Being a “punk” is about breaking away (or better put, fighting/standing against) the oppressions that bleed from the pollution of the mainstream. All oppressions count, and being a dick and selling yourself out is not a part of it. Do not sell a look (or “imagine” if you prefer), a taste, or an attitude; sell an idea*, not yourself. Inform others about the oppressions all beings face and do not buy into a system.
* = Not profit for making a change, help others make a connection.
There is a reason why most original punk rock/ hardcore songs were written in simple chords and not recorded in studios: They were about the message, not the loot. (Hence - “the idea”)
I will no longer support your store and my experience will continue to spread as a verbal review/experience (along with many others I have heard as well). Although I do not wish anyone’s life to be any worse, I will continue to have a negative connotation of the owner even after letting it go.
Thank you, ********* Records.