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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.
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 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.
I'm as clean as a whistle.
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.
But you can't exercise and be high. It's impossible.
There's a hierarchy in prison, and I was right at the top.
No. Maceo played sax, didn't he, well they used to sit in.
The Shades never recorded anything, Little Daddy and the Bachelors recorded a couple of records, ya.
Well I don't know, I might have lost my citizenship, I don't think you can lose your citizenship though.
I'm a hybrid.
If I don't get paid I'm going to take a whole lot of Marshall amps home with me on the plane.
Well, I had an after hours club in Vancouver and when any of the Motown acts would call.
You know, I left the country when Reagan got in; I went to France.
I used to joke for years that I was a black man. I adopted the black culture, the black race. I married a black woman, and I had black kids. I always considered myself a 'brother.'
Once you're a felon you're a target.
Jail was probably the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me.
Well, I started out as a musician, so when I was about 10 years old, I was already in a band.
I know the musical world as well as I know the comedy world.
I know, because I tried all sorts of ways of being in character, and the best way is to be totally straight.
I was more of a weightlifter.
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