Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ryan Adams Quits the Cardinals, Blogging and Smoking?

Straight from Stereogum:

Apparently Ryan Adams will no longer be making music... at least with the Cardinals. This will be the last tour with the group and in March, Ryan will go into seclusion until that long awaited resurfacing which is inevitable. Or is it? Ryan gets a lot of flak for his music, blog and general persona. He's even been the victem of my ranting for his wishy washy live shows.

However, at the end of the day, Ryan is a damn good song writer and producer. Heartbreaker will go down in my books as one of the all time greatest albums. AND just to prove everyone who will post that this will never last, I hope he doesn't come back. I am currently reading Travels with Charlie, John Steinbeck's personal narrative of a hiatus he took from writing in the 50's to travel the country... it is a beautiful narrative about the heart of the country and how it relates to the wondering heart of man. For some reason with this book in mind, I can't help but wish Ryan good luck on this vision quest, may you discover what you are looking for.

You can read his entire post at Stereogum, or Cardinal Cave.

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