For around 2 months, I have been waiting for a very special package to arrive from New York. I pre-ordered Hello Sunshine, the new book of poems and short fiction by Ryan Adams, not officially released until November this year – it finally arrived yesterday. The book came with an additional, limited-edition chapbook, SIGNED by Ryan and also a vinyl with 2 tracks, Evergreen (home-demo version) and Thank-you. It was a very special parcel.
It has been almost 10 years that I have been listening to Ryan now, I’ve seen him live 5 or 6 times, have all of his albums in duplicate copies (including one signed Gold), stacks and stacks of unreleased and live material. I even have a drumstick from one of his shows, is this obsession becoming unhealthy….?