Tuesday, 26 December 2017

26/12/17: ASDA CD-R

Woodside Park, N12. Second CD find of the day. What a treat. This ASDA CD-R was getting wet in the grass by the side of the road.

26/12/17: Kingston 13 mix

Woodside Park, N12. Saw a CD in a hedge. Climbed in, even though it was prickly, to take this photograph and to retrieve the disc. It turned out to be a Traxdata CD-R that was already covered in lichen. The text says something like "Kingston 13" and "mix".

Friday, 22 December 2017

22/12/17: Videogames and DVDs

A bin in North Finchley. Left to right: House: Season Seven, Scary Movie 3.5: New Extended Version, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

11/11/17: Supergrass – In It for the Money

Boots and Waitrose car park, Whetstone. Rather a good album, this shouldn't have been left in the leaves and mud. The CD was still in the box. A few centimetres away from it I also found a £1 coin.

Monday, 30 October 2017

30/10/17: Issue 142

Whetstone. The text on this mysterious disc offers "32 free vectors from Go Media", implying that it's a CD of digital art files. Other text states "Hi-res textures: Crumble, crackle, burn".

Important note: the dramatic tailing off in finds reported here (61 in 2014, 34 in 2015, 16 in 2016 and a mere 12 so far in 2017) is not in any way a reflection of waning enthusiasm on the part of this blog. Instead, it reflects the increasing scarcity of CDs in general. The phasing out of CD players in cars may have a lot to do with this, as many finds in previous years seemed to have fallen out from the car door to the gutter.

Friday, 13 October 2017

13/10/17: Abandoned DVD collection

Whetstone. Eleven DVDs left on a bench in Whetstone, with the discs still in their boxes. The films are (left to right):
• The 51st State
• Paranormal Activity
• Blades of Glory
• New York Minute
• The Drop
• The Fast and the Furious
• Taken (extended harder cut)
• Fast & Furious 7
• Shooter
• Fast & Furious 6
• The Benchwarmers (is it mere co-incidence that The Benchwarmers was left on a bench?)

Friday, 21 July 2017

21/07/17: EA Sports videogame fragment

Manchester Road, just next to St. John's Park, Isle of Dogs, E14. This tantalising fragment displays the text "EA Sports", indicating that it was once a videogame. Unlikely to play.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

27/06/17: Club Hits 2003: CD One

Whetstone. CD Two was nowhere to be seen. According to the tracklisting on Amazon, CD One included the following:
 1. The Opera Song (Brave New World) – Jurgen Vries [feat. CMC]
 2. The Way (Put Your Hand In My Hand) – Divine Inspiration
 3. Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) – Cheeky Girls
 4. Asereje (The Ketchup Song) – Las Ketchup
 5. Heaven – DJ Sammy & Yanou [feat. Do]
 6. Land Of The Living – Milk Inc.
 7. Pray – Lasgo
 8. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Flip & Fill
 9. The One – Dee Dee
 10. Heart Of Gold – Kelly Llorenna
 11. Nessaja – Scooter
 12. Dreamer – CK & Supreme Dream Team
 13. Missing You – Lucy Carr
 14. Where Love Lives [Northstarz Remix] – Alison Limerick
 15. Take My Breath Away [Flip & Fill Radio Edit] – Soda Club [feat. Hannah Alethea]
 16. Do You See The Light – Snap! vs. Plaything
 17. Saltwater (The Thrillseekers House Remix) – Chicane
 18. Inner Life – Decoy & Roy
 19. Hold On – Proximity
 20. Cloudless Sky – M-Shape
Unfortunately, there were a few important parts missing. Unlikely to play.

Friday, 2 June 2017

02/06/17: Foals – Holy Fire

This was in the road in the Isle of Dogs, E14. According to Wikipedia: "Holy Fire is the third studio album by British rock band Foals, released on 11 February 2013 in the United Kingdom on Transgressive Records...The album managed to chart at number two on the UK Albums Chart in the UK and charted across the world including the number one spot on the Australian Albums Chart in Australia and number 86 on the Billboard 200 in the US."

Thursday, 18 May 2017

18/05/17: Totteridge & Whetstone tube CD

Located in the gutter just outside Totteridge & Whetstone tube station, this disc was in a sorry state. Unlikely to play.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

07/05/17: Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène

Whetstone. Oxygène is a 1976 album by Jean-Michel Jarre that sold 15 million copies. This edition of it was given away with the Daily Mail. Unlikely to play.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

26/03/17: Totteridge Traxdata

Totteridge. Traxdata CD-R. Unlikely to play.

Monday, 20 March 2017

20/03/17: Smashed-up disc on Westferry Road, E14

Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, London, E14. About a metre from Soundtek Presents Hero of the Millennium was this sorry CD – or rather, some of it. A cheerful man and lady smile. No text that I can decipher. Unlikely to play.

20/03/17: Soundtek Presents Hero of the Millennium

Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, London, E14. Not far from another sorry specimen (see above).

Sunday, 19 February 2017

19/02/17: ASDA rap

A 2.73-km stroll around suburban Totteridge proved less than thrilling. The highlights were meeting a black and white cat called Millie and finding an ASDA CD-R of rap music.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

15/02/17: Muddy/dusty disc in Whetstone

Whetstone. Was starting to think I'd never see another abandoned CD. This minimalist specimen had no identifying marks whatsoever.