TheCannabist.co PUBLISHED: JUN 20, 2016, 6:25 AM • UPDATED: 3 DAYS AGO
By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff
Willie Nelson is now hiring employees for his new weed company in Colorado
Want to work for country legend Willie Nelson? His marijuana company Willie’s Reserve is now hiring for five positions in Colorado
It’s not a bad day of job-hunting when you can tell your friends, “Today I applied for a job working at Willie Nelson’s weed company.”
Sure enough, the country music legend’s cannabis business Willie’s Reserve is nearing its launch in Colorado — and the marijuana company is currently hiring for five positions, a spokesperson confirmed to The Cannabist.
In past interviews, Nelson and his colleagues have said the Willie’s Reserve brand will operate from its own storefronts that look and feel like “the anti-Walmart.” But it’s been a while since Nelson and his team have addressed their plans, so it’s not yet clear if there will be an actual Willie’s Reserve storefront — or if the Willie’s Reserve product line, like Snoop Dogg’s Leafs By Snoop line, will partner with existing state marijuana licenses to be sold in unrelated, already established pot shops.
The open Willie’s Reserve positions include production manager, extractor, compliance officer, bookkeeper and sales director.
Nelson and his colleagues first talked publicly about getting into the cannabis business at the 2015 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
“(Nelson) wants it to be something that’s reflective of his passion,” Willie’s Reserve’s Michael Bowman told The Daily Beast last year. “Ultimately, it’s his. But it was developed by his family, and their focus on environmental and social issues, and in particular this crazy war on drugs, and trying to be a bright light amongst this trail as we’re trying to extract ourselves from the goo of prohibition read more…
The Full Strawberry Moon will be on Monday – June 20, 2016 at 4:04 A.M. Pacific Time
The month of June’s Full Moon’s name is the Full Strawberry Moon. June’s Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit. It was often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe (where strawberries aren’t native) and the Honey Moon. See ALL Full Moon names and their meanings.From Almanac.com
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“This June, 2016, the solstice and full Moon coincide—a rare event, indeed, that hasn’t happened in nearly 70 years. The event will be broadcast LIVE from Slooh’s observatory in the Canary Islands, and Almanac editors will co-host the event. Click here to see the Full Moon Summer Solstice show for free.”
By Daily Dish on June 15, 2016 at 9:35 AM
Brian Wilson: ‘The voices started after LSD’
Brian Wilson wishes he had never experimented with drugs.
The 73-year-old musician, most famous for his pioneering work with the Beach Boys, spent much of his younger life as a recluse after developing schizophrenia in the 1960s. The condition means he hears voices, but it only began after he started taking LSD, also known as acid.
“LSD made me more creative,” he admitted to Esquire magazine. “It helped me write (Beach Boys’ iconic 1966 album) Pet Sounds. But the voices started after LSD, too.”
These voices still haunt Brian, but not all the time. However he admits he often struggles with the things they say to him.
“They say different things,” he added. “Like ‘we’re going to hurt you’. It’s crazy! But not all the time, yeah. Like every other day.”
Brian was treated for drug addiction and mental health issues by Dr Eugene Landy in the 1970s and ’80s in a desperate bid to put a stop to his reclusive existence.
Dr Landy eventually helped Brian to start functioning again, but he later lost his professional license and was banned from treating the musician following accusations he had brainwashed the star with his extreme method of therapy which involved round-the-clock supervision and total isolation from family and friends. Finish article and watch video
By JAMIE MUNKS and KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted June 13, 2016 – 8:21pm Updated June 15, 2016 – 8:48pm
Las Vegas bid a bittersweet goodbye to the Riviera early Tuesday, as the historic hotel’s Monaco tower came crashing down to pave the way for expanded convention facilities.
The 24-story tower was imploded around 2:35 a.m., preceded by a fireworks show and a countdown. A rumbling began, and the easternmost part of the tower began to fall first. The entire building ceased to exist in under a minute, and in the minutes that followed, the dust cleared, leaving a void on the northern end of the Strip.
“As we say goodbye to the Riviera, we look forward to our future,” Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter said at a lively viewing party in an adjacent convention center parking lot.
