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Weedsday Playlist: Elevate Accessories Co-Founder Michael Holshue Shares 5 Songs for Your Next Smoke Sesh

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The Fillmore Bubbler

The Fillmore Bubbler

Elevate Accessories makes the coolest cannabis accoutrements. We’re talking heirloom-quality smoking accessories like the Colfax Dugout Kit V2, The Fillmore Bubbler and Unity Modular Bong. You’ll want to pass these unique, high quality pieces down to your first born. Not to mention, their classy wooden joint and blunt tips make the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite cannabis-lover. Head over heels for these smoking devices, MAGNETIC asked Elevate co-founder Michael Holshue to curate this week’s Weedsday Playlist. “My belief in the power of cannabis comes from a thousand different sources,” shares Holshue. “Some of my favorite memories have been enhanced by this amazing plant, and, not surprisingly, music always seems to be at the heart of the experience. These are a handful of songs that are hard wired into my brain because of those magical moments.” From Bjork to The Pixies, we’re loving this week’s sesh soundtrack.

Find past Weedsday playlists here.

Elevate Wooden Joint Tip

Elevate Wooden Joint Tip

“Bachelorette” by Bjork

I attended Coachella for the first time in 2007. I’d recently just moved from Utah to Southern California, so I’d never experienced anything quite like that before. Bjork headlined Friday night. While I was loosely familiar with her work, I had no idea what I was in for as the crowd filled in for her set. My friends and I shared a joint with everyone we could reach in the crowd around us. Then, we proceeded to have our minds blown by the audio and visual experience that was Bjork’s set that night. They kept showing this instrument on the screen behind her that seemed to create unique sounds, based on the frequency of electrical current applied to it… To this day, I don’t know what that was, but I’ll never forget the night that Bjork took us on a trip through the stars. When people ask about Elevate products, I half-jokingly say that we make the kind of cannabis accessories that the future James Bond uses. If you listen through the vocals and isolate the music in this song, it could easily be the next Bond theme song.

“Fu-Gee-La” by The Fugees

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“Fu Gee La” takes me back to being 15, smoking grass (because we were cooler if we called it that) and hanging with my friend Forrest. We listened to this album on repeat a thousand times that summer. I learned what it meant to fall in love with someone because of their voice, thanks to Lauryn Hill. I didn’t know it then, but looking back, this summer set a course for the rest of my life. It marks the moment when I became an entrepreneur. Forrest was my first business partner. We started a service called “Cutting Edge.” I honestly can’t tell you if we cut a single lawn, but I knew then that I was destined to carve my own path through the universe and that a business could be my rocket. Please note: “Zealots” is another wonderfully engineered track from this record for lighting up.

“Joker” by Steve Miller Band

This song makes my list for obvious reasons, but mostly because it reminds me of my mom. “The Joker” is all about happy vibes and never ending good times and her spirit lives in the melody. She was the most fun person to elevate with and NO ONE had music at their core more than she did. Some of my most favorite moments are when my brother, sister, mom, and I would escape to the garage or spark up around the fire pit. We'd fill my mom in on all the wicked things we did as kids. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard. I miss her and I miss these times, but I get to re-live them every time SMB or Three Dog Night (they were her favorite) come on.

“Badfish” by Sublime

Ok, so I know this one is probably low hanging fruit, but this list wouldn’t be complete without at least one song on here from these guys. I’ve been singing my whole life. It wasn’t until I heard Sublime that I realized having a great voice didn’t mean you couldn’t also be punk rock. I didn’t get to see them until 2012 (Sublime with Rome at Cypress Hill’s Smokeout), but I couldn’t help but feel like the teenage version of myself did a cartwheel as I crossed that one off my bucket list. In fact, while working this event, I saved Bianca Barnhill from an overachieving security guard when I scooped her up on my golf cart and we tore backstage so she could interview the guys from Korn. At the time, I didn’t realize I had cannabis royalty on my cart, but I knew she was a big deal when she gave me the nicest business card I’d ever seen (black ink on black cardstock). I actually still have that card!

“Where is My Mind” by The Pixies

I’ve heard people argue that Fight Club is the movie that defines my generation. So, I guess it’s no surprise that even the soundtrack has left a permanent scar on my psyche. When I’ve had a tough day and, for a fleeting moment, just want to welcome the apocalypse, I put on this song, light up, and can envision that city-scape falling away. Then, all my troubles don’t seem so bad after all.

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