd's. At the moment I still have to listen to about 100 Cd's, unopened.
The good thing is, that there are not many releases that interest me, apart from Hamerik which I bought, and Langgaard which is in the pipeline as soon as I find a better price as 65,- euro's.
So yeah I pretty much handled the problem, so I am mildly addicted these days. Have so much music to listen already.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 26, 2010, 07:38:00 AM
I'm counting @70 cds in 2009 (incl. 2sets and 3-4sets as one; otherwise more like 100). This includes my entire pre-1800SQ collection (began in May), and mostly postwar avant SQs.

That's not so bad, I think. Most were in the "used" category. Many were gotten for under $5. I am NOT counting shipping in total expends, haha!

Thankfully, once I come to my senses, I can actually start to PLAY music again,...for a change!


btw- I did just gratuitously buy that $8 2-fer. Technically, the first cd of 2010. Let's see how this goes. I'm counting on finding any old hobby to replace my endless hours of redundant Amazon scoping.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 26, 2010, 08:14:41 AM
I started to address this problem in the beginning of 2009, after buying more than 1100 Cd's in 2008. I bought 129 Cd's in 2009, most of them budget-priced, a few full-price because I simply wanted them. In 2010 so far I bought 14 Cd's again most of them budget-priced, with the resolve to buy only that, and only in very special circumstances full priced Cd's. At the moment I still have to listen to about 100 Cd's, unopened.
The good thing is, that there are not many releases that interest me, apart from Hamerik which I bought, and Langgaard which is in the pipeline as soon as I find a better price as 65,- euro's.
So yeah I pretty much handled the problem, so I am mildly addicted these days. Have so much music to listen already.

Oh, you poor deluded soul. Denial is not a pretty thing, Harry... :)

I haven't made any such vow. In fact, I am in a better position to spend too much on CD's that I have ever been.  Damn the bad luck... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 29, 2010, 09:13:46 AM
I should have known it was too good to be true.

I've been trying to get this Boccherini SQs by the Apponyi Qrt. on Ars Musici for a while now, and I've ordered it twice only to have the order cancelled by the seller because they could not find the cd!

Sooo,... all of a sudden, guess who?,... GoHastings!,...yes, I should have known,...

so, they sent me the Boccherini Naxos disc instead. As I said, I ordered this cd pretty much knowing it wasn't going to be what they said. I think I've been getting more refunds lately than actual cds, haha! Seriously, about five in the last two months.

And, of course, I went back to the Boccherini page, and now the cd is up to $62. It seems like all the cds I want now are in the $100-200 range, haha! I've so wanted to write some of these sellers just to understand why the change so much. Does anyone know?

I'm trying to be a good boy, but all of this non-satifaction thing is making me a bit itchy to just get something overnight, just to satisfy my jones.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on January 29, 2010, 12:20:41 PM
I should have known it was too good to be true.

I've been trying to get this Boccherini SQs by the Apponyi Qrt. on Ars Musici for a while now, and I've ordered it twice only to have the order cancelled by the seller because they could not find the cd!


Well, French Amazon (http://www.amazon.fr/Quatuors-%C3%A0-cordes-Luigi-Boccherini/dp/B0000246WE) happens to have two copies in stock, and a bunch of Market place sellers offer it as well. What are you waiting for - brushing up your French? ;D

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 30, 2010, 10:35:02 AM
Wow! I didn't know 11 Ring cycles even existed...  :o
It does sound possible, but some would have to be pretty obscure, I bet.
What's the list?  ;D

KARAJAN   BERLIN PHIL

KRAUSS   BAYREUTH 1953

KNAPPERTSBUSCH   BAYREUTH 1956

BÖHM   BAYREUTH 1967

BARENBOIM   BAYREUTH 1991

MORALT   VIENNA SYMPHONY (1948/49)

LEVINE   MET OPERA

FURTWÄNGLER   RAI ROME

SOLTI   VIENNA PHIL

THIELEMANN   BAYREUTH 2008

THE HMV POTTED RING 1927-32 VARIOUS CONDUCTORS, VARIOUS ORCHESTRAS  Here's a short review of this important artistic and historical docment:

http://www.classical.net/music/recs/reviews/p/prl09137a.php

Rings that are still on my wishlist: Keilberth/Bayreuth 1955 (on Testament) and Janowski/Staatskapelle Dresden

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on January 30, 2010, 12:28:39 PM
One of my work colleagues is also a 'CD nutter' (as we say in the UK). Sometime back a friend of his wife's split up from her partner and when speaking to my colleague about her ex-partner's many faults said:

And, do you know, he even bought ONE CD A MONTH! ( :o :o :o)

My colleague had to go along with it, saying something like:

'Goodness me that's absolutely terrible  ::)'

Made me laugh.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on January 30, 2010, 12:56:38 PM
And, do you know, he even bought ONE CD A MONTH!

Was he ill?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on January 30, 2010, 01:15:35 PM
And, do you know, he even bought ONE CD A MONTH!

That bastard.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on January 30, 2010, 08:51:22 PM
Jeffrey, that's a god one! I'll bet you she had her nails done every month  :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on January 31, 2010, 03:42:37 AM
Was he ill?

He was clearly insane  8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on January 31, 2010, 03:44:04 AM
Jeffrey, that's a god one! I'll bet you she had her nails done every month  :D

Yes, I bet you're right.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: greg on February 09, 2010, 07:42:58 PM
KARAJAN   BERLIN PHIL

KRAUSS   BAYREUTH 1953

KNAPPERTSBUSCH   BAYREUTH 1956

BÖHM   BAYREUTH 1967

BARENBOIM   BAYREUTH 1991

MORALT   VIENNA SYMPHONY (1948/49)

LEVINE   MET OPERA

FURTWÄNGLER   RAI ROME

SOLTI   VIENNA PHIL

THIELEMANN   BAYREUTH 2008

THE HMV POTTED RING 1927-32 VARIOUS CONDUCTORS, VARIOUS ORCHESTRAS  Here's a short review of this important artistic and historical docment:

http://www.classical.net/music/recs/reviews/p/prl09137a.php

Rings that are still on my wishlist: Keilberth/Bayreuth 1955 (on Testament) and Janowski/Staatskapelle Dresden

Sarge
Nice... a few of those names I haven't even heard of.
You've probably mentioned it before, but do you have a favorite?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on February 09, 2010, 11:02:24 PM
He was clearly insane  8)
Yes, and lacking a cat to drag stuff into the house.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bunny on February 10, 2010, 12:35:42 PM
I have a double addiction, but at least the cds take up less room than the shoes.
(http://www.manoloblahnikheels.org/images/mbheels/Manolo%20Blahnik%20Something%20Blue%20Satin%20Pump.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 11, 2010, 07:54:30 AM
Nice... a few of those names I haven't even heard of.
You've probably mentioned it before, but do you have a favorite?

Karajan's Ring comes to my desert island  :)  My other favorites, Moralt, Barenboim and Böhm.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Coopmv on February 13, 2010, 11:14:12 AM
Karajan's Ring comes to my desert island  :)  My other favorites, Moralt, Barenboim and Böhm.

Sarge

I have the Karajan's Ring on LP but will probably get it on CD later this year.  I also have the Pierre Boulez's Ring on LP - an original Philips release and will consider getting the DVD set.  My Ring collection is rounded out by the Böhm's set on CD ...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on February 13, 2010, 11:19:24 AM
My Ring collection is rounded out by the Böhm's set on CD ...

;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Coopmv on February 13, 2010, 11:22:01 AM
I have a double addiction, but at least the cds take up less room than the shoes.
(http://www.manoloblahnikheels.org/images/mbheels/Manolo%20Blahnik%20Something%20Blue%20Satin%20Pump.jpg)

I am sure Imelda Marcos has a lot more shoes than she does CD's ...     ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on February 13, 2010, 05:07:30 PM
Yes, and lacking a cat to drag stuff into the house.

Very true  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bunny on February 13, 2010, 06:32:14 PM
One of my work colleagues is also a 'CD nutter' (as we say in the UK). Sometime back a friend of his wife's split up from her partner and when speaking to my colleague about her ex-partner's many faults said:

And, do you know, he even bought ONE CD A MONTH! ( :o :o :o)

My colleague had to go along with it, saying something like:

'Goodness me that's absolutely terrible  ::)'

Made me laugh.

Clearly she was shocked by his inability to buy more.  Damn cheeseparer, I'd probably have left him too.
 :o 8) :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bunny on February 13, 2010, 06:36:01 PM
I am sure Imelda Marcos has a lot more shoes than she does CD's ...     ;D

Imelda Marcos is the patron saint of cobblers.

My husband prefers when I spend money on cds because it's just so much less expensive to buy a Beethoven cycle than a couple of pairs of shoes by Jimmy Chou, Christian Laboutin, or Manolo Blahnik (the deity).  And let's not even think of the handbags...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 30, 2010, 11:51:19 AM
ok,... it's the end of March.

I just updated my 'feedback' at Amazon. OH MYYY!!,... have I been busy, haha. WOAH!!

HYPERVENTILATION-MASK



Ever since I bought that last String Quartet cd that 'cleared the table' of any longstanding holdouts on 'The List', I have gotten on a piano and brass kick that threatens my stability.

I am feverishly trying to buy anything that pops into my head, until all reserves have been drained. I am getting ready to go back to the bank to deposit more money. :P

Thankfully, I have not yet stooped to buying 'that' lost cd on Amazon for $60 (yes, for one disc!).

If I can just get that last disc, I'll be ok. ???

I'll be ok...

I'll be ok...

I'll be ok...



I know there's someone else out there who has 'relapsed' recently. Come on brother (or sister), confess and forsake your sins and ye shall be free...free...FREE!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on March 30, 2010, 11:55:55 AM
Thankfully, I have not yet stooped to buying 'that' lost cd on Amazon for $60 (yes, for one disc!).

Sissy! :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on March 30, 2010, 12:12:38 PM
Nah. CD deprivation will put hair on his chest.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 30, 2010, 09:43:41 PM
I now have 8 cds in the mail.

...snort...

                 ...sniff......



My friends say that ever since I got my last string quartet cd, and started on this piano + brass kick, I've been acting like an asshole. They say they want me to start listening to SQs again. ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 30, 2010, 11:49:57 PM
I now have 8 cds in the mail.

...snort...

                 ...sniff......



My friends say that ever since I got my last string quartet cd, and started on this piano + brass kick, I've been acting like an asshole. They say they want me to start listening to SQs again. ;)

Perhaps you can't handle the brass (Jack Nicholson's voice there)!  >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on March 31, 2010, 12:39:15 PM
Listen to this - I have a good friend and former work colleague who is also a compulsive CD purchaser. His young daughter intercepts the packages (often boxed sets etc) and replaces the contents with old CDs from his collection, and then she perfectly seals up the package, so he wont notice anything fishy and watches his reaction when he opens the package! In the meantime SHE HAS HIDDEN THE NEW CDs  :o Isn't that EVIL?  >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on March 31, 2010, 12:41:41 PM
Listen to this - I have a good friend and former work colleague who is also a compulsive CD purchaser. His young daughter intercepts the packages (often boxed sets etc) and replaces the contents with old CDs from his collection, and then she perfectly seals up the package, so he wont notice anything fishy and watches his reaction when he opens the package! In the meantime SHE HAS HIDDEN THE NEW CDs  :o Isn't that EVIL?  >:D

Well, it's weird anyway.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: offbeat on April 01, 2010, 12:43:50 PM
Listen to this - I have a good friend and former work colleague who is also a compulsive CD purchaser. His young daughter intercepts the packages (often boxed sets etc) and replaces the contents with old CDs from his collection, and then she perfectly seals up the package, so he wont notice anything fishy and watches his reaction when he opens the package! In the meantime SHE HAS HIDDEN THE NEW CDs  :o Isn't that EVIL?  >:D
perhaps his daughter is testing him to see if he notices the difference  :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 01, 2010, 10:44:17 PM
Listen to this - I have a good friend and former work colleague who is also a compulsive CD purchaser. His young daughter intercepts the packages (often boxed sets etc) and replaces the contents with old CDs from his collection, and then she perfectly seals up the package, so he wont notice anything fishy and watches his reaction when he opens the package! In the meantime SHE HAS HIDDEN THE NEW CDs  :o Isn't that EVIL?  >:D

Then why am I laughing so hard? :P :-* ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on April 02, 2010, 04:58:04 AM
Then why am I laughing so hard? :P :-* ;D

Because it is very funny and also imaginative of my friend's daughter - he told me the story with considerable amusement. When he buys new CDs and is in the car she also grabs them and dangles them out of the window, threatening to throw them out.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: knight66 on April 05, 2010, 09:55:10 PM
Looks like the compulsion is in the genes, along with one or two others.

Mike
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 06, 2010, 06:23:53 AM
I have made it through this latest avalanche of buying frenzy. I'm back to where I was at the turn of 2010, not able to think of anything truly exciting. Things like Stephen Hough's 'Piano Album' come to mind, so, you see where I'm at. It's a GOOD place!

Now that I got the entire Library out of storage, I've had the chance to go through the whole thing, and, lo and behold, I must have been a good and thorough collector in the past. I got this. I got that. I got what I set out to get. Now I'm in the 'it's a cream from here' phase, where I can try newbies at will, knowing that my standard rep is covered.

Yes, addiction is a complicated business!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on April 06, 2010, 11:13:27 AM
And every new discovery will lead to new purchases, your collection addiction will grow exponentially... 8)  ;)

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: OzRadio on April 06, 2010, 04:04:39 PM
I haven't bought a cd since the beginning of February, over two full months now.  :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: knight66 on April 06, 2010, 09:42:18 PM
Then I assume you have been stealing them.  >:D

Mike
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 26, 2010, 06:33:21 AM
ok, it's getting on May, and, well, it looks like I've got myself into a buying tizzy.

It's at the point where everything I want, er,...NEED,... is either very expensive, or, like those CRI cds, pennies. Spending $22 on a cd (+shipping) has never been my forte, and yet, why should I choose an alternative I don't really want just because I don't want to spend.

Hmm, I'm just writing this to myself, because I TOLD myself we were going to wrap this thing up, and start a new hobby, like maybe PLAYING music instead of just being a consumer. oy

What gets me is when a cd that really should be pretty cheap ends up, just willy nilly, being offered for $40. However, the inverse can be true too, and I think you can get Carter's 4 SQs on Sony for pennies.



Anyhow, every 'stack' of cds I have, which are all in historically relevant stacks,...I look at them and say, 'Well, it looks complete', and yet I keep wanting MORE MORE MORE, even though there really isn't all that much I want (NEED).

At least I've got my 'history' covered, and now it really is only stuff I'm just plain curious about. The only problem is that there are still starving kids in Africa.

mmm,....oh well :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: oabmarcus on April 26, 2010, 07:17:26 AM
I collected CDs for a while, but due to both budgetary constraints and a loss of interest. I stopped doing that, instead I just download stuff online.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on April 26, 2010, 08:16:36 AM
I collected CDs for a while, but due to both budgetary constraints and a loss of interest. I stopped doing that, instead I just download stuff online.

You might be interested in a subscription service like naxos, it will give you access to more music than you can listen to and much cheaper than buying lots of cds. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: oabmarcus on April 26, 2010, 11:13:57 AM
You might be interested in a subscription service like naxos, it will give you access to more music than you can listen to and much cheaper than buying lots of cds. :)
Yeah, I have subscription to Naxosmusiclibrary and Naxosvideolibrary. So, pretty pointless for me to collect CDs at this point.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on April 26, 2010, 11:15:35 AM
Yeah, I have subscription to Naxosmusiclibrary and Naxosvideolibrary. So, pretty pointless for me to collect CDs at this point.

They have a video library too?  I didn't know that, do they have operas?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: petrarch on April 26, 2010, 11:19:26 AM
ok, it's getting on May, and, well, it looks like I've got myself into a buying tizzy.

I'm gladly coming out of one. In the past 3 weeks, I made my third bulk purchase from the Stockhausen-Verlag (finally including the realisation score of Kontakte, with some 10 other CDs to top up the order and "justify" the handling expenses), completed the Feldman series on Mode and got a dozen other classical CDs. One thing I noticed is that oop stuff (like some of the Feldman) gets me into a "tracking"/"I gotta find it" mode. Ah the sorrows of a completist. On the flip side, looking at my CD racks, I am utterly satisfied to see some pretty rare stuff in there.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: oabmarcus on April 26, 2010, 11:27:02 AM
They have a video library too?  I didn't know that, do they have operas?
Yes, operas, concerts, documentaries, etc....
http://naxosvideolibrary.com/
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harpo on April 26, 2010, 03:53:16 PM
Listen to this - I have a good friend and former work colleague who is also a compulsive CD purchaser. His young daughter intercepts the packages (often boxed sets etc) and replaces the contents with old CDs from his collection, and then she perfectly seals up the package, so he wont notice anything fishy and watches his reaction when he opens the package! In the meantime SHE HAS HIDDEN THE NEW CDs  :o Isn't that EVIL?  >:D

Ooh! Not evil, PRACTICAL! I could take this a step further and not only replace the new CDs with old ones, I could SEND BACK the new CDs for a refund.  >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 26, 2010, 03:58:07 PM
Ooh! Not evil, PRACTICAL! I could take this a step further and not only replace the new CDs with old ones, I could SEND BACK the new CDs for a refund.  >:D

OH, so evil, devil!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on April 26, 2010, 04:03:44 PM
Dave will probably stop laughing when he discovers that can't find his Haydn Kuijken cds. ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: knight66 on April 26, 2010, 07:35:05 PM
David, Here is a really good idea: it might help you.  ;D

Mike


You might be interested in a subscription service like naxos, it will give you access to more music than you can listen to and much cheaper than buying lots of cds. :)
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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 27, 2010, 01:39:56 PM
I'm gladly coming out of one. In the past 3 weeks, I made my third bulk purchase from the Stockhausen-Verlag (finally including the realisation score of Kontakte, with some 10 other CDs to top up the order and "justify" the handling expenses), completed the Feldman series on Mode and got a dozen other classical CDs. One thing I noticed is that oop stuff (like some of the Feldman) gets me into a "tracking"/"I gotta find it" mode. Ah the sorrows of a completist. On the flip side, looking at my CD racks, I am utterly satisfied to see some pretty rare stuff in there.

oh, I feel yer pain. ;)

and yes, I too look at the 'Library', and yes, I'm quite impressed. I'd want to know me, haha!! :P :-*
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harpo on April 28, 2010, 04:19:49 PM
Dave will probably stop laughing when he discovers that can't find his Haydn Kuijken cds. ;D

I would not be bold enough to purloin a boxed set, but he'd never miss an individual Mozart or Beethoven CD, of which he has seemingly hundreds. (Actually, that is wishful thinking. He has them on a database.)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 25, 2010, 01:53:01 AM
UPDATE: May 23



Point #1:

I bought the 6cd set 'A Dutch Miracle; 50 Years of the Holland Festival' for one 10min Xenakis piece.

Point #2:

For the second time, I ordered a cd with the title 'Strike the Ear', from Europe, and this time, I got a Petra :( cd. I mean, I even emailed them before I ordered,... and, to add insult to injury, they are STILL offering the cd I bought! Imagine yesterday when I pulled the package from the UK out of the mailbox, and all those chemicals started juicing my brain in anticipation. And then imagine the sheer drug crash when I saw that dimestore cd (ugh, Petra of all!). That's why I'm sharing now,... I'm still in apoplectic shock :o :o :o!! What a wuss!! :P

I have one more vendor to try. ::)

Point #3:

Just like the government, I plan on just throwing more money at the problem. I have jacked up the bank account to withstand any impulse buy. I'm on the lookout for OOPs costing $40! I might even buy something I don't want!! :o ahhhhh.....

No, once again I'm at the 'I've got everything I want' place again, where, anything I get is just cream on top, bon bons. But then, why do I have that unsatisfied feeling? ;D

Oh, it must be because I just... WANT MORE STUFF ??? ??? ???!!!

OY!



I'm actually at the point where I've drained Amazon.com, and I'm trying to figure out how to use Amazon,uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Ama...

Can you do that if you live in the US?



(Tell him no, tell him no)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on May 25, 2010, 09:57:28 AM
Total expenditures on CDs in 2009...$910
427 Jan-Apr/164 May-Aug/319 Aug-Dec

Brian's Classical Music Expenditures 2010
Jan...$225 (mostly the Abeille Musique clearance sale)
Feb...$31
Mar...$29
Apr...$12
May so far...$0!
Total after five months...$297
Goal for June/July/August combined expenditures...$20 (Paavo Jarvi Beethoven 9 + 1 Naxos disc of my choice)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 26, 2010, 06:42:03 PM
For days now I have been staring at the Amazon screen. It mocks me, saying, Why don't you find something to buy? And,...and,... I,...I just can't think of anything that's absolutely necessary to my wellbeing :o!

Ah me, I am in an island of peace in between compulsives, and yet, I find no peace. I WANT stuff, but,...there IS no stuff ??? :-\ ??? :-\ ??? :-\.ahhhh.....

pre-1800 cds,...check!

1880s-1919 cds,...check!

The War Years,...check!

Avant garde,...

Postmodern,...



Actually, now that we have a 21st century computer, I can actually listen to samples again, which usually cures me of the 'newsies' (the constant need to hear something new).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: sospiro on May 27, 2010, 10:01:18 AM

I'm actually at the point where I've drained Amazon.com, and I'm trying to figure out how to use Amazon,uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Ama...

Can you do that if you live in the US?



(Tell him no, tell him no)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/161m2w4.gif)

Well I live in UK and have bought stuff from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca & Amazon.de so there's no reason why you can't start emptying their warehouses as well.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04/17/article-1015619-00F0354900000578-115_468x579.jpg)

link (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1015619/Online-retailer-Amazon-opens-largest-warehouse-Britain--size-football-pitches.html)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 28, 2010, 08:11:35 AM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/161m2w4.gif)

Well I live in UK and have bought stuff from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca & Amazon.de so there's no reason why you can't start emptying their warehouses as well.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04/17/article-1015619-00F0354900000578-115_468x579.jpg)



Haha, that's funny!

The point is, you just have to pay their shipping, right? Wow, the Germans want to charge you 14 Euros :o per cd!! Wow!! :o

Will someone be my Amazon.de pimp? Bunny? :-*



I am 'shoring up' Amazon.com whilst I get the bank account to start doing pushups for the UK Assault!! :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: sospiro on May 28, 2010, 09:10:38 AM
I found something worse than Amazon.

I saw La Fille du Régiment at ROH last Tuesday & after collecting our tickets from the box office, found myself in the ROH shop

(http://i48.tinypic.com/aagigy.gif) - Big Mistake.



Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: knight66 on May 28, 2010, 09:21:57 AM
Yes, it is usually top price for new releases! Very unwise, unless they had the bargain table.

Mike
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: sospiro on May 28, 2010, 09:44:39 AM
Yes, it is usually top price for new releases! Very unwise, unless they had the bargain table.

Mike

Yep!

I could have swooned over Juan Diego as Tonio twice more for what I spent in there - but it was so lovely to sort through lots of different versions of a favourite.



Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 28, 2010, 09:51:01 AM
All this talk about Amazon reminds me of one of the symptoms that rarely gets discussed, likely due to embarrassment on the part of the party of the first part, to wit, myself;

I bought a CD on Amazon this morning, and I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Only that it was not something in the mainstream of what I've been collecting lately.  :-[

So now I'll have to go and look through the "My account" stuff and see what little treat I've given myself. or maybe I should leave it for a surprise... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on May 28, 2010, 09:59:09 AM
The CDC should be informed of the CDCDCD post haste.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Franco on May 28, 2010, 10:04:58 AM
All this talk about Amazon reminds me of one of the symptoms that rarely gets discussed, likely due to embarrassment on the part of the party of the first part, to wit, myself;

I bought a CD on Amazon this morning, and I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Only that it was not something in the mainstream of what I've been collecting lately.  :-[

So now I'll have to go and look through the "My account" stuff and see what little treat I've given myself. or maybe I should leave it for a surprise... :-\

8)

Similar to what I've been guilty of: buying a CD I already had.  But the aspect I am trying to change right now is the Completist Impulse.  After listening to a dozen or so Haydn Baryton Trios I realized I did not need 21 discs of them in order to enjoy that particular kind of work.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brewski on May 28, 2010, 10:05:17 AM
All this talk about Amazon reminds me of one of the symptoms that rarely gets discussed, likely due to embarrassment on the part of the party of the first part, to wit, myself;

I bought a CD on Amazon this morning, and I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Only that it was not something in the mainstream of what I've been collecting lately.  :-[

So now I'll have to go and look through the "My account" stuff and see what little treat I've given myself. or maybe I should leave it for a surprise... :-\

8)

 ;D

Love that little story (and I vote for "surprise").

--Bruce
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: sospiro on May 28, 2010, 10:07:47 AM
;D

Don't worry about it Gurn! If you don't check you'll have a nice surprise as long as you don't do what I did.

Like Franco my most embarrassing Amazon moment was buying a wish-list CD from Amazon.com and then buying the same CD from Amazon.UK from my work PC the next day.

I only realised what I'd done was when I got home from work a week later to find the Amazon.UK order on the mat & a message from Amazon.com on my PC to say they could no longer supply it.  The Gods were smiling on me that day.

I have banned myself from buying from work now and I keep an 'on order' spreadsheet.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 28, 2010, 10:11:35 AM
;D

OK, feel better. At least I'm not the worst offender! :)

I do tend to buy a lot of things on Amazon USA, and one of the reasons for it is that when I go to "double-order" something, it comes up and tells me "whoa, mate, you bought that on April 12, 2004. Don't you remember?". It has saved me a dozen times already.  0:)

I agree, I will leave it as a surprise. Now, I can't wait to see what I got myself!   :D

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on May 28, 2010, 10:14:08 AM
Like Franco I've purchased a cd that I had before.  Didn't realize it, but I also didn't realize that I sold it as well, and that this time around I would love it when I didn't before.  So it all worked out. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: sospiro on May 28, 2010, 10:17:37 AM
Like Franco I've purchased a cd that I had before.  Didn't realize it, but I also didn't realize that I sold it as well, and that this time around I would love it when I didn't before.  So it all worked out. :D

 :)

That is so funny!

All's well etc though
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on May 28, 2010, 10:23:52 AM
I don't usually post on this thread. Today I understood the reason: I don't like hospitals.  ;)

Anyway, one embarrassing question: Do you hide some of your purchases, for example, from your wives? Sending your discs to the office address, f.i.? (obviously, Sonic doesn't need to reply this time  :D).   
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 28, 2010, 10:26:06 AM
I don't usually post on this thread. Today I understood the reason: I don't like hospitals.  ;)

Anyway, one embarrassing question: Do you hide some of your purchases, for example, from your wives? Sending your discs to the office address, f.i.? (obviously, Sonic doesn't need to reply this time  :D).

I used to have ALL my purchases sent to work. Now we've reached a detente. Perhaps she will get tired of having me kiss her feet every night before bed, but if not, I can live with it... :D

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scarpia on May 28, 2010, 10:29:25 AM
Like Franco I've purchased a cd that I had before.  Didn't realize it, but I also didn't realize that I sold it as well, and that this time around I would love it when I didn't before.  So it all worked out. :D

Usually the opposite for me.  I go looking for a recording on my shelves. It's not there, then I remember I sold it.  "Why did I sell it?  It was so good!" I say to myself.  Then I buy it again.  "Ohhhhh, now I remember."   ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on May 28, 2010, 10:35:31 AM
Usually the opposite for me.  I go looking for a recording on my shelves. It's not there, then I remember I sold it.  "Why did I sell it?  It was so good!" I say to myself.  Then I buy it again.  "Ohhhhh, now I remember."   ???

Yeah I've been down that road too. :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on May 28, 2010, 10:36:53 AM
I used to have ALL my purchases sent to work. Now we've reached a detente. Perhaps she will get tired of having me kiss her feet every night before bed, but if not, I can live with it... :D

… and the trick of the office is just a transitory solution. After all , they also have eyes and, late or soon, will notice 2,500 discs and several big boxes at their homes…  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 28, 2010, 10:48:14 AM
… and the trick of the office is just a transitory solution. After all , they also have eyes and, late or soon, will notice 2,500 discs and several big boxes at their homes…  :)

In my case, my wife is also my accountant. Did I suppose that any credit card statements went truly unnoticed? ;D

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on May 28, 2010, 11:08:52 AM
In my case, my wife is also my accountant. Did I suppose that any credit card statements went truly unnoticed? ;D

Your accountant! It must have been a true nightmare!  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 28, 2010, 11:12:04 AM
Your accountant! It must have been a true nightmare!  :)

I think that it's a credit to my skill. It's easier to just kiss her feet and get it over with though. :)

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on May 28, 2010, 11:16:13 AM
I think that it's a credit to my skill. It's easier to just kiss her feet and get it over with though. :)

8)

... a melomaniac and a gentle lover: the best combination.  8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on May 31, 2010, 06:00:25 AM
I don't usually post on this thread. Today I understood the reason: I don't like hospitals.  ;)

Anyway, one embarrassing question: Do you hide some of your purchases, for example, from your wives? Sending your discs to the office address, f.i.? (obviously, Sonic doesn't need to reply this time  :D).

Oh yes, I have nearly all my CD purchases sent to work (do you think that I have a death wish?) - in fact I now have an 'overflow tray' to accomodate the large number of CDs which arrive for me. CDs are of course much easier than LPs to smuggle into the house. My smuggling tendencies developed as an adolescent when I used to creep through the communal gardens to my parent's ground floor flat to my bedroom window, which was always left slightly open for our cats to get in and out - I would then throw the LP that I had just purchased through the window and then appear, all innocent, at the front door a few moments later  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: (: premont :) on May 31, 2010, 06:19:57 AM
Anyway, one embarrassing question: Do you hide some of your purchases, for example, from your wives? Sending your discs to the office address, f.i.?

No, - never. And if we are out, when the postman tries to deliver some CDs, my wife often is helpful and picks the CDs up at the post office the following day.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on June 02, 2010, 09:06:44 AM
No, - never. And if we are out, when the postman tries to deliver some CDs, my wife often is helpful and picks the CDs up at the post office the following day.

Gurn should learn the lesson.   ;)

As I am a single man, I don't have that kind of problems... Just curiosity.  :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on June 02, 2010, 11:59:19 AM
I'm jealous of Premont. If I get the CDs delivered to home I have to intercept the postman before my wife gets to the door - it's a tricky business. But generally speaking I believe in open and honest communication with my wife  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on June 02, 2010, 12:10:29 PM
Oh yes, I have nearly all my CD purchases sent to work (do you think that I have a death wish?) - in fact I now have an 'overflow tray' to accomodate the large number of CDs which arrive for me. CDs are of course much easier than LPs to smuggle into the house. My smuggling tendencies developed as an adolescent when I used to creep through the communal gardens to my parent's ground floor flat to my bedroom window, which was always left slightly open for our cats to get in and out - I would then throw the LP that I had just purchased through the window and then appear, all innocent, at the front door a few moments later  ;D

Just now I saw your first reply, vandermolen. That was funny... the trick of the open window is a classic!  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on June 03, 2010, 02:49:52 AM
Just now I saw your first reply, vandermolen. That was funny... the trick of the open window is a classic!  :)

Thanks! Yes, my smuggling tendencies developed early on  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 13, 2010, 07:04:11 AM
As I opened the door, I thought I had everything secure. As I started up the steps, I felt the cd slip out from between my fingers, and I heard that familiar, gut wrenching ::) sound,... crash!,...as the lid goes flying.

I look. The cd is play side up.

ok,... I'm calm. It's only the case,...it's onlt the case...

So, later, I'm playing this cd (which I just got last week), and WHOOMP!, there it is, a nice juicy skip. I look, and, all I see is one mark. I clean it. I play it. It skips again. I realize that the cd hit is such a way a to put a nail point gouge in the cd. It is ruined. I cry.



So, when I wake up from my heartbroken stupor ::), I rrealize that I've never actually broken a cd before. I am grateful that it wasn't something rare. I feel that God love me :-*. Perhaps I liked that cd too much? ??? haha



I just know you have one of those fall-to-your-knees-and-yell-Nooooo!!! moments you're just dying to share, haha!



btw- yes, now it seems as though Amazon.com have been successfully mined, and I am about to embark on Amazons. uk,fr,de,... My first target, a single cd, will cost me $55 to have it shipped to the USA. The second, $40. I feel a nausea stirring my belly. ??? Will it ever end?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 13, 2010, 07:16:12 AM
I've broken a couple of cases that way  :-[  Never messed up a disk though. I must live right.  0:)

I am pleased that I haven't reached the point of having to shop in Europe (although since the Euro is in the crapper, now would be a good time). Curious how that will go for you. Of course I have bought a variety of things from there, but never a methodical process of ordering from vendors rather than individuals. Good luck with that... :-\

8)

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Now playing:
Academy of Ancient Music \ Hogwood  Robert Levin - K 453 Concerto #17 in G for Fortepiano 1st mvmt - Allegro
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: sospiro on June 13, 2010, 08:05:40 AM
As I opened the door, I thought I had everything secure. As I started up the steps, I felt the cd slip out from between my fingers, and I heard that familiar, gut wrenching ::) sound,... crash!,...as the lid goes flying.
I look. The cd is play side up.
ok,... I'm calm. It's only the case,...it's onlt the case...
So, later, I'm playing this cd (which I just got last week), and WHOOMP!, there it is, a nice juicy skip. I look, and, all I see is one mark. I clean it. I play it. It skips again. I realize that the cd hit is such a way a to put a nail point gouge in the cd. It is ruined. I cry.
So, when I wake up from my heartbroken stupor ::), I rrealize that I've never actually broken a cd before. I am grateful that it wasn't something rare. I feel that God love me :-*. Perhaps I liked that cd too much? ??? haha
I just know you have one of those fall-to-your-knees-and-yell-Nooooo!!! moments you're just dying to share, haha!
btw- yes, now it seems as though Amazon.com have been successfully mined, and I am about to embark on Amazons. uk,fr,de,... My first target, a single cd, will cost me $55 to have it shipped to the USA. The second, $40. I feel a nausea stirring my belly. ??? Will it ever end?

You really do need help!!

http://www.selections.com/music/

http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 15, 2010, 10:53:30 AM
I cheerfully called the bank to get a balance, which I like to do every few days, and the nice young man said,... negative $90!!
 :o :o :o :o
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An hour later, the fourth young lady comes on and says, "My supervisor has refunded the $105..."

And I'm thinking, You know, that sounds like a lot of money.



Will I ever get those brain cells back, I ask you? :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: sospiro on June 15, 2010, 11:15:36 AM
I cheerfully called the bank to get a balance, which I like to do every few days, and the nice young man said,... negative $90!!
 :o :o :o :o
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An hour later, the fourth young lady comes on and says, "My supervisor has refunded the $105..."

And I'm thinking, You know, that sounds like a lot of money.



Will I ever get those brain cells back, I ask you? :-\

What did the second & third bank person say?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on June 15, 2010, 11:53:45 AM
What did the second & third bank person say?

That's the best question that's been asked today. We need to know.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 20, 2010, 06:18:46 AM
What did the second & third bank person say?

oh,.... they like to play dumb, don't they? I like to ask for ID #s, and supervisors. That usually gets 'em going!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 20, 2010, 06:20:42 AM
btw- first successful ".uk" and ".fr" purchases. Yes, for two cds it came to about $100!

Which relative's basement do I live in, you ask?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on June 20, 2010, 07:37:19 AM
Which relative's basement do I live in, you ask?

A true GMGer, however, would first enquire about the contents of the CDs. ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2010, 06:30:15 PM
I have now gone 3 months 1 week without buying any CDs. But the current Presto Classical sale of Regis CDs for $5 each is really testing my determination!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scarpia on June 23, 2010, 07:29:46 PM
I have now gone 3 months 1 week without buying any CDs. But the current Presto Classical sale of Regis CDs for $5 each is really testing my determination!

I got a Regis release from Berkshire and it was CD instead of pressed CDs.  Is that standard for Regis?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 08, 2010, 05:14:08 PM
UPDATE: August 2010



Well, after my recent "shoring up of the stragglers", I haver found myself in a halcyon hurricane's eye of peace. Nothing is "begging" me to buy it. EBAY auctions are skipping by me left and right. I search Amazon in vain, going to the same spots over and over just to look at something.

Practically everything I "need" is now in the $30-60 range,...just for a single cd. And no, I'm not as enthused as I used to be (the last EBAY rejection really hurt me!), so don't even tempt me, haha! Even the word "need" is not working. I really have a lot of the loose ends "shored up good".



I am starting to enjoy Composers that I can dispose of quickly and cheaply. I have two harp chamber works by Jolivet (Chant de Linos and Pastorales de Noel (sic?)), and I wanted to expand. I found a trumpet disc with Heptade ($2.50), and a flute/harp/chamber disc of all-Jolivet (ASV; $9.50), and got both for about $17 (which, of course, is still too much). So, I got almost all of Jolivet's chamber music for about $25. That's the kind of divide and conquer attitude I go with.



However, just in case anyone thinks that I've cured myself,... at the end of the month (I have to time it perfectly!!) I will be doing a international postal hop-scotch for 2 cds, which should put them at about $30 a piece. Ouch!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sid on August 08, 2010, 05:45:55 PM
I'm not a huge collector, I'm more into going to concerts. I have roughly about 300 cd's and I don't really want to get that much more. I always think before buying a cd whether I'm actually going to listen to it or not (or how many times a year I will listen to it). That's why I don't buy things like complete opera sets, but highlights are ok. Even after 2 years of collecting, I'm getting the feeling of "music overload." I am beginning to have problems in fully enjoying music, because I have discovered so much new things in the past couple of years, it's all been quite sudden. I need time to absorb what I've got, before going off to explore uncharted waters. So now I plan to downsize, and I have been listening more to radio as well as borrowing cd's from my local library, which has a pretty good collection...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 09, 2010, 07:05:50 AM
I'm not a huge collector, I'm more into going to concerts. I have roughly about 300 cd's and I don't really want to get that much more. I always think before buying a cd whether I'm actually going to listen to it or not (or how many times a year I will listen to it). That's why I don't buy things like complete opera sets, but highlights are ok. Even after 2 years of collecting, I'm getting the feeling of "music overload." I am beginning to have problems in fully enjoying music, because I have discovered so much new things in the past couple of years, it's all been quite sudden. I need time to absorb what I've got, before going off to explore uncharted waters. So now I plan to downsize, and I have been listening more to radio as well as borrowing cd's from my local library, which has a pretty good collection...

Are you saying that from Ancient-Renaissance-Baroque-Classical-20th Century-Jazz-Pop-World-William Shatner-Post Modern-Avant Garde, guilty pleasure, etc.,...you only have the Mighty 300?

If you had said you only had 300 opera highlights, well, then I'd understand! :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sid on August 09, 2010, 04:30:30 PM
Well, I'd say about 60-70% of my 300 cd's are C20th, the rest from other eras. I'm not really interested in comparing recordings, I'm more interested in the composer's music. I might buy some more French organ, renaissance, & also want to get more into Charles Ives. I'm having problems with storing cd's, as I don't have that much space, and as I said, I want to spend more money on concerts rather than cd's in the near future...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on August 09, 2010, 10:18:42 PM
Every time I hear a fine disc, I get ideas for at least two more discs I need to hear to explore this further. Hearing a Handel opera incites me to hear them all, and what abour Porpora and Bononcini? Hearing the fine Carl Vine symphonies gets me wondering "what else has he written equally fine?" and "what about his contemporaneous Australinn colleagues, in what setting did these symphonies occur?

And thus starts a journey ending in.....you all know what.

I'm more into this side of collecting and listening, than the endless search for new (and different) versions of works I know.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 10, 2010, 02:34:08 AM
I have now gone 3 months 1 week without buying any CDs. But the current Presto Classical sale of Regis CDs for $5 each is really testing my determination!
I had just made it to 3 months and 2 weeks, when I crashed and burned. I cannot say I am upset, since it was a set high on my list. Thus, my new streak is at 2 days. Here's hoping I can beat the earlier streak...(if you guys let me!)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 10, 2010, 06:17:15 AM
Every time I hear a fine disc, I get ideas for at least two more discs I need to hear to explore this further. Hearing a Handel opera incites me to hear them all, and what abour Porpora and Bononcini? Hearing the fine Carl Vine symphonies gets me wondering "what else has he written equally fine?" and "what about his contemporaneous Australinn colleagues, in what setting did these symphonies occur?

And thus starts a journey ending in.....you all know what.

I'm more into this side of collecting and listening, than the endless search for new (and different) versions of works I know.

The Russian Doll Theory of Record Collecting, yes, I know it well!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 30, 2010, 11:16:01 AM
HELP!-

I'm gettin' my ass kicked here! ???



Everytime I order something, I feel like I just got punched in the stomach. Ouch! :-[

To be honest, I have so totally shored up so many loose ends, that I've been pretty well able to convince myself that every new purchase (if there is one) is "Cream", and a Luxury, which, honestly, it is. I say that I have all I could wish, and I can take a break and just listen, and...blahblah...

Why I feel like I can't relax here is beyond me. Maybe I've just got myself caught up in an Ebay cycle (which I have)?



I have 3 categories of music:

1) early music - 1800

2) 1800-1899-1950

3) 1950 - present

I feel like I have my bases covered. Maybe it's just that I can't figure out which cd to put next to which cd?

Free Downloading isn't the answer, for me, either, because I just don't want to spend so much TIME doing this. Oy, it's like sooo much a part of my life right now.

i practically feel like that stereotype of grubby, adult diaper wearin, sitting in front of the computy endlessly just looking over Personal Vanity Options (PVOs), like some kind of spiritual mastubation.

It may not be that true, but I feel it.



I have so many "hobbies" lined up that I just can't get to because I'm in an endless search for Astonishing Moments (AMs), which, of course, I have more than heart could want.

But, I'd also like to have sex,...and, I think,...that's maybe...that's why I could probably stand to do something else! Oy!

haha,... anyhow ( ::))...

I have just pretty much spent my wad, and I'm kinda having a shopping spree hangover,... feelin THAT feelin...

ANYONE??

Really,...I'm not even getting that much lately, it's just that so much of the cheap stuff has been taken care of, so that only expensive things remain (unless they just happen to show up on Ebay for cheap (and no one drives up the price)).

RANT OVER.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 13, 2010, 09:08:08 PM
oh horrors! :o,... I was the last to post, and here I am again. :'(



I'm having "ate just one too many" syndrome.

I have all heart could wish,... why am I blue? :-[



I'm just not that interested in spending $$$ like this any more. I just got a super rare disc for $35 (wooo, what a bargain! ::)), and then, of course, like clockwork, it appears brand new on ebay for $5!

y'know? :(,...anyway, gotta stay grateful, right? ;D

I mean, if THIS is what I'm complaining about, then,....haha, right??



I did finally sell some stuff on ebay,... that felt good, and i need to remember that (ooooh, thaaat's why i'm sad,...i haven't tranferred the funds yet!!)

POST OVER.

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sid on September 13, 2010, 09:26:54 PM
I'm not in the league of some collectors here (I've only got about 300 classical cd's), but I am now developing a similar thing to the CDCDCD with classical concerts. There's so much on here in Sydney, we're spoilt for choice. So I have to spend my money wisely & also not get "music overload." The more concerts I go to, especially of works that I am highly familiar with, the more return I get from the music. But I have to be careful not to get overloaded, otherwise it glosses over me, and I absorb very little. I have an unfortunate tendency in life (and in some aspects of classical music listening) to be either too involved (emotionally, intellectually, analytically, etc) or not involved at all and therefore detached. But the best thing about concerts for me is that they force me to be in the "here and now," and pay attention to the music in a more detailed way than I might be when listening to a recording...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 14, 2010, 05:27:10 AM
I'm not in the league of some collectors here (I've only got about 300 classical cd's), but I am now developing a similar thing to the CDCDCD with classical concerts. There's so much on here in Sydney, we're spoilt for choice. So I have to spend my money wisely & also not get "music overload." The more concerts I go to, especially of works that I am highly familiar with, the more return I get from the music. But I have to be careful not to get overloaded, otherwise it glosses over me, and I absorb very little. I have an unfortunate tendency in life (and in some aspects of classical music listening) to be either too involved (emotionally, intellectually, analytically, etc) or not involved at all and therefore detached. But the best thing about concerts for me is that they force me to be in the "here and now," and pay attention to the music in a more detailed way than I might be when listening to a recording...

hmmm, yes, I can-can see that you are aware of the changes taking place. Scary, ain't it?? Haha,....seriously though, yes, there is an absorbtion critical mass, very good point!

Hey, we here at CDCDCD are here to help no matter what your music consummation problem may be!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Verena on September 14, 2010, 05:55:04 AM
HELP!-


I have so many "hobbies" lined up that I just can't get to because I'm in an endless search for Astonishing Moments (AMs), which, of course, I have more than heart could want.


Hey snyprrr,
I enjoyed your post.  :D
As for the quoted passage, that's EXACTLY how I feel: I'm in endless search for "Astonishing moments". I wonder whether this is also what other CDCDCD sufferers are looking for?
I think one paradox for us is that, as lovers of music, we are in the almost unique position to be able to "buy" some of these astonishing moments (or so it seems), given we treat them as what they are - rare moments that have to be cherished. But the very possibility of buying "great moments" may be the germ of the disease. We want to have more and more of these rare moments, but the more we own, the less we are in a position to appreciate them - and so they lose their uniqueness. And we are left craving for "more" (which exacerbates the problems even further, of course). I'd venture to say that the typical CDCDCD sufferer is in danger of losing quality for quantity - in music (for the reasons indicated) and ultimately in other matters, too.
Sounds very serious, though it's not really intended as such  ::)
Verena
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 14, 2010, 06:26:17 AM
I'd venture to say that the typical CDCDCD sufferer is in danger of losing quality for quantity

There's the rub: how do you know you have a quality recording without hearing a great many recordings? And how do you hear a great many recordings properly without owning a great many? I got into an argument in another forum with a guy who, I thought, rather arrogantly insisted that no one needs more than one version of any work and that he only buys and owns the best. When I asked him how he knew which to buy without first hearing all or at least many recordings, it got rather nasty  :D

A personal example. It took 19 tries before I finally found a fully satisfying Mahler 5. Up until that point I'd followed "expert" recommendations, bought all the famous Fifths but always felt cheated. It was finding (in a supermarket) and buying on a whim (for 4 Euro) Neumann's Leipzig Fifth, a recording I'd not even heard of then, that finally produced nirvana  0:)  And if I'd stopped at 18?

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Verena on September 14, 2010, 06:37:24 AM
There's the rub: how do you know you have a quality recording without hearing a great many recordings? And how do you hear a great many recordings properly without owning a great many? I got into an argument in another forum with a guy who, I thought, rather arrogantly insisted that no one needs more than one version of any work and that he only buys and owns the best. When I asked him how he knew which to buy without first hearing all or at least many recordings, it got rather nasty  :D

A personal example. It took 19 tries before I finally found a fully satisfying Mahler 5. Up until that point I'd followed "expert" recommendations, bought all the famous Fifths but always felt cheated. It was finding (in a supermarket) and buying on a whim (for 4 Euro) Neumann's Leipzig Fifth, a recording I'd not even heard of then, that finally produced nirvana  0:)  And if I'd stopped at 18?

Sarge

Sarge, you have a point here! Incidentally, I also agree re the Neumann Mahler 5  8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 14, 2010, 06:44:58 AM
There's the rub: how do you know you have a quality recording without hearing a great many recordings? And how do you hear a great many recordings properly without owning a great many? I got into an argument in another forum with a guy who, I thought, rather arrogantly insisted that no one needs more than one version of any work and that he only buys and owns the best. When I asked him how he knew which to buy without first hearing all or at least many recordings, it got rather nasty  :D

A personal example. It took 19 tries before I finally found a fully satisfying Mahler 5. Up until that point I'd followed "expert" recommendations, bought all the famous Fifths but always felt cheated. It was finding (in a supermarket) and buying on a whim (for 4 Euro) Neumann's Leipzig Fifth, a recording I'd not even heard of then, that finally produced nirvana  0:)  And if I'd stopped at 18?

Sarge

I don't entirely agree, but neither do I agree with someone who tells you how many versions to buy. Let's me get this out of the way up front - you go ahead and buy as many as you want (and Mrs. Rock allows of course - I don't want to get on her bad side!  ;D)

But I do believe that one (good) version will satisfy most people. And I no longer think it critical to get the 'best' one. I think most people know when they have a quality version even if they know little - the musicians play as a group, the notes are correct and in tune, etc. On top of that, you know a quality recording if it moves you in some way. And here is where I disagree with you - I don't worry about 'astonishing moments'. If you have a recording that satisfies you, you'll get a whole lot of them, If you get fixated on the 'best version' or the 'one' version, you will spend a lot of time listening to lots of different versions of the same thing. Though some people get a lot of pleasure out of the search and the finding.

I, on the other hand, enjoy searching out new music rather than listening to many versions. That said, over time, one naturally has the opportunity to listen to more versions of the same piece.

And if you had stopped at 18, you still would have gotten pretty close to nirvana I think, which is more than some people ever do. And here, I would add that when I don't like a version of something I keep buying it until I do, though I've never had to go through 18 tries to do it. I bought Tureck's version of Bach's WTC - didn't like it, so bought Richter. I'm much happier. Maybe there is am even better version out there, but I am not inclined to spend lots of money to find it knowing I am pretty happy with what I have.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on September 14, 2010, 07:35:56 AM
Just received my 25th CD version of Walton's First Symphony  :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 14, 2010, 07:42:46 AM
Just received my 25th CD version of Walton's First Symphony  :o
Great! You can tell me (all of us) which ones you liked most, thus saving us lots of money!   I've recently been thinking about him as I have virtually none of his music.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 14, 2010, 12:44:21 PM
Hey snyprrr,
I enjoyed your post.  :D
As for the quoted passage, that's EXACTLY how I feel: I'm in endless search for "Astonishing moments". I wonder whether this is also what other CDCDCD sufferers are looking for?
I think one paradox for us is that, as lovers of music, we are in the almost unique position to be able to "buy" some of these astonishing moments (or so it seems), given we treat them as what they are - rare moments that have to be cherished. But the very possibility of buying "great moments" may be the germ of the disease. We want to have more and more of these rare moments, but the more we own, the less we are in a position to appreciate them - and so they lose their uniqueness. And we are left craving for "more" (which exacerbates the problems even further, of course). I'd venture to say that the typical CDCDCD sufferer is in danger of losing quality for quantity - in music (for the reasons indicated) and ultimately in other matters, too.
Sounds very serious, though it's not really intended as such  ::)
Verena

Remember how that New Discovery was so special last week (month, year), and,...now?

I FIGHT... to KEEP those moments special. If one of those moments begins to lose its luster, I seriously have to ask whether I have merely lost MY luster!! However, many times, a quick listen will restore me: "Oh yes, it's as great as I remembered."



All of a sudden this Thread has taken a turn from the Problem, to the Solution. Good job!



I was even trying to limit myself to free downloads, ha, but I'm just too computer illiterate,...and,.....uhm,.....LAZY (yea, THAT!)!!

I will say, for myself, just hearing a snippet on amazon does wonders for curing me of "what's it sound like?". I used to have to buy all this unheard stuff (and then somehow return it later! :o), but now, if I get a wild hair, I can usually just hear a clip and go, "oh, is THAT all it was?".

