Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Closing Doors: Demise of a Small Record Store"

My friend Mike Johnston of The Northwoods Improvisers sent this my way. It's Tim O'Brien's wonderful and tragic documentary about the decline and death of independent record shops, featuring Mt. Pleasant's New Moon Records.

Closing Doors: Demise of a Small Record Store

Watch it. Heed its warning. And for god's sake, I beg you, stop shopping at the corporate mega-stores! So what if the local, independent folks have to charge a little more: it's a small amount to insure the survival of a true human culture. At Walmart and cronies, the product is you.

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