Couch By Couchwest Online Music Festival #CXCW14

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Yes indeedy it is that time of year, If it’s SXSW it’s CXCW  March 9th through March 15th

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Let’s face it, we’re all too broke to go to Austin, and even if we had the money, we couldn’t get out of work anyway. There’s this pesky thing called “life” that keeps getting in the way. Allow us to introduce you to Couch by Couchwest.

960X960CXCW is an annual online music festival that is for everyone. No badges, lanyards, bracelets, parking fees, ticket lines, exclusive parties, VIP tents, porta-potties, babysitters, dogsitters, expensive beer prices, or crappy hotel rooms…just the sweet comfort of your own couch. Here’s how it works, artists and bands from all over the globe record a video performance for us from their living rooms, kitchens, porches, bathrooms, you name it…pretty much anywhere but a stage…and we post them during the week of the festival (March 9 – 15, 2014).

Listen, you’re not the only person out there stuck in an office or a classroom or at home while all the supposed “cool kids” are trudging through the crowds of Austin. We are here for you, friends! So crack open a beer and a laptop, crank up the volume, and enjoy the couch!

Musicians: Please upload your unique to CXCW 2014 video (i.e. for the CXCW festival) to YouTube or Vimeo and send the link to us via the below form or to cxcwest at gmail dot com. (Think of this video as your performance for the Couch by Couchwest audience.)

  • Videos do not have to be recorded on a couch, but they should be recorded essentially anywhere but a stage (we strongly encourage creativity). See these videos from CXCW 2012 for examples.
  • Submitted videos should be unique (i.e. for the CXCW audience). Please do not send us promos, EPK’s, live concert footage, music videos, slideshows, etc…
  • Low-budget iPhone videos are absolutely acceptable, in fact, they are encouraged.
  • For the love of god, no lip syncing.
  • You may do more than one video, but if we run out of time we may post both videos at the same time, or post only one. Your best bet is to do one kick-ass video that knocks our socks off!
  • Please tag your video with “CXCW2014″ so that we may keep track of it on our YouTube channel (if you use Vimeo or some other service, please do the same).
  • Also please include where you are from and any links you wish us to use (website, facebook, twitter, etc…) so that we may point our readers to you.
  • If you are uploading your video prior to the start of the festival, please set it to “Unlisted”. This can be changed once the festival starts. Setting it to “Private” means we won’t be able to see it.
  • We will be your new best friends if you submit your video link in this format – Youtube: Share: Embed: Video Size: 640 x 360/480, copy/paste
  • We love all types of music and will try to post everything (unless overly offensive of course…i.e. Nickleback covers). Only Darius Rucker* is allowed to send in a video of “Wagon Wheel.”

*The Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel” provision was enacted in 2012 well before his version was even recorded, and quite frankly, we are amazed and sickened at the power we wield. Proof. This provision still stands and is henceforth known as the Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel Provision of 2012.

Those in the crowd: we want to see how you spend the CXCW festival! Send us pics of your CXCW festivities, recipes, haikus, pet photos, avant garde performance art, kegerator, moonshine still, etc… viacxcwest at gmail dot com.

We are currently accepting submissions, but we will not begin posting them until March 9. Receiving videos ahead of time makes life a lot easier on this end, and allows us more time to watch videos and drink beer during the week (hint hint).  The last day to submit photos/videos is at 12:00pm Noon Eastern/9:00am Pacific time March 15th!

Remember, we do hand out dubious awards at the end of the festival so be creative and get your rock on!

Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.

Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.

CXCW2014 Beardliest Beard & Mustachliest Mustache Contest
The fine folks at The Mod Cabin have graciously offered some of their premium beard and mustache care products to us, so what to do…HAVE A BEARD AND MUSTACHE CONTEST OF COURSE! Winner for each category will win a Mod Cabin prize pack which will consist of Beard Balm + Beard Oil set and Mustache Wax + Mustache Comb respectively. To enter simply tweet or email us a photo of your glorious face fur tagged with #CXCWbeard or #CXCWmustache





CXCW2014 Taco Tuesday Contest
Here at CXCW, Taco Tuesday runs from Tuesday to Saturday. Send us photos and/or recipes to be entered. Please tag with #CXCWtacos

