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(Gawker)   Macklemore prank calls woman scalping tickets to his show on Craigslist   (gawker.com ) divider line
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2013-10-11 03:01:01 PM  
Don't much care for his music but that was funny.
 
2013-10-11 03:07:19 PM  
He has a show on craigslist?
 
2013-10-11 04:31:43 PM  
What's Macklemore?
 
2013-10-11 04:37:16 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: What's Macklemore?


Some thrift shop rapper.
 
2013-10-11 04:40:53 PM  
I like this guy.  Thrift Shop is a guilty pleasure.
 
2013-10-11 04:51:27 PM  
High pitched audio squeals... that's what makes this good.
 
2013-10-11 04:57:13 PM  

LandOfChocolate: I like this guy.  Thrift Shop is a guilty pleasure.


The first time I heard it, I thought it had given my radio cancer. Then I started to like it.
 
2013-10-11 05:03:19 PM  
He's rapidly reaching to point where he's so cool you hate him.
 
2013-10-11 05:03:50 PM  
Mackleless mcklebetter, amackleright?
 
2013-10-11 05:08:05 PM  
This is farking awesome.

/Seriously, I can't hate him.
 
2013-10-11 05:13:29 PM  
Macklemore gets macklemore awesome the more I learn about him.
 
2013-10-11 05:14:04 PM  

Cletus C.: He's rapidly reaching to point where he's so cool you hate him.


He really is just that cool too.
 
2013-10-11 05:39:32 PM  

netizencain: High pitched audio squeals... that's what makes this good.


You hear it too. Couldn't watch more than ten seconds of it. I like it when my ears don't bleed.
 
2013-10-11 05:42:41 PM  
Meh, those shiats are expensive.  If something comes up and you can't go, are you supposed to hold onto 4 tickets at $65 each out of principle? That's a lot of money for most people.  There's a difference between getting money for tickets you can no longer use and what most people call a scalper.  Still funny though.
 
2013-10-11 05:50:10 PM  

CWeinerWV: Meh, those shiats are expensive.  If something comes up and you can't go, are you supposed to hold onto 4 tickets at $65 each out of principle? That's a lot of money for most people.  There's a difference between getting money for tickets you can no longer use and what most people call a scalper.  Still funny though.


Article says the tickets are still available and are $35.
 
2013-10-11 05:52:02 PM  
Joke is on him, it was Snow catfishing.

/put up to it by Vanilla Ice yo
 
2013-10-11 06:00:31 PM  

crotchgrabber: CWeinerWV: Meh, those shiats are expensive.  If something comes up and you can't go, are you supposed to hold onto 4 tickets at $65 each out of principle? That's a lot of money for most people.  There's a difference between getting money for tickets you can no longer use and what most people call a scalper.  Still funny though.

Article says the tickets are still available and are $35.


Well, they start at $35. It's possible she was trying to sell $55 tickets and trying to cover both the price and Ticketmaster fees.

This was still pretty freaking funny, though.

/The guy is good.
//Both of 'em are.
///Likable, too!
 
2013-10-11 06:31:25 PM  
I really liked his tribute to Dave Niehaus.
 
2013-10-11 06:35:32 PM  

LandOfChocolate: I like this guy.  Thrift Shop is a guilty pleasure.


He's not the best lyricist out there but he's got good energy.  And anyone who can not only drive a big hit song, do it without major label backing but subvert rap culture tropes left and right along the way (particularly the bling and excess related ones)...I gotta root for the guy.
 
2013-10-11 06:35:43 PM  
It didn't seem much to me like it was a prank call, it seemed like a genuine offer to bring her with to his show as his guest.  From what I've heard, he's a really friendly person, and trying to give someone whose friends bailed out on a concert a chance to have an incredible night seems like the kind of thing he would do.
 
2013-10-11 06:41:19 PM  

Cletus C.: I really liked his tribute to Dave Niehaus.


Baseball rap. That is not something that seems like it should work, and yet... "My oh my" indeed.
 
2013-10-11 06:45:03 PM  
I like Macklemore (and Ryan Lewis, too), but I gotta agree about the hair, though.
 
2013-10-11 06:55:33 PM  

tricycleracer: LandOfChocolate: I like this guy.  Thrift Shop is a guilty pleasure.

The first time I heard it, I thought it had given my radio cancer. Then I started to like it.


Felt the same way, like that song now, good hook. And when they were on Colbert and did "One Love" (I think) that sealed it. And I'm not the biggest rap fan.
 
2013-10-11 06:57:04 PM  

tricycleracer: LandOfChocolate: I like this guy.  Thrift Shop is a guilty pleasure.

The first time I heard it, I thought it had given my radio cancer. Then I started to like it.


I will be the first to admit I have a... not hatred, but dislike of most Top 40 and its ilk, but generally my objections are on the basis of lyrical content, not musical content.  The music is often mediocre but not offensive, but it's the lyrics that are either mind-numbingly dumb, disturbingly casual about HIGHLY unethical topics, or both.  Katy Perry's  Last Friday Night, for example, is performed as though it is a celebration of enjoying a good (drunken) party, while the lyrics themselves read like a self-identification guide for serious alcoholism.

Macklemore however doesn't fall into that trap.  Thrift Shop is a legitimately clever song with a memorable musical hook and an amusing topic.  More importantly, there's nothing about the song that makes part of my brain try to commit suicide.  The same cannot be said for most other Top 40.  So, basically, good on him for being original and entertaining.
 
