April 16, 2007

Vedder surprise solo set at The Croc last night

Ed Vedder (didn’t play – see note) a small surprise solo set last night at The Crocodile Cafe in Seattle. I ate breakfast there the last time I was in Seattle (mostly I was being a musical stalker, but in my defense I was also hungry and they make really good omelettes).

Some interesting cover choices, especially the Nick Cave one (which they’ve not previously done that I am aware of) and the awesome “Don’t Wanna Grow Up.” I can’t wait to hear this boot –surely someone was taping it?

AMENDED: Someone with too much time on their hands seems to have made up this appearance, but I am leaving up the good mp3s and we can all close our eyes and pretend it happened anyway.

Happy Birthday (to guitarist Mike McCready’s new baby girl)
I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (Tom Waits/Ramones cover)
You’re True
Can’t Keep
cover/improv/new song?
Hide Your Love Away
(Beatles cover)
cover/improv/new song? (tag: Modern Girl/Sleater-Kinney)
Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave cover, duet with unknown female singer)

Here are some other live versions of a few of these great songs; this mp3 of “You’re True” is one of my very favorite PJ boot songs ever:

You’re True – Ed Vedder solo 2/26/02 @ Wiltern
Can’t Keep – Ed Vedder solo 2/26/02 @ Wiltern
Gone – Pearl Jam @ 10/22/06 Bridge School
Modern Girl – Pearl Jam 9/20/06
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – Ed Vedder solo 2005 Tsunami Benefit @ Wiltern

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  • “Happy Birthday (to guitarist Mike McCready’s new baby girl)”

    thats what I love so much about this band. They keep their private life PRIVATE.

    for example…with the exeption of ed and matt. do any of the other guys have kids? married? etc?

    i mean there is just no info. and that is so good.

    shawnstring — April 16, 2007 @ 8:32 am

  • Heather – if you get these mp3s can you please post? Looks like Vedder is getting some practice in for his Hawaii shows coming up.

    Smik — April 16, 2007 @ 10:01 am

  • As always THANK YOU HEATHER!
    Now we just have to find that boot somewhere.

    Yep getting geared up for the Hawaii show, Lollapalooza, and the June European dates

    Russ! — April 16, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  • shawnstring – even though the show turns out to be fake, I believe Mike did indeed have a baby girl last week with wife Ashley. Pics of a very pregnant Ashley are here. Ed, of course, has a daughter who is 3 now I think (maybe 4?) with wife Jill, and drummer Matt has kids. I hear Stone’s lady is expecting too. It’s madness! But private madness. :) They refer to their wives, girlfriends, kids, etc in interviews but other than that it’s easy to miss.

    heather — April 16, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

  • Do you make something like this up just to get bloggers to post it? People are weird.

    Anonymous — April 16, 2007 @ 7:20 pm

  • I sure as heckfire didn’t make it up. I saw it on the PJ Message Forums, thought to myself, “Self, why would anyone MAKE UP a show?” and decided to post it as news when, apparently, it was a bit of delusional fiction.


    heather — April 16, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

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Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

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