Music

PLAYLIST: Girl Power Ani Difranco

PLAYLIST: Girl Power Ani Difranco

Some songs just bring out the feminist in you, or let you feel free to be yourself. In a world where conformity is forced on us from every angle, listening to music that encourages an authentic relationship with yourself, your sexuality, and your gender can be very freeing. Ani has always enjoyed toying with gender […]

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco for the Enamored

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco for the Enamored

When you’re falling in love, every sappy song on the radio suddenly seems to apply to you. Ani manages to capture the powerful feelings of love and infatuation in a way that transports her listeners back to their first love. From more modern, poppy tunes to some selections from her earlier albums, Ani’s exploration of […]

Beyond Stoned: Classical Music and Cannabis in Colorado

Beyond Stoned: Classical Music and Cannabis in Colorado

Colorado is indeed quite evolved when it comes to cannabis policy but culturally, the state is also very classy when it comes to events being paired together in a sophisticated fashion. Colorado Symphony Orchestra is playing a series called “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series”. There will be three summer fundraising events at Space Gallery in […]

PLAYLIST: Rocking the 420 Freedom Beats

PLAYLIST: Rocking the 420 Freedom Beats

IMAGE: Smokedown Prohibition, Phildelphia 4/20/2013, Photo: Vanessa Waltz Welcome to the holiday weekend. It’s a celebration, and your love keeps lifting me higher, into the happy green gardens of funkytown. We freedom warriors have the eye of the tiger, and we are, undoubtedly, the champions. Groove is in the heart – all of our hearts – and this […]

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: Nicole Atkins Tour and Album Drop

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: Nicole Atkins Tour and Album Drop

PHOTO: Kirk Stauffer, Creative Commons The uniquely designed Nectar Lounge is located at “The Center of the Universe” in Seattle’s well-known Fremont District. With a design allowing for a combined indoor/outdoor experience for patrons, Nectar Lounge is a smaller club but can still let you rock out like you’re at the front row of a […]

PLAYLIST: God Made THC

PLAYLIST: God Made THC

God made THC. It’s right in the Bible, after all: “And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, which has seed in its fruit; to you it shall be for food.” (Genesis 1:29) We especially like hearing Batch preach it […]

Off To a Good Start: New Music in 2014

Off To a Good Start: New Music in 2014

Even though February isn’t even halfway over yet, the year 2014 has already been packed with new album releases that appeal to diverse music lovers and crowds. Beginning with albums released in January, here are a few cool picks: Pixies, EP2 (Jan. 3) Genre: Alternative/Indie Rock The second in a series of EPs released by […]

Winter Blues, Winter Memories

Winter Blues, Winter Memories

In the words of Elton John, “sad songs say so much.” We didn’t include Elton here, though we definitely get some bonus points for making a playlist including both Sisters of Mercy and Linda Ronstadt and actually making it work. Moody, reflective, and haunting, this collection is a soundtrack for a major case of the […]

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

Diane Fornbacher (above) Seattle Hempfest 2012 backstage before speaking PHOTO Credit: Sharon Ravert I’ve done hundreds of speeches, vigils, interviews, protests and presentations. Though I am told I am fairly decent at public speaking, I never cease getting nervous before engaging an audience. It’s all a mixture of being around many people in public, wanting […]

PLAYLIST: Victory In Colorado!

PLAYLIST: Victory In Colorado!

We love you, Colorado. You’re a beacon shining like a lighthouse to bring all the other ships into the warmth of freedom. You’re inspiring a wave of change that will wash over our country. It still sucks that you’re the only state where adults don’t face citation or arrest or incarceration for the spiritual or […]