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Initial post: 10 Feb 2014 14:36:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Feb 2014 14:39:02 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
I was having a discussion with someone about Kindle vs books, downloads vs CDs etc and having your stuff in shelves and they were saying some old rot about displays of books etc giving people an insight into who you are yadda etc. Anyway, I have a fair few electronica CDs which I guess tells people I'm a bit partial to music made with electronic gizmos. Smart stuff eh! What do your collections say about you?

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 14:56:39 GMT
TheFoe says:
I like to think that I'm balanced looking at my music collection, everything from hip hop to prog, metal to electronica, folk to indie, either that or schizophrenic.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 15:44:05 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Im guessing the latter Foe and possibly dangerous? ;0)

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 16:12:58 GMT
Grimmy says:
eclectic

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 16:25:09 GMT
Mine says I spend far too much money on CDs.. Half my book collection seems to have disappeared. probably says was once intelligent, erudite and well read, currently appears to have the brain of a walnut and a dried up one at that.

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 16:28:57 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
If reading and listening to music was all you did I agree that a shelf full might give a reasonable insight. I only devote about 10% of my live reading and listening so anyone wanting to get to know me would have to trawl thought my train spotting ledgers. Saw a Deltic 350 double header earlier today (Serial No AR- 19003B421)

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 16:31:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Feb 2014 16:33:51 GMT
Well, I have over 500 books?...and nearly every single one is about Baking? - or Cake?...! ;o>

So I guess that makes me a right pudding!!! - HA HA HA!!! ;o>

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 16:33:13 GMT
"eclectic" was 1st word as sprang to mind for me too, grimmy. like nuge, shedloads of electronica, but also lots of 70s - 90s music, as well as stuff ranging from Dvorak to Eminem (2 names you don't often see in same sentence !).
likewise for books, also 4 or 5 hundred, but reckon books more indicative of a person's character & interests. i've got fiction from Shakespeare to irvine welsh, nut also lots of non-fiction, especially on travel & gastronomy (including wine), 2 of my major interests.

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 16:37:17 GMT
Phil= says:
97.4% (no, really, it's a guess) of my books were written before I was born.
Maybe I am Living Too Late.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 16:38:16 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
oh yeah bring it on!........errm what is a Deltic 350 double header RM? Spotting trains/lorries/bicycles etc aint summat i've ever done. Used to collect girlie mags and beer bottles....or rather I never threw 'em away.
PA haha.. know wotcher mean. My book collection says I must like crayons and joining dots.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 16:39:38 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
hey GAID..how the divil are ya? been a while since you bin round there 'ere parts.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 16:49:35 GMT
hey nuge, yeah, been in the long grass for last 4 months. as i seem to be the only person in civilisation without a P.C., smartphone I-pod or -pad etc., no computer access when we're closed here (05.10. - 06.01.), then a shedload of catch-up to do at work which took me whole of january. good 2 b back tho'. you still fortunate enough to be in Heidelberg....or have you been required to lreocate to the U.K. ?

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 16:53:59 GMT
I'd hate it to be used by those psycho babble job interviewers that are the current trend, Those idiots would probably class me as indecisive, unclear of my requirements and unable to stick to a task.

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 16:55:24 GMT
....mind you, I'm not saying they'd be wrong.

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 16:56:25 GMT
my collection of books/music/movies say "thanks for buying us, you really have such good taste" :)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 16:57:43 GMT
Peter, they'd probably class you as a Beano & Broons fan, possibly from Dundee...

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 17:11:34 GMT
How dare you!! I'm much better read than that. I have the Dandy and Oor Wullie as well not to mention my New Avengers collection.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 17:12:08 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Well i'm now separated and the wife and sprogs have moved back to Cheltenham and I've had to rent a flat back in Mannheim. Too expensive in H for bachelors. Kind of admire your resistance to the progress of technology GAID. Changes in circs mean I've had to surrender to the smartphone, Skype and the tablet.

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 17:12:10 GMT
My music would undoubtedly identify my Deadhead leaning and my love of rock & jazz. The bookcases would identify the same interests along with my enjoyment of travel, art and the natural world.

Are we playing through the keyhole?

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 17:27:28 GMT
My books say I like pikshures and my music says I need help.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 17:32:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Feb 2014 17:33:35 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
I thought all the Deltics were withdrawn in 1981. Are there still some running? I still see a few class 37s pulling freight trains through Shrewsbury.

Colour me sad.

Posted on 10 Feb 2014 18:24:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Feb 2014 18:25:56 GMT
RedAlFire says:
I like a massively wide range of music, enthusing and ignoring as I feel like it. I give everything a listen and keep way too much. I'm not a perfectionist in my music, if I can hear it clearly enough I'm happy and I seldom enthuse too much over live recordings as most are pants. I don't believe a band or artist has to be wonderful live, if they are good in the studio I'm happy enough. I do like live music, when it happens - seldom second hand (there are some exceptions of course).

I pay little attention to 'must listen to' artist recommendations and get there in my own sweet time if I've a mind to. I like my music accessible and organised, nowadays prefer mp3/4 etc for convenience and don't share the opinion that vinyl is best, except when it is not available in any other format. I loved cassettes as they were far more user friendly in my experience, and obviously more mobile (and you could record over any rubbish ones).

I enjoy researching music, artists and record companies, not just from wiki either. Enjoy music trivia and revel in archives (online or material) and am not averse to remixes of the same song - to me it's the same as some enjoying varied live, demo and bootleg versions. Enjoy museums as well, fascinating to see the modern museums take on things I remember as a kid.

I also have an extensive stamp and first day/commemorative/LFC match covers - many of the LFC ones are signed including Shanks and Paisley. By extensive the stamps run to well over 500,000. Also a library of over 150 books based on LFC with autobiographies/biographies from 1950's onwards a few signed. I also have many coins (inherited but still an interesting subject). I enjoy photography (still and video) and cooking - cooking backed up with quite a few books too and a bit of dj work. Cycling, walking and sports are heavily featured in reading and visual material.

I'm also partial to a T-shirt, buy loads each year and do look after them so they need a cull soon!

Dunno what it says about me except I have pretty long days fitting things in and enjoying life here.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 19:09:48 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
N_D and GD. I have no real idea about trains but my mum and dad bought me a Hornby Deltic when I was a lad. A die cast brute by today's standards. I believe everything is made of plastic these days. I believe a 'double header' is when two are coupled for extra power, often used for shifting all that Yorkshire coal over those Yorkshire hills. My post was, in part, dissing the idea that you can gain an insight into someone just because they have every Chris Be Burgh album on display and they like reading Barbara Cartland books. My paradox being that I like collecting but dislike the shallow minded quality that people who collect posses. In other words I hate me!!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 21:04:18 GMT
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Posted on 10 Feb 2014 21:48:10 GMT
easytiger says:
It has to be noise, especially noise that no-one else likes. Good books make a noise. Good photos make a noise. Playing the devil's advocate makes a noise. And, it's gone quiet, time for bed. Snores noisily.
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