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Eddie Vedder — Rise
Album: Into The Wild
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Released: 2007
Length: 2:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Such is the way of the world
You can never know
Just where to put all your faith
And how will it grow?
Gonna rise up
Burning black holes in dark memories
Gonna rise up
Turning mistakes into gold...

Such is the passage of time
Too fast to fold
Suddenly swallowed by signs
Lo and behold
Gonna rise up
Find my direction magnetically
Gonna rise up
Throw down my ace in the hole
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 Chewie wrote:
That mandolin is exquisite
 
I always thought it was an ukulele. Listening again I'm still fairly sure it is. Sounds like nylon strings and has more sustain than a mandolin. Does anyone know for sure?
 PCHarter wrote:
It just doesn't get Eddie Vedder than this !
 
It's 9:40 AM but it still took me longer than I'm willing to admit
Read somewhere they had to remove the van from the Alaskan wilderness cos it was rotting and people were needing rescued trying to get to it. Sad film but beautiful
 PCHarter wrote:
It just doesn't get Eddie Vedder than this !
 

Vedder Than Eddie?
Well that was interesting I had to check the comments re Mr Vedder because you know it's EV and the recent ones were more positive than usual. Just goes to show.. BTW I like the song
That mandolin is exquisite
 Balthazar50 wrote:
I want this played at my funeral.
 
Interesting.
I want Eddie's song from the Big Fish soundtrack "Man of the Hour" played at mine.
What is it about his songs?
Don’t love all of Eddie’s stuff, but this one? This one I love.
Great movie! Great soundtrack! Eddie Vedder is just amazing. 
 mdnlsn wrote:
You know, he's not a half bad mandolin player. 
 

You mean he's just a little bad at the mandolin?
You know, he's not a half bad mandolin player. 
 PCHarter wrote:
It just doesn't get Eddie Vedder than this !
 
You win this thread! 
 SmackDaddy wrote:

They all are. Sorry not everyone gets a hard-on over the Beatles.
 
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? They certainly do!
 Laptopdog wrote:

A head wrecking Beatles song? Really? Really??
 
They all are. Sorry not everyone gets a hard-on over the Beatles.
I want this played at my funeral.
I was a 60 something college chemistry prof (and hack guitar player) trying to discuss music with a 20 something music major who was dating one of my students.  I was curious to see if we had any common music interests.  She mentioned learning a song on the uke from the movie Into The Wild.  I had heard of the book, but had not seen the movie.  Later when I did some searching, I found it was EV (I like PJ) and the instrument was a mando.  I actually bought a mando just to learn this song.  I didn't even know the tuning or how may strings it had.   She later ended up singing Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell songs with my student/faculty garage band at a charity event.  I am always amazed at how music can inspire and bring different people together.  I can now (sort of) play Losing My Religion, Kings Highway, and Galway Girl, again with students, family, and friends of all ages and backgrounds, who have expressed interest in the music.  Have yet to learn The Battle of Evermore.  My family hopes I don't meet anyone interested in me learning It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n Roll)!
Never get tired of Eddie's voice. Great album, great film.
I want this played at my funeral.
It just doesn't get Eddie Vedder than this !
 greiffenstein wrote:

that movie shook me like few others.  I have always been an adventurous person.  I related with Alexander (nee Christopher) on so many levels...then he ended up trapped by his own foolishness.  Heartbreaking movie because you fall in love with the guy then you are so disappointed by his ultimate vulnerability.  What I learned was to understand risks before taking them.  I hope I do.

 
One of my favorite movies and books.  Funny, I just watched the movie last night and made a note that I need to get the Soundtrack and now, well, thank you RP.  You did it again.  :)
Is this mix so lean that I'm hearing these tracks repeated after a few hours? I didn't check the song listing.
That guy gets me everytime !
 Dazzerb wrote:
phew....a head wrecking Beatles song was playing so I hit PSD and this came on.  Happy now.  {#Roflol}

 

 
It may be time to get your head checked.
 Dazzerb wrote:
phew....a head wrecking Beatles song was playing so I hit PSD and this came on.  Happy now.  {#Roflol}

 

 
A head wrecking Beatles song? Really? Really??
beautiful!
 bseib wrote:

That's a great perspective.

 
that movie shook me like few others.  I have always been an adventurous person.  I related with Alexander (nee Christopher) on so many levels...then he ended up trapped by his own foolishness.  Heartbreaking movie because you fall in love with the guy then you are so disappointed by his ultimate vulnerability.  What I learned was to understand risks before taking them.  I hope I do.
 Nadine wrote:

 bseib wrote:

Agreed. The movie struck me only as an exposition of the foolishness.


