I woke up a few mornings ago and the after effects of that sleep linger with me still. I’d been on a vaguely familiar dream journey. I was close to mental collapse (due to overwork?) so was seeking sanctuary somewhere familiar, perhaps Eastbourne, the town on the south coast of England where I spent childhood holidays. To get there I hitch-hiked, and caught a train. I’m not sure now how I met Donald Trump.
I presume his presence in my sub-conscious could only have been related to the welcome news for the Democrats of his entrance into the USA’s presidential election campaign. He was not welcome in my dream – he woke me up.
And that was the catalyst for this hopefully mostly unfamiliar compilation from my archives.
But first …
01. Irwin Schmidt – Dreambite
02. The Motors – Dreaming Your Life Away
03. Annie Ross – This Time The Dream’s On Me
04. Cleo Laine – Deep In A Dream
05. Kate Bush – The Dreaming
06. Joni Mitchell – Bad Dreams
07. Mick Karn and David Torn – Bandaged By Dreams
08. David Sylvian – Darkest Dreaming
09. Mark Murphy – Sack Full Of Dreams
10. Sinikka Langeland – It’s The Dream
11. radio.string.quartet.vienna – Dream Caused By The Flight Of A Bee Around A Pomegranate A Second Before Awakening