CXCW2014 Waffle Taco Wednesday Contest
We want to see your best examples of the infamous Waffle Taco. Send us photos and/or recipes to be entered. Please tag with #CXCWwaffletaco

CXCW2014 Haiku Contest
It’s a CXCW tradition, tweet us or send us your CXCW Haiku to be entered. Please tag with #CXCWhaiku

CXCW2014 “Roll-Your-Own” Poster Contest
Budgetary cuts have forced CXCW to slash budgets and gut departments, and of course the lowly art department is the first thing to go. This is where you all come in friends. We know there are some talented people out there who can create MUCH better posters than we ever dreamed of, plus we enjoy seeing what you guys come up with. So this year we are announcing our CXCW Poster contest. Send us your best CXCW poster via twitter or email to be entered. All entries will be entered in the final CXCW2014 Raffle to win prizes from our prize pool. Please tag your tweet/email with #CXCWposter to be entered. To view the posters we have received, please visit our Downloads page.

CXCW2014 Poster Posting Contest
What good is having a bunch of awesome posters if they never get posted anywhere? Here’s how it works, choose from the posters on our downloads page and send us a photo of one posted somewhere. Around your town, at your favorite bar, on your own walls, in your Grandma’s bathroom, hell we don’t care and we LOVE creativity. Send us a photo via twitter or email to be entered. Make sure to use the tag #CXCWposter to be entered.

The CXCW2014 Prize Pool
Participants from all contests (except beard & mustache) will be entered into one big CXCW raffle at the end where we will draw names at random for each of the prizes listed below. Please note: you may participate as much as you like in each contest, but you will only be counted once per contest entered (example: You send in an entry for 3 contests, your name will go into the raffle 3 times. You send in 3 entries to one contest, you will go into the raffle once).



Visit the CXCW Archives for a list of past performers, and highlights from previous year’s CXCW festivals.

Contact us at cxcwest@gmail.com

For video and photo submissions, please see the Submissions page.

Visit our Youtube channel for videos from past CXCW fests.

Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Text us: 240-CXCWEST (240-292-9378)


How to Use Marijuana to Lose Weight

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How to Use Marijuana to Lose Weight. Includes diet and nutritional advice. Research is supporting the premise that people who smoke have thinner waistlines and lower blood sugar levels.. This book takes you on your personal journey and helps you to tune into your Higher Self. If Marijuana can treat over 100 illnesses, why can’t it help you lose weight? Work with the miracle of Marijuana and watch your cravings drop away and your mind become activated. Not only will you lose weight but you will find that you love the person that you are. Do you need to smoke Marijuana to do the Marijuana Diet? Or can you imagine you smoked it? Marijuana is a miracle plant and when you smoke with the focused intention to lose weight, and following the four simple guidelines the book lays out, you will get high on life and have thoughts that will really surprise you and delight you. Clear out your past emotional traumas and watch your fat drop away. The diet focuses on eating more naturally and not having processed foods. There are recipes for smoothies, juices, salads and salad dressings. The Marijuana Diet is the most fun diet there is. Included are sofa exercises, Shake the Fat Away, that are effortless but achieve big results.

8,000 suspected pot cookies found in White Rock home

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Just before noon, RCMP were called to a house near Earl Marriot Secondary School on North Bluff Road after reports two males were trying to break into a home. Police say the intruders fled by foot, forcing the school into a brief lockdown.

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While officers were at the home, they discovered 8,000 cookies believed to contain marijuana.

“I’ve never seen anything like it before. It’s an unprecedented number of cookies,” she said. “It was a bit like a bakery in there. So it was surprising to me.”

White Rock RCMP Const. Janelle Shoihet said it was a shocking discovery.

A male and two females were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

“He’s a marijuana freak, He loves marijuana”

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Former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd is expected to plead guilty on Thursday in his federal drug case.Sam_Hurd_arrest
Lawyer Jay Ethington said of Hurd, “He’s a marijuana freak. He loves marijuana. He’s addicted to high grade marijuana.” But Ethington denies Hurd deals marijuana, “Sell? No. Share with his friends? Yes.”

