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OTHER SONGS IN THIS SERIES:
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
OTHER GUIDED TOUR SERIES:
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What made you want to focus on that one instrument?
I just wanted it to be the one sound. At first it was kind of a joke, and then it became a little bit of a challenge, a puzzle, to see if I could create 11 or 12 songs with just a ukulele. It's like painting with one color. You can really appreciate the subtleties and changes in tone.
Told in big themes and bold colors with blistering sound, Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after being catapulted into superstardom, their step back from the spotlight with the instinct of self-preservation, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them—giving way to a work culture that would sustain them. The film celebrates the freedom that allows the band to make music without losing themselves, their fans, or the music lovers they’d always been.
“When I set out to make this film, my mission was to assemble the best-of-the best from Pearl Jam’s past and present and give audiences a visceral feeling of what it is to love music and to feel it deeply—to be inside the journey of a band that has carved their own path,” said Cameron Crowe. “There is only one band of their generation for which a film like this could even be made, and I’m honored to be the one given the opportunity to make it.”
In an effort to fix today’s Canadian Tour Pre Sale Meltdown, Ten Club is partnering up with general public vendors Ticketmaster Canada and others in order to get the Fan Club designated tickets into the hands of our faithful members. All eligible Ten Club members will receive an email tomorrow morning (Thursday, May 26) from Ten Club which will include a unique code that will give you access and information for the new Canadian pre-sale.
The pre-sale will begin tomorrow, Thursday, May 26 at 5pm local venue time and end at 8pm local venue time.
Although members will be purchasing through Ticketmaster Canada and other ticketing outlets (which will be notated in your email along with the appropriate links), Ten Club will still be fulfilling all of the ticket orders.
All Ten Club policies including seat allocation, Will Call procedures, etc. still apply. Please read our ticking policy HERE.
We have arranged for the service charge on the tickets to be as close as possible to the service charge you would have paid if you were purchasing the tickets through Ten Club.
For those of you who were able to get tickets through today’s (Wednesday, May 25) Ten Club pre-sale, your ticket purchases will be honored. A confirmation email has been sent to you from Ten Club notifying you whether your purchase was processed.
Sorry our store is temporarily closed please read below.Meanwhile, subscribe to Gremmie's AET podcast. You can hear Tim Bierman speak on the issue.
We're shutting down the Canada pre-sale due to ticketing system failure. We'll be moving to another temporary system tomorrow to handle the Canada pre-sale for Ten Club. We'll be posting more information on the site tonight regarding how the Canada pre-sale will work and when it will recommence. We will provide everyone at least 2 hours notice on the website and via the social networks before the pre-sale starts again. Stay tuned.
Even thought the store is VERY busy, and refreshing is kind of insane, we are processing tickets, much like yesterday, but not at all like Monday. Right now, it appears as if all of the tickets are in carts and people that have them are refreshing their way through the checkout process. Thanks for your patience.
Vedder said he hopes that Ukulele Songs would encourage listeners to step away from their computers and televisions and make some music of their own, preferably with friends. Some of the material collected on the record was written back in the mid-'90s after Vedder first picked up the instrument. For him, the modest chordophone itself has been a companion in times of loneliness.
"If it weren't for the ukulele I would have been by myself," he says of the period. "The songs were just written for my own benefit."[...]"The song selection was easy because those were the ones I had," said Vedder. "A lot's different since I first picked up this instrument; my life is quite different than I could have imagined."[...]"I know for the vinyl version of the record there's going to be a real book included, with the music and the notation and whatever bizarre chords I've come up with — a legible version of the notebook I was creating all those years," he said. "I'm just encouraging people to turn off the TV and play these songs if you want. Some of them are really depressing. But have fun with it!"
Since the Alpine on-sale began, we have sold a little over 17,000 tickets (a mix of lawn and reserves for September 3/4) via the Ten Club. More than half of the sales took place today. We have now officially sold out of all of those tickets, travel packages and expo packages.
We know it was a rough ride for everyone this time around. “Sorry” feels a little light given the amount of time you all spent waiting out our ticketing system, but we are. Deeply.
Clearly, the new system is broken and slow. However, we need to get through the Canada on-sale tomorrow. Once we get through that, we will IMMEDIATELY begin building a new, state-of-the-art system to avoid ever putting you through the pain-in-the-ass-ness of yesterday.
That’s our promise to you.
Sincerely, Ten Club
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Due to the overwhelming backlog of emails received over the past couple of days, we are unable to answer them in a timely manner at this point. Many of you have the similar questions, so to better expedite the proper information we have made a list of common concerns/ questions.
Please read below for the information that pertains to you. If you have a legitimate question which was not addressed in this email you are welcome to email us again, please be patient, this is a manual process.
I logged in today for the CANADA pre-sale but the Canada tickets never appeared.
Sorry, due to unforeseen circumstances the Canada Pre-sale was re-scheduled for May 25th at the same time slots as previously advertised.
Please read the announcement here:
http://www.pearljam.com/news/alpine-val ... our-update
I was online right at the posted pre-sale time and was unable to get through. What’s happened?
Over the past few weeks out IT staff has been diligently prepping the servers for the PJ20 and Canada Tour’s anticipated heavy traffic load. Part of this process included moving our servers over to amazon.com’s soundcloud. PETE this is where I’ll need you to come in.
What does “temporarily out of stock” mean?
It means the tickets have all been placed in shopping carts.
My tickets have been in my cart since yesterday, can I assume I have tickets?
If you were unable to complete the order you do not have tickets.
I submitted my credit card information, clicked submit, and the page went blank/error message/ etc. Did I get tickets?
