Feb
06

Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday

“Hippies and flower children of the 60’s would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being “Groovy” or “Far out”. We feel the same way. It doesn’t matter if it’s guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us …well… Far out man.”
—-> Got suggestions for music? E-mail Dignan

Bob Marley Birthday

On May 11th, 1981, Bob Marley fell a fatal victim to melanoma of the toe, because his Rastafarian beliefs prohibited him from being buried an incomplete person. Born on February 6th, 1945, Bob Marley would have been 69 years old today, but even though he is gone his legacy still thrives through his songs, philosophy, and the emotional impact he played in radically changing the face of politics in an effort to preserve and promote peace. The father of Reggae, the burner of ganja, and the leader of a counter-culture movement, Bob Marley stands today as a prominent figure in the Stoner culture, where he represents, in an Obi-Wan Kenobi fashion, tranquility, Stoicism, and the ability to maintain an expressive and vehement free spirit. Among other decorations he achieved during his lifetime, Bob Marley has been immortalized in a variety of ways including being awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1981, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of 1994, and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February of 2001. Today, the posthumously published album, Legend, enjoys the most album sales out of any other record with over 14 million copies sold worldwide, receiving outstanding reception as one of the most prolific pieces of music ever recorded. If you would like to learn more about Bob Marley, the man, the legend, the divine, then check out the following video entitled “Caribbean Nights,” as it covers the evolution of Bob Marley and the Wailers into the sensation that they were.

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Feb
06

Happy Birthday Bob Marley

“Hippies and flower children of the 60’s would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being “Groovy” or “Far out”. We feel the same way. It doesn’t matter if it’s guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us …well… Far out man.”
—-> Got suggestions for music? E-mail Dignan

Bob Marley cupcakes

Bob Marley, born on February 6th 1945, would have been 67 years of age today in 2012 if he did not fall to illness from a Melanoma infected toe in May of 1981. Regardless, his legacy lives through stoners who toke up in his name on days such as this. Personally, I could not imagine my evolution into the stoner culture without being introduced to some reggae and Bob Marley. His achievements included Band of the Year in 1976 by Rolling Stone Magazine, a Peace Medal of the Third World from the United Nations in 1978, a Jamaican Order of Merit in 1981, and posthumously he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob Marley was a testament to our culture, he stood for ganja, accepting it as a spiritual and essential part of his life, while spreading the idea that stoners are not attached to some apathetic stigma. Bob Marley brought people together when he was alive, and he continues to follow the same pursuit in death. We miss you Bob Marley, and I recommend we all toke up in his memory. Go out today, share some weed with a friend in need, and spread the word about Bob Marley. In short, stir it up.

Bob Marley cake

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Dec
04

Stir It Up

“Hippies and flower children of the 60’s would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being “Groovy” or “Far out”. We feel the same way. It doesn’t matter if it’s guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us …well… Far out man.”
—-> Got suggestions for music? E-mail Pistachio or E-mail Dignan

Bob Marley was one of the most inspirational singers/activists/writers that the world has ever experienced. He brought factions together with his music and he soothed the souls of multiple generations. Here is a video of him and his band performing “Stir It Up”. If you have any personal drawings of Bob Marley, kick them on over to Me.

Bob Marley in soccer shoes

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Nov
12

Rasta Baby

“Half-baked is probably one if not the greatest Stoner movies of all time and we believe this category is best summed up by the great, talented, and verbose Jon Stewart.
Enhancement Smoker (Jon Stewart): “Did you ever see Scent of a Woman?”
Scarface: “Yup.”
Enhancement Smoker: “You ever seen Scent of a Woman… on weed? That’s the way to see it. It’s just wacked.”
That is what this is, high movies or shows. Not necessarily ratings or anything like that, but movies or shows… well … high.”
——> Got suggestions for movies or shows? E-mail Pistachio or E-mail Dignan

This kid knows some good music when he hears it. If I ever have a kid hopefully he/she will be able to enjoy the smooth Reggae tones as much as this little guy does. Although, buffalo soldier wouldn’t be my first choice of songs to play for them…perhaps three little birds or no woman no cry (my personal favorite).

rastababy

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Nov
11

An Interview with Bob Marley

“Half-baked is probably one if not the greatest Stoner movies of all time and we believe this category is best summed up by the great, talented, and verbose Jon Stewart.
Enhancement Smoker (Jon Stewart): “Did you ever see Scent of a Woman?”
Scarface: “Yup.”
Enhancement Smoker: “You ever seen Scent of a Woman… on weed? That’s the way to see it. It’s just wacked.”
That is what this is, high movies or shows. Not necessarily ratings or anything like that, but movies or shows… well … high.”
——> Got suggestions for movies or shows? E-mail Pistachio or E-mail Dignan

Here I have stumbled upon an interview with Bob Marley in New Zealand, 1979. Videos like this veraciously show me the way that a smoker should live. Bob Marley, even though he was under pressure from multiple sources including the media, politicians, and even society… always kept his cool and went with the flow. Maybe it was all of the ganja he had, but in all actuality he represented an entity, a new way of thinking. He understood that the only thing we have in life is well… our own lives. Marley believed in a world where people would work together and stop fighting over petty things. This framework of thinking is why he is truly an inspiration for us all. Not to mention he supposedly used to smoke a “pound a week”.

bob marley smoking

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