What happens to our stuff?

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  • given2fly23given2fly23 Evanston, ILPosts: 4,689
    bbiggs said:
    All I really care about is that the live shows that I have taped (mostly non-PJ) live on.  Everything else is just stuff, but those tapes are moments in history.
    I'm an estate planning attorney, so I deal with this topic every day.  Stuff seems so pointless, yet I still fall for posters and merch every tour, especially if it's Chicago-related.
    I think I was talking with you in line for Wrigley merch this year the first morning it went on sale. You have the 2013 Wrigley Munk One/Dabs Myla hanging in your office? 
    Hmm, no, not me. The only 2013 Wrigley I have is Cracker Jack. I did go to the tent though and talked to someone from Mundelein.
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,380
    bbiggs said:
    All I really care about is that the live shows that I have taped (mostly non-PJ) live on.  Everything else is just stuff, but those tapes are moments in history.
    I'm an estate planning attorney, so I deal with this topic every day.  Stuff seems so pointless, yet I still fall for posters and merch every tour, especially if it's Chicago-related.
    I think I was talking with you in line for Wrigley merch this year the first morning it went on sale. You have the 2013 Wrigley Munk One/Dabs Myla hanging in your office? 
    Hmm, no, not me. The only 2013 Wrigley I have is Cracker Jack. I did go to the tent though and talked to someone from Mundelein.
    My mistake. Must have been another Chicago attorney who’s into PJ posters. I thought it was cool that he had some hanging in his office. 
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,599
    I also have recently given away or sold most of my stuff. I have all my picks and band stuff like sweatbands and drum sticks from band members which I always said bury with me. But the closer I get to death I realise it's all just stuff in a cupboard the journey is over.
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  • ZodZod Posts: 6,111
    If you believe the music is timeless like the Beatles or Elvis there will be a market in the future. Future generations will connect to Ten, Vs., Vitalogy, No Code, Yield, etc. But then again, tastes change too, so you never know how many will be into rock in the future enough to spend big bucks on things.
    Yah, but you could can buy old beatles records from the 60s for next to nothing :)  I'm sure you'll have collectors, but when the masses of the people are gone that appreciate it the most... there's not going to be a lot of takers.  There will be a lot more stuff than can be sold.

    Personally I buy my stuff for my own enjoyment.   I hope to live old and don't suspect there's going to be a lot of demand for it at that point.
  • I appreciate everyone’s responses. They all have an interesting spin. I see many looking to either ditch it soon or hold it forever. Some have already started selling or have sold. I especially love that one member found another member that was willing to donate a Yield “urn”. I love this community and the interactions that take place. Nuthin’ like it.

  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 18,124
    tusevun said:
    Mine will be burned with me during cremation.  If I ever get a Vitalogy Health Club starter kit, the box will be my urn.
    Send me your address and I will send it to you if you pay shipping. Not sure what all is in it tbh.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,669
    Seeing how pleased my wife is any time a poster tube or any other item from Santos shows up in the mail, if I die first, it'll all end up in the trash. If we go together (if a double decker bus kills the both of us) then hopefully my kid will at least research and see if any of it still has value and be smart about what he does with it. As I'll be dead, I probably won't care at that point.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,900
    on2legs said:
    tusevun said:
    Mine will be burned with me during cremation.  If I ever get a Vitalogy Health Club starter kit, the box will be my urn.
    Send me your address and I will send it to you if you pay shipping. Not sure what all is in it tbh.
    Ooooooooohhhhh!!!! A VHC box and it has some goodies in it?!?!?!?!

    Here I was a few days ago looking to get rid of everything before it goes in a landfill and just like that the mere mention of a VHC box lights me up...

    Damn it...
    Does anyone know the legal limit for how many pairs of socks you can be wearing when they bury you?
    lol.

    I'll only wear one pair.  The others can go and hopefully the unworn collection will go to a good home...
  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,244
    So no one plans to haunt their collection once they're gone?! And you call yourselves fans... :skull:

    Wouldn't it be funny if the world ended in 2010, with lots of fire?
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    a5pj said:
    So no one plans to haunt their collection once they're gone?! And you call yourselves fans... :skull:

    If I could take my vinyl with me, I would!
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,900
    a5pj said:
    So no one plans to haunt their collection once they're gone?! And you call yourselves fans... :skull:

    No, it should always be appreciated.

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  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,256
    ISO EVH Jeff and Mike Richey joke picks for anyone selling before they move on LOL
    colored PJ Angel/Cherub prototype picks as well please
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 5,196
    Raise your kids to be PJ fans.  Im doing a great job
  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528

    the crystal ball has spoken...

    The current exhibit will find a permanent home with much more space. the curator will seek out the collectors and become involved with estate planning. all unique and curious pieces of nostalgia will continue to bring others joy in the eternal halls of the PJ Museum.

    its 2084, child says to mommy... "whats this exhibit with all the air fresheners..?"

    Mom says:"oh sweetie, that's the TnG Sock Wing". Child responds:"Awesome!"


  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,669
    Raise your kids to be PJ fans.  Im doing a great job
    "Dad, can't wait for all your Pearl Jam memorabilia to be handed down to me, and try this lasagna I made you, don't mind that smell of arsenic".
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  • HawkeyeJamHawkeyeJam Posts: 187
    Estate planning should be proactive.

    My Dad is in year 15 of his father's stuff and there still more to go through. I reckon it will be 20 years for me to go through his stuff. Both avid Antique collectors. Awesome stuff with value. Double edged sword though. 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    edited January 11
    Estate planning should be proactive.

