From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> Some of these "I-reports" definitely bring out the fetishistic aspects of
> vinyl collecting -- the touching and smelling of LPs, the drama and ritual
> of de-sleeving, cleaning, playing, and re-sleeving, and of course the deep
> psychological implications of having hundreds of pounds of semi-antique
> media clogging a living space.
Well, at last count I own c. 59,000 shellac 78's; these are stored in c. 400
boxes, which are stacked all over my c.1869 house! I DON'T smell the dommed
things, however...I'm still trying to collect accurate lists of my records
MS Access as well as correcting/augmenting the "Abrams Files" data...!
This figures out to be c. 30,000 lbs of shellac...or about 15 tons; so far
this doesn't seem to have had any effect on the house, though!
Steven C. Barr