Happy 15th Birthday, Portland Mercury! A Note from Editor in Chief Wm. Steven Humphrey
Ever since Bob Marley passed away from cancer 30 years ago, his family has tastefully maintained his legacy without soiling his reputation and... oh, who am I kidding? Every Marley in the pool! We're making some money off this shit!
Marley's Mellow Mood, the new line of 100% natural relaxation beverages created with the family of Bob Marley, announces its sponsorship of Stephen Marley's Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life Tour. The North American leg of Stephen Marley's summer tour, which kicks off in Ventura, California, on June 8, will hit more than 30 venues in June and July, reaching thousands of fans in the US and Canada who are sure to be relaxed and "feeling alright," with their Marley's Mellow Mood in hand and Stephen coming through the speakers.
Marley's Mellow Mood is designed to reduce stress and relieve tension, while calming the soul and easing the mind. A portion of all sales benefits 1Love.org, the Marley family nonprofit initiative, which works to continue promoting the legacy of their father by supporting charities that empower youth, protect the planet and promote peace.
"Marley's Mellow Mood helps carry forward Bob Marley's legacy and belief that calm breeds peace, respect and love," said Paul Fuegner, chief marketing officer, ViVa Beverages LLC.
Well, if the chief marketing officer of ViVa Beverages LLC says so, I'm in. Marley's Mellow Mood sent me a shipment of their product—plus it came in this gigantic family-sized stash box—but how would the drink compare to the other deceased rock star beverages that we just randomly made up (Brian Jones Soda, Squirt Cobain, John Lennonade, Jimi Hendrinx)? Since our last taste test went so well, looks like it's time to stop working and to start downing some "premium relaxation drinks."
Rootin' Tootin' Rasta Rasberry Black Tea
4. Green Tea and Honey
Hey, Mercury Coworkers, How Does it Taste?
"Meh. Would be better if there was weed floating in it, sort of like bubble tea."
"I am not drinking that."
"Can we put rum in it?" (Marissa said that)
"It tastes more like Ziggy Marley than Bob Marley."
"I tried the Berry, but I did not try to Black Tea." (sung to the tune of "I Shot the Sheriff")
Are You "Feeling Alright"?
Is "white guilt" a feeling that should be triggered by a beverage? Because, basically, I just a drank a Snapple in a bottle wrapped in Rasta colors.
If Bob Marley Was Alive Today, Would He Drink This?