Eric Idle’s birthday!
The Pearl Jam Ten Code podcast series concludes with Jeff Ament, wrapping up his thoughts on the path he has taken with his musical brothers. Speaking of which, the last piece of music in this series is “Brother” the TEN era outtake that is now available for the first time with vocals.
Mike McCready continues his comments from last episode to working with Brendan O’Brien on the original TEN release, and his respect for O’Brien as a producer. A clip of one of O’Brien’s remixes, “Garden,” is featured in today’s episode.
As we get near the end of the 10-part series, it’s time we finally hear from guitarist Mike McCready. Here in episode 8, Mike remembers when he and their unmaned, singer-less band first met Eddie, and how Eddie’s stage personna developed over their earliest live shows. Today’s track is “Porch” from the MTV Unplugged show features on the DVD from the TEN: Deluxe Edition in store now.
March 24, 2009 is finally here – the day all the Pearl Jam TEN reissues hit the stores! More details on all the releases are online at www.pearljam.com.
Today’s show features one of the bonus tracks featured on all the configurations – “Just a Girl.” A very rare track from the early Pearl Jam demos that the band may have only performed live once or twice.
Eddie and Stone Gossard also take us back to their earliest days together when they were named “Mookie Blaylock,” and the strange encounters they had with the former NBA star who inspired them.
35 years ago today…Monty Python’s concert at the The Royal Theatre in Drury Lane (best known at the home of the muffin man) was recorded for their 1974 Live at Drury Lane album. To celebrate this moment in Monty Python history, we feature nothing from this recording in the first episode of the Gazillionth (or so) Monty Python Podcast hosted by MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann.
Instead, you will hear clips of classic routines and songs recorded for some of their other classic albums, as well as comments from cast members Terry Jones and Eric Idle and MP historian Kim Howard Johnson about how politics, history and the news inspired their work.
In other Python news, a charity screening of Life of Brian is set for this Sat March 28 in the Welsh village of Aberystwyth, where the fim was banned in 1979. Terry Jones and Michael Palin will appear, but not Eric Idle, most likely due to a previously scheduled brunch the next morning to celebrate his 66th birthday.
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Today, we continue the live music theme from Part 5 with more inside details about the 1992 “Drop in the Park” show included on the 4-LP Vinyl Edition release. Bassist Jeff Ament tells the story of how the show was planned, followed by a clip of their live take on the TEN classic “Alive.”
Today’s Pearl Jam Ten Code episode goes back to the 1991 Eddie Vedder interview and his thoughts on stage diving and other antics he frequently performed on stage back then. It’s interesting to hear his perspective back then on how he didn’t plan to keep doing those things once fans became more familiar with their songs. We then launch into a high energy live performance from the TEN tour of “State of Love and Trust” from the 1992 “Drop in the Park” show featured in the 4-LP Vinyl Edition release.