FOUND by Ben in Chicago, Illinois

My friend Justin and I found this Post-it when cleaning off the desk of a recently fired co-worker. The circumstances of her leaving were dubious and she was kind of a mystery herself, so this became all the more curious a message to us. I promptly taped it to my desk where it’s been the last year or so.

Lost In America with This American Life

Yup – we’re going on the road with our friends from ‘This American Life’ — Ira Glass, Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, and Jonathan Goldstein. In May, we’ll bring the FOUND love to Boston, DC, Portland, Denver, and Chicago. Gonna kick out the jams and share our all-time favorite finds. And Portland and Denver folks – we’ve got special FOUND parties planned on the nights of Thursday, May 15th at Stumptown downtown, and Saturday, May 17th at West Side Books, recognize, dang.

May 03, 2003
Boston, MA » Berklee Performance Center, 3 pm & 8 pm

May 10, 2003
Washington, DC » GW’s Lisner Auditorium, 3 pm & 8 pm

May 15, 2003
7:30 pm » Portland, OR, Stumptown Coffee – Downtown, 128 SW 3rd Avenue, 503-295-6144
[Special Musical Guests - Jon Langford of the Mekons and DJ Dr. Zomb!]

May 16, 2003
Portland, OR » The Keller Auditorium, 7 pm

May 17, 2003
7 pm » Denver, CO, West Side Books, 3434 West 32nd Avenue, 303-561-0035

May 18, 2003
Denver, CO » Paramount Theater, 7 pm

May 31, 2003
Chicago, IL » Chicago Theatre, 8 pm

FOUND Tour 2003

We’ll be hitting up plenty of spots in 2003 … keep checking in to see if we’re hitting your spot along the way. Bring your finds!

January 31, 2003
8 pm » Bowling Green, Ohio, Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main Street, 419-354-3266
[FOUND Magazine Party!]

February 01, 2003
3 pm » Cleveland, Ohio, Spaces Gallery, 2220 Superior Viaduct, 216-621-2314
[FOUND at Zine-O-Phobia Fest!]

March 16, 2003
6 pm » Kalamazoo, Michigan, Athena Book Shop, 154 S. Kalamazoo Mall, 269-342-4508
[FOUND Magazine Party!]

April 03, 2003
St. Louis, Missouri, Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street, 314-771-8230
[FOUND's Davy Rothbart joins The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and Langhorne Slim for a night of FOUND love and merriment!]

April 30, 2003
11 pm » Oberlin, OH, The Sco, 136 W. Lorain Street, 440-775-8102
[Join FOUND's Davy Rothbart for a Night of Rowdiness and Magic! Feds worried that FOUND will spread out of control once it hits rural areas!]

September 05, 2003
Boston, MA » Kendall Cafe, 8 pm til Midnight, 233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge, 617-661-0993
[FOUND In Boston! Special FOUND Set at 10 pm sharp!]

September 06, 2003
Boston, MA » Paradise Lounge, 8pm til 2 am, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, 617-562-8800
[Special FOUND Set at 8:15 sharp!]

September 25, 2003
New Orleans, LA » The Gold Room, 619 Carondelet, 504-947-9935
[With Punk Rock Nothing Abram Himelstein]

September 26, 2003
Baton Rouge, LA » Newz Bee, 334 3rd Street, 225-344-7009
[With Punk Rock Nothing Abram Himelstein]

September 27, 2003
Houston, TX » Sound Exchange, 9pm, 1846 Richmond Ave, 713-666-5555
[With Punk Rock Nothing Abram Himelstein]

September 28, 2003
Austin, TX » Alamo Drafthouse, 7 + 10 pm, 409 Colorado St, 512-476-1320
[TWO SHOWS With Punk Rock Nothing Abram Himelstein, Neal Pollack and Friends!]

October 25, 2003
Albuquerque, NM » Atomic Cantina, 8 pm, 315 Gold SW (downtown), 505-242-2200
[With Unit 7 Drain and Kanary]

November 17, 2003
Champaign, IL » University of Illinois, 5 pm, Art and Design Building, 217-344-4914

Who Gave You the Right?


FOUND by Camille Lewis in Taylors, South Carolina

Found in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The author was evidently galvanized enough to write the note but not so courageous as to initiate a face-to-face confrontation. Lots of phrases could be used for this find, of course… “Have some respect” at least captures the writer’s motivating emotion. But then again, so does the indignation of his “Who gave you the right?”