Musical celebrities who've passed this year include Tony Bennett, Tina Turner, Robbie Robertson, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Buffett, Sinead O'Connor, Gordon Lightfoot, David Crosby, Astrud Gilberto, Burt Bacharach, Tom Verlaine, Wayne Shorter and Jeff Beck.
A line extended around the block on Tuesday night drawn by the new Union Square Travel Agency location, and a chance to shop and meet actress and comedian Amy Sedaris.
Nicole Holofcener's "You Hurt My Feelings" can't be more topical. The lead character's son works at an unlicensed pot shop in Manhattan. His mom is played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The folks at Blackbird Presents and Willie Nelson's team had a great idea for this year's Outlaw Music Festival: add some jam bands, foremost among them Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, who are on the current leg of the tour that stopped in Queens, NY on September 17.
Bill Maher, Drew Barrymore and other TV talk show hosts have decided to hold off on returning to production during the Writers Guild strike. People lashed out at Maher, who last week announced, "It is time to bring people back to work."
In the 1990s and 2000s, when I was an editor at High Times, we featured numerous bands and artists who embraced cannabis. Straight outta Vancouver, Nickelback was one of them.
Two summers ago, Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney and their wives Jane and Nancy and friends had dinner at McCartney's house. At one point, Nancy stumbled and then blurted out, "The gummies just kicked in." Buffett decided to write a song about it, featuring Macca on bass.
High Times has been sold to Victoria, BC-based psychedelics firm Lucy Scientific Discovery (for LSD) headed by disgraced Hollywood executive Richard Nanula.