Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Holidays!!!

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

from all @ The Army Reserve

Friday, December 22, 2006

News: PJ 99% Confirmed To Play Pinkpop!

Well, only a week after the 06 tour has ended, we are pleased to inform you, the first show of 2007 has been '99%' announced..

- Go to Friday 22 december and click on 09.00am-10.00am button.
- When media player opens you need to go to the time: 39:08 !!!!!


A Guy is waiting in front of the window of the glass house where the radio-station is broadcasting from (for a good cause). The DJ walks up to him to ask him what he wants to donate...the part of the conversation on PJ goes like this:

Guy: Goodmorning Giel (=DJ), I wanna give you money for a request. Because we are from festivalsite.com
DJ: Oh yeah.
Guy: And you said it wednesday already, you confirmed Maria Mena for Pinkpop..
DJ: yeah..
Guy: and the Lost Prophets. The Lost Prophets have indeed themselves said this about 5 times during their concert. But we would like to add something to that...Pearl Jam...
Guy:...we are confirming them!
DJ: No!..
Guy: Yes!
DJ: You are kidding me?!
GUY: No!..its true. So we collected 115 euros for ah..
DJ: You are sure about this hee?!!!
Guy: yes I am sure..99% sure!
DJ: WOW, Pearl Jam on Pinkpop people! Thats has been a long time ago! Old times relive (haha ) !
Guy: Yes, so its 115 Euro for a Pearl Jam song..Black.
DJ: Yeah, thats is clear...I will play it. Super, thanks man.

Awesome, huh?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

News: The Army Reserve Poll

As you probably know, we are working our way through making the 1995 Vitalogy USA Tour available for download - but what do you want after that?

Have your say and vote now...

Santa's Sack: Release 4

Ho Ho Ho! It's time for another pressie from Ol' Saint Nick!

This time we exclusively bring you a high quality recording from the final show of the Pearl Jam World Tour in Honolulu, Hawaii...

2006-12-09 Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

Show Info:
2006 Avacado Tour Show
Supporting: U2

Interstellar Overdrive, Corduroy, Life Wasted, Do The Evolution, Small Town, Big Wave, Even Flow, Hawaii 78, Betterman, World Wide Suicide, Given To Fly, Crazy Mary, Alive, Baba O'Riley

Show Notes: This show is the finale of U2's 'Vertigo' and Pearl Jam's 'Avacado' respective World Tours. PJ again play Hawaii 78, like they had at the Blaisdell Arena a week before. Big Wave is dedicated to all the surfers in Hawaii - One of the more famous - Laird Hamilton, is rocking out in the middle of the crowd. Mike and Ed later join U2 for "Rockin' in the Free World", which has similar lyrics to the performance at the Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne.

Download Links (FLAC):

1. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1E0SPMRG
2. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JYS8P4FW

Download Link (mp3):


Download Link (Artwork):


Source Info:
Recorded about 30 feet off left side of stage CoreSound Binaurals w/bass roll-off > Edirol R-09 > USB Cable > Cool Edit Pro (boost high and low end, add fades) > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend


Bootleg: 1995-06-16 Casper Events Center, Casper, WY Update

If you downloaded this show, then chances are you downloaded the Artwork, which was a draft version rather than the final Artwork.

Get the Final Artwork: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U81WXC0V

Bootleg: 1995-06-22 Cal Expo Ampitheater, Sacramento, CA

Show Info:
1995 Vitalogy USA Tour Show
Set: 115min
Attendance: 10,000
Support Act: Bad Religion

Main Set:
Release, Last Exit, Spin the Black Circle, Animal, Tremor Christ, Jeremy (New), Corduroy, Lukin, Not for You, Dissident, Go, Even Flow, Daughter/(ABitW-II), Rearviewmirror, Habit, Immortality, Whipping, Black, Alive, Blood
Betterman, Sonic Reducer, Porch/(Stepping Stone), Yellow Ledbetter

Show Notes: This date was originally booked at Lake Tahoe's Boreal Ridge Ski Resort. After much audience debris is tossed onstage (shoes, shirts, etc.), Stone jokes, "OK, we got enough stuff. You can stop throwing now. Look at all this stuff!" Ed remarks later, "If there are any young entrepreneurs out there, I think we could help you open up a thrift shop with all the shit we got up here."

