Going To Pot?

A recent Tuesday found me hauling my wizened ass around my hilly neighborhood for half an hour, something that I do on a lot more days than I care to. By which I mean that the frequent treks usually are not particularly exciting. However, brisk walking, and the huffing and puffing induced by climbing hills, supposedly are good for you. Thus, I’ll continue to haul said ass diligently, in the hopes that the pace at which the sands in my hourglass fall to the bottom will be nice and slow as a result.

As it turned out, though, the neighborhood walk had several things going for it that made it a good deal better than tolerable. I’m referring to three songs that came my way via The Many Moods Of Ben Vaughn, a podcast, as I pounded the hood’s blocks. I’d heard these recordings, all of them great golden oldies, many times before. But, quite unexpectedly, I was hearing them with fresh ears.

Specifically: How was it possible that I’d never fully noticed the gleeful whooping that saturates Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love), by the Swingin’ Medallions? Or the fact that the instrumentation on Peggy Lee’s delicious rendition of Fever comprises nothing more than an upright bass, finger snaps, spare drumming and, of course, Peggy’s voice? Or that there is wispy vocal harmonizing, seemingly from a galaxy far, far away, on T. Rex’s Mambo Sun?

The answer, I think, is that I was in a state of heightened awareness, allowing me to pick up on the above. And I’m glad that I did, as I’m a sucker for beauty and wonder, and seek them out religiously. Yup, that’s who I am and what I do.

As strong as my orientation and inclinations are, though, there was a time when beauty and wonder struck me with even more force than they do now. I’m referring to a lengthy stretch of years that began during the heart of the hippie era. Back then, a major key to my finding enhanced enchantment in the world was — and I’d be surprised as hell if any readers guess incorrectly — marijuana, a product beloved by millions upon millions over the centuries. I wasn’t anything resembling an around-the-clock stoner. I picked my moments. But in toto I spent a goodly number of enjoyable hours in the arms of cannabis-created highs.

Not recently though. Nope, pot hasn’t been part of my life for many years. (I gave up cigarettes in 1985 and, though I can’t pinpoint the year, probably nixed cannabis around the same time, not wanting to have smoke of any kind enter my lungs.) But I’m reconsidering that position. Maybe it’s time for me once again to become a pot man. That’s what I started thinking about soon after hearing the songs mentioned above. I realized that if I had been agreeably stoned that Tuesday, not only would the previously-unnoticed aspects of the recordings have jumped out at me, I’d have been easing myself into the flow and taking in just about everything around me. Ah, how great it would have been!

I’ll absolutely be judicious in cannabis’s use, however, should I once again indulge. As there’s no denying that I’m an old guy with a sometimes-erratic system, there’s a real chance that strong strains of cannabis would wallop me upside (or should I say inside?) my head, rather than mellow me out. Hence, my game plan would be to take only one or two tokes of a mild variety of pot, and be satisfied with wherever they lead me, even if it’s not to the heights of yore. I’d do this once or twice per week at first, and see where it goes from there. Well, we shall see if this scenario some day comes to pass. I’m betting that it will.

In a moment I’m going to roll into a metaphorical joint the thoughts I’ve enclosed on this page and mentally puff away on them with gusto. But before I do, let me leave you with YouTube offerings of the three songs that inspired the reverie you’ve been reading. They have the power to improve your day. Oh wow, man . . . they’re outta sight!

 

115 thoughts on “Going To Pot?

  1. Lynette d'Arty-Cross April 6, 2021 / 1:24 am

    I was never much of a pot smoker (I didn’t like the smell – today’s even less so since it resembles skunky skunk odour) BUT, I’m happy it’s legal here (in my little opinion, recreational drugs should all be legal and taxed to the hilt). And, legalisation keeps people a lot safer. My understanding is that the local pot stores are have lots of mild choices, though. 🙂

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 6, 2021 / 2:03 pm

      It’s not legal in my state (Pennsylvania), so I’ll have to figure out how to obtain pot that is unquestionably mild. The whole situation is better when the product is regulated.

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      • jkaybay April 17, 2021 / 2:38 pm

        Last year, I took care of a friend’s plant while he was away (and then harvested and dried it). I discovered that I really like the impact of the outer leaves from buds. Perhaps the THC/CBD ratio is more relaxing or the overall concentrations are just lower, but it suits me well. And the best thing is that they are just the trimmings, so it feels I’m making good use of the parts that others remove 🙂

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        • Yeah, Another Blogger April 17, 2021 / 4:39 pm

          I wonder which culture first discovered the powers that cannabis plants have. I’m going to head over to Professor Google and do a little research.