My imagination is usually greater than most unknown composers can deliver!

Right now i'm in a place where I think I know what any new given thing is going to sound like,...I'm in a place where I believe that there is nothing new for me,...I mean, what ELSE can they do "to" a String Quartet?? I don't feel the "need" to know right now, and I'm thankful!

RULE #1: Always, always be grateful for what you already have.



Now, I have business to attend to (see next post!)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 14, 2010, 12:49:14 PM
It took 19 tries before I finally found a fully satisfying Mahler 5.


Just received my 25th CD version of Walton's First Symphony  :o

BOTH OF YOU!! >:( You are sooooo grounded. Now go to your rooms!

How are the Newcomers to this 12-Step Program supposed to get hope when... when...



ohhhhh, wherrre did I go wrong?? :'(

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on September 14, 2010, 01:20:37 PM
Great! You can tell me (all of us) which ones you liked most, thus saving us lots of money!   I've recently been thinking about him as I have virtually none of his music.

Here's a review of my favourite version, but if you want a modern recording the new one below is excellent (Mackerras and Thomson also made fine recordings)


http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_cd_review.php?id=8209
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: (: premont :) on September 14, 2010, 01:35:09 PM
There's the rub: .. how do you hear a great many recordings properly without owning a great many?

Good point. :)

A personal example. It took 19 tries before I finally found a fully satisfying Mahler 5. Up until that point I'd followed "expert" recommendations, bought all the famous Fifths but always felt cheated. It was finding (in a supermarket) and buying on a whim (for 4 Euro) Neumann's Leipzig Fifth, a recording I'd not even heard of then, that finally produced nirvana . And if I'd stopped at 18?

When I acquire dozens of recordings of some works, I do not look for or expect to find the ideal interpretation - actually I do not think it exists - , no, I do this multiple collecting in order to widen my horizon as to the music, and even if I can be said to prefer some recordings to others, I listen to all of them and enjoy them regularly.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Verena on September 14, 2010, 01:39:06 PM
Just received my 25th CD version of Walton's First Symphony  :o

I don't have a SINLGE version of this symphony. I guess that means I don't suffer from the CDCDCD after all! YEAH!!  ;D I can now  buy my (ahem) 20th version of Handel's Messiah without a fraction of self-doubt  :D (can't I  ???)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 14, 2010, 04:35:33 PM
Here's a review of my favourite version, but if you want a modern recording the new one below is excellent (Mackerras and Thomson also made fine recordings)


http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_cd_review.php?id=8209

This is a Thread of Recovery, and you have turned it into a Den of Reviews!! :o

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sid on September 14, 2010, 06:53:46 PM
hmmm, yes, I can-can see that you are aware of the changes taking place. Scary, ain't it?? Haha,....seriously though, yes, there is an absorbtion critical mass, very good point!

Hey, we here at CDCDCD are here to help no matter what your music consummation problem may be!

"Absorbtion critical mass" is a good phrase. I'm beginning to find that "less is more." There is a lot of stuff out there, and it is not possible to digest everything that you hear. It's better to not bite of more than one can chew. Now, have I stated enough cliches? ;D Anyway, my ultimate aim is to know a bit about the pieces and composers whose music I have on cd, to be deep rather than superficial, and listen to the music in a way that I can not ony enjoy it but also understand it (kind of interpret it in my own way). I want to be a bit familiar with not only what's going on in the music, but also about what was going on in the composer's life at the time he/she composed it. It's more enriching for me in that way...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 14, 2010, 07:14:19 PM
I definitely suffer from this disease as many do here. I'm a pretty hardcore collector. I own around 7,000 classical CDs. I'm not sure if this number is good or bad, but I know I'm running out of room to store them all! :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 15, 2010, 04:52:19 AM
7,000 classical CDs

hmm, I notice you say 7000 classical cds. that sounds slightly selective, hmm?? are you leaving other musics out?? how many cds in TOTAL do you have??

(prepare for shocking number)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 15, 2010, 04:58:45 AM
I definitely suffer from this disease as many do here. I'm a pretty hardcore collector. I own around 7,000 classical CDs. I'm not sure if this number is good or bad, but I know I'm running out of room to store them all! :D

MI - yes, many of us face the same problem, i.e. storage space!  ;D

I believe that Harry bought a bigger house to help w/ his space requirements, IIRC -  :D

We even have a thread addressing this situation but have not seen any posts 'pop up' recently - Dave
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bulldog on September 15, 2010, 05:12:03 AM
hmm, I notice you say 7000 classical cds. that sounds slightly selective, hmm?? are you leaving other musics out?? how many cds in TOTAL do you have??

(prepare for shocking number)

It's likely that many of us have thousands of cds, very few of them other than classical.  That happens to be my situation - the only non classical cd I own is a Donald Fagen disc from many years ago.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 15, 2010, 05:16:55 AM
It's likely that many of us have thousands of cds, very few of them other than classical.  That happens to be my situation - the only non classical cd I own is a Donald Fagen disc from many years ago.

:) That's interesting, Don, since the only non-classical CD that I own is "Steely Dan's Greatest Hits"...  0:)

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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bulldog on September 15, 2010, 05:22:17 AM
:) That's interesting, Don, since the only non-classical CD that I own is "Steely Dan's Greatest Hits"...  0:)

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We must be sharing some DNA. ;D

By the way, that "Nightfly" Fagen disc I have is a beauty.  It even has a song titled "Maxine" that's in honor of my mother-in-law who recently celebrated her 85th birthday.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Franco on September 15, 2010, 05:30:39 AM
It's likely that many of us have thousands of cds, very few of them other than classical.  That happens to be my situation - the only non classical cd I own is a Donald Fagen disc from many years ago.

This is not true for me.  I technically have probably over a thousand CDs that are not Classical or Jazz.  But these days, and for a while now, I only listen to Classical & Jazz.  I guess I have about 1500 Classical CDs and about 1000 Jazz CDs.  The rest are in boxes on their way to a second hand store for re-selling.

Also, I have pretty much stopped buying recordings (I have more than enough already and other pursuits have taken over the discretionary spending line on our budget), so I think my CDCDCD is in remission.

 ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 15, 2010, 05:32:58 AM
We must be sharing some DNA. ;D

By the way, that "Nightfly" Fagen disc I have is a beauty.  It even has a song titled "Maxine" that's in honor of my mother-in-law who recently celebrated her 85th birthday.

I've heard some cuts off that disk and thought I might like it. I'm just stubborn though... haven't bought a non-classical disk since this one, way back in 1993 when it was released. It was my first CD that I bought to try out my new first player (I was a late bloomer  :-[ ). If I was doing it over again, I would probably have gotten Show Biz Kids instead... :)

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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 15, 2010, 06:10:53 AM
It's likely that many of us have thousands of cds, very few of them other than classical.  That happens to be my situation - the only non classical cd I own is a Donald Fagen disc from many years ago.

I wonder what the percentage is. How many is "many"? The non-classical listening thread is the third largest and while the classical listening thread does have six times the posts, we "popular music" fans are still a considerable presence. I have about 6000 CDs total of which approxiamately 2000 are non-classical (jazz, blues, rock, country, alt country, world, R&B, soul, funk, rap, pop). My gut reaction to someone who said they owned a sizable collection but owned no popular music (I'm including jazz here) would be: what a small-minded snob!  ;D  How can anyone who loves music dismiss so much great music? But neither you nor Gurn strike me as snobs. Quite the opposite. So I'm really puzzled.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 15, 2010, 06:14:43 AM
I wonder what the percentage is. How many is "many"? The non-classical listening thread is the third largest and while the classical listening thread does have six times the posts, we "popular music" fans are still a considerable presence. I have about 6000 CDs total of which approxiamately 2000 are non-classical (jazz, blues, rock, country, alt country, world, R&B, soul, funk, rap, pop). My gut reaction to someone who said they owned a sizable collection but owned no popular music (I'm including jazz here) would be: what a small-minded snob!  ;D  How can anyone who loves music dismiss so much great music? But neither you nor Gurn strike me as snobs. Quite the opposite. So I'm really puzzled.

Sarge

I don't 'not listen' to other kinds of music; I just don't spend money on it. :)

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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 15, 2010, 06:24:47 AM
I don't 'not listen' to other kinds of music; I just don't spend money on it. :)

8)

Ah..  :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bulldog on September 15, 2010, 06:59:14 AM
I wonder what the percentage is. How many is "many"? The non-classical listening thread is the third largest and while the classical listening thread does have six times the posts, we "popular music" fans are still a considerable presence. I have about 6000 CDs total of which approxiamately 2000 are non-classical (jazz, blues, rock, country, alt country, world, R&B, soul, funk, rap, pop). My gut reaction to someone who said they owned a sizable collection but owned no popular music (I'm including jazz here) would be: what a small-minded snob!  ;D  How can anyone who loves music dismiss so much great music? But neither you nor Gurn strike me as snobs. Quite the opposite. So I'm really puzzled.

Sarge

Although I had to do a lot of multi-tasking before I retired, that's not my thing.  I like to zero in and concentrate on those activities I most treasure.  At some point when I was a teenager, I switched from classical music to folk rock and progressive rock.  In my late 30's I decided to switch back to classical and concentrate on it exclusively.  That's just natural for me.  So, unlike Gurn, I listen very little to non-classical.  "Eclectic" is an alien concept in my world.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Guido on September 15, 2010, 07:50:16 AM
Total expenditures on CDs in 2009...$910
427 Jan-Apr/164 May-Aug/319 Aug-Dec

what are the numbers - the amount of CDs? Can't be!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Franco on September 15, 2010, 07:52:35 AM
what are the numbers - the amount of CDs? Can't be!

The numbers would seem to be the amount of dollars spent in each of those periods.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Guido on September 15, 2010, 08:01:30 AM
IAnd, of course, I went back to the Boccherini page, and now the cd is up to $62. It seems like all the cds I want now are in the $100-200 range, haha! I've so wanted to write some of these sellers just to understand why the change so much. Does anyone know?

This thread is hilarious (mostly because of snyprrr's stream of consciousness posts). I have in fact emailed one of these with a veiledly sarcastic tone, in mock innocence asking whether they had made a mistake. I got a sarcastic response, and the guy had clearly google stalked me too...!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 15, 2010, 08:06:17 AM
Although I had to do a lot of multi-tasking before I retired, that's not my thing.  I like to zero in and concentrate on those activities I most treasure.  At some point when I was a teenager, I switched from classical music to folk rock and progressive rock.  In my late 30's I decided to switch back to classical and concentrate on it exclusively.  That's just natural for me.  So, unlike Gurn, I listen very little to non-classical.  "Eclectic" is an alien concept in my world.

I can relate to that. I tend to concentrate on one type of music at a time too...unless it's a listening evening with Mrs. Rock when we roam with free association everywhere (Havergal Brian followed by Joan Baez followed by Hildegard von Bingen followed by the Bangles followed by the Wolf Glen Scene from Freischutz, etc). In high school it was classical and jazz; rock/pop in my early army years; after the deaths of Morrison, Hendrix and Joplin, back to Classical exclusively for five years until I heard Emmylou Harris the first time and went deep into Cosmic American music, followed by several years of punk/new wave and then back to classical in the mid 80s when I bought my first CD player. The last two years have been mainly classical but I'm suddenly feeling the urge to revisit my youth (Janis and the Dead calling me 8) )

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Guido on September 15, 2010, 08:27:11 AM
The numbers would seem to be the amount of dollars spent in each of those periods.

Ah! I'm dense (and was too laszy to add them up myself!)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bulldog on September 15, 2010, 08:51:14 AM
I can relate to that. I tend to concentrate on one type of music at a time too...unless it's a listening evening with Mrs. Rock when we roam with free association everywhere (Havergal Brian followed by Joan Baez followed by Hildegard von Bingen followed by the Bangles followed by the Wolf Glen Scene from Freischutz, etc). In high school it was classical and jazz; rock/pop in my early army years; after the deaths of Morrison, Hendrix and Joplin, back to Classical exclusively for five years until I heard Emmylou Harris the first time and went deep into Cosmic American music, followed by several years of punk/new wave and then back to classical in the mid 80s when I bought my first CD player. The last two years have been mainly classical but I'm suddenly feeling the urge to revisit my youth (Janis and the Dead calling me 8) )

Sarge

Mrs. Bulldog and I rarely listen to music together.  She likes pure folk, world music and tons of Willie Nelson; actually, she doesn't even listen much at all.  I find her musical preferences mind-numbing, and she has no liking for classical, although she does attend a concert with me now and then.  Fortunately, similar musical tastes have nothing to do with a successful marriage.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Franco on September 15, 2010, 09:17:03 AM
Fortunately, similar musical tastes have nothing to do with a successful marriage.

That is not always the case.  When my son told us of his engagement and some about his fiancee, his mother suggested that he consider the fact that his bride-to-be did not like the music he composed as sufficient reason to consider postponing their nuptials.  He declined, and four years later they were divorced. 

But all is for the best, she is off in California selling real estate and he, 3 or 4 girlfriends later, has just released his second CD - and could not be happier.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on September 15, 2010, 10:30:47 AM
I tend to concentrate on one type of music at a time too...
Same for me. I can become quite obsessively single-minded about the current exploration - whatever it might be. If I'm interested in Handel, I listen to very little else, until Mozart comes along, and then it's goodbye Handel, for now. Then hello Wagner, and goodbye Mozart - and so it goes on.

This quantum jump approach is mirrored in the CD collection. In the classical, there's heaps of Handel, masses of Mozart, oodles of Elgar, and so on - but mere token representations of Tchaikovsky, or Mahler, or Bruckner - because these have never been the subject of one of my 'nothing-else-but' periods.

Lurking underneath the classical collection are the Steeleye Span CDs from my folk-rock periods, and scariest of all, the Dylan collection (which includes all the official releases and a ludicrously large bootleg collection of live performances). And so on ....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Bulldog on September 15, 2010, 10:35:47 AM
That is not always the case.  When my son told us of his engagement and some about his fiancee, his mother suggested that he consider the fact that his bride-to-be did not like the music he composed as sufficient reason to consider postponing their nuptials.  He declined, and four years later they were divorced. 

But all is for the best, she is off in California selling real estate and he, 3 or 4 girlfriends later, has just released his second CD - and could not be happier.

Understood.  When one of the partners is a professional composer or performer, the importance of music in a marriage naturally increases. 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Franco on September 15, 2010, 10:39:56 AM
Same for me. I can become quite obsessively single-minded about the current exploration - whatever it might be. If I'm interested in Handel, I listen to very little else, until Mozart comes along, and then it's goodbye Handel, for now. Then hello Wagner, and goodbye Mozart - and so it goes on.

This quantum jump approach is mirrored in the CD collection. In the classical, there's heaps of Handel, masses of Mozart, oodles of Elgar, and so on - but mere token representations of Tchaikovsky, or Mahler, or Bruckner - because these have never been the subject of one of my 'nothing-else-but' periods.

Lurking underneath the classical collection are the Steeleye Span CDs from my folk-rock periods, and scariest of all, the Dylan collection (which includes all the official releases and a ludicrously large bootleg collection of live performances). And so on ....

I know of what you speak. :) 

But are there any Beach Boys discs?  Not for the faint of heart.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 15, 2010, 10:41:51 AM
I wonder what the percentage is. How many is "many"? The non-classical listening thread is the third largest and while the classical listening thread does have six times the posts, we "popular music" fans are still a considerable presence. I have about 6000 CDs total of which approxiamately 2000 are non-classical (jazz, blues, rock, country, alt country, world, R&B, soul, funk, rap, pop). My gut reaction to someone who said they owned a sizable collection but owned no popular music (I'm including jazz here) would be: what a small-minded snob!  ;D  How can anyone who loves music dismiss so much great music? But neither you nor Gurn strike me as snobs. Quite the opposite. So I'm really puzzled.


Well, I'm similar to Sarge, i.e. own close to 5000 CDs w/ just over 3000 being classical - the non-classical, a mixture of jazz, blues, country, bluegrass, celtic, & popular music (mainly pre-50-60s singers); and a little 'rock' music from the 60s/70s.  But I must say that I've been mainly buying classical discs the last half dozen years - about the same amount of time that I've been a member of this forum!  ;D

P.S. I have no LPs or tapes - went 'cold turkey' w/ those formats after buying my first CD player, Christmas time in 1984 -  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on September 15, 2010, 10:48:06 AM
But are there any Beach Boys discs?  Not for the faint of heart.

I can still find the spot showing the indentation in the earth where my jaw dropped when I read a blog post of Sandow's implying that Pet Sounds was High Art, je-je-je!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Franco on September 15, 2010, 10:53:15 AM
I can still find the spot showing the indentation in the earth where my jaw dropped when I read a blog post of Sandow's implying that Pet Sounds was High Art, je-je-je!

Well, I have been a huge BBs fan, having listened to their music since I was a wee lad - and love Pet Sounds - but Sandow can take his cultural relativism too far at times - make that, most of the time.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on September 15, 2010, 10:54:25 AM
But are there any Beach Boys discs?
Somewhere in the house (I know not where, and am not troubled by the lack of knowledge), there is a copy of Pet Sounds.

However, if you're going to lead with the Beach Boys, I think I may be able to trump you with Dion and the Belmonts.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on September 15, 2010, 10:58:13 AM
Of course, Zappa had always a soft spot for doo-wop, so we might be daring and cite The Moonglows and The Penguins . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on September 15, 2010, 10:59:40 AM
I can't think of many CDs I want anymore.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on September 15, 2010, 11:08:37 AM
I can't think of many CDs I want anymore.
It's just a phase. It'll pass.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on September 15, 2010, 11:09:23 AM
He was just laboring with the flu, poor chap.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on September 15, 2010, 11:20:14 AM
He was just laboring with the flu, poor chap.
I didn't realise he'd been ill.

Try Dion and the Belmonts, Dave. That'll put a stop to any silly nonsense about convalescing.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on September 15, 2010, 11:32:25 AM
I didn't realise he'd been ill.

Try Dion and the Belmonts, Dave. That'll put a stop to any silly nonsense about convalescing.

I have plenty of that sorta thing.  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on September 15, 2010, 11:36:32 AM
I have plenty of that sorta thing.  :)
Dup, dup, woahahahawoh, .... keep away from Runaround Sue ....

It's such excellent advice for anyone recovering from the flu.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on September 15, 2010, 11:39:33 AM
Dup, dup, woahahahawoh, .... keep away from Runaround Sue ....

It's such excellent advice for anyone recovering from the flu.

Being a Dylan fan, you must have gone back further into the history of American music.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on September 15, 2010, 11:47:33 AM
Being a Dylan fan, you must have gone back further into the history of American music.
Not much further than fifties Elvis, I think. I enjoy Bob much more than I enjoy his sources, and while I believe him when he tells me that nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell, I can't really see that for myself.)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on September 15, 2010, 12:16:18 PM
Not much further than fifties Elvis, I think. I enjoy Bob much more than I enjoy his sources, and while I believe him when he tells me that nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell, I can't really see that for myself.)

Bummer.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 15, 2010, 01:27:34 PM
Bummer.

Indeed.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 15, 2010, 01:28:35 PM
I can't think of many CDs I want anymore.

I said the same thing to myself circa 1995...and here I am, fifteen years later and 3000 CDs richer  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 15, 2010, 02:18:43 PM
Not much further than fifties Elvis, I think. I enjoy Bob much more than I enjoy his sources, and while I believe him when he tells me that nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell, I can't really see that for myself.)

Well, impossible to understand the emergence of Rock & Roll w/o some knowledge & listening experience to those singing & playing in the preceding decades of the early 20th century -  :-\

Back in the late 1980s, my son (then 15 or 16 y/o) and I became interested in the blues, particularly the early pioneers and the history; so we took a trip (w/o Susan) to Mississippi - flew into Memphis, rented a car and did one-nighters down to Vicksburg and then up the river to Clarksdale w/ a final 2 nights at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis (which included a visit to Sun Studios & Graceland).

Well, early I bought a cassette tape of Mississippi John Hurt's 1928 Okeh recordings (has been re-mastered many times now on CD and the latest version is phenomenal) - now, I had heard of this guy but our first listening experience; first mellow voice and guitar licks just blew us away - it sounded like Dylan!  When we returned home, I'd play that tape for others and tell them that it was Bob's father - often their was a hesitation -  ;D

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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: MN Dave on September 15, 2010, 02:23:12 PM
Well, early I bought a cassette tape of Mississippi John Hurt's 1928 Okeh recordings (has been re-mastered many times now on CD and the latest version is phenomenal) - now, I had heard of this guy but our first listening experience; first mellow voice and guitar licks just blew us away - it sounded like Dylan!  When we returned home, I'd play that tape for others and tell them that it was Bob's father - often their was a hesitation -  ;D

I don't think MJH sounds much like Dylan but I will say that's one of my favorite recordings--ever.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 15, 2010, 04:45:05 PM
hmm, I notice you say 7000 classical cds. that sounds slightly selective, hmm?? are you leaving other musics out?? how many cds in TOTAL do you have??

(prepare for shocking number)

I'm not sure what the total is, snyprr, but I guess it may look something like this:
 
7,000 - classical
5,000 - jazz
3,000 - rock
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 15, 2010, 04:49:22 PM
I can't think of many CDs I want anymore.

People always say things like this, but ultimately they give in and acquire yet another CD that they didn't "want." :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 15, 2010, 05:32:07 PM
I can't think of many CDs I want anymore.

"I can't think of MANY CDs I want anymore", he says, haha.

Yer not foolin' me! ;) I knows what "not many" means in CDCDCD-speak (hundreds!)!

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sid on September 15, 2010, 06:16:34 PM
The only work that I'm interested in acquiring many different versions of is Handel's Messiah. I haven't seen it live before, but I'm gearing up to do exactly just that later this year. People might be aware that he composed about 6 different versions of the work. So far I have the following (all of these are the highlights only):

Two on LP (Marriner & another conductor)
Two on CD (Naxos chamber version & Harnoncourt on Teldec)
One on tape (Sargent - the full shebang overblown version from the 1950's)

The one that I really like is the Naxos. There are a number of performances of this work in November/December, and I am thinking of going to see the chamber version because that's my favourite...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Guido on September 15, 2010, 11:45:02 PM

I'm not sure what the total is, snyprr, but I guess it may look something like this:
 
7,000 - classical
5,000 - jazz
3,000 - rock

Yep, you were completely right snyprrr.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on September 16, 2010, 12:04:24 AM
Well, impossible to understand the emergence of Rock & Roll w/o some knowledge & listening experience to those singing & playing in the preceding decades of the early 20th century
You're undeniably right, but as a mere listener I find a quite unbridgable gap between the rock&rollers and their predecessors. I appreciate that Bob and Elvis could never have become Bob and Elvis without people like Blind Willie, but still, it's Bob and Elvis I want to listen to.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 16, 2010, 12:07:50 AM

People always say things like this, but ultimately they give in and acquire yet another CD that they didn't "want." :)
So true. Earlier this year, I bought up pretty much all the Opera Rara Cds I wanted at MDT's sale on the label. So I figured it would be a while before I wanted any more of their CDs. Well, I just noticed I have 7-8 of their works on my wish list!! How did that happen? I have plenty to keep me busy, so I will wait for a good price, but how could that have happened?  I went through the entire catalog, work by work and picked up a good dozen recordings!! So despite one's best efforts, it's a losing cause (thank goodness!!)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 16, 2010, 06:38:33 AM
So true. Earlier this year, I bought up pretty much all the Opera Rara Cds I wanted at MDT's sale on the label. So I figured it would be a while before I wanted any more of their CDs. Well, I just noticed I have 7-8 of their works on my wish list!! How did that happen? I have plenty to keep me busy, so I will wait for a good price, but how could that have happened?  I went through the entire catalog, work by work and picked up a good dozen recordings!! So despite one's best efforts, it's a losing cause (thank goodness!!)...

There's the rub. There are so many recordings this past week that have flown under my radar. I just can't get ahead! :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 21, 2010, 07:23:10 AM
Log, STarDate 2010, somewhere in the Pleaidean Singularity



Well, I've done it again.

Just when you think you can back your way out, theey come to drag you back in. I have been delicately nursing my previous wounds (reality infringing on my ability to aquire more more MORE! >:D), and backing away from any interests, whilst at the same time shoring up any finalities of the postal service; but, as things go, a few particular sellers at Ebay had been hired by my rivals to do me in by making me bid on a bunch of stuff that God knows I would have had a hard time resisting even on a good day, which, I thought it was.

Kristen Stewart

So the last thing I was just gonna bid on it just to pull the trigger, but I was just going to bid once, and I was sure that the single bidder (who had bid twice) knew what he was doing. So, I could get the thrill of blowin one off without the pain of buying.

But you know that's not how it went, don't you?



I know, I want you to think about it for a while. What was your worst impulse buy? Hmmm?,...h,..ah,...aha,..ha,..haaha,...hahahaahaaaha...

pk, it wasn't that bad. Considering it lists on any Amazon for around $150, at least, $10 wasn't the bank. Except, it kind of was. It was just another line in the sand broken, another wiggling of the toe across the line for the thrill. I am thankful, though, that I can play the 'it was on the "old" list anyway' game, haha.

It's just that this came out of the blue and disrupted the rhythmic flowing decrescendo I had been engineering. Add to this that everything in the pipeline is late, and daddy is oh so hot like a little baked potato, just ready to burst through my own sweetly charred skin to suckle at the teat of disappointment afresh. Black coals.

ok, maybe I overreacted a little. And lost my point. But that was on purpose anyhow.



I keep telling myself, You have all you need, now you just have to put them in order. You have all you need...



ok, now my mouse has stopped working, and I can't post. I'm sure you all are very grateful, though you don't know it yet, haha!,...ah, I can't even put a smiley on, arrgh,...

Did ya hear the one about...

ok,...alt+s,...you suffer after all, haha



EDIT:

ok, it's two days later,...just "fixed" the mouse >:D. Wow,...hoppin mad >:D,...they make the computers 100%, then they disable to 87%, then they make you buy the thing to get it back to 100%.

Nice! >:D

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: (: premont :) on November 14, 2010, 12:04:30 PM
I would like to draw attention to two variants of CDCDCD which have been described recently:

SACDCD       =     Severe acute CD collecting disease

HDCDCD       =     Harry´s diffuse CD collecting disease

Whereas the former condition seems to be rather common, only one single case of the latter has been described so far. Dates based upon the actual case seems to indicate that it is a cronic lifelong condition.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on November 14, 2010, 08:31:17 PM
I would like to draw attention to two variants of CDCDCD which have been described recently:

SACDCD       =     Severe acute CD collecting disease

HDCDCD       =     Harry´s diffuse CD collecting disease

Whereas the former condition seems to be rather common, only one single case of the latter has been described so far. Dates based upon the actual case seems to indicate that it is a cronic lifelong condition.

Does the latter have an adjunct for the suffering wives? ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 30, 2010, 09:34:02 PM
Well, well, well,...

Here we are, Dec.31. Be honest, has anybody been sweating out what to buy before the end? I did.

I just didn't feeeeeel like I had GOTTEN everything that I NEEDED, but, alas, I could not find anything I WANTED. But, the compulsion was upon me.

Mmm, very bad place to be in, when CDCDCD comes a'knocking, but you just don't have the ummph for it.

Yea, so I opened up a vein and spent the money. $35 for two cds.



No, I don't feel any better.



I think I'm depressed because I don't feel like buying a billion cds in the coming year. Or, everything that's left on The List is currently OOP or ridiculously priced.

I hate you all. :'( waah
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on December 31, 2010, 04:53:50 AM
Seems you currently buy CDs just to feel good, not because you want them. That means the problem lies somewhere else. Try to focus on that. :)

Not in any way judging you BTW - I've been there myself... :-\

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: OzRadio on December 31, 2010, 05:16:38 AM
I passed 1,000 discs and lps in the last couple weeks in just about three years of listening so I probably must admit I have symptoms. At least half of that comes from Brilliant's big box sets so there are blocks of lieder cds which I have not listened to. Also, some vocal works and operas that I don't have libretto to yet. But the more I read these boards the more I want to hear. Just got a big batch of Ives and Bartok this week. It's almost like crack but no one's getting hurt, right?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on December 31, 2010, 07:14:01 AM
I passed 1,000 discs and lps in the last couple weeks in just about three years of listening so I probably must admit I have symptoms. At least half of that comes from Brilliant's big box sets so there are blocks of lieder cds which I have not listened to. Also, some vocal works and operas that I don't have libretto to yet. But the more I read these boards the more I want to hear. Just got a big batch of Ives and Bartok this week. It's almost like crack but no one's getting hurt, right?
Wow.  A disc a day?  Soon your collecting interests may shift to quality rather than quantity.  And through The Web there are many resources that allow you to hear works at modest expense and without having to acquire CDs that you might hear only once (or never at all!).  Naxos subscription service, for instance.

Of course you might be wealthy, in which case the expense is a trifle to you and your purchases help a struggling industry.  If so, then please keep it up!  And buy lots of stuff from the smaller specialty outfits like Bridge and Channel Classics to keep them in business!

This past year I doubt I've purchased more than two dozen titles--probably fewer than twenty.  I might still be compulsive (just popped for MAK's Tafelmusik seconds after seeing the reference on another thread), but it helps to have almost no disposable income, thanks to the economy's contraction.  ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 01, 2011, 07:45:34 AM
I passed 1,000 discs and lps in the last couple weeks in just about three years of listening so I probably must admit I have symptoms. At least half of that comes from Brilliant's big box sets so there are blocks of lieder cds which I have not listened to. Also, some vocal works and operas that I don't have libretto to yet. But the more I read these boards the more I want to hear. Just got a big batch of Ives and Bartok this week. It's almost like crack but no one's getting hurt, right?

Welcome. You're in the right place. Coffee's in the back. Meeting starts in five minutes! ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 01, 2011, 07:47:28 AM
Seems you currently buy CDs just to feel good, not because you want them. That means the problem lies somewhere else. Try to focus on that. :)

Not in any way judging you BTW - I've been there myself... :-\

Q

Lack of feminine attention!!! ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on January 01, 2011, 07:56:51 AM
Lack of feminine attention!!! ;)

Sounds like a good New year's resolution. ;)

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 02, 2011, 08:05:55 PM
Sounds like a good New year's resolution. ;)

Q

Well ???,...I mean ::),... I'm resolved to get MORE female attention!



The good kind, I mean. ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on January 03, 2011, 10:16:18 AM
Haven't bought a single CD all year! What about you?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on January 03, 2011, 10:20:19 AM
Guilty... Yesterday, Schubert and Mozart on fortepiano.  :-[
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 03, 2011, 10:22:21 AM
Haven't bought a single CD all year! What about you?

I've been bad. I bought three CDs worth of Simpson string quartets yesterday  >:D


Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on January 03, 2011, 01:13:37 PM
I'm still a good boy but I feel a breakdown approaching. Any more naughties out there?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scarpia on January 03, 2011, 01:20:17 PM
I've been bad. I bought three CDs worth of Simpson string quartets yesterday  >:D

Hyperion "please buy me" offerings?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 03, 2011, 08:08:35 PM
I've been bad. I bought three CDs worth of Simpson string quartets yesterday  >:D


Sarge

Ohhh,...you ARE bad!!! ;D mm mm mm
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 03, 2011, 08:14:01 PM
Haven't bought a single CD all year! What about you?

haha, you should have seen me on the 31st, haha

Noooo,... haha, I knew this was coming. I see all y'all are just as CDCDCD as me. Yes, I've been a very, very good boy so far. And, I have tricked myself, like a neutered dog, so I don't even remember if there was anyth....

oh :'(,... gulp,... I,...I think,... I think it's happening :o

no,...back,...no,... NO :-\NOOOOOOOOOOOO

 ::),... no, I'm ok so far, but yes, IT is lurking out there, isn't it? Waiting,... waiting,... for YOU! :o













Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 03, 2011, 08:30:33 PM
ok people, the first meeting of the year of CDCDCD will now come to order



Let me share my experience, strength, and hope for the Newcomber, who wearily has trudged into this Sacred Place of Healing from, more likely, a severe bout of Holiday CD Spending,... on THEMSELVES!!!

Oh you selfish bastards! :-* >:D



We already have evidence that some Members here have already Relapsed so soon after, probably, making vows not to buy a cd from, what? 40 days? ::) Three months? A week?

You couldn't make it a week? >:( uh, I'm disgusted! ;D



Thankfully, I have learned to shop BEFORE Dec.31, so that, like today, I will get something in the mail, that my greedy, ravaged fingers can tear open like a pack of ravening hyenas. Oh!,... that feeling,...mmmm,....oh yes,....oh,....oh yessss, yes YESSSSSS!!!!!!



 ???

(smoking)

ok, as I was saying,... as I'm expecting stuff in the mail, it will give me the time I need to give me my next strategy om how to deal with The Pangs,... when,...and if they come.

(looks around nervously)

shhh,... did you hear that ??????

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on January 03, 2011, 08:33:32 PM
This year I'm going to try and buy less CDs. It's hard for someone with my condition, but I need to seriously back off of it for awhile or at least until I get my tax return. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 04, 2011, 02:42:23 AM
Hyperion "please buy me" offerings?

Two of the CDs, yes, from Hyperion. The third from an amazon seller.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 04, 2011, 10:34:57 AM
This year I'm going to try and buy less CDs. It's hard for someone with my condition, but I need to seriously back off of it for awhile or at least until I get my tax return. :D

 ::) ::) ::)

 ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 04, 2011, 11:02:14 AM
My name is Gurn, and I am a disk-a-holic.... :(

OK, well I have only bought 3 umm, 4 oh wait, 7 so far this year, and none since the 2nd, and look, it's already the 4th! I need help, it's true... :'(

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on January 04, 2011, 11:06:17 AM
Gurn, when you wake up, pledge that you won't make any purchases before noon.  Then when noon comes, and you see that you've gone all morning without making a purchase . . . pledge that you won't make any purchases before six o'clock.  Then when six o'clock comes, and you see that you've gone all morning and all afternoon without making a purchase . . . pledge that you won't make any purchases that evening.

Baby steps, Gurn!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 04, 2011, 11:08:12 AM
My name is Gurn, and I am a disk-a-holic.... :(

OK, well I have only bought 3 umm, 4 oh wait, 7 so far this year, and none since the 2nd, and look, it's already the 4th! I need help, it's true... :'(

8)

Oh Gurn. :-X You're gonna get an abscess.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 04, 2011, 11:13:27 AM
Gurn, when you wake up, pledge that you won't make any purchases before noon.  Then when noon comes, and you see that you've gone all morning without making a purchase . . . pledge that you won't make any purchases before six o'clock.  Then when six o'clock comes, and you see that you've gone all morning and all afternoon without making a purchase . . . pledge that you won't make any purchases that evening.

Baby steps, Gurn!


Oh, it sounds so simple, Karl.... :-\

Oh Gurn. :-X You're gonna get an abscess.

Gonna get? When this bastard pops, it'll be ugly! :o :o

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on January 04, 2011, 11:18:34 AM
Oh, it sounds so simple, Karl.... :-\

Gurn, where the will must be exercised athwart our inclinations, there's nothing simple about it at all, at all.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 04, 2011, 10:53:48 PM
Oh, it sounds so simple, Karl.... :-\

Gonna get? When this bastard pops, it'll be ugly! :o :o

8)

1) Make a list of all the COMPLETED parts of your 'project'.

2) Separate different 'projects' into 'blocks'. For therapy, I suggest you put these blocks in piles on the floor, as many piles as you need to make sense of the blocks.

3) Separate also orchestral, chamber, and so forth, and list all COMPLETED parts.

4) Put 'fake', empty jewel boxes in the places where the ones you 'need' will go (when you get to them), so you CAN see what your Final Masterpiece will look like without having to literally HAVE all the cds at once.

5) Make sure to buy things you don't want, but NEED. If some frivolous thing will complete an entire block of stuff, get it, so you can sleep at night and spend more time 'plotting' and less time actually buying.

6) Even when binging, ALWAYS get some things you don't want, but keep putting off.

7) Or, somehow manage to convince yourself you don't need it. It has actually worked for me. Of course, listening to samples has been a boon.

8) Don't torture yourself over things that are outrageously expensive. Set a per-cd limit on how much you would spend. I won't spend $60 on one cd anymore.

9) Buy used.

10) Give yourself a break. Read Ecclesiastes. Get some sleep.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harry on January 05, 2011, 12:17:58 AM
My name is Gurn, and I am a disk-a-holic.... :(

OK, well I have only bought 3 umm, 4 oh wait, 7 so far this year, and none since the 2nd, and look, it's already the 4th! I need help, it's true... :'(

8)


I don't even know if disk-a-holic could be applied to me, I have bought more than 600 CD'S in 2010, and I am very much afraid, that 2011 will generate even more.
A resolution to buy no more meets with a lot of resistance, that comes from within, and seems to lead a totally separate life.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: PaulSC on January 05, 2011, 12:49:08 AM

I don't even know if disk-a-holic could be applied to me, I have bought more than 600 CD'S in 2010, and I am very much afraid, that 2011 will generate even more.
A resolution to buy no more meets with a lot of resistance, that comes from within, and seems to lead a totally separate life.
box-a-holic?  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on January 05, 2011, 01:09:06 AM
8) Don't torture yourself over things that are outrageously expensive. Set a per-cd limit on how much you would spend. I won't spend $60 on one cd anymore.


I suppose $35 (plus shipping and handling from Taiwan) for the Seven Last Words played by the Festetics, it would be acceptable, Dr. snyprrr?  :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on January 05, 2011, 02:43:05 AM
I'm still a 2011 virgin, though these arrived yesterday, they were ordered and sent in 2010:

(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/4778668.jpg)
(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/7774972.jpg)

I'm saving money for what may be a big, bad breakdown, you will know more in a week.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on January 05, 2011, 03:01:57 AM
I'm saving money for what may be a big, bad breakdown, you will know more in a week.

Abeille Musique?  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harry on January 05, 2011, 04:05:48 AM
Abeille Musique?  :)

Yes, the sale starts at 12 January, for all concerned!  I am saving my pennies.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scarpia on January 05, 2011, 07:45:21 AM
Abeille Musique?  :)

I ordered my Simpson symphony set from an Amazon Marketplace reseller called FabulousCD, but when it shipped, the invoice came from Abeille Musique.  They work in mysterious ways.   Anyway, preparing, in case the insanity is anything like last year.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on January 05, 2011, 07:48:27 AM
Yes, the sale starts at 12 January, for all concerned!  I am saving my pennies.

Great news! Although slightly disturbing...


Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harry on January 05, 2011, 07:50:46 AM
Great news! Although slightly disturbing...

Nah, if you see what has been released in 2010, it will not be that much as 2009, I think I ordered then over 300 CD'S with them ;D
I expect it to be lower this year

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Antoine Marchand on January 05, 2011, 07:53:13 AM
I ordered my Simpson symphony set from an Amazon Marketplace reseller called FabulousCD, but when it shipped, the invoice came from Abeille Musique.  They work in mysterious ways.   Anyway, preparing, in case the insanity is anything like last year.

It's curious, one week ago I almost ordered one disc from the same AMP seller. It was the Haydn Op. 9 by the Festetics, recorded on Hungaroton ten years before their second recording of the same opus on Arcana.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 08:32:38 AM


I suppose $35 (plus shipping and handling from Taiwan) for the Seven Last Words played by the Festetics, it would be acceptable, Dr. snyprrr?  :-\

Hmmm, let me check the calculations...

Pretending that shipping from Taiwan is at least the same as Germany ::), let's say that brings the initial cost to $27.

WE DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING IN OUR CALCULATIONS!

If we then pretend that we paid taxes on it, that brings the initial cost to @$24.50.

$24.50 isn't to far from my 'magic number' of $19.99, the standard price for imports in 1993. This number isn't a 'limit', but more of a guidestone for proper accounting.

Let me ask you: what was your sweat/hyperventilation ratio as you were going through the process of ordering this cd? Is this at the low end or high end of your limit?



Plus, you DO get extra points for ordering from Taiwan (huh?), so, go ahead and shave another 2.5% from the initial cost, and pat yourself on the back.

For the rest of the class, let me offer Antoine here as an example of risky behaviour that has payed off. I probably can't recommend this kind of ordering for everybody, but you have shown here that you know how to take a risk without totally going overboard. Had it been $65, I would have rung the Warning Bell.

I fear Gurn hasn't learned what you have. Would you like to be his Sponsor?



I have one cd out the for @37.50 on amazon, but simply cannot justify the cost. German amazon has it for 15eu,... and here is an important stipulation,... GERMAN SHIPPING DOES COUNT AS INITIAL COST!!! So, this cd would be 15eu + 12-14eu, so, even that isn't really worth it. Oy!



CDCDCD is a disease! (as we can see from Gurn's twitching) These 'suggestions' are only there for YOUR sanity!! I am here, ready to take you into my bosom, should you come weeping. Come here baby, tell it to momma...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 08:34:49 AM
Yes, the sale starts at 12 January, for all concerned!  I am saving my pennies.

JUST SAY NO! :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on January 05, 2011, 08:35:23 AM
Hmmm, let me check the calculations...

Pretending that shipping from Taiwan is at least the same as Germany ::), let's say that brings the initial cost to $27.

WE DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING IN OUR CALCULATIONS!

If we then pretend that we paid taxes on it, that brings the initial cost to @$24.50.

$24.50 isn't to far from my 'magic number' of $19.99, the standard price for imports in 1993. This number isn't a 'limit', but more of a guidestone for proper accounting.

Let me ask you: what was your sweat/hyperventilation ratio as you were going through the process of ordering this cd? Is this at the low end or high end of your limit?



Plus, you DO get extra points for ordering from Taiwan (huh?), so, go ahead and shave another 2.5% from the initial cost, and pat yourself on the back.

For the rest of the class, let me offer Antoine here as an example of risky behaviour that has payed off. I probably can't recommend this kind of ordering for everybody, but you have shown here that you know how to take a risk without totally going overboard. Had it been $65, I would have rung the Warning Bell.

I fear Gurn hasn't learned what you have. Would you like to be his Sponsor?



I have one cd out the for @37.50 on amazon, but simply cannot justify the cost. German amazon has it for 15eu,... and here is an important stipulation,... GERMAN SHIPPING DOES COUNT AS INITIAL COST!!! So, this cd would be 15eu + 12-14eu, so, even that isn't really worth it. Oy!



CDCDCD is a disease! (as we can see from Gurn's twitching) These 'suggestions' are only there for YOUR sanity!! I am here, ready to take you into my bosom, should you come weeping. Come here baby, tell it to momma...


You see Gurn's twitching? . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 08:38:28 AM
Abielle Musique?

Do you see how they stand on their corners, alluring the innocent young man? Come, they say, look at my wares! See how I have all these sweet bargains for you.

Run! Run away!! They only want your money. They don't love you. You need to settle down, with ONE seller that you trust. Don't play the field like this, hopping from one sale to another, and then feeling empty at the end of the day.


Look,...there goes one now...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harry on January 05, 2011, 08:38:59 AM
JUST SAY NO! :'(

Are you mad I will not, classical music is my life.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 08:41:42 AM
You see Gurn's twitching? . . .

"I behold your Order from afar".



And you Karl,... I sense you scheming for a major cash dump here shortly, no? Or, are you in denial? You know you're going to do it.

Do it!

Do it!

Do it!







ok, that was just a little fake egging, just to see how weak you are...

Karl?




Karl?




Where'd he go? ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 08:59:05 AM
Oh, and the $850 car repair bill arrived today! ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on January 05, 2011, 09:08:09 AM
"I behold your Order from afar".

And you Karl,... I sense you scheming for a major cash dump here shortly, no? Or, are you in denial? You know you're going to do it.

I'm letting Santa this Amazon gift card carry the load . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 09:15:19 AM
I'm letting Santa this Amazon gift card carry the load . . . .

ok, everyone....

Karl has picked up what's known as an ENABLER!!!! These are loved ones who feel sorry for our degeneration, but are unwilling to make a clear intervention, and so they, through their misguided love, actually make the situation worse by lulling us into a false sense of security through the means of gift cards and such.

I guarantee you will spend MORE than the gift card, not less! I still have about $.15 on this Borders card,... would you believe the convesation going on in my head? ::)

How many people are we going to draw into our web of unmanageability? Oh, the humanity. :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on January 05, 2011, 09:19:21 AM
I guarantee you will spend MORE than the gift card, not less!

So far, only $2.18 more . . . .

Of course, back in November I ordered a Scarlatti box which they're waiting to be back in stock. That will be a bit of a pinch, though considerably less than full pinch.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2011, 09:20:44 AM
Poor Karl. And he doesn't even realize, or won't admit it to himself... :'(

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on January 05, 2011, 09:21:37 AM
I can quit any time . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2011, 09:24:28 AM
I can quit any time . . . .

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just keep telling yourself that. ADDICT!  >:D

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 11:03:39 AM
Poor Karl. And he doesn't even realize, or won't admit it to himself... :'(

8)

Yes, denial's not a river in Egypt. :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on January 05, 2011, 11:16:43 AM
Well, gents . . . I succeeded in today's resolve not to buy anything before noon.

And I am true to my current resolve not to buy anything before six o'clock.

Join me?
: )
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on January 05, 2011, 11:17:43 AM
I'm still a 2011 virgin, though these arrived yesterday, they were ordered and sent in 2010:

(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/4778668.jpg)
(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/7774972.jpg)

I'm saving money for what may be a big, bad breakdown, you will know more in a week.

Let me know what you think of the Panufnik CD as through incredible self-restraint I haven't yet ordered it.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on January 05, 2011, 11:33:19 AM
Abeille Musique?  :)

Yes, the sale starts at 12 January, for all concerned!  I am saving my pennies.

Noticed that as well... ;D Could anyone remind me the number of items that need to be ordered to get rid of Abeille's ri-di-cu-lous shipping costs? :o

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: knight66 on January 05, 2011, 11:44:57 AM
Can anyone explain to me why often on Amazon Marketplace a second hand copy of a disc costs more than a new one; sometimes strataspherically so?

Mike
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harry on January 05, 2011, 11:45:12 AM
Noticed that as well... ;D Could anyone remind me the number of items that need to be ordered to get rid of Abeille's ri-di-cu-lous shipping costs? :o

Q

Spending over 50 euro, will be send without shipping cost, I am told.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scarpia on January 05, 2011, 11:52:32 AM
Can anyone explain to me why often on Amazon Marketplace a second hand copy of a disc costs more than a new one; sometimes strataspherically so?

We've been over this ground before.   I have a theory.  One factor is that there is no charge from Amazon for listing, so there nothing is lost if it fails to sell.  But one thing I noticed is that if you follow a link to a marketplace seller you can find yourself in that seller's "store" where you only see items listed for sale by that particular seller.  You might then stumble on a disc you desperately want and buy it for a high price, not realizing that you would see it much more cheaply priced if you searched all of Amazon, and not just that one seller.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2011, 11:56:49 AM
Can anyone explain to me why often on Amazon Marketplace a second hand copy of a disc costs more than a new one; sometimes strataspherically so?

Mike

I have discussed this with my fellows, and we have decided that it is a thrust at the future, when all the cheap, new disks are sold out, then all that will remain are the expensive alternatives. They don't want to sell them now anyway, but if someone is stupid enough to take them up on it at that price, then so be it. I have actually written to 3 or 4 of those vendors (any_book and Woody's, for two), asking what their business model can possibly be. Unfortunately they refused to answer.

Let's see, I can buy this brand new, still in the wrapper for $5.35, or I can buy this copy, "used, very good" for $58.50.  Hmmm....  Wow, can't decide! :-\   ::)   :D

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: knight66 on January 05, 2011, 12:00:28 PM
OK, thanks....playing the futures can be the only logical reason I guess. We have established that some people have no sense and I guess they hope that some swim by.

Mike
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 12:04:46 PM
ok,... see,... this is how it works....



I did just make a purchase, but it was on Ebay, which is different, as you all know. You can't fight time and availability, right?

It was,... and I clarify this,... ONLY (not a word we CDCDCDs are really allowed to use) $5. Now consider that everywhere else in the world, this cd is going for $70-140, and, I'm sure you can see that this 'purchase' isn't really a purchase at all, but an investment, which doesn't generally fall under the perview of CDCDCD.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scarpia on January 05, 2011, 12:05:53 PM
ok,... see,... this is how it works....



I did just make a purchase, but it was on Ebay, which is different, as you all know. You can't fight time and availability, right?

It was,... and I clarify this,... ONLY (not a word we CDCDCDs are really allowed to use) $5. Now consider that everywhere else in the world, this cd is going for $70-140, and, I'm sure you can see that this 'purchase' isn't really a purchase at all, but an investment, which doesn't generally fall under the perview of CDCDCD.

CD arbitrage?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 12:08:20 PM
CD arbitrage?

We have lawyers for dem dere tings, doncha knoo!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 12:28:57 PM
mmm, as you can see, this is not going well. One of our clien,... I mean, patients, Karl, has locked himself in his room, and we can hear strange chanting, and what sounds like writing on the walls.

He's not in there with his CC#, is he? :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on January 05, 2011, 01:34:33 PM
Spending over 50 euro, will be send without shipping cost, I am told.

Ah non, pas exactement....
;) free shipping for over €55 is for France.

The answer is 16 items - see below. That deterred me last year, and I have been regretting that for the rest of the year... :-\ :'(  I'm determined to get it right this time around. ;D

We can do it, Harry! :o ;D

Quote
Frais de port étranger
Pour l'étranger, les prix annoncés seront automatiquement réduits du montant de la TVA (sauf Union Européenne conformément à la loi communautaire) au moment de la commande. Les frais de port pour l'étranger se calculeront automatiquement au cours de votre commande de la manière suivante :

pour 1 à 3 articles : 9,90 Euros (64,94 FF)
pour 4 à 7 articles : 18,30 Euros (120,04 FF)
pour 8 à 15 articles : 28,20 Euros (184,98 FF)
au-delà de 15 articles : port offert par Abeille Musique.

Les frais de port ou la gratuité de frais de port se calculent automatiquement au cours de votre commande.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2011, 01:38:57 PM

Ah non, pas exactement....
;) free shipping for over €55 is for France.

The answer is 16 items - see below. That deterred me last year, and I have been regretting that for the rest of the year... :-\ :'(  I'm determined to get it right this time around. ;D

We can do it, Harry! :o ;D

Yes, but what about to USA?  :-\

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on January 05, 2011, 01:42:23 PM
Yes, but what about to USA?  :-\

8)

If we take their word for it than that offer applies to shipping to the USA as well. And because you're outside of the EU they even deduct the VAT. At least according to the quote above.

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2011, 01:57:13 PM
If we take their word for it than that offer applies to shipping to the USA as well. And because you're outside of the EU they even deduct the VAT. At least according to the quote above.

Q

Hmm, that would be great. I can buy 16 disks on sale, no VAT free shipping... AAAArrrgghhh....

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Harry on January 05, 2011, 02:25:51 PM

Ah non, pas exactement....
;) free shipping for over €55 is for France.

The answer is 16 items - see below. That deterred me last year, and I have been regretting that for the rest of the year... :-\ :'(  I'm determined to get it right this time around. ;D

We can do it, Harry! :o ;D


Yes we can! ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 05, 2011, 02:53:33 PM
I gotta admit, you guys are spreadin' tha feva!!! :-*



I wonder how many more are now wondering why they've spent all day 'looking'?



