A to Z Challenge

More Great Music and Lyrics #AtoZChallenge

N is for Nickelback and Nightwish

As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing.

Today I’m taking no prisoners. We have hard rock and metal. But before you run away, their music is something beautiful and their lyrics carry much meaning.

Nickelback goes waaay back for me. The first song I heard from them was “How You Remind Me”. But what drew me in was “Photograph”. Just like Linkin Park, they are on all of my writing playlists, have a playlist of their own, and fade into the background enough that I can just write.

Favourite album: “Feed the Machine” Favourite song: “Song on Fire

I was introduced to Nightwish by a friend with whom I share similar musical tastes. I love “Moondance”, “Elvenpath”, “Last of the Wilds” , “Nightquest” and many others. They are on my drafting playlists.

Favourite album: “Highest Hopes” Favourite song: “Nemo

Word of the day: nocturne

According to Collins English dictionary: nocturne n a short, lyrical piece of music, esp. one for the piano

Just listen to Nightwish’s rendition of “The Phantom of the Opera” and you’ll understand why I like them.

Do you like Nickelback or Nightwish? Do you have a favourite music group/artist that starts with an “N”?

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13 thoughts on “More Great Music and Lyrics #AtoZChallenge”

  1. I’m still working through the M’s from your last post. These two are new for me too. Looking forward to them. I am finding I like 90% of the ones you post so it’s been pretty awesome to find new bands/musicians I like.

  2. Ronel,

    Thanks for visiting my A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch ‘NEPTUNE’. I discovered Nightwish a few years ago and even did a feature of their mewsic on my site a time or two. Their sound is generally heavier than my normal listening pleasure but I really like their sound. I don’t believe I have a favorite ‘N’ band. I guess I could stretch this a bit by saying I really liked Ricky Nelson. His voice was so smooth. His twin boys, Gunnar & Matthew, had a band in the 90s. They went by Nelson. I discovered them while doing a piece on Ricky and their stuff was a wee bit familiar to my ear. I bet you’re familiar with them, though. 🙂

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