Ryan Adams already defensive about forthcoming book

August 29, 2008  |  2:45pm
Although it seemingly runs counter to his habit of deleting or amending much of his non-musical writing (see someone's chronicle of his volatile blog activity), Ryan Adams has announced his submission of a manuscript to Akashic, who accepted and will turn the project into an actual, permanent hard-copy book, titled Infinity Blues. As evidenced by the official working-cover above, this is Adams' mustard-colored ticket to the literary realm.

"[M]an, this is just crazy," Adams wrote on the Cardinals' Tumblr, "like when i saw the first test pressing of the first 7inch record i was on."

The only clues he gives of its content is that it's "long long sad" with "some funny too." We're thinking it's essentially Anna Karenina with more gags.

But apparently, some have been tearing down the project before it's even seen the light of day, as Adams' recent entries (amid his tour with Oasis) are, if you can believe it, extremely defensive. From Aug. 27:

i submitted my work like every other person and my publishers hadn’t heard a note of my music as far as i know when i was accepted.
they had a manuscript the size of a sad-bible and i did the meetings and i didn’t get some free ride.
in fact, a publisher would be LESS likely to print some rock idiots verse it it didn’t suit their taste.
and my publishing house, in my opinion, is the DISCHORD RECORDS of publishing houses. and i am fucking happy to bust my ass for them.
and for the love of the word.
and the possibility.
Well, Ryan, as Mel Brooks once said, "Critics can't even make music by rubbing their back legs together." They can write, though. But don't think about that part! Just keep doing your thing and furiously committing it to record, typed or otherwise.

Several new dates have been added to the previously-announced, post-Oasis schedule. Go here to see the full schedule:

October
7 -
Ames, Iowa @ Stephens Auditorium*
9 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater*
10 - Tulsa, Okla. @ Brady Theater*
11 - Grand Prairie, Texas @ Nokia Theater*
13 - Austin, Texas @ Paramount*
14 - Houston, Texas @ Verizon*
16 - Tuscaloosa, Ala. @ Bama Theater*
17 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*

November
8 -
Dublin, Ireland @ Ambassador Theatre
10 - Manchester Academy
11 - Newcastle Academy
13 - Leeds Academy
14 - Edinburgh, Scotland @ Picture House*
16 - Cambridge @ Corn Exchange
17 - Birmingham Academy
19 - Brighton Dome
20 - Brixton Academy
22 - Southampton Guildhall

* w/ SPACEWOLF

Related links:
Ryan-Adams.com
Ryan Adams on MySpace
Cover Story: Ryan Adams: The View from the Plateau

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