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Rock Sugar Sandman?

The Sandman is a mythical character in Western and Northern European folklore who puts people to sleep and brings good dreams by sprinkling magical sand onto the eyes of people while they sleep at night, i.e. rheum. — Wikipedia

Eighties Metal and Pop

Greetings Biters! For the April tribute to the Sandman, I’d take you for another trip into my music library. Let me introduce you to the band Rock Sugar and their hit Don’t Stop The Sandman.

Social Media Era
Social Media Era

The band consists of guitarist Chuck Duran, former bassist Johnny Santoro and now current bassist, Ken Cain, drummer Alexander Track and lead singer Wakko Warner himself Mr. Jess Harnell.

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Metallica

Enter Sandman

Now I lay me down to sleep. Pray the lord my soul to keep. If I die before I wake. Pray the lord my soul to take…

Enter Sandman

Say your prayers little one
Don’t forget my son
To include everyoneI tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
‘Til the sandman he comes

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Sandman, A Horror Poem

For the month of April, Gothic Bite Magazine is celebrating the character of Sandman. A mystical character that worked its way into the paranormal world. Here is a poem about the sand throwing man.

Sandman

He is coming through the dilapidated alley
Slowly he’s coming to your window and watches the prey.
And if you look at his gaze you will fall in never land
For he will feed your eyes with his fearsome dreadful sand.
Shhhh here comes the Sandman.

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Is the Sandman a Ghost?

They say the Sandman is not a ghost—that he is an entity that comes to visit you at night to put you to sleep, and bring you good dreams. There have been many myths and legends written about him.

Sandman The Entity

They say the Sandman is not a ghost—that he is an entity that comes to visit you at night to put you to sleep, and bring you good dreams. There have been many myths and legends written about him.

In fact, there are also stories about how the Sandman collected the eyes of children who would not sleep. There is such a vast amount of information on him that it is hard to tell what is the actual tale and what is twisted.

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The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

Bring Me A Dream

The Sandman is, while not the most recognizable character, one of my favorites of the fantastical. I don’t see him myself as a monster in the strictest of sense, but I do include him in the land of lore. Since he is our main feature for April, I will try to do my best to pay him homage.

Misunderstood

I remember hearing about the Sandman as a child; it wasn’t through the Hans Christian Andersen’s story but through The Chordettes version of Mr. Sandman the song. In fact, in almost every rendition that I have had the pleasure to read or hear since I was introduced to the Sandman, every instance has been innocent, good intent, misunderstood, and complex.

There are a few versions in the last few years that especially stand out. It is always fascinating to see how different minds see the same lore and make it come to life in their worlds.

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Sandman, A Poem

The idea of someone throwing sand in my eyes to have one fall asleep is a creepy thought. Isn’t it?

Scary Granulated Stones

There are not many monsters that scares me, however, when it comes to the Sandman I feel quite disturbed.

He comes in your room at night, throws sand into your eyes and makes you believe it’s for good dreams and yet, I used to have night terrors.

To me, growing up, the Sandman was nothing more that a dreadful evil dust merchant.

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