We all know who the 'hipsters' are. The occasional one is our friend and the others provide hours of priceless people watching.
For those who don't know what a 'hipster' is, here is part of the of the urban dictionary definition:
This last one brings me into the unintentional hipster phenomenon.
My most recent home furnishing purchase: One hifi of Savers for only $39.99
I may have just purchased my first record player, (even though I have a plethora of cds, an iPhone, and iTunes on my computer) but to my defence, I have been purchasing records for years before it was effortlessly cool. Two of my brothers have hifis that they have refinished (and look gorgeous) so therefore I am buying this to be more like them and not a hipster.
Now I just need to decide what my top albums are to slowly purchase. Thrift stores are pretty picked through these days since the influx of kids being cool has gone up.
The albums I am currently on the search for:
The Format-Dog Problems, or Interventions and Lullabies
The Arcade Fire-Funeral
Stars-Five Ghost or In Our Bedroom After the War
The New Amsterdam's-apparently all of their albums are ridiculously expensive...
then there are those other bands that i would be happy to obtain but aren't at the top of my search:
Modest Mouse, The Shins, Rilo Kiley, The Annuals, Nico Stai, The Anniversary, The Get Up Kids, Badly Drawn Boy, Coldplay, The Killers, Elliot Smith, oh and the list just keeps going and going.
Hopefully I will run across some magical thrift store that has the classics like: The Cure, The Clash, Queen, The Beatles, The Carpenters and of course some Rachmaninoff and Mozart. I know, my taste is interested and all over the place.
Perhaps when I move to my new apartment I could have a hipster themed housewarming party and everyone can wear their tightest jeans, ugliest over sized sweaters, and most importantly bring a record to leave at my place.