Thursday, December 31, 2009

Over Looked

This album should have been on my best of the year list. I'm surprised I haven't seen it in anyone's lists this year. It's an amazing album. It's what I need tonight.
I think it's pretty rockin' too. I hate to say that because I'm kind of a wimp when it come to rock n' roll music.
I saw them live this summer and really enjoyed it. . .

Any who, Manchester Orchestra- Mean Everything To Nothing. It's good.

Happy New Year!

Manchester Orchestra- Mean Everything To Nothing

Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm Through Always Messing Around

Good Music Is Good Music

This year I tried not to give in to bloggers and friends by listening to all the cool new hipster bands. By doing this I missed out on some pretty darn cool music. Good music is good music no matter the hype or who is talking/blogging about it.

I'm not one to be bored. I usually can entertain myself fairly easily, but these past few days I've been . . . not bored, but finding myself with more time on my hands than I normally have. With this free time I've found some really good bands. Here they are. If you have some extra time check them out.

The XX-S/T
Passion Pit-Manners
Deer Tick- Born on Flag Day
St. Vincent Actor
Cass McCombs- Catacombs
Fan Farlo- Reservoir
K'Naan- Troubador

A few of those, like Deer Tick, I've had for a while I just hadn't got around to listing to.

Music is good. I love it. It's my third or fourth favorite thing in this whole world.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Jesus Was a Capricorn

Jesus was a Capricorn, he ate organic foods.
He believed in love and peace and never wore no shoes.
Long hair, beard and sandals and a funky bunch of friends.
Reckon they'd just nail him up if He come down again.

'Cos everybody's got to have somebody to look down on.
Who they can feel better than at anytime they please.
Someone doin' somethin' dirty, decent folks can frown on.
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me.

Egg Head's cousin Red Neck's cussin' hippies for their hair.
Others laugh at straights who laugh at freaks who laugh at squares.
Some folks hate the whites who hate the blacks who hate the clan.
Most of us hate anything that we don't understand.

'Cos everybody's got to have somebody to look down on.
Who they can feel better than at anytime they please.
Someone doin' somethin' dirty, decent folks can frown on.
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me.

Help yourself, brother.
Help yourself, Gentlemen.
Help yourself Reverend.

By: Kris Kristofferson

Snowed Inn. . .

This is day number three of being snowed in. The roads are bad. We can't really drive anywhere more than 10 miles away.
As bad as this is, it doesn't compare to the great Rexburg blackout of 09. Those were crazy times. At least I have internet and cold Dr. Pepper.

Friday, December 25, 2009



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Movies I Think Everyone Should See

Today I was thinking about my favorite movies. If someone were to ask me I don't think I could give you one. I have lots of favorites. I'll try to condense this into a small list. If you're bored over the break you should rent one or two you haven't seen.

-The Royal Tennanbaums: The best movie I've seen in the last 4 years. Turned me on to other Wes Anderson films.

-Dirty Dancing: Most people think I'm joking about this one. . . I'm not. It has the best line of any movie ever, "Nobody puts baby in the corner".

-Field of Dreams- This one could never get old. It was before Kevin Cosner did movies
like Water World and the Post Man

-The Wedding Singer: It's a bit of a chick flick, nonetheless a great movie. Killer soundtrack too. Most Adam Sandler movies could be on this list. Happy Gilmore changed my life.

-Forest Gump: I saw this with my grandparents in theaters back in 1994, Christina was 5.

-The Natural: The best baseball movie ever, plus Robert Redford is just so dreamy. Major League and The Sandlot fall close behind.

-Vision Quest: It's about wrestling, and LIFE! It's from the 80's. Madonna makes a cameo :)

-Stand By Me: One of the many inspirations for our walk to Winco. The Story of Lard Ass is a significant part of Gibson family history.

-Flight of the Navigator: Probably my favorite move between the ages of 4-7.

-Disney's Robin Hood(You know the fox one): I thought I was Robin Hood for at least 10 years of my life

-Away We Go: I was in need of a good movie when I saw this one. . . It was a good movie.

