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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I Need that Record

posted by on April 16 at 20:33 PM

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming documentary I Need That Record: The Death (Or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store:

The film examines why independent record stores continue to struggling to survive—over 3,000 business have closed in the last 10 years. It features commentary from Ian Mackaye, Mike Watt, Legs McNeil, Thurston Moore, Noam Chomsky, Patterson Hood, Bryan Poole, and people from Rhino, Bloodshot, and United Record Press.

In related news, this Saturday, April 19, is the first national Record Store Day. A bunch of local stores are celebrating with specials and in-store performances (I’ll post a complete list of what’s happening where tomorrow).

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the reason why they fail, is because they don't know how to branch out online and turn the internet into their new paycheck inducing machine.

Posted by sir jorge | April 16, 2008 8:47 PM

@1: Yeah, because that's really what the local record store is all about. A paycheck inducing machine.

Posted by Brian | April 16, 2008 9:22 PM

@1-maybe some crusty record store in Bogue, KS doesnt do online stuff, but sonic boom here in town and most indie shops do. i don't think that's the problem. maybe people just don't have as much disposable income as before.

Posted by jerry falls well | April 17, 2008 8:41 AM

Another possible reason : "indie", at the end of the day, is usually a euphemism for "can't really get and keep your shit together." I've worked in it and watched it from the outside. And it's true 95% of the time. It's not something to sneer at - but it's the truth, I'm afraid.

Posted by Old School | April 17, 2008 2:17 PM

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