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Guerilla Union Is Way More Then Just A Concert Promotion Organization

Guerilla Union

By Alex Distefano

Formed in 1998, Guerilla Union began as a concert promotion company, but it has since evolved into much more. The company is the driving force behind such massive hip-hop events as Spring Gathering, Rock the Bells, Paid Dues and Cypress Hill’s Smokeout. Guerilla Union has also ventured into the world of fashion, technology, media, independent art and medicinal marijuana advocacy, proving that hard work combined with a DIY grassroots ethic can lead to success in multiple arenas, Guerilla Union founder Chang Weisberg recently spoke with CULTURE about the lineup for the 8th annual Rock the Bells, his passion for hip-hop music in a live setting, his promotion work and his latest take on marijuana.

 

Tell readers the origins of Guerilla Union.

Well, at first it was all about concert promoting. I’ve been doing it with a lot of cool people for many years. It involved putting together concerts featuring all kinds of music, and we also dealt with clothing and merchandise. In ’98, we formed [Guerilla Union]; and subsequently it was the same year that we started the Cypress Hill Smokeout festival. Now we are involved in tons; from the Dragon Fest to Paid Dues—an independent hip-hop festival—and, of course, Rock the Bells, which is huge. It took a lot of hard work, but it’s definitely paid off. We’re just happy to be one of the most recognized promoters in the U.S, with the magnitude of work we do . . . But we just took what Lollapalooza was doing to the next level and kept it going. I love what Perry Farrell did, and I look up to him. We are fortunate to work with such great artists like Cypress Hill and Snoop Dogg and many more.

 

Tell us about this year’s Rock the Bells. Can you give us the scoop on any surprise guests?

Well this year we have another amazing show. I think there are 10 records being performed in their entirety, which is always cool. I’m looking forward to all of them really; Nas doing Illmatic and Lauren Hill performing the Miseducation album; Cypress Hill’s Black Sunday. And in particular, I’m looking forward to seeing Mobb Deep play The Infamous and Souls of Mischief play 93 ’Til Infinity.Those are a little more obscure, but that’s just my opinion.

Spring Gathering 2011

Tell readers about the recent Spring Gathering Music Festival and Medical Marijuana Expo in San Bernardino. Did you encounter any problems with law enforcement?

It was different in that people with doctor’s notes could legally use marijuana at the show . . . There were no incidents at the concert. This type thing would not have happened two years ago.

 

I heard that you have a NorCal medical marijuana and music event planned for the future. Can you tell us more?

We are currently making the plans to hold two events in the next 12 months up north. The first one will be in the Bay Area this fall. It’s not solidified yet, but its well on its way. This is something we’re very excited about as well; and Northern California is so much further ahead with the acceptance of medical marijuana and use in general, so we’re going to set our sights high.

www.guerillaunion.com

 

Guerilla Warfare

Guerilla Union head honcho Chang Weisberg isn’t shy about his canna-activist views. The more-than-a-concert-promoter maintains that the medical marijuana movement will eventually lead to full legalization. “We are in prohibition now, just as was once the case with alcohol,” he says. “But the hypocrisy is clear: alcohol and tobacco cause more of a serious health threat than marijuana ever will. These drugs kill. Yet marijuana doesn’t. But the fight goes on. Marijuana will not go away.”

 

Article from Culture Magazine and republished with special permission

Song of the Day: Pass The Dutchie

This generation
Rules the nation
With version

Music happen to be the food of love
Sounds to really make you rub and scrub

I say: Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

It was a cool and lovely breezy afternoon
(How does it feel when you’ve got no food ?)
You could feel it ’cause it was the month of June
(How does it feel when you’ve got no food ?)
So I left my gate and went out for a walk
(How does it feel when you’ve got no food ?)
As I pass the dreadlocks’ camp I heard them say
(How does it feel when you’ve got no food ?)

Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

So I stopped to find out what was going on.
(How does it feel when you’ve got no food ?)
‘Cause the spirit of Jah, you know he leads you on
(How does it feel when you’ve got no food ?)
There was a ring of dreads and a session was there in swing
(How does it feel when you’ve got no food ?)
You could feel the chill as I seen and heard them say
(How does it feel when you’ve got no food ?)

Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

‘Cause me say listen to the drummer, me say listen to the bass
Give me little music make me wind up me waist
Me say listen to the drummer, me say listen to the bass
Give me little music make me wind up me waist, I say

Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

You play it on the radio, a so me say, we a go hear it on the stereo
A so me know you a go play it on the disco
A so me say we a go hear it on the stereo

Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

I say east, say west, say north and south (on the left hand side)
This is gonna make us jump and shout (on the left hand side)

Latest Firefox Allows Marijuana Leaf Adornment

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The latest version of ‘Firefox’ (3.6) allows users to ‘Choose a Persona’ for the look of their browser by picking from 30,000 designs including two weed designs which feature enough marijuana leaves to get you executed in Malaysia or busted for growing in Sutton:  ‘Reggae’ (created by ‘Jesus’) and ‘Marijuana Leaves’.

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So far 1181 Firefox users have opted for Firefox’s weed persona. Unfortunately there are some side effects which could be worse than smoking weed itself (getting the munchies, voting communist etc etc), as having marijuana leaves scattered all over the interface seems to make the browser more difficult to use. Is this a miss-guided attempt to stimulate the effects of being stoned?

This idea that the effects of cannabis causes incompetence is not backed up by scientific research which found that car drivers who had recently smoked cannabis were as safe or marginally safer than those who had not smoked.

While prohibitionists might rant and issue ‘appalled’ press releases at Firefox’s digital glorification of the worlds most popular herb, they may never find out, as given their proven inability to think progressively they are probably using Microsoft Internet Explorer (the hackers friend), which is possibly the worst browser in the world.

Fact: www = world wide weed

100 Celebrities That Smoke Marijuana!

1. Harrison Ford
2. Drew Barrymore
3. Doug Benson
4. Jack Black
5. Jeff Bridges
6. B-Real

7. Montell Williams
8. Bill Clinton
9. George Bush Jr.
10. Al Gore
11. Obama
12. Dave Chapelle
13. Tommy Chong
14. Adrianne Curry

15. Cameron Diaz
16. Megan Fox
17. Justin Timberlake
18. Michael Phelps

 

19. Pharrell Williams
20. Snoop Dogg
21. Marc Emery
22. Woody Harrelson
23. Jack Nicholson
24. Kid Cudi
25. Jonah Hill
26. Seth Rogen
27. James Franco
28. Shia LaBeouf
29. Bill Mahr
30. Cheech Marin


31. Method Man
32. Matthew McConaughey
33. Paul McCartney
34. Kristin Stewart

35. Bill Murray
36. Willie Nelson
37. Brad Pitt
38. Amy Poehler
39. Sean Penn
40. Mary Louise-Parker

41. Redman
42. Joe Rogan
43. Steve-O
44. Sarah Silverman
45. Zach Galifianakis
46. Katt Williams
47. Owen Wilson
48. Neil Young
49. George Carlin
50. Frances McDormand

51. Kimora Lee Simmons
52. Mariah Carey
53. Chris Farley
54. Michelle Phillips
55. Jack Herer
56. Nicole Richie

57. Paul Dinello
58. Dione Warwick
59. Whitney Houston
60. Bobby Brown
61. Oliver Stone
62. Dawn Wells
63. Charlize Theron

64. Barbara Streisand
65. Whoopi Goldberg
66. Jerry Garcia
67. Lil Wayne

68. Charles Manson
69. Lauryn Hill
70. Peter Tosh
71. Dennis Hopper
72. Hunter S. Thompson
73. Bradley Nowell
74. Bob Marley

75. John Lennon
76. George Harrison
77. Bob Dylan
78. Jimi Hendrix
79. Notorious B.I.G.
80. Tupac
81. Marilyn Monroe
82. Miley Cyrus

83. Wiz Khalifa
84. Kid Rock
85. Jennifer Aniston
86. Prince Harry
87. Steve Jobs
88. Bill Gates
89. Paris Hilton

90. Conan O’Brien
91. William Shakespeare
92. Tommy Lee
93. Macaulay Culkin

94. Mick Jagger
95. Noel Gallagher
96. Robert Plant
97. Luke Perry
98. Kurt Cobain

99. Jim Morrison
100. George Washington

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