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          • jkaybay April 18, 2021 / 8:23 pm

            A “fun” fact: the words cannabis and canvas are related because hemp was a stable material for things like ship sails (before governments decided to outlaw Cannabis).

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  2. johnlmalone April 6, 2021 / 2:47 am

    that Swinging Medallions song I’d never heard before but it sounded like one of the songs playing in one of those ”parties in my head” from a few posts ago 🙂 Cheers, Neil —

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  3. Basia Korzeniowska April 6, 2021 / 3:01 am

    I have never smoked anything at all so can only imagine the pleasures you intimate. When I was at school in the swinging sixties LSD was the drug of choice sometimes with horrendous consequences. I was and am far too cautious to try. Though sometimes even I am a little wistful. I once found some of my daughters stash. Should I have tried it?

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      • Basia Korzeniowska May 20, 2021 / 2:16 am

        Reminds me of when I was at university. Thank you. But no. Not for lack of opportunity. Our next door neighbours seem to have more than enough for just family use. !

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  4. Paddy Tobin April 6, 2021 / 3:41 am

    I think I may look forward to many more interesting and insightful offerings on your blog!

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  5. sniderjerry April 6, 2021 / 6:27 am

    Hi Neil, After mowing grass all day I have no urge to smoke it. Party on. Jerry

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  6. Robert Parker April 6, 2021 / 6:52 am

    Neil you wanton reprobate! A state of heightened awareness, and all this time I thought you lived outside Philly. You’ll have to move to NY, I guess they’re moving ahead, so to speak, with legalizing recreational pot. Interesting variety pack of music – – T. Rex was an amazing band, top of the charts in U.K., and so many musicians reference & revere, why do you think wasn’t huge in the U.S.?

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      • Robert Parker April 6, 2021 / 2:43 pm

        That’s the one you always hear on the radio. I heard The Who’s “You better you bet” on the radio this weekend, and it mentions T Rex.

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  7. JOYCE HAMILTON April 6, 2021 / 8:24 am

    Always enjoy your song choics! Keep up your walks….you will soon b seeing beautiful blooms. I always enjoy your photos.

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  8. Laurie Graves April 6, 2021 / 8:28 am

    You could always try edible marijuana. Better for the lungs. And no nasty smell. (I’m one of those who HATES the smell of pot.)

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 6, 2021 / 2:11 pm

      I’m pretty sure that the effects are marginal when you swallow pot, rather than smoke it. Maybe I’m wrong, though.

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      • Laurie Graves April 6, 2021 / 2:48 pm

        Once upon a time, many years ago, I had some cooked in brownies, and they sure packed a punch. 😉

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  9. Helen Devries April 6, 2021 / 9:13 am

    Leo’s young cousins introduced him to pot when he was in his fifties and he grew his own and smoked that…when we moved to Costa Rica he did not continue….and then his sister came on a visit and brought him something she was using, bought in Amsterdam. He tried it and while she was fine he was rapidly falling on the floor vomiting. Goodness only knows what variety that was…but whatever it was was the final straw!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 6, 2021 / 2:12 pm

      Yeah, you never truly know what will happen when you smoke or ingest anything. Real bad reactions to pot are no joke, that’s for sure.

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  10. Jacqui Murray April 6, 2021 / 10:22 am

    I smoked pot once and hated it. I like being in control of everything around me. Don’t drink much either. My drug of choice is dancing so Fever–woah what a great song!

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  11. Paula B April 6, 2021 / 10:31 am

    I always enjoy your finding the small but significant details in individual pieces of music, Neil. Quick anecdote about “Double Shot”: I played drums in a cover band for many years, and while we were rehearsing that song we were discussing the fact that it had often been censored. Our bass player then pointed out that, ironically, the band’s NAME (“The Swingin’ Medallions) was racier than the song!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 6, 2021 / 2:16 pm

      Well, the lyrics are a bit racy too, I think. In any case, those guys made one heck of a great recording. It’s pure rock and roll!

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  12. swabby429 April 6, 2021 / 10:32 am

    I was a regular weed smoker when I lived in the SF Bay Area…it goes with the territory. I cut way back after locating to the Great Plains. I have considered driving to Colorado, where weed is legal, but the Nebraska State Patrol is on the look out for “importers”. Weed isn’t a priority, but it would be interesting to have a few puffs.

