Shelving

Because it is a sunny Sunday morning and motivation is unusually strong, I have finally gotten around to rearranging the very tail end of my collection, 60 or 70 meters down the line, which consists of music DVDs and classical boxed sets. Currently, I’m half-way up the last three shelves of that section, trying to fit in the classical boxed sets in a sensible and visually pleasing manner. As usual, I had to start at the very right side (reaching around corners and behind doors) to work my way to the beginning (all the way to the left, so to speak).

When everything is in place, I’ll have to walk the line to straighten everything out.
Right now, it’s just all about getting the music into the spaces where it’s supposed to reside.

For that, I had to re-do 14 IKEA Benno shelves (there are many more to the right and and around the left side of this photo) and, when done in about an an hour or so, I’ll have to move the other 60 or 70 meters to the left, hitting the main section and the IKEA Ivar shelves to make space for potential future purchases.

While crawling around, extracting and reinserting huge piles of CDs, a fabulous high-resolution version of the Helge Lien Trio‘s “Hello Troll” (Ozella, 2008) is getting a Sunday airing. After that, I’m going to roll out some big band music from the 1930s and 1940s.

Lately, I have been all over the musical map of the 20th and 21st centuries. I wonder if that’s some genetic defect, jumping from Sidney Bechet to the Sex Pistols, from Benny Goodman to Judas Priest and to whatever else pops into my mind at any given moment … and enjoying it. Freud & Jung could have had a field day with the likes me, myself and I.

Life is good™.

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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