Eddie Vedder sounds like a sailor with a bad head cold complaining about the forecast. Apparently not. Mr. Vedder is Pearl Jam’s singer/songwriter/guitarist. As you might expect from an alt rock icon, Mr. Vedder has some pretty strong political opinions, which he shared with professional surfer Mark Richards in a HuffPo-enabled interview (no I didn’t make that up). To use a musical term, sample this . . .
“The fact that we’re living in a country where 90 percent of the people want further gun laws — to maybe somehow put a dent in some of this insanity that’s happening — and yet there’s no further legislation taking place, it’s very frustrating and upsetting. If I didn’t have music to kind of at least get some of the aggression out or take the edge off, you wouldn’t want me having a gun either.”
I know! Let’s pass a law outlawing guns for Eddie Vedder! The legislation won’t garner 90 percent of Americans’ support (Eddie who?) but if it saves one TV set . . .
“I get so angry that I almost wish bad things upon these people,” Vedder said. “But I don’t have to because it seems like they happen anyways. It seems like every week I’m reading about a 4-year-old either shooting their sister, their dad, their dog, their brother or themselves, because there’s fucking guns laying around. But I guess it’s ‘fun.’
Fun to shoot your sister, dad, dog, brother or yourself or fun to leave a gun laying around? This guy needs to party more. Or less.