-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The best love story ever. I cried and I don't cry

Monday, December 21, 2009


Favorite Albums of 2009
Avett Brothers- I and Love and You
Bon Iver- Blood Bank
Eels- Hombre Lobo
M. Ward- Hold Time
Conor Oberst- Outter South
Monsters of Folk- S/T
Neko Case- Middle Cyclone
Coconut Records- Davy
MeWithOutYou- It's All Crazy! Its All False! It's All A Dream It's Alright
Wilco- Wilco (The Album)
Joshua James- Build Me This
The Dodos- Time To Kill

Favorite Songs
Blood Bank- Bon Iver
My Girls- Animal Collective
Two Weeks- Grizzly Bear
From the Hips- Cursive
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To- Weezer
Weeds- Joshua James
That Look You Give That Guy- Eels
Cousins-Vampire Weekend
Boots Boy- Langhorne Slim
Little Bird- Eels
Home- Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Animal- Neko Case
Brand New Sun- Jason Lytle
January Wedding- The Avett Brothers
Blake's View- M. Ward
Solitare- Wilco
Spoiled- Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band
Wires- Coconut Records
One Fast Or I'm Gone- Ben Gibbard (Kerouac's Big Sur)
Say Please- Monsters of Folk
Man Named Truth- Monsters of Folk
Anonamimal- Andrew Bird
Northern Lights- Bower Birds
My Bodies a Zombie for You- Dead Man's Bones
Lalita- The Love Language
Hurtin' You- Ben Kweller
Fools- The Dodos
I was once a Loyal Lover- Death Cab for Cutie

Best old Discoveries
The Strokes- Is This It
Radio Head- OK Computer

. . . and some more that I can't think of

Monday, December 7, 2009

Left on Laura, Left on Lisa

"We climbed the ladder to the top of my house
Never letting go of your hand
The sky trades the moon for the sun my girl
The sky trades the moon for the sun

And I gave to you my ugly brown coat
You made it pretty when you put it on
Warmth in the early morning chill my girl
Warmth in the early April"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


One time I went to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving break and it was good.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

R.I.P. LYLT (Love You Long Time, aka Love You Long Tizzle)

Favorite Love Your Long Time albums of the decade:
1. Don't Poop On My Party
2. Party Till You're Pooped
3. Party Till You Poop
4. Pooping At A Party
5. Pooping On A Party
6. Party While You're Pooping
7. Pooping While You Party
8. Party Pooper
9. Party Pooping
10. Poop, Party
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Best of the Decade

My best of the decade list. . . . .

12 favorite albums of the decade:
Sufjan Stevens- Illinois
Bright Eyes- I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker
Eels- Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
The Avett Brothers- Emotionalism
Death Cab for Cutie- Transatlanticism
Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
The Format- Dog Problems*
Rilo Kiley- The Execution of All Things
Matt Pond PA- Several Arrows Later
The Elected- Sun, Sun, Sun

*You can laugh, but I love Dog Problems.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

zachs knows fashion

I started a new blog dedicated to my love for mens fashion.
check it out

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Best Albums of The Decade

Paste Magazine posted their best albums of the decade.
I really agree with it.
Take a look.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Gives Me Chills

I forgot this used to be one of my favorite albums

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Why Should We Love God?

God the Eternal Father did not give that first great commandment because He needs us to love Him. His power and glory are not diminished should we disregard, deny, or even defile His name. His influence and dominion extend through time and space independent of our acceptance, approval, or admiration.

No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God!

For what we love determines what we seek.

What we seek determines what we think and do.

What we think and do determines who we are—and who we will become.

*From Elder Uchtdorf's talk during the Saturday morning session of conference. I like these words.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Slumber Parties Are Good For Pillow Talk!!! OMG LOLZ!!!!!

Dear Friends,
I have something to say. I think I might like Radiohead. This is really hard for me to admit. For the past three years I've tried to tune out anything that has to do with Radiohead and Thom York. I don't know why.
For some reason I have all their albums on my iPod secretly planning to listen to them (and like them?) one day in the future.
I've heard songs that I've really loved, but I've never taken the time to listen to a full album. Last Christmas I had my iTunes on shuffle and Nude from In Rainbows started playing. It kind of blew my mind. I listened to House of Cards and Weird Fishes (both from In Rainbows) and really liked them too, but I still refused to listen to the whole album.
This past weekend I went to Salt Lake and on the way home Christina played No Surprises from OK Computer. I didn't know it was Radiohead and found myself in love with the song. I asked who it was and found out it was Radiohead.
SO, I 've decided to finally give in. I've listned to OK Computer about 3 times all the way through since Sunday. I don't just like it. I love it. Why did this take me so long?
I'm officially dedicating this week to Radio Head. Kid A is next.
I'm sorry that I'm arrogant when it comes to music. Please forgive me.



Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Long Overdue

I haven't blogged in a while. A lot of things of grand importance have happened since the last time I blogged (I'm not talking about posting lyrics, I mean like writing a real blog).

  • Winco Death March: In August a brave few young men and myself undertook an epic journey to the grocery store known as Winco. We started in Rexburg and walked 26 1/2 miles to our destination. It was memorable. We saw a naked cracked out woman run into a telephone pole. We were interviewed by the news. We sang songs, we laughed, we cried, WE ENDURED. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my twenty-five years of living. By the time we arrived to Winco I was in excruciating pain, as well was everyone else. It was a little harder than we expected, but well worth the trip. If asked to do it again I would mos def decline the offer. Do I regret it? NO! It shaped the me into the man I am today and for this I am grateful.
  • San Francisco: I went to San Francisco twice during the seven week break. Both times were pretty great. The first time I drove Christina down then flew back. THE second time I took a train. For those of you who have never ridden on a train I highly suggest it. It's affordable, comfortable, scenic, etc. I loved it. Before I left I made a playlist full of songs all about trains to pump me up. It worked. When I got there Christina picked me up and we went to City Lights. It's a book store, but it's were Jack Kerouac hung out when he was in the city. The next day we went to Big Sur. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Christina and I watched the OC. We ate good food. It was an amazing week. I was sad to have to get back to Rexburg.
  • Music: So many good albums have come out in the past month. Monsters of Folk, The Avett Brothers and Joshua James. I've found some really great songs too. The Shins cover a song called Plenty Is Never Enough on a compilation of songs to honor 20 years of Merge Records. It's a really really great song. I've been listening to lots of Neko Case too. I don't know what it is about her voice, but it makes me feel great. Her newest album Middle Cyclone is flawless. I really love it. I've also been listening to M. Ward and Lykke Li a lot.
  • Work: I usually hate work, but for some reason I've really liked it. I don't want to say I've enjoyed it, but I've been able to tolerate it better.
I'm pretty happy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

When I Drink

But we only get so many days
Now I have one less
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far
Oh, at least a little better than I've been so far

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"I'm all tan and smiling and runnin from third base"

In my dreams
I see you asleep on a twin bed
The covers pulled up over your head
Am I asleep or awake?
And it's morning
And the captain is playing the radio
And hes just put the paint on his new boat
Am I asleep or awake?

And it just feels good when you're waking up
And it just feels good when you're next to me
And it just feels good when you're coming home
And it just feels good when it's waking up

My slumbering heart

Monday, September 7, 2009

Oh! She's Just Great :)

Advantages of dating Christina::

bulletLong life span (12-20 years)
bulletClean and odor-free
bulletNon-allergenic in most cases
bulletNo fleas
bulletVery little shedding
bulletQuickly trained: litterbox, tricks, harness, etc.
bulletNo barking
bulletNon-destructive, unlike a puppy
bulletLow maintenance: annual vet visit, low feed consumption
bulletCommunicative, affectionate, and intelligent

Disadvantages of dating Christina:

bulletYou may not be zoned to own Christina.
bulletYou may not have a vet available who knows how to treat Christina.
bulletChristina can become spoiled and manipulative.
bulletChristina requires a commitment of time and energy from her owner.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

(The Song)

"Tired of being exposed to the cold?/. . .Put on your headphones before you explode/ Wilco will love you baby"

Monday, August 24, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm A Dynamiter

Well, when you're down and all alone,
There's always somewhere you can go
Here I am
A true friend
There's nothing gonna change over here on my end
Don't be scared
It's better shared
You know I always cared
I'm a everything's all righter I'm a prizefighter

