Posts Tagged With: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving suggestions from Ryan Adams, then and now

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-10-12-15-amRyan Adams has been getting in touch with his inner Morrissey this week, pleading with his fellow Twitter travelers to make their Thanksgiving celebrations non-carnivorous. One such tweet is here on the right, but Ryan’s save-the-animals request has not been universally well-received. One wag called him out with a quip: “Remind us how many leather jackets you have?”

I choose to remember a more innocent time, way back in 1999, when Ryan was a lad of 25 and not yet into a vegetarian (or at least healthy-eating) phase. That year, he previewed Thanksgiving at his house with a highly entertaining post to the old No Depression folder, which I’ve reproduced below verbatim:

 

Turkey with ALL the fixings

Rusty nails and Oyster soup is good and can be served with a hodge-podge of many different things. Some might say crackers with gloop may fit the plate nicely to add a touch of rural flavoring, while others may prefer Roedung Rye Chippers with bugs. Myself, I usually stir up a blended mix of mayonaise-dirty lentil dressing, done up third world style with grits and mac and cheese power flavoring and onion soup packette with ketchup and goop zebra extract.

theres really no way to serve this up wrong. its a hit at the dinner table everytime

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It’s back! The “Losering” holiday special — expanded!

LoseringNovember is drawing on, with Thanksgiving approaching. And before you know it, the horror that is Black Friday will be upon us — the busiest, ugliest, most insane shopping day of the year. To that I say: Don’t go there.

Instead, I’d like to propose a sensible holiday-shopping alternative to getting trampled to death at your local Best Buy: Here are three music-related books perfect for holiday giving, which you can order without even leaving the peace and comfort of your own home. Better still, you can get ’em cheap if you order directly from me.

As I’ve done the last few years, I am once again lowering the price to a discounted holiday-season rate that will be good until the end of the year on copies ordered directly from me. But this model lowers the price further still, while also expanding the selection to the rest of my catalog.

OTRcoverIf you’re in the continental U.S., prices below include shipping on copies you buy directly from me. Author signature is free if you want it, but it won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t. So hit me up at dlmenconi@gmail.com and let’s do this.

First up is Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown”, the unauthorized (yet nevertheless award-winning) biography of the popular expatriate North Carolinia-born musician, now available at the rock-bottom loss-leader price of just $10. A single Hamilton — that’s half the publisher’s $19.95 list price, and also significantly cheaper than it can be had on amazon. I’m pretty sure this is the lowest new-copy price you’ll find anywhere, with the added bonus of the aforementioned free shipping. Think of that as Loserprime. ™

Cover by Lindsay Starr.

If you’re a Ryan Adams fan who has already read “Losering,” you might also be interested in my 2000 novel “Off The Record” because its rock-star protagonist character is partly based on my memories (fond and otherwise) of young Ryan when he was coming up in Raleigh way back when. “Off The Record” got some quite nice reviews during its initial run, enough to qualify as something of a cult favorite. It goes for close to $20 from iUniverse, amazon or bn.com, plus another $5-$6 for taxes and shipping. But don’t pay that — I’ll send it your way for $15 total.

Finally, there is also 2015’s “Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel,”  the memoir I co-wrote with Ray Benson. It’s a hardback with a list price of $24.95, but available from me for $20.

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Thanksgiving greetings from Ryan Adams (and me)

Here’s wishing you and yours the happiest Thanksgiving imaginable. Binge responsibly, count your blessings and keep an eye on the big picture. Current events were on Ryan’s mind four years ago, when he composed this essay of Thanksgiving greetings, which concluded thusly:

Economic crisis, climate change, and world drama notwithstanding, this holiday, if nothing else, I will say some silent prayer of consolation that we’re still here. And those who aren’t, those we lost somewhere along the way, if we wanted to or not, we still stand in their light. And it shines outright for anyone with eyes to see, or a heart to know it can expand past the dates and the times that mark the changing of our little worlds. My how they collide, and how precisely.

Happy Holidays and see you at the counter, or under the skyline, swooning feverishly.

Back in 1999, however, Ryan was in more of a culinary frame of mind regarding Thanksgiving. Under the heading, “Turkey with ALL the fixings,” he posted the following piece of foodie advice to the No Depression folder:

Rusty nails and Oyster soup is good and can be served with a hodge-podge of many different things. Some might say crackers with gloop may fit the plate nicely to add a touch of rural flavoring, while others may prefer Roedung Rye Chippers with bugs. Myself, I usually stir up a blended mix of mayonaise-dirty lentil dressing, done up third world style with grits and mac and cheese power flavoring and onion soup packette with ketchup and goop zebra extract.

theres really no way to serve this up wrong. its a hit at the dinner table everytime.

However you celebrate, with or without goop zebra extract, make it a good one.

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