Pearl Jam: Hard to Imagine (& a surf story)0:00
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii: 1991?
I'm surfing that crazy little pocket at Turtle Bay with my buddy Ron John. Some very pale dudes were bobbing nearby, hanging for the sets, so I asked where they were from.
"We're roadies for a band called Soundgarden."
John and I caught a few more sets, and headed up to the cliff for beers. Pearl Jam was sitting next to us. We met Eddie.
It was a good day.
I didn't become an overnight groupie. Took me many years to cultivate a deeper appreciation for the band. Now I consider them one of the best bands in rock & roll. And 20 years later, I finally caught 'em live and it proved to be an unforgettable show.
This song, "Hard to Imagine", remains one of my favorites.
It's a long way to Turtle Bay. Aloha, anyway...