1) THRIFT SHOP! (feat. Wanz) I am an enormous advocate for environmentally conscious fashion and when this song came out I was so stoked that 'thrifting' was getting so much attention. I am trying to restrain from getting on my soap box about the problem with overconsumption, sweat shops and toxic dyes but I am so thankful that this song has turned thrift stores into a trendy place to be!
Left: A screen shot from Macklemore's Instagram, a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tee shirt in a THRIFT SHOP haha. #loveit
I am a believer that every person on this planet deserves love and respect. My mother's oldest sister Jen, and her soul-mate Diane, have been together longer than I have been alive and they are two of the most influential people in my life. They are not my gay aunts, or my aunts that are gay - they are two of the greatest people that I know and I am disappointed everyday that people are so unintelligent that they would ever disrespect another person because of whom they choose to love.
I could not be happier that the great state of Minnesota has made the right decision when it comes to marriage rights and the day the law was passed I listened to this song on repeat and cried tears of joy while singing my lungs out!
Some musicians stay away from anything contentious or political so I admire that this group of people isn't afraid to wear their values on their sleeves, as well as all over the internet and radio!
Left: A screen shot of my Instagram of Mary Lambert on stage with Ben & Ryan.
BIG UPS TO THE SHARKFACE GANG, keep on making amazing music and challenging the masses to question their values and actions.