The March of one million dope: curious name for a date who aspires to inherit the spirit of the March of a million men, who met in Washington in 1995 to thousands of people for racial equality. The March of a million joints held in more than 150 cities in the world to request the legalization of marijuana. Although it meets the first Saturday of may, this Thursday is the International day for the legalization of Cannabis.
Originally from the Himalayas, cultivated by man for thousands of years, cannabis is illegal since less than a century ago. That does not prevent that buds (marijuana) and derivatives (its resin, hashish) are consumed by millions of people. Embedded in Western culture, cannabis was also protagonist in literature, cinema and music. How do you delved into them? What genres they learned of its aroma? What musicians were consumers and, by extension, ‘criminals’?
The romance between marijuana and music emerged in the 1920s, in days of confusion, vitality and jazz. Symbol of blackness, the freedom and passion of a race, the jazz sound comes to Chicago or New York in suitcases and hearts of thousands of blacks from southern cities like New Orleans. In addition to jazz, travels the permissive spirit and his marijuana.
The cannabis was grown all over us, but only to make clothing and ropes. It was shortly before, in 1910, when Mexicans fled their revolution popularized smoking their flowers in the South of the USA. The jazz learned the lesson: for many of his musicians, it helped to play, eliminated limits, it was ‘flow’. Sprout so consumers musicians names: Hoagy Carmichael, Milton Mezzrow (mediocre trumpeter who in turn, passed the best grass in Chicago) or Louis Armstrong, sentenced to five years for a cigarette butt (failed the penalty).
Give a hit, John.
Until its ban in 1937, hundreds of songs spoke of marijuana, then consumed by the beatniks to jump, thanks to the hippie and musicians such as Willie Nelson, to other genres. Bob Dylan, who, as Gainsbourg , it proved by the writer to the Aronowitz, changed in the Act. Farewell to folk and politics: his rusty throat proclaimed, as in Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, the virtues of grass without leaving plenty to the imagination. “To be placed all over the world!”, proclaimed the chorus…
They were not the only thing that Dylan transmitted to other musicians songs: it was also he who became the first joint to the hitherto ‘innocent’ Beatles. Date, on 28 August 1964. The place, New York. Gather the Beatles with Dylan in a hotel, this happened to Lennon a SPLIFF: scared, the Beatle chose not to try it, but Ringo accepted it and all ended up tasting it. Since then, words like high, grass or smoke would be common in the work of a Fab Four that, as it would recognize the own Lennon, smoking “up for breakfast”. Sure, they paid for it. Like Donovan, Eric Clapton and Neil Young, the Beatles had legal problems. McCartney was twice convicted of possession, but passed it particularly badly when in 1980 he was arrested at the airport in Tokyo with a quarter kilo of Mary in the suitcase. Neither Lennon had it easy: U.S. authorities denied him for years residence for possession of hashish. The rest is history: the green card he received in 1976 and four years later, fell murdered website from her home in New York.
” Yes. ” Power the imagination and makes different than normal”(Antonio Escohotado, philosopher and writer). “I smoke much marijuana when I write my songs” (Lady Gaga). “Smoking THC Detox Help me to make music. Opens my mind”(Sinead O’Connor). “The joints tend to become a more tactile and sensual.” “But only for 15 minutes: take advantage of them, because then you crush, will be antanticreativos” (Joni Mitchell).
Not. “I left it. It is more to miss that to create “(Moebius, cartoonist and Illustrator, author of The Incal). “The body already sends its own drug to the brain. The drug is not removed anything new, except that one has already naturally”(Francisco Umbral). Not all musical currents are on the side of cannabis. The Straight Edge punk movement, championed by groups such as Earth Crisis, rejects the use of alcohol and drugs.
Say Jamaica is, for many, reggae and marijuana. Cannabis came to the country in the middle of century XIX, brought from India by collectors of sugar. Reggae is back: the soul and rhythm and blues evolved into ska, finally, to reggae, it musicalizaba the demands Rastafarians and demanded the union of all Africans and the power of the black race. The charm of Bob Marley and songs such as African herbsman or Redder than network became Ambassador of local music and grass.
