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Ryan Adams — Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
Album: Easy Tiger
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Released: 2007
Length: 2:29
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Something's beating on the wall on the other side
Strange lovers moan each others names on by-hour sheets for the very first time
One of them's James, the other's some name, she changes every time she lies across his bed

But the light of the moon leads the way towards the morning
And the sun, the sun's well on the way too soon to know and
Oh, oh my god, whatever, etc.

If I could I'd fold myself away like a card table
A concertina or a murphy bed, I would
But I wasn't made that way so you know instead

I'm open all night and the customers come to stay
And everybody tips but not enough to knock me over
And I'm so tired, I just worked two shifts

But the light of the moon leads the way towards the morning
And the sun, the sun's well on its way too soon to know and
Oh, oh my god, oh my god, whatever, etc.
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SO GOOD
Nice!
 Stefen wrote:
You'd think that a professional musician would pop for flat-wound strings.

 
Maybe, as a "professional", he wanted that round-wound sound for this particular track.  Amateur.
 horstman wrote:


A dog with a shoe in his mouth would be an improvement.

 
A dog dead drunk on flat Blatz beer with a shoe in his mouth would be an improvement. 

I do not miss that man at all.  {#No}  You like painting, George? I've got a coupla barns that need a few licks.  
His best album. His best years.
outstanding
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
The only thing of any value to ever come out of Jacksonville NC. 

Well, except my sister's husband. He's a good guy.

Otherwise, a town that's two miles long and two blocks wide. If you're looking for strip clubs and used-car lots, this is the place. Too bad Tom Waits didn't visit during his hobo days. 
 
Hey, Dian Parkinson was from there.
dp

The only thing of any value to ever come out of Jacksonville NC. 

Well, except my sister's husband. He's a good guy.

Otherwise, a town that's two miles long and two blocks wide. If you're looking for strip clubs and used-car lots, this is the place. Too bad Tom Waits didn't visit during his hobo days. 
 lmic wrote:

Dude, it's "it's," not "its."

 

Damn.

 Papernapkin wrote:

What? The photo is nothing special, nor the layout, nor the typography. A smoking cigarette offers so many creative opportunities, but this is dull.
 
The cigarette isn't the point, it's secondary - it's his posture, his expression, the composition of the photo. The rumpled jacket, matching his hair, his slouching back echoing the stretched hand. The image looks very casual and natural yet very graceful and posed - tough to balance both.
The type isn't my favourite, but I like that it's in one simple sector at the top, and it's provides a clean contrast with the fluidity of the pose. The simple hit of colour is a good contrast with the black & white imagery.
But the way that hard vertical edge in the middle top and the hard horizontal edge in the lower left creates a sector for his head, hands (and cig) and isolates against the rest of the scene make the image for me.
And yet, with all this, it still looks like a casual snap-shot. Lovely work.


Nice song, but after "Lady Writer" ? Buzzkill.
 Stefen wrote:
You'd think that a professional musician would pop for flat-wound strings.
 

hilarious
{#Curtain}  The title of this song alone makes me giggle! {#Bounce}
 Papernapkin wrote:

What? The photo is nothing special, nor the layout, nor the typography. A smoking cigarette offers so many creative opportunities, but this is dull.
 
How do you know it's a cigarette?!?  His watch says it's 4:20 {#Cool}
 donnyballgame wrote:

No that's (not thats) funny!

 
No it's Now (not No) right?.

 lmic wrote:

Dude, it's "it's," not "its."

 
No that's (not thats) funny!

 TimeWaster wrote:

 "Dude, its 'Et Cetera', not 'Eckcetera'. 
 
Dude, it's "it's," not "its."

T guy is a loser if he can't come up with a title. Bit the tune is swrrylu played mice music anf I like t instruments and playmandhip . NICE. ! 6.7
You'd think that a professional musician would pop for flat-wound strings.
 TimeWaster wrote:
..."Dude, its 'Et Cetera', not 'Eckcetera'.  Get it right."...
 

