|Name: Jeff Ament||Find on Amazon India: Link|
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Make movies. Don’t make videos. Videos are evil.
Everybody got away from what Pearl Jam are supposed to be.
I didn’t write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said.
I have to go someplace where I can soak myself in a creative atmosphere.
I played djembe, percussion, keyboards and I sang.
I’m not going to say no to playing a show in Missoula.
It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out.
It’s hard for us not to be involved with things. When you have so much information and you see so much need, there’s too much going on for us not to get involved.
Every few years I’ll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am.
It’s great that people are basically spending their two weeks of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird part of the world. And I think we owe it to them to take ’em to some cool places.
That’s probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band – I wanted to see the world.
With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it’s hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that.
When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away.
We’ve always been a band that stood up for what we thought was right.
We just finished making a record. Everybody wants to play shows, so we’re going to after that.
Our first record didn’t come out on vinyl, so I think that might have had something to do with actually being in a position to make sure that it came out in vinyl this time. It sounds way better.
We went to Big Sur about three years ago and hung out at the Esalen Institute.