Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ryan Adams Rethinks "New York, New York"

This is worth a listen. Ryan Adams is the ultimate reminder that great musicians aren't always the most affable people. But his song was in the right place at the right time to tap our spine in a time of pain, and he's got plenty of talent to back it up.

Adams went on WNYC to perform a mesmerizing arrangement of his song, "New York, New York," a song that reminds us that the soundtracks to our lives don't always have to be perfect matches for our moods or our moments. They only have to be there with us, burning a timecode into our memory.

The song starts at the 5:45 mark. I dare you not to be moved.


Bob said...

It's such an amazing song that it's hard to imagine a version that wouldn't sound good. This is wonderful. Thanks.

Tom Lamb said...

Lovely intimate recording :)