Jacob Smigel's "Eavesdrop: A Wealth of Found Sound is a collection of anonymous recordings found at thrift stores, yard sales, and in trash bins over the past four years. These unaltered tracks come from audio or micro-cassettes, 8-Tracks and home-recorded records. Many of the clips are segments from audio diaries, tape-letters, the sound of road trips, fights, crying, family moments, telephone conversations/messages, or the amusements of children or the mentally handicapped."
It costs $10 for the CD.
Here are some samples:
Hamburger Hamlet Two LA socialites tell all regarding a restaurant chain called Hamburger Hamlet.
Trailer Couple An old man forces conversation while learning to use a tape deck. He has no idea the way his conversation interacts with the music he is recording over.
BETA Video An awkward conversation, with pleasant pop culture references.