...we've got the means to make amends. I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side. (Pearl Jam, Leash)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The insurgency began and you missed it

R.E.M. had a little help tonight at their encore in Philly; Eddie Vedder joined them (and Johnny Marr) onstage to sing the excellent "Begin the Begin." So many great shows happening from both artists lately, to see them together would be astounding. Until video surfaces (edit: here), I'm gonna have to imagine it went something like this:

[video from 2004, the mutual admiration society continues]

UPDATE: mp3 from last night!
Begin the Begin (live in Philly 6/18/08) - R.E.M. and Eddie Vedder

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At June 19, 2008 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good review at philly.com


At June 19, 2008 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you are going to link back to the hollywood post you should also put the hollywood zip back on your server.

At June 19, 2008 10:25 AM, Blogger heather said...

I would...but my server's jam packed

At June 19, 2008 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

surely you could bump something? i'd like that show.

At June 19, 2008 12:42 PM, Blogger Vital73 said...

Hey, a vid is up on youtube, not the best but you get the idea:


At June 19, 2008 1:36 PM, Blogger Jason Warburg said...

That is way too much musical talent packed onto one stage. My head may explode.

At June 19, 2008 5:13 PM, Blogger Uma Pessoa said...

I was watching those REM/Eddie videos last month and I started wondering if I was missing out on REM since all I know from them are the easy to sing to ballads and not much more. I got the first two albuns but I haven't yet got into it!

this Begin The Begin is really a side of them I've never heard before.. much rock and rollish (AH) kinda thing..

is there any rockier REM album? (yeah rock'n'roll dude!!) :P

At June 19, 2008 7:27 PM, Blogger Tim said...

I'll second the motion to get that hollywood show back up...even for just a little while....or better yet, any show that you may stumble upon from the current tour....saw them last week in "DC"...amazing!

At June 19, 2008 7:29 PM, Blogger Tim said...

@uma pessoa: if you are looking for "rockier REM", check out their most recent release "Accelerate"...or go back and check out "Monster"...

At June 22, 2008 5:22 AM, Anonymous Franz said...

Hi Heather! Second of Eddie Vedder's solo shows in San Diego, final show of the tour: http://imwalken.wordpress.com/


At June 22, 2008 9:10 PM, Blogger wharper said...

I was just about to suggest that you relay your zip file to this site for them to post:


but it turns out that they've already posted the same recording:


(it can be a bit of a pain to actually download from this site's posts sometimes, but I guess that's how they discourage the digital hoarders. Some of the content on there is well worth it, and they've posted a lot of stuff up there)

Thanks for that video, though - that is a dream pairing and the perfect song for Vedder.

At June 25, 2008 5:02 AM, Anonymous josh manley said...

one day i will not be stuck in hawaii...


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