Wednesday, February 24, 2010

all that's sacred #41

Just days from the Hootenanny For Haiti show and the rumor mill is still humming along. A few things have been substantiated of late though. Most notably, Pearl Jam is scheduled to perform on SNL March 13th and their final TBA European tour date was recently revealed to be the Heineken Jammin’ Festival in Venice, Italy July 6th.

Fans of Stone's side project, Brad, were excited to hear news of an album release and an upcoming Showbox gig in Seattle. So with that, we decide to show Stone a little love on #41 after kicking things off with a few listener requests. Even after all this time and all the material featured on the podcast, most of these tunes have never been played on ATS - hardly any repeats from past episodes!

Thank you for all your correspondence. The emails and voicemails have been great. Gotten some new Twitter followers lately and the Facebook page is fast approaching 500 fans! Don't forget to publicly show your love for the podcast and buy ATS gear here.

Enjoy #41.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

all that's sacred #40

Well, it's another episode of All That’s Sacred connecting dots in the unlikeliest ways. Episode #40 features some listener requests with a topical (yet loose) theme. Despite your humble and perfectly imperfect host, I think it's a fun ride highlighting some incredible and fun(ny) moments from Pearl Jam shows past. Should make for an entertaining and interesting listen.

Speaking of which, thank you to all my listeners – both new and old. Special thanks to Wishlist Foundation for the recent Street Team recognition and Two Feet Thick for a little Twitter love. Of course, I'd be nowhere without The Sky I Scrape plugging me in their newsfeed and Pearl Jam allowing me to whore myself out each week on their message board. Happy to report that listenership is up! :)

I always love hearing from fellow fans. If you want to reach out, please do so by email or voicemail. Also check out and follow the podcast Twitter and Facebook sites. Lastly, don't forget your ATS Gear! Over $110 raised in royalties so far - all to be matched by my employer and donated to charity!

Thanks again and hope you dig #40.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

all that's sacred #39

While all is still quiet on the Pearl Jam news front, I figured this week would be an opportune time to further explore the influence of Ed’s favorite band and Super Bowl entertainers: The Who. The Who’s influence on the band – and Ed especially – is undeniable and well-documented. Despite already featuring a number of Who covers on the podcast, there is still a lot of material available to showcase. We also take the occasion to bust out a Six Degrees of PJ tune that clearly demonstrates that, in their prime, The Who were indeed the World’s Greatest Rock Band.

I plan to get to many listener suggestions in the near future so bear with me if you haven’t heard your request that you submitted. On that note, I want to put the call out for some help with a theme I’d like to explore. A few weeks ago, I off-handedly said songs that explore escapism and use road imagery could be an entire podcast in itself. Having had some time to let the idea marinate, I think that could be a great show. Coming up with the songs is easy – MFC, RVM, Thumbing My Way, Gone, etc. What I really need help with is specific versions you all think are the best and why. I can’t wait to see what y’all suggest and uncover. I’m already looking forward to this in the coming weeks.

Please send your suggestions to me via email or the podcast voicemail at 707-SACRED9 (707-722-7339). Plus, remember you can now get ATS gear with all the proceeds going to charity. Lastly, don’t forget to check out and follow the podcast on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for the continued support. Hope you dig #39.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

all that's sacred #38

Anticipation for some new news from the PJ camp has the natives restless and tensions heightened. While there still hasn’t been any additional band dates announced for 2010, Seattleites, at least, were glad to hear Mike McCready has two upcoming gigs benefitting the crisis in Haiti and the CCFA.

Hopefully episode #38 can help those fans jonesing for a PJ fix in some small way. This week we are exploring some of the many cover songs the band has treated us to over the years. Despite having help in song selection with some great listener suggestions, it was hard to not get carried away with so much great material to choose from. That being the case - and the fact that I got a little chatty - resulted in this being the longest podcast to date at just over 1 hour 18 minutes! Hope y'all consider this to be a good thing.

Thanks and enjoy #38.

Cheers! Donny