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  13. greenpete58 April 6, 2021 / 10:40 am

    Some of the comments above are as interesting as your essay. (“Conspicuous by absence” is the expression, I think.) I was an irregular pot smoker in college. Heck, which ’70s college student didn’t at least try it? (Answer: my wife.) I started up a couple years ago, but only need a few tokes late Sat. night after said wife has gone to bed and I’m spinning some good music. I still get the weird paranoid thoughts, but they’re compensated by a magical musical carpet ride, then I sleep like a baby, and I feel GREAT the next morning.

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      • greenpete58 April 7, 2021 / 3:36 pm

        The only grass that’s legal in fucking red-state Ohio is medicinal and the kind that needs mowing. Though recreational possession isn’t a jailable offense anymore. But even if it was jailable I’d “recreate,” just like in college, because some laws are just plain stupid.

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      • Martie April 7, 2021 / 8:33 pm

        I haven’t had a joint since I was 22. I am now 65. LOL But in my day….

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        • Martie April 7, 2021 / 8:37 pm

          But, my comment was actually directed to the huffing and puffing that comes from a brisk walk nowadays.

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  14. talebender April 6, 2021 / 11:21 am

    I tried gummies…..but they threatened to pull the fillings of my teeth out!
    But Peggy Lee is a winner—then, now, and always.

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  15. mistermuse April 6, 2021 / 11:32 am

    Never heard the “Mambo Sun” song before, and I can’t honestly say that I’m sorry about that. But I dig the other two, as well as your post — so 3 out of 4 ain’t bad!

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  16. alhenry April 6, 2021 / 12:45 pm

    Ah Neil, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose! When the state-run pot store opened up here a couple of years ago, there was a major RUSH (no pun intended!). You couldn’t get a parking space on the entire street, whatever your destination. Personally, I never got into the big M because my first 3-4 tries, all it did was put me to sleep LOL, but back in my youth, I did have some splendid times courtesy of Dr. Leary. Well, toke ’em if you got ’em, friend. And revel in the wonder and beauty of the world.

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  17. cincinnatibabyhead April 6, 2021 / 1:24 pm

    “The many moods of CB”. Im stealing that. If you’re going to get small Neil go the full Marley, dont mess around. Make sure you pin your name and address to your jacket so the person who finds wandering around eating an industrial size bag of those cheese things you like you can take home. Good tunes fella..

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  18. andrewcferguson April 6, 2021 / 2:13 pm

    I must’ve gone to the wrong parties when I was a student in the 80s, Neil, because I’m not sure I’ve ever smoked the real thing (or else it had no effect on me). I have heard that the current stuff is much stronger, so I think you’re right to be cautious. But good luck with it!

    As you know my drug of choice is red wine, which in the right (moderate) quantities and the right music can put me in a state of rapture…

    Speaking of music and instrumentation, I came across a rare beast yesterday whilst painting the bedroom – a DJ that actually has an interest in music. He told me that Prince played all the instruments on his classic ‘When Doves Cry’ (I may have known that already). More interestingly, I learned that just at the last moment Prince decided to cut out the bass guitar, so it must be one of the very few funk rock tracks with no bass in it. But who dare question The Purple One? It works!

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  19. JT Twissel April 6, 2021 / 5:10 pm

    I never was a big user – especially after one of our neighbors gave us pot brownies but didn’t warn us not to eat the whole thing. Now, who nibbles on a brownie? I did a lot of silly things. that night. Really embarrassed myself royally!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 6, 2021 / 8:50 pm

      That’s almost as bad as spiking fruit punch with LSD, and not telling people that you did.

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  20. Dave April 6, 2021 / 5:41 pm

    I took a good look at all eight of the Swingin’ Medallions and can’t decide which of them is responsible for that background gleeful whooping. They all look a little too mama’s-boy to be getting out of line like that. As for Peggy, I was lucky enough to see her in person when she performed at a benefit in the early 1990s. Still had that vampish allure and she was probably well into her 70s. Finally, I discovered Kacey Musgraves wrote all of her “Golden Hour” lyrics while she was stoned (mostly on Mary Jane, one track while on LSD). Damn good Grammy-award winning music. Maybe there’s something to expanding the mind after all.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 6, 2021 / 8:55 pm

      Hi Dave. Thanks for your insights and info. I appreciate all of it. I know what you mean about the Swingin’ Medallions. I have a feeling, though, that they were pretty wild guys who loved being rock and rollers.