Still, I FEEL good! :D Don't feel that tingle (too bad) of BUY BUY BUY. (knuckles dragging on floor)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 05, 2011, 04:06:44 PM
Hmm, that would be great. I can buy 16 disks on sale, no VAT free shipping... AAAArrrgghhh....

8)
Let me spread my wisdom.  8) This assumes the situation is the same as last year:
1. VAT is dedcuted
2. No Shipping cost to US with more than 15 items of purchase.
3. Here's the new stuff: You used to acquire points with your purchases that could be used for future purchases. I forget quite how it worked, although they expired after six months. So if you think you can acquire 30 plus items (and you have no intention of buying more later in the year), it actually pays to split the orders into two so that you can apply the points to the second purchase and get an additional purchase. To take maximum advantage of this, first order should have more expensive items (although I have not really considered getting past the EUR 400 threshold, so you may need to recalculate after that).

#3 assumes that the system hasn't changed. I have not had any time to investigate, but that was how it worked last year.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on January 05, 2011, 11:04:06 PM
Hmm, that would be great. I can buy 16 disks on sale, no VAT free shipping... AAAArrrgghhh....

8)

Yes Gurn, and just think of all those lovely, rare & exotic European labels they have... 8) ;D (Have a look HERE (http://www.abeillemusique.com/labels.php)).

Happy hunting to all! :) >:D

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on January 06, 2011, 02:52:42 AM
Let me know what you think of the Panufnik CD as through incredible self-restraint I haven't yet ordered it.
Broke again?

Have only listened once, on low level and quite inattentively; will come back on it.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on January 06, 2011, 06:08:07 AM
Broke again?

Have only listened once, on low level and quite inattentively; will come back on it.

Yes, you got it in one - 'broke again'  :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 09, 2011, 08:21:45 PM
I admit I can feel a tug of war going on in me. Gulp. Thankfully there is no way of acting out on my impulses. Whew.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 13, 2011, 10:54:42 AM
So don't even deny that you are all BUYING,... AND SEEKING THE WAYS AND MEANS TO BUY MORE!!!!

Sign me,

Sick & Tired of Bein' Sick & Tired! ;) ::) :-*



C'mon,... tell me all about it.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on January 13, 2011, 11:49:42 AM
... AND SEEKING THE WAYS AND MEANS TO BUY MORE!!!!

I destroyed two pieces of plastic this very morning!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 13, 2011, 06:32:58 PM
I destroyed two pieces of plastic this very morning!

SsssssnnnooooOORRTTT!!! :-\

Hey man,.. it's Dave,...

knock knock knock
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 13, 2011, 06:36:53 PM
ok, so there IS this one cd, and it seems to be out of print, but it shouldn't be (there are a few overtly priced copies out there), so I call the company, and they say, Yes, we have ONE copy left on the shelf,... we'll sell it to you for $30!!! Ahhhh,... so,... we end up talking,... but now I'm obsessing on this cd, which wasn't all that important to me, but now is like some fairy princess I must rescue,... oy, CDCDCD can be a boitch!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 24, 2011, 07:47:06 PM
Well, it's like this:

This one cd (well call it D6) that's been on The List, well, it's between $100-200 anywhere you go. So, I go to the website, and I'm looking, and it appears that I can still get it from them.

Ok, hey,... it's only $14.99 plus shipping. Nawwww, let's just call them and make sure.

So I call them, and yes!, they say they have ONE copy left on the warehouse shelf (1998 issue)! So I'mk like, well siiiign me up!, and she says, it's $30!!! :o,... and, after a minute of wtf I figure she can charge what she wants,... sooo,... I had to go hustle some money and order the last cd of this quite classic avant cd.

I'll admit it's all quite typical of the CDCDCD that one must jump through these hoops, and sacrifice actual food for our vanity!

So, anyhow, in a way, you can't really say that I've bought anything yet since this was Emergency Retrieval and not just a purchase of an Available Title. Well, you decide for yourself! ;)



Other than that, I did buy a $1.49 cd.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 25, 2011, 03:31:19 AM
Well, it's like this:

This one cd (well call it D6) that's been on The List, well, it's between $100-200 anywhere you go. So, I go to the website, and I'm looking, and it appears that I can still get it from them.

Ok, hey,... it's only $14.99 plus shipping. Nawwww, let's just call them and make sure.

So I call them, and yes!, they say they have ONE copy left on the warehouse shelf (1998 issue)! So I'mk like, well siiiign me up!, and she says, it's $30!!! :o,... and, after a minute of wtf I figure she can charge what she wants,... sooo,... I had to go hustle some money and order the last cd of this quite classic avant cd.

I'll admit it's all quite typical of the CDCDCD that one must jump through these hoops, and sacrifice actual food for our vanity!

So, anyhow, in a way, you can't really say that I've bought anything yet since this was Emergency Retrieval and not just a purchase of an Available Title. Well, you decide for yourself! ;)



Other than that, I did buy a $1.49 cd.
I think you need an intervention!  ;)   Of course, the other thing you could do is write a world famous best seller about your struggles with addiction... 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 25, 2011, 08:39:22 AM
I think you need an intervention!  ;)   Of course, the other thing you could do is write a world famous best seller about your struggles with addiction... 8)

A Million Little Piec,...er,...CDS

"Dude,...I'll give you Mahler 8 for that Igor Box,...duuuude!!!!"



btw- I just got paid. ::) oy vey!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 25, 2011, 01:59:28 PM
They're telling me I have more money in the bank than I should.

Is that EVER a good thing?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 02, 2011, 03:25:56 PM
ayyyy...

I'm in a full blown CDCDCD Episode.

ayyyy...

Never underestimate the power of not getting what you want, WHEN you want it, to send you into a spiral of depravity.

ayyyy...

Plus, I'm ordering everything from overseas, so, haha, I feel like Herbert Lom in the Pink Panther movies.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 22, 2011, 09:05:20 PM
It's almost April.

...ok, that one I technically got in December. And, the other one, that one also I 'bought' in December.

The two Stravinsky 2fers, and the Avant Piano disc,... three purchases???? :o since January???? :o


Either I'm very ill, or,... gulp,... I'm 'there'. :o :o (cue: Scary Orchestra Hit)


I'm not even really excited to hear anything. :o :o


I might just,... gasp,... listen to something I've got,... oh no!,.... maybe something I DON'T like!! :o :o


Lately, I've heard some really nice music I didn't even know I had. ...hmmm...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 23, 2011, 05:38:10 AM
It's almost April.

...ok, that one I technically got in December. And, the other one, that one also I 'bought' in December.

The two Stravinsky 2fers, and the Avant Piano disc,... three purchases???? :o since January???? :o


Either I'm very ill, or,... gulp,... I'm 'there'. :o :o (cue: Scary Orchestra Hit)


I'm not even really excited to hear anything. :o :o


I might just,... gasp,... listen to something I've got,... oh no!,.... maybe something I DON'T like!! :o :o


Lately, I've heard some really nice music I didn't even know I had. ...hmmm...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on March 23, 2011, 06:27:01 AM
I'm not even really excited to hear anything. :o :o

Now that's really awful.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sid on March 23, 2011, 04:57:09 PM
I'm not even really excited to hear anything. :o :o

That reminds me of an old saying I heard:

"The best way to give up cigarettes is to stop smoking."

So translated into your situation:

"The best way to stop buying CD's is to...now wait for it...stop buying CD's!!!"

I can sympathise, I feel quite a bit of classical music overload at the moment, although I have never been as big a collector in the league of some of the members here...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on March 24, 2011, 03:51:38 AM
snypps can stop any time . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 17, 2011, 10:57:43 AM
Now that's really awful.

Well, I did it.

In one fell swoop, I got Mozart PTs and PQ4ts, Mendelssohn PTs, Schubert PTs, Brahms PTs, and Brahms PQ4ts,... aaand a Ginastera disc. I don't think there's more, but, you know how things go when the fur starts to fly! 8)

But seriously, most of these things were under $5, so, I actually got a good chunk of Romantic Chamber Music for cheap. In all, 10 discs for $50. That's pretty good if you ask me.

And, can you really consider only versions of WarHorses a CDCDCD problem? I though not! Everrryone needs to have these,...rrrright!?! :-*

So, I did nothing wrong...







...right? ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on May 17, 2011, 11:00:45 AM
So, I did nothing wrong...

...right? ???

If you enjoy the cds, snips then you did right.  If you don't like them, then mail them to me and I will absolve you of your cdcdcd sins. 0:)

 :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: chasmaniac on May 18, 2011, 01:57:20 AM
What I need is a CD indulgence. At some cost, preferably nominal, I could purchase freedom from guilt for the CDs I buy in the future!

"Oh, what pleasures!" (Handel, Alexander Balus)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on May 18, 2011, 02:02:11 AM
If you enjoy the cds, snips then you did right.  If you don't like them, then mail them to me and I will absolve you of your cdcdcd sins. 0:)

 :D

Je-je-je!!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on May 18, 2011, 01:08:10 PM
I've inadvertently gone four weeks without buying a CD. Wasn't even trying. This is a good start. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on May 18, 2011, 01:11:42 PM
I've inadvertently gone four weeks without buying a CD. Wasn't even trying. This is a good start. :)

You've been buying digital downloads instead? ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on May 18, 2011, 01:53:00 PM
I think the only CD I've bought all year was Andy's CD. It was worth it, though.
I will eventually buy that one recording of Brahms' Paganini Variations, but it's just so hard to part with $20 (even though I have a decent amount of money saved up).

It may be wrong, but youtube is my friend...  :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 19, 2011, 05:55:29 AM
I think the only CD I've bought all year was Andy's CD. It was worth it, though.
I will eventually buy that one recording of Brahms' Paganini Variations, but it's just so hard to part with $20 (even though I have a decent amount of money saved up).

It may be wrong, but youtube is my friend...  :D

YouTube has changed the game, fo sho!!

No longer to I have to try to get the shrink wrap off in one piece so I can glue it back on if needed!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: spooky on May 19, 2011, 07:38:43 AM
Would owning 12 complete recordings of all 32 beethoven piano sonatas - and craving more
qualify for a diagnosis of CDCDCD

- OR perhaps owning 117 recordings of lute music - and still have a nagging concern that my collection
is incomplete

 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 19, 2011, 08:19:47 AM
Would owning 12 complete recordings of all 32 beethoven piano sonatas - and craving more
qualify for a diagnosis of CDCDCD

- OR perhaps owning 117 recordings of lute music - and still have a nagging concern that my collection
is incomplete


^ THIS!!! :o

YES! Emphatically, I have been there!! Welcome Home, this Thread's 4U!!

The Beethoven, however, is totally understandable. ;) ;D :-* haha
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on June 06, 2011, 11:54:24 PM
No music purchased since April 14  0:)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 08, 2011, 05:42:51 AM
No music purchased since April 14  0:)

You haaaave been looking at bit pale lately! ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on June 08, 2011, 05:57:05 AM
What condition is your condition in?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on June 08, 2011, 05:58:16 AM
What condition is your condition in?

I'm sure Brian is Used-- Like New, I'm Used-- Very Good... you on the other sorry to say are Used-- Acceptable! :D >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 14, 2011, 05:06:33 PM
I'm sure Brian is Used-- Like New, I'm Used-- Very Good... you on the other sorry to say are Used-- Acceptable! :D >:D

 ;)

I've been on a slight spree here. I have, I believe, been pretty good, getting a lot of cds for very cheap,... and things that are Repertoire, so to speak,....

seriously, I think I'm getting to a certain End here,... I have so much enough to study, and I am very very pleased with what I already have, as a base, and I could theoretically just study what I have, with very minimal expansion.

we'll see


Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on June 14, 2011, 05:12:12 PM
I have let down my friend Erato by saying that I wasn't going to buy another recording until September, but, man, I lost this battle. My CDCDCD kicked in. :-[ Hopefully, Langgaard's Antikrist will be my last purchase until September. :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 14, 2011, 05:13:13 PM
What condition is your condition in?

hmmm,... haven't heard of Karl's progress. Perhaps Karl is in a relapse? Very quiet on the nom-nomming there Karl,... what's going on?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on June 15, 2011, 03:55:44 AM
The first step is admitting that I have a problem... I don't have a problem!! ;D

I'll just eat some of these dried out cookies in the back and head out the door before the meeting is even over... think I'll buy some more cds on the way home... but I don't have a problem!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 15, 2011, 05:50:46 AM
The first step is admitting that I have a problem... I don't have a problem!! ;D

I'll just eat some of these dried out cookies in the back and head out the door before the meeting is even over... think I'll buy some more cds on the way home... but I don't have a problem!!! ;D ;D

You have a worthy record store on the way home? hmmm...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on June 15, 2011, 05:53:02 AM
Depending on one's condition (and the condition the condition is in), the worthiness of the record store may not signify, je-je-je!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 16, 2011, 06:31:12 AM
Depending on one's condition (and the condition the condition is in), the worthiness of the record store may not signify, je-je-je!

True, haha!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 16, 2011, 08:59:40 AM
A cd just arrived with a skip.

Do you KNOW what that does to my CDCDCD?

 ???

"Sir, should I let fly with List B?" (cue: sirens)


... breath getting short... must buy... must feel... good... uhhhhh... (throat rattle)... (throat rattle)... (thud)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on June 16, 2011, 09:02:16 AM
Medic!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on June 16, 2011, 10:58:35 AM
This (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,18769.msg527603.html#msg527603) is not working. I am not mashing the BUY ME link!
 
(Yet . . . .)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on June 16, 2011, 11:00:19 AM
When I consider that post I know I should consider C. S. Lewis' advise... but I don't... I need a digest version... ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lethevich on June 16, 2011, 12:03:36 PM
I kinda wish I had the condition described by many in this thread: accumilation, but enjoying adding to the collection.

I like buying stuff - it's nice - and I amass a lot of CDs, but once I have them in my hands I rapidly find that I do very little with them and they become pointless trinkets that I wish I could be rid of. A bizarre and self-defeating cycle.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on June 16, 2011, 02:11:24 PM
Lethe, it sounds like streaming from nml might be more up your alley if you're not doing alot of repeats in your listening.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lethevich on June 16, 2011, 03:04:01 PM
Indeedie! I need to get past this silly sound quality fixation. Even in historical recordings I strongly prefer lossless even where it offers no discernable difference ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on June 16, 2011, 03:08:26 PM
One site that I've used in the past has 320k streaming.  Alas it really does not have the classical catalog that nml has.  You know for how much they charge, they should throw in a lossless option, that would be awesome!! :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2011, 01:01:50 AM
One site that I've used in the past has 320k streaming.  Alas it really does not have the classical catalog that nml has.  You know for how much they charge, they should throw in a lossless option, that would be awesome!! :)
They do have a "CD Quality" option but it seems to be only for institutions that can pay through the nose...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on June 17, 2011, 04:34:25 AM
They do have a "CD Quality" option but it seems to be only for institutions that can pay through the nose...

Oh the 128k streaming?  That is what I've paid for.  I think it's worth the extra money,  64k is just not enough for me. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2011, 04:39:20 AM
Oh the 128k streaming?  That is what I've paid for.  I think it's worth the extra money,  64k is just not enough for me. :)
64 they market as "FM Quality"
128 they market as "Near CD"
The CD one is greyed out for me. :(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on June 17, 2011, 04:40:21 AM
64 they market as "FM Quality"
128 they market as "Near CD"
The CD one is greyed out for me. :(

Oh okay... there is a higher bit one!  Oh man I want that... wait you are at a school... guess it doesn't subscribe...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2011, 04:47:24 AM
Oh okay... there is a higher bit one!  Oh man I want that... wait you are at a school... guess it doesn't subscribe...

I might be illegally using a different school's login to avoid the Historical labels' copyright restrictions. Ssshhh!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 17, 2011, 04:55:37 AM
I kinda wish I had the condition described by many in this thread: accumilation, but enjoying adding to the collection.

I like buying stuff - it's nice - and I amass a lot of CDs, but once I have them in my hands I rapidly find that I do very little with them and they become pointless trinkets that I wish I could be rid of. A bizarre and self-defeating cycle.

Hmmm,... you're in total denial. You most certainly have CDCDCD, but a virulent sub-form of it. mm mm mm It seems you have  'cd wrapper syndrome', where your fingers feel the new cd, and rip it open, but once you have 'violated' said 'victim', you are 'over it' and seek the next one.

mm mm mm
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on June 17, 2011, 05:13:37 AM
Hmmm,... you're in total denial. You most certainly have CDCDCD, but a virulent sub-form of it. mm mm mm It seems you have  'cd wrapper syndrome', where your fingers feel the new cd, and rip it open, but once you have 'violated' said 'victim', you are 'over it' and seek the next one.

mm mm mm

Yes, I agree - a sad case  ;D

As for 'rip [the CD] open' - that is easier said than done. It is be no means easy to 'rip open' a CD. I have been apoplectic with rage trying to get the protective wrapper off a new CD. I have even used a kitchen knife (as in 'Psycho'), on occasion, to assist me - invariably the hinges break off in the process - it is infuriating. To cheer myself up I have to order a new CD and the ghastly cycle continues....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on June 17, 2011, 06:10:22 AM
This (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,18769.msg527603.html#msg527603) is not working. I am not mashing the BUY ME link!
 
(Yet . . . .)

All right, I have yielded to the inevitability of Xenakis!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on June 17, 2011, 10:48:39 AM
Yes, I agree - a sad case  ;D

As for 'rip [the CD] open' - that is easier said than done. It is be no means easy to 'rip open' a CD. I have been apoplectic with rage trying to get the protective wrapper off a new CD. I have even used a kitchen knife (as in 'Psycho'), on occasion, to assist me - invariably the hinges break off in the process - it is infuriating. To cheer myself up I have to order a new CD and the ghastly cycle continues....

The worst ones are from the USA as they come with some sort of 'securiy device' sticker that is virtually impossible to remove.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on June 17, 2011, 12:59:57 PM
All right, I have yielded to the inevitability of Xenakis!

I was waiting for a purchases today post but it never happened! :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on June 18, 2011, 08:45:51 AM
I was waiting for a purchases today post but it never happened! :D

I've ordered two Xenakis discs . . . one should arrive sometime next week, maybe both . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DaveF on June 18, 2011, 09:04:17 AM

As for 'rip [the CD] open' - that is easier said than done... I have even used a kitchen knife (as in 'Psycho'), on occasion, to assist me - invariably the hinges break off in the process - it is infuriating.

I find as a (very bad) guitarist that the elongated fingernails of the right index or second finger are quite good for puncturing the film over the crack where the case opens up.  It's worth the endless hours of slaving over a 6-stringed instrument of mental torture to culvate such nails.  (And I'm told the guitar is easy compared with the lute - imagination fails me...)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on June 18, 2011, 12:19:46 PM
I find as a (very bad) guitarist that the elongated fingernails of the right index or second finger are quite good for puncturing the film over the crack where the case opens up.  It's worth the endless hours of slaving over a 6-stringed instrument of mental torture to culvate such nails.  (And I'm told the guitar is easy compared with the lute - imagination fails me...)

Oi, I've been trying to get GuitarNails my whole life! ??? nom nom nom munch munch munch nom nom nom

Try bloody stumps, haha...

Yes, I agree - a sad case  ;D

As for 'rip [the CD] open' - that is easier said than done. It is be no means easy to 'rip open' a CD. I have been apoplectic with rage trying to get the protective wrapper off a new CD. I have even used a kitchen knife (as in 'Psycho'), on occasion, to assist me - invariably the hinges break off in the process - it is infuriating. To cheer myself up I have to order a new CD and the ghastly cycle continues....

See, we're all the same,... in this Thread at least, haha!

Yes, I don't 'rip' anymore. I have learned respect. I use a knife edge between the jewel case cover and the tray tab,... just enough to open it, and THEN!! I destroy like a five year old on christmas, haha!

Back in the day, I would ever so carefully try to get the cd out of the wrapper without breaking the wrapper, so if I didn't like said cd, I could simply slide it back into the wrapper, super glue it back together, and trot on back to Tower to exchange. oh, that's funny now, haha...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lethevich on July 03, 2011, 04:06:27 PM
After going to JPC, and filling my basket with more and more sale things that I wanted I reached the point where I found I wanted around £300 worth of items, and couldn't manage to cull it down to below £100 so I just closed the window. Bleh.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on July 03, 2011, 04:40:14 PM
After going to JPC, and filling my basket with more and more sale things that I wanted I reached the point where I found I wanted around £300 worth of items, and couldn't manage to cull it down to below £100 so I just closed the window. Bleh.

Good for you.  I am trying to keep myself from ordering anything for another week,  so it won't show up until the next credit card bill,  but while the flesh is willing, the spirit is rather weak.    I did order two things in the last couple of days, and bought a third at the only mall CD store in the area. but the two orders are only $50 and I paid cash for the b&m, so I'm telling myself they won't matter.  What's paying a $950 credit card bill if you already have to pay $900 anyway?  (Not all of it is CDs.  Just way too much of it.)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on July 03, 2011, 08:14:11 PM
The worst ones are from the USA as they come with some sort of 'security device' sticker that is virtually impossible to remove.

I never understood the purpose of this either. Thieves aren't really going to steal a recording of Strauss's Four Last Songs are they? :o ??? If they do then they excellent taste. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 22, 2011, 03:48:56 AM
I'm having a little time of it right now.

I've gotten to a good point, but the joy of getting new stuff in the mail makes me feel wanted,...haha, and so I just want to BUY something!! :o ahhh!!!

Money is low,... I mean loooooooooooooooow, so I really need to wean myself into hobby mode, and stop teasing myself.


Recently, 3 copies of the Arditti/Schoenberg SQs became available on Amazon for less that $30. One was billed as being only played a few times, which, for a big box released in the early '90s, is pretty good. Anyhow, OTHERS must be in the same predicament as me, because that cd was gone within 24hrs.! So, I got the one with the better blurb. I'm sucoring myself, telling myself that I'd RATHER have the less pristine copy. It's working! :-*


Ahhh, but I need to get a grip here. For a year which I thought was going to be a slow one for cds, has instead turned into business as usual. And, 'usual' means obsessive.

Oy! ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 22, 2011, 05:54:47 AM
Just said "Hi" to my mailman, his response was, "No packages today" .

All I wanted was a simple, "Hello" in return, not a extra rubbing of my CDCDCD in my face...jerk. :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: karlhenning on August 22, 2011, 05:59:40 AM
I never understood the purpose of this either. Thieves aren't really going to steal a recording of Strauss's Four Last Songs are they? :o ??? If they do then they excellent taste. :D

A thief having excellent taste, is no consolation for having been thieved ; )
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on August 22, 2011, 06:05:26 PM
A thief having excellent taste, is no consolation for having been thieved ; )

Good point, Karl. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 31, 2011, 06:24:48 PM
I admit, that, recently, I had gotten to a point where... I got these 'last' two cds in the mail, and, all of a sudden, I felt at peace with The Library. I really really felt like I had, now, at last hit each and every base,... bla bla bla, but I also felt a twinge of regret, though this was surely the Consumerist in me, and not the Music Lover.

The Library has been getting tighter and tighter lately, but, with these last two 'bricks' in place, all of a sudden, Indiana Jones style, I could 'see' whatever it was I had only been visualizing in my head up until that point. And these two cds were pretty random, though, to admit, one was Messiaen's Turangalila, which certainly is a big 'brick'.


So, what I'm saying is, that I really do have plenty of stuff to get deep with, and sure, there's plenty of Materialism I could acquire, but, with YouTube there to spoil the surprise anytime you want (in some cases), my BuyBuyBuying is just EhEhEh.

I think of The Library as a City of People,... mm, there I go Glass Menagering! ;) ::) ;D

So today I bought two more Messiaen cds just because I was depressed and wanted to make myself feel better. I got the account down to less than a cd (haha,... what torture!, haha) so that I CAN'T get anything (ha... ha??), and, really, I neeeeeed to switch gears here. Even so, these two cds really make things redundant, so, I really need to switch to absorption mode.

I'm kind of feeling like I haven't really gotten to know the last 6 months of 'purchases',... er, 'friends'! :-[ ;D I'm really in a 'nothing new under the sun' way lately, so, I think it's safe for me to out to pasture.


FUTURE REFERENCE:

Here are some of my MOs:

1) If I Love a Composer, I like to root out ALL the Masterpieces, no matter how many crappy records I have to pay full price for,... oh, no, I don't do THAT anymore, haha, that's for sure. But, there's always that temptation.

2) I have a love of 'crappy' music (see "Addicted to CRI-Reissues"). This is basically where I'm at now. All the bases have been covered and now there is only the esoteric of the esoteric. Thankfully, lots of the cds I'm looking for cost mere pennies on Amazon (more often than not at this point).

3) I will get anything... well, again, not anymore. Obviously, being UltraPoor makes you have to smarten up quick! I have learned to want less. The problem is, buying stuff makes us FEEL GOOD, like a drug, because hitting that button release the chemicals in your brain, just like any other 'stimulus' would.

4) I just found a piece I already had, but had forgotten about, so, today, I have a brand new piece to hear! Yaaay!!



I will admit that I've spent...mm,... hundreds of dollars on new music this year. I'm sure all I need to do is to follow my postings, haha. It does seem to be more than I had initially hope for, but, thankfully, it appears that 'cd season' may be severely tapering off here in the 2011.

I ate the elephant... one bite at a time. And now there's only dessert.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: eyeresist on August 31, 2011, 07:20:32 PM
3) I will get anything... well, again, not anymore. Obviously, being UltraPoor makes you have to smarten up quick! I have learned to want less. The problem is, buying stuff makes us FEEL GOOD, like a drug, because hitting that button release the chemicals in your brain, just like any other 'stimulus' would.

I've had to come to terms with this one lately, after realising just how much my financial situation had changed from last year (I bought a property, and now mortgage, council rates, insurance etc mean I have almost no disposable income). So: no eating out, no taxis, NO IMPULSE CD PURCHASES.
 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 01, 2011, 04:53:38 PM
I've had to come to terms with this one lately, after realising just how much my financial situation had changed from last year (I bought a property, and now mortgage, council rates, insurance etc mean I have almost no disposable income). So: no eating out, no taxis, NO IMPULSE CD PURCHASES.

Oh no!! You can impulse buy,... just don't eat... food!! ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 06, 2011, 06:05:11 AM
I seriously seem to have hit a buying block. I just don't care to buy anything. Nothing says, Buy Me Now!!

This must be a good thing, but, of course, I love getting things in the mail and opening presents! Ahhh, what to do?

I haaave been enjoying just listening to things that I'm not too familiar with, things I'm coming back to, and finding little surprises I didn't know I had.

But if I'm not getting anything NEW... nevermind... there are plenty of 'new' things to find in what is already here. Enough!! >:D

Amyhow, just saying that I haven't bought anything, really, since the EastCoastEarthquake,... that seems like a while ago, doesn't it? Must be some kind of record, and not by me trying, either,... it just happened that way.

I AM noticing a pattern in my listening habits though,... very interesting to whom I am listening. Huh! ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on October 06, 2011, 06:22:39 PM
I like buying stuff - it's nice - and I amass a lot of CDs, but once I have them in my hands I rapidly find that I do very little with them and they become pointless trinkets that I wish I could be rid of. A bizarre and self-defeating cycle.
Like most of us in the developed world these days, it sounds as if you've been brainwashed into mindless consumerism, reinforced by virtually everything you see or hear in the mass media.  Welcome to the vicious cycle of addiction: a growing feeling of uneasiness, at once overcome by anticipation of a new purchase, mild euphoria as the hunt closes in on the quarry, then a brief moment of ecstasy followed almost immediately by disillusionment and emptiness, leading to a growing feeling of uneasiness, etc.

I know the feeling well.  ;)

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brahmsian on October 06, 2011, 06:28:24 PM
Like most of us in the developed world these days, it sounds as if you've been brainwashed into mindless consumerism, reinforced by virtually everything you see or hear in the mass media.  Welcome to the vicious cycle of addiction: a growing feeling of uneasiness, at once overcome by anticipation of a new purchase, mild euphoria as the hunt closes in on the quarry, then a brief moment of ecstasy followed almost immediately by disillusionment and emptiness, leading to a growing feeling of uneasiness, etc.

I know the feeling well.  ;)

 :D

How boring a world it would be if a person had absolutely zero vices?   ??? :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on October 06, 2011, 07:20:43 PM
Since March - and excluding birthday gift card purchases - I have made exactly two (2) CD purchases! An Ansermet "Original Masters" box set and Vasily Petrenko's Rachmaninov, autographed by the man himself in Liverpool. :)

Now, I did get I think 6-7 CDs with gift cards after my birthday in August, but that's been it. There is, however, an MDT cloud on the horizon, since I want to haul in some Praga CDs while they have that sale. And my Amazon wishlist is growing huge...

(...good thing I finally have a job!  ;D )
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brahmsian on October 06, 2011, 07:27:53 PM
Since March - and excluding birthday gift card purchases - I have made exactly two (2) CD purchases! An Ansermet "Original Masters" box set and Vasily Petrenko's Rachmaninov, autographed by the man himself in Liverpool. :)

Now, I did get I think 6-7 CDs with gift cards after my birthday in August, but that's been it. There is, however, an MDT cloud on the horizon, since I want to haul in some Praga CDs while they have that sale. And my Amazon wishlist is growing huge...

(...good thing I finally have a job!  ;D )

Pretty good restraint, Brian!  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brahmsian on October 06, 2011, 07:29:12 PM
An Ansermet "Original Masters" box set and Vasily Petrenko's Rachmaninov, autographed by the man himself in Liverpool. :)


Did you actually get to talk to him, Brian?  If so, I hope you told him that his Shostakovich symphony cycle is 'effin' awesome dude!   8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 06, 2011, 09:03:28 PM

My collector's life tends to be organized around (not reduced to but organized around) the search for a small number of extra-rare & much wanted items. I keep telling myself that when I find them I will be freed somewhat from a compulsion. But then, when the much-wanted CD pops up somewhere and I have nailed it (sometimes for less than the cost of postage, other times for an irresponsibly high price), immediatly a new search begins - for a second copy of the rare CD, and then a third...

I do stuff like that. :( All those Accord and Adda cds I passed up for pennies in the bins when I didn't know.

By the way, is this also how you date? haha ;) ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: chasmaniac on October 07, 2011, 02:55:02 AM
What did Charlie Brown's little sister say? "All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share."

WHERE IS MY FAIR SHARE?

 :'(

 :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on October 07, 2011, 03:34:42 AM
Since March - and excluding birthday gift card purchases - I have made exactly two (2) CD purchases! An Ansermet "Original Masters" box set and Vasily Petrenko's Rachmaninov, autographed by the man himself in Liverpool. :)

Now, I did get I think 6-7 CDs with gift cards after my birthday in August, but that's been it. There is, however, an MDT cloud on the horizon, since I want to haul in some Praga CDs while they have that sale. And my Amazon wishlist is growing huge...

(...good thing I finally have a job!  ;D )
This is the kind of weakwilled effort that will result in your account being deleted.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 07, 2011, 04:42:33 AM
I have given up on restricting myself. If something nice gets along, and the price suits me, I simply buy it. Resistance is futile! This I found out long ago.
Every attempt to bring me on a more sober path failed miserably in the first seconds. ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 07, 2011, 05:21:59 AM
I have given up on restricting myself. If something nice gets along, and the price suits me, I simply buy it. Resistance is futile! This I found out long ago.
Every attempt to bring me on a more sober path failed miserably in the first seconds. ;D
That's the spirit!  :P

I've restricted myself to $100 over June-Sept for CDs. I then extended it to October as I still have a lot I want to listen to again, and besides I had $20 left over. I won't be extending it to the holidays though.  0:)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lethevich on October 07, 2011, 05:31:08 AM
Like most of us in the developed world these days, it sounds as if you've been brainwashed into mindless consumerism, reinforced by virtually everything you see or hear in the mass media.  Welcome to the vicious cycle of addiction: a growing feeling of uneasiness, at once overcome by anticipation of a new purchase, mild euphoria as the hunt closes in on the quarry, then a brief moment of ecstasy followed almost immediately by disillusionment and emptiness, leading to a growing feeling of uneasiness, etc.

I know the feeling well.  ;)

It's weird because I only feel this way about CDs. As a medium they feel less enduring than books, which I am happy to amass. Clothing, PC parts all pose no issues, but CDs bug me no end ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 07, 2011, 05:32:15 AM
That's the spirit!  :P

I've restricted myself to $100 over June-Sept for CDs. I then extended it to October as I still have a lot I want to listen to again, and besides I had $20 left over. I won't be extending it to the holidays though.  0:)

This year actually was very sober, well so far, just 280 CD'S, all well below the 10 euro tag.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on October 07, 2011, 05:34:29 AM
This year actually was very sober, well so far, just 280 CD'S so far, all well below the 10 euro tag.

In my collecting days about ten years ago, I tried to stay under 1 per day. So you are doing well.

Now I am down to about 200 every 3 years or so. Very sober indeed.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on October 07, 2011, 08:20:10 AM
Welcome to the vicious cycle of addiction: a growing feeling of uneasiness [dukha], at once overcome by anticipation of a new purchase, mild euphoria as the hunt closes in on the quarry [trishna], then a brief moment of ecstasy followed almost immediately by disillusionment and emptiness, leading to a growing feeling of uneasiness, etc. [karma].

The karmic cycle, no less. The Nobel Truths of Buddhism are still noble and true it seems.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: cilgwyn on October 07, 2011, 08:24:18 AM
After several visits to the local charity shops,with boxes of cds,I can now actually get to the window.
There is hope!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 07, 2011, 08:27:01 AM
This is the kind of weakwilled effort that will result in your account being deleted.

LOL :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on October 07, 2011, 02:56:26 PM
The karmic cycle, no less. The Nobel Truths of Buddhism are still noble and true it seems.
Dukha, Trishna, and Karma...the Samsara sisters!  (I always get them mixed up with the Andrews sisters, Patty, Maxene, and Laverne.)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on October 07, 2011, 03:13:43 PM
Did you actually get to talk to him, Brian?  If so, I hope you told him that his Shostakovich symphony cycle is 'effin' awesome dude!   8)

Yes, I did get to talk to him. I've also gone for beers with the guy who writes the booklet notes.  :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on October 07, 2011, 08:07:04 PM
I'm going through a rather sick spell this month and probably next month. Will pick up the following at some point:

Janacek: Glagolitic Mass, Sinfonietta, Antoni Wit, Warsaw Phil., Naxos
Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Viola Concerto, Ehnes, Noseda, Chandos (I said I wasn't going to buy this but I can't resist)
Shostakovich: Symphonies 6 & 12, Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Phil., Naxos
Reich: WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns, Kronos Quartet, S Percussion, Nonesuch
Bruckner: Symphonies 3-9, Celibidache, Munich Philharmonic, 12 CDs, EMI
Bruckner: Complete Symphonies, Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orch., 10 CDs, DG

For Christmas, I'm going to ask my parents for the Simon Rattle Leaving Home DVD series. I watched the episode Dancing On A Volcano and enjoyed it very much.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on October 07, 2011, 08:34:45 PM
Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Viola Concerto, Ehnes, Noseda, Chandos (I said I wasn't going to buy this but I can't resist)

Hurwitz gave that 10/10. "Anything less would be churlish." (http://classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=13525)

Yeah, I'll be buying the Celibidache Bruckner and French/Russian box sets. Oops, forgot - I also bought the Artemis Quartet Beethoven box on pre-order. So that's three CD purchases since March.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on October 07, 2011, 08:37:47 PM
Hurwitz gave that 10/10. "Anything less would be churlish." (http://classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=13525)

Yeah, I'll be buying the Celibidache Bruckner and French/Russian box sets.

I've been wanting to hear the famed Celibidache Bruckner performances for years, but that set was always way too expensive. Glad to see that EMI is reissuing it. This is a reissue of theirs I can actually agree with. 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: bigshot on October 07, 2011, 08:42:59 PM
My compulsion has been channeled into digitizing and tagging my existing collection. That is likely going to take me the rest of my life.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Elgarian on October 07, 2011, 11:49:36 PM
the Andrews sisters, Patty, Maxene, and Laverne.)

Dave, are they the ones who recorded 'Nirvana's Not Good Enough For Me'?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 08, 2011, 05:15:22 AM
My compulsion has been channeled into digitizing and tagging my existing collection. That is likely going to take me the rest of my life.

See, that's a healthy way to channel The Gorilla! ;) We have more than we know.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on October 08, 2011, 08:56:30 AM
I've been wanting to hear the famed Celibidache Bruckner performances for years, but that set was always way too expensive. Glad to see that EMI is reissuing it. This is a reissue of theirs I can actually agree with. 8)

I got to hear Celi's 6, 7, and 8 on Spotify in England. 7 didn't impress me as much as the other two, but his readings of the slow movements of 6 and 8 have ruined all other performances for me...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on October 08, 2011, 04:00:40 PM
Dave, are they the ones who recorded 'Nirvana's Not Good Enough For Me'?
"Don't sit under the bodhi tree with anyone else but me!"
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: chasmaniac on October 08, 2011, 04:03:38 PM
"Don't sit under the bodhi tree with anyone else but me!"

"Smells like the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: 71 dB on October 09, 2011, 02:22:12 AM
So far 66 CDs have arrived this year + 6 CDs on their way indicating 80-90 CDs this year altogether.

I buy less classical music nowadays as I don't listen to it so much and most of my CDs are classical music anyway. Shockingly exactly 50 % of the 66 arrived CDs are classical music! It was the start of the year when I bought many CDs of Beethoven and Schubert. Recently I have bought many Elgar CDs conducted by Boult on EMI. But it is really that other stuff that I listen to many times over (Tangerine Dream, King Crimson, Rose Royce and of course my recent discovery Carly Simon!). The best of ~20 years old "techno" music is mindblowingly great music too and it's a shame most of people will never understand that.  ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 09, 2011, 02:29:18 AM
..."techno" music is mindblowingly great music...
Does not compute...  :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on October 09, 2011, 02:32:03 AM
Does not compute...  :o
You can say that again.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: 71 dB on October 09, 2011, 04:32:51 AM
Does not compute...  :o

What did I just say? Most people will never understand.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 09, 2011, 04:37:08 AM
What did I just say? Most people will never understand.
:-*  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2011, 11:02:46 AM
Surprise: somebody with more CDs than Harry
Unsurprise: it's Klaus Heymann.
(click to embiggen)

(http://www.newmusicbox.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Klaus2.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 22, 2011, 11:09:12 AM
Surprise: somebody with more CDs than Harry
Unsurprise: it's Klaus Heymann.
But it looks like what are CDs are really books on disc. Are there actually any cds on that wall?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on October 22, 2011, 11:19:51 AM
But it looks like what are CDs are really books on disc. Are there actually any cds on that wall?

Plenty of them. Box sets and single disks in wraps. And DVDs as well. What Brian doesn't realise is that this photo, printed and autographed by Mr. Heymann, is to be sent to Harry along with the room.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2011, 11:48:46 AM
But it looks like what are CDs are really books on disc. Are there actually any cds on that wall?

Ye of little faith.

(http://www.newmusicbox.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Klaus1.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 22, 2011, 11:57:03 AM
Ye of little faith.

(http://www.newmusicbox.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Klaus1.jpg)

Well to make a end to this discussion I have far more CD'S than Klaus, ask him, he knows me.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on November 16, 2011, 09:12:16 PM
I'm quite in the middle of a spending spree, and it does certainly feel like I'm on a binge.

I've gotta say that the stuff I'm getting is mind blowing good, so I'm having trouble feeling really really bad about it all, but I think (hope) I'm getting to the end of this particular flareup.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 16, 2011, 09:52:27 PM
I haven't had really any festering urges to buy CDs lately, though I did go on a little Bartok shopping spree, but I've been wanting to hear these recordings for some time. My next purchase isn't going to be a CD but a video game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. I can't wait to play this!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on November 17, 2011, 08:15:20 AM
festering urges

 :-*
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on November 18, 2011, 06:50:43 AM
I AM feeling slightly feverish lately about getting as much stuff as I can possibly handle. Maybe part of it is that I'm waiting for my sis in London to send me this cd I had to get mailed to her place (because of Germany's exemplary shipping charges!), and the wait is quite something, so I need to fill in all those empty mailbox days with... SOMETHING!!

Ah, I'm just a bit exhausted with things lately. I just want to curl up into my bellybutton, meaning, I just want to become TOTALLY self absorbed, and self please... and buy, Buy, BUY!!

But WOW,... when the Crash comes,... it COMES!! :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 02, 2011, 08:23:38 PM
OK, I surrender for the year. Stockhausen was the last straw, haha! I have an embarrassment of riches, I best not take them for granted. Hibernation time.

For anyone struggling out there: buy three times as much as you normally would, and hopefully that will keep you through till Feb-March. ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on December 02, 2011, 08:45:45 PM
I AM feeling slightly feverish lately about getting as much stuff as I can possibly handle.

I know what you mean. I think sometimes I think I bite off more than I can chew, but you know what? It's so much damn fun!!! :D 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 16, 2011, 07:15:41 AM
Yikes, CDCDCD has totally got me by the short hairs here this Season, as I go ho ho ho-honkin crazy with the spending cash!! :o :o :o :o

I thought a 'just get stuff now and then we can stop for the new year' strategy would work, but now I'm just hyperventilating trying to get ALL this stuff... and I don't even know what I want. I'm just in a spending frenzy with no real brains to go with it. AHHHH!!!!

In my mind I keep seeing myself snorting huge lines... that's kind of what this must feel like(whaaat???).

No rest for the wicked, eh? Yeeesh ::)

HELP!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 16, 2011, 07:43:05 AM
OK, I surrender for the year. Stockhausen was the last straw, haha!

Where Stockhausen only confirms me in frugality ; )
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 16, 2011, 07:46:15 AM
Where Stockhausen only confirms me in frugality ; )

Indeed. I have one Stockhausen CD...and that's more than enough  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 16, 2011, 07:54:59 AM
Now, Haydn, on the other hand . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on December 16, 2011, 08:01:01 AM
Yikes, CDCDCD has totally got me by the short hairs here this Season, as I go ho ho ho-honkin crazy with the spending cash!! :o :o :o :o

I thought a 'just get stuff now and then we can stop for the new year' strategy would work, but now I'm just hyperventilating trying to get ALL this stuff... and I don't even know what I want. I'm just in a spending frenzy with no real brains to go with it. AHHHH!!!!

In my mind I keep seeing myself snorting huge lines... that's kind of what this must feel like(whaaat???).

No rest for the wicked, eh? Yeeesh ::)

HELP!!
Save the money... download what you can and buy the rest. Eventually, you'll have so much that the compulsion will weaken, at least hopefully...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 18, 2011, 09:39:36 AM
Save the money... download what you can and buy the rest. Eventually, you'll have so much that the compulsion will weaken, at least hopefully...

Yes, I bought myself into a recovery, haha!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 18, 2011, 10:45:08 AM
Now, Haydn, on the other hand . . . .

Haydn can (will) slowly bleed you to death. :-\  Nice way to go though. :)

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 18, 2011, 10:51:54 AM
Haydn can (will) slowly bleed you to death. :-\

8)

Don't I know it. I bought one Kuijken symphony disc. Thought that would suffice. But    :-[  ...the rest are now enroute. And really, who needs more than one complete set of Haydn trios? Really, who? ...and yet, the 1790 box has now been ordered. For me it's not about the money. It's where to put it all!

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 19, 2011, 06:23:59 AM
. . . It's where to put it all!

Sarge

My dear chap, that's it!  Musically, I should be interested in a second set, but out of mere space considerations, my dear missus would certainly query, really, who needs more than one complete set of Haydn trios? : )
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 19, 2011, 08:52:31 AM
Don't I know it. I bought one Kuijken symphony disc. Thought that would suffice. But    :-[  ...the rest are now enroute. And really, who needs more than one complete set of Haydn trios? Really, who? ...and yet, the 1790 box has now been ordered. For me it's not about the money. It's where to put it all!

Sarge

My dear chap, that's it!  Musically, I should be interested in a second set, but out of mere space considerations, my dear missus would certainly query, really, who needs more than one complete set of Haydn trios? : )

Really! ::) ;D

Weeeeeeeeeeell,... on second thought, if it's the Beaux...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 19, 2011, 01:23:46 PM
....but out of mere space considerations, my dear missus would certainly query

Oh, Mrs. Rock mentions that with each new purchase. And where are you going to put it? says she with an exasperated look as I sheepishly lower my head and mumble, I don't know. Sigh, says she as she calls my CDCDCD sponsor.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 19, 2011, 01:26:30 PM
Weeeeeeeeeeell,... on second thought, if it's the Beaux...

Dammit, snyprrr, don't mention them. It'll make me crave a third complete set.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 19, 2011, 02:37:53 PM
Oh, Mrs. Rock mentions that with each new purchase. And where are you going to put it? says she with an exasperated look as I sheepishly lower my head and mumble, I don't know. Sigh, says she as she calls my CDCDCD sponsor.

Sarge

She's calling your sponsor? No no no, she needs to go to CDCDCDCD (Co-Dependent Compulsive Disassociate CD Collecting Disease!). That's FOUR CDs!!,... so,... go on, go buy yourself four more cds and then you can blame it on her! See how easy that was, tee hee!! :P :o ;D ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 19, 2011, 02:41:01 PM
btw- my bank account is so screwed up now, I can't figure out my true balance, so I had to just put a few more dollars in there just... to... be... sure.



Just... to be sure.



It's... only... JUST to be sure.







...Is that someone outside the curtains?...

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on December 19, 2011, 08:06:32 PM
My main problem is I can't get my brain to tell my hand to stop clicking on Amazon. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Conor71 on December 23, 2011, 09:18:12 PM
So... the plan is next year to not buy any CD's whatsoever! The main reasons for this are that I want to save money to get Married (already promised the g/f this would happen!  :D ) and I already have tons of Music.. much more than I can listen to regularly!
I hope I will not be eating my words in a couple of weeks, as this has happened before, but we will see this time!  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on December 23, 2011, 09:25:22 PM
So... the plan is next year to not buy any CD's whatsoever! The main reasons for this are that I want to save money to get Married (already promised the g/f this would happen!  :D ) and I already have tons of Music.. much more than I can listen to regularly!
I hope I will not be eating my words in a couple of weeks, as this has happened before, but we will see this time!  ;D

Allow me congratulate you on your commitment to get married. If you love the woman, which you obviously do, then marriage is the only natural step. I wish many years of happiness.

By the way, I hear you on the CD buying thing. I hope to hold out at least until April or May, because there are already some good things going to be released January-April. I hope I don't eat my words either. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Conor71 on December 23, 2011, 09:29:04 PM
Allow me congratulate you on your commitment to get married. If you love the woman, which you obviously do, then marriage is the only natural step. I wish many years of happiness.

By the way, I hear you on the CD buying thing. I hope to hold out at least until April or May, because there are already some good things going to be released January-April. I hope I don't eat my words either. :D


Thanks for the well-wishes MI  :D  - it's going to be pretty tough holding out on buying stuff as there are always so many cool box-sets coming out! *gulps*  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on December 24, 2011, 01:48:21 AM
But I mean; in the dilemma where are you going to put it vs where are you going to put it all, it seems clear who should win, doesn't it? ;)

Congrats!!!1
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Jared on December 24, 2011, 03:17:31 AM
Hi GMGers....

Do you have one of those infamous 'to be listened to' shelves which contains a pile of CDs you have recently purchased, but haven't as yet gotten around to listening to?  I'm sure most of us have, to some degree or other...

Well, I have come to the conclusion that mine is quite simply getting out of hand... I have 73 unlistened to CDs sat on the shelf, which in all probability is going to last me until the other side of Easter, assuming that I don't buy anything else before then! (Some chance!)

I really need to work this pile down to respectable levels in the New Year...  ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on December 24, 2011, 03:19:35 AM
Hi GMGers....

Do you have one of those infamous 'to be listened to' shelves which contains a pile of CDs you have recently purchased, but haven't as yet gotten around to listening to?  I'm sure most of us have, to some degree or other...

Well, I have come to the conclusion that mine is quite simply getting out of hand... I have 73 unlistened to CDs sat on the shelf, which in all probability is going to last me until the other side of Easter, assuming that I don't buy anything else before then! (Some chance!)

I really need to work this pile down to respectable levels in the New Year...  ???


73?  ;D ;D ;D ;D :P
Your lucky, so little in your listening que!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on December 24, 2011, 03:21:14 AM
I have a unlistened to bookcase......
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on December 24, 2011, 03:29:19 AM
Okay for the fun of it,  give or take a few 800 cd's in the to listening pile. :o
With Erato that will be a bit more I guess.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Jared on December 24, 2011, 03:33:05 AM
I have a unlistened to bookcase......

My God... I'm obviously a mere novice...  ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on December 24, 2011, 03:47:42 AM
I see before me 200 unlistened to Haydn CD's.......more or less all of the Brilliant box (I've managed 5 or 6) and more or less the complete Dorati symphonies (I've managed about 3 discs), the 70 CD Callas collection, Pinnocks Mozart symphonies, about 70 CDs worth of Brilliant Russian Legends, the 80 CD Universal Verdi set, Scott Ross' complete Scarlatti, the 34 CD Liszt set from DG (I've managed 5 discs), the 30 CD Britten box (I've managed 2 discs), the 21 CD EMI Furtwangler, the 37 CD Plasson set of french music (I'm making inroads), the 50 CD aniiversary set from the Liege Philharmonic (of which I'm concentrating on the Flemish composers), Brendels complete Beethoven, Perahia's Mozart ..... OK; I haven't all day, these are just some of the major eyesores at a quick glance.

I see a collection as a library to be enjoyed at will. On the bright side I'm just about finishing the 10 CD Victoria set and the 10 CD set of Rheinberger piano music.  And the 5 CD EMI set of Bliss has been a major revelation. 1 disc to go....

Currently concentrating on Danish music post Nielsen, after that I have a few sets of baroque opera I want to listen to.

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 24, 2011, 04:03:13 AM

Thanks for the well-wishes MI  :D  - it's going to be pretty tough holding out on buying stuff as there are always so many cool box-sets coming out! *gulps*  ;D

I know...and box sets keep getting cheaper. I just saw the Pires Mozart Sonata box going for €19.99!!! That's the last thing I need but, man, is that tempting.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Jared on December 24, 2011, 04:04:20 AM
I see before me 200 unlistened to Haydn CD's.......more or less all of the Brilliant box (I've managed 5 or 6) and more or less the complete Dorati symphonies (I've managed about 3 discs), the 70 CD Callas collection, Pinnocks Mozart symphonies, about 70 CDs worth of Brilliant Russian Legends, the 80 CD Universal Verdi set, Scott Ross' complete Scarlatti, the 34 CD Liszt set from DG (I've managed 5 discs), the 30 CD Britten box (I've managed 2 discs), the 21 CD EMI Furtwangler, the 37 CD Plasson set of french music (I'm making inroads), the 50 CD aniiversary set from the Liege Philharmonic (of which I'm concentrating on the Flemish composers), Brendels complete Beethoven, Perahia's Mozart ..... OK; I haven't all day, these are just some of the major eyesores at a quick glance.

I see a collection as a library to be enjoyed at will. On the bright side I'm just about finishing the 10 CD Victoria set and the 10 CD set of Rheinberger piano music.  And the 5 CD EMI set of Bliss has been a major revelation. 1 disc to go....

