“And ya don’t stop. Ah keep on. And ya don’t stop. Ah keep on. And ya don’t stop. Ah keep on. And ya don’t stop. Ah keep on…”
The title of this section is a reference to a Showbiz & AG song by the same name. It was chosen for several reasons. The most obvious reason is the meaning of the phrase. Diggin in the Crates is a reference to dj having a huge stockpile of old records to mix. For those of you too old to remember, lp’s fit nicely in milk crates. We have so many binders full of negatives and slides from the 80′s and 90′s that I always feel like I am diggin in the crates. And the binders at one point all lived in—you guessed it—milk crates.
The title also works simply because Showbiz & AG were a big part of that time period of our lives. Soul Clap was played at every party and event and still resides in a few playlists today. We must have listened to that album a thousand times at Placid Planet Surf Shop. So when I hear any track of Showbiz & AG, I am instantly transported back to those days. The people, the parties, the music, the sessions all defined that era. An era where skateboarder’s attire drove urban apparel designer’s decisions to the point of droopy-drawer-ridiculouslness. An era where wetsuits were good enough to really enjoy the pristine surf of New England, but not good enough for the not-so-hardcore masses that now clog the lineups. An era where hip-hop gained mainstream attention and tons of super lame posers rose to the top. But with all that money the true culture grew.
The title Diggin in the Crates is just too perfect. Plus, the song contains the line, “I’m a get fame, not from her or his name. Cause yo (What’s up?) I’m funkier than a shit stain.” And that is fantastic.