Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zooey and Ben

Well, I admit, this is sort of a creepy post. I love Zooey Deschanel, and I think it's time I tell the world how my fan-love has sort of evolved to this weird stage. I think she's a really talented artist, both musically and in film, and I really, really hope I get to meet her someday (I tweet about this constantly). I know she's married to Ben Gibbard, of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service fame, but I think it's great. They're a wonderful celebrity couple. I love Ben's music almost as much as Zooey's music (maybe) and I'm just waiting for them to get together and just bubble beautiful indie/emo music. I'd get that album instantaneously.

Anyways, the point of this post, really, is that I was listening to some of The Postal Service ("Such Great Heights") and I was thinking, "Wow, maybe Ben wrote this song when he was dating Zooey." I mean, it's possible. "Such Great Heights" was released in 2003 and Zooey and Ben got married in 2009. I have no idea when they started dating, but I'm willing to believe they at least knew each other by then. A six-year dating period isn't impossible.

Maybe a more avid Zooey Deschanel fan than me knows more, but for now I'm content thinking that this song was Ben's song for Zooey when she's away on tour. It fits. Anyways, here's the song so you can listen too.

The likelihood of all this conjecture being accurate is pretty low, but it's a nice thought. Zooey didn't start going on tour with She & Him until 2008, so maybe it refers more to her being on tour for filming. But the coincidence is just phenomenal. I like to think she listens to it when she's on the tour bus with She & Him, thinking of Ben.

It's such a sweet thought, one of those thoughts that romanticizes love and encourages us to believe in it still.


  1. maybe you'll like iron & wine's version of the song instead. its cool. no electronic.