All the love from devotees of the Seven Leaf. That sensi salutation above arrived in my text box bright and early.
Glad tidings to you and yours as well. Good luck to Collie-rado and Washington. Let’s tally up more state victories in 2014, 2016 and beyond. Selah!
Abolitionists need to make it as simple as possible in their public messaging: “it’s a plant not a drug”
2016 is gonna be another knock down drag out. “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. Here (we are) stuck in the middle with you.”
As I promised on Smile Jamaica yesterday: I did get up to post my Mutant Dub Canna-bass show on Mixcloud and on this blog. I let Mixcloud do their magic and then I made sure all the blog and twitter posts were good to go. Went do bed around midnight. I set the alarm for 4:10.
Here is my alarm clock ringer:
I stumbled to my computer and put a hawk eye on the clock. Exactly at 4:20 AM, I cracked my knuckles and hit send. 4 hours and 20 minutes of Canna-bass at 4:20 AM on 4/20
When I put this Mutant Dub 420 together in my studio with all the sound bytes and clips, I knew that the last song I was going to play was a Peter Tosh (Dub Club) remix of “Legalize It”.
That brought the whole file to 4 hours 19 minutes and 12 seconds. Easy squeeze: I just tacked on a few more cannabinoidal sound bytes to bring the mix to 4 hours 19 minutes and 56 seconds.
Lately I have been ending with a little clip from the Whitest Kids U Know. “Keep safe and keep blazing”. That byte is 3 seconds long.
So by stitching music and dialogue together I was basically 1 second off my original target goal of the 4 hr 20 min and 00 second.
So I had to “cheat” by one second to make it work. 1 second off out of 15,600 seconds. Better rate than the Atomic Clock. Wow Sensi simpatico.
I took a look at the stats on Mixcloud and it looks like 19 people have been taking me up on my advice for their 420 Sensi Soundtrack today. Kool breeze!
As promised, here is the KRCL Live edition of the 20th Annual 420 Cannabis Service Show without commercial interruptions.
Let my bredrin the 420 Bunny and myself wish you a wondrous 420 spent with family and friends for Easter, Puff Puff Passover and other compelling purposes for randomized encounters and barbecue excursions. Enjoy your libations responsibly. Otherwise, Johnny Law is gonna give you the hairy eyeball:
<Johnny Law 1 min>
I want to be the Soundtrack to your celebration with all the Mutant Dub I am fascinated by. 50 Canna-bass tunes from the likes of Thievery Corporation, Primal Scream and Dub Syndicate.
Enjoy this Secret Stash from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. 4 hr and 20 min worth. You will be running to theSevwith Musical Munchies Selah!
Coming down the home stretch of the 20 Days of Cannabis. So the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives has filled you in on Jah-maican Reggae Herbtunes and 4 hr 20 min of Mutant Dub: a high-ly world and Euro phenoemon.
Good ole Americans love the Seven Leaf too. Here is Smile Jamaica’s Top Ten American Herbalists
1. The Toyes – Smoke Two Joints and Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes). All killer novelty classic. The former awards video game stalwarts two joints for every 10,000 points. The latter works on 4/20 and Halloween. Boris Pickett would be proud.
2. Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) . Out of Los Jahngeles, this is another ditty that works in April or All Hallow’s Eve. “Roll a lickle spliff wif de papyrus while we smoke Sensemeenia inna Mesopotamia”
3. Ben Harper – Burn One Down; Reggae Sampler (Virgin). If Smile Jamaica tracked requests over the past two decades or so this gentle acoustic niyahbinghi number would be near the top. “Let us burn one from end to end. Pass it over to me my friend.”
4. Dub Lounge international – Dub Hangover; Dub Lounge International (Ancient Vessel). Seattle: usually the dub is blissed out riffing on the original vocal. In this case dub rid dims pump out a gravity-free mix with vocals straight no chaser. “I’ve got an Herb hangover and I don’t wanna let it go”
5. Collie Buddz – Come Around; Collie Buddz (Colombia). New Orleans by way of Bermuda. With his name you would think he was in league with the Seven Leaf. Ragga vocal style with a hint of Autotune. Thick and sticky Roots Riddim updating an old Zap Pow Reggae lick.
6. 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – Walkey Walk Tall; Presents (ROIR) Upstate New York, like #4 another truth in advertising group. They are good for one or more herbtunes on nearly all their releases.
7. Natural Roots – For My Sensi (extended); CD Single (Rock da Joint). Homegrown in Utah. Nice horn licks, rub a dub riddim and winsome female backing vox. Drum and the bass mashes up nicely with the Sensi ride. Bliss at nearly 7 minutes
8. Mystic Roots Band – Pass the Marijuana; Constant Struggle (Stay Positive). Chico, Collie-fornya. Nuff herbal meditations from this group. Features special guest intro
9. Rootz Underground – Herb Fields; Movement (Riverstone) Nice slinky one drop tribute to guerrilla growing the Ganja crop.
10. Easy Star All Stars – One Likkle Draw; First Light (Easy Star). The label and collective out of New York. They brought us two volumes of dubadelic Dub Side of the Moon. This groover features Junior Jazz and Daddy Lion on the vox.
Gonna play a set of American Herbalists in 2 hours: Smile Jamaica 90.9FM KRCL.org. 420 Cannabis Service Show
I bet I am up and at ’em before any of you readers take the tykes out for any Easter Egg Hunt.
So my 4 hr 20 min Mutant Dub Herb Special is finished. Magnum Dopus!
