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Saturday, July 27, 2013


Karaoke. It's not for everyone. Historically, myself included. But lucky for us, there are karaoke lists that include a good number of our favorites: songs about dreams.  As proof, a photo I snapped right from the songbook itself.  I won't look at karaoke the same!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"My Love"

Given time his dreams might have come true, and he might have found himself with the woman he loved, but the road was too long and it brought him nowhere.

-from "My Love," by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya; translated by Keith Gessen & Anna Summers, from the collection of stories, There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stuff Your Eyes with Wonder

"Stuff your eyes with wonder,' he said, 'live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories..." -Granger, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kubla Khan

Dream Fact: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan" was written following a dream induced by opium

Read it here

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A 30 Rock Scene, From Tina Fey's Bossypants

Reading Bossypants, the current bestselling book by Tina Fey, I came across this amusing and very dream-typical scene from Tina's show, 30 Rock. It is so clever and accurate, as it demonstrates the sleeping brain's connections, representing an identity with another person's face/body, but they take it a step further and point out how ironic that is-

"Tracy, anxious over this change in his racial identity, dreams that he is on a paternity test episode of The Maury Povich Show with Thomas Jefferson. Played, for dream-logic and financial reasons, by Alec Baldwin.

MAURY POVICH: Sally Hemings just called you a dog, Thomas Jefferson.

THOMAS JEFFERSON (Alec Baldwin): I don't care. This is about Tracy. I rode a horse all the way from Heaven to tell him something. "

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Tower of Dreamers by DancE. MaD. agONy.

A hilarious yet inspirational speech made by Steve Carrel as Barry in Dinner for Schmucks, this is a silent and clever reproduction of his taxidermied mice dioramas and the "Tower of Dreamers" twisted into a wonderful internet delicacy by Dance Mad Agony on tumblr. Thanks DMA for making this and sharing it with the online community!

DancE. MaD. agONy., The Tower of Dreamers

Nightmares and Marriage Proposals?

"Rule number one- don't propose to a girl on a bus. Rule number two- don't tell her it's because of a bad dream." -June Carter (Cash) to Johnny Cash, quoted from Walk the Line

Monday, July 25, 2011

"Sahara Dream" - The Bewitched Hands

A dreamy, choirlike sound... A live video to accompany it!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Monday Morning

"There's nothing to do so you just stay in bed. Why live in the world when you can live in your head?" 

-Monday Morning, Pulp

Friday, June 24, 2011

40 Day Dream

"Well I been sleepin' for 40 days
I know I'm sleepin' cos this dream's too amazing
She's got gold doorknobs where her eyes used to be
One turn and I learn what it really means to see...

Hey I been sleepin' for 60 days
Nobody better pinch me, I swear I'd go crazy

She's got jumper cable lips
She's got sunset on her breath
I inhaled just a little bit
Now I got no fear of death now..."
-40 Day Dream, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Official video:

A little background information on the group--

Edward Sharpe is an extraterrestrial being who was sent to Earth to help and heal humanity, however, he continually distracts himself from his mission when he falls in love... Lucky for us, he also makes great music! The band is planning for a second album in the near future, as well as solo projects from both Alexander (aka Edward Sharpe) and Jade.