Music

The Ladybud Show Debuts on Livestream Nov 8, 2016 Featuring Cannabis Maven Susan Squibb

The Ladybud Show Debuts on Livestream Nov 8, 2016 Featuring Cannabis Maven Susan Squibb

The Ladybud Show, a web show about the culture to normalize cannabis, the struggles of veteran activists as well as industry newcomers debuts as an extension of the online sister blog Ladybud.com. As such, Ladybud Show Host Diane Fornbacher and Co-Host Crystal Guess will continue to merge poetry, current progressive issues, overall drug policy reform, philosophical thought and fun […]

National Cannabis Industry Association “Cannabis Carnival II” in Denver amid 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit/Expo

National Cannabis Industry Association “Cannabis Carnival II” in Denver amid 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit/Expo

There are certainly ​a lot of  firsts in the cannabis industry these days. When NCIA staff kicked off our 1st annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo last summer, and held the 1st Cannabis Carnival benefit concert, I don’t think we realized that people would be talking about both all the way through the next year. ​And we’re […]

Mother’s High Tea Music Mix

Mother’s High Tea Music Mix

For  fun, we made up a music mix to inspire the event production hours spent creating this year’s Mother’s High Tea. Have a listen and enjoy the 3rd Biennial Mother’s High Tea music mix featuring mama songs, 50s R&B classics, bird songs for 4 & 20 Blackbirds, and songs of empowerment from famous feminine songbirds.  It’s […]

Top Five Lessons I’ve Learned From Burning

Top Five Lessons I’ve Learned From Burning

PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Alberghini Burner doesn’t only refer someone who smokes pot. The term burner has been applied to those who attend Burning Man or its related events. Burning Man is a counterculture festival that operates as a Temporary Autonomous Zone, or T.A.Z., which strives to escape the normal expectations of society in order to reconnect with […]

Sia’s “Elastic Heart” Video Tells the Dark Story of Unhealthy Relationships

Sia’s “Elastic Heart” Video Tells the Dark Story of Unhealthy Relationships

Content Note: This article discusses a music video that depicts a very raw battle of the sexes in a cage and has been criticized for the age gap between the girl (12) and the man (27). The article also discusses abusive relationships and the sexual assault of a man by a woman. Since it was […]

Legalized CO Summer Music Mix ’14

Legalized CO Summer Music Mix ’14

Summer fun forever!  The summer concert season at Red Rocks Amphitheatre came to a close earlier this month. As autumn takes hold, I’m feeling nostalgic for the heat and the fun of summer.  Listening to the live music at outdoor concerts and festivals is one of life’s greatest joys, especially if the show is at […]

We Love Meghan Trainor’s Body-Positive Song “All About that Bass” And You Will Too!

We Love Meghan Trainor’s Body-Positive Song “All About that Bass” And You Will Too!

We are all in love with Meghan Trainor‘s first single “All About that Bass,” and you will be too as soon as you watch this video! The song is catchy, cute, and poppy, and the message it has is one we could all stand to hear more frequently! Some people have accused her of “skinny-shaming,” […]

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

Amy Winehouse died three years ago today. I remember seeing her at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia with my friends Ed and Kate a few months before she died. She looked very skinny and drawn and was wearing those tiny faded jean shorts and gold belt with a tank top with flimsy and often dirty pink […]

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

Beginning my quest with a pleasant drive northeast up to Charleston, SC, we quickly settled in and our party of twelve crowded into the local Charleston Crab House, a family-owned business founded in 1991. My boyfriend and I consumed a dozen local raw oysters each and split 1.5 pounds of Alaskan snow crab legs, devouring […]

Summer Music Festival Fashion Etsy List

Summer Music Festival Fashion Etsy List

Summer often flies by in a blur of charcoal smoke, blue skies, and mosquito bites. For some people, is isn’t summer until there’s watermelon or until they’ve gone swimming. For some others though, it isn’t summer until festival season starts. Music festivals have a culture all their own, and each event is unique. Still, there […]