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Dean Ween on fundamental changes to the recording industry and pot-smoking hippies

For nearly thirty years, Mickey Melchiondo's been making music under a moniker. As Dean Ween, one of the eponymous creative forces behind Ween, Melchiondo's carved out an ambitious musical niche since founding the band with Aaron Freeman - aka Gene Ween - in the 1980s. In advance of Ween's Halloween show at 1STBANK this weekend, we caught up with Melchiando to talk about the band's recent touring schedule, fundamental changes to the recording industry and the pot-smoking hippies in Colorado who make Denver and Boulder a constant stop for Ween.

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