Take 2@2 for Thursday, April 20th, 2017 we celebrate an unofficial holiday and a birthday. It happened 46 years ago. According to legend in 1971 five buddies at San Rafael High School in California came up with the term “4-20.” It was at twenty past four in the afternoon when the guys would get together to smoke pot. Their location was near a Louis Pasteur statue where they had a marijuana plant growing. At first their code phase was “4-20 Louis” which was just way too long and expansive a term for 5 Cali stoners so they shortened it to 4:20.
Today is also the 45th birthday of Stephen Marley. Yes, one of Bob’s many kids. As Bob Marley is the unofficial patron saint of Rastafarianism, and it is 4/20, I think it is fine time to play 2 versions of a Marley classic.
Xavier Rudd recorded “No Woman, No Cry” on his 2004 album Solace. Stephan Marley remixed his father’s version in 2013. You can find it on Bob Marley & The Wailer’s Legend Remixed.
I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.
– Tad Abbey