Friday, April 25, 2008

Not quite Paradise City

"Get off my stage!"

I went to a Guns N Roses concert last night and those were the only words I heard from Axl Rose. And no, he didn't sing them.

You know I'm speaking of dreamland, not reality. My poor brain, bored by a week of endless meetings and Sharepoint computer classes, conjured up this would-be welcome diversion for itself as I slumbered. But, being my brain, it couldn't get the details quite right. It made Axl Rose into some kind of a whiny wimp, not a rock god.

And instead of my kicking back and groovin' to November Rain or Sweet Child of Mine, I found myself being yelled at for not sitting down in my chair, queried by the Axl as to whether or not I had paid yet for entrance, and searching my wallet to see if some guy who was wandering around paying fans for having brought donations to some cause, had paid me yet.

I never got to hear ANY damn music.


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

what a dream! :)
I know what you mean about work - I've been feeling the same recently.

Molly said...

What's your trick for remembering your dreams? I know I have a whole secret life the waking me is only vaguely aware of...but even if I'm still "there" as I wake up, the dream gathers itself up and quickly scurries out the door, leaving me grasping at straws and desperately trying to recapture where I was and what doing for the last few hours. That said, once in a while, the solution to some vexing problem or other will present itself to me while sleeping....Then it is very important to be able to get a waking hold on it before it escapes into the mists of dreamland again!

eastcoastdweller said...

Hello, J. Andrew Lockhart! Thanks for visiting.

Molly: I wish I had a trick. Truth is, what I reported here was only a fragment of the whole dream. The rest vanished as soon as I woke up, but I remember it had more to do with the food donation.

I have been told the trick is to lie very still the minute you wake up -- in other words,don't get up right away, and then try to replay your dream in your mind.