Pharrell Williams Requests A Framed Picture Of Carl Sagan In His Rider

Pharrell Williams - singer, producer, hat enthusiast - has a rider for the green room at his concerts and appearances, like most famous musicians. Most of the items on there are fairly typical (think water, M&Ms, snacks), but during a recent appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' the host pointed out an odd detail on Pharrell's rider:

A framed photo of Carl Sagan.

Here's how Pharrell explained it:

“I think Cosmos is amazing, was amazing…it’s great. Carl had like an incredible way of reminding us of how insignificant we are but how significant this opportunity to live this life on this planet could be.”

Watch the interview above. 

Carl Sagan, of course, also wrote about the benefits of marijuana in an essay under the pseudonym 'Mr. X'.


Lots of people enjoy unwinding with a joint after a hard day's work, but for Perry Farrell, getting high is just another part of his job as a rock singer. The frontman of the alternative rock group Jane's Addiction likens the role of the musician to a shaman, whose job is to explore altered states of consciousness. "When you're going out there [onstage] as a shaman - as a witch doctor, you need to step into the fifth dimension," Farrell told Pitchfork in the latest edition of their 'Over/Under' series.

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