Frasi di Eddie Vedder
Data di nascita: 23. Dicembre 1964
Edward Louis Severson III, conosciuto come Eddie Vedder , è un cantautore e chitarrista statunitense, noto principalmente per essere il cantante del gruppo musicale grunge/alternative rock Pearl Jam, nonché una delle icone del movimento culturale del quale il gruppo stesso ha fatto parte.
Suona diversi strumenti, tra i quali la chitarra, l'armonica a bocca e l'ukulele, che ha utilizzato nella registrazione dei suoi album da solista, oltre che con i Pearl Jam in alcune occasioni.
Frasi Eddie Vedder
„Quando vuoi più di quello che hai, pensi di avere bisogno | Quando pensi più di quello che vuoi, i tuoi pensieri cominciano a svuotarsi | Penso di dover trovare un posto più grande | Perché quando hai più di quello che pensi, hai bisogno di più spazio | Società, sei una razza folle | Spero che tu non sia sola, senza di me.“
— Eddie Vedder
May 21, 1994, Melody Maker.
„I tell you, man, when our first record came out, I was shocked how many people related to some of that stuff. Something like 'Alive,' so many people dealt with death through that song. Like people dealt with the death of love through 'Black' and so many people dealt with suicide through 'Jeremy.' The kind of letters that got through to me about those songs, some of them were just frightening. It's just so fuckin' weird. You write about this shit, and you're suddenly the spokesman for a fuckin' generation," he laughs, and it's a bitter, scary laugh, nothing funny about it at all. "Think about it, man," he says. "Any generation that would pick Kurt [Cobain] or me as its spokesman -- that must be a pretty fucked up generation, don't you think? I mean, that generation must be really fucked up, man, really fuckin' fucked up..."“
„I really like Chris [Cornell]'s records and I think he's the best singer that we've got on the planet. I first met Chris when I moved to Seattle, and we started hanging around. I didn't know what musicians did with their life, and I quickly realized that what he did on a Friday night was to get a 12-pack of shitty beer and chase his dog around on the mud for four hours in the forest. That was about an exciting an epiphany as I had! I haven't seen him in town for a while, but I have taken over the whole dog-chasing practice – me and my Hawaiian mutt. The beer's gotten slightly better too.“
„JG: Can I ask what your feelings are about God?
EV: Sure. I think it's like a movie that was way too popular. It's a story that's been told too many times and just doesn't mean anything. Man lived on the planet -- [placing his fingers an inch apart], this is 5000 years of semi-recorded history. And God and the Bible, that came in somewhere around the middle, maybe 2000. This is the last 2000, this is what we're about to celebrate [indicating about an 1/8th of an inch with his fingers]. Now, humans, in some shape or form, have been on the earth for three million years [pointing across the room to indicate the distance]. So, all this time, from there [gesturing toward the other side of the room], to here [indicating the 1/8th of an inch], there was no God, there was no story, there was no myth and people lived on this planet and they wandered and they gathered and they did all these things. The planet was never threatened. How did they survive for all this time without this belief in God? I'd like to ask this to someone who knows about Christianity and maybe you do. That just seems funny to me... (sic) Funny strange. Funny bad. Funny frown. Not good. That laws are made and wars occur because of this story that was written, again, in this small part of time.“
— Eddie Vedder
March 23, 1998, Janeane Garofalo interviewing Eddie Vedder for CMJ New Music Report at Brendan's, on the Lower East Side.