Have you got a large CD collection? Is it cool and groovy and completely filled with music that you love to listen to? It isn’t is it? Somewhere lurking at the back are CDs you wouldn’t even say belonged to your parents, your kid sister or your ex. Well Ladies and Gentlemen help is at hand as DIS has undergone some, very painful I might add, research to bring you the best ways of recycling those CDs.
First, get hold of some silver spray paint. Take the offending item and spray the side that lists the artist’s name, and the album, e.p. title. Add glitter, take some felt tip pens, draw some lovely little pictures on the offending side and use as a drinks coaster. Now unless you’ve used water-soluble paint (that would be daft now, wouldn’t it?) nobody will know that you ever bought the Mister Blobby tune because you thought it was “ironic”.
But perhaps you’ve already got a set of perfectly nice drinks coasters, but bedroom walls that has been left over from your nursery years and really, those pink fluffy bunnies aren’t really now are they? So raid your parent’s duff CD collection, dig out those M People records and plaster them, nice, rainbow-y side up, on your walls, the ceiling, your floor, the fridge. This adds a sharp, minimalist, 21st century edge to your, probably chintzy looking home in the suburbs.
Now folks, I can assure you that summer will come….soon…hopefully. Anyway girls, as long as you’re as flat chested and skinny as the average catwalk model two CDs held together with a couple of elastic bands should make a gorgeous bikini top. So if you see that idea being exploited by Alexander Mcqueen in his next catwalk show, you know where you first heard it!!
Obviously these days the Royal Family are doing whatever they can to gain popularity and to stop looking so “Royal” and “Stuffy” and to, er, “ get down with the kids” or something. As a result DIS proposes that Charlie Big Ears get out his Dire Straits records, sticks a hook in them using a coat hanger and then that would give him a nice set of earrings for Camilla’s birthday. Or if he was feeling particularly rebellious he could wear them himself and make the royals look even more daft, but certainly less stuffy, than they usually do.
Similarly for those who are into body piercing but have gigantic hooters, why not customise your nose ring using an unwanted CD?
And remember that ex I mentioned at the beginning of this article? Well with a rubber band, a spatula and an A4 battery you can make a pretty dangerous weapon to be used when they come back to claim those good CDs you always wanted to keep.
Or lastly you could just sell them to the Music and Video Exchange and get some cash for them.