Dreams about music

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So lets hear about some crazy dreams based around music, artists, etc...

For starters: The other night I had a dream where I was hanging out with late 1970's looking Keith Richards, except he had 4 kids: 2 teenage blonde daughters and twin sons who looked like Chevy Chase's kid in National Lampoon's Vacation. He insisted on showing me all of the photo albums in his massive brick mansion. Pretty fuckin wild...

My best friend and I have BOTH had dreams with Motorcycle Mama by Neil Young in them.

Most haunting was a dream I must have had when I was no older than 10 or 11 and still bugs me to this day: I was being chased through a victorian style garden by a few of the Koopa-Troopa turtles from the Mario Brothers cartoon, while Seal's song "Crazy" played over and over. 11+ years later and I still vividly remember that dream and can never quite hear that song the same again.

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Friday, 7 January 2005 07:56 (eighteen years ago) link

I sometimes wake up with excellent songs anew. I managed to write out "Velvet Twist" on waking, and it's still a great song. (one day...)

Recently, did this again but could only remember one line of one verse "You may say, that you have control of your dreams" but no more than that. darmna.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 7 January 2005 09:06 (eighteen years ago) link

i once dreamed the song 'a whole new world' along with an exact faximili of the visuals from the film with the lyrics along the bottom, with a bouncing ball as the words were sung. When i woke up i new the whole song, odd.

lukey (Lukey G), Friday, 7 January 2005 11:24 (eighteen years ago) link

I dreamt about dizzee rascal last night - I wz watching a TV prog where he explained how he made 'I luv U' and there were images of the gadgets he used. Don't remember what he said but did also dream that my brother watched with me - it ended when he turned toward me and asked 'is that it?'

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 7 January 2005 11:32 (eighteen years ago) link

i've dreamed about hearing the most fucking amazing music: these beautiful, beautiful melodies. i don't know what they are - in the dreams i'm always trying to find out. this has happened three or four times in the past year.

wow, that looks weird written down.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 7 January 2005 12:07 (eighteen years ago) link

I had a dream where The Hard-ons had become zombies and were living in the chook pen in my parents' back yard. I clearly recall the brightly coloured board shorts they wore as they chased me around the neighbourhood, trying to eat my brains.

dwayne dibley (frownland), Friday, 7 January 2005 13:45 (eighteen years ago) link

No, that actually happened Dwayne ;)

PiersT, Friday, 7 January 2005 13:59 (eighteen years ago) link

Ahhhhh; it's all becoming clear....

dwayne dibley (frownland), Friday, 7 January 2005 15:04 (eighteen years ago) link

I had a dream that I was staying in a hotel and had a fight with a friend. And then he met CSNY out by the ice machine. And to make up with me he made them come into my hotel room and play me awake in the morning.

Michelle, Friday, 7 January 2005 15:08 (eighteen years ago) link

these dreams are all so awesome, guys.

peter smith (plsmith), Friday, 7 January 2005 16:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Also, years ago I went and bought an EP of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" after having a very haunting dream about hearing the song. (It was odd, because it really seemed as though the song had made a deeper impression on me than I'd realized.)

RS, Friday, 7 January 2005 16:12 (eighteen years ago) link

I dreamed that I performed a big, Las Vegas style duet with Diamanda Galas. After the show, the audience asked us technical questions , such as what kind of microphones we used, etc.

Stephen Boyle (SBoyle), Friday, 7 January 2005 18:18 (eighteen years ago) link

I dreamt my girlfriend had to fill in for the lead singer of the darkness at the last minute, and we were backstage at this huge arena trying to figure out the lyrics to all their songs.

mat, Friday, 7 January 2005 19:28 (eighteen years ago) link

i've dreamed about hearing the most fucking amazing music: these beautiful, beautiful melodies. i don't know what they are - in the dreams i'm always trying to find out.

That has happened to me, hearing complex music that explores worlds of sound and emotion that I have never experienced in real life before, in a way that almost feels synesthetic, that I can SEE how the music looks. In those kind of dreams I find myself locked on to the song where it's all I can concentrate on, and when I wake up I get this weird physical feeling of pressure in my ears, like the song was actually being forced into them. My head kind of aches too (can you imagine the brainpower -- I'm assuming it's the brain and not some supernatural force -- that it must take to create this spontaneous, groundbreaking music?) In these dreams I always focus on remembering exactly how the music goes, the instruments and everything... each time it's happened (tho it hasn't for a while), it feels like I've gotten closer and closer to waking up with the song still fresh in my memory.

