Sunshine Cake

Sunshine Cake is:

Jeff Grienke (loops & keyboards)
Krist Novoselic (bass)
Bill Rieflin (drums)
Roderick Romero (guitar)


Sunshine Cake Links

Darbury's Sunshine Cake Directions


32 minute film
Filmed in Croatia and West Coast

No dialogue,
Soundtrack is performed live by the group

Yet another Seattle "side project" has come and gone. Krist Novoselic (Eyes Adrift, ex-Sweet 75, ex-Nirvana), Roderick Romero (Sky Cries Mary), Bill Rieflin (Ministry, KMFDM), and ambient artist Jeff Greinke have formed quite an odd project dubbed Sunshine Cake, which is a euphemism for marijuana brownies. Sunshine Cake is actually a 32-minute film and soundtrack, according to Romero. "It's almost impossible to explain," says Romero. "It was filmed here on the coast and in Croatia -- Krist went there recently. It's like ambient landscapes. It's a tripped- out story of a preacher who goes on a dream drive through fields of hay and he ends up in Croatia and other places." Were you stoned when you did this? (We had to ask.) "Oh, yeah," snickers Romero. Sunshine Cake has only held one performance -- July 29, 1997 at the Ballard Fire House in Seattle. They play the film, which has no dialogue, and perform the music to it as the film is airing. Needless to say, it's quite arty.

After reading our story about Sunshine Cake (allstar, Aug. 6), the film/ soundtrack project featuring Sky Cries Mary's Roderick Romero, Eyes Adrift's Krist Novoselic, Bill Rieflin of Ministry and KMFDM fame, and Jeff Grienke, our fine friends at High Times magazine dropped us a line to share Romero's recipe for his Darbury's Sunshine Muffins. (Uh, remember, folks, marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes in some states.) The recipe will appear in the October issue ofHigh Times in an article titled "Sky Cries Marijuana" about how the band's Anisa Romero overcame Hodgkin's disease with the help of medicinal pot.

Here are the ingredients: female leaves of marijuana, 1 carton creamy smooth tofu (extra firm), 1/2 cup flour,1/2 cup cocoa, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 1/3 cup canola oil, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, a handful of pecans (or any other nut), a touch of cinnamon, and a splash of strawberry vinegar. Directions: grind as many leaves as possible until like dust. Add tofu and mix until consisistency is green goo. Add flour, cocoa, sugar, and oil. Periodically lick the spoon. (These directions are obviously straight from Roderick.) Mix in baking powder, nuts, cinnamon and vinegar until dark, dark green. Pour into pan. Bake at 350 degrees...

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