Ah, it feels so so good to be writing about the one, the only, David Ryan Adams once again. There has been a significant lull in Ryan news since the last time I saw him on Halloween 2007 at Hammerstein Ballroom, but it appears as though Ry Ry has been hard at work fine-tuning his directorial skills, as displayed in a 18 YouTube video series posted under the username “HORION74” and credited to “DR Adams.”
Photo snatched off of Andy Willsher’s site.
The videos definitely have a low-budget feel–with bad dubbing and hilariously cheesy sound effects…not to mention 80s neon graphic titles and undulating geometric drawings. The series is amazing and humorous. A boggling look into the mind of that mad musician (now musician/director), Mr. Ryan Adams. It’s heartwarming in that cringe-worthy sort of way–like watching old tapes of yourself filmed at all the bar/bat mitzvahs you went to in the early 90s.
The amazing videos… after the jump.
Who could forget instant classics such as “Eatin* with DJ Reggie” which features DJ Adams as host of his own talk show?:
Or what about the RIDONKULOUS video he just added 18 minutes ago, “I am holding a crystal ball” in which he raps about… uh.. holding a crystal ball?:
Or what about the unforgettable “‘SATANIC’ Witches Arise”, which features Ryan and his boys donning bad metal wigs and Ry in his infamous platform hooker boots:
Or what about the sensitive piece “‘Like Yesterday’ Advertisement for Fictional Album”?:
Pure. Video. Brilliance.
Watch more over at HORION74’s YouTube channel.
Thanks to JG for the tip!