Friday, February 12, 2010
One of the best records stores in the country is currently having a very hard time financially and I wanted to ask all of my readers here to throw some support their way if possible. Louisville, Kentucky's ear-X-tacy is an absolute institution and I can't imagine the city without it. I also can't imagine too many more quality independent music stores having much a chance if ear-X-tacy does indeed have to shut its doors in the upcoming months.
I can't even count the number of cds and lps I have bought at ear-X-tacy since I first discovered them in the early nineties when my family moved to the Louisville area. Favorite discs in my collection ranging from rare John Cale imports to impossible to find Jimmy Webb classics came from hours I spent going through ear-X-tacy's always huge and varied inventory. To this day, you can still walk in the store with a guarantee that you will come out with a smile on your face at finding another treasure, whether it be Serge Gainsbourg on vinyl or a promo Goldfrapp poster the friendly staff would give you just because you asked.
Here is another article detailing ear-X-tacy's financial troubles and I ask anyone in the area to pay them a visit and pick up a disc, or even just a sticker or magazine, to show some support and help out. If you are out of the area, please visit their website and order something from there. Every little bit will help. Thank you.