Today Sony terminated the production of the tape based walkman. It has been 31 years since the first walkman brought music closer to our ears and our hearts.
I still remember the sound of the Clash blaring all over my ears and right into my brain; I started jogging with the music of Rocky pushing me on to that extra mile; I was moonwalking on Michael Jackson`s Billy Jean tune; I was just oblivious of the world around me when music was fodder on my soul.
Though we have now the Ipods, the bluetooth headsets, the hi-fidelity Bose headsets, music from the walkman was never been that good. The hissing noise made by an overused cassette tape makes the music more surreal. Yeah, I am old school. I like vinyl records more than CDs, more the than 320 kbps VBR AAC files. I still like it with the static noises. I still like it when music was music to my ears.
Yes, Walkman, you can now fly somewhere.