Amen, brotha. It's not just you! I came here to pretty much post the same thing.

Add it to the list along with "ekspresso" and "ekspecially".  I learned it all from my friend who went to ekxavier University.
 
   

 fredriley wrote:

You posted 3 almost identical messages inside a few days. We get the feckin' message, all right? a) you hate this record, and b) you're a miserable depressive troll. Give us a sodding break ;-
 
Sodding? Must be a Stodgy Bodger! {#Mrgreen}

The english beside... I agree with you.

 roberth wrote:
It would be nice to hear more stuff from "Heartbreaker" - maybe his best album!
 
Going with Gold, myself

It would be nice to hear more stuff from "Heartbreaker" - maybe his best album!
 canadapaul wrote:
although I dig his general vibe Adams is a bit hit and miss. sometimes i can't tell if he's being introspective or pretentious; Gold is still my favorite album of his.
 

I completely agree, and even with all the "misses" my IPod has more Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown than any other artist.

His live shows are an especially dicey proposition, but when he's on he's magic.
 luca77 wrote:

I dunno, when it's done in song I think any pronunciation is ok.....sometimes it can give a song character. When it's done in presidential speeches though it sounds terrible...hopefully the new guy is a bit more eloquent.
 

A dog with a shoe in his mouth would be an improvement.
although I dig his general vibe Adams is a bit hit and miss. sometimes i can't tell if he's being introspective or pretentious; Gold is still my favorite album of his.
 TimeWaster wrote:

Ha!  Something I think about is - when he was recording this song, you'd think someone would be, "Dude, its 'Et Cetera', not 'Eckcetera'.  Get it right."

But then again, I piss people off by correcting their grammar.   

 
I dunno, when it's done in song I think any pronunciation is ok.....sometimes it can give a song character. When it's done in presidential speeches though it sounds terrible...hopefully the new guy is a bit more eloquent.


 WayUpNorth wrote:
Have you considered that perhaps you're listening to the wrong radio station?  Nothing seems to please you.{#Sad}

  
That dude has left the building, so don't waste any more bytes on him.

 Excelsior wrote:
Really sick of this crap.  {#Puke}
 
You posted 3 almost identical messages inside a few days. We get the feckin' message, all right? a) you hate this record, and b) you're a miserable depressive troll. Give us a sodding break ;-\


 Excelsior wrote:
Really sick of this crap.  {#Puke}
  Have you considered that perhaps you're listening to the wrong radio station?  Nothing seems to please you.{#Sad}


 trekhead wrote:
Guess I'll continue to not buy his CD, and eckcetera. {#Rolleyes}
 
Ha!  Something I think about is - when he was recording this song, you'd think someone would be, "Dude, its 'Et Cetera', not 'Eckcetera'.  Get it right."

But then again, I piss people off by correcting their grammar.   

To all you Ryan Adams fans out there: Pick up his latest CD, Cardinology. Overall, it's not his best work, but it's got a few gems.

Guess I'll continue to not buy his CD, and eckcetera. {#Rolleyes}
I love this song.  Thanks for ignoring the haters and playing one of the decades' most talented song-writers.
 apd wrote:
Good tune, fab cd cover. To any designers who lament that the cd cover is too small for iconic images...
 
What? The photo is nothing special, nor the layout, nor the typography. A smoking cigarette offers so many creative opportunities, but this is dull.
We had tickets for the Oasis show in London, Ontario that got cancelled after Noel Gallagher was attacked in Toronto.  As if that weren't bad enough, Ryan was opening for them.

