A couple of weekends ago, my husband I and went to Colorado for President’s Day weekend. We didn’t go to celebrate past heads of state, nor was it for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway (although that just happened to be a fringe benefit). We went because one of my absolute favorite bands was reuniting; four years after they “broke up.” That band is Ween.
If you’ve never heard of Ween, you’re not alone. You’re sadly uninformed, but you’re not alone. Wikipedia has this to say about Ween. While they are “generally categorized as an alternative rock band, they are known for their highly eclectic catalog of songs inspired by funk, soul, country, gospel, prog, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock, and more.” In short, they run a wide gamut of genres.
As I was saying, the band broke up in 2012, but in November 2015 they announced that they would play two shows in Colorado in February. The two days quickly turned into three when Sunday February 14 was added to the calendar. I was lucky enough to get tickets for my husband and I for all three days. The hardest part was waiting.
After we returned home from Colorado and the shows, I saw a post on a Ween facebook group that a podcaster named Craig Smith from a show called The Pods & Sods Network was asking if anyone who had gone to all three nights of the reunion would like to be interviewed. I was still feeling the excitement of the magic (because it was magic) so I volunteered, along with three other people.
This morning, the episode went live. (I guess it’s NSFW due to language?)
The podcasts that I am used to doing have at least some sort of script, so this was a lot of fun, and just a little nerve-wracking. (That does exclude an episode I was a guest on of the podcast “A Podcast of Ice and Fire,” about the books by George R.R. Martin. This was from May 11, 2011.) It was a fantastic time though, and I’d like to thank Craig again for having me on his show. As I said, I could talk about this band for hours!