Macklemore and the ethics of a fur coat

July 4, 2013 by Mick Madsen

Last weekend I went to the Couleur Café Festival in Brussels. Saturday’s headliner was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who flooded the airwaves of Europe with ‘Thrift Shop’ this spring, a song which may be about creating a unique, personal style through second hand shopping – or it might just be a one finger salute to the consumer society. Or simply an excuse to rap a ton of bad words. Whatever the deeper meaning of the song, a silly scene played … Continue reading