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22 February 2014
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Thought some would find this advice from University of Delaware professor Debra Hess Norris useful:

Q. What’s your advice for preserving these treasures? 

A. In general:

  • Protect these materials from high and fluctuating temperature and humidity conditions. Do not store memorabilia in attics or basements. House them in a stable, low-relative humidity environment such as an interior closet. 
  • Use good-quality non-acidic paper materials and boxes for additional protection. House vintage magazines and cards in polyester, polypropylene or polyethylene plastic enclosures. Do not use PVC plastics. 
  • Protect collection materials from high light levels that will fade organic dyes and embrittle and discolor poor-quality papers. 
  • Moisture will cause magnetic tape to deteriorate. Ensure the playback device is clean. 
  • Handle vinyl records with care to protect from scratches and place in good-quality plastic sleeves. 
  • For CDs and DVDs, beware of dust that will scratch or abrade these fragile surfaces. High temperatures can lead to cracking or warping. 
  • Handle all memorabilia with clean hands and carefully as surfaces are easily abraded and damaged. 
  • Document the collection to preserve personal history and for insurance.



Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

22 February 2014
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating
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Ooh what a coincidence

As I said before I was doing work experience in a local primary school this week and on Tuesday a lot of them groaned when I said 'One Direction are crap!' And they answered back 'Well who do you like then?'

"The Beatles" a-hard-days-night-john-1

"But The Beatles are crap, nobody listens to them!!"

Cue me going a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 'BLASPHEMERS!'

I also asked them could they name all of the members...they got John...and whoever the hell Rongo Starr isahdn_paul_02. Most of them had heard of Paul, nobody had heard of George (Poor George, the forgotten one a-hard-days-night-paul-10) Cue me frantically writing JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON (in massive letters with the compulsory heart around it of course brian-epstein) and RINGO STARR. 

The only songs they got were Yellow Submarine and two of them knew 'Here Comes The Sun' from that 'Bee Movie' film. None of them had even heard of 'Let It Be' a-hard-days-night-paul-3 

I went home for lunch that day and I came back with my copies of 'AHDN' DVD, 'Help!' and 'Abbey Road'. Unfortunately we didn't get to listen to/watch any but I was determined to make them see that The Beatles were at least 'OK' in their eyes. Of course I also got the comments (from them looking at the booklet that's in Help! 'they're ugly...well Paul's alright' a-hard-days-night-ringo-2They also laughed at George on the cover of AB blue-meanie I wasn't amused! a-hard-days-night-george-10

How does this relate to the above topic: Well when I brought in the DVDs/CD they stormed the place basically grabbing the discs out of my hand as I frantically tried to save them from getting damaged covers or worse a broken disc a-hard-days-night-paul-7 Luckily I managed to save Help! just as a girl was ramming the case back into the cover, THE WRONG WAY a-hard-days-night-john-7 T'was an awful couple of minutes I tell ye.

I weep for the 11/12 year olds of today a-hard-days-night-paul-3 Or should I say my guitar does...

Yeah I'll get my coat then a-hard-days-night-george-3

Hell I knew 'Hey Jude' and 'Let It Be' when I was 11, probably more Beatles songs as well if my memory wasn't so hazy



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E is for 'Ergent'.
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SatanHimself said
If you're a vinyl lover, IKEA has what you need.  It's changing, but for the better:

I don't really see the big deal with them changing these shelves. The dimensions will be the same, it's only the amount of material they use that will decrease (or at least that's what I gather from the link). I never knew a set of shelves could have such a fanbase...

Anyway, back on topic. stay-on-topic

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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SatanHimself said
If you're a vinyl lover, IKEA has what you need.  It's changing, but for the better:

People are in a tizz over a shelf? 

I want off this planet.


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There's three really good antique stores near where we live and I keep hoping to stumble upon a vinyl Beatles 45/album. No luck yet. (Did see an original Elvis 45 of "I Want Need, I Need You, I Love You," but it was beyond what I was willing to pay for it.) I do have a clear vinyl copy of "This Boy" that was released in the mid-90s.

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