Download Links (FLAC):

1. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E39CE5OD
2. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BI29JFIK
3. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DGGCKNFW
4. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z1NRPJTJ
5. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RINTZND4

Download Link (mp3):


Download Link (Artwork):


Source Info:
Core Sounds > Sony TCD-D7 > DAT > CDR > dEdit (with Schoeps source) > CDR > FLAC CD>WAV>FLAC by BLG
Further Info:
Left channel problems were edited with Schoeps 120 MK5>DTR-80p.

Show Notes courtesy of TwoFeetThick.com

News: Unconfirmed Love Reign O'er Me/Tour/DVD News...

Decide for yourself how reliable it is, but a post on the Big Day Out forums reads:

Seattle rockers Pearl Jam have recorded a rousing cover of The Who’s “Love, Reign O’er Me” which will feature as the title track for Adam Sandler’s new film.
Producers originally asked Sandler to record the cover himself, but when approached he immediately expressed that “there is a bunch of guys who will do it better than anyone”.
An enthusiastic Eddie Vedder was rumored to have been in the studio recording vocals of the Who classic just a few hours after being asked to participate.
The film, aptly titled “Reign Over Me”, tells the tale of an emotionally sidetracked individual finding hope through a rekindled high-school friendship. “Reign Over Me” opens in March.

Still with Pearl Jam, and their film crew are beginning the arduous task of compiling a whopping 3-DVD set covering their recently completed 2006 World Tour. Members of the film crew stated that they had “to make the decisions on what to include, but we have complete edited video of every single show of the tour at our fingertips, from North America, Europe, Australia, and Hawaii”. Management would not shed any light on the band’s specific touring plans for 2007, but revealed that “they will pop up here and there”. The DVD set will be released in mid-2007.

Source: http://forum.bigdayout.com/viewtopic.php?t=43062

I'm a bit sceptical about the DVD myself, especially seeing as this seems to be a seperate project from the Danny Clinch Italian Tour DVD, but i guess we'll see...

News: More Bits And Bobs....

After two days off, here's what you've missed...

First off, www.chron.com claims "Eddie Vedder recorded an entire album of as-yet-unreleased ukulele music"...

More end of year joy as www.billboard.com reports 'Avacado' to be the 90th best selling album of 2006...

Lance Mercer did an interview on the Bob Rivers show about the '5x1: Pearl Jam through the eye of Lance Mercer' book. Listen here... http://www.bobrivers.com/audiovault/showclips/clipsbydate.asp?Var=alpha&Page=3

Last but not least, we have a new poll in place - one vote per person please - i can see who votes for what how many times, and it only takes a second and a click of a mouse to cancel a vote, so why bother being a jackass?

Photos: New Bridge School Photos

The Bridge School Website www.bridgeschool.org was published photos from this years event - Go check 'em out!

Sneak Preview...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

News: The Army Reserve Poll Results

This week we tried to uncover the answer of that always elusive question.... What is PJs Best Studio Album? The winner is as follows....

Vs. - 22%

Vitalogy - 18%
Yield - 17%
No Code - 13%
Ten - 10%
Avacado - 9%
Binaural - 6%
Riot Act - 3%
Lost Dogs - 2%

New Poll will be up soon.

PS - For those who bother to check the current poll results on the poll, within the last few hours of voting several individuals voted multiple times, including one IP address which registered 200 votes for Binaural! These votes were of course discounted, and as such i ask you to kindly ignore the results posted there.

Friday, December 15, 2006

News: A Few Bits And Bobs

Aloha! Mike Hawaii Interview

Mike was interviewed for a Hawaiian radio station, and it's now available to listen to via podcast. The interview starts at around the 38 minute mark. By the way, for any parents amongst you, it is quite an explicit show so shield your childrens ears...