I don't know about foolishness. I didn't like the character. It wasn't really a joy watching that movie. It was like watching a loooooooooong car crash in slow motion. That guy is a tragic person. What I "learned" from that movie is, that it's important to treat your offsprings good. Connect with them. Respect them. So that they don't need to run away like maniacs and end up so extremely lost and isolated like he did. Good company exists.
 
That's a great perspective.
 Webfoot wrote:

Isn't it a mandolin?

 

Yes.  The wikipedia article for this album lists Eddie Vedder on mandolin (among other instruments).  It says nothing about a uke.
 dimar wrote:
I especially love this song because I loved the film.  I lived in a schoolbus for nine years in Northern Wisconsin and SURVIVED. Chris was doin' it all wrong, sad to say.  

 
He made mistakes no doubt - although - isn't Alaska more of a challenge than Wisconsin?
Great album...great book!
https://www.jonkrakauer.com/books/into-the-wild-tr
I especially love this song because I loved the film.  I lived in a schoolbus for nine years in Northern Wisconsin and SURVIVED. Chris was doin' it all wrong, sad to say.  
 dsd wrote:
beautiful song....beautiful film

 
I know not of what you speak, I will search for a film related to this
 dsd wrote:
beautiful song....beautiful film

 
Great album.
phew....a head wrecking Beatles song was playing so I hit PSD and this came on.  Happy now.  {#Roflol}

 
beautiful song....beautiful film
 Nadine wrote:

I don't know about foolishness. I didn't like the character. It wasn't really a joy watching that movie. It was like watching a loooooooooong car crash in slow motion. That guy is a tragic person. What I "learned" from that movie is, that it's important to treat your offsprings good. Connect with them. Respect them. So that they don't need to run away like maniacs and end up so extremely lost and isolated like he did. Good company exists.
 
Yeah, like watching an addict self-destruct.
2nd time I've seen Emile Hirsch's photo (that's him on top of the bus) today.  He's all over the news right now as he just got 15 days in the joint for choking a female film exec. at Sundance last January.

He's blaming the alcohol. 
What a beautiful story that was, In To The Wild. Pretty sure Jerry Hannan from San Rafael wrote some of those songs...
 
 bseib wrote:

Agreed. The movie struck me only as an exposition of the foolishness.

 
I don't know about foolishness. I didn't like the character. It wasn't really a joy watching that movie. It was like watching a loooooooooong car crash in slow motion. That guy is a tragic person. What I "learned" from that movie is, that it's important to treat your offsprings good. Connect with them. Respect them. So that they don't need to run away like maniacs and end up so extremely lost and isolated like he did. Good company exists.
Happy 50th birthday, EV!   {#Sunny}
Loved the film and I love Eddie Vedder's music with it. Could watch the film over and over again and wonder how we somehow went wrong.
Rode past the Vedder Canal 2 days ago and thought of this album. Serendipity.
 hayduke2 wrote:
Vedder's beautiful song hit me on this overcast morning, the subtle vocals and ukelely brought to mind memories of William Hurt in the film, destroyed by the loss of his son… yeah that still gets me man, phew I'm all weepy

 
Isn't it a mandolin?
Vedder's beautiful song hit me on this overcast morning, the subtle vocals and ukelely brought to mind memories of William Hurt in the film, destroyed by the loss of his son… yeah that still gets me man, phew I'm all weepy
linzie wrote:
Thought the movie was good, and was touched by it. I like that they stuck as close as they could to the actual events, right down to the bus.  I have mixed emotions about the 'stupidity' of the guy.....thought it took some balls and sacrifice to get as far as he did. Very motivated to do what he was feeling, thought out well or not...

 

Agreed… {#Yes}
nice vocals and ukelele sound.....happy to hear this de temps en temps
Always love his voice. Such feeling.
 Cynaera wrote:

Me too! I spent ten minutes trying to put my thoughts into words, but you just did it. And Eddie Vedder is really NOT a dork. He's a thinker and a dreamer and a planner. Very intelligent and articulate, and he believes in the world and not just one country over another.

If humankind is gonna think outside the box, I really think Mr. Vedder's viewpoints would be a place to start...

