Recently I discovered a new (to me) band that I'm absolutely obsessed with. Maybe you've heard of them: Pearl Jam? Yeah, I know. Even though I've loved Eddie Vedder's solo stuff for years, I never really got into Pearl Jam. For most of the nineties I pretty much echewed anything I considered too commercial or overly popular. Probably missed out on a lot of great things that way. (Like my beloved Blind Melon who I only discovered a few years ago and I pretty much couldn't listen to anything else for like a year. That's the way it goes for me. My way of making up for lost time, I guess.)
So my husband had been learning the chords to "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" and I was surprised to find how beautiful the lyrics were. Which is a good thing because the whole family pretty much sang it constantly for weeks. Then one afternoon while journaling I decided to check out Ten on a whim and I'm now I'm hooked. Crazy hooked, I tell you. I'm working my way through their discography, slowly and deliberately, soaking up every jewel of a song along the way.
But this one. This one is special. Who knows why one song touches the soul over any other? It's better not to think about it too much and just enjoy it.
Anyway, so I had to share what will probably be a stroll down memory lane for most of you. Or maybe Pearl Jam is before your time and you could use an introduction, too. So, here you go.