Cannabis-Music Nexus, Clip By Clip


I live in a cannabis-music nexus. A cannabis-music nexus is a place where marijuana-enhanced music listening transforms the conventional act of “listening” into a much deeper, more holistic, enlightening and elevating mind and body musical synergy. In other words, it is a cannabis-infused, music-focused state of mind that makes listening to, watching, performing and contemplating music a purely enjoyable and illuminating experience.

Where is the Cannabis-Music Nexus?

Many of we who share a dual passion for music and cannabis engage this cannabis-music nexus each day. We listen to, think about, create, record, describe, interpret, explain and enjoy all music and music arcana, but before we do, we heighten our musical sensibilities with cannabis.

Swedish Flying Saucer’s home planet is located squarely within the cannabis music nexus. I enthuse at any opportunity for cannabis- and music-themed discussion and analysis and believe unflinchingly that music and cannabis share an undeniably intimate nexus in human consciousness.

Swedish Flying Saucer’s Cannabis-Music Nexus

Swedish Flying Saucer’s Instagram feed is almost completely oriented toward the cannabis-music nexus. It is where I curate a near-daily, ongoing stream of minute-long video clips of the best, and most cannabis-friendly music I know, whether popular, underground, avant-garde, or (pick your genre), produced in the past 60 to 70 years. Occasionally I cross-publish the full versions of some of the clips here on the blog along with related history and analysis.

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain" verse about cannabis music nexus from song "Trenchtown Rock" by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Words of wisdom from Bob Marley & The Wailers’ “Trenchtown Rock” (photo: reddit)

My Instagram-WordPress Cannabis-Music Nexus

Today I’m taking a new approach by using the WordPress Instagram embed widget to reveal more directly from my cannabis-friendly music archives. This is an easier way to present the clips and a less cumbersome interface for site visitors. I’ll take it out for a spin and see how it goes.

You may note our Instagram hashtags are designed to evoke the cannabis music nexus to those who’ll appreciate it most: cannabis users. I invite all music-loving cannabis users to join me in my cannabis-music nexus, where guests can click the hyperlinks in the captions to navigate to full, unadulterated music videos.

To keep things orderly, I’ll start with the most recent Instagram post and work backward. I’ll also try incorporating my regular Instagram posts here in real time…eventually. You don’t need me to appreciate the cannabis-music nexus, however. It is always available to you, like another dimension. To access the nexus, all you need to do is shower your senses simultaneously with the marijuana and musical strains that you dig.

The cannabis-music nexus is where all the fun resides. Come join us!

Rockpile, featuring Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds, performing Nick’s “Heart Of The City”. Full video also features “So It Goes”. No information on venue, location or date.
Rockpile – “Heart Of The City”
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell performing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” live on The Tonight Show in 1967. Very few live video recordings of the duo exist.
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
The Visiting Kids performing “Drop Me Off At The Galleria” for Los Angeles’s Lhasa Club “The Lhasa Club Tapes” in 1985. Group features D-E-V-O guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh, his child, Alex Mothersbaugh, David Kendrick (Sparks, Gleaming Spires drummer), and others.
The Visiting Kids – Drop Me Off At The Galleria
Destroy All Monsters performing “November 22, 1963” live at the Heidelberg in Ann Arbor, MI, 1983. Featuring Ron Asheton of The Stooges on guitar, Michael Davis of The MC5 on bass, and Niagara on Vox.
Destroy All Monsters – November 22, 1963
The Jam performing Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” live on The Tube in 1982. This was The Jam’s last ever television performance and they broke up later that year.
The Jam – Move On Up
Dennis Brown singing the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves” impromptu, a cappella, for a 1982 tv program called Deep Roots Music.
Dennis Brown – Autumn Leaves
Peter Tosh music video for “Don’t Look Back” featuring Mick Jagger, in 1978. Track appears on Tosh’s Bush Doctor LP.
Peter Tosh (featuring Mick Jagger) – Don’t Look Back
Richard Hell performing The Voidoid’s “Blank Generation” in the eponymous 1980 movie. Featuring original Voidoids Marc Bell (Marky Ramone) on drums and Robert Quine and Ivan Julian on guitar.
Richard Hell – Blank Generation
Very early, pre-robotic Kraftwerk performing “Ruckstoss Gondoliere” live on Beat Club in 1971. Featuring Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger pre-Neu!
Kraftwerk – Ruckstoss Gondoliere

Primitive Zippo
Doing high dives into the California cannabis industry, cannabis culture, cannabis-friendly music and anything else cannabis-related residing in the vast expanse of my turgid cranium.

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