The Old Forge (Saturday 5th December 2015)
I needed to blip this because this is the first time my study shelving has looked this orderly for a very long time, as the grey shelf had toppled against the red shelving, and the red shelves all had unfiled CDs on top of the others because there was no space left to interfile them.
Moving a section to a new shelf downstairs, creating some new shelf space in the study and on the top shelves, as well as weeding out a few duplicate CDs, means that the other side of the grey shelf is only loaded half way up, with the load from this side being positioned centrally making everything much more stable (the apparent lean is due to the perspective of shooting at 12mm).
These shelves contain the Artists A-Z section of my collection, all in order (although belatedly having to move Elvis Presley CDs from my rock and roll section to here means he's had to be disgracefully filed under 'E' rather than 'P' for the time being!), as are all the other sections, for the first time in years. Amazing!
Unfortunately, there is little room for growth and there is a queue of new stuff waiting to be dealt with and filed, so I still need to create new shelving areas before too long, but in the short term I have some breathing space and everything ship-shape.
I have been studying the Blipfuture developments with great interest. I have registered with the site and will probably pledge nearer the time and decide then how much to contribute to the crowdsourcing. There has been some criticism that Joe and Graham 'sold out' to Polaroid although I don't think that is what happened at all; I believe they sacrificed a lot to avoid sinking the ship and leaving everyone with nothing.
Polaroid Blipfoto seem to have done very little to attract membership or find other methods to keep it running and financially viable. Without the four blippers stepping in (with the help of Joe and Graham behind the scenes) to try to arrange a community buy-out Blip would have soon come crashing down, so I applaud them and wish them every success.
6.12.2015 (1629 hr)
Blip #1714 (#1964 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #000
LOTD #948 (#1072 including archived blips)
Lens: Pentax smc P-DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED/AL (IF)
Old Forge series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
10,000 Maniacs - Planned Obsolescence (recorded 14-16 February 1982, Fredonia State University, Fredonia NY)
Recorded for Christian Burial Music and played from the CD Hope Chest (remixed for CD 1990).
I've chosen this as it is the first track on the first CD in my A-Z collection (the last is by the Zutons). The link will play the full album if you don't stop it after 4:26.
One year ago:
Calne Blue Plaques #1