Friday, December 31, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Slowdive-Allison



This song reminds me of downtown Chicago, walking around with headphones slightly detached and stoned, yet observing the people and the architecture.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lou Reed Poetry

I was laying in bed waiting for my melatonin to kick in and combine with the half a xanny bar I ate an hour ago so I can get some sleep. Fliipping through the pages of the May '78 issue of High Times I came across something that I totally skipped, and I thought I had read it cover to cover....2 pages of Lou Reed poetry. It's gritty lower east side New York street poetry.....never read his work before but I think these are really cool.(just like everything I post haha). I wonder if these have been published elsewhere.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Royal Nepalese; Sacred Smoke of Shangri La

Awesome article about making some of the worlds finest hash in Nepal. From the May 1978 Issue of High Times.


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Merry Christmas!

Hope you all get to spend quality time with your families. Don't forget to get baked before Christmas Dinner.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Colombian Gold






It's amazing how far we've come in terms of weed quality since the 70's. This looks like straight up dirt, . If someone busted out a stash looking like this today, I'd laugh my ass off at them, though the letters section of these issues are abuzz with people raving about this stuff. I guess you go for the best available at the time. Thank jah for the evolution of weed genetics over time. Here are a couple pictures of the "Columbian Gold":

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Post Titles

From now on instead of identifying posts as Vintage High Times Scans I'm just gonna put up the title of the article. They're all old magazines, nothng in the new High Times is worth scanning (and for the most part reading).

Iron Heart Tattoo

Go to the blog links on the right and go to the Iron Heart Tattoo blog. Some seriously amazing work done by dudes in that shop. Eventually I want to get tattooed by Paul Nycz, love his extremely bold traditional style.

Chillin

Blazing some Willies and drinking black coffee. I think I'm gonna run out and smoke another Newport in a sec, I really should cut down. I managed to quit for a month using that Camel Snus stuff but I can't see myself doing it again anytime soon. I love tobacco/the act of smoking too much. I could't imagine giving up that cigarette you have after that perfect meal or great sex, or especially the one you have with your coffee in the morning. I'm not even going to get into the ramifications of quitting smoking while drinking alcohol.....fuck.

Just When I Thought the Rolling Paper Ads Couldn't Get Any Stranger......

.....Introducing Bozorebobo; Rolling Paper Mascot/Salesman. Click on the comic to enlarge.


Vintage High TImes Scan: African Khat; On Safari in Pursuit of Loco Weed, the Cocaine of the Dark Continent

For those not familiar with Khat here's some quick info from Wikipedia:

"Khat is a flowering plant native to tropical East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It is also known as qat, qaat, quat, gat, jaad, chat, chad, chaad and miraa. The plant is grown commercially in Kenya, Oman, Yemen and Ethiopia.
Khat is a shrub. When grown commercially, the shrubs grow to a size of about 5m, in the wild they can reach about 20m.
Khat is used as a stimulant in Yemen, Ethiopia and Somalia, the effects are comparable to those of drinking tea or coffee."

As usual, exemplary photography, and all around journalism.




Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rolling paper ads used to be WAY cooler!



Here's another one from the "X-Rated" rolling papers from Hustler. Not quite as ridiculous as the last ad with the chick riding a mutant gopher, but a scantily clad model with a raygun in one hand and a joint in the other is pretty cool. It's from the back cover of the February 1978 issue of High Times.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Vintage High Times Scan: An Interview with Mushroom Expert R. Gordon Wasson

Truly a pioneer in his field of research, R. Gordon Wasson was the first "Outsider" to ingest psychedelic mushrooms in Mexico during the mid 50's. This is a very insightful and cool omterview scanned from the October 1976 Isssue of High Times Magazine..






Sunday, December 19, 2010

One of the weirder ad campaigns I've seen.



Of course this is from the back cover of an old issue of High Times (April '78, the "Special Dealing and Smuggling Issue"). It's an ad for so called "X-Rated" Hustler brand rolling papers. Apparently the papers themselves don't have pictures of dicks and pussies on them, but the packs come with "a trio of collectible cards featuring Hustler Honeys, outrageous photos and mind-boggling cartoons pulled from the pages of Hustler Magazine." I think they'd be a lot cooler if there were dicks and pussies on them, instead of some (probably) dodgy papers and a couple beaver shots on some dumb collectible card thingies. Who collects shit like that anyway? Or do they expect you to jerk off to a tiny little card? Weird either way. What's weirder is that the ad features an average looking blonde with a see through cowboy hat riding "high on the range" on top of what looks like a gigantic, mutant gopher in what looks like an almost post-apocalyptic desert sunset scene. They must have been stoned out of their fucking gourd when they came up with this one.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Whiskey and Kush

I'm drinking Woodford Reserve Whiskey and about to finish off this bowl of Kush. This whiskey is really good though, ultra-smooth and very flavorful....also very drinkable. It doesn't have too much of a kick like some of my other favorite whiskey's, it's just smooth sippin' pleasure. The shit's expensive at $35-$45 a bottle, but it's for sure worth trying. I've been getting into lots of different craft Whiskey's lately. On deck I have a bottle of Templeton Rye, a bottle of Bulliet Frontier style whiskey, a bottle of good ol' JD for mixed drinks, and a bottle of Johnny Walker Red Label for the shitty days where I want come to home to a stiff drink to take the edge off.

