West Seattle’s Most Famous Daddy

West Seattle’s most famous daddy talks about fatherhood. Revelations from WS-dwelling music star Eddie Vedder, courtesy of People magazine.

45 Replies to "West Seattle's Most Famous Daddy"

  • flipjack September 20, 2007 (11:04 am)

    YEah Veddy, Fatherhood pisses me off too man.

  • evan September 20, 2007 (11:53 am)

    for a second i thought “oh cool an article about me!” then i realized 1) it was talking about eddie vedder and 2) i’m not famous at all. Stealin my thunder, cripes!

  • OP September 20, 2007 (1:03 pm)

    “I realized that I was getting more angry – the exact opposite – and maybe it was because of the times, three years ago and what’s still happening. … All of a sudden, I saw the world as her world that they were [messing] with. That really pissed me off.”

    Yes, Eddie, being pissed off is really a great fatherly trait. I highly recommend you pass it onto your child because that’s what the world needs, more anger. And by all means, teach her to be a mean, petulant, “I’m a victim!” liberal. Oh, and be sure to instill a good case of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) in her, too. Wait, never mind, he’ll be out of office by the time she’s able to grasp that concept, so just teach her to stereotype and demonize any and all conservatives (aka: nasty Neocons!). All just like Daddy! How precious.

  • Jan September 20, 2007 (1:31 pm)

    hmmm…talk about being pissed off…

  • hello insomnia September 20, 2007 (1:50 pm)

    I wouldn’t want him in my PEPS group.

  • Kayleigh September 20, 2007 (1:56 pm)

    Pssst, Jan–when neo-cons are angry, they’re “passionte.” When liberals are angry, they have “Bush derangement syndrome”. heheheh

    Anyway, I love Eddie Vedder and his new solo stuff is great.

  • yeah right September 20, 2007 (2:49 pm)

    Oh yeah, right, EV puts a BIG temp tattoo on his arm of “Abortion Rights” and “pro choice” for the cameras then gets all uppity about “her world” that he has had a hand in creating.

    Hey EV… be pissed at yourself.

    EV is 42 going on 17-and-goin’-to-summer-school. Poor sod. Give ’em another 10 years and maybe he’ll get over himself.

    Noted that EV did a great little not pissed off tune, Cannot Stay, which shows he has a softer side. Nice!

  • OP September 20, 2007 (3:34 pm)

    No, Jan and Kayleigh, what I wrote is more properly labeled “biting sarcasm”.

    And no when liberals are angry is just “business as usual” or “par for the course”.

    EV was cool when I was an angry and “I know everything, but really I know nothing” liberal. Now he’s just sad and angry old man who still hasn’t grown up. Sad….

  • Teresa P September 20, 2007 (3:48 pm)

    You know what pisses me off Eddie? Really rich rock stars who piss and moan about the government when they make a living playing rock n roll. Unless you have ever had a real job brother, don’t bite the hand that feeds you. You being able to make all that money doing what you do is what this country is all about. If you don’t like it, see how many records you can sell in the Middle East.

    Go surfing with your buddy Sean Penn, at least he married the mother of his children.

  • Jumbojim September 20, 2007 (5:01 pm)

    Who let the zoo doors open?? Lotta freakin’ kooks out there in WSB land… And maybe a bit angry too. Anyone else see the irony in whiny, angry people who spout off about how they dislike whiny, angry people?

    It ain’t *just* us liberals with attitude problems…seems there’s plenty to go around.

  • Dave September 20, 2007 (5:21 pm)

    Interesting thread written by a seemingly angry bunch of West Seattle crybabies. I sure hope you’re teaching your children that people can’t change; that no one can learn from their mistakes or from the mistakes heaved upon them. Its music, relax.

  • Kayleigh September 20, 2007 (5:32 pm)

    Hm, apparently:

    1. Eddie can’t be angry because he’s rich.

    2. Eddie can’t be angry because he’s liberal.

    3. Eddie can’t be angry because other people say he can’t.

    4. Eddie can’t be angry because he’s over 40.


  • flipjack September 20, 2007 (5:38 pm)

    But he CAN be angry becasue he is a father. Now everybody drink a warm glass of milk and go to bed.

