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davidcava

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04/20/2017 18:05:27 View davidcava's MP3 Archive View davidcava's Classified Ads View davidcava's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Maybe this has been discussed here before? Does Mary Jane make you play better? Loosen you up? I've smoked very little, but when I have, some very cool things came out musically that maybe would not have come out otherwise. I hope I can smoke more of it when I'm old, and won't have to worry about being penalized.

David

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I'm old fashioned, I guess, and think putting any kind of drug in your body is not good for you, whether it be "Mary Jane", as you call it, or prescription drugs the doctor has prescribed.  Either can cause problems.  As far as making you play better, I sincerely doubt it since it affects your brain and that has to affect your motor skills and therefore, your ability to pick and think at the same time.

I realize people are changing their minds about how much damage it might/can/will do, but again, why would anyone want to get high and not know what's going on around them?  That goes for smoking, drinking and any illegal drugs.   I just don't understand why anyone would want to harm their body. 

It's illegal here in Texas and I sincerely hope it will stay that way. 

 

 

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Crusty

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Pot heads are slow and dim witted, not that different from drunks.  Both drugs make me think I'm playing better than I generally play.
 

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steve davisPlayers Union Member

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04/22/2017 06:43:58View steve davis's MP3 Archive View steve davis's Classified Ads View steve davis's Photo Albums View steve davis's Blog Reply with Quote

I don't have not smoking it for comparison.

I got nice compliments for my picking at last night's gig.



I'm slow because I don't like to rush,but a couple times last night someone dropped a pick and said "Take it,Steve" which I did,quite quickly.


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Robby Boone

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While I do not smoke and I am NOT advocating the smoking of "Mary Jane", I have to speak to the fact that not all pot smokers are slow and dim witted. That is a sterotype just as all folks from the South are slow-dim witted and toothless or the one that all Northerners are pushy and rude........it's just not true. In fact, of all my friends the one that has probably the highest IQ and is sharp as a tack has smoked enough "Mary Jane" to sink a battleship and it has not effected his brain power or ability to produce one bit. Now on the other hand I have another friend who is the perfect living embodiment of a Cheech & Chong character. We all react differently to a substance.......

Robby

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Mooooo

United States
809 posts since 8/20/16

04/22/2017 09:01:54 Reply with Quote

I agree, there's a few good yankees up there. But in general, we are missing some teeth.

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Texican65

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I work in the Transportstion industry, and cannot partake in Ms. Jane currently...for the next 25 years til retirement anyways. However, at BBQ'S whenever I play guitar or banjo, alcohol definately effects how well I can play. Now...when drinking and playing, it sure loosens me up and makes me a little more entertaining and lively..but it does inhibit how well I can pick. I can't perform anything with complexity while drinking, just too sloppy. Strumming and singing no problem...intricate picking....forget it! Not sure if the effects of alcohol are similar to those of the refer!

Dow

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Winged Words

United Kingdom
606 posts since 3/22/12

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How groovy to be taken back to a time before the Beatles split with the Maharishi and when Donovan hadn't realised he wasn't the new Dylan. And only this morning I was playing an Incredible String Band CD (in connection with the Cowboy's Waltz OT Tune of the week thread.)
Peace man.

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bubbalouie

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Either you're into it or you're not. It's the same over on the tattoo thread.

A lot of people are still living in the past.

A song we used to listen to & live by is by Goose Creek Symphony.

Do your own thing but don't touch mine.

I know for a fact that booze is way worse than the jazz cabbage. 

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steve davisPlayers Union Member

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04/22/2017 12:49:24View steve davis's MP3 Archive View steve davis's Classified Ads View steve davis's Photo Albums View steve davis's Blog Reply with Quote

Jazz cabbage is funny.


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chuckv97Players Union Member

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A lot of people I played with would lose their rhythm and slow down when they toked. I was more a bennies and beer guy myself.
I guess it didn't hurt Duke any.
 


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steve davisPlayers Union Member

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Louis Armstrong never hesitated to say he smoked every day of his life.
He said it on the Today Show once and had Jane Pauley scrambling to go to commercial.

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davidcava

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Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Things are loosening up for sure. I would smoke some if I could, but my work won't allow it. I guess moderation is the key to everything. Except playing banjo of course.

