Is it just where I live, or has the bass enhanced ear splitting car stereo become a fading music relic?
I’ve noticed of late that what I’m not hearing in the vehicles, which pass me as I walk about 40 minutes a day, is the music that the drivers are listening too.
That’s not to say that you won’t occasionally be wakened by “junior” heading home from the bar blasting his favorite hip hop or country song.
But it seems to be happening much less than it used to happen.
It’s also been a while, if memory serves me correctly, since the sound of music from an adjacent vehicle has drowned out the radio in ours.
I’ve helped some younger folks install killer systems in their vehicles over the years because I love electronics.
And I laughed when my son didn’t heed “the old man’s” advice and learned a little too late that running a high powered stereo system with the ignition turned off would kill a car battery in a matter of minutes.
But I’m not sad that the streets seem a little quieter these days.
However I’ll be the first to admit that I still like my music loud when I’m playing my guitar, as I’m sure the neighbors will verify.
So I guess old habits do die hard for us old guys.
That’s the way I see it.