BEEKEEPERS: Song Demos 3: Floppy disc

Mar 27, 2020

I assume that, at some point in time, I must have asked—largely rhetorically—“what could possibly be a dumber format for music than cassettes?” In testimony to my clear lack of vision, these three songs are presented in the timeless 3.5” floppy disc format (which, one must grudgingly admit, was a great format for unlicensed font swapping back in the day). While I do have an (allegedly) working floppy drive, I found this disc to be wholly unreadable on my Windows laptop; my Mac desktop could detect and open the disc, but couldn’t copy or play the files off it, which may (but probably doesn’t) have something to do with the fact that the little shutter fell right off of the disc housing the first time I picked it up. After an embarrassingly determined period of attempting to get the disc to work, I went online and found that these songs were all available as free downloads, so I tossed the floppy in the trash and listened on my phone. They’re actually a lot better than one would assume a band who releases material on a floppy disc would be, kinda like if one of the dudes from They Might Be Giants sang for the Dead Milkmen. All the same, being old school and all, I think I’ll wait until they release this on those O.G. 5” floppies. Go big or go home! BEST SONG & BEST SONG TITLE: “Waste All My Time (With Her On My Mind).” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: If you release your material on floppy disc, you forfeit the right to a Fantastic Amazing Trivia Fact. –Rev. Nørb (Beekeepers,