January 31, 2014

Jim Ruland and Pearl Jam

This:  http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/Teenage-Wastelands.  Jim Ruland's great piece in Granta about being a fan and about his wife being a fan.

And then I watched Pearl Jam's "Even Flow" video, and it gave me chills.  What it brought home was the sheer force of energy and emotion and will that erupts from the band and especially from Eddie Vedder.  As those lyrics from another great song go, "Every ounce of energy, he tries to give away." And he does.  He's a fountain raining down on the whole audience and changing them irrevocably.

That's what you're trying to do as an artist ~ every ounce of energy, you're trying to give away. You're trying to transport people.

It moved me.



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