Posts Tagged ‘Pearl Jam’

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror, by Jason Zinoman.
When I was five, I found a copy of Dawn of the Dead in my mom's VHS collection and asked if I could watch it, [...]

Sensitive Badass: Quix*o*tic’s Brendan Majewski, 1973-2011

Artist and musician Brendan Majewski wasn’t the first bassist offered a spot in Quix*o*tic, the defunct, doo-wop-inspired art-punk band from D.C., and he wasn’t the last to play in it before it broke up in 2002. But from 1998 to 2001, the bulk of the band’s existence, he helped Quix*o*tic build a sizable following in [...]

Five Books I’d Read

1. How I Made It to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story, by Tracy White.
In the Pearl Jam song "Jeremy," the titular character, relentlessly taunted (at least metaphorically) by Eddie Vedder and Vedder's attractive, popular friends, is a disturbed adolescent who "speaks" in class by (at least according to the song's popular video) shooting himself in [...]

If You Write to Your Congressperson About Climate Change Legislation, Dave Matthews Will Send You Free Bonnaroo Music. If You Don’t Write Your Congressperson, You Can Still Download Free Bonnaroo Music, but You Will Be a Bad Person.

Before John Mayer was pissing people off with tone-deaf racial pronouncements, he was writing bullshit songs about complacent optimism. To wit, his "People Get Ready"-once-removed album cut of "Waiting on the World to Change," which appeared on the radio this morning. And I thought, not for the first time, "Yeah, not exactly what Curtis Mayfield [...]

Leak Proof: P.O.S., PJ Harvey

P.O.S.: "Why Go Home"
After Limp Bizkit, everybody can pretty much agree that the grunge-rap hybrid thing didn't work out too well. But if you flip that formula around—if you go rap-grunge—the results aren't all that bad. Or at least that's how it seems on P.O.S.'s cover of Pearl Jam's "Why Go." The Minneapolis-based rapper even [...]