As promised, here is the second disc of the 5th volume (What Will Happen Next) of the Ryan Adams Bedhead live series. Three more to come following this one. If you missed the first one, it’s here.
I’ve received some interesting feedback from y’all on the topic of seeing Ryan Adams live. Several of you have either commented or emailed to say how horrible he was when you saw him live, and how very disappointed you were. Others concede that when he does have a good show, it is really, really good (when all the celestial elements align for that perfect evening). My friend Chris in the UK made me laugh when he wrote that his wife will not go with him to see Ryan Adams ever again, that she thinks, “her summation – beautiful voice, depressing bastard in dire need of a good wash.” He also continues with “As the man says himself, ‘The sign on the door should read: variable quality – buyer beware.’
Here’s to hoping that all the stars are in alignment next week for the SF shows, that the variable quality is high, and that I get some gems like this:
Disc II (Volume 15)
01. Cold Roses –> New York, New York 5/7/05
02. Stella Blue 7/26/05
03. Already Gone 6/11/05
04. Wonderwall 6/17/05
05. Easy Plateau 5/14/05
06. Meadowlake Street 5/1/05
07. Wharf Rat –> Bird Song 6/16/05
08. You Will Always Be The Same 6/7/05
09. Beachfront Town 4/29/05
Oh, and happy birthday to my brother Brian, somehow he is 24 already and I still picture him as being about 5, pronouncing his “r”s as “w”s. Go see the San Diego ocean for me and enjoy the California sunshine, lil brother! Love you.