Thursday, November 29, 2012

DigiWriMo Day 28: Thrift Shop

Unfortunately for me and my Digital Writing Month, this post will be brief.  Fortunately for you, dear reader, this post will be brief.  And it ends with an amazing music video too.

Yesterday brother Teej introduced me to an awesome song.  The name of the song is "Thrift Shop," which made it about 50 points higher in my book before I even heard it.

Thrift Shop
Once I heard it though, I fell in love with the catchy tune and chorus.  Here are the lyrics to that "hook":
I'm gonna pop some tags,
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket.
I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up.

This is fucking awesome.
It's great. Trust me.  You'll see soon enough.  Here's another lyric I like:
Draped in a leopard mink,
Girls standin' next to me,

Probably shoulda washed this,

Smells like R. Kelly's sheets.
But shit... it was ninety-nine cents! (bag it)
So many great lyrics, but I think my favorite line is:
They had a broken keyboard,
I bought a broken keyboard.
I bought a skeet blanket,
And then I bought a kneeboard!
The song itself just makes you want to get up and move!  It came on tonight as Sarah, brother Teej, and I were leaving the trivia bar; so we did not leave, and rather Sarah and I broke out into dance for the entire song.  My brother says they've been playing "Thrift Shop" every night at this bar (where he works).  I think my office needs to start doing the same thing...

So we've already got a sick beat and entertaining lyrics - if only this song had a legendary music video.  Oh wait, it does!

I will end with the video so you all can listen to this song.  I'm also including time stamps for some of my favorite moments in the music video:

1:06 - The chair hopping
1:22 - Arms-out-move-hands dance move
1:35 - Little boy flapping arms
3:12 - Great new move
3:25 - The little boys appear!
3:40 - The slow-mo jump... love it!

So there you have it, Thrift Shop.  Too bad the lyrics aren't filled with GRE vocab words, then this could dub as studying.  Do you think this song is as great as I do?

Post Word Count: 401
DigiWriMo Word Count Total: 17,314
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