Yeah, so it’s a cover…. So what? The video, alone, makes it worth its weight in pressed vinyl. Music by Tommy Chong, and lyric credits include both Cheech & Chong, they originally inked this modern pop/country classic with the movie ‘Up in Smoke’ in mind.
However, this version features a better metered approach to the music, which makes it a bit more peppy. Immigrant Union is an Australian band fronted by a dude named Bob that I met once in Portland, at a cool recording studio. When they first got going, this band featured Courtney Barnett for a while. Another dude, Mitchell, who grows weed for Bondi Farms introduced me, and we all smoked a fatty blunt together on New Year’s Eve of 2019 -> 2020. Good times.
Kid Cudi has no problem tackling serious issues in his lyrics. We’ve all felt a little hopeless and lost some times, but my personal takeaway is that the subject of this song is a self medicating man with is grappling with some large questions surrounding his life. We’ve all been there, right?
The lonely stoner is swimming through self reflection, life analysis, romance remembrance, and a path forward. It’s kind of sad, but hey — we don’t always turn to cannabis during a party, do we?
We’re back, with another stoner song. The Dandy Warhols of Portland, OR, have re-tuned and re-mixed their 2005 hit “Smoke It”, to help seven States that recently legalized the herb celebrate their legal conquest. The Dandys have a history replete with cannabis references in their music, and the band logo has a weed leaf just below a classic VW bus, for crying out loud. They played the Marijuana Policy Project fundraiser at The Playboy Mansion in 2008, with such luminaries as Jack Herer, Vivian McPeak, and Eddy Lepp in attendance.
Bassist Zia McCabe was our first celebrity visitor at House of Cannabis – Tacoma, back in 2018. Their most recent release, “Why You So Crazy” (iTunes Music, Spotify) features several Neo-psychedelic tracks, including a personal favorite, “To The Church”, which is like a walk down the aisle on a fistful of Mushrooms.
Yeah. This world has a plethora of music, and with as much as people love the ganja, some of it is bound to rotate around the herb. I’m going to be occasionally posting some stoner type songs that I hope are new tunes for you all. We have such great diversity in cannabis consumers, that all sorts of music is made to honor the herb. This column will know no bounds, in terms of genre. From country to rap, rock to bluegrass, we’ll touch on it all over time.
First up, The Free Mexican Airforce, by Peter Rowan, released in 1978. This Mexicana styled song mariachi song touches on the hypocrisy of the American war on drugs, and the psychological war on parents and teens. Enjoy.