The Walkman Waketh: 3 Songs To Start Your Day

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July 1 was the Walkman's 39th birthday. Over the years, all the things have been written about this revolutionary rectangle. This morning, let's rewind time and celebrate the spark that got the whole world on-demanding.

Here are three songs that have been played on a cassette, inside a yellow Sports model Walkman, in Los Angeles, within the past five years, by me. They're all from the first Madonna album. This should surprise no one.