EV While U Wait: Random Interview @exploremusic

by John Reynolds on January 19, 2010

While this eerily quiet Pearl Jam 2010 continues, what better way to pass the time than a nice, recent, and really candid interiew that revolves around Into the Wild and Backspacer conducted by Alan Cross of Explore Music. The audio is so raw and lo-fi you can even hear Ed finishing a drink and the distinctive sound of rattling an empty cup of ice.

Ed discusses how the new record came together, how writing in the Obama era yields happy songs, how hangovers get tougher when you get older, and the origins of the Backspacer title. Favorite Backspacer observation: “(On Typewriters) it was ‘Backspacer’ then to ‘Backspace’, and on a computer it’s just ‘Delete’. ‘Backspace’ you actually have to go back and look at your mistake. (Laughs)”

And If you’re a fan of that hearty Ed laugh, there are many. Ok, sounds kinda creepy. Enjoy!

John Reynolds ( Twitter: @jjjrrr )
A New Jersey based programmer, John handles TFT’s programming and technical aspects. He also conceives and writes his share of TFT’s articles and sections. John’s first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 12, 1992.

Leave a Comment