Saturday Song to Get Stoned To

Saturday To Get Stoned To

  • Kip Wingerschmidt


420 is an American concept.  There is some pretty underwhelming folklore surrounding its origins: a group of teenagers in San Rafael, California used the number first in connection for a search for an abandoned cannabis crop stash, and then later as a meeting time… smoke pot.

Big whoop.

High Times editor Steven Hager calls 4:20pm the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis, and links the early spread of the phrase with Deadheads of yesteryear, who were also connected to San Rafael.

420hunnys2A few years ago, when a deadly volcanic (h)ash cloud from Iceland was ravaging all of Europe and grounding flights left and right, my flight home from Amsterdam was, ahem, cancelled and I was, ahem, forced to have a mandatory extended vacation in Amsterdam for the whole week.  Good times!  So I was in fact there on April 20th, and I thought to myself “what a rare opportunity!” but in actuality nobody gave a flying fuck.

Except for a secret Cannabis Cup party at a recording studio/venue that I managed to find….but that’s a story for another time.  My weed dealer is waiting for me…

Today, in honor of smoking the hiley wiley, I wanted to share some of my classic getting-stoned songs selected from a mix I made on cassette tape in the 10th grade.  Light em up!


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