Found on the street
Monday, 4 June 2007
Today I had to paint a custom built Shaker style kitchen in the centre of town. But the client wanted a special kind of paint, so I had to ride on my bike to a shop at the other side of town. The paint was not available. It could be made, but not today. So now I am sitting at home, behind my computer, writing about what happened along the way to the paint store.
A guy in black car passed me on my bike and threw a CDr on the street. He didn’t notice me, I was riding behind him, and as you know, many car drivers don’t notice bike riders. I have found many CD’s on the street, but this was the first time I saw somebody actually throw one out of the window of a car. I had to let drive several cars over the CD before I could pick it up. It is damaged, but it still plays. I have an old Sony CD player that plays most of the CD’s that the other CD players in our house cannot handle.
I like the sounds that a damaged CD makes, especially when it gets in a loop. These loops are weird, because they can change, as if the CD player is trying to find a way out of its problems.
On the CDr are 20 rap songs. Seven songs are too damaged even for my Sony CD player. I don’t think I will ever listen again to the other 13 songs. The previous owner of the CD has written on it: Damn! This shit is hot, probably the title of the original CD. But he also wrote there can only be one real and that’s me. Form an esoteric standpoint this is an interesting statement, but I don’t think that for guy in the black car this meant the same as it means for me.
Because i had no paint, i could not work today, so i went home. Halfway I saw a pile of books lying on the sidewalk. I stopped and picked seven books out of the pile. One is titled The world is a miracle, and that sure is.
Here is a track from that rap CDr, but if you have better things to do, I would do that in stead of listening to this.