Pearl Jam was the formative band of my youth, singing with heart and guts and honesty in a media/music space formally occupied by boy bands and top 40 idiots. I remember Rolling Stone saying they saved our lives—and at the time it didn’t feel like an exaggeration.
While there were audio problems on this first night on Conan O’Brien‘s new Tonight Show stage (he just replaced Jay Leno, for those of you living a media-lite existence), and Eddie Vedder looks a little…well, 17 years older than when Pearl Jam change the lives of me and my college friends and much of our generation…the song roxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Video:
hot on elephant
July’s Full Moon in Capricorn: The Heart wants what it Wants. The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. How to Love a Woman who Scares You. Our Soulmates are Rarely Who We Expect. I Still Think of You. Men, Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Size Matters. To the One Who Tried to Break Me. An Open Letter to the Fixers. How your Stored Memories in the Amygdala can lead to PTSD. How My Sister’s Death Transformed my Self-Perception.