Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
Everyone said it couldn’t be done. They said opening an old-fashioned record store in this modern world was a folly destined for failure.
Yet we tried it and found that … well … everyone was right.
And so, after two years of successfully avoiding jobs of work (and unsuccessfully trying to scratch out a living,) we’re giving up the ghost. Come the end of July, Rubber Soul will be history.
Why do we tell you this? Because we’re trying to blow out a lot of really cool merchandise that won’t fit in our houses come Aug. 1. That means new and used CDs at huge savings; used vinyl half-off (or more), fixtures, posters, office supplies, our family pets … the whole ball of wax.
As they say, everything must go!
We’ve had a blast during these past few years and, while our decision is bittersweet, we’re thankful for the great friends we’ve made, the incredible shows we’ve hosted and all the great music we’ve been fortunate to share with all of you. It’s definitely been the experience of a lifetime.
And, in keeping with what we do best, we’re going out in style with a free show on July 23, featuring live music from the Boomerangs, Chris Richards and the Subtractions and Dune Buggy Attack Battalion, all three of which have been great friends to us from the start. It’s going to be a great show and a great time and -- who knows? – maybe we’ll even sell some stuff.