When we were a record store, and a music magazine, this section of our website was mostly about music.
Things have changed.
Here, at Analog Revolution, we have a few tenets by which we live our lives, run our businesses, and conduct ourselves politically. Some of these ideas are fairly traditional, others seem almost radical when compared to the status quo. We felt like it sharing this here would help everyone understand a little more of what we are about.
Seriously, if you can do something yourself, fucking do it. If you can’t do it yourself, find someone that can when possible. It’s about economics. Right now, we give a lot of money (and therefore power) to a very small number of folks. We take money (and therefore power) that belongs within our communities, and we allow it to be concentrated at the top of the pyramid. The more we build together, the stronger our communities become. This idea can extend further than most people realize. Anything that is hand-made or independently produced, outside of the entrenched power-structures represented by corporate conglomerates can represent an actual loss to the corporations that currently buy and sell us.
The more we can do ourselves, the stronger our movement becomes.
- Technology isn’t the enemy
That might sound like a weird point coming from the “Analog Revolution”, but it’s true. Technology isn’t, itself, the enemy. Technology is a tool. It can be used by the enemy (be that enemy political, corporate, or individual), to track us, to coerce us, and to harm us. We must take every action available to prevent that.
But tech can also be used by communities to build neat stuff, and distribute it more effectively than ever before. We must understand, and embrace technology.
- Fix it, don’t nix it.
- We believe in local businesses
- We believe in community
- For us, at least, it’s not about money
We aren’t in this to get rich. If we were, we’d be in a different business entirely. We want to pay our employees a living wage and we want to make sure that the artists that work with us can afford to put food on the table. Aside from that, our primary goal is to ensure that everyone has the tools that they need to be safe, and happy, regardless of how “Great” America gets.
- Ask Questions. That’s an imperative.
Seriously, ask us questions. About anything. No one can know everything, but we’ve got a lot of folks here that have been playing this game for years. Let us share our expertise in order to make your experience the best it can be.
If that sounds like a bunch of communist propaganda to you, you’re only a little wrong. We’re not, intrinsically, a communist organization. Most of us are, however, of the opinion that capitalism has outlived it’s usefulness.