Eddie Vedder has written the sound track for Sean Penn's movie Into the Wild, based on the book by Jon Krakauer. Later this month Vedder will release a CD of songs written for or inspired by the movie, the closest thing to a solo album he's ever done.
Into the Wild is the true story of Chris McCandless, a good kid from a prosperous but unhappy family, who left home, changed his name to Alexander Supertramp and in 1992 walked off into the Alaskan wilderness. He died there of starvation 16 weeks after he arrived.
McCandless was an adventurer who celebrated his college graduation by destroying his driver’s license and his social security card. Hitting the open road, and intending to turn his back on his family, he later abandoned his car, burned all his money, and set out on foot to traverse the continent. He kayaked down the Colorado River to Mexico, hopped trains and hitchhiked back north up the coast, then trudged beyond the outer limits of civilization to spend more than 100 days in the rural northern territory of Alaska. His body was discovered in the Alaskan wilderness by two buffalo hunters in 1992, some weeks after he had apparently died.
It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into Blogger.com.
I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed.
Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.