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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz

Speed: 95 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: You know, I was actually going to cover this a few weeks ago, but I thought, 'This won't be popular.' Clearly, I am a genius. Anyway, this rapper looks exactly like one of my elementary school friends from ~1990, right down to the haircut. And the black dude looks just like Darryl Dawkins, aka Chocolate Thunder from Planet Lovetron. Probably the standout part to me, just listening to it, is those horns. Kind of imprints itself on your memory, sort of like in Brass Monkey.

As for thrift shopping, I used to live around Davis Square just outside Boston (shoutout to Cambridge & Somerville), and they had a goodwill store that somehow managed to stay in business for a long time, which confused me. Now I guess I understand.

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