Hey kids. I think I may have just discovered my new theme song.
Today Seattle hip-hop artist Macklemore debuted the video for his song “Thrift Shop” — a first-class track about shopping second-hand. The song is hilarious and fun, as is the video which features Seattle thrift locations such as the Goodwill Outlet, Value Village Capitol Hill, and Red Light Vintage. Macklemore and friends are seen at these various locations dancing, laughing, and trying on clothes as he boasts his thrift-shopping abilities. As an avid thrift shopper with a penchant for goofy comedy, obviously, I’m in love with this song.
The fact that Macklemore wrote this song brings up a great point — thrift shopping is HUGE right now. Gone are the days when shopping used clothing meant you are “economically impaired”, now it’s a symbol of one’s creativity, a sharp eye and plain ol’ good sense when it comes to saving money. As Macklemore says in “Thrift Shop”: “Let’s do some simple addition: $50 for a T-Shirt, that’s just some ignorant bitch sh*t.”
As if this song needed any icing on top of the cake — Macklemore generously donated three signed copies of “The VS. (Redux)” to the Seattle Goodwill. The Goodwill is auctioning these items off on eBay and proceeds will support their job training and education programs.
OK, let’s just pause for a moment to bask in how awesome all of this is…
Alright, now go bid on these items via the links below:
To be honest, at the beginning of this summer I didn’t even know who Macklemore was. Now, not only am I a fan and have had the chance to see him live, this artist makes me proud to call myself a Seattleite. He reps us very well and is taking the NW hip-hop scene to a whole new level.