Gary Wright – Dreamweaver

Gary Wright – Dreamweaver

 

Dream Weaver” is a song by Gary Wright that was a hit single in the US, reaching #2 in the Billboard charts while it reached #1 in the Cash Box charts in 1976.[3]Taken from the album The Dream Weaver released the previous year, it features Wright on vocals and keyboards, and Jim Keltner on drums. In 1992, Gary Wright re-recorded a longer version of “Dream Weaver” for the Wayne’s World movie soundtrack.

According to Gary Wright, the song was inspired by Autobiography of a Yogi, which was given to him by George Harrison. Paramhansa Yogananda’s poem “God! God! God!” made reference to “the idea of the mind weaving dreams.” The expression “Dream Weaver” was popularized by John Lennon in 1970 in his song “God”, taken from his solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. This song depicts Lennon’s declaration that he was the dream weaver of the sixties, breaking away from the influences and dogmas that influenced his life.

The song is widely considered the first synthpop hit song, with all instrumentation created by synthesizer except for the Keltner percussion.

Gary Wright – Dreamweaver

RUFUS – Take Me

RUFUS – Take Me [Official Video]

 

Rufus was an American funk band from Chicago, Illinois best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan. They had several hits throughout their career, including “Tell Me Something Good”, “Sweet Thing”, and “Ain’t Nobody”.

In 1967, The American Breed (Gary Loizzo, Al Ciner, Charles (Chuck) Colbert and Lee Graziano) had a top ten hit with the classic rock single, “Bend Me, Shape Me”. After much success, Ciner, Colbert and Graziano (without Loizzo who pursued a successful production career) created a new group, adding Kevin Murphy (musician) on keyboards and Vern Pilder from the bar band “Circus”. They re-emerged in 1969 under the name “Smoke”. In 1970 vocalists Paulette McWilliams and James Stella were added and the group’s name changed again to “Ask Rufus”; after which, Willie Weeks replaced Vern Pilder.

In 1971, the band signed a contract with Epic Records recording an album that wasn’t released after which Epic dropped their contract in early 1972. Willie Weeks was in turn replaced by Dennis Belfield, James Stella was replaced by keyboardist and vocalist Ron Stockert, Lee Graziano was replaced by Andre Fischer (former drummer with Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler), Paulette McWilliams and Chaka Khan had met and became the best of friends through their spouses Howard Towles and Hassan Khan. Chaka would come to most of Ask Rufus gigs when they were performing in Chicago. When Paulette decided she was leaving Ask Rufus, she went to the band and told them she had the perfect singer to replace her; she had also asked Chaka if she was interested. After the band members hesitantly submitted, Paulette remained with Ask Rufus for a few more weeks to teach Chaka all of their material. Paulette also got Chaka a gig with the group formed by Chicago’s Cash McCall called Lyfe. Chaka had been performing at the Pumpkin Room on the south side of Chicago, with a local Chicago group called Lock and Chain, led by drummer Scotty Harris. With that change, and Paulette McWilliams leaving to pursue her solo career, the group recorded the first two albums as Ask Rufus and later dropped the “Ask” and simply became known as Rufus.

RUFUS – Take Me [Official Video]

Route 94 – My Love

Route 94 – My Love

 

My Love” is the debut single by British music producer and DJ Route 94, featuring vocals from British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne. It was released in the United Kingdom on 28 February 2014, through Rinse Recordings. The song topped the UK Singles Chart, peaked at number 12 on the Irish Singles Chart and also charted in Belgium. The song was written and produced by Route 94. The single is styled in deep house and bears strong influences from 1990s Eurodance.

Glynne’s previous single, “Rather Be” with Clean Bandit, topped the UK chart the previous month.

Route 94 – My Love

Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz – Prayer In C

Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix) (Official)

Prayer in C” is a song by French-Israeli alternative pop and folk duo Lilly Wood and the Prick, originally released on their album Invincible Friends in 2010. German electronic producer Robin Schulz remixed the song and, in June 2014, he released it as a single. Schulz re-mixed the song without permission, using a CD of Invincible Friends as the source. He initially made his remix available as a free download, to the consternation of the copyright owners, Wagram Music.[1]

The Schulz remix topped the charts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands, Belgium (both in the Flanders and Wallonia regions), Greece, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom. This track also reached the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand and charted in Canada and United States as well.

