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ATTN BRAD FANS!!!!!!!!! [Sep. 25th, 2007|09:06 pm]
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toywoman
From PearlJam.com:

HDSA BENEFIT SHOW - BRAD REUNITES!!!
09.25.07
Brad will come back together for a special evening in New York City. A Celebration of Woody and Marjorie Guthrie To Benefit Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will feature Brad and Billy Bragg and is hosted by Tim Robbins, with some very special guests.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 7pm at the intimate Webster Hall 125 E 11th Street.

Ten Club members are invited to take part in the private pre-sale for this event going on now. Click here for tickets! The special pre-sale password is: HDSA

Don't miss the reunion of Stone Gossard, Shawn Smith, Regan Hagar, Mike Berg with additional band members.

*Watch for special VIP packages on www.CharityBuzz.com!
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Brad Fans Part 2 [Aug. 11th, 2007|07:38 am]
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toywoman
Also from Shawn Smith

Ok y'all, I guess I jumped the gun a bit on this one. Turns out the guy's aren't that into "Reason Enough" being included on our new record.
Guess I should have waited a day before posting.....
Anyway, I love the song and will be including it somehow someway into my own record.So it's officially a Shawn Smith song featuring Stone and Regan.
Cool?
Oh, and I just made it available for free download if you want to take it into the outside world.
Thanks to everyone for the kind notes, a Brad album is in the works as well as 4 or 5 shows in October. I will tell you what cities in a few days as dates are confirmed.
Love,
Shawn
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From Shawn F'n Smith himself!!! [Aug. 10th, 2007|07:23 am]
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toywoman
BRAD fans:

I just put up a Brad song, Reason Enough, from our soon to be released new album. It's a song of mine that I am very proud of. In other words, I dig it quite a bit. I put this up without consent from the other guys so if it is taken down in the next few days you will know that Brad is a facist regime!!
Just kidding.......
Anyway, enjoy and let me know what you think......
Love,
Shawn

P.S. I put up a picture of Shannon Hoon cause he loved our first record and I just felt like he would have enjoyed this song. Plus, he is the free spirit I wish I could be.....

and check out their new song at http://www.myspace.com/thediamondhand


AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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hi, i'm a lurker [Apr. 24th, 2006|06:40 pm]
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imperfectively
[mood |curiouscurious]

i hope that people still read this community since it's been a while that anybody's posted here. i've breezed through the entries, hoping to find some information on The Establishment Store. i stumbled across it through amazon. anyway, has anybody ever bought merchandise from this website? and if you have, did you have any problems getting your products? i'd like to say i'm a die hard fan of satchel, brad and shawn smith, but i only have 1 of their cd's... so i'm really interested in buying what i can without having to pay the big bucks that amazon is requesting.

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New BRAD album on the horizon!!! [Jan. 18th, 2006|08:41 pm]
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schmenny
from Billboard.com


Brad Finishing Up Fourth Album


January 18, 2006, 11:00 AM ET

Greg Prato, N.Y.
On-again/off-again Seattle rock act Brad is close to finishing its fourth studio album. The set was recorded in 2003, after the group had returned from an Australian tour, and has a proposed title of "Best Friends." Guitarist Stone Gossard and drummer Regan Hagar are whittling down the material to album length, and are currently at 13 tracks.

"I would say it's maybe more delicate than the others," Hagar tells Billboard.com. "I think that it shows how we've all aged and mellowed. But I think it's got some really great Stone work in it -- we don't always get that from him. He has to write a lot for Pearl Jam, but for some reason, I felt that we got some really good Stone. It just seemed to blend really well with Shawn [Smith, singer/pianist]."

Several songs that should appear on "Best Friends" include "Every Whisper," "Low" (an MP3 of which can be found on Brad's Web site), "Without Regret," "Price of Love," "Believe in Yourself" and "Rush Hour."

"Some of them we played out a couple of times," explains Hagar. "The song 'Every Whisper' originally had Stone singing on it too, then we replaced it with Shawn, so it would be more continuous throughout the album. Stone's quite the singer nowadays."

"[Stone] also wrote a song called 'Holiday' that he's not sure of, but I really love and I think will be on the record," he continues. "'Without Regret' has I think Stone on drums, Shawn on guitar [and] I played slide guitar on it -- that's kind of rocking. 'Price of Love' might be the opener. 'Rush Hour' was written by [bassist] Mike Berg. That is very Satchel-like [a '90s band that featured Berg, Smith and Hagar] -- full chord, large, airy and big, but very loud. 'Low' is a bit of an odd number. Stone's playing bass and there's no guitar on it."


Although it's been nearly four years since Brad's last studio effort, 2002's 'Welcome to Discovery Park,' the group recently issued an outtakes set, "Brad vs. Satchel," via Hagar's Establishment Store site. "It's the band roughing out songs, and to me, that's a special quality that I love," he says. "I love demos. I like the finished, polished-up versions, but I like to go back to the old tapes and listen to what it sounds like to have four instruments playing in a room together, as opposed to four instruments, three background vocals [and] three keyboards over the top. I see 'Brad vs. Satchel' as a band in a room."

With Gossard busy on a new Pearl Jam studio album and tour and Smith fronting the new band the Diamond Hand, Hagar is still optimistic "Best Friends" will be out this year. "We thought about putting it out on Establishment Store, and I think that we will sooner than later if something doesn't happen," Hagar says. "I'd love to find some label that would put their arm around Shawn Smith and take on his records that the Establishment Store sells, and Brad. I'd love to have one home with an infrastructure that could take care of it."
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need lyrics [Nov. 7th, 2005|10:07 pm]
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atombraindad
[music |Malfunkshun - Jezebel Woman]

YOU
1. Name: atombraindad
2. Age: 20
3. Sex: male
4. Location: u all should write "locashun"
5. Occupation: +
6. Hobbies: to: fuck, fuck about, play g,...

