Well high there on this early April 3rd morning. I had been waiting for April 2020 for a few years. We, hubby and I, had been joking about launching the Grama Kush & the Smokers in time for this month as it would technically be 420, April ’20 all 30 days. However, like all things, I had to push back because other things needed to be taken care of first, like electricity and eating, you know, life stuff. So, I still worked on it, but not wholeheartedly. Below is the first draft of a faux concert shirt that I was trying to design.
Hubby actually came up with the name Grama Kush as he started calling me that a few years ago after the birth of my first grand kid. We often talk about playing music together. Him playing guitar and me singing and possibly also playing guitar if I could just learn. (Yeah, that included learning to sing, as well…pipe dreams.) We kicked around band names and I think I said “Tokers!” and he said, “Grama Kush & the Smokers” and I am sure I probably made some goofy face and laughed. Like all things, it became a Pipe Dream and just floats around in my head waiting for a moment of lucidity.
We have jokingly, mostly me, thought about starting a band that plays songs about, well, weed. During one of our “hash sessions” we jokingly started talking about our faux road tour of towns famous because of the Devil’s lettuce. Humbolt, Denver, Lodi, Desert Pot Springs, Kushella. I could go on and on. I created the first shirt that is posted Fineart America if you want to check it out. I tried to sell it on the Spreadshirt website but it is a family friendly website and was not deemed appropriate. We also said we could have a rotating group of “Smokers” or sit in musicians. Hmmmm? Wheels started turning and still are churnin’. I had been practicing my video taping skills where ever and when ever I could because one of my “Pipe Dreams” was to be able to record/video – entertainers no matter who they are or where in there career they are – if they let me. An Interview In Grama’s Garden and I could bake something. Yeah really. In order for any of that to really happen, I need to work on me and finish something! So, yes, finish something. I have thrown so many goals out into the Universe, I think I will start with an easy one. So here they are:
1. Finish writing Throwing Fire Into the Water – This one is easy. I am half way there. It is after all, a short story. I am not planning on getting it published so no harm no foul. I just need to get it to a conclusion.
2. Learn guitar. I gave up two month ago. Hubby just got new strings so he can string my Fender and I can stop using his guitar.
That is it for now. Those two items may take me two days or they may take me 2 years. Those are the goals and so it is written. Maybe I will have to give a video update…no, not really. After those are done, I can start on another. Baby steps…
Do any of you Spotify? If you do and you are a Smoker I put together a list for this very special month. So, far, I have included 40 songs and it totals 3 hours and 37 minutes. I have a numbers thing. So, I am going to stop adding to the list when the total minutes equal 4:20. I know, right? There are so many more things I could be doing in my life right now like finding that lost sock, or fixing the leaking sink. You can also follow Grama Kush on Instagram. @grama_k_n_the_smokers I am such a nerd that I am going to turn the list into an Excel spreadsheet so that I can effectively figure out which songs to add and which ones to keep. The Spotify link is pasted below if you are bored. I made it collaborative for any one that would like to add their own special song. If ever there was a time to party, alone in your room, but together in music, now is the time.
Time to get on and do stuff like bother my cat, oh, I do that every day. Thank you for stopping by. Have a peaceful day and hope you belly laugh and smile so hard your cheeks ache and don’t stand so close to…