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It was a beautiful night and very interesting film and discussion. I was at an awesome Film: Acoustic this past week with The Modern School of Film. They showed the indie film Slacker and had a talk and acoustic session with Ben Gibbard, the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie, afterwards. I appreciated the fan who was so genuine in complimenting Ben’s song Marching Band in Manhattan, saying that song helps ground her and bring her back to her core. I too associate strong memories with that song as it always takes me back to the emotions I felt at the time I first listened to it and the place I listened to it which was in Australia one summer in high school.
I also appreciated that Ben talked about how one of the things that caused a huge surge to Death Cab for Cutie’s success was people discovering them through The O.C. as their music was featured on that show, and they performed on it. I was impressed that he owned that and went even further to say that it doesn’t matter how you discover something, but what matters is how that something makes you feel. I was a HUGE OC fan, and that’s how I first got into Death Cab. Lots of good stuff and thought-provoking soundbites came from this evening.
“Austin is like a singer-songwriter turned rock star” -Wammo from Slacker
“Ladies and gentleman, by way of introduction, this is a film about trickery, fraud, about lies. Tell it by the fireside or in a marketplace or in a movie, almost any story is almost certainly some kind of lie. But not this time. This is a promise. For the next hour, everything you hear from us is really true and based on solid fact.”- Orson Welles
“Passion for destruction is still passion” – Slacker