On the Phone with… RNDM
As it turns out, I was around when the moment of creation happened for RNDM. Joseph Arthur was playing the PJ20 festival and had recently given a guest vocal on a Jeff Ament solo cut. After playing it live on that grey day in September, the prolific songwriter and Pearl Jam bassist decided to take it a step further. Fast forward a few months later to what was only suppose to be a jam session at Ament’s Montana house, turns out to be a completely written and recorded album in 4 days. So, yeah, now they’re a band. T-shirts, hats, touring in an un-stolen van, matching haircuts & outfits, big rock star moves, the whole deal.
Now that you have the history, here’s the phone call I had with them.