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My most Unusual Music Hobby Part 4

As promised here is the final step to my most unusual music hobby.    For over 30 years I have kept a hand written journal next to my stereo where I write down everything I listen to each day.   That’s right Everything!!   But it has to be something in my personal collection.   In order to explain it better I have some photos of my journals.  I use small 5 subject notebooks (9.5 x 6) one lasts me for years.  Here is how I write the listing.  Also keep in mind this all gets typed into a database.  The fields I use are Day, Date, Position, Artist, Title, Info


Journals and binders

Page from Journal

Music stuff

If you look close enough you will see I also include the format it was on CD, LP, if listened to in the car, used headphones etc. All this extra information is what makes my hobby so unique.  I can tell you exactly what I listened to, when I listened to it and how many times.   Don’t you agree this qualifies for a Ripley’s Believe it or Not spot?  If you think so please tell Ripley’s.   I am telling all music fans about my hobby.  Music is so important and should not be taken for granted because one day (could be sooner then we think) there will be a shortage of new music since so many listeners don’t support the artists anymore.  I may be from the old school but I like to hold the physical copy in my hand.  I don’t want my music only available to me on a cloud in cyberspace.  It’s ok as a convenience but I still want the real thing.  And my hobby is best done by listening to the entire album or by sides.  Let’s remember Ozzy’s words “Rock and roll is my religion and law”  I truly follow that by giving each album in my collection its fair share of plays and wouldn’t dream of buying only the single.

Me with some of my music collection

Most Unusual Music Hobby

WELCOME FELLOW READERS (AND MUSIC LOVERS)  I AM DOING A SEGMENT EXPLAINING MY MOST UNUSUAL MUSIC HOBBY!  I encourage all MUSIC fans to consider taking this up.  This hobby is very different and so much more than your average record keeping. Anyone can do it. All you need is a love for music and a desire to organize.  There are several steps so please have a little patience and you will be amazed.

In this installment I will explain the first step of my hobby.

Step one is to create a database for LP’s, CD’s or in today’s marketplace downloads of what you own. This works using the entire CD and not for single songs as you will see.

The database is laid out in rows that are titled

Name of artist/ Name of LP/ When bought/ Where bought/ Price/ Lyrics/ Format    or whatever you want to include

This is pretty self-explanatory. I started out typing these on index cards and filed them alphabetically by artist. But putting this into a computer is much easier and faster at sorting the information however it’s asked for.

Here’s a sample of my LP database

Keep on listening to the music & please follow me with more steps,    Monica


I recently posted on some heavy issues now it’s time for some fun.  I want to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween and TV do mix; this is one time of year we get a lot of great shows to watch that have a spooky theme. One favorite Friday night show returns on Oct 25th GRIMM.

Grimm Great show

If you haven’t watched it you should   and a new show follows it called Dracula which looks good.  But don’t forget all the other classics Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Walking Dead, Sleepy Hallow (new) and Witches (new). Not to mention all the movies that are shown this time of year makes for some enjoyable TV watching.   Who can ever get tired of the great horror movies like Freddie? Or Final Destination or anything done by Steven King or Wes Craven?   How about some humor mixed in with “Warm Bodies” cute one.  But whatever your taste this is a GREAT month for TV and the Movies. The remake of the classic “Carrie” should be good. So keep on watching and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!     Monica

cute Halloween cat

Some Great Reviews

Last year’s event

Hey everyone just wanted to shout it out here that I’ve gotten some good reviews for my book “Humanizing the Jaguar”  and I will be part of Mountain Empire Comic Books weekend May4th here on 6th St in Bristol TN.  There will be many vendors so  Why not come out and have some fun if you’re in the area.  Lots to see and enjoy…

hope to see you

Keep rocking,   Monica

Pet Peeve

Broken spray bottle Why do the spray bottles on products always break before you get to finish it?   I don’t care if it’s a dollar store spray bottle or the expensive name brand it always happens.    Why can’t they get it right and make the sprayer last at least for the one bottle.   If by some miracle the sprayer is still working when the product is gone I save it in case it will fit on another bottle when this happens.  Notice I say when this happens because it will!  So what are some of our pet peeves??
Keep on rocking, 

The GREAT Debate!!

Here’s a cute topic for April Fool’s day.   The Great debate!   Are you over or under?     This debate has been a hot topic for years and one that seems to come up more from the toilet paper than the paper towels.   What’s your choice? Would love to hear from you just for fun….  How about it post comments on your choice.    Mine is  can you guess??????

Are you over?

Or are you under?

Keep on reading,  Monica


Car giveaway

Anyone for a new car?


Once again it’s time for the races at Bristol Motor Speedway. And they are giving away 10 Ford Mustangs. WOW what a prize. OK people tell everyone if that has been the main reason for going this year? (all possible winners need to be present to win) I’m sure this makes no difference to the true race fan but it can’t hurt either, right?

Keep racing,

Crazy dogs!

I saw this mat in a magazine and I have to totally agree that they put the right dog next to the picture.

pet dog mat

If there are any Pug owners out there (like myself) I’m sure you will agree that Pug’s are known for not listening.  They can be just like having a little kid around.  Love to hear your comments on these silly, crazy dogs.

Keep rocking,

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HAPPY 2013!!!!!

Saw this picture and it reminded me of my favorite game which is Scrabble for those of you who have not seen my older posts. And my brother even gave me a really cute Scrabble mug for Christmas. My motto is “Have game will travel” I keep it in the car. LOL. And another favorite our pets here’s a really cute dog all dressed up for the New Year celebration!

really cute

Have a Happy and Healthy 2013 eveyone,

Halloween favorites

Here are a lot of the things that make us think of Halloween.

Classic image


  pumpkins, witches., haunted houses, black cats, bats, candy corn, vampires, blood and all things creepy,but here are some not so creepy pictures.

who could be afraid of these cute ghosts

Is this cake or candy?

Isn’t this one sexy witch?


Cute Halloween cat


 Who could ever be afraid of this little kitty?   and here are my babies and me all dressed up

Tiny dressed up


and my silly Pug Frankie



Me as guess who