Tin Huey T-Shirt The day Patrick asked me for a divorce, I was wearing our Tin Huey T-shirt.
It is charcoal gray and the softest cotton, thanks to decades of wear. Just above my collar bone, there is a tear along the stitching, giving the illusion that the rest of the shirt might spontaneously unravel and fall from my body, leaving me with nothing but a ribbed cotton necklace.
Branch met Carney at a Grammys party in February 2015, the same year she finalized her divorce from husband Teddy Landau after nine years of marriage.
She and her ex-hubby share one child together, 11-year-old daughter Owen. He was previously wed to writer Denise Grollmus from 2007 to 2009 and then to Emily Ward.
That's when I called him, the chalky taste of afternoon sleep still in my mouth. As I sat there waiting for his answer, an ocean between us, I rubbed the cracked letters of the Tin Huey T-shirt into my chest, like salve into a wound, my worst nightmare before me. "An indie rock Abraham Lincoln" is how a friend once described him. I was half his size, though my face was just as long and angular. We'd sneak into bars and order cocktails like sloe gin fizzes and Rumple Minze and then dance around like maniacs.
And that is when he said, in so many words, that he didn't want to be with me anymore. We agreed that we were soul mates because we both loved coconut cream pie, salami with mustard, and Camel Lights soft packs.
" And I'd laugh at him and say: "OF COURSE NOT, DUMMY! So, instead, I try to remind myself of who we are now and why it's best that we are over. I always feared that if we were both bouncing around the world for the sake of our careers, we'd never last. We had known each other since our sophomore year in high school.
" And now, I must stop the clip and close my browser, because I'm suddenly overwhelmed with the memory of how good we once were -- a fact I don't allow myself to indulge, because it hurts too much. Right before our phone conversation, I was awoken from a nap by a nasty dream. 22, 2000, Mary Timony (of Helium) concert in Oberlin, Ohio. He was tall and lanky, with pockmarked skin and thick black-rimmed glasses. We bought matching '70s roller skates from the thrift store and rode around parking lots late at night, his car stereo blasting Thin Lizzy or Pavement.Michelle Branch’s 34th birthday came with an extra-special surprise — an engagement ring.The “Everywhere” singer confirmed on Monday that her boyfriend, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, had proposed. Last night, right before I blew out my candles, @officerpatrickcarney asked me to marry him and then I had nothing left to wish for ✨❤️ 34 might be the best year yet,” Branch posted on Instagram, along with a snap of her diamond dazzler.’s 2017 preview, but in case you missed it over the holidays: The album is out April 7, and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney co-wrote it. “Patrick was like, ‘This is your record, it has to sound like you,’” Branch told .“It was the first time that someone pushed me to figure it all out on my own.” According to the magazine, Branch’s current sound is “laid-back rock & roll,” with lyrics touching on her 2015 split from ex-husband Teddy Landau and her new relationship with Carney.But it wasn't simply the band's sound that enchanted Patrick.