 

miss you so much, Cynaera...  love this song...
 
 vanmas wrote:
I'm not a big Pearl Jam lover...
But this is very good!
Even as the album and the movie!

 
Certainly not a PJ song but it is damned fine.
 oldsaxon wrote:

Hardly a song PJ would have done...but yeah, it's good.

 

Maybe that is why I like it.{#Lol}
Thought the movie was good, and was touched by it. I like that they stuck as close as they could to the actual events, right down to the bus.  I have mixed emotions about the 'stupidity' of the guy.....thought it took some balls and sacrifice to get as far as he did. Very motivated to do what he was feeling, thought out well or not...
 -Cor- wrote:
Thinking that the book and the movie are a glorification of a foolish individual. Liking the music nonetheless.

 
Agreed. The movie struck me only as an exposition of the foolishness.
AMAZING movie, and what a OST man, awesome combination,..if you haven't, go watch it, NOW.
Fabulous + 1,000,000 other explatives
Thinking that the book and the movie are a glorification of a foolish individual. Liking the music nonetheless.
Completely agree....


Read the book Into the Wild then listen to Vedder's album.  Remarkable how he managed to capture the spirit of the book so well.  Love it, thanks Bill
 vanmas wrote:
I'm not a big Pearl Jam lover...
But this is very good!
Even as the album and the movie!
 
Hardly a song PJ would have done...but yeah, it's good.
I remember  going to see the Foo Fighters open for Pearl Jam back in the day and leaving after the FF set as I thought PJ was so boring (and still do).

On the other hand, this album and movie gave me a new found respect for Eddie Vedder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm8oxC24QZc

  vanmas wrote:
I'm not a big Pearl Jam lover...
But this is very good!
Even as the album and the movie!
 


Thank you!
I'm not a big Pearl Jam lover...
But this is very good!
Even as the album and the movie!
 coloradojohn wrote:
Having been to and through the very magnetic fields where the man that is the inspiration for this song met his power-down and switch-through, it floors me how now the words of this song poke through it all and link to a flood of synchronicity in my research and thoughts and all I can do is catch my breath as I hear the cascade of lovely chords that mark the start of Nick Drake's trippy Hazy Jane...
 
wow dude, thanks for helpin me slow down this morning...  very kind of cool
Having been to and through the very magnetic fields where the man that is the inspiration for this song met his power-down and switch-through, it floors me how now the words of this song poke through it all and link to a flood of synchronicity in my research and thoughts and all I can do is catch my breath as I hear the cascade of lovely chords that mark the start of Nick Drake's trippy Hazy Jane...
rest in peace, Chris McCandless
 

THIS
Great.
Was a 3, now a 2
turn it up to 11...
Having read the book and seen the movie I must say that I admire what Chris did. He had the brass cojones to do what many people dream to do. Mainstream society just wasn't for him, much like many of us turn to RP for a break from mainstream radio. Were his actions more selfish than buying up oil futures to make an easy million, warbling on American Idol in hopes of being famous, or working out at the gym daily to have the perfect body? He felt that he HAD to get out, there wasn't any other choice. Yes, he did do his homework and still got in over his head, but he fully understood the risks. The movie was good, but yes, Penn took poetic license. The Grand Canyon rafting scene was interesting if not accurate (thrown in I'm sure for those who won't read the book and want more excitement). The soundtrack and this song are excellent.

Not really sure how anyone could give this song a "1", but I guess there's no accounting for taste.

This song helped to get me through some tough times during a career change from something I hated to something I love. Always a 10 to me.

"I'm gonna rise up and throw down my ace in the hole"


BTW, I actually give this an 8.{#Clap}
This actually is a good song, I bet if someone who could sing gave it a shot it would even be better!{#Cheers}
 Jeff09 wrote:

The kid was a romantic idealist, and had some unrealistic notions of what he was getting into, but he actually did a lot of research on how to feed himself.  He got trapped by a late spring thaw, and it was an obscure chemical property of the plants he had to eat that ended up getting him.  Back in the day, there were a lot of us who had similar notions of escape to nature.  I wish there were more kids like him; have to say I fear that young folk today have very little real experience and understanding of the natural world.

 

Well said; however naive he may have been, I admired his idealism.

 iTuner wrote:
Deadliest Catch trumps Into The Wild.

I liked how the song was used to promote the show this year.

