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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-04-11 04:23
Subject: Dreams, dreams, dreams
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Tags:dreams, funny, music, personal
Dear subconscious,

I don't really mind dreams about Nigerian spammers, mudding in old Geos, and various excessively Freudian symbols. That's your job, after all, integrating the detritus of my daily experience. But given that you have always been dedicated to ensuring that I dream in music, could we please get a different freaking soundtrack than disco-funk mashups!!!


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User: deangc
Date: 2007-04-11 12:06 (UTC)
Subject: You dream in music?
How cool is that?

The best I can say about my dreams (when I remember them, which isn't often) is that I dream in absurdity.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-04-11 12:09 (UTC)
Subject: Re: You dream in music?
All my life. In fact, how I know I'm slipping into the dream state is when the music swells up. It often begins as a small orchestra, like an old Hollywood soundtrack. Generally it's occasional music, sometimes the composition is at the forefront, and it's almost always original scores.

What's bizarre about this (to me, anyway) is that while I dream in music, in everyday life I am utterly devoid of musical talent. I can't even recognize keys, and I have dreadful tempo.
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Nayad Monroe
User: nayad
Date: 2007-04-11 14:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
wow! i have *never* had any kind of musical content in my dreams, as far as i can recall. i'm envious!
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Rachel McGonagill
User: rachelmcg
Date: 2007-04-11 15:09 (UTC)
Subject: Dear Jay,
The funk-town disco king who has been selecting your soundtrack of late has been sacked. And the ones responsible for his hiring have been sacked. In fact, the entirety of the music department has gone the way of all meat. Please enjoy the lovely AI-selected Muzak that will shortly be your default.

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