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24 Feb 2005 08:39 AM
    Im fortunate to work in an industry where i can listen to music while in work. These days i use my mp3 player, but in the past it wouldnt have been strange to see a stack of cd's on my desk in work. Anyway, my co-workers are the same, and of course, having an interest in music, i tend to look through other peoples collections from time to time. Anyway, have any of the rest of you experienced similar work scenarios and if so, how embarrasing are their collections. For instance, one of our new employees, a male in his mid 30's, has in my view, for his age/gender, a terribly embarrising collection of music. A sample of which is: Michael Bolton, Didos albums, Brian Kennedy..the list goes on. Is it more acceptable for a woman to have a dodgy collection. Id say yes.
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    24 Feb 2005 08:41 AM
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    Is it more acceptable for a woman to have a dodgy collection. Id say yes.
    There may be trouble ahead ...
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    24 Feb 2005 08:55 AM
    quote:
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    ...one of our new employees, a male in his mid 30's, has in my view, for his age/gender, a terribly embarrising collection of music. A sample of which is: Michael Bolton, Didos albums, Brian Kennedy..the list goes on.
    Prehaps he is a practitioner of 'trophy pilfering' (see Ross Carroll O'Kelly in Sunday Tribune for an explantion of this) ?
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    24 Feb 2005 09:07 AM
    I find it very hard to read Ross Carroll in anything but small doses but i presume trophy pilfering referes to someones habits of buying albums that make it in the charts and nothing either side of successful. i.e., their music taste is fed to them Coldplay, snowpatrol, dido, damien rice, travis, u2, etc.. and the above comment is meant to take from the listed artistis, im only implying that the person buys these albums because they rely on the mainstream media to supply them with ideas for new cds
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    24 Feb 2005 09:24 AM
    Of course, our very interest in music makes us a bit sniffy about what other people listen to; as in you Michael Bolton collegue is clearly deranged in my world. That said, I know lots of perfectly wonderful people who have their radios perma-tuned to Lite FM, their day brightened by a bout of Phil Collins whilst I smash my head against their faux-wallnut dashboard until my ears bleed.
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    24 Feb 2005 09:31 AM
    Kloot, Is this about 'The Fear' ? The Fear that you are maybe approuching your 30s abit too fast ? The Fear that in 7/8yrs time, the equivlent of Dido/M Bolton will have snuck into your collection as music becomes less & less a part of your life, as you realise you pick up most of your cds in Tesco during the weekly shop rather than in Road or from the net ? The Fear that the bands you like now will MOR by then ? The Fear that you'll notice how the music you listen to has changed over the years, & is likely to continue to do so in the future ? The Fear, THE FEAR !!!
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    24 Feb 2005 09:40 AM
    Ha! I think the biggest fear is not going MOR but getting caught in some kind of timewarp. I have a lot of friends who loved their tunes and gigs back in the day but haven't bought an album or seen a gig in years. The biggest fear should be suddenly finding your record collection is full of quality music up to 1993.
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    24 Feb 2005 09:41 AM
    Strangely enough..i was just thinking about "The fear" this morning... And thats probably part of it..most people i know who were in their music prime in the 80's, that is who were buying most of their music in those years, are now permanently stuck in that age. its like they suspended buying new music or even listening to new music. Their cd purchases now involve picking up the latest lenoard cohen collection or the new best of the smiths, and they no longer had that music zeal that they had in the 80's years... So are the 90's generation destined to go the same way ...probably.. The Fear...the Fear...god damn the Fear
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    24 Feb 2005 10:01 AM
    its The Fear of seeing the STOP sign, the one which tells u to give up yer auld indie, put on your slippers and listen to a nice bit of George Murphy. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, lovely.....
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    24 Feb 2005 10:12 AM
    As a child of the 90s ... For me anyway, its to do with your teens. That time, when you were a sponge, saoking up music for the first time. That music is important to me, & still is. Of course, I'm buying new music, but alot of it looks like a Spider Diagram with 90s rock/metal in the centre, then other bands linked to them via members joining other bands, or touring with, name checking etc. i.e. Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, At the Drive In, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Stone Temple Pilots has led to Tomahawk, Sugar, Temple of the Dog, Velvet Revolver, Audioslave & Jerry Cantrell.
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    24 Feb 2005 10:36 AM
    the worst ever was when a girls record collection put me off her totally (" and we're talking TO-TALLY, roysh?"). lets just say ronan keating was the most ambitious recording I saw in it. Picture the scene, titanic soundtrack, dirty dancing soundtrack, armageddon soundtrack, a " best irish pubs songs..." compiliation... had to get drunk to get over it. she wasnt impressed at my laughter! (-does this make me a snob of some kind?now i can tell those bouncers im just like everyone else in lillies/cafe INSANEPRICES etc! haha)
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    24 Feb 2005 11:06 AM
    the fear is funny. i live with the fear of having the fear.
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    24 Feb 2005 11:43 AM
    No way man, I'll keeping on rocking forever forever orever oreve orev ore re r Ah s**t, I'm old.
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    24 Feb 2005 11:54 AM
    quote:
    Originally posted by klootfan
    I find it very hard to read Ross Carroll in anything but small doses but i presume trophy pilfering referes to someones habits of buying albums that make it in the charts
    Eh, 'trophy pilfering' is actually removing a cd from the collection of a girl you have, 'just been with roysh' to prove that you notched her up. Its the rugger bugger's version of, loike, taking a scalp roysh.
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    24 Feb 2005 12:02 PM
    oh...right so...cheers for the clarification
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    24 Feb 2005 12:09 PM
    quote:
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    Is it more acceptable for a woman to have a dodgy collection. Id say yes.
    **AHEM** would you like to justify this comment Kloot??!!!
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    24 Feb 2005 12:20 PM
    Left or right justify?
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    24 Feb 2005 12:21 PM
    i think he means it'd be more likely to find an Adam and the Ants album in a womans record collection, you disagree Dromed?!
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    24 Feb 2005 12:25 PM
    This must be the trouble that mully was refering to earlier. Oh god...im wandering on to a mine field here..but The way I meant it to be read is that I would think that men, if they look at a cd collection for a female and find it full with 100% romance cds, or Westlife, ronan keating albums, then the MAN is more likely to write it off as being ok and normal for a female. Implying that men attempt to hold a higher moral ground...when it comes to music taste Its not in any way to suggest that females do not have a decent taste in music...sure id be stupid to suggest that.
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    24 Feb 2005 12:35 PM
    quote:
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    This must be the trouble that mully was refering to earlier.
    Nail. On. Head.
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