"me- 34-a non smoker and happy, for the first time in my life.. i am excited to finish this wonderful time i have had with the cardinals and whatever new adventures may come after march. atlanta will be my last venture with the band and i am grateful for the time we have had and maybe someday we will have more stories to tell together. i am however ready for quieter times as i think it is very evident i am struggling with some balance and hearing issues."
Oh shit, Ryan Adams is going deaf and is suffering from vertigo. This is him planting the seed. He is going into remission and as our own Andrew Daniels said, "Bah! I give it like two months before he announces his new record is coming out." Don't we all agree. His blog post is long. Too long, and we didn't care to read the whole thing. It's like Kanye, post-Bonnaroo-tirade long. Well, he is quitting music, blogging, smoking and whatever else he does.
Pitchfork offered some nice bullet points summarizing the post. Read those after the jump.
"-- He's not blogging anymore.
-- Though he will always be "viewed as an 'asshole'," he is actually not an asshole.
-- He is not feeling great about his legacy: "i am a punch-line and a footnote in what is worse to yell at someone besides 'free-bird'. i mean, i lost."
-- He is still kind of a hippie: "never listen to those loud dissatisfied bystanders who only want to see you fail because that will be entertaining for that moment. hold fast to your dreams, hold faster to your heart and never step out of the light of that love that made you whole."
-- He has three new books coming out and he "LOVES writing....yay!" The first tome is a collection of "soul poetry" called Infinity Blues that will hit bookshelves in April.
-- He's not smoking anymore.
-- He has about as much love for the music media as Kanye: "it is kind of ridiculous to blog as i am a musician and anything i say here just gets reprinted at some point out of context. i say NOT FAIR but it doesn't matter what i say anymore or what is fair anymore really does it- the 21st century media has it's own rules about what is true and what is not." "