Wednesday, March 31, 2010

all that's sacred #46

The last few episodes have been pretty focused on specific themes. And while these are fun and have been very popular, it’s high time we put the focus on the most important part of this here podcast – you the listener. After beginning with a brief tribute, we spend the bulk of #46 catching up on some awesome listener requests. I always love hearing from other fans and there are some great emails, voicemails, and song suggestions featured here – many songs making their ATS debut!

Given how many other requests I’m still sitting on and with it being the calm before the tour storm, I’m tempted to do this same thing all over again next week. I’m still blown away at the volume, content, and generosity of the correspondence. Thank you so much for listening each week and your enthusiastic participation in this podcast. I know I’m perpetually behind in responding to everyone, but please know that I read each and every email, tweet, and Facebook message and try to respond and accommodate to the best of my abilities. This little experiment of mine has exceeded any and all hopes I had for it in the beginning and I owe that all to you.

Enough gushing… Enjoy #46.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

all that's sacred #45

For weeks I've been talking up and soliciting suggestions for an episode exploring songs about escape - escaping a person, escaping a place, escaping a problem. As one who likes to wander, this recurring theme in Eddie's songwriting has always had a special resonance with me. So on #45, we're hitting the road and exploring new territory on the podcast.

I'm probably not going to ruin any surprises for you by telling you that MFC makes an appearance here. It's a great rendition but Ed has a "perfectly imperfect" moment on the last verse and flubs my favorite lines of the song so I thought it only appropriate to include here.

"They said timing was everything,
Made him want to be everywhere,
There's a lot to be said for nowhere..."

Hope you enjoy the ride.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

all that's sacred #44

I forgot to mention it on the podcast, but hope you all have a happy St. Patrick’s Day. And whether you are toasting your successes in life or drowning your sorrows, make sure to raise a glass for Andy Wood. March 19th marks 20 years since his passing and we are taking some time on #44 to pay respect to his influence and memory.

Say Hello 2 Heaven.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

all that's sacred #43

Between the recent tweet hinting at US tour dates, a free Brad download, and an iTunes Celebrity Playlist Podcast featuring Stone and Jeff, I’m wondering if anyone is even going to listen to today’s podcast with so many other things competing for the attention of the Pearl Jam fan. I hope you find the time to tune in though because episode #43 pays a little homage to Jeff Ament on his birthday and is a fun look back at past SNL appearances as we prepare for the guys’ triumphant return to late night television.

Still taking email and voicemail suggestions for the “escape” podcast coming soon on #45. I also want to encourage everyone to submit a picture of themselves to be used in a fan collage in the image artwork for #52 – the one year anniversary of the podcast! If you have ATS gear to sport in your picture, then all the better but it should be something to represent you as a fan of the podcast and, more importantly, a fan of the band. Your pictures can be emailed or uploaded to the ATS Facebook page.

Thanks for playing along and checking out the podcast week after week. It really feels like things are gearing up and I’m excited to see what the rest of 2010 brings.

Cheers! Donny

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

all that's sacred #42

A guest spot hosting Seattle Rock Guy's podcast, a raucous Hootenanny For Haiti, and maybe a little weariness in general had me wondering if #42 was going to happen on schedule. I'm happy to say I managed to pull it together and result is, hopefully, a fun collection that's both topical and reflective.

I've also noticed that my unplanned, unstructured shows tend to run a little long and this week is no exception. I'll let you decide if this is a good thing or not.

Thanks for listening and contributing to the podcast. You know I always love hearing from other fans so please feel free to contact me via the usual channels if so inclined.

Keep on rockin'!

Cheers! Donny