Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Vote for Sean 'Azzman' Azzariti as Cannabis Activist of the Year

There's a very good chance you know our good bud, Azzman, aka Sean Azzariti (@SeanAzzariti). On January 1, 2014, he became the first American to purchase recreational marijuana in Denver, Colorado. His infamous photo was everywhere on the internet and he even appeared on the Arsenio Hall show. But he's not just the first brah to buy legal weed. Sean is also an Iraq War veteran and medicinal marijuana advocate, specifically for veterans suffering from PTSD.

Sean is being recognized for his diligent work and he's up for a special award: The Jenny Kush Activist Award for Cannabis Activist of the Year. The winner will be announced at the 2014 Cannabis Business Awards. Voting is open to the public and ends in one week!

Vote here for Sean Azzariti as Cannabis Activist of the Year.

Why should you vote for Sean? He's been working behind the scenes to help get PTSD listed as one of the many afflictions that is legally treatable by medicinal marijuana. Sean served two tours in Iraq and he's one of thousands of former US Marines who returned home with PTSD. Sean has told me numerous times that marijuana saved his life. Various forms of marijuana including flowers, edibles, and concentrates have helped other veterans cope with symptoms of PTSD, which can flare up unexpectedly at any moment. But right now, PTSD is not listed as one of the many afflictions that can be treated with medicinal marijuana. Sean Azzariti is fighting the good fight for numerous men and women of the armed forces, who got lost in the bureaucratic shuffle.

Vote here for Sean Azzariti as Cannabis Activist of the Year.

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I had the chance to interview Sean a couple of times for the Dope Stories podcast. I encourage you to listen to those episodes:
Episode 11 - Sean Azzariti, Medicinal Marijuana Activist (1:05:05) - Shane and Pauly interviewed medicinal marijuana activist and Iraq War veteran Sean Azzariti, who uses marijuana to treat his PTSD. Sean is most known for being the first person to ever buy legal weed in Denver, Colorado on Jan 1, 2014. Sean explains how he got tapped to be the first recreational buyer along with how he's working on a bill to help get PTSD listed as one of the approved conditions for medicinal marijuana in Colorado. Sean also talked a little bit about his two tours in Iraq with the Marines, including his encounters with trecherous camel spiders and day workers trying to bribe him with bags of hashish. LISTEN HERE

Episode 24 - TURBO: Sean Azzariti (20:48) In this special "Turbo" episode, Pauly interviews marijuana activist and veterans advocate Sean Azzariti. Sean talks about the controversial dismissal of medicinal marijuana researcher, Dr. Sue Sisley. Sean updates us on his recent work with Grow4Vets, which offers free cannabis for military veterans. Sean also explains how medicinal marijuana helps him and other Iraq War vets deal with PTSD.... LISTEN HERE.
I voted for Sean, and so should you! Vote here for Sean Azzariti as Cannabis Activist of the Year.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Wook Patrol Podcast: Wook Vegas 2014 Archives

The Joker and I headed to Las Vegas for a three-show Phishy throwdown including Halloween. We were way to schwilly and spun tor record anything on Sunday, but luckily we recorded 11 episodes spread out on Halloween and the 11/1 Saturday show. This batch of quickie episodes (approx. 2-5 mins in length) includes a slew of our friends as special guests including BTreotch, Wildo, Change100, RambleOnRose, Sean, Doctor Scotch, and Butters.

Listen to all of the Wook Vegas episodes via SoundCloud player, just hit play and you can listen to all 11 in a row...

Here are full descriptions of every episode from Wook Vegas...
Wook Vegas 2014 Episodes

Episode 01: Halloween Costumes with Change100.... Pauly asks Change100 to describe some of the Halloween costumes she saw at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas before the Phish Halloween show.

Episode 02:The Joker's Fox Costumes.... Pauly asks the Joker to explain his costume from the Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Episode 03: Phish Ditka with Wildo and Butters.... Wildo had the best costume out of the Coventry Crew when he dressed up like coach Mike Ditka.

Episode 04: Amish Girls and the Unabomber with Sean... At setbreak of Halloween, Pauly asks Sean to describe an Amish girl's costume. Also, Sean dressed up as the Unabomber and a local TV crew actually thought he was the professional poker player known as The Unabomber

Episode 05: Btreotch at Haunted House Setbreak with BTreotch... Pauly chats with BTreotch to get his initial impressions of Phish's Halloween cover set of the Disney album The Haunted House.

Episode 06: Haunted House Impressions with Change100... Pauly was too spun to talk at setbreak, but Change100 had some things to say about Phish's Halloween set, in which they covered Disney's "Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House."

Episode 07: Doctor Scotch's Symmetry Thoughts... After the Halloween Phish show, Pauly chats with Dr. Scotch to get his impressions of the evening including the Esther farts and symmetry.

Episode 08: Adopt A Wook with Change100 and RambleOnRose... Pauly asks the Joker and Rose about their Adopt-A-Wook process. Meanwhile, Change100 reads over their adoption papers.

Episode 09: Break Up Songs and Phishy Tinder with Sean and Change100... Setbreak during the Saturday night Phish show in Las Vegas, and Pauly chats with Sean and Change100. They try to explain the mellow first set that included several songs that featured "break up or cheating themes."

Episode 10: The Joker Defends His Seat... Joker tells Pauly about his awkward seating situation during the Saturday night Phish concert in Vegas.

Episode 11: BTreotch, Austin 98, and Pauly Tests the Unknown Baggie... Pauly catches up with BTreotch after the Saturday Phish show, which reminded BTreotch of his first show at Austin, Texas in 1998.  Earlier, Pauly volunteers to test the powdery substance inside a baggie (groundscored from Dicks) that no one knew its exact contents, but presumed was molly-like.
Listen to the playlist of all 11 episodes of Wook Vegas.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Wook Patrol Podcast: Adopt-A-Wook

This is probably my all-time favorite podcast that we recorded with the CoventryMusic crew. It is the "Adopt-A-Wook: episode of the Wook Patrol podcast. We actually recorded a dozen min-episodes, but this is an instant classic.

Listen here:

Listen to all of the Wook Patrol Podcast 2014 Halloween episodes here.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Phish Setlist: 11/2/14 Las Vegas, NV

The tour closer in Vegas. It was a rager.

Here's what you missed...
Phish 11/2/14 MGM Grand Arena

Set 1: Jim, Foam, Mexican Cousin, Ocelot, Sugar Shack, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Moon, GIN, Free, Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Chalkdust > Piper > Theme, Wombat > Bowie, The Line, YEM

Encore: Moma Dance, Slave

Quick links: Halloween setlist - 11/1/14 setlist

Phish Setlist: 11/1/14 Las Vegas, NV - MGM

The second of three nights in Vegas. The penultimate show of fall tour.

Phish Setlist 11/1/14 MGM, Las Vegas, NV

Set 1: Fuego, My Soul, Back on Train, 555, Dog Faced Boy, Fuck Your Face, Horn, Frankie Sez, My Friend, Roses, Roggae, Birds (Attack), Wingsuit

Set 2: Possum, Crosseyed > Light > Lengthwise > Twist > Velvet Sea* > Hood, Golgi > Backwards

E: Waiting All Night, Monica, Star-Spangled Banner

* Pauly takes a piss song