BRAD, ETC.
1. How did you hear about this community? i found that
2. How did you first hear about Brad? from giventowail.com
3. When did you become a fan, and how/why? i had to hear "20th century" first - it's an amazing song
4. Favorite Brad album: w.t.d.p.
5. Favorite Brad song: 20th c, upon my shoulders, shinin, cough t-bone...(there's a list of all brad songs)

OTHER MUSIC
1. Favorite bands (other than Brad): satchel, pigeonhed (o'cos!), pj, soundg, aic, mudh, ........
2. Favorite song: we die young - aic
3. Favorite album: badmotorfinger - soundg

PICTURE, MISC.
1. Post yer pic if you have one:_
2. What else should we know about you? pa-pa-pa
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where can i find satchel's family & edc lyrics?
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have your high schooler (or yourself) "opted-out" [Sep. 15th, 2005|10:10 pm]
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neenerbean
[mood |angryoutraged]

This is copied from a recent email I received from Music For America:

What is Opt-Out About?

You've seen the flyer at our shows, and right now we're about to do a big push (see below) on the issue of the military Opt-Out for high school students. It's the way you keep recruiters from getting your personal contact info from your school.

See, Bush's "No Child Left Behind" Act says high schools have to turn their students' contact info over to The Pentagon, except for the kids who fill out a form asking to be left out. A lot of people don't even know the form exists, so that's why we made our own.

If you're not in high school, you can help fight this invasion of privacy by signing this petition to end it. If you are in high school, there's a lot more you can do. Seeee below...


Take it to Your School

High schoolers: MFA needs you for a quick and dirty military Opt-Out campaign. Your school will be selling you out to the military recruiters sometime in October. But it's easy to protect yourself and your classmates by distributing the Opt-Out form. Get a stack, plus our new antiwar t-shirt, and other good stuff, mailed to you at school by contacting jessica@musicforamerica.org. You can also download the form (English or Spanish) here.

Hey, if you're not in high school anymore, will you tell someone who is?

---------

Thanks guys!
Amy
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FINAL CHICAGO CONVERGENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS [Aug. 11th, 2005|10:35 pm]
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neenerbean
[x-posted from pj_convergence

**FINAL SCHEDULE FOR 5TH ANNUAL CHICAGO PEARL JAM FAN CONVERGENCE**

You can call Amy at any time to meet up with the group! Cell # 847-525-7693 :) PLEASE BRING LAWN CHAIRS FOR THE BACKYARD FESTIVITIES!! If you have a folding table, that'd be swell too.

EVITE: http://www.strangesttribe.co

You can call Amy at any time to meet up with the group! Cell # 847-525-7693 :) PLEASE BRING LAWN CHAIRS FOR THE BACKYARD FESTIVITIES!! If you have a folding table, that'd be swell too.

Friday starting at 10:00 AM
Meet at Amy's house. Go to area record stores (used/rare stuff) and get a bite to eat. Get to know each other and maybe watch a few PJ video bootlegs and/or play some board games.

Friday 6:00 PM
Hang out at Amy's and later (8'ish) rock out to a first-ever performance by Alive Brain of Even Flow (a combination of three Chicagoland PJ cover bands) in Amy's backyard. Members of The Dollars also slated to perform (fresh off Warped Tour!) BYOB and a few snackalicious items to share.

Saturday starting at 10:00 AM
Meet at Amy's house and arrange a caravan to go downtown. Bring your beach gear, money and cameras as we'll be doing everything from site-seeing, to lounging on the beach, to shopping! This outing may wrap up fairly early or last into the wee hours (bar hopping anyone?) :D

Sunday starting at 12:00 PM
BBQ at Amy's house!! BYOB (some will be provided so don't worry if you can't get to a store beforehand) and of course bring some FOOOOD to throw on the grill or snack on.

Any questions and/or suggestions, please call Amy! Can't wait to see y'all this year!!

Amy aka neenerbean
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I'm new! [Jul. 4th, 2005|12:11 pm]
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funkycanuck
[mood |giddygiddy]
[music |F5 - Dissidence]

Okay, that isn't the most creative subject line, but it'll do, heh.  I took the survey and the results are...

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this year's annual Chicago Pearl Jam Fan Convergence dates SET! [Apr. 13th, 2005|11:26 pm]
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neenerbean
The convergence in Chicago will be held the weekend of Friday August 5th through Sunday August 7th, 2005.

The preliminary schedule is as follows (please suggest alternative/additional activities!!)

FRIDAY:
- Record store shopping in the city
- Either a minor league baseball game (the Schaumburg Flyers - max $10/person) and afterparty at my house or a Dollars/Even Flow show in or around Chicago (carpool/caravan will be organized) - depending on what date the show can be booked

SATURDAY:
- Beach & city site-seeing
- Either a minor league baseball game (the Schaumburg Flyers - max $10/person) and afterparty at my house or a Dollars/Even Flow show in or around Chicago (carpool/caravan will be organized) - depending on what date the show can be booked

SUNDAY:
- Starting in the afternoon through the wee hours of Monday morning there'll be a BBQ with possible live music/karaoke and whatever else we happen to conjure up!

Again, the link is http://www.strangesttribe.com/evite - please share this with anyone you think would be interested.

Thanks and hope to see ya there this year!

Amy
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