The Duke

Many of you may not know this, but I love John Wayne. I love every movie I've ever seen with him in it.
Every Monday and Thursday I go to the plasma center to earn a little extra cash. They always have a movie showing while as you donate. I usually don't watch it. I either read a book or listen to music or both, but yesterday they were showing one of my favorite movies, The Cowboys starring who else but John Wayne. In the movie he takes a bunch of kids with him to drive cattle across the prairie. Towards the end of the movie outlaws try to steal the cattle.
I hate to ruin the movie, but this is one of the few John Wayne movies where he dies at the end. I've seen this movie lots of times. I know the ending, but as I sat there I got a little choked up. It wasn't just because he died, but it was the way he died. It was noble.
I'm posting the scene. I hope you choose to watch it. I hope you can control your emotions.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Starved for our attention

Sleep now moon
I'll watch over her while the sun is up
And you'll have her eyes again soon
It's a glorious day
And my lonely heart is tired again
And I am
Starved for her attention

That's when Paula sparks OH...
That's when Paula sparks a little light in my eye
(Ever since she went away)
That's when Paula sparks a little light in my eye
(I miss her more everyday)
That's when Paula sparks OH...

Sleep now sweet princess
I'll cheer for you silently
And carefully not to disturb oh
And I'll be ready on that evening
When you're starved for my attention
And you'll say
You'll say
Wait now prince
There's a brilliant sky above
And a jealous moon in love and they are
Starved for our attention

Ever since you went away
That's when Paula sparks OH...
I miss her more everyday
That's when Paula sparks a little light in my eye
Ever since you went away
That's when Paula sparks a little light in my eye
I miss her more everyday
That's when Paula sparks OH...

Sleep now moon
That's when Paula sparks OH...
Ever since you went away
That's when Paula sparks a little light in my eye
Ever since you went away
That's when Paula sparks a little light in my eye
Ever since you went away
That's when Paula sparks OH...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I just finished 'On The Road' by Jack Kerouac. I've never been more happy while reading a book and this sad to finish one.
I thought of my grandpa the whole time. For many years George Gibson lived the life of Sal Paradise & Dean Moriarty. I love him.

Thanks Jack.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I Feel Like An Old Railroad Man

I'm riding the rails. On August 30th I'll be on a train to San Francisco. I'm taking a book, some sandwiches and some songs about riding on trains.

“Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station.”

Friday, August 7, 2009


I’m only really happy if I know

It can lift you up and take you anywhere

I'll be your winter coat buttoned and zipped straight to the throat

You felt as if you'd just woke up

bite your tongue all you get is a mouthful of blood

When you need directions then I'll be the guide

When I saw you smile

My hands are shakin

Shake my tambourine at your glowing dreams

As the days keep turning into night

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Johnathan Rice

Further North

Rock 'n' Roll makes me feel guilty
I've got no defense
My sadness makes no sense
I'm gettin' rich and I'm makin' new friends

All I've found is it gets colder further north you go
It's pissin' rain and snow
It's the world I don't want to know

It's all a waste of time
It's all a waste of time

You take it from me
You leave it behind
Ah, you take it from me
You leave it behind
Ah, you take if from me
You leave it behind

Saturday, July 18, 2009

"I'm Not Ashamed"

I love rediscovering a favorite band.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Get Guilty

There are maybe ten or twelve
Things I could teach you
After that, well, I think you're on your own

Don't I, don't I, don't I

Being alone
It can be quite romantic
Like Jacques Cousteau
Underneath the atlantic
A fantastic voyage
To parts unknown
Going to depths were the suns never shown
And I fasinate myself
When I'm alone

So I go a little overboard
But hang onto the hull
While I'm airbrushing fantasy art on my life
That's really kinda dull
Oh, I'm in a lull

I'm all for moderation
But somtimes it seems
Moderation itself can be kind of extreme
So I join the congregation
Join the softball team
I went in for my conformation
Where incense looks like steam
I start conjugating proverbs
Where there once were nouns
This whole damn rhyme scheme's
Starting to get me down...

