Monday, October 25, 2010

Given to Cast Podcast - October 25, 2010

Hello all,

The latest podcast is up. It includes an interview with Jason Leung of 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 and you could WIN an autographed copy of Jason's book, chronicling his adventures following Pearl Jam around the world!


Show Notes:
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

New podcast is done!

Hey guys,

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!!!

Bridge Scholol Benefit Night 1 setlist -October 23, 2010 -

Bridge School Benefit - Night 1 Setlist


Last Kiss
Unthought Known
Santa Cruz
Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith cover)
Walk with Me (Neil Young Cover)
Just Breathe

Here's some video of Night 1:

...more to come and Night 2!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy 20th Anniversary Pearl Jam!!!!!

picture by: rikkirocket34

Hey guys,

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

It might have gone this way.... but probably not!

Thought this was pretty funny... got this from I thought you guys would enjoy a laugh or two

Monday, October 18, 2010

Interview with a Fan...Jason Leung of This All Encompassing Trip

Hey guys,

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:

Book Trailer for This All Encompassing Trip from Jason Leung on Vimeo.

If you have questions for Jason, please email them to me at 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: 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

New podcast coming soon... and an Interview with a Fan that should be awesome!!!!

Hey Guys:

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!!

Stay Tuned!!!!