Saturday, 29 November 2014

29/11/14: Kansas Zac Brown Coldplay

Kansas, Zac Brown and Coldplay seem an improbable combination, but here they are together on a Sony CD-R found in the Boots car park in Whetstone. Unlikely to play.

Friday, 28 November 2014

28/11/14: Will and Grace, series 4, episodes #18–22, Ridgeview Road, N20

Probably not the best place to start for someone new to the series. Unlikely to play.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

27/11/14: Maxell CD-R, Stanhope Street, Camden

Yet more evening treasure from Stanhope Street. This unlabelled Maxell CD-R was being slowly covered by mud and leaves.

27/11/14: 100 Anthems: Ibiza and Phill Collins, Fitzroy St, W1

In a deep puddle on Fitzroy Street (opposite Saatchi & Saatchi), between the curb and a white van, I spied two abandoned CDs. Upon their retrieval from the murky depths, these were revealed to be a Datasafe-branded CD-R with "Phill Collins" (sic) written on it, plus "100 Anthems: Ibiza". The large "02" in the centre of the latter indicates that this is disc two of a five-disc set (which, the web reveals, was released in 2008 by Apace Music).

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

25/11/14: CD 3 Bangla, Stanhope Street, Camden

This Staples CD-R was found on Stanhope Street in Camden in almost the same spot as True Brits and also "Kigdavid If I Die Young". Poor evening light. Although damp from close contact with fallen leaves, it was in surprisingly good condition.

Monday, 24 November 2014

24/11/14: Bashment Nation Old Skool Vs New Skool

Found on the traffic island just outside Mornington Crescent tube station. This disc doubles up as a flyer for a club night from just last Friday. But it's a proper CD, too. Information reads:

"Bashment Nation
Old Skool Vs New Skool

Buy 1 get 1 free
£10 tickets until 1st Nov 2014

Friday 21st November 2014
@Industry Niteclub
2 Chesnut Road N17 9EN

No ID = no entry no exception
11pm–6am door close @2:30 am

This picture looks out of focus. In fact, the ink has run on the disc – making the wording hard to read.

Monday, 17 November 2014

17/11/14: True Brits, Stanhope Street, Camden

Second find of the day. This CD was produced in 2004 by the News of the World newspaper, and found in the gutter just metres from where I found "Kigdavid If I Die Young". The completely random, somewhat horrifying tracklisting runs as follows:
1. Mis-Teeq – "Scandalous"
2. Duran Duran – "New Moon on Monday"
3. Feeder – "Just The Way I'm Feeling"
4. Paul Weller – "Wild Wood"
5. Moloko – "The Time is Now"
6. Toploader – "Dancing in the Moonlight"
7. David Gray – "Sell Sell Sell"
8. Babybird – "You're Gorgeous"
9. Spandau Ballet – "Through the Barricades"
10. The Farm – "All Together Now".
Next to the disc was a plastic CD storage box, empty. Taken at night, this is not the best-quality image.

17/11/14: AppleCare Protection Plan TechTool Deluxe

Unusually, this was on the pavement, rather than in the road. It was at the top of Totteridge Lane in Whetstone, just next to Boots (opposite Ask).

Thursday, 13 November 2014

13/11/14: Naylor Road, N20 – second find

"System repair disc" is the text on this CD-R, itself in grave need of repair.

13/11/14: Naylor Road, N20 – first find

As with the clear disc near Regent's Park on 9th July, not a CD as such but the "fake" disc that comes at the top of a CD-R spindle. This has a purple hue. And it looks as though someone has taken a bite out of it.