Oh, I'm in a lull
I'm in a lull

I'm rambling on rather self consciously
While I'm stirring these condements into my tea
And I'm so lame
I bet I think this song is about me
Don't I, don't I, don't I,

I'm in a lull

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Only Love is all Maroon

I've been privliged (I want to say blessed because, it's almost spiritual) to see Bon Iver twice this summer. I would write about how amazing both times were but I'm not going to. I don't want to ruin it. Words and I don't really mix, so its best to just let you listen for yourself.
Both times I've seen him, he's started with Flume. The opening words, "I am my mothers only one, thats enough" captivate me. They're my favorite lyrics.
The video is not from Flume, but from The Wolves. This video was recorded at Sasquatch. This moment captured, for me, was the musical highlight of the festival.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Away We Go

and i feel like a million bucks today, a million bucks today

Sunday, July 5, 2009

"Listening to my little black cat meow"

All of my blogs lately have been video blogs. I'm not a very good writer so whenever I get the chance to put up videos or pictures, I do.
That being said I think I'll write today. . . .
  • This summer has been good. I've seen great shows and I was on vacation every weekend of June and into July.
  • I've blogged about Salt Lake before, but I really love that place. Maybe its because my sisters there and every time I go it kind of feels like home. There are other great people there too that seem to be excited every time we go down. I'm pretty lucky. I've got great friends.
  • Today is July 5th. Anna's birthday!!! She's getting baptized today too. I really miss her and the rest of the family too.
  • I was thinking last night (as I was lying on the floor) about my brother and what good missionary he is. It's funny, he's my little brother but for the last 4 years I've looked up to him. He's taught me so much. Last year at this time I was on the phone with him at least 3 or 4 times a day, mostly talking about some band that either of us had discovered that day or stupid youtube videos we'd seen or politics.
  • Eels. . . I was looking back on my blogs and I've blogged a lot about the Eels. Over the past two years they've become my favorite band. At the begining of this month E realeased a new album, 'Hombre Lobo'. When it first came out I listened to it non stop for a week and kinda forgot about it, mostly because I've been really busy and also I've been a little overwhelmed with music. But I've started listening to it again. This week its what I've mostly listened to. It feels like my album, like it was written for me or something. I can relate to most of the songs. I don't know how he does it, but every album is better than the last.
This blog is really random. It's stuff I've been thinking about lately.
And what would be a blog by me with out a picture or a video. . . . So here is a video for your enjoyment. It's my favorite song from the new Eels album for many, many reasons.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

As The Days Keep Turning Into Nights

We saw Away We Go on Saturday night. It was a really great movie. Hopefully it will come to Idaho Falls and most of you can go see it too.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Move your slender fingers,
help me play this song.
Spend another night inside this rented mansion.
I love you now,
I know that doesn't matter.
I love you now,
I know that doesn't matter.

Kissing me full of beer, tequila, weed and candy.
Walking down the boardwalk,
act like we were married.
You always made it easy,
then I'd want you more.
You always kept it easy,
then I'd want you more.

Too smart for your own good,
too sweet, too logical.
Statistics round your head,
tried to teach me about baseball.
My favourite was the part when they make it home.
I like it when they steal, and when they make it home.

You left us with a sorrow too unreal to help.
Heard the birds sound broadcasts speakers at the Phoenix hotel.
All your friends are standing, crying, on the sidewalk.
All your boyfriends, they were standing crying on the sidewalk.

Breezy, I feel dizzy.
Can you help me up?
It's crowded at the backdoor,
how we getting to the burbs?
I'd like to help you find it if there's something better.
Yeah, I'll try and help you find it if there's something better.

Move your slender fingers,
help me play this song.
Spend another night inside this practice mansion.
I love you now,
I know that's all that matters.
I love you now
and I know that's all that matters.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I Choose . . .

Great Weekend. It was top 5 for sure. There have been some epic weekends this semester. We went down to see Conor Oberst in Salt Lake. We left early Saturday Morning got some sleep as the sun was coming up. Thome woke us up at 930, but no big deal I was really never too tired. Farmer's Market in the Rain. I ate lobster for the first time(it's debatable if it really was my first time). Walked around some more in the rain. Went to 7-11 and scored a free Rolling Stone. Rested a little. Went back to 7-11.
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band were great. I don't want to describe it and ruin it. He played all my favorites.
I really believe that they are one of the best American rock bands touring right now.
Watched Science of Sleep.
We might have slept in and missed church, but we really needed the rest. We went to Liberty Park and rode on the flying swings. Watched the drum circle and saw a dog that weighed more than me.
I ate a cookie ice cream sandwich and it was just as good as I remembered.
Whole foods is one of my new favorite stores (I'm not lying).
Christina stalked me in the gas station.
Wonderful ride back to Rexburg. I really enjoy our drives back.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Please, Just Listen

This is one of my better musical discoveries of late. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. The song is Buriedfed. It's worth the 5 min. It has such an amazing buildup.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Does This Make Me Gay?

