Opinion

Stoned Movie Night – “Jekyll & Hyde Together Again”

I don’t judge anyone who hasn’t heard of this movie. It’s barely a cult classic. People just don’t know it due to poor marketing and a poor economic and political climate when the movie “Jekyll & Hyde… Together Again” (trailer above) was originally released in 1982. Blatantly, the movie was about drug abuse and sex, …

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Better Know a Stoner Song – “I Love You Mary Jane” by Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW3Djkhp9yA By the time the movie Judgement Night had come out, Sonic Youth were punk/grunge legends, and Cypress Hill had two bestselling albums, so this was very much collaboration effort teaming two towers of power. The Judgement Night soundtrack was unique in pairing up and coming rockers with groundbreaking hip-hop, rap, and fusion. While this …

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Better Know a Stoner Song – “Mackrosoft” by Aja West

There are times that I really enjoy having a local, independent music focus. Funny thing about this one – it’s been around a long while, and the artist is a Seattle native and resident. Aja West released his first album in late 1998, an EP under the title Black Moses. That CD basically doesn’t exist …

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WNBA’s Brittney Griner arrested for hashish at Russian customs

If we’ve learned anything from the turbulent collision of sports and cannabis policy over the past two weeks, we’ve learned that it isn’t wise to fly into a sovereign nation with draconian cannabis laws on the books while also carrying cannabis on your person. Though we will call the opening sentence the thesis of this …

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The Black Angels at The Showbox, Seattle, 2021

Better Know a Stoner Song – “The First Vietnam War” by The Black Angels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mix4N87GM3g Talk about intense songs to listen to under the effects of cannabis….. The echo on muted strings brings one immediately to a helicopter entrance to theater in the Vietnam War. Written from the view of a American GI, the song asks the questions many Americans did as we fought a war against the spread …

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