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 Stone Gossard - “Well, you go to Holland and everybody's on a bike - nobody would think to have a car.”
 Stone Gossard - “We may take breaks and do other things, but we feel we'll ultimately have Pearl Jam as a family.”
 Stone Gossard - “There's no getting around the fact that Eddie is the man. As far as emotional and spiritual energy goes, he IS the leader of this band.”
 Stone Gossard - “That's not to say Eddie's never done anything malicious. But he never grabbed power for power's sake. His position was gained only because he has that energy, and that's naturally where he ended up.”
 Stone Gossard - “It would be great to take one city street and turn it into a pedestrian corridor and see what kind of effect it has on the businesses in that area - It's the future I think.”
 Stone Gossard - “If it had remained always my band, my natural tendency would have been to get more complex and arrange things more and more. That wouldn't necessarily be good for Eddie, or anyone else in the band.”
 Stone Gossard - “I've seen neighborhoods that I would have never driven though because I'm riding my bike, because I'm looking for side roads, looking for maybe more hills or less hills depending if I'm exercising or not. You see a lot more, and you get the flow of a city a lot more.”
 Stone Gossard - “I think if you exercise, your state of mind - my state of mind - is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges. Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.”
 Stone Gossard - “I really enjoy not getting in a car and running errands on bikes.”
 Stone Gossard - “I liked the banana-seat bikes with the high handlebars - maybe a card in the wheel could have been part of it.”
 Stone Gossard - “I like rhythmic things that butt up against each other in a cool kind of way.”
 Stone Gossard - “Dave played an important part in our growing, but change occurs.”
 Stone Gossard - “Call it holistic or holographic thinking, it's been quite effective imagining the world's problems are all right in front of you on a smaller scale with your band. You deal with those relationships, and that's where real major change begins.”
 Stone Gossard - “And I think all of those get touched on with the idea of bikes and of small communities becoming more interconnected. we're pretty fractured I think.”
 Stone Gossard - “A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you're in a car. You're more in the environment. It's enjoyable. Even when It's raining It's still fun.”
 Stone Gossard - “There's been a lot of role reversal going on in the band. The roles people have been playing for a long time will always be there, but everybody's willing to try on different outfits.”
 Stone Gossard - “And I look forward to the time when I can become more indulgent with my songwriting. But this band is a family, and it's a process that we have to grow with together.”
 Stone Gossard - “I walked to Seward School first through fourth grade. It's just amazing to me now that we'd walk down 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill.”
 Stone Gossard - “And I remember as a second or third grader having some autonomy to go to the store if I felt like it, walk home, take my time, kick the can. We were on our own schedule after school, so that was cool.”
 Stone Gossard - “It's a perfectly human instinct to want to be near water.”
 Stone Gossard - “It feels like a new opportunity for us. We're proud of the songs, and we think they have a chance to do a little better commercially.”
 Stone Gossard - “We're going to make better and better records as we get older, especially considering this one kind of rocks harder. Why should we be rocking harder now Isn't this when we're supposed to ease into the whole Pink Floyd groove”
 Stone Gossard - “Right, those relationships with your parents and family are the hardest to figure out, and the same patterns get carried into a band situation.”
 Stone Gossard - “But Eddie does not make all the decisions. Eddie can listen to reason Eddie can be swayed or talked in or out of certain things. Eddie allows other people to lead in this band and to have certain roles that are very fundamental to the decision-making process.”
 Stone Gossard - “It's really comforting for me and Jeff, at least, that after 12 years we finally feel we've reached a place where we can be more honest, real and loving with each other. And we're finally in a band that we know is good, and deserves the credit it's getting.”

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