9–3-08 Head­lin­ers Music Hall, Louisville, KY poster by Alexandra Fischer

9/3/08 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerSep­tem­ber 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.


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