There was one interesting footnote to Sunday's alcohol sampling adventures. I found a CD copy of The Gentle Side of John Coltrane in the bushes in front of a friends house. There was no jewel case or eco-pack. It was just a CD sitting in the dirt under some foliage. It looked pretty beat up, but I grabbed it in case it could still be played.
After a trip through the CD cleaner, the business side of the disc looks mighty scratched but it does play. All praise the built-in error correction in the compact disc format! I've put it on my iPod and burned a "safety" copy in case the original starts to degrade over time.
The disc itself is quite charming. It's a compilation disc of material from the early 1960's that appeared on three other albums. I already have one the source discs. If this disc is any indication, I may have to get the other two.
Of course, this again begs a question: who the heck throws this stuff away?
on 2005-04-26 at 4:24 p.m.
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