Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten, turns 22 today and you can celebrate the occasion by listening to the eighth episode of Evil Little Goats, an unofficial Pearl Jam fan podcast. During the episode, simply titled Shadow, Jeremy and I discuss Shadow’s upcoming performance at Easy Street Records (it’s tonight at 7 p.m. btw), Matt Cameron’s drumtastical new project Drumgasm, Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt activity and more. Oh, and in case you’re curious, we actually don’t discuss Ten at all, but we’ll be sure to address that mistake on the next episode.
t’s been a busy couple of weeks in the land of Pearl Jam. First the announcement of a tour, then the release of a new song and an album release date. And last week the band played their only two shows of the summer. On this episode of Evil Little Goats Jeremy and I talk about all of this, plus we play two new Pearl Jam songs that aren’t “Mind Your Manners” and we get a firsthand account of the band’s rather eventful show at Wrigley Field from somebody who was actually there. Oh, and we use the terms “ear boners” and “eruption fingers” a few times for chuckles.
Regular Guerrilla Candy readers will remember that I interviewed Stone back in April when he was doing promotion to advance the album. And while Evil Little Goats is still very much in its infancy, we decided to go big for episode 3 which is simply titled The Stone Gossard Interview.
Yes, that’s right, you can hear my interview with Stone during this episode. Not only does he talk about the status of the new Pearl Jam album and whether the band plans to perform a concert in Seattle any time soon, he also talks plenty about Moonlander, his songwriting process and whether he plans to play any solo shows to promote the album.
The second episode of the Evil Little Goats podcast is now ready for you to enjoy. This time around in the episode titled “Mind Your Manners” we talk about the current state of Pearl Jam, the time Jeremy’s wife had to be taken to the hospital after a Pearl Jam concert, the alleged new Pearl Jam song “Mind Your Manners,” I attempt to explain why new music from Pearl Jam won’t sound like new music from Soundgarden and whole bunch of other stuff happens too. Oh, and we play some music as well. Trust me, it’s 38 minutes well spent.
As promised, here is Evil Little Goats, an unofficial Pearl Jam fan podcast. You can read all about the podcast over here. Look for the second episode soon. Enjoy!
It looks like I’ll soon be doing a PJ podcast with a friend and it’s likely the podcast will be hosted here.
Right now we need suggestions for a name. Here are a few ideas we’ve been kicking around:
A Thousand Points of Light
The boxer or the bag
Nothing as it seems
The Strangest Tribe
Foxy Mop (or Foxymophandlemama)
Please chime in with any thoughts or suggestions. Also, let me know if you would actually listen to a Pearl Jam podcast that features me and a buddy discussing the good, bad and ugly aspects of Pearl Jam fandom.
The Hitler meme applied to Pearl Jam’s European ticketing problem.
The massive Shadow banner at the Tractor Tavern hanging for Shadow’s show. It had to be at least 15x30.