420 Gathering of the Tribe with Doobie Decibel System
April 20, 2017 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by John Seabury
According to Moonalice legend, today the highest of high holy days in the Moonalice tribe. It is a day when the tribe gathers in San Francisco… when we share the love, both emotional and herbal. It is a day filled with surprises. For example, I forgot my shirt and had to borrow one! Also, this is the first time I have ever shared a legend after the opening act and before our show. The set of 19 posters that our artists assembled for each of you is filled with surprises, as are the silk screen posters created by Gary Houston and Alexandra Fischer that are for sale. Alex’s poster features Rainy Day Moonalice the 35th, a master farmer in the tribe. Rainy Day the 35th is the person, who crossbred coconuts with fine sativas, significantly easing the challenge of importing Maui Wowie from Hawaii. But she also told me a story that blew my mind. Bob Dylan wrote a song about her and one of her siblings, Rainy Day #12. Everyone knows that when Rainy Day #12 and 35 get together, everybody must get stoned, but have you ever thought about what happens when you multiply those two numbers? Take all the time you need.
Today we are holding a raffle and silent auction on behalf of one of our artists, Dave Hunter, who is fighting brain cancer. Please give generously! We are also sending healing thoughts to our friend David Nelson.
We are playing tonight’s show to honor the memory of Pizza John Smaron, one of the earliest and most loyal members of the Tribe.
Thank you to our team: Dan English, Tim Stiegler, Derek Walls, Patrick Spohrer, Arthur Rosato, Jenna Lebowitz, Mike Weinstein, Gail Barnes, Jon Luini, Peter McQuaid, Tim McQuaid, Cyndy Poon, Joe Tang, Chris Shaw, Alex Fischer and all the artists …
Katie played guitar and sang (whole show). Jason Crosby played keys on High Five, Summertime Blues and Keep on Growin’.
Watch this show in HD now at at Moonalice.com.