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

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cold, fun day

Had a great morning with the girls today. Took the to see Santa and get their picture taken with him. Then had a nice pizza lunch; Josie's request. Thought we might just go home and watch Frosty the girls said they wanted to be outside. So to the park we went. Was a bit chilly but they had a blast! Was great to be outside for a while and when the sun peaked through the clouds it wasn't so bad at all.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Homemade Pizza

So I've been wanting make some real homemade pizza for a while and got around to it on Friday. Came out great as far as taste although the shape is a bit off :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Soundgarden 2010 Secret Show!

Soundgarden secret reunion gig in Hollywood, CA on 9/27/2010.


01 Hands All Over
02 Spoonman
03 Rusty Cage
04 Hunted Down
05 Outshined
06 Burden In My Hand
07 Black Hole Sun
08 Black Rain (World Premiere)
09 Gun

Friday, October 29, 2010

Second Source for PJ at Bridge School 2010. Both nights!

This is a second source for the 2010 BSB shows. The recording for the 23rd is much better and the recording for the 24th is about the same quality as the first source posted down the page. These downloads include both nights. Disc 1 = 10/23 and Disc 2 = 10/24.



102 Saturday
103 Sunday

Source: Schoeps MK4 microphones>Nbox>Edirol R-09>Soundforge for slight editing

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pearl Jam @ Bridge School 2010

Pearl Jam Bridge School Benefit performance from 10/24/2010. MP3 and FLAC download links:




Monday, August 30, 2010

The Man and His Fans

A little footage of Luke winning his heat prior going on and winning the main event. Josie and Meg on the side rail cheering (screaming) him on! Good times!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Proud Uncle

Thursday evening I took the girls up to Trilogy Park in Pottstown to see their nephew, Luke, woop some butt on the BMX track. Luke is 6 and just loves riding his bike! Such a solid rider for his age. The girls had a great time watching him on the track and hanging out with Meg at the same time. It was such a beautiful night and getting to hang with my brother and his kids just made it perfect! Proud of you Luke! Keep up the strong riding and most importantly... have fun! I think Josie may want to follow in your footsteps :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Venice, Italy 2010 Audience Bootleg!!

This is the audience recording of the July 6th, 2010 show in MP3 format. FLAC version is uploading as I type and will be posted sometime later today. This is an excellent recording! Enjoy the show!


Place: Venice, IT
Venue: Parco San Giuliano, Heineken Jammin' Festival
Date:  July 06, 2010
Taper: MLK

Recording Equipment: AT853 (C) > 3-Wire Battery Box > Edirol R09HR [16/44]
Audio Transfer: SD-Card > USB Reader > PC HDD > Audition 3 >
> CD Wave Editor 1.98 (Track Splitting) > TLH 2.5.0 > FLAC Level 8 > MP3 320kbps TLH

Total Running Time: 2h03m11s

WAV: 1.21GB


Main Set:

00.[01:22] Intro
01.[03:26] Given To Fly
02.[05:13] Corduroy
03.[03:57] World Wide Suicide
04.[03:36] The Fixer
05.[04:28] Eddie's Speech / Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
06.[05:07] Breath
07.[03:09] MFC
08.[06:37] Even Flow
09.[05:14] Present Tense
10.[03:29] Do The Evolution
11.[04:07] Unthought Known
12.[09:57] Porch / Encore Break


13.[06:40] Red Mosquito (with Ben Harper)
14.[04:00] Just Breathe
15.[03:13] State Of Love And Trust
16.[03:57] Arms Aloft (Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros cover)
17.[07:53] Jeremy / Encore Break


18.[04:24] Eddie's Speech / Got Some
19.[03:18] Once
20.[09:40] Black
21.[03:07] Public Image (Public Image Ltd. cover)
22.[06:59] Alive
23.[10:08] Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young cover) (with Ben Harper)

Friday, July 16, 2010

No Code Tour

Over the next few weeks I'll be uploading the entire 1996 No Code tour in both FLAC and MP3 formats and will be adding them to the 1996 bootleg page. There are many shows on that page already but they will be updated with fresh links and MP3 links will be provided for each show as well. I'll be doing this in chronological order until every show is up.

