Straight From the Heart: Bryan Adams Does Yoga. {Playlist}

Via Tiffanie DeBartolo
on Jan 9, 2013
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Bryan Adams
Photo: Marco Maas

He may not be hipster cool, but, damn, can he write a hook!

Last week’s yoga playlist was way cool. Hipster cool, to be exact. This week, I felt the need to balance out all that uber-coolness  with one of my old favorites, an artist some people find decidedly uncool. The one and only Bryan Adams. Yes, I said Bryan, not Ryan. The raspy-voiced, Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist (and also highly accomplished photographer), now in his mid-fifties. Though I must say, he doesn’t look a day over 30—I know this because I saw him do a two-hour acoustic set at the Warfield in San Francisco a couple of years ago. He didn’t look much different than when I saw him open for Journey in 1983. He just dresses better now.

Cool or not cool, the guy didn’t miss a note on stage, his songs stand the test of time, and every one he played that night was a hit. But even his deep tracks, a few of which are on this playlist, have catchy hooks, unforgettable melodies, perfect choruses, and bridges so good I dare say he’s like an 80s version of Murph* from The Wombats. (*Shameless plug alert: Every once in a while I need to throw in a mention of a Bright Antenna band, and no one writes a chorus or a bridge like Murph!)

If you think you’re too cool to admit you like Bryan Adams, this playlist might cut you like a knife, but trust me, it will feel so right. Ha Ha.


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Ed: Kate Bartolotta


About Tiffanie DeBartolo

Tiffanie DeBartolo, the Chief Executive Super Goddess, philosopher and visionary of Bright Antenna Records, is also the author of two novels and one screenplay (God-Shaped Hole, How To Kill a Rock Star, and Dream For An Insomniac, respectively). In what little spare time she has, she is a poet, chef, pole dancer, baker, runner, hiker, biker, traveler, sister, friend, lover, dreamer and fashion icon. U2 has been her favorite band for three decades and she swears that everything she knows about life, love, faith and hope she learned from Bono.


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