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In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2014 09:19:31 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
Thanks Lez. Having had my post deleted I thought I'd better check to see if Amazon had accepted all the orders I've placed with them this week. I'm puzzled, they've accepted all my money. For those who might be curious I suggested in my post that, given time, music and friendship can be a great healer when we have lost a loved one.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2014 07:02:26 BDT
S.R.J says:
I find his mention of Bradford City most objectionable!

Posted on 4 May 2014 23:11:07 BDT
Lez Lee says:
What on earth is that about? There was nothing remotely objectionable in Red M.'s reply!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2014 14:46:57 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2014 14:14:07 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Little fart too lazy to research the values? Will them to charidee, that'll learn 'im.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2014 14:06:15 BDT
that's it nutshelled, red. for all the pride and pleasure that goes along with a large music collection, there is usually only one person who appreciates it - the owner - mrs ts says i have a collection of 1st albums and that my pleasure comes from dissing all the follow ups, miss ts detests my taste, and has only extracted copies of some ramones and cramps. she is allergic to reggae. however, mr ts II, says he will happily inherit the collection when i pop off (as long as i equip him with a list of current values). i suppose it's a lonely kind of show.

Posted on 4 May 2014 14:00:50 BDT
Lez Lee says:
I'm very lucky in not having to give anything up. Having extreme and serious financial problems from 2005 −2009, I bought about half a dozen CDs in that time (and felt very guilty about them).

I'm now on double the income I had when I retired in 1991 and significantly more than I would get in the same job now. I don't drive, don't collect handbags or shoes or other feminine non-essentials. Not interested in fashion, not been to a hairdresser since 1972. Gave up the cigs in 1985.
I love wine but various medications limit my consumption. :-(

Nowadays most of my disposable income goes on music both recorded and live, and associated gadgets. I also like eating out with my new-found Scots friends.
Weighing heavily against all this enjoyment is the fact that I'm a widow.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2014 13:23:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2014 14:14:33 BDT
Brass Neck says:
I COULD trim a whole lot of spending - top side of £1,500 on booze (between us), £4-500 on daily paper and monthly music mag, God knows how much if I got rid of the car, shopped at Aldi, never went to gigs (which always involve significant mileage), etc but if I didn't then live to 100 it'd bl00dy well feel like I had!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2014 13:14:39 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
ts I also stopped buying music mags about 10 years ago and I remember (or forgot) Jim Jefferies @ Bradford City. I've never bought a daily newspaper but used to enjoy a decent read on a Sunday morning. All that saving now goes into my beloved music. I shudder when I think about the fact that over the years I've put well over £10,000 worth in my music room and most people would consider it a pile of c**p.

Posted on 4 May 2014 11:27:05 BDT
gave up tobacco for 'vaping', curtailed my booze intake (4 bottles of mr jamesons' finest been sitting since xmas), haven't been to a barber shop for about 12 years (diy - guard off), stopped buying nme, 2000 ad, stopped pilgrimages to the 'theatre of pies' (in protest of the most boring man on the planet - jim jefferies, and now find it difficult to sit in the same place for 2 hours, anyway), making significant savings all round, enabling desired, quibble-free purchases when the notion arises.
however, i am a kept man, as mrs ts can earn about 3/4 times more than i do (and goes nuts buying about 2 albums a year), and insists upon undertaking the family finances, ensuring very little gets by her in the way of covert purchases. i can't complain. well i could, but my freedom from the naughty corner privileges could be removed. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2014 09:07:56 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Mrs BN claims it is solely concern about the numbers and the storage thereof ...... but won't let me erect another big rack (oo-er) downstairs so there are boxes cardboard and proper plastic stacked in an upstairs bedroom.

Posted on 4 May 2014 08:49:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2014 09:30:52 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
I like the '3 distinct thuds' BN. I'm always relieved when I'm first to arrive home and can open the packets and dispose of the evidence before Mrs Mosquito gets in. The guilt is overwhelming sometimes however it is illogical as Mrs M has no real concern about my music spending.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2014 08:34:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2014 09:09:19 BDT
Brass Neck says:
I stopped smoking in the April as I took my Uni finals in the May. I put the £1 a pack (t'were a loooong time ago) into a pot and bought at least one album a week (and left Uni with precisely ZERO debt - you try tellin' t'young folk that these days ..........). When looking for my first and (so far) only job I fetched up in Grimsby which is a toilet but had some of the lowest house prices in the land keeping the mortgage low. We've moved up the housing ladder before the price differential was reduced and so the mortgage is tiny now (you try tellin' t'young folk that these days ..........). I don't really do holidays either and I'm certainly not a clothes horse/fashion victim so my only vices are booze - must be about £130-140 a month between me and t'missus (it's all her though, drinks like a fish despite living with a saint like me!) and music. I do religiously (I have a priest standing over me chanting blessings when ever I turn the 'puter on) seek out cheapness though which is a good job since over half the stuff I buy only gets one or two listens.
I have also developed the skin of a rhino and the ears of Beethoven in his later years where t'missus' comments are concerned. Postie put yesterday's mail through in 3 batches with three distinct thuds so she turned and fixed me with laser eyes (it's a bl00dy good job I usually get home over an hour before her on weekdays!). TBF they weren't all cds (3 were) but she glared again and then said, 'Ooh, and how many cds did you get today?' I replied, '100'. She let it lie. It helps that I work at a job which is well paid by local standards, am the local area union 'boss' as the Daily Mail would put it (LOL) which carries an honorarium - don't do it for that but it's handy music/wine money - and I do exam marking which brings a nice little pot just before the summer break and well, you can guess what happens to that ...... Last year they rang me up to ask if 'd do some extra marking, say 100. I ended up doing 700 in a week which was well over £2K extra so I replaced my hi-fi. All in all I bring in well over 2/3 of the wonga and the protests die down if I ask if we should maybe consider separate accounts? Sounds harsh? I don't give out grief when she rocks up with new shoes/handbags/outfits, etc ad infinitum.........
Retirement is not that far away and that'll be a serious wake up call (and probably a divorce!).
TMI? ;¬)

Initial post: 4 May 2014 07:40:04 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
What did you previously indulge in but now go without to satisfy your appetite for buying more and more music?

I don't drink as much beer as I used to. I now cycle or walk to work (7 mile round trip) twice a week and Mrs Mosquito now cuts my hair!!

This little lot saves me over 1000 quid a year all of which is blown on music.

How do you earn the right to blow what you blow on your music?
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Initial post:  4 May 2014
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