I was going to start by saying something along the lines of "I'm not sure why, but..." however, thinking about it I think that it's irresponsible to do that, not to mention kind of a trite, high school start. I don't think that I will ever start anything like that again... no, I don't think that I will. On to the point, recently, not only have I been listening to a lot of Death Cab For Cutie, but I have been watching an exorbitant amount of interviews with Ben Gibbard. I am addicted. I love to hear him talk about his music, and talk about his influences, and basically anything and everything. He is a very sharp and eloquent person. In particular, there was one interview where he was asked about why his songs tend to be dark and depressing, and he said to the person that he is a happy person and tends not to brood or be depressed, but that when writers write they go to dark introverted places, and that's more interesting. I don't remember totally what was asked or what was said but I was impressed by him. He was himself and didn't try to play the tortured artist card. I love DCFC and regardless of what I think of the personalities in the band, I would still love them, but it's great to admire the individuals as well. sorry for the rambling nonsense.