Let’s only have, maybe, females be the ones floating on top. Let’s let them have a bit of fun…But no big, giant, with the boots, and the, no. At some point we’re gonna have to just start leading you off to the trees and then we’ll put you in a paper canvas sack and pick you up later, you’ll wake up at the Electric Daisy Festival tripping your balls off or something…..But if you are small enough to were you think I could kick your ass, then you can go.
Eddie Vedder talking about crowd surfing at Milton Keynes [11/07/2014]
I traded some kid’s watch in Japan. We had the same watch. This is Tokyo time when I got it and I never changed my watch from Seattle time. So I said, Seattle time, and he seemed really excited. But there’s an alarm at 5:30 everyday. I don’t know what it’s for. Someone he’s supposed to be meeting.
I have 3 younger brothers, I don’t have any older brothers, but I had an uncle who was 10 years older than me and he taught me everything I know about the city, how to ride the trains, he took me to my first baseball game. He taught me…much of the music I know, he…he used to let me steal his records even the ones who had “fuck” on them..and…and his name’s uncle John and it’s hard to say that, he…he passed away right before this tour started and I..I love you John
Eddie Vedder intro for “I am Mine” at Super Bock Super Rock Festival 2014
I went to buy some smokes and I saw this thing in the paper about Kurt ODing in Italy. I got home – I was alone in the house – and I remember all of a sudden shaking with panic. Feeling like that would be the worst thing – being panicked at the thought of the music world without him.
The song is about letting go. It’s very rare for a relationship to withstand the Earth’s gravitational pull and where it’s going to take people and how they’re going to grow. I’ve heard it said that you can’t really have a true love unless it was a love unrequited. It’s a harsh one, because then your truest one is the one you can’t have forever.
Hey, can I tell everybody something? This is a true story. … Two years ago October, I didn’t know Jeff or Stone and I was right here in the pit watching Soundgarden play. It’s true. So if you guys - LA is known for - you guys wanna be dreamers, I just wanna tell you: don’t stop. Just keep making music, keep making art, keep making whatever you do and believe in yourself.
I have that spasm thing. I wake up and go, ‘Aaarrrgh.’ I’ll get up and start pacing. I’ll walk through a room, and the TV’s on, and my face is on, and I start to freak out. I want to call a friend and say: “Did I lose my mind? I need perspective.’ I talked to Henry Rollins one day. I said, ‘Dude, I need some perspective real quick.’ And I felt really bad doing it. Because I was calling him up for the same reason kids call me up