While Krakauer's book was very good, that kid was an idiot an the movie did a poor job showing that and glorified him too much.
 
The kid was a romantic idealist, and had some unrealistic notions of what he was getting into, but he actually did a lot of research on how to feed himself.  He got trapped by a late spring thaw, and it was an obscure chemical property of the plants he had to eat that ended up getting him.  Back in the day, there were a lot of us who had similar notions of escape to nature.  I wish there were more kids like him; have to say I fear that young folk today have very little real experience and understanding of the natural world.

This song is catchy.  Pun intended.
Deadliest Catch trumps Into The Wild.

I liked how the song was used to promote the show this year.

While Krakauer's book was very good, that kid was an idiot an the movie did a poor job showing that and glorified him too much.
So fitting with the movie, just love it.
It is rising up...from 7.2 to 7.3 :)

I like the rough mandolin work (by Vedder I believe).  It suits the song.


 kapetto wrote:
Isn't this the theme song for Deadliest Catch or something?  I watched a marathon of that show.  It was the first TV I've watched in several years.  I guess "Morons Work Hard for Insane Captains at Crazy Shitty Job" was way too long.

Very nice song.  Stupid,  yet strangely addictive show.

P.S. I'm glad that Vedder finally got around to swallowing that damned pickle.
 

one of the best comments i've ever read on RP...well done.
Isn't this the theme song for Deadliest Catch or something?  I watched a marathon of that show.  It was the first TV I've watched in several years.  I guess "Morons Work Hard for Insane Captains at Crazy Shitty Job" was way too long.

Very nice song.  Stupid,  yet strangely addictive show.

P.S. I'm glad that Vedder finally got around to swallowing that damned pickle.

 sans wrote:
I will never get sick of this song or this sentiment. I'd love to see Eddie play Telluride Bluegrass Festival as a front man for Punch Brothers... make it happen!
 
I'd be SO there.

 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I usually just don't care for Pearl Jam, but I'm liking everything I hear from this album.
 
Me too! I spent ten minutes trying to put my thoughts into words, but you just did it. And Eddie Vedder is really NOT a dork. He's a thinker and a dreamer and a planner. Very intelligent and articulate, and he believes in the world and not just one country over another.

If humankind is gonna think outside the box, I really think Mr. Vedder's viewpoints would be a place to start...

 Xeric wrote:

In a quick reading, I count the word "character" three times.  That's a different discussion from the one I thought I was having, which was in reference to the actual person.  Not the same (hence Penn's license to fiddle so strangely with the river scene).

And if we want to talk about the movie character's pathology, if it weren't for a long series of folks with some degree of that pathology, a whole lotta good in the world would never have gotten done. . . .

 

Well, in your prior posts you did mention the book, the movie, and the character, and I don't think you knew the actual person on whom they were all based, so your point is a bit odd.  I don't want to judge the actual person either, or Krakauer's skills as a writer without reading his book.  I am sure Penn took a lot of license, as you say.  I think Penn saw the character in the correct light, he did a good job.  I did not like the movie at first, but now when I think about it, I realize it stuck with me.  Penn makes a good point and gives us a character worth talking about.  As I said, if you would be more generous and give my post more than a "quick reading", I identifed with the character, so I agree with you more than you think.  That's 4 uses of the word this post.  Toodles. 

I will never get sick of this song or this sentiment. I'd love to see Eddie play Telluride Bluegrass Festival as a front man for Punch Brothers... make it happen!
Still, Eddie Vedder's best work was done with Pearl Jam, and it is the album No Code.
 Middleton wrote:
I feel like a teenage girl admitting this, but I turn to mush when I hear Eddie Vedder sing
 

I'm just hoping that you're not a middle-aged man.
The movie was good
The soundtrack is excellent.
Every song on this CD great.
The movie makes me LOVE this song. Thinking about it chokes me up.
Nice!
Eddie Vedder?  I would have sworn it was Richard Thompson.  Maybe the guy has a whole second career. 