  • OP September 20, 2007 (5:39 pm)

    Hm, apparently:

    1. Eddie can’t be angry because he’s rich.

    2. Eddie can’t be angry because he’s liberal.

    3. Eddie can’t be angry because other people say he can’t.

    4. Eddie can’t be angry because he’s over 40.


    Just another case of The Man keeping poor EV down, eh? What claptrap.

  • OP September 20, 2007 (5:55 pm)

    And maybe a bit angry too. Anyone else see the irony in whiny, angry people who spout off about how they dislike whiny, angry people?

    It ain’t *just* us liberals with attitude problems…seems there’s plenty to go around.

    The defense call of the whiny WS liberal. “Gee, I didn’t know they could get so mad! Look at me how calm and sensible I am; and look at them! All mad! Sheesh!”

    No, I get “mad” when whiny, idiotic rock-star liberals who didn’t even finish college and who think Michael Moore is some kind of savior instead of the complete propaganda-spewing nutjob that he really is, gets up on his soapbox and attempts to educate the masses when he can’t tell the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah or who supports their every move (Iran and Syria), can’t understand basic economics, bites the tax cut that feeds his lame old solo career, thinks it’s OK to abort gifts from God (aka: children); writes “f*** Bush on his arm instead of “f*** Islamo-fascists” and thinks this is a “war for oil”.

    I’m not mad. I’m profoundly and utterly dumbfounded by his completely vapidness and stupidity. And by proxy, those who hold similar views.

  • Tom September 20, 2007 (6:05 pm)

    Seems like a lot of folks are angry. Seems we get angry when other folks are angry about other stuff than us.

  • jb September 20, 2007 (6:14 pm)

    wow. that’s quite alot of judgement based on one little article. Famous people don’t get a break — not that they should, but most people pretty much decide who they are based on what they see and hear in the media — which is a one-sided, out of context, edited version. I wonder how the rest of us would fare under such scrutiny. I am sure that Ed & Jill are nice people just trying to raise a kid(under a magnifying glass) the best way they can, just like the rest of us.

  • Jan September 20, 2007 (6:24 pm)

    Kayleigh….I still like his music :) how about you?

  • Kayleigh September 20, 2007 (6:36 pm)

    OP, it makes no sense for you all to tell Eddie how he should feel. I wasn’t making him out to be a victim. He just doesn’t need your permission to be angry.

    He’s a human being. I don’t know him personally, but I imagine he’s like all of us–good and bad and everything in between. And entitled to his own point of view, no matter how old or wealthy he is.


    Jan, I love Pearl Jam. And the solo stuff is more mellow. It’s the soundtrack for that new movie about that guy that goes to Alaska…

  • Jan September 20, 2007 (6:52 pm)

    I’ll have to check it out…:)

  • k September 20, 2007 (7:15 pm)

    pissed off people jealous over a rock star. very funny to me. what have you created that people will always remember? how have you touched people’s lives? when was the last time people sang along to every word you wrote?? jealous? nasty? he’s a good guy with views just like yours. the only difference is he worked his ASS off (pardon my french) to get his voice legitimately heard my friends. back off.

  • ms_f September 20, 2007 (8:09 pm)

    I want my next bumper sticker to read: “Whiney WS liberal… and proud of it!”

  • Jiggers September 20, 2007 (8:17 pm)

    Its all the Republicans fault..

  • que September 20, 2007 (8:22 pm)

    I don’t understand all the hatin’ I think that it is an ok thing to be angry about people f*^&ing up the world for our kids. If that is what helps change the world, that is ok. He certainly isn’t the only person who has expressed that sentiment. Give him a freakin’ break.

    I would also welcome him in a parent group!

