stop what you’re doing. did you know that RYAN GOSLING HAS A BAND?!?!
if you read pitchfork or generally pay attention to things you probably did know this. I can apparently barely handle keeping up with videogum‘s kittens jumping into boxes at this point, so sorry for being like a month and a half late to this party.
but anyway, they are called Dead Man’s Bones, and according to this one video they have with a CHILDREN’S CHOIR DRESSED UP AS ZOMBIES, they are AMAZING.
RIGHT?!? gothic archies meets arcade fire?!? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!
I already believed that ryan gosling is one of, if not the single, best actor(s) of his generation. I say ‘his’ generation to exclude edward norton of course. but I think the two actors are pretty comparable in their talents. okay I am getting off track here. but you guys. lars and the real girl?! united states of leland?! the believer?!? this guy is a POWERHOUSE, the rare kind of actor who truly loses himself in each role so that a) you have no idea what he’s like as a person; when you are watching him in a movie you are absolutely watching a character and NEVER ryan gosling, and also b) he has avoided being typecast and has made a stunning variety of excellent films for a guy his age (not even 30!!). even when he is in movies that are not really the greatest (sorry, Fracture – even The Notebook, though, you gotta admit is among the best of its genre), he is great in them. AND NOW THIS!
he says in that pitchfork interview: “You know when you’re a kid and you get crayons and papers and just draw whatever you want and it’s just a bunch of messy lines, but to you it makes sense, and then they put it on the fridge? From that point on, you’re always trying to get back on the fridge, you start drawing things that look like something, like, the more it looks like a horse, the more chance you have of getting it on the fridge. We wanted to get back to that place before we were trying to make the fridge. We wanted to work with people who hadn’t been affected in that way yet.”
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, RYAN GOSLING?!? could dude get any cooler?!
(you’re trying to tell me this guy was in the Mickey Mouse Club? :/ )
ryan and zach shields, the other dude in the band (apparently his best friend, who looks like but fortunately IS NOT joaquin phoenix), even created their own record label, and called it WEREWOLF HEART!
clearly, there are some actors who should just forget about making music (I’m looking at you, bruce willis and scarlett johansson), and some musicians who would be better off avoiding pretending they can act (mariah carey and j.lo, I know you’re reading this), but apparently ryan gosling is in the tunde adebimpe and jena malone camp of NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE.
suck on THAT, coconut records!
ok I’m sorry for all the pictures. I mean I’ll pretend I’m sorry.
thanks to tenni for changing my life with this information. you guys are all invited to the wedding. now all I have to do is meet him…too bad he broke my heart by canceling his SXSW performance. OMG!