The first three shows of the tour have already been added. MP3 links for the Toronto show will be available soon. All MP3's have been encoded from the FLAC files at 320kbps. If you plan on using any of the shows in a trade please download the FLAC version and keep the MP3 files for your own personal use. That's the best way to maintain the integrity of the recordings being circulated. Enjoy the tour!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Berlin 2010 Bootleg

Here are some links for Pearl Jam's 6-30-2010 show in Berlin, Germany! Available in both FLAC and MP3. This is a pretty solid audience recording. I'd probably give a solid B rating.

MP3 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=296WTI3Q
FLAC http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZAUAH7GI

Many thanks to the taper!!

Wuhlheide, Berlin (Germany) June 30, 2010

01. Long Road
02. Got Some
03. Why Go
04. Given To Fly
05. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
06. Push Me, Pull Me
07. Immortality
08. In Hiding
09. Even Flow
10. Johnny Guitar
11. Corduroy
12. Light Years
13. Gonna See My Friend
14. World Wide Suicide
15. Low Light
16. Comatose
17. Do The Evolution
18. The End
19. Just Breathe
20. Spin The Black Circle
21. Public Image
22. The Fixer
23. Kick Out The Jams
24. Unthought Known
25. Black
26. Come Back
27. Alive
28. Yellow Ledbetter

recorded by wb
OKM II (R) > A3 > Olympus LS-11 (24/96)
> USB > Adobe Audition (normalizing, downsampling, EQ) > CDwave (tracksplitting) > Trader's Little Helper (flac, ffp) 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

All That's Sacred # 59

An unofficial Pearl Jam podcast. By a fan for the fans :) This one includes an interview with original PJ drummer Dave Krusen. Really great stuff.

all thats sacred # 59

Thursday, June 24, 2010

FLAC Links for Dublin

Here are the FLAC links for the Dublin show 22-June-2010.

Part 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F6OG8PYQ 

Part 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2SA1GP0


And some vid of the new song "Of The Earth". Great song!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pearl Jam Dublin Ireland 22-June-2010

Here is the show from Dublin Ireland on 22-June-2010 in MP3 format. Will try to get the FLAC format uploaded asap.


Pearl Jam
O2 Arena
Dublin, Ireland

Edirol R09 floor/pit

01. intro
02. Long Road
03. Once
04. The Fixer
05. Why Go
06. Corduroy
07. Severed Hand
09. Amongst The Waves
10. Even Flow
11. Unthought Known
12. Nothingman
13. Lukin > Not For You
14. Down
15. Got Some
16. Comatose
17. story about:
18. Arms Aloft In Aberdeen (Joe Strummer)
19. Do The Evolution
20. encore break 1
21. Just Breathe
22. Given To Fly
23. Of The Earth
24. Porch
25. encore break 2
26. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town \
27. Kick Out The Jams 
28. Alive
29. Yellow Ledbetter

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fresh EV Links

Fresh EV links have been added here. Enjoy! '09 EV shows coming soon...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friday 5/21/2010: One of the best shows ever!!

On Friday 5/21/2010 my brother and I made the journey from the Philadelphia area to NYC to see Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden. We took the train from Hamilton, NJ to Penn Station and walked the rest of our time in the city.

On our short walk from the train station to the hotel we scoped out a few places we might want to hang before the show. A place called O'Reilly's on 31st street looked like a cool spot and we would keep that one in mind.

We checked into the hotel and chilled out for a bit there before heading out for some food and refreshments for the pre-show. I never really knew it before but found out that my brother LOVES hotels! Probably would have stayed there all night! It was close to 5:00 PM I think when we decided to venture out into the enormous city and locate some suds and fine bar cuisine.

we strolled back the way we had come and thought we'd cruise by that O'Reilly's joint we saw earlier to see what it might offer. Well when we got to the front of the place we knew we would probably be staying here for a while...
Not only did they have the best sign on the streets of New York but when we walked in the place they had Touring Band 200 playing on the TV's in the bar area. Nice! We stayed. We had a few beers and some great grub and got ready for the show.