The former Bears receiver is currently incarcerated on charges of drug conspiracy, accused of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Hurd faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, as well as $10 million in fines.
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Whiskey, Weed & Waffle House

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jellyroll-whiskey-weed-and-waffle-house-DGBJellyRoll Responds To Waffle House Cease & Desist, New Mixtape Artwork & Title
by Jake Paine – HipHopDX

Nashville, Tennessee rapper/producer JellyRoll has been smothered, covered and topped with legal notices by Waffle House.

Last month, Nashville, Tennessee-based emcee/producer JellyRoll recently released his latest mixtape, Whiskey, Weed & Waffle House. The Lil Wyte affiliate used the logo of the popular fast-food franchise of the same name on his cover art, inserts and marketing for the project, which is currently available for stream and download at LiveMixtapes.compresented by Dirty Glove Bastard. JellyRoll also manufactured physical copies of the CD.

HipHopDX exclusively learned this week that the Gwinnett County, Georgia-based Waffle House and their legal representation of the Kilpatrick Townend firm have taken umbrage with JellyRoll and his mis-use of their brand. The rapper was cease-and-desisted this week from using the Waffle House trademark on his mixtape.

Peanut Butter Cannabis Smoothie

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Cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 – 8 ounces of raw flower and leaf juice from any Hemp plant, 5 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC taken in 5 daily doses.

Cannabis – whether Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis, male, female, hermaphrodite, wild, bred for fiber, seeds or medicinal resin – is a vegetable with every dietary essential we can’t synthesize: Essential Amino Acids, Essential Fatty Acids, Essential Cannabinoid acids and hundreds of anti-Cancer compounds.

Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 – 8 ounces of bud and leaf juice of any Hemp plant, 5 mg of CBD per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC daily, divided into 5 doses with an Arachadonic acid source, such as Hemp seed oil.

“If you heat the plant, you will decarboxylate THC-acid and you will get high, you”ll get your 10 mg. If you don’t heat it, you can go up to five or six hundred milligrams & use it as a Dietary Cannabis. . . and push it up to the Anti-oxidant and Neuro-protective levels which come into play at hundreds of milligrams,” stated Dr. William Courtney.

The Canna-SmoothShake

Items you’ll need:
1. Magic Bullet (Or any blender would do)
2. 2 scoops of ice cream
3. 2 cups of milk
4. Any additional fruits you may wish to add (My Suggestions: 1 banana or 3 strawberries or BOTH!)
5. Peanut butter (Allergie Substitution: Almond Butter or Cashew Butter)
6. Weed (Any amount)
7. Any sized oven pan (My Suggestion: A pan for mini cupcakes [optional])
8. Tin Foil
9. A spoon
10. An oven
11. Ice Cubes (Optional)

Steps for Stage 1:
1. Firstly, preheat your oven to 325 degrees farenheight
2. While your oven is pre-heating, grab the metal pan, and mix your peanut butter with the weed using a spoon directly on the pan. Remember it is 1/4 cup of peanut butter to 0.5g of weed!
2. [optional] Mix 1/4 cup of peanut butter with 0.5g of weed in each cupcake holder if you decided to use a cupcake pan
3. Now place your tin foil over the pan and make sure you cover the top completely from any air holes
4. When you oven is pre-heated, shove the pan with the mix into the oven for exactly 20 minutes!

Now that you have your Canna-peanut butter, move onto the next stage. You can also save the peanut butter in your fridge for a few months for later use as spreads for bread and bread accessories I tell you huat’

Steps for Stage 2:
1. Grab your Magic Bullet/blender and plug it in
2. Take the blending cup and add: 2 cups of milk, 2 cups of ice cream (Any flavor you like), your fruits to blend, 2 ice cubes (If applicable), and of course 1/4 – 1/2 cup of your Canna-Peanut Butter mix
3. Blend them altogether for a good 15-20 seconds
4. Drink it all and wait!

Pardon me, have you change for a dime bag?

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A man walks into Denny’s for a late night munch out….

Saturday in Niagara Falls, N.Y., The Buffalo News reports. The man placed a to-go order for a burger and fries, which rang up to $9.91. When it came time to pay, the man came up short — but then had a pothead epiphany.

The man only had a $1 bill and a bag of weed, so he offered them in exchange for his Denny’s dinner. He must’ve been totally bummed when the cashier turned him down. Undeterred, the man then turned to his fellow Denny’s diners, trying to sell his bag of pot for cash.

