I know you know about my affection for the insanity which is Ryan Adams.  But…did you readers know of my true love for Rhett Miller?


Paste: You’re all over Twitter. Do things like that help keep you interested? Is there any chance of a Twitter feud with Ryan Adams?

Miller: Oh, no. You know what’s funny? There was a lot made over the years about the supposed feud between me and him, and I haven’t talked to him much in years, and I stopped worrying about it and thinking about it. There’s really nothing to it except the sort of fuel - it’s like The Most Photographed [Barn] in America in the novel White Noiseby Don DeLillo. There’s this [barn] that’s the most photographed [barn] in America. Why is it the most photographed [barn] in America? Because it’s the most photographed [barn]; it turns into this thing that kind of feeds itself. So I checked out a bunch of years ago, and stopped worrying about it. But then I heard a song when I was driving to Ithaca, New York, the other day, this song came on the radio, on the NPR station, and I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. I just couldn’t believe it, it was so beautiful. And they announced it as being off of Ryan’s new Cardinology record and I thought, “Oh, man.” It’s so funny that there was a bad taste in my mouth for a bunch of years about this feud and I kind of just sat on his music. This guy’s got a lot of talent. He’s done pretty great work. I never tried to add any fuel to that fire. I’m glad that it’s in the past.

(*via Paste Magazine http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/07/catching-up-with-rhett-miller.html)

AuthorBeth Ables