Sunday, October 05, 2003

What is one to make of the whole Ween phenomenon?

I saw them play this weekend, at Vancouver's ornate Orpheum theatre. The show was *terrible* - interminable stoned jamming through a PA that turned every note to mush. And yet their legions of frat-boy fans were going *crazy* for it - every time there was a solo (which was often) the place would erupt in boorish cheering. Why did this happen to the lo-fi challengers of good taste that I remember from *my* college days?

Because, whatever they're doing at any given time, it sounds funny if you're stoned.

And anyone hoping to make a shitload of cash in the music bussiness would do well to remember that.

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