Itunes Link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=112292408
Streaming/Alternate Link: http://www.club301now.com/

More Love From Rolling Stone

WorldWide Suicide was voted #11 on the to 100 songs of the year list, RS had this to say....

The president -- "writing checks that others pay" -- gets it in this top-shelf blast of bad news and fighting spirit from the Seattle band that refuses to die.

Less Love From Pitchfork.com

The Avacado made the list of worst album covers of the year, checking in at number 16. They had this too say...

Pearl Jam's longtime green party advocacy has led fans to believe the avocado is a nod to the Avocado Declaration. Initiated by Ralph Nader's 2004 vice-presidential running mate Peter Camejo, the declaration is named for the fruit that's "green on the outside, green on the inside." Okay, fine. But this cover is a bad gradient, a Larabie future font, a miscast drop shadow, and a clipart image that we've actually seen used elsewhere (twice!). If this was 1973-- and the music doesn't go out of its way to suggest it isn't-- Hipgnosis would be really disappointed.

Eddie At Cubs Camp?

The Chicgo Tribune posted an article with a tiny little snippet of PJ News...

It doesn't take much prodding to get Horatio Sanz to talk about his beloved Cubs. "It's hard being a Cubs fan, but it's something you can't help," he told us when we caught up with him in New York on Friday.
Sanz is such a Cubs fan that he's already signed up for the team's fantasy camp in Scottsdale, Ariz., next month (funnyman Jeff Garlin and rocker Eddie Vedder also are expected to be there).
In the meantime, Sanz returns to Second City this week to take part in "The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters to Santa" charity event.....

Site News

There will be two more releases from Santa's Sack before X-mas so stay tuned for more goodies

P.S. - One of them will be a long standing unfullfilled request from the old bootlegs site...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

News: Avacado In Rolling Stone Chart

'Pearl Jam' ranked 13th in 50 Best Albums Of The Year

Pearl Jam's best studio album in a decade is like Vs. with politics -- iron-rock riffing and a lyric righteousness forged in real battle. "World Wide Suicide" and "Army Reserve" don't just protest the Iraq War and its disastrous consequences. These are songs about universal accountability (you need two sides to have a war) and the still-revolutionary power of individual dissent. "I will not lose my faith," Vedder sings on "Inside Job," a climactic fusion of Zep and Seventies Who. Now that's classic rock.

See the full Top 50 at RollingStone.com

News: PJ Record The Who Cover

From Billboard.com

Although details are scant at deadline, Pearl Jam has recorded a cover of the Who's "Love, Reign O'er Me" for the upcoming Adam Sandler/Don Cheadle film "Reign Over Me."
A snippet of the recording can be heard in the trailer for the film, which opens March 9 in U.S. theaters.
It is unknown if the song will appear on a soundtrack release, as there are rumors of the song appearing on the band's annual fanclub holiday single.

'Reign Over Me' Trailer Link: http://movies.aol.com/movie/reign-over-me/24543/trailer

Monday, December 11, 2006

News: The Army Reserve Poll

The Results are in, and we can reveal with over 600 votes counted, the Best Show of 2006 was....

17% - Newcastle

16% Gorge 1

12% San Diego

7% Boston II

6% E. Rutherford II

4% Albany

4% Lisbon II

3% Milan

3% Astoria

28% Others

Check out our new poll - What is PJ's best Studio Album? - Vote now...

Thursday, December 07, 2006

News: Hawaii Shows Interview/Article

A three hundred-pound plus Hawaiian man was crying and he didn't care who knew it.

He and thousands of others held their arms over their heads, letting the tears flow, as they sang along to Pearl Jam's cover version of Izzy Kamakawiwo'ole's anthem of protest and love, "Hawaii '78."
"Tears would come from each others eyes as they would stop to realize, that our people are in great, great danger now," emoted Eddie Vedder Saturday night in Honolulu's Blaisdell Arena. "It was a heavy moment for sure, a perfectly fitting cap to three days of celebration, conservation and consideration for the people of Hawaii, Pearl Jam, Kelly Slater and the North Shore surfing community.

