4–16-08 The 8x10 Club, Bal­ti­more, MD poster by Alexan­dra Fischer

4/16/08 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerApril 16, 2008 The 8x10 Club, Bal­ti­more, Maryland
Moon­al­ice poster by Alexan­dra Fischer

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the city of Bal­ti­more now occu­pies the site of the ancient Mid­dle Atlantic Pow-wow of the Moon­al­ice tribe. That pow-wow was known for the prodi­gious amounts of hemp con­sumed over the course of a long week­end. Remark­ably, one arti­fact has sur­vived from the period and the city has cam­ou­flaged it as a mon­u­ment to the military/industrial com­plex of the 19th cen­tury. The Phoenix Shot Tower is 215 feet tall and looks like the world’s tallest bong, which is what it was before the locals con­verted it to the pro­duc­tion of can­non balls. What a waste.

April 16 turns out to be the saint’s day for St. Bernadette, the patron saint of Motown. She was also the woman whose hal­lu­ci­na­tions in 1858 put Lour­des on the map. Could it be a coin­ci­dence that exactly 85 years later, on April 16, 1943, Dr. Albert Hof­mann dis­cov­ered the psy­che­delic effects of LSD? You be the judge. If you’re not sure, just take half.




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