I’m still alive…

Those of you who were at Gilad’s funeral know that Ezra (our youngest brother) spoke about singing along to Alive with me and Gilad at Gilad’s final Pearl Jam show. During shiva, many people asked to hear the song, and while I was going to get around to it eventually, Donny from All That’s Sacred beat me to it.

To give you a bit of context, Donny authors a podcast called All That’s Sacred, which he calls “The Unofficial Podcast for the Pearl Jam Fan.” In addition to running a pretty awesome podcast that features both recent live tracks and really deep cuts, Donny also frequently takes suggestions for the podcast via Facebook and Twitter. Recently, he asked people to talk about their 2010 Tour Highlights. So naturally, I responded in the only way I knew fitting:

MSG 1: Singing Alive with my 19 year old brother bc the cancer hadn’t taken him yet. He died a week and a half ago.

So, here is the clip from Donny’s podcast about Gilad. Enjoy the story, enjoy the music, and keep Gilad in your hearts and minds.

Alive + commentary

[And if you want to download or stream the entire podcast, you can take care of that here.]

4 responses to “I’m still alive…

  1. This killed me, can’t stop weeping, and in addition I have a splitting headache because that is not my kinda music. Was expecting something soft andf elegant sounding, as in PEARLS. More like a crashing traffic JAM.

  2. beautiful…. simple word, but its as simple as that.

  3. Aviva Goldstein


  4. Amazing