Tough Decisions

22 May

The decision to move to Moscow was a surprisingly easy one. However, this relocation requires us to sell or donate most of the stuff that we currently own. Fortunately, our furniture is not anything fancy so that is not a problem and most of the other knickknacks that we have can be disposed of with little emotion.

The tough decisions began when decided to cull our music collection by 50%. As music lovers who housed a collection of approximately 500 CD’s this was quite a task.

The first pull was easy – filled with “wow – we still have this?” and “I thought I already sold that.” The second time through was a little more difficult, but not terrible. The third and fourth rounds, though? They were rough.

As I watched the CD cases stack up, so many memories came to mind:

  • Putting cash into envelopes to Lookout! Records and anxiously waiting for those Screeching Weasel and Vindictives albums to arrive
  • Opening an X-mas gift from my sister to find my first two punk CD’s and being so excited that she thought I was worthy of them
  • Merging my collections with Ben’s eight years ago and keeping both copies of Ska: The Third Wave, Vol. 1 because mine had the original artwork and his had the extra tracks on the re-release
  • Piling into the Spirit to see Ozma, the Get-Up Kids, and Weezer play
  • Getting into my first car accident in the same Spirit after seeing Against All Authority play
  • All of the amazing shows we have been to out here at venues like the Troubadour, the Wiltern and the Glass House

With about fifteen years worth of music, there were a lot great times to remember. And while I may be able to sell these discs for a few bucks, those memories aren’t going anywhere.

до свидания!

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2 Responses to “Tough Decisions”

  1. Matthew Bell May 22, 2011 at 22:20 #

    Thanks for posting this, Jess. 🙂

  2. Kevin Gavagan May 22, 2011 at 22:33 #

    Ohh, the spirit. I had forgotten about that awesome little car.

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