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Old 04-10-2003, 03:23 AM   #1
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No More Solo Ryan Adams?

This was posted by Ryan at his board earlier tonight. The beginning of it is in reference to some of his unreleased material suddenly being circulated.

"i try and give everybody access to the board at my shows and i do everything i can for bootleggers at gigs, but this is alittle weird. somebody at lost highway is a rat. i love that you guys can listen to all this stuff but i guess its violating in a way. i mean, in my own time i hoped it would all come out. in any event, in case you were wondering, im doing one show this year, on the 4th of july, in nyc, the date is coincidental to the holiday as i could give a whole fuck, and thats all. im not doing anything else. in fact, im not putting the album out and im not going on tour. i think i quit. in fact, i know i quit. im going to be playing in a new band that i wont be singing in. thats all. the show will be awesome though. kinda a bloodletting for all the old songs. it sounds ridiculous im sure but i am really excited to not make records in the context i have been for awhile. ive been sorta graduating to being more of a guitar player anyway. i dont even like the sound of my own songs anyway. anyway. writing on here is always alittle strange i just figured people would be interested. enjoy the old stuff. "

Later, a member posted and asked if Ryan was sure about this, and he replied "serious as a heart attack."

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Just when I start to really get into him
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But you never know...he could change his mind...or the new band will be really kick ass
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I stumbled across another post he made:

"although its sorta diminshing returns alot of the time, im not trying to be dramatic about it. im just done. it feels really good. i am, however, gonna play guitar for someone and maybe even write with someone just not sing. not do the "me" thing for awhile. its gonna be very liberatintg for me. i put alot of thought into it as well. it didnt just pass me by. ive been thinking i should do this for awhile but i was afraid because i was attached to all the things that come with playing music. i think i was afraid of losing my idenity if i stopped. but thats part of the bullshit that goes along with this that i want to get afraid of. its all false. it dosent weigh anything spiritually to be who i am in music, and no i havent found god or anything, but it just means nothing to be this person, this rock person. i couldnt even touch a guitar for months because i knew. it wasnt coming from a sencwe of wanting to play, it was because i had some sort of agenda. or a quota. like when cops start busting all these people on their beat, i start knocking out tunes because im supposed to or play because im supposed to. im not going to communicate that way anymore. but LETS FACE IT. im not a platnuim selling artist, im not some major contender out there, this isnt front page or even back page news. its just i quit. thats really all. i dont want to go on fighting for this kinda life or this job. i dont want to go on fighting for some "rock dream" because i dont even believe in that. i feel like that asshole in jerry macguire or something. but really i dont get any bang outta fighting my way through the rock world. it sucks. its not worth it. really im over-explaining. but i dont care anymore about it. i still like music. hell i played piano at home last night for an hour. but it began and ended right there. anyhow this is tooo long."

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It's sad, but ya know...if your heart isn't in it, it just loses a lot of its meaning. I guess he has to do what he feels is best for him. He could always change his mind...
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It's sad, but ya know...if your heart isn't in it, it just loses a lot of its meaning. I guess he has to do what he feels is best for him. He could always change his mind...
That is very true...look at the artists who are just making records to fulfill record contracts....you can tell they don't love the craft anymore, and it comes through loud and clear in thier music. It's better for him to leave while he's ahead in a sense, it's better than putting out garbage and people like you losing faith in him.
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Wow.... I still don't think I have ever heard a single Ryan Adams song, but that sucks. It's always sad to see someone quit at something they (I assume) are good at.

Sorry BC I know how much you love him. At least he had the respect for all of you to post those notes.
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damn, this sucks. he's so talented.
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poor Ryan. I hope he finds happiness in what he will be doing. i love his voice and music.

when you are burnt out you are burnt out. time off and a step away from what you are used to doing is a good thing.
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Sounds like he's just working through something. First he says 'im just done' and then 'not do the "me" thing for awhile.' He'll be back, I betcha. I think it's smart, actually. I really like his music but he strikes me as slightly immature (no offense, BC, I really like him) and maybe this break will be good for him. He sings too much like a natural to quit. He sings like it's second nature, like it's who he is. Give him a year or two. He'll be back.
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I hope the band he is in is Whiskeytown type.............
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More posts I found. I didn't have time to sift through everything last night. He hasn't been online much since he finished the album because he has no computer of his own. But he said he bought a laptop now, which explains why he was on so much last night:

