⚠️ Update: Submission deadline extended to Monday, March 18.
Welcome to the announcement of the third @cannaweedness #trippycontest. For this month’s contest, we are working together with the @cryptosmokers team. The drivers of @cryptosmokers are a motivated and die hard crew and will be a great asset for the Smoke community as they, and the community, grow. Choosing @cryptosmokers as collaborators, and judges, for this month’s #cannaweednesscontest was an obvious no-brainer.
Intro: Live to Tell
Life has its weird ways of reminding us that only few are immortal. Most of us aren’t.
I love music. I love rock. I love techno. I love lo-fi. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music and while I wouldn’t ever admit it publicly, definitely not on the blockchain, I can at times even be heard listening to Adele at the Royal Albert Hall or Sting Live in Berlin. Just as well as to the Flying Pickets, a great British a capella band.
Keith Richards, not in the #agingchallenge
Music is part of my life. At heart, I’m a rocker. A metal head even. Maybe also a closet goth.
Seeing artists I enjoy pass away is part of my life. At least has become part of it ever more as I’m reaching the second half of life too. Of course, it always was part of it.
Why can’t we all be like Iggy, Ozzy, and Keef. I would add Jerry Lee Lewis to the list too, but he recently suffered a minor stroke.
Yet, all lived to tell the multiple stories. Queue Jack Nicholson and late Hunter S. Thompson as well. Their substance use is part of the myth they are, no matter whether nowadays they’re health freaks like Anthony Kiedis or not.
The myth they have become.
— Nick Cave, 2008 interview
This week’s news of Keith Flint’s passing away got me thinking. Thinking about the many parties and concerts I heard those tunes at. The number of times I stood next to speakers and had the bass cleaning the wax out of my ears, just before hitting that moshpit again. Invaders must die.
And, of course, what substances were most prevalent when. And with what music.
Personally, I’ve gone through stages. I discovered Es way before I had my first toke. I was young, started clubbing and it was the thing “kids did in clubs”. I’ve sat through several raids before I toked my first joint. Even took some trips too before that first joint.
As I grew older — marijuana finally became a regular thing in life — I started to differentiate. Working in Amsterdam was the exception, where else will you ever party to some great deep techno and have some pills, only to later stand at the bar while having a toke with your mates? Nowhere, of course. Nowhere but in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands were also where I discovered trance. Trance and shrooms. A perfect match and one I’ve lived several times when partying. I was one of many thousands lucky ones to be there for Tiesto’s first InnerCity at RAI Amsterdam. Yes, I’m an old timer... I did say second half of life. Sue me.
Anywhere I’ve been they became the compulsory, and obvious, company for Dancehall and Dubstep parties. whoomp whoomp
It was a fun evolution. I discovered and started appreciating dancehall in Germany. While working in a club with as main event of the month a psytrance party. It was short after the millenium and MCs had started to invade also clubs. Of course, Germany had a thriving hip-hop scene. It all seemed to be a perfect match. Hip-hop, MCs, and dancehall. Eventually, we combined most styles and MCs and dancehall became a regular thing on the first Friday of every month.
But we never landed Seeed as a performer. Although some months before they were in town.
Dubstep came a little later for me. In yet another country. In the north of England. A poor formerly industrial town in Lancashire. Preston.
Music runs through my veins, just like using does through my blood. But, nowadays, I’m more of a Kiedis than a Richards. Well, with the exception of those joints.
Why we’re here. Because we’re not immortal.
TrippyContest3: Your Music Trips
Share in a post which music and substances are your perfect match. Include videos, or preferably even playlists, for the combination.
Any combo works, creativity and/or story telling highly recommended. There is no need to share other substances, marijuana alone is entirely fine! But, of course, do not feel limited either. ;)
TrippyContest3 Prizes: 700 + 100 SMOKE
For this contest we are slightly changing things up and increasing the prize pot to 600SMOKE. With 5 winners rather than 3.
|4 & 5||70 SMOKE each|
The rules are the same as usually, with the exception of few tweaks.
- All contributions must be original
- Contributions must be published as a post on your profile
- Contributions must be the equivalent of at least 500 words “in effort” long.
- Contributions must be in English
- Contributions must be tagged #trippycontest3
- Leave a comment with a link to your contribution on this post
- Rewards will be directly powered up to your account
- Submission deadline is
SaturdayMonday, March 18, 2019 at 23.59 GMT [UPDATED]
The @cryptosmokers team will announce the winners in the days following the submission deadline.
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