Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cheech in The Icehouse?

There's a rumor floating around that Cheech Marin will star as Rafael in Michael Giannantonio's The Icehouse. We'll let you know when the rumor is confirmed

In 1973, a series of unimaginable murders occurred in a rundown Icehouse just inside the Mexican border. Now, some thirteen years later, the legacy of terror continues when Mexican drug lord Pablo Costa claims the now abandoned Icehouse for his own. The setting, a small Mexican border town of Ojinaga, is a place where corruption runs deep and the law exists only to the highest bidder. Pablo, using the Icehouse to cleverly disguise drugs inside blocks of ice, seems to have the perfect organization, that is until it's discovered a ruthless killer lurks within the Icehouse. When a government task force is assembled to stop Pablo, now nicknamed "the Iceman", they seize a shipment of drugs at the border and recover an invitation to a party Pablo is planning. The task force is quick to assemble an action packed raid on the Icehouse, little do they know they're about to embark upon a gruesome adventure that will leave them chilled to the bone. When the teenage daughter of the agent in charge steals the invitation and is coaxed by her friends into going, it is quickly discovered that there is something to fear other than Pablo himself. The gang of teenage friends is about to make their way to Mexico for an onslaught of action packed horror so cold it'll keep you frozen stiff.

Interview with Tommy Chong

The A.V Club interviewed Tommy Chong about everything from his prison term, politics, drugs and more.

The best quote..."I do have a plan for the country. It needs education. And there should be drug education—only they should teach people how to smoke pot, because even potheads don't know how to smoke pot."

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Audio: Interview with Cheech Marin

Johnny Valenzuela of KECH-95 radio in Sun Valley, Idaho had the chance to interview Cheech Marin about Chicano art and of course the on again/off again Cheech & Chong reunion. The interview aired January 28, 2008, 6pm MST.

The interview can only be heard here. Thank you, Johnny!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cheech Mentioned in Anaheim Mayor’s State of the City Address

Anaheim Mayor, Curt Pringle, mentioned Cheech Marin during his 2008 State of the City address.

"Last year’s accomplishments in this area were capped by the tremendously successful grand opening of the Muzeo. And Sunday, we opened a new nationally-acclaimed exhibit, “Chicano Art and Soul”, presented by American cultural icon, Cheech Marin at the Muzeo. And we’re not stopping there."

The exhibit runs through May 5th.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cheech to be Permanent Fixture at Palm Restaurant

The Palm Restaurant opened in New York City in 1926. At the time, the owners had no money to decorate. The cartoonists that drew for King Features Syndicate (which was located nearby) would often eat there and draw their cartoons on the walls. Eventually, the cartoonists began drawing caricatures of celebrities that came into the restaurant.

There are now a total of 25 Palm Restaurants in the U.S.

It hasn't been decided yet, but Cheech Marin will be immortalized in a caricature in either the Los Vegas or Los Angeles restaurant. There will also be a signing ceremony.

We will provide more details as they become available.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Cheech Signs Book Deal

The OC Register interviewed Cheech Marin about his Chicano art exhibit which opens today at The Muzeo in Anaheim, California.

During the interview, Cheech reveals that he's signed a "book deal for a book of humorous essays from the Chicano experience called "The Chimichanga Chronicles.""

We will provide more information on his book as it becomes available.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cheech Marin's Art Collection Comes to Anaheim

The Press-Enterprise interviewed Cheech Marin about his art exhibit which debuts Friday at The Muzeo in Anaheim, California. Cheech says that when he was a child living in South Central, he dreamed of living in New York. After Cheech and Chong broke-up, he briefly lived in Tribeca "where he was surrounded by a vibrant art scene."

The exhibit runs January 25th - May 5th.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tommy and Shelby Chong Coming to Denver

Tommy and Shelby Chong will be at the Denver Improv this weekend. The Denver Post had a chance to interview Tommy via phone.

