Category Archives: jeff ament

Other Side (!), Worcester 2013

Only the second time they’ve ever played this, crazy lucky Worcester bastards (also love Ed’s shout out to Big Papi’s “fucking baseball miracle”  to kick it off). As it should be; I’ve said it before, but Boston-area fans are the best. Go Sox!

Edited 12/11 to add a newer, synced video, courtesy of MFSYNC172:

Bee Girl, Boston 2010

Just because it’s so great. What a video, too. When Jeff and Ed both peer up around 1:00, it’s perfect. Boston audiences, man. They know what’s up.

Star Anna & Mike McCready, Live on KEXP & RNDM, Live on KEXP, 2012

Today’s the last day of KEXP’s spring pledge drive. KEXP, if you don’t know, is a listener-supported, commercial-free radio station in Seattle. And it’s the best fucking radio station in the world. It streams online for free, so you should go check them out, and then you should become a member and support this kind of awesomeness. I’ve been a member for years, since before I lived in Seattle. You should listen and then you should join, too.

In relation to PJ (since this is a PJ site), in the last week, I’ve heard them play “Last Exit”, “Rise”, “Leaving Here”, “The American in Me”, “Hunger Strike”, and the kickass cover of “Masters of War” from the Bob Dylan anniversary show. I won a copy of “Pearl Jam vs. Ames Bros.” the first morning of the drive. They’ve been playing a ton of Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden, Mad Season, Nirvana (“Molly’s Lips”!), and other Seattle classics. This morning, they’ve played Sigur Ros, Bowie, the Star Wars theme (!), the Magnetic Fields, the National, the Beta Band, Catherine Wheel, the Temptations, and so much other goodness I can’t list it all, including a ton of stuff I have never heard of but like a LOT. They played “Can’t Touch This” yesterday. They also played William Shatner’s cover of “Common People”. They played Kristen Hersh’s cover of “When the Levee Breaks”. I mean, really now.

And it’s not only an amazing source for music, but they’re a fantastic non-profit that is actively engaged in the broader Seattle community. Anyone with a KEXP bumper sticker on their car (or bike) feels like an immediate friend. Stone and Mike both power KEXP (and probably the rest of the band, too). This station is wonderful, and rare.

They ALSO do amazing in-studios and put them online. Like these two.

Here: Star Anna with Mike from last year. 

And here’s a full set from RNDM last year, too:

Bee Girl, Ed & Jeff, Denver 2006

Such a simple song, but so lovely. They did this in the epic pre-set when Ted Leo couldn’t get through the border, too.

Full show, Koolkat Club in Stockholm, 1992

Well, this is a national treasure, not least because it might be the only recorded evidence of Jeff, king of the mellow, getting pissed off (@15:18).

“This is our first record, we don’t have any more songs, but I guess we’ll make something up.”

Setlist from TFT: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Suggestion/Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch, Improv/Garden, (Outshined)/Leash

Crazy/State of Love and Trust, Bozeman MT 1992

Holy moly, I get to see Pearl Jam live in a little more than 48 hours. I am in the midst of moving madness and it’s probably good that has kept me so distracted else I’d be freaking out more than I am. Missoula, we’re incoming! And I don’t know if I’m going to be posting from there as I’m leaving the old computer at home.

In the meantime, here’s a little bit of Seal’s “Crazy” (?!?) followed by an awesome SOLAT. In Montana. Where I’m going. Tomorrow morning. To see Pearl Jam. WHEEEEEEEEE!!!