Different names for the same thing

It’s no secret that Death Cab for Cutie is one of my hands down all time favorite bands. They rank on the same level as The Smiths or Brand New for me. Almost any time they are in town I will scoop up tickets.

That being said, the reason I love them so much goes beyond just them being good – and honestly after they became big from The O.C. they were almost unavoidable anyways. The album Plans will always mean something special to me. It came out my sophomore year of high school, and it was that winter my grandma died.

When my grandpa died, I definitely took it hard, but there was something about my grandma passing that felt so final. I knew it meant the house would need to be sold. I knew that was our last Christmas with her. My mind and heart flooded with memories of her driving us to school, road tripping to Wisconsin and baking together.

I took the maximum days off of school that I could, and I didn’t really leave the house for about two months after (when I met one of my now best friends). If someone wanted to hang out with me they had to come to my house while I watched Garden State on repeat.

The song What Sarah Said felt like it was written about my experience with my grandmother. She was in the ICU for a few days, and you could tell she was struggling. This song encapsulates so well the feelings and motions you go through in a situation like that.

I’ve been feeling really, really nostalgic lately and I guess that’s why all these feelings are coming out. Are there any songs or albums that just give you the feels?

Every plan is a tiny prayer to father time

Different names for the same thing

Favorite Covers

I’m typically not a huge “covers” person, but these are just too good. I am posting the cover along with the original. Enjoy!

“Heartbeats”

Cover – Jose Gonzales

Original – The Knife

“Old Man”

Cover – Dallas Green of City & Colour

Original – Neil Young

“Pink Moon”

Cover – Beck

Original – Nick Drake

“I Kissed A Girl”

Cover – William Fitzsimmons

Original – Katy Perry

“Superstar”

Cover – Sonic Youth

Original – The Carpenters

Favorite Covers

The Postal Service

Happy early birthday to MEEE! Casey got me Postal Service tickets for my birthday (even though they played at the beginning of the month and my birthday isn’t until the end of the month).

It was definitely and amazing experience. I also have a mad girl crush on Jenny Lewis – she is undeniably cool. Plus, I like to think of my girl scouts experience like Troop Beverly Hills.

Jenny Lewis

The Postal Service

Jenny Lewis

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The Postal Service