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  • Ben Gibbard Quote - I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans’ came out of samples and vocal lines.
  • Ben Gibbard Quote - I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans’ came out of samples and vocal lines.
  • Ben Gibbard Quote - I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans’ came out of samples and vocal lines.
  • Ben Gibbard Quote - I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans’ came out of samples and vocal lines.
  • Ben Gibbard Quote - I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans’ came out of samples and vocal lines.
  • Ben Gibbard Quote - I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans’ came out of samples and vocal lines.
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I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans’ came out of samples and vocal lines.

  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - I don’t spend my time perusing message boards to find out what people think about me or if people think my songs are good or if people love that lyric or this or that. I just want to be happy with it myself – and if other people like it, that’s great. Download This Image

    I don’t spend my time perusing message boards to find out what people think about me or if people think my songs are good or if people love that lyric or this or that. I just want to be happy with it myself – and if other people like it, that’s great.

    BEN GIBBARD
  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - The songwriting of Hall & Oates is deceptively complex. There are a number of key changes that pass you by as you’re listening to the song because they’re so seamless and clever.

    The songwriting of Hall & Oates is deceptively complex. There are a number of key changes that pass you by as you’re listening to the song because they’re so seamless and clever.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - I don’t think Chris realized he was in a band until 2001. He all of a sudden woke up one day and realized he was in a band. He thought he was just recording my solo project. Three albums later, we’re in Baltimore trying to figure out what to do with ourselves.

    I don’t think Chris realized he was in a band until 2001. He all of a sudden woke up one day and realized he was in a band. He thought he was just recording my solo project. Three albums later, we’re in Baltimore trying to figure out what to do with ourselves.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - We would scoff at the idea of a nice studio. “Why would you want to go to a nice studio? Oh wow, they have really expensive gear. Ooh, that’s really fancy. Well we’ve got an eight-track. We’ve got it going on here.”

    We would scoff at the idea of a nice studio. “Why would you want to go to a nice studio? Oh wow, they have really expensive gear. Ooh, that’s really fancy. Well we’ve got an eight-track. We’ve got it going on here.”

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    I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans’ came out of samples and vocal lines.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - When I listen to Airplanes record, it takes me back. I remember a lot of my thought processes when I was 20 or 21, writing those songs and recording that record. Download This Image

    When I listen to Airplanes record, it takes me back. I remember a lot of my thought processes when I was 20 or 21, writing those songs and recording that record.

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    I think sometimes a narrative can come out of a single word.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - There were two recording studios in Bellingham. One was really expensive, a “nice studio.” We were at the point where we were young and irreverent.

    There were two recording studios in Bellingham. One was really expensive, a “nice studio.” We were at the point where we were young and irreverent.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - Hall & Oates is one of the few musical groups as satisfying now as it was back then. There’s something incredibly musically satisfying about their songs. Nothing has diminished my love for them.

    Hall & Oates is one of the few musical groups as satisfying now as it was back then. There’s something incredibly musically satisfying about their songs. Nothing has diminished my love for them.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - You spend hours alone, only with your thoughts, and you torture yourself. It’s a tendency of many writers to temper the self-destructive act of writing with other self-destructive acts. I certainly was one of those people for a long time.

    You spend hours alone, only with your thoughts, and you torture yourself. It’s a tendency of many writers to temper the self-destructive act of writing with other self-destructive acts. I certainly was one of those people for a long time.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - I don’t want to be overly dramatic and say it’s the only thing that gets me up and keeps me going. But people in your life come and go. Download This Image

    I don’t want to be overly dramatic and say it’s the only thing that gets me up and keeps me going. But people in your life come and go.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - Every record we do there are always two camps. There’s the camp that’s like, “I love it. It sounds different than the last one.”

    Every record we do there are always two camps. There’s the camp that’s like, “I love it. It sounds different than the last one.”

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - I don’t think I was doing anything poorly at that time, but I can certainly see how my writing has changed.

    I don’t think I was doing anything poorly at that time, but I can certainly see how my writing has changed.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - I was literally just going and applying for jobs, and I couldn’t get a job, and I was getting more and more broke, and you find yourself groveling for jobs you don’t even want. Download This Image

    I was literally just going and applying for jobs, and I couldn’t get a job, and I was getting more and more broke, and you find yourself groveling for jobs you don’t even want.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - I feel like on those older records there are a lot of attempts at clever turns of phrase.

    I feel like on those older records there are a lot of attempts at clever turns of phrase.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - We always idealize the past because we don’t feel the painful stuff the way we used to.

    We always idealize the past because we don’t feel the painful stuff the way we used to.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - Bands who are in their early 20s today, they are living in their own time and they have a series of parameters they have to work around.

    Bands who are in their early 20s today, they are living in their own time and they have a series of parameters they have to work around.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - I feel like there’s a lot of beauty in the darkness of ‘Narrow Stairs,’ but that’s not really a place I’m ready to go to for a while. I’m interested in taking a different approach and having the next record be different in tone – I’m just not interested in making another dark, dark album. Download This Image

    I feel like there’s a lot of beauty in the darkness of ‘Narrow Stairs,’ but that’s not really a place I’m ready to go to for a while. I’m interested in taking a different approach and having the next record be different in tone – I’m just not interested in making another dark, dark album.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - The Photo Album is the weakest record. For the first time in our careers, we found ourselves with an economic incentive to be on the road and to be making albums.

    The Photo Album is the weakest record. For the first time in our careers, we found ourselves with an economic incentive to be on the road and to be making albums.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - Now that we have the resources, we’re like, “Oh wow, a nice studio is pretty nice! They do have nice outboards here. It’s actually a pretty good place.” It’s funny how much changes so quickly. Download This Image

    Now that we have the resources, we’re like, “Oh wow, a nice studio is pretty nice! They do have nice outboards here. It’s actually a pretty good place.” It’s funny how much changes so quickly.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - The late ’90s were a really bad time for people trying to be rock stars, you know what I mean? It seemed like everyone was a one-hit wonder on the radio. Download This Image

    The late ’90s were a really bad time for people trying to be rock stars, you know what I mean? It seemed like everyone was a one-hit wonder on the radio.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - Everybody has a language or code that they use with their wife or their girlfriend or boyfriend or what have you. It’s a language aside from the language they have with strangers.

    Everybody has a language or code that they use with their wife or their girlfriend or boyfriend or what have you. It’s a language aside from the language they have with strangers.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - We had friends who had a hit single on the radio and sold 500,000 records, and then they couldn’t get arrested a year later. Download This Image

    We had friends who had a hit single on the radio and sold 500,000 records, and then they couldn’t get arrested a year later.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - There’s a cinematic quality that happens in my mind when I hear something that really lands. An album is just a journal of a life moving through time. Download This Image

    There’s a cinematic quality that happens in my mind when I hear something that really lands. An album is just a journal of a life moving through time.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - There are the people that are like, “I want it to sound like the last one.” You can’t please everybody all the time, but I think for the most part we tend to maintain a healthy level of self-reference to kind of make sure we continue to push things forward. Download This Image

    There are the people that are like, “I want it to sound like the last one.” You can’t please everybody all the time, but I think for the most part we tend to maintain a healthy level of self-reference to kind of make sure we continue to push things forward.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - Liking interesting things doesn’t make you interesting. Download This Image

    Liking interesting things doesn’t make you interesting.

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  • Share on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn Share on Whatsapp Share on Telegram Ben Gibbard Quote - Death Cab is a militantly analog band. We’ll continue moving forward with our sound, but there will be no crossover. Download This Image

    Death Cab is a militantly analog band. We’ll continue moving forward with our sound, but there will be no crossover.

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