Ryan Adams‘ celebrity playlist hit the UK iTunes earlier this week. Whether he meant this list in seriousness or jest (?) I’ll say it again, I love this man — even if he listens to Linkin Park, I guess.
In related news, I think I will be seeing Ryan again at a new festival goin’ on at Red Rocks on August 3rd (with –check this lineup– Lucinda Williams, Old ’97s, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, and Denver superstars DeVotchKa). Tickets onsale Saturday. Not a bad way to be introduced to Red Rocks – it’ll be my first time at the hallowed grounds.
Who’s in with me?
RYAN ADAMS: CELEBRITY PLAYLIST
Lost One – Jay Z
This is my favorite song (yes, song) of the year, maybe of all time. I listen to this every day when I leave home and hit the streets of the Big A – Manhattan representing or something . . .
Do You Believe In Rapture? – Sonic Youth
This is a band that will apparently never suck, and will have changed your life no matter what kind of music you listen to. This is some lovemaking music or go crazy music. Either way. Both.
“Hip Hop Is Dead” – Nas
Although I strongly disagree with the message of this song – because it’s awesome – which would mean it – being hip hop – only suffered minor injuries. Mainly people not unlike myself having access to breakbeats. Ah, snap.
“Kingdom Come”- Jay Z
Man, this song made me almost get my license. I’m not lying. I started talking about it and everything because I wanted to jam this song in a car. People hate it when you jam songs in THEIR car too loud. So if he continues, I need a car and you people need to build a freeway in the forest for me where I cannot cause harm to others. I would press all the knobs in the car and mess with the seat and never get to the jam. Jay-Z is probably, in my opinion, the first person who should be allowed to perform in outer space and that is saying a lot.
“How To Save A Life” – The Fray
This is perfect songwriting and anybody that says otherwise is a jerk. Amazing hair-raising stuff. I would write songs like this if I had an attention span, but they would have more wizards, problems, and space references, etc . . .
“I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt
Instant tears. Flawless. And a sick guitarist to boot who, I have to say, sorry, but is hotter than Martian asphalt.
“Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey
Don’t worry Journey. Nobody will stop. Although Sartre would stop. Because it’s all, you know, nothing.
“Numb” – Linkin Park
Amazing band, nice folks, kick-ass music. Everyone steals from them and they don’t care. They still do it like it was yesterday and yesterday was tomorrow. Times five.
“Is It Any Wonder?” – Keane
This song really shook me to the core when I first heard it. I felt like the words were so on time and that the melody and meaning reminded me of that pain a person can feel right before it all goes up in smoke. Very beautiful and scary.
“Over the Mountain” – Ozzy Osbourne
I once listened to this album six times in a row in one evening. Alone. It was fucking great. The album, I mean.