I've never filled out one of these survey things. I've always thought they were really stupid and TO BE HONEST, Girly. But I really feel like I need to support my friend Leah, so here you go. I did it. For the first time in my interned endeavors I've filled out a survey.

1. What's your favorite non-food/ supporting food (e.g. ice cream cones (the cone itself), whipped cream, marshmallow creme)?
Little Debbie Brownies. Every day before high school I would have one for breakfast, along with a Dr. Pepper.

2. Favorite book pre-high school?
Choose your own Adventure Books. My favorites were the Young Indiana Jones Series. I would have put Sports Illustrated, but its not a book. Go figure

3. Whose handwriting do you envy?
Easy Question. Nobodies. Shoot! In elementary school from 1st grade until 5th grade I won the boy penmanship award. When I won my first award back in 1991 I smelled blood from there on out and refused to let any boy or girl for that matter write better than me. I think my skills have diminished somewhat, but I still love my handwriting. It's manly, legible and nice to look at.

4. What does your blog title mean/ where did it come from?
I write about my friends a lot. I love The Beatles. I put them together

5. Favorite chore (or least hated):
I love doing dishes. My mom and I would always do dishes together. At work I always do the dishes. Everyone hates dishes, but for some strange reason I like doing them. At work especially because I can go in the back and turn on my music and not help up front.

6. What's your favorite kind of chip (baking and dipping)?
Baking: Just plain ole chocolate chip
Dipping: The Marry Piglets in Jackson Hole, WY has the best tortilla chips on the planet.

7. Favorite animal (mythological and real)?
Mythological:Falkor The Luckdragon from the Neverending Story
Real: Bigfoote. He's part human but so are monkeys

Monday, June 15, 2009

That secret that you know That you don't know how to tell

Well I met you at the blood bank
We were looking at the bags
Wondering if any of the colors
Matched any of the names we knew on the tags

You said see look it that's yours
Stacked on top with your
See how they resemble one anothers?
Even in their plastic little covers

And I said I know it well

That secret that you know
That you don't know how to tell
it f--ks with your honor
And it teases your head
But you know that its good girl
Cause its running you with red.

Then the snow started falling
We were stuck out in your
You were rubbing both my hands
Chewing on a candy bar
you said ain't this just like the present
To be showing up like this
There's a moon waning crescent
we started to kiss

And I said I know it well

That secret that we know
That we don't know how to tell
I'm in love with your honor
I'm in love with your cheeks
what's that noise up the stairs baby
Is that Christmas morning

And I know it well

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sitting on the Couch

She left me and went to Wal-Mart. I'm very sad.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Better than 2008 is 2009

Here Are my favorite albums and songs halfway through the year in no particular order. It's been a really great year for music. Better than 2008?

  • Jason Lytle- Yours Truely the Commuter
  • Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • M. Ward- Hold Time
  • Coconut Records- Davy
  • Grizzly Bear- Vekatimest
  • Wilco- The Album
  • Noble Beast- Andrew Bird
  • Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band- Outer South
  • Cursive- Mama I'm Swollen
  • Other Lives- S/T
  • Blood Bank- Bon Iver
  • My Girls- Animal Collective
  • Don't Hideaway- Bishop Allen
  • From The Hips- Cursive
  • Cheerleader- Grizzly Bear
  • I Got the Reason- Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band
  • Janglin- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Bruises- Chairlift
  • Lalita- The Love Language
  • That Look You Gave That Guy- Eels

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Words of Wisdom from Elder Jedidiah Aaron Gibson

