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Random Reddit Find!


Happy Thursday!

No post today, but here’s a random find on Reddit.

Unsure of where this company is, but it’s quite an interesting logo!

Here’s the Link!

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JC’s Ipod Shuffle List #1


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What’s up, folks?  It’s hump day and we’re in the middle of the work week (just two more days to go!).  I figured today I do something fun rather than shooting the shit about the entertainment PR world.

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Since reading this blog, you’re probably asking, “damn Jon, these topics are incredible!  Any specific music that you enjoy or that feeds into your creative genius?”.  Why yes, random awesome reader!  I certainly do have some funky tunes that I enjoy here and there.  These amazing music tunes were picked for my long-lasting Ipod touch that I got years ago (many falls later, it’s STILL working!).

So enough with the dibble-dabble and let’s hit it!  My iPod shuffle that will showcase some of my favorite songs I enjoy (ESPECIALLY after consuming cannabis!)
String Cheese Incident – Texas (Carnival ’99)

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The String Cheese Incident may be one of my favorite jam bands of all time.  Hailing from Colorado, this crazy group blends rock, bluegrass, jazz, calypso, funk, and other genres.  I enjoy their live albums better some of their studio albums and Carnival ’99 doesn’t disappoint.  Live albums of SCI are so action-packed, making me feel as if I’m in the show at this moment.  This also may be my favorite version of Texas from their albums (the studio version is just down-right RIDICULOUSLY awesome!).  While I’ve seen members of Phish, I’ve yet to check out a String Cheese Incident show.  Hopefully String Cheese Incident will head to Boston one of these days!

Umphrey’s McGee – Andy’s Last Beer (Local Bar Does O.K.)

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Ah, Umphrey’s McGee!  I caught three of their shows while attending college in Burlington, Vermont (or also known as B-Town!).  Umphrey’s McGee is another amazing jam band that started around Indiana/Illinois.  This funky band played some jamtastic tunes when I saw them at Higher Ground.  The waft of cannabis and warm beer filled the venue as I jammed my ass off throughout the night.  While I didn’t know all of their songs, hearing them live at the venue was still incredible.

Umphrey’s McGee – Walletsworth (Anchor Drops)

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Another tune from the Umph!  Anchor Drops is the third album that dropped in 2004.  14 progressive tracks are set, mixing progressive rock with tastes of heavy metal, jam band grooves, folk, and even electronica (BTW did I mention that jam bands take tastes from various genres? Yeah, I thought so!).  Walletsworth is one of these jamming tracks that has that heavy metal feel to it.  Truth be told, I used to be into heavy metal music back in middle/high school.

The Derek Trucks Band – I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free?) (Songlines)

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Sweet mother of guitar gods…DEREK TRUCKS.  I got into Allman Brothers later into my high school days, but it was The Derek Trucks Band that really grabbed a hold of me.  Derek’s nasty guitar licks blends in blues, soul, and jazz into some amazing rock albums.  As a nephew of Butch Trucks, Derek Trucks is a guitarist who has his own project.  Songlines is one of his great albums to check out.

Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz)

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The Gorillaz were an AMAZING band to discover!  It’s so cool to see an animated group spit some awesome trip-hop lines.  Not only is their music catchy, but their animated music videos are out of this world (Feel Good Inc. played for MONTHS on MTV!).  Clint Eastwood is definitely catchy and their spooky music video makes the experience that more beautiful.  What’s great is that Gorillaz are STILL making music to this day!  They’re playing shows all across the country and will be hitting Boston this summer.  Here’s to the Gorillaz for being the true OG animated group!

And there you have it, a snippet of what’s locked within my Ipod Touch.  It’s definitely been a blast conducting this idea and I look forward to this tactic again soon.  Until then, happy hump day!

MakeSandcastlesNotWar’s ‘Weed Week’ Announcement


What’s up, fellow readers?  There’s no post today…BUT, I have some exciting news to share!

April 20th (4/20 Day!) is less than a week away!  In honor of 4/20 coming up, MakeSandcastlesNotWar will be going to pot…LITERALLY.

