by Daniel Warren Hill
Given that the term ‘Cali sober’ is a term generally referring to those individuals who smoke weed, but don’t use other drugs or alcohol, the concepts around the latest single by Bumpin Uglies, “Cali Sober” and official music video should come as no surprise.
Many celebrities (most recently Demi Lovato) are coming out as Cali sober and discussing how this change to marijuana are yielding positive results in their lives, especially as an alternative to alcohol.
Bumpin Uglies’ “Cali Sober” with Pepper draws attention to the hangover experience that consuming alcohol produces compared to marijuana use, although it also hints that maybe being California sober could be something that one participates in for a limited duration, like taking a temporary vacation from booze.
“On and off I’m back and forth
Riding wagons for the sport
I’ll keep spinning til the wheels fall off
One month I’m a bar room closer
Next month I’ll be Cali sober living”
Whatever your stance on the matter, American ska punk reggae group Bumpin Uglies from Annapolis, Maryland and San Deigo, California three-piece reggae rock band Pepper (who transplanted from Hawaii) do a fine job of personalizing their own experiences while highlighting a growing national trend, or at least the conversations around the trend. It’s got a great musical vibe to start off your week, and might even help you reconsider just how hard you hit the bottle over the weekend.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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