The Walkman made a subway ride a little more bearable. (Business Insider photo)
On this day in 1979 millions of peoples' lives changed, that was the day the Sony Walkman was released! Changing the way we listened to music and experienced the world around us. This 14-ounce portable cassette player enabled people to listen to music wherever they went.
I was instantly hooked. What was the allure? Freedom!!! Suddenly I could listen to all those mixed tapes, that I had spent endless hours putting together, with a click of a button and wherever I wanted to! It was so liberating not to be tethered to a home stereo. The Walkman unmoored one. Bus rides were much more exciting when you could share new music with your friends. Or not in the mood to socialize.. simply disappear into an entire album by yourself.
I listen to music on my headphones, or earbuds these days, any place any time. It is like having your own personal soundtrack. At work, at my desk, driving my car, and when I'm doing nothing at all. I listen to music when I'm happy and when I'm sad. I listen to music on my own and even when in the company of others.
The Walkman absolutely changed my world... I am hooked just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up!
Now get out there and listen to some live local music...
Tom Boisse at the 110 Grill in Rocehster NH, 5-8 p.m.
Pete Peterson at the Lilac City Grille in Rocehster NH, 6-9 p.m.
Brian Munger at Pizza 911 in Manchester NH, 5-8 p.m.
Jam Night at the Hawgs Pen in Farmington NH, 7 p.m.
American Ride Duo at the Lilac City Grille in Rocehster NH, 6-9 p.m.
Aunt Peg at the Garage at the Governors Inn in Rocehster NH, 6-10 p.m.
Michael Troy at Porters Pub in Rocehster NH, 6-9 p.m.
Tom Boisse at Tumbledown Farm in Sanbornville NH, 5-8 p.m.
Wing & A Prayer at Darlene's Pizza in Lebanon ME, 5-8 p.m. Fundraiser for Darlene and her husband.
3Way at Iron Tails Saloon in Acton ME, 6 p.m.
Texas Pete at the American Legion in Rollinsford NH, 7-11 p.m.
Dancing Madly Backwards at Deerfield County Club in Deerfield NH, 8-11 p.m.
Queen City Soul will be at the Lilac City Grille in Rocehster NH, 6-9 p.m.
Dave Berry at the Garage at the Governors Inn, Rocehster NH, 6-9 p.m.
Matt Luneau at Porters Pub in Rocehster NH, 6-9 p.m.
Daisy Cutter 6 at Auburn Pits Bar & Grill, Auburn NH, 7 p.m.
Marcy Drive at the Hawgs Pen Saloon in Farmington NH, 7-11 p.m.
Blues Tonight at Iron Tails Saloon in Acton ME, 7:30 p.m.
Tom Boisse at Cup of Joe in Portsmouth NH, 8-11 p.m.
Lewis Goodwin will be Dockside in Alton NH, 8-11 p.m.
Dan Walker will be at the Lilac City Grille in Rocehster NH, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lewis Goodwin at Whym Craft Brewery in Hampton NH, 1-4 p.m.
Tom Boisse at 110 Grill in Rocehster NH, 3-6 p.m.
CC Bissett is a longtime Rochester music scene aficionado. She lives in Lebanon, Maine. You can contact here at firstname.lastname@example.org