Saturday, June 24, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (21)

Another page from the ACME Catalog -

Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the evening with the 1952 Porky Pig and Daffy Duck Looney Tunes cartoon, Thumb Fun:

This short was one of the last cartoons in which Daffy was cast as a good natured screwball instead of a vindictive egomaniac.

Today on the ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour, we are commemorating the cancellation of a show on June 24, 1995. Pearl Jam had been on tour both promoting their new album Vitalogy and boycotting Ticketmaster for their business practices. By June of 1995, Pearl Jam had just started a tour of the Midwest and the West Coast. On the date in question (June 24) the band was set to play at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Eddie Vedder had come down with a bad case of food poisoning and was hospitalized.

Vedder believed he was well enough to perform but had to leave the stage shortly after he began playing. Neil Young was at the concert and stepped in for the ailing Vedder. Pearl Jam had to cancel the next few weeks until Eddie completely recovered. Today we are watching a taping of the tour at Red Rocks Amphitheater: Morrison, CO. on June 20, 1995.

You will notice that Pearl Jam performs their first six songs seated, experiencing some of the effects of the high altitude

Demand Euphoria!

Monday, June 19, 2017