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September 3, 2008 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe in Kentucky was especially talented. Kentucky nomads played incredible music. And the local hippies grew fantastic hemp. Unfortunately, they were all colorblind. That’s why they used the same name for their hemp that they used for their music: Bluegrass. Smoke it if you’ve got it!
According to Moonalice legend, there is far more to the history of Louisville than you read in books. History books say that the first Europeans settled on Corn Island. What they don’t say is that the Europeans actually bought Corn Island from the Moonalice tribe for $24 and a bag of microwave popcorn. Of course, it had a different name then. The tribe had named the island after their favorite crop — Hemp — but practiced crop rotation. It just happened that the fields were full of corn when the Europeans arrived. As a result, the Europeans missed out on the opportunity to invent hemp liquor. Fortunately, they went on to discover bourbon, instead. The rest, as they say, is legend.