Two weeks ago, I stumbled upon several boxes of LPs sitting in front of a house across the street. Containing everything from Glenn Gould's rendition of Bach's Goldberg Variations, to first edition Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins records and post-WWII electronic and musique concrète recordings like these, was one of the best and most thoughtfully curated record collections I'd ever seen.
Most of the albums turned out to be in perfect condition, as though they'd sat in their sleeves for the last forty years without ever having once been played. I wondered who could have amassed such a library, without leaving as much as a thumb print on any of these discs. Then, it began to drizzle. That's when I made up my mind to redeem these recordings, and carry them all home.