Mid-morning on Thursday, Slater was in the Johnson's backyard looking out at the windswept conditions at Pipe. He wasn't thinking about surfing, his mind was on music. "Ed wants me to do "Indifference" with him tonight," he said without expression. "I'm ready. I guess."
He jammed with Pearl Jam in San Diego a few months back in front of tens of thousands. But doing it in a small room, (where mistakes aren't muffled) packed with his peers and close friends is another trip entirely. "I hope I don't screw up," Slater laughed. "Because I'll never live it down."

Pearl Jam's frontman Eddie Vedder has his own fears to deal with. "I don't know if I should do it or not," he told me on Thursday afternoon before paddling into the sacred circle during the opening ceremonies of the Quiksilver Eddie Akiau Big Wave Invitational.
"What's the bumper sticker say?" I replied half in jest, half in motivation. "Good one," Vedder laughed. "Yeah, but for me, it's 'Eddie Would Die'."
Under the mindful watch of Ross Clarke-Jones and his friend The Champ, Vedder paddled into the distance, joining the circle. With hundreds looking on the beach, a set came through and filled into the Bay. A startled Pearl Jam crewmember looked at me and laughed nervously and said, "We've got three more shows to do, hope he's alright."
A serious and eventually smiling Vedder navigated the treacherous Waimea shorepound with Slater. " That was amazing," he beamed, wiping the water and a little sand from his beard. "Now it's time to go to work."

Across Kam Highway lies the Waimea Valley Audubon Society, a truly magnificent educational, nature preserve. The spot oozes goodness. At dusk Thursday, it was also home to the most shocked and confused peacocks on the planet. The tranquil world that they knew was about to be plucked, because Pearl Jam was to play on their turf. The birds puffed their chests, squawked and spread their feathers at the first strum of the guitar at sound check. They were pissed. I'll put it to you this way: I've been at wedding receptions and bar mitzvahs in rooms bigger than this and Pearl Jam was playing it.

The Quiksilver sponsored show tripled as a kick off to the Eddie Aikau event, a benefit for the North Shore Community Land Trust, Community Conservation Network, Hawaiian Lifeguard Association Junior Lifeguard Program and Punana Leo O Ko'olauloa, a North Shore school dedicated to preserving Hawaiian language and culture, and a throw down for the eight-time world champ and burgeoning musician.
"This is the most private party I've ever been to and we're the entertainment," said Vedder as he took the stage. "I know more than half the faces in this room." He went on to introduce guitarist Mike McCready to Peter Mel.
"I'm towing him in," said Vedder after bringing up Kelly Slater. "He's taken me out at Waimea, and it wasn't small. Oh yeah, and Teahupo'o too. So this is my way at getting him back," laughed Vedder as Slater joined him for the slow and moody Pearl Jam ballad, "Indifference."
Kelly Slater's duet with Vedder wasn't a token celebrity payback, nor was it a backslapping bro thing either. Because the artist formerly known as Jimmy Slade can sing his ass off. No lie. At one point, with my eyes closed, stone cold sober, I had to open them to see who was singing -- and I write about music for a living.

Now, with a shiny new black Gibson with "SL8R" and a red crown adorned over the eight hanging over his shoulder, the eight time champ showed his licks trading chops with bassist/hardcore skater Jeff Ament, and guitarist Stone Gossard and Mike McCready on Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World."
While the jamming was reaching its apex, Vedder walked to the edge of the stage, spread his arms out and fell on top of the crowd. He kept singing as he was passed to the back of the floor. Vedder was laughing, smiling and belting it out as he was pushed back to the front by the likes of Mark Richards, Tom Carroll, Martin Potter, North Shore surf royalty and various protectors of the coast to end the historic night in the Valley.

"Could you believe Slater?" laughed Tom Carroll. "I knew he could sing, but really now, c'mon mate, that was sick." Pearl Jam's Ament agreed with Carroll wholeheartedly after the show.
"We've had some people do that song with us and Kelly really nailed it and I'm not surprised. He's one of those guys, who can pretty much do anything."

