Gene Ween Quotes

Gene Ween (born March 17, 1970) is the stage name of Aaron Freeman, an American musician and a founding member of the experimental alternative rock group Ween. Freeman, along with childhood friend Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo), started the group in the mid-1980s. Freeman announced his departure from Ween in 2012, shortly after releasing Marvelous Clouds, his first solo album. After leaving Ween, he stopped using the name Gene Ween and performed under his birth name Aaron Freeman. In 2014 he formed a new five-piece band called Freeman.

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Basically, Pizza Hut just backed out on the ad agency at the last minute. They got fired and we got fired. It was a simple as that. We do stuff like that on and off.

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Ninety-nine per cent of opening bands stink.

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I'm a very big Notorious B.I.G. fan and I do an imitation of him that always cracks everybody up.

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Forty minutes in front of Beck isn't really where it's at.

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I wrote most of these songs right before the end. A lot of these songs are about that. Even if it's not direct, you can feel the beginning of the end of the breakup in these songs.

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My decision to leave 'Ween', however interpreted, was absolutely not made in haste.

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In life sometimes, in the universe, you have to close some doors to have others open.

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We sold a certain, steady amount of product for them and they could count on it. When it came time to ask for the money for this new record, they dropped us. It was fine with us. It was a dead fish.

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We are going to put out a boxed set thing, but I don't want to do it yet. I want to wait until we're 45 and we're bitter and broke. Then, we'll put out the comprehensive Ween boxed set.

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Not after the big bust in '92, there's no big drug lifestyle anymore. I can't talk about it. Pretty ugly.

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We love doing commercial and TV show work.

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A lot of those songs are actually about Sarah, who I was recently divorced from about five or six months ago. I'd been seeing her off and on since I was about nineteen, so a lot of those songs are about her.

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Most of our fans seem to be very intelligent people who don't stand out too much, but they're still total freaks. I like that - they're smart and sadistic, which I think is a reflection at us.

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I was never into smart college boy music.

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I want to sound like Christopher Cross in another ten years, and be totally proud of it.

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