I guess it was about 7:30 when we decided to head to the Garden and get to our seats. The building was absolutely electric! You could just tell people were excited to be there. In New York. At a Pearl Jam show. It was great feeling!

My brother and I were both really hoping to see them open with "Release". I had never seen them open with that song and for him it had been since '98 I believe when he saw them in DC for one the Voters For Choice shows.

Well, it was not to be. They came out swinging with "Corduroy" on this night but looking back on it I certainly did not feel disappointment. After all, the opening line to the song was just so fitting... "The waiting drove me mad... Your finally here and I'm a mess..." because I was so excited for this show it was hard for me to focus on anything for the entire week leading up to it. From that opening song on through the entire night we simply witnessed magic all around us. The band was really into it and was feeding off a crowd that grew louder and louder as the night progressed. The band delivered a really diverse set of songs from hits like "Black", "Alive", and "The Fixer" to the tracks that most casual fans would recognize as Pearl Jam including "Sweet Lew",  "Black, Red, Yellow" and "Push Me, Pull Me".

A couple of the finest moments ever at a Pearl Jam concert came in the later parts of the show and these are the moments that I will remember forever.
"Hunger Strike" with Ben from Band of Horses:

And "Lukin II"... a slowed down version of the normally punk infused classic! This was really awesome.

My brother and I had a great, great time at the show and enjoyed our time together in a great city! He even made us shirts for the occasion. I left mine in the car at the train station and he left his in his bag that he left on the train on the way home :) Hopefully he got it back. I haven't heard yet :)

Regardless of few minor mishaps... nothing could ruin a night like that. Pure Pearl Jam magic. Can't wait to hear the official bootleg!



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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Josie Soccer Update

Each week seems to get better and better for soccer this year. Josie started off slow the first week or so but she's starting to get into now. Even though most of the time one really wouldn't call what she's doing soccer. One things for sure. She's having fun and we are getting some laughs out of it :)

Here she is during Sunday's game. A little behind the play but better late than never :)

Another one from Sunday's game. No real soccer in this one either but quite a little dance :)

Good times and just great to be outside on a beautiful Sunday!

Cara took the kids to the Please Touch Museum on Monday. Hope to have some pics from that up soon. Josie and Lily both had a great time from what I've heard :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

One More Added For '91

Another update has been added to the 1991 bootleg section. The Seattle, WA show from 8/23 is now available in SHN format. Enjoy!

08/23/91 – Mural Amphitheater: Seattle, WA [50m]
attendance: 4,000
set: Once, State of Love and Trust, Even Flow, (Outshined)/Garden, Alive, Black, Deep, Why Go, Porch, Breath
notes: This free, outdoor show was also Dave Abbruzzese’s first concert drumming with PJ and the last show of the summer ‘91 Sounds of Seattle concert series (later called “Pain in the Grass”). As an intro to ‘Porch,’ Ed says, “This song is about if you love someone, tell him.” Ed climbs the speaker stacks during ‘Porch’ and glances over his shoulder at the Space Needle. Ed takes Jeff’s basketball from behind the speakers and throws it playfully into the crowd. The ball makes its way back to the stage during ‘Breath.’ The seldom played ‘Breath’ is wonderful.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Marquee Ball Room New York '91 Added

The 1991 bootleg section has been updated with the 7/13 show at the Marquee Ball in NYC! Enjoy the show!

07/13/91 – The Marquee Room: New York, NY [45m]
supporting: Rev. Horton Heat, Afghan Whigs, Gorilla, Beasts of Bourbon, Codeine
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Garden, Deep, Why Go, Porch
notes: This is a musically powerful show with Mike showcasing his guitar prowess. Ed seems in a cocky mood, making pointed wisecracks between nearly every song. (”Let me show you guys the industry handshake. ‘Oh, hi. Nice to meet you. Oh, ah, yes it was a pleasure. Sorry … I see Slash.’”) He jokes about ‘Even Flow,’ saying, “How many times we played this, once or twice? Wait, there’s industry people here. We don’t wanna fuck up.” After ‘Alive,’ he quips, “OK, let’s start getting into it. All the industry guys left. This, being PJ’s first NYC show, Ed proclaims, “Hey, mama. I played New York City.”