Currently concentrating on Danish music post Nielsen, after that I have a few sets of baroque opera I want to listen to.

all I can say is that that's incredible... a lifetime's enjoyment at your fingertips, in one very room!   8)

I think I must go about things quite differently to most people...

I take random themes, usually in blocks of 7 or 8 CDs at a times, say Renaissance, Schubert Chamber, Classical Oratorios, Mozart Piano Sonatas per se...

then listen to every CD through *at least* 6 times, before putting them into my main library...  they will then come back out several months down the line for one or two revision listens, to make sure it's gone in.

I have usually got a couple of 'projects' on the go at any one time... so say the Renaissance disks may have had 5 listens through, the Schubert will have had 3 and the Oratorios 1 listen, with the Mozart Piano Sonatas up next, when the Renaissance project has been completed... every so often, there is then a breathing space for Revision, when a particular set of Beethoven Violin Sonatas which I listened to back in September, will come back out for another hearing.

I've been working with this system for quite some time, and find it works for me and the way I digest music... although I appreciate it won't be for everybody...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on December 24, 2011, 04:10:28 AM
I've been at it for close to 40 years. I tend to take things slightly thematically too, these big sets are just icing on the cake (and so cheap that I can afford not too listen at everything, the Britten box eg was mainly bought to fill in holes in my already quite representative Britten collection). As for new recordings of basic repertoire I seldom listen to them more than a couple of times, as I already know "the basics" pretty thoroughly.   
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Jared on December 24, 2011, 04:17:19 AM
^^ I've been listening to CM for precisely 3 1/2 years... as a consequence, there is still so much very basic repertoire which is new to me...

... but trust me, I'm doing my best!  8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on December 24, 2011, 04:18:37 AM
^^ I've been listening to CM for precisely 3 1/2 years... as a consequence, there is still so much very basic repertoire which is new to me...

... but trust me, I'm doing my best!  8)

We trust you! :-*
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 30, 2011, 10:01:08 PM
LAST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR!!!! AHHHHHHHHH

I HAVE OXYGEN IF I NEED IT! >:D


Does no one else feel like buying a bunch of cds is like masturbating? nevermind ::) I just feel kind of shameful with this list I'm endlessly looking over,... I really need to snap out of this,... but I'M IN A DISCOVERY PHASE, leave me alone,...

I really AM at a great place to take a sabbatical here,... boy I could use a girlfriend now, haha!,... ah, what are those sirens outside??, hmm,...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on December 30, 2011, 11:19:25 PM

Thanks for the well-wishes MI  :D  - it's going to be pretty tough holding out on buying stuff as there are always so many cool box-sets coming out! *gulps*  ;D
I'll make one suggestion (that works for me anyway)- create an emergency fund of like $100 (doesn't need to be big) that you can use to buy discs. Perhaps split it into $25 per quarter, to make sure you don't use it up too fast.  This way you won't have to go cold turkey, but at the same time, you'll keep the buying down significantly. It will make you prioritize and as you wait, you will realize some purchases have less priority than others. Just a thought - I find it hard to go cold turkey after a month or two.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Conor71 on December 30, 2011, 11:44:06 PM
^^^^Sounds like a good idea neal! - I've told myself that todays (non-classical) purchases will be my last for a while but its probably wise to make provision for buying stuff if something really irresistable is released! :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Papy Oli on December 31, 2011, 01:08:30 AM
*checking in*

For 2012, I am planning to put on hold purchases of duplicate recordings of works and focus solely on maiden composers...

The only problem is that my initial maiden composers list has 81 names already (from Aho to Zemlinsky)...

 ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on December 31, 2011, 01:15:15 AM
I have progressed the other way - from many years of focusing mainly on unknown works by composers I know and on new composers, the last year have been the year of duplicate buying due to the large amount of cheap, reissued sets, and a fear that this will be the last time many of these will be seen on CD. I would like to cut back and focus on new stuff again, but I fear that the situation of 2011 will continue for a couple of years......
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on December 31, 2011, 01:46:59 AM
All resistance is futile. :o 8) ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on December 31, 2011, 01:48:00 AM
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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on December 31, 2011, 07:27:20 AM
*checking in*

For 2012, I am planning to put on hold purchases of duplicate recordings of works and focus solely on maiden composers...

The only problem is that my initial maiden composers list has 81 names already (from Aho to Zemlinsky)...

 ;D

haha, yes, I've 'tried' that too,... thankfully, I've come to the end of my current knowledge. Now it's just a matter of keeping myself ignorant!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on December 31, 2011, 08:49:11 AM
I'll make one suggestion (that works for me anyway)- create an emergency fund of like $100 (doesn't need to be big) that you can use to buy discs. Perhaps split it into $25 per quarter, to make sure you don't use it up too fast.  This way you won't have to go cold turkey, but at the same time, you'll keep the buying down significantly. It will make you prioritize and as you wait, you will realize some purchases have less priority than others. Just a thought - I find it hard to go cold turkey after a month or two.

This sounds like a good idea. An "emergency fund," I like it. :) I don't know if I have the discipline to do this, but I can sure as hell try! 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 01, 2012, 10:15:11 PM
Jan. 1, 2012


No purchases, no desire. I really got The Good Stuff in my doting, so I'm quite satisfied and can probably trick myself into not getting stuff for a little while. Ebay, of course, doesn't count, as things come up when they do, and we have no control (now that we have that straightened!). Still, rules are rules. ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on January 02, 2012, 07:15:39 AM
Compulsive CDCDCD readers can correct me, but since March 2011, these are the only CD purchases I've made using my own money (gift cards don't count):
- Ansermet Original Masters box (at an Istanbul Philharmonic concert in April)
- Rach: Symphonic Dances (at the RLPO for Vasily Petrenko to autograph in June)
- six Praga chamber music CDs from an MDT sale this fall

I'd say the habit is in retreat right now.  :)
But that's only because I'm really, really, really poor... once I have salaried work, the struggle will begin again.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 02, 2012, 07:31:36 AM
Jan. 1, 2012

Jan 2, 2012. I held out for one day  :D  ...but caved in today with an order for my 11th and 12th  Alpensinfonie along with a completely useless and redundant order for more RVW Symphonies (Andrew Davis 1, 2, 8 and 9).

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 02, 2012, 08:30:06 AM
I'd say the habit is in retreat right now.  :)
But that's only because I'm really, really, really poor...

Have you tried selling blood? Semen? The occasional mugging will also help finance your addiction  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 02, 2012, 08:57:44 AM
Jan 2, 2012. I held out for one day  :D  ...but caved in today with an order for my 11th and 12th  Alpensinfonie along with a completely useless and redundant order for more RVW Symphonies (Andrew Davis 1, 2, 8 and 9).

Sarge

Oh Sarge :'(

And you were my brightest student,...

Waaaah :'(



On the bright side, I'm sure you can use them to barricade your house during the coming Zombie Apocalypse! ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on January 02, 2012, 09:25:27 AM
This sounds like a good idea. An "emergency fund," I like it. :) I don't know if I have the discipline to do this, but I can sure as hell try! 8)

Each year, you get one chance to add a zero to the end of that number, and one chance to change the currency (like from dollar to pound. Don't change it to yen. I don't care how much the dollar depreciates...).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on January 02, 2012, 09:42:07 AM
Each year, you get one chance to add a zero to the end of that number, and one chance to change the currency (like from dollar to pound. Don't change it to yen. I don't care how much the dollar depreciates...).

Not to self: don't change currency to Yin.

Okay. Check. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 16, 2012, 07:35:32 AM
Technically now... if we don't count the Dusapin purchase (2 issues) in early January (which, TECHNICALLY >:D, we WILL count as last year's purchase because it was the last piece in the 'puzzle'  was working on (and yes, I feel the puzzle is completed as is)), I have had absolutely no real desire to get ANYTHING.

My point is,... I'm wondering if I really have CDCDCD or not. I mean, it seems all the fever I was experiencing was just there to help me 'finish' this 'puzzle', and now that I'm 'satisfied' that I've got all my ducks lined up (so to speak) I am actually ENJOYING The Collection! I'm feeling like 'it's all here': truly, anything on top of what we have now is pure GravyTrain.

The main problem now is that I've not replaced my 'focus'...shifting gears... and I fear stagnation and depression if I don't find something...wanker!! :o... to occupy my febrility. As of Valentine's Day, 'THAT' won't seem to be happening...AGAIN >:D (oh, I've got a great story about last night... well,... it sucked for ME >:D, but,...)

ok, enough ranting

Just thankful that I'm not obsessing about cds, but, wishing that there was a little human lovingkindness in my life. Waaah! :'(


 ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 16, 2012, 07:47:12 AM
Just thankful that I'm not obsessing about cds, but...

I'm not obsessing either. Even though I just bought two Bruckner Thirds (two of the same performance, I mean) I'm not obsessing  :D

...wishing that there was a little human lovingkindness in my life. Waaah! :'(


Well, we all love you  :)

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on February 16, 2012, 07:57:20 AM
Well, we all love you  :)
Yes, except he said human "lovingkindess" (guess that's a word he made up). We're all very smart dogs, so we don't count.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 16, 2012, 07:58:03 AM
Woof.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 16, 2012, 09:36:01 AM
We're all very smart dogs

Woof.

Bark Bark Bark Bark...

Sarge, the T.S. Eliot quoting dog
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: eyeresist on February 16, 2012, 04:47:30 PM

Meow, er, woof.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on February 16, 2012, 06:43:11 PM
Meow, er, woof.
Except you. You are a very odd penguin.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: eyeresist on February 16, 2012, 08:10:58 PM

Yes - all the other penguins say MOO!
 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 16, 2012, 08:51:20 PM
I've been really experiencing some major CDCDCD lately. I'm so sick! :D

Recent purchases that have made my CDCDCD flair up:

-Stokowski: Icon, EMI, 10 CDs
-Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies, Kondrashin, Moscow Philharmonic, 11 CDs
-Panufnik: Orchestral Works, Vol. 4, Borowicz, CPO
-Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Ashkenazy, 2 CDs
-Prokofiev: Kuchar/Wit Naxos recordings - 10 CDs
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on February 17, 2012, 06:05:21 AM
The cdcdcd flare up from this summer gave me such a huge list of cds it became a chore just to listen through them all!  No more. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 17, 2012, 06:06:48 AM
Zowie, and I thought you were digital only these days!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 17, 2012, 08:16:37 AM
The cdcdcd flare up from this summer gave me such a huge list of cds it became a chore just to listen through them all!  No more. :D

When it becomes a chore is when I take a break. Listening to music should never result in it being a chore. I have so many recordings filed away that I haven't even listened to and I'm not even worried about it. I'll get to them when I get to them. 8) This is my general attitude about CD collecting.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on February 17, 2012, 09:39:04 AM
Zowie, and I thought you were digital only these days!

I am now.  I sold all my cds last fall. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 18, 2012, 02:48:08 PM
Yes, except he said human "lovingkindess" (guess that's a word he made up). We're all very smart dogs, so we don't count.

Haha... ah yes, euphemisms, euphemisms!! ;) Another s***** Valentine's Day in the can... oh, I feel like such a punk! ::),,, but, that's ANOTHER Thread! ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on February 18, 2012, 03:59:51 PM
Haha... ah yes, euphemisms, euphemisms!! ;) Another s***** Valentine's Day in the can... oh, I feel like such a punk! ::),,, but, that's ANOTHER Thread! ;)
Don't worry about it. I haven't had a "good" Valentine's Day in my life. If you've had one, that's more than me.
Just don't make women important and you'll be fine. Or you can try having crushing depression, which automatically makes women (and everything else) unimportant.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on February 27, 2012, 09:17:57 AM
I need to cut back on purchases but have not yet found a good way to do so. I was out of it for a while there but now I'm back in big time. I have Spotify but that doesn't stop me from buying downloads or discs.

Ugh.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on February 27, 2012, 09:34:37 AM
When it becomes a chore is when I take a break. Listening to music should never result in it being a chore. I have so many recordings filed away that I haven't even listened to and I'm not even worried about it. I'll get to them when I get to them. 8) This is my general attitude about CD collecting.

An attitude I would like to have, but it worries me that some of my cd's will never get listened to ::)
Box sets are especially tricky: so attractive, but hopeless once you have them. The 50 cds of the Decca sound or the Bernsteins 60cd symphony set are treasures, but how will I ever get through them? Where will I find the time when my collection keeps growing?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on February 27, 2012, 09:35:38 AM
The hole has no bottom.  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 27, 2012, 10:00:17 AM
The hole has no bottom.  ;D

I smell an element for a future novel!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on February 27, 2012, 10:02:34 AM
I smell an element for a future novel!

 :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 27, 2012, 10:02:47 AM
Where will I find the time when my collection keeps growing?

You won't find the time. You'll die alone in a room littered with unheard, possibly unwrapped, CDs.

My confession: after promising myself that I'd cut back this year, I recently bought my thirteenth Ring cycle (total Ring CDs now stands at 182) and seventh Prokofiev symphony cycle (Rozhestvensky).

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on February 27, 2012, 10:34:09 AM
You won't find the time. You'll die alone in a room littered with unheard, possibly unwrapped, CDs.

My confession: after promising myself that I'd cut back this year, I recently bought my thirteenth Ring cycle (total Ring CDs now stands at 182) and seventh Prokofiev symphony cycle (Rozhestvensky).

Sarge

At least you will know every note of the Ring!
I have 3 complete Mahler cycles and several individual recordings and I only know the 1st and 6th well...
I should buy stop buying new versions of works that I already own and do not know yet  ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 27, 2012, 10:50:02 AM
At least you will know every note of the Ring!
I have 3 complete Mahler cycles and several individual recordings and I only know the 1st and 6th well...
I should buy stop buying new versions of works that I already own and do not know yet  ::)

Ha, that's funny though. It is one of the first stages of admitting addiction for people to finally acknowledge that in the long term, most general way, there are things that should be done. So this is a promising sign.

Excuse me now while I go thumb through my 18 versions of Haydn's 'Military Symphony'.... ::)

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on February 27, 2012, 11:30:51 AM
Excuse me now while I go thumb through my 18 versions of Haydn's 'Military Symphony'.... ::)
8)

Hmmm, quite comforting to know that there is not a classical work in my collection that I have more than 9 versions of (Don Giovanni) :D
My 7 Haydn London symphony cycles are just peanuts.

Moreover, Haydn's symphonies never cost me any effort to listen to, they always make me smile  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 27, 2012, 11:36:48 AM
Hmmm, quite comforting to know that there is not a classical work in my collection that I have more than 9 versions of (Don Giovanni) :D
My 7 Haydn London symphony cycles are just peanuts.

Moreover, Haydn's symphonies never cost me any effort to listen to, they always make me smile  ;D

My kinda guy!  :)

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on February 27, 2012, 11:48:07 AM
My kinda guy!  :)

8)

Thanks!
I can not let this opportunity go by: please tell me your favorite Military symphony recording.
Another Haydn symphony recording won't hurt  ;D
Or maybe it is already in my collection!

Nico
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 27, 2012, 12:20:45 PM
Thanks!
I can not let this opportunity go by: please tell me your favorite Military symphony recording.
Another Haydn symphony recording won't hurt  ;D
Or maybe it is already in my collection!

Nico

I really like Minkowski and Friends. It is the one that I recommended in the Haydn series as having the best percussion. I don't really listen to modern instrument versions, although I have a few...   :-\

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on February 27, 2012, 01:44:50 PM
I really like Minkowski and Friends. It is the one that I recommended in the Haydn series as having the best percussion. I don't really listen to modern instrument versions, although I have a few...   :-\

8)

Minkowski I have and love!!!
A few weeks ago I compared my 8 versions of symphony#99. Minkowski is my favorite for that beautiful piece. His slow movement is really heartbreaking.
Szell came second...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 28, 2012, 07:26:28 AM
I need to cut back on purchases but have not yet found a good way to do so. I was out of it for a while there but now I'm back in big time. I have Spotify but that doesn't stop me from buying downloads or discs.

Ugh.

I thought you had given up on all this two years ago???


I guess I've been purchase free for three months now...wow...just yesterday I opened the last XMass cd... and I'm just so satisfied listening to all things old and new.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on February 28, 2012, 07:36:00 AM
I thought you had given up on all this two years ago???

Sounds right.  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 28, 2012, 07:53:00 AM
A few weeks ago I compared my 8 versions of symphony#99. Minkowski is my favorite for that beautiful piece. His slow movement is really heartbreaking.
Szell came second...

I love "The Cat" Symphony ;D  I have 9 versions. Minkowski is one of my favorites, too, although, for me, Norrington/Stuttgart just edges him out for top spot due to Stuttgart's ruder brass. I prefer the slower, more galumphing pace of Norrington's Minuet too. But yeah, Minkowski is excellent. I'm usually a Szell man in Haydn but I wasn't as pleased with his 99...the first movement is a bit faster than I prefer. Still, a great performance.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 28, 2012, 09:56:27 PM
I love "The Cat" Symphony ;D  I have 9 versions. Minkowski is one of my favorites, too, although, for me, Norrington/Stuttgart just edges him out for top spot due to Stuttgart's ruder brass. I prefer the slower, more galumphing pace of Norrington's Minuet too. But yeah, Minkowski is excellent. I'm usually a Szell man in Haydn but I wasn't as pleased with his 99...the first movement is a bit faster than I prefer. Still, a great performance.

Sarge

See, without 'you' people doing all the heavy lifting, we wouldn't then be able to go on after you and buy the CORRECT recording!! :P So... thanks! ;) ;D :-*
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 28, 2012, 10:17:57 PM
I'm on medication for CDCDCD and it's been helping. I haven't really bought that much lately, which is pretty surprising.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on February 29, 2012, 01:11:36 AM
I love "The Cat" Symphony ;D  I have 9 versions. Minkowski is one of my favorites, too, although, for me, Norrington/Stuttgart just edges him out for top spot due to Stuttgart's ruder brass. I prefer the slower, more galumphing pace of Norrington's Minuet too. But yeah, Minkowski is excellent. I'm usually a Szell man in Haydn but I wasn't as pleased with his 99...the first movement is a bit faster than I prefer. Still, a great performance.

Sarge

The "Cat" symphony? I have never heard of that nickname for n°99 ???
Norrington is missing in my collection and you just made me curious ...
Maybe a 9th version won't hurt  ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 29, 2012, 01:29:11 AM
The "Cat" symphony? I have never heard of that nickname for n°99 ???
Norrington is missing in my collection and you just made me curious ...
Maybe a 9th version won't hurt  ;)
This was started by Sarge. Here was one of the original posts on it from the Haydn symphony thread:
99 is one of my favorites. I don't understand though why it hasn't acquired the nickname Die Katze (the Cat). The second subject first movement sounds like a meow to me 8)  80 in D minor is another favorite. Some of those written around the time of the Horn Signal have tremendous music for horns too, which I love. I just can't remember which ones! Damn Papa for composing too many to remember  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 29, 2012, 01:53:06 AM
The "Cat" symphony? I have never heard of that nickname for n°99 ???

Neal kindly answered for me. I'll just add this: few if any of the nicknames given to Haydn symphonies were Haydn's idea. Others thought of the labels and they stuck. Why should that tradition end in the 19th century? I hope my nickname for 99 (Die Katze or The Cat) catches on  :D

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/dec11/Haydn99Katze.jpg)

So far, it hasn't   :'(

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on February 29, 2012, 01:58:34 AM
Neal kindly answered for me. I'll just add this: few if any of the nicknames given to Haydn symphonies were Haydn's idea. Others thought of the labels and they stuck. Why should that tradition end in the 19th century? I hope my nickname for 99 (Die Katze or The Cat) catches on  :D

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/dec11/Haydn99Katze.jpg)

So far, it hasn't   :'(

Sarge

Great story! After this reply (and the fantastic cover), to me n°99 will be forever 'die Katze'  ;D

Nico
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 29, 2012, 02:16:40 AM
Great story! After this reply (and the fantastic cover), to me n°99 will be forever 'die Katze'  ;D

Excellent  :D

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 29, 2012, 11:25:20 AM
The medication has STOPPED WORKING!!! I bought three recordings today:

Bartok: Violin Concertos, Arabella Steinbacher, Pentatone
Milhaud: Violin Concertos, Arabella Steinbacher, Orfeo
Khachaturian: Spartacus, Jurowski, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, 2-CDs, Capriccio
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 29, 2012, 11:34:34 AM
The medication has STOPPED WORKING!!! I bought three recordings today:

Bartok: Violin Concertos, Arabella Steinbacher, Pentatone
Milhaud: Violin Concertos, Arabella Steinbacher, Ofreo
Khachaturian: Spartacus, Jurowski, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, 2-CDs, Capriccio

I haven't heard her Bartok yet, but I love Steinbacher's Milhaud.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scion7 on March 05, 2012, 05:19:16 PM
Thankfully I have never suffered from this affliction.   :)


             . . . . .

OKAY!  OKAY!   I prefer to refer to myself as reformed.   :P

Since last summer, I have only bought two CD's - an Enescu piano quartets and a Bacewicz et al woodwind set.
My budget discipline is in full force, and whenever I feel myself starting to weaken, I simply stare long and hard at the cubic feet of vinyl, tape and CD's in my house and shake it off.

         It also pleases me that as advanced as my compulsion was, alot of you are truly  sick !  You need help.  Serious, expensive, psychiatric care with long-term meds.

 :o

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 05, 2012, 05:27:10 PM
Thankfully I have never suffered from this affliction.   :)


             . . . . .

OKAY!  OKAY!   I prefer to refer to myself as reformed.   :P

Since last summer, I have only bought two CD's - an Enescu piano quartets and a Bacewicz et al woodwind set.
My budget discipline is in full force, and whenever I feel myself starting to weaken, I simply stare long and hard at the cubic feet of vinyl, tape and CD's in my house and shake it off.

         It also pleases me that as advanced as my compulsion was, alot of you are truly  sick !  You need help.  Serious, expensive, psychiatric care with long-term meds.

 :o

What, and LP's are a harmless placebo?  Pull the other one. :D

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scion7 on March 05, 2012, 05:31:20 PM
I'm reformed, I tell yaz!

Haven't bought a new LP since .... well ... since they (basically) stopped makin' 'em.

Classical purchases for many years have been CD's.

BUT I GOT IT UNDER CONTROL!  I'm like Yosemite Sam post-Bugs Bunny.  "I got it licked, rabbit!"   :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 05, 2012, 05:40:54 PM
I'm reformed, I tell yaz!

Haven't bought a new LP since .... well ... since they (basically) stopped makin' 'em.

Classical purchases for many years have been CD's.

BUT I GOT IT UNDER CONTROL!  I'm like Yosemite Sam post-Bugs Bunny.  "I got it licked, rabbit!"   :-\

Me too! 24 hours and counting. Don't mind that little twitch, it gooees awawaway .....  usually after a visit to Ammaaaz...... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Scion7 on March 05, 2012, 05:48:50 PM
And those two used, mint jazz LP's I bought at Papa Jazz in Columbia last month don't count.

Neither do those Ltd. edition Deep Purple Anniversary Edition LP's.

And I most certainly DO NOT COUNT those two vinyl Bruckner's I got by Haitink at a used book store in 2007 !!!!

 :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 05, 2012, 06:20:21 PM
And those two used, mint jazz LP's I bought at Papa Jazz in Columbia last month don't count.

Neither do those Ltd. edition Deep Purple Anniversary Edition LP's.

And I most certainly DO NOT COUNT those two vinyl Bruckner's I got by Haitink at a used book store in 2007 !!!!

 :'(

Oh, I completely agree with you. The jazz and the Deep Purple are mandatory purchases, thus not covered by the "discretionary clause" of the definition. And 'used' disks are exempt by their very nature; that was a mercy rescue situation that couldn't be passed up by any music lover with a heart. So it seems you are really, really on the road to recovery!   Congratulations!  BTW, I saw a great sale on Philips Complete Mozart Edition sets, I'll see you there!  :)

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on March 05, 2012, 06:45:34 PM
BUT I GOT IT UNDER CONTROL!  I'm like Yosemite Sam post-Bugs Bunny.  "I got it licked, rabbit!"   :-\

One of the many warning signs of CDCDCD: complete denial. ;) :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on March 05, 2012, 07:52:21 PM
One of the many warning signs of CDCDCD: complete denial. ;) :D
CDCDCDCDCD
Complete Denial of Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease of Complete Discographies...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on March 05, 2012, 07:53:50 PM
CDCDCDCDCD
Complete Denial of Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease of Complete Discographies...

 :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on March 05, 2012, 08:27:10 PM
CDCDCDCDCD
Complete Denial of Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease of Complete Discographies...

Hahahaha awesome! :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 05, 2012, 09:13:03 PM

Since last summer, I have only bought two CD's - an Enescu piano quartets and a Bacewicz et al woodwind set.

This man's good taste is its own reward. See people, if you are on this level of purchasing, you have already traipsed through the brambles and are on your way to on high! Notice how he didn't say 'Bernstein Box' or 'EMI Opera Box' or any such thing.

I know what it must have taken for you, having found myself squaring off against that Bacewicz cd a good while back. It's an odd label, right? Well, if you're considering something like that, you probably aren't going to be getting caught up in 39 Mahler 9ths.

I... presume. :o

I must say that I just can't seem to care about getting anything right now. I REALLY realize that I have enough music to last a 'normal' person's lifetime...



yeah....ok, don't get me wrong,  ;D I loooove NEW STUFF... YAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!

but, I can REMEMBER when everything was new, and many of these recordings still pack the required frisson.


I know it's easy to fall into 'rabbit holes', new interests that bring on a 'crackhead' like need for completion of the task at hand. Currently, I feel like I sit on top of the mountain, no needs or wants, but to further the relationship with those that I already have.

I suppose I can now claim three months purchase free. I guess it feels good, but then, this isn't an AA meeting!





Is it??? :o

Either way, you're NOT getting a chip!! ;) ;D








Hey, 'compulsion', if it's NOT a 'disease', well, sure can feel like one. I'm sure myself and many others here have actually 'suffered' in this silly game of materialismo... I know I can only speak for myself. I'm not saying I've broken out in hives over a cd, but... now... that... I think about it...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 06, 2012, 05:45:11 AM
 Quote from: Greg on March 05, 2012, 11:52:21 PM (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?topic=15426.msg607727#msg607727)
CDCDCDCDCD
Complete Denial of Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease of Complete Discographies...

 
(* applause *)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on March 12, 2012, 11:06:13 AM
Quote from: Greg on March 05, 2012, 11:52:21 PM (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?topic=15426.msg607727#msg607727)
CDCDCDCDCD
Complete Denial of Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease of Complete Discographies...

 
(* applause *)

I have given up on box sets and complete discographies. I still have 50 of the 60 cds of the Bernstein symphony set to listen to and 30 of the 50 of the Decca sound box ::) Like a mountain I will never get over...

Now only single cds in my shopping basket. Problem is they are so cheap on the amazon.co.uk used market that I can not stop buying them  :-\

Nico
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 12, 2012, 11:30:47 AM
I have given up on box sets and complete discographies. I still have 50 of the 60 cds of the Bernstein symphony set to listen to and 30 of the 50 of the Decca sound box ::) Like a mountain I will never get over...

Now only single cds in my shopping basket. Problem is they are so cheap on the amazon.co.uk used market that I can not stop buying them  :-\

Nico

You figure it's people bailing out and going digital? I think there will be a period there where there is an abundance, and if you want CD's, that will be the time to get them. After that, who knows?

I haven't ever really gone the route of Big Boxes anyway, and never discographies, but I do collect the 'Complete Works of Xxxxxx', usually 1 disk at a time. I have the Haydn Big Box, but that was the exception, since it actually contained some things that couldn't be bought separately.

I expect that one day I will get rid of half of my disks, but will keep the core set of my Top 4 composers as actual CD's.

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on March 12, 2012, 11:50:18 AM
You figure it's people bailing out and going digital? I think there will be a period there where there is an abundance, and if you want CD's, that will be the time to get them.

I expect that one day I will get rid of half of my disks, but will keep the core set of my Top 4 composers as actual CD's.

8)

I will never get rid of my cds. I still feel the same magic of that perfect sound, without a scratch, which I discovered in 1988 when I bought my first cd player.
There will always be an element of nostalgia, and I will gladly expand my collection if others want to get rid of it.

Now listening to Bernstein's Haydn symphonies 92 and 94 on DG which I bought for 0,01 pounds (2,12 euros including postage). Bargain of the year  :D
Keep them coming!!!

Nico
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 12, 2012, 12:03:14 PM
I will never get rid of my cds. I still feel the same magic of that perfect sound, without a scratch, which I discovered in 1988 when I bought my first cd player.
There will always be an element of nostalgia, and I will gladly expand my collection if others want to get rid of it.

Now listening to Bernstein's Haydn symphonies 92 and 94 on DG which I bought for 0,01 pounds (2,12 euros including postage). Bargain of the year  :D
Keep them coming!!!

Nico

Well, pretty much all of my CD's have been played once (to rip) and then stored. I don't know how many I have, between 4000 & 5000 would be a fair guess. I don't subscribe to the superiority of sound theory. FLAC is good enough for me. However, that is only if I rip it myself. :D   The reason I won't part with my Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert is not because of listening quality but simply to have relics of the bygone age... ;)

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on March 12, 2012, 01:07:34 PM
Well, pretty much all of my CD's have been played once (to rip) and then stored. I don't know how many I have, between 4000 & 5000 would be a fair guess. I don't subscribe to the superiority of sound theory. FLAC is good enough for me. However, that is only if I rip it myself. :D   The reason I won't part with my Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert is not because of listening quality but simply to have relics of the bygone age... ;)

8)

I thought FLAC quality was identical to cd quality? Relics of the bygone age, nicely said  :)
My cdcollection is about 2000 large, mostly opera. I love looking in the booklets and reading the liner notes while listening with the headphone. A shame that current recordings do not have those fat booklets anymore, some were a work of art  ;)

Nico
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 12, 2012, 01:11:07 PM
I thought FLAC quality was identical to cd quality? Relics of the bygone age, nicely said  :)
My cdcollection is about 2000 large, mostly opera. I love looking in the booklets and reading the liner notes while listening with the headphone. A shame that current recordings do not have those fat booklets anymore, some were a work of art  ;)

Nico
Except Opera Rara. The booklets are usually very fine and of high quality.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on March 12, 2012, 01:24:43 PM
Except Opera Rara. The booklets are usually very fine and of high quality.

That is true, and there are still some French labels (harmonia mundi, naïve) that invest in nice booklets.
But Opera Rara has the best of all  ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 12, 2012, 01:38:58 PM
I thought FLAC quality was identical to cd quality? Relics of the bygone age, nicely said  :)
My cdcollection is about 2000 large, mostly opera. I love looking in the booklets and reading the liner notes while listening with the headphone. A shame that current recordings do not have those fat booklets anymore, some were a work of art  ;)

Nico

It is. That's why I don't really need to keep the disks. Also, my scanner does a splendid job making PDF's out of booklets too. So I do have them. True, they lack that intimacy that touching alone provides.... :'(

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on March 13, 2012, 09:28:30 PM
I had another flare up. Now I've got these recordings on the way...

-Ravel: Piano Concerto in G, Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, La Valse, Gary Bertini, M. Argerich, Cologne Radio Symphony, Hybrid SACD, Capriccio
-Debussy: La Mer, Nocturnes, etc., Gary Bertini, Cologne Radio Symphony, Hybrid SACD, Capriccio
-Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina, Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, various soloists, 3-CDs, DG
-Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Lieutenant Kije, Andre Previn, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Telarc
-R. Strauss: Elektra, Solti, Vienna Philharmonic, 2-CDs, Decca
-R. Strauss: Elektra, Bohm, Staatskapelle Dresden, 2-CDs, DG
-R. Strauss: Salome, Solti, Vienna Philharmonic, 2-CDs, Decca
-R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten, Vienna State Opera Orch., 3-CDs, DG
-Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin, Hungarian Sketches, etc., Antal Dorati, Zubin Mehta, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, 2-CDs, Decca
-Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-7, Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, 4-Blurays, Euroarts
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: nico1616 on March 14, 2012, 03:51:08 AM
I had another flare up. Now I've got these recordings on the way...

-Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina, Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, various soloists, 3-CDs, DG
-R. Strauss: Elektra, Solti, Vienna Philharmonic, 2-CDs, Decca

Two of the best  :D
The prelude on the Abbado recording alone is worth the price. Abbado's conducting is superb, and Haugland, Atlantov and Kotscherga are the standout singers for me.

The Solti Elektra has an energy unsurpassed in any recordings I know. But beware, you may feel to urge to split someone's head with an axe after listening to this recording  ;)

Nico
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 14, 2012, 07:20:00 AM
Two of the best  :D
The prelude on the Abbado recording alone is worth the price. Abbado's conducting is superb, and Haugland, Atlantov and Kotscherga are the standout singers for me.

The Solti Elektra has an energy unsurpassed in any recordings I know. But beware, you may feel to urge to split someone's head with an axe after listening to this recording  ;)

Nico

DON'T ENABLE HIM!!! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on March 14, 2012, 10:57:17 AM
Two of the best  :D
The prelude on the Abbado recording alone is worth the price. Abbado's conducting is superb, and Haugland, Atlantov and Kotscherga are the standout singers for me.

The Solti Elektra has an energy unsurpassed in any recordings I know. But beware, you may feel to urge to split someone's head with an axe after listening to this recording  ;)

Nico

This really good to hear, Nico! I've always wanted to hear more Mussorgsky outside of the usual suspects, so this seemed like the perfect work to do so. :) As for the Elektra, this is a work I've been drooling over for quite some time. I'm glad I have two performances of it on the way too. 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 14, 2012, 11:07:39 AM
I would certainly have CDCDCD if I had more money....

 ;D

I may already have it, just look at my listening pile... some cds purchased many years ago I still haven't listened to, a Wagner Ring Cycle, two new Mahler cycles, and many many many many others....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 14, 2012, 11:14:40 AM
Alas, and so young, too . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on March 14, 2012, 01:58:31 PM
I would certainly have CDCDCD if I had more money....

 ;D

I may already have it, just look at my listening pile... some cds purchased many years ago I still haven't listened to, a Wagner Ring Cycle, two new Mahler cycles, and many many many many others....

I would certainly have more money if I didn't have CDCDCD...
Only 66 hours of music unlistened  :P
~Karlo
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: eyeresist on March 14, 2012, 06:20:50 PM
I would certainly have more money if I didn't have CDCDCD...
Only 66 hours of music unlistened  :P
~Karlo
It would be good for each poster to have a little horizontally-scrolling graph below their avatar, with a live update of how many hours of unlistened-to music they have in their collection.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on March 14, 2012, 07:25:25 PM
Alas, and so young, too . . . .
When I was younger, back in the day, we had to walk 16 miles in the snow to check out library CDs and made copies when we didn't have money. Nowadays, the moneyless newer generation has it too easy with this "youtube" and "downloads" and such...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 14, 2012, 08:29:01 PM
I would certainly have CDCDCD if I had more money....

 ;D

I may already have it, just look at my listening pile... some cds purchased many years ago I still haven't listened to, a Wagner Ring Cycle, two new Mahler cycles, and many many many many others....

Soooo... now you're going to listen to them in the meantime, right? ??? They're still new... to you?


Please say yes. :-[ ;D

ok, I'll just say yes for you. Yes. There. Much better.Enjoy! :-*
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 15, 2012, 05:25:01 AM
When I was younger, back in the day, we had to walk 16 miles in the snow to check out library CDs...

Yeah, back in the days before Global Warming, those heavy snowfalls in Florida were a bitch   ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 15, 2012, 09:37:50 AM
Perfect time in the conversation to bring this along:

http://www.youtube.com/v/VKHFZBUTA4k

This was from the pre-Python At Last the 1948 Show. Yes, that's Marty Feldman . . . and you can see Tim Brooke-Taylor struggling not to "corpse," as they'd say.

Quote
We lived for three months in a rolled-up newspaper . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on March 15, 2012, 09:43:37 AM
When I was younger, back in the day, we had to walk 16 miles in the snow to check out library CDs and made copies when we didn't have money.

Oh, did you steal the booklet? Leave them the cover page and take out the content which is what I did (which I am not proud of now, but was damn smart back then).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 15, 2012, 08:26:02 PM
I have literally stolen cds from the Enoch Pratt,... only to return them in shame. :-[ I remember Lynn Harrell playing Schumann/Saint-Saens.

I'm sure I've declared before how I would carefully take cds out of their wrappers, listen, painstakingly return cd to wrapper, and return to tower. o\Or I would scratch and return (Rachmaninoff Trios/Beaux Arts).

I know I did my part to put Planet Music out of business. 8)

I don't know 'bout none of you other... fancy people, but I got into Classical Music through the Dickens! ::) ;D



Thankfully all this stuff wasn't around when I was a kid. I'll tell you that I walked into the mall bookstore when I was very yound, with an empty grocery bag, and walked out with all manner of books... not to read, mind you, but simply to have a Collection. On a trip to a relatives in the UK, I pilfered his SciFi Classics,... not to read, just to HAVE. ??? ??? ???

Now THAT's disease!!!! ;)


Seriously, I just went through the Library, and I am quite comfortable that I have listened to most everything within the year. Soon things, obviously, are written in the brain and don't really need to be played, and sometimes I hold off until I can spend a whole day with one particular Composer, but for the most part, I enjoy everything,... even the things I don't like i keep as learning aides. I have learned from my past NOT to have endless unopened/unexperienced 'things'. What is it that you're missing???




ARE CDS MATERIALISM?

You can't take "it" with you, but isn't the music you hear through cds something that you take with you. Do you take Barber's Adagio (for instance,... it's so 'popular' everyone  knows it) "with you"?


...nevermind ::)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 16, 2012, 03:41:54 AM
Obviously a very special case here:

I've actually bought both Britten opera sets twice and cancelled my orders. I really need to make a committment here! :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 16, 2012, 06:02:53 AM
Seriously? I feel like going to the bank and depositing some cd cash.

I just want... SOMETHING! AHHH... just something. :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on March 16, 2012, 06:36:56 AM
Yeah, back in the days before Global Warming, those heavy snowfalls in Florida were a bitch   ;D

Sarge
Yes, they were. Almost as bad as the daily summer blizzards in Brazil and Hawaii.


Oh, did you steal the booklet? Leave them the cover page and take out the content which is what I did (which I am not proud of now, but was damn smart back then).
;D
I never did, but if I had my own scanner back then, I would have scanned them. It would have been a good idea, because now, it would be nice to have them. For one, if I ever wanted to learn, for example, German or French, there are tons of CD booklets with the translations in English; interesting reading + English translation = very useful for learning. 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 30, 2012, 07:08:41 AM
OK, TECHNICALLY, I made my first purchase of the year, but, as has been stated before, it was on Ebay, so it doesn't REALLY count (because there really is no 'free will' when it comes to Ebay: you HAVE to bid on what's there, not what you wish,... and, of course, you will usually get unavailable stuff for cheap... soooo...).

I got the first two items, which are totally unavailable, and was looking to pick up a couple of other cheap deals, when I... spend $6.66 :o on the third item!! :o That's right, somehow I had jostled loose some kind of 'Clash of the Titans' fulcrum of reality, and the dark things were coming after me,... ahhhhh :o!!

ahhhh :o,... 666...

This third item now has set off a CDCDCD reaction that has me sweating. Even though it's a Composer who I don't feel an incredible urge to collect, I feel as though I NEED to get a companion to this item,... just because... THAT'S WHAT WE DO!! Most of the other cds I'm looking at are a lot more expensive than the, admittedly, cheap item ($6.66 was a pretty good price for the 2-cd set). Oy, the CDCDCD comes to bite one in the tookus!!

Thankfully, I have NO real money, but, I've been trolling for item less than $5. So, TECHNICALLY, I'm in a 'relapse', but I have not yet 'picked up',... as they say in 'Other Fellowships', haha.

I do have the feeling that I will be getting a few cheap things here in the very near... ooops, too late, haha!!

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 30, 2012, 08:48:18 PM
Well, it's my Thread, so I can blah blah on if I want to? Ahhh...

So, I've already mapped out the rest of the year's purchases, mm, I'll give it @20 let's say, and most are $5 or under! :o, some are normal and full price, but, as I see, most of it's just 'cream'. There's a few 'catch ups'... ok, this is some of what I've got lined up:

Satie (Takahashi)
Late Liszt (which one?)
Ravel- Trio/Duo/Sonata,... or Debussy/Ravel/Faure...

more Le Sacre

some V-W and Tippett! :o (I wonder why? ::)_

and then some

oops, if I tell you, you'll :-X...

 :-X :-X :-X

Anyhow, you can see that... if I'm at V-W and Tippett, I'm already pretty up to date,... perhaps I'm up to '46-'47 as far as... nevermind, again, sorry, haha, I'm not drunk... time to go to bed,... oy!!!

Thankfully there's no new releases, and I'm just trolling for truffles now, so, even in my CDCDCD I don't feel too bad about it. Of course, I could always pull one and find a Composer like Rihm or Koechlin to get lost in those Hanssler Editions,... yeesh, I warn you, don't start collecting Composers who end up getting loooong Editions out of very expensive labels (I know, I know,... but).

Frankly, I've enjoying what I have now for almost four months, and I have been able to use YouTube to do all my research, and I'm always easily discouraged, so that's been working out.


Finally,... after the $6'66 cd, I pulled the plug on Crumb's Black Angels. It was $1.99 (which is almost 666 upside down :o). What's next... Wuorinen?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: vandermolen on March 31, 2012, 12:24:40 AM
For me the awful thing is buying CDs only to find that I already have them in my collection  :o :o :o

Has anyone else had this worrying development? Hopefully not;

'Let the shipwrecks of others be your sea marks'

A warning to you all.  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 31, 2012, 12:35:34 AM
... yeesh, I warn you, don't start collecting Composers who end up getting loooong Editions out of very expensive labels...

Too late! I've been hooked by Fey's Haydn cycle on Hänssler and Honeck's Mahler cycle on Exton.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 31, 2012, 12:41:23 AM
For me the awful thing is buying CDs only to find that I already have them in my collection  :o :o :o

Has anyone else had this worrying development? Hopefully not

Despite the fact I keep a catalogue of my purchases, I've still done that about six times in the last few years. My last brain scan showed no abnormalities, so I guess I'm just naturally stupid and/or old  ;D  Most of my duplicates have found good homes.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on April 05, 2012, 06:17:22 PM
The CDCDCD has hit me hard this week. I've got the following on order:

-Beethoven: Early String Quartets, Takacs Quartet, 2 CDs, Decca
-Beethoven: String Quartets, Takacs Quartet, 2 CDs, Decca
-Beethoven: Late String Quartets, Takacs Quartet, 3 CDs, Decca
-Prokofiev: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Sonata for Two Violins, Pavel Haas Quartet, Supraphon
-Szymanowski: Complete Music for Violin and Piano, Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cedric Tiberghien, Hyperion
-Ives: Complete Violin Sonatas, Gregory Fulkerson (violin), Robert Shannon (piano), 2 CDs, Bridge
-Shostakovich: Complete Trios and Violin Sonatas, Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, 2 CDs, Koch Classics
-Weir: The Welcome Arrival of Rain, Natural History, Moon and Star, Martyn Brabbins, BBC Symphony Orch. NMC
-C. Matthews: Landscape, Cello Concerto, Machines & Dreams, Colin Carewe (conductor), Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Berlin Radio Symphony, LSO, London Sinfonietta, 2 CDs, NMC
-D. Matthews: Symphony No. 4, September Music, etc., John Carewe (conductor), Malcolm Nabarro (conductor), Bournemouth Sinfonietta, East of England Orchestra, NMC
-D. Matthews: In The Dark Time, Chaconne, Jac van Steen, BBC Symphony Orch., NMC
-D. Matthews: Concertos, Philippe Graffin (violin), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), George Vass (conductor), Bournemouth Symphony Orch., Orchestra Nova, Dutton
-D. Matthews: Symphonies 1, 3, 5, Martyn Brabbins, BBC National Orch. of Wales, Dutton
-D. Matthews: Symphonies 2 & 6, Jac van Steen, BBC National Orch. of Wales, Dutton
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on April 06, 2012, 12:22:12 AM
Good to see the Beethoven quartets on your list, they're definitely some of my absolutely favourite music. Endellion Quartet's recordings are superb. I don't remember whether you know Janacek's quartets. If not, do check them out.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 06, 2012, 02:55:58 AM
For me...my CDCDCD came alive when I recieved around £70 birthday money! Purchased the following within less than a month of recieving the money! :

Mahler: Symphonies (Tennstedt)
Glazunov: The Seasons (Jarvi)
Ravel D+C: (Dutoit)
Prokofiev: R+J selections (MTT)
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky (Jarvi)
Debussy: La Mer, Nocturnes, Jeux (Maazel)
Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra, etc (Marriner)
Tippett: A Child of Our Time (Tippett)
Tippett: The Rose Lake (C.Davis)

:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on April 06, 2012, 05:27:44 AM
Great to see chamber music and great to see Beethoven on your shelf MI. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on April 06, 2012, 05:36:43 AM
Good to see the Beethoven quartets on your list, they're definitely some of my absolutely favourite music. Endellion Quartet's recordings are superb. I don't remember whether you know Janacek's quartets. If not, do check them out.

Yeah, I'm excited to hear them, North Star. I do know Janacek's SQs and they are great.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on April 06, 2012, 05:38:26 AM
Great to see chamber music and great to see Beethoven on your shelf MI. :)

I've actually always liked chamber music, but it had never been a favorite genre, but that changed when I heard Debussy's chamber music a year or so ago. 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 06, 2012, 06:06:02 AM
Hmm, this is what mine looks like:

Hugues Dufourt (Timpani)
Brahms/Henze- Piano Quintets
Rihm- Morphonie 2cd
Wuorinen- Five (Koch)
Wuorinen- Tashi (Koch)
Schubert/Crumb- Brodsky Qrt.
Chinary Ung- 7 Mirrors (New World)
Donald Erb- Drawing Down the Moon (New World)
Talujon Perc. Ens.- Xenakis, Harrison, Shapey, Rzewski

I think most all of them bent to the $5 rule; still, it adds up! There's a few more on 'The List' (The List HAS gotten much much smaller, and is now almost exclusively populated with the kind of non essential, personal, stuff. I feel like I've FINALLY got 'my' personal "history of essentials" down (as I Posted earlier, I'm down to a few random Ravel and Sibelius pieces).

Still, I HAVE gotten myself into a CDCDCD flareup here (I STILL haven't gotten the Ebay package in the mail after 10 days :o), and I'm really hoping that I can spend myself to sanity,... haha,... haha,...a...ah...ahahahahaahahaahaha...

No, seriously, CDCDCD is real, and I just went four months without buying anything and felt good, and now I'm almost 10 cds into a binge and feel like crap,... soooo, you all watch out out there, it's a rough world, and you never know when that panic buying will hit,... DO YOU? :o :o :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: classicalgeek on April 06, 2012, 09:17:07 AM
I'm a recovering sufferer (is that the right word?) of CDCDCD but I do have a full-on case of its cousin ailment, CDDLCD.  I download large amounts of music, from all kinds of sources, and even with a backlog that will take me at least a year to catalog and tag for listening, I still can't seem to stop.  What if the recording goes out of print or the files are deleted?  I simply must get it - now!  A 60th Beethoven symphony cycle?  Yes, please!  ;D

Even so, I follow the 'Purchases' thread here, and I'm rather envious of the nice hauls of real, tangible CDs that are flowing into the mailboxes of GMG-ers everywhere.  I miss the thrill of browsing Amazon Marketplace, MDT, JPC, or BRO for great deals, the anticipation and finally getting the package in the mail, tearing into it, rifling through the discs, removing the shrink wrap, opening the jewel case, and even the smell of a fresh booklet :-[

I could order just one CD, right?  I could stop after that.  I could find a good deal on a used disc, or one on clearance, and justify the purchase (my wife handles the family finances) as a bargain I couldn't pass up.  Couldn't I?  :-\

My name is James, and I'm a classicalmusicaholic...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 06, 2012, 02:44:19 PM
I follow the 'Purchases' thread here, and I'm rather envious of the nice hauls of real, tangible CDs that are flowing into the mailboxes of GMG-ers everywhere

Definitely a no no!! I'm getting jealous just thinking about it!!

I know, you can just about feeeeeeel them...mmm...






Stop, Stop!! :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on April 06, 2012, 03:45:58 PM
.....Couldn't I?  :-\

My name is James, and I'm a classicalmusicaholic...

No, you couldn't! You're a backsliding git, ya weakling! Stick with your downloads, stay away from the hard stuff. I knew ever since your first post that you were one of those sissy-boys who couldn't resist a silver platter! Man up, dammit! >:(

There. tough love, that's all you needed. :)

(Tell your wife she owes me $20)  :D

8)



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Le Concert des Nations; Savall - Hob 20_1 The Seven Last Words - Orchestral version pt 6 - Sonata V - Adagio
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: classicalgeek on April 06, 2012, 04:12:43 PM
No, you couldn't! You're a backsliding git, ya weakling! Stick with your downloads, stay away from the hard stuff. I knew ever since your first post that you were one of those sissy-boys who couldn't resist a silver platter! Man up, dammit! >:(
Yes, yes, you're right, I'm powerless!  It would all start harmlessly enough, with a three-dollar Amazon MP used disc.  Then before you know it, I'd be opening new credit cards, shipping the CDs to my office, sneaking them home and hiding them in my sock drawer...   ???  Thank you!  Your tough love has spared me a lot of pain... ;D

(Tell your wife she owes me $20)  :D
Hey!  That coulda gone toward a nice box set :(  Or another external hard drive...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on April 06, 2012, 04:17:23 PM
Yes, yes, you're right, I'm powerless!  It would all start harmlessly enough, with a three-dollar Amazon MP used disc.  Then before you know it, I'd be opening new credit cards, shipping the CDs to my office, sneaking them home and hiding them in my sock drawer...   ???  Thank you!  Your tough love has spared me a lot of pain... ;D
Hey!  That coulda gone toward a nice box set :(  Or another external hard drive...

:D  Anytime, James. That's what we mods were hired for, to help save people from themselves.   0:)

Well, if she will just slip it into my PayPal account, that's what it will go for. I seem to be more help to others than I am for myself... :-\

8)


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Now playing:
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Musicians of the Louvre, Grenoble \ Minkowski - Hob 01_100 Symphony in G 2nd mvmt - Allegretto
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on April 06, 2012, 04:26:46 PM
Yeah, I'm excited to hear them, North Star. I do know Janacek's SQs and they are great.
Excellent, John.



No, you couldn't! You're a backsliding git, ya weakling! Stick with your downloads, stay away from the hard stuff. I knew ever since your first post that you were one of those sissy-boys who couldn't resist a silver platter! Man up, dammit! >:(
;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on April 09, 2012, 05:15:16 AM
I've been caught up in this ridiculous buying cycle lately, attempting to fill the bottomless pit of desire for new music.

It must stop.  >:(

I'd like to limit my purchases. Hm. I wonder how that would work.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 09, 2012, 05:21:12 PM
I've been caught up in this ridiculous buying cycle lately, attempting to fill the bottomless pit of desire for new music.

It must stop.  >:(

I'd like to limit my purchases. Hm. I wonder how that would work.

