By Chrissie Ferguson Each one of us is born with a dream. But it is not until we can speak and think for ourselves that we are able to proclaim our dreams to the world. “I want to be a...
I had the incredible opportunity to recently interview two very talented sound engineers, Beckie Campbell and Willa Snow. We discussed their careers and how the live music industry has been affected by the pandemic. Please note: While SoundGirls is no...
“We've been shut down both businesswise and also with freelance work,” says Campbell. “Nothing really has been going on. I've been able to help a few churches with streaming and getting that online. But as far as clients go, nobody's doing giant corporate shows as we had been monthly. All of that is now on Zoom. Touring is shut down as well, so even my backup for my backup is gone at this point."
“The whole industry shut down so there is no way you can find other work, and people are at the end of their savings,” explains Keyes.
"I kept almost every ticket stub, and I had the original ticket stub from the Mansfield show. I was living by myself, and I thought, ‘How am I going to decorate my tree?’ So I thought about hanging all of my ticket stubs on the tree. Then I thought about bringing a copy of that ticket stub of that show to her grave that year as a remembrance of her."
“This band has given me and Rob so much in terms of the opportunity to love a band and the music and to make friends and create relationships with people,” Schenk said. “There really is truly no way to thank them. So for us, we always try to support the organizations that the band supports.”
Allen George, known as LBC72 — or “LoveBoatCaptain72” — to many fans on the Pearl Jam Message Board Pit, has truly shown others how to lead by example. George was not cursed the day he let that lightning bolt go. He was blessed. And since then, he has taken the reins and has steered many lives towards the clear.
"The ocean is always moving, so you can have something similar, but it’s always something different. I think that’s what makes it so exciting."
"Rather than weakening me, I felt stronger and more connected with myself, the world around me, and my patients in the COVID Unit. Once again, the power of Pearl Jam worked its sublime magic.”
“We documented Pearl Jam’s first show at the Gorge when they were opening for Neil Young in ‘93."
"Every now and then (the interpreters) will catch Ed's attention if they are near the stage, and he will interact with them in a very spontaneous, unforced way. He's brought them onto the stage and has sung to them, and in one of my most favorite memories - he even slow danced with a very surprised interpreter. I get choked up pretty much every time, as I am reminded of what compassionate and inclusive people we are lucky enough to work with."
"But there was Joe…facing his first infusion to help battle his disease. He had his playlist ready to go—which was kicked off with “Alive.” We are all navigating uncharted waters together—with COVID-19 and my family with my brother’s illness. It is beyond difficult to not have fear when there’s a path of uncertainty in front of you, but knowing we have each other provides hope that we will be okay."