PJ Potpourri – Fun Stuff In Slow News Time

by Kathy Davis on May 28, 2009

Well we’re in a bit of a PJ news lull, so what better time than to post those little bits of info we’ve been saving up for just those times!

Cameron Crowe on his favorite movie music moments:  UK movie magazine Empire had PJ pal Cameron Crowe choose his “Top Ten” movie music moments, and on his list of “honorable mentions” he chose Ed Vedder’s “Rise” from Into The Wild.  Mr. Crowe had this to say:

 My favorite music moments in film change all the time. Music and cinema can sometimes be a finicky match. A great movie doesn’t need music to exist, and a wonderful song is already a perfect movie in your imagination. But sometimes the marriage works, and the result is an explosion, a memorable body rush that enhances both and rocks your soul along the way.

Vitalogy’s unique history: One of my favorite magazines of all time Mental Floss is a clearinghouse of interesting trivia, minutiae and “stuff to make you feel smarter”, and they recently put out a list of “10 Billboard 200 Milestones“.   Item #4 on the list:

4. The biggest chart jump: Life After Death by The Notorious B.I.G., #176 to #1. This is really no surprise – the album was released posthumously just 16 days after his death in 1997. Other huge leaps include Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy, from #173 to #1; Radiohead’s In Rainbows, from #156 to #1; and somewhat surprisingly, The Monkees’ More of the Monkees, from #122 to #1. And another quick fact about Vitalogy – it originally charted at#55, and that was actual vinyl album sales, not CDs. It was the first vinyl album to chart at all since CDs entered the market.

I do feel smarter now! 

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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