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Turns out I did not have to be blitzed out of my mind to have an enjoyable conversation with Cheech Marin.
Of course everyone knows him as one half of Cheech & Chong, but he's also an art collector with one of the largest private collections of Chicano art in the United States. While in town being honored as Art Hampton's Patron of the Year at their international fine arts fair, he stopped by the studio to talk art, improvisation, getting his start in a topless bar in Vancouver, why he and Tommy broke up and how they got back together, why marijuana needs to be legalized, what it means to him to be Chicano and how he got the name Cheech.
Plus-- the conception of 'Dave', Sister Mary Elephant and more.
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