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…


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…]

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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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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