It's almost hard to believe that iconic pot humorist and marijuana advocate Tommy Chong started off as an R&B guitarist in the 50's. Since hooking up with Cheech Marin to create the legendary duo "Cheech & Chong," everything fired up leaving him with a resume that includes box office breaking films, ... More >>
Two decades of the greatest cult band (and Mexicans) in Orange County history
Anaheim is one of eight California cities where Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18.Of course, the crowds may really show up to UltraStar's UtraLuxe theater in Anaheim's GardenWalk center on Saturday--4/20--at, when else, 4:20 p.m. For those stoners who forget (d ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexicans have different words for dark skin?
Six months of awesome monthly events at the Fullerton Public Library--all part of my "Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!", sponsored by the Cal State Fullerton Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (where I lecture) . . . phew, that's a long sentence. Start over!One of the greatest memories of ... More >>
Given the overwhelming success organizers had with lectures at the Fullerton Public Library regarding the Alex Bernal housing-desegregation case and Lalo Alcaraz, the Fullerton Public Library and Cal State Fullerton's Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (for which I'm a part-time lecturer) ... More >>
OC Film Fiesta continues tonight through Sunday in downtown Santa Ana with a classic film from the Mexican Golden Age about politics and integrity, an award-winning documentary that features interviews with some of the last surviving members of Emiliano Zapata's army, Walt Disney in South Amer ... More >>
When it's not LOL-funny, Robert Rodriguez's film is downright dull
My name is Terry and I am a school bus driver A creepy school bus driver is who I am And I get 151 years to life in state prisonFor molesting little girls and taking nasty picturesOkay, so as a lyricist, I make a great blogger. And apologies to Cheech Marin for mangling his song. But Terry Shield ... More >>
Every month, I appear on the Kevin and Bean Show on KROQ-FM 106.7 and play live ¡Ask a Mexican! It's a fun segment, if only so that listeners can hear the boyos' theme song for the bit--a snippet of every alt-rock song that has ever contained the word "Mexico," along with Cheech Marin's classic "Me ... More >>
The great !Ask a Mexican! naming debate
'Cant your people let us keep some semblance of our hood?!'
The U.S. vs. Mexico
10 Mexican-bashing songs from the rock & roll canon
The rags-to-riches story of Lou E. Perez, Orange County millionaire
Mexican cinemas rises, Chicano cinemas falls