Ryan Adams Succeeds In Getting Our Attention

anthonyjmiccio | April 17, 2008 3:45 am

Did Ryan Adams write a new, interesting song that isn’t named “Oklahoma Sunset” or “I Love You, Lullabelle Of The Freeway?” Yeah, right! He made a ridiculous blog post with shocking revelations! For instance, did you know that Ryan Adams has only dated five women in his life? That he never drinks when he’s writing? That he hates country music? That he never wanted to be a songwriter? That he just want to make things? Meaningful beautiful things before his time here is done and hopefully encourage people to express themselves, not to clutter the world with art, but so because he thinks people learn about themselves and find deeper meaning when they create things? That Ryan Adams needs to shut his crazy ass up if he doesn’t want people to seek “a few extra dollars and some exposure” by writing lies (lies!) about his love life and heckler fiascos? Such is the wisdom gained from his latest (and dare I say, greatest) blog post.

Notable quotables!

2. I never dated Winona Ryder, but she is my friend and I will always love her. She is so fucking smart and so fucking under the micro-scope I can’t imagine how she pulled through, but no, I was never her boyfriend. I was and am her friend. She is as hot as the sun in a hot tub on itself though and everybody knows that. Also, who she is as an actress totally inspired me and helped me form what kind of artist I wanted to be.

3. I never KICKED OUT anyone from a concert. The Ryman Auditorium (a shit hole in Nashville) has the balls to charge you for security when you play there but if some college kid, and I mean SOUTHERN college kid decides to get wasted and scream through 7 songs of a solo acoustic performance, they could give a fuck. I went into the audience and handed him what I thought the ticket price was (40 bucks) and asked him to leave. I said “you have successfully ruined this concert so here is your money, now will you go home now so I can at least try and give the rest of this audience what they paid for. It did not work as the woman who runs that shit-hole re-seated him and BELIEVE IT OR NOT people CHEERED when he was ushered to a new seat. As most of that concert were people telling him to “shut up” There was NO BAND just myself, and I was joined by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (heroic figures to me) to sing a few tunes and still the man screamed over it. In fact, “Summer of 69” was not shouted when I went to ask him to leave. It was in fact something else. He was so drunk, so very very drunk he did not even know he was there

The writer who wrote it up the next morning submitted it to AP (the Associated Press) in hopes it would bring him a few extra dollars and some exposure. I have suffered since…

9. I hate HATE country music. I always have. I “reference” it when I make music that sounds like that, the way a director would use water as a backdrop for a scene with a shark in it. But I cannot stand country music one bit. unless the Grateful Dead are messin round with it. Then it is tolerable. But they were much more than their single parts- we all know they were a machine.

No word on when his next 18 albums will be released.

Dr. Adams’ Films [Ry-Ry’s Blog via NME]