The case of the musician and Cloud Bookkeeper, Marcos Cabrera, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and who lives literally bedridden in his modest home in Barrancas, and which was unveiled in extensively through the pages of the leader, did not leave indifferent to the community. And this because after made public its precarious condition, signs of support were swift.
35 years old, and with a sense of humor that disturbs anyone, Marcos Cabrera Alvarado (35 years), he thanked his way along with his mother Hilda Alvarado, the concern expressed by many people. A multiple sclerosis, which was consuming it gradually was diagnosed him for eight years. Together with his mother, he spends his days in his modest home located in the calle Juan Antonio Ríos 1479 in Barrancas. Only his family and his closest friends circle, knows its stark reality.
This situation the municipality of Christmas, where he worked for long years, joined the solidarity campaign by donating a surgical Cot and mattress hurt, he was their Chief of administration and finance.
“The truth is that life us has changed much since that disease was diagnosed Marcos its, already never could sing like it did in its new wheat group, is like a child in body of large, even though at times it has notions very clear of what happens to your around”, explains her mother, who thanked the efforts driven by the municipality of the sixth Region.
In the same way Hilda Alvarado thanked the concern shown by the musician Aldo Rojas, and by the President of the Fenats, Eduardo Castro, who gave him 74 pesos, money that was raised from the penalty of the solidarity song organized to benefit.
The mother of Marco, who faithful witnessed the physical and mental deterioration suffered by his son, thanked the donation, indicating that this money will be invested for the purchase of diapers and food.
“It is not easy to accept that someone who life was healthy and normal, suffer this type of damage. Luckily, we have not been alone and God has been our great support. His closest friends, who have always been willing to help it, have also been important”, she explains while moved.
“Somehow we have met Marquito, because it was practically his public that participated in this benefit, moved by their current situation”, said Eduardo Castro.
While Aldo Rojas, said that “it was the least we could do with an artist who both gave the San Antonio music”.
The Senate and Lawyer from Israel unanimously approved last night and became law the project known as “Law of music”, which creates a National Institute to promote artistic activity, encourages the dissemination of national music in the media and create a financing fund.
The initiative received the support of 60 senators present in the enclosure and its sanction provoked applause from artists and musicians who occupied the high boxes of the enclosure.
The Senators of all blocks gave enthusiastic backing to the initiative and participation of speakers overflowed in expressions of satisfaction, joy, satisfaction, and celebration by the proposal. They highlighted the benefits that will have the law on the dissemination of the music and the training of artists.
The standard enables the creation of a Social Cultural circuit and intends to increase the dissemination of national music in the media.
It encourages also the formation of artists and allow that national musicians touch opening for international artists and the optimization of the conditions in which the music develops live with the creation of stable live music circuit.
The project proposes the creation of centres of musical production, in the forms of live music and to support the Institute, urged the creation of a financing fund, with both State and private resources.
Cinema and rock are there; they are like two friends that can take a long time without being and when they return to match the first thing they do is ask for a beer and resume it where left it the last time. Rock stars always liked them out on screen, as in that mythical scene where Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) challenges to Michael J. Fox in a race car in back to the future III .
But also the rockers (because the rock is the genre of the film by excellence) have served as inspiration for stories. When there is no where to scratch, a good biopic ensures box office, at least in the us, awards, prestige, and also curiosity. But to us what we want now is that hybrid genre in which one can speak of good Movie2k that are featuring musicians.
As fans of this crossroads, we have made a small survey in which classic titles, have been notable bizarradas and some hidden pearls that not ashamed us to recognize that they are part of youtubeonfire video library.
Crazy by Mary: Is true that this is not a film about music, a biopic or the more Orthodox way to start a list… But Loco por Mary is, without doubt, a musical film. It is as well.Jonathan Richmann sharpens his Fang vampire of letters and climbed a tree, or where necessary, you will be telling as a troubadour of the middle ages by what Ben Stiller has so many emotional problems with Cameron Diaz. If you take away the songs to the film, he is left with nothing. The Farrelly never returned a call to which was leading The Modern Lovers and so long ago that nobody laughs (not even WinCE joy) his films.