Two of our favorites on one night up in smoke.  We were hosed.
Really sick of this crap.  {#Puke}
Why does this crap get played once a day?  {#Puke}
Hey, how about doing us a favor and giving us a 24-hour "Ryan Adams-free" period, huh?  No?  Too bad.  {#Puke}
that was a fantastic strap of music ....  thanks RP{#Daisy}
Good tune, fab cd cover. To any designers who lament that the cd cover is too small for iconic images...

gernick wrote:
Ryan Adams is very talented. His erratic behaviour was due (in part at least) to all sorts of things he shouldn't have been using. All he needs is a little quality control. There isn't a Ryan Adams album with at least one song that will break your heart. More often than not there will be many. Too bad he also puts stuff on that other artists would (perhaps) save for b-sides.

Yes! Someone that understands the genius of RA {#Clap}
I never would have heard of Ryan without RP.

I don't understand all the negative comments about RA - he sounds like a real standout to me.  I hope we'll be hearing a lot more - thanks Bill.
copymonkey wrote:
Uh-oh! Sounds like Ryan spurned some chick in Cleveland.
with lots of money................... :frustrated:
Ntropy wrote:
Ryan Adams is a cheesy, pretentious, derivative little prick. :ass:
Overrated hack! Most surely.
Uh-oh! Sounds like Ryan spurned some chick in Cleveland.
Hmmm... Listen to RP and hear Ryan Adams several times daily, or Listen to ClearChannel and hear Bryan Adams several times daily. Decisions, decisions... :think: I don't know which is worse.
toterola wrote:
Ryan Adams is a cheesy, pretentious, derivative little prick. :ass:
So, um, how do you really feel? Couldn't disagree more, actually, but I sure don't doubt yer conviction on the subject. ;>
Papernapkin wrote:
Cuts like a knife! Go Canada!
That would be Brian Adams. Ryan is from Jacksonville NC.
Ryan Adams is a cheesy, pretentious, derivative little prick. :ass:
Overrated hack! Most surely.
toterola wrote:
Ryan Adams is a cheesy, pretentious, derivative little prick. :ass:
YES!!!! Thank you!!!
I think Robbie Fulks's offer of free merchandise is still open if you can prove you requested a Brian Adams song at one of this dude's shows. Ryan Adams is a cheesy, pretentious, derivative little prick.

