Archive: October 18th, 2002

At the closing of the day

It’s the end of another working week spent with the fine folks over at Metal Dragons working on a site relaunch.

As I left their office today, the sun was sinking over the English channel. I decided to walk home along the beach and enjoy the red glow of the sun setting behind the West Pier.

Brighton's West Pier illuminated by a red sunset

Ryan Adams not amused to be called Bryan

Poor Ryan Adams. I guess the joke has worn very, very thin for him:

"The singer-songwriter was playing a gig at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville when a member of the audience shouted at him to play Summer of ‘69. The song was a hit for Bryan Adams. Adams ordered the house lights be turned on so he could find the fan.He then paid him $30 cash as a refund for the show, ordered him to leave and said he wouldn’t play another note until that happened."

I feel kind of sorry for him. He reminds me of the Michael Bolton character in Office Space:

"Michael Bolton: Yeah, well, at least you’re name isn’t Michael Bolton.

Samir: You know, there’s nothing wrong with that name.

Michael Bolton: There WAS nothing wrong with it. Until I was about 12 years old, and that no-talent-ass-clown because famous and started winning Grammys.

Samir: Why don’t you just go by Mike, instead of Michael?

Michael Bolton: No way! Why should I change it? He’s the one who sucks."

So, what should Ryan Adams do? Should he stick to his guns and live with the jokes or should he change his name? And if he does change his name, what would he change it to?

Ruce Springsteen, perhaps?