Monday, September 15, 2008

- 54-46

'Put your hands in the air sir
And you will get no hurt mister'

Fred Toots Hibbert

I don't use marijuana but I consider the continued illegality of the substance to be, quite frankly, ridiculous. everyone and their dog knows that alcohol is much worse for you. Just let people get on with it if that's what they enjoy. Getting imprisoned for marijuana possession takes the piss, although it did lead to two of the greatest songs ever made.

Imagine if someone like the Beatles or Stones were still performing...

The lyrics of Fred Toots Hibbert's '54-46 that's my number' and '54-46 was my number' describe Toots' time in prison for an arrest for possession of said drug. 54-46 was Toots' prisoner ID number during his servitude, and the original recording was made shortly after his release.

If you're not completely overwhelmed by these two tracks then there's something wrong with you.

Toots and the Maytals - 54-46 that's my number

Toots and the Maytals - 54-46 was my number


So It Goes said...

Alleluia. The voice of common sense at last. Sack fucking Gordon Brown and give our Adam the job. Cannabis hurts no-one: if you want to know what booze does to you, just ask George Best and Oliver Reed...oh, shit, you can't because they're dead. Wonder why. Still waiting for notification of someone to die from cannabis addiction....

Davy H said...

I have had a least a bottle and a half of Vino Torres already tonite so it's a fair cop guv, cart me off to chokey. Nice trax! More Reggae In The Blogosphere!!!!

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