I know what at least some of you are thinking. You're thinking, what does the blogger behind "Some Came Running" and his Lovely Wife do of an autumn weekend? Well, mostly, I myself like to do almost nothing, but my Lovely Wife often enjoys advancing the cause of Getting Things Organized, which occasionally involves the rejiggering of the CD shelves. As you might have guessed, the CD shelves that are displayed in our home cannot possibly hold all of the discs in my collection. I will not bore you with the details of how we store the CDs that we cannot house on our shelves. But I will note that the exercise of determining which CDs stay on the shelves and which are to be stored elsewhere does focus the mind, and reminds one of one's...priorities. I thought it might be fun to record that which constitutes the inviolate portion of the collection, that which must remain always at hand, rather than stored at some distance. As it happens, my bias toward non-pop instrumental music is growing more vehement by the year.
Top shelf untouchables: the Cow and Messiaen boxes. Hopefully the gallery below will be relatively self-explanatory. If not, there's always Wikipedia.