July 24, 2008 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, California
Moonalice poster by David Singer
According to Moonalice legend, the hemp fields of Sonoma County are protected by the spirit of Smokitall Moonalice. As a child, Smokitall was nothing special, but he was incredibly impatient. He grew up in a thermonuclear family, with five generations under one roof. All day long, every day, he nagged his family with a single question: are we there yet?
Smokitall was tone deaf, so he had no choice but to go into agriculture. There his impatience produced an innovation: Beaujolais Hemp. Smokitall had an insight: if you harvest hemp when it’s six inches tall, you can smoke the stems. The tribe tried to tell him he was crazy, but Smokitall persisted in his dream. He inhaled prodigious quantities of Beaujolais Hemp, resulting in black lung and early death. His spirit has lived in the fields ever since.
According to a different part of Moonalice legend, the shortest distance between two points doesn’t matter. What matters is how sharp the points are.
|Performers:||Moonalice, Riders of the Purple Sage|
|City, State:||Petaluma, California|
|Date:||July 24, 2008|
|Dimensions:||12.75 in. x 17.25 in.|