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cool night at Merry Mead!

Ice cream on a cool breazy May evening with my two little sweeties!
Gave mommy a little "downtime" from the kids and the girls got some
fresh air and ice cream. Well Lil' just had a little taste and then
didn't want anymore but she's eyeing up Josie's in one of these shots :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Phinally Philly

Phinally Philly

Four days in late October of 2009, Pearl Jam played the last shows at the historic Spectrum in Philadelphia.  Those shows are now available through Pearl Jam's Ten Club in three formats: MP3, FLAC and CD.
A limited edition box set of all four shows (9 CDs) is now available for pre-order.  Cost is $60, free shipping in the U.S.  These boxes will  begin shipping around May 18.  (Note: empty box not available for this item.)
Also available for pre-order is the 2009 complete box set.  32 shows, 65 discs in an AMAZING box set.  This set will be $395 with free shipping in the U.S.  (Note: this box will also be sold as an empty box, but the Philadelphia shows will need to be purchased as a box set to fit into this box)

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Cyclemeter Cycle May 2, 2010 6:32:23 AM

Route: New Route
Activity: Cycle
Started: May 2, 2010 6:32:23 AM
Ride Time: 2:31:40
Stopped Time: 13:45
Distance: 34.45 miles
Average: 13.63 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 55.03 miles/hr
Climb: 3602 feet
Calories: 0
Official Route: No


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two More Added From '91

The 1991 bootleg section has been updated with two more shows from the "Mookie Blaylock" days. Show info is below (Taken from Two Feet Thick concert chronology). Enjoy the music!


02/08/91 – God Save The Queen: Long Beach, CA (Mookie Blaylock) [35m]
supporting: Green Jello
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Alone, Alive, Deep, Porch
notes: The band is introduced as “the band had played other places in California, and is now playing here, and has former Mother Love Bone members, and is now called Mookie Blaylock.” Ed talks about playing the Florentine Gardens: “Last night we played the Florentines, which is a cool place! The security people are really nice over there.” “No shit, Eddie!” some guy in the crowd shouts. A very cool, short concert with lots of crowd interaction with the power and vibe of the band bursting out.

02/11/91 – Club With No Name: Hollywood, CA (Mookie Blaylock) [25m]
supporting: Alice in Chains
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Breath, Porch
notes: Ed discusses the band’s name (Mookie Blaylock) and that they are expecting a call from Mookie’s lawyer demanding the band change their name (”… like tomorrow … probably the next time it’s gonna be a different name … like … Nuclear Love Frogs.”)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

How 'bout that? A bootleg update!

Finally ack with a bootleg update after a long long time away from uploading shows. I took some time to get organized and will hopefully be able to keep the additions to "The Vault" comling on a more regular basis. So lets not waste anymore time with chit chat... Here's the goods.

Added to the 1991 bootleg section is the 02/07/1991 show in Los Angeles, California!! This one includes the track "Brother" being played for the first time ever. One of only 7 times now in the 20 year history of the best band on the planet! Enjoy the show!


Source info:

Pearl Jam (Mookie Blaylock)
Florentine Gardens
Los Angeles, CA

Source:    ? > cass > DAT > CDR > EQ > CDR > FLAC

01. Release
02. Once
03. Even Flow
04. Alone
05. Breath
06. Brother *
07. Garden ^
08. Porch ^
09. Why Go ^

* Only known time played live
^ First time played live

EQ by FGE, compiled by Dan Leehr (dan@theskyiscrape.com) on 07/11/2004 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Soccer at 3

If you want to see something funny sign your 3 year old up for soccer (or football or futbol, whatever you call it) and enjoy the show. Josie started soccer last Sunday and overall it went pretty well. She did great in practice. Followed the coaches instructions and seemed to have a blast. Sometimes it seemed more like she was playing rugby as the concept of "no hands" is not something that's easy for this 3 year old to understand.