An hour after the show, a now bartending Kelly Slater admitted that he didn't know he was playing his specialized shiny new Gibson guitar, he was too lost in the moment.
"They handed me a guitar and I didn't look. I thought it was one of Eddie's. Then halfway through the song I realized it."
"You mean, you didn't know?" asked Vedder. "That's beautiful."

It was well after midnight on Sunday morning at the Honolulu show afterparty when Eddie Vedder sauntered up to the table wine bottle in hand. He was hugging everyone at the table thanking each person for being there.

"That was so incredible to be able to end the tour here with everyone here, Kelly, Mark Richards, Ross, everyone. So great," said Vedder.
"Open up that shirt Ed and show us what you got underneath it," said Rob Machado. Vedder put his bottle down and complied with Machado's request to unveil his "Eddie Would Go" shirt to the laughing table. He laughs along with 'em.

"I still think mine should say "Eddie Would Die."

By Tim Donnelly

Santa's Sack: Release 3

Every year (bar one) since the creation of the Ten Club, Pearl Jam has released a christmas single on vinyl to members of its fanclub. Although it is often Easter before these beauties end up in our hands, it's the thought that counts, and there are 15 years worth of thoughts in this collection. Comprising everything from genuine Christmas songs, live performances, covers, duets, Jeff singing, and some stuff thats just plain random, this collection is made available here in mp3 and FLAC formats with full artwork to make it an essential addition to any fan's collection, or the perfect gift to the Jammer close to your heart ...

The Christmas Singles Collection

Side A:
Let Me Sleep (It's Christmas Time)
Sonic Reducer
Ramblings Continued
Rambling Again
History Never Repeats (Live)
Sonic Reducer (Live)
Swallow My Pride (Live)
My Way (Live)
Olympic Platinum
Smile (Live)
Hapy When I'm Crying
Last Kiss
Soldier Of Love (Live)

Side B:
Strangest Tribe
Crown Of Thorns (Live)
Can't Help Falling In Love (Live)
Last Soldier (Live)
Indifference (Live)
Gimme Some Truth (Live)
I Just Wanna Have Something To Do
Don't Believe In Christmas
Sleepless Night (Live)
Reach Down (Live)
I Believe In Miracles (Live)
Someday At Christmas
Betterman (Molo Session)
Little Sister (Live)
Gone (Demo)

Download Link (mp3):


Download Link (FLAC):

1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PD8CMEEC
2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HFFA4N05
3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J6UHGS8G
4: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=APS9F77I

Download Link (Artwork):



Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Santa's Sack: Release 2

Ask any fan with a knowledge of Pearl Jam's live history what the greatest show the band have ever played is, and there is a fair chance that Soldier Field '95 will be mentioned.
Mid-95, the band had it all to prove, facing something of a backlash following the failing attempts to plan a tour without using Ticketmaster, which culminated in a San Francisco show where Ed left the stage ill after a mere 7 songs, cancelling remaining dates on the tour.
The band returned to live action with 2 gigs in Milwaukee,where they were drawing rave reviews. These shows were followed by a trip to Ed's native Chicago, to play Soldier Field. Nobody could have anticipated what followed: an amazing 2+ hour set, filled with classics, covers, (then) unreleased songs and even a guest appearance by producer Brendan O' Brien, all of which was served up by PJ at their best, 5 men against the world, 5 against 1.

07/11/95 - Soldier Field: Chicago, IL Video (VCD)

Show Info:
Vitalogy 1995 U.S. Tour Show
Set: 155min
Attendance: 47,000
Support Acts: Otis Rush, Bad Religion

Main Set:
Release, Go, Last Exit, Spin the Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Whipping, I Got Shit, Dissident, Even Flow, Improv/Sick o' Pussies, Deep, Jeremy, Glorified G, Daughter/(This Boy)/(The Real Me)/(W.M.A.)/(ABitW-II), Animal, Habit, Jam/Lukin, Not for You, Little Wing (teaser), Elderly Woman, Immortality, Alive, Porch
Encore 1:
Everyday People, Let My Love Open the Door, Better Man, Rearviewmirror, Black, Blood
Encore 2:
Yellow Ledbetter

