The Gasman on Pearl Jam Radio
Gas is now fulfilling a life long dream of working in the rock and roll business. Given he has exactly zero musical talent and even less rhythm he had to find a back door into the biz and he’s accomplished that by working for Pearl Jam Radio on Sirius XM.
Gas is a regular contributor to the channel. His job is to seek out interesting folks who are into Pearl Jam and into sports. To date he has done interviews with former Seattle Sounders and Team USA GK Kasey Keller, Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko, Oakland A’s infielder Adam Rosales, singer, songwriter, actor, and huge baseball fan Steve Earle, veteran Seattle musician and Macklemore pal Michael Wansley, New York Yankees infielder/outfielder Lyle Overbay, Seattle Seahawks guard John Moffitt and others.
Earlier this year, Gas spent an hour visiting with Joe Nathan of the Texas Rangers. One of the best closers in MLB history, Joe is also a huge Pearl Jam fan. Here’s the interview as it originally aired on Pearl Jam Radio.
The first one is free but if you want more here’s a link the PJ Radio page with subscription information.
Upcoming Pearl Jam Conversations On SiriusXM’s Pearl Jam Radio Feature The Gasman Visiting With The Following Guests:
Paul Konerko/Chicago White Sox
Debuts: Wednesday June 19th at 2pm PST
Re-airs: Thurs 6/20 at 7am PST, Sat 6/22 at 5am PST, Sun 6/23 at 5pm PST
The Chicago White Sox slugger has over 2000 hits and 400 homers in his brilliant career. He was one of the leaders on Chicago’s 2005 World Series champion team. He is also a huge Pearl Jam fan (but only because of his wife, Jennifer). Get details on that story as well as the story of Paul scaling a fence to get OUT of a Pearl Jam concert in Los Angeles and hear all of his favorite Pearl Jam songs in this hour long conversation. Bonus baseball nugget: Paul has an outstanding anecdote about the legendary dust-up between Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura.
Jason Bay/Seattle Mariners
Debuts: Wednesday June 26th at 2pm PST
Re-airs: Thursday 6/27 at 7am PST, Sat 6/29 at 5am PST, Sun 6/30 at 5pm PST
The pride of Trail, British Columbia is a 3 time MLB All Star. He was 14 when “Ten” came out and has been on board the Pearl Jam train ever since. He has the distinction of being the subject of a political discussion during a Pearl Jam show in Pittsburgh. He also has seen the band perform exactly ONE song live. In 2009 he became an American citizen. He’ll discuss all these stories and play his favorite Pearl Jam songs.
Lyle Overbay/New York Yankees
Debuts: Wednesday July 3rd at 2pm PST
Re-airs: Thursday July 4th at 7am pst, Saturday July 6th at 5am pst, and Sunday July 7th at 5pm pst.
Lyle has been a Pearl Jam fan since “Ten” came out. He first listened to the debut album after his Mom told him it was a great record. How’s that for a Pearl Jam story? Lyle has seen the band many times in concert and talks about his favorite shows, his favorite songs, what it’s like to play for the New York Yankees.
Coming In July, conversations with…
David Estrada of the Seattle Sounders
Jason Grilli of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels.
Also in July…
The Gasman joins Pearl Jam Radio in Chicago for live broadcasts from the Wrigley Field PJ concert on July 19th.