Dream Journal #15

anarchist's picture

I went to DC with my family to the 9:30 Club and saw Godspeed You! Black Emperor play a show. Afterwards, I heard of another one being played up north, at some large, fictional city beginning with an A (located a bit north of where Baltimore is in real life). I left my family in secret and began a voyage on foot to the next show.

This one was at a massive stage about the size of the Merriweather Post Pavillion, but instead of being located at the bottom of a hill it was an amphitheater surrounded by wide, grassy terraces. The audience sat leaning against the walls of each terrace. These walls were painted at the top with a simple terracotta-colored pattern reminiscent of Mexican themes. The stadium was located in a clear area. The sky was empty and bright, and the grass was green and full.

When I arrived, I met the person I've been writing of in my journals, as well as a bunch of other friends from that class who I'm also afraid of losing time with. We all sat at the top terrace and watched the band play this song:

Eventually my family caught up with me, and I started moving between locations a bit, in and out of the venue, talking to various people there. But I eventually settled back to the original position I was at, with everybody else by my side. The guy you all know about stayed the longest, and closest. It was a really nice dream.

Hold on! Before you say it, allow me:

I am making way too big a deal out of this than I really should, and I really don't need to worry about it as much as I am. I think it's just because I have no homework or anything else to worry about, and it's a four-day weekend, so I'm mildly obsessing over this. I learned the hard way that poorly-timed breaks are way more miserable than no break at all.

I have to say, though, that my subconscious really knows how to choose music that fits the mood. And this dream inspired me to tab the first part of that song.


DarkestValley's picture

This is actually a really

This is actually a really beautiful song! I like I like. For some reason I thought it was going to be heavy metal aha

anarchist's picture

GYBE does get heavy.

But when they do, it's just to build up tension and create atmosphere. You should listen to more of their music if you want a lot of very different emotions, because they create moods like no other bands.

DarkestValley's picture

Yeah that is true it is

Yeah that is true it is really different. I like it! :)

anarchist's picture


Snow day. Of course I get a five-day weekend at the worst possible time.

elph's picture

Well... you do have Oasis!

Tell us what's on your mind. Really!

anarchist's picture

don't worry

i'm emailing him today because this weekend is taking too long.

memories are fun.

jeff's picture


He has a snow day, too. Invite him over for a cuddle.

"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

anarchist's picture

I don't think that would work.

It seems like he doesn't check his email more than once a day or so. Making plans in person would work much better. Anyway, I still haven't decided what the email's going to be about, so I'm just recording my vinyl for what.cd. I was originally going to offer to invite him today (since he's into some stuff you can't get anywhere, even some music that isn't on what), but it turns out I have no invites to give yet.

I will think of something...