cc_blogcover2I was a lucky man to meet and work with Pearl Jam early on.  Not at the beginning, but pretty damn close.  I met them in NYC on July 13th in NYC at The Marquee Room after the show.  I was all set to shoot them the next day for Epic Records.  They were amazing from day one and so nice to me.  I have a hundred stories, but here’s my 10 favorite moments with the band.  I will always be grateful to the band and management for the access & trust.

  1. “Jeremy” – Of course directing my first music video with the band.  It was a life changing experience on so many levels.  I will always be grateful to the band for trusting me and letting me direct my first video.  I believe it still holds up today as a great video.
  2. Fugazi at Jawbone Canyon – Huh?  WTF has that got to do with Pearl Jam?  On September 6th, 1991 Fugazi played a show in the middle of the desert for Flipside Magazine.  Eddie Vedder, his grrl friend Beth and I drove out to the middle of nowhere to see this show.  It was fucking amazing and so raw.  We had an amazing time.  Stayed up all night watching a bunch of punk rock bands playing till sunrise.  Seriously this was one of the great music moments of my life and the one fucking time I did not take pictures.  Ugh.
  3. Roseland Ballroom – They did two shows on November 11th & 12th, 1991 and they both were fucking amazing!!!  They were opening for The Smashing Pumpkins & the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  What I remember most about these shows was how much fun everyone was having on stage and backstage.  The band was total