Opinion: NY Times On 4/20 Eve

Mike Dronkers / Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 9:01 a.m. / KHUM , marijuana , Music , Op-Ed

In an unusual Op-Ed on the eve of marijuana's high holiday*, the Gregory Brothers (best known for making music from TV news clips) are given some facetime on the New York Times' opinion page. 

In this case, Autotune is the news. 

"There must be something amiss if Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, former Representative Ron Paul of Texas and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, despite having different views on drug legalization, can all agree that the War on Drugs is fundamentally flawed. Mr. Paul has long favored ending the federal War on Drugs, while Governor Christie recently called it a failure. Though he does not support legalization. Governor Cuomo has introduced plans to bring fairness, through decriminalization methods, to the racial imbalance of marijuana-related arrests in New York City.

To us, the harmony of these criticisms begged to be recast as harmony of the musical variety. With the help of a supporting cast (including Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes of “Jay and Silent Bob” fame), the governors and the former congressman are almost able, in song, to resolve the dissonance of this failed policy."

*No pun intended whatsoever. Seriously. 

 

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