Show Notes: First night Monkeywrench broadcast the show through the radio. The crowd is pumped, with people crowdsurfing even during Otis Rush's set. Cool 'Tommy' riff after 'Lukin.' 'Black' lyrics are altered from "sun" to "moon" and Ed gestures to the full moon above the stadium. He jokes, "There's some fancy people in the skybox ... they're blinking to us, sending us a message up there." The crowd boos and he tells them not to get angry: "... you know life has a way of working itself out, you know? Think about this for a sec, right? These are the rich, fancy people, right? They got all the luxury, right? Looks to me, like they're the farthest ones away from the stage and they're behind a fuckin' window ... you hang in the trenches long enough, it pays off ..." Ed destroys his black Telecaster featuring the "skateboarding is not a crime" bumpersticker, smashing it against his mic stand. Producer Brendan O'Brien joins the band on keyboard for a surprising 'Everyday People' (a Sly and the Family Stone song) and then 'Let My Love Open the Door.' First lightning and later, fireworks, filled the sky this night. Amazing setlist and long performance with the pressure on in an intimidating venue.

Download Links:

1 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IL759H22
2 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=T0N5THP2
3 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YX571DNI
4 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=80N01H90
5 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2SMDJROG
6 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O6OBTB2D
7 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R04NAA66
8 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CAEMDD61
9 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ISPAB03V
10 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X6UMP4NI

Show Notes courtesy of TwoFeetThick.com

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Santa's Sack: Release 1

Seeing as it is Christmas, (well nearly), we've raided 'Santa's Sack' to help ring in the yuletide joy! Over the next few weeks, we will completely at random select something from the vault of PJ we have, and give to you in the name of Old Saint Nick...

First up....

1993-07-13 Brixton Academy, London, UK Audio

Following the breakthrough success of Ten in 1991/92, the whole world was watching to see what Pearl Jam would do next - with 2 months to go until the release of Vs., the band toured Europe in support of U2 and then Neil Young, making a few stops of their own along the way. Amongst those were two headlining shows at the London Brixton Academy, (where the UK was given an advanced listen to many of the new tracks) the first of which you can hear here!

Show Info:
Vs. Promo Tour Show
Set: 90min
Attendance: 6,426
Support Act: Tribe After Tribe

Main Set:
Why Go?, Deep, Jeremy, Blood, Dissident, Even Flow, Go, Animal, Black, Glorified G, Daughter, Alive, Rats, Porch, Rearviewmirror, Whipping, Sonic Reducer, Once, Indifference

Show Notes:
'Rats,' due for release in two months, has a funky opening. The start of 'Whipping' sounds almost reggae-like. Ed, offering some insight into 'Rearviewmirror,' explains "... listen to this song in a car really fast, driving away from someone you hate."

Download Link (mp3):

Download Links (FLAC):
1 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J5OS44RM
2 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DNRNNZNC
3 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SONPFD1D

Download Link (Artwork):

Show Notes courtesy of TwoFeetThick.com

Keep checking back to see what's next to be released from Santa's Sack!

News: The Army Reserve Poll

If you look to your right, and scroll down a little, you can check out the newest feature of the Army Reserve - our poll!

This will be changing every week or so, in the search for all the important answers to your PJ related questions!

Cast your vote, leave your comments, i'll let you know the winner at the start of next week!

Poll 1: Best Show of 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

News: Deep Magazine On The Way

All 10C members should get excited, the new issue of Deep Magazine is beginning to hit letterboxes up and down the west coast, so keep checking your mail for that special little package (Note: If you don't live in the US, you might not want to start checking for another month or so ;) ) to put a smile on your face!