It’s not clear if any patrons took him up on the offer, because the cashier was a total buzz-kill and called the cops. This caused the man to cut short his drug dealing and run off into the woods. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Reefer Madness: The Musical

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Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents a hilarious, musical take on the infamous 1936 propoganda film regarding the dangers of marijuana.

For the next five weeks, Benicia Old Town Theatre Group is presenting Reefer Madness: The Musical, a take on the 1936 film that was widely circulated as propaganda against the use of marijuana. The story hews close to the film’s plot with a few minor changes. What makes the musical so camp-tastic is how it takes the very, very serious tone of the film and pokes fun at it from a modern perspective.

Dubbed the “Feel Good hit of the Year” when it opened in 1998, the story explores the ideas of Truth, Conscience, and the American Way! Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with “evil jazz music”, “sex and violence”. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes. This dynamic show will go straight to your head, and you won’t be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL! The show is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary; containing adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness.

CU Boulder 4/20 Celebrations Limited By Foul Smelling Fish

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Stinky fish fertilizer and two dozen law-enforcement officers kept pot smokers away from a grassy quad at the University of Colorado on Friday, but a few hundred protesters defied the crackdown and rallied on another field, where some lit up at 4:20 p.m.

It was a far cry from last year’s April 20 pot celebration, when more than 10,000 people gathered on the university’s Norlin Quadrangle for the annual ritual of enjoying a smoke and demonstrating for legalizing marijuana.

That made the university the scene of one of the largest campus celebrations of cannabis in the nation — a reputation that prompted university administrators to take extraordinary steps to stamp out this year’s rally.

They banned unauthorized visitors from campus, and spread smelly fertilizer on the Norlin Quad and declared it off-limits. They even booked Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean for a free concert timed to coincide with the traditional 4:20 p.m. pot gathering.

Still, they were only partially successful. A few dozen protesters veered off a sidewalk bordering the university on Friday afternoon and marched through campus, holding signs and chanting, “Roll it. Smoke it. Legalize it.”

‘Ganja’ Grandma’ supplied pot to four states

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By: The Daily

VINITA, Okla. – A 73-year-old Oklahoma grandmother has been busted on charges that she ran a lucrative drug operation that supplied marijuana to drug dealers in four states.

Police said they found about four pounds (1.8kg) of pot, a semiautomatic pistol and a revolver, and more than $276,000 in cash when they raided Darlene Mayes’ home in rural Craig County.

Investigators say the elderly woman supplied about 40 percent of the pot circulating in the area, including the city of Tulsa and parts of nearby Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.

“That was quite a surprise,” Bobby Floyd, police chief for the city of Vinita, told The Daily Thursday.

He said authorities had been investigating the drug ring for several years. They only learned the identity of the kingpin around noon local time Monday. Several hours later, they searched the home and arrested Mayes. “She is in very good shape for her age,” Floyd said.

The drug ring was a family affair, police said. Mayes’ son, Jerry Dorsey, was arrested Monday on charges of possession with intent to distribute. He was carrying nearly two pounds (0.9kg) of pot, as well as drug paraphernalia and $2,100 in cash, and driving with a suspended license, authorities said.

Dorsey was one of his mother’s many dealers, Floyd said.

“From what we gathered, there were people running around selling for her,” he said. “Nobody dealt directly with her.”

Mayes kept her supply in her bedroom, which stank of marijuana, Floyd said. But the big surprise was the huge amount of cash hidden in the bedroom.

“I raised the mattress up and there was money,” Floyd said. “Our intel didn’t say that she had cash, just product.”

Under the box spring was a vacuum-sealed bundle of bills, labeled: “$15,000.” In fact, when officers counted, the total was $15,020.

In the guest bedroom where Mayes’ grandchildren slept when they visited, police found more vacuum-sealed wads, totaling around $200,000, Floyd said.

More cash was found in the bed of her pickup truck, he said. All told, officers seized $276,580.

Mayes first tried to tell officers that the money was her retirement fund, Floyd said. He said Mayes may have been trafficking marijuana for as long as two decades.-

Mayes faces charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, maintaining a dwelling where drugs are kept or sold, and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Source: The Daily

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/ganja-grandma-darlene-mayes-supplied-pot-to-four-states-ncxdc-041312#ixzz1sDyQxiY3

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