Fresh of their big Sunday performance at this past weekend’s Suwannee Hulaween, Ween rolled into Dallas, TX to celebrate All Hallows Eve at The Bomb Factory. The 32-song performance featured a mix of frequently-played favorites like “Spinal Meningitis”, “Touch My Tooter”, “Buckingham Green”, “Doctor Rock”, “Waving My Dick In The Wind”, “Bananas and Blow”, “Piss Up A Rope”, “Mister Richard Smoker”, and “Roses Are Free” and relative rarities like “How High Can You Fly?”, “The Stallion pt. 1”, “I Play It Off Legit”, “Don’t Laugh (I Love You)”, “Boy’s Club”, and “I’m Holding You”, as well as a set-closing cover of Motorhead‘s “Ace of Spades”.All but one of the songs played on Hallo-Ween night had been played at least once before in 2017, but the outlier was a doozy: a debut cover of The Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s “Are You Experienced?” featuring Dean Ween (dressed Dr. Rock) on vocals and Gene Ween (as a long-haired King Freeman in red robes) on keys, and a badass “Third Stone From The Sun” outro.Watch fan-shot side-stage video of Ween covering “Are You Experienced?” below via YouTube User monihampton:You can watch full show crowd-shot video of Ween Halloween at The Bomb Factory below via YouTube user Terrence Henry:Tomorrow, Thursday, November 2nd, Ween moves along in Texas for a two-night run at Stubb’s in Austin. For more info, head to the band’s website.SETLIST: Ween | The Bomb Factory | Dallas, TX | 10/31/17The Golden Eel, Ice Castles, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), How High Can You Fly?, The Stallion pt 1, I Can’t Put My Finger on It, Touch My Tooter, I Play It Off Legit, Freedom of ’76, Beacon Light, Buckingham Green, Did You See Me?, The Argus, What Deaner Was Talkin’ About, Object, Even If You Don’t, Are You Experienced?, Doctor Rock, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Bananas and Blow, Piss Up a Rope, Push th’ Little Daisies, Don’t Laugh (I Love You), Demon Sweat, You Fucked Up> Tick, Mister Richard Smoker, Boy’s Club, Ace of SpadesEncore: Roses Are Free, I’m Holding You, Buenas Tardes Amigo– souncheck: Light Me Up– Gene on keys for Are You Experienced? – with Third Stone From the Sun outro– Dean on bass, Dave on guitar for Don’t Laugh– Gene on keys for Demon Sweat[Cover photo via YouTube user monihampton]
The new upgrades follow a Commission finding that the rules laid down in the 1996 Directive “were not always correctly applied in practice by member states”.At the time of the Commission’s new proposal, commission president José Manuel Barroso said: “The European Commission is taking concrete action to stamp out the unacceptable abuses.”The DG itself writes that the proposed new safeguards would include raising the awareness of workers and companies about their rights and obligations; clamping down on ‘letter-box’ companies; and dealing with any administrative penalties and fines.The DG says the biggest ‘sending’ country is Poland, followed by Germany and France.Receiving counties include Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.The next step for the draft will be further refinement of the text by the Parliament. EU member state governments have agreed in Brussels to clear legislation that upgrades workers’ rights, including pension rights, when their employer moves them from one jurisdiction to another.The revisions are to the Posting of Workers Directive, adopted in 1996, and in force since December 1999. The member state governments’ move, which still faces further steps, follows a proposal by the European Commission’s employment and social affairs DG in March 2012. The rules cover around 1.2m workers, mainly in the construction sector, who are ‘posted’ from their home country to work on contracts across national borders on a temporary basis.