Music May 20, 2012
VIDEO OF THE DAY: 'Game of Thrones' Theme Played By Machines

They may not be state of the art these days, but old-school floppy drives and computer equipment can still be put to good use. Like being reconfigured to play music for the amusement of their human owners.

This video, created by YouTube user MrSolidSnake745, offers a cover of the theme song to HBO's 'Game of Thrones' using eight floppy drives:

There are many machinery-driven covers out there. James Houston used a dot matrix printer, a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 8-bit personal computer, an HP Scanjet 3c and a hard drive array to recreate Radiohead's 'Big Ideas' back in 2008:

And then there's this one, from Toronto's BD594, which used a dizzying array of equipment to reproduce Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody':

Or if you're in a Star Wars kind of mood, YouTuber sh4dowww90, who claims to be a student at AGH University of Science and Technology, built this double-floppy drive that plays the Imperial March from the trilogy:

'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin was on the program earlier this season. Check out the full, uncut interview below:

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