Popular downtown Santa Cruz percussio...

Popular downtown Santa Cruz percussion store plans Dec. 31 clos...

There are 25 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Dec 27, 2009, titled Popular downtown Santa Cruz percussion store plans Dec. 31 clos.... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Price cuts run deep these days at the downtown music store Rhythm Fusion, which is set to close Dec.

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Theryl McCoy

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Dec 27, 2009
I would recommend the going out of business sale at Rhythm Fusion. I scored a really nice Djembe at last years going out of business sale, and a sweet tambourine at the going out of business sale before that.

Since: May 08

Houston, TX

#4 Dec 27, 2009
Now that it it hit the senile, is this the REAL going out of business sale?
rita

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Dec 27, 2009
All culturesm except the Inuit have drums.. Drums resonate with humans as it is the first sound we hear the beat of our mother's heart while in the womb. This man loves his work and if in the past cutomers rallied to keep him going celebrate don't denigrate. It's a wonderful store one I always make of point of visiting when out of towners wasnt ot see some 'cruz high spots.
Thom Zajac

Santa Cruz, CA

#13 Dec 27, 2009
Sad to see a store with such heart closing down. Dror and Nancy love making music and they love making the world a more joyous place. This is a huge loss, though I know their spirit will not be broken and they will stay true to their dreams.

And sad too, to see so much heartless drivel on this site.

Why not edit out the idiots and mean-spirited?
Thom Zajac

Santa Cruz, CA

#15 Dec 27, 2009
Randy, I understand your skepticism, but your suspicions are misguided regarding Rhythm Fusion.
5genSC

San Francisco, CA

#20 Dec 28, 2009
FlacidBoy wrote:
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Yes, no more white boys with dreads
beating on the bongos!!
Who ever told these white boys
that they had rhythm?
All they do is use their drums
to attack other people
and disrupt their
inner peace.
I'm glad this guy is closing.
Less drums equals more quiet
with less stoned white boys
with dreads who have no rhythm
and who beat the bongos badly.
Tis a consumation devoutly to be wished!
You think that people will stop playing drums in SC if they can't buy them in SC? One more reason to drive over the hill or to Monterey, a few less sales tax $$ less for SC. This guy also taught those who wished to drum to drum properly... so I guess everyone else can learn from the circles at the Farmers Market. Your argument sucks A$$.
5genSC

San Francisco, CA

#21 Dec 28, 2009
Randy Q wrote:
I remember at last year's going out of business sale the guy who owns the place got angry when anyone mentioned to other people he was going out of business. It was as if he didn't want the word getting out. Then sure enough two weeks later he was no longer going out of business. For some reason I'll believe it this time when I see it. It's like the silver store. There's a clearance sale every day making you think they're going out of business. And then they moved to a bigger place where they can have a larger going out of business clearance sale every day.
Although I do not "drum" I stopped by and spoke to this man about his decision to call it quits. It was difficult for him as he loves his buisiness and he simply needed to move on to a different phase in life that included bringing his music to others in other places in the world. Sometimes you double-think a decision a few times before following through. Big deal. Why the anger?
5genSC

San Francisco, CA

#22 Dec 28, 2009
August wrote:
You cam but that stuff at Walmart; they are shipping Chinese made plastic versions by the container loads!
What Walmart do you shop at? And does Walmart give classes and teach drum repair? I had an old drum that was passed down to me that I was interested in playing, but it needed some repair. The guy told me that they could either do it for a nominal fee or explain to me how to do it myself.
Thanks Dror

San Jose, CA

#24 Dec 28, 2009
Very entertaining comments everyone. I remember when I first met Dror, it was before the earthquake. Really nice guy. Still is. I don't think he has anything to do with the terrible hippie drum circles guys..really. Come now. I know how difficult it is to operate a business here in SC, and he did it successfully for many years. Dror, you are an asset to this community, you make it a better place, I wonder if the same can be said for the people posting on this comment board...? Thank you Dror, and good luck.
George Goo

United States

#26 Dec 28, 2009
Thom Zajac wrote:
Randy, I understand your skepticism, but your suspicions are misguided regarding Rhythm Fusion.
rent is cheaper in Watsonville - move there.
Howard

United States

#28 Dec 28, 2009
I have been blessed by your store many times and in many ways. Many gongs, drums, flutes, various other rhythm and melodic instruments that I used in my therapy practice with adults and children. The healing power of music. And when I retired I gave away most of the collection, but kept 4 or five drums, 2 flutes and a beautiful rainstick, and the children and adults who visit us now still enjoy them, as do I. Thank you for all your kindness and missionary work: you, your staff, your store, always hovered between the real world and some magic musical kingdom in a child's world. Prayers and best wishes for your future.
SV Parent

