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SAME LOVE by Macklemore

My friend Max (short for Maxima, though if it were short for Maximus that would also be cool in a GLADIATOR way) has introduced me to Macklemore.

He’s a Seattle rapper famous for the THRIFT STORE song and video, which is worth an entirely post by itself.

I’d heard Macklemore’s songs on the radio and such, but not the music videos, seeing how MTV doesn’t play vids anymore because, you know, wall-to-wall Jersey Shore nonsense and such. Snooki needs her screen time.

This video is long and courageous and well done.

I salute you, Macklemore, for having the range to do a hilarious romp like THRIFT STORE and the guts to do this quiet little beauty.

Related posts: Music Video Monday’s Greatest Hits


This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

About Guy Bergstrom

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot.

3 comments on “SAME LOVE by Macklemore

  1. Elise Logan
    December 11, 2012

    That’s beautiful. And I am sad that my state, the state that forced the Supreme Court to take up interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, is still bound in the prejudice of half a century past – and doesn’t recognize that love is – regardless of who does the loving or the being loved.


    • Guy
      December 11, 2012

      Your state will get there.


  2. Bridget McKenna
    December 10, 2012

    It’s just lovely. I’m very proud to be living in Washington right now, too.


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