Please login, go to the Goods page, click on Orders. If you can see your ticket order in your account you have tickets.
I see a pending charge / no charge / my charge disappeared on my card statement. Do I have tickets?
No card have been charged yet, however the funds should be pending payment. Each bank process’s card slightly differently and with different time lines. Please login, go to the Goods page, click on Orders. If you can see your ticket order in your account you have tickets.
I did not get my email confirmation. Do I have tickets?
Our email confirmations are automatically generate once an order is submitted. Often email providers flag these auto generated emails as spam and either route them into your junk mail folder, or delay delivery on them. To confirm your order went through please login, go to the Goods page, click on Orders. If you can see your ticket order in your account you have tickets.
For those of you who have written in simply to provide kind words of encouragement to the Ten Club staff, we thank you all.
Alpine Ticket Update-
We have identified and fixed some of the issues we were having. We're going to start the sale again at 10 A.M. Pacific time. Please be patient with the check out process. Once you begin checking out, you may receive a "please refresh" prompt. We understand how frustrating this can be, but we have made some changes that will help.
If the store continues to have problems, we will discontinue service until the problems are addressed.
ALPINE ONSALE UPDATE
Our IT brains are still working diligently to rectify the Alpine ticketing situation.
There are currently some people who already had items in their carts and who are able to continue the checkout process, very slowly.
Here’s what we’re going to do:
– Those who were already in the check-out process, stick with us and we’re going to try to process your order.
– Those who aren’t already, give it a rest tonight so we can get those who are officially in the middle of the check-out process checked out and work on the site.
– We are going to close the store tonight to ANY NEW TICKET ORDERS in order to work on the system for tomorrow.
– At 8am PT tomorrow morning, we will post on the Ten Club “news” section information regarding when the Alpine ticket sale will resume.
– If it’s still not working at 8am PT, we will say that.
– If it’s working at 8am PT, we’ll provide a time for when the onsale will resume, which be AT LEAST TWO HOURS later, so that everyone has time to prepare.
–The good news is, there are PLENTY of tickets still available.
CANADA ON-SALE POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY
Due to the problems surrounding today’s Alpine pre-sale, the Ten Club is going to postpone the Canada Pre-sale to Wednesday May 25th (during the same hours as previously scheduled) to help ensure all systems are up and running smoothly.
Once again, we’re really sorry this happened and will do everything we can to fix it as soon as possible.
3:37pm EDT: We apologize for the web site issues today but our online store has suffered a major issue. We hope to resume the ticket sale at some point today. Please watch www.pj20.com for the latest updates on the sale. Again we are very sorry for the issues.
In regards to postings about buying season ticket packages in order to secure incredible seats for PJ20, there has been a mix-up in the Live Nation ticket office. Those who purchased these packages and were offered box seats as close as the 6th row, WILL NOT BE receiving those promised seat locations. All NEW season ticket package purchasers will be re-located BEHIND the Ten Club seats.
Please keep in mind that Alpine Valley does have a number of existing season ticket holders who have priority options to purchase those tickets. The Ten Club respectfully acknowledges these pre-existing ticket holders and their right to purchase their tickets. Some of these tickets may be located in front of Ten Club allocated tickets.
Live Nation and their ticket office have been very helpful in securing as many tickets as possible for The Ten Club. Their representatives feel horrible about this miscommunication and they apologize for any misunderstanding.Thanks, Tim
Sorry it took forever but here's the latest podcast. Lots of music and of course all the information about the Pearl Jan Destination Weekend in September.
Week in Review - PJDW information and GTC is going to be there
Son of The Week: Longing to Belong + and extra song
Extra songs: Creddy Stomp VS outtake
Covered: "Talk About The Passion" -REM cover live from Austin, TX 9/16/1995
Other songs: "Hold On" and "Corduroy" Alt. Version
Live Rare Song: "Immortality" Original version
For some time now we’ve been including archives of the AET show on gremmie radio. Typically, new episodes will join gremmie radio within hours of AET radio broadcast. At the behest of many gremmies, and the tremendous help of one awesome gremmie: @jaswah, we have now made available an iTunes-compatible podcast feed of Pearl Jam Radio’s All Encompassing Trip archives. We’re calling it “Sirius/XM Pearl Jam Radio’s All Encompassing Trip Fan Roundtable presented by gremmiedotnet for iTunes”, or “SXPJRAETFRGDNFIT” for short.
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[Brad] are currently recording their self-produced fifth studio album at Studio Litho in the Fremont neighborhood of their hometown. Brad is also expected to commence with a series of releases beginning in autumn 2011, and will tour in support of those releases (details will be announced soon).Will Album #5 still be on Monkeywrench Records? How are Brad going to tour when Stone has committed to touring Canada the entire month of September and may be touring South America in November?
So I took a bit of an unplanned hiatus and after six weeks away, ATS returns to the year that is PJ20 at a fever pitch. If you found yourself here, then chances are pretty good that you don't need many details of all that's going down. But in case you need a refresher, you can visit the ATS Twitter and Facebook pages, our friends at Two Feet Thick and The Sky I Scrape - and most importantly, the official PJ20 site!
Amid all this excitement, this week also marks the second anniversary of All That's Sacred! Granted the last year has been a little inconsistent, but I'm happy to still be here maintaining a presence in the Pearl Jam fan community. Thanks for the continued support and encouragement. While #80 is less ambitious than the penultimate #52 first anniversary podcast, I hope you tune in, enjoy, and celebrate - celebrate the podcast, celebrate each other as fans, celebrate the music and experience that is Pearl Jam.