This week has been a great week, I have been very busy and many wonderful things are happening in the mountain.
I think heavenly father stopped last weeks email from going through, because I was really down and pretty depressed. But that is life, if we don't have bad weeks, how will we ever know the good weeks. It was just I felt so very overwhelmed last week, every one we were teaching seemed to be falling apart and they decided to call us to try and sort that out. There are a lot of things they do not teach you in the MTC, they need do to a crash course at marriage counseling and how to deal with everyone's problems. But I think I am learning how to deal with alot of life's many challenges, and it seems to me the only answer for every problem is the gospel of Jesus Christ.
So I never told you about my trip to the Valley I don' t think. Well meeting Richard G Scott was a real thrill. We all got to go shake his hand and tell him where we were from, then he gets up in front of the whole mission and says in all his travels he has heard of every place every missionary is from except a Miami Oklahoma, so it looks like ol Jedidiah is putting exit 313 on the map along with Steve Owens.
Well transfers are next week, I have no idea what will happen, my mission president told me he didn't see any reason to make a change, but he said he didn't know what the lord had in store, so I have no Idea. Some days I am ready for a change, then others I want to stay and see how these people end up that I am teaching, I should have some wedding's/ baptisms coming up, which I am way excited for. I have been teaching families lately and it is such a wonderful experience to watch the gospel change a family.
I am truly loving my mission, it is the hardest and best thing I believe I ever done, I feel the prayers from all of you and they strengthen me.

Love always,

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner"

The Greatest line/scene of any movie, ever.

I'm Dead?

I google imaged my name and this what I found. I'm sorry to everyone, but I'm dead.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Salt Lake City

I wish I didn't have to go to school and do homework. I would be a lot happier if I had all the same friends, but we all lived in Salt Lake. I could just get off work and hang out and not worry about anything else.
We could even go to a show or something and not have to travel three hours, just a couple of blocks. 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

When The Sun Goes Down We'll Go Out Again

Sasquatch Music Festival 09. I saw the best music a person can see crammed into three days. Bon Iver, Explosions In The Sky, The Avett Brothers, M. Ward. Sang songs in the dark till 3am. I was with my best friends. I bathed in the lake every morning. Spent 5 dollars on a 20 oz. of Coke-a-Cola. Bought a Sasquatch watch. I got a trucker hat. played UNO. Shared head phones. Got more than one tattoo. Saw a sunset. 
Summer is good. 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hold Time

Every time I leave home to come back to school I usually make 3 or 4 mix cd's for my mom and dad. I love it when I  come home the next time and they are listening to one of the mixes in the car and can sing along with all the words. 
I have "hip" parents. Their love for music has helped me to love music too. When I was younger I always loved what they listened to. I can remember riding around in our old beater Green Car (aka The Green Bomb) and them singing Kris Kristofferson songs because the radio didn't work. Every time we went on road trips we would listen to James Taylor, Neil Diamond and David Allen Coe. 
The best birthday present I've ever received was a walkman tape player with The Beach Boys Greatest Hits cassette. I listened to that tape so much that it completely wore out. 

I put this song on a mix for Mom and Dad around Christmas and it has quickly become a Gibson Family favorite.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I’ll say goodbye to the canyons. I will set sail to the streets

Salt Lake City. Last night I went to little show with some friends. Manchester Orchestra headlined, but I went to see Nate Ruess' new band, Fun, and they were amazing. It made me remember why I love the Format so much. Nate is one of the best performers I've seen. All of the new songs were really great live. He sang a few Format songs too. I was blown away by The First Single. He added a whole other verse to the middle of the song. I got a little choked up. You could really feel the emotion in the song. I really like the First Single, but I've never thought of it as a deep song. . . now I do. 
I really love my friends too. It was really good to be with everyone last night. Some of my best memories are at Denny's after shows. 

"You know the night life is just not for me, cuz all you really need are a few good friends."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Birmingham 1982

Dinner call in the late afternoon 
The sun step down for the moon 
Story books, night lights 
And I still remember songs 
Pianos sing along 
And the coloured sounds of spring 
Its harmony 
Do you still remember? 
Fireflies, four-leaf clovers 
Fingerpainted skin 
Where life was a reaction 
And love was just laughing with a friend 

Down out in the backyard stream 
Make a wish for your dream 
Maybe a kiss maybe a ring 
And I still remember songs 
The banjos sing along 
And the crisp sound of fall 
I still recall 
Do you still remember? 

Flashlights under covers 
Raindrops on my tongue 
When life had no distractions 
And love wasn't hurting anyone 

Fireflies, four-leaf clovers 
Fingerpainted skin 
We don't know where we're going 
We'll get nowhere if we've forgotten where we've been 
-Maria Taylor

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Death Is Coming

Yesterday this is what I ate. 

