Wednesday, September 30, 2009

all that's sacred #20

Episode #20 finds me tired, rambling, and trying to recover from my Pearl Jam week last week. And what a great week it was too! I got to meet a ton of other Pearl Jam fans and listeners to the podcast at the pre-parties and shows in both Seattle and Portland. It was a blast meeting everyone and I had a fantastic time hanging out and seeing our favorite band. Today I recount a few of my observations from these shows and spin a few tracks from past LA and Austin shows to prepare the lucky ones for these upcoming gigs – plus I threw in a This Day in PJ History tune and Six Degrees of PJ tune for good measure. We also explore new territory as suggested independently (yet simultaneously) from listeners James, Sebastian, and Andrew in a new segment where we play a song’s first live performance – or its “maiden voyage” as Ed likes to say. All of this adds up to this being the 2nd longest episode of All That’s Sacred, clocking in at 1 hour 2 minutes and 34 seconds!

Thanks for continuing to listen and contributing to the podcast. I always love hearing from other fans so if you have anything to suggest or say, please contact me via email, Twitter, Facebook, or just leave a comment on the site posting. Hope y’all get to catch some of these upcoming shows to round out 2009.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

all that's sacred #19

The last two nights in Seattle have been incredible -- and lucky me, I still have Portland to look forward to! I pre-recorded episode #19 on Sunday to stay on schedule featuring songs from past Portland, Vancouver, and Utah shows to get everyone ready for these upcoming gigs. In the coming weeks, we are going to feature songs from past LA, San Diego, Austin, and Philly shows so please start sending me your suggestions for that.

Thanks, as always, for tuning in. I had the opportunity to meet many of you at the shows and pre-parties the last couple of days and it has been awesome to make the connection! Stay in touch via email, Facebook, and Twitter. I’ll be sure to have some thoughts on this amazing week to share next week on #20. In the meantime, enjoy some more great music from shows past to prepare for shows present.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

all that's sacred #18

Backspacer’s official release is just days away and followed by a couple dates in Seattle at the Key Arena. To make sure everyone is fully prepared, episode #18 features a number of tracks from past gigs in the Emerald City. If you’re planning on going to these shows, be sure to check out the “Backspacer Bash” and Midnight Sale at the West Seattle Easy Street Records Saturday night as well as the Wishlist Pre-Parties before the shows Monday and Tuesday night. I plan attending all in some capacity so hopefully I’ll get to see some of you there!

Thanks for tuning in! Still soliciting songs from past Vancouver, Portland, and Salt Lake City shows to feature on upcoming podcasts so if you have any suggestions, please shoot me an email. Enjoy the album and safe travels to the show.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

all that's sacred #17

Less than two weeks now until the release of Backspacer and the tour kicking off in Seattle! Episode #17 helps to feed the anticipation with a spin from the new record, a few listener requests, and a look back at some moments from the epic 2000 tour – plus a beautiful b-side from tour opener Ben Harper.

To get ready for these upcoming shows, we are going to continue the tradition of playing songs from past performances in these respective cities. I’ve already received some great submissions from listeners thinking ahead but I need some more help. To start, please send me your song suggestions from past Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, and Salt Lake City gigs to play in the coming weeks to get everyone amped for these shows.

Connect via email, Twitter, Facebook, or leave a comment on the site. I always love hearing from other fans and appreciate the all the input in making this podcast. Thanks for making it such an interactive and fun little venture each week.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

all that's sacred #16

While the band takes a breather before the release of Backspacer and resuming the tour in Seattle on September 21st, we get caught up on a couple listener requests and review a little Pearl Jam history on episode #16. This podcast continues to be a fantastic exercise in discovery and rediscovery for me – and hopefully for you as well. Many thanks, as always, to you for listening and sending me your thoughts, experiences, and suggestions. I’ve said it before, but special thanks to fan-run sites Two Feet Thick for being such an awesome resource and The Sky I Scrape for being an early, constant supporter.

You know I love hearing from other fans so feel free to shoot me an email or leave a comment on the site -- plus check me out on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks again and see you at the shows!

Cheers! Donny

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