Kiesza covered the song on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix) (Official)

Five More Stoner Smoking Songs

Five More Stoner Smoking Songs

We all know that stoners love music and making playlists can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Theres quite a lot of music to pick from in the world today so having assistance can sometimes be necessary. If you’re leaving the house and can’t tune in to the Stonerdays Radio that we offer, we’re working on putting together a compilation of lists to help you find some good tunes for your every day travels.

– “Get Lit” ASAP Rocky


Pretty much a straightfoward title, the song is about smoking weed and… Well… Smoking weed. Of course, there’s some ladies thrown in there, which is the classic formula for a song like this. Definitely an awesome background beat to have playing during a smoke session with friends.

– “Pursuit Of Happiness” Kid Cudi


A totally chill song, you’ll really want to add this one to your iTunes library. If you haven’t heard this yet, you really haven’t been paying attention. Probably his biggest hit so far, Kid Cudi really nailed it on this track. Buy it, download it, whatever. Just listen to it!

– “Dr. Green Thumb” Cypress Hill


This has got to be my favorite Cypress Hill Song. The intro is hilarious, also giving you a chance to yell at everyone to be quiet so that they can enjoy the epicness of this song. The beat is also great and makes for a great summer cruising song when you’re on a late night munchies run.

– “Makin’ Love To The Money” Gucci Mane


While I don’t really think the lyrics are anything to write home about, this song seems to be a decent thing to play for some background noise. Again, a good cruising song that has a good beat that’ll at least keep you entertained. Even if you can’t relate to the words, you should keep this song in your library for one of those days.

– “Stay The Night” Zedd


An incredibly uplifting song including the incredible vocals of Paramore singer Hayley Williams, Stay The Night is a great tune that works when you’re driving, when you’re just hanging out, or when you and your friends need something to sing along to (if you can manage to stop giggling at the bad singing long enough to actually sing anything coherent).

What are you listening to when you smoke? Submit your stoner playlist to [email protected] for a chance to see your iTunes favorites on stonerdays.com!

Stoners and Music

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Stoners and Music

Everyone knows that stoners love music. It goes hand in hand with smoking. There’s not a whole lot better than sitting around, hanging out with friends, listening to some good music, and smoking some good weed.

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But why do stoners like music so much? Is it just because or is there something else going on? And not all stoners like the same music. While some enjoy the traditional stoner music like Jimi Hendrix and the like, there are metalhead stoners, country lovers, and even top hit enthusiasts. All of whom love to smoke marijuana!

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It seems like the most common explanation of why stoners like music is the fact that smoking weed slows life down. This means that while you listen to the music, you can pick out the different instruments. The music is easier to pick apart and you can appreciate each track as it plays together to form a favorite song. Musicians especially like this because they can hear the individual instruments and it creates a good environment for writing new music and coming up with new ideas.

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Stoners have always been paired with music. It has a calming effect on the listener, even if it’s something loud like metal. There are some smokers the prefer loud obnoxious yelling to calming melodies. Whatever the listener’s preference, music and marijuana make a good team. From writing to hanging out with friends, music can be plugged in to any smoking situation. It lifts moods, just like cannabis, and when put together, they can make people feel much better about a bad day or unfortunate situation.

Stoners and Music

I’m Great – [email protected] & Beejan

I’m Great – [email protected] & Beejan

The story of [email protected] & Beejan has a nice stoner twist to it. After getting past some court issues in 2011, Portland, OR videographer/rapper Beejan Iranshad was trolling for music video work on Craigslist, in San Diego, CA. Seeming to be unsuccessful, it wasn’t until SD rapper, [email protected] (pronounced change) responded with an email, while he was working out of a dispensary in North Park. After developing a friendship over the passion for music/film/weed, Beejan traveled to San Diego’s tiny beach community, Ocean Beach, to film the “Lion Face” music video for [email protected] The video turned out so well, the two decided to collaborate on a mixtape together. In March 2013, they released their first mixtape together, appropriately entitled, Hi on the Couch

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Hi on the Couch is uniqely crafted album. Ranging from party songs about money, bitches, and drugs – to more slow sedated songs about family, uncertainty, and life struggle. The mixtape and videos they have released to accompany the tape, has both gotten them national coverage as well as local acclaim. 

 

“I’m Great”  is the new music video from [email protected] & Beejan, is a tale of doing drugs alone under the perception that everything is ok. Once again, they team up on the hook with their friend Clint Westwood.

(WARNING: video contains explicit drug use MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY)

I’m Great – [email protected] & Beejan