The gist is that I am going to send 100 copies of the CD out into the world as a gift to whoever finds them. Christine describes the project beautifully:
Imagine you are going about your day, minding your own business, doing what you normally do here, there and far away. Imagine noticing something out of the corner of your eye, a package in a brown paper bag with the words “This is a gift for YOU” written on it. Would you know that the YOU in that message was YOU? Would you dare accept a gift from a total stranger left on the windshield of your car, in your bicycle basket or on a bus bench?
Isn’t that cool???
I plan to enlist the help of friends and family around the world, and hope to have CD’s placed from Seattle to New York, from Denmark to Israel. And with any luck I will receive some kind of response from those who find them!
So today I took a handful of CDs and this note and dropped them at various locations around the city:
I drove over to the Ballard Market to get the bags to put the CD’s in and got to work assembling the first 20 packages.
I actually saw the woman who owns that car receive the CD…don’t know if she popped it right into the stereo or not!
I’m particularly proud of this last one. Notice the placement!
See it on the handrail?
See it waaaay in the back?
A woman coming from the Salon saw me leave this one and gave me a very nervous look…
I saw a guy slow down, check it out, and keep right on walking!
See it there on his right toe?
CD’s #19 & 20 I gave to a brother and sister who saw me place #18 on the Troll’s nose and were very curious as to what I was doing. Turns out the brother is a jazz fan from Louisville, KY, and when I found that out I gave them both a CD. They were so surprised and appreciative and insisted on giving me $10. So I made money on the project! 😉
It was a blast running around leaving these today and will be so exciting to get some responses. I will let you know when they come in and will certainly post more as the remaining 80 CD’s hit the streets. I’ll have some photos from my accomplices from around the world soon…
If you’d like to be one of my accomplices and place a few around your neck of the woods leave a comment and let me know where you live. All accomplices earn themselves a FREE CD and a place in JPQ history! 😉