Sunday, January 10, 2010


In recent times, I’ve been cleaning stuff out including years of correspondence. In amongst this material is all of the letters and Christmas cards from Stephen Patrick Morrissey and I’m thinking about selling them.

What do you reckon? There’s a lot of stuff that I wouldn’t part with too but I feel no real connection to this specific material anymore. Kind of promised myself that a start would be made on the zines and posters today too. Borrowed a camera to shoot the poster images when the good intentions were running rampant so I ought to get to it.

Look at it as weight loss, removing a dirty great albatross or whatever but it would seem that this kind of awakening is happening far and wide. There's no real clear indication of how I got to this point but there's a chink of light and I'm inclined to want to see more. CDs and records are not safe from this wave of enlightenment either let me tell you.

I already have given a pile of stuff away to decent homes. Places where they'll be enjoyed. Not stuck up in the attic in a box. I'm renouncing my status as a certified pack rat. No longer will I receive things just to save them from being thrown out. I mean it. Really.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsay , Sounds like a good idea to me . I've started getting rid of stuff I'm never going to have time to listen to or read . As my wife so kindly pointed out , one day you're going to be dead and all that stuff will end up on a skip so why not make something out of it while you can !

Lindsay Hutton said...

Of course, your wife is completely correct. The voices in my head are screaming exactly the same mantra. Thanks "Anonymous"!

Anonymous said...

My approach has been to give it away before selling. I found a new home to piles and piles of Q, mojo and uncut. The same with lots of books and comics. The fanzines though, is still around and so are all the posters. THeir time will come. their time will come......
So go ahead.....
br
Kjell

angel corpus christi said...

yes, easier 2 give away than sell, and takes way less time. u could wrap the items to look like v attractive prezzies, then leave them at a place of your choosing, perhaps an empty bus seat.
oh shit, i just realized, maybe not such a good idea to leave parcels laying around, could scare folk.
p.s. word verification is "chizater". i like it.

Aly said...

Hi Lindsay, very late to the party, but I'd definitely be interested in those old Morrissey cards and letters if you haven't already sold them or thrown them out. In fact, I actually stumbled across your blog in the first place while trying to track down any possible existing copies of your print 'zine, having heard that a certain S.P.M. was once a contributor. Couldn't for the life of me find an e-mail address or other means of contacting you privately, though - sorry! Anyway, my contact details are in my profile, if you'd be so kind as to get in touch. Ta! :)