Approximately, one year ago, I fell in love with a little band called the National. Thanks to a few good Australian folk, one of which you can get to know better here (www.chriseclectic.com), I finally made my way to one of their gigs. I often get asked what are my favourite concerts I’ve been to, without hestitation, the Air Canada Centre gig in Toronto has to be one of my favourites.
To steer myself back on track as to why I am writing this post – I found a little image on the Music vs. Misery Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/musicvsmisery). The image below is from a record store, who’s employed a National-loving employee. As I learn to love the National more and more, I completely agree with this statement!! Boxer has grown on me. Most recently today, the surprisingly lovely tune “Apartment Story.”
There’s a really heartwarming contest being held through Yeah! Weddings (http://www.yeahweddings.com/). One of the couple finalists happen to be a pair that bonded over the National… The song they relate to most is “Apartment Story” (http://brandonloveslily.tumblr.com/post/25624197873/when-we-met-one-of-the-first-thing). I always find it interesting to delve into Berninger’s lyrics to find something just a bit more deep than I hear just from his monotone vocals.
I’ve only fallen in love a few times in my life, but easily the National has been one of my biggest loves!