Collector's issues (part 1)
Thursday, 16 April 2009
I try to avoid writing about the many problems and dilemma’s that every record collector has to face. (I already did that in a column that I wrote for Zone 5300 some years ago, “Kitch & curiosa”. If you can read Dutch and don’t mind miniature handwriting, I have compiled most of these columns in three zines, that look a bit like the Hystereo zines, that can be seen here.) But last weekend I started trying to begin with make a pre-selection of some records that I might be doing away one day, and man, what a job. I love every record! Just thinking of separating from a particular record, suddenly makes that record so much more interesting. Here is a random example to illustrate this dilemma:
There are many reasons why I could do this record away:
1. It is an ugly picture disc.
2. I am not a fan of Jean Marie Pfaff.
3. It is a Belgium record.
4. It has no value.
5. I only listened to it once or twice
6. I never wrote about the record, nor did I use it for a CD compilation or a radio show.
But there are just as much reasons to keep this record:
1. It is a picture disc.
2. Jean Marie Pfaff is Belgium most famous goal keeper and this is probably his only record. And within this category of Famous throats he is definitely not winning a prize for the worst record.
3. It is a Belgium record, but sung in English.
4. Because the record has no value, it will not be easy to find it again if I did it away. And I have never seen a second copy of this 12 inch!
5. I only listened to this record once or twice.
6. If I am given the time, I would love to make a radio show or CD compilation of singing Belgium goal keepers!
Life is way to difficult for people with minds like mine.