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Sunday, May 30, 2010

What a Day for a Daydream!

What a day for a daydream! 

With the beautiful beginnings of summer all around us, it is only appropriate to watch this short video; the idleness and pure enjoyment can be expressed by this fun and carefree song. 

"Daydream" by The Lovin' Spoonful was originally released in 1966 and reached the Billboard no. 2 position that year. Although it is 44 years old, this song still expresses the light mood of a gorgeous summer day. Without further ado, enjoy "Daydream"

(P.S. Don't forget to send over your submissions for This Endless Present Issue #3- Monday May 30; Midnight)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Can You Put a Price on Your Dreams?: The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus: a very dreamy film, dealing with imagination and, what else but dreams themselves! The Imaginarium is a creation, a mobile unit belonging to the title character (Dr. Parnassus) in which one enters literally the world of his or her imagination, a waking-dream, if you will... It is dangerous to bring your plus one with you, however, for two simultaneous imaginations creates competition and... well, we all dream alone normally anyway...

This brief scene, featuring the beginning of Tony's (Heath Ledger) speech in which he attempts to persuade audience members to donate money to the crew members and enter the Imaginarium; it demonstrates the perception that the experience of dreaming offers priceless benefits.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Five Day Reminder (for issue #3)

( to issue #3; the upcoming issue ) 
of  T h i s  E n d l e s s  P r e s e n t 
D R E A M z i n e - - - - - - - - - - -
send them in while there's still time! 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Meaning of Life

It's incredibly draining to live through the day doing something you really don't enjoy or even care about.  But if you follow your dreams, at least you will exhaust yourself doing what you love most. Now, you may not think that this will measure up to much in the global scheme of things. But believe me it does. When you get the most out of your life, savoring every last drop, it will transform everything about you from ordinary to extraordinary. When you do what you love, you can pull back the bed sheets every morning feeling excited about beginning another day, and you'll be filled with a heartfelt joy that is highly contagious... But best of all, ...you will inspire someone to go after their dreams, and that, my friend, is how you change the world! -Bradley Trevor Greive, The Meaning of Life

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Are You a Dreamer? (Waking Life)

This is a short scene from Waking Life, an animated film in which a man goes through a dream meeting various people and having thought-provoking conversations.  It is, indeed, quite thought-provoking, isn't it?...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yesterday is a Dream; Sanskrit Proverb

"Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this day." -Sanskrit Proverb

Monday, May 17, 2010

Keane's "Bad Dream"

 Enjoy a wisteria-loaded power pop ballad about dreams, the kind nobody wants to have.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Dream is Not...

A dream is not a story, not a movie or text or a theater play.  A dream is a happening in space, an articulation of space. -Robert Bosnak, A Little Course in Dreams

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It was a strange dream, she said

It was a strange
dream, she said

& I don't
remember a thing
except it kept
my attention the
whole time.

-Brian Andreas, from Strange Dreams: Collected Stories & Drawings

For Those Who Say They Do Not Dream: REM and Dream Progress

A fact about dreaming that shows This Endless Present is a good outlet for everybody!  It is taken from The Mind at Night: The New Science of How and Why We Dream by Andrea Rock.  Show this to people who claim they do not dream!

"...Experimenters proved that even those who claim not to dream do in fact concoct dream scenarios throughout the night.  If awakened while REM is still in progress, subjects remember their dreams, but if they are awakened several minutes after REM has ended, the memory of the dream typically vanishes."

Monday, May 10, 2010

John McCauley's "Goodnight, Irene"

"Goodnight, Irene," a song written in the 19th Century (alternatively known as "Irene, Goodnight,") has been recorded in many versions by various artists.  Most recently, it appeared on Deer Tick's "Born on Flag Day" album as the hidden track following the song, "Stung," and moments of silence.  

Here is a video of John McCauley (Deer Tick's frontman) doing a solo live performance, in which the lighting is so dim the title of the song seems quite appropriate.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Being Alive = Infinite Potential

"You're alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change. Potential. Once you're dead, it's gone. Over. You've made what you've made, dreamed your dream, written your name. You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is finished." -Silas, The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Monday, May 3, 2010

Reminder for I#3 & C.G. Jung

Just a reminder to all of you out there in dreamland and wherever else you may be that submissions for the third issue are due at the end of this month. (May 31st, at midnight.)  You can do it!  And another note to enforce your creativity:

"A great work of art is like a dream; for all its apparent obviousness, it does not explain itself and is always ambiguous." -C.G. Jung, Collected Works