The Riviera on Tuesday joined other resorts such as the Stardust, the Aladdin and the Dunes when it was reduced to rubble by 18 delayed detonations. But those hotels “are the foundation of where we are today,” Ralenkotter said.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority acquired the property for $190 million in February 2015 and plans to expand convention facilities there.
Rosie & The Originals – Angel Baby 1961 (Some sources list the year as 1960.)
This is the song with the off-key sax lead, you can hear the version with the sax mixed out below. Also there’s a version of John Lennon’s Angel Baby.
When this romantic song purred from the push-button, AM car radio of my ’58 Chevy Impala in the 60s it was almost like an angel’s voice was emanating from some far away star.
Although (overly) simplistic in it’s four-chord-progression form with just (off-key) sax, bass (2) guitars and drums, the song was captivating, maybe in part because of its primitiveness. Maybe the appeal was partly due to the fact that she was just about exactly my age. Even though the song was amateurishly produced with many stand-out mistakes, such as off-key instruments, missed beats and notes; the scratchy final recording of this little record flew and romanticized nights throughout the country.
From Rosie’s Official Website:
“I was born Rosalie Hamlin on July 21st, 1945 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I attended Denali Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska and Ira Harlison Elementary in National City, California. I then attended Granger Jr. High and O’Farrell Jr. High, SweetWater High in National City, and Mission Bay High in San Diego. Because I was always traveling, I had a tutor and didn’t graduate in regular fashion. My home life growing up in Alaska was a lot of fun. We always seemed to be swimming or doing something water related. I always enjoyed horseback riding, ice skating, skiing, mountain climbing, fishing and target practicing.”
“I came from a musical background. My father played guitar, wrote music and sang. My grandfather played banjo, harmonica and sang. They had a Vaudeville type background. I absorbed a lot of that influence. I can remember being 4 or 5 years old, standing on an old box in the yard pretending it was a stage.”
“We came to California from Alaska quite often to visit my Grandmother. I had lots of Aunts and Uncles living there and we’d make many trips along the Alaskan Highway to visit them. Finally, my father decided we would move to California. We bought a house in National City, California. I didn’t want to leave Alaska, having relatives and friends there. I also had very fond memories of my time in Alaska” Read more about Rosalie Hamlin – Rosie And The Originals
Here’s the song without the sax lead:
From History of Rock.com
“Angel Baby” was their first and only Top 40 hit. Lead singer/songwriter Rosie Hamlin was only 15 when this song was recorded in an abandoned aircraft hanger in San Diego. Features one of the most incredibly off-key sax solo of any song of this era. Thousands of kids identified with the the juvenile sounding vocalist Rosie Hamlin and “Angel Baby” went on to become a minor classic.
Rosalie Hamlin was born July 21, 1945, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Her father, Harry Hamlin appeared in vaudeville. Her mother was Ofelia Juana Mendez. Her family moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she began school. At the age of 11 when her parents moved to San Diego, where Rosie began appearing in talent shows and local ballrooms. Her musical background was in the [sic]Pentacostal Church. As a preteen, Rosie taught herself to play piano and write songs.
At the age of fourteen she decided she needed a band and asked her ex-babysitter to introduce her to five older guys, not yet the Originals, from the other side of town who played music with some of her friends. They were Alfred Barrett saxophone, Tony Gomez bass, David Ponci guitar, Noah Tafolla lead guitar, Tony Gomez (bass)and Carl von Goodat drums. They played in the Hamlin’s garage until they were ready to play house parties and USO parties.
It all happened in an old airplane hanger that had been converted into a recording studio in San Diego suburb of San Marcos in 1960. There Rosie wrote the words to the group’s first single in her notebook, then crafted a melody based on chord changes to “Heart and Soul.” Saxophone player Alfred had to stay at home to cut the grass, so Tom was given a quick lesson on the sax .With a skimpy voice Rosie sang “Angel Baby” with the Originals providing a sparse and primitive back up. With the drummer seemingly forgetting what track he is playing on, flawed with flubs, and poor sound quality “Angel Baby” is undoubtedly one of rock and roll’s greatest moments More from The History of Rock.com