Albert Einstein published his theory of special relatively, that E = mc2 shit, in 1905 when he was 26 years old. At age 25, Pablo Picasso painted a portrait of art collector Gertrude Stein (left), which now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Tiger Woods was 21 years old when he won The Masters golf tournament in 1997, his first of 14 major tournament wins (and counting). And in 1997, Ryan Adams, age 22, wrote and recorded, along with his band Whiskeytown, Strangers Almanac.
In the grand scene of life and world history, its doubtful that Mr. Adams' work will hold the importance or cultural significance as the three aforementioned people, but in my life this album is as essential and life changing as the creation of the internet (which was invented by Al Gore, at age 23, right?).
Houses on the Hill.mp3
16 Days [Acoustic Demo].mp3
Buy: Strangers Almanac (1997, deluxe reissue 2008)