You Know You Have Too Many Records When....

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dominick, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. Dominick

    Dominick Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Sydney, Australia
    You spend all weekend thinking about records while cleaning and playing records. Feel like I am going to end up like one of those blokes from the 'Vinyl' documentary by Alan Zweig.

    There are plenty of guys (yes, guys, not girls) who are worse. Tell me yours....
  2. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    albany, ny
    You spend more time organizing records then listening to records.
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  3. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Forum Resident

    There is no such thing.
  4. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    You listen to at least five albums per day, you don't repeat them that often, and there are albums you haven't heard in over ten years.
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  5. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident such thing as too many records..just not enough space. It's the room's fault.
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  6. Paully

    Paully De gustibus non est disputandum

    The floor collapses.
  7. AdamChanSiuLung

    AdamChanSiuLung Forum Resident

    You damaged an album cover or the vinyl itself in your sleep when you rolled over on it. Which means that you're sleeping with albums in your bed because there's no room anywhere else (does not apply to people who sleep with their albums because they were listening to them before falling asleep).
  8. lightbulb

    lightbulb Forum Resident

    Smogville CA USA
    You pick up a record or CD in a store, and you actually think, "do I have this?"

    Then at home, while finding out whether you have that record, you discover some others that cause you to think
    "Wow, I didn't know I had this!"
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  9. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Every weekday, unless my mind is preoccupied with a serious family problem, my mind focuses on the upcoming trip to any given record store for that upcoming weekend. It's what keeps me sane as I often find myself gasping for air in the swamp of daily life. I never worry about having too many records or whether or not I'll play the 'new' one often. Going to the record store, I imagine, is like what going to church is to the faithful. As long as there are records, there is hope. I don't know if I'm worse or if we're equals..but we definitely have the same idea of heaven.
  10. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Yup...I've been "there" more than once or twice.
  11. lightbulb

    lightbulb Forum Resident

    Smogville CA USA
    Hello Neighbor!
  12. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Boy, have I done this!

    My contribution is:

    ...when you're considering that every music purchase in the future means a removal of something else from the collection.
  13. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
    Buying an album (new or used) you already have, just to have a stock one of that album you already have.
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  14. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Forum Resident

    You sleep in the garage and records in the bedroom
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  15. Bruce Mulle'

    Bruce Mulle' Forum Resident

    Down South
    When your actually considering an 11th copy of an LP ... :help:
  16. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

    Easton, MD
    You don't have time to listen to them all.
  17. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    That's where I am now after over 50 years of collecting. Now that I have a nice round 6,800 albums, I'm trying to keep that number for the rest of my life. I feel like my collection is almost complete and I'm really into dipping into the archives and enjoying the ones I have, including rediscovering some I have heard so little that they sound new and fresh to me. If I acquire another one, I'll purge one that I'm not likely to ever listen to again.
  18. That's gotta be the correct answer! :edthumbs:
  19. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    When you ask yourself. "How much smaller would my collection be if I had never discovered thrift stores?"
  20. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    ...You count up all your 45's and realize that you could play 10 of them a day and it would take 75 years to get through the collection!
  21. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    ...You have to take the week off work just to prepare yourself for Record Store Day.
  22. JohnO

    JohnO Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Related and beyond that is buying a record or CD, and getting home and finding out that you did already have it, and would not have bought it again if you remembered for sure. Been there done that.
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  23. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    ...You have more copies of the 1978 Kiss Solo Albums in your own collection than copies they actually sold in stores!
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  24. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    ...You crack open a fortune cookie and it tells you your lucky numbers are 33, 45, and 78.
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  25. Toomanydogs

    Toomanydogs Member

    Palm Desert
    You need a second storage space because the first one is full
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