I would really love to know an expert's explanation for something like this.

bill neil (inabillity), Friday, 7 January 2005 19:58 (eighteen years ago) link

I once dreamt that I was on stage playing drums with Jeff Beck. I never considered myself to be a fan of his nor am I that familiar with his repetoire, yet nonetheless, there I was....onstage and playing...some sort of jazz fusion jam. I still have no idea Why Jeff Beck?

bahtology, Saturday, 8 January 2005 21:45 (eighteen years ago) link

My best friend and I have BOTH had dreams with Motorcycle Mama by Neil Young in them.


fauxhemian (fauxhemian), Saturday, 8 January 2005 21:59 (eighteen years ago) link

I once dreamed I sat at night in a cabbage patch with Dylan and Neil Young while the former confessed to the latter that, to throw off the scent, he was going to pretend to convert to Christianity. Neil called bullshit. Dylan bet him he'd do it. At stake was Neil recording a Kraurock album.

Mourly Vold, Saturday, 8 January 2005 22:02 (eighteen years ago) link

when I was in seventh grade, I dreamed I went to a Pearl Jam museum and met Eddie Vedder.

babyalive (babyalive), Sunday, 9 January 2005 00:17 (eighteen years ago) link

I recently dreamt that my father and mother could tolerate each other and were friends again (but not dating). My brother and I were not very pleaed with this. Anyway, we were going to take a trip to New York but for some reason had to stop by Orlando (a backtrack, essentially)...we never got past Orlando in the dream, but my father kept listening to Kitchens of Distinction's "Gorgeous Love" on repeat in the car.

Ian Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Sunday, 9 January 2005 05:33 (eighteen years ago) link

i dreamt i was the referee in a jelly wrestling match between britney spears and mandy moore.i got excited,too excited and britney said said" oops! you've done it again.When i told Britney about this she thought it would make a good song title.I woke up and he next song I heard was britney"oops".

britney moore, Sunday, 9 January 2005 08:02 (eighteen years ago) link

Within the dimension of darkness I strove against the killing joke unleashed by the dark elves of bisselheim only to be awarded the fire of noncompromise, after having slain upon the battlefield many metacosmic pirates, whose indenture rightfully was owed to Odin, lord of the one-eye and iggdrasil. Upon my recovery of consciousness following the melee I asked, "Pitchforkmedia.com?" The hosts of Asgard, gathered below the balcony whereat I found myself graciously seated, chanted "Broken social scene rapture arcade fire fiery furnaces what the fuck's your problem shut up we're entitled to listen to corny indie bullshit!" They repeated this, no few crying "Ott! Perfect Sounds Forever!" From Loki's hand I swiped a flagon of mead, which I chugged, shaking my head.

Baldur, Sunday, 9 January 2005 08:27 (eighteen years ago) link

Baldur wins! (Although we're not competing...)

Ian Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Sunday, 9 January 2005 13:38 (eighteen years ago) link

Sunday morning, coming down, I would like to strike my drunken dream, winner or no. Oh well.

Baldur, Sunday, 9 January 2005 16:53 (eighteen years ago) link

I had a dream it was Thanksgiving, but just as the food was going out on the table, this band that I suddenly had been wanting to hear was going on, a salsa band. But they looked and kind of sounded like an indie rock band. I only caught a few seconds, when I realized I should go put on a leather-soled shoes, and I never managed to get back to the band or the dinner table. It was all more complicated than that, in dream style.

RS LaRue (rockist_scientist), Monday, 10 January 2005 12:14 (eighteen years ago) link

The show was somehow at my house, or something like that. I just need to go upstairs to get my shoes on.

RS LaRue (rockist_scientist), Monday, 10 January 2005 12:15 (eighteen years ago) link

Much of the dream was spent thinking about what my mom was going to think about me just not showing up at the dinner table.

RS LaRue (rockist_scientist), Monday, 10 January 2005 12:16 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Right before I passed out last night, I tried to sign on to ILM, but it was down. So I dreamt that Dizzee Rascal had committed suicide, and that ILM was down because it had been flooded with so many posts about it. When I finally got on the site, there was a thread called "dizzee rascal R.I.P." that had 1914 responses. A lot of people were already canonizing him and comparing him to Ian Curtis, so I made my girlfriend go on amazon and buy new copies of both of his albums because I figured that they would be collector's items (for some reason). I even dreamt that I woke up from that dream and checked the internet to find out if it was true and found the headline "Rapper Rascal Found Dead in Home" on Yahoo! News... So when I finally did wake up, I asked my girlfriend if she had heard that Dizzee Rascal had killed himself, and she said, "...What?" Anyway. Just thought that was kinda funny.

poortheatre (poortheatre), Sunday, 20 February 2005 21:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Last night I dreamed that everyone at my work was posting onto ILM. There were all these long tables set up with computers, and everyone was just posting away. Except it was weird, it was like the people you were posting to were sitting across the table, and were actually verbally replying to everything you posted. Or something like that. I was posting a reply about...I think Jane's Addiction, and how they sucked when I saw them for their first reunion show last year at the Warfield...and Dave Navarro was sitting right across from me telling me why they didn't suck and I was arguing with him. It was a very cool dream.

VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 February 2005 21:28 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Last night I dreamt that I checked ILM and there was a thread called, "C/D: Darnielle's Autobiography" and I picked up the copy I had on my bookshelf. The design was minimal with a white hardback with green text. It was called, "Goat" and had a photograph of a Pan (half man, half goat) on the cover striking a very regal posture. I didn't read it, but I also found two other books on my shelf that were volumes one and two of a comprehensive guide to Mountain Goats songs with lyrics and analysis.

This is what I get for checking ILM right before I go to sleep...

poortheatre (poortheatre), Friday, 18 March 2005 20:01 (seventeen years ago) link

I once dreamt that I had to fill in for Charlie Watts, who was too sick to drum.
I just remember sitting behind the kit thinking "Don't hit the hi-hat on the 2 and 4. DON'T HIT HIT THE HI-HAT ON THE 2 AND 4!!!"

And I'm not even a Stones fan.

Tantrum (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 18 March 2005 20:30 (seventeen years ago) link

I once had a dream that Jonny Greenwood walked past my house, and I was like "OMG IT'S JONNY GREENWOOD!" and then he turned around and winked at me and gave me a thumbs up, and then continued walking.

How utterly mundane is that?

Oh, I also had a dream that I was hearing Medulla before it came out... it was so awesome.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Friday, 18 March 2005 20:32 (seventeen years ago) link

For a couple of years in high school, my favorite band was Oingo Boingo. In my junior year, my family moved to Indonesia, where it was difficult to find any American releases other than the most popular stuff - ie., not Oingo Boingo. Anyway, soon after we moved, I had a very vivid dream in which I went to a record store - I think it must have been somewhere in the US - I still have a vague mental image of it - and I was looking through the music racks, and I found the new release by Oingo Boingo (this was entirely the product of my dream imagination, at the time Oingo Boingo did not have any new release coming out that I knew about). In my dream I listened to the new album and was really digging it. Even after I woke up I could sort of remember what the songs had sounded like, although I have by now forgotten.

I guess the dream is interesting to me, because somehow my dream brain actually must have created these songs. There have been other instances of musicians hearing a piece of music in their dreams and later writing it down. Dave Douglas has a tune that he wrote in that way. In his dream, the tune was played by Bill Frisell, although once he woke up he realized that it wasn't any tune that Frisell had ever written, so he wrote it down and called it the "Frisell Dream" I think.

o. nate (onate), Friday, 18 March 2005 20:38 (seventeen years ago) link

i had two dreams last night, both about music.

in one I was going sledding/luging with Low. i say luging because they were these sort of tube/tunnels/tracks in the snow, but i dont think we were actually in a luge. it was fun, but i kept falling off.

in the other i was having some sort of conversation with alasdair of the clientele. he wasnt being very nice, really condescending actually, but i cant remember any more than that.

AaronK (AaronK), Friday, 18 March 2005 20:39 (seventeen years ago) link

dreamed i was performing alone on a stage with an acoustic guitar beside a mason jar that was meant to be a tip jar but was filled with what i knew to be magic beans. and morrisey made an appearance. i wrote it down somewhere.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Friday, 18 March 2005 21:12 (seventeen years ago) link

I once had a dream that I wrote a song called "Ain't Gonna Be Your Ron Wood".

darin (darin), Friday, 18 March 2005 21:42 (seventeen years ago) link

One or two years ago I had a dream about the reasons of the disappearing of Fischerspooner. I don't remember exactly, but they were in a submarine and killed some people, and made some sausages of the body of their victims.

zeus, Friday, 18 March 2005 23:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh, and once I had a dream that Mike Skinner is a Hungarian man in truth, and his real name is Csaba Sarkantyú, with all this Brummie accent and British working class bullshit is just a PR trick.

zeus, Friday, 18 March 2005 23:03 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
I have entered a record store which is located in my old high school. (Strangely, this is the second time I've dreamed of a record store in my high school). I'm talking to the proprietor of the store.

"Hey, have you heard this band called There?" he asks.
"No, what the fuck man, that's the third time today someone has mentioned them to me out of nowhere. I've never heard of them before today." Earlier in the dream, two different people have asked me the same question. I ask him to play the record for me. When he takes it out, I glance at the sleeve, which is mostly white with a blurry photo of the four band members near the bottom. Across the top: "T H E R E"

"Are you sure it's not 'The Re'?"
"Nah, it's just There."

