Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mike McCready: Symphony and Score

Following the various members of Pearl Jam when they scatter to the wind between albums is sometimes harder than the media blitz that surrounds a tour or a new release.  Many thanks to TwoFeetThick for keeping me up on stuff.  Even though Jeff's solo album hit the airwaves today, Mike's had a busy week too.
Photo credit: Patti Payne
Mike took the stage with a host of other Seattle Rockers and the Seattle Symphony Maestro "Ludo" Morlot to raise money for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and widen the appeal of symphony music in general.  Puget Sound Business Journal reporter, Patti Payne, was in attendance:
But when McCready stepped up and played his guitar and sang his songs, people stopped chatting. And they listened to the stunning, sometimes plaintive sounds he coaxed from the guitar and from his gut.

When McCready called the maestro up to play his violin in accompaniment, after one false start to change the key for McCready, their rendition of the Rolling Stone’s “No Expectations” was intense.

“Take me to the station and put me on a train,” the rocker rasped, with the violin playing all around his melody. “I've got no expectations to pass through here again. Once I was a rich man and now I am so poor. But never in my sweet, short life have I felt like this before …”
Then, today, Mike sat down with Fat Kid Rules the World director, Matthew Lillard, to talk about his 7" single featuring two songs from the movie, Disconnect and Sock Hop, that you can get by donating $50 to the Fat Kid Kickstarter Campaign.

Mike and Matt talk "Disconnect" - http://tinyurl.com/FatKidRules from Fat Kid on Vimeo.