We all know that, as a general rule, musicians and marijuana are a match made in heaven. And when you have an awesome indie band, a dope rapper and a handful of finger-sized blunts, well, hilarity and Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love Of All" are bound to ensue. Bethany Cosentino and Ali Koehler of Best Coast (whose excellent debut full-length Crazy for You dropped July 27) and Freddie Gibbs, who I wrote to you about last week and who dropped his Str8 Killa EP yesterday) caught up at last month's Pitchfork Music Festival for a Pitchfork TV spot called, what else, Blunted. Appreciate their comedy--and smoking ability--then go buy their records. Some highlights and quotable moments:
How much they smoke in the studio; a half-ounce per session for Gibbs versus Cosentino's eighth during the entire record. Both parties were incredulous with the other.
On medical marijuana dispensaries: "I don't really like that shit, man, it puts the neighborhood weed man out of business. The neighborhood weed man gotta have a presence--he's like the paperboy."
On MTV's Intervention: "I know plenty of dope fiends right now that would die to get on that motherfucker."