Monthly Archives: May 2010

Only The Good

Friends – as many of you know, my brother hasn’t been doing so well lately. For those of you who are friends with him, have met him, or just want to hear his ramblings and what he has to say, check out his new blog at

That’s one D in the address. As in “only the goo die young” or “only the goodie young.” Not because he thought it was clever, but because “only the good die young” was already taken.

Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen – Only The Good Die Young

Pearl Jam – Tour 2010 Rarities

We’re in the awkward post-tour stage where Ed Ved and Co. are no longer on tour (at least in this country), but the official bootlegs aren’t out yet. Well, thank goodness for YouTube, audience bootlegs, and (more recently) PJ Radio bringing us the songs we want immediately after the shows. I know it’s childish to need this much this soon, but at this point in their touring career, every show packs with it such unbelievable energy and excitement and one can’t wait to relive it.

So these aren’t the official bootlegs, but they’re not far off. (Thanks, Yonah!) Due to copyright concerns, I’m only going to stream these tracks. But that’s ok – they’re awesome enough for you to stick around and listen.


Pearl Jam – Hunger Strike (MSG II)

Pearl Jam – Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love (Hartford)

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Girl Talk Demysteified + New Music

I just saw this on You Ain’t No Picasso, and it’s really super cool, so I figured I’d share it with you:

If you’ve ever listened to Girl Talk and wondered what songs he’s sampling when, this site shows you when each song comes into each of his tracks.

Also, here’s a new Girl Talk song, based on the Grizzly Bear track – Knife.

Girl Talk – Knife

Pearl Jam – Lukin II

Picture via Two Feet Thick

I had to post this song. It’s so darn beautiful, and sucks that I wasn’t able to be at this show. But Friday night is Friday night, and being a religious Jew is how I roll. But here it is for you – from the audience bootleg.


Pearl Jam – Lukin II (live)

Weird Uncle Music – Episode 12

It’s been a few weeks (read: less than two) since we last posted one of my old radio shows. If you’re not familiar with the concept, please familiarize yourself here. If you are, here’s the second installment of our inane banter that shows how truly pompous and stupid we were. If only we had the excuse of time, but alas – it’s only been a few years since these shows.

This show seems to be something of a 90s show, and we also have a special guest featured. So kick back, and prepare to hear some awesome music, with a ton of dumb conversation sprinkled throughout.


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Band Of Horses – May 5, 2010

So, while I did get to see Pearl Jam on Thursday night, I was unable to see the opening band, The Black Keys, whom I’ve been meaning to see live for a while. Alas, it wasn’t to be this time around. Another band that was not to be was Band of Horses, who opened for Pearl Jam on every other date of the tour. But with BOH, at least I have this bootleg from the Columbus, Ohio show to listen to. And now you do too.


Band Of Horses – Intro (live)

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Pearl Jam – MSG1 2010

Being an observant Jew and a Pearl Jam fan in the New York area can sometimes present a challenge. Take this year’s tour: We had Newark on the first night of Shavuot (also called Pentacost in English, commemorating God giving the Bible to the Jewish people) so that was a no go. We have MSG2 on a Friday night. Boston was out of the question for me because I was graduating the next AM. So all I was left with was MSG1, last night’s show – which was to begin just as the 2-day Jewish holiday was ending (sundown was 8:51 PM last night).

But how, you ask, would I ever be able to make it to MSG by the time the show was to begin, if I couldn’t hop on a train until sundown? An excellent question indeed. Now, one option would be to arrive at the show late, but that doesn’t help if one has Ten Club tickets which must be picked up at the box office within 30 minutes of the start of PJ’s set. So what was I, my brothers, and Elana to do? Continue reading