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**Feliz Cumpleaños Mike McCready** [05 Apr 2007|02:57pm]

chupiwa
Happy Birthday to my favorite guitarist

of

all

time!!

a musician whose courage and passion inspire so many.........

millions of PJ fans hereby salute you who are about to rock Europe!!



- oscar


*i met Mikey at Borgata 2005!!!*

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Whoo hoo... [16 Mar 2006|06:32am]

abstractjello
It's rumored that Pearl Jam will be on Saturday Night Live on April 15. My source is www.theskyiscrape.com...If it is true, this will be the first time since 1994!
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avacado! [13 Mar 2006|09:08pm]

neenerbean
[ mood | mother f'ing BACK! ]

[EDIT: Pearl Jam switched it back to the wrapped-up version, but someone on RM snagged it before that happened.]



WOOT!

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[07 Mar 2006|11:59pm]

joline
Did anyone see Scrubs at 9pm tonight? They ended the episode with "Long Road." It was a nice ending to a sad storyline.

I was very surprised. But not as surprised as when "Yellow Ledbetter" showed up in the Friends finale!
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[07 Mar 2006|05:57pm]

bloodis__pretty
Pearl Jam

Boston Garden

I'm so there
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Even Flow at Chicago House of Blues [02 Mar 2006|11:58am]

neenerbean
[posted to pj_convergence, pearljammers, pearl_jam]

Hey y'alls,

Even Flow (the ULTIMATE Pearl Jam Tribute) is playing the Chicago House of Blues tomorrow night, March 3rd w/Badfish (Sublime Tribute). Beforehand, we're getting together at Rock Bottom around the corner from HOB. We're meeting up at 5:30 PM for a little PJ fan convergence.

The show starts at 6:30 and there are three bands before Even Flow. They'll probably play an hour set. Come check 'em out! They rule.

Hope to see ya there!

Amy
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Pearl Jam site redesigned; News feed added on LJ [01 Mar 2006|01:13pm]

neenerbean
[x-posted all over the place]

Hey everyone,

Check out the redesigned PJ site: http://www.pearljam.com

I noticed their new site had a syndicated feed for their news page so I added it here on LJ: tenclub

The new single (Worldwide Suicide) will be available to download FOR FREE on the site starting March 8th. Some "pretty big announcements" are slated for the 7th. The new album will be out on May 2nd.

That is all for now!!

ames
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[23 Feb 2006|01:06am]

deenie_tot
I got my xmas single the other day. Does anyone else have theirs yet?
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looking through old documents on my Mac [23 Jan 2006|08:30pm]

neenerbean
[ mood | inspired ]

...and I found this file I made from a post on the Synergy board a few years ago. It's a list of the "factoids" from the Jeremy video when it was on VH1's "Pop-Up Video".


-Filmed over 3 days in May of 1992 in the US and England.

-Eddie's handwriting (the writing in the video)

-Pearl Jam was on tour at the time - their scenes were filmed in a London warehouse.

-Staten Island, NY (forest scenes)

-The producer's dress; her husband's suit (the dress and suit that were shown in the vid)

-Eddie was the last to join the band - but he quickly became the most recognized member.

-The group was originally named Mookie Blaylock - after their favorite basketball player.

-Real name: Trevor (kid who played Jeremy)

-Real name: Edward Louis Seversen III (Eddie Vedder)

-Eddie began using his mother's last name after he dropped out of high school.

-Bayonne High School - Bayonne, NJ (classroom scenes)

-Several After-School Specials have been filmed at Bayonne High.

-This song is based on a real incident that occurred in a TX school in 1991.

-An 8th grade student named Jeremy committed suicide in front of his classmates.

-"Daddy" is the producer's husband.

-"Mommy" is the video's make-up artist.

-"Jeremy" almost didn't go to his audition because he wasn't feeling well.

-His daddy made him go.

-He was later mobbed in school after his classmates recognized him from this video.

-His "classmates" in the video were asked to be perfectly still.

-Eddie has been called rock's "deep thinker" and "troubled troubadour".

-Other Pearl Jam song topics:
-Racism
-Child Abuse
-Homelessness
-Excessive police force
-Firearms
-Dyslexia
-The death of vinyl records
-The 70's
-Fame
-Bugs

-It was "freezing" out when these scenes were filmed. (the fire scenes)

-The film crew had trouble getting the fire started - it took more than a half-hour.

-"Jeremy" used a nearby prop to stay warm between takes.

-The director filmed the scene.

-This video was the subject of controversy after a student shooting in WA in 1996.

-Defense attorneys tried to say the boy was motivated by seeing this video.

-"Jeremy" was brought up again in 1999 in the wake of the Columbine HS shooting.

-It was taken off the air.

-Eddie said in 1993, "if it wasn't for music, Id be that kid in the classroom."

-"Jeremy" never got to meet the band during filming.

-They later invited him to join the band at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards.

-Eddie dislikes music videos - the band hasn't appeared in a video since this one.

-Neither has Trevor.

-The original version of this video depicted Jeremy committing suicide in the classroom.

-TV executives were concerned - they insisted on several re-edits.

