Sunday, 26 October 2014

26/10/14: Paloma kids Akiu labels

An extraordinary month for abandoned CDs continued and concluded with this Tesco CD-R at the edge of the High Road in Whetstone. The writing on the disc appears to say "Paloma kids Akiu labels", but almost certainly doesn't say that. Any ideas?

Saturday, 25 October 2014

25/10/14: Country: Modern to Timeless Country Classics (disc one)

Found at the edge of Mays Lane, EN5. No sign of disc two. Released in 1999, this compilation includes Shania Twain, Dixie Chicks, The Mavericks and many others. Highlights (I am checking the tracklisting on Amazon) are "Jolene" by Dolly Parton and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" by Kenny Rogers. The lowlights are "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus and "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" by Dr. Hook. Is the latter even country? The disc has sustained some damage, but it's rather attractive. Claw marks?

Sunday, 19 October 2014

19/10/14: Barnet Odeon disc bonanza – 6 of 6: Mavado Mr. Brooks......

Sixth of six CDs on the Great North Road, Hertfordshire, EN5. "Mavado Mr. Brooks......" is written on this Sony CD-R. According to Wikipedia, "Mr. Brooks...A Better Tomorrow is the second studio album by Jamaican artist Mavado. The album was recorded during 2008 and 2009."

19/10/14: Barnet Odeon disc bonanza – 5 of 6: ASDA

Fifth of six CDs on the Great North Road, Hertfordshire, EN5. An unlabelled ASDA CD-R.

19/10/14: Barnet Odeon disc bonanza – 4 of 6: Reggae For Cyprus 2011

Fourth of six CDs on the Great North Road, Hertfordshire, EN5. This Sony CD-R, labelled "Reggae For Cyprus 2011", is my favourite of the six. Note the neat handwriting, the carefully inserted "u" in "Cyprus" and the little picture of the sun. You can imagine the owner's optimisim about the holiday and how it might be further enhanced by this compilation.

19/10/14: Barnet Odeon disc bonanza – 3 of 6: TDK

Third of six discs found on the Great North Road in Hertfordshire, EN5. A TDK CD-R. Unlikely to play.

19/10/14: Barnet Odeon disc bonanza – 2 of 6: "How High" Signalex DVD

Second of the six discs found in the Great North Road, Hertfordshire, EN5. Not a CD-R, but a DVD-R in the "Signalex" brand. How High was apparently a 2001 romantic comedy directed by Jesse Dylan and starring Method Man and Redman.

19/10/14: Barnet Odeon disc bonanza – 1 of 6: Polaroid

While driving past the Barnet Odeon on the Great North Road, Hertfordshire, EN5, yesterday evening, I spied an entire spindle of abandoned CDs in the middle of the road. There was nowhere to park, and light was fading, so I went back this morning. The spindle had vanished (it would have been a hazard for drivers), but there were still six CDs – scattered a few metres apart – at the edge of the road. This one was an unlabelled Polaroid CD-R.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

14/10/14: Capper Street, WC1

This Imation CD-R was in the gutter on Capper Street, WC1, just a metre or so from Tottenham Court Road. The latter is proving to be a fertile source of abandoned CDs and October 2014 has been unusually generous in disc offerings. This one is unlikely to play.

Monday, 13 October 2014

13/10/14: Tottenham Court Road CD-R in the rain

Inches from the gutter of Tottenham Court Road, just outside Warren Street tube station. Unlikely to play.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

11/10/14: Philips CD-R, Leisure Way

Just opposite the Vue Cinema and Hollywood Bowl in North Finchley, this Philips CD-R lay on the pavement near the bus stop on Leisure Way. Unlikely to play.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

05/10/14: Southover, Woodside Park

Third CD in four days. Incredible. This was on the post of a garden wall facing onto Southover, a road in Woodside Park, N12. Some abandoned discs have a better time of it than others. This unlucky blighter had been separated from its other half, which was nowhere to be seen. Flipping over the disc revealed it to be a Maxell CD-R with nothing written on it.

Friday, 3 October 2014

03/10/14: Iron Age – Concussion of the Brain, Courthouse Road, Finchley, N12

Two abandoned CDs in two days: things are looking up. Iron Age's Concussion of the Brain was found by the kerb on Courthouse Road in Finchley, N12. As well as showing a picture of a brain, the CD lists four tracks:
1. Schizophrenia
2. Brainless
3. Intelligence
4. Mind Control
I am guessing that the genre is heavy metal. The small print shows that this was released on Crossroads Records in 1995.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

02/10/14: "Kigdavid If I Die Young", Stanhope Street, Camden

Unmarked Polaroid CD-R found on the kerbside. The insert paper (inside a plastic wallet) says "Kigdavid If I Die Young" and shows a YouTube page that presumably contains the relevant video. According to YouTube, as of today, "Kigdavid If I Die Young" has been viewed 511 times and received 16 thumbs-ups. I haven't done this previously, but for some reason I decided to keep this CD. If you're out there, Kigdavid, and you would like it back, get in touch...