Welcome to In The Present Tense!------------------------------Celebrating 20 Years of Pearl Jam

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Song Debut 8/18/2009 London England!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FW: Additional Tour Dates Added!

Great news ... Pearl Jam has added some dates onto their North American
tour, on both coasts.


Oct 31 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum Arena* Aug-12 @9am PDT
Oct 27 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum Arena* Aug-12 @11am PDT
Sep 28 Salt Lake, UT E Center Aug-12 @1pm PDT
Sep 26 Portland, OR Amphitheater Aug-12 @3pm PDT
Sep 25 Vancouver, BC GM Place Aug-12 @5pm PDT

General sale tickets for the Philly shows will start August 14th through
www.comcasttix.com. The Portland general ticket sale will also start
August 14th through www.ticketmaster.com. The remaining west coast dates
will go on-sale to the general public through www.ticketmaster.com on
August 15th.

Ten Club will be hosting a swift pre-sale for these shows beginning
August 12th and ending August 13th at 5pm PDT. Coordinated dates and
times are listed above.

You must be an active member as of August 9, 2009 to qualify for the
ticket pre-sale. Tickets will be sold online only at
https://www.pearljam.com/max with a Visa or Mastercard only. Two (2)
tickets per show. No single tickets.

For wheelchair accessible or disabled seating, please contact the Ten
Club at 1-800-724-8038 before making a ticket purchase.

*The Philly Spectrum has graciously provided Ten Club with a
more-than-usual allotment of tickets for our eligible members. However,
after our usual allotment, seat allocation (for these additional shows
only) will be comparable to general public sale tickets, but still
assigned by membership seniority.

Ten Club tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis and
available only while supplies last. Seat allocation for the additional
west coast shows will be distributed by membership seniority, with the
exception of rows 1-2 and 9-10 which are randomly assigned regardless of

Tickets are not mailed in advance. Tickets are distributed at the venue
on the day of the show. The Ten Club member must collect the tickets
with a valid photo identification.

By opting to purchase tickets, you agree to all Ten Club policies. All
ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or transfers. Please visit
here http://www.pearljam.com/ten-club/tickets for a full description of
the Ten Club ticketing policy and procedure.


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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Josie's first experience on a real bike...

Josie borrowed her cousin Meg's bike and took a few loops around Nana and Papa's driveway. She did really well. It may be time to give her the bike that's been sitting in the garage for a few weeks now :) Thanks for the use of your bike Meg and thanks Luke for helping Josie get started and for riding with her.

Monday, August 3, 2009

8/1/09 Ride & Punxsutawney "Phil"

My ride on Saturday was interesting for a variety of reasons. First, it was early as hell (up at 5:45 am) and I drank nearly a full bottom of wine the night before. Not the best thing to do for the legs in the morning but damn did that Zin taste good?! So with my legs feeling like cinder blocks I saddle up and hit the trail shortly after 6:00 am. Not far down the trail I come upon a slew of deer, which is not uncommon by any means, and stop to snap a few pics. You may be able to tell from the pic that they didn't stick around very long to see what I was up to.

Anyway, as I was stowing my camera back in my jersey pocket on my back, out of no where, comes along another rider from behind me. He was an older gentlemen, maybe 65ish, and he instantly struck up conversation with me as he noticed I had taken an interest in the deer. It wasn't long before I found myself riding side-by-side with this fella and having quite a pleasant discussion about a variety of non-sense including hunting, children, our bike routes, and on and on for 20 minutes or so. It wasn't really what we were talking about that stuck with me about this man but, more his mild manner and seemingly stellar outlook on life. He had recently moved to the area from Western PA to be closer to his children and grand children. He loved to get up early and either go for a ride or take a walk to begin his day. Just an extremely genuine person it seemed.

As quickly as he came into my life he was gone. We ended our time together at the bottom of Spring Mountain where we exchanged goodbyes and "enjoy the rest of your ride!". I never did catch my new friends name but I decided I shall remember him as Punxsutawney "Phil" since he came from that small town across this long state. He still owns a 50 acre farm out there with a fly fishing creek that runs through it. I hope to ride with you again "Phil". Be sound.

I wish I would have snapped a photo of "Phil"...