Record Dreams

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you guys ever get to listen to your dream records? sometimes I'm lucky enough to make it to a player. those slumberland Sabbath albums were fucking amazing.

black lightning light (herb albert), Thursday, 31 December 2009 20:56 (thirteen years ago) link

i especially like the one that has the cover of "betcha by golly wow" with the smoking solo by iommi.

figuratively, but in a very real way (amateurist), Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:25 (thirteen years ago) link

haha I once dreamed that I saw Huggy Bear covering Crass' "Shaved Women", it was so great.

sleeve, Thursday, 31 December 2009 22:20 (thirteen years ago) link

i've dreamt about a particular store, a dusty but well-lit thrift store of some type with a few steps going up to a slightly higher second level which is filled with all kinds of junk and at the back of this level, a total treasure trove of older records. i swear i've been there, but i can't remember when or where. i think it's just a dream, actually. weird.

A™ machine (sic) (omar little), Sunday, 3 January 2010 05:57 (thirteen years ago) link

i wonder what the regulars over on Ask Dr. Freud would think of this thread!

I do have dreams about records. About 50% of the times they're work. I'll be stressing out about something involving records. But that kind of dream is, I think, uninteresting. Everyone has panicky dreams of their workplace shortcomings, right??

I don't recall any specific dream records at the moment, but there have certainly been some. Sometimes I dream of pulling amazing things out of bins. I think the archetypal record store of my subconcious is lit with hanging incandescent lamps (not bare bulbs mind) with red floors and is a few steps down from street level. Narrow. Not huge but the bins are always excellently curated & immaculately organized.

ian, Sunday, 3 January 2010 06:07 (thirteen years ago) link

i think this dream record store is based MOSTLY on In Your Ear, formerly of Providence, RI and Exile on Main Street of Katonah, NY.

ian, Sunday, 3 January 2010 06:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Sometimes I dream of a city that I've never been too, a place that seems to be something like Chicago or the Twin Cities only filled with canals sort of like Venice. Its been a recurring thing, I used to to walk around this place in my dreams, used to talk with friends I've never met and walk down streets I've never seen.

Whenever I dream about finding records, I think its mostly been in that city.

Of course the other night I dreamed that I was synaesthetic and could play the piano like Keith Jarrett, so I'm guessing that this all very basic wish fulfillment. Still its sometimes nice to have a hometown that only exists in these dreams.

Siah Alan, Sunday, 3 January 2010 08:11 (thirteen years ago) link

About 50% of the times they're work. I'll be stressing out about something involving records.

oh yeah I used to ALWAYS have one about DJing college radio and I didn't get the next record on in time and there was dead air

dmr, Sunday, 3 January 2010 17:43 (thirteen years ago) link

four months pass...

dreamt i found the 3rd guy record last night. was there even a 3rd guy record? i was looking for "i wanna get with you"

hobbes, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 03:30 (twelve years ago) link

dreamt i found stacks and stacks of this t-bone walker LP, which i already have a copy of:

also had a typical "late for work" anxiety dream :(

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 04:12 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

the other night I dreamed that I was trying to cue up Lupine Dominus by Thee Oh Sees (weird that I remember this so specifically) but the record was shaped like a dome and I couldn't get the needle to reach up to the right spot

dmr, Friday, 8 February 2013 16:52 (nine years ago) link

Lately I've been going to the same store almost every night in my dreams (a huge weird composite of several real life record stores). I used to have trouble remembering what to look for. A lot of times i find weird imaginary YMO records. The other night I found the first Urban Tribe CD!
Trouble is, the store occasionally becomes the store I used to work at; suddenly I am *working* in my dream and not shopping.

brimstead, Friday, 8 February 2013 17:39 (nine years ago) link

I love record dreams.

Trip Maker, Friday, 8 February 2013 18:36 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

I love record dreams.

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brimstead, Friday, 12 July 2013 20:23 (nine years ago) link

i just started remembering my dreams again. record shopping and searching for sushi bars.

brimstead, Friday, 12 July 2013 20:28 (nine years ago) link

no i mean searching for izakayas

brimstead, Friday, 12 July 2013 20:30 (nine years ago) link

had a dream i was in the midwest in a large, open industrial agriculture space? full of records? like there would be one repurposed horse stall that had 78s, another that had country records etc. it was a cool dream. i found a corner with boxes of obscure sixties & seventies psych and prog stuff. weird major label records that don't exist in the real world. i also think i bought some polish 78s, in the end.

somehow we only found this record haven because we were trying to escape from a car that was following us, for some reason. (lol rockford files in my dreams.)

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Sunday, 14 July 2013 21:04 (nine years ago) link

eight years pass...

I dreamt I discovered two amazing Scorpions albums that were recorded between taken by force and lovedrive.. there was either no lead guitarist or it was somebody who wasn’t uli or jabs, I can’t remember.

brimstead, Thursday, 7 October 2021 17:27 (one year ago) link

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