This evening I introduced a friend of mine to the band Ween. I described them like this:

“They’re sort of like Paul McCartney and John Lennon if they’d huffed gas. They have amazing songs like ‘Baby Bitch’ followed by ‘Mister Would You Please Help My Pony’ as the next track. They had a nautical-themed album called ‘The Mollusk’ and a country album called ’12 Golden Country Greats’ that only had 10 songs and featured professional Nashville studio players. One of their other albums has a bunch of skits. The guys from South Park directed one of their music videos. They appeared in the ‘It’s Pat’ movie, and while they were broken up, one of the lead members hosted a fishing show with Les Claypool.”

When I was done, I thought to myself “Very overt, but damn…”


  • One and a Half Stars
  • Handshake Drugs
  • At Least That’s What You Said
  • Hummingbird
  • White Wooden Cross
  • Via Chicago
  • Laminated Cat (Loose Fur cover)
  • Random Name Generator
  • Reservations
  • We Were Lucky
  • Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
  • Impossible Germany
  • California Stars (Billy Bragg & Wilco cover)
  • Box Full of Letters
  • Everyone Hides
  • I’m Always in Love
  • Theologians
  • I’m the Man Who Loves You
  • Hold Me Anyway
  • Misunderstood


  • Jesus, Etc
  • Red-Eyed and Blue
  • I Got You (At the End of the Century)
  • Outtasite (Outta Mind)
  • I’m a Wheel