::Hits bowl of OG Kush::

Man this stuff stinks! Super skunky with an aftertaste that kind of reminds you of a sour apple flavor. Shit's pretty strong too. Provides a fairly heavy couchlock that's great for watching TV/books/vegging out, but not so good if you need to get stuff done. The flavors of the whiskey and the herb compliment each other quite nicely, especially since the whiskey isn't too overpowering. When weed gets legalized, there should be a job much like a sommelier at a fine restaurant, where fine buds are expertly pared with food and drink. Think about it though, there really is a wide spectrum of weed flavors and varieties, and drinking this good whiskey while roasting some kush shows me that the two flavors can compliment each other quite nicely. Imagine a tasting menu at a nice restaurant with the finest quality food and drink paired with the choicest buds in a manner that adds an aspect of unparalleled luxury to the experience. That sounds amazing to me right now, and if weed ever becomes legal, I will be on the forefront of the weed sommelier experience.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Finally found a Tumblr I like!

http://theessence.tumblr.com

Extremely cool, ultra rare old pics from the NYHC scene.

Can you dig it?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Some pictures from my trip to NYC in 2002





1st photo is me on the rooftop of my friend's apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

2nd photo is me in front of CBGB's

3rd photo is after I tripped and fell down the stairs at my friend's apartment while going up to the roof to smoke a joint. You'll notice in these pictures I had a cast, that came from a boxer's fracture on my right hand. That healed up; perfectly. hopefully this one will be decent as well. BTW, these are circa late 2002.

Gangland



Gangland by The Violators is one of my all time favorite punk songs. Ominous bass chords and soft female singing careen into a tune with bombastic, pounding, near- tribal drumming and fuzzed out guitar with lyrics inspired by The Warriors movie. Hard as nails, this one has always been a Chicago favorite.





Download The Violators-No Future Years LP:

The Violators-No Future Years LP

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Weekend Nachos Web Store

My dudes fron WN just opened up a new web store for merch. Go over there, check it out, and buy some shit (except the Millions of Dead Cubs Fans shirt, fuck that shit):

http://www.allinmerch.com/category/WN.html

Vintage High Times Scan: In Dopest Africa with Gun and Hash Pipe

Here's another one for the faithful few:




Kid Cudi

This has been in my head continously the last few days.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Madventures: Tokyo Japan

If you enjoyed the last episode I posted, I'm sure you'll dig this. Best show. Beautifully filmed as always.

Madventures Tokyo, Japan 1-3





Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I want one!



Man, I want one of those Pot Kit knives. Features a roach clip, knife, pipe cleaner, coke tooter, cork screw, and bottle opener. Too bad they stopped making them in the 70's. For real, they should do an updated version with blunt splitter and maybe somehow rig a small hand scale on there. Now that would be cool.

I don't even know what's going on in the second ad.

"Be True" by Commix (Drum and Bass)



I've been listening to this a lot when I get stoned. I love how it sounds when the music fades in and out in a choppy manner, real trippy. Beautiful piano notes and vocal samples interspersed, great tune this one is.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage High Times Scan: A Gourmet Coca Taster's Tour of Peru by (now) Dr. Andrew Weil

Awesome, very in-depth article....another contribution from the now very famous and mainstream Dr. Andrew Weil. Lots of fun advertisements alongside of the main body of writing as well. This is for those who continue to enjoy the Vintage HT scans.












Spaceship Joint



How the hell do you light this thing?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Youth Brigade-Violence

Don't think I've ever posted this here before. One of my favorite videos. For the fucks who think circle pits suck.

Madventures

This is a Finnish Travel show where two dudes travel wayyy off the beaten path and do all kinds of crazy shit. Here's an episode where they go to Jamaica and partake in lots of ganja. It's subtitled but you'll get used to it. There are other episodes that are completely in English as well.

From Wikipedia: Madventures is a Finnish travel documentary television series that concentrates on backpacking in the most off-the-beaten-path destinations on the planet. It is presented by Riku Rantala and Tuomas "Tunna" Milonoff. As the show's director and cameramen, they travel around the world exploring different cultures. They emphasize that they are on a journey, not on a holiday. The show often features local practices that are culturally unacceptable or controversial where the episodes air, to the point where the showmakers have been accused of deliberate, excessive use of shock imagery.

Madventures Jamaica 1-3





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Friday, December 3, 2010

Vintage High Times Scan: Smuggler's Boat

This is why I love the old High TImes. Smuggling, Cocaine, Assassins, LSD etc. used to be covered just as much as Pot did. They used to have a seriously great writing and photography department, this particular article may not be the best example but look at some of the other one's I've posted where writers have gone into the Jungle and sought out Shamans for a psychedelic experience in a ritual setting. Shit like that is really cool.


Dita Von Teese

My kind of gal.

Vintage High Times Scan: Yage; The Plant That Speaks by Dr. Andrew Weil

I got a really nice PM from someone yesterday saying how much they enjoy the blog, especially the vintage high times scans. This one's for you. (The article itself is very interesting, has cool pictures, and was ironically written by a now very mainstream natural food and health enthusiast Dr. Andrew Weil (looks like he didn't have his doctorate yet back then).