One thing that sets 1146 apart from other music blogs is the personal nature of many posts. We love writing about how we connect to the songs we’re sharing, and in fact, that’s why I’m here right now. The tour I’m about to go on is bringing me to a few old haunts, and until I heard this Ryan Adams song this morning, it hadn’t occurred to me how I might react when I’m back.
“Last time I was hear I was raining, it ain’t raining anymore.”
I left a lot of things behind in the Midwest, tangible and intangible, and I think it’s a testament to the immediacy of this song that my head immediately went to St. Louis, and how I’d be looking at the same people and places through a very different lens. Or maybe we just max out on our nostalgia at a certain point in our lives?
Dirty Rain is a track off Ryan Adam’s newly released acoustic album, Ashes & Fire.