But you can’t exercise and be high. It’s impossible.
I’ve always been into improvisation.
Any excuse to live in New York and do art. Has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.
I’m as clean as a whistle.
The trouble when you’re doing something illegal is that you know what you’re doing. You’re lying to your parents, you’re lying to your kids. The only person you can’t lie to is yourself.
We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded at a radio station on the stairway, and we did a record and it got put out.
Music has always been a big part of Cheech & Chong’s career, so it’s just natural. You know, I was a musician before I met Cheech and had a record with Motown, and so I’ve got the cred.
One night all the James Brown band was playing on stage and I look in the back and I could see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards trying to get in the club and they couldn’t get in cause it was to crowded.
The GRAMMY was a huge deal. It’s the height of any musical career.
I was about sixteen when I discovered that music could get you laid, so I got into music boy, didn’t matter what you looked like either, you could be a geeky looking guy but if you played music, whoa, you’d get the girls.
Maybe once in a while, you know, after a hard day of shooting or something like that, I’d kick back.
You can’t become a dictator through checks and balances.
You look at Cheney, Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, and Bush – if you saw them on Halloween, they wouldn’t need a costume. You’d give them a treat and compliment them on what great-looking demons they were. They are demons. There’s no doubt about it.
My incarceration was actually a positive thing from the beginning. I needed a gimmick to get my act going again, it gave me material.
The thing is about Cheech & Chong, we’ve brought more families together than Dr. Phil.