When we heard that Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam's sensational singer, had a new video out, we told the team to slip that baby into Framed rotation right away. We're pretty heavy into cultural icons around here.
But imagine our surprise when we found out that Eddie doesn't actually appear in the video! It turns out that it's a song from the new, Sean Penn-directed film, Into The Wild, for which Eddie wrote most of the songs, and even played most of the instruments himself. Well, we were a little chagrined, and we yelled at our new Sri Lankan crew (Llewellyn, Warren and Cindy) for not telling us this was really a movie video instead of a music video. But we don't speak much Sri Lankan, and they don't speak much English, so there you go.
With deadline looming, we've decided to go with it, since the excellent captions were already written. And we have read the book the movie is based on, and it was great, so maybe the movie is great, too. In fact, we're sure it is.
So please enjoy this half-filled glass right along with us!
- Eddie Vedder