Thursday, 22 December 2016

22/12/16: Paul Nwokocha – Akam Di Ocha

Akam Di Ocha is a Nigerian gospel CD by Paul Nwokocha that includes the songs "Onyeuwaoma”, "Akam Di Ocha" and "Odum Ije”. It was lying in the middle of the road a few metres down from Totteridge & Whetstone tube station. Unlikely to play.

Monday, 31 October 2016

31/10/16: Whetstone Polaroid

Whetstone. After a worryingly long gap with no CD finds, I spotted... another anonymous Polaroid disc.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

09/08/16: Docklands Polaroid

South Quay Walk, E14. This Polaroid-branded CD-R was in pristine condition.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

13/07/16: Argyle Road, N12

Argyle Road, West Finchley, N12. Unlikely to play.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

09/06/16: Queen B. Real Soul Vol. 8

Maxell CD-R found in Stanhope Street, NW1. Text in red reads: “Real Soul Vol. 8" but then there's a "1" underneath. So is it volume 8 or volume 1? Higher up, in black, is written "Queen B." Sadly, this is likely to be the last Stanhope Street find, owing to a change in my work location. It's astounding how many CDs showed up there. Click HERE for the full list.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

07/06/16: 101 Dalmatians: 2-Disc Platinum Edition (disc one)

Robert Street, NW1. It's rare to find two abandoned CDs in different places on the same day. From 50 cents to 101 black-and-white dogs seems like some weird kind of inflation.

07/06/16: 50 Cent

Essex Park in West Finchley, N3. Rapper/businessman 50 Cent released a 2005 album called The Massacre. Could the text written here have said The Massacar? Mr Cent has sold more than 30 million albums but clearly lost out on this pirated copy. Unlikely to play.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

01/05/16: RAKS

A grassy verge in Totteridge. RAKS CD-R.

Friday, 1 April 2016

01/04/16: PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer

Stanhope Street yet again. Issued on 27th September 2011, PES 2012 is a football-themed videogame. Nothing there to get me excited. Wikipedia: "PES 2012 contains 30 stadiums, 17 licensed, 12 unlicensed, and 1 that is entirely fictional." Big deal!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

19/03/16: Bee Gees – Their Greatest Hits: The Record, disc two

Waitrose car park, Whetstone. I would have quite liked this one. Who doesn't enjoy a bit of Bee Gees? Many good songs here:

1. Stayin' Alive
2. How Deep Is Your Love
3. Night Fever
4. More Than A Woman
5. Emotion
6. Too Much Heaven
7. Tragedy
8. Love You Inside Out
9. Guilty
10. Heartbreaker
11. Islands In The Stream
12. You Win Again
13. One
14. Secret Love
15. For Whom The Bell Tolls
16. Alone
17. Immortality
18. This Is Where I Came In
19. Spicks & Specks

Sadly, there's an important piece of the disc missing. Unlikely to play.

Monday, 29 February 2016

29/02/16: Leaves are falling

Verbatim CD-R found in Stanhope Street, NW1. "Leaves are falling 12 14" reads the enigmatic text.

Monday, 22 February 2016

22/02/16: Imran Hayat – Tarap

Stanhope Street delivers one more. Tarap was released in 2010 by Hi-Tech Music Ltd. The CD lasts for 48 minutes and 53 seconds.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

14/02/16: Southover Memorex

Woodside Park, N12. "Is it live or is it Memorex?"

Sunday, 7 February 2016

07/02/16: Mix'o'matic: 50 Tracks! Mixed Together by Doctor Fox

Mix'o'matic: 50 Tracks! Mixed Together by Doctor Fox – Boots and Waitrose car park, Whetstone. This 1996 double CD may have been binned because of the negative associations with Doctor Fox, who was recently exposed in the media for various scandals – including not being a real doctor. Or perhaps the album just isn't very good. In his scathing one-star appraisal, Amazon reviewer Michel writes: "This is supposed to be a mix but to be honest with you, It ain't really a mix. The tracks are just put together one after another without matching the beat. It's a waist of money if you are looking for a real mix but the CD has some cool tracks on it."

Monday, 25 January 2016

25/01/16: Boots car park

It floated, like the Moon, in the dark universe of the Boots car park, Whetstone. Unlikely to play.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

12/01/16: Georgie Porgie: 50 Songs, Stories & Nursery Rhymes

Yet another Stanhope Street offering, Georgie Porgie: 50 Songs, Stories & Nursery Rhymes was released on 1st July 2007 by the Musicbank label.