Eddie Vedder -  sings Cat Stevens "Trouble" Live acoustic

"look at him sitting there, just a simple guy with his guitar and his beautiful voice....poetry in motion. So unpretentious...to this day. Eddie rules. "



I well and truly love this song. Ver emotional - especially if you've seen the film. Well done, Edward.



 rdo wrote:


I didn't read the book but I did see the movie.  I have to take issue with your assertion that the movie character wasn't driven by ignorance.  I remember feeling much like the character when I was that age - I still do feel that way.  I can say for certain that a lot of my feelings were based on pure ignorance.  The character's fatal flaw was, above everything, self-righteousness, not ignorance. But this driving desire for a world exactly as you want it, not as it is, and not being able to accept it for what it is, is nothing other than a pathology.  I don't think we are required to paint a rosy picutre and sing out from the mountiantop how great the world is.  But we do have to adapt, and perhaps even try to make it better, which this character was too self-absorbed to even bother with.
 
In a quick reading, I count the word "character" three times.  That's a different discussion from the one I thought I was having, which was in reference to the actual person.  Not the same (hence Penn's license to fiddle so strangely with the river scene).

And if we want to talk about the movie character's pathology, if it weren't for a long series of folks with some degree of that pathology, a whole lotta good in the world would never have gotten done. . . .

 Xeric wrote:

Until you've at least read the book, and perhaps also seen the movie, you and anybody else who thinks McCandless's issues were as simple as "retardation" are grossly oversimplifying a complex and driven character.

Were his choices poor?  Yep.  Driven by stupidity or ignorance?  Not in the least.

It's a fine book, M.  Wait, I owe you one, don't I?  OK, now I know what it'll be!
 

I didn't read the book but I did see the movie.  I have to take issue with your assertion that the movie character wasn't driven by ignorance.  I remember feeling much like the character when I was that age - I still do feel that way.  I can say for certain that a lot of my feelings were based on pure ignorance.  The character's fatal flaw was, above everything, self-righteousness, not ignorance. But this driving desire for a world exactly as you want it, not as it is, and not being able to accept it for what it is, is nothing other than a pathology.  I don't think we are required to paint a rosy picutre and sing out from the mountiantop how great the world is.  But we do have to adapt, and perhaps even try to make it better, which this character was too self-absorbed to even bother with.
I usually just don't care for Pearl Jam, but I'm liking everything I hear from this album.
 ceviche wrote:
Like the album, liked the movie, but it made me sad for misguided idealism, and made me shake my head for all the intense and absolutist thinkers whom I have known. Made me fear for my sons as they reach this age and grapple with the uncertainties and inconsistencies of our world. So far, so good, hope they come to terms ok, and have their adventures without so recklessly and naively losing touch.
 

What a thoughtful comment.  It's an interesting perspective on the perils of dogma of any kind; a different kind of fundamentalism.

Intense people can be so magnetic, and so self-destructive.  I wonder how many like that show up on the RP play list...
 tg3k wrote:

I guess I missed the part where anyone said he was retarded. Troubled, yes, but retarded, no.

I was going to rate the song, but I didn't see an option for "meh". I go hot and cold with Eddie Vedder...this one's on the cold side.

 
Well, if it really, uhm, troubles you, I guess you could scroll back less than a page to the post to which I was replying.  It's there.  But since we're essentially in agreement, quibbles about my accuracy aside, what the heck. 

I feel like a teenage girl admitting this, but I turn to mush when I hear Eddie Vedder sing
More mandolin - less Eddie is what this song needs. Too much false angst in his quavering, off key voice.
Like the album, liked the movie, but it made me sad for misguided idealism, and made me shake my head for all the intense and absolutist thinkers whom I have known. Made me fear for my sons as they reach this age and grapple with the uncertainties and inconsistencies of our world. So far, so good, hope they come to terms ok, and have their adventures without so recklessly and naively losing touch.
like the song but the movie made me feel empty really empty ......
tg3k wrote:

I guess I missed the part where anyone said he was retarded. Troubled, yes, but retarded, no.

I was going to rate the song, but I didn't see an option for "meh". I go hot and cold with Eddie Vedder...this one's on the cold side.


Here's an alternate chart

meh = ho-hum = 3

(btw my rating's higher ^_^ )

 Xeric wrote:

Until you've at least read the book, and perhaps also seen the movie, you and anybody else who thinks McCandless's issues were as simple as "retardation" are grossly oversimplifying a complex and driven character...
 
I guess I missed the part where anyone said he was retarded. Troubled, yes, but retarded, no.

I was going to rate the song, but I didn't see an option for "meh". I go hot and cold with Eddie Vedder...this one's on the cold side.

 OCDHG wrote:
I never read the book or saw the movie... but I heard about this kid and my first thought was: What a freaking dumbass.

Maybe that makes me callous. But dayum... you gotta respect nature. If you go out there like he did with no kind of clue what you're getting into, that just makes you.... stupid.

Sad story and all, he was obviously troubled (or as we say in the south: not right). But he's no hero.

 
I do not disagree with your opinion, but wanted to state that—after seeing the movie—my own thought is that either the book, the movie—or both—should be required humanities material in any high school. having had much (but not enough) tossed at me, I sure think it's more poignant than, say, The Grapes of Wrath or Far From the Madding Crowd.

Not that there's anything wrong with those books and their movie adaptations (and there's certainly nothing wrong with Julie Christie), but I think this book/movie combo really strikes more of a chord today. As a side note, such exposure might also make students curious about Thoreau and Tolstoy. (As the instructor, however, I'd add a plug for Colin Fletcher!)

Eddie sounds pretty fine to me... playing and singing both. 
little eddie vedder cannot sing the blues.

 OCDHG wrote:
Wow. An Eddie Vedder song that doesn't make my skin crawl. For that, it gets a 5.

I never read the book or saw the movie... but I heard about this kid and my first thought was: What a freaking dumbass.

Maybe that makes me callous. But dayum... you gotta respect nature. If you go out there like he did with no kind of clue what you're getting into, that just makes you.... stupid.

Sad story and all, he was obviously troubled (or as we say in the south: not right). But he's no hero.

And oh yeah, Alaskans up here pretty much think he was retarded.

 
Until you've at least read the book, and perhaps also seen the movie, you and anybody else who thinks McCandless's issues were as simple as "retardation" are grossly oversimplifying a complex and driven character.

Were his choices poor?  Yep.  Driven by stupidity or ignorance?  Not in the least.

It's a fine book, M.  Wait, I owe you one, don't I?  OK, now I know what it'll be!


 esweazey73 wrote:

Wow, so critical.
So, is your idea of "not retarded" shooting animals from helo's with Sarah Palin.
 
Relax guy, I got none of that... He thought he was invincible, he didn't respect his own mortality or the harsh reality of existence. He committed suicide. He was young. Doesn't mean he wasn't admirable in his own way.

Just sounds like "Fury in the Slaughterhouse"...
 OCDHG wrote:
Wow. An Eddie Vedder song that doesn't make my skin crawl. For that, it gets a 5.

I never read the book or saw the movie... but I heard about this kid and my first thought was: What a freaking dumbass.

Maybe that makes me callous. But dayum... you gotta respect nature. If you go out there like he did with no kind of clue what you're getting into, that just makes you.... stupid.

Sad story and all, he was obviously troubled (or as we say in the south: not right). But he's no hero.

And oh yeah, Alaskans up here pretty much think he was retarded.

 
Wow, so critical.
So, is your idea of "not retarded" shooting animals from helo's with Sarah Palin.
 Krispian wrote:
Not a very good follow up to the greatness that is Gooding.
 

and not good this time either.
well the mandolin parts are¨pretty good.
It's harder to appreciate this apart from the rest of the record.  How rare to release a record as a complete work these days.  Still, it's not that hard :-)  8
 musikalia wrote:
This song itself is pretty good. And please PJ fans calm down, I respect Vedder for his songwriting and musical talents. But the guy should not be permitted within ten feet of a microphone. He cannot sing. It effectively ruins all of his good songs when he sings them. Ouch!
 

{#Ask}  Yet you gave Neil Young and Bob Dylan 10's? 
{#Think}    (don't get me wrong, I'm most definitely not in the "must be technically perfect" in singing to think a song and/or artist is freakn' great, I personally think Ed has a beautiful voice).{#Exclaim}


This song itself is pretty good. And please PJ fans calm down, I respect Vedder for his songwriting and musical talents. But the guy should not be permitted within ten feet of a microphone. He cannot sing. It effectively ruins all of his good songs when he sings them. Ouch!
Wow. An Eddie Vedder song that doesn't make my skin crawl. For that, it gets a 5.

I never read the book or saw the movie... but I heard about this kid and my first thought was: What a freaking dumbass.

Maybe that makes me callous. But dayum... you gotta respect nature. If you go out there like he did with no kind of clue what you're getting into, that just makes you.... stupid.

Sad story and all, he was obviously troubled (or as we say in the south: not right). But he's no hero.

And oh yeah, Alaskans up here pretty much think he was retarded.

Love the chuarango/mandolin?.