Actual Disney Prince Matt Berninger by CousinDaniel
Anonymous asked: I'm going to see The National live at Moody Theater on Tuesday and I am so!! excited!!! I'm even bringing along a friend who I recently introduced to their music. I'm just really, really happy. Which albums do you think they'll play from? <3
Obviously TWFM, and then they usually play a few from HV and Boxer and I know they’re filming a few of the shows on this tour so you might get a few from Alligator or earlier if you’re really lucky! They might play some b-sides or whatever too, it depends. I saw them twice in november and they played Available and Cardinal Song and then quite a few from Alligator as well as Lean. Hope you enjoy it!!! :)
Anonymous asked: About Matt's literary influences, there's a line from 90-Mile Water Wall that is strongly reminiscent of "My Petition for More Space" by John Hersey, 29 Years has allusions to Hamlet (although that one's my unconfirmed hypothesis), and of course Tennessee Williams is referenced several times, most notably in City Middle and Don't Swallow the Cap.
Of course yeah I think someone asked earlier about the City Middle/ Tennessee Williams reference and I can’t believe I forgot the Hersey, thanks for all the other ones.
Anonymous asked: in the last AMA when matt jokingly said "my snow petals are burning and my whisky boat tis afloat", was he referring to a particular national song (as in misheard lyrics)? or was he just saying something random in response to the person's comment? idk sorry this is a weird question
I’m pretty sure it’s just something random he made up in answer (wasn’t it in response to someone saying the lyrics don’t make sense? he was probably trying to make a funny)
Anonymous asked: has matt mentioned any of his favorite books/writers anywhere? i love his lyrics and i'm curious about his literary influences
He mentioned reading Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, a collection of short stories by Grace Paley. You can see the influence:
he also reads Haruki Murakami, he’s mentioned reading Joan Didion (specifically Play it as it Lays) I imagine he has read Leonard Cohen, both his poetry and probably his novels The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers. There are others that I can’t think of right now but I’m sure people will add more if you want to keep an eye out :)
THE NATIONAL return to CBC’s Q with JIAN GHOMESHI on APRIL 10th!
The National kick off their world tour tomorrow night in Toronto… and the next morning — Thursday, April 10 — they will return to CBC’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi once again to perform live throughout the show, and to catch up with Jian on their latest adventures.
Date: Thursday, April 10
Canada - CBC Radio One @ 10 a.m. + 10 p.m.
USA - Check listings @ http://www.cbc.ca/q/about/pri.html
Sirius XM 169 @ 10 a.m., 8 p.m., 2 a.m.
YouTube videos will be posted within the week!