Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bryan or Ryan

As I was driving home today, the guy on the radio prefaced a song as "the song that introduced us to Ryan Adams."

This brought back the first time I heard of Ryan Adams. It's a funny story...or at least it is to me.

After college, a good friend and I decided to do some traveling together and took off to San Francisco.

We hopped on a trolley (or maybe it was a city bus...I can't remember) and rode it to the end of the line and back again. There's a great story about what happened when we got to the end of the line, but that's for another day.

As we were seeing the city, a theater marquee caught our eye. It read "Ryan Adams in Concert."

I looked at my friend and said "Bryan Adams? I can't believe he's still performing." We both laughed.

It wasn't until YEARS later that I heard Ryan Adams on the radio and realized that the theater in San Francisco wasn't the one behind the times!

Bryan...Ryan...who can keep them straight! I'm sure the native San Franciscans (or is it San Francisconers?) were laughing behind our backs.

Today, RYAN ADAMS is a favorite of mine. His CD Easy Tiger is on regular rotation in my car and I have several of his CDs in my iTunes library.

Another funny story about Bryan Adams...many years ago when burning mixed CDs was still being done (instead of making playlists), my Baby Sister asked me to make her some CDs to take with her on a trip. I asked what kind of music she wanted and she said "Oldies, you know like the Bryan Adams' song from Robin Hood." Yikes...if Bryan Adams is considered "oldies" by the 20-Somethings, what do they call the Beatles?

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