Where do you come up with this stuff?

One of the most commonly-asked questions resulting from this site is “Where do you come up with this stuff?” (read: “Why don’t you get a life?”). The reply is that I enjoy collecting this stuff, and, like a lot of collectors, I don’t mind a little browsing and detective work. It kind of goes like this: browse, read the footnotes, follow up through library/Worldcat/Interlibrary Loan, scan (if necessary), repeat. Interspersed in the above pattern are practice sessions and pleadings from my wife to please move some of my books & junk out of the office. The life of a nerd-trombonist…I like it!