Last fall, we noticed that twins Lamb and Lynx Gaede, formerly of the White Power girl-pop band Prussian Blue, seemed to be espousing a more liberal and less cross burny ideology. What do we have to thank? Mary Jane. Pot, that is. Green gold. Vancouver tea.
According to an interview with The Daily, the girls didn't start their careers on their own accord, nor did they really understand much of what they were singing. Their mother, April Gaede, tried to raise them to espouse her Neo Nazi views, which encompass hating basically everyone in the whole world- immigrants, "mud races," and especially The Jews. Prussian Blue performed to racist dickholes the world over, spending their early teen years appearing on alarmist TV newsmagazine segments, touring, making appearances, heading over to Europe. Serving as show ponies for their mother's hateful ideology didn't bode well for their health, mental or physical.
Their time in the limelight subjected them to extraordinary stress, and appears to have contributed to severe health problems for both sisters. Lynx was diagnosed with cancer during her freshman year of high school and doctors removed a large tumor from her shoulder. Then she developed a rare condition called CVS, cyclic vomiting syndrome.
Lamb has struggled as well. She suffers from scoliosis and chronic back pain, as well as lack of appetite and intense emotional stress. During several of our conversations, she burst into tears as she agonized about how to balance her love for her mother with her desire to let the world know that the girls have moved on.
The girls were prescribed a smorgasbord of medical cures for their various maladies, but the only thing that worked for them was getting on board with the Magical Mystery Tour and trying medical marijuana.
The girls say it changed their lives. They now enjoy painting things that pot smokers love painting (astrological themed images, but soon it will undoubtedly be the Grateful Dead dancing bears, or lines that swirl and swirl and swirl) and plan on going to college, where their medical marijuana cards and kindly dispositions will likely win them many friends. After college, they plan on continuing to advocate for marijuana legalization in all 50 states, so we can all just toke together in harmony and hold hands and sing and star at the fabric on the arm of this couch I'm sitting on. I never really looked at it, you know.
Their mother doesn't believe the girls are yet old enough to realize what they're doing by eschewing their white power upbringing.
But April, who is working to create an "intentional" white community in their area, called Pioneer Little Europe, also suspects her daughters' liberal turn may be a passing phase. "They're 19," she said. "I think when they have children of their own, they'll come to the same conclusions I have."
Not if the doobies have anything to say about it, they won't.
All joking aside, it's great the girls of defunct hateband Prussian Blue were able to move on and find their own brand of happiness and be able to achieve their dream of legalizing pot across America. If it can cure the girls who once sang
Rudolph Hess, a man of Peace. He wouldn't give up he wouldn't cease,he gave his loyalty to our Cause. Remember him and give a pause
of their racism, it can do just about anything.
Erin Gloria Ryan