Monday, 30 April 2012

Music Monday: Ryan Adams

Posting another Ryan Adams song on Music Monday feels a bit like breaking the rules.  Although the first video was long enough ago that, if this was a mixtape, the tracks would be on different sides, I would prefer to try and find a different artist each week.  But my gosh, he was so great when he played in Sheffield on Friday, so more Ryan Adams it is.

This video was filmed earlier in the tour, in the Netherlands, but is a great representation of the gig on Friday.  He played the whole show solo, swapping between playing an acoustic guitar, a piano and a mouth organ.  I'd imagined him to be the kind of person who wouldn't play old stuff - particularly not the 'greatest hits' type songs - but his set ended up being an amazing mix of new tracks from Ashes & Fire plus a ton of older material, including Whiskeytown and Cardinals songs, and arguably his most famous singles, Firecracker and New York, New York (from 2001's Gold).  Come Pick Me Up was the last song of the show, and one I'll be humming to myself for many weeks to come.


  1. I must be the only person in the world who loves Ryan but who doesn't like Come Pick Me Up!

    1. I know I'm biased, but that is weird - it's such a great song! I can take or leave a lot of Heartbreaker, but I adore Come Pick Me Up.