The recent Ryan Gosling film fest has me reliving my crush of old; not just his dashing old looks but his musical talents too! Gosling formed the gothic gospel group 'Dead Man's Bones' with friend Zach Shields. Their self titled debut album is a collaboration with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir. When Shields and Gosling met in 2005 they discovered a mutual obsession with ghosts and decided to write love stories about ghosts and monsters. The pair chose to play all the instruments on the record, even those they had never touched before. They also imposed rules on themselves during the recording process, like not playing with a click track, or trying to do no more than three takes on any song, letting any imperfections highlight the strengths of the music.