music | n – national, the #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | music | what sandra thinks
[Disclaimer: I am not a musician. I can sing. I remember most of the recital piece I played on the piano when I was 6. But I’m not a musician. I know what I like and what I don’t like and what will likely be the soundtrack when I arrive in hell.]
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n | national, the

the national.I can’t remember how my love affair with The National started but it’s been going on for a few years. I’ve mentioned them beforeshared their music before… but I don’t think I’ve shared this one.

Pink Rabbits
A Pink Rabbit, should you wish to partake, is a cocktail made up of Tequila and Nesquik Strawberry Milk. Gross.

Icky drink aside, how can I not love a band who mentions a Morrissey album in their lyrics? [See below… Bona Drag.]

[…]
It wasn’t like a rain it was more like a sea
I didn’t ask for this pain it just came over me
I love a storm, but I don’t love lightning
All the waters coming up so fast, it’s frightening

Am I the one you think about
When you’re sitting in your fainting chair drinking pink rabbits?

[…]
I’m so surprised you want to dance with me now
I was just getting used to living life without you around
I’m so surprised you want to dance with me now
You always said I held you way too high off the ground

[…]
And everybody was gone
You were standing in the street cause you were trying not to crack up
And Bona Drag is still on…

wave

other n artists worth a listen
Nine Inch Nails —
 For a pretty long stretch, I listened to NIN every day. Maybe it’s a bit out of character for my usual musical taste as NIN is a bit loud and scream-y and violent-ish… Maybe? I suck at this description. I do find that I need to be in a certain frame of mind to listen… but I still love it. “And everything I never liked about you is kind of seeping into me…” Down In It
New Order — Another band that brings back many memories… Bizarre Love Triangle

song of the day

#atozchallenge | music
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[I am not the owner of any rights to the music (song, lyrics, video) featured in this post…]
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About what sandra thinks

Sandra began writing when she was a sixth grader. She is a teller of stories through poetry, fiction, and tales from her own life. And she thinks too much. Read, think, enjoy, laugh.
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9 Responses to music | n – national, the #atozchallenge

  1. That’s really nice. I like it, and… now I’m on youtube running it all lol.

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  2. Meg Sorick says:

    You introduced me to these guys. I had never heard of them before – they don’t get any airplay on our alt station in Philly. Sorry for running through all your posts at once. I had a crazy weekend (not in a great way either) and I’m just catching up on things. Still have to file my local taxes today too. UGH.

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  3. Wow this is the first of these that I have no idea who this band is, but considering our shared interest in music I can’t wait to listen when the kids go down for nap time!

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