June 3, 2009

8 Year Anniversary


I think it was in June of 2001 that I first heard Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker. I remember thinking, "Oh. So this is country music."

And that was the beginning.

So it's an 8 year anniversary since I connected to that part of my soul.

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Talking with Dave on the phone about how country music is going out of fashion. And that'll be nice in some ways.

Country is a music of hard times and outsiders. Prosperity never seemed to fit it.

5 comments:

Dave M said...

I remember hearing that album too, it didn't make sense to me until I was doing a manual labor job. For some reason beer and country music became interesting and important.

Also, I think you mean 8 year anniversary, sorry.

Matthew A. Wilkinson said...

My math skills...

jon said...

i am deeply indebted to my brother for introducing me to ryan adams. wish i could remember the date because it would be an anniversary worth celebrating.

forrest said...

At the end of a crappy shift at the music store, As I am making a line for the back room door to leave, a customer (of course) asks me if I can help her. I begrudgingly stop and help:

she says "Well,I'm looking for a singer named 'Ryan Adams' - not Bryan Adams"

I say, (in my head) "thank god thank god I love this woman"

I say (out loud) " He's right over here under "A"

She say's: "I just heard "Gold" for the first time and I loved it. I didnt know there was more. Has he been around for a while?

"OH YEAH, theres more. Its all great" - I hand her a fistful of albums

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I was a bit late leaving. It was probably minus 40 outside. She took heartbreaker home with her. I made it home just fine.

Matthew A. Wilkinson said...

I still associate 'Heartbreaker' with the dry heat of that Saskatchewan summer. It's hard to imagine it being heard first in the dry cold of a bitter Calgary winter.

I think I may never work selling movies or music, and for that I am almost a little bit sorry.