“Stack Shop” cover of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop

Sometimes a meme glitters too strongly for me to resist getting pulled in… that happened to great effect that just before the OpenStack Havana summit. When my code-addled mind kept swapping “poppin’ tags” for “OpenStack” on the radio edit, I stopped fighting and rewrote the Thrift Shop lyrics for OpenStack (see below the split).

With a lot of help from summit attendees (many of them are OpenStack celebrities, CEOs, VPs and members OpenStack Foundation board), I was able to create a freaking awesome cover of Macklemore’s second hand confection (NSFW).

Frankly, I don’t know everyone in the video (what, what?)!

But here’s a list of those that I do know.  I’m happy to update so the victims actors get credit.  Singers (in order):

Rob Hirschfeld (me) & Monty Taylor, Peter Poulliot, Judd Maltin, Forrest Norrod, Josh Kleinpeter, Tristan Goode, Dan Bode, Jay Pipes, Prabhakar Gopalan, Peter Chadwick, Simon Andersen, Vish Ishaya, Wayne Walls, Alex Freedland, Niki Acosta, Ops Track Monday Session 1, Ben Cherian, Eric Windisch, Brandon Draeger, Joseph B George,  Mark Collier, Joseph Heck, Tim Bell,  Chris Kemp, Kyle McDonald & Joshua McKenty,

OpenStack is Awesome Lyrics

(to the tune of Mackemore’s Thrift Shop)

What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
qoi, qoi, qoi, qoi
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what

I'm gonna write some code
550 coders on my project
I'm hunting, looking for a cloud-up
This is OpenStack awesome

Nah, Walk up to the summit like, "What up, I got a big app"
I'm so pumped I got my bits on github

python on the screen, it's so damn frosty
People like, "Damn! That's a code choas monkey."

Rollin' in, hello geek, headin' to the keynote screen,
Dressed in giveaways, except for what can't be seen

Posting to an etherpad, chat's beeping next to me
Probably shoulda posted this, shouts like Randy's tweets

Shit, it was open-source!
Clonein' it, buildin' it, about to go get some compliments

Passin' up on those blueprints someone else's been working on
But me and grungy coding it man

I am uploadin' and pullin' and savin' my money
hella happy that's a bargain

I'ma take mainframe's style, I'ma take mainframe's style,
No for real - ask your sys admin - can I have his hand-me-downs?

Quantum network and some Cinder blocks
Crazy Compute Nova packet that I found diggin'

They had a broken keyword, I fixed that on my keyboard
I fixed a bug and some, then posted to the message board

Hello, hello, my ace man, Folsom
Bill Gates ain't got nothing on my fringe game, wholesome

I could take some API, make them cool, share those
The REST heads would be like "Aw, he's got the fellows"

I'm gonna write some code
550 coders on my project
I'm hunting, looking for a cloud-up
OpenStack is awesome

I'm gonna write some code
550 coders on my project
I'm hunting, looking for a cloud-up
This is OpenStack awesome

Your script-y, your ruby, your java, your net-y
I'll take those Linux servers and run cloud

Lock-ins notta feature on the cloud sucker
I make the apps that run on that sucker

They be like, "Oh, that vblock - that's hella tight."
I'm like, "Yo - that's mega dollars a core."

Limited edition, let's do some simple addition
Mega dollars for a core - that's some serious scratch

They call that enterprise software
I call that getting locked to a business
That cloud's hella dough

Wanna share code? closed source is a hella don't
cloud game, come take a look through my source code

Trying to lock clouds to a brand?
Man you hella won't
Man you hella won't

code well... OpenStack... yeah!

550 coders on my project
I'm hunting, looking for a cloud-up
This is OpenStack awesome

I run your next gen clouds
I look incredible
I make big IaaS run
Like that start up down the road

I run your next gen clouds
I look incredible
I make big IaaS run
Like that start up down the road
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
qoi, qoi, qoi, qoi
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what
What, what, what, what

I'm gonna write some code
550 coders on my project
I'm hunting, looking for a cloud-up
This is OpenStack awesome

Nah, Walk up to the summit like, "What up, I got a big app"
I'm so pumped I got my bits on github 

python on the screen, it's so damn frosty
People like, "Damn! That's a code choas monkey."

Rollin' in, hello geek, headin' to the keynote screen,
Dressed in giveaways, except for what can't be seen

Posting to an etherpad, chat's beeping next to me
Probably should'a posted this, shouts like Randy's tweets

Shit, it was open-source! 
Clonein' it, buildin' it, about to go get some compliments

Passin' up on those blueprints someone else's been working on
But me and grungy coding it man

I am uploadin' and pullin' and savin' my money 
hella happy that's a bargain

I'ma take mainframe's style, I'ma take mainframe's style,
No for real - ask your sys admin - can I have his hand-me-downs? 

Quantum network and some Cinder blocks
Crazy Compute Nova packet that I found diggin'

They had a broken keyword, I fixed that on my keyboard
I fixed a bug and some, then posted to the message board 

Hello, hello, my ace man, Folsom
Bill Gates ain't got nothing on my fringe game, wholesome

I could take some API, make them cool, share those
The REST heads would be like "Aw, he's got the fellows"

I'm gonna write some code
550 coders on my project
I'm hunting, looking for a cloud-up
OpenStack is awesome

I'm gonna write some code
550 coders on my project
I'm hunting, looking for a cloud-up
This is OpenStack awesome

Your script-y, your ruby, your java, your net-y
I'll take those Linux servers and run cloud 

Lock-ins notta feature on the cloud sucker
I make the apps that run on that sucker 

They be like, "Oh, that vblock - that's hella tight."
I'm like, "Yo - that's mega dollars a core."

Limited edition, let's do some simple addition
Mega dollars for a core - that's some serious scratch 

They call that enterprise software 
I call that getting locked to a business
That cloud's hella dough

Wanna share code? closed source is a hella don't
cloud game, come take a look through my source code

Trying to lock clouds to a brand? 
Man you hella won't
Man you hella won't

code well... OpenStack... yeah!

550 coders on my project
I'm hunting, looking for a cloud-up
This is OpenStack awesome

I run your next gen clouds
I look incredible
I make big IaaS run
Like that start up down the road

I run your next gen clouds
I look incredible
I make big IaaS run
Like that start up down the road

3 thoughts on ““Stack Shop” cover of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop

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