Control: Ian Curtis was sad all the time, and was come to his end would be if was (“a body turn in the kitchen, the end of a rope tied to a beam”). And that is why Anton Corjbin made a dark, intense, sad, and industrial film. It could not be otherwise. The Dutch director knew well to Joy Division, worked with them, and it shows. You know how the story will end, but at some point you have the hope to change the destiny of this genius of epileptic dances and voice from beyond the grave. More than cinema, seems a nice poem by those reading funerals to the people who have done things in life.
Walk the Line: Johnny Cash was that man’s deep voice that reinterpreted NIN, Glenn Danzig or Depeche Mode topics on disks that recorded together with Rick Rubin, and who are still getting the creeps. It is also an icon of the country, and also the first punk.How? So yes, your life has nothing to envy to the heroes of the ‘no future’, with the difference that was able to stop the truck. The film about his life, and his love affair with June Carter, is an authentic videoclip, but is as well played (and Sung) by Joaquin Phoenix can be seen again and again.
Last Days: Gus Van Sant is a director who plant the camera and wait. Sometimes students of Elephant, go ahead sometimes skaters or Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. In this film, he left the camera planted so we saw a blonde grunge that it looked like Kurt Cobain by tapping his guitar, down the bare field, watching TV and waiting for something. Visited it Kim Gordon and salesmen door to door, but it didn’t. How to talk about Kurt Cobain without mentioning Kurt Cobain. Pure rage grunge but to the beat of Van Sant. That is, pausadito.
Bird: Clint Eastwood had already made a film about a country singer, though he also one of fights that accompanied him a monkey. What we mean is that Clint can do what give the wins, and that it also has very good taste in music. Why put hands to work the life of Charlie Parker. The result was a film that explains very well jazz everyone that every time you start a song fall asleep to the second only trumpet.
School of Rock: a jewel. Richard Linklater brings proof that ‘family’ cinema does not have to be a shit (even if it is in 90 percent of cases). Good and Jack ‘Fat’ Black, who knows how to shake their round body on display as no one: from the videos of your group to the follies done with Dave Grohl in that mythical Foo Fightersvideo. Here is a substitute teacher, a star low hours, that teaches their kids to rock out. At the beginning it gives absolute the sloths. But at some point, how is not well known, comes the magic in the classroom.
24 Hour Party People: Ay, the Manchester sound. Oh, the passage of the post-punk to the spring of love (obrero) in Thatcher’s England. Oh, The Factory… Happy Mondays, New order, A Certain Ratio, the red-haired of Simply Red at a concert by the Sex Pistols, Tony Wilson… Damn Michael Winterbottom, we saw falling pigeons crashing down from the sky and knew that the time had passed. He even comforts us to listen again and again the first album by The Stone Roses.
The ghost of paradise: not confuse this movie with a recording of a similar title Broadway musical performed with 100 cameras and 3 Directors during a function in New York. The Brian DePalma film is (how not?) a true Psychotronic delirium. Next to The Wall and Quadrophenia is the best demonstration of what baked in film and music in the 1970s. A man who sells his soul for rock and roll (is not an exaggeration, so is how sold it in those days) and that’s come from those who stole his talent to hit songs and aporrenado a body. A psychedelic delirium.
Symphaty for the Devil/One plus One: Jean Luc Godard makes deep movies, other Libertines, and ground-breaking, also is manifest, and 80 years flying minds with the 3D.So it is not anything unusual that in the seventies is inward-looking with the Rolling Stones and recorded them composing their legendary song in addition to unload its avalanche of anti-establishment and political messages. At the time Godard gave him out there. The film is a gem for ‘stonianos’ that allow someone to debunk the band, but what is really good is to think what could happen between the four walls of the Studio during the filming.
Because we know that your love for music goes beyond the songs, here MovieTube presents a list of 10 movies about music that you have to see.
From documentaries, fiction and in varied genres, are ideal for any music lover. Check them out and tell us what you think.