Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hypnagogia

Vanaqua, 12 Nov 2006

Dear Friends, I had intended to post something substantial tonight, but it is not to be. While I type, my head is literally nodding and lurching as I fight off sleep. I am drifting along the liminal shallows between the sands of consciousness and the deep of slumber, no longer certain whether the fantastical creatures I am seeing are real or surreal.

Alas, I must away. A polychromatic hyrax in a coracle is rowing me out to sea...

Psychic TV - Just Drifting (buy here)
Olivia Tremor Control - Define a Transparent Dream (buy e-here)
Styx - Come Sail Away (buy here)

7 comments:

mjrc said...

holy moly, even when you're falling asleep you're more coherent and eloquent than i am! ;-) sleep well.

Anonymous said...

If self-description is a guide Mr. Go-Go just may be Mr. Everyman B.C.

Anonymous said...

Styx!!!! Great song, really classic.

But I do like this introduction to Olivia Tremor Control. Thanks for that.

You have been quite busy...Hope you are well, hope you get some rest. :)

Natsthename said...

But I want the Cartman version of "Come Sail Away"!!

Library Mama said...

What a wonderful treat it was to listen to Come Sail Away! It was my grad song way back when.

Oh my - that was an age-revealing comment, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

Hi Fil,

I love that you use big fancy words even when you're sleepy. I have no idea what a handful of 'em mean.

As for the music: I'm with Natsthename; nothing beats Cartman's Come Sail Away! To reveal MY age (as if it's a secret), I used to could sing it EXACTLY like him. :)

I think that all sort of rhymed. ;)

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I hope you're well.

I hope your family’s well.

I hope you find the time to rest, and write. :)

Happy Sunday, Fil!

~ Ash

FiL said...

Sigh, I've only just realized I never replied to all of your lovely comments. Bad FiL, naughty FiL...

Dearest mjrc: Eloquent? I fear it's just the random firings of neurons...

Mr B&H: As a recent immigrant, I thank you for that!

Dearest Rachel: It's curious. I can't say I'm a fan at ALL of classic rock - I mean, that's why the Punk Wars wewre fought, n'est-ce pas? Nevertheless, there are a handful of such songs that have burrowed their way into my good favour, "Come Sail Away" being one of them. On another note, I love the name Olivia Tremor Control.

Hi Library Mama! Hope the memories it brought back were pleasant. And I'm more convinced than ever that physical age is irrelevant...

Dearest Nats: Ah, but it's the old skool version that kicks it for me...

Dearest Ash: *Squeal of joy* Ooh, what would it take to get you to sing it for us?? Do tell, please please pleasepleaseplease...