It may be a hotel room in the centre of Sydney, it may be mid promotional tour which has Japan ahead before a return to Los Angeles, but Ryan Adams is not going without the comforts of home. Even if it causes some alarm.
Not because of anything the North Carolina singer and songwriter says or does, despite a reputation for fractiousness when things go awry. It is just that these days Adams is often calmed by a prodigious weed intake and a soda.
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Ryan Adams is playing a one-off gig on Tuesday (sorry Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and Dapto) and that's good enough reason for Wind Back Wednesday to jump back to 2002 and the first time Adams played in Australia. It was a long, wildly fluctuating and eventually brilliant night. Fandom, already established with Heartbreaker and Gold - I was late to Whiskeytown - was set in stone by this show. SHAMBOLIC MYTHS AND SUBLIME MOVES. RYAN ADAMS
The Metro, January 2
The second half of the near impossible task of pulling 50 songs from 50 years. A mad idea, filled with frustrations at all the ones I couldn’t pick. But, yeah, fun nonetheless. 1990: Sonic Youth – Kool Thing The year I finally got Sonic Youth, or they crossed over to my side. Droll, sexy and sung by one of my favourite bassplayers (along with Tina Weymouth, Bruce Thomas, Paul McCartney & Andy Rourke). Found out recently she’s a pretty cool interview too. 1991: Joni Mitchell –
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