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  21. Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter April 6, 2021 / 6:09 pm

    I’ve never heard of the Swingin’ Medallions and didn’t much like the song, I knew Peggy Lee’s Fever which is all the more feverish because it is so stripped back, and – wait! A T Rex track I don’t know? That was a great discovery, thanks. Marc Bolan was a real heartthrob for my generation of schoolgirls. As for the cannabis, I’m so conventional I can’t add anything to the discussion!

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  22. ellie894 April 6, 2021 / 8:52 pm

    Those are some great songs! I really like T-Rex. And of course Peggy Lee is a classic. Thanks Neil!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 6, 2021 / 10:12 pm

      Terrific tunes. I’m glad I was listening to Ben Vaughn’s podcast that day. Otherwise, of course, I wouldn’t have heard them.

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  23. Fran Johns April 6, 2021 / 11:13 pm

    How’s this for a downer: (Not your piece, I loved it and am a Peggy Lee fan to the death.) Pot hadn’t been invented – or at least hadn’t made it into popular culture – when I was growing up a century or so ago. Thank goodness, given my tendency to get addicted to anything handy. But re taking anything into your young lungs: I quit cigarettes FIFTY-DARNED-SEVEN YEARS AGO. And in some scans & x-rays last month an ENT doc referred to my “Smoker’s Lungs.” Be sure your sins will find you out. Stick with the brownies.

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  24. Ann Coleman April 6, 2021 / 11:44 pm

    I tried pot once or twice when I was young, but never really saw the attraction. But I did attend far too many beer parties on college, so it’s not like I can act all superior about it…..

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  25. Henry Lewis April 7, 2021 / 2:52 am

    I’ve been doing cannabis edibles –particularly suitable as chocolates — for several years for Crohn’s disease. Helps immensely. I made my own for a year or so based on recipes easy to find online but it was very time-consuming. Best if you can buy them in a state with a regulated market so you’re sure of what you’re getting. Also, important to realize that effects are delayed when ingesting C so best to start small, wait 2 hours and see how you feel before eating more. I’ve found that a little bit goes a long way and aches and pains melt away. Senior citizens (not us, of course, but those other old guys) are a growing market in states with legal cannabis markets. Cheers.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 7, 2021 / 7:36 am

      Hi Henry, and thanks for the info. Based upon what you and one or two others have said, I’m starting to think that edibles are the way to go.

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  26. Jeff the Chef April 7, 2021 / 8:03 am

    I have one word for you: edibles. They come in a wide variety of doses – literally everthing from microdoses to big whollopers. Different strains … with or without CBD (I recommend with). And no need to do any smoking. I got this advice from my nephew, who is a licensed budtender: if a product, like a gummy, says that it has X number of milligrams, you can be assured that it does. But you cannot be sure that those milligrams are distributed evenly throughout the gummy. So, don’t buy a high milligram gummy and assume you can eat only half of it. Get the milligram that you want, and eat the whole gummy. Or get a low milligram, and eat multiples. Experience has proven all of this true.

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  27. Hansi April 7, 2021 / 11:05 am

    Wow. Welcome to the world of weed. Let me start off by saying that the stuff available today is totally unlike the crap ya probably smoked in ’85. It’s more potent and there’s a huge variety to choose from. Secondly, weed and old age make a nice fit. There’s Indicas if ya wanna relax, mellow-out, groove on music and feel some bodily pain relief, and there’s Sativa which will produce and energized (let’s clean-out the garage) euphoric ‘head high’. Then there’s hybrids which offer they best of both worlds. And lastly (thirdly if you’re counting), weed and blogging is a great mix, as one may tell by my blog. Cannabis is legal in California, and my advice, should you just happen to be in a state were it’s legal, is to go into a dispensary and talk with a bud-tender and tell em what you might like. I’d try smoking first to sample varieties and your tolerance level and then move to either a vaporizer or edibles. Danger with ingesting THC is it takes an hour to kick in, is VERY potent and therefore opens the opportunity to overdue it: ‘nothing happened in fifteen minutes so I’m gonna have another gummie; still nothing after half an hour – I got burned so I’m having two more’, and then you’re really screwed and experience the cannabis version of commode hugin’ drunk. The key is to try it in moderation and in a controlled setting (like at home instead of on the freeway) and go from there.

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  28. snakesinthegrass2014 April 7, 2021 / 12:22 pm

    One can’t argue with a smoky Peggy Lee song now and then. Coincidentally, I read about her life on some blogs only about a month ago.

