In the February issue of Spin, Ryan Adams is interviewed by Melissa Maerz.
Here’s my favorite part:
Q. What did going through therapy teach you?
I used to go out onstage, and I couldn’t hear any of the clapping. I could only hear, “Fuck you!” or “Jeff Tweedy’s better!” And I’d be thinking, “I know he’s better, but I’m louder! And I’m standing on one leg!” I turned what I did into such a negative thing that it paralyzed me. So now it’s not like someone’s not going to shout “Summer of ’69,” but I can choose to not let that ruin my evening.