Ps – Trust Living – Pearl Jam Spoke

“Jeremy spoke in class today.”

Ps – Trust Living – Pearl Jam Spoke

Pearl Jam
1990 – Present
American Rock Band.

Ps – Trust Living – Pearl Jam Spoke

Jeremy” is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam, with lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by bassist Jeff Ament.

The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 2, 1993, honoring the best music videos from June 16, 1992, to June 15, 1993.

The night’s biggest winner was Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam’s video for “Jeremy” earned four awards that night.

One of the awards included Video of the Year.

“Jeremy” [ … ] takes its main inspiration from a newspaper article about a 15-year-old boy named Jeremy Wade Delle from Richardson, Texas who shot himself in front of his English classmates on the morning of January 8, 1991.

In a 2009 interview, [Eddie] Vedder said that he felt “the need to take that small article and make something of it—to give that action, to give it reaction, to give it more importance.”


Ps – Last Words – John Lennon – Simon

“On a cold December evening
I was walking through the Christmas tide
When a stranger came up and asked me
If I’d heard John Lennon had died
And the two of us went to this bar
And we stayed to close the place
And every song we played
Was for The Late Great Johnny Ace”

Ps – Last Words – John Lennon (Simon) – Bio

John Winston Lennon
Born October 9, 1940 – Died December 8, 1980
English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Member of the Beatles

Ps – Last Words – John Lennon (Simon) – Song

The song, “The Late Great Johnny Ace,” was first performed live by Paul Simon during the Simon & Garfunkel reunion concert in Central Park on On September 19, 1981, approximately 9 months after Lennon’s death.

Near the end of the performance (possibly in response to Simon mentioning John Lennon’s death), an audience member rushed the stage, causing Simon to pull away from the microphone.

The man was quickly pulled away by security and was heard yelling “I gotta talk to you, I gotta talk to you.”

Simon was clearly shaken—especially as the lyrics deal with assassinations—but he continued the song without a break.

The performance was included in the subsequent video release of the concert but was omitted from the live album.

In an interview on Late Night with David Letterman on May 20, 1982, Simon discussed the Central Park experience with Letterman.

Asked to sing the song and using a spontaneously loaned guitar, Simon performed from his chair instead of taking the stage.

The director cut to a commercial before the end of the song because one of the strings on the guitar broke, and Simon commented he “will never do that one again.”

However, he has since performed the song a few times. He performed it Osaka, Japan on August 5, 1982, on the Simon And Garfunkel’s Tour; on Saturday Night Live on November 22, 1986, the 23rd anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination; and on the 2000 “You’re The One” tour, preceding it with part of the Johnny Ace hit “Pledging My Love”.

Ps – Last Words – John Lennon (Simon) – Video

“’The Late Great Johnny Ace’ is a song about violence in America, and I start off by talking about Johnny Ace because it’s an early memory, listening on the radio and hearing Alan Freed say that Johnny Ace had killed himself playing Russian Roulette.

And it’s the first time that I can remember any kind of violence like that.

That was in the middle in the 1950’s.

By the early 1960’s, John Kennedy was assassinated and then all the rest of the history, everybody knows.

And by the time, John Lennon was killed, and as shocking as it was, it almost didn’t have the impact that it had on me the first time that I heard that Johnny Ace was dead.

Ps – Last Words – John Lennon (Simon) – Meanings

It is not really about a nostalgic view of the 50’s, I’m only using Johnny Ace as a metaphor for all of the three Johnny Ace’s (Johnny Ace, John Kennedy, and John Lennon)”.


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Ps – Trust Living – “The Big Kahuna”

… It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling Jesus or Buddha or civil rights or ‘How to Make Money in Real Estate With No Money Down.’ … That doesn’t make you a human being; it makes you a marketing rep …

… If you want to talk to somebody honestly, as a human being, ask him about his kids … Find out what his dreams are – just to find out, for no other reason …

… Because as soon as you lay your hands on a conversation to steer it, it’s not a conversation anymore; it’s a pitch … And you’re not a human being; you’re a marketing rep …

… I’m saying you’ve already done plenty of things to regret, you just don’t know what they are …

… It’s when you discover them, when you see the folly in something you’ve done, and you wish that you had it do over, but you know you can’t, because it’s too late …

… So you pick that thing up, and carry it with you to remind you that life goes on, the world will spin without you, you really don’t matter in the end …

… Then you will gain character, because honesty will reach out from inside and tattoo itself across your face …

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Ps – Trust Living – Dear Prudence – Farrow (Video)

… Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play? …

… Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day …

… The sun is up, the sky is blue …

… It’s beautiful and so are you …

… Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play? …

Ps – Trust Living – Dear Prudence Farrow

The Beatles (John Lennon)
1960 – 1970
English Rock Band.

Ps – Trust Living – Dear Prudence Farrow – Note

Dear Prudence” is a song written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It was released by the Beatles as the second track on their 1968 double-disc album entitled The Beatles (commonly known as “The White Album“).

