Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

The Dreamfucker

I have created an iTunes playlist that I use whenever I want to have really vivid, screwed-up dreams. (Which, oddly enough, is fairly often.) Sometimes these dreams are good, sometimes they are bad, but they are always memorable and shake up my unconscious until something useful falls out. I've been trying to find some time to write more fiction, and this has been a surprisingly useful aid.

Here is what is on the Dreamfucker playlist:

- several albums of field recordings, including a couple of Quiet American discs of water sounds (Deep Creatures and Plumbing and Irrigation of Southeast Asia) and Doug Haire's record of himself playing Victrola records at remote highway rest areas at 3AM.

- a small selection of avant-garