MAGNETIC MEDIA OBSESSION
So yeah I'm a bit odd. Down in the basement is about 4 times as many floppies and zip disks as you can see pictured here. My cassette shelf has a lot more "unshelved" tapes in the basement airtight totes as well as well as random boxes in the garage and in my bedroom closet.
I owned a 50 pack of floppy disks a few months before I even had a computer just to download magazine articles on bands in text document format from software called "Infotrac" at the library in like '93 and early '94.
Even back then, I named my shit weird names. As you can see, amongst many others, are the "Earbutter Cornflake" disk, the "Divide By Poptart" disk, the "Spongey Sunspots" disk,
the "Season of the Goat Cheese" disk, the "Flaming Unicorn" disk, the "Seaweed Children" disk, the "Sunray Armadillo" disk, and the "Nazi Plumber" disk, featuring wolfenstein 3D and mario hacks and levels, hence the title.
Once I discovered some of the bands on bandcamp sold tapes, I found "Eyebawl" and "Angel Olsen" and bought a couple of tapes, and a vinyl for my wife of Olsen's "Burn Your Fire For No Witness." I'll probably get to adding a vinyl collection area to this page later. I also have shit from the late 80's up until the late 90's that I have recorded myself since childhood to near adulthood.
I also years after the fact bought a tape recorder and stereo with a tape deck and made a bedtime tape for the kids as well as many mixes, tapes FOR the kids to record on, various guitar recordings for memories, and copied a TON of stuff from many old tapes onto one, like the "Jerry Raps 1992" tape that compiles rap songs I actually recorded in fifth grade. Before multitracking I'd just play music, record it, move the tape to a stereo and either add music or rapping, record it onto a different tape, and just keep swapping them adding to the mix.
A few years back I bought a USB floppy disk and basically started storing notes and random stuff on floppies and zips for the sake of finding stuff easier and having the option to decorate labels and little index pages for cases with images, stickers, drawings, and listings of disk contents that fold out into panels. I also have a Zip250 book (just a dollar tree journal with the logo glued on) with a set of these zips listing every single bit of contents on each of the weirder named ones that really one wouldn't guess.
But will a Zip Drive play music in a car? Let's find out.