"We are all beautiful even as we are all part of the problem, and to be a part of the problem is to be human." -- Anthony Doerr, "Cloud Cuckoo Land"

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Playing Hooky

     I was sitting at my computer for a while, trying to write a blog post, but instead of getting down to business I wandered over to youtube and started playing some music:  Pink Floyd, The Band, Ben Folds, David Gray, Neil Young. I was in that kind of mood.

     And this one, "Long Road" sung by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder . . .

     I started following Pearl Jam when my son sang one of their songs, Jeremy, in his high-school a cappella group. If the voice sounds familiar, even if you don't know Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder, it may be because the song was featured in the 2007 movie Into the Wild. The film was based on Jon Krakaur's book about a young Emory University graduate who hitchhiked to Alaska and met his fate in 1992.


Olga said...

Whatever did we do for distraction before the wonders of the web?

Wisewebwoman said...

I started watching a movie recommended by another blogger this morning so can relate :)

"Jeremy" is a haunting piece.


Anonymous said...

Stange, I was reading about Krakaur just yesterday, in conjunction with a book he wrote on the Mormon Church. Don't know why I landed on his writer's page, but I think it had to do with his book 'Into the Wild', the Appalachian Trail, and a new Robert Redford/Nick Nolte movie. I recognize the business of getting distracted by the internet.

Barbara said...

I love a cappella groups. Great thing for a young guy to get in to. I am also guilty of Youtubing it. I'll hear a word, which reminds me of a song, so I search Youtube, which leads to more memories and more videos. Quite addicting.