April 20, 2012 Slim’s, San Francisco, California
Moonalice poster by Lee Conklin
According to Moonalice legend, we have a dozen posters tonight . . . all legendary . . . by Stanley Mouse, Carolyn Ferris, Wendy Wright, Gary Houston, David Singer, John Seabury, John Mavroudis, Dennis Loren, Dennis Larkins, Lee Conklin and Darrin Brenner. We also want to thank the other poster artists who are with us tonight: Wes Wilson, Chuck Sperry, Lauren Yurkovich, Dave Hunter, Alexandra Fischer, Marguerite Kelley (widow of Alton Kelley), and our incredible art director, Chris Shaw.
Time will not permit me to share the legends from all the posters, but with a three set show, I can go further than normal.
According to Moonalice legend, this poster by Carolyn Ferris, depicts a very talented bloke from Bromley, England – the man formerly known as Sir Sinjin Moonalice – testing the full pharmacopia of the Moonalice tribe. Given the quality and quantity of Moonalice natural remedies, this was a job requiring tremendous self-sacrifice. Pete’s commitment to the betterment of the tribe serves as a model for us all. Happy 4/20!!!
According to Moonalice legend, this poster by Stanley Mouse depicts the day – early in the life of this band – when we stopped for burritos in a shop in Willits, CA on our way to a gig in Laytonville. One of our former bandmates and I added Cholula hot sauce to our burritos from a communal bottle that was on the condiment rack behind the shop. Long story short, somebody dosed us. This picture doesn’t look like anyone I saw that day . . . so the image must be of me. I hope I didn’t strangle the cat.
According to Moonalice legend, this poster by Dennis Larkins depicts the day that Pokey Moonalice, the tribal basset hound, first came to San Francisco. Pokey didn’t have a car or opposable thumbs, so he jumped in the back seat of a convertible somewhere near Portland and hitched a ride with two white people who had no idea what they were in for. Sadly, Pokey didn’t keep a diary, so we have no idea either. Oh well. That’s why they call it 4/20!!!
As of midnight April 19: 1,989,018 downloads of “It’s 4:20 Somewhere.”
As of midnight April 20: 2,014,025
|City, State:||San Francisco, California|
|Date:||April 20, 2012|
|Dimensions:||12.75 in. x 17.25 in.|