  • WSB September 20, 2007 (9:59 pm)

    The semi-cool part is that after a few years, kids are vocal enough to be ticked off about the whole situation all by themselves. So he may be able to calm down by 2010 or so and pass the baton.

  • coffee geek September 20, 2007 (10:12 pm)

    This is awesome. Gosh darn tootin’ angry conservatives. I just love indignant conservatives! Way to go Eddie.

    OP: You’re part correct. It’s not ALL about oil. Oil is a perk. If you have you’re head crammed so far up Bush’s butt to think this “war” is about “liberation”, “WMD’s”, “terrorism”, or “democracy” I truly am sorry for you. The “war” is over. The US armed forces did their job. What we see now is the long slow painful process of the US establishing a strategic launch point in the M.E. Our military is essentially at war with Iran in Iraq. The US chose the easiest point to take down, and our government lied to get the job done. If you’re okay with it, fine. But realize that makes YOU “vapid and stupid”…and ignorant. But if it’s easier for you, keep on conveniently packaging progressive thinkers into the pot smoking, VW bus driving, Michael Moore, do-nothing stereotype. Progressive thought and ideas will continue to prevail, and we’ll drag you along kicking and screaming. Here, read this. Then think about who got the US into this God-forsaken mess.

  • Kayleigh September 21, 2007 (6:28 am)

    In honor of all the Eddie-bashing, I downloaded his brilliant new song, “Hard Sun” this morning.

    I hope he keeps singing; his voice is on the soundtrack of my life.

  • OP September 21, 2007 (8:39 am)

    coffee mark:

    You managed to nail every empty-headed anti-war left talking, er, point without providing a single shred of evidence to support your pointless points. And New American Century! no THERE’S an unbiased news source for you!

    /sarcasm tag off

  • Bill September 21, 2007 (9:12 am)

    OP: Interesting you say that.
    Evidence/source: the soldiers I work with every day. You don’t have to believe what they tell me. I realize it’s easier to buy in to the crap spewed forth from every US “news” outlet. PNAC isn’t a “news source”. If you can’t see the bold black line connecting PNAC’s statement of principles, the signing members of that statement, and the idealogues in charge…my suggestion is to see an eye doctor. BTW, if the disabled young people I see and the anxious/frazzled family members aren’t enough to make you “anti-war”, I don’t know what is. If the efforts are so important to you perhaps it’s time to sling gun to your back and head over there. Or you can continue your “support” as a cheerleader.

  • Jan September 21, 2007 (2:08 pm)

    So…OP…I don’t want to misunderstand…are you saying that you’re pro-war? please clarify…

  • Dave September 21, 2007 (2:27 pm)

    Ed is on “Charlie Rose” tonight on PBS. Maybe then he can speak for himself.

  • OP September 22, 2007 (5:15 pm)

    So…OP…I don’t want to misunderstand…are you saying that you’re pro-war? please clarify…

    Now what exactly is THAT supposed to mean, “pro-war”? Who in their right mind wants war? Am I “pro-war” against Islamo-fascists who started all this in the first place? Yes, without question. It is the ONLY option against those who wish to see us, our way of life, our freedoms, everything that we hold dear, including our allies (like Israel) “wiped off the map” (thanks Mamoud Imawhackjob) and are willing to die to do so. They cannot be negotiated or reasoned with, they cannot be appeased (see OBL latest video for his new set of grievances against the West) and, above all else, they cannot be trusted. So am I “pro-war” against these people? You can bet every last bone in my body on it.

