"I was on tour in L.A. and I ran into Ben Vaughn, who produced the record, and who’s a good friend of mine. We got to talking about how I wanted to do a solo project of some sort. And he had this idea. He’s a huge fan of Rod McKuen. And he told me about this catalog of great poems and songs and all kinds of things that it seems like no one’s ever really heard of. We hung out, listened to a lot of Rod McKuen, and the next thing I know, we’re working on this record together." C’est Aaron Freeman qui parle, mais vous le connaissez sans doute mieux sous le nom de Gene Ween. Il publie un premier album solo au mois de mai et il en parle assez longuement à Slate.
Et Ween, c’est terminé ? “We love each other to death, but it feels real good, I think, for both of us to be doing different stuff. Mickey is pursuing his love of fishing… He’ll come back to music, I’m sure, but right now he’s just, like, on the boat, man. He’s loving it.” J’ai l’impression que nous ne sommes quand même pas près de les revoir ensemble.