Every few days, I will leave my house and somewhere on the sidewalk or in the alley I will find a scratched up CD or DVD (see photo), which I am assuming are mixes tossed out of the window of someone’s car. I have three reacations:
1) I wish they weren’t so destroyed – or chewed up as if Cookie Monster has had a go at them – so I could have a listen to these apparently disposable mixes. What kind of music is on there? Who makes these and picks out the titles?
2) Who would do that? I mean, do they launch it from their car while driving, or junk it into the gutter before a trip? Or is a neighbour just throwing them out the window of the building next door?
3) As if following some anthropological migratory pattern, how do they end up in the places they do? Like this morning’s was on our front step…how does a CD jump up a step? A chance wind? Also they must be “released into the wild” over night. Does the owner ever reget tossing them, hungover in the morning? And does the owner break them on purpose, to render them unlistenable, or is the damage a result of being carried blocks and blocks up the street?
Fascinating. I’m going to track them, and maybe one day get my own special on the Discovery Channel.
C IS FOR COOKIE, IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME