Friday, December 31, 2010
Happy New Year to all the listeners of Given To Cast!!!! I wish nothing but great things for all of you. Listen to the next podcast for a chance to win a one year membership to the NEW Ten Club and much more!!! I have a lot of things planned for this coming year which include more contests and yes, depending on Pearl Jam's touring schedule in 2011, a podcast done at an upcoming show and your chance to co-host the show with me... More information to come!!! In the mean time, have a safe time tonight and stay safe!!!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Finishing up the latest podcast and I hope it'll be up by tomorrow, Tuesday at the latest! Sorry for the hold up... been busy. Thanks to everyone who sent me their Christmas wishes. Stay Tuned. I am planning a big announcement for the coming year. Listen to the show for some of the details!!!
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Hard at work trying to get the next podcast out... hoping to have it up by this weekend. If you have any suggestions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you want to hear. Gonna be introducing a new segment to the show and great Pearl Jam music too and maybe a surprise or two. Stay Tuned!!!
Friday, November 05, 2010
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If you guys didn't know about the NEW Pearl Jam LIVE CD coming out, here's all the information you need.
PEARL JAM KICK OFF THEIR 20th ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH
RELEASE OF NEW LIVE COMPILATION ALBUM
"LIVE ON TEN LEGS" OUT JANUARY 18, 2011
Pearl Jam announce the release of "Live on Ten Legs," a new live compilation album that will be available through Pearl Jam's Ten Club and select digital and independent music retailers on January 18, 2011 (January 17, 2011 internationally).
Kicking off the band’s twentieth anniversary year, "Live on Ten Legs" features 18 Pearl Jam tracks recorded over the course of the band's 2003-2010 world tours by recording engineer, John Burton (full track listing below). All tracks have been newly remixed by longtime Pearl Jam engineer Brett Eliason and remastered.
"Live on Ten Legs" will be available internationally through Island Records as a digital version, CD version and a deluxe version. The deluxe version will include a CD, double LP package, four mini poster reprints, five live photos and a tour laminate. The album will be available in the United States as a digital version, CD version and vinyl version.
Pearl Jam's "Live on Ten Legs" is a follow up to their platinum 1998 live release, "Live on Two Legs," which consisted of performances recorded during the band's summer 1998 North American tour.
"Live on Ten Legs" Tracklisting:
1. Arms Aloft
2. World Wide Suicide
4. Got Some
5. State of Love And Trust
6. I Am Mine
7. Unthought Known
8. Rearview Mirror
9. The Fixer
10. Nothing As It Seems
11. In Hiding
12. Just Breathe
14. Public Image
15. Spin the Black Circle
18. Yellow Ledbetter
Monday, October 25, 2010
The latest podcast is up. It includes an interview with Jason Leung of Touringvan.com and author of the book "This All Encompassing Trip". Don't forget, listen to the podcast for the Trivia Question that Jason asks, send in the correct answer to me at email@example.com and you could WIN an autographed copy of Jason's book, chronicling his adventures following Pearl Jam around the world!
GIVEN TO CAST PODCAST -OCTOBER 25, 2010
Week in Review and Winner of last Trivia Contest (Thanks again Barbara for the T-shirt)
The Song of the Week
Pearl Jam Extra
Interview with a Fan - Jason Leung
Live Rarities - Pearl Jam cover by The Gaslight Anthem
Venture Between The Songs - Eddie talking to the audience at Austin City limits taping
Hope you enjoy the show!
BTW, get all your Trivia Contest answers to me by Oct. 31st @ 11:59 cst to included in the drawing of the book.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Just wanted to let you that I have finished the new show and I will post it in the morning. Remember: Win an autographed copy of Jason Leung's new book "This All Encompassing Trip" by sending in the correct answer to Jason's Trivia Question. Have to listen to find out what it is.
Anyway... podcast up tomorrow!!!
Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith cover)
Walk with Me (Neil Young Cover)
Here's some video of Night 1:
...more to come and Night 2!
Friday, October 22, 2010
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I can't believe 20 years have gone by since the first live performance of our favorite group. It amazes me that this band has been a part of my life for almost half of it. Their music has been the soundtrack to my life since I was 21 and all the memories that mean the most to me, have Pearl Jam songs attached to them. Like when I moved from my hometown for the first time and away from family and friends, "Rearviewmirror" plays in the background of my thoughts of driving outta Corpus Christi in my 1989 Ford Escort. When my daughter Leah was born and we wife and I see her for the first time, the lyric from "Wishlist" /I wish I was the verb "to trust" and never let you down/ comes to mind when I roll her down the hall to the nursery. And even in sad times like when a good friend of mine passed away earlier in the year, "The End" was playing in my head when I said goodbye to him.
I don't think these guys will ever know how much they have affected me. How much they were there for me during the best and worst of times. How they conforted me with their music when things were bad and got my blood racing when I saw them live.
So here's to you all: Stone, Mike, Jeff, Eddie, Matt, Dave K., Dave A., Jack and even Boom for all the music, the fun and all the years. Happy 20th Anniversary to best band in the world!!!! And MANY more....please!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Just wanted to give all the Given To Cast podcast listeners a heads up that I'll be interviewing Jason Leung of This All Encompassing Trip and Touring Van fame. As most of you guys know, Jason had filmed a documentary of his trip following Pearl Jam across Canada in 2005. He also did one for his subsequent other tours of US and Europe and Australia in 2006.
Here's the trailer for the book:
If you have questions for Jason, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at midnight and I will try my best to fit them in. If you want to pre-order his book (I have to say, it's a great one for Pearl Jam fans like yourself), head over to his site: www.thisallencompassingtrip.com and get one for yourself. BTW, we will be giving away one of them to a lucky listener of the podcast. please listen to the podcast to get all the information on how to win!
I will posting the interview on the next podcast, Monday, Oct. 25! Stay Tuned!!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Working on the latest podcast and I hope to have it up by the end of the week. Also, in the pipeline, I am working on an interview with a fan that should be great. It's fan that everyone knows!!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
From the Pearl Jam board:
At Spaceland tonight Mike confirmed that Pearl Jam will be playing both nights of Bridge School (in Mountain View, California on October 23rd and 24th).
He said no plans for a 20th Anniversary show as of what he knows right now.
Also said a documentary is being done by Cameron Crowe for release in August or September of next year.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Ran across this video of Portuguese TV broadcast of some Pearl Jam concert footage from the past and present. It also has them doing an interview about the band's history. It's in Portuguese but the guys speak in English with Portuguese subtitles. Enjoy if you haven't seen it!!!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
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Main Set: Release, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In a Small Town, Animal, Given To Fly, In Hiding, Unthought Known, Nothingman, Daughter, Even Flow, Just Breathe, Wishlist, Black, Glorified G, Why Go.
Encore 1: The End, Portugal, Public Image, The Fixer, Better Man.
Encore 2: Smile, Once, Alive, Yellow Ledbetter.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Setist: Do The Evolution, Corduroy, Hail Hail, Why Go, The Fixer, Dissident, Small Town, Unthought Known, Even Flow, Arms Aloft, Given To Fly, Comatose
Encore 1: Got Some, Amongst The Waves, Black, RVM
Encore 2: Just Breathe, Daughter, Alive
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
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Main Set: Given to Fly, Interstellar Overdrive, Corduroy, World Wide Suicide, The Fixer, Small Town, Breath, MFC, Even Flow, Present Tense, Do The Evolution, Unthought Known, Porch
Encore 1: Red Mosquito (with Ben Harper), Just Breathe, State Of Love And Trust, Arms Aloft, Jeremy
Encore 2: Got Some, Once, Black, PIL, Alive, RITFW
Monday, July 05, 2010
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Main Set : PIL (Public Image), Do The Evolution, Corduroy, The Fixer, Small Town, Severed Hand, Amongst The Waves, Even Flow, Arms Aloft, Unthought Known, Porch
Encore 1: Of The Earth, Got Some, Given To Fly, Just Breathe, Rearviewmirror
Encore 2: Comatose, Why Go, Alive, Kick Out The Jams (guests: Alan Johannes + Dave Grohl)
Set List: Unthought Known, Got Some, Given To Fly, State Of Love And Trust, Corduroy, Even Flow, Just Breathe, Of The Earth, Elderly Woman Behind Tjhe Counter In A Small Town, Porch
Encore: Red Mosquito w/Ben Harper, Jeremy, Black, The Fixer, Alive, Baba O’Riley (Townshend), Yellow Ledbetter
Friday, July 02, 2010
Set List: Interstellar Overdrive-(Barrett, Mason, Waters, Wright), Corduroy, Do The Evolution, Hail, Hail, Got Some, Small Town, Amongst The Waves, Unthought Known, Even Flow, Just Breathe, Daughter/ABITW II - (Waters), Given To Fly, Arms Aloft-(Bullen, Shields, Slatterly, Stafford, Strummmer), Why Go, Jeremy, Rearviewmirror
1st encore: The Fixer, Better Man, Black, Alive, Rockin In The Free World (Young)
Thursday, July 01, 2010
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Main Set: Long Road, Got Some, Why Go, Given To Fly, Small Town, Push Me Pull Me, Immortality, In Hiding, Even Flow, Johnny Guitar, Corduroy, Light Years, Gonna See My Friend, World Wide Suicide, Low Light, Comatose, Do The Evolution.
Encore 1: The End, Just Breathe, Spin The Black Circle, Public Image, The Fixer, Kick Out The Jams.
Encore 2: Unthought Known, Black, Roskilde Speech/Moment Of Silence, Come Back, Alive, , Yellow Ledbetter.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Main Set: Do The Evolution, Got Some, Save You, Given To Fly, Animal, Dissident, In My Tree, Even Flow, Just Breathe, Unthought Known, Whipping, Daughter/Blitzkrieg Bop (The Ramones)/It’s Okay (Fred Cole), Jeremy, Rearviewmirror
Encore: Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, The Fixer, Life Wasted, Better Man, Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World (Young)
Friday, June 25, 2010
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Main Set: GIVEN TO FLY, WHY GO, CORDUROY, GOT SOME, ONCE, WORLD WIDE SUICIDE, ELDERLY WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER IN A SMALL TOWN, AMONGST HE WAVES, EVEN FLOW, UNTHOUGHT KNOWN, NOTHINGMAN, ARMS ALOFT, NOT FOR YOU, OF THE EARTH, STATE OF LOVE & TRUST, DO THE EVOLUTION, WASTED REPRISE, BETTER MAN
Encore I: JUST BREATHE, RED MOSQUITO, BLACK, PORCH
Encore II: GO, THE FIXER, ALIVE, YELLOW LEDBETTER
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Looks like we have a break between shows today, so I just wanted to remind you that you can still enter the "Trivia Contest" that is on the podcast. I have extended the end date until June 30th at 11:59 pm cst. To send me answers for the trivia question, please send them to my email or PM me via facebook only!
I also wanted to invite you to request songs, send me your show suggestions or just write me at email@example.com
Thanks to all of that sent the well wishes on the return of the podcast and I am working very hard on the next one. I have another great interview lined up but I don't wanna jinx it until it's done but I think you will like it.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Belfast, Ireland Setlist - June 23, 2010
Main Set: Sometimes, Do The Evolution, Animal, The Fixer, Tremor Christ, Low Light, Even Flow, Unthought Unknown, No Way, Insignificance, Present Tense, Daughter, Got Some, Save You, Given To Fly, Black, Rearviewmirror
Encore I: Just Breathe, Amongst The Waves, State of Love and Trust, Wasted Reprise/Betterman/Save It For Later
Encore II: Jeremy, Leash, Crazy Mary, Alive, Yellow Ledbetter
I'm just as excited to hear a new song as I am sure you are. Bart, Given To Cast show contributor, has sent me an older article about where the new song came from, which debuted last night in Dublin for the public for the first time.
Check out the article here:
Thanks Bart for the link.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Just wanted to post the New Song, Of The Earth, Pearl Jam played in Dublan. The sound is a bit patchy but you get the jist. I will have a cleaned up version on my next podcast. Enjoy this for now.
Gotta 60's acid rock feel to it. I think I love it!!!!
Of The Earth by Pearl Jam
Poster picture by attillarydesign
Dublin, Ireland Setlist - June 22, 2010
Setlist: Long Road, Once, The Fixer, Why Go, Corduroy, Severed Hand, Amongst the Waves, Even Flow, Unthought Known, Nothingman, Lukin, Not For You, Down, Got Some, Comatose, Arms Aloft (Joe Strummer), Do The Evolution
Encore I: Just Breathe, Given To Fly, WOW...NEW SONG, Porch
Encore II: Small Town, Better Man/SIFL, Kick Out the Jams, Alive, Yellow Ledbetter
Just Breathe 6-22-2010
The Fixer 6-22-2010
Once - 6-22-2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I finally got this done. I hope you enjoy it. BTW, please head over to http://www.b-drawn.com and check out some awesome Pearl Jam inspired T-Shirts. Barbara is taking PRE-ORDERS until tomorrow for The Wave t-shirt. Also, listen to the show for a chance to WIN one.
The Week in Review
Song of the Week: Better Days by Eddie Vedder
GTC EXTRAS: Christmas Singles 2009 - Turning Mist and Hawaii '78
Interview with a Fan: Barbara Alonso artist and winner of the Design Your Own T-Shirt Contest
Trivia Contest: WIN on of Barbara's T-shirts
Live Rarites: Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" by Van Halen covered at Hartford, CT show 2010
Between the Songs: Ed talks about his daughter during Austin City Limits Show taping - Oct. 3, 2009
Episode June 19, 2010
UPDATE: If you are having trouble listening to or downloading podcast or want to hear past shows, you can click the link below and listen or download from there. Thanks. Still working on iTunes listing. Hopefully it'll be up soon. Thanks
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Just wanted to post this about a leaked PJ song from the Riot Act sessions that never made the album. It's called "Better Days" and if you want to hear it. Head on over to the link below and take a listen. I already love it!!!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Boston, Mass Setlist - May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Main Set: Release, Last Exit, Got Some, In My Tee, Elderly Woman Behind A Counter In A Small Town, Unthought Known, Even Flow, Supersonic, Down, Daughter / (Blitzkrieg Bop)/(WMA), Back To Indiana
Encore I: Just Breathe, Off He Goes, Given To Fly, Lukin, Betterman, Do The Evolution
Encore II: Garden, Whipping, Alive, Baba O'Riley, Yellow Ledbetter/(Star Spangled Banner)
Friday, May 07, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Pearl Jam will continue providing fans with high quality, professionally mixed recordings from their 2010 tour. The first shows will be available starting in mid-May.
Customers are able to choose from the following formats: 256 KBS MP3 ($9.99), FLAC ($14.99), and burn-to-order Compact Discs ($16.98)
Second, Ten Club has released all four shows from the 2009 Philadelphia shows. 9 Disc spanning all four shows. They will be offered as a box set($60 no box included). Shipping begins around May 18th.
main set: Sometimes, Corduroy, All Night, Do The Evolution, Why Go, Small Town, In Hiding, Even Flow, Unthought Known, Save You, Down, Pilate, Severed Hand, Not For You, Glorified G, 1/2 Full, Daughter, The Fixer
1st encore: Inside Job, Just Breathe, Jeremy, Got Some, Rearviewmirror
2nd encore: Garden, Alive, Baba O’Riley, Yellow Ledbetter/(Little Wing)
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
Soundcheck: Present Tense, Army Reserve
Main Set: Of The Girl, Animal, WWS, Got Some, Unknown Thought, Elderly Woman Behind A Counter In A Small Town, MFC, Johnny Guitar, Amongst The Waves, Even Flow, God's Dice, Present Tense, Daughter, Wishlist, Insignificance, Do The Evolution.
Encore 1: Off He Goes, Just Breathe, GivenTo Fly, The Fixer, Life Wasted, Porch.
Encore 2: No More, Black/(We Belong Together). Betterman, Happy Birthday, Alive, Rockin' In The Free World
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Main Set: So You Want to Be A Rock And Roll Star, Lukin, Corduroy, In My Tree, Got Some, Given To Fly, Even Flow, Severed Hand, Nothingman, Down, Unthought Known, 1/2 Full, Daughter, Comatose, Supersonic, Do The Evolution, Why Go
Encore 1: Tremor Christ, Just Breathe, Here Comes The Sun intro, Better Man/Save It For Later, The Fixer, Alive, Kick Out The Jams
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Just trying to get back into the swing of things and I am in the process of re-vamping the podcast. Getting new voice over work and software to do the show. Most of the segments will remain but I will try to jazz them up a bit. Stay tuned!!!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Announcement you've been waiting for has finally arrived!
Pearl Jam announced today that they will play 11 Midwest and East Coast tour dates in May of 2010. The tour kicks-off on May 3rd at Sprint Center in Kansas City and wraps on May 21st at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pearl Jam's U.S. tour follows the band's previously announced headlining appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Festival on May 1st. Band of Horses will open all shows except the May 20th Madison Square Garden engagement, where The Black Keys will open.
DATE CITY VENUE PRE-SALE DATE/TIME
May 3rd Kansas City, MO Sprint Center March 15, 9am PDT
May 4th St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center March 15, 11am PDT
May 6th Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena March 15, 1pm PDT
May 7th Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Ctr. March 15, 3pm PDT
May 9th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena March 17, 9am PDT
May 10th Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena March 17, 11am PDT
May 13th Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live March 17, 1pm PDT
May 15th Hartford, CT XL Center March 17, 3pm PDT
May 17th Boston, MA TD Garden March 16, 9am PDT
May 18th TBD TBD TBD
May 20th New York, NY Madison Square Garden March 16, 12pm PDT
May 21st New York, NY Madison Square Garden March 16, 3pm PDT
The Pre-Sale Scoop:
The Ten Club ticket pre-sales begin Monday, March 15th at 9 AM Pacific Time. Ten Club is offering pre-sale tickets to active members only. You must be a currently active member as of March 10th to qualify for the pre-sale. Sorry, registering and purchasing a membership now will not make you eligible for this pre-sale. Ten Club pre-sale tickets are available online only at https://www.pearljam.com/max with a Visa or Mastercard. No phone, mail, or email orders.
Ten Club tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will stagger ticket sales to control web traffic, so please pay attention to the corresponding pre-sale dates and times listed above as they are not in order of show. Pre-sale tickets are first-come, first-serve, while supplies last. Pre-sales for any available tickets will remain open until Thursday, March 18th at 5pm PST. Confirmations will not be sent until the pre-sale has ended. In the meantime you may view your order confirmation number in your online order history.
For wheelchair accessible seating, please contact us at 1-800-724-8038 before making a ticket purchase.
NEW PRE-SALE RULE!!!!!!! Once you have a pair of tickets in your shopping cart you must complete the check out process within 10 minutes of placing them in your shopping cart, otherwise you run the risk of those tickets being dumped back into stock and going to the next member in line.
-Test out logging in to your account in the days leading up to the pre-sale. Use this time to update old address info, add a billing address to your profile if you are using someone else's card to purchase the tickets, visit the goods page so you know the location of where you'll want to navigate when the pre-sale time arrives. For those of you extremely new to the world of online shopping, we suggest purchasing a $1 sticker to familiarize yourself with the website purchasing procedure.
-On the sale day, login to your account minutes before the specified pre-sale cuts down on the time it takes to navigate to the tickets page from the home page.
-DO NOT LOGIN USING MULTIPLE COMPUTERS!!!!! This creates a bottle neck of web traffic which can result in site failure and loss of ticket order. We can not stress this one enough.
-"Temporarily Out of Stock" means that all available tickets have been placed into shopping carts. In this situation, the best thing to do is to keep refreshing the page. Should a member decide not to complete the transaction, or should the transactions time out after 10 minutes, that pair of tickets will go back into stock and the "buy" button will reappear on that ticket page. The first person to hit the "buy" button will be able to place the tickets in their cart and complete the transaction.
-"Sold Out" means that all tickets that have been placed in carts have been purchased and the ticket sale is officially over.
-To better serve our fans: Tickets@tenclub.net and the Ten Club phone line receive an overwhelming number of inquiries during the ticket sales. Please be courteous to your fellow members and only email or call with extremely time sensitive questions pertaining to the pre-sale at hand. Hold all other questions and comments until after the pre-sales have ended.
-Confirming your ticket order went through? The phone lines get busy, so you may look this up yourself by viewing your ticket order and confirmation number in your online order history.
-Always remember to Just Breathe :)
By opting to purchase tickets, you agree to all Ten Club policies:
-All ticket sales are final. No refunds, transfers or exchanges.
-Two (2) tickets per show. No single tickets.
-Tickets are not mailed in advance. Tickets are distributed at the venue on the day of the show.
-The fan club member must collect the tickets with a valid photo identification.
-Ten Club tickets are for reserved seating and allocated by membership seniority, with the exception of rows 1-2 and rows 9-10 which will be used for random allocation.
-Seat location is not revealed in advance of the show.
-Reselling of Ten Club tickets will result in cancellation of ticket purchase and revocation of all future ticket benefits.
Visit this link http://www.pearljam.com/ten-club/tickets for information on the official rules, policies, and procedures for purchasing tickets from the Ten Club. We highly recommend that you read these details before purchasing tickets to a show so you are aware of how the ticketing system will work for you!
Questions about Ten Club tickets can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-724-8038. Your patience is appreciated.
Public Ticket Sale: Public tickets for the Columbus, Noblesville, Hartford, Boston and Bristow shows go on sale Friday, March 19th. The remaining shows go on sale Saturday, March 20th.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Sorry been away so long but life has been a bitch lately... more on that later...Here's a post from the Pearl Jam forums....
Tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet! tweet! tweet!! tweet!!!
A little American birdie flew by our window, flapping his wings and tweeting loudly to get our attention. He was happy to finally have news because things happened so fast and almost didn’t happen at all! We were so happy to see him so we could tell you that he said that you should be sure your Ten Club memberships are up-to-date as of March 10 or come Thursday you could be singing a sad song. You can log into your accounts from the main page on http://www.pearljam.com to make sure your ducks are in a basket and eggs in a row.... errr, meaning your membership is current, addresses correct, and so on.
Sea and Kat
I will be coming back to the podcast very soon with all new episodes. Keep an eye out for me.