Friday, June 26, 2009

Tommy Chong Comments on Passing of Michael Jackson

This evening, the Calgary Herald notified Tommy Chong of Michael Jackson's death. In his book, Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography, Tommy speaks about discovering Michael and The Jackson 5 in 1968 when Tommy was still in Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers.

Tommy introduced them to Taylor's record label where they met Motown's Berry Gordy, Jr. The Jackson 5 stayed at Bobby Taylor's apartment for one month and Michael Jackson shared a bed with Tommy's daughter, Rae Dawn.

Tommy says that Michael Jackson “was a little guy, very small for his age . . . but he was just the sweetest, hippest little guy ever. There was nobody hipper. And he was a gentle little guy. All he cared about was singing and dancing."

Tommy last saw Michael at the Grammy Awards in the '90s and says Michael was in a jokingly upbeat mood.

When notified by the Calgary Herald of Michael's death, Tommy said, “It’s very sad to hear this. He was on his way back . . . He ended up in Bahrain and he was broke. Almost destitute. He was devastated by those charges against him and this was going to be his big comeback.”

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Cheech & Chong: Light Up America Coming to Cabazon

The Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour is coming to Cabazon, CA.

September 18
Morongo Casino Resort and Spa
Cabazon, CA

On sale to General Public
Start: Wed, 07/01/09 10:00 AM local time.
Click on the Ticketmaster link above.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Update: Tommy Chong Attends THC Expo

This weekend, Tommy Chong was on-hand for the inaugural THC Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Tommy was there representing Hippy Motors, a company owned by both Tommy and Evan Singer which converts 60's and 70's cars into more environmentally friendly green machines. Tommy was seen in his 1946 Oldsmobile Ace into the "First Fully Electric Powered Lowrider.” It comes complete with a built-in vaporizer.

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Hippy Motors Myspace Page

Friday, June 12, 2009

3 Cheech & Chong CDs Being Discontinued

Warner Records has decided to discontinue three of the Cheech & Chong CDs.
Up in Smoke Soundtrack
Wedding Album
Los Cochinos

We have a limited quantity on-hand so we recommend buying them just in case Warner decides to never print them again.

If Warner decides to make them only available in mp3 format, these may become collectors items.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Update: Special Pre-Order: Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography (paperback)

Pre-order the paperback edition of Tommy Chong's Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography.

The book will be released by Simon and Schuster on August 4th (date subject to change).

It contains BONUS MATERIAL which will include, among other things, a new chapter about the Cheech & Chong reunion which wasn't included in the hardcover edition. It also has lots of juicy Cheech and Chong and celebrity stories. One of our favorite stories is about Tommy meeting Jack Nicholson and John Lennon at a party.

Then, there's the story about how broke ($$) they were in the beginning. Cheech was living at his girlfriend's house. He wrote to manufacturers saying he had problems with their products. The manufacturers would then send him coupons for free items. Cheech also pretended he was a record reviewer. Record labels would send him free albums which he'd turn around and sell because he needed the money.

The book is fantastic.

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Director Josh Gilbert Interviewed About a/k/a Tommy Chong

A/K/A Tommy Chong director, Josh Gilbert, was interviewed by a local New York television show. He discusses Tommy's wrongful persecution, marijuana laws and new government policies.

Josh has also created a Special 'Rolled in Paper' Edition of the A/K/A Tommy Chong DVD.

It's the same award-winning film, now wrapped in a smokeable wood cellulose paper wrapper.

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