Mike Wallace - Natural High ( Psych Pop / 1970)
Hello internet pals of music. Today is an unrecognized national holiday in the republic of Vancouver, so whatever kids, stay in school.
Not Mike Wallace from 60 Minutes. Maybe attaching a genre to the title suggested that already, because I can’t see that Mike Wallace doing anything remotely psychedelic. Also, maybe that’ll get more people to click the links, because I get this pretty bogus reading data that indicates that more subscribers are holding back their full experience of this whole wacky endeavor than I imagined.
So yeah, back to the date.
I got invited to do a playlist in celebration for a local dispensary. Because music and weed obviously have an intimate relationship that goes back to the dawn of time.
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Well, guess what?
There are way fewer good songs about smoking dope than there are bad ones. Which is slightly funny to me. I’m fully excusing Jamaica and Bristol from this discussion.
Actually, it’s really funny to me. Most songs about pot are dumb. I mean, aren’t they supposed to be? There are some very terrible ones floating out in the aerial tangent, drifting ghosts called back into existence by smoke creeping out of the top of a bong.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice
I can’t figure (not the) Mike Wallace out here. Wholly psychedelic. Naturally high, but 100% a stoned song.
He was from Plymouth, but also led a Swedish band called The Caretakers, who he may have met in Germany, and frankly this isn’t journalism day or anything and frankly, I feel you should just listen to this song and jump on a little cloud of joy that floats you over all the garbage that was once scattered around your feet.
Obviously the concluded dispensary playlist is good. I’d never steer you sideways.
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