RIP Bob Marley (2/6/45–5/11/81)
What do stoners NOT like about the legendary Bob Marley? No disrespect, let’s not refer to Bob Marley as a mere stoner, okay? Joking aside, let us celebrate Bob Marley as the archetypal hero, a musical prophet and the loudest voice of the zeitgeist that was just begging to take hold of the world at large at the time of his untimely and unfortunate passing on May 11, 1981. Marley was only 36.
Marley was so much more than a humble, wise, and infinitely talented artist. He brought hope to the downtrodden, the weak, the marginalized, and the oppressed. Driven by his devotion and passion for Rastafarianism he inspired the globe to adopt the philosophy of One Love and One World.
Marley was an empath who was forever deeply in touch with his fellow man and the suffering of the world. His tremendous body of work spoke to every situation…to every crisis that humanity may face. And for that…there will always be a Bob Marley song to give us understanding, perspective, and quite simply a way to ease that pain.
“One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain”–Bob Marley