June 24 & 25, 2010 Palm Ballroom, San Rafael, California
Dave Nelson Band, Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer
(June 24th) According to Moonalice legend, San Rafael was founded as the 20th Spanish mission in California. In a brilliant stroke of foresight, they named the mission – and the town – after the patron saint of healing, anticipating by 200 years, San Rafael’s emergence as the spiritual home of the most important healing product known to man. I am speaking, of course, of the magical, seedless fruit of the bud known to us as hemp. Even before the Spanish arrived, the Moonalice and Coast Miwok’s tilled the soil here, creating an herbal tradition that baffled the Spanish missionaries, but works really well for us.
(June 25th) According to Moonalice legend, the Palm Ballroom occupies hallowed ground. On this site in 1800, a young man by the name of East Marin Moonalice invented the doobie shotgun. For those of you who are unfamiliar with doobie shotguns, this is when you put the lit end of the doobie in your mount and blow the smoke out the other end into someone else’s mouth. As is so often the case around the Moonalice tribe, this great invention was the product of an accident. It turns out that East Marin Moonalice suffered from tactile dyslexia. Everything he touched, he did backwards. You can imagine how embarrassing that could be. Fortunately, the shotgun is the only thing anyone remembers about East Marin Moonalice. If you inhale deeply, you can still smell the results.
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