Diggin’ For Dummies: Hipsters, Newbies, and Tourists

December 15, 2010

What crate digger doesn’t like a video of The Thing, a thrift store in Brooklyn, NY that’s renowned for it’s dusty cavern of $2 vinyl. It’s even better when the footage is put to music.

Crate Kings forum member GLF takes us on a tour through the store that features a self created backing track entitled “Maria.” Plus, how can you not love the clearly posted rules aka “Diggin’ For Dummies and… hipsters, newbies, and tourists.”


bklyn2cali December 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm

whatevvvver (about the ‘diggin for dummies’ sign…) half of those records aren’t in sleeves, sticking outta the crates, sideways… the damn place is a mess already.

BUT… respect the vinyl always!

Ghost47 December 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Co sign!Dig all day

juiceboxjackson December 15, 2010 at 10:26 pm

you bastards are so lucky…the closest I get to anything like that out here in Eugene is the record convention ONCE a year and it still matches probably half the records in that one store…

syren December 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Consider yourself lucky though. Thats one of the biggest record shows on the west coast. Plus theres a bunch of shows in oregon and washington all year.

juiceboxjackson December 17, 2010 at 12:37 am

you’re right…I hate that I only have access to it once a year though…I always feel like I have to spring on a handful of records I’m not really sure about cause I won’t find anything like them in the stores around town…definitely a fun weekend for me though!

Matty Melks December 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm

what a awesome thrift store! those signs are the best!

I think that the mess was probably left by some morons, that’s why they have the sign up – probably a constant battle to keep them nice and neat

watch this if you laugh at hipsters
Charles Bronson Kills Hipsters

Izzy December 17, 2010 at 3:23 am
Sinosure December 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the same joint in the background Damu the FudgeMunk sampled?? Check it….


Sinosure December 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm

The ^^^^above^^^^ is the wrong link. Here’s the right one…


benni December 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

Yeah I thought that was a Damu beat, a very well known Damu beat

cyq December 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm

also i think madlib sampled it on rhinestone cowboy

Sinosure December 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Thanks fellas!! Just making sure what I thought I heard, was what I heard, lol!

GLF January 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I did use the same sample as Damu and Madlib, but flipped if different apart from the hook at the start.

The sample is Maria Bethania’s: “Mariana, Mariana”

darrell d December 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

yeah there’s a lot of records in that place but 99% crap. i was in there a few months ago and after about 15 minutes i was done!

Ghost47 December 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Hey darrell d did you have a portable turntable with ya?Man I guess I’m a different animal I can always find a jewel in most digging environments.

darrell d December 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm

i did not bring my portable because i pretty much know what i’m looking for. i have not yet developed a patience for listening to a lot of thrift store records in hopes that i’ll find something good. i would much rather pay $10 for a record that is fire then to spend hours listening to records at a goodwill to find that same record for $1. it’s cool that you can find cool stuff.i think it is also a skill. that same day i hit a-1,good,big city,gimmie gimmie,& tropicana and spent around $300 and was very pleased. but,i did find a second copy of utfo “leader of the pack” at the thing.

p.s. all those stores i just mentioned are all in the same area and within walking distance of each other!

Izzy December 17, 2010 at 3:19 am

Nice any real producer would find at least one dusty plate to make a new sound with. im diggin that beat too smooth background music.

Dubs Banger December 18, 2010 at 8:37 am


juiceboxjackson December 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm

lol…I’m lucky to touch anything for less than 3.00 out here aaaaaaand most of it is folk/soft rock/classic rock shite…

yikes December 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm

That beat is fire! Went to The Thing in 2008, spent about 5 hours up in that bitch. I got violently ill later that night. The Thing stuck with me for about a week, but I got this one weird-ass record with a 2 minute long drum solo that made it all worth it.

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