You're going to have to 'Buy It Now!' your way out of it,... there's no other way! :-[ ;D


My Ebay STILL >:D didn't come today,... nothing can quite flare up the old CDCDCD like a shipment of rare stuff not showing up... on time (hopefully). I seriously could have an issue if it... NO NO, I just WON'T believe it, wah :'( wah :'(...

The Art of Letting Go 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 11, 2012, 04:03:16 PM
AGAIN no mail!! >:D

I don't buy for 4 months, and the first purchase is MIA. >:D God does work in mysterious ways, uh uh uh uh uh. ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 16, 2012, 06:07:21 PM
Yup, so I've had to litigate my first order of the year! >:D God DOES work in mysterious ways. :-[ Oy!

And I knew, when I saw that $6.66 that it was gonna be funny, mm mm mm.


But, now, I THINK I'VE GIVEN MYSELF ENOUGH CONSOLATION PRIZES (woooah) so I can back out of this flareup. And, except for this last cd which I paid full price for ($20), everything else was around $5, so, hopefully, I can forget this happened and move on. whew!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 17, 2012, 07:16:31 AM
I think I am going into a massive Sibelius/Nielsen phase, but do not have the money to help with it!!!!

 :'(  :'(

I desperately want the 15 cd BIS Sibelius boxset... but it's £40. I don't know when I'll be able to get that much!!!!  ???

Oh well... until then, I can buy this Rattle cd, which I can get for just £1.80! :D

Title: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting - Amazon Database
Post by: spooky on April 17, 2012, 09:41:14 AM
A proposal

Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting - Amazon Database app

-- anyone computer savvy enough to grade how difficult it would be to create
an application that that could compare Amazon's cd's across the various countries .com, .co.uk, .de, etc
- then generate a list of asin#,s as a database that met a predetermined threshold for price differential

as an example check all price for Mahler cd's from all Amazon sites & report as a database those ASIN#'s
which on one site are say 1/3 or 1/4 the price compared to the remainder

-- thus freeing-up time spent CDCDCD'ing to better spend listening to music

Is this Evil Genuis or what !!!!!!

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on April 17, 2012, 09:56:59 AM
A proposal

Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting - Amazon Database app

-- anyone computer savvy enough to grade how difficult it would be to create
an application that that could compare Amazon's cd's across the various countries .com, .co.uk, .de, etc
- then generate a list of asin#,s as a database that met a predetermined threshold for price differential

as an example check all price for Mahler cd's from all Amazon sites & report as a database those ASIN#'s
which on one site are say 1/3 or 1/4 the price compared to the remainder

-- thus freeing-up time spent CDCDCD'ing to better spend listening to music

Is this Evil Genuis or what !!!!!!


This is kinda like that: http://www.camelcamelcamel.com/ (http://www.camelcamelcamel.com/). I forget who originally posted it, but it may be of interest.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: spooky on April 17, 2012, 10:42:25 AM
This is kinda like that: http://www.camelcamelcamel.com/ (http://www.camelcamelcamel.com/). I forget who originally posted it, but it may be of interest.

Yes, but if it could search for a predetermined price differential
-- you could capture many of those insane prices Amazon occasionally
posts as a initial offering - typically they are short lived deals
and a couple of days later are 3 to 4 times as expensive
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on April 18, 2012, 01:52:14 PM
Well my CDCDCD kicked in again today and so now I have these on the way...

Ades: Tevot, Violin Concerto, Couperin Dances, Simon Rattle, etc., Berlin Philharmonic, EMI
Ades: America - A Prophecy, etc., Ades (conductor), City of Birmingham Symphony, EMI
Ades: Asyla, Chamber Symphony, Simon Rattle, Ades (conductor), City of Birmingham Symphony, EMI
Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird, The Shadow of Night, Ryan Wigglesworth, Halle Orchestra, NMC
Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, Ritual Fragment, Gawain's Journey, Elgar Howarth, Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, NMC
Birtwistle: Secret Theatre, Silbury Air, Elgar Howarth, London Sinfonietta, NMC
Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Concertos, Malikova, Thomas Sanderling, Cologne Radio Symphony, 2 hybird SACDs, Audite
Scott: Symphony No. 1, Cello Concerto, Paul Watkins (cello), Martyn Brabbins, BBC Philharmonic, Chandos
Scott: Symphony No. 3 "The Muses," Piano Concerto No. 2, Neptune, H. Shelley (piano), Martyn Brabbins, BBC Phil., Chandos
Scott: Early One Morning, Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 4, H. Shelley (piano), Martyn Brabbins, BBC Phil., Chandos
Scott: Violin Concerto, Symphonic Dances, etc., Olivier Charlier (violin), Martyn Brabbins, BBC Phil., Chandos
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Szykneij on April 18, 2012, 02:51:25 PM
Well my CDCDCD kicked in again today and so now I have these on the way...

Ades: Tevot, Violin Concerto, Couperin Dances, Simon Rattle, etc., Berlin Philharmonic, EMI

Nice CD! I saw Ades and Marwood perform the Violin Concerto with the BSO at Symphony Hall  last year.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on April 18, 2012, 04:00:27 PM
Nice CD! I saw Ades and Marwood perform the Violin Concerto with the BSO at Symphony Hall  last year.

Sweet! I can't wait to hear it. I bet that was a great performance.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Geo Dude on April 22, 2012, 03:25:57 PM
The jazz and the Deep Purple are mandatory purchases, thus not covered by the "discretionary clause" of the definition.

I felt that I had come down with a serious case of CDCDCD after digging through E-Bay for (good) remasters of the first six Black Sabbath albums after buying all of this (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5870.msg622842.html#msg622842).  But based on Gurn's reasoning, I'm in the clear!  The first six Sabbath albums are certainly mandatory purchases, and given that my previous copies have long been worn out from spending too much time in the car, it is clear that it was time for an upgrade!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on April 22, 2012, 03:34:31 PM
I have never seen one classical recording which has the "use discretion", "buy at your discretion", or even "parental discretion" sticker on it. We are all in the clear.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on April 22, 2012, 06:05:20 PM
I have never seen one classical recording which has the "use discretion", "buy at your discretion", or even "parental discretion" sticker on it. We are all in the clear.

What, not even...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZwibJ01VL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: eyeresist on April 22, 2012, 07:11:31 PM
Here's that picture again - as a clickable link.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZwibJ01VL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005TLXZC0/?tag=goodmusicguideco)

The 1-star review is pretty funny, bearing in mind the title, concept and cover art of the album:
"In a moment of weakness after reading the reviews I purchased it. Was very disappointed. I guess if you are into Halloween music it would be ok - maybe."
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: chasmaniac on April 23, 2012, 09:07:45 AM
I don't have a problem. Really, I don't!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 23, 2012, 09:11:32 AM
Hey, I believe you!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 24, 2012, 06:33:28 AM
Here's that picture again - as a clickable link.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZwibJ01VL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005TLXZC0/?tag=goodmusicguideco)

The 1-star review is pretty funny, bearing in mind the title, concept and cover art of the album:
"In a moment of weakness after reading the reviews I purchased it. Was very disappointed. I guess if you are into Halloween music it would be ok - maybe."

I couldn't quite decipher the pieces though.







btw- as to CDCDCD, I've had to get my money back from Ebay, for that first purchase that started off the current outbreak. I just got the last consolation cd yesterday... I'm still jones-ing for 'stuff', but I seriously don't WANT anything.

Other, 'real life' stuff has happened and I'm depressed, but I have no RELEASE.



THAT'S IT!!! New RELEASES!!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 02, 2012, 05:52:13 AM
AHHHHHHH!!!!!! :o :o :o :o

I can't BELIEVE the flareup I'm experiencing,... ever since that initial Ebay purchase that went missing (and I did get the money back) I have been struggling to neatly fold my addiction so I can move on to something else. >:D

I really don't NEED to get anything, but the postal service is not arriving when I think it should, and that is causing me to keep pushing the button. Thankfully, I'm still basically keeping to the $5 and under rule, but soon those bargains will be depleted leaving only full price and ridiculous used prices.

Oy,...just be happy with what you have, just be happy with what you have, jus...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: chasmaniac on May 09, 2012, 03:00:52 AM
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(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01171/arts-graphics-2006_1171649a.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on July 16, 2012, 09:42:10 AM
I JUST walked in the door, from the mailbox, with 'the package' hidden under my shirt.

Someone unfamiliar with this Thread might well ask, Why, my good man, would you feel the need to hide your pride?

Mmm...


I'm just saying, I DID just 'feel' the need to sneak a package passed the guardian of the house. Even if I think myself to be a sane and rational being, I question the cowardice. Should I not go up to said guardian, flaunting, saying, Here is my vanity which I wave before you. Do your worst!

Ah, manhood!

Well, it IS 'supposed' to be 'The Last CD',... for now, of course,... but, seriously, I have been struggling to keep the 'weakness' going, but, I'm... gasp :o... SATISFIED with what I have!! :o I mean, if the next purchase on The List is Pollini's Late Beethoven, I mean, come ON! ::),... what hurry IS there? :-* 8)


Frankly,... and trust me,... I'm sure it's the extenuating circumstances right now that are keeping me from buying frivolities, and not the fact that I can't 'come up' (create drama) with stuff to 'buy'.

Otherwise, I have to be clear, the Music-Base I have now (in my spirit) is telling me that I've 'graduated' this level, and I can now proceed with Composing & Performing. At this point, the definition of 'listening' has changed for me. Things are exciting!

CDCDCD Axiom:

'Buy until you're satisfied, then stop'


My List has been fulfilled, I am up to date, I have transcended my desire.





Now,... who's this Wagner fellow? :) ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on July 16, 2012, 09:44:58 AM
I'm proud of myself. I've bought some progressive rock recordings recently, but I haven't went crazy with anything. I've been keeping myself in check and trying to immerse myself in what I already own and haven't heard yet (i. e. still listening to Ozawa's BSO Ravel recordings).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 19, 2012, 02:57:57 PM
At last count I had roughly 1100 discs to listen to. About half from big boxes, the rest individual discs or downloads I transferred to disc - tons of them. It's a money pit, and a time pit too. The big boxes especially are an almost unsurmountable challenge. It's easy to get a disc or two from the shelf, but when will I ever have time to listen to the 50 cd set of Liège Philharmonic recordings, or the 70 disc Callas box?  :P

I'm afraid lobotomy is the only effective cure...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on July 19, 2012, 03:34:24 PM
At last count I had roughly 1100 discs to listen to. About half from big boxes, the rest individual discs or downloads I transferred to disc - tons of them. It's a money pit, and a time pit too. The big boxes especially are an almost unsurmountable challenge. It's easy to get a disc or two from the shelf, but when will I ever have time to listen to the 50 cd set of Liège Philharmonic recordings, or the 70 disc Callas box?  :P

I'm afraid lobotomy is the only effective cure...

Nah, I've already had one. Didn't do any good....  :-\

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on July 19, 2012, 06:41:12 PM
At last count I had roughly 1100 discs to listen to. About half from big boxes, the rest individual discs or downloads I transferred to disc - tons of them. It's a money pit, and a time pit too. The big boxes especially are an almost unsurmountable challenge. It's easy to get a disc or two from the shelf, but when will I ever have time to listen to the 50 cd set of Liège Philharmonic recordings, or the 70 disc Callas box?  :P

I'm afraid lobotomy is the only effective cure...

 :-\You haaave got yourself into quite a pickle there. mm

Do you only get one listen, then, and it's off to the mothballs?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 20, 2012, 03:26:46 PM
:-\You haaave got yourself into quite a pickle there. mm

Do you only get one listen, then, and it's off to the mothballs?

Good question. The mothballs are definitely waiting any recording of music I know* which I deem of low artistic interest. That* may be 1/3 of them, as I tend to duplicate lots of works  - mostly symphonies, concertos, Masses and sundry Requiems. Then there are those that grab my attention: a second listening is always in order, then it's car-listening fodder, where it can be subjected to 1-3 additional hearings. When it's music I'm unfamiliar with it depends either on the music or the interpretation. As a rule I will shelve a recording that failed to arouse any interest or an interpretation that raised strong objections. As Forrest Gump used to say, the music pile is like a box of chocolates: you never know what to expect.

I give music and musicians a fair hearing. I'm never proceeding hastily to the next disc. Each ecording get at least two spins, unless they're clunkers. Even music that resolutely evades my understanding or ruffles my sensibilities gets a fair trial hearing. That's the case right now: my in-car listening this week includes a disc of percussion music by Norgärd, Xenakis and Gudmundsen-Holgreen.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on July 20, 2012, 07:22:31 PM
Good question. The mothballs are definitely waiting any recording of music I know* which I deem of low artistic interest. That* may be 1/3 of them, as I tend to duplicate lots of works  - mostly symphonies, concertos, Masses and sundry Requiems. Then there are those that grab my attention: a second listening is always in order, then it's car-listening fodder, where it can be subjected to 1-3 additional hearings. When it's music I'm unfamiliar with it depends either on the music or the interpretation. As a rule I will shelve a recording that failed to arouse any interest or an interpretation that raised strong objections. As Forrest Gump used to say, the music pile is like a box of chocolates: you never know what to expect.

I give music and musicians a fair hearing. I'm never proceeding hastily to the next disc. Each ecording get at least two spins, unless they're clunkers. Even music that resolutely evades my understanding or ruffles my sensibilities gets a fair trial hearing. That's the case right now: my in-car listening this week includes a disc of percussion music by Norgärd, Xenakis and Gudmundsen-Holgreen.

You can send it to me! ;D It's the best performance of 'Psappha', and the Norgard piece is quite exotic at the other extreme. You can take the other third piece much less seriously.

I'd SellItNow! Clear out the riff raff. I have cds that I listen to often,... surely you listen to favs more than a few times?


I know some people haven't grasped the concept of selling, or just getting rid of it... charity? You need to listen to the new stuff. Get crackin'! Life's exciting,... you can do this!! :-*

Do you have any nice vintage jewel case, nya, nya, nya, drool :P , drool!! :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 22, 2012, 04:57:27 AM
Haha, it's sold already. I'm listening to a copy I made long time ago before parting with it. Curiously it's the Gudmundsen-Holgreen piece I like best ??? Maybe because it features othe instruments than the percussions.

Do you mean to tell me seriously that there are more versions of the Xenakis out there? Holy Moly, J'aurai tout vu!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: petrarch on July 22, 2012, 05:56:17 AM
Do you mean to tell me seriously that there are more versions of the Xenakis out there? Holy Moly, J'aurai tout vu!

The official discography page lists 14 recordings of Psappha...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 22, 2012, 06:07:47 AM
 :o. I can understand the interest from percussion groups. Other than that... What do you find interesting in it?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 02, 2012, 08:09:51 AM
Cold Turkey Month! Where no one here buys any recordings for a whole month! You will be forced to listen to what you already own!! THE HORROR!!! THE HORROR!!!

October.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 03, 2012, 08:52:09 AM
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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on August 03, 2012, 08:54:48 AM
Cold Turkey Month! Where no one here buys any recordings for a whole month! You will be forced to listen to what you already own!! THE HORROR!!! THE HORROR!!!

October.

That will only happen if GMG commits a "Heaven's Gate"...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 03, 2012, 08:55:13 AM
Sick.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on August 03, 2012, 09:56:04 AM
I'll have no one to talk to, then. :(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 03, 2012, 10:10:06 AM
Cold Turkey Month! Where no one here buys any recordings for a whole month! You will be forced to listen to what you already own!! THE HORROR!!! THE HORROR!!!

October.
I do this all the time during the summer. It has been over a month since my last purchase even now. I haven't dissolved into nothingness just yet! :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 03, 2012, 10:15:42 AM
I do this all the time during the summer. It has been over a month since my last purchase even now. I haven't dissolved into nothingness just yet! :)

Okay, October. Get your buy on now while you can.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on August 03, 2012, 12:09:12 PM
No, No, No!!!
Not October!
That's when I have the next opportunity to spend money, what with the birthday money & student benefits!
Let's just not buy anything until October, so everyone's happy, OK?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 03, 2012, 12:10:40 PM
October is also one of MY favorite buying months.... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 03, 2012, 12:11:37 PM
Oh, forget it!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on August 03, 2012, 12:51:10 PM
Oh, forget it!
Hey, I'll do it! But then I just went 8 months without ordering CDs, so I'm not really a CDCDCD victim.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 03, 2012, 01:03:19 PM
Hey, I'll do it! But then I just went 8 months without ordering CDs, so I'm not really a CDCDCD victim.

You get 'em free, cheater.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on August 03, 2012, 11:14:39 PM
October is also one of MY favorite buying months.... :-\

8)

Hm, do you really have a month which is not a favourite? :P ;) Give us a solid reasoning like North Star did.  $:)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on August 04, 2012, 05:52:37 AM
You get 'em free, cheater.

It's a fair cop!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 04, 2012, 07:30:55 AM
mmm...
Mars must be in retrograde ::)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 04, 2012, 07:44:40 AM
Just to Update

Since my successful Liszt binge (where I tried to get only cds for $5,... fairly successful ;D) I have pretty well been able to convince myself that I have moved on to other pursuits.

I still have the Pollini Late Beethoven that I'm schlepping on, and I've gotten myself into a little 'Le Sacre' orgy (still keeping it to @$5) that I'm nurturing, but, beyond that, the 'next' giant rabbithole in front of me is the CRI/New World catalog, which, seriously, is just a pathetic CDCDCD ploy,... I mean, really,... I could really care less about the minions on 3rd rate US Composers, but, I'm a sucker for the cheese, sooo,... JUST IN CASE the CDCDCD hits me, I have over a 1000 cds for mere PENNIES that I can indulge myself in. When you knowingly and gleefully are buying the crap just to satisfy your yearning for The New, THEN you have overcome!!

Stay thirty, my friends!








And I mean, stay THIRTY, haha!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on August 04, 2012, 12:34:21 PM
Cold Turkey Month! Where no one here buys any recordings for a whole month! You will be forced to listen to what you already own!! THE HORROR!!! THE HORROR!!!

October.
There's no connection between buying and listening, at least shortterm. With the backlog of most people here, in any given month people don't listen to what they buy that month.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 04, 2012, 12:36:08 PM
There's no connection between buying and listening, at least shortterm. With the backlog of most people here, in any given month people don't listen to what they buy that month.

So they'll get hit on the lag.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on August 04, 2012, 12:37:27 PM
I promise to cut off the lag by the end of the year and I will not buy until then. How about that?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 04, 2012, 12:38:12 PM
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/000/554/facepalm.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on August 04, 2012, 12:45:03 PM
I promise to cut off the lag by the end of the year and I will not buy until then. How about that?
Beam him down, Scotty.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sammy on August 04, 2012, 12:46:24 PM
There's no connection between buying and listening, at least shortterm. With the backlog of most people here, in any given month people don't listen to what they buy that month.

So true.  I've got a few Cds that are unopened that I bought more than a year ago.  Possession is what counts.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on August 04, 2012, 10:51:47 PM
It has finally come to it that my girlfriend, who is pretty relaxed, said to me when she found another bag with two CDs: "honey, NO more CDs!"

Then we had a whole discussion whether I actually listened to them and if everything I got was all that worthwhile, or that all those purchases were just to satisfy a "hunting" (or hoarding) instinct...

I assured her that I actually listen to all that stuff and that there is almost no limit to what is good and worthwhile. A claim that she rebuffed with: "so you listen to just to the new stuff?" ::) 

"No baby, I also listen to the CDs I already have." "How can you, if you already have so many and buy new stuff almost every other day? NO more CDs please, you already have enough!"

Well, what could I say? ;D I guess, enough is not enough..... >:D

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on August 04, 2012, 11:42:38 PM
It has finally come to it that my girlfriend, who is pretty relaxed, said to me when she found another bag with two CDs: "honey, NO more CDs!"

Then we had a whole discussion whether I actually listened to them and if everything I got was all that worthwhile, or that all those purchases were just to satisfy a "hunting" (or hoarding) instinct...

I assured her that I actually listen to all that stuff and that there is almost no limit to what is good and worthwhile. A claim that she rebuffed with: "so you listen to just to the new stuff?" ::) 

"No baby, I also listen to the CDs I already have." "How can you, if you already have so many and buy new stuff almost every other day? NO more CDs please, you already have enough!"

Well, what could I say? ;D I guess, enough is not enough..... >:D

Q

Try using math on her to confuse her even more:

X+N does NOT equal to X
Therefore, too much is NOT enough.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on August 05, 2012, 12:25:30 AM
Try using math on her to confuse her even more:

X+N does NOT equal to X

Unless N = 0, of course.

What are X and N, anyway? ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on August 05, 2012, 12:30:26 AM
My wife and me have separate incomes, and she takes the very reasonable view that as long I pay my share of household costs and bills and other stuff (eg vacations) where we agree on whos's to pay what, my money are my own to spend, either on petrol for my car, wine, CDs or whatever.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on August 05, 2012, 12:52:02 AM
Unless N = 0, of course.

What are X and N, anyway? ;D

X = enough
N = whatever amount over the number that represents enough
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on August 05, 2012, 12:56:37 AM

N = whatever amount over the number that represents enough
I think you've just found a definiton of infinity. Good job!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on August 05, 2012, 12:58:42 AM
This just in: A new problem added to the Clay Maths Institute's Millenium Prize:

E=NE?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on August 05, 2012, 01:00:58 AM
I think you've just found a definiton of infinity. Good job!

Thanks! At a risk of sounding sexist, that is why I don't use it on men and only use it to confuse women! Ha!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on August 05, 2012, 01:16:26 AM
This just in: A new problem added to the Clay Maths Institute's Millenium Prize:

E=NE?
Obviously true for E=0.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on August 05, 2012, 01:19:03 AM
Obviously true for E=0.

They are not variables. ::)

Context (http://www.claymath.org/millennium/P_vs_NP/)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on August 05, 2012, 01:20:08 AM
They are not variables. ::)

Context (http://www.claymath.org/millennium/P_vs_NP/)
I kind of suspected that. ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ataraxia on August 05, 2012, 02:34:36 AM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/funny-pictures-wai-yu-no-use-polynominalz.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on August 05, 2012, 02:50:11 AM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/funny-pictures-wai-yu-no-use-polynominalz.jpg)

u must wait 4 it. i uze seerees aproximashuns at the end.

(Actually, if you look at it, there are polynomials strewn about.)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 05, 2012, 05:05:15 AM
It has finally come to it that my girlfriend, who is pretty relaxed, said to me when she found another bag with two CDs: "honey, NO more CDs!"

Then we had a whole discussion whether I actually listened to them and if everything I got was all that worthwhile, or that all those purchases were just to satisfy a "hunting" (or hoarding) instinct...

I assured her that I actually listen to all that stuff and that there is almost no limit to what is good and worthwhile. A claim that she rebuffed with: "so you listen to just to the new stuff?" ::) 

"No baby, I also listen to the CDs I already have." "How can you, if you already have so many and buy new stuff almost every other day? NO more CDs please, you already have enough!"

Well, what could I say? ;D I guess, enough is not enough..... >:D

Q

CDs VS. Sex

hmmm...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 05, 2012, 05:06:54 AM
X = enough
N = whatever amount over the number that represents enough

That's... that's... IT :o!!

EVERYONE!! The answer has been revealed,... no more Thread needed!!,...(credit card comes out)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 05, 2012, 03:36:09 PM
It has finally come to it that my girlfriend, who is pretty relaxed, said to me when she found another bag with two CDs: "honey, NO more CDs!"

Then we had a whole discussion whether I actually listened to them and if everything I got was all that worthwhile, or that all those purchases were just to satisfy a "hunting" (or hoarding) instinct...

I assured her that I actually listen to all that stuff and that there is almost no limit to what is good and worthwhile. A claim that she rebuffed with: "so you listen to just to the new stuff?" ::) 

"No baby, I also listen to the CDs I already have." "How can you, if you already have so many and buy new stuff almost every other day? NO more CDs please, you already have enough!"

Well, what could I say? ;D I guess, enough is not enough..... >:D

Q

I was scared for a moment. I thought you had eavesdropped into the Pastia living room  :o. Eerily similar, whew! But then I realised that in the same circumstances my own better half would not have said 'Honey' or 'please'. I suppose you still have a few years before you ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: jwinter on August 05, 2012, 03:40:24 PM
Quote from: Que on Today at 03:51:47 AM (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?topic=15426.msg649813#msg649813)
It has finally come to it that my girlfriend, who is pretty relaxed, said to me when she found another bag with two CDs: "
;honey, NO more CDs!"....

Oh well...

So, when are you posting photos of the new girlfriend?   ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on August 05, 2012, 05:05:07 PM
I forgot which GMG'er (or former GMG'er) who had a tool shack in the backyard and store most CDs under the elevated floor there. He only kept about 200 CDs in the house. Every few weeks, he'd take them back to the shack and exchange another 200 back to the house. The wife still did not know he had thousands.

If he's a former GMG'er, could it be because he was one day found out???  :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 05, 2012, 07:53:02 PM
I forgot which GMG'er (or former GMG'er) who had a tool shack in the backyard and store most CDs under the elevated floor there. He only kept about 200 CDs in the house. Every few weeks, he'd take them back to the shack and exchange another 200 back to the house. The wife still did not know he had thousands.

If he's a former GMG'er, could it be because he was one day found out???  :o

Mark 4:22. If it's in the Bible there's no escape. The Great Pretender is a song, not a real person, and certainly not an GMGer. The wife always finds out. There's even an opera character whose single pursuit in life is to find out and nag. Her name is Fricka. We're all doomed.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on September 29, 2012, 09:30:32 AM
After just purchasing 22 CDs and CD sets for $350 (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,13.msg663145.html#msg663145), I'm going officially cold turkey for the rest of 2012 and possibly for the first half of 2013. I'll be buying in 2013 if there's a sale on a premium label which takes up a big chunk of my wishlist, like Supraphon, Grand Piano, Alia Vox, or actually Sony. Or if the Decca complete Ravel edition dips below $50.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on September 29, 2012, 09:50:38 AM
...I'm going officially cold turkey for the rest of 2012....
I've already told myself that at least a dozen times this year. ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: petrarch on September 29, 2012, 01:06:13 PM
After just purchasing 22 CDs and CD sets for $350 (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,13.msg663145.html#msg663145).

A lot of good stuff there :). I can relate to the keep-an-eye-on-premium-label feeling. Those that I check for new releases more often than I care to admit are Alia Vox, Alpha, Aeon, Ricercar, Ramée, Arcana, Neos and Kairos.

I see we share an interest on Alia Vox releases, although I have stocked up on that one 5 or 6 years ago, so I am comfortably just picking up any new release as it comes out 8) (the same is mostly valid for Alpha also).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 29, 2012, 06:29:30 PM
Here's a fun question for everyone who suffers with CDCDCD, what is the largest amount of CDs you ever bought in one order?

For me, I think it would 30. About 10 years ago, when I was going through decade long jazz phase, I bought 30 Bill Evans albums in one shot. Back then I was pretty insane with my orders, now I'm only about down to 20 CDs a week. ;) :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on September 29, 2012, 06:56:51 PM
Here's a fun question for everyone who suffers with CDCDCD, what is the largest amount of CDs you ever bought in one order?

For me, I think it would 30. About 10 years ago, when I was going through decade long jazz phase, I bought 30 Bill Evans albums in one shot. Back then I was pretty insane with my orders, now I'm only about down to 20 CDs a week. ;) :P

228. It was about 1999, from BRO. I did more than 3 orders of 100 or more.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 29, 2012, 06:58:38 PM
228. It was about 1999, from BRO. I did more than 3 orders of 100 or more.

Yikes, Paul! ??? Wow....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on September 29, 2012, 07:01:54 PM
Yikes, Paul! ??? Wow....

Basically, I was you, only worse.  :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 29, 2012, 07:22:43 PM
Basically, I was you, only worse.  :P

Yes, much worse. I tend to spread the love out. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on September 30, 2012, 05:24:07 AM
Here's a fun question for everyone who suffers with CDCDCD, what is the largest amount of CDs you ever bought in one order?
Separate CDs, the order I just made.
Combined total, an order a couple years ago where I bought the 100CD "Russian Legends" box set from Brilliant Classics for around US $40 in a clearance sale. Still one my favorite purchases ever, btw.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 30, 2012, 05:42:51 AM
Separate CDs, the order I just made.
Combined total, an order a couple years ago where I bought the 100CD "Russian Legends" box set from Brilliant Classics for around US $40 in a clearance sale. Still one my favorite purchases ever, btw.

I should have made my question clear. Box sets only count as one purchase. :) So that order you made a few nights ago is the largest order you ever made.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on September 30, 2012, 06:01:54 AM
Bevaiuse of VAT rules, I always order small packages of a few items (under around 25 Euro I get them in my post without VAT and fees). The only time I have bigger packages is when they contain large boxed sets, and then I never include single discs in the order. So even if I have had some orders with from 50 - 250 discs in them, they have seldom contained more than 3 items.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 30, 2012, 06:38:13 AM
I was just going to Post here yesterday. Huh. ;)


Since my moratorium (looks like I don't even have a Post on this last Page), I have still been plagued with the Obsession & Compulsion, even though I don't care to Buy anything. I have been trying to force myself to but something for for the sake of making myself feel better, but, I just can't justify anything.

So, I did find two sets that were 'needed',... no big deal,... and that led me to a current OCD with 'Light Music', because I DO need stuff to play in the sunny daytime.

So, I looked to see if there were any gaps in the Library-of-Collections, and lo!, the woodwind quintet section was looking a bit thin. I have now spent about $30 on three cds, all of them old. They were repertoire, so, I DO justify the purchases (though, I do have a hard time justifying the $30 ::)), and, I DO feel satisfied that I have plugged a gap, and, I DO look forward to the listening.

But,... I do also have to get the three packages passed the Eye of Sauron. :o :o


"Why are you watching for the mailman so closely dear?"

 :o

 :o :o

 :o :o :o

Horror gripped me as I heard those words. Beads of sweat began to trickle down the side of my face. I felt the heat in my face explode as I knew my hue had changed to a deep red. She... MUST NOT KNOW! :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on September 30, 2012, 07:00:52 AM
... the woodwind quintet section was looking a bit thin. I have now spent about $30 on three cds, all of them old.
What did you get?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on September 30, 2012, 05:09:55 PM
Crap, I'm already reallyreally wishing I had ordered Piers Lane's Saint-Saens CD on Hyperion when I got that giant batch of CDs. :(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 30, 2012, 05:17:40 PM
And now you must be released from your vow.   $:)  Bummer....    >:D

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 30, 2012, 05:30:52 PM
Crap, I'm already reallyreally wishing I had ordered Piers Lane's Saint-Saens CD on Hyperion when I got that giant batch of CDs. :(
It's a wonderful set in terms of performance, but I really dislike the sound (the ONLY Hyperion I can think of where I don't like the sound of the 50 or so I have from that series, but there you go). I would recommend the Roge/Dutoit or other version over the Lane for that reason. It will be cheaper for sure.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on September 30, 2012, 05:37:16 PM
It's a wonderful set in terms of performance, but I really dislike the sound (the ONLY Hyperion I can think of where I don't like the sound of the 50 or so I have from that series, but there you go). I would recommend the Roge/Dutoit or other version over the Lane for that reason. It will be cheaper for sure.
Actually, I'm talking about Piers Lane's solo CD of the three sets of etudes. Clicky clicky. (http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67037&vw=dc)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 30, 2012, 05:39:02 PM
I had a mild flare up many nights ago, but I seem to be doing better now. Results of the flare up:

-Delius Edition - Decca, 8-CDs
-The Delius Collection - Heritage, 7-CDs
-Delius: Sea Drift, Appalachia, Stefan Sandering, The Florida Orchestra, Naxos
-Delius, Ireland: Piano Concertos, Piers Lane, David Lloyd-Jones, Ulster Orchestra, Hyperion
-Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3, Alan Gilbert, NY Philharmonic, Dacapo
-Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Naxos
-Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy, Prometheus, Piano Concerto, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, London Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Decca

Like I said, I'm feeling a lot better now. I went to the doctor and they drugged me for another week. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 30, 2012, 05:42:13 PM
Actually, I'm talking about Piers Lane's solo CD of the three sets of etudes. Clicky clicky. (http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67037&vw=dc)
Ah, then I have good news and bad news. The bad news, if you want this, this is the one to get. The good news is that it is 6.99 at Berkshire! They have a lot of hyperion there - worth a look there first for what you want (just picked up the Strauss Burlesque there from the Romantic Piano Concerto Series).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 01, 2012, 05:14:35 AM
What did you get?

Berlin Phil. Quintet/BIS- 'Printemps' (French quintets: Bozza, Francaix, Ibert, Milhaud, Koechlin,... essential rep to be sure)

'20th Century French Wind Trios'/Cedille (Auric, Francaix, Ibert, Milhaud...)

'American Music Vol.1'... Boehm Quintet (Piston is the main draw for me here; the rest I have on other cds)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 01, 2012, 05:15:21 AM
I had a mild flare up many nights ago, but I seem to be doing better now. Results of the flare up:

-Delius Edition - Decca, 8-CDs
-The Delius Collection - Heritage, 7-CDs
-Delius: Sea Drift, Appalachia, Stefan Sandering, The Florida Orchestra, Naxos
-Delius, Ireland: Piano Concertos, Piers Lane, David Lloyd-Jones, Ulster Orchestra, Hyperion
-Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3, Alan Gilbert, NY Philharmonic, Dacapo
-Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Naxos
-Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy, Prometheus, Piano Concerto, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, London Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Decca

Like I said, I'm feeling a lot better now. I went to the doctor and they drugged me for another week. :D

Oh! Naxos has started a Villa-Lobos Cycle? Yummy!! ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on October 01, 2012, 05:38:30 AM
Oh! Naxos has started a Villa-Lobos Cycle? Yummy!! ;)

Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with their first installment. Let's hope the ones that follow are better. I thought the music lacked a lot of clarity and some of the tempi that were used sounded hurried so there was a lack of detail that was lost. I'm still very much in favor of St. Clair at this point.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 01, 2012, 05:43:36 AM
Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with their first installment. Let's hope the ones that follow are better. I thought the music lacked a lot of clarity and some of the tempi that were used sounded hurried so there was a lack of detail that was lost. I'm still very much in favor of St. Clair at this point.

wah :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on October 01, 2012, 06:45:01 AM
Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with their first installment. Let's hope the ones that follow are better. I thought the music lacked a lot of clarity and some of the tempi that were used sounded hurried so there was a lack of detail that was lost. I'm still very much in favor of St. Clair at this point.
Not surprised that St. Clair has more clarity.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 01, 2012, 08:09:11 PM
Not surprised that St. Clair has more clarity.

witty witty ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on October 02, 2012, 06:17:29 AM
Berlin Phil. Quintet/BIS- 'Printemps' (French quintets: Bozza, Francaix, Ibert, Milhaud, Koechlin,... essential rep to be sure)

'20th Century French Wind Trios'/Cedille (Auric, Francaix, Ibert, Milhaud...)

'American Music Vol.1'... Boehm Quintet (Piston is the main draw for me here; the rest I have on other cds)
Thanks. I don't know any of those recordings and will check them out. Wind music is woefully underrepresented in the classical repertoire, IMO. If only Beethoven (and Mozart and Haydn) had played flute or oboe....  Imagine, 16 Beethoven woodwind quintets!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 02, 2012, 06:31:25 AM
Thanks. I don't know any of those recordings and will check them out. Wind music is woefully underrepresented in the classical repertoire, IMO. If only Beethoven (and Mozart and Haydn) had played flute or oboe....  Imagine, 16 Beethoven woodwind quintets!
I recently ripped the CPO box of Reicha wind quintets. I was doing some listening throughout and really enjoyed what I heard. I was bit nervous getting so much chamber wind music, but I think I will enjoy them. That might be something to consider as well.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 02, 2012, 06:46:50 AM
I recently ripped the CPO box of Reicha wind quintets. I was doing some listening throughout and really enjoyed what I heard. I was bit nervous getting so much chamber wind music, but I think I will enjoy them. That might be something to consider as well.

They are wonderful music. I have a 2CD set on Hyperion (Prague Winds??) and a couple of Naxos disks (Michael Thompson Quintet), but would really like that cpo, or even to try out some of those Westwood disks. Reicha was the King of the Wind 5tet!

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 02, 2012, 07:31:08 AM
I recently ripped the CPO box of Reicha wind quintets.

They are wonderful music. I have a 2CD set on Hyperion (Prague Winds??) and a couple of Naxos disks (Michael Thompson Quintet), but would really like that cpo

That Reicha box was one of my first purchases from JPC after I retired in 1991. They didn't have a web presence of course but did have a couple of retail stores (a large one in Bremen where my sister-in-law lived) and a monthly catalogue for mail orders. A friend of mine subscribed and got me hooked on JPC. The Reicha box was offered one month as a special: DM2.50 per disc or the equivalent today of 12 Euro for the 10 CDs ..an insane bargain, especially then when big cheap boxes were rare. It goes for, what? about 50 Euro now? That's still a bargain though: the music is wonderful...especially spread out over twenty years  :D

Sarge

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 02, 2012, 09:12:26 AM
That Reicha box was one of my first purchases from JPC after I retired in 1991. They didn't have a web presence of course but did have a couple of retail stores (a large one in Bremen where my sister-in-law lived) and a monthly catalogue for mail orders. A friend of mine subscribed and got me hooked on JPC. The Reicha box was offered one month as a special: DM2.50 per disc or the equivalent today of 12 Euro for the 10 CDs ..an insane bargain, especially then when big cheap boxes were rare. It goes for, what? about 50 Euro now? That's still a bargain though: the music is wonderful...especially spread out over twenty years  :D

Sarge

Yes that sure was a bargain. Although now it can be had new from Amazon themselves for ~$70, which is a big drop from where it used to be. To the point where I figure to pick it up before it goes OOP.  :)

I really do like that Hyperion version though; too bad they don't appear to have expanded on it.

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on October 02, 2012, 09:31:12 AM
Yes that sure was a bargain. Although now it can be had new from Amazon themselves for ~$70, which is a big drop from where it used to be. To the point where I figure to pick it up before it goes OOP.  :)

I really do like that Hyperion version though; too bad they don't appear to have expanded on it.

8)

That Reicha box was one of my first purchases from JPC after I retired in 1991. They didn't have a web presence of course but did have a couple of retail stores (a large one in Bremen where my sister-in-law lived) and a monthly catalogue for mail orders. A friend of mine subscribed and got me hooked on JPC. The Reicha box was offered one month as a special: DM2.50 per disc or the equivalent today of 12 Euro for the 10 CDs ..an insane bargain, especially then when big cheap boxes were rare. It goes for, what? about 50 Euro now? That's still a bargain though: the music is wonderful...especially spread out over twenty years  :D

Sarge



I recently ripped the CPO box of Reicha wind quintets. I was doing some listening throughout and really enjoyed what I heard. I was bit nervous getting so much chamber wind music, but I think I will enjoy them. That might be something to consider as well.

Please do enlighten me with your favorites. I am partial to the minor keys. I'd love to start and finish with the cream though! :-* danker
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 02, 2012, 06:02:59 PM
That Reicha box was one of my first purchases from JPC after I retired in 1991. They didn't have a web presence of course but did have a couple of retail stores (a large one in Bremen where my sister-in-law lived) and a monthly catalogue for mail orders. A friend of mine subscribed and got me hooked on JPC. The Reicha box was offered one month as a special: DM2.50 per disc or the equivalent today of 12 Euro for the 10 CDs ..an insane bargain, especially then when big cheap boxes were rare. It goes for, what? about 50 Euro now? That's still a bargain though: the music is wonderful...especially spread out over twenty years  :D

Sarge


Great story! At that price, I would love it too! :) I got it for a decent $50. JPC's shipping would have meant waiting until I accumulated enough stuff to make it worth it, and saving a couple bucks wasn't worth it anymore. The only negative is the sheer size of the set as they pack it in 10 regular size disc cases and put a carboard box around it (still). It's big - several times bigger than the Beethoven/Gilels box with only one disc difference!  Of course, the music sounds the same!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on October 05, 2012, 09:28:09 AM
I have quite a large order of CDs on the way and this CDCDCD was pretty rabid last night:

-Tcherepnin: The Symphonies & Piano Concertos, Lan Shui, Singapore Symphony Orch., 4-CDs, BIS
-Hayasaka: Piano Concerto, Ancient Dances, Dmitry Yablonsky, Russian Philharmonic Orch., Naxos
-Moroi: Symphony No. 3, Two Symphonic Movements, Takuo Yuasa, National Symphony Orch. of Ireland, Naxos
-Hashimoto: Symphony No. 2, Three Wasan, Takuo Yuasa, Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia, Naxos
-Yamada: Nagauta Symphony, Inno Meiji, Takuo Yuasa, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orch., Naxos
-Matsumura: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, To the Night of Gethsemane, Takuo Yuasa, RTE National Symphony Orch., Naxos
-Ohki: Symphony No. 5 "Hiroshima," Japanese Rhapsody, Takuo Yuasa, New Japan Philharmonic, Naxos
-Yashiro: Piano Concerto, Symphony, Takuo Yuasa, Ulster Orchestra, Naxos
-Mayuzumi: Mandala Symphony, Bugaku, etc., Takuo Yuasa, New Zealand Symphony Orch., Naxos
-Akutagawa: Ellora Symphony; Trinita Sinfonica, Rhapsody, Takuo Yuasa, New Zealand Symphony Orch., Naxos
-Ranjbaran: Persian Trilogy, JoAnn Falletta, London Symphony Orchestra, Delos
-Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition, Night On Bald Mountain, Ernest Ansermet, Orch De La Suisse Romande, Decca
-Roussel/Dukas/Chausson: Various Works, Ernest Ansermet, Orch De La Suisse Romande, 2-CDs, Decca
-Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, Ernest Ansermet, Orch De La Suisse Romande, Decca
-Honegger: Symphonies 2 & 3, Pacific 231, Ernese Ansermet, Orch De La Suisse Romande, 2-CDs, Decca
-Prokofiev: Violin Concertos, Arabelle Steinbacher, Vasily Petrenko, Russian National Orch., Hybrid SACD, PentaTone
-Honegger:Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher, Serge Baudo, Czech Philharmonic, Supraphon
-Honegger: Symphony No. 4, Christmas Cantata, Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic, LPO's own label
-Honegger: Symphony No. 3 "Liturgique," Pacific 231, etc., Takuo Yuasa, New Zealand Symphony Orch., Naxos
-Ravel: Various Orchestral Works, Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orch., RCA
-Honegger: Le Dit Des Jeux Du Monde, other works, Arturo Tamayo, Orch. Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Timpani
-Honegger: Symphonies 1 & 3, Dennis Russel Davies, Basel Symphony Orch., orchestra's own label
-Nielsen: Symphonies 2 & 3, Alan Gilbert, NY Philharmonic, Hybrid SACD, Dacapo

This should keep me busy for awhile. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on November 17, 2012, 10:15:41 AM
After just purchasing 22 CDs and CD sets for $350 (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,13.msg663145.html#msg663145), I'm going officially cold turkey for the rest of 2012 and possibly for the first half of 2013. I'll be buying in 2013 if there's a sale on a premium label which takes up a big chunk of my wishlist, like Supraphon, Grand Piano, Alia Vox, or actually Sony.

And lo, Presto has a massive sale on Alia Vox CDs! There are 8 on my wishlist. And they put Ambroisie on sale, which means I could get 6 CDs of Rousset playing Bach for $32 and fill a gaping hole in my collection. And they have Supraphon and Linn on sale too, and a deep discount on pre-orders for the new Pollini DG box sets! Ugh, I hate suffering from CDCDCD!!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on November 17, 2012, 11:30:43 AM
And lo, Presto has a massive sale on Alia Vox CDs! There are 8 on my wishlist. And they put Ambroisie on sale, which means I could get 6 CDs of Rousset playing Bach for $32 and fill a gaping hole in my collection. And they have Supraphon and Linn on sale too, and a deep discount on pre-orders for the new Pollini DG box sets!

That's the spirit, Brian! And don't forget Europadisc's 24-hour offers that is going to last another two or three weeks.


P.S.: The Rousset Bach box is on Naive and has been available for about the same price at Amazon for some time. ;) [EDIT: Please disregard the first part. I didn't know the two labels were related.]
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD): ALERT!!ALERT!!
Post by: snyprrr on January 21, 2013, 09:17:52 PM
OK, well, I've finally done it. I BOUGHT A CD I ALREADY HAD!! :o :o

This comes as quite a shock, for, I seriously don't do this,... and, especially this particular cd,... I'm dumbfounded. It's just a cheap little cd, but,... I already had it?? Whaaat??? It's the Wuorinen/Harvey/Peterson String Quartets cd on Koch, btw.

Well, didn't I find a cd recently that I WAS going to order, but then found. And now this. Wait, that was the OTHER Koch/Wuorinen cd!! :o :o

THAT does it. >:D >:D


And here I thought I was in the clear. ??? ??? ???

Having an 'extra' cd around is a CDCDCD trigger I hadn't thought of, but, right now I don't feel so good.


I think I will throw them in tomorrow's trash and be done with my folly. 8) It's the only way?

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: bigshot on January 21, 2013, 11:02:16 PM
You could always duplicate your collection so you can have a copy at home and a copy in your car! This could be the start of something big(ger)!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD): ALERT!!ALERT!!
Post by: The new erato on January 22, 2013, 12:55:41 AM
OK, well, I've finally done it. I BOUGHT A CD I ALREADY HAD!! :o :o

This comes as quite a shock, for, I seriously don't do this,... and, especially this particular cd,... I'm dumbfounded. It's just a cheap little cd, but,... I already had it?? Whaaat??? It's the Wuorinen/Harvey/Peterson String Quartets cd on Koch, btw.

Well, didn't I find a cd recently that I WAS going to order, but then found. And now this. Wait, that was the OTHER Koch/Wuorinen cd!! :o :o

THAT does it. >:D >:D


And here I thought I was in the clear. ??? ??? ???

Having an 'extra' cd around is a CDCDCD trigger I hadn't thought of, but, right now I don't feel so good.


I think I will throw them in tomorrow's trash and be done with my folly. 8) It's the only way?
I managed to buy 2 copies of John Joubert string quartets, as well as 2 copies of Rozsa orchestral music vol 1 on Chandos, and I think it may have happened on other occasions as well, these two being the most recent.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD): ALERT!!ALERT!!
Post by: Octo_Russ on January 22, 2013, 03:51:55 AM
OK, well, I've finally done it. I BOUGHT A CD I ALREADY HAD!! :o :o

Oh oh, is this first symptom of CDCDCD?, because if so, i might be developing the disease, i've actually done this two or three times, i've even been searching for several years for that OOP rare CD, only to one day find it in my own collection YIKES!, i would have snapped up a second copy.

But i ONLY have 1700 discs, that can't possibly be CDCDCD territory, i think i'll put it down to amnesia instead, yes that's it, i'm just getting old.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD): ALERT!!ALERT!!
Post by: snyprrr on January 22, 2013, 10:26:13 AM
Oh oh, is this first symptom of CDCDCD?, because if so, i might be developing the disease, i've actually done this two or three times, i've even been searching for several years for that OOP rare CD, only to one day find it in my own collection YIKES!, i would have snapped up a second copy.

But i ONLY have 1700 discs, that can't possibly be CDCDCD territory, i think i'll put it down to amnesia instead, yes that's it, i'm just getting old.

My CDCDCD has quite improved, but THIS is something new and disturbing. I don't see it happening again though.

What was especially disturbing was how I was frantically trying to find cheap copies. Had I spent anything over $10, I'd be reeeally trying to get an appointment with the shrink, haha.


And (OK, IT'S AN HOUR later and I don't remember what to say)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 16, 2013, 06:36:47 AM
One cd all year so far. And it was 'Required By the Rules', so, it wasn't really a choice, so, really, I have reached a certain plateau of acceptable listening each day, so I have no real need. No money either, and that's probably the only reason, though, my List is pretty well filled with pure vanity items, gilding lilies.

mm?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 16, 2013, 06:43:37 AM
You'll be relieved to know that, at this point, I've listened to all of my Piston backlog.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on May 01, 2013, 07:24:53 PM
I can say that over the past few days I've seen my CDCDCD in full throttle. Here's the outcome of this most debilitating of mental illnesses:

-Leifs: Elegies and other chamber works, Bernard Wilkinson, Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, various soloists, Smekkleysa
-Flagello: Violin Concerto, Symphonic Aria, orchestral songs, Elmar Oliveira, John McLaughlin Williams, National Radio Symphony of Ukraine, Artek
-Flagello: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, Credendum, Overtures, Elmar Oliveira, Tatjana Rankovich, David Amos, Slovak Philharmonic Orch., Artek
-Flagello: Symphony No. 1, Sea Cliffs, other works, David Amos, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Naxos
-Flagello: Piano Concerto No. 1, Concerto Sinfonico, Dante's Farewell, Tatjana Rankovich, John McLaughlin Williams, National RSO of Ukraine, Naxos
-Flagello: Missa Sinfonica, Rosner: Symphony No. 5, John McLaughlin Williams, National RSO of Ukraine, Naxos
-Gould: Symphony No. 2, various composers, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Harris: Symphony No. 2, Gould: Symphony No. 3, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Harris: Symphony No. 11, other composers, Ian Hobson, Sinfonia Varsovia, Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Gould: Interplay, Concerto for Orchestra, etc., David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Gould: Piano Concerto, StringMusic, etc., Randall Hodgkinson, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Petrassi: Partita, Divertimento, etc., Francesco La Vecchia, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Naxos
-Petrassi: Piano Concerto, Partita, Alfonso Alberti, Arturo Tamayo, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Dallapiccola: Orchestral Music, Pascal Rophe, Orchestra Sinfonico Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Karabits: Concertos for Orchestra Nos. 1-3, Kirill Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony Orch., Naxos
-Preston: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 4, Gregory Fulkerson, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Sony (classic 1958 performance reissued/remastered)
-Shchedrin: Anna Karenia, Yuri Simonov, Bolshoi Theatre Orch., 2-CDs, Melodiya
-Shchedrin: The Seagull, Alexander Lazarev, Bolshoi Theatre Orch., 2-CDs, Melodiya
-Barber: Piano Concerto, Three Essays,Giampaolo Nuti, Daniel Kawka, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Chavez: Piano Concerto, other works, Jorge Frederico Osorio, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional De Mexico, Cedille Records
-Rachmaninov: The Bells, various other composers, Jose Serebrier, various soloists, Russian National Orchestra, Warner Classics
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 01, 2013, 08:07:21 PM
I can say that over the past few days I've seen my CDCDCD in full throttle. Here's the outcome of this most debilitating of mental illnesses:

-Leifs: Elegies and other chamber works, Bernard Wilkinson, Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, various soloists, Smekkleysa
-Flagello: Violin Concerto, Symphonic Aria, orchestral songs, Elmar Oliveira, John McLaughlin Williams, National Radio Symphony of Ukraine, Artek
-Flagello: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, Credendum, Overtures, Elmar Oliveira, Tatjana Rankovich, David Amos, Slovak Philharmonic Orch., Artek
-Flagello: Symphony No. 1, Sea Cliffs, other works, David Amos, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Naxos
-Flagello: Piano Concerto No. 1, Concerto Sinfonico, Dante's Farewell, Tatjana Rankovich, John McLaughlin Williams, National RSO of Ukraine, Naxos
-Flagello: Missa Sinfonica, Rosner: Symphony No. 5, John McLaughlin Williams, National RSO of Ukraine, Naxos
-Gould: Symphony No. 2, various composers, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Harris: Symphony No. 2, Gould: Symphony No. 3, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Harris: Symphony No. 11, other composers, Ian Hobson, Sinfonia Varsovia, Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Gould: Interplay, Concerto for Orchestra, etc., David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Gould: Piano Concerto, StringMusic, etc., Randall Hodgkinson, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Petrassi: Partita, Divertimento, etc., Francesco La Vecchia, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Naxos
-Petrassi: Piano Concerto, Partita, Alfonso Alberti, Arturo Tamayo, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Dallapiccola: Orchestral Music, Pascal Rophe, Orchestra Sinfonico Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Karabits: Concertos for Orchestra Nos. 1-3, Kirill Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony Orch., Naxos
-Preston: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 4, Gregory Fulkerson, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Sony (classic 1958 performance reissued/remastered)
-Shchedrin: Anna Karenia, Yuri Simonov, Bolshoi Theatre Orch., 2-CDs, Melodiya
-Shchedrin: The Seagull, Alexander Lazarev, Bolshoi Theatre Orch., 2-CDs, Melodiya
-Barber: Piano Concerto, Three Essays,Giampaolo Nuti, Daniel Kawka, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Chavez: Piano Concerto, other works, Jorge Frederico Osorio, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional De Mexico, Cedille Records
-Rachmaninov: The Bells, various other composers, Jose Serebrier, various soloists, Russian National Orchestra, Warner Classics

I'm guessing at full price? Gulp.