I have a preconceived notion that the band is a ripoff of The Bravery (hah) (I have never heard The Bravery). When he plays the record, I hear the chorus of "Hey Now Now" by The Cloud Room.

sleep (sleep), Friday, 8 April 2005 14:34 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
we were at voredoms in rochester and like 10 people were there and it was outside somewhere.... i think the venue looked like on in boston. graham was rolling and i kept on interrupting eye to ask questions. they dropped gummi worms from the ceiling. yoshimi played some hippie drums and had bells on her pants. then she did a worm dance and eye played a little keyboard song

Open your eyes; you can fly! (ex machina), Saturday, 30 April 2005 14:17 (seventeen years ago) link

eight years pass...

Not exactly about music, but I was fighting the need to get up to use the bathroom and momentarily drifting back to sleep, when the sentence "Ahmed is my drummer" went through my head. I guess I was saying it but I was also too close to being awake to be fully identified with it.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 14 October 2013 03:29 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

I dreamt that I was in an unfamiliar record store that was having a big sale. I was flipping through CDs hoping to find Durutti Column's "Someone Else's Party." Instead I came across cassettes of The Godfathers' "Hit By Hit" and "Birth School Work Death" in cardboard longboxes. They were the same height as the original CD longboxes, but the width of the short side of a cassette, and I could hear the tapes rattling around inside.

early rejecter, Monday, 9 April 2018 20:44 (four years ago) link

I dreamed the Jonathan Fire*Eater singer was recognized in public by a drunk tourist – she called him “Jonathan Flex*Account,” and he got really pissed off. (Note: I haven’t thought of this band in decades.)

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 17:18 (four years ago) link

I had a dream last night I had to help the Grateful Dead circa the mid-80s get set up for a gig in a community center and they were all set up in different rooms backstage "rehearsing" and it was a real pain in the ass to move all the gear to the stage and I kept wondering why they didn't have a big road crew and also I hate the Dead so it was more of a nightmare.

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 17:32 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

I had some strange dream last night where I was hanging out with someone I know looking at their record collection and they had this big poster for some Canadian rock festival at Exhibition Stadium called HOSERFEST '84 which had Bob and Doug McKenzie as the hosts and had BTO headlining Friday, Rush on Saturday and Gordon Lightfoot on Sunday. There was other acts I remember seeing on the poster like Max Webster.

earlnash, Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:34 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

I endured an interesting variation of my usual anxiety dream (university exam, haven't studied) last night. I had somehow been recruited to stand in for Richard Lloyd at a Television gig. The problem was that in the dream, as in life, there are only three of their songs that I can play end to end. So as soon as the set list moved beyond side one of Marquee Moon, I would be exposed to ridicule and opprobrium. Verlaine and Billy Ficca were staring expectantly at me, I turned to pick up Lloyd's Telecaster... and then my alarm clock rang. Thank fuck.

Vast Halo, Friday, 24 December 2021 19:33 (one year ago) link

Dreamt that Bob Mould had written a song predicting the break-up of the Posies based on the sexual abuse that came to light this year. Maybe inspired by the Posies song "Grant Hart".

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 1 January 2022 16:47 (one year ago) link

...and in the dream I learned about this via ILM.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 1 January 2022 16:47 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

I had a weird one right before I woke up this morning. I was in a record store and it looked familiar and there was music playing and I was digging it. It was this funky drummer music with a really pronounced bassline and there was this guy going crazy on flute on top. I never see the record store guy, but I asked him who is this playing? He said back it was Eric Dolphy. I said something doesn't sound like any I had heard before and he answered back that he had done a couple of soul jazz records and it was in the bin.

I get down into the bin and pickup this record and am looking right at it. Along the top of the record it had in real big block letters it said ERIC DOLPHY but the letters were made out of like plants, bushes and flowers. Below the block letters on the top was this idealic garden of eden like picture and the title of the album was "Pursuance of Peace". I thought that was weird, Eric Dolphy died - then I woke up.

earlnash, Friday, 14 October 2022 02:38 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Dreamt I heard an Afrobeats love ballad by Rema that began:
"Your eyes are like sparkling supernova / With several smaller stars surrounding them"
And it was so poetic and over-the-top I got caught off-guard and started crying 😂😭😂😂😂

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 5 January 2023 09:34 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Dream: I am on the banks of a river and find a memorial to the spot where Brian Ferry left on his famous quest. It's a stone and redbrick memorial, cut into the bankside. I can't for the life of me remember what he discovered or achieved that rendered such a memorial necessary.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 23 January 2023 18:09 (two weeks ago) link

Highly appropriate for Ferry, a quest for nothing. Was your brain doing some wordplay on his name, a boat for crossing the river?

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 23 January 2023 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

I wondered about the name. Wondered about Ferry as a louche Geordie Charon. The residual emotion from the dream was definitely one of frustration at not being able to remember the destination but I can totally dig that 'journey not destination' is appropriate for Ferry.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 23 January 2023 20:26 (two weeks ago) link

I was in this random record store and they had a few weird 80s Mercyful Fate albums with Darth Vader on the cover

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Monday, 23 January 2023 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

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