Thank you to all the Faithfull who came out to celebrate the first two shows of the fall tour with us in Pittsburgh and Buffalo!! I was so lucky to meet so many great people and I can only hope to do it again soon!!
THANK YOU PEARL JAM FAMILY, PJFAM, JAMILY...FAITHFULL!
The 'call for submissions' deadline for the book was September 1st, 2013, and we have received HUNDREDS of beautiful and inspiring Pearl Jam tributes - thank you!!!
BUT I know there are many fans out there who still want to contribute and with a fall tour and the release of Lightning Bolt (awesome!) we figured a little more time to accept submissions might be in order - if you have not had a chance to send something in for the book and want the opportunity to be included, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we 'officially' close for submissions later this fall, we will begin the very difficult process of choosing the tributes that will be included in the book. More details about this process to follow shortly. We wish we could include ALL of the wonderful submissions, but sadly a book can only be so big - even if it is stuffed full of PJ love!
Much love and thanks to all who have supported this project, it literally could not be done without you!!
Love, Your Love Book Captain ;)
Once again Carlos Vargas, one of THE most talented of the PJFam has outdone himself with this Pearl Jam video for Mind Your Manners. Check it out and check out all of Carlos' vids on his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vPiTbeclWp9DbzBX_7xqg
“What a different life had I not found this love with you.”
...Pearl Jam, Parachutes
ABOUT THE BOOK
To Pearl Jam With Love is a unique collection of stories, love letters, thank-yous and artistic tributes to a band who has touched countless people around the world for more than two decades. It is about the sharing of moving and inspirational stories and memories, each unique, but at the same time connected to the band and their music.
To Pearl Jam With Love are the words that make these stories come alive. Stories from everyday fans, fellow musicians, collaborators, and those who have experienced first hand the generosity that seems to flow unending from this band. Along with the captivating stories, the book is about artwork, photos and other stunning tributes to the band by both the amateur and professional.
Most importantly, it is our chance, new fan or old, famous or not, to have our Pearl Jam story heard, our thanks given and to make sure the world knows just how amazing this band and these individuals truly are. We hope you will be part of this tribute!
A HUGE thank you to all of our pearl jam community and supporters!
The spirit of this book lives through your support, generosity and love!
Who: Hello fellow Pearl Jam fans (fanatics?!) ! This book is a mission of sorts ... one I have wanted to see to development for quite some time and now is that time! My name is Lori Tone and I am a (10c) card-carrying Pearl Jam addict...and fan since 1991. I am also a professional, published Canadian writer, editor, photographer, and communications professional ... amongst other ambitions. My dedication to seeing this project to print and presented to the band (and fans!) is absolute. I am very lucky to have the support of my family and friends, as well as MANY of you, the Pearl Jam faithfull. Iwon't change direction and I won't change my mind.
what: As described above, this is a book of love and thanks to the band by the fans for their music, inspiration and unending work for charities and those in need - something that is long over-due and so deserved. These submissions will not only be from us, the 'everyday' Pearl Jam fan, but also from those individuals the band has touched personally through their charity work, along with other professionals in the music industry, film industry, professional athletes and other recognizable contributors who are welcoming an opportunity to pay tribute to the band (names to be dropped soon!). It will be presented to Pearl Jam (that how and when to be determined) and published in print and online to be available worldwide. BUT, this project cannot succeed without you, the fans! For information on submissions and how to submit your love please click here.
where: The book is being developed, edited and produced in Ontario, Canada, with support from fans, businesses, suppliers and contributors from all over the world. We are not 100% sure where the book will be printed yet, but it will be available for purchase and download worldwide.
when: The deadline for submissions was September 1, 2013, HOWEVER please get in touch if you want to contribute!
We are planning to have the book printed and available Winter/Spring 2014.
how: 1) How will the book be printed? We are currently shopping traditional book publishers and have had some wonderful interest. We will keep you updated on this website and on our twitter account @topearljamwlove with this important information as soon as it is available.
2) How will the book be distributed? Firm details about distribution will be available once a publisher is selected, but the book will be available in all regular markets for printed and online book sales. We will also be offering the book for sale on our website and other 'partner' sites. Complimentary copies of the book will be sent to feature contributors* of the book, as well as to those who make a minimum $40 donation through our site to support the project. Digital copies will be sent to all contributors in the book. We will also be giving away lots of copies in contests and promotions held on this website through the submission process and when the book is in print.
3) How is the project being funded?The launch of this project has been 95% personally funded, but I do need your support to help this come to fruition - please help in any way you can!
Proceeds from the sale of all of our goods will also go directly to getting the book to print. Anything over and above that will go directly to our charity partners, and a charity/cause of the band's choosing.
4) How can I help? Beyond your great submissions and financial support we are also looking for fans who are interested in helping research charities and individuals touched by the band's generosity over the years. We are also looking for those willing to lend expertise in the areas of book marketing and publishing and anyone willing donate goods for our contests and give-aways (great chance for cross-promotion!). Please also do what you can to spread the word about this project - share on the pearljam.com forum (I post as 'armsoutstretched'), follow and share on twitter and 'like' us on facebook.
5) How will you continue to spread this love after the book is published? In true Pearl Jam style, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to our charity partners, as well as being presented to the band to be donated to the charity(ies) of their choice. The website will also continue to run and be active after the printing of the book to develop further Pearl Jam fan community related projects, charity work and to continue to share that Pearl Jam love and unite the PJFam. PJFAM.COM soon to come!
If you have any questions or would like any further information please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com
Thank you for your support and Pearl Jam love!
Congratulations to our newest FAN OF THE HOUR, WILL M. FROM ST. LOUIS!
WILL RECENTLY ATTENDED HIS FIRST PEARL JAM SHOW IN OKLAHOMA WITH HIS DAD, cRAIG AND HIS AUNT BECKI - NOT ONLY DID 9 YEAR OLD WILL ROCK IT AT THE RAIL ALL NIGHT SPORTING HIS PJ MERCH, BUT HE ALSO GOT some OF THE MOST PRECIOUS SOUVENIRS THAT A PEARL JAM FAN COULD HOPE FOR - including ED'S TAMBOURINE! WELL DONE WILL! thank you pearl jam!
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