Monday Music: Ben Gibbard


Hello and welcome to Monday morning.

In case you didn't know, I am a big big fan of Ben Gibbard. I think he's a brilliant writer and that makes me appreciate his music more than most.

He released a solo album recently called Former Lives. It's different from Death Cab for Cutie stuff, but it's still got that Ben Gibbard essence that's sort of like "I'm looking into your soul and I'll tell you what's going on there in the most beautiful way possible." Know what I mean? No? Check out these lyrics from the song "Oh, Woe":  

Oh woe you caught my eye

I thought that I would give you a try

But you're nothing like the way you look

In all those famous songs and books

And now I see how you snuff the light

And kill the ones who hold you inside

Plus, he always comes across as such a kind, gentle, level-headed human being. So if you didn't know, now you now. Go get this record. You won't be disappointed. 

Happy Monday to ya.