2013-10-11 07:15:47 PM  
I am not sure what a macklemore is, but now I wonder if I've been using my phone all wrong.
 
2013-10-11 07:21:41 PM  

Six_By_Nine: LandOfChocolate: I like this guy.  Thrift Shop is a guilty pleasure.

He's not the best lyricist out there but he's got good energy.  And anyone who can not only drive a big hit song, do it without major label backing but subvert rap culture tropes left and right along the way (particularly the bling and excess related ones)...I gotta root for the guy.


"Subvert rap culture tropes" is an understatement. His three hot songs are effectively about:

1. Fiscal Responsibility
2. Hard work, positivity, and independence
3. Equal rights for homosexuals

Ffs
 
2013-10-11 07:37:54 PM  

Cletus C.: I really liked his tribute to Dave Niehaus.


First time I saw that, thanks for putting it up.
I had heard some of his songs, some I think are really good; thrift shop, can't hold us. Some that I appreciate the message but can't really get into as a song; same love, wings.
I'm on the fence on him as an artist, but he seems like a good dude. Rolling stone had a really good article on him. I would link but I'm on my phone. Only thing that pisses me off about the video is Ryan Lewis swigging jamiesons in front of someone in recovery.
 
2013-10-11 08:36:10 PM  
Who?

/tee hee
 
2013-10-11 09:02:11 PM  

Holy Carp: Cletus C.: I really liked his tribute to Dave Niehaus.

First time I saw that, thanks for putting it up.
I had heard some of his songs, some I think are really good; thrift shop, can't hold us. Some that I appreciate the message but can't really get into as a song; same love, wings.
I'm on the fence on him as an artist, but he seems like a good dude. Rolling stone had a really good article on him. I would link but I'm on my phone. Only thing that pisses me off about the video is Ryan Lewis swigging jamiesons in front of someone in recovery.


So that's what he was drinking. Yeah, that made me do a double-take. Straight from the bottle? Classy, Ryan.

Can't get too pissed off, though. If Macklemore had an issue with it, he's probably adult enough to have said something.

Oh, and here's that Rolling Stone article. It's what made me give these guys a shot in the first place. So... Thanks, Rolling Stone. He is farking awesome.
 
2013-10-11 09:33:55 PM  
Blue Scholars did Seattle hip-hop better.
 
2013-10-11 09:36:16 PM  
I wanted to hate Macklemore when they came out. I really did.

But then I actually listened to it, and there are songs about working hard, sexual tolerance, and not buying into consumer culture. I gave up and decided it was good.

Dammit. I'm not sure if I'm a sellout now.
 
2013-10-11 09:58:35 PM  

DeadintheShadows: I wanted to hate Macklemore when they came out. I really did.

But then I actually listened to it, and there are songs about working hard, sexual tolerance, and not buying into consumer culture. I gave up and decided it was good.

Dammit. I'm not sure if I'm a sellout now.


Did you get paid?
 
2013-10-11 10:30:08 PM  

The Homer Tax: Six_By_Nine: LandOfChocolate: I like this guy.  Thrift Shop is a guilty pleasure.

He's not the best lyricist out there but he's got good energy.  And anyone who can not only drive a big hit song, do it without major label backing but subvert rap culture tropes left and right along the way (particularly the bling and excess related ones)...I gotta root for the guy.

"Subvert rap culture tropes" is an understatement. His three hot songs are effectively about:

1. Fiscal Responsibility
2. Hard work, positivity, and independence
3. Equal rights for homosexuals

Ffs


I'm not a big fan of rap music, but I can respect a rapper who tries to buck stereotypes, if only some of the time.
 
2013-10-11 11:04:10 PM  

The Homer Tax: "Subvert rap culture tropes" is an understatement. His three hot songs are effectively about:

1. Fiscal Responsibility, and also damn son, you can get some cool shait for cheap at a thrift store
2. Hard work, positivity, and independence
3. Equal rights for homosexuals

Ffs


Appended that for you.

/Part of why I love that song is because I've long had a love affair with thrift stores
//Always wash what you buy though
///Always
////Even if its not washable
 
2013-10-11 11:33:56 PM  

The Homer Tax: Six_By_Nine: LandOfChocolate: I like this guy.  Thrift Shop is a guilty pleasure.

He's not the best lyricist out there but he's got good energy.  And anyone who can not only drive a big hit song, do it without major label backing but subvert rap culture tropes left and right along the way (particularly the bling and excess related ones)...I gotta root for the guy.

"Subvert rap culture tropes" is an understatement. His three hot songs are effectively about:

1. Fiscal Responsibility
2. Hard work, positivity, and independence
3. Equal rights for homosexuals

Ffs


"Neon Cathedral" is a pretty powerful song about alcoholism, too.
 
2013-10-12 02:10:36 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-10-12 01:22:43 PM  
So has his "world tour" announced any dates outside of Washington yet?
 
2013-10-12 11:10:58 PM  

CSM101: I'm not a big fan of rap music, but I can respect a rapper who tries to buck stereotypes, if only some of the time.


Word.  Same reason why I liked Wyclef Jean.  Hell, even ICP some of the time.  (Yeah, they have their own issues, though.)
 
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