Sara Weinshenk is a comedian, podcaster, actor and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. Sara currently has a Comedy Central digital series called Shenks For Smoking and a podcast called Shenk. She's also in the development system at the Comedy Store. In 2013, Sara joined the "Kill Tony" Deathsquad podcast as a weekly performing regular live at The Comedy Store. She spent two years writing weekly content as a regular on "Kill Tony." Rachel “Wolfie” Wolfson is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles, California. Wolfson regularly tours the US and Canada and performs frequent sets at Hollywood comedy clubs. She’s also the creator and host of the popular podcast Chronic Relief, where Wolfson invites comedians and other guests to have honest conversations about working in comedy, cannabis use, and mental health.
Given their backgrounds in the greener things in life, we asked them to make us a Weedsday playlist with their favorite songs to smoke up to. There a few classics from Peter Tosh and Cypress Hill, in addition to a deep cut from Led Zeppelin.
1. Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong
RW: I grew up hearing Cypress Hill songs, but I didn’t realize how much this song would mean to me until I presented a lifetime achievement award to Cypress Hill at the first ever Budtender Awards. I now use it as one of the songs I walk out to when performing stand up because it puts me in a good mood and gets me in the right state of mind to perform my set.
SW: There aren’t enough songs about smoking out of bongs, this the quintessential “bong song,” what’s not to love?
2. Madonna - La Isla Bonita
RW/SW: This is “our song.” We bonded over it the first time we went on the road together. It’s good for long drives because it’s upbeat and makes us feel like we are on vacation. Plus, it’s sung by Madonna, who’s an icon. Whenever we hear it, it reminds us of backwood blunts and drives to Palm Desert. If you’re ever in Palm Desert, stop by “La Bonitas.” We always stop there after blunts for queso carne asada tacos before we perform.
3. Led Zeppelin - Hey Hey What Can I Do
SW: This song reminds me of when Rachel and I were picking up our Cheech and Chong Halloween costumes because we were listening to it in the car. I love this song because it talks about a woman not being faithful to a man, which is rare.
RW: It’s true, anything a man can do, a woman can do better (including cheating).
4. Beach House - Space Song
RW: I love this song because it’s appropriate for all occasions. Morning, evening, smoking, pre-bed, etc. Beach House is under the “dream pop” genre, which is probably why they are so great to smoke weed to.
SW: This song plus a blunt instantly relieves my anxiety and puts me in a good mood. Beach House has a way of making me feel something without being intrusive. I’ve seen them live twice and each time I was blown away by their ability to be so chill yet moving.
5. Peter Tosh - Legalize It
RW: I love this song because it always puts me in a good mood and I find reggae to be soothing. I also love to torture Sara with reggae when we are on the road and she ends up liking it more than she admits. My goal is to one day convert her to a proud reggae fan and I think I’m one road trip away from doing so.
SW: This is one of the only reggae songs I can tolerate. I maybe a stoner, but I don’t fully immerse myself in the reggae genre because it reminds of hackysacks and incense.