I like to say I discovered 420, because it's true. It happened at a Grateful Dead show in Oakland in 1990 when I was working for High Times.
My old friend Dave Abbruzzese is in trouble. News reports yesterday stated that the former Pearl Jam drummer is being sought by Texas authorities on a drug warrant dating back to September in Denton County.
During the "Saturday Night Live" 40th Anniversary show on Feb. 15, Tina Fey joked on "Weekend Update," "Also joining us, one of the show's original producers: cocaine." I once did coke with original cast member Garrett Morris and interviewed John Belushi.
The article in question begins by insulting High Times and The Cannabist, then precedes to make numerous mistakes in its guide to getting high.
The schism between some Deadheads and Phish phans appears to be a full-scale rift now that Trey Anastasio has been selected to accompany the "Core Four" founding members at the Grateful Dead's alleged final shows in Chicago in July.