Big piece on Ryan Adams in the New York Times this weekend. Features a photo of him with a haircut that makes him look like a lost member of The Stills. He’s still dreamy though. Super-excited for Easy Tiger to drop on June 26.
In the interview, Ryan talks candidly about his heavy drug abuse and his current road to recovery.
â€œMy behavior was getting extreme,â€ he said, smoking an American Spirit. â€œI was running the risk of becoming one of those people who talks to himself all the time. I was about to walk over this line that there was no coming back from, and I could feel it. I was seeing ghosts and hearing stuff. Having horrible nightmares. I was creating as much distance from people as possible so that, in the event that something terrible happened, it wouldnâ€™t hurt them.â€
Mr. Adams stood at the microphone, played a blistering riff and screeched a placeholder vocal: â€œThis is where the verse is gonna go/And itâ€™s gonna be emo.â€ He came back into the control booth, wrote the songâ€™s actual lyrics (â€œI am the wizard … . The world is at your commandâ€), recorded the vocal and the song was done. On to the next one: â€œCobra Kadabr
Later in the article he and girlfriend Jessica Joffe joke about how they helped each other get sober and blah blah blah…