Starting on Monday, MakeSandcastlesNotWar will be showcasing posts about cannabis.  From discussing terpenes to revealing the true history of prohibition, MakeSandcastlesNotWar will cover various angles of this flourishing industry.  Listed below are some topics that will be covered:

MakeSandcastlesNotWar Weed Week Topics

Introduction to Terpenes

Dennis Peron/Castro Castle

CHRONIC-le History of Cannabis 101

Boston-related Cannabis Strains

4/20 is creeping up soon, so you won’t want to miss this special weed week here at MakeSandcastlesNotWar.  The stories you read will be fascinating, amazing, shocking, and most importantly, MIND-BLOWING.  If you thought you knew the history of cannabis…THINK AGAIN!

So get ready for the ride, folks!  Starting on Monday, we’ll be taking this blog to POT!

Greenest Greens for a Greener St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  It’s that time of the year where Irish men/women (or people that pretend to be Irish!) to celebrate this fun holiday.  Guinness, soda bread, and shepherd’s pie are a few things that come to mind when you think of Irish culture.  Today is the day to wear your greenest outfits to show off your Irish pride!

People usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day through a night of drinking with your friends.  If you’re a cannabis connoisseur like me, then you’re probably skipping the alcohol and diving straight into smoking that green ganja that you’ll stick onto your corncob pipe.  You’re probably asking yourself: what are some relevant cannabis strains for St. Patrick’s Day?  What special greens would go better than a pint of Guinness?

Well folks, you came to the right place!  MakeSandcastlesNotWar decided to showcase a list of cannabis strains that will make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration even greener.  These sativas, indicas, and hybrids are the go-to strains for rolling that green joint to pass around your Irish friends.  Here are a few Irish-themed cannabis strains for a perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration:

Pot of Gold:  There’s an old Irish tale where a pot of gold sits at the end of the rainbow and the strain certainly holds true.  Pot of Gold is an indica strain containing a sweet, fruity hashish taste with some very potent physical effects.  Stemming from the cross between Hindu Skunk and Skunk No. 1, consuming some Pot of Gold will keep you relaxed and happy during the day.  It won’t get you rich with gold anytime soon, but Pot of Gold will keep you laughing as you consume another pint of Guinness at your favorite Irish pub.

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          Lucky Charms: “There after me Lucky Charms!” shouted Lucky the Leprechaun as the kids ran off with his cereal.  Lucky Charms may be more known from the breakfast cereal, but it tastes more like tangy fruit than marshmallows.  Consuming Lucky Charms will keep you creative and relaxed as you go about celebrating your Irish pride.  Be sure to have a bowl of Lucky Charms if you decide to wake and bake with some Lucky Charms!

          Green Dream:  Irish people are known to be ambitious, striving for a dream rather than reality.  Green Dream is the strain for those Irish dreamers.  It’s a sativa-dominant hybrid from a cross of Blue Dream and Green Crack.  This green strain will keep you happy and uplifted for the days.  The Irish are known to be a friendly bunch and Green Dream is just one of many reasons to be friendly with everyone at the pub.

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          Green Kush:  Heading over to the Kush-type strains, Green Kush is a great indica strain.  Grown from the offspring of Green Crack and Purple Kush, Green Kush starts with an upbeat cerebral effect before hitting you with a heavy body sensation.  This strains slowly creeps in as you kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with your friends and family.  Check out some Green Kush if you need some Kush-type strains for your holiday.

          Green Dragon:  Other than being known for a famous drink with liquor and cannabis, Green Dragon is another indica strain.  This indica cross between Afghani and Turkish Gummy is usually used for pain management, with users describing it as a colorful lift after consuming.  Green Dragon provides a relaxed and euphoric effect for celebrating a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

That’s just a few Irish-related strains to consume for an amazing St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  MakeSandcastlesNotWar wants to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

And the ‘Like’ # is…200!


Just chiming in with an amazing announcement from MakeSandcastlesNotWar.

The 200th ‘like’ was just posted at 3:12 PM today.  Very special thanks to thesarahdougherty for her generous ‘Like’ to our stories!  Check out where the like came from here!

Keep reading on, my fellow readers!  Exciting content will be creeping up within the early year, so stay tuned!

Update:  Today broke the most record EVER so far on likes.  New record: 10.  Cheers to MakeSandcastlesNotWar!

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