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John Ross music FREE- today only

Genie 23 Aug 09 - 08:06 PM
mg 23 Aug 09 - 08:23 PM
maeve 23 Aug 09 - 11:57 PM
Genie 24 Aug 09 - 05:07 PM
Deckman 24 Aug 09 - 05:39 PM
Genie 24 Aug 09 - 11:33 PM
katlaughing 24 Aug 09 - 11:55 PM
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Subject: John Ross music FREE- today only
From: Genie
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 08:06 PM

John Ross Estate Sale

I didn't know how else to draw people's attention to this quickly, but it seems now that the estate sale is over, there are still a lot of records and other music items left over from John's estate sale and they are being given away free.
What is not taken today will probably end up in a landfill.


Too bad they couldn't have arranged for a used music store or book store or thrift store to pick up the left over items.

Genie


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Subject: RE: John Ross music FREE- today only
From: mg
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 08:23 PM

That is just terrible. mg


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Subject: RE: John Ross music FREE- today only
From: maeve
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 11:57 PM

Too bad I'm so far away. I'd have taken care of some.

maeve


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Subject: RE: John Ross music FREE- today only
From: Genie
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 05:07 PM

I was in Seattle till last Friday night but needed to get back to Portland so I came back that night.   If I had realized there were so many items left over I probably would have stayed till Sunday to help redirect the "leftovers" to thrift stores, used music stores, bookstores, etc.
I just didn't realize there was so much left and that it was destined for the dump if not taken by Sunday afternoon.

Such a shame.


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Subject: RE: John Ross music FREE- today only
From: Deckman
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 05:39 PM

Genie ... I appreciate your feeling that it's "such a shame," but let me gently put another persepctive on this. John was a HUGE collector of stuff: folk stuff, RR stuff, general music stuff, books and books and books, things apple, things electronic, things electric, anything relating to radio, on and on and on.

I thought it was quite remarkable that so much of the top quality "folk stuff (tapes, records and books) was saved. Beyond that, my energies, and others, were simply expended. When all the was accomplished, all that was left was stuff, more stuff, and even more stuff!

At some point, someone has to say, enough is enough. Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: John Ross music FREE- August 23 2009 only
From: Genie
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 11:33 PM

Bob. please don't think that the tremendus efforts you folks made to sort through and salvage John's collections and work is unappreciated or undervalued. I'm so grateful that you folks from SFS and Mudcat were there do take on this monumental project.


I also realize that if lots of good stuff of Johns ends up in a landfill, unfortunately, that's probably a drop in the bucket of usable stuff that goes there.   We as a society have "too much stuff" and one result is that too often a lot of 'wheat' gets thrown out with the 'chaff'.
(When I mentioned thrift stores, I should add that I know that a lot of good, usable stuff that they get as donations also ends up in landfills, because they just don't have the space and personnel to handle it all.)
Still, I'd love to have done some scavenging/salvaging myself.   But I can't be sure I'd have accomplished much by that.

(Somebody's gonna have a helluva job sorting through or disposing of my own packrat collection when I kick the bucket -- unless I can get a lot of this done before I get to that bucket.)

Genie


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Subject: RE: John Ross music FREE- today only
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 11:55 PM

(That's what we're all working on avoiding over in the decluttering threads.:-)

Still, it does seem a shame that any of it winds up in the dump, though I understand what you mean, Bob. It is tremendous what you all were able to save. I've made my son promise to burn any my old stuff, rather than dump it unceremoniously in the landfill; it won't amount to much anyway.


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Subject: RE: John Ross music FREE- today only
From: Deckman
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 12:02 AM

Genie ... you confuse me. Exactly what is that you mean when you say: "It's such a shame." I don't understand what you mean. bob


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Subject: RE: John Ross music FREE- today only
From: Genie
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 01:26 AM

I mean it's a shame for good records, books, etc., that a lot of people would probably like to have should end up in the landfill. That's all.


Of course it's also a shame that John's gone so soon. But that's the subject of another thread.

Genie


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