- Brandon Soderberg
- Sativa-dominant Blue Dream delivers a relatively simple, unfussy high.
Seven years later though, Blue Dream seems to be on the descent: a best-seller for three years straight in Colorado before falling into second place in 2017 when it was usurped by the persistent up-up-up-ness of Durban Poison — that in the meantime, has gotten involved in a number of especially tangled and tingly strains (Tangie Dream, Blue Dream Shishkaberry, Cookies and Dream, Dream Queen, all previously reviewed here). Blue Dream’s not the focus, but there for stability and some force, the thing that keeps it all moving along and yet can still surprise you and do some wild shit, especially when the situation and dare I say it, vibes man, are just right.
That’s what happened to me when I smoked some over the weekend. Blue Dream’s relatively simple, unfussy high revealed itself again. Early in the morning after a night out, both its heady downer qualities and simultaneous loopy, lithe tingling promenaded and my thoughts curled into other thoughts and then they all flattened out in front of me. I could find all the connections if I felt like it or the thoughts could all sit out there, disconnected, near each other, frozen up, nervous and not quite touching. And that was OK; it would all come together soon enough, I just knew it and felt it. Time moved slow, the conversation with a like-minded smoker was unhurried in the best way. Time took its time. It had me thinking of the line “hours that float idly down,” from the William Carlos Williams poem “Blizzard.” Blue Dream — a weed that invokes both Juicy J and William Carlos Williams apparently, an ideal nightcap, still very, very good.
Nose: Melted off-brand “tropical” gummy bears
Existential dread: 3
Freaking out when a crazy person approaches you: 3
Drink pairing: An American golden ale of some kind
Music pairing: “Coco Chanel” by Nicki Minaj (feat. Foxy Brown), then “Coco Chanel” by Nicki Minaj (feat. Foxy Brown) slowed down like 500 percent turned into a smeary waltz almost