05 November 2010

Birthday: Ryan Adams

{ Ryan Adams - "To Be Young (is to be sad, is to be high)"

Happy birthday to Ryan Adams! Nono, not Bryan Adams, I'm talking about Ryan. The B-less Adams is certainly the better songwriter and so much more eclectic.

Now before you go and think of Ryan Adams as some dark, heavy songwriter (which he is many times and he does it so well), take a listen the rollicking song "To Be Young (is to be sad, is to be high)." He can rock.

The guy is an obsessive record collector and a ridiculously prolific songwriter. Both admirable qualities in my book.

He's quite possibly one of the most underrated songwriters of our generation. And if you want more an alt-country vibe, please do your ears a favor and check out Whiskeytown. I almost like that stuff a lot better Ryan's solo work.

One more thing... Ryan Adams and Bryan Adams? They have the same birthday. Seriously. Wikipedia doesn't lie. And IMDB.com definitely does not lie (Ryan here. Bryan here.). That should blow your mind for a few moments there.

Happy Friday!

{ His - Ryan, that is - debut solo record is fantastic. Pick it up, please. Thanks.
I'm sure Bryan's first record was good too. ... Maybe in an ironic way. }