Millbrae, CA

#30 Dec 28, 2009
The reason Dror has been able to keep afloat is due to financial backers and assistance from others in the community that have come through at the last minute to keep him afloat another year. Most of the stores and studios that cater to music and the arts are struggling right now and have had to relocate or take other measures to keep afloat. Unfortunately, when its a choice between paying bills or buying musical instruments/taking lessons, the choice is pretty clear for most folks.
George Goo

United States

#31 Dec 28, 2009
SV Parent wrote:
The reason Dror has been able to keep afloat is due to financial backers and assistance from others in the community that have come through at the last minute to keep him afloat another year.
Great Gimmick. I plan to buy instruments for friends and family for Christmas next year during his 3rd Year anniversary Going out of Business Sale. You can fool some people some time, but you can't fool all the people all the time.
Brigid

Santa Cruz, CA

#32 Dec 28, 2009
5genSC wrote:
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Although I do not "drum" I stopped by and spoke to this man about his decision to call it quits. It was difficult for him as he loves his buisiness and he simply needed to move on to a different phase in life that included bringing his music to others in other places in the world. Sometimes you double-think a decision a few times before following through. Big deal. Why the anger?
Why the anger? Because they *have* to have something to be angry and feel self-righteous about every day so they can feel like they are superior beings. Today it was Dror.
grampy

Brentwood, CA

#34 Dec 28, 2009
thanks to the drum-dumbs it's probably hard to sell any drums lately
ben cartwright

San Jose, CA

#36 Dec 28, 2009
i hear that the bongo drum store is to go away ,, again
Stop the drumming

Santa Cruz, CA

#37 Dec 29, 2009
Do we really need mind-numbing drummers drowning out the natural sounds of our environment and inflicting it on the rest of us? I'd prefer to hear the surf, the birds, the wind. Go do it at home or in your car or someplace where you don't annoy the rest of us who don't care to hear your incessant drumming. And isn't there some kind of regulation or law that prohibits stores from false advertising of a continuous and/or frequent "going out of business sale?" Enough already.
4-q-tranny

Santa Cruz, CA

#38 Dec 29, 2009
What a tragic loss. How will aspiring musicians ever learn the very complex instrument known as the drum? The drum circles really are top notch musicians carefully enticing the seemingly infinite and soothing tones from the drum. I hope that the sheet music and scale charts will still be available. Wake up people, the dedicated folks who have selflessly inflicted , uh, um , I mean graciously gifted this rare and limitless musical instrument upon us, may have to learn to master the triangle....
loweroceanlocal

Salinas, CA

#39 Dec 29, 2009
Stop the drumming wrote:
Do we really need mind-numbing drummers drowning out the natural sounds of our environment and inflicting it on the rest of us? I'd prefer to hear the surf, the birds, the wind. Go do it at home or in your car or someplace where you don't annoy the rest of us who don't care to hear your incessant drumming. And isn't there some kind of regulation or law that prohibits stores from false advertising of a continuous and/or frequent "going out of business sale?" Enough already.
i enjoy the drumming im sorry that you do not have a sense of rythym beyond what you hear on your radio. the coast is a big place, if you do not like the sound of the drums. find another place to enjoy the beauty.... i know a ton of nice places where there are no drums or hippies within ten minute drive of downtown santa cruz....same with the downtown farmers market drum circle...there are other farmers markets, the west side one is nice, as is cabrillo's. or you can try felton or boulder creek they are nice too. why do you have to whine and insist on ruining it for the people that do enjoy the drums...are you so selfish that you cannot allow the folks that like the drumming to enjoy themselves?? so lazy you cant go ten minutes further up the road???
loweroceanlokal

Santa Cruz, CA

#40 Dec 29, 2009
loweroceanlocal wrote:
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i enjoy the drumming im sorry that you do not have a sense of rythym beyond what you hear on your radio. the coast is a big place, if you do not like the sound of the drums. find another place to enjoy the beauty.... i know a ton of nice places where there are no drums or hippies within ten minute drive of downtown santa cruz....same with the downtown farmers market drum circle...there are other farmers markets, the west side one is nice, as is cabrillo's. or you can try felton or boulder creek they are nice too. why do you have to whine and insist on ruining it for the people that do enjoy the drums...are you so selfish that you cannot allow the folks that like the drumming to enjoy themselves?? so lazy you cant go ten minutes further up the road???
The underlying point here is that these guys
have no drumming ability at all.
White boys have no rhythm.
Even if they have dreads.

The default value is peace and silence.

Disturbing the peace is a violation of the law.

You have no regard for the law

and seek to drive normal people away.

Let the 'drummers' drive up the coast

and annoy the sea birds and those who

might wish to enjoy the sunset.

Disturbing the peace is not a civil right.

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