Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Eddie Vedder’s fireman pole

Eddie Vedder can afford to live in nice places. At one point, he had a four-story thing with a lot of stairs which he found to be a real hassle. Here’s what he told Uncut magazine:

“I started smoking dope after a long period of abstinence and I had an epiphany. I realized that the house had a couple of interconnected closets. And after having a nice hit, it occurred to me that you could put in a fireman’s pole…connecting all four floors.”

He had one installed and found it to be very practical, especially since at the time, he did all his songwriting in the basement. If inspiration struck in the middle of the night, he could just get up, go into the closet, slide down and be in his music room in seconds.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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