Danko Jones: A Non-Smoker's Mixtape Of Songs For the Stoned
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Being in a rock 'n' roll band gets you scrutinized by people in the straight-laced world. They immediately assume you're some drug addict and, if you're like me -- a person who doesn't drink or smoke -- assume you're a recovering drug addict. Truth is, I never had much of a palette for it. I was also lucky enough to get copies of Minor Threat and Bad Brains albums when I was a very impressionable teenager and combing through the lyrics of songs like "Attitude," "Out Of Step" and "Straight Edge" had an indelible effect on me that I am only now starting to recognize.
Despite these beginnings, I, like a lot of people, was curious about drugs. I definitely experimented, dabbled, even habitually enjoyed for some time, and had a general all-around blast. Nobody got hurt and there was never any silly high-school drama attached to it. It was only when friends around me overindulged in alcohol did the drama start flowing like a corny after-school special. I never really had the...
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