I find Ryan Adams completely hilarious. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Adams, he’s a singer/songwriter who has some decent tunes. My personal favorites are the heavy blues/rockish songs like “Tina Toledo’s Street Walkin’ Blues” and “Shallow” though he also has a whole heap of slower less distorted tunes.
Despite his good writings, he’s pretty obnoxious to his fans and regularly has fits. He’s been known to storm off the stage after making a scene and shouting obscenities at his fans. I find these antics hilarious because they really embody the tortured artist/irreverent rockstar sort of personality.
I was talking to Jill recently and learned that the editor of the World Policy Journal asked Ryan Adams to write an article about what he thought music would be like in 25 years (it was the journal’s 25th anniversary). Apparently Adams stalled and stalled, missing every deadline. Finally he came up with this.