May 8, 2007

New communique from Ryan Adams

Enjoy an (unverified) recent post from Ryan to his dot-com-motherf-ers the Ryan Adams Archive. It certainly sounds like Ryan to me — he writes about their time in the studio, the new album Easy Tiger, a fancy website under development with the witches, and a fall tour.

There’s also some discussion of ninja stars, “wizards lightning and lazers,” and Pitchfork. I love this man.


hows yr summer?
early days here in Gotham. just checking in to say hello and pass along some info to you nice folks.
Gotta say that the new tunes are feelin real sweeeeet at rehearsal. We (the cardinals) have worked up an entirely new set list of never before heard tunes (with the new ET tunes) for our new set up, which is more or less based on the GD “reckoning” set up- (me and neal on acoustics- JG on a single steel, B on his awesome new compact drum kit percussion thing (its actually the size of a small boat considering he is 7 ft 16) SWolf on the hollybody and our friend producer and sepcialist Jamie on piano (really great vibe having Jamie rocking that with us- totally awesome having him in the fold). Jamie likes italian food and his turn on’s are sky-diving, undersea exploration and map collecting. he is an aquarius with some capricorn and virgo on his brother randy’s side.
Jon Graboff is to elitist to eat food at the street carnival near practice but whatever, the Dunkin Donuts there is sketchy and maybe poisoned my drink because i was too “over-excited” about going, so i stopped going. wha? jamie also poisons my stuff. (jerks) The fall tour should be a blast when that gets going what with all the tunes we will know due to learning to be almost two bands with two song lists that ore or less never borrow from each other. maybe we will open for ourselves. gross.
And also, considering the promo stuff done for ET will be more or less at the time it comes out, i’ll let you in on a few things here. S Crow sang on “Two”, yes and how awesome, i am a huge fan of her tunes and boy can she rock a bass, but it is not a duet. she sings w neal and i on the chorus. its all laid back and v three voices at once vibe. not that i wouldn’t sing a tune with her like that given the opportunity. i have always been lucky enough to be asked to jam with her when im around and shes kicking it live.
also, Picknosemedia listed “these girls” as “three girls” but the song is actually called “14 girls and Randys trans am” Randy wrote it.

ALSO, we are building a new Cardinals site that i am v excited about. it will take a little bit of time to launch it as it will be the hub of info, tour dates, some streaming vids and audio of band related stuff and really the place to go for updated info thsi year (imagine that). of course the RA spaceship will always be out there for the nuts, and right now its all gone a bit HAL and the pod bay doors wont open. prob for the best. but soon enough more madness there.
so, for now, you should be seeing the cardinals and myself doin our mellow vibe with a rock gig here and there full amped. we have been callin the mellow set up BLUE SABBATH for lack of a better name, but come fall its THE CARDINALS> plenty to be done between then and now. THE FALL TOUR IS the ROCK.
so its no lack of amount of things to do or appearances that prevent a summer tour, but lets just say, in order to do the tour that is unlike any tour before with well more badass set up wizards lightning and lazers a few things need to be built.
i am really looking forward to full integration of the cards vibe in the fall with a full on badass streamlined new show.

throwing stars are just metal pizzas when yr sleepy.

p.s. we learned “how the god’s kill” by danzig acoustic. remind somebody to play that one if yr passin thru planet cardinal and happy 21s ferris. THE CARDINALS- ” NUMBER ONE PROFESSIONALSIM IS OUR MIDDLE NAME”"randy” tyra-mail
also be sure and check out 20/20 this winter. for those of you who think you have the finished 48 and S HNBK etc….wait til you hear how those records really sounded w o.d.s strings/ mixes/ missing tunes. you might like the actual finished product. plus those records between the released ones that never got leaked on the world wibe web. more on that later. right now its all about the tiger. YO. the TIGER.

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  • I still can’t decide what my favorite Ryan Adams song is. I’ve narrowed it down to either “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” “I Wanna Be Your Underwear” or “The Best of Me”

    he’s so awesome!!!!


    jakehutch — May 8, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

  • Actually, he posted that on a fanboard, not his site.

    But whatever, can’t wait to hear Easy Tiger.

    Anonymous — May 8, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  • Jake, now I’ve even gone one step better and gotten that “Everything I Do…” Robin-Hood-tastic song stuck in my head.

    Nice comment, though. ;)

    And anon – that explains why my best sleuthery couldn’t find it on the spaceship .com site. Thanks!

    heather — May 8, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

  • I love him too.
    And wish he could come to my country (Brazil).

    Dani Varanda — May 9, 2007 @ 4:17 am

  • Once again, great blog, Heather! Greetings from Greece! :)

    Archimidis P. — May 9, 2007 @ 6:37 am

  • What happened to the link to the song “Two”? I had to come back to get it, and now, nothing.

    Andy — May 9, 2007 @ 10:35 am


    Anonymous — May 9, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

  • heather — you have the magic pixie dust for a reason…you ALWAYS! come through in a pinch .. soooo, why no “how the gods kill” mp3 posted … i have no doubt you have somehow managed to wrest it from the ether (as you consistently do!) … sooo, give it up!

    keep up the great work

    alex supertramp — May 10, 2007 @ 7:15 am

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