Confessions of a Backpacker

nzshadownzshadow 5,517 Posts
edited April 2008 in Strut Central
Satchel of Gravel is a great blog. here is the latest post:Confessions of Backpacker, Part OneSpring cleaning at Satchel of Gravel HQ is always a task, especially when it comes to point number eight on the list of things streetwear forgot about: vinyl. From amateur audiophiles to seasoned collectors and DJs, everyone has their own way of filing and categorizing their wax. Recently, I was making room for all free swag we???ve been getting???.and came across a crate of albums that have been played in their entirety, maybe twice. Here???s why: http://www.satchelofgravel.com/?p=645 For you lazy fuckers who dont want to click through, here are the albums he 'reviews'Deep Puddle Dynamics - ???The Taste Of Rain???Why Kneel???Group Home - ???Livin??? Proof???Aesop Rock - ???Float??? (actually, anything by Aesop Rock)U-God - ???Golden Arms Redemption???Smut Peddlers - ???Porn Again???Jurassic 5 - S/TDilated Peoples - ???The Platform???Afu-Ra - ???Body of the Life Force???Buckshot - ???The BDI Thug???

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  • 10$ bucks says he's now "like totally into The Clipse, Lil' Wayne, and Santogold!"

  • nzshadownzshadow 5,517 Posts
    10$ bucks says he's now "like totally into The Clipse, Lil' Wayne, and Santogold!"

    ill take that bet.

    "If you take anything on Satchel of Gravel as fact, then you probably buy into the concept of limited edition sneakers, wear an LV bandana over your face, and hang out on Fairfax trying to perfect your kick flips.

    Remember, it's all fun until someone takes an up north trip."

  • kicks79kicks79 1,325 Posts
    On their self-titled LP, Jurassic 5 spent most of it and spelling out their own name and flexing the same lyrical skill as the Sugarhill Gang did with Rapper???s Delight.

    Had this album dropped between 1982-1985, this probably would have been considered groundbreaking.


  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Fuck that...no one that ever bought an album by Deep Puddle Dynamics should ever be considered a "backpacker".

  • 10$ bucks says he's now "like totally into The Clipse, Lil' Wayne, and Santogold!"

    ill take that bet.

    "If you take anything on Satchel of Gravel as fact, then you probably buy into the concept of limited edition sneakers, wear an LV bandana over your face, and hang out on Fairfax trying to perfect your kick flips.

    Remember, it's all fun until someone takes an up north trip."



    i stand corrected. he's the dude who did the anti-hypebeast site last year. He's an American Treasure...dare I say a testament to the human spirit.

  • verb606verb606 2,518 Posts
    Fuck that...no one that ever bought an album by Deep Puddle Dynamics should ever be considered a "backpacker".


    Isn't the definition of a "backpacker" someone who would listen to Deep Puddle Dynamics? Or am I wrongly updating the term for late 00's usage?

  • Controller_7Controller_7 4,052 Posts
    the Jurassic 5 ep is good. I didn't really think people questioned that all that much. Good, fun songs and it also features Lesson 6, which is a personal favorite of mine. I could care less if that makes me a backpacker.

    Something about this sounds so dumb to me:

    Before Microwave pretty much killed the vinyl music industry, deejays would scour record stores looking for the instrumentals to this album. Premier???s production was simply stellar on Livin??? Proof.

    Scour is such a weird choice of words. It was either in the Group Home, Gangstarr, or maybe Premier section. It's not like dudes were flipping through easy listening in case it got stashed in the wrong place.

  • Deejay_OMDeejay_OM 695 Posts


    " you probably buy into the concept of limited edition sneakers, wear an LV bandana over your face, and hang out on Fairfax trying to perfect your kick flips.

    Remember, it's all fun until someone takes an up north trip."

    whoa! why's it gotta get all personal! what'd I do....?

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Fuck that...no one that ever bought an album by Deep Puddle Dynamics should ever be considered a "backpacker".


    Isn't the definition of a "backpacker" someone who would listen to Deep Puddle Dynamics? Or am I wrongly updating the term for late 00's usage?

    OG backpackers who didn't just listen to stuff like Ultramagnetic MC's, Poor Righteous Teachers, Intelligent Hoodlum, UMC's, Black Moon, etc. when they came out, but also lived a life that went along with the music...would not have accepted the people who later jumped on what they mistakingly thought was a comparable bandwagon.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts


    Something about this sounds so dumb to me:

    Before Microwave pretty much killed the vinyl music industry, deejays would scour record stores looking for the instrumentals to this album. Premier???s production was simply stellar on Livin??? Proof.

    Scour is such a weird choice of words. It was either in the Group Home, Gangstarr, or maybe Premier section. It's not like dudes were flipping through easy listening in case it got stashed in the wrong place.

    I think he meant sample sources.

  • Controller_7Controller_7 4,052 Posts

    I think he meant sample sources.

    I think he meant the instrumentals. He goes on to diss Nutcracker and says Priemo's beats are simply stellar. I gathered that to mean people want it without the vocals that ruin it.

  • verb606verb606 2,518 Posts
    Fuck that...no one that ever bought an album by Deep Puddle Dynamics should ever be considered a "backpacker".


    Isn't the definition of a "backpacker" someone who would listen to Deep Puddle Dynamics? Or am I wrongly updating the term for late 00's usage?

    OG backpackers who didn't just listen to stuff like Ultramagnetic MC's, Poor Righteous Teachers, Intelligent Hoodlum, UMC's, Black Moon, etc. when they came out, but also lived a life that went along with the music...would not have accepted the people who later jumped on what they mistakingly thought was a comparable bandwagon.

    Oh, I see. When I was the hip-hop buyer at Gramaphone, I used "backpacker" as a catch-all term for cats who listened to underground hip-hop, even the white kids who like the art/emo/smart rap Anticon shit. It wasn't a perjorative term, but rather a quick way to distinguish between them and the DJ guys who were just looking for hot club shit.

  • Controller_7Controller_7 4,052 Posts
    there was a time when Puba sported a backpack non stop. Buckshot repped one in the Who got The Props video.

  • Deejay_OMDeejay_OM 695 Posts
    there was a time when Puba sported a backpack non stop. Buckshot repped one in the Who got The Props video.

    you don't have to defend...we like you tommy....we like you...mmm'kay...we like....you....mmm'kay

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    i kind of wish this was funnier. but theres nothing really on point about talking shit about nerds from 5-10 years ago. Esp when those nerds are now all bumping equally corny shit now and being self-deprecating about their past selves.

    but i digress

    nothing in that afu ra post is as lol as when one dude i know called him "Jeru's Jeru."
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