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Heatrocks For Haiti

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As we all know, there is a calamity of gigantic proportions happening just 700 miles from the United States. This earthquake has left tens of thousands of people dead and many more injured and homeless waiting for aid.

Soul Strut hosted a series of in house record auctions in 2005 that managed to raise over $100, 000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We hope to recreate such magic to help our dear neighbors in Haiti.



BACKSTORY: in 2005, our friends at Soulstrut.com -- the record collecting site that spawned Waxidermy as a sort of leper colony for aficionados of "weird records that suck" quickly mobilized with "HEATROCKS," a series of 100+ user-generated record auctions to raise money for relief charities serving victims of Hurricane Katrina. Thanks in part to corporate matching funds, the members of Soulstrut raised over $100,000 and, minus some paypal fees, it all went to help people in need.

Today 50,000 people Haiti are dead, and countless more are injured and homeless. The most basic requirements are needed immediately. Today the world economy is f***ed and small, quick efforts like these are more important than ever.

Now is not a time for world-weariness, now is a time to reflect how lucky we are, and to give thanks by sacrificing something we can see in our clearest moments really doesn't matter that much -- these non-essential material possessions we call rare, awesome records.

Everyone can help out just by bidding, but hopefully you can also pull out a desirable record or two and put it up for sale. It is not a contest and everything helps. But the more it hurts, the better it will feel. The people who sold prized records at Soulstrut will testify to this. (Note: We'll post auction links to Soulstrut the minute new auctions for Haiti begin.)

For many of us, this is the only way to help, so don't miss out on the opportunity to buy and sell records for a great cause.


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