Wednesday, July 29, 2009

all that's sacred #11

Episode #11 didn’t come together as initially intended. I had planned to play a number of listener requests from my ever-growing list. However, my internet connection decided to crap out a few days ago before I could download many of those songs. As a result, I pieced together the following podcast from bootlegs in my collection at the last minute while melting in my un-air-conditioned office. Luckily, the internet repair guy showed up ¾ of the way through, thereby making it possible for a timely upload. And despite the unexpected diversions, I’m pretty happy with how the alternative came together. Hope you like it too.

I’m always thankful for you taking the time to tune in to the podcast. I’m also always thrilled to hear from other Pearl Jam fans. If you want to contact me, please do so via email, Facebook, Twitter, or leave a comment on this post.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

all that's sacred #10

To celebrate podcast #10 I implored you to send me song ideas to recreate the album TEN track listing using live tracks culled from the last 19 years -- and boy did you deliver! I’ve been immersed in TEN songs for the last two weeks and listening to a ton of material! Unfortunately, I can’t play all of the awesome suggestions. I did give some preference to songs that had multiple requests. Plus, I accounted for sound quality and flow. I also wanted to make sure that the song selection represented the band’s entire career to date and wasn’t weighted in one time period or tour. And here is the end result. I’m sure some of you might be rolling your eyes at some of these song selections but ultimately I think it turned out pretty well. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Like always, I appreciate you listening to the podcast and love hearing from other fans of the band. If you want to drop me a line, please do so via email, Facebook, Twitter, or leave a comment on this post.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

all that's sacred #9

Lots of excitement in Pearl Jam-land these days: Tour presale, Backspacer presale, The Fixer teased last night on the broadcast of the MLB All Star Game, and All That’s Sacred #9!!! Ok, that last one might not be as thrilling as those that preceded it but I’m hoping you still find it entertaining. After all, this entire podcast is made up of listener requests and clocks in as the longest show ever! As always, thanks to everyone for tuning in and for your contributions to this podcast. I always like hearing from other fans and if you have anything to send my way, please do so by leaving a comment on this post, shooting me an email, or on my All That’s Sacred Facebook group page.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

all that's sacred #8

Episode #8 is all about “You” and hopefully will provide some entertaining listening as you refresh the 10C site endlessly in the next day or two!

As always, thanks for all the great comments and suggestions – keep ‘em coming! I particularly welcome ideas for podcast #10 where I plan on playing TEN in its entirety, in order, and comprised of live tracks culled from the last 19 years. So I need ideas. What are the best live versions of the songs on TEN in your opinion? I also was wondering what the interest was in hearing covers of Pearl Jam songs on the podcast from either other known artists or fans of the band who are musicians themselves. I’ve had this idea suggested and I am sitting on the fence right now so convince me for or against it. Contact me via email or Facebook or leave a comment on this post. Thanks again!

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

all that's sacred #7

It wouldn’t be nearly as fun to do this podcast each week, were it not for all of you tuning in and contacting me with all your great feedback and input. So episode #7 is comprised almost entirely of awesome listener requests! Additionally, I had a number of fans asking about my experience at the Eddie Vedder Atlanta shows last week so I included some commentary on that as well. I also received some sweet fan-created artwork for the podcast for use in iTunes or other media players from listener Jack! Thanks for listening and thanks to everyone for their contributions to the podcast! Keep it coming – contact me via email or Facebook or leave a comment on this post.

Cheers! Donny

Note: As I was uploading, I realized that I had a mental lapse and misspoke saying “June” 1st for the This Day in Pearl Jam History segment. It’s obviously supposed to be “July” but I ain’t changing it now. Duh!