  • OP September 22, 2007 (5:23 pm)

    Oh Bill, nice reasoning there: Since I’m unable to fight, I’m therefore just a “cheerleader” implying my opinion doesn’t matter, that I’m a coward since I’m not currently in Iraq or Afghanistan backing up “my word”. I’m just a callous NeoCon who wants to feed bodies into the Great War Machine! Is that the basis of your pathetic statement? Newsflash, bub: My support just isn’t in words, but deeds: I’ve volunteered for and been a part of many troop-supporting efforts, including sending care packages, holiday gifts and supplying calling cards to our troops that actually LIFTS their spirits and morale, which is a damn sight better than attempting to cut them off at the knees like Harry Reid, John Murtha, Queen Pelosi and ANY anti-war group has done. Period. Clown…

  • Jan September 22, 2007 (8:26 pm)

    OP…we seem to disagree on things…and that’s the way life is. You said “Since I’m unable to fight, I’m therefore just a “cheerleader” implying my opinion doesn’t matter” …and aren’t you implying the same thing about people who may disagree with you? By the way…I asked about the pro-war feelings because you were so vehement about pointing out the anti-war feelings of perhaps Eddie Vedder, and perhaps others on here. What you feel and believe is perfectly fine for you. What other’s may feel and believe, that may not agree with you, is perfectly fine, too. One of the many reasons this country is great. It doesn’t make your feelings and beliefs the only right way. Name calling…i.e., “clown”, “Queen Pelosi”, etc. has no place in these arguments…just an observation. Perhaps you should be more gentle in your disdain for people different than you…

  • Erik September 22, 2007 (8:51 pm)

    Arguing on the internet is like competing in the special Olympics, even if you win you’re still retarded.

  • Jan September 22, 2007 (8:55 pm)

    erik…as well meaning as you are, and as much as I agree about arguing on the internet (even though I sometimes get my feathers ruffled)…..”retarded” is so very offensive on so many levels…

  • Erik September 22, 2007 (9:05 pm)

    Jan – that was a vain stab at lightening the room, humor is a dangerous profession. Attachments to words, ideas, etc. can be just as dangerous. Human nature is to grasp onto beliefs through hell or high water because of the comforting factor.

  • Jan September 22, 2007 (11:10 pm)

    Erik…all stabs at humor are appreciated :)

  • Sunshine September 23, 2007 (12:02 am)

    OP, you crackin’ my sh** right up. I think you’ve made it pretty clear who the “whackjob” who “cannot be negotiated or reasoned with” is here. There there, poor ignorant, intolerant thing, let it all out.

    (Jan, I know you probably didn’t mean *mean* humor, but how could I resist, he’s made it so easy!)

  • OP September 23, 2007 (9:32 am)

    No, it’s not “perfectly fine” to directly and purposefully undercut the morale and mission of our troops through cheap and mindless rhetoric (“Bush lied, people died!”) like that of EV, Michael Moore, MoveOn.org, Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink and other far-left wing whack jobs. (Example: MoveOn.’s “General Betray Us” ad.) I can name countless acts by these groups and others, even here locally, who’s sole agenda is to undermine the war effort. In short, they want the US out which is admitting defeat to our sworn enemies (in the face of the tide turning in Iraq, thanks to Gen. Patraeus), that is not patriotic or acting in the interest of the troops in the field; that is borderline traitorous. So, no, I don’t have to be gentle in my disdain for them. Not one iota.

    Finally, name calling is the LAST thing any leftist should be admonishing a NeoCon over, what with their “F*** Bush” and “Lick Bush, not vote for it” bumper stickers running around WS and across the PS.

  • OP September 23, 2007 (9:36 am)

    There there, poor ignorant, intolerant thing, let it all out.

    Yes, poor ignorant me. I should be more tolerant of jihadist supporting left wingers.

  • Sunshine September 23, 2007 (10:34 pm)

    Thanks for that OP, in the spirit of democratic debate. Just curious, what exactly about my response suggested to you that I support the so-called jihad? Or that I’m left wing?

  • Tonya September 24, 2007 (12:14 pm)

    There are as many Moonbats as there are angry conservatives here so why don’t you all just settle down.

  • *t* September 24, 2007 (9:01 pm)

    pajama blogger comment jihadists indeed…

  • que September 24, 2007 (9:10 pm)

    Thanks Tonya. I do think that we all need to breathe a bit here. We all are neighbors and need to realize that no matter the political perspective, there are things that we do all hold common ground about. IMHO, people don’t need to be flamin’ each other over politics here.

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