Friday, March 27, 2009

9 hours of sleep in 6 minutes.

I'm an odd sleeper. When I finally hit the sack I wake up probably three or four times a night. It's almost always because I was dreaming and my dream came to some sort of end. It sounds exhausting but it has no effect on my energy level the next day. I just wake up, sometimes laugh, smile, shudder or sigh and then immediately fall asleep again. No big deal. In fact, I like it.

The topic of dreams came up in one of my classes and I was shocked that a pretty high percentage of the room said they rarely dream and when they do, they don't remember it. I dream every fucking night and I always remember it. In fact, I'm sure I have told all of you, personally, about one of my long winded dreams that seem too surreal to be true.

I decided to take advantage of this and went to Radioshack and purchased myself one of those crappy little minicasette recorders. It has an automatic record feature so if it hears any sound it will start up all on it's own. I put it right next to my bed hoping to hear some sleep talking (which I did) but more importantly, so during these little moments when I wake up from my dream, I could just lean over and record them. It's been three days now and I already have DOPE records. I transcribed the first night for your listening pleasure. It's pretty amazing:


Note:
For some reason Youtube made the sound on the file really really faint. Unless you got headphones or ghettoblasters it probably won't work. I guess I gotta' make a higher res export. Goddamit.

9 comments:

Carlos Galarza said...

This is a great idea. I think you should make a separate blog just on these dream logs.

daniel said...

i been spending way too much on your blog. that radio show part 2 was really lackin. sorry. the dreams - great.

LudwigLongPlay said...

i still havent listened to the video.
my speakers aren't that good.
i'll have to drop like 250 beans to hear your stupid video.
you owe me a big one. you know what too.

Kevin Patrick Gannon said...

the audio actually works fine now

Red Phoenix said...

haha. that was really interesting. it's cool that you remember your dreams so vividly. with me like, i remember bits and pieces, and throughout the day, i'll remember parts because some things trigger my memory, but i'll never really get the whole dream together, and my dreams NEVER make ANY sense. :-)
good job. and I agree with Carlos.

LudwigLongPlay said...

actually this is awesome.
i think this'd make a great book with a cd.
claymore on the bridge hahahaha
thats the result of too many video games.

LudwigLongPlay said...

you misspelled reeth.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because I'm your Mom but this is exceptional stuff and a great idea. I think you are on to something. They are mesmerizing to listen to and the text makes it even better. Emx
PS: I have no intentions of moving to Texas

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because I'm your Mom but this is exceptional stuff and a great idea. I think you are on to something. They are mesmerizing to listen to and the text makes it even better. Emx
PS: I have no intentions of moving to Texas