Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Explosions off in the distance...

what is the longest you have ever slept??? i think i have gone about two and a half days of full sleep before i woke up. i can't remember why, but i think i took some meds and that caused it to happen. (must have been good meds!!!) anyway, when you sleep for so long you wake up feeling groggy and not quite all there. your balance is shifted and you get that jet-lag feeling. it was during that long slumber that i didn't eat. my stomach immediately started hurting.

what does that paragraph have to do with this post??? absolutely nothing. maybe it's just because i have slept all day and have slept much longer than i normally do. i feel sort of bad that i wasted an entire day, but oh well...

now this band is a great one. they have been getting bigger and bigger with each new album. they play all over the world often at huge festivals and events. they were even on terrible shows
like The OC and other such trash. they are called Death Cab for Cutie.

the three albums here are, like i always say, my favorites. first is The Photo Album, second is Transatlanticism, and third is their major label debut and breakthrough album Plans. singer Ben Gibbard is (in my opinion) one of the best songwriters to come along in a long time. his lyrics can really get down on a personal level and anybody can connect with. the thing is, i don't really find any doubt in his songs. it's like he's willing to bear it all just for you. be sure to check out his other project The Postal Service. well that might be for another post because the postal service are awesome. yeah, another post...

And i don't feel any different
The clanking of crystal
Explosions off in the distance (in the distance)
So this is the new year
And I have no resolutions
For self assigned penance
For problems with easy solutions
So everybody put your best suit or dress on
Let's make believe that we are wealthy for just this once
Lighting firecrackers off on the front lawn
As thirty dialogs bleed into one
I wish the world was flat like the old days
Then i could travel just by folding a map
No more airplanes, or speed trains, or freeways
There'd be no distance that could hold us back
There'd be no distance that could hold us back
So this is the new year

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