February 21, 2009 Freebird Live, Jacksonville, Florida
Moonalice poster by David Singer
According to Moonalice legend, today is the 338th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Treaty Hemp. Everyone knows the famous Treaty Oak in Jacksonville. It has been there for two hundred years. It was named for a treaty signed between the native Americans and the European Settlers. But the Legend tells us that before there was an oak, there was a giant hemp, known as Treaty Hemp. Under that hemp, many treaties were signed, including one between the local tribes and the nomadic clan of Moonalice. It was a landmark treaty that has stood the test of time. The Moonalice promised not to invent nuclear weapons, if the locals promised not play ice hockey. As far as we know, neither side has ever broken the treaty.
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe first came to the Jacksonville area looking for a fountain of middle age. Unfortunately, they found it.
According to Moonalice legend, the Jacksonville Fire of 1901 didn’t really happen the way the history books say. Yes, the fire began in the kitchen in a mattress factory, but there has never been a satisfactory explanation for why no one alerted the fire department when the fire started. Now it can be told. The mattress factory was experimenting with new materials – alternatives to Spanish moss. That particularly week they were experimenting with hemp acquired from the Moonalice tribe. When the fire started, the place was overwhelmed with smoke. Within minutes, everyone within 10 miles was buzzed beyond belief. It just goes to show that you should never smoke a bed.
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