Caught about 90 minutes of RYAN ADAMS's solo set at the Orpheum last night -- and um, not in the mood to be all rock-criticky and whatnot, but it was pretty awesome. Played "Oh My Sweet Carolina" twice (because the bros were loud-talking in the lobby the first time), did a fancy version of "Sylvia Plath" at the piano, played some of the Heartbreaker-y songs off the new record, and then went back to the piano for this: a version of GALAXIE 500's "Blue Thunder" that he worked up at soundcheck
Sure, we've been listening to it on NPR for a week. But now I can stream the new RYAN ADAMS record without leaving thephoenix.com -- a win for me, at least; feel free to play along if you want.
My guess is that everyone who hasn't been thoroughly alienated by Adams' long, oversharing string of hit-and-miss albums, EPs, web-only metal albums, and youtube-cover bullshit is by now following him directly on Facebook.