So I’ve rinsed out 50 plus tracks from around the globe. Starts with my favorite Weedstepper Soom T and ends with the Bush Doctor Peter Tosh dubadelic 10″ pic sleeve vinyl mix from Record Store Day a few years ago.
Here’s how your Holiday Weekend works: Good Friday, Record Store Day Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday
I will hit send on the Interwebs this Sunday 4/20 at 4:20 AM at the Smile Jamaica Mixcloudpage as well as here
Mutant Dub Files: Episode 4 – Space Dust. 260 minutes of Seven Leaf mixed with heavyweight dub
For once I don’t say a word. Just herbal meditations and Canna-bass
Here’s the Straight Dope:
Bong – 4
Collie – 1
Dope – 4
Flavors – 2 High Grade, Lebanese Blonde,
Ganja – 1
Growing/Farming – 1
Hemp – 1
Herb – 4
High/Stoned – 4
Legalize – 3
Lifestyle – 5
Marijuana – 3
Police/Arrested – 2
Rizla/Rolling – 3
Sensimilla – 4
Spliff – 2Weed – 3
Jah-scow, Scotland: 3
Los Jahngeles: 2
Wash’n DC: 3
“See ya” or more like “hear me” Sunday AM and have this Dub Episode for your Soundtrack as you celebrate early and often
“Legalize it, I will advertise it.” Two states down, 48 to go.
The prohibition against Cannabis is much like saying the earth is flat. There is absolutely no compelling reason to keep this plant illegal much less the stone age (no pun) sentences handed down for a lickle stalk o’sensi grooming in your pocket. (Black Uhuru)
I remember the T shirt from back in the Reagan “Just Say No” Era about the DEA: “One seed is all we need to make you bleed.”
Deaths from cigarettes: 480,000 per year (1 in every 5 American deaths)
Deaths from alcohol: 88,000 per year
Deaths from narcotics: 40,000 of which 60% are from prescription opioids like Oxycontin
Deaths from marijuana consumption: 0 for all of mankind’s history
WTF? When I did radio interviews at KRCL on their listener call in program, Radioactive, I did several shows devoted to harm reduction and the cruelty and downright racism of the drug war.
You would have thought that all these baby boomers who lit up in the 60s would have come to fruition and at least decriminalized the Seven Leaf as they sunset into retirement. (I guess all of the politicians in Washington, DC were in their dorm rooms playing with their slide rules while all the other hippies were having fun and wasting their lives.)
Obama practically claims he invented hot boxing as a youth in Hawaii and now as a lame duck he won’t even reschedule Cannabis so it can be studied for the plant’s effects; good or bad. Lame indeed. In Reggae there is a saying, “Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies”.
Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The unthinkable happened when Colorado and Washington legalized it in 2012 despite legislative hostility and veiled threats.
The world didn’t collapse. Society didn’t implode. There weren’t murders and dead bodies strewn on the highways.
<Marijuana Killer of Youth PSA 1 min>
In fact Collie-rado made a nice score of 3.5 million on their 25% cut of the haul since Jan. 1. Crime didn’t go up. Tourism is increasing. Marijuana consumption and sales are going to become boringly routine. No more skulking about waiting for the man over an 8 track of schwag. You stop at the liquor store for a sixer or bottle of wine and then head to Weedmart for your smoke. How civilized.
The next two election cycles are going to see more states at least attempt to legalize it in addition to about a dozen others who have some level of medical marijuana laws pending or passed
Alaska, Arizona, Collie-fornya, Nevada, Oregon, Maine, Hashachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Collie-rado and Washington succeeded, in large part, because they promoted Cannabis as safer than alcohol. Or, “let’s tax it and regulate it just like alcohol”. In my opinion, those strategies are better because of their honest intent.
Citizens and politicians who don’t smoke want to think that responsible use will not come at a societal price. And local government entities, who have been slammed by the Great Recession, are looking for ways to fill the coffers now that the bubbles have burst. 15% excise tax and 10% sales tax are winning arguments.
The medical defense is more of a sticky wicket since so much of Cannabis health effects (or lack of harmful effects) are “conjecture”. Prohibition has made it so difficult for American universities and health agencies to actually conduct double blind studies. Incrementalism is fine but that grey area leaves casual users in limbo and seems to undermine the “intent” of the laws. It’s “medicinal” seems cynical and dishonest to non-users.
Legalization cuts the Gordian Knot and makes it easier to vote up or down on the merits of state regulation and clear cut rules of possession and consumption.
My Mom voted for Montana’s medical marijuana law. I asked her to vote for legalization if it comes up in 2014. She said, “If that’s the only way you will come home more often, I will vote yes.”
Here’s where I go for the Sensi Scorecard of: what’s up, polls, handicapping potential and anecdotal information.
Jon Walker of firedoglake.com writes a near daily posting called Just Say Nowthat will keep you informed of the progress of the Seven Leaf at the polls. Smile Jamaicaapproved!
If half of those states say yes (and the polling is looking good most everywhere; upper 40% and many states over 50%), legalization will be a regional phenomenon in the West, Mountain West and Northeast.
If California says yes, (the 8th largest economy in the world), the walls are gonna come tumbling down pretty much everywhere until we get a Federal Law. Selah!
My only fear is: what will the the total end of Cannabis prohibition do to the quality and quantity of my precious herbtunes?
Smile Jamaica is hosted by Robert Nelson on 90.9 FM KRCL in Salt Lake City, Utah (Saturdays, 4-7 p.m. MT). Ark-ives available weekly here at the Smile Jamaica blog.