Breakfast-Glass of Dr. Pepper

Lunch-Corn Tamales at Baijio and a Coke

Snack-Dr. Pepper and almond M&M's

Dinner-One Slice of Pizza

Snack-Dr. Pepper and an oatmeal cookie. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rave On

It's really funny when you hear song that you've never heard before and as you listen you can relate to it 100%, or the song writing and music go together so well that it gives you chills. All you can think about for a week is that ONE song that you heard last Monday. You're so excited about the song that you share it with all your friends. The funny thing is, when your friends hear the song they don't seem to be too impressed and say things like, "it's ok". Ok?
Well today I was on the "ok" side of things. I love NPR. I subscribe to their 'All Songs Considered' podcast and listen to it devotedly every monday. I read their daily blogs. I really value the opinion the have on music. Today, however, Bob Boilen (creater and host of 'All Songs...') posted a song on his blog this afternoon and I thought it was, well . . . ok. He first heard the song in 1965 and said that every time he has heard it for these 44 years its given him chills. 
I listened to it and liked it, but it wasn't life changing or anything. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I can relate with all of you who I annoy all the time by sending you songs and music telling you to listen to it. At the same time I'm glad that music is intimate and can mean different things to all of us. I probably won't stop annoying my friends with my musical discoveries, but I won't think anything is wrong with you if you don't like what I love. 

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros-
listen to the song Janglin. Maybe you'll like it. Maybe you won't 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My friend Kari sent this to me in an email today. It's funny.

Friday, April 24, 2009

God Didn't Make Little Green Apples

I'm glad that my parents have great taste in music. Every time I go home, I'm impressed with what they're listening to. One song in particular comes to mind. . . 
My dad works a lot lately, so to unwind he sits in his recliner and listens to music on his laptop. And almost always this song seems to be playing. 
The video is kind of bad, but watch it anyway. It's a really pretty song and a Gibson family favoirite.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sasquatch Oh Nine

I did it. I just bought my Sasquatch tickets. I bought them for all three days. The Sasquatch Website has a neat little feature where you can plan out all the bands you want to see. So I took advantage of that neat little feature. Here is MY sasquatch schedule!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Musical Summer

                Shows This Summer ’09               


26th- Maria Taylor/Whisper Town 2000


13th- fun./Manchester Orchestra

31st- Neko Case


8th- Langhorne Slim

13th- Ben Kweller

20th- Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band


9th-Jenny Lewis/Bon Iver  FREE SHOW!!

13th- Death Cab for Cutie/Andrew Bird/Ra Ra Riot

23rd- M. Ward  FREE SHOW!!


25th- Peter Bjorn and John


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baby You're a Rich Man

The other day at work my good friend Nate was telling me what he would do if he had lots of money. That got the old wheels spinning in my head. What would I do if I had limitless amounts of money? Besides one or two things my list isn't too extravagant, but that doesn't mean that I haven't given it a lot of thought. 
  • My Own Private Island: Thome and I were watching Beatles Anthology earlier this week on DVD. In part 6 tells how the Beatles(John, Paul, George and Ringo) wanted to buy their very own island. . . you know to get away from everyone and everything. Seriously how awesome would this be. It would be completely rad to have my own island where my friends and I could escape and just chill on the beach. I think I would buy it somewhere off the Italian coast or at least somewhere in Europe. It would definitely have a house close by, but it wouldn't be a normal house. It would be like Swiss Family Robinson style.
  • Records: I would buy a ton of records. I wouldn't just buy reprints, but vintage copies of Bands like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground. I would want the most extensive vinyl collection in the history of vinyl collections. I was reading Rolling Stones 500 greatest albums of all time last night. I think I would probably buy everything on the list even if I like it or not it would be a sweet collection to have. 
  • VW BUG: For most poeple the first thing they would buy with all their money is a brand new expensive car. I'm ok with that. . . I'm not in to that though. The car of choice for me would be a old VW Bug. I would for sure put things like a 'cd player' and heating and a defrost, maybe even AC. I've always wanted an old Bug, so If I had the cash money I would buy one. 
  • A House: This to may seem stupid, but I wouldn't buy a huge house. I just want something kinda nice in Town. I was driving around Salt Lake today with my sister and we were looking at old houses downtown. How cool would it be to buy an old house in the middle of the big city and fix it up? I think it would be pretty awesome. 
  • And I would keep all my money in a big brown bag inside a zoo. . . what a thing to do