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Things wise men say (when they’re drunk): Eddie Vedder

eddie vedderI just had to share this. Eddie Vedder is my hero… sort of. I love his singing, his rants, his mumbling… you get the idea. He’s smart, but pretty naive at the same time. He has a weird fanbase (bunch of straight men who are obsessed with him, his words, his looks (and locks) – yes, straight men I said). But you just can’t blame them, can you? I mean, that’s Ed we’re talking about. Sure, he might have a drinking problem, but he’s fantastic onstage (or so I’ve heard).

Anyway, I just had to share some Eddie Vedder quotes from the shows (as seen on the official Pearl Jam board)

“War doesn’t determine who’s right, it determines who’s left…”

“Those who dance are called insane by those who don’t hear the music.”

“Everytime I see the Spice Girls, it makes me want to try to fly by
climbing my roof and strapping bricks to my shoes.”

“I just read a sign that says “I wanna fuck you Eddy.” Well, you’d have to
know how to spell my name first!”

“we see the same damn faces every night – shouldn’t you guys be out getting yourselves laid?”

AND TOP 3 QUOTES:

“Grunge, what is this grunge? Next time I hear the word grunge I’m gonna
shit, piss, and vomit all at the same time.”<- my thoughts exactly. I’d like to ask next jurnalist who interview Ed to say “grunge” and see what’s gonna happen. I bet it’s going to be… memorable.

“This next song is about a famous man from Europe, and his name ain’t
Gallagher.” <- I picked this because.. well, we all know how much I love Liam Gallagher. Perhaps Ed was referring to Noel, or both of them, but Liam has a special place in my phobias.

“I just want to say that I have a bigger dick than Flea and Patrick Ewing
combined.” <- Who the heck is Patrick Ewing? Not sure if Eddie ever said this, I hope it’s a joke! I picked this quote because Flea is my hero… and I find it really disrespectful. Sure, Eddie might have a bigger dick (any proof?), but Flea has sexy legs and Ed has chicken legs (mwuahahahaah!) .

PS-I posted this to support Eddie. He sure deserved an Oscar nomination for “Into the Wild”. (As I already stated, ITW songs are really really short, but beautiful). I just didn’t want to whine about this whole Oscar mess. Quotes are better (except the Flea one, of course!)

“Into The Wild” soundtrack

into the wild albumDon’t get me wrong. I love Eddie Vedder. I like his voice (faaar away from being perfect, especially in the past few years, but still deep and enchanting), I love his lyrics and even I love his rants (he’ll soon break Fidel’s 7-hour-of-non-stop-talking record).

But huh… An album less than 40 minutes?

“Into the wild” soundtrack is Ed’s first “official” solo effort and yes, music is different than Pearl Jam. It’s more earthy, more acoustic, more atmospheric… But that doesn’t hide that fact that there are only a few “real” songs on the album. Yes, I know it’s a soundtrack. Yes, I know that main purpose of these tracks is to add a bit of atmosphere to screen action. Yes, I KNOW they fit great into the film (I’ll trust other people one this one; movie itself gained many positive reviews btw).

But, once again, it’s not fair. It’s not fair to play a track, feel its atmosphere and then it’s over, just like that. After 58 second or something. Or one minute and 19 seconds. I guess it was done deliberately; music was created following exact movie scenes. Still, I need more than two minutes to be satisfied, you know.

On the other hand, I really like atmosphere of this album. My personal favourites are “No Ceiling” (… sure as I am breathing, sure as I’m sad), “Long nights”, “Guaranteed” and “The wolf” (yes, the wolf. I’m weird).

PS- According to some rumors, Ed shot a video (!!!!! 0_0 !!!!) for “Guaranteed”. We’ll see. (Just skip demonic kids in forests, worms and sculls and you’ll be fine).