March 7, 2007

Holding in my hands…

My Pearl Jam fanclub single for 2006 finally arrived in the mail just now, and I have to say that I literally jumped up and clicked my heels together in joy on the walk back inside. Because I am a dork.

I think the cover art is some of the best yet and made me get a little flutter somewhere in my gut. As previously mentioned, the tunes this year are the Who cover “Love Reign O’er Me” (which gives me even more chills with the pure vinyl audio sound) and the Neil Young cover “Rocking In The Free World,” with U2 from Melbourne last year.

Love Reign O’er Me – Pearl Jam
Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young cover) – Pearl Jam w/ U2

This gives me pause to also mention two Pearl-Jam-related items I’ve been sitting on:
** Vedder will induct R.E.M. into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on March 12 (link)

** Ed is the ultimate Cubs fanboy (more pics here). Cara saw these and affectionately referred to Vedder as “tiny mofo.” I think she means that as a term of endearment.

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16 Comments »

  • Aaarggh. I joined Jan 2, I was hoping I might slide in under the radar. Guess this probably means no…

    Anonymous — March 7, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

  • Anon, you should call or email the fanclub. I have a really low # which means maybe they send them out in that order? Yours still may be coming, or they may be willing to sell back singles, I had to buy one back single that I lost and I think they charged me $3.

    heather — March 7, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

  • I can’t figure out the link to download on Army Reserve; does one have to join this Megaupload? I’m mainly curious what the songs on this year’s single are?

    The Cubs pictures are priceless. Thank you.

    Long time reader here, Heather. Never posted. But we share an unabashed love for the Jam. Thanks for what you do.

    justin — March 7, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

  • those cubs pics are classic. thanks for the link. that’s what makes ed a cool mother fucker. check your ego and just be a fan. love it.

    pete — March 8, 2007 @ 12:24 am

  • If you go to the PJ Collectors website (http://www.pjcollectors.com/detail.asp?id=1035)they have a higher res image of the entire album’s artwork including the back and vinyl.

    Justin you don’t need to join Megaupload. Just follow the links, type in the three letter code, wait 45 seconds and then download it. (Still don’t know why they make you wait 45 seconds, but at least they have a countdown clock)

    Russ! — March 8, 2007 @ 6:12 am

  • Just loooked at the Cubs pics, what is on the back of Ed’s jersey? Its not his name, the most I can make out is ___DENAL

    Anonymous — March 8, 2007 @ 6:24 am

  • Still waiting for mine to arrive. >sigh< Hopefully it will be in my mailbox today.

    Mick — March 8, 2007 @ 8:39 am

  • thank you thank you thank you. I didnt have to wait almost a year to get the mp3s of them.

    btw…just how low of a number? hehe. mine 4283. i love the seats i get (not bragging…just proud)

    shawnstring — March 8, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

  • shawn, you have me beat by thousands, but I still ain’t complainin about the seats I get either…

    :)

    heather — March 8, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

  • You can also get the new PJ singles and artwork at totallyclaimin.blogspot.com

    The article is called “Love Reigns O’er Pearl Jam”

    It was easy to download from there.

    Anonymous — March 8, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

  • from Portugal…thank you, for your EXCELLENT …fuel. KEEP it on
    PJ always in our hearts..(Hugo S.)

    pegasonix — March 8, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

  • Bah, still no single for Billy. Not sure about the fan# order, I’m 308### (sad huh? I came to the party late) but my co-worker is 375### and lives in NYC too and he got his on Saturday. I’ll be jealous of the sub-5k number, but console myself with the memories of seeing the Letterman-post show in May. Still smiling. Maybe EV will stop by and see Dave when he’s in town next week?

    Oxypoet — March 8, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

  • the use of mofo is meant to be non-abusive, and in fact complimentary. i.e. – you are so bad ass, nothing can touch you, even if you appear to be tiny, you are in reality truly very, very big.

    dig?

    ;)

    c — March 9, 2007 @ 10:42 am

  • For the record – these songs are great. Ed’s wailing on Reign is fantastic, and the kids sound great on RITFW. It’s well rehearsed and well performed by Ed and Bono. Thanks Heather!

    Anonymous — March 9, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

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