"how strange is this... i got offered a deal to write a book, not about my life, but about whatever. i dont think ill use my real name or anything but people are actually into all this stuff ive been working on. of course its not a u.s. publisher but all the better. how disgusting is it here now anyway. i mean, its embarrasing even telling people youre from the united states anymore. ive been going to school for writing and taking some foreign language classes. my french is still pretty horrible but im going there next week for a whole month to study. i think im only gonna pack MELVINS records, or maybe howling wolf. i dunno. leona is sleeeping. her record is finally finished, she went back into the studio with ethan and the engineer of all those kick ass frank sinatra records and re-cut the singles. it sounds so incredible. i got this new laptop from the office. it kicks ass but i cant figure out how to open new files to write yet. maybe i need to put the disc in or something. im gonna go to that chat room on aol, the one called born again or christian something or other and tell them that god and satan made up so its okay and you can "go home" or whatever. i kinda believe that anyway but itll be funny. i am so out there. i got all this morrocan yum yum and its making everything very funny."

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"im not drunk. im sitting at home trying to figure out this new laptop i got for writing. i can rightly lug around a manual typewriter. and i do quit. i so tired of it. im not pissy. i actually feel really good about it. its very liberating. i feel like a real person for the first time in for fucking ever. i walk around and i dont think music. i hang out with friends its all incredibly nice and theres only so many degrees between me and anybody else i know. now its more fun to go and see THEIR band or whatever. its not about me. quitting is awesome. its like i let go of thiss rope, this tug of war rope or whatever and whatever was on the other end fell and went away. the guitars in my apaartment dont peer at me asking me for new songs theyre just there. theyre nice to play. its all so commercial anyhow, making records. its like showing off or something and every single artisst who thinks they are trying to retain their purity and their integrity or whatever bullshit terms they think they are on, its all just a bunch of whoring crap. i dont think i like it very much. besides, all my favorite musical moments were so far from a studio or a stage. its really amazing this didnt happen sooner. i think i was just really good at pretending everything else waas the problem, anything but what my job was. so it sint my job anymore. im gonna get a real job. one i can answer up to. like there arent three thousand ways to sweep a fucking floor and people cant get angry with you when you paint a house or build a chair. you just fucking do it. its honest. anyway this is a tirade and i am entirely too high to be on here. im going into a chat room or something funny.but...nevertheless....its true. im not drunk. i quit. im gonna play guitar for somebody when im ready and im not gonna sing. i quit. and im not bitter or sad. im very fucking happy...thanks."

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Somebody asked him why he didn't just release the record, since it was finished:

"its crap. it sounds like what happens to you in new orleans and no i dont mean the drinks. nah, i like it. but you know, whatever. what should be the question of the moment is who is this person that im going to be playing guitar for. its not guns n roses. its not jesse, and as much as id like its not leona. but this ROCK FUCKING ICON i want to play guitar for. thats the question."

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"i worked at BIG SKY BAKERY IN RALIEGH NC for 4 monmths. kneeding the dough. weighing and measuring dough balls. then i worked on an assembly line at NeoMonde Baking Factory pulling rolled edough balls of a factory belt onto metal sheets tt be poofed and then baked. fucking hard work. loved it. but i think im gonna do volunteer work. for awhile at least"
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They never really "quit", he'll be back as soon as he needs the $$$ again.
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I'm really shocked that he was saying he doesn't want to release his new album because it's crap.

While he was makin' the album in New Orleans and L.A., he would keep us updated at the board as to which songs they were doing, and he was saying that this was going to be his best album ever. He seemed really happy and satisfied with it. His web site had requested us to submit songs we wanted him to release (cuz he has so much unreleased stuff), and he took some of our suggestions (whether they made the final cut or not, we don't know, but they recorded a bunch). We've all been so excited for this new release, and it will be such a disappointment if it isn't.
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I really hope he isn't meaning this. Maybe he's just been on a bender...



Guess we'll all find out soon enough though!
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