Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Eddie Vedder: Society

I haven't seen the movie Into the Wild yet, but I was pretty excited to hear that Eddie Vedder was doing the soundtrack. In high school, I have to admit, I was a pretty die hard Pearl Jam fan. I even had a picture of Eddie Vedder in my locker. *swoon* :)

If you've read the book, you'll know that Into the Wild is a true story is about Chris McCandless, a young man who decides he doesn't want to be a part of society anymore. He gives all his money and belongings away and begins hiking to Alaska. I think Eddie Vedder's voice was a brilliant choice for the has that perfect blend of loneliness and determination, a soft, intimate tone that can be absolutely raw with emotion and quiet (or not so quiet) rage. Not all the songs on the CD are amazing songs, but they all fit the mood exactly.

This one, Society, hits the mark particularly well. Beautiful, determined, and heartbreaking.

Jon Krakauer's book is a fascinating (if a bit devastating) read and Sean Penn directed the movie, so I think it has potential to be pretty good (have any of you seen it yet?) I've saved it in my Netflix queue. In the meantime, I'm just enjoying the music.

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