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The Stoner Girl’s Guide to Stoner Girl Ängie


Ängie is a Swedish stoner sensation and she just released a video for her new single Dope. This single is from her debut album titled Suicidal Since 1995 which is being released into the world by Universal on April 6th, 2018. Here’s the new Dope video along with some older hits.


Had the honour of chatting with Ängie, check it out below!


What advice would you give to your 19-year-old self?

I think I’d slap myself in the face and say WHO CARES?!

What do you think would happen if a 90-year-old woman accidentally fed a pan of hash brownies to a pack of squirrels?

I think they’d just lay on the grass eating nuts or something. Talking about life and all the bullshit that goes on in the squirrel tree.

How do you feel about cats? And how many cats do you think are too many cats for one woman to own?

I actually don’t like cats as much as I like dogs. Cats are smart as fuck that’s why they can be so mean. But if you get along with cats I think 23 is a good number of cats.

Anything you love watching on Netflix?

I just watched The End of The Fucking World and boy I got inspired. I fucking loved that shit. I wish I was as badass as Alyssa.

What helps you get in the creative mood?

A spliff and some coffee I think… and food. Lots of food. 

How much coffee is too much coffee?

Too much coffee is when I’m starting to shake cos I’m too lazy to cook food for myself.

What do you think is the most valuable way to spend your time?

The most valuable thing to spend my time is to hang out with my real friends and aft my main boy Pussel who is the love of my life. I like smoking weed in the forest with him the most I think…

What’s next for you?

MY DEBUT ALBUM MOTHAFOCKAZ…!!!

Much love urs truly – lil weed hoe


Thank you so much for your time Ängie! Stay dope!


FOLLOW ÄNGIE HERE:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilweedhoe/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuckingangie/

Native North America Gathering at the National Arts Centre

On Friday, February 9th, 2018 I travelled through the snowy streets of Ottawa to the National Arts Centre (NAC). When I arrived at the NAC I was a little overwhelmed by the size and beauty of the building. I entered the Babs Asper Theatre to find it packed. A full house, buzzing with excitement.

Every single artist in this showcase was absolutely incredible and it was an honour to be there with everyone. The evening was emceed by Rosanna Deerchild of CBC’s Unreserved. At the following link you can hear her recount heartbreaking news she received just shortly after the intermission of this show: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/after-colten-boushie-where-do-we-go-from-here-1.4535052/a-long-moment-of-stunned-silence-rosanna-deerchild-on-telling-a-crowd-gerald-stanley-was-found-not-guilty-1.4537870

I will never forget the feelings and sounds in the theatre when Rosanna told the crowd Gerald Stanley was found not guilty. It was the sound of grief paired with injustice and it will haunt me forever. A week later and I still cry instantly from the thought of it.

Which makes me think of Ryan McMahon’s words on Twitter …

“To the benefactors of settler colonialism – wipe your tears away and get down to work. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities know this feeling all too well. Your action should outmatch your sorrow. Indigenous People are watching, what will you do now?

So what can I do? I feel ashamed and like I have no right to even talk about this subject but I don’t want that to stop me. I try not to let the fear of saying the wrong thing silence me.

I think talking with my settler peers is a small thing I can do. When I say talking, I unfortunately mean arguing with those who do not wish to pursue equality in Canadian society. These people seem to be everywhere.

I think supporting First Nations artists is another small thing I can do. Music and art are important for so many reasons. For healing, for understanding, and for celebration. I can buy albums, attend and write about shows and lend everyone I know my copy of Hidden in Plain Sight.

I hope these small actions give the community more power but I know that no matter how many albums or tickets I buy, the balance of power will not shift the way it needs to.

I can try to always keep my heart in the right place, avoid appropriating the cultures I try to support and listen when people tell me what more I can do. Keeping in mind, I should not expect others to tell me what I can do. Despite feeling inadequate or like I can’t really help or know what I’m talking about, I need to constantly seek out what more I can do, on my own.

I feel sheepish and stupid as I type these words but I’d rather someone point out my ignorance than not try to talk about it.

All the white people I’ve argued with over the last week, I don’t think they would feel the way they feel if they had been with me on February 9th at the NAC. Or rather, I hope that they couldn’t. So let’s talk more about the show …


Native North America (Vol. 1) is a Grammy-nominated compilation album featuring Inuit, Métis and First Nations artists. All the songs were recorded during 1966 – 1985. Such an epic album!

This event was to celebrate that album and the work of Willie Dunn. You can watch three of Willie Dunn’s films at the following link, thanks to the National Film Board of Canada: https://www.nfb.ca/directors/willie-dunn114644/

Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin performed and had people getting out of their chairs to clap, for good reason. She was awesome and powerful as I am sure she always is.

The evening also featured an excerpt from Alanis Obomsawin’s 1977 film Amisk. Which you can read about here: http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=13439

And here is a great portrait of Alanis …


Leanne Betasamosake Simpson performed along with Nick Ferrio and her sister, Ansley Simpson, who is a singer and songwriter currently residing in Toronto. Their set was incredible and featured a cover of Willie Dunn’s song, I Pity the Country.

Leanne’s set also included her song Road Salt which you can watch her perform below with Nick and Ansley.


Willy Mitchell put on an awesome performance. His song Big Police Man was part of his set, which is all about the time an officer of the law shot him when he was just fifteen. Here’s one of Willy Mitchell’s songs off of the Native North America (Vol. 1) compilation.

You can learn more about Willy Mitchell in this interview he did with Noisey Music: https://noisey.vice.com/en_Ca/article/rkaenw/a-conversation-with-willy-mitchell


Leland Bell, Eric Landry and Duke Redbird also performed and the evening finished with Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback’s set, where all the artists returned to the stage and the crowd gave a well-deserved standing ovation.

Here is a Willie Thrasher song for your listening enjoyment!


A huge thank you to MEGAPHONO, Voluntary in Nature, the NAC and all the wonderful artists, for an evening I will never forget.

This show was the type to make your hands itch from clapping so much and your face hurt from all the humour the artists dished out.

You can purchase Native North America (Vol. 1) at the following link and I highly recommend that you do!

https://lightintheattic.net/releases/1332-native-north-america-vol-1-aboriginal-folk-rock-and-country-1966-1985

I also highly recommend following MEGAPHONO and attending any of their events that you can!

http://www.megaphono.tv

The Stoner Girl’s Guide to Just John

[Photo by: @ryley shot​]


Just John is a super dope and creative human who is living and breathing and contributing to the scene in Toronto, Ontario. He recently released a video for FACTS, a track from his debut EP “Black Beret“.

Check out the video which is directed by Frocasso!



“Since releasing his debut EP to mass critical acclaim ( Complex & Noisey), Just John is a Hip-Hop artist trailblazing black liberation and D.I.Y culture with his records.”


Had the honour of chatting with Just John, check it out below!


What advice would you give to your 19-year-old self?
Life’s a garden, dig it.
What do you think would happen if a 90-year-old woman accidentally fed a pan of hash brownies to a pack of squirrels?
They all die.
How do you feel about cats? And how many cats do you think are too many cats for one woman to own?
I’m a Chow Chow person, so I don’t care.
How much coffee is too much coffee?
One.
Anything you love watching on Netflix?
Dark.

What helps you get in the creative mood?
Dark.
What do you think is the most valuable way to spend your time?
Watching Dark.
What’s next for you?
Dark Season 2.
Hah! I’ll try to forgive you for not loving cats. Thanks for your time and for making music Just John!

Go get “Black Beret” available everywhere!

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