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Do you have display cabinets full of stuff? With it all neatly labelled, cross-referenced and entered into a database. Have you been to a convention? Do other collectors look up to you in awe?

I thought I was above this one. I'm not that autistically geeky that I have a Collection with a capital C. But no, I remembered I'm hoarding away every version of "Inside Macintosh" ever published.

What do you collect? And why? I mean, what makes you do it?

(, Thu 11 Jan 2007, 16:52)
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Weird things that clients have sent me
I sell advertising space in classical music magazines. Advertising clients often operate under the misapprehension that I have a great deal of influence over editorial content, and send me stuff for review. Most of this is crap and not at all suitable for our publications.

On my desk for several months sat a CD of the Bach Cello Suites. Very nice, you might think. But not if they're transcribed for descant recorder.

Every so often I would get up from my desk and wave this CD aloft.

Me: Who wants a copy of the Bach Cello Suites?
Colleagues: Ooooh, yes please!
Me: Arranged for recorder
Colleagues: Oh...um...no thanks.

I couldn't get rid of it, and couldn't bring myself just to chuck it in the bin. Eventually I wrapped it up and put it in my mum's Christmas stocking as a joke.

So far on my desk this year: an entire catalogue of children's books, only one page of which is music-related.
(, Thu 18 Jan 2007, 11:30, Reply)

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