Guys, I had accumulated 56 records. In FOUR YEARS.
If you wanted to see what my record collection looked like 3 years ago, click here.
Records do bring me joy. I listen to records maybe once a week.
I COULD listen to a different record every week for 13 months?
But I certainly am not going to. I always reach for the same 3 or so.
So, here’s what I did.
I went through my collection and picked out the ones I literally had not touched in 3 years, the ones I was only “meh” about owning, all of the ones that did not spark joy.
That ended up being half.
And I sold them.
I made an appointment and brought them to Stereo Jack’s, in business since 1982, a mom & pop type shop in Harvard Square. They gave me cash, and I left happy knowing that these records will go to homes that will cherish them and play them frequently and that the shop will make more than I did from them so they can continue their business of bringing joy to others.
Please don’t tell John’s mom.