20 April 2007

From Sebadoh with love

Just throwing a bone to those EAR FARM readers celebrating the "counterculture holiday" today / pandering for the sake of a few extra thematically day-specific hits. Nudge nudge wink wink insinuate insinuate funny ha ha.

From Wikipedia:

4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is a term used in North America as a discreet way to refer to cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis culture.

It is widely accepted that in 1971, a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California, calling themselves "The Waldos", used to meet every day after school at 4:20 p.m. to smoke marijuana at the Louis Pasteur statue. The term became part of their group's salute, "420 Louis," and it eventually caught on more widely. Many cannabis users continue to observe 4:20 as a time to smoke communally. By extension April 20 ("4/20" in U.S. dating shorthand) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.
Listen:
Sebadoh - "Smoke A Bowl"

View last year's post HERE.