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May 31, 2011 at 10:34am

Eddie Vedder’s "Ukulele Songs" available today - and I don’t hold a candle to that shit

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Yesterday, out of the blue, a comment showed up in response to a silly blog post I made on SPEW about the announcement of Eddie Vedder's solo ukulele record and corresponding solo tour dates. The SPEW post was titled, "Eddie Vedder and that fucking ukulele of his - solo tour dates announced." Somewhere, I can only assume, that journalism teacher I never had at Evergreen was proud.

The comment ...

Dude-you're an ass. And I mean that in the most respectful way. You havent even heard the album yet. This guy is overflowing with talent and creativity, and if he chooses a ukulele as his outlet, who the hell are you to knock him for it. What have you ever accomplished with your life that can even hold a candle to him?? Good luck with your little blog. Guarantee you won't even be around to comment on his third solo album..

How awesome is that?

Anyway, I assume dude feels better to have gotten it off his chest. And he's right, I've got nothing on Vedder except height (stood next to him for a brief second in the bar at Sleater Kinney's final show). Both his Seattle solo ukulele tour dates sold out in no time (as did his Portland stop), and people have generally been gushing about the quality of Ukulele Songs ... which, oh by the way, comes out today!

That said, I was more excited by this Rolling Stone interview with Vedder, posted today, in which the shorter-than-average frontman talks about Pearl Jam being back in the studio, working on a tenth studio album.

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Percy said on Sep. 09, 2011 at 3:55pm

I have to admit, I bought Vedder's album and really like it. I actually decided to buy a ukulele because of it. My girlfriend called me a douche.

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low bar said on Sep. 09, 2011 at 5:51pm

What is it with the fucking ukulele making so many appearances lately?? Total douche canoery. If I want to hear some gimmickless soul I'll tune into Jessy Fortino. And as alway, fuck Pearl Jam.

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never been a fan of PJ said on Sep. 11, 2011 at 9:00am

It sucks to listen to because it just doesn't work. It's a stupid gimmick and he's trying way too hard.

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Shimul Kabir said on Dec. 05, 2018 at 4:02am

Vedder's album is really nice. I have heard attentively

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