I literally just finished posting the great news about non-profit goals being met, when I checked my email and saw the sad and shocking news of a local institution, Atomic Records, being forced to close its doors.
I just want to give one big F--- YOU to George W. Bush.
That said, I'm reupping my pledge to only buy local this holiday season. I am definitely going to get up to Atomic before it closes, and hopefully for some holiday gifts. I encourage you to do the same.
The week of December 6 - 13 is the Official Buy Local, Live Local Days.
Also, if this Atomic Tragedy has taught us anything it's not to take purveyors of local music for granted.