It was, Ryan Adams says, this girl he's been spending time with; the title of this album is her fault: "she wanted to go out to dinner at eight; i wanted to go right away. she said, 'easy, tiger'. and that hit me. it stuck with me to the point where i called up neal (that would be neal casal, guitarist of the cardinals) and left a message on his answering machine with those two words. "don't forget this" i said, "'cause i want to use it.'" the prolific ryan adams returns with his new long player. the sound is a little more gorwn up - perhaps because of adams' sobriety, perhaps because he has grown up; but the bones of the music is still there. as usual, the music is immediately likable, but better after time, his unique mix of guitar and vocal grows on you like some strange ivy.