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#1
Ok, here's a little rant. Basically I went to play pool yesterday with some friends (none are musicians...in fact, hardly of them listen to anything 'good' (in my opinion)). So all of a sudden some Bob Marley song starts playing in the bar and every single one of them starts pretending as if they're smoking weed.

I got kinda pissed, although i didn't show it. When will people learn, that Reggae music isn't about smoking weed nor is it intended to be listened to while under the influence of cannabis...

/rant
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#5
because smoking weed was/is appreceicated by rastaferians. and reggae music was originated from the carribean, hich is also where rastafernianism originated
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because smoking weed was/is appreceicated by rastaferians. and reggae music was originated from the carribean, hich is also where rastafernianism originated

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#8
But doesn't it piss anyone else off when in the modern times...

''You said BOB MARLEY, zomg, lulz, whoaaa man, i'm so high *imiate smoking from a bong* craaaazy maaan.''
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But doesn't it piss anyone else off when in the modern times...

''You said BOB MARLEY, zomg, lulz, whoaaa man, i'm so high *imiate smoking from a bong* craaaazy maaan.''


No, because most people don't act like complete morons about it. It seems the only ones that do are your friends.
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#15
Because lets face it, everyone of bob marley's songs were written about weed, or written while high.

Maybe not all reggae artists smoke weed, but a good 95% of reggae is strongly related to smoking the good stuff.
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because smoking weed was/is appreceicated by rastaferians. and reggae music was originated from the carribean, hich is also where rastafernianism originated

There's no such thing as rastafarianism. They're Rastafari. They don't believe in "isms."

But it's basically right.

Rastafari who are strongly related to Reggae music believe that using cannabis is a spiritual thing. Not all, but a good enough deal of them to give the impression it's all. So it's understandable to think that there's a connection. Can you think of a reggae group that isn't Rastafari?
#18
Because reggae has the laid back groove, that makes people want to smoke a number. Plus, for rastafarians, smoking weed is a spiritual act, and rastafarians made reggae music. What exactly are you complaining about?
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Because lets face it, everyone of bob marley's songs were written about weed, or written while high.

Maybe not all reggae artists smoke weed, but a good 95% of reggae is strongly related to smoking the good stuff.

yup. but then again most modern music was written under the influence of some sort of drug, reggae just happens to favor the cannabis.

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because when your stoned, reggae is 10x better.



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because when your stoned, reggae is 10x better.


In complete fairness, though, so is everything else.
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because smoking weed was/is appreceicated by rastaferians. and reggae music was originated from the carribean, hich is also where rastafernianism originated


This man is right.

EDIT: I just re-read the original post.. Why were they pretending? Why not get some real weed and smoke it ?
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Because reggae has the laid back groove, that makes people want to smoke a number. Plus, for rastafarians, smoking weed is a spiritual act, and rastafarians made reggae music. What exactly are you complaining about?

I'm just complaining about the fact that about maybe 10% or less songs are actually ABOUT weed. The main message in reggae is peace, harmony, Caribbean unity and religion. As i listen to quite a bit of reggae myself i just feel it's ignorant to think that 'It's all about weed' and that's the only message of the music. Well, that's what the public really seems to think, nowadays.
#27
similar story


some kid at my school wore a bob marley shirt and this asshole potsmoker got all pissed and was like "why the **** is he wearing that shirt? hes never smoked weed in his life"
i wanted to be like "bob marley was a musician first, and a potsmoker second you ignorant ****tard!"
but he could probly kick my ass so i didnt say anything
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People think of cannabis when they think of reggae because reggae is identified with Rastafarianism, of which many practitioners (including many of the most famous reggae musicians) regard marijuana as a source of wisdom. The reggae-cannabis thing isn't going away for a long time.
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I'm just complaining about the fact that about maybe 10% or less songs are actually ABOUT weed. The main message in reggae is peace, harmony, Caribbean unity and religion. As i listen to quite a bit of reggae myself i just feel it's ignorant to think that 'It's all about weed' and that's the only message of the music. Well, that's what the public really seems to think, nowadays.


I don't think that, just any time we smoke we usually play some Marley. Some nice chill music to smoke to. Then again we also smoke to Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, and Jimi Hendrix on occasion.
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if you did it because its about weed you'd mime shooting up heroin for every motley crue song,
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#32
Well, I can see why people associate weed with reggae, due to songs like easy skanking And I have to say, whenever I blaze up, reggae is just about the best thing in the world to listen to because of the really cool chilled out vibe that it has.

Although I still think that it's pretty damned stupid that people just think "weed" as soon as they hear reggae, in the same way that people associate gun crime with rap, and don't try and look past that into what the songs are actually about.

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#33
Reggae and weed do have a lot in common though.

Still I like reggae and I'm not a stoner. You would've thought Stoner Rock would be the more official genre...
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#34
Are you joking? I don't know anyone who listens to Bob Marley and isn't a stoner. IMO that's a really stupid thing to get pissed off about. Sure, your friends are being stupid about it, but the connection they are making is quite common and understandable.
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#35
People don't do this only to reggae music, people often do this to minimal, house, psychadelic and Pink Floyd.

EDIT: I mean, TS, that's like saying that all AC/DC listeners drink beer. it's just the way it is.

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yup. but then again most modern music was written under the influence of some sort of drug, reggae just happens to favor the cannabis.

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yup. but then again most modern music was written under the influence of some sort of drug, reggae just happens to favor the cannabis.

Christian music, for one. And Disney's music. I would just hate to have the Jonas Brothers share a needleful of Georgia brown and get HIV.
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But doesn't it piss anyone else off when in the modern times...

''You said BOB MARLEY, zomg, lulz, whoaaa man, i'm so high *imiate smoking from a bong* craaaazy maaan.''



If I havn't gotten this wrong... didn't marley smoke pot quite a lot?
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#40
I could repeat everything that's been said but i won't. this thread alredy has about 6 applicable correct answers. Basically your friends are fannies.
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