After another week of watching more grim news broadcasts from areas of conflicts we can all understand why Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam at last Fridays gig in the UK had one of the mother of all rants.
He made an anti-war "statement" ! Yes, it's that modern day rarity a rock musician speaking out against war. It use to happen quite a lot once, it used to be called a protest.
Here it is. And an excellent example of an anti-war protest it is.
“What the f***? What the f***?”, we can have this many people having a peaceful time. We can have modern technology. We can reach our friends. We know what they’re thinking before they’re thinking it. The advertisers know what we’re thinking before we’re thinking it. We have technology – all this in our hands, but the same time that something this positive is happening, at the same f***ing time, not even that far away, [people are] f***ing dropping bombs on each other. What the f***ing f***?”.
“I swear to f***ing God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill!, they’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn’t belong to them. They should get the f*** out, and mind their own f***ing business. Everyone wants the same goddamn thing: to live our lives, to have our children, eat, procreate, draw a painting, make some art, listen to music, f*** some more, have another baby, eat, work, eat, work, love, love, love, everyone’s the f***in’ same! So why are people at war? Stop the f***ing s***, now! Now! Now! We don’t want to give them our money. We don’t want to give them our taxes to drop bombs on children! Now! No more! Now!”
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And the backlash outrage from that is Eddie being accused of making his statement about the Israel/Palestinian conflict presently filling our screens.. until this week that is when a whole load of other grim news fell out of sky.
Well who ever they are behind that piece of assumption is not reading or hearing Eddie's message clearly enough because nowhere does it mention anything to do with that. The guys obviously very frustrated,sad and angry about it all. War that is. Jeez it seems to never stop eh.
But Eddie made a rebuff on those that accuse him of not minding his own business leading off with a quote from a Lennon song, and as we all know you could quote any number of his songs on this subject.
You can read it at Pearl Jam News.
And here is Pearl Jam live and "World Suicide". Its odd that when you have a rant in a song no one notices. Then it's only rock and roll.