I'm impressed, but I doubt the girls will be, haha. Welcome to nights alone haha! btw- You'll probably snooze to the Chavez, haven't you heard it's a snorefest? Or?...

Still only bought one cd this year. I want to... oooooo... just one... or... four, yea, four or five. Five Max, that's all I want.... ooooooo.... uh, I think I caME. :-[ ::) :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on May 01, 2013, 08:21:13 PM
I'm guessing at full price? Gulp.

I'm impressed, but I doubt the girls will be, haha. Welcome to nights alone haha! btw- You'll probably snooze to the Chavez, haven't you heard it's a snorefest? Or?...

Still only bought one cd this year. I want to... oooooo... just one... or... four, yea, four or five. Five Max, that's all I want.... ooooooo.... uh, I think I caME. :-[ ::) :-\

Nope, not full price or I wouldn't have bought them. :) I've heard a little of the Chavez PC before I bought it and loved it. Can't wait to hear more. Plus, I'm a big fan of his music anyway. Too bad more of it hasn't been committed to record.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on May 01, 2013, 09:42:44 PM
I can say that over the past few days I've seen my CDCDCD in full throttle. Here's the outcome of this most debilitating of mental illnesses:

-Leifs: Elegies and other chamber works, Bernard Wilkinson, Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, various soloists, Smekkleysa
-Flagello: Violin Concerto, Symphonic Aria, orchestral songs, Elmar Oliveira, John McLaughlin Williams, National Radio Symphony of Ukraine, Artek
-Flagello: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, Credendum, Overtures, Elmar Oliveira, Tatjana Rankovich, David Amos, Slovak Philharmonic Orch., Artek
-Flagello: Symphony No. 1, Sea Cliffs, other works, David Amos, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Naxos
-Flagello: Piano Concerto No. 1, Concerto Sinfonico, Dante's Farewell, Tatjana Rankovich, John McLaughlin Williams, National RSO of Ukraine, Naxos
-Flagello: Missa Sinfonica, Rosner: Symphony No. 5, John McLaughlin Williams, National RSO of Ukraine, Naxos
-Gould: Symphony No. 2, various composers, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Harris: Symphony No. 2, Gould: Symphony No. 3, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Harris: Symphony No. 11, other composers, Ian Hobson, Sinfonia Varsovia, Hybrid SACD, Albany Records
-Gould: Interplay, Concerto for Orchestra, etc., David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Gould: Piano Concerto, StringMusic, etc., Randall Hodgkinson, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Petrassi: Partita, Divertimento, etc., Francesco La Vecchia, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Naxos
-Petrassi: Piano Concerto, Partita, Alfonso Alberti, Arturo Tamayo, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Dallapiccola: Orchestral Music, Pascal Rophe, Orchestra Sinfonico Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Karabits: Concertos for Orchestra Nos. 1-3, Kirill Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony Orch., Naxos
-Preston: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 4, Gregory Fulkerson, David Allan Miller, Albany Symphony Orch., Albany Records
-Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Sony (classic 1958 performance reissued/remastered)
-Shchedrin: Anna Karenia, Yuri Simonov, Bolshoi Theatre Orch., 2-CDs, Melodiya
-Shchedrin: The Seagull, Alexander Lazarev, Bolshoi Theatre Orch., 2-CDs, Melodiya
-Barber: Piano Concerto, Three Essays,Giampaolo Nuti, Daniel Kawka, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Stradivarius
-Chavez: Piano Concerto, other works, Jorge Frederico Osorio, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional De Mexico, Cedille Records
-Rachmaninov: The Bells, various other composers, Jose Serebrier, various soloists, Russian National Orchestra, Warner Classics
You held on admirably for longer than I originally had thought, but when you went bust you did it in style.

I have never thought abstinence was a good solution and currentkly don't buy more than I reasonably comfortably can digest. But those big sets are a bummer when they come along. 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on May 02, 2013, 05:24:48 AM
You held on admirably for longer than I originally had thought, but when you went bust you did it in style.

I have never thought abstinence was a good solution and currentkly don't buy more than I reasonably comfortably can digest. But those big sets are a bummer when they come along.

Thanks, erato. I'm probably going to hold off buying anything for awhile since I have so much coming right now.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sandra on May 02, 2013, 09:00:15 AM
Spotted a used CD store in my neighborhood and they're racially giving away a buncha great CDs for a dollar each (sometimes even for less!). If funny how classical music CDs are treated in these kind of places... It's like the cheapest product they have to offer, they'll even give some away for free to clear space... Pop music is being sold like hot cakes though. This might be the last time I give in to my CDCDCD. ))
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 02, 2013, 09:04:00 AM
Spotted a used CD store in my neighborhood and they're racially giving away a buncha great CDs for a dollar each (sometimes even for less!). If funny how classical music CDs are treated in these kind of places... It's like the cheapest product they have to offer, they'll even give some away for free to clear space... Pop music is being sold like hot cakes though. This might be the last time I give in to my CDCDCD. ))

Not sure how one "racially" gives things away, nonetheless I am jealous of your good fortune. It is hard to even find a used CD store around here any longer. :-\

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on May 02, 2013, 09:20:47 AM
Not sure how one "racially" gives things away, nonetheless I am jealous of your good fortune.
Well, isn't it obvious? Using what passes for "reasoning" among the ill-educated these days: most people who like classical music are white, therefore classical music is racist. ;)

Re. CDetc: Looking over my Amazon orders recently, during February and March I avoided GMG and bought only 1 CD. Since returning less than a month ago, I've bought 8 titles, including two CD boxsets and one blu-ray Ring cycle.  :o  ;D

P.S. Sandra -- welcome to GMG. I don't know you and you don't know me, so perhaps I should state overtly that I'm not insinuating anything about you, just making a joke.  Nor am I insinuating anything about you by offering this explanation which probably seems unnecessary ... but I have learned that some people are so predispositioned to imagine insults and take offense that one can't be too careful.  ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 02, 2013, 09:22:36 AM
I figured it was a typo, though I haven't guessed what Sandra meant.

There's got to be a joke somewhere with racially as a misspelling for rashly . . . .
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on May 02, 2013, 09:22:53 AM
I bet it was an iPhone autocorrect!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 02, 2013, 09:23:35 AM
Re. CDetc: Looking over my Amazon orders recently, during February and March I avoided GMG and bought only 1 CD. Since returning less than a month ago, I've bought 8 titles, including two CD boxsets and one blu-ray Ring cycle.  :o ;D

I feel you, friend!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on May 02, 2013, 09:27:26 AM
I feel you, friend!
Yeah, but do you feel this:

(http://boxset.ru/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/haydn_edition_150.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on May 02, 2013, 09:28:18 AM
I bet it was an iPhone autocorrect!
Hah! Note my Windows and Android phones are guilty of the same. ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 02, 2013, 09:30:25 AM
Yeah, but do you feel this:

(http://boxset.ru/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/haydn_edition_150.jpg)

I can believe it, which is not quite the same thing, of course : )
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 02, 2013, 10:03:40 AM
Yeah, but do you feel this:

(http://boxset.ru/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/haydn_edition_150.jpg)

I have two of those. No brag, just fact.  :)

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sandra on May 02, 2013, 10:48:32 AM
Not sure how one "racially" gives things away, nonetheless I am jealous of your good fortune. It is hard to even find a used CD store around here any longer. :-\

8)

Sorry about the typo. (I had spelled the word "basically" with one "l" and rather than add the extra "l" I accidentally clicked on the wrong auto-correct suggestion.) It's still funny how a tactful discussion about racial issues was starting to follow.  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sandra on May 02, 2013, 10:54:04 AM

P.S. Sandra -- welcome to GMG. I don't know you and you don't know me, so perhaps I should state overtly that I'm not insinuating anything about you, just making a joke.  Nor am I insinuating anything about you by offering this explanation which probably seems unnecessary ... but I have learned that some people are so predispositioned to imagine insults and take offense that one can't be too careful.  ;)

Thanks for the welcome. I've been on this forum for years now... Just haven't participated that much. (Wish I had more time to be more active here.)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 02, 2013, 12:37:40 PM
Sorry about the typo. (I had spelled the word "basically" with one "l" and rather than add the extra "l" I accidentally clicked on the wrong auto-correct suggestion.) It's still funny how a tactful discussion about racial issues was starting to follow.  :)

:D  Oh, basically!!  I couldn't imagine the actual target word.   Don'tcha just love spell-check?  My personal favorite came from Microsoft Word way back in the Windows 98 version of it, when I was writing a letter to a person at work (no email for us back then!) and it wasn't sure about his name, Rodney, and promptly suggested 'rodent' in its place. I still grin today when I consider that. How did it know?    :) :)

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on May 02, 2013, 12:53:23 PM
Dear Rodent ...

Hard to see how things could go otherwise than downhill after such an auspicious beginning.  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sandra on May 02, 2013, 12:55:43 PM
Don'tcha just love spell-check?  My personal favorite came from Microsoft Word way back in the Windows 98 version of it, when I was writing a letter to a person at work (no email for us back then!) and it wasn't sure about his name, Rodney, and promptly suggested 'rodent' in its place. I still grin today when I consider that. How did it know?    :) :)

8)

That's funny. As annoying as spell-check can be sometimes, it feels like a part of my brain is missing when there is no spell-check. For easy, quick access, I often use Notepad (it doesn't have spell-check) to write quick essays, and I find myself foolishly unsure even when spelling the simplest words. I've relied on it for too long and dropping it now makes me paranoid about words I couldn't possibly misspell.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 02, 2013, 01:08:43 PM
That's funny. As annoying as spell-check can be sometimes, it feels like a part of my brain is missing when there is no spell-check. For easy, quick access, I often use Notepad (it doesn't have spell-check) to write quick essays, and I find myself foolishly unsure even when spelling the simplest words. I've relied on it for too long and dropping it now makes me paranoid about words I couldn't possibly misspell.

I think you've likely nailed the cause, anyway. Even a good speller or arithmetic whiz will, with lack of practice, begin to lose the sure knowledge that comes from freehand writing or ciphering. For younger folks, who never even had this unaided experience, I suspect they would be entirely lost without their digital buddies. I still write with a certain amount of assurance, but when I have to calculate, even though I am good at it, I usually check my results in a spreadsheet cell. It's embarrassing....  :-[

8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidRoss on May 02, 2013, 02:36:18 PM
But it's gotta be right -- spell-check says so!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: knight66 on May 04, 2013, 11:29:29 PM
Being badly dyslexic, I am eternally grateful for spellcheckers, though i wish they did not automatically impose American spelling on me. I have burrowed into the bowels of my machine to turn off predictive text. So many times I have sent something without reading through only to then see the machine had betrayed me again! So, now sentences that don't make sense are all my own doing.

Mike
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on May 11, 2013, 07:07:54 AM
AMAZON RAISED THEIR SHIPPING TO $3.99?!?!?!?!?
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Well, if I wasn't cured already...

That hit me like an impacted colon! >:D


So, I have spent the last of my unemployment money on a ROGER SESSIONS CD!!!!!!!! Don't nobody ever question my street cred again!!! 8) That's right, when the chips were down, did I buy milk, gas, or booze?,... NO!, I bought a Roger Sessions Symphony. Apparently that's how I rolled on this planet. :-[ ::) :-[ ::)

Still, it's only the second cd of the year, and it's Sessions, so, I think we can conclude that I have conqu
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on July 18, 2013, 05:24:59 AM
Here, pencils. You're not alone.




As for me, it almost looks as though my purchasing days are.... somewhat over. Yea, and I've just started getting a hankering for some new listening, but have nooooooooooooooooo funds. Except for a few 'mandatory' purchases this year (including my first two dvds), I am thankful that I got to a certain level with The Library, so that I'm not totally left out in the cold. It wooould be nice...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: pencils on July 18, 2013, 07:09:22 AM
Here, pencils. You're not alone.


Found it, snyprrr. yes, I suffer from this. I have spent scary amounts of money over the years, and have had CD's coming out of my ears. I am more than a little OCD about having to own anything that I don't have and 'maybe even just might one day' fancy the look of. I have almost stopped buying new CDs ... if I can help it. Downloading is the way to go, although sadly I am collecting d/ls far more quickly than I ever collected physical CDs due to the possibility of not always having to pay. As for many, funds are also tight in this neck of the woods, so I am forced to buy less. Hallelujah for other ways of feeding my problem.

I have - wait for it, and admittedly mostly digital copies - over 25,000 non-classical albums (lots and lots of metal). It is ridiculous. I haven't started counting the classical stuff, but thankfully it is nowhere near that figure. I still won't live long enough to listen to all of it, and I hope to get another 30 years.

Bleh.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on July 18, 2013, 07:38:56 AM
I am completely cured of CDCDCD. I no longer buy CDs for myself. I only buy them for my five year old daughter, as future inheritance. This way there is no inheritance tax and she can listen to them or sell them as antique.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 18, 2013, 08:19:49 AM
Daddy, why did you leave this to me? It's not Beethoven!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on July 18, 2013, 08:22:11 AM
Daddy, why did you leave this to me? It's not Beethoven!

You forgot that she has graduated to Mahler and Boulez!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 18, 2013, 08:27:22 AM
Oh, I was forgetting, indeed!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Beorn on July 18, 2013, 09:05:06 AM
The people in this thread should visit The Shed.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on July 18, 2013, 09:06:44 AM
The people in this thread should visit The Shed.

Isn't the vaccine stored there?  :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Beorn on July 18, 2013, 10:02:29 AM
Isn't the vaccine stored there?  :o

It'll CDCDCDure what ails ya!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on July 18, 2013, 10:10:35 AM
Isn't the vaccine stored there?  :o

No, you simply get a LOT more space to shelve! ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 01, 2013, 09:08:52 PM
 >:D >:D >:D!!!DIE WELLS FARGO DIE!!! >:D >:D >:D


So I'm going at it with the second bank guy, and her used the word 'relationship' like 30 times, and I'm fed up, and he's going on, "We just want to build a relationship with you,"

And I said, "I JUST WANT TO FUCK YOU ON THE WEEKENDS!!"

And he looked shocked and said, "Oh, we don't want THAT kind of relationship."

 >:D >:Dgaaaahhhh >:D >:D

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
So, anyhow, sure wish I could buy something to listen to...waaaah. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on August 01, 2013, 09:17:42 PM
>:D >:D >:D!!!DIE WELLS FARGO DIE!!! >:D >:D >:D


So I'm going at it with the second bank guy, and her used the word 'relationship' like 30 times, and I'm fed up, and he's going on, "We just want to build a relationship with you,"

And I said, "I JUST WANT TO FUCK YOU ON THE WEEKENDS!!"

And he looked shocked and said, "Oh, we don't want THAT kind of relationship."

 >:D >:Dgaaaahhhh >:D >:D

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
So, anyhow, sure wish I could buy something to listen to...waaaah. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Sounds like you do need the kind of relationship being offered 30 times...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 03, 2013, 04:36:29 AM
And I said, "I JUST WANT TO FUCK YOU ON THE WEEKENDS!!"
You bank at Wells Fargo?  ???
Seems like they would have said this to you and then added as an afterthought, "Well, hey, maybe not just the weekends- maybe every day. And not just you- the whole country, too!"
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on August 03, 2013, 06:33:36 AM
You bank at Wells Fargo?  ???
Seems like they would have said this to you and then added as an afterthought, "Well, hey, maybe not just the weekends- maybe every day. And not just you- the whole country, too!"

They like to THINK they're a 17 year old virgin!!

And, no, I don't bank at WF... anymore! (should be WtF!!)

ugh :(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on September 19, 2013, 06:38:22 AM
I haven't purchased any classical music - CDs or downloads - in over two months. Records show my last purchase on July 11.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on September 19, 2013, 07:00:01 AM
I haven't purchased any classical music - CDs or downloads - in over two months. Records show my last purchase on July 11.

So how many discs did you receive for reviews? 0:)

Anyway, to compensate, I have 'checked out' a couple of times already this month (although one of them is sort of iffy in terms of availability of stock -- but it's the action that matters, right?). And I have plans for the month end as well. All this in spite of the battered and bruised Rupee.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 19, 2013, 07:15:23 AM
I haven't purchased any classical music - CDs or downloads - in over two months. Records show my last purchase on July 11.

By choice or necessity?

My POWER to BuyItNow! has been taken (given?) away. Thankfully, I CDCDCD'd The Library into a place where I feel it tapered nicely, so that I haven't any obsessive desire for 70mins. of music. I bought all the cheap stuff I could; now everything's starting to get expensive. What happens when AnyBook is the only place that has your 'Rare Need'? Look 'em up- they routinely charge $$$100s for just about anything.

I wooould like to make a new LIST though, haha!!

Sex, on the other hand, would be nice. :'( :( :blank: or just,,, some :'(... snugglin :'( :'( waaaah :'( :'(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 19, 2013, 07:44:32 AM
I haven't purchased any classical music - CDs or downloads - in over two months. Records show my last purchase on July 11.
Congrats! I am at about 5.5 months. I think I will wait until six months and then celebrate it with an order! That seems appropriate. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on September 19, 2013, 09:54:40 AM
Brian, are you a professional reviewer? How can I read them?
Brian writes for MusicWeb
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2013/Mar13/Mendelssohn_Violin_Concertos_8572662.htm
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2013/Jan13/Get_happy_30011.htm
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on September 19, 2013, 09:55:22 AM
Brian, are you a professional reviewer? How can I read them?

I write reviews over at MusicWeb (http://musicweb-international.com/). I'd call it semi-pro - I treat it like a real job, but only get paid in CDs. And to answer Navneeth's question, since I last made a purchase, I've sent my editors reviews of 17 CDs, including one six-CD box set (so, 22?). These are all indeed CDs either I was sent for free or downloaded for free!

You can't sort by author, Annie, but there are a lot of folks worth reading at MW. There's also a download column (http://musicweb-international.com/classrev/2013/Sept13/DL_News_2013_12.htm) worth checking every 2-3 weeks; if you click on that one, I've got 4-5 writeups at the bottom.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on September 19, 2013, 09:57:41 AM
I write reviews over at MusicWeb (http://musicweb-international.com/). I'd call it semi-pro - I treat it like a real job, but only get paid in CDs. And to answer Navneeth's question, since I last made a purchase, I've sent my editors reviews of 17 CDs, including one six-CD box set (so, 22?). These are all indeed CDs either I was sent for free or downloaded for free!

You can't sort by author, Annie, but there are a lot of folks worth reading at MW. There's also a download column (http://musicweb-international.com/classrev/2013/Sept13/DL_News_2013_12.htm) worth checking every 2-3 weeks; if you click on that one, I've got 4-5 writeups at the bottom.
That's not much of a difference, though -otherwise you'd just have to choose the CDs you buy with the same money  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on September 19, 2013, 11:42:00 AM
Thanks. ...and good bartering  ;)
Yeah, I've gotten stacks of stuff. Switched to downloads because there's not enough space in my place!

Congrats! I am at about 5.5 months. I think I will wait until six months and then celebrate it with an order! That seems appropriate. :)

6 months?! I have to wait until 2014?! Actually, feeling pretty good about it right now, not many things on my shopping list that have any urgency to them. Can probably make it for another month or two.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 20, 2013, 05:59:43 AM
Read your personal blog last night, it's fun. Maybe you should write more frequently  :)

This.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on September 20, 2013, 06:13:50 AM
This.
+1.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Opus106 on September 20, 2013, 06:24:34 AM
+1.

.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ibanezmonster on September 22, 2013, 04:51:10 PM
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(http://www.wa.fi/customers/lifepeople/Image/Home/Hands%20pointing%20up_dreamstime_9985093.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on September 26, 2013, 06:46:32 PM
Made it out of the Used Store unscathed. Some good deals speakin' to me though! They was ssspeakin'!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Artem on September 27, 2013, 05:49:23 PM
I think I have a problem with buying too many cds. But the biggest concern for me is that I don't have the time to listen to things that I buy. I try to limit mysefl with purchases, because i think giving a cd one listen is not fair. At the same time there are alway so many things that I want to check out. And it is very hard for me recently to find a good balance acquring music and having the time to listen to it.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on December 18, 2013, 10:54:42 AM


I will try to persuade the American Psychological Association to officially accept this condition as a disease and give it an official code. This way, sufferers of this dreadful condition will be covered by insurance for treatment and, if my recommended treatment is accepted, then… vouchers
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: 71 dB on January 03, 2014, 12:43:37 PM
Since the new year began, I have been putting all the CDs bought 2013 in their places. Until now these CDs have been all over the place, on the floor, on tables, on my midi keayboard etc. I still have a pile of 27 Naxos CDs on the floor. Looks like I have 15 cm room in my shelf.  :-\

I love classival music but I also hate it. Without classical music I wouldn't have any problems with CDs. The amount of classical music is just too much. Too many composers, too many works and too many performances available! The amount of ridiculously cheap bargains is insane! I could use MORE money on music but the consumption of shelf space is disastrous not to mention time limitations. It's not about money. It's about shelf space and time (spacetime  ;D )

I think I will be buying some Elder's Elgar discs this year, but that's pretty much it! Maybe I filter all "bad" CDs away to make room. I need to listen to more the CDs I have. The 170 CD Mozart box, Suzuki's Bach Cantatas, William Christie's Charpentier Médée, etc. So much to listen to! 

Popular music is so much easier in this sense. There's only a few artists I like and they put new music out at slow pace, typically a new album every other year. I love popular music for that and I hate it for being 99 % crap.  ::)

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 01:23:13 PM
Rules for 2014:

1. Don't buy it if it's available on Spotify.

2. Concentrate on the hundreds of albums you already own instead of buying new ones.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on January 03, 2014, 01:34:45 PM
1. Don't buy it if it's available on Spotify.
I have this rule, but for Naxos Music Library. It recently backfired when all of Sony was added to NML after I collected like 30 of the super duper cheap Sony box sets.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 01:34:53 PM
I love popular music for that and I hate it for being 99 % crap.  ::)

Everything's 99% crap.  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 01:35:48 PM
I have this rule, but for Naxos Music Library. It recently backfired when all of Sony was added to NML after I collected like 30 of the super duper cheap Sony box sets.

Well, how could you have known?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on January 03, 2014, 01:46:38 PM
Well, how could you have known?
Yeah! I also dropped $200 on Harmonia Mundi CDs, but I don't regret that, because they're really good and also it took several years for Harmonia Mundi to arrive on NML.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sammy on January 03, 2014, 02:45:41 PM
Yeah! I also dropped $200 on Harmonia Mundi CDs, but I don't regret that, because they're really good and also it took several years for Harmonia Mundi to arrive on NML.

I don't stop myself from buying a cd if it's on NML.  After all, I could dump NML tomorrow, and all those great HM cps would drop from my musical world.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sammy on January 03, 2014, 02:46:46 PM
Since the new year began, I have been putting all the CDs bought 2013 in their places. Until now these CDs have been all over the place, on the floor, on tables, on my midi keayboard etc. I still have a pile of 27 Naxos CDs on the floor. Looks like I have 15 cm room in my shelf.  :-\

I love classival music but I also hate it. Without classical music I wouldn't have any problems with CDs. The amount of classical music is just too much. Too many composers, too many works and too many performances available! The amount of ridiculously cheap bargains is insane! I could use MORE money on music but the consumption of shelf space is disastrous not to mention time limitations. It's not about money. It's about shelf space and time (spacetime  ;D )

I think I will be buying some Elder's Elgar discs this year, but that's pretty much it! Maybe I filter all "bad" CDs away to make room. I need to listen to more the CDs I have. The 170 CD Mozart box, Suzuki's Bach Cantatas, William Christie's Charpentier Médée, etc. So much to listen to! 

Buy a few more of those large boxes and you'll be in big trouble. ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: 71 dB on January 03, 2014, 03:45:52 PM
Not planning of buying large boxes...  :o

Everything's 99% crap.  :)

Not everything. I don't think classical music is 99 % crap.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Pat B on January 03, 2014, 05:01:18 PM
Rules for 2014:
1. Don't buy it if it's available on Spotify.
2. Concentrate on the hundreds of albums you already own instead of buying new ones.

I'm going to try to follow #2. I'm especially trying to cut back on duplicating repertoire. Whether this will be successful is an open question.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 06:25:29 PM
I'm going to try to follow #2. I'm especially trying to cut back on duplicating repertoire. Whether this will be successful is an open question.

Good luck!  0:)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Wakefield on January 03, 2014, 06:46:21 PM
Rules for 2014:

1. Don't buy it if it's available on Spotify.

2. Concentrate on the hundreds of albums you already own instead of buying new ones.

On the contrary, I use Spotify as an useful tool to decide which disk is worth of being purchased.  :)

Your number 2 is incontrovertible.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on January 03, 2014, 06:48:18 PM
On the contrary, I use Spotify as an useful tool to decide which disk is worth of being purchased.  :)

If something strikes me as a masterpiece, which doesn't happen often these days.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Wakefield on January 03, 2014, 06:59:41 PM
If something strikes me as a masterpiece, which doesn't happen often these days.

Yes, I agree: the "masterpiece-standard" would be a good one to be observed. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 04, 2014, 11:45:05 AM
yes, it's definitely 'that' time for this Thread, haha!

You know, I just looove getting things in the mail. But, you all should really be following the Golden Rule of CDCDCD: LISTEN TO WHAT YOU BUY!! I know you all have stacks of unopened BoxSets that I could be listening to right now!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on January 06, 2014, 06:48:11 AM
yes, it's definitely 'that' time for this Thread, haha!

You know, I just looove getting things in the mail. But, you all should really be following the Golden Rule of CDCDCD: LISTEN TO WHAT YOU BUY!! I know you all have stacks of unopened BoxSets that I could be listening to right now!!

Just for fun over the weekend, instead of hunting for more crap to purchase, I did some iTunes sorting. Now I'm organized and ready to listen to what I already own!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 06, 2014, 10:58:59 AM
Just for fun over the weekend, instead of hunting for more crap to purchase, I did some iTunes sorting. Now I'm organized and ready to listen to what I already own!

(everyone claps)

See, everyone, that's how you do it! lock and load
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on January 06, 2014, 11:01:53 AM
But now...the jokers at Metal Sucks posted that, during the month of January, Amazon has 10,000 hard rock and metal albums on sale for $5-6.99.  :o

fck fck fck!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on January 14, 2014, 05:42:23 PM
I have a similar problem with movies.  A good rule of thumb is if you won't mind paying full price for it then buy it.  If you wouldn't, then forget about it, it obviously isn't valuable enough to you.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: NJ Joe on January 14, 2014, 06:25:45 PM
2. Concentrate on the hundreds of albums you already own instead of buying new ones.

I've been trying to do this for years, but I

just. can't. stop.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 15, 2014, 11:12:17 AM
Well, I bought three cds simply for their mortar quality, but here's what happened with one- I had seen it used for $7, but then when I went ot buy it I couldn't find the listing, so I got the full price SACD- but when it came I was displeased with the SACD jewel case that I searched for the $7 normal cd, and HAD TO BUY IT (now that IS the clinical definition of CDCDCD I believe!). See how I already ran into problems with only 3 cds? Imagine if I had the financial clout some of you have, ay ay ay.

So, the "cd" of the "sacd" I bought should be arriving today. Anyone a Christian Lindberg fan?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on January 15, 2014, 11:17:40 AM
Well, I bought three cds simply for their mortar quality, but here's what happened with one- I had seen it used for $7, but then when I went ot buy it I couldn't find the listing, so I got the full price SACD- but when it came I was displeased with the SACD jewel case that I searched for the $7 normal cd, and HAD TO BUY IT (now that IS the clinical definition of CDCDCD I believe!). See how I already ran into problems with only 3 cds? Imagine if I had the financial clout some of you have, ay ay ay.

So, the "cd" of the "sacd" I bought should be arriving today. Anyone a Christian Lindberg fan?

Okay two things.
1. You bought CDs for their mortar quality? Are you seriously using CDs to build walls?
2. You bought a normal CD instead of the SACD because of the jewel case? You know there are replacement jewel cases for like $0.25, right?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 15, 2014, 11:22:36 AM
You returned the SACD, though, yes? (Do I even understand half of this?)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Peter on January 16, 2014, 05:34:39 PM
2. Concentrate on the hundreds of albums you already own instead of buying new ones.

B-But the new ones might go out of print.  :(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 16, 2014, 06:20:59 PM
B-But the new ones might go out of print.  :(

Exactly right! And the narrower your focus, the more likely it is to happen. You don't buy it new for $15., "the price will come down"  you say. Then, 6 months later, it is already OOP and in desperation you pay $35 so you don't have to eventually pay $85 at Any Book!  'Cause let's face it, you really can't live without it and you damn well know it!

That said, I piddled around for 6 months over Austrian Church Music by Concilium Musicum and moments ago I finally ended up paying $25 for it. I hate paying $25 for a single disk...  :(

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bhAgXKDwL.jpg)


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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on January 16, 2014, 09:38:46 PM
Exactly right! And the narrower your focus, the more likely it is to happen. You don't buy it new for $15., "the price will come down"  you say. Then, 6 months later, it is already OOP and in desperation you pay $35 so you don't have to eventually pay $85 at Any Book!  'Cause let's face it, you really can't live without it and you damn well know it!

That said, I piddled around for 6 months over Austrian Church Music by Concilium Musicum and moments ago I finally ended up paying $25 for it. I hate paying $25 for a single disk...  :(

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bhAgXKDwL.jpg)


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I know the feeling... :-[ But still, it looks like a rarity that is just your thing! :)

My own rule of thumb is never to spend more than 10 euros. But rules are to be broken, on special occasions.. :D

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: 71 dB on January 17, 2014, 01:38:53 AM
My own rule of thumb is never to spend more than 10 euros. But rules are to be broken, on special occasions.. :D

Q

I have price categories. I buy used Naxos discs for 2-5 euros, but I'll never be able to get J. S. Bach cantatas SACD on BIS for that. the range for those is 10-15 euros. Most "non-Naxos" and "non-BIS" CDs fall in between, in price category 5-10 euros (used).

The problem is if I can buy 2-7 Naxos CDs for the price of just one BIS CD, I buy a lot more Naxos (~500 discs) than BIS (~70 discs). Luckily Naxos' catalogue is much much bigger than that of BIS, but still there's a lot of BIS CDs and SACDs I haven't bought just because I can't justify the price to myself.

A decade ago I paid a lot more for CDs, 8-23 euros and I bought less. Since then I learned to save money online. The last "expensive" CD I bought from a local classical music store was Taneyev's Piano Trio, Op. 22 / The Borodin Trio / Chandos (23 €). That was January 5th, 2006.  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 17, 2014, 04:14:35 AM
My own rule of thumb is never to spend more than 10 euros. But rules are to be broken, on special occasions.. :D

  My rule of thumb is not to spend more than 3USD.  I only buy boxes...but have been averaging one a week for the last 8 months.  I literally listen to classical music every waking moment I can.  My neighbors have complained and the police came once...and I am still have around 1000 CDs I haven't even heard yet...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 17, 2014, 05:14:21 AM
I know the feeling... :-[ But still, it looks like a rarity that is just your thing! :)

My own rule of thumb is never to spend more than 10 euros. But rules are to be broken, on special occasions.. :D

Q

Yes, that's just the thing. And for a while, the only copies available were selling for twice that, so it is a bargain! That's what I tell myself, it's part of my disease to be able to justify things like this. At 62, I've gotten quite proficient.   :D

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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on January 17, 2014, 05:18:12 AM
After the latest conference of the American Psychological Association, CDCDCD is still not officially recognised.

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 17, 2014, 05:19:34 AM
  My rule of thumb is not to spend more than 3USD.  I only buy boxes...but have been averaging one a week for the last 8 months.  I literally listen to classical music every waking moment I can.  My neighbors have complained and the police came once...and I am still have around 1000 CDs I haven't even heard yet...

I understand your system, but only buying boxes simply won't work for me...
Exactly right! And the narrower your focus, the more likely it is to happen.

And I'm in the narrower focus stage of my addiction. Truth be told, I have exactly 2 Big Boxes, the Haydn one was a no-brainer even at $150. The Beethoven Sony 60 disk box was worth it even just for the 4 or 5 disks in there that I actually wanted.  In addition, it went OOP almost immediately after its intro, so I can easily sell it for 5X more than I paid. That's it though, not another box in sight!   0:)

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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 17, 2014, 05:21:06 AM
After the latest conference of the American Psychological Association, CDCDCD is still not officially recognised.

No foot in reality, those guys. More likely it is all women, who only make up a tiny percentage of the sufferers.... damn their eyes!  >:(

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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 17, 2014, 05:24:55 AM
I understand your system, but only buying boxes simply won't work for me...
And I'm in the narrower focus stage of my addiction. Truth be told, I have exactly 2 Big Boxes, the Haydn one was a no-brainer even at $150. The Beethoven Sony 60 disk box was worth it even just for the 4 or 5 disks in there that I actually wanted.  In addition, it went OOP almost immediately after its intro, so I can easily sell it for 5X more than I paid. That's it though, not another box in sight!   0:)

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I consider anything 10 or more to be a 'big box'. Perhaps that would change if my biggest box wasn't 33 followed by 23. My suspicion is you would have more BIG boxes under my approach. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on January 17, 2014, 05:28:50 AM
I consider anything 10 or more to be a 'big box'. Perhaps that would change if my biggest box wasn't 33 followed by 23. My suspicion is you would have more BIG boxes under my approach. :)

Length longer than width and height = Big Box
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 17, 2014, 05:33:30 AM
I consider anything 10 or more to be a 'big box'. Perhaps that would change if my biggest box wasn't 33 followed by 23. My suspicion is you would have more BIG boxes under my approach. :)

Sometimes it can't be helped due to the fact that certain music is available no other way. For example, Haydn's Complete Works for Baryton come in a 23 disk box for which there are no alternatives. The 23 disks fwere never sold as singles and no one else has recorded about half of those works. So I don't consider that a Big Box as much as I would the Complete Brahms with 50 different performers, and all of the disks having been available separately long before. So I guess it is a question of strict, inflexible interpretation or realities. :-\  :)

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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2014, 05:42:07 AM
My neighbors have complained and the police came once...and I am still have around 1000 CDs I haven't even heard yet...

When the police came, what music was playing and how loud were you playing it?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on January 17, 2014, 05:43:48 AM
When the police came, what music was playing and how loud were you playing it?

He put on 4:33 the moment he heard "Open up! It's the police!"
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 17, 2014, 05:46:57 AM
When the police came, what music was playing and how loud were you playing it?

Bruckner has gotten me in trouble. For some reason his music penetrates walls more than almost anyone elses...(or maybe it's just the fact I tend to crank up the volume for those glorious codas  8) )


Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 17, 2014, 05:50:56 AM
I consider anything 10 or more to be a 'big box'. Perhaps that would change if my biggest box wasn't 33 followed by 23. My suspicion is you would have more BIG boxes under my approach. :)

  I don't even consider 10 a box...that's just a fat two-fer. 
    The Rubinstein 144, Ma 90, Furtwangler 89,  Toscanini 107, and the Membran Jazz sets. Those are boxes!! Its the essential bargain-ness of them that makes them irresistible--and the fact that what they contain is so transcendentally beautiful.  I used to actually collect postage stamps!!  No doubt that sounds pathetic to you, and I don't blame you. It is even incomprehensible to me, now...

   For those of you who have been at this longer, it makes sense that boxes make little sense.  But for me, they are miraculous, and I mean that in the most literal sense.  I am completely new to "in depth"classical music appreciation. If you do not envy me, you should.  Literally every day I hear something new that blows my mind.  I'm like someone who had been deaf and then had an operation, as an adult, that restored my hearing.  Every day it's like "that's the sound of the sea?!"  "Oh, that's what the wind sounds like through pines?!"  "sizzling bacon!"  "children laughing!" :D :D I'm incredibly lucky, and I know it.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on January 17, 2014, 05:51:58 AM
Bruckner has gotten me in trouble. For some reason his music penetrates walls more than almost anyone elses...(or maybe it's just the fact I tend to crank up the volume for those glorious codas  8) )


Sarge
The problem is not the walls, but the neighbour's skull!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 17, 2014, 05:56:54 AM
When the police came, what music was playing and how loud were you playing it?

   I was actually watching a video of the Boulez "Ring"--"Gotterdamerung".  I have a surround sound system in my living room. I didn't think it was that loud, but when I turned it down, I realized I was able to crank for a pretty long time and it still sounded pretty good.  The police were pretty confused looking. Probably not what they were expecting for a "loud music" complaint.  It was probably a bit after midnight--and I was drinking vodka ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 17, 2014, 05:58:19 AM
He put on 4:33 the moment he heard "Open up! It's the police!"

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 17, 2014, 06:17:05 AM
   I was actually watching a video of the Boulez "Ring"--"Gotterdamerung" and I was drinking vodka ;)

Wagner and vodka...a lethal combination  >:D

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2014, 06:59:58 AM
   I was actually watching a video of the Boulez "Ring"--"Gotterdamerung".  I have a surround sound system in my living room. I didn't think it was that loud, but when I turned it down, I realized I was able to crank for a pretty long time and it still sounded pretty good.  The police were pretty confused looking. Probably not what they were expecting for a "loud music" complaint.  It was probably a bit after midnight--and I was drinking vodka ;)
;D ;D this might be the most GMG thing that has ever happened on GMG.  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 17, 2014, 07:04:03 AM
"Gotterdamerung"....I didn't think it was that loud...

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/goodmusic/WagnerCortoon.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on January 17, 2014, 07:09:33 AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/goodmusic/WagnerCortoon.jpg)


Sarge

Now, why does that image look familiar?   

Oh, yes, my EX...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 17, 2014, 07:11:09 AM
;D ;D this might be the most GMG thing that has ever happened on GMG.  ;D
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Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 17, 2014, 07:15:26 AM
Now, why does that image look familiar?   

Oh, yes, my EX...

   I was just amazed Sarge had such a topically appropriate comic on hand.    When I first saw, my immediate thought was that he had just drawn it himself.
   
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 18, 2014, 07:07:29 AM
Okay two things.
1. You bought CDs for their mortar quality? Are you seriously using CDs to build walls?
2. You bought a normal CD instead of the SACD because of the jewel case? You know there are replacement jewel cases for like $0.25, right?

Yes, so I got the cheaper, "regular" cd in the mail... and it too was SACD!!!  So, yes, the, this IS an instance of CDCDCD- a very disturbing trend!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on January 18, 2014, 07:09:51 AM
You returned the SACD, though, yes? (Do I even understand half of this?)

No, I got a second SACD in the mail. I just assuuuuumed that the cheaper would be regular, but it was obvious that the guys at importcd just had to have a listen and re-shrink wrapped it. Oh the drama!

So, yes, now I have two SACDs >:D


And... yes Todd, I Am building a wall!!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: NJ Joe on January 18, 2014, 07:35:41 AM
   I was actually watching a video of the Boulez "Ring"--"Gotterdamerung".  I have a surround sound system in my living room. I didn't think it was that loud, but when I turned it down, I realized I was able to crank for a pretty long time and it still sounded pretty good.  The police were pretty confused looking. Probably not what they were expecting for a "loud music" complaint.  It was probably a bit after midnight--and I was drinking vodka ;)

While in college (many years ago), my landlord once used his key to come into my apartment and then barge into my bedroom to tell me to lower the Eroica I was playing.  Fortunately, nothing else was going on in the bedroom.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: marvinbrown on January 21, 2014, 03:15:21 AM

 
  2013 proved to be a disastrous year for me! I never subscribed to this CDCDCD illness BUT 2013 proved that I really do have a problem. It all started innocently in January 2013 when the old HMV collapsed.  So many great bargains to be had  I rushed to buy everything I didn't have....lots of Haydn, Messiaen, Glazunov, Vivaldi, Couperin, Ligeti, Baroque compositions and cello compositions etc. etc I even got the Barenboim Wagner operas for £45!!! I promise you I bought over 300 CDs in one month.  I said I am done for the year.  But then the unimaginable happened, an EXPLOSION of huge boxsets fuelled by the 200 anniversary of Verdi and Wagner at no more than £1.50/CD hit the market. Fearing that this was the end of the CD era I jumped at the chance to own all of Verdi on the Decca label 75 CDs, I snapped up the 44 CD mega boxset of Mozart's operas, benefiting from a 20% discount at JPC I bought all of the songs of Schubert 40 CDs (Hyperion) and Mozart's sacred works. Did I stop there? NO! superb recordings such as the Vegh Beethoven string quartets (for many years OOP) and the Mosaiques Haydn string quartets (quite expensive) were reissued at bargain prices....GRAB THEM I said before they go OOP again or become prohibitively expensive! Then I got addicted to the JS Bach organ works, I got a good deal on a used Peter Hurford set and I had to hear more so I bought the Alain III recordings.......and now 2014 I have my eyes set on this set....will it go out of print?........ should I rush to buy:

 



  Diagnosis: Patient suffers from an anxiety driven need to collect CDs to no end.  But is this really CDCDCD?

 
   I was actually watching a video of the Boulez "Ring"--"Gotterdamerung".  I have a surround sound system in my living room. I didn't think it was that loud, but when I turned it down, I realized I was able to crank for a pretty long time and it still sounded pretty good.  The police were pretty confused looking. Probably not what they were expecting for a "loud music" complaint.  It was probably a bit after midnight--and I was drinking vodka ;)

   I would have loved to see the expression on the Police officer's face! You should have invited them in and had them listen for a while.  I find Wagner intoxicating enough....did you really need the Vodka? LOL!

  marvin   
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on January 21, 2014, 03:39:44 AM
 
    Diagnosis: Patient suffers from an anxiety driven need to collect CDs to no end.  But is this really CDCDCD?

  Heck no!! You are just a wise consumer who knows how to recognize and enjoy a bargain.  In a way, your actions can be described as frugal good sense.

   

I would have loved to see the expression on the Police officer's face! You should have invited them in and had them listen for a while.  I find Wagner intoxicating enough....did you really need the Vodka? LOL!

  marvin
   Actually, booze and Wagner work very well together. I recommend the combination--enthusiastically.

  BTW, I have bought or acquired 3 large boxes this week (205 disc total,  Meisterconzerte 100 CD box from Membran, and the new DG Westminster box and the old Westminster Legacy Symphony edition).  This is out of control even by my warped standards.  I've declared a moratorium on new CDs, until I've at least listened to the stuff I have now.  Should take about 2 years ;D ;) ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2014, 05:45:56 AM
Marvin, I hate to be so unhelpful, but that Bernstein box is really really really good, and it is getting increasingly hard to find. I've found so many terrific performances in there. Sorry  :(
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: 71 dB on January 21, 2014, 05:46:39 AM
But is this really CDCDCD?

  marvin

You suffer from OOPhobia.  ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on January 21, 2014, 05:48:30 AM
You suffer from OOPhobia.  ;)

CDCDCD is the perfect cure for OOPhobia, as we all know.

One magabox of prevention is worth … Oh, I don't know how best to put it, but you know what I mean!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: marvinbrown on January 21, 2014, 10:49:33 AM
You suffer from OOPhobia.  ;)

  What is OOphobia?

Marvin, I hate to be so unhelpful, but that Bernstein box is really really really good, and it is getting increasingly hard to find. I've found so many terrific performances in there. Sorry  :(

  Oh dear, Brian what are you doing to me. You know I have been hiding shrink wrapped CDs from loved ones. I mean how can I justify buying more when there is so much sitting on my desk, shelves and cupboards unheard?

  But I am tempted by that Bernstein symphony edition.

 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on January 21, 2014, 10:58:43 AM
  What is OOphobia?
Out Of Print phobia, I'm presuming.
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  Oh dear, Brian what are you doing to me. You know I have been hiding shrink wrapped CDs from loved ones. I mean how can I just buying more when there is so much sitting on my desk, shelves and cupboards unheard?
Take them out of the shrink wrap right away; that way they won't be able to differentiate the new from the old  >:D
Quote
  But I am tempted by that Bernstein symphony edition.
With me it's more a question of when rather than if.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 21, 2014, 11:55:09 AM
      Actually, booze and Wagner work very well together.

There's someone who listens to Wagner unprotected without booze?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: marvinbrown on January 21, 2014, 11:58:38 AM
Out Of Print phobia, I'm presuming.Take them out of the shrink wrap right away; that way they won't be able to differentiate the new from the old  >:DWith me it's more a question of when rather than if.

  Well its price is on the rise at amazon.com and I fear the worst...out of print.....I guess I really do have out of print phobia!

  marvin
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: 71 dB on January 25, 2014, 03:16:16 AM
The first month of the year is almost over and I haven't bought any classical CDs yet. I'm really trying to cut down buying classical music and instead listen to those houndreds of discs I own.

Five non-classical CDs bougth this year so far.

I guess I really do have out of print phobia!

  marvin

I don't get these limited releases. If they think they won't sell a lot, why release them at all? Just to piss of people like you?  ::)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2014, 05:16:00 PM
My January 5 resolution to go the rest of the year without buying anything is doing remarkably well. So far, have only had the desire to add something to the cart once or twice. I often find myself compulsively visiting ArkivMusic and Presto and thinking "nah...don't want any of this stuff."

It feels a lot like dieting and losing weight, honestly. But if that's the case, right now I'm not even tempted by all the donuts. It feels really, really good.  8) 0:)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 13, 2014, 05:40:02 PM
My January 5 resolution to go the rest of the year without buying anything is doing remarkably well. So far, have only had the desire to add something to the cart once or twice. I often find myself compulsively visiting ArkivMusic and Presto and thinking "nah...don't want any of this stuff."

It feels a lot like dieting and losing weight, honestly. But if that's the case, right now I'm not even tempted by all the donuts. It feels really, really good.  8) 0:)
Actually, it's more like just using up what's in the pantry instead of going out to the new restaurant all the time.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 13, 2014, 08:26:07 PM
It feels a lot like dieting and losing weight, honestly. But if that's the case, right now I'm not even tempted by all the donuts. It feels really, really good.  8) 0:)

  Once you get the sugar out of your system and your insulin production stabilizes, sugar cravings go away.  So the same thing happens with CDCDCD? Maybe I have to man up bit (I ordered 4 boxes yesterday from ImportCD--Cortot 40 CD, the Living Stereo II, Colin Davis complete Berlioz, Klemperer Romantic Symphonies box).
  BUT, something in your last sentence stinks of desperation.  I think you are cracking. I give you 10 more days, tops >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2014, 08:37:25 PM
  Once you get the sugar out of your system and your insulin production stabilizes, sugar cravings go away.  So the same thing happens with CDCDCD? Maybe I have to man up bit (I ordered 4 boxes yesterday from ImportCD--Cortot 40 CD, the Living Stereo II, Colin Davis complete Berlioz, Klemperer Romantic Symphonies box).
  BUT, something in your last sentence stinks of desperation.  I think you are cracking. I give you 10 more days, tops >:D

Well the Colin Davis Berlioz set IS right at the very top of my wishlist, so I just looked for it on ImportCDs. But the one I want is the Decca box, and they don't seem to have that one.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 13, 2014, 08:42:13 PM
Well the Colin Davis Berlioz set IS right at the very top of my wishlist, so I just looked for it on ImportCDs. But the one I want is the Decca box, and they don't seem to have that one.

  Good God, you scared the heck out of me. thought I got the wrong one. My bad, I ordered from UK Amazon ;)  I do love Import CD, however, and usually order from them.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on February 13, 2014, 08:45:08 PM
Well the Colin Davis Berlioz set IS right at the very top of my wishlist, so I just looked for it on ImportCDs. But the one I want is the Decca box, and they don't seem to have that one.

The Decca box is only 13 CDs--does that really count?

I've found a few unexpected lacuna in ImportCDs listings: they don't seem to have the Sony Ligeti box, which I just ordered off of AmazonUK,  nor the Complete Beatles box.  And they've raised their prices recently, I think: the EMI Eminence box went up almost $15 not long ago,  meaning I'm not going to order it anytime soon.  I almost pulled the trigger on that one, too, before they upped the price.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 13, 2014, 08:49:50 PM
There is no cure for CDCDCD, gentlemen. Just when you think you've made some miraculous breakthrough, you haven't. Just when you think you see that shimming light at the end of the tunnel, you haven't. Just when you feel a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, it hasn't. Now, give into your dark master. ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 13, 2014, 09:18:52 PM
There is no cure for CDCDCD, gentlemen. Just when you think you've made some miraculous breakthrough, you haven't. Just when you think you see that shimming light at the end of the tunnel, you haven't. Just when you feel a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, it hasn't. Now, give into your dark master. ;D
Sing to me my angel of [recorded] music!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 13, 2014, 09:20:28 PM
Sing to me my angel of [recorded] music!

 0:)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on February 13, 2014, 09:24:03 PM
  Good God, you scared the heck out of me. thought I got the wrong one. My bad, I ordered from UK Amazon ;)  I do love Import CD, however, and usually order from them.
You can't go wrong with having both the LSO Live and the Decca set.
 >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 13, 2014, 09:34:55 PM

   For those of you who have been at this longer, it makes sense that boxes make little sense.  But for me, they are miraculous, and I mean that in the most literal sense.  I am completely new to "in depth"classical music appreciation. If you do not envy me, you should.  Literally every day I hear something new that blows my mind.  I'm like someone who had been deaf and then had an operation, as an adult, that restored my hearing.  Every day it's like "that's the sound of the sea?!"  "Oh, that's what the wind sounds like through pines?!"  "sizzling bacon!"  "children laughing!" :D :D I'm incredibly lucky, and I know it.

I remember, barely. I recall I discovered R Strauss and Sibelius on the same day.
Wait till you discover Josquin my friend, or Palestrina. But for those you must have more modern performances, and the boxes are thinner.
Were I starting out, it'd be boxes boxes boxes.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 14, 2014, 02:26:58 AM
I remember, barely. I recall I discovered R Strauss and Sibelius on the same day.
Wait till you discover Josquin my friend, or Palestrina. But for those you must have more modern performances, and the boxes are thinner.
Were I starting out, it'd be boxes boxes boxes.

