This will probably resonate with a lot of the AW’s crate-digging fraternity, especially the bit at the end about CDs!
The recent post on mixtapes got me thinking about these, and how I got to Velvet CD swap just as they decided to wind it up.
So my questions are two:
Is there another similar one to join – the discipline of one CD, hearing other people’s tracks without names and titles, and a host of arcane rules, was great fun.
If not is there another afterworder who would set one up, and if they did would anyone else be interested?
I’ve spent the last couple of days decorating the living room, which means that I have had to move all the piles of CDs, DVDs and books for which there is no longer room on the shelves and, for the moment, pile them in the spare room ready for selling or charity shop disposal. It hurts getting rid of this stuff, doesn’t? I’ve done it before and honestly not regretted losing my precious possessions, or re-bought them, but I still hate to see them go.
Yesterday I went out for a walk after being cooped up in my flat for so long and came across this heart-breaking sight. I asked the couple in the house before having a rummage and it turns out they are moving somewhere smaller but none of the local charities could take such a large donation (about 2000 books, they thought). I rescued some of course, including firsts of Graham Greene and Raymond Chandler. No great financial value, but I couldn’t let a copy of The Quiet American that someone had cherished so much that they had stored a 1967 newspaper clipping about a screening of the film inside go to landfill.
A rather patronising article, but does she have a point? Is the death of the CD that close? Has it happened already? Have I had me dinner yet?