Okay, so it’s taken me a couple of months to write this post. I’m speeding up…
Pearl Jam toured Australia a start of the year, and Eddie Vedder followed it up with a further 11-date solo tour. The surf must be really good down under in February. On this tour, and previously, he’s been covering Amanda Palmer’s ‘Ukulele Anthem’, and as a thank you to her for penning the song, well, read Palmer’s blog post about it (judging by the exuberant quantity of exclamation marks, I think she was pretty chuffed about his thoughtfulness).
A week later, Palmer joined Vedder for the encore at one of his Melbourne gigs, along with regular support Glen Hansard. Read her post about the evening – it’s beautifully written and worth reading through, so I’m not going to paraphrase this one either. Some cool pics too.
The first Palmer post above includes footage of her joyous performance at Occupy Wall Street back in October 2011, but here it is again. Watch it!
(Someone’s added a download of the Melbourne gig in the comments on its Spreading the Jam page, where the poster above came from, and where you’ll also find a setlist – as you will for all PJ and Vedder gigs. It’s a fab website.)