The Five Horizons Foundation Thanks You!

 The Five Horizons Foundation
Who's ready to party!! The Faithful are Gathering for Good in support of the Five Horizons Foundation and other local charities.  Follow the Facebook pages below for up to the minute updates. Don't forget to click "Going."

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Pearl Jam - Cold Confession - Demo Avocado

Although this one hit the cutting room floor when Avocado came out, I find it to be one of the hardest hitting songs of the Pearl Jam collection.  If only the records could just be longer!  Enjoy.


He scared himself into a trance
Ducking down rivers, secretly
He floated out into the ocean
Of his worst dream, of his rough sea?
Of all the men he could trust
He was not one of them, always hurting himself
This scars and seams, the wounds are tone
Whatever time had healed, it's still too cold
A life washed away, like words in the sand
And when the high tide came, so went his brain
A troubled past, a troubled future
A troubled way leaning on a bar stool
When strobelight stop, he finally saw
Navigation towards a brand new course
But to himself the memory clear
Cold confession only, that only he could hear

He let himself scream, he let himself cry
Let himself reach the other side
There was no Christ, there was no cross
Just forgiveness, allowed himself
Accepted the past, then set it free
Oh and it ran off like an animal with ease
He holds the bruise?, he holds their star
In his pure arms, in his clear heart
He's safe now, he's back in her breast
He saw his path, and changed it, chased it, at last


The #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

I'm so excited that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral! Team Gleason was one of the first beneficiaries of The Five Horizons Foundation.  I had a chance to meet Steve and his wife in New Orleans last year and they were nothing short of inspirational people.  It's great to see Pearl Jam getting involved in the challenges!  McCready challenged the whole band so I'll post their videos here as they become available.

Some great stats about how this challenge has affected fundraising and awareness:

From July 29 to August 13, the national office of The ALS Association received $5.5 million compared with $32,000 in donations during the same time period last year. Association-wide (which includes national and chapter revenue), the organization has received $7.6 million compared to $1.4 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 13). These donations have come from 145,918 new donors to The Association. Locally, the Northern Ohio Chapter has seen a 30% increase in support since July 29, compared with the same time period last year, most of which has arrived in the past week.

Please consider supporting Team Gleason by visiting their website and making a donation.  Click here.

Mike McCready

Eddie Vedder

Jeff Ament

Boom Gaspar

Stone Gossard

Matt Cameron

Steve Gleason

Ice Bucket Challenge from Team Gleason on Vimeo.

Amy Allen's 2013 Tour in a flash!

Amy Allen is someone I consider fortunate to call a friend.  She's combined her professional photography skills with her love of Pearl Jam on more than one occasion and this is video is a great example of the results.  Amy is also hosting her second pre party fundraiser for The Five Horizons Foundation this October in St. Paul where you can win some of her work! Details are here on Facebook.


Milton Keynes, UK - 7/11/14

Final show of the 2014 Euro Tour!
Set List:
Don't Go
Brian of J.
Save You
Hail Hail
Mind Your Manners
Do The Evolution
Got Some
Lightning Bolt
Nothing As It Seems
Given To Fly
Even Flow
Let The Records Play
Spin the Black Circle

Encore 1
Yellow Moon
Chloe Dancer / Crown of Thorns

Encore 2
Keep On Rocking In The Freeworld


Leeds, UK - 7/8/14

Wow, this is what you call a legendary set!

This was the first international pre party fundraiser for The Five Horizons Foundation!  Thank you very much for the help from our amazing local partner SORM Studios for doing the lions share of the work.  Check out the Five Horizons website for more info on future parties on the Pearl Jam tour.
Set List:
Of the Girl
Small Town
Hail Hail
Mind Your Manners
Lightning Bolt
Tremor Christ
Who You Are
Even Flow
Push Me Pull Me
Do The Evolution
Don't Give Me No Lip
Army Reserve
Present Tense
Given to Fly
Setting Forth

Encore 1
Man of the Hour
All or None
The Real Me

Encore 2
Leaving Here
State of Love and Trust
Baba O'Rieley
All Along the Watchtower