UPDATE!
Adams is now dating Mandy Moore! Respect! {#Clap}

Cuts like a knife! Go Canada!
ok, i guess. whatever.
Ryan Adams is very talented. His erratic behaviour was due (in part at least) to all sorts of things he shouldn't have been using. All he needs is a little quality control. There isn't a Ryan Adams album with at least one song that will break your heart. More often than not there will be many. Too bad he also puts stuff on that other artists would (perhaps) save for b-sides. :notworthy:
Check out "I'm Sorry Marty" on you-tube. A musical apology from Adams to a Seattle DJ for his behavior at an interview 10 years ago.
rowdydaisy wrote:
To all you naysayers re Ryan Adams: F- you. He is a talented singer songwriter. Yah he's a little temperamental , so what, You people are way too negative.
and this post was positive how?
rowdydaisy wrote:
To all you naysayers re Ryan Adams: F- you. He is a talented singer songwriter. Yah he's a little temperamental , so what, You people are way too negative.
I'm giving him big props for recording "Nervous Breakdown" by Black Flag for the Rise Above benefit CD for the West Memphis Three. I don't think it would get played here, but it's worth a listen. Guy made it his own and that's not any task. Oh, and he didn't get paid to do it, either.
TimeWaster wrote:
Watch the first part of this... (click here)
Remind me never to get into a debate about something like collective nouns with you.
Watch the first part of this... (click here) keller1 wrote:
To keep it hot?
TimeWaster wrote:
It's just "water heater". Not a "hot water heater". Why would someone want to heat hot water? :angel:
To keep it hot?
It's just "water heater". Not a "hot water heater". Why would someone want to heat hot water? keller1 wrote:
I'm kinda trackin with ya ... Let's hope once GWB is gone that "nucular" goes with him --- subliterate little shit. And I personally don't find anything redundant in the term "hot water heater". Can't wait for the literati to enlighten me.
:angel:
EssexTex wrote:
For me It's been down hill ever since "Everything I do, I do for you"
I'm assuming you mean Bryan Adams...? Or is this a joke, in which case Ha Ha Ha!
TimeWaster wrote:
Some words/phrases that make me go "nucular"... Supposably Eck-Cetera Realator ATM Machine Hot Water Heater PIN Number
I'm kinda trackin with ya ... Let's hope once GWB is gone that "nucular" goes with him --- subliterate little shit. And I personally don't find anything redundant in the term "hot water heater". Can't wait for the literati to enlighten me.
Love this song. The album has been my Sunday-morning-pancakes companion for awhile now. Plus, I have a huge thing for guys who wear casio calculator watches without irony.
lwilkinson wrote:
Sorry. No excuse for bad behavior. Forgiving someone for being temperamental on stage and offending the fans and then forgiving them for it based upon their marginal talent is tantamount to forgiving a movie actor who gets drunk in public, makes passes at other men's wives and starts a fist fight, but whom you then forgive based on his good looks and marginal acting ability in a chick-flick. :no:
True. I haven't heard much about Ryan Adams's antics, but when you hear that a (very talented, highly respected) musician (not Adams) refused to go on stage unless the producers give him a few thousand dollars more than agreed (and this is right before going on stage, and right after confirming the show is sold out), you really don't want to be doing anything that puts more money in his pocket, be it buying CDs or going to shows. Damn, that's a run-on sentence if I ever saw one.
Some words/phrases that make me go "nucular"... Supposably Eck-Cetera Realator ATM Machine Hot Water Heater PIN Number trekhead wrote:
I could just go nucular when I hear someone make a mistake like eck-cetera... :fire:
Tex, that better be sarcasm dripping from your comment, or we're revoking your RP privileges. And keep yer thong to yerself!
For me It's been down hill ever since "Everything I do, I do for you"
I could just go nucular when I hear someone make a mistake like eck-cetera... :fire:
doctorespinoza wrote:
I can't remember the last time I went to a Used Record Store without seeing this album... Usually several copies.
I can't remember the last time I visited an actual "record" store. Ahh, the digital times we live in. :cool:
I can't remember the last time I went to a Used Record Store without seeing this album... Usually several copies.
iggam wrote:
I think his musical talent is natural, it's his "rock star" act that seems forced.
I agree. I think he is a very good song writer (except for halloween head, :wink: )and musician, the persona in concert and pictures seems forced.
rowdydaisy wrote:
To all you naysayers re Ryan Adams: F- you. He is a talented singer songwriter. Yah he's a little temperamental , so what, You people are way too negative.
:yes: :sunny: :yes:
lwilkinson wrote:
Sorry. No excuse for bad behavior. Forgiving someone for being temperamental on stage and offending the fans and then forgiving them for it based upon their marginal talent is tantamount to forgiving a movie actor who gets drunk in public, makes passes at other men's wives and starts a fist fight, but whom you then forgive based on his good looks and marginal acting ability in a chick-flick. :no:
I think his musical talent is natural, it's his "rock star" act that seems forced.
He has a bit of the Billy Corrigan problem - he thinks everything he does needs to be recorded and released. That's not to say he's isn't extremely talented, but I think he should brush up on the Rule of Nines (for every 10 ideas you have nine will suck but one will be great). Yes, I know there is a Mathematically Rule of Nines too. I don't think that one will help Ryan Adams.
rowdydaisy wrote:
To all you naysayers re Ryan Adams: F- you. He is a talented singer songwriter. Yah he's a little temperamental , so what, You people are way too negative.
Sorry. No excuse for bad behavior. Forgiving someone for being temperamental on stage and offending the fans and then forgiving them for it based upon their marginal talent is tantamount to forgiving a movie actor who gets drunk in public, makes passes at other men's wives and starts a fist fight, but whom you then forgive based on his good looks and marginal acting ability in a chick-flick. :no:
i saw him with phil and friends at red rocks, and he did not leave a good impression. besides messing up the song lyrics to numerous songs (all while playing one of jerry's guitars...blasphemy!), he gave off a really agro vibe. having said that, i'm still trying to give him a chance because he seems to have some talent in there somewhere. but then bob dylan comes on, and i remember what a truly talented songwriter sounds like, and i give up on him again. it's quite the dilemma... :no:
Yeah nice song, sounds cool, etc.
He is talented, but come on...
To all you naysayers re Ryan Adams: F- you. He is a talented singer songwriter. Yah he's a little temperamental , so what, You people are way too negative.
boring, and his words mean nothing. This is silliness, c'mon
"Yeah, it cuts like a knife, but it feels so right"...ahh yeah, no, sorry, that was B ryan Adams!
"Concertina or a Murphy bed" Was this dude born in 1912?
Odyzzeuz wrote:
He said ex-cetera?
Yup. :headache: :wall: :arghhh: Why-I-Oughta...
He said ex-cetera?
jstrait wrote:
Keep think I hear Bill saying Brian instead of Ryan...... errrr uhhh WTF? :stupid:
I just heard on my local radio station that Bryan Adams and Ryan Adams have the same birthday. How about that? I know Ryan gets pissed when someone gets their names mixed up so this must only add to his frustration!
purdy
great song, more ryan adams please.
bigB_3 wrote:
Yeah, it's no Arcade Fire. :rolleyes:
Thank the deity of your choice for that.
Bakaretsu wrote:
HE CHOSE THE ALBUM TITLE BECAUSE ONE NIGHT HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WERE GOING OUT TO DINNER AND HE WAS IMPATIENT TO GET GOING AND SHE SAID TO HIM "EASY TIGER"..........
...and because he finally took a break from releasing three albums a year and took his time on this one. It shows. There's not a weak track on it, if you ask me. He was getting into a mode for a while in which he thought anything he recorded should be heard. He's taken it back a notch. Easy, tiger.
window wrote:
When I saw this song I thought "that must be a nonsensical title because how could you sing it?" And then he sang it... Terrible.
Yeah, it's no Arcade Fire. :rolleyes:
window wrote:
When I saw this song I thought "that must be a nonsensical title because how could you sing it?" And then he sang it... Terrible.
Quite. I've always had an irrational dislike for any song which has "etcetera" in it, which is lazy on at least two levels: rhyming and lack of imagination. Yeah, like, whatever...
When I saw this song I thought "that must be a nonsensical title because how could you sing it?" And then he sang it... Terrible.
Sweet dreams RP. Glad I was here to keep you company......
Keep think I hear Bill saying Brian instead of Ryan...... errrr uhhh WTF? :stupid:
I like this song, but then I like Ryan Adams. He desperately needs a haircut, though. Edited to add: I read a short article on RA on CNN.com in which his record company says that he has 170+ unreleased songs in the vault. Holy cats.
Excellent record! Where does this guy buy his inspiration from?
Great CD. :daisy:
squidish wrote:
What's an easy tiger?
the easy tiger bit... supposed to be a play on "easy there, tiger..." like, "slow down." i guess ryan chose it cause he acknowledges the fact that he's been churning out albums very quickly and not paying much mind to the overall consistency and quality of them, so with this one he did, and named it easy tiger... i read that somewhere, but i can't be bothered to remember where, exactly.
yay! my add!
squidish wrote:
What's an easy tiger?
It's kinda like your mom, but a tiger.
squidish wrote:
What's an easy tiger?
easy, tiger :hug: :whipit:
like the song title ... don't like the fact that he actually sings it.
I give this track a 7. Overall, this is very strong album. Lots of 8's and 9's, IMO.
What's an easy tiger?
I've heard good things about this new album. This is the first I've heard from it though. Good interview w/the Onion's A.V. Club: (click here)