  Amazing coincidence, I'm listening to Strauss's "Domestic Symphony" right now, for the first time, from the 1st living stereo box! I've played (tried to play?) some of his opera stuff before, but I am "discovering" him right now, more or less ;D

   Surprisingly, I have a smattering of Josquin and Palestrina from a foray into a classical a few years ago.  At that time I was mostly Jazz, ambient, and classic Rock and was just dipping my toes, so to speak, into classical, and only listening on PC speakers.  I mainly listened to Glenn Gould's Bach and stuff stuff I kept in a folder on my hard drive called "pre-baroque".   I worked about a third of the way through a history of music textbook with accompanying CDs. I don't think I even made it half way through the 18th century, but did enjoy vocal church music, much to my surprise. I need to get back to that stuff! Thanks for reminding me :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on February 14, 2014, 09:14:07 AM
If I posted a resolution here, I already done effed it up big time.  ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 14, 2014, 09:17:50 AM
If I posted a resolution here, I already done effed it up big time.  ;D

"Tomorrow, tomorrow, you're only a day awaaay!"
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on February 14, 2014, 10:03:18 AM
I have a $305 iTunes credit burning a cyber-hole in my pocket.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Pat B on February 14, 2014, 10:27:56 AM
My January 5 resolution to go the rest of the year without buying anything is doing remarkably well. So far, have only had the desire to add something to the cart once or twice. I often find myself compulsively visiting ArkivMusic and Presto and thinking "nah...don't want any of this stuff."

It feels a lot like dieting and losing weight, honestly. But if that's the case, right now I'm not even tempted by all the donuts. It feels really, really good.  8) 0:)

My resolution is to make that sort of resolution next year. But I do have a bad case of OOPhobia.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 14, 2014, 04:42:27 PM
There is no cure for CDCDCD, gentlemen. Just when you think you've made some miraculous breakthrough, you haven't. Just when you think you see that shimming light at the end of the tunnel, you haven't. Just when you feel a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, it hasn't. Now, give into your dark master. ;D

  There is a cure, but I admit it is drastic: give in completely! Just surrender. Once you have everything, your CDCDCD will be cured :P There is a similar problem in photography, GAS--Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Admittedly, There are only about 15 top lenses for any given kind of camera, but 10K+ worthwhile CDs...it might be lengthier to cure this disease by satisfying its primary symptom.  I ordered the Erato and EMI Eminence boxes last night. I'm helped by my utter hatred of jewel cases. I just have to get all the boxes and I'll be cured (til the next box comes out :'().
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 14, 2014, 05:54:15 PM
BBoy: "I'll be cured (til the next box comes out )."

You might not wait long. CNBC is reporting that Sony, Polygram, and Warner are all shuttering their classical divisions within days. Not sure about Brilliant.

...

Those of you who gasped in horror, saw your life flash before your eyes, or cried out NOOOOO, you are all incurable!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 14, 2014, 06:16:20 PM
  There is a cure, but I admit it is drastic: give in completely! Just surrender. Once you have everything, your CDCDCD will be cured :P There is a similar problem in photography, GAS--Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Admittedly, There are only about 15 top lenses for any given kind of camera, but 10K+ worthwhile CDs...it might be lengthier to cure this disease by satisfying its primary symptom.  I ordered the Erato and EMI Eminence boxes last night. I'm helped by my utter hatred of jewel cases. I just have to get all the boxes and I'll be cured (til the next box comes out :'().

You're one sick individual, but that's why we're here. We're all sick! :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Jay F on February 14, 2014, 07:32:49 PM
CNBC is reporting that Sony, Polygram, and Warner are all shuttering their classical divisions within days.

Link?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: jut1972 on February 15, 2014, 12:59:45 PM
Well that resolution has gone tits up in the last week....

1 new classical music book.
1 single Cd
1 small box set
1 medium box set
1 big box set
1 set of concert tickets

do the tickets and book count?  Are they gateway drugs to the CD hard stuff?



Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 15, 2014, 01:44:22 PM
I recently moved, so I had to box them all, and unbox. I put all the stuff still in shrinkwrap or never listed to on a shelf. 5 feet. Including several clamshell boxes.  5 feet of untouched newness.
And I haven't unpacked it all yet. 8 cubic feet yet to unpack.

Plus I have several boxes on order, big ones.

Am I cured? No. But I am going to make a real effort to live vicariously through Baklavaboy for a while!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 15, 2014, 05:57:02 PM
Am I cured? No. But I am going to make a real effort to live vicariously through Baklavaboy for a while!

  Dude, I have moved into critical condition. I ordered the Erato 50 disc box and EMI eminence two nights ago, and bought the Archiv set yesterday.  I actually ordered the Solti complete Wagner operas, two Argerich mini boxes and a Berezovsky 10 cd set from Amazon last night, but then turned around and cancelled it all. I was pleasantly inebriated-- fresh-squeezed orange juice screwdrivers and Scotch, and had just gotten back from an all-you-can eat barbecue and Haagen-Daz restaurant and was feeling exceedingly...positive.  The local shop has the new Haitink Decca box for about $75.  It's hard to stop thinking about it...I also haven't gotten the Decca Analogue years yet. ??? ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 15, 2014, 07:54:28 PM
Baklavaboy, just one more, it's wafer thin ...
 >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2014, 08:54:19 PM
  Dude, I have moved into critical condition. I ordered the Erato 50 disc box and EMI eminence two nights ago, and bought the Archiv set yesterday.  I actually ordered the Solti complete Wagner operas, two Argerich mini boxes and a Berezovsky 10 cd set from Amazon last night, but then turned around and cancelled it all. I was pleasantly inebriated-- fresh-squeezed orange juice screwdrivers and Scotch, and had just gotten back from an all-you-can eat barbecue and Haagen-Daz restaurant and was feeling exceedingly...positive.  The local shop has the new Haitink Decca box for about $75.  It's hard to stop thinking about it...I also haven't gotten the Decca Analogue years yet. ??? ???

Why don't you just forward me a couple of your paychecks.  :D

Out of curiosity, and since there's no other logical place: what would you say are the top 3-5 gigantic box sets you've gotten for consistent quality and enjoyment?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 15, 2014, 09:13:18 PM
Why don't you just forward me a couple of your paychecks.  :D

Out of curiosity, and since there's no other logical place: what would you say are the top 3-5 gigantic box sets you've gotten for consistent quality and enjoyment?

For me the DHM Anniversary box is the best, easily. Lumieres box, HM anniversary, Decca Sound, and Vivarte.
Most disappointing is DG 111. I ended up selling mine.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2014, 09:28:55 PM
For me the DHM Anniversary box is the best, easily. Lumieres box, HM anniversary, Decca Sound, and Vivarte.
Most disappointing is DG 111. I ended up selling mine.

Thanks! For me I've had nothing but joy from the Brilliant Classics Russian Legends trove (100 CDs of live broadcasts) and Bernstein Symphony Edition, and so far the Rubinstein box has been a pleasure too. The Vivarte is on my wishlist, and Decca Sound has been considered off and on.

In jazz, the Perfect Jazz Collection has been a steady companion.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 15, 2014, 09:41:48 PM
Why don't you just forward me a couple of your paychecks.  :D

Out of curiosity, and since there's no other logical place: what would you say are the top 3-5 gigantic box sets you've gotten for consistent quality and enjoyment?

    You already have most of the kings, I think. The Bernstein, Rubinstein, and Perahia boxes are all consistently good for great prices.  As a noob using the boxes as a grab bags introducing me to a lot of stuff I probably wouldn't have encountered, however, I vote for these two:





I also have pretty low tolerance for "historical" quality recordings, and both these boxes have very high standards on the engineering side.  The Decca, Phillips, Living Stereo boxes are all top notch, but I think people know what they are getting with those--probably not a lot of surprises.  I really thing the Mercury boxes are wonderful, too, but the swathe is going to be way too wide for any one person--a lot of strange things that don't really fall on the classical path in most people's minds.
  One that was never very talked about but is both very well executed (except for the stupid name) and at high standards is:


   I got mine very reasonably.  The DG version might be equally good.

   Here is one that is very cheap, full of random goodies, and with very acceptable (but somewhat historical) sound:

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 15, 2014, 09:56:16 PM
To answer BBoy's Question, the DG Liszt box is first rate. So is the Brahms box. And the Schubert lieder ...

I simply must stop buying stuff!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 15, 2014, 10:35:56 PM
By the way, the original Harmonia Mundi 50 CD box is OOP, but they released a mini version (25CD) which I think is available for about $50. 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: listener on February 15, 2014, 10:39:17 PM
If I try hard, I may pay off my MasterCard in three years.   That will free up a wad of cash from the accrued interest that I can make purchases with.  Main rule: order through my local retail (except for the unmatchable or unavailable) and pay cash.  I too have several shrink-wrapped boxes (Briliant's Haydn and Tchaikowsky leading the pack of yet unheard discs.)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 15, 2014, 11:52:01 PM
By the way, the original Harmonia Mundi 50 CD box is OOP, but they released a mini version (25CD) which I think is available for about $50.

I posted it from Amazon ca a while ago at under 30.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: jut1972 on February 15, 2014, 11:54:47 PM
Quote from: Ken B link=topic=15426.msg777154#msgdate=1392527598
For me the DHM Anniversary box is the best, easily. Lumieres box, HM anniversary, Decca Sound, and Vivarte.
Most disappointing is DG 111. I ended up selling mine.

The first DG 111 box is my number 1 choice and the first box I display if I'm rearranging things!   

The Chandos 30 and first Decca sound boxes other good ones.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 16, 2014, 12:46:01 AM
Too many recitals in the 111 box. I had dupes of some of the stuff. And I sold mine for a small profit anyway :)
I just bought the EMI Verdi superbox. At $48 how could I say no. Zoverstock at Amazon.
Agree about Chandos -- interesting repertoire.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 16, 2014, 12:31:00 PM
wow, major flare up of CDCDCD this for the forum, mm mm mm

I miss getting things in the mail, waaah!
Well that resolution has gone tits up in the last week....

1 new classical music book.
1 single Cd
1 small box set
1 medium box set
1 big box set
1 set of concert tickets

do the tickets and book count?  Are they gateway drugs to the CD hard stuff?





You're trying to hide CDCDCD by buying OTHER things... mm... yes, I'd say it's like the alcoholic changing brands. Buy 3 Box Sets and call me in the morning. If you're starting to buy OTHER stuff you should aggressively buy MORE Box Sets of CDs so that you won't just start buying and think you're cured. Did that make ANY sense? No, not to me either!

I bought two inflatable palm trees for the band. I can tell you that was NOT CDCDCD- I got NO actual pleasure- pleasure being the lynch-pin (?) of the act.

If you're not having an anti-gasm, it can't be CDCDCD.

I do what I can here, it's a bloodbath. ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 16, 2014, 12:43:24 PM
I came to my senses and cancelled the big Davis RCA box.

...

But first I ordered the Verdi box. We won't discuss that! I'm scoring this a win.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 16, 2014, 04:14:49 PM
I came to my senses and cancelled the big Davis RCA box.

...

But first I ordered the Verdi box. We won't discuss that! I'm scoring this a win.

 :laugh: :laugh:
   And the Verdi is twice the price of the Davis, right? A few more wins like that and you'll be hanging out with Brian in soup kitchen.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 16, 2014, 04:58:15 PM
After today's spending spree, I'm going to have to take a break for awhile.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 16, 2014, 05:06:46 PM
:laugh: :laugh:
   And the Verdi is twice the price of the Davis, right? A few more wins like that and you'll be hanging out with Brian in soup kitchen.

Hehehe. No though, as I posted over in SDCB, it's 48 bucks. Verdi is THE big gap in my collection and musical habits. I have only what came in megaboxes and doubt I have listened to 20 hours of Verdi total in the past 10 years.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 16, 2014, 05:09:48 PM
After today's spending spree, I'm going to have to take a break for awhile.

Didn't some smart fellow say, Gentleman there is no cure, just when you think you've mastered it, you haven't. Just when you think ...

Just asking!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 16, 2014, 05:11:49 PM
Didn't some smart fellow say, Gentleman there is no cure, just when you think you've mastered it, you haven't. Just when you think ...

Just asking!

Well sure absolutely, but I never admitted to being cured. I simply stated I would be taking a break for awhile, but I'm still a freakin' rabid CDCDCD dog!!! ;D It's like a rash that won't go away. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 16, 2014, 05:13:47 PM
Well sure absolutely, but I never admitted to being cured. I simply stated I would be taking a break for awhile, but I'm still a freakin' rabid CDCDCD dog!!! ;D It's like a rash that won't go away. :)

There is no cure, and a break is like a truce in the middle east--it is otherwise called "re-loading time".
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 16, 2014, 05:18:13 PM
Hehehe. No though, as I posted over in SDCB, it's 48 bucks. Verdi is THE big gap in my collection and musical habits. I have only what came in megaboxes and doubt I have listened to 20 hours of Verdi total in the past 10 years.

  Oh, OK, the little Verdi cube.  I thought you meant the big, complete Verdi. That's pretty reasonable, then.  Still sounds more like a draw than a win, though.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 16, 2014, 05:20:58 PM
There is no cure, and a break is like a truce in the middle east--it is otherwise called "re-loading time".

That's so true, Paul. There is no cure! Sorry folks! :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 16, 2014, 05:22:46 PM
  Oh, OK, the little Verdi cube.  I thought you meant the big, complete Verdi. That's pretty reasonable, then.  Still sounds more like a draw than a win, though.
Sometimes the first draw after going without a win for a long time does feel like a win, though.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 16, 2014, 06:10:03 PM
Sometimes the first draw after going without a win for a long time does feel like a win, though.

Sometimes any day above ground is a win!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 16, 2014, 06:13:50 PM
  Oh, OK, the little Verdi cube.  I thought you meant the big, complete Verdi. That's pretty reasonable, then.  Still sounds more like a draw than a win, though.

It just struck me now. 35 cds, he calls it the "small" cube and I think, yes the small cube! Without hesitation. It's like 40 - 50 vinyl records! The small cube I mean, not the itsy bitsy 14 cd Abbado box.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 16, 2014, 06:27:44 PM
It just struck me now. 35 cds, he calls it the "small" cube and I think, yes the small cube! Without hesitation. It's like 40 - 50 vinyl records! The small cube I mean, not the itsy bitsy 14 cd Abbado box.

  Well, you said "the" Verdi box, right? "the" implies a kind of superlative quality here.  I had the Abbado set, but lost it. I used it as a bookmark and forgot which book I put it in. After that I swore off those tiny envelope-sized boxes.

   I remember growing up, my brother had a huge record collection--about 120 discs.  He played music all day long, every day, too.  I had it for a few years when he moved out of state. At the university my friends were impressed and jealous of this huge collection.  I've bought more than double that in the last few days...  CDCDCD :-[ ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 16, 2014, 06:46:40 PM

   I remember growing up, my brother had a huge record collection--about 120 discs. 

I take about that much on some of my business trips! You should consider it next time you fly out of Taiwan, but it will take up some luggage space…
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 16, 2014, 06:57:46 PM
I take about that much on some of my business trips! You should consider it next time you fly out of Taiwan, but it will take up some luggage space…

 Of course! This is the 21st century :) I always travel with a laptop, with at least that much on it. Plus my phone has a lot...
   By the way, in the above story I'm talking LPs.  A new LP in the early 80s was $7-8. I wonder how much that is now,adjusted for inflation?
EDIT: just checked: $8 in 1982 is $18.73 in 2012
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 16, 2014, 07:17:11 PM
Of course! This is the 21st century :) I always travel with a laptop, with at least that much on it. Plus my phone has a lot...
   By the way, in the above story I'm talking LPs.  A new LP in the early 80s was $7-8. I wonder how much that is now,adjusted for inflation?
EDIT: just checked: $8 in 1982 is $18.73 in 2012
Back then I was getting mostly 3 or 4 for $10 from London budget label, Seraphim, Vox and quintessence, etc. You are right, adjusted for inflation, they were expensive, and I was a poor student!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: NJ Joe on February 17, 2014, 07:43:29 AM
Does anyone ever buy something you already have? This happened to me just last week.  I ordered Haitink's Phillips Duo of Ravel.  Had a peculiar feeling about it, but went ahead and ordered it anyway. Then this weekend I was searching for a misplaced dvd and lo and behold, I found the one I already owned.

I've also considered buying things and then realized I already owned them.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: ritter on February 17, 2014, 08:26:25 AM
Does anyone ever buy something you already have? This happened to me just last week.  I ordered Haitink's Phillips Duo of Ravel.  Had a peculiar feeling about it, but went ahead and ordered it anyway. Then this weekend I was searching for a misplaced dvd and lo and behold, I found the one I already owned.

I've also considered buying things and then realized I already owned them.
Yes indeed, and this is very unsettling  ??? (and embarassing?)  :-[

I am a Boulez completist. In a store that stocks out-of-print Cd's here in Madrid (sometimes at astronomical prices--I think they monitor the amazon marketplace quotations on a regular basis  :o ), I bought Boulez's recordings of Sacre (Cleveland) and Petrushka (NYPO) on Sony, because I was convinced the Sacre was missing from my collection since the LP days...well, have it I did, and what I was really looking for was the NYPO Firebird and Chant du Rossignol. Well, at least I have a CD to give away to any friend who wants to get to know these performances... :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: jut1972 on February 17, 2014, 10:04:07 AM
Does anyone ever buy something you already have? This happened to me just last week.  I ordered Haitink's Phillips Duo of Ravel.  Had a peculiar feeling about it, but went ahead and ordered it anyway. Then this weekend I was searching for a misplaced dvd and lo and behold, I found the one I already owned.

I've also considered buying things and then realized I already owned them.

Much worse now with all the big boxes, each time I see a single CD I think I MUST HAVE THAT SOMEWHERE... those big boxes are like a Tardis.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 17, 2014, 03:30:34 PM
I am now totally gunshy about early choral music. Buying it on sight was a behavior I learned in bygone days of scarcity -- you'd weep for me if you knew, Baklavaboy -- but in recent years with re issues and boxes and label changes ... I came within a heartbeat of buying my third copy of a madrigal set.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 17, 2014, 03:37:35 PM
Does anyone ever buy something you already have?

Yes. Sometimes deliberately in order to have a backup copy in case of damage to the original. But sometimes by accident...in fact, a half dozen times in the past eight or so years when CDCDCD was especially contagious and my cataloging couldn't keep up with my purchasing. Some duplicates have found good homes with GMG members.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 17, 2014, 05:01:05 PM
I came within a heartbeat of buying my third copy of a madrigal set.

  Wow. That's serious! When I started really getting into this I only had about 25 classical CDs, so I haven't gotten more than a handful of repeats. But I have done something rather compulsive: I've bought (intentionally) large sets that I already had flac versions of on my hard drive.  Unlike many, I don't believe digital music sounds any better coming from a CD player than from a computer. I just wanted to hold the CDs in my hot sweaty hands, to gaze at the printed pictures, to look at  the track listing while I'm sitting in my chair (when out of squinting distance from my computer monitor).  I wouldn't have done this, however, if the price weren't absurdly cheap.
  Even stranger (maybe? I don't know if anyone else feels this way) I seriously considered buying a 2nd Perahia box just because it's like $65 for 68 great CDs, 5DVDs and big nice book.  If Bill Gates were selling original Rembrandt's for $5 on the sidewalk in front of my house, would I be compulsive if I nabbed a second copy of "The Anatomy Lesson of Nicolaes Tulp"? 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 17, 2014, 05:09:38 PM
I have a second unopened copy of a HM box awaiting resale when it goes OOP.

I have sold a few boxes after a while, mostly for a small profit or breaking even.  so a second Perahia is not crazy. I will sell mins someday I expect (I am keeping my Mozart box for that reason.) i like the box a lot but have almost all the music anyway.

I want to help though. Buy a second Rubenstein box and I will store it for you.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Jay F on February 17, 2014, 05:14:24 PM
I have a second unopened copy of a HM box awaiting resale when it goes OOP.

I have sold a few boxes after a while, mostly for a small profit or breaking even.  so a second Perahia is not crazy. I will sell mins someday I expect (I am keeping my Mozart box for that reason.)

Does anyone actually buy those OOP box sets people want $300 for?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 17, 2014, 05:19:11 PM
I want to help though. Buy a second Rubenstein box and I will store it for you.

  LOL.

  I actually got a Mercury Living Sound II box after they went OOP and sold it on ebay for 3X what I paid.  A couple of months ago I saw another one, pounced on it, went home and found that they had re-released it ??? I still haven't opened it.  I also have a DG II box I haven't opened. (I have both on my hard drive).  Plan to dive into each at some point...like a miser fondling his gold >:D >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: NJ Joe on February 17, 2014, 05:21:05 PM
I currently have 8 outstanding Amazon orders.  Today I made a resolution not to order anything else until they've all arrived. But I'm already thinking about an iTunes purchase.  That wouldn't count, right?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 17, 2014, 05:29:41 PM
I currently have 8 outstanding Amazon orders.  Today I made a resolution not to order anything else until they've all arrived. But I'm already thinking about an iTunes purchase.  That wouldn't count, right?

  Not if it's a small one ;)

  I think I have 3 orders out, but one is for 4 boxes and one for two.   However, my ardor has cooled. My wife finally asked me how much i was spending on these CDs. She wasn't actually angry, and naturally I avoided the brunt of the question and was less than completely truthful (for the sake of marital concord) but it was something of a much needed wake-up call.  What gave me away was the stack of empty Amazon and importCD boxes piling up by the door :o
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 17, 2014, 05:33:33 PM
  Not if it's a small one ;)

  I think I have 3 orders out, but one is for 4 boxes and one for two.   However, my ardor has cooled. My wife finally asked me how much i was spending on these CDs. She wasn't actually angry, and naturally I avoided the brunt of the question and was less than completely truthful (for the sake of marital concord) but it was something of a much needed wake-up call.  What gave me away was the stack of empty Amazon and importCD boxes piling up by the door :o
You were crying out for help by leaving the boxes in plain sight! :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: NJ Joe on February 17, 2014, 05:38:11 PM
  Not if it's a small one ;)

  I think I have 3 orders out, but one is for 4 boxes and one for two.   However, my ardor has cooled. My wife finally asked me how much i was spending on these CDs. She wasn't actually angry, and naturally I avoided the brunt of the question and was less than completely truthful (for the sake of marital concord) but it was something of a much needed wake-up call.  What gave me away was the stack of empty Amazon and importCD boxes piling up by the door :o

LOL yes!   Almost every day I get home from work and there is yet another package sitting on the table.  My standard statement is, "I'm getting these for a really good price." My wife doesn't get angry either, but sometimes I get a...look.  I avoid eye contact.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 17, 2014, 06:04:38 PM
Does anyone actually buy those OOP box sets people want $300 for?

I sold the Brilliant Bach for 390. I paid 82.50. Amazon's 15% hurt though  :D

Generally I post a reasonable price, but I put the Bach up at 150 less than the low price. I was shocked when it sold. But I shipped that day!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 17, 2014, 06:08:35 PM
BBoy: "my ardor has cooled"

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Now I know how that kid felt, "Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so!"
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2014, 06:30:11 PM
I bought two jazz CDs last night, but jazz does not count towards my 2014 resolution (and it's the first jazz purchase so far anyway).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 17, 2014, 06:48:54 PM
LOL yes!   Almost every day I get home from work and there is yet another package sitting on the table.  My standard statement is, "I'm getting these for a really good price." My wife doesn't get angry either, but sometimes I get a...look.  I avoid eye contact.
You were crying out for help by leaving the boxes in plain sight! :)
;D X2
BBoy: "my ardor has cooled"

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Now I know how that kid felt, "Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so!"
   I certainly hope it's true!
   After i get the Decca analogue box, the Berezovsky teldec Box, the DG lizst box, the last couple Warner klemperer boxes, and find a copy of the Westminster Orchestral box I'll be just about done...unless something absolutely stunning comes out in the interim :-[
(Hopefully the above are just jokes...)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 17, 2014, 06:49:43 PM
I bought two jazz CDs last night, but jazz does not count towards my 2014 resolution (and it's the first jazz purchase so far anyway).

Whatever helps you sleep through the night. :P

In other news, I've really been on quite a buying spree, but if I can remember to just take my medication, I should be fine.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 17, 2014, 07:12:36 PM
Where in Georgia MI? I lived in Sylvania just about the time you were born.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 17, 2014, 07:22:05 PM
Where in Georgia MI? I lived in Sylvania just about the time you were born.

In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where orcs and trolls feed on innocent bystanders. 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 17, 2014, 07:55:34 PM
;D X2   I certainly hope it's true!
   After i get ...  the last couple Warner klemperer boxes

No, you want his father. The music in Hogan's Heroes sucked.

 >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2014, 08:00:53 PM
No, you want his father. The music in Hogan's Heroes sucked.

 >:D

But Werner Klemperer was the funniest thing on the entire show!

http://www.youtube.com/v/c4r5Mnbujpc
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 17, 2014, 08:19:04 PM
 ;D ;D
  Wow, you guys actually know this stuff. I'm not used to people who know about anything before about 1990...

 the WARNER Klemperer box. Why is all EMI stuff Warner now? I don't know....messes up the box set though--ruins the symmetry to have the logo change half way through.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 17, 2014, 08:20:34 PM
But Werner Klemperer was the funniest thing on the entire show!

I heard him interviewed on CBC radio long ago. He was fascinating. I think he was in Vancouver to conduct !! the VSO orchestra in a charity benefit.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 17, 2014, 08:26:11 PM
;D ;D
  Wow, you guys actually know this stuff. I'm not used to people who know about anything before about 1990...

 the WARNER Klemperer box. Why is all EMI stuff Warner now? I don't know....messes up the box set though--ruins the symmetry to have the logo change half way through.

EMI was eaten by Sony and Universal, but the regulator forced them to sell the classical division to someone else. Remarkably enough, Colonel Klink stepped up to the plate.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 17, 2014, 08:35:55 PM
I heard him interviewed on CBC radio long ago. He was fascinating. I think he was in Vancouver to conduct !! the VSO orchestra in a charity benefit.


 He just died in the last couple of years. There was a lot of nice stuff about him--seems he was a very talented guy.  Some even suggested ( :o :o) his talent was not put the best use in playing Colonel Clink.  It also turns out that Germans, in general, were not enamored with that show.  Who'd've thunk?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: jut1972 on February 18, 2014, 03:42:34 AM
I did a personality test yesterday one of the questions was

do you often make impulse purchases?

Choose strongly agree through to strongly disagree.

There was no box on the form for I'm actually ordering on amazon as I do this test
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 18, 2014, 04:04:14 AM
What is really sad is that in this classical website, with its thousands of dialogues dedicated to every grand and obscure facet of the centuries of this magnificent art form, my favorite thread is dedicated to a shopping disorder.  I'm beginning to understand why Frederick Jameson uses post-modernism and late capitalism interchangeably. 

BTW, jut1972, thanks for the  :laugh:
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 18, 2014, 09:31:00 AM
What is really sad is that in this classical website, with its thousands of dialogues dedicated to every grand and obscure facet of the centuries of this magnificent art form, my favorite thread is dedicated to a shopping disorder.

That's because you're winning it!

 :) ;) :D ;D 8) :P ??? :-\ >:D >:D 0:) :laugh: :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 18, 2014, 09:33:29 AM
That's because you're winning it!

 :) ;) :D ;D 8) :P ??? :-\ >:D >:D 0:) :laugh: :)

I think there are several people who'd be tied for first place. Image the podium for gold medal crowded with the two on either side vacant.

(You have to reserve a spot on the podium for John as well, don't you think?)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 18, 2014, 09:34:53 AM
I think there are several people who'd be tied for first place. Image the podium for gold medal crowded with the two on either side vacant.

(You have to reserve a spot on the podium for John as well, don't you think?)

Just the other day Harry ordered every CD he wanted from two medium-sized record labels!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 18, 2014, 09:36:08 AM
Just the other day Harry ordered every CD he wanted from two medium-sized record labels!

Harry is on performance enhancing drugs and thus disqualified! He is off the chart!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 18, 2014, 09:41:46 AM
Just the other day Harry ordered every CD he wanted from two medium-sized record labels!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrwxAwODI
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 18, 2014, 09:44:38 AM
Harry is on performance enhancing drugs and thus disqualified! He is off the chart!

The Lance Armstrong of GMG.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: HIPster on February 18, 2014, 06:01:41 PM
The Lance Armstrong of GMG.
Harry is on performance enhancing drugs and thus disqualified! He is off the chart!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

You are on fire here! 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on February 18, 2014, 06:32:54 PM
1)  I was going to order the EMI "complete" Chopin box today off the SDCB thread,  but resisted it.  Of course,  there's always tomorrow :)

2) Discovered via their weekly email that Prestoclassical considers an 11 CD set to be a "big box".  Little do they know....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 18, 2014, 06:57:02 PM
The Chopin --which I posted--is going fast ... What if it goes OOP ... Takes up so little space ...

 >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on February 18, 2014, 07:09:23 PM
The Chopin --which I posted--is going fast ... What if it goes OOP ... Takes up so little space ...

 >:D

But it's not really complete, going by the blurb. 
And it's not like I don't have a bunch of Chopin (although apparently none of those performances!).   Besides,  I have the Vivaldi Sacred Works and Ligeti Sony boxes en route to me from Amazon UK....
And as Scarlett O'Hara said, tomorrow is another day >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 18, 2014, 08:31:12 PM
And as Scarlett O'Hara said, tomorrow is another day >:D

  I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure what she said (vowed?) was "I'll never be hungry again!"--  she wouldn't have let that Chopin get away from her!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 18, 2014, 08:32:39 PM
But it's not really complete, going by the blurb. 
And it's not like I don't have a bunch of Chopin (although apparently none of those performances!).   Besides,  I have the Vivaldi Sacred Works and Ligeti Sony boxes en route to me from Amazon UK....
And as Scarlett O'Hara said, tomorrow is another day >:D
The Vivaldi is great. You can often get King's Purcell cheap too.

So you're saying the Chopin is only the good stuff ...  :-\
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 19, 2014, 08:40:24 PM
OK, so I bought the Harmonia Mundi "Music of the 18th Century" box. 30 cds for 60 bucks...that's not "compulsive" or "disorder"--it's just common sense, right? Also, I'm reading Gardiner's book on Bach, and this gives important contextual background "flavor" to contextualize his prose comments....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 19, 2014, 08:45:13 PM
OK, so I bought the Harmonia Mundi "Music of the 18th Century" box. 30 cds for 60 bucks...that's not "compulsive" or "disorder"--it's just common sense, right? Also, I'm reading Gardiner's book on Bach, and this gives important contextual background "flavor" to contextual his prose comments....
It's a lovely box, one of my favourites.
Tell me how you like the Gluck and Rameau especially.

And yeah, good excuses! I mean REASONS, good REASONS.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 20, 2014, 08:29:15 AM
You guys are realizing that the ONLY thing that can help CDCDCD is the tactic of "let's wait until tomorrow"- it's the same technique used to help alcoholics. If you can make it 24 HOURS without BuyItNow!, then you've WON,... because, guess what?m,,, TOMORROW NEVER COMES!! So, if you've made it one day, that's all you have to do- is make it through today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. If you've made it one day, what's to stop you from making another 'one day'?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 20, 2014, 11:00:32 AM
You guys are realizing that the ONLY thing that can help CDCDCD is the tactic of "let's wait until tomorrow"- it's the same technique used to help alcoholics. If you can make it 24 HOURS without BuyItNow!, then you've WON,... because, guess what?m,,, TOMORROW NEVER COMES!! So, if you've made it one day, that's all you have to do- is make it through today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. If you've made it one day, what's to stop you from making another 'one day'?
Exactly! My cure starts tomorrow.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 22, 2014, 07:51:36 AM
Sigh. Recently bought a Glenn Gould set, Hogwood Vivaldi, second Verdi box, a couple stray singles.
Can someone sell me the time to listen to it all?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 22, 2014, 07:55:55 AM
Just bought the Verdi box, 55 CDs for about 10 pounds from amazon.uk.

I think NOT buying it should be classified as a disease and buying it a sign of saneness.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 22, 2014, 08:17:54 AM
Just bought the Verdi box, 55 CDs for about 10 pounds from amazon.uk.

I think NOT buying it should be classified as a disease and buying it a sign of saneness.

  agree with your assessment, but isn't it 33 cds for 12 pounds?
 
  I got it too. I also bought the EMI icon colin davis to accompany it. I thought it would be lonely in transit.   Today I picked up the Byron Janis RCA box and Klemperer's Bruckner set locally so I could listen to something while the other boxes fleet their way hither.   These two have been eyeing me for weeks....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 22, 2014, 08:22:19 AM
  agree with your assessment, but isn't it 33 cds for 12 pounds?
 

Somehow it came out to be 12.74 WITH shipping (less than 10 without).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 22, 2014, 08:25:13 AM
Somehow it came out to be 12.74 WITH shipping (less than 10 without).
I am glad it is not in stock. I have the ones I really want already, but getting so much for that little - totally worth it!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 22, 2014, 08:30:07 AM
  agree with your assessment, but isn't it 33 cds for 12 pounds?
 
  I got it too. I also bought the EMI icon colin davis to accompany it. I thought it would be lonely in transit.   Today I picked up the Byron Janis RCA box and Klemperer's Bruckner set locally so I could listen to something while the other boxes fleet their way hither.   These two have been eyeing me for weeks....
If you're ever in Michigan I must take you drinking.

I got the Celi Bruckner. My sixth cycle. And I have had others in the past. But from excerpts he brings a very different, very effective, approach.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 22, 2014, 01:58:27 PM
I looked in the mirror today and saw Montgomery Burns with a glass of red wine smirking back at me. Cold turkey until my birthday, 3 weeks!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 22, 2014, 05:09:28 PM
If you're ever in Michigan I must take you drinking.

 I thought you might be from thereabouts. I did most of my growing up in Adrian, down in Lenawee county.


I looked in the mirror today and saw Montgomery Burns with a glass of red wine smirking back at me. Cold turkey until my birthday, 3 weeks!  :laugh:

  This really could be the cure. A support group! If you are serious about cold turkey, let me know.  I'll take the pledge with your (for 3 weeks). That'll give me some time to work on the credit card bill (and hide these tell-tale boxes).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 22, 2014, 05:15:38 PM
I thought you might be from thereabouts. I did most of my growing up in Adrian, down in Lenawee county.


  This really could be the cure. A support group! If you are serious about cold turkey, let me know.  I'll take the pledge with your (for 3 weeks). That'll give me some time to work on the credit card bill (and hide these tell-tale boxes).
Yep. Cold turkey until 13 March.
I just finished unpacking. Lord knows how I'm going to find stuff now, having lost much of the ordering I had. But I saw stuff I'd forgotten about.  And a mountain of new stuff.
Anyway, I have several boxes on the way to tide me over.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 22, 2014, 05:34:04 PM
Yep. Cold turkey until 13 March.
I just finished unpacking. Lord knows how I'm going to find stuff now, having lost much of the ordering I had. But I saw stuff I'd forgotten about.  And a mountain of new stuff.
Anyway, I have several boxes on the way to tide me over.

  Yeah, but now over in the super-box thread you really have me thinking about the Karajan 60s box...$3 a disc for the whole thing--which, of course I don't need cuz I downloaded the 240 disc KG box in lossless format...
   OK. I'm taking the pledge.
      Which is admittedly silly as I have literally 8 boxes on the way. But no more til your birthday.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 23, 2014, 09:00:42 PM
I've been doing a pretty good job of keeping my CDCDCD under control. As I mentioned before, there is no cure. But, with this mind, you can help reduce the number of CDs you buy. One method I've discovered rather recently that has been working rather well is called the "Cancel Order Technique" or for short: COT. Basically, how COT works is you buy 5-6 discs or one of those mega box sets and you go back after a minute or so and cancel the order and what this does, at least for me, is temporarily zaps that urge to buy for several hours sometimes even days. Anyway, this technique, from my understanding, can only be applied to Amazon orders, so if you're shopping there, use it wisely! :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 23, 2014, 09:11:35 PM
I've been doing a pretty good job of keeping my CDCDCD under control. As I mentioned before, there is no cure. But, with this mind, you can help reduce the number of CDs you buy. One method I've discovered rather recently that has been working rather well is called the "Cancel Order Technique" or for short: COT. Basically, how COT works is you buy 5-6 discs or one of those mega box sets and you go back after a minute or so and cancel the order and what this does, at least for me, is temporarily zaps that urge to buy for several hours sometimes even days. Anyway, this technique, from my understanding, can only be applied to Amazon orders, so if you're shopping there, use it wisely! :)

 I've used this! But the other night it backfired.  I ordered a small Colin Davis box to go with the Verdi box, as the Verdi was so embarassingly cheap I felt little guilty. I immediately realized I didn't need the Davis (within minutes), but couldn't cancel it! They said the process had already begun and it was too late. It might be that UK Amazon is more rigid than US Amazon...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 23, 2014, 09:28:35 PM
I've used this! But the other night it backfired.  I ordered a small Colin Davis box to go with the Verdi box, as the Verdi was so embarassingly cheap I felt little guilty. I immediately realized I didn't need the Davis (within minutes), but couldn't cancel it! They said the process had already begun and it was too late. It might be that UK Amazon is more rigid than US Amazon...

This could very well be the case with Amazon UK, but from my understanding is you can still send a cancellation email to them and, in most cases, they will cancel it. In fact, this has actually happened to me one time where I ended waiting around too long and the 'cancel' button had disappeared, but I just clicked the 'request cancellation' button and typed a short message to Amazon and they cancelled it quickly.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 24, 2014, 07:37:41 AM
I've used this! But the other night it backfired.  I ordered a small Colin Davis box to go with the Verdi box, as the Verdi was so embarassingly cheap I felt little guilty. I immediately realized I didn't need the Davis (within minutes), but couldn't cancel it! They said the process had already begun and it was too late. It might be that UK Amazon is more rigid than US Amazon...

...a SMALL Colin Davis Box...


This is definitely the language of CDCDCD!!

"but, of course I couldn't just buy that without a little sumptin sumptin to go along wit it"

It's not the cocaine- it's what it does to your brain!


Ahhh, I have a new List myself, but I have no means to exercise my RIGHT!! ahhhhhhh- I'm shackled I tell ya- ahh ahhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhh



"Dear Lord, if you could see fit to endow me with a trust fund"
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 24, 2014, 07:44:43 AM
as the Verdi was so embarassingly cheap I felt little guilty.
Tell you what, when you feel embarrassed like that again, send me some box sets.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 24, 2014, 07:50:48 AM
I've been doing a pretty good job of keeping my CDCDCD under control. As I mentioned before, there is no cure. But, with this mind, you can help reduce the number of CDs you buy. One method I've discovered rather recently that has been working rather well is called the "Cancel Order Technique" or for short: COT. Basically, how COT works is you buy 5-6 discs or one of those mega box sets and you go back after a minute or so and cancel the order and what this does, at least for me, is temporarily zaps that urge to buy for several hours sometimes even days. Anyway, this technique, from my understanding, can only be applied to Amazon orders, so if you're shopping there, use it wisely! :)

This is technically known as purchasus interuptus. It is the only technique the Vatican sanctions.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 24, 2014, 08:00:53 AM
Well, I ordered the new RCA big box of Colin. But it doesn't have his legendary Berlioz material, so I got that to round it out.  But then I stumbled on the tiny EMI box of his early stuff, and thought, you know, "if you are going to do a job, do it right"--as my father always said.
  As far as music buying, I think I'm very frugal as I never spend over $3 per disc (except for that damned EMI Colin Davis...turns out the Pound has appreciated and with shipping it's like $4.50 per disc :o.
   And listen to you, Brian! I've seen your stuff in the today's purchases thread--lots of specialty item singletons.  Reminds me of another of my father's sayings (pretty much anytime I bought anything more than a gum ball): "Oh, look at you. Last of the big-time spenders!" ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 24, 2014, 08:23:01 AM
This is technically known as purchasus interuptus. It is the only technique the Vatican sanctions.

 :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on February 24, 2014, 08:23:29 AM
   And listen to you, Brian! I've seen your stuff in the today's purchases thread--lots of specialty item singletons.  Reminds me of another of my father's sayings (pretty much anytime I bought anything more than a gum ball): "Oh, look at you. Last of the big-time spenders!" ;D

Hey now, I have the Rubinstein, Perahia, Bernstein, and Russian Legends boxes too, and the Hyperion complete Chopin, and Brilliant complete Brahms and Rachmaninov. I don't discriminate  ;D that is a great quote from your father, by the way.

This is technically known as purchasus interuptus. It is the only technique the Vatican sanctions.

(http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/images/smilies/rofl2.gif)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on February 24, 2014, 12:58:09 PM
Hey now, I have the Rubinstein (check!), Perahia (check!), Bernstein (check!), and Russian Legends (check!) boxes too, and the Hyperion complete Chopin (check!), and Brilliant complete Brahms (check!), and Rachmaninov  (oh crap I missed that!)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 24, 2014, 01:35:34 PM
Come on, guys! This is supposed to be a self-help group! :laugh:
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 24, 2014, 04:46:54 PM
Come on, guys! This is supposed to be a self-help group! :laugh:

  As there are no physical symptoms of debilitation, whether or not CDCDCD should truly be classified as a disease is, it would seem, open to debate. I think some of us have come to accept this aspect of our nature, and with self-acceptance found inner peace and, dare I say it, joy :)   Or maybe I just feel this way because even thought I am on a "spending freeze" I got 3 50 CD boxes yesterday ;D ;D Two came from the postman and I had lent the Phillips box to my Chinese teacher, who had it for about a month.  It is hard to justify just how happy I was to get it back again! The feeling was very close to that of getting a new box.  I was quite apprehensive that she had forgotten to bring it, and then when she handed it back to me, I had to take a quick riffle through all those little packages of musical bliss :D Anyway, still on the bandwagon for now.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 24, 2014, 04:53:01 PM
  As there are no physical symptoms of debilitation, whether or not CDCDCD should truly be classified as a disease is, it would seem, open to debate. I think some of us have come to accept this aspect of our nature, and with self-acceptance found inner peace and, dare I say it, joy :)   Or maybe I just feel this way because even thought I am on a "spending freeze" I got 3 50 CD boxes yesterday ;D ;D Two came from the postman and I had lent the Phillips box to my Chinese teacher, who had it for about a month.  It is hard to justify just how happy I was to get it back again! The feeling was very close to that of getting a new box.  I was quite apprehensive that she had forgotten to bring it, and then when she handed it back to me, I had to take a quick riffle through all those little packages of musical bliss :D Anyway, still on the bandwagon for now.
OD on pleasure, ship me your collection and get it back slowly at unpredictable intervals. Draws out the bliss that way.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 24, 2014, 05:09:57 PM
OD on pleasure, ship me your collection and get it back slowly at unpredictable intervals. Draws out the bliss that way.
:laugh:
 Wish you were a little closer, and I would consider it! Shipping from Taiwan is pretty stiff.  I actually bought my brother and his wife the Perahia box just because it was so outrageously cheap it seemed like a crime not to buy it.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 24, 2014, 05:14:22 PM
:laugh:
 Wish you were a little closer, and I would consider it! Shipping from Taiwan is pretty stiff.  I actually bought my brother and his wife the Perahia box just because it was so outrageously cheap it seemed like a crime not to buy it.
Yeah. My sister went to a clarinet chamber concert this summer and really liked it. Mozart, bach, and Bartok especially. So i gave her Stoltzman's box and a WTC bk 1. When I saw the emi mozart 50 box for $30 I snarfed it for next xmas.

The Perahia box is great. I got it for under a buck a disc.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 25, 2014, 09:16:37 PM
  As there are no physical symptoms of debilitation, whether or not CDCDCD should truly be classified as a disease is, it would seem, open to debate. I think some of us have come to accept this aspect of our nature, and with self-acceptance found inner peace and, dare I say it, joy :)   Or maybe I just feel this way because even thought I am on a "spending freeze" I got 3 50 CD boxes yesterday ;D ;D Two came from the postman and I had lent the Phillips box to my Chinese teacher, who had it for about a month.  It is hard to justify just how happy I was to get it back again! The feeling was very close to that of getting a new box.  I was quite apprehensive that she had forgotten to bring it, and then when she handed it back to me, I had to take a quick riffle through all those little packages of musical bliss :D Anyway, still on the bandwagon for now.

Yeah, I know the thrill of opening padded envelopes too well. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 25, 2014, 09:22:59 PM
Yeah, I know the thrill of opening padded envelopes too well. :D
I know the feeling. My Precious-s-s-s...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 25, 2014, 09:26:33 PM
I know the feeling. My Precious-s-s-s...

(http://images.wikia.com/lotr/images/archive/8/8d/20120428231846!Gollum.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 25, 2014, 10:26:36 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/lotr/images/archive/8/8d/20120428231846!Gollum.jpg)

How much did you pay the paparazzi to get my pic???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 26, 2014, 07:58:08 AM

  I'm still on the wagon with Ken, but it's a bit hard. Today I stopped in the CD shop on my way home from a private class where I am paid in cash.   The Harmonia Mundi 10 CD boxes are $21-25, and there is a new cube of complete Strauss operas for $110.  I probably wouldn't even like Strauss operas, but how can I be sure without the box?  There is also the 15 CD Yves Nat box for $30. It includes his complete piano sonatas.  Surely I am a philistine to leave these items on the shelves?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on February 26, 2014, 08:05:47 AM
  I'm still on the wagon with Ken, but it's a bit hard. Today I stopped in the CD shop on my way home from a private class where I am paid in cash.   The Harmonia Mundi 10 CD boxes are $21-25, and there is a new cube of complete Strauss operas for $110.  I probably wouldn't even like Strauss operas, but how can I be sure without the box?  There is also the 15 CD Yves Nat box for $30. It includes his complete piano sonatas.  Surely I am a philistine to leave these items on the shelves?

You can have them pay you in CDs. This way, technically you did not buy and still on the wagon...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 26, 2014, 08:27:44 AM
  I'm still on the wagon with Ken, but it's a bit hard. Today I stopped in the CD shop on my way home from a private class where I am paid in cash.   The Harmonia Mundi 10 CD boxes are $21-25, and there is a new cube of complete Strauss operas for $110.  I probably wouldn't even like Strauss operas, but how can I be sure without the box?  There is also the 15 CD Yves Nat box for $30. It includes his complete piano sonatas.  Surely I am a philistine to leave these items on the shelves?
To encourage you.
I bought the Verdi box at I think 44. Had I waited I could have gotten it even cheaper. Waiting is bargain hunting! I waited on the Living Stereo and saved a bundle. We are the raptors of CD collecting, circling, circling, knowing our chance will come, and then the sudden swoop.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on February 26, 2014, 06:43:14 PM
  I'm still on the wagon with Ken, but it's a bit hard. Today I stopped in the CD shop on my way home from a private class where I am paid in cash.   The Harmonia Mundi 10 CD boxes are $21-25, and there is a new cube of complete Strauss operas for $110.  I probably wouldn't even like Strauss operas, but how can I be sure without the box?  There is also the 15 CD Yves Nat box for $30. It includes his complete piano sonatas.  Surely I am a philistine to leave these items on the shelves?

Think of the increase of pleasure you'll get when you finally purchase them in two months.

Sort of like how temporal duration of coitus increases intensity of orgasm.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 26, 2014, 07:05:46 PM
How much did you pay the paparazzi to get my pic???

 :P
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 26, 2014, 08:08:22 PM
:P
Actually, from the Waldstein thread I was thinking it looked like Serkin ...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on February 27, 2014, 06:40:15 AM
So,,, NO ONE'S DATING GIRLS THIS YEAR, HMM????? :laugh:
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 27, 2014, 07:23:20 AM
So,,, NO ONE'S DATING GIRLS THIS YEAR, HMM????? :laugh:
Is that set for sale? Cannot find it on Amazon.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 27, 2014, 07:50:23 AM
So,,, NO ONE'S DATING GIRLS THIS YEAR, HMM????? :laugh:

  Pretty sure everyone on this page already has a family, so, no, dating is probably off the menu.  Don't give up, though, snyprrr, there's still hope for you! ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on February 27, 2014, 08:54:41 AM
  Pretty sure everyone on this page already has a family, so, no, dating is probably off the menu.  Don't give up, though, snyprrr, there's still hope for you! ;)
I'm dating a sales rep for Sony Music. Well, so far it's just an internet thing, but she send me lots of emails.

 ;) :laugh:
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 01, 2014, 03:59:55 PM
Ooohhhhhhhh --- I found my home thread!!!!   *gasp*  I am not alone in the solar system!!

Are we all megabox collecting Gollum clones without impulse control....?    :P


Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 01, 2014, 04:02:56 PM
Ooohhhhhhhh --- I found my home thread!!!!   *gasp*  I am not alone in the solar system!!

Are we all megabox collecting Gollum clones without impulse control....?    :P
Not me and Baklavaboy! We are cold turkey until March 13.
After that it would be dangerous to be between us and the Amazon site.  ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 01, 2014, 04:08:07 PM
I must confess I am still adding stuff to the cart, just not buying. When I see the total after a month's accumulation, I will delete a bunch.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on March 01, 2014, 04:46:44 PM
I must confess I am still adding stuff to the cart, just not buying. When I see the total after a month's accumulation, I will delete a bunch.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xb31ZpEtsDM/TfYffd3SwXI/AAAAAAAAAsc/ZhbOpqpQalE/s1600/btn-1click._V192545565_.gif)   

 :laugh:


As for me, I'm trying to stay clean until October...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 01, 2014, 05:14:04 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xb31ZpEtsDM/TfYffd3SwXI/AAAAAAAAAsc/ZhbOpqpQalE/s1600/btn-1click._V192545565_.gif)   

 :laugh:


As for me, I'm trying to stay clean until October...

 October! An ambitious goal (not as ambitious as Brian--one year--but he seems to already be retroactively inserting "unless..." clauses into his original pledge >:D).

  I've cruised the CD shop twice, but managed to leave empty handed.  Here is a question I submit to the panel for adjudication:
   I ordered the Klemperer Mozart box before I took the pledge, but got a message from ImportCD that they cancelled the order. My local shop has it. Would that be a real purchase, or fulfilling a previous (i.e. pre-pledge) order? I patiently await your opinion(s).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 01, 2014, 05:24:04 PM
October! An ambitious goal (not as ambitious as Brian--one year--but he seems to already be retroactively inserting "unless..." clauses into his original pledge >:D).

  I've cruised the CD shop twice, but managed to leave empty handed.  Here is a question I submit to the panel for adjudication:
   I ordered the Klemperer Mozart box before I took the pledge, but got a message from ImportCD that they cancelled the order. My local shop has it. Would that be a real purchase, or fulfilling a previous (i.e. pre-pledge) order? I patiently await your opinion(s).

He probably meant October last year?   :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 01, 2014, 05:25:56 PM
October! An ambitious goal (not as ambitious as Brian--one year--but he seems to already be retroactively inserting "unless..." clauses into his original pledge >:D).

