Since they were first incorporated into pop music more than half a century ago synthesizers and pot have gone together. From classics like the Doors and Pink Floyd to contemporary artists like MGMT and Radiohead, bands use synthesizers as a trusted means of tasking their songs to new levels of beauty and weirdness.
In this podcast Cannabis Now contributor Max Savage Levenson explores the intersection of marijuana and music through a visit to the Vintage Synthesizer Museum located in Oakland, California. The museum holds one of the largest public collections of vintage synthesizers in the world and boasts a live recording room along with a BYOP (Bring Your Own Pot) policy.
Indie Musician Madeline Kenney provides the soundtrack while musician and curator Lance Hill discusses his own history with cannabis and provides a tour of the museum, which houses about 50 synthesizers for hobbyists and professionals.
TELL US, have you ever made music while inspired by marijuana?