“You know if you are anti war, If your anti war it doesn’t mean you are pro one side or the other in a conflict. However it does make you pro many things We are not alone after all. Take this CNN, That’s good, that’s nice, or whomever.

“Well, so anti war make you pro many things. Pro peace, pro human, pro evolution, Makes you pro communication, pro diplomacy, pro love, pro understanding, pro forgiveness. You know some people don’t understand how you can be pro soldier. If you are anti war your pro soldier because you don’t want the soldier to be put in harms way. To sacrifice himself or herself for some reason that’s not…for no good reason. I have many, many…We have many, many friends of the group and through out our lives we’ve met incredible people and in the armed forces. We have an understanding and they listen our music and they get it so I’m not sure…You know sometimes if you speak out people are going to misunderstand and they take things a certain way or another. If you don’t speak out you don’t know..If someone doesn’t like it probably means it has some kind of meaning. It’s not just bullshit. It’s not just nothing. So this next song I always thought it was probably the most powerful song ever written. I think it is the most powerful song ever written. Which is why I have never played it. It seems like maybe there is a reason to play it. If you’d like join me or use your voices or hold a light there might be some people out there that need to know they are not alone.”

Eddie Vedder, prior to his cover of “Imagine” 7/18/14 in Portugal (via likeafisttothejaw)
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Everyone wants the same goddamn thing: to live our lives, have our children, eat, procreate, draw a painting, make some art, listen to music, fuck some more, have another baby, eat, work, eat, work, love, love, love, everyone’s the fucking same! So why are people at war?

Eddie Vedder anti-war speech during ‘Daughter’ at Milton Keynes, 11th July 2014 (via stoneygossrad)
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amadaun23:

And that’s one thing I don’t really understand. I feel like if Kurt Vonnegut, or anybody else whose art I appreciated, volunteered some personal viewpoint, whether I agreed or not, I think I’d just be curious to hear and then take it from there. I have every right to disagree. But just to say, “He shouldn’t do that” or “That’s going to keep me from reading his books.” That, I don’t relate to at all.
 I don’t understand telling any kind of artist that you don’t want their personal opinions involved.
 Eddie Vedder talks to Carrie Brownstein [Sleater-Kinney]

amadaun23:

And that’s one thing I don’t really understand. I feel like if Kurt Vonnegut, or anybody else whose art I appreciated, volunteered some personal viewpoint, whether I agreed or not, I think I’d just be curious to hear and then take it from there. I have every right to disagree. But just to say, “He shouldn’t do that” or “That’s going to keep me from reading his books.” That, I don’t relate to at all.

 I don’t understand telling any kind of artist that you don’t want their personal opinions involved.

 Eddie Vedder talks to Carrie Brownstein [Sleater-Kinney]

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I don’t hate success, but I never wanted to be the spokesperson for my generation. So I just kind of sat it out for almost seven years and decided to wait it out and see if it would pass. I like music. Finally writing songs and performing is fun again. But I would like it a lot better if I could just do it, then walk away and be anonymous again.

Eddie Vedder

nyrock interview 2000

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It was a bunch of things … I know at the time I was thinking about my kids, sometimes I was thinking about my grandmother who wasn’t going to be around much longer at the time, and other times I was thinking about my most significant other. So really, I was trying to get it all down at once. But you really don’t want to be writing sentimental songs every time. So once one starts going you have to be careful. You’ll kind of dedicate it to somebody and then on a phone call you’ll tell someone else that it’s for them and hope that they never meet. So you have to be careful about that. But the truth is you do try to pull everything into it.

Eddie Vedder, on his inspiration for “Just Breathe”.

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You have to know if you’re hanging in a room with a guy who writes lyrics for part of his living, shit’s going to come out.

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Uhm, no, I can’t and won’t sleep with you in your tent, Sir.

Eddie Vedder (after reading a banner in the public at Werchter 2014)

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I was never cool in high school. Thank God for that! Trust me: being too cool too soon is no good. Those cool guys never end up on a stage like this one. The Black Keys, Midlake: none of them were cool guys in high school. The cool guys are now – I don’t know – accountants. They’re smoking cigars and cheating on their wife. I keep telling my own kids – and I tell your kids right now: don’t peak too early!

Eddie Vedder at Rock Werchter 5/7/2014 

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