The Sony Walkman downfall.

Maybe it's nostalgia but I think the golden age for Sony portable audio was in the late 90's, some years before the release of the original Apple iPod. I already wrote about portable audio in the 90's and also about the quality improvements in portable audio since the 80's, but I want to write about... Continue Reading →

Time and leisure.

Getting old has a unusual effect on some of us, I can't speak for others but in my case I have less time for my favorite hobbies. Music is now relegated to a on the go thing, mostly done on my daily commutes. The last time I picked up my reference headphones was almost 3... Continue Reading →

Discord and moderation.

As much as a I enjoy being away from some community drama, sooner or later I end up doing moderation work, which depending on a community can be rather fun but also a tiresome duty. Being a moderator on Discord is for most part a tiresome thing. Discord has a lot of toxic users and... Continue Reading →

Life goes on.

Life goes on and in my case nothing too important happened. These days I spend my free time enjoying some music, watching anime, talking on Discord, browsing Twitter and doing weight lifting. My family is ok and my job continues to pay the bills as it should.I wish I could say I went to abroad... Continue Reading →

Sturm & Drang messenger bag review.

First of all, I bought this bag for about 25€ on Amazon.es, I'm not affiliated with any store or the company behind the Sturm & Drang brand.I just needed a new waterproof messenger bag to replace my old one which was falling apart due to seam and glue failure. After reading some rather old reviews... Continue Reading →

Sony – MH755 Mini Review.

I bought the Sony MH755 for 10€ with shipping on a eBay Japanese shop (these are not fake, here's the serial tag). I’ll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear, keep in mind I'm might have a slight bias towards Sony because I collect Sony Mini-Disc Walkmans and have a deep... Continue Reading →

What hides behind a smile.

I'm for most part really sincere when I smile, but sometimes I force myself to do it in certain situations, because I dislike showing what goes on in my life, be it very good or less than desired, let me explain.In a time of social media where everyone tries really hard to show they are... Continue Reading →

Be true to yourself and your readers.

Writing online can be a daunting task, specially if you write for a niche and try to keep up with an agenda, people lose interest really fast these days, and most mainstream blogs and sites fight for the attention of their readers, knowing they can lose them at an alarming pace if new content isn't... Continue Reading →

Awan0918 painting.

So for my wife's birthday I decided to give a different gift, it was inspired in one of my oldest memories, the final result is stunning, just like her. My commission required someone experienced in point of view and Awan's painting of Ai Hayasaka really sold me his talent. I often say that the best... Continue Reading →

Fight bullies.

One of the most humiliating memories I have from my childhood was being bullied by a group of other kids, they disliked me because I was bigger than them. Also, being raised in a kind home made me a really peaceful child and easily bullied.Thus in a park near my home, they pushed my pants... Continue Reading →

A tale of an earring.

Life can be funny, when I was 18 I remember going to my local watchmaker so I could get my left ear pierced, in the Portuguese interior villages watchmakers, not only repair watches, they also sell jewelry, so they need to know how to pierce ears if they want to have future clients. The master... Continue Reading →

Audio Enthusiasts – Jason aka metal571

Jason belongs to the selected group of reviewers I recommend to audiophile newbies. His youtube channel is full of great reviews that I use as reference when I need to recommend headphones to friends and acquaintances.Audiophiles aren't just classical and jazz fans, you got a lot of people into other styles also, and Jason is... Continue Reading →

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