I think it is a decent time to proclaim that I have been stanning The National for a long time. I have done everything from listening to every song they have ever created to stalking Tumblr to look for Matt Berninger GIFs.
Or, you know, I just listen to them for hours and hours while I work. My entire thesis was written to Dark Side of the Gym and The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Which leads me to today. Today after having realised that the Berlin leg of the concert is sold out I flipped out (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
And then I actually bought a ticket. A concert ticket. After years of living in a country where The National actually come to play music, I am going to go watch them play in December!! Shout-out to Coffee and Flowers for pushing me to it with their grand podcast. For the uninitiated, the title of the post today is a line from the grand soundtrack of my life, “Graceless”.
Podcast recommendation of the day? Along with Coffee and Flowers, let me add one more to the stack: Radiolab’s miniseries “G” has been such a success. The latest one deals with something very sobering: forced sterilization which – by the way – exists in many parts of the world, including in the United States. This one is quite sensitive. Just a heads up…