I’m really trying to shine here, I’m really trying

June 25th, 2007

I actually have another post written about a different post I wrote that I stumbled across today when looking for something completely unrelated.  It’s something about how far I’ve come and the changes I’ve made and the impetus of those changes and the changes that are yet to come and how excited I am about that and what not.  But do you know what?  I’m not going to finish and/or post it tonight.

I’m going to gush about The National instead.

Because seriously, people, you need to listen to this band.  I’m late to the National bandwagon, but I am 100% on board.  Matt Berninger honestly has the most delicious voice and there’s something insanely addictive about the drubbing, subtle beats and the alternately driving and lilting melodies.  And that’s not even mentioning the lyrics.  I mean, please –

Looking for somewhere to stand and stay
I leaned on the wall and the wall leaned away
Can I get a minute of not being nervous
And not thinking of my dick
My leg is sparkles, my leg is pins
I better get my shit together, better gather my shit in
You could drive a car through my head in five minutes
From one side of it to the other

And my true love for this band has nothing to do with that amazing song of theirs called Karen.  Or the song City Middle where he sings about her red socks and red shoes.  Well, maybe it has a little to do with it.  It’d be different if the songs sucked, but they really don’t.

I heard a live set of theirs on Friday last week at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC and holy moly – they played About Today second to last and I nearly lost it.  I’m going to be stuck on this band for a little while I think.

Unless I get distracted by Okkervil River.  That might happen too.

Bed now.


One Response to “I’m really trying to shine here, I’m really trying”

  1. James on June 27, 2007 9:33 pm

    Yes keep gushing about The National. Every other musical blogger and their dog has (including me!)

    And feel free to get distracted by Okkervil River as well :D

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