    My Dad is in year 15 of his father's stuff and there still more to go through. I reckon it will be 20 years for me to go through his stuff. Both avid Antique collectors. Awesome stuff with value. Double edged sword though. 
    This is a real problem for a lot of families. I'm lucky. My mom is hyper-aware of this, and is already working on getting rid of stuff, labelling other things with their histories and who she'd like to have it, etc. Her plan is to make our lives as easy as possible when she dies. It's hard enough dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. Leaving a ton of stuff for them to deal with is often a real burden (don't mean your dad HawkeyeJam, as he was also a collector, so I assume this stuff going on to him was more of an obvious thing). I think it would be nice if more collectors kept this in mind. I figure that, unless someone specifically says they want the collection themselves, people with a ton of stuff with value should sell it all off before they pass, or at least pare it down a lot (obviously this doesn't work for sudden unexpected deaths, only for old people and those who otherwise get a lot of warning), and either spend the money or leave it to others in a will. But I know not all families or individuals are as comfortable discussing or thinking about death like this, which is why so few seem to prepare in this way.
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  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay AreaPosts: 843
    My wife is not looking forward to dealing with my massive record collection if I leave the planet first. I told her to let my buddy choose what he needs and to have him sell the rest for her. If it's a white inner sleeve I tend to write what that pressing was limited to, for easy reference. I'm sure I will cut the current collection in half sometime in the next 10-20 years. I've already had 2 Great Record Purges in my lifetime and though there are a few I wish I had kept, I generally don't miss them at all. Already got rid of the toys and comics nonsense.
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  • HawkeyeJamHawkeyeJam Posts: 187
    PJ_Soul said:
    Estate planning should be proactive.

    My Dad is in year 15 of his father's stuff and there still more to go through. I reckon it will be 20 years for me to go through his stuff. Both avid Antique collectors. Awesome stuff with value. Double edged sword though. 
    This is a real problem for a lot of families. I'm lucky. My mom is hyper-aware of this, and is already working on getting rid of stuff, labelling other things with their histories and who she'd like to have it, etc. Her plan to to make our lives as easy as possible when she dies. It's hard enough dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. Leaving a ton of stuff for them to deal with is often a real burden (don't mean your dad HawkeyeJam, as he was also a collector, so I assume this stuff going on to him was more of an obvious thing). I think it would be nice if more collectors kept this in mind. I figure that, unless someone specifically says they want the collection themselves, people with a ton of stuff with value should sell it all off before they pass, or at least pare it down a lot (obviously this doesn't work for sudden unexpected deaths, only to old people and those who otherwise get a lot of warning), and either spend the money or leave it to others in a will. But I know not all families or individuals are as comfortable discussing or thinking about death like this, which is why so few seem to prepare in this way.
    No worries on that front. My Dad doesn't drink,smoke, or gamble. He has one vice and I'm sure as not gonna tell him no, he can't pursue it. It will be work but I'll benefit from it. I've been very vocal on telling him quality is better than quantity. He has some crazy cool stuff.
  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 4,754
    You only live once.  If your kids want to give it away, who gives a shit, they can do what they want.  Buy as much shit as you want to and do with it whatever the hell you want to.
    I'm like an opening band for your mom.
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,892
    I'm not a collector so I don't have much to add to this thread. With this said, this discussion in very entertaining/informative! Awesome stuff!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,620
    I've been collecting, shedding, and collecting since my high school days in the mid 60's and have seen a lot of stuff come and go (including dozens of Fillmore poster and handbills that my folks tossed out while I was gone for a while, so don't trust your stuff with your parents unless you let them know it's value!).  For the last several days I worked on refining what I have and shedding things I don't really value as much. 

    Over the years, I've learned to think of my books, records, posters, etc. not so much as my stuff as simply things that I am care-taking until they moves on to other hands.  That's given me the incentive to be a good custodian of these cultural artifacts. 

    As far as where they go after I'm gone, my wife and I put into our will and trust specific directions for where things are to go.  I made the choice about who will get my books, records, guitars, etc. not on whom I am closest to, but on who I believe will both appreciate and care for the things they will inherit. 

    So now I'm quite comfortable with enjoying these things in my time, and knowing that their next home is quite secure.
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  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,498
    My teenage daughter is up on the going rate for Pearl Jam posters.
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  • wecrazybobwecrazybob Posts: 950
    I think about it a lot since I don't have kids.
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,958
    I think about it a lot since I don't have kids.
    Please, allow me to ease your mind! Let me know if you want my address. 😁
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  • a5pj said:
    So no one plans to haunt their collection once they're gone?! And you call yourselves fans... :skull:

    😂😂😂
  • I think about it a lot since I don't have kids.
    Please, allow me to ease your mind! Let me know if you want my address. 😁
    Hey! I called dibs in the post😉
  • I think about it a lot since I don't have kids.
    I am in the same boat. That is what got me thinking about all this a couple months ago. I just hope I can get my niece or nephew into music, maybe give it all to them. And, it isn’t just music, it’s toys, comics, and all that other “collectible” stuff. Possibly have a massive purge, go blow the money at the casinos in Vegas. Who knows?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,900
    Jbarker said:

    the crystal ball has spoken...

    The current exhibit will find a permanent home with much more space. the curator will seek out the collectors and become involved with estate planning. all unique and curious pieces of nostalgia will continue to bring others joy in the eternal halls of the PJ Museum.

    its 2084, child says to mommy... "whats this exhibit with all the air fresheners..?"

    Mom says:"oh sweetie, that's the TnG Sock Wing". Child responds:"Awesome!"


    I can make this happen!
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