If you just can't wait for the little beauty, here is a list of contents of the new issue:

Deep Magazine
Vol. 1 Issue 2

1. Four Letters from fans.
2. McCready Rant on Europe (3 Pages)
3. Cameron Rant (Just a Paragraph)
4. Vedder Rant on "The Flute of Shame"
5. Banter of the Bands (Ament's Q&A with Jim of MMJ)
6. Numbers by Lance Mercer (Stats about his 5x1 Book)
7. Flat Out Folked by Kerri Harrop (Seattle Writer and Friend of the band)
8. Section called Act of Love, it's a breakdown of what charities were supported on the USA LEGS of the tour.
9. Cause and Effect (Page about Carbon Portfolio Strategy)
10. Recipes For Life (A recipe from Pearl Jam's Traveling chef)
11. Contest 1 Winner (LeAnn Mercer)
12. Contest 2 Info (Arts and Craft with the use of Avocado Pit(s) )
13. 10Club Information/Addresses/Renewal Page
14. A letter to the BOYS from the Chairman of the Board of the California Avocado Commission.
15. 11 Pages of Concert Photos from Kerensa
16. Goods Section (with 3 new shirts: an Ocean Pacific type hawaiian shirt, Blackgold (Oil Stain shirt), and a Ladies Devil T)
17. A two sided foldout band poster (one side has the band, the other has what appears to be Ed working on a Setlist)

News: Rolling Stone Award

Pearl Jam Is American Rock Band Of 2006

You voted, we tabulated (it’s slow work with an abacus). The tallies are in and Pearl Jam takes the title of Best American Band of ‘06 by a wide margin. In second place we have Red Hot Chili Peppers. My Morning Jacket comes in at numero treis. Tied for fourth (and demonstrating the weird and wonderful variety of tastes y’all have) are the Strokes and Tool. Rounding out the mix at number five: TV on the Radio. Impressive!

The final step of this little project is the one in which we ask you to submit your votes for awesomest Pearl Jam song so that we might give you a present in the form of a Best of PJ mixtape for your listening pleasure. Thanks for playing!

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdail...f-the-year-is/

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Setlist: 2006-12-02 Blaisdale Center, Honululu, HI

Main Set:
Oceans, Corduroy, Animal, Do The Evolution, Worldwide Suicide, Severed Hand, Given To Fly, Love Boat Captain, Wishlist, Even Flow, You Are, Unemployable, Jeremy, Wasted Reprise, Small Town , Hawaii '78-Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Betterman, Porch
Encore 1:
Inside Job, Man Of The Hour, Last Kiss, Crazy Mary, Black, Alive
Encore 2:
You're True, Happy Birthday Matt, Smile, Why Go, Big Wave, Life Wasted, Rockin' In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Notes: You're True is performed solo by Ed on the ukelele. Dirty Frank was on the setlist, but not played.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

News: Boom Interview

A real surfer never gives up a secret surf spot. Not even to highlight his own Cinderella story.

When Waimanalo-raised Kenneth "Boom" Gaspar chats about the day four years ago when Eddie Vedder asked him to join Pearl Jam, he happily explains how they struck up their friendship. Where they struck up that friendship, however, is another story. Kane'ohe resident Gaspar has been Pearl Jam's keyboardist and unofficial sixth member since 2002. He's played on two of its albums — 2002's "Riot Act" and 2006's "Pearl Jam" — and toured with the Seattle-based band worldwide every year since.

An invitation to accept a new position in a superstar band that has taken on new members only when one of its five core members has exited would've been accomplishment enough for any musician. Factor in that Gaspar, when asked, was 49 and a gifted but mostly unheralded veteran of the Hawai'i music scene who didn't even know who Pearl Jam was and that makes it close to miraculous. Now 53, Gaspar's keyboard time at Blaisdell Arena on Saturday night will mark the first time he's performed live with Pearl Jam in his hometown. After keeping his job mostly on the down-low here, the low-key Gaspar seemed excited to finally discuss how he wound up in Pearl Jam.

Gaspar was introduced to vocalist and part-time Hawai'i resident Vedder by a mutual friend while riding waves at that aforementioned surf spot. "I thought he was a swell guy," said Gaspar, his sandpapery voice a warm and mellow pidgin-rich purr. "We kept acquainted from time to time at the surf spot and enjoyed each other's company." All that mattered was that the other was "cool." Personal lives were not discussed. "I knew him as my friend Eddie. I didn't know how big he was. I just loved him for how he was ... and how he came off to us." Nine months passed before Gaspar found out Vedder, like him, was a musician. Gaspar asked the band's name. "He said, 'Oh, a Seattle band. We're just kicking it around,' " Gaspar said. "I didn't want to get niele (translation: nosy), but I asked for the name." Pearl Jam, said Vedder. "Who's that?" Gaspar queried, genuinely unaware of who or what Pearl Jam was. The very private Vedder cracked up.