-The director feared the video's ending was going to be "misinterpreted".

-It was.

-Many viewers believed Jeremy killed his classmates at the end of the video. In spite of the misinterpretation "Jeremy" won the Best Video award in 1993. The boy who played Jeremy has since graduated high school and gone on to study Russian literature.

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have your high schooler (or yourself) "opted-out" [15 Sep 2005|10:12pm]

neenerbean
[ mood | outraged ]

This is copied from a recent email I received from Music For America:

What is Opt-Out About?

You've seen the flyer at our shows, and right now we're about to do a big push (see below) on the issue of the military Opt-Out for high school students. It's the way you keep recruiters from getting your personal contact info from your school.

See, Bush's "No Child Left Behind" Act says high schools have to turn their students' contact info over to The Pentagon, except for the kids who fill out a form asking to be left out. A lot of people don't even know the form exists, so that's why we made our own.

If you're not in high school, you can help fight this invasion of privacy by signing this petition to end it. If you are in high school, there's a lot more you can do. Seeee below...


Take it to Your School

High schoolers: MFA needs you for a quick and dirty military Opt-Out campaign. Your school will be selling you out to the military recruiters sometime in October. But it's easy to protect yourself and your classmates by distributing the Opt-Out form. Get a stack, plus our new antiwar t-shirt, and other good stuff, mailed to you at school by contacting jessica@musicforamerica.org. You can also download the form (English or Spanish) here.

Hey, if you're not in high school anymore, will you tell someone who is?

---------

Thanks guys!
Amy

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Just tragic... [29 Aug 2005|04:24pm]

abstractjello
[ mood | crappy ]

My daughter ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS goes to check the mail (she's 7)...She has a little mail bag, and I've always told her that if it can't fit in the mail bag without getting folded, please just carry it (just in case I get a vinyl in the mail)...Well, I got my PJ newsletter today...She came home from the post office with two packages I knew were coming, so I ripped into those. Then I opened her mail bag...I saw NCLU in kinda funky writing sticking out the top of the bag. No...she didn't...I removed the crumpled mess from the bag...yep...TENCLUB NEWSLETTER #24....maybe it's not too bad...so I open it up to see what's inside. Low and behold, a decent sized poster...with little white marks all over it from where it had been crumpled...DAMMIT!
Anywho...who here has gotten/not gotten their newsletter?

P.S....I'm jhefner22481 (see below)...switched my name...I know, I suck...deal with it or boot me :P

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FINAL CHICAGO CONVERGENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS [11 Aug 2005|10:32pm]

neenerbean
**FINAL SCHEDULE FOR 5TH ANNUAL CHICAGO PEARL JAM FAN CONVERGENCE**

You can call Amy at any time to meet up with the group! Cell # 847-525-7693 :) PLEASE BRING LAWN CHAIRS FOR THE BACKYARD FESTIVITIES!! If you have a folding table, that'd be swell too.

EVITE: http://www.strangesttribe.com/evite

You can call Amy at any time to meet up with the group! Cell # 847-525-7693 :) PLEASE BRING LAWN CHAIRS FOR THE BACKYARD FESTIVITIES!! If you have a folding table, that'd be swell too.

Friday starting at 10:00 AM
Meet at Amy's house. Go to area record stores (used/rare stuff) and get a bite to eat. Get to know each other and maybe watch a few PJ video bootlegs and/or play some board games.

Friday 6:00 PM
Hang out at Amy's and later (8'ish) rock out to a first-ever performance by Alive Brain of Even Flow (a combination of three Chicagoland PJ cover bands) in Amy's backyard. Members of The Dollars also slated to perform (fresh off Warped Tour!) BYOB and a few snackalicious items to share.

Saturday starting at 10:00 AM
Meet at Amy's house and arrange a caravan to go downtown. Bring your beach gear, money and cameras as we'll be doing everything from site-seeing, to lounging on the beach, to shopping! This outing may wrap up fairly early or last into the wee hours (bar hopping anyone?) :D

Sunday starting at 12:00 PM
BBQ at Amy's house!! BYOB (some will be provided so don't worry if you can't get to a store beforehand) and of course bring some FOOOOD to throw on the grill or snack on.

Any questions and/or suggestions, please email Amy (again, that�s ames@neenerbean.com)! Can't wait to see y'all this year!!

Amy aka neenerbean
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PJ CONVERGENCE! [16 Jun 2005|02:37am]

seasonsoverture
Hey guys anyone wanting to go the the PJ Convergence this year and wants to consolidate the cost of a hotel room; I'm a poor college kid oi! I'm coming from PA and I want to go this year but dannngg hotels are so ridiculously expensive...I am not on LJ a lot, but I saw the announcement for the PJ Convergence so I logged in; normally I'm on myspace (/stealthislogo) or e-mail me (bruise_violet at riseup.net {i used at to keep spammers at bay} ) if you know of anyone; chances are, I may have to end up seeing you guys next year...also- I'm only nineteen, I hope that's not a problem- ie. participating in all the activities and whatnot...
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New! [25 May 2005|08:14am]

cellophanestarr
[ mood | Hi! ]

Hi all... another Newbie!

