“Whenever Jason Berkowitz listens to ‘You’re the Best’ on his iPod, he recalls that 1984 summer vacation in Fort Lauderdale and seeing ‘The Karate Kid’ for the first time. (‘I thought it was the best song ever . I still kinda do and I don’t care what people say,’ says the 29-year-old.) Whenever he listens to Zero 7’s song ‘Destiny,’ which he first heard at London’s Heathrow Airport four years ago, he thinks about meeting his wife, Bethany,” Jose Antonio Vargas writes for The Washington Post.
Vargas writes, “The thing about the iPod is, it’s what you bring to it. ‘It becomes an extension of you. It’s like a window to your soul,’ says Jason Berkowitz of his iPod. When he hears ‘Destiny,’ he thinks of meeting his wife. ‘If a song represents a memory in your head, then you listen to your life’s memories — faster than a mixed CD, definitely faster than a mixed tape — as you listen to your iPod,’ says the affable, fast-talking Berkowitz, a project manager for a software company, as he sits in his downtown Washington office. ‘It becomes an extension of you,’ he says. ‘It’s like a window to your soul.'”
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