David

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Tractor1

422 posts since 9/12/16

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Robby Boone nailed it.Some folks it does not seem to hurt their playing.I have known folks that would do one or the other at a given time ,because it did hurt their playing,while making the listening seem more in depth.

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Dingoman25Players Union Member

Australia
1529 posts since 5/15/11

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quote:
Originally posted by davidcava
 

Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Things are loosening up for sure. I would smoke some if I could, but my work won't allow it. I guess moderation is the key to everything. Except playing banjo of course.

David


"moderation is the key to everything. Except playing banjo and safe sex of course."

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HardLuck98

United States
106 posts since 2/10/16

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I suffer from stage fright real bad. Failing is bad enough but to fail in front of folks I hardly know scares me to death. I really want to play with other people. So I went looking for help.  M.J. was the first suggestion. I did not know where to get any. Seems like folks just don't want to talk about it. Option two was go to the DR. which I did. He gave a script for a beta blocker. A little bitty pill. Take one half hour before I play. I played lousy but I just did not care. I did not like the way it made me feel. I like feeling like I enjoy music and being around people. I understand that M.J. does not do you that way. So I would be in the camp that is willing to try it.

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steve davisPlayers Union Member

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04/23/2017 07:59:18View steve davis's MP3 Archive View steve davis's Classified Ads View steve davis's Photo Albums View steve davis's Blog Reply with Quote

I never worried about what anyone else thought of what I do.

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mike gregory

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quote:
Originally posted by Dingoman25
 
quote:
Originally posted by davidcava
 

Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Things are loosening up for sure. I would smoke some if I could, but my work won't allow it. I guess moderation is the key to everything. Except playing banjo of course.

David


"moderation is the key to everything. Except playing banjo and safe sex of course."


"Sure SOUNDS like they're having sex in there!"

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steve davisPlayers Union Member

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04/24/2017 06:18:42View steve davis's MP3 Archive View steve davis's Classified Ads View steve davis's Photo Albums View steve davis's Blog Reply with Quote

Did Tarzan ever marry Jane?

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5stringJim

Scotland
1255 posts since 11/20/06

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Many musicians at the top of their game smoke daily, I won't mention any names, but some are/were geniuses we all respect. Must have just kept it at a level they could function highly (!) at . Just sayin'..

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steve davisPlayers Union Member

United States
65329 posts since 5/9/07

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People from all walks of life smoke pot and do very well at it.
Nice to have choices in this country.

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Laurence Diehl

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4732 posts since 3/6/06

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I haven't smoked for over 30 years ( helluva time to make it legal here in WA state) but when I did, I think my playing had a certain "groove" to it that was missing before - maybe my African roots showed up? I couldn't sustain it very long because I had to run and get some nachos, jerky and a moon pie about half way through the set.

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John GribblePlayers Union Member

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quote:
Originally posted by Laurence Diehl
 

I haven't smoked for over 30 years ( helluva time to make it legal here in WA state) but when I did, I think my playing had a certain "groove" to it that was missing before - maybe my African roots showed up? I couldn't sustain it very long because I had to run and get some nachos, jerky and a moon pie about half way through the set.


big

In terms of weed, along with alcohol and other "chemical aids" to performing, some can to it  and some can't.  I can't.

And whether or not it actually helps is another question.

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steve davisPlayers Union Member

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04/27/2017 09:39:40View steve davis's MP3 Archive View steve davis's Classified Ads View steve davis's Photo Albums View steve davis's Blog Reply with Quote

It helps me practice for longer amounts of time.

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Hotrodtruck

United States
1867 posts since 10/7/08

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Speaking of alcohol, It seems like I remember Sonny Osborne saying that he used to keep a bottle in his case. Then, one day, he realized that he didn't need it any more.

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steve davisPlayers Union Member

United States
65329 posts since 5/9/07

05/20/2017 12:06:31View steve davis's MP3 Archive View steve davis's Classified Ads View steve davis's Photo Albums View steve davis's Blog Reply with Quote

I'm glad I quit drinking booze in '97 and cigarettes in '06.
I didn't go to any kind of meetings to accomplish those two things...just decided to stop.

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