Meaning of the Stickman

Jam10Jam10 Posts: 654
edited November 2009 in The Porch
Does anybody know the true meaning of the Stickman?

Thanks
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  • I think it was just a quick sketch Jeff did for the Alive single.

    Not sure of its meaning really.
  • I always just interpreted it as representing "Arms raised in a V"...
    We were but stones your light made us stars
  • damiendamien Posts: 40
    watch the end of the who movie Tommy . Last 2 minutes of film. I watched it awhile ago and started laughing when after he climbs the mountain and the sun starts rising I realized..... I have a tattoo of Roger Daltry on my leg. Arms raised in a V . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPybjZ0f4y4
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  • damien" said:
    watch the end of the who movie Tommy . Last 2 minutes of film. I watched it awhile ago and started laughing when after he climbs the mountain and the sun starts rising I realized..... I have a tattoo of Roger Daltry on my leg. Arms raised in a V . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPybjZ0f4y4
    that is just TOO coincidental! WOW.
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  • Johnny Sitar" said:
    [quote="damien"]watch the end of the who movie Tommy . Last 2 minutes of film. I watched it awhile ago and started laughing when after he climbs the mountain and the sun starts rising I realized..... I have a tattoo of Roger Daltry on my leg. Arms raised in a V . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPybjZ0f4y4
    that is just TOO coincidental! WOW.[/quote]
    Of mountain tops.. Check
    With him on top... Check
    Lemon yellow sun... Check
    Arms raised in a V... Check

    I think we have found the inspiration for that lyric.
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  • Dave A. That's it.
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  • HeavyHandsHeavyHands Posts: 2,128
    keeponrockin" said:
    [quote="Johnny Sitar"][quote="damien"]watch the end of the who movie Tommy . Last 2 minutes of film. I watched it awhile ago and started laughing when after he climbs the mountain and the sun starts rising I realized..... I have a tattoo of Roger Daltry on my leg. Arms raised in a V . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPybjZ0f4y4
    that is just TOO coincidental! WOW.[/quote]
    Of mountain tops.. Check
    With him on top... Check
    Lemon yellow sun... Check
    Arms raised in a V... Check

    I think we have found the inspiration for that lyric.[/quote]

    :shock:

    Slowly the veil drops away from eV's secret lyrical imagery laboratory to reveal not an anguished youth, but one who held some things in deep, deep reverence. I don't know... this might make the song even better now...
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  • It's always meant to me, that after all the bullshit that all the characters in eddie's songs have dealt with, most of which characteristics stem from eddie himself, that at the end of the day he can still stand and say "i'm still Alive". he has a way of weaving parts of himself into most of the songs. that's why we all can relate.
  • the wolfthe wolf Posts: 6,999
    mookyb69" said:
    It's always meant to me, that after all the bullshit that all the characters in eddie's songs have dealt with, most of which characteristics stem from eddie himself, that at the end of the day he can still stand and say "i'm still Alive". he has a way of weaving parts of himself into most of the songs. that's why we all can relate.
    well said.
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  • drummerboy_73drummerboy_73 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,623
    Some pretty deep interpretations here, which is cool...but in reality, it was just a quick drawing Jeff did for the Alive single.
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  • The good drummer had a tattoo of the stickman on his arm.
  • drummerboy_73drummerboy_73 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,623
    Biggest Wave" said:
    The good drummer had a tattoo of the stickman on his arm.
    Oh sh*t...here we go again!!!
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  • exactly. let's not go there.
    drummerboy_73" said:
    [quote="Biggest Wave"]The good drummer had a tattoo of the stickman on his arm.
    Oh sh*t...here we go again!!![/quote]
  • theboxerorthebag" said:
    exactly. let's not go there.

    [quote="drummerboy_73"][quote="Biggest Wave"]The good drummer had a tattoo of the stickman on his arm.
    Oh sh*t...here we go again!!![/quote][/quote]

    Not like he's wrong though.
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 5,252
    i always thought of it as a rebirth, raising up from the ashes of Mother Love Bone especially for Jeff and Stone. Arms raised in triumph.
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,689
    drummerboy_73" said:
    [quote="Biggest Wave"]The good drummer had a tattoo of the stickman on his arm.
    Oh sh*t...here we go again!!![/quote]


    I believe it existed before Dave joined the band. From what I recall (which I could be wrong) Dave was reluctant to join the band at first, but right after he joined and became part of pearl jam, he very quickly added that tattoo... which I believe was part of PJ's imagery at that point.
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  • CJMST3K" said:

    I believe it existed before Dave joined the band. From what I recall (which I could be wrong) Dave was reluctant to join the band at first, but right after he joined and became part of pearl jam, he very quickly added that tattoo... which I believe was part of PJ's imagery at that point.
    I believe that is correct.
    Jeff is the one that originally drew it and then Dave had it tattooed on his arm.
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    Biggest Wave" said:
    The good drummer had a tattoo of the stickman on his arm.
    Thats just wrong there couldn't be a better drummer than Matt- I witnessed it up close- he is awesomely wonderfully talented and also does a great accompaniment to an accordian- hes really cute too :D

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    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • pandora" said:
    [quote="Biggest Wave"]The good drummer had a tattoo of the stickman on his arm.
    Thats just wrong there couldn't be a better drummer than Matt- I witnessed it up close- he is awesomely wonderfully talented and also does a great accompaniment to an accordian- hes really cute too :D[/quote]

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
    My opinion just happens to be different than yours.
  • I thought the original art work was a large painting that Jeff did..
    Not a drawing. I remember seeing it some where at sometime, and it took up a good portion of a wall.
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,689
    Biggest Wave" said:
    [quote="pandora"][quote="Biggest Wave"]The good drummer had a tattoo of the stickman on his arm.
    Thats just wrong there couldn't be a better drummer than Matt- I witnessed it up close- he is awesomely wonderfully talented and also does a great accompaniment to an accordian- hes really cute too :D[/quote]

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
    My opinion just happens to be different than yours.[/quote]

    Differing opinions are healthy and good. :D
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  • Just as important as ground zero for our beloved stick man is Roger's obsession with REALLY tight jeans. Even worn while climbing a mountain. Awesome.
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,689
    Up Here In My Tree" said:
    Just as important as ground zero for our beloved stick man is Roger's obsession with REALLY tight jeans. Even worn while climbing a mountain. Awesome.

    that's how he hit the high notes.
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  • CJMST3K" said:
    [quote="Up Here In My Tree"]Just as important as ground zero for our beloved stick man is Roger's obsession with REALLY tight jeans. Even worn while climbing a mountain. Awesome.

    that's how he hit the high notes.[/quote]

    They always seemed to keep a smile on his face
  • Matt is the best PJ drummer ever....So jazzy, and unpredictable....I just listening to how he and Jeff feed off each other...and then it just expands...In my opinion, PJ just took off on a whole new direction when he joined...they are having FUN...kicking ass...and taking names...Off topic...but I gotta represent Matt.... ;)

    Dave wanted to be a rockstar...not a musician... :shock:

    Just my 2-cents...

    I like 'Riot Act' too...so.... :lol:
  • OkOk Posts: 2,079
    On a related note - I noticed there is a discussion in Howard Zinn's "A People's History...." about the "Riot Act"...and wondered hey - is this why Ed suggested the album name to the band. I know they had some difficulty finding a name for that album, but found the correlation interesting....
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