Normally a pretty good kicker this video tells a different story. The story of "The Stuck Leg". For some reason the foot just doesn't want to move forward! Of course Dad found it quite humorous!

Once the game started Josie was spent. We had already been there over an hour and the fact that she couldn't play with her brand new pink soccer ball well... you would have thought the world was coming to an end :) Oh well. I think she had fun for the most part. We'll see what this Sunday brings.

Lily was hanging out on the sidelines watching big sister and munching on pretzels in the jogging stroller. She eagerly awaits her turn on the turf!

(Picture below not from the game. Lily at school playground)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tub Graffiti

The girls got a few late Christmas gifts this past weekend from Grammy
and Grammpy (the CT grandparents). The favorite, especially for Josie,
were the crayons for the tub. Will be interesting to see what happens
to the restbof the walls in the house now that it's "okay" to color on
the tub/shower walls.

We got some great pictures of the girls with Grammy and Grammpy as
well as the girl's great grandmother, Nauni, withbthe D60. Hope to get
some of those up soon!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Table Drummer!

Was just testing out the iPhone ability to take video and e-mail to the blogosphere! Just a quick clip of Lily practicing to be the next Matt Cameron or maybe Meg White :) She certainly loves banging on things!!

Cyclemeter Cycle Mar 21, 2010 11:37:29 AM

The "Year of the Bike" finally continued on Sunday with a ride with some friends form the neighborhood. Not a blazing pace but the company was nice and the weather was absolutely stellar! I got to try out my new iPhone app. "Cyclemeter" which is really awesome. It tracks your entire route through GPS. Gives you speed, avg. speed, ride time, distance, fasted speed, etc...  Even shows you a map of your route through Google Maps! Technology never ceases to amaze me! Also works from running, walking, hiking, skating, and several other things.

Route: New Route
Activity: Cycle
Google Maps URL: http://maps.google.com/?q=http://share.abvio.com/2d4f/1f73/4ba6/02dc/Cyclemeter-Cycle-20100321-1137.kml
Shortened Google Maps URL: http://j.mp/bNENPT
Started: Mar 21, 2010 11:37:29 AM
Ride Time: 1:42:39
Stopped Time: 13:34
Distance: 20.85 miles
Average: 12.19 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 31.47 miles/hr
Climb: 1591 feet
Calories: 0
Official Route: No

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Pearl Jam: US Tour Dates

> The Schedule:
> May 3rd
> Kansas City, MO
> Sprint Center
> March 15, 9am PDT
> May 4th
> St. Louis, MO
> Scottrade Center
> March 15, 11am PDT
> May 6th
> Columbus, OH
> Nationwide Arena
> March 15, 1pm PDT
> May 7th
> Noblesville, IN
> Verizon Wireless Music Center
> March 15, 3pm PDT
> May 9th
> Cleveland, OH
> Quicken Loans Arena
> March 17, 9am PDT
> May 10th
> Buffalo, NY
> HSBC Arena
> March 17, 11am PDT
> May 13th
> Bristow, VA
> Jiffy Lube Live
> March 17, 1pm PDT
> May 15th
> Hartford, CT
> XL Center
> March 17, 3pm PDT
> May 17th
> Boston, MA
> TD Garden
> March 16, 9am PDT
> May 18th
> May 20th
> New York, NY
> Madison Square Garden
> March 16, 12pm PDT
> May 21st
> New York, NY
> Madison Square Garden
> March 16, 3pm PDT

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Can I come out and play?

Josie and I were outside after dinner playing with sidewalk chalk and kicking the soccer ball around a bit. It was beatiful, cool night. Clearly Lily wanted to join in the fun!

Josie, noticing Lily at the sliding door, proceeded to try to "huff and puff and BLOW your house in!!!" Lily laughed and so did I...