"He had a big smile on his face because he knew I had no inkling about his life (or) who he was." Vedder, however, knew who Gaspar was, having seen him work magic on a Hammond B3 organ. Gaspar had played keyboards since age 9, instructing himself in pop, jazz, soul and funk styles by emulating keyboardists like Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Santana's Gregg Rolie. A Kailua High grad, Gaspar spent much of the next 30 years eking out a living mostly as a background player for musicians such as Henry Kapono and Bruddah Waltah. Bands included Harmony in the mid-'70s and Simplicity in the late-'80s. "If I wasn't playing, I was working odd jobs to survive. If I wasn't playing, I wasn't making any money," said Gaspar, chuckling. "So I tried to stay as active as I could. Even if I had to put bands together and look for gigs. Anything to survive."

One night, near their surf spot, he and Vedder started jamming. "He had a guitar. I had a keyboard. It was a small set-up. And we wrote," said Gaspar. That would be the song "Love Boat Captain." When they were done, Vedder looked at Gaspar and asked, "Are you ready to go to Seattle?" Gaspar requested Vedder ask his wife, Pinky, if it would be OK. Fortunately, she approved. Gaspar jelled so well with the band on "Love Boat Captain," he was asked to add keyboard parts to the rest of Pearl Jam's "Riot Act" CD. Back home post-recording, he got a call from Vedder. "He told me, 'All the boys had a meeting and decided that we want to take you on tour with us,'" said Gaspar. "I lost it. I was yelling. I was jumping. My house was shaking. I was so happy."

Gaspar still doesn't know what they saw in him, but feels blessed they saw something. "This is just a job that God blessed me with. It's all from Akua," said Gaspar. "I always wanted to make it musically. ... And I told God that if I made it, I'd turn around and help give back to my community." With Saturday's show, he will.

At the Gaspars' request, Pearl Jam's nonprofit Vitalogy Foundation will donate a dollar per ticket to Hui Malama o ke Kai, an after-school, ocean-based program for Waimanalo youths. "I came from the streets of Waimanalo ... My father built a shack for us when we were kids to play music and to have a place to hang that wasn't in the streets," said Gaspar. "We didn't have youth programs or after school programs so a lot of my friends got lost in the shuffle. "Hui Malama takes kids to the ocean to learn about the ocean. We picked Hui Malama because (they're) Waimanalo. Like me."

From the Honululu Advertiser

Setlist: 2006-12-01 Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational, Waimea Bay, HI

Main Set:
Corduroy, Do The Evolution, World Wide Suicide, Severed Hand, Even Flow, Small Town, The Amerikan In Me, I Believe In Miracles
Encore 1:
Can´t Keep, Soon Forget, Crazy Mary, Indifference
Encore 2:
Betterman/(Save It For Later), Baba O´Riley, Rockin´ In The Free World (w/Kelly Slater)

Friday, December 01, 2006

Update: FLAC Bootlegs

It has come to my attention that in order for many of you to download the bootlegs on this site which were made available in FLAC format, you would have to sign up for a premium account with Megaupload.

However, this seems unfair, and although there is no personal gain for the site when you do this, i do not think you should have to pay to obtain bootlegs.

As a result, instead of having the FLAC files in one large RAR file, shows will be split into 4 or 5 smaller RAR files, each with a seperate download link, which will allow you to enjoy the best band in the world, in the best quality of recording available for that show, for no cost whatsoever.

This post will be updated when a show has been 'split', so keep checking back...

Big Wave Rider

Now Split:
1996-16-06 Casper Events Center, Casper, WY
Download Links: http://thearmyreserve.blogspot.com/2006/11/bootleg-1995-06-16-casper-events-center.html