The subject of the song is Prudence Farrow, actress Mia Farrow’s sister, who was present when the Beatles went to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Prudence Farrow became so serious about her meditation that she “turned into a near recluse” and “rarely came out” of the cottage in which she was living.

John Lennon was asked to “contact her and make sure she came out more often to socialize”. As a result, Lennon wrote the song “Dear Prudence”.

In the song Lennon asks Farrow to “open up your eyes” and “see the sunny skies” reminding her that she is “part of everything”.

The song was said to be “a simple plea to a friend to ‘snap out of it'”.

Lennon said later that “She’d been locked in for three weeks and was trying to reach God quicker than anyone else”.

According to Farrow: “I would always rush straight back to my room after lectures and meals so I could meditate. John, George and Paul would all want to sit around jamming and having a good time and I’d be flying into my room. They were all serious about what they were doing, but they just weren’t as fanatical as me”.

John Lennon did play the song for Farrow while they were in India together. According to Farrow, “I was flattered. It was a beautiful thing to have done”. The lyrics of the song are simple and innocent and praise the beauty of nature in the lines: “The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so are you”.


Ps – Trust Living – “Suicide Is (Not) Painless”

… As most of you know, I blog about topics concerning my profession (Estate Law) …

… Probate …

… Last Wills …

… Powers of Attorney …

… Estate Taxation …

… However, here – on “The Whale” – I have been known to branch out a bit …

… “Last Words” …

… “Last Wills” …

… “Gravesites” …

… I do this for various reasons …

… And these reasons are probably readily apparent …

… I like to entertain my readers, as well as educate them …

… However, this is the first post of my new blog series … “Ps Suicides” …

… I am doing this because I experience this on a regular basis in my profession …

… It is not a topic that is reserved for the news …

… It is not a topic that is reserved for a select few …

… It is not a topic that is reserved for drugs …

… It is not a topic that is reserved for mental pain …

… It is not a topic that is reserved for the famous …

… It is not a topic that is reserved for the infamous …

… It is a topic that is real …

… so …

… I will begin with the theme lyrics from a famous Movie and Television show …

… M*A*S*H …

… I am sure most of you will recognize the music …

… I am not quite sure that you will recognize (or even know) the lyrics …

Ps Suicides – “Suicide Is Painless” – Note

“Suicide Is Painless” is a song written by Johnny Mandel (music) and Mike Altman (lyrics), which is best known for having been featured as the theme song for both the movie and TV series M*A*S*H.

The actual title is “Song from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless)”.

Mike Altman is the son of the original film’s director, Robert Altman, and was 14 years old when he wrote the song’s lyrics.

Ps Suicides – “Suicide Is Painless” – Lyrics

Through early morning fog I see
visions of the things to be
the pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see…

that suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.

The game of life is hard to play
I’m gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I’ll someday lay
so this is all I have to say.

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.

The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn’t hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger – watch it grin.

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.

A brave man once requested me
to answer questions that are key
is it to be or not to be
and I replied ‘oh why ask me?’

Suicide is painless
it brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.

… and you can do the same thing if you please …


Ps – Trust Living – “Vincent”

“Starry Starry Night”

Ps – Trust Living – Vincent van Gogh – Bio

Vincent van Gogh
Born March 30, 1853 – Died July 29, 1890
Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter

Ps – Trust Living – Vincent van Gogh – Note

Don McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the Vincent van Gogh.

“Vincent” describes different paintings done by the artist, and clearly demonstrates a deep-seated admiration for not only the work of van Gogh, but also for the man himself.

It is also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night”, a reference to van Gogh’s painting “The Starry Night.”

There are also references to van Gogh’s sanity and his suicide.

Throughout his life, van Gogh was plagued with mental disorders, particularly depression. He “suffered for [his] sanity” and eventually “took [his] life as lovers often do.”

The following year, the song became the number one hit in the U.K. and No. 12 in the U.S.


Ps – Trust Living – Eddie Vedder Spoke

… I don’t even know if the concept came across …

… there was shot in the video that we didn’t keep of the young kid with the gun in his mouth …

… certain people would let us show it …

… I understand, ya know …

… I understand why they don’t want teenagers with guns in their mouths in front of a classroom …

… I understand …

… but, uh, that’s what happened … I’m not making it up, ya know …

… and I’m sorry that there is a reason to make this video or to write that song or a song about that …

… it shouldn’t have happened …


… I’m sorry that people had to watch it so many times …

Ps – Due Influence – Eddie Vedder Spoke

Pearl Jam
1990 – Present
American Rock Band.


Ps – Trust Living – “It Can Be Over All At Once”

… “Son, now I don’t wanna work myself short of breath. You wanna continue this? It can be over all at once. Because that’s how goddamn fast your life can change. You believe me?” …