Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Chongstock Concert


The bands Mule, Mike Stinson, Dale Peterson, Random Joe Citizen and Cody Lapow are doing a show in support of the Free Tommy Chong movement. The event takes place Saturday, December 13th at THE CINEMA BAR, 3967 SEPULVEDA BLVD, CULVER CITY, CA, 310-390-1328. Send an email to the organizer for more information. Be sure to bring a pen to sign petitions.

Update: Chongstock was a huge success. Mule and others played to a sold-out crowd this past Saturday. Petitions were signed and the crowd went crazy when Mule covered Earache My Eye. Mule says they may do another in the future.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Commie Chong

Congratulations to Tommy Chong who won the award for "Funniest Person Behind Bars" at Comedy Central's Commies. Cheech accepted the award on Tommy's behalf.
To protest Chong's imprisonment Scott Thompson, of Kids In The Hall and Larry Sander's fame, spent the evening in a David Blane-esque booth suspended high above the theater. He sported a "Free Tommy Chong" t-shirt.

Friday, December 05, 2003

LA Weekly Interviews Chong Family

LA Weekly has published an interview Precious and Paris Chong, two of Tommy's children. In the article, they describe the events surrounding the arrest, what it was like being raided by the feds, Chong Glass and more.
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Thursday, December 04, 2003

Cheech Gets Stoned With Staind

On today's Howard Stern Show, the band Staind admitted to smoking pot with the dopemaster himself, Cheech Marin. They wouldn't elaborate, but said that Cheech was trying to hide what he was doing so his wife wouldn't see.
In case you didn't notice, Cheech and Chong Dot Com has been running live spots on the Howard Stern Show all week. The next one airs tomorrow during the 8 o'clock hour (eastern time).

LA City Beat's Interview With Chong


California magazine, LA City Beat published an in-depth story about Tommy Chong's arrest which includes an interview with Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin. During the interview, Chong says that it was a mistake to plead guilty and felt like he was ambushed. He also said that Taft had to change the visitation rules because people were visiting inmates just to get photos with him.

When he was arrested, he was in the middle of writing his auto-biography. The book will now include a detailed account of his arrest and prison life. The completion date for the book is unknown at this time.

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