By Hans Ebert
Yesterday, popular record store HMV announced that it’s closing its doors in Hong Kong after being here for over 25 years.
A girl working behind the bar of a hotel lounge mentioned the news. In her late Twenties and early Thirties, she was talking about how her only store in Hong Kong to purchase music as a physical product- the CD- had gone. How streaming music and creating a Spotify Playlist was not for her. How there was just something “not real” about “this music”.