  I've cruised the CD shop twice, but managed to leave empty handed.  Here is a question I submit to the panel for adjudication:
   I ordered the Klemperer Mozart box before I took the pledge, but got a message from ImportCD that they cancelled the order. My local shop has it. Would that be a real purchase, or fulfilling a previous (i.e. pre-pledge) order? I patiently await your opinion(s).
New purchase.
"Well dear it's true I kissed Sally last night, but after all I knew her before I met you."
 ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on March 01, 2014, 05:28:38 PM
October! An ambitious goal (not as ambitious as Brian--one year--but he seems to already be retroactively inserting "unless..." clauses into his original pledge >:D).

  I've cruised the CD shop twice, but managed to leave empty handed.  Here is a question I submit to the panel for adjudication:
   I ordered the Klemperer Mozart box before I took the pledge, but got a message from ImportCD that they cancelled the order. My local shop has it. Would that be a real purchase, or fulfilling a previous (i.e. pre-pledge) order? I patiently await your opinion(s).
Ambitious indeed, but I need to save my money, and have plenty to listen to (though no unlistened stuff on the pile).

If it doesn't cost more, I'd say you're in the clear   --    that is, if you don't have a big pile already.  :P 8)  ;D ;) :laugh:


He probably meant October last year?   :D
:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 01, 2014, 06:02:04 PM
New purchase.
"Well dear it's true I kissed Sally last night, but after all I knew her before I met you."
 ;)
  Interesting argument ::)


   --    that is, if you don't have a big pile already.

  I do, I do.  I have enough unlistened to cds to last for years, literally.

  Apparently this is two no's.  I was expecting as much, but was hoping for some enablers :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 01, 2014, 07:03:35 PM
  Interesting argument ::)

  I do, I do.  I have enough unlistened to cds to last for years, literally.

  Apparently this is two no's.  I was expecting as much, but was hoping for some enablers :D

You need Klemper's Mozart. The mail system may break down next month. You need to prepare! Go for it!

 >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 01, 2014, 07:05:24 PM
You need Klemper's Mozart. The mail system may break down next month. You need to prepare! Go for it!

 >:D >:D >:D
Enabler!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 01, 2014, 07:14:45 PM
Enabler!
But you have to admit, he has a powerful and persuasive argument...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 01, 2014, 10:07:25 PM
But you have to admit, he has a powerful and persuasive argument...

I think the Klemperer boxes will be unavailable very soon (especially in Taiwan) as all conductors with a last name beginning with K will be purged from the recording companies' storage units due to a computer virus propagated by CDCDCD programmers.....    ??? ??? ???

Buy them ALL!!!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: A1_DAN on March 02, 2014, 03:07:41 PM
I got into classical music just as the big box became the norm. My unlistened to pile is now bigger than my listened to pile. Just a small example I have three complete Ring cycles still in shrink wrap. I don't even know if I will like German opera but I have three copies just in case I do.  :)
I think its clear by now i have CDCDCD. You guys can help me here right?  :D 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 02, 2014, 03:14:17 PM
I got into classical music just as the big box became the norm. My unlistened to pile is now bigger than my listened to pile. Just a small example I have three complete Ring cycles still in shrink wrap. I don't even know if I will like German opera but I have three copies just in case I do.  :)
I think its clear by now i have CDCDCD. You guys can help me here right?  :D
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

 :)

The usual reaction on finding this thread is, oh I am not alone! So it's OK! Look at that box over there, it's beautifuuuuuuuuul ...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 02, 2014, 03:24:33 PM
I got into classical music just as the big box became the norm. My unlistened to pile is now bigger than my listened to pile. Just a small example I have three complete Ring cycles still in shrink wrap. I don't even know if I will like German opera but I have three copies just in case I do.  :)
I think its clear by now i have CDCDCD. You guys can help me here right?  :D

The thing to do is to quit sleep for a week and listen to Wagner all night before you go to work. It will really change the way you look at the world (trust me) at the same time as you get a chance to catch up on those shrink wrapped boxes.  Besides, it would give you an excuse to get more shrink wrapped boxes....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: A1_DAN on March 02, 2014, 03:45:19 PM
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

 :)

The usual reaction on finding this thread is, oh I am not alone! So it's OK! Look at that box over there, it's beautifuuuuuuuuul ...

As well as 'This is the last big box I'm buying. I don't need anymore'
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 02, 2014, 03:46:38 PM
As well as 'This is the last big box I'm buying. I don't need anymore'
Oh heck, not even Baklavaboy says that anymore!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 02, 2014, 03:47:04 PM
I got into classical music just as the big box became the norm. My unlistened to pile is now bigger than my listened to pile. Just a small example I have three complete Ring cycles still in shrink wrap. I don't even know if I will like German opera but I have three copies just in case I do.  :)
I think its clear by now i have CDCDCD. You guys can help me here right?  :D

   I think we can help...with your failure to get into the Ring.  It sounds like your initial approach is too narrow.  For example, both Solti and Barenboim have complete Wagner opera boxes--for very reasonable prices.  Meistersinger or Lohengrin might be a good gateway to the Ring, so you might consider one of those--or both, just to be safe. Of course 20th century opera might be the best path--there is the new Richard Strauss opera box just coming out. All his operas on 33 discs...  But then again, initially, accessibility might be an issue. Do you have Mozart's operas? The Magic Flute is a wonderful entry into the field...

    Yeah, we probably aren't all that helpful in this regard. It's like an AA meeting that schedules its meetings in a bar--during happy hour :D
    But seriously, don't buy any more Ring cycles on CD. Even by our standards, that is pretty extreme.  Watch the Boulez ring--on youtube, preferably, unless if you actually speak very good German.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: A1_DAN on March 02, 2014, 03:55:46 PM
The thing to do is to quit sleep for a week and listen to Wagner all night before you go to work. It will really change the way you look at the world (trust me) at the same time as you get a chance to catch up on those shrink wrapped boxes.  Besides, it would give you an excuse to get more shrink wrapped boxes....

I see no problems with what you're suggesting. More shrink wrapped boxes is also a very good idea.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 02, 2014, 04:19:37 PM
   I think we can help...with your failure to get into the Ring.  It sounds like your initial approach is too narrow.  For example, both Solti and Barenboim have complete Wagner opera boxes--for very reasonable prices.  Meistersinger or Lohengrin might be a good gateway to the Ring, so you might consider one of those--or both, just to be safe. Of course 20th century opera might be the best path--there is the new Richard Strauss opera box just coming out. All his operas on 33 discs...  But then again, initially, accessibility might be an issue. Do you have Mozart's operas? The Magic Flute is a wonderful entry into the field...

    Yeah, we probably aren't all that helpful in this regard. It's like an AA meeting that schedules its meetings in a bar--during happy hour :D
    But seriously, don't buy any more Ring cycles on CD. Even by our standards, that is pretty extreme.  Watch the Boulez ring--on youtube, preferably, unless if you actually speak very good German.

Watch out for Baklavaboy. He's sweet but he's flaky.
 ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 02, 2014, 04:20:30 PM
But seriously, don't buy any more Ring cycles on CD. Even by our standards, that is pretty extreme.

Only three?...that's not extreme at all. I have 16 Rings.

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: A1_DAN on March 02, 2014, 04:23:18 PM
   
    But seriously, don't buy any more Ring cycles on CD. Even by our standards, that is pretty extreme.  Watch the Boulez ring--on youtube, preferably, unless if you actually speak very good German.

I think it's safe to assume there won't be a fourth Ring cycle on my shelves anytime soon  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 02, 2014, 05:00:50 PM
I think it's safe to assume there won't be a fourth Ring cycle on my shelves anytime soon  :)

But there will be....     >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 02, 2014, 05:06:07 PM
   I think we can help...with your failure to get into the Ring.  It sounds like your initial approach is too narrow.  For example, both Solti and Barenboim have complete Wagner opera boxes--for very reasonable prices.  Meistersinger or Lohengrin might be a good gateway to the Ring, so you might consider one of those--or both, just to be safe. Of course 20th century opera might be the best path--there is the new Richard Strauss opera box just coming out. All his operas on 33 discs...  But then again, initially, accessibility might be an issue. Do you have Mozart's operas? The Magic Flute is a wonderful entry into the field...

    Yeah, we probably aren't all that helpful in this regard. It's like an AA meeting that schedules its meetings in a bar--during happy hour :D
    But seriously, don't buy any more Ring cycles on CD. Even by our standards, that is pretty extreme.  Watch the Boulez ring--on youtube, preferably, unless if you actually speak very good German.

Don't forget that he needs to listen to a number of the older rings from the 50s to gain perspective.......      >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 02, 2014, 05:50:55 PM
Only three?...that's not extreme at all. I have 16 Rings.

Sarge

  Yes, but presumably you've unwrapped yours and you know that you actually like the ring. You must admit, it's a big difference :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on March 02, 2014, 06:58:47 PM
October! An ambitious goal (not as ambitious as Brian--one year--but he seems to already be retroactively inserting "unless..." clauses into his original pledge >:D).

  I've cruised the CD shop twice, but managed to leave empty handed.  Here is a question I submit to the panel for adjudication:
   I ordered the Klemperer Mozart box before I took the pledge, but got a message from ImportCD that they cancelled the order. My local shop has it. Would that be a real purchase, or fulfilling a previous (i.e. pre-pledge) order? I patiently await your opinion(s).

March 13 is a week and a half away.  Surely you don't need to get it before then?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 02, 2014, 07:00:54 PM
March 13 is a week and a half away.  Surely you don't need to get it before then?
Sure Jeffrey, tell yourself that. Whatever helps.
 8)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 02, 2014, 07:32:51 PM
March 13 is a week and a half away.  Surely you don't need to get it before then?
It depends on how you define "need" :-\  Actually, I'm feeling pretty strong just at the moment. Comes and goes, though.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on March 02, 2014, 07:56:37 PM
Sure Jeffrey, tell yourself that. Whatever helps.
 8)

I wasn't the one foolish enough to take the pledge.  I could buy half of  Prestoclassical's listing and not break any promises. 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on March 02, 2014, 08:11:07 PM
I wasn't the one foolish enough to take the pledge.  I could buy half of  Prestoclassical's listing and not break any promises.

I quit taking pledges a long time ago and I'm glad I did because I can breathe much better now. :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 02, 2014, 09:11:45 PM
I wasn't the one foolish enough to take the pledge.  I could buy half of  Prestoclassical's listing and not break any promises.

I quit taking pledges a long time ago and I'm glad I did because I can breathe much better now. :)

  This thread is schizophrenic.  The title mentions disassociative, compulsive, and disease. It should be bad.  However, most of us sound happier than not about our...situation.  We should have a big box comparison and appreciation thread.  By the way, I'm listening to some Strauss opera from the reiner box and it is very good. I wasn't expecting that.  I may have to get the big Strauss opera box ($100 at my shop >:D).  There is a new 10 disc Reiner conducts Strauss box coming out soon.  Yowsa.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Que on March 02, 2014, 11:04:45 PM
  This thread is schizophrenic.  The title mentions disassociative, compulsive, and disease. It should be bad.  However, most of us sound happier than not about our...situation.  We should have a big box comparison and appreciation thread.  By the way, I'm listening to some Strauss opera from the reiner box and it is very good. I wasn't expecting that.  I may have to get the big Strauss opera box ($100 at my shop >:D).  There is a new 10 disc Reiner conducts Strauss box coming out soon.  Yowsa.

For Strauss operas (the part of his oeuvre that really stands out), apart from Reiner and (only) a few others (Krauss, Sawallish, Karajan), Karl Böhm is your man.

Speaking of box sets, once upon a time there was a huge and beautiful Böhm/Strauss Anniversary set - that might resurface one of these days. :D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Cc%2BxtgV-L.jpg)

Q
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on March 02, 2014, 11:20:07 PM
For Strauss operas (the part of his oeuvre that really stands out), apart from Reiner and (only) a few others (Krauss, Sawallish, Karajan), Karl Böhm is your man.

Speaking of box sets, once upon a time there was a huge and beautiful Böhm/Strauss Anniversary set - that might resurface one of these days. :D

Q
What about Solti?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 02, 2014, 11:29:50 PM
For Strauss operas (the part of his oeuvre that really stands out), apart from Reiner and (only) a few others (Krauss, Sawallish, Karajan), Karl Böhm is your man.

Speaking of box sets, once upon a time there was a huge and beautiful Böhm/Strauss Anniversary set - that might resurface one of these days. :D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Cc%2BxtgV-L.jpg)

Q

  Hmmm...I'll keep that in mind.  As there were recently dueling box sets for Verdi and Wagner just recently, maybe there will be some competition in the Strauss field as well.  I will try to rein myself in.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on March 03, 2014, 02:22:39 AM
  Hmmm...I'll keep that in mind.  As there were recently dueling box sets for Verdi and Wagner just recently, maybe there will be some competition in the Strauss field as well.  I will try to rein myself in.
I should think there will be some Strauss offerings, since his 150th anniversary is in June this year! (and in September the 65th anniversary of his death)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 03, 2014, 03:32:45 AM
I should think there will be some Strauss offerings, since his 150th anniversary is in June this year! (and in September the 65th anniversary of his death)

  Actually, I was apparently having a senior moment.  There are two other pretty big mixed Strauss boxes out, and they look like the type that eventually have a price plummet, and a Solti all opera box.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 03, 2014, 03:50:50 AM
here





Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 03, 2014, 05:27:03 AM
Ukrneal's guide to weaning off the cds:
1. Go crazy (that's right, accuulate a lot - build a nice reserve). It sounds like you might have already done this, so move to step 2
2. Don't listen to your cds until you have ripped each one and do that a relatively slow pace to draw out the process
3. DON'T go cold turkey. Leave yourself a small buffer for future purchase. I leave $100 for every 3-6 months. This is the pressure release valve.
4. If you rip the cds slowly enough AND go on a 6 month moratorium (with the buffer though), you are more likely to last (without much of a problem)
5. Think about getting as much value for the money as opposed to getting lots of stuff. I find this can be quite fun.

It helped me a lot. I now usually buy as I like, but if I see I am starting to spend too much, this is what I do. I find that ripping slow all the time (and not listening to them until they are ripped) has helped keep the numbers down.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on March 03, 2014, 06:18:51 AM
What has listening got to do with it?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on March 03, 2014, 06:30:30 AM
What has listening got to do with it?

Well, listening got a lot to do with it. It is one of the possible future steps after purchasing.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on March 03, 2014, 07:05:15 AM
Well, listening got a lot to do with it. It is one of the possible future steps after purchasing.
Aha!!! But it's not mandatory?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on March 03, 2014, 07:10:46 AM
Aha!!! But it's not mandatory?

Of course not. Often the decorational value is sufficient, not to mention psychological value. Listening would be a nice bonus.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 03, 2014, 07:49:17 AM
I really like listening when I'm surfing the net for cheap mega-box sets. I think the music really inspires me.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 03, 2014, 09:36:06 AM
Ukrneal's guide to weaning off the cds:
1. Go crazy (that's right, accuulate a lot - build a nice reserve). It sounds like you might have already done this, so move to step 2
2. Don't listen to your cds until you have ripped each one and do that a relatively slow pace to draw out the process
3. DON'T go cold turkey. Leave yourself a small buffer for future purchase. I leave $100 for every 3-6 months. This is the pressure release valve.
4. If you rip the cds slowly enough AND go on a 6 month moratorium (with the buffer though), you are more likely to last (without much of a problem)
5. Think about getting as much value for the money as opposed to getting lots of stuff. I find this can be quite fun.

It helped me a lot. I now usually buy as I like, but if I see I am starting to spend too much, this is what I do. I find that ripping slow all the time (and not listening to them until they are ripped) has helped keep the numbers down.

 :D

I like part 1!!!!! 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 03, 2014, 09:38:30 AM
here



I have been pondering the Solti Strauss (actually the Solti Mozart and Verdi Opera boxes as well). They seem to have a great reputation in their individual releases.  The Brilliant box is actually very impressive!!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: jut1972 on March 03, 2014, 11:28:15 AM
What has listening got to do with it?

Tina Turner does CDCDCD
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 06, 2014, 02:30:01 AM
OK. I fell off the wagon yesterday and bought the new Haitink box. All I can say is...it's awesome :laugh: I'm really happy I got it.  I have been trying to get into Bruckner off and on but this is the first time (except for Karajan's 4th) that I really liked Bruckner. I also played his Beethoven 3, which is a sort of litmus test for me, and was very impressed. The recording quality and orchestra quality are very good...
  Of course, when I got home from the record store it turned out that my little Colin Davis box had arrived, and later in the afternoon the big Davis box came in. If only they had been a little earlier I would probably have held out.  Oh well, all's well that ends well.
   Ken's been very quiet lately. Wonder if he didn't make it either >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 06, 2014, 03:14:59 AM
Errrr, like you I fell for the evil Faustian temptation by acquiring the Haitink box, the Ashkenazy box and the old EMI Britten box this evening.   Ooops!  But I worked all night (until 3am) so I earned it.....right....right?    >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 06, 2014, 04:07:05 AM
Absolutely!! I don't have the Ashkenazy box. You'll have to let me know how it is...so I can resist it even better! ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on March 06, 2014, 06:07:41 AM
I have the Richter box due for arrival, together with the Kremer/Piazolla box and the Dowland/Rooley box in a single package. I think I am certified (a certified member that is).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 06, 2014, 07:13:02 AM
OK. I fell off the wagon yesterday and bought the new Haitink box. All I can say is...it's awesome :laugh: I'm really happy I got it.  I have been trying to get into Bruckner off and on but this is the first time (except for Karajan's 4th) that I really liked Bruckner. I also played his Beethoven 3, which is a sort of litmus test for me, and was very impressed. The recording quality and orchestra quality are very good...
  Of course, when I got home from the record store it turned out that my little Colin Davis box had arrived, and later in the afternoon the big Davis box came in. If only they had been a little earlier I would probably have held out.  Oh well, all's well that ends well.
   Ken's been very quiet lately. Wonder if he didn't make it either >:D
Ken has been posting a lot.
If it brings you to Bruckner I guess I cannot complain. My Celi Bruckner arrived yesterday. Part way through one symphony it's excellent  8)
I confess, i saw Luc Beausejour's 2cd Well Tempered Clavier on harpsichord, new, for a penny and bought it. I am not kidding, .01
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 06, 2014, 07:34:09 AM
ok... I bought... BOOKS!! Oh noes, what's going on here? Is this CDCDCD trying to lure me back in? Books can be a LOT more expensive than cds (though, I got one big one for .79 cents!), so, I don't see the book version getting out of hand- it's just TOO ridiculous. However, I CAN see a problem if I want there to be one!!

TREAD LIGHTLY MEN
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on March 06, 2014, 12:38:56 PM
snyprrr has a point. If it's not CDs, it's always something. My wine rack is full now, and I'm thinking of arming myself with some travel books...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on March 06, 2014, 12:59:59 PM
snyprrr has a point. If it's not CDs, it's always something. My wine rack is full now, and I'm thinking of arming myself with some travel books...
Wine rack? I have an 800 bottle cellar, and every time that's full I buy CDs and vice versa. The budget must be spent!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on March 06, 2014, 01:20:17 PM
Wine rack? I have an 800 bottle cellar, and every time that's full I buy CDs and vice versa. The budget must be spent!

I think I'll pay you a nice visit one of these days.  ;D I have a cheap apartment and my wine rack is actually a TV stand with shelves that I discovered were the right size... it has a capacity of 14 bottles. The bottles that I'm aging are separately in a dark corner of the floor of my pantry.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on March 06, 2014, 01:46:41 PM
Beware, I started like that too. Then obsession set in, though the wine interest has given me plenty of joy, far more of my friends share my wine interest than my taste in music. Though my wife will share a disc and a concert with me, she is more interested in wine. The wine hobby has given me plenty of good times.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on March 06, 2014, 01:56:35 PM
Beware, I started like that too. Then obsession set in, though the wine interest has given me plenty of joy, far more of my friends share my wine interest than my taste in music. Though my wife will share a disc and a concert with me, she is more interested in wine. The wine hobby has given me plenty of good times.

Oh, I'm not fearing the obsession part. In fact, I already have the World Atlas of Wine and a few reference books and keep tasting notes of all the wines I taste on an Excel spreadsheet. Probably the main obstacle is due to my income level I've only ever bought two bottles that cost more than $30. Might order my first-ever case this month, though (or rather, splitting two cases with a good friend who also loves wine)...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 06, 2014, 04:54:45 PM
every time that's full I buy CDs and vice versa. The budget must be spent!

  This is a very interesting thought. My extra money went into computer stuff, and then three years ago I got into photography and  all my extra money went to camera equipment (lenses can get upward of 2K). Now it all goes to CDs.  What next, I wonder? ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 06, 2014, 05:29:40 PM
  This is a very interesting thought. My extra money went into computer stuff, and then three years ago I got into photography and  all my extra money went to camera equipment (lenses can get upward of 2K). Now it all goes to CDs.  What next, I wonder? ???
Compared to most weaknesses, CDs are cheap ...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: NJ Joe on March 06, 2014, 06:45:31 PM
Got my tax refund check today...just saying...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 06, 2014, 06:49:19 PM
Cross posted from SDCBT
Has Naxos bought Sony?

Something akin to what happened to the second living stereo box is just happened to nearly every Sony box on Amazon. And while the labeling on the box says Sony if you look in the listing it says Naxos of America.
Ordered couple of boxes sometime ago, and I looked in my order list in Amazon. It shows boxes that were delivered months ago as being pre-ordered and scheduled for release on 25 March.

This would be very bad of course vastly reducing the amount of competition.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 06, 2014, 07:36:26 PM
Absolutely!! I don't have the Ashkenazy box. You'll have to let me know how it is...so I can resist it even better! ;D

Of course!   ;D   Ashkenazy was one of the pianists that drew me to classical music in college (particularly his Chopin and Rachmaninov), but as the years went by I got less interested in him. He seemed to lack something, but I listened to a recent interview with him that I thought was thought provoking.  I figure that it is time to rekindle the relationship. Besides, the discs have original covers, but are "filled" with extra pieces to max out the disc space to 60/70 mins in contrast to all the RCA/Sony releases (grr). We'll see. It will be fun to explore. It is coming from UK so it will probably take a week.    :'( :'( :'( :'(

Here is a comprehensive review (by a fan) of the box:
http://topear.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/ashkenazys-50-years-on-decca/ (http://topear.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/ashkenazys-50-years-on-decca/)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 06, 2014, 07:41:52 PM
Got my tax refund check today...just saying...

You filed early!!!!!!  I am always postponing it - last year I filed in November! Muahahaha!  But --- extra money for CDCDCD....!!!!!!!

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTTlcOhHdYjYWWQTpjpf3KtRcYTZZ7wU_YXDPwsI6tpFJIkQUe8yQ)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 07, 2014, 02:06:25 AM
Compared to most weaknesses, CDs are cheap ...

True - it could be much worse - like collecting huge lego sets....    :laugh:
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 07, 2014, 04:05:17 AM
  This is a very interesting thought. My extra money went into computer stuff, and then three years ago I got into photography and  all my extra money went to camera equipment (lenses can get upward of 2K). Now it all goes to CDs.  What next, I wonder? ???

Baklavaboy,
What were your first impressions of the EMI Eminence set (as I am sure you have finished listening to it by now  >:D)?
Has anybody else here listened to it? Stellar, mediocre, disastrous?

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 07, 2014, 05:20:20 AM
Baklavaboy,
What were your first impressions of the EMI Eminence set (as I am sure you have finished listening to it by now  >:D)?
Has anybody else here listened to it? Stellar, mediocre, disastrous?



  This came with a huge barrage of stuff, so hasn't gotten much attention.  The cd covers are super cheap and flimsy. The "original covers" have a strangely dated and unappealing quality. Other than that, though, I'm pretty happy. It's Brit loaded, and my own collection is Brit-lite, which is one reason I got it. The recording quality is pretty high, and there are only a bare minimum of war-horses. It has a lot of early music, but not necessarily in top HIP form. Still, they are new to me and what I've heard is very engaging, although without the bright, crisp recording quality of the stuff in Vivarte box.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 12, 2014, 08:26:09 PM
Happy Birthday Ken! Sounds like you started celebrating a little early (from the "today's purchases" thread).  Sorry I wasn't much moral support ::)

  Strange news from me, I no longer have CDCDCD.  The fever broke.  Perhaps it's just in remission, but I don't think so.  My love of photography has recently (finally?) reawakened.  My enthusiasm was mostly replaced by the classical music mania, but it has been reborn. Now I am looking at photography books instead of reading about Bach, and working in Photoshop instead of browsing for bargains on Amazon.  Happily, I still enjoy listening to music just as much, but just woke up and thought "Man, you have a lot of incredible music to listen to. Where would you even put more?!".
  Unfortunately, I could use a new wide angle lens, and the Sony A7r looks like a beautiful camera for only $1500, and I've been meaning to get the Olympus 75mm F1.8 to go with my M4/3 system ???
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 12, 2014, 09:09:15 PM
Happy Birthday Ken! Sounds like you started celebrating a little early (from the "today's purchases" thread).  Sorry I wasn't much moral support ::)

  Strange news from me, I no longer have CDCDCD.  The fever broke.  Perhaps it's just in remission, but I don't think so.  My love of photography has recently (finally?) reawakened.  My enthusiasm was mostly replaced by the classical music mania, but it has been reborn. Now I am looking at photography books instead of reading about Bach, and working in Photoshop instead of browsing for bargains on Amazon.  Happily, I still enjoy listening to music just as much, but just woke up and thought "Man, you have a lot of incredible music to listen to. Where would you even put more?!".
  Unfortunately, I could use a new wide angle lens, and the Sony A7r looks like a beautiful camera for only $1500, and I've been meaning to get the Olympus 75mm F1.8 to go with my M4/3 system ???
Thanks!
I said you had CDWALCD didn't I?
Hopefully we are not going to lose you from the group, or worse, music.
I confess I have mixed emotions about your cure largely for that reason.
Plus losing a fellow sufferer!
What if John repents? Or Moonfish?
If you took a drug, tell no-one but me!
 ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 12, 2014, 09:17:43 PM
Thanks!
I said you had CDWALCD didn't I?
Hopefully we are not going to lose you from the group, or worse, music.
I confess I have mixed emotions about your cure largely for that reason.
Plus losing a fellow sufferer!
What if John repents? Or Moonfish?
If you took a drug, tell no-one but me!
 ;D

What! There is a cure????????         :-X  :-X  :-X  :-X

It sounds like a case of CDPhotogearCD.... or possibly CDCAOD (Compulsive Disassociative Collect Any Object Disease)...?

Well, in the worst case there is always....

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ14scFvAh0HNLbXSYlccS5gnwpUl3eOXMz_PJxu73Gw8RUrx5ftQ) <--------- Baklavaboy
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 12, 2014, 09:28:36 PM
I don't expect to be disappearing anytime soon, thanks for your concern ;D  I actually decided (some time ago) to get the Decca analogue box eventually, but even though I dropped in the story yesterday with money in my pocket, just didn't see any hurry about getting it. Of course there isn't any hurry to get it, but that wouldn't have been a deterrent in the past.  Sent a bunch of money to the States today to pay off (most) of my credit card bill.  Maybe that had something to do with my change of heart...
  BTW, postman brought me 3 boxes yesterday (I ordered them last month).  The Cortot box is wonderful.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 13, 2014, 05:19:36 AM
Mine comes and goes. Like Bboy I can see big boxes now and feel no urgent need. I have too much to get through, and usually have the music. Oddly it sometimes turns me off even. Like Living Stereo II. Box I is great, but when I look at 2 i think, oh no not more of that. That being music I love! Bad bad.
I still want boxes, like the coming Loiseau lyre box, but because it's less familiar stuff cheap. I almost bought the Davis box a month ago and now have no desire for it at all. All familar stuff I already have. I'd actually prefer to sell some of what I have.
But this isn't a reaction against music, but against music being conflated with shopping and listening to new stuff as a chore rather than a pleasure.
Am I recovering?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 13, 2014, 05:20:27 AM
Just may be a cyclical thing.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on March 17, 2014, 08:42:10 PM
I can say my CDCDCD has definitely been quite irritated today, but I just took some more medication, so I should be good for month now.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 18, 2014, 06:53:18 AM
Boy, I reeeally want to buy SOMETHING!! but my means are just not so conducive. I'm at that point where I can't just find ONE thing- everything's a Set or Box or Series, gaaah! >:D

I want to get that Maderna Series on Neos, but those five cds would run me about $100. I pretend I have a wife and I practice justifying things like this, but I just don't see it working. :'(

I definitely feel like Material Consumerism is behind all this get get getting!! I'm trying to think about all the 'Le Sacres' I have, but the old Lenny just NEEDS to be part of the troupe! Still, all purchases have always been towards an end, so, I'm in a much better position now than years ago.

Choose your battles carefully!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: springrite on March 18, 2014, 06:55:17 AM
I can say my CDCDCD has definitely been quite irritated today, but I just took some more medication, so I should be good for month now.

CDs are the best medicine for this. Well, I am sure you know this...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on March 18, 2014, 06:42:42 PM
CDs are the best medicine for this. Well, I am sure you know this...

Lol...you're quite the kidder, Paul.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 22, 2014, 12:20:08 AM
 ??? ???Wow, I'm having a terrible flair up.  Stopped by my shop and they have the new Bernstein box for about $150.   I have the NY box and think its brilliant--but rarely play the discs as I have similarly brilliant versions of all these giants in other sets (Abbado, Klemperer, Reiner, Szell, Giulini, Walter).  Can anyone help reassure me I don't need this.
   They also have the new Colin Davis box, but I am proud to say I had not the slightest urge to buy that one (I already have it :-\)
   I also found the Das Alte Werk box at another shop, for about $150.  I'm actually leaning towards that one...unless someone can give a reason why I shouldn't?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 22, 2014, 07:15:26 AM
??? ???Wow, I'm having a terrible flair up.  Stopped by my shop and they have the new Bernstein box for about $150.   I have the NY box and think its brilliant--but rarely play the discs as I have similarly brilliant versions of all these giants in other sets (Abbado, Klemperer, Reiner, Szell, Giulini, Walter).  Can anyone help reassure me I don't need this.
   They also have the new Colin Davis box, but I am proud to say I had not the slightest urge to buy that one (I already have it :-\)
   I also found the Das Alte Werk box at another shop, for about $150.  I'm actually leaning towards that one...unless someone can give a reason why I shouldn't?
You really do not need the Lennie. But DAW is probably a good way to sample some new stuff. I do not know the box but the label has been one of the best for early music.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 22, 2014, 08:45:59 AM
??? ???Wow, I'm having a terrible flair up.  Stopped by my shop and they have the new Bernstein box for about $150.   I have the NY box and think its brilliant--but rarely play the discs as I have similarly brilliant versions of all these giants in other sets (Abbado, Klemperer, Reiner, Szell, Giulini, Walter).  Can anyone help reassure me I don't need this.
   They also have the new Colin Davis box, but I am proud to say I had not the slightest urge to buy that one (I already have it :-\)
   I also found the Das Alte Werk box at another shop, for about $150.  I'm actually leaning towards that one...unless someone can give a reason why I shouldn't?

"Hemmeroids(?) are like yakees: if they come down, and then go back up, no problem; but when they come down and STAY!!..."

I am SO glad you don't have the urge to buy something you already have. Is that progress? haha!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 22, 2014, 08:47:50 AM
I'm on the verge of buying SOMETHING. But I know when I do that that could set off the flood of expectation which usually results in more purchases.

Will I have to eat at the soup line to save money for cds?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 22, 2014, 10:56:56 AM
Yea, I just have to share that I'm in that "I just gotta HAVE" mode, which is so relentless- and COMPLETE-ist- it just wants ALL the works of a Composer right NOWm regardless of price- or frivolity- so I'd have to spend $$$ on that disc with just one 4 minute piece on it-  so that nothing less than completion is rewarded with peace. ugh

I'd have to spend all the money to quell the voice- and of course I got myself into one of those- "well, it's only about 12 cds all together", but some are outrageously priced for the return- ahhh :'(

waaah :'( blubber blubber :'( :'(

SNAP OUT OF IT MAN!!

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 22, 2014, 11:30:12 AM
Okay I looked at the D a W box. Slightly older historical recordings, awesome good for their time, maybe a little bit dated now. 150 is certainly a good price. I am passing because I have recordings of all of this music, but I do not think that you do baklava boy. Much wiser choice than Lennie in my opinion. A good set overall.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 22, 2014, 11:43:37 AM
Okay I looked at the D a W box. Slightly older historical recordings, awesome good for their time, maybe a little bit dated now. 150 is certainly a good price. I am passing because I have recordings of all of this music, but I do not think that you do baklava boy. Much wiser choice than Lennie in my opinion. A good set overall.

Ken! Don't entice him!!!    >:D
I can see how this comic applies to online purchase of megaboxes rather than facebook......

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hqkz_j4usFM/UR5vVEzitRI/AAAAAAAAM-U/3c9i4qsSPLU/s1600/siren-song.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 22, 2014, 11:50:09 AM
Ken! Don't entice him!!!    >:D
I can see how this comic applies to online purchase of megaboxes rather than facebook......

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hqkz_j4usFM/UR5vVEzitRI/AAAAAAAAM-U/3c9i4qsSPLU/s1600/siren-song.jpg)
OK. I'll entice you instead! You lack Leonhardt and Harnoncourt ...

 >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 22, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
OK. I'll entice you instead! You lack Leonhardt and Harnoncourt ...

 >:D

Nope...
All set on that one.  :D
But I think you need all those new Giulini boxes....    >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 22, 2014, 12:40:46 PM
Nope...
All set on that one.  :D
But I think you need all those new Giulini boxes....    >:D
I did look. I want new music though mostly, but will possibly keep LS2. LS1 is so excellent. Preordered the L'Oiseau Lyre box.
BBoy needs Hoggy Haydn though ...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 22, 2014, 12:56:32 PM
I did look. I want new music though mostly, but will possibly keep LS2. LS1 is so excellent. Preordered the L'Oiseau Lyre box.
BBoy needs Hoggy Haydn though ...

Ken,

You definitely need this one!  >:D >:D >:D
Available used at Amazon.fr..... and with a very good to excellent compilation of mostly OOP opera recordings.
http://www.amazon.fr/Plus-Grands-Op%C3%A9ras-Monde-Coffret/dp/B000VTHTVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395521704&sr=8-1&keywords=B000VTHTVS (http://www.amazon.fr/Plus-Grands-Op%C3%A9ras-Monde-Coffret/dp/B000VTHTVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395521704&sr=8-1&keywords=B000VTHTVS)

Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 22, 2014, 03:21:31 PM
??? ???Wow, I'm having a terrible flair up.  Stopped by my shop and they have the new Bernstein box for about $150.   I have the NY box and think its brilliant--but rarely play the discs as I have similarly brilliant versions of all these giants in other sets (Abbado, Klemperer, Reiner, Szell, Giulini, Walter).  Can anyone help reassure me I don't need this.
   They also have the new Colin Davis box, but I am proud to say I had not the slightest urge to buy that one (I already have it :-\)
   I also found the Das Alte Werk box at another shop, for about $150.  I'm actually leaning towards that one...unless someone can give a reason why I shouldn't?

You can get the DAW box at Amazon.de for about 100 Euros minus tax plus S&H....     >:D >:D >:D

http://www.amazon.de/Das-Alte-Werk-50-Box/dp/B00EDXIIF4/ref=pd_sim_m_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0P5FJMCPP44K9GKHAJBT (http://www.amazon.de/Das-Alte-Werk-50-Box/dp/B00EDXIIF4/ref=pd_sim_m_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0P5FJMCPP44K9GKHAJBT)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: jut1972 on March 23, 2014, 12:19:45 AM
I have my CDCDCD under control. The solution was childlike in its simplicity.

I have started buying vinyl instead.

I do have some CD preorders in and am seriously thinking of cancelling them as it will take a LONG time to get through my listening pile.  It's knowing the price will rise on release that is stopping me.    Arrggghh!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 23, 2014, 02:10:04 AM
BBoy needs Hoggy Haydn though ...

Got it already  (free, via that scoundrel Billy Torrential). You're right, it's awesome (as is the Pinnock, IMO, with with Hoggy winning by a nose).
 Got the Das Alte Werk today.  Playing disc one as I type. 
  I've no doubt it's all good.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 23, 2014, 06:25:06 AM
Ken,

You definitely need this one!  >:D >:D >:D
Available used at Amazon.fr..... and with a very good to excellent compilation of mostly OOP opera recordings.
http://www.amazon.fr/Plus-Grands-Op%C3%A9ras-Monde-Coffret/dp/B000VTHTVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395521704&sr=8-1&keywords=B000VTHTVS (http://www.amazon.fr/Plus-Grands-Op%C3%A9ras-Monde-Coffret/dp/B000VTHTVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395521704&sr=8-1&keywords=B000VTHTVS)



Opera tempts me little. Plus I have unheard stuff from my baroque opera box and the Wagner Bayreuth box. Plus that Verdi cube.
Verdi is probably the major composer who has played the least role in my musical life. I have gone years without hearing a note. I need to remedy that, but am drowning in new stuff. Plus I just did a Prokofiev make over, most of which has yet to arrive. (Fidgets impatiently).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 23, 2014, 01:13:59 PM
Opera tempts me little. Plus I have unheard stuff from my baroque opera box and the Wagner Bayreuth box. Plus that Verdi cube.
Verdi is probably the major composer who has played the least role in my musical life. I have gone years without hearing a note. I need to remedy that, but am drowning in new stuff. Plus I just did a Prokofiev make over, most of which has yet to arrive. (Fidgets impatiently).

I am still attuning to Verdi, but I really enjoy some of his works immensely.  Lately (the last three months)  I have been traversing Rigoletto which is a fantastic opera. So you are not drawn to his "popular" works such as "Aida" or "La Traviata"?

The opera box compilation is actually fantastic and the price in France is quite good at the moment.....
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 23, 2014, 01:33:45 PM
I am still attuning to Verdi, but I really enjoy some of his works immensely.  Lately (the last three months)  I have been traversing Rigoletto which is a fantastic opera. So you are not drawn to his "popular" works such as "Aida" or "La Traviata"?

The opera box compilation is actually fantastic and the price in France is quite good at the moment.....
I am not sure. The oompa maybe. I dislike his Requiem, so trite. I have in almost 40 years listening heard at most 3 Verdi operas complete. I go years without listening to him. But I enjoyed Traviatta in the Living Stereo box. Might try Rigo.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on March 23, 2014, 06:06:54 PM
I am not sure. The oompa maybe. I dislike his Requiem, so trite. I have in almost 40 years listening heard at most 3 Verdi operas complete. I go years without listening to him. But I enjoyed Traviatta in the Living Stereo box. Might try Rigo.

Falstaff is the one. Falstaff Falstaff Falstaff.

Verdi Hierarchy In My Personal Taste:
haven't heard: a lot, admittedly!
meh, whatever: everything I have heard that's not listed below
pretty good, I s'pose: string quartet
enjoy it once every 3 years or so: Requiem
seriously the best, just 100% the best: Falstaff

To get the full effect you really need to see it staged. The recent NY Met version with Ambrogio Maestri was completely perfect. If it comes out on Blu-Ray, I'm grabbing it (and you should too).
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on March 23, 2014, 06:47:28 PM
Falstaff is the one. Falstaff Falstaff Falstaff.


seriously the best, just 100% the best: Falstaff



YES.

And definitely not oompa music.   It's almost as if Verdi decided to beat Wagner at his own game.  I have several recordings, and love them all.

And actually just as good: 

Otello. 
I was fortunate enough in my youth to see a Met production with Milnes as Iago--don't recall at the moment who sang Otello and Desdemona.  It was the Zefferelli production.  Really, it was as perfect a performance as an opera could be.

Both operas are helped by the fact that the librettos are actually abridgements of the Shakespearian originals, and the result is actually dramaturgically superior to the originals.

I will admit that the earlier Verdi all tends to sound the same, which is why I stopped trying to collect all his operas (I have a few of the earlier ones:  Attila, Nabucco, don't remember which others).  Rigoletto, Traviata, Aida, Don Carlo are all great operas, but if you want to call them oompa music,  you'd not be very wrong, although they're all worth at least a listen every so often.  (I have a couple of operas in which I have both Domingo and Pavarotti's performances, and in general Domingo wins each match up.)

But I think Otello and Falstaff are must haves.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 23, 2014, 08:12:15 PM
YES.

And definitely not oompa music.   It's almost as if Verdi decided to beat Wagner at his own game.  I have several recordings, and love them all.

And actually just as good: 

Otello. 
I was fortunate enough in my youth to see a Met production with Milnes as Iago--don't recall at the moment who sang Otello and Desdemona.  It was the Zefferelli production.  Really, it was as perfect a performance as an opera could be.

Both operas are helped by the fact that the librettos are actually abridgements of the Shakespearian originals, and the result is actually dramaturgically superior to the originals.

I will admit that the earlier Verdi all tends to sound the same, which is why I stopped trying to collect all his operas (I have a few of the earlier ones:  Attila, Nabucco, don't remember which others).  Rigoletto, Traviata, Aida, Don Carlo are all great operas, but if you want to call them oompa music,  you'd not be very wrong, although they're all worth at least a listen every so often.  (I have a couple of operas in which I have both Domingo and Pavarotti's performances, and in general Domingo wins each match up.)

But I think Otello and Falstaff are must haves.

You mean -- they don't make you cry?  !?!?!?!?!    ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? :laugh:
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2014, 05:50:29 PM
Really, it was as perfect a performance as an opera could be.

So was the Maestri/Levine Falstaff. I am really hoping for a Blu-Ray release. Best opera performance I've seen; joy-giving, every moment.

And I actually started a forum topic, on a different discussion board, on the subject "Remakes that are better than the originals" - beginning with Verdi's Falstaff. The Shakespearean original, which I read after Christmas, is shambolic in comparison.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 24, 2014, 06:46:36 PM
So was the Maestri/Levine Falstaff. I am really hoping for a Blu-Ray release. Best opera performance I've seen; joy-giving, every moment.

And I actually started a forum topic, on a different discussion board, on the subject "Remakes that are better than the originals" - beginning with Verdi's Falstaff. The Shakespearean original, which I read after Christmas, is shambolic in comparison.
Part of it is the libretto arranger. Verdi did not always have particularly good luck in this department, but Boito was brilliant for him, and is the librettist for both of those operas. He also wrote one finished opera of his own that is well worth checking out if you like the mix of Italian + Wagner influence.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on March 24, 2014, 06:51:41 PM
So was the Maestri/Levine Falstaff. I am really hoping for a Blu-Ray release. Best opera performance I've seen; joy-giving, every moment.

And I actually started a forum topic, on a different discussion board, on the subject "Remakes that are better than the originals" - beginning with Verdi's Falstaff. The Shakespearean original, which I read after Christmas, is shambolic in comparison.

The Merry Wives of Windsor is among several plays in which the greatest playwright of all time proved that he could also be the greatest hackwriter of all time.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2014, 06:55:25 PM
Part of it is the libretto arranger. Verdi did not always have particularly good luck in this department, but Boito was brilliant for him, and is the librettist for both of those operas. He also wrote one finished opera of his own that is well worth checking out if you like the mix of Italian + Wagner influence.

Oh, I agree. What Arrigo Boito did with the tepid "Merry Wives" is astonishing. Really, Verdi and Boito deserve equal billing for this opera, like Gilbert & Sullivan.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on March 24, 2014, 07:25:38 PM
Oh, I agree. What Arrigo Boito did with the tepid "Merry Wives" is astonishing. Really, Verdi and Boito deserve equal billing for this opera, like Gilbert & Sullivan.

mind you, Boito had a good, sometimes to the point of instrusive, editor in writing those two librettos.  Editor's name was Guiseppe Verdi.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mirror Image on March 24, 2014, 07:37:51 PM
All of this Verdi talk is making me nauseous. :D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on March 26, 2014, 10:25:46 AM
CDCDCD TOTALLY kicked in. Haven't actually bought anything yet, but I have theoretically gotten myself into debt, haha! If the first goes, will the rest just tumble like dominos?

It's a rhetorical question!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 26, 2014, 10:27:40 AM
All of this Verdi talk is making me nauseous. :D

It makes me feel gooooood!   :D :D    *purring sound*
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on March 26, 2014, 11:07:19 AM
It makes me feel gooooood!   :D :D    *purring sound*
Purring fish? FISH?
I never took zoology, but that just doesn't seem right somehow.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on March 26, 2014, 11:09:08 AM
Purring fish? FISH?
I never took zoology, but that just doesn't seem right somehow.

In the Verdi moonlight...
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on April 02, 2014, 05:30:56 AM
GMG
Great Mahler Gorge
Growing Music Gluttony

 ;D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 02, 2014, 05:43:04 AM
Otello. 
I was fortunate enough in my youth to see a Met production with Milnes as Iago--don't recall at the moment who sang Otello and Desdemona.  It was the Zefferelli production.  Really, it was as perfect a performance as an opera could be.

I saw the Zefferelli/Met production in Cleveland in 1972. Yes, Milnes was Iago. James McCracken, Otello, Teresa Zylis-Gara, Desdemona. Molinari-Pradelli conducted. But you must've seen it years later...or are you older than I think you are?  ;)

Sarge
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: kishnevi on April 02, 2014, 08:30:03 AM
I saw the Zefferelli/Met production in Cleveland in 1972. Yes, Milnes was Iago. James McCracken, Otello, Teresa Zylis-Gara, Desdemona. Molinari-Pradelli conducted. But you must've seen it years later...or are you older than I think you are?  ;)

Sarge

I saw it approximately 5 or 6 years after you.  IIRC, McCracken was scheduled to sing, but backed out pleading unidentified illness.  No one was that surprised, since in Atlanta at least he was seen as a confirmed sufferer of "Don't want to sing in the little cities" syndrome.   I don't remember who subbed for him.

A year or so later, Pavarotti was scheduled to sing in La Favorita,  but cancelled at the last moment, and was replaced by James Alexander.  There was considerable booing at the announcement, since about the only reason to see the production was him.  Alexander didn't do a bad job, but the direction and acting was horrible.  The soprano was about six foot tall (or at least, taller and broader than Alexander) and could have played football, and considered her acting duties to consist of standing as far downstage as possible, face forward, and sing.  The sets were rather cheap, too.  In fact,  a number of productions I saw seemed to have cheap production values--Trovatore,  Lohengrin, Tannhauser, Bartered Bride spring to mind as productions which seemed to have been borrowed from a college theater group. Tosca was another example, made worse by the fact that the Met chose to tour it twice in the four years I was in Atlanta.  The magnificent productions like Otello and Magic Flute (at that time, the Met was still using the Chagall production) showed up often enough to balance it out. 

ETA: I've just turned fifty five.  The four years I was in Atlanta were my college years (Emory), Fall 1976 to Spring 1980.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 02, 2014, 08:31:16 AM
GMG
Great Mahler Gorge
Growing Music Gluttony

 ;D

Garrulous Music Garaging
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on April 02, 2014, 01:09:34 PM
GMG
Great Mahler Gorge
Growing Music Gluttony

 ;D

Gargantuan Music Gargoyle

(http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Gargoyle.jpg)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: mn dave on April 02, 2014, 01:51:40 PM
Great Moogly Googly!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 06, 2014, 05:14:15 PM
btw- just my duty to report a flare-up. Since I made the commitment to buy Buy BUY!!, I have -

1) 1cd = $27

2)


No, wait,... I can't do this :-[ :(

it's more than I want to know,... I'll embarrass myself. :-[ :-[

Well, I got Lutoslawski for under $20 (for 5 cds no less- see what a pro I am, chortle?!?!!)

Malipiero set me back about $43 for 4 cds- though, I DID bargain the Ebay guy down a little, haha, for extra credit points.

I did NOT purchase any of the expensive OOPs that keep letting me know my plumbing's working, so, so far I haven't really bled hard.

Still, spending $100 on cds - and then having it rubbed in my face - I must admit, it makes be feel like punk. What kind of sissy boy spends money on cds???? Someone who ACTS like they have a trust fund, which I don't think I do, but wtf???? I want to spend $1000s on cds- wait, not WANT- CAN- can come up with that much-

well, maybe I could get away with under $1000...



But you see how dangerous the things that lurk in a CDCDCDers mind, eh? See how you justify the most outrageous schemes to yoursdelf? Now, John, go buy that set,... yes, the WHOLE set. NOW!!- GO!!
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on April 06, 2014, 05:54:55 PM
Snyprr, good look with that.  Hope you can tame this flare up.

   I bought the Decca Analogue box on Saturday. I have always planned on getting it, but put it off.  The good news for me at this point is that there are no boxes tempting me at all.  A big part of my CDCDCD is, paradoxically, my thriftiness.  When top CDs can be bought (in bulk) for $2.30 or so instead of $15, the deal is too good to pass up.  But now I have all the main conductors and genres really well covered, and I have all the good boxes already.  I look forward to the next awesome bargain, but it will have to be pretty mouth-wateringly good, cuz I'm feeling very satisfied :) (and still have a pretty big credit card bill :'(). 
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on April 06, 2014, 06:00:12 PM
Snyprr, good look with that.  Hope you can tame this flare up.

   I bought the Decca Analogue box on Saturday. I have always planned on getting it, but put it off.  The good news for me at this point is that there are no boxes tempting me at all.  A big part of my CDCDCD is, paradoxically, my thriftiness.  When top CDs can be bought (in bulk) for $2.30 or so instead of $15, the deal is too good to pass up.  But now I have all the main conductors and genres really well covered, and I have all the good boxes already.  I look forward to the next awesome bargain, but it will have to be pretty mouth-wateringly good, cuz I'm feeling very satisfied :) (and still have a pretty big credit card bill :'().
Mine has flared up but receded. I am not after too many big boxes except the forthcoming L'Oiseau Lyre one. But I no longer am even tempted by pricy single discs.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Ken B on April 06, 2014, 07:24:51 PM
But now I have all the main conductors and genres really well covered, and I have all the good boxes already. 
Like Alexander, who wept when there was nothing left conquer.  :)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on April 06, 2014, 09:10:31 PM
Like Alexander, who wept when there was nothing left conquer.  :)

 No! Like Adam in the garden.  Now I can wander and explore and meet and name all the beasts and sample all the fruits, etc.

     And it is good ;)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: North Star on April 06, 2014, 09:13:55 PM
No! Like Adam in the garden.  Now I can wander and explore and meet and name all the beasts and sample all the fruits, etc.

     And it is good ;)
Don't touch the fruits of Stockhausen, though  0:)
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Moonfish on April 06, 2014, 09:14:07 PM
No! Like Adam in the garden.  Now I can wander and explore and meet and name all the beasts and sample all the fruits, etc.

     And it is good ;)

Until you listen to modern compositions on an Apple. Then you will be thrown out.....    >:D >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: Mookalafalas on April 06, 2014, 10:30:53 PM
Northstar, pretty good :), but Moofish gets the :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Until you listen to modern compositions on an Apple. Then you will be thrown out.....    >:D >:D
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: snyprrr on April 07, 2014, 06:51:44 AM
No! Like Adam in the garden.  Now I can wander and explore and meet and name all the beasts and sample all the fruits, etc.

     And it is good ;)

iS iT cOMEDY?...


Like Alexander, who wept when there was nothing left conquer.  :)

oR tRAGEDY?
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: The new erato on April 07, 2014, 10:16:06 AM
iS iT cOMEDY?...


oR tRAGEDY?
It's a capital tragedy.
Title: Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
Post by: DavidW on April 07, 2014, 10:19:44 AM