Actress and Indie rock star (and a favorite of mine) Zooey Deschanel and her husband of two years, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie have separated. Sad to hear, but after reading the following quote from Gibbard, I guess it’s not a complete shock:
“I would rather make great records than make great relationships.”
I wish Zooey well, but considering her acting and part-time music career, I think she’ll be okay. I’ve only caught a couple of minutes of her new Fox show, The New Girl, to really draw an opinion. But, her performance in 500 Days of Summer is remarkable, as is her music.
Zooey and M. Ward consist of the indie group known as She & Him, who I’ve featured before on WSGW’s First Day with Pat Johnston & Ann Williams. They just released a Christmas album, too; however, the reviews haven’t been that kind.
Zooey, if you’re ever in the Mid-Michigan area, you’re always welcome at my house. My wife won’t mind, I think.
Here’s a little taste of Zooey…