“Life without music is like a movie without a soundtrack. My goal is to continually create an escape from the real world to a musical vacation land thru all the different musical genres.” — Mike Schoder, owner of the now-closed CD World and the fabulous Granada Theater, arguably Dallas' best small concert venue. (photo by Can Turkyilmaz for the Advocate March 2008)
The quote comes from a rather lengthy (1300 words or so) news release about the closing of the CD store, which we mentioned here at Back Talk a couple days ago. In case you don't have time to read it all (and I'll post it after the jump in case you want to) it says essentially, that although CD World's time had come, the operations at the Granada, and that CD World Presents, a concert promotion company run by Schoder, is running strong and have a bright future indeed.
The middle of the document tells the story of how CD World got started (compelling) the young founder started by selling used CDs out of his car in the parking lot of Judge Roy Beans at Park Lane and Greenville (remember that place?!). It's worth a read — Shoder says a lot of insightful, optomistic stuff that just kinda makes you feel good.