So go and support your local indie record store. I went to Atomic, and in addition to the ninety bucks of stuff I bought, I got a bag full o’ goodies, including nine or ten label sampler CDs, a sampler DVD, a 45 rpm single, two magazines, a 10%-off certificate, a raffle ticket, and a collection of stickers and buttons…plus two pair of 3D glasses to watch Björk’s new 3D video and a bottle opener promoting some band or other (with a code for a free download). At least some of this stuff doesn’t suck.
Atomic’s got bands playing all day as well (somewhat ironically, making actual shopping more difficult…but hey: can you see a live performance by downloading an mp3? No, you cannot: Star Trek-style transporters do not exist), so go on down and demonstrate that you continue to exist in physical reality and three-dimensional space. (Unless, of course, you don’t…too bad for you.)