I don’t remember were we wild and young
All that’s faded into memory
I feel like somebody I don’t know
Are we really who we used to be
Am I really who I was
Lucky Now (Ryan Adams)
Ryan Adam’s is now about 36, but it is never too early to start reminiscing about being wild and young, is it? In fact, Adams has been very prolific and has had lots of experiences as a musician, including a fairly long absence from music as he coped with hearing loss and dizziness as a result of Meniere’s disease. So he can reminisce.
We’re going to reminisce a bit, too. Brian just finished “Life” – Keith Richard’s recent sprawling autobiography and that has made us think of the Rolling Stones. We’ll be taking a look back at their music and some newer interpretations of their music, including from Ryan Adams himself.
We’ll also give you a taste of the new Tom Wait’s cd – his first set of new songs since 2004. As the NYT said this weekend, “Mr. Waits is acclaimed as an American marvel: a songwriter who can be smart and primal, raucous and meticulous, ethereal and earthy, bleak and comical…” We’re going to hear “Last Leaf” from this record which was released last week.
Tune in for music from a hot and energetic young band from Alabama, the Alabama Shakes, along with Lana Del Rey, M83, Shelby Lynne (playing the Dakota tomorrow night), Laura Marling (credited by Ryan Adams as inspiring his return to songwriting), Dessa and others.
Whether you listen live today or to the archived edition, we look forward to doing this show for you this afternoon!
Brian & Dan
Helpless-Arcade Fire and Neil Young
Medicine Bow-Peter Ostroushko
Little Red Rooster-The Rolling Stones
Some Girls-The Rolling Stones
Best of Burden-Wild Flag
Brown Sugar-Ryan Adams
Last Leaf-Tom Waits
Revelation Road-Shelby Lynne
Lucky Now-Ryan Adams
Hold On-Alabama Shakes
Don’t Owe You A Thang-Gary Clark Jr.
For 12-Other Lives
Persuasion-Richard Thompson and Teddy Thompson
Video Games-Lana Del Rey