Monday, 29 December 2014

29/12/14: Railway Modeller Free Special Excursion DVD

Third disc found in about 15 minutes. Must be something to do with the time of year. This one was in the road at Tally Ho Corner, Finchley. I was nearly run over taking the photograph, but it was worth it. The text reads:
A special presentation from RAILWAY MODELLER
A lively and entertaining DVD programme brought to you by the Railway Modeller team with guest TV presenter and railway historian Paul Atterbury

29/12/14: Princo Budget – “09”

This Princo Budget disc was in pieces on Avenue Road, Finchley, N12, about 50 metres away from the Tesco CD-R I had located just minutes earlier. The lower picture shows how the disc was when I found it. The upper image shows the same disc once fitted back together. Written clearly at the top is “09”. Ninth disc in a series? Or mix CD compiled in 2009? No way of knowing, but I am guessing the latter. Unlikely to play.

29/12/14: Tesco CD-R – WKUD?

This Tesco-branded CD-R was nestling beside the drain on the High Road between North Finchley and Whetstone. The disc appears unlabelled except for a scrawl at the top possibly reading “WKUD”. Unlikely to play.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

21/12/14: Pile of CDs

The Boots/Waitrose car park in Whetstone has been an ongoing source of abandoned CDs. These dumped discs seem to be a further clutch of bootlegged videogames, left on the floor near the recycling unit and partially covered by a pair of soiled knickers.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

20/12/14: NBA Basketball 2000 / Street Fighter EX2 Plus

Found on the leafy verge just metres to the left of "mp3 85" "Best" in Whetstone's Boots/Waitrose car park, these PlayStation game discs appear to be pirate copies if the dodgy repro is anything to go by. There were some more, deep in the hedge, but I was unwilling to scramble around in the litter.

20/12/14: "mp3 85" "Best"

The text on this Discvision-branded CD-R (found in the Waitrose/Boots car park, Whetstone) reads "mp3 85" "Best". Is that two titles or one? And does this consist of mp3s of music from 1985 only? If so, that's an impressively specific theme for a mix CD. To the left of this text is a cryptic script in a language I am unfamiliar with.

Friday, 12 December 2014

15/12/14: Camden Communion

Found in Camden at night, hence the especially poor photography. This is the first boxed CD find. Communion, it turns out, is the fifth album by Swedish group The Soundtrack Of Our Lives. Keeping the box sealed is a British Heart Foundation sticker, which reads "Listen to me, then bring me back again". The album artwork seems designed to resemble an insurance advert or perhaps a brochure for luxury retirement homes.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

11/12/14: USB LAN Driver

Found on Great Bushey Drive, Whetstone.


Saturday, 6 December 2014

06/12/14: Lyonsdown Road, New Barnet

This Verbatim-branded CD-R was looking good in the winter light. Nothing written on the disc.

Monday, 1 December 2014

01/12/14: Alexandra Grove, Finchley, N12

Found where Alexandra Grove meets Nether Street. Unlikely to play.