    I enjoyed smoking again about 10 years ago (after probably a 25 year abstention from it). After reading about the dangers of all the synthetic varieties, and how difficult it is to sometimes even know, I decided it was probably something I’d best stop for good. It seemed safer back in the seventies. Still, I do remember how good the music sounded with those heavy Koss headphones after a few tokes. Enjoy but be safe. – Marty

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 7, 2021 / 1:59 pm

      Greetings, Marty. The major initial problem for me is that cannabis is illegal in my state. I’d buy some only where it’s regulated, so that you have a very good idea about the potency of what you’re thinking of buying.

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  29. Sandy April 7, 2021 / 2:01 pm

    Maybe you should try the weed right before walking in our same ol’ same ol’ neighborhood. It might greatly improve the scenery. But please be very careful and think about it a little more before you take the plunge.

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  30. Darts and Letters April 7, 2021 / 3:23 pm

    Cannabis is legal here and widely available in all sorts of shops tailored to a variety of clientele, pretty ridiculous how many shops you’ll find along stretches of highway in some of the smaller towns or cities, per capita some places are really covered. The names of these shops is a constant source of amusement for me and my kids, like………Bud Hut. On that related note, a part of town here where there are a bunch of shops, the road is Stone Way Avenue North., which is just perfect….
    To be honest I wouldn’t mind partaking a little, it has been quite a while for me. But with the pandemic, I’ve been joined at the hip with my kids. So I never really have any good windows of opportunity. I’ve been stone cold sober since the pandemic started, not a drink, even. i could use a stiff drink, though. But at some point I decided to just wait until everything’s gotten better. I dunno why. Maybe it’s because I drank a little too much in my thirties. I hear of a lotta people coping with the pandemic by drinking or drugging and I just don’t want to go down that road. so I savor my coffee in the mornings all the more

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 7, 2021 / 5:09 pm

      Hey there. You’ve made a good choice, since you’re with your kids all day. Maybe you’ll decide to indulge a bit after the pandemic ends (and it better end). Have a good week, and many thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

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  31. workinacresnothours April 7, 2021 / 6:14 pm

    Peggy Lee, there are not many out there anymore with natural talent like that is there. As for pot illegal here in Aussie. I do know of a wonderful man(done jail time for efforts saving lives) who makes the oil & is trying to get it legalised, as the health benefits are amazing but the pharmacy industry would loose billions such a wrongly wrongly governed industry. Happy happy days to you.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 7, 2021 / 8:07 pm

      Hi. In some of the USA’s states, recreational marijuana is legal and regulated. But not in Pennsylvania, which is where I live. Take care. See ya!

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  32. annieasksyou April 7, 2021 / 11:01 pm

    The trio of songs was great—especially Peggy Lee, and seeing her many manifestations was fun.

    Do be careful with the pot: as others have said, this ain’t your daddy’s stuff. And I understand the edibles can be more of a problem bc they’re often erratically prepared.

    If you do partake, I hope you’ll do a Plog experiment: write the same post twice—before and after—and let us guess which is which.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 8, 2021 / 8:13 am

      Morning, Annie. I suppose that there are and have been successful writers who write/wrote when high. I might do some googling to learn about that.

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  33. Alyson April 8, 2021 / 9:50 am

    As you say the heightened awareness made you listen to those songs with new ears. Peggy’s song really is spare isn’t it but works perfectly.

    As for the pot, I just heard something on the radio about those paintings in caves created by stone age man – Apparently they were probably painted whilst the cavemen were literally ‘stoned’ due to the lack of oxygen that far into the cave. Why they look so trippy. Just look for a deep cave Neil and you won’t need to cultivate a pot habit!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 8, 2021 / 1:51 pm

      That’s an interesting theory about the cave painters. Maybe there’s truth in it. In any case, the paintings are terrific.

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  34. tylerus April 8, 2021 / 10:12 am

    Great tunes. As for pot, haven’t smoked it in years. Don’t think I’d care to again. Ever. But I confess, I do rather still enjoy the smell . . . and, around here, given it’s legal, you smell it often. 🙂

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  35. kegarland April 8, 2021 / 5:45 pm

    Sounds like a plan, Neil. Globally, we could all use some weed right now, I think.

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  36. Cindy April 9, 2021 / 12:46 am

    Double Shot is one of my 60s faves! It’s a great tune to sing (and swing) along to, like another organ-heavy song from the same year, 96 Tears, which I think you mentioned in an earlier column. Here’s to one-hit wonders! And speaking of wondrous hits…medical marijuana is pretty easy for wizened old asses like us to get. We don’t need to lie about having symptoms!

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  37. Americaoncoffee April 9, 2021 / 7:59 am

    Definitely a state of heightened awareness. My adrenaline can take me to higher places. Hope that you’ve had a great week and will encounter a relaxing weekend.❤️🍂🍂

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  38. Carolina Vann April 9, 2021 / 8:24 am

    I saw the Swinging Medallions at a small venue in Charlotte back in the late 60’s. That was before my Weed days, but they were still memorable. At 72, I seldom inhale, but the occasional “Gummie” seems to do the trick just as well, without the smoke….

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 9, 2021 / 10:47 am

      You saw the Medallions! I never would have guessed that anyone reading this story once heard Double Shot in person. Vann, you’re the man!

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      • Carolina Vann April 9, 2021 / 6:24 pm

        My 17 year old cousin played keyboards in a garage band, and he insisted I go see them with him. As I recall, the headliner was a guy named James Brown, cape and all…

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  39. cigarman501 April 10, 2021 / 6:44 am

    Not sure about T Rex but “Double Shot” was a staple for a South Carolina boy reaching his teenage years in the Sixties. With my arthritis, I hope SC legalizes pot for medical reasons soon. Judging from the past, it will be decades before we legalize it for recreational uses.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 10, 2021 / 9:10 am

      Medical marijuana is legal in my state, Pennsylvania, but recreational use won’t be legalized any time soon most likely.

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  40. selizabryangmailcom April 10, 2021 / 1:19 pm

    All oldies but goodies. Nice selection! I can just picture you do-wopping up the street, haha.
    Love Fever the most……

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 10, 2021 / 3:32 pm

      Lee’s version of Fever is timeless. She didn’t write the song (I forget who did), but she wrote some additional lyrics for her recording of it.

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  41. rkrontheroad April 10, 2021 / 2:05 pm

    Pot’s been legal in Colorado for years now, and although I dabbled often in my younger years, I must say I like to keep my head on straight these days. But I keep a drawer of my friend’s homegrown stash for visitors!

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  42. carolinehelbig April 10, 2021 / 10:38 pm

    A little pot does wonders for chillin’ my hubby. It’s legal here so we’ve been doing some experimenting! Beware if you try gummies…they take a long time to kick in but have quite the punch (for me at least). I’ve added “Fever” to my playlist. Thanks for reminding me of what a great song this is.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 11, 2021 / 7:54 am

      I didn’t know (or remember) that Canada legalized marijuana. I checked google a minute ago and learned that Uruguay is the only other country that’s done this.

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      • carolinehelbig April 11, 2021 / 11:21 pm

        Really? Only Canada and Uruguay. That surprises me. I though countries like Holland, Belgium, Portugal..had legalized marijuana, but maybe it’s only partially legal with restrictions. Interesting!

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  43. Ananda April 12, 2021 / 7:28 am

    have one lucid pot memory when i was driving (i was 17!) and my arms and legs appeared to belong to somebody else . i safely made it to my bed but I kept levitating from my bed all night, along with the rest of my body below my neck rotating 180 degrees . I experienced a great distance from the body and a oneness with the observer

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  44. Crystal Byers April 12, 2021 / 1:35 pm

    This post, music, and thread brightened my day. I’m pleading the fifth on my last toke.

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  45. Pam Lazos April 15, 2021 / 1:59 pm

    I mean, if it worked once why not again, Neil. Slight problem with availability although you could always drive to Jersey. 😂😂😂

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger April 15, 2021 / 4:46 pm

      Afternoon, Pam. I’ll have to wait a while though — NJ has legalized recreational grass, but hasn’t set up the system yet for authorized dealers to sell it.

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      • Pam Lazos April 15, 2021 / 4:50 pm

        It’s only a matter of time. The deficit is huge and both the federal and state governments need money. 💰 I bet even the feds legalize it this year or next. 🤔

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  46. Mike April 19, 2021 / 10:40 am

    Thanks for posting Mambo Sun. It’s been a while. We lost a gifted performer when Marc Bolan died so young.

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  47. jkaybay May 14, 2021 / 9:38 pm

    It really sounds like The Stranglers borrowed a bit from the Swingin’ Medallions (opening keyboard). I guess legal pot is comin’ your way soon – it’s a common scent here in the SF Bay Area in recent years (even more than normal!).

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger May 15, 2021 / 8:20 am

      Doesn’t look like it will be legalized for casual use any time soon in Pennsylvania. I suppose that eventually it will, though.

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