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on the rental list for years after it came out. IE: Are there any films you would've liked to have turned out differently? TC: Oh yeah, a little bit. I think Nice Dreams. I directed most all of them – Lou Adler directed Up In Smoke – and I think that was the combination that made Up In Smoke memorable. Because I directed the other movies by myself, every one of them could've been a little more with another person. my eyes and become very famous and it was a great trip. One thing about my life is I've always been close to genius all the time. I played with Hendrix, met the Stones and met every Beatle except Paul. I've always been within touching distance to genius and I've been very blessed. IE: How would you account for the crossgenerational appeal Cheech & Chong continues to possess? JANUARY 7 Kat DeLuna - Viva Kid Ink – My Own Lane Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags John Newman – Tribute Aziza & The Cure – Through Our Fears Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back & I’ll Scratch Yours Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks, Vol. 10 – Winterland Arena 12/29/77 JANUARY 14 01•2014 You have to respect other people's talents as well as your own. The only regret I have is that I never really had a Lou Adler with me on the other movies. IE: What do you remember most about your extensive time on "That '70s Show?" TC: They'd been going for a couple of years and were looking for a guest to come on and help the ratings a bit. Because the show was about pot, they called me up, sent me a tape, gave me a nice offer and I said "sure, I'd love to do it." The next thing I knew, I found myself in a sitcom. I just loved it and it was like going to film school. I would sit and watch them shoot because I had extra time on my hands, rather than directing and being in every scene. I got to sit, learn and watch and these talented kids grow up in front of TC: It's timing. The most important thing about comedy is timing- when to say something, when to do something, when to break up and when to get back together again. For some reason, our timing has been impeccable. It's like staying too long at a party…we left the party before people got tired of us, and then when we got back together, we started another party and all of a sudden we got a new fan base and an old fan base that appreciate us…We've just given [fans] what we've always given them. It's almost like your favorite restaurant. It's not the trendiest, but they're gonna serve your favorite dish and that's all you want. With Cheech & Chong, this is our third wind actually. We had a career in stand-up, which included a record career, and then we had a movie career. Now we're coming back and Big Ups – Eighteen Hours of Static Broken Bells – After The Disco The Crystal Method – The Crystal Method De La Tierra – De La Tierra Dave Edmunds - …Again Painted Palms – Forever Tinsley Ellis – Midnight Blue Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes Switchfoot – Fading West Billy Branch And The Sons Of The Blues JANUARY 21 Billy Branch and The Sons of Blues – Blues Shock Tommy Castro and the Painkillers – The Devil You Know Chrome Division – Infernal Rock Eternal Culted – Oblique to All Paths Hard Working Americans – Hard Working Americans Elizabeth & The Catapult – Like It Never Happened Young The Giant – Mind Over Matter JANUARY 28 The Autumn Defense – Fifth David Crosby – Croz Dum Dum Girls – Too True The Lawrence Arms - Metropole Living Deäd Lights – Black Letters Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth Lawrence Arms Providing Quality Guitars for 215 Years Combined. CF Martin 180 Years + Tobias Music 35 Years Like Us on Facebook 10 illinoisentertainer.com january 2014 Tobias Music 630-960-2455 5013 Fairview Ave • Downers Grove IL 60515 www.TobiasMusic.com