4–15-08 The Jewish Mother, Virginia Beach, VA poster by Chris Shaw

4/15/08 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawApril 15, 2008 The Jew­ish Mother, Vir­ginia Beach, Vir­ginia
Moon­al­ice poster by Chris Shaw

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the tribe demon­strated a pref­er­ence for matri­ar­chal lead­er­ship some­where soon after the dawn of time. Within agri­cul­tural Moon­al­ice fam­i­lies, it was com­mon to entomb Moon­mama in a bur­ial mound with her most prized pos­ses­sion. The mounds were quite tall owing to the fact that for many Moon­ma­mas the prized pos­ses­sion was a cer­e­mo­nial bong, which had to be buried upright to avoid spilling bong water into the after­life. We bring this up because Vir­ginia Beach is home to Mount Trash­more, an 800 foot long, 60-foot high mound report­edly built from fill. Given those dimen­sions, to say noth­ing of the promi­nent role of hemp in the his­tory of the com­mon­wealth of Vir­ginia, we did a lit­tle inves­ti­ga­tion. The inves­ti­ga­tion was suc­cess­ful, but we’re not tellin’. What hap­pens in Vir­ginia Beach, stays in Vir­ginia Beach.

Among the many great peo­ple born in Vir­ginia Beach was Grace Sher­wood, the witch of Pungo. For­tu­nately, her name was cleared 300 years ago. Had it not been, we would have done the job ourselves.

If D-minor is the sad­dest key in music, April 15 has to be the sad­dest day in Amer­ica. Not only does every­one feel the bite of tax fil­ing, but his­tory has dropped some really ugly events on April 15. Pres­i­dent Lin­coln died in 1865. The Titanic sank in 1912. Wikipedia said Jason Alexan­der died today, so we played the show for him. Turns out Wikipedia was wrong, which is a relief, espe­cially for Jason. The Moon­al­ice angle on April 15 comes from ancient Latvia, where Tipsa Diena is a day to cel­e­brate the plough­ing of fields. In mod­ern times, Tipsa Diena is just another day to get ploughed.


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