Friday, June 01, 2012

Ween split; memo appears to have gone astray somewhere

Ween have called it a day. Aaron Freeman/Gene Ween told Rolling Stone:

"It's time to move on. I'm retiring Gene Ween... It's been a long time, 25 years. It was a good run."
Except he might have forgotten to do something quite important. He cancelled the milk, put the papers on hold, locked the doors and windows... but there's a nagging voice which suggests he might have missed a detail as he closed down the band.
Mickey Melchiondo, aka Dean Ween, later appeared to be unaware of the split on their Facebook page. He said that the break-up was "news to me, all I can say for now I guess", before the post was removed.
That'd be it! Telling the others. It's important to make sure the whole band know it's over - after all, when Liam from Flowered Up forgot to mention that they'd split, the rest of the band kept doing rehearsals every Wednesday for sixteen years before the penny dropped. True story.

The LA Times is a bit cynical about the split:
Ween sets the table for the inevitable reunion