Real name (first is okay): Heather
Synergy name (if applicable): cellophane_star
Ten club member # (ie. 123XXX - not required): 300395
Shows attended: 1.... 3 more in September (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton!)
Years since becoming a PJ fan: 12
Current location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Age (optional): 23
Favorite PJ album: No Code (Tough call though)
Favorite PJ show: Vancouver 2003
Favorite PJ songs (limit 3): In My Tree, Go, No Way
Other favorite bands: R.E.M., Coldplay, Radiohead, many more...
Tell us about yourself: 23 year old female who listens to music all day at work (mostly PJ!). Likes to have fun on the weekends and snowboard in the winter.
Picture (please put behind lj-cut): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/cellophane_star/HeatherBeach.jpg

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this year's Chicago convergence dates SET! [13 Apr 2005|11:19pm]

neenerbean
The convergence in Chicago will be held the weekend of Friday August 12th through Sunday August 14th, 2005.

Evite: http://www.strangesttribe.com/evite

**FINAL SCHEDULE**

You can call Amy at any time to meet up with the group! Cell # 847-525-7693 :) PLEASE BRING LAWN CHAIRS FOR THE BACKYARD FESTIVITIES!! If you have a folding table, that'd be swell too.

Friday starting at 10:00 AM
Meet at Amy's house. Go to area record stores (used/rare stuff) and get a bite to eat. Get to know each other and maybe watch a few PJ video bootlegs and/or play some board games.

Friday 6:00 PM
Hang out at Amy's and later (8'ish) rock out to a first-ever performance by Alive Brain of Even Flow (a combination of three Chicagoland PJ cover bands) in Amy's backyard. Members of The Dollars also slated to perform (fresh off Warped Tour!) BYOB and a few snackalicious items to share.

Saturday starting at 10:00 AM
Meet at Amy's house and arrange a caravan to go downtown. Bring your beach gear, money and cameras as we'll be doing everything from site-seeing, to lounging on the beach, to shopping! This outing may wrap up fairly early or last into the wee hours (bar hopping anyone?) :D

Sunday starting at 12:00 PM
BBQ at Amy's house!! BYOB (some will be provided so don't worry if you can't get to a store beforehand) and of course bring some FOOOOD to throw on the grill or snack on.

Any questions and/or suggestions, please email Amy (again, that�s ames@neenerbean.com)! Can't wait to see y'all this year!!

Amy aka neenerbean
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wow... so i found some of you guys [10 Mar 2005|12:44am]

alessiana
hi

it's been ages but i know you amy. you may not remember me, but i sure remember you. the survey, well i guess i'll have to get to that another night.

but regardless, its good do see some friends of times past and to think to the future.

i hope all are well in the jamily.

love yas
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[19 Feb 2005|05:23pm]
__enmitygauged
xjesus_the_jewx is now __enmitygauged.
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this year's Chicago Convergence... [10 Feb 2005|10:12pm]

neenerbean
[ mood | ecstatic ]

View the Evite [here].

Details:

What is a convergence, you ask? Well, starting in 2001 Amy (neenerbean) has been organizing & hosting annual get-togethers of Pearl Jam fans in and around Chicago. People from all over the country have flocked to Chi-town to partake in fun and interesting activities, including but not limited to: backyard BBQ's, local band performances, used record store hopping, trips to the beach, sight-seeing downtown, video viewing parties, acoustic and/or electric jams, bootleg trading - hell, just hanging out with some great f**kin' people.

Things are now entering the preliminary stages of the convergence. I'm trying to get everyone aware of this year's event(s) and also to get an idea of when everyone can come to Chicago!

RSVP'ing...
First off, please RSVP & select a start date from the choices listed. They are all Fridays - the festivities would begin Friday evening at around 6:00 PM and go through Sunday evening.

You do *not* have to RSVP as "yes" or "no" at this time, but you may if you'd like. Please RSVP as "maybe" ESPECIALLY if one of the weekends is a definite no-no for you because you can leave a comment when you RSVP explaining what the situation is that prevents you from attending during a certain timeframe.

[more]

Hope you all can make it!!

Amy

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THE DOLLAR$ - this Saturday at Tommy's Place! [19 Jan 2005|12:43pm]

neenerbean
[ mood | cold ]

[x-posted]



...visit www.thedollars.net for more info :)

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new [14 Dec 2004|02:25am]

serwato27
Real name (first is okay): Jeff
Synergy name (if applicable): n/a
Ten club member # (ie. 123XXX - not required): I wouldnt even know where to look for it
Shows attended: 10-7-00 (#51), 6-26-03, and Toledo's VFC
Years since becoming a PJ fan: I got Ten when I was 11, so 9
Current location: The Burbs' of Detroit Rock City
Age (optional): 20
Favorite PJ album: Binaural
Favorite PJ show: VFC Toledo
Favorite PJ songs (limit 3): Indifference, Nothingman, Hail Hail
Other favorite bands: Fighting Jacks, Five Iron Frenzy, Rolling Stones, The Who
Tell us about yourself: Ten was my first cd, and to think i got it nine years ago, i was a slow child.
Picture (please put behind lj-cut): check my icon
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