July 13, 2006

The trouble with dreams

It’s been a while since I saw an advertisement that had the double-edge of being this clever AND this funny (it’s for a sleeping pill medication, caption “Your dreams miss you”). It took me several beats to get it, but then it made sense and I actually laughed out loud. (Ignore the weird page break, I had to fold it to fit on my scanner). Dreams about jumping rope with Abraham Lincoln and a badger beaver. That is SO right up my twisted alley. Perhaps because it reminded me of my INSANE & VIVID somniferous meanderings:

So, last night I dreamt that Chris Isaak was dying in my arms. This was immediately after Dwight Schrute (from The Office) injected him with a nerve agent. Which was, in retrospect, perhaps a jealous reaction from Dwight that I was canoodling a bit with Isaak. I woke up, pulse racing, and laid there in the early morning light for several minutes just processing my dream and thinking of how I could have saved Chris (Epi-pen! Mouth-to-mouth!) as if were all very, very real.

What in the WORLD does that mean?!
Perhaps that I should stop dropping acid before bed. Just kidding. With dreams like that, who needs an interesting reality?

Trouble With Dreams” – Eels

Daydream Believer” (Monkees cover) – Shonen Knife

I Don’t Sleep, I Dream” – R.E.M.
(one of my favorite R.E.M. songs from one of my favorite R.E.M. albums)

All I Have To Do Is Dream” (Everly Brothers cover) – The Dandy Warhols

Hung Up On A Dream” – The Zombies


  • and while chris issak was dying in your arms, did that cue up the great song by cutting crew “(i just) died in your arms tonight”

    Julio Enriquez — July 13, 2006 @ 8:10 am

  • man, i am so glad i don’t have dreams about the geek from the office.

    c — July 13, 2006 @ 8:20 am

  • That Zombies song is so good. Great album too.

    Eric Grubbs — July 13, 2006 @ 8:36 am

  • but c, Dwight from The Office is so hilarious that it’s okay. Even whilst completing his nefarious mission, he was funny in my dream. go figure.

    heather — July 13, 2006 @ 8:37 am

  • bonus points for your complex and plot-laden dream. i wouldn’t mind that jim guy from the office being my dreamy McDreamerson ;)

    c — July 13, 2006 @ 8:58 am

  • Being from Wisconsin, I feel obliged to tell you that that ain’t no badger!
    Looks a little more beaverish to me.

    JohnnyHank — July 13, 2006 @ 9:36 am

  • I think it’s a duck-billed platypus…

    Shipping Lanes — July 13, 2006 @ 9:43 am

  • Beaver, badger – you’re right I was thinkin’ beaver. Hmmm.

    heather — July 13, 2006 @ 9:51 am

  • just found your blog and am loving it. Was wondering if your wonderful musical tastes include any Uncle Tupelo-wilco-son volt. Being from Belleville, IL, across the river from St. Louis, I had to ask about my local alt-country bands….

    Kev in St. Louis

    Anonymous — July 13, 2006 @ 10:30 am

  • Hey Kev in St. Louis,

    My stance on those bands are musical respect, but have not personally gotten into them yet. Maybe someday. ;)

    heather — July 13, 2006 @ 10:41 am

  • nice answer, very PC. We all can’t love everything someone else is in to. They are bands worth checking out. A couple pics to click would be: 89/93: An Anthology by Uncle Tupelo, Kicking Televisons by Wilco (though I like their older stuff better, and A Retrospective: 1995-2000 by Son Volt.


    kevinstl — July 13, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  • Yeah, I’ve got to join the mini-chorus here. I can’t believe none of those three bands have hit you right yet. Try Wilco’s “Being There” or Son Volt’s “Trace” for starters, then for the dessert “March 16-20 1992″ by Uncle Tupelo. Mostly acoustic folk covers that might get things rolling. Definitely check out the instrumental “Sandusky.”

    Okay, enduth rant. By the way, that’s a seriously insane dream. You might want to get that checked.

    chris — July 13, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

  • holy crap– distiples (!) don’t rank monster that high.

    good for you, per usual.

    David — July 13, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

  • I’m glad there are other people out there who give R.E.M.’s Monster some modicum of respect. I think it has been unfairly maligned. My favorite Monster songs are: Circus Envy, Bang and Blame, I Took Your Name, and Let Me In. * Check out my blog. I’ve posted a few R.E.M. rarities lately.

    Enik — July 14, 2006 @ 9:55 am

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