When asked about the legacy of the Cheech and Chong albums and films, Tommy says "our albums still sell. We've been getting checks for like 40 years, and we're just now starting to animate all the records."

Tommy is referring to the project he has with Lou Adler's (the Producer of their albums and Director of Up In Smoke) animation company. Tommy and Lou plan to animate some of the best Cheech and Chong bits, just as Lou did with Earache My Eye which can be seen on Up In Smoke: High-larious Edition DVD. It really turned out great. You should pick it up if you haven't seen it.

When asked about the chances of a Cheech and Chong reunion, Tommy responds "No, not really...He wants to get together, but he just wants the money. He doesn't want to be Cheech, and he doesn't want to do pot humor."

Read the entire interview here.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Video: Cheech and Chong on Beavis and Butthead

Someone posted a clip of Cheech and Schlong, I mean Cheech and Chong on Beavis and Butthead. Beavis and Butthead comment on I'm Not Home Right Now off of the album Get Out of My Room.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

New Nice Dreams Presskit Scans in Free Downloads

We've posted better quality scans of the Nice Dreams press kit in Free Downloads. We've also posted photos of the Next Movie, Corsican Bros and Next Movie press kits.

Cheech Quote from the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

San was at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Springs this past week.

They asked Cheech "if he'd still play the Hope next year, when the PGA Tour's drug testing is in full swing."

His response: “Oh, testing? I thought they were going to give away drugs,” he joked. “I'm not in the PGA, man.”

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Photos From the Bob Hope Classic

The Desert Sun posted photos from the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic which began earlier this week. There is one photo of Cheech Marin and George Lopez relaxing between holes.

This tournament is a great opportunity for fans to meet celebs.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Price Drop! Cheech Marin and Friends DVD

The Cheech Marin and Friends DVD is now $11.99.

In March 2006, Cheech Marin hosted "Cheech Marin and Friends Live From South Beach". Marin returns to stand-up comedy, as he and other comics riff on American and Hispanic culture.

Comedy Central aired a censored 30 minute version of the performance. This DVD contains the entire performance, uncensored.

Comedians include Al Madrigal, Gilbert Esquivel, Carlos Oscar, Felipe Esparza and Joey Medina.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cheech Idaho Presentation Rescheduled

Cheech Marin has rescheduled his talk on Chicano art for Tuesday, January 29th at 7PM at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum.

Visit for details.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Video: Tommy Chong in Houston, Texas

Tommy Chong is in Houston, Texas this weekend performing at The Improv. interviewed Tommy.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Cheech's Idaho Presentation Canceled

Cheech Marin was scheduled speak in Ketchum, ID on Thursday, but had to cancel because he's stoned, I mean he has stones. He's suffering from kidney stones and will not be able to make the trip to Sun Valley.

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is working to reschedule his talk for next month.

All ticket holders can contact The Sun Valey Center in Ketchum for more information.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Gaye Delorme Benefit

Gaye Delorme is a veteran ace guitarist from Canada who co-wrote Earache My Eye with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. He also wrote 'Me and My Old Lady' and 'Chilly Winds' from the film Things Are Tough All Over, as well as other sketches with Cheech and Chong.

Some other random facts:
  • Country music fans may know Gaye from his dirty song 'The Rodeo Song."
  • In 1984, he produced k.d. lang's debut album.

Gaye is legally blind from diabetes and recently sustained injuries during a mugging. There is a benefit/tribute taking place tomorrow (Friday) at Vancouver's Yale Hotel. Many musicians are coming to help out including Dalannah Gail Bowen, Brickhouse, Jerry Doucette, Brian Newcombe.

Tickets are only $15. Everyone that's in the area should attend.

Gaye Delorme's Official Site

More about Gaye and the benefit.

Here is some video of Gaye performing.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Photo: Cheech @ Mercedes Benz Championship Golf Tournament in Hawaii

The Associated Press has posted a photo of Cheech Marin at today's Mercedes Benz Championship golf tournament in Kapalua, Hawaii.

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