I’ve been obsessed with this song for a couple of months now. Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” (from his album, The Heist) is one of those songs that captures you instantly, both because of its humor and because of its musicality. Hearing “Thrift Shop” for the first time reminded me of the way I felt when I heard the leaked version of Cee Lo’s “Fuck You” for the first time on YouTube, and thought it so original and amazing and hilarious and badass that I insisted on playing it for everyone that came into my house that day (and that was a lot of people, as I was having a yard sale that day. Yes, I played it for just about every single person who bought something).
The attitude of “Thrift Shop” speaks to a lot of my values, particularly as they crystallize the longer I live in L.A. With all the “red carpet” events (something that loses its meaning when anyone can buy red carpet at a party store) and people flocking to designer whatever to make a good impression in front of people they’ve never met and will never see again, it’s nice to have a battle cry to the tune of “That shirt’s hella dough/And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t.”
But the reason why “Thrift Shop” is my Song of the Day today in particular is because it goes along with another blog post I wanted to write today….about the one time I DID spend “fifty dollars on a T-shirt,” and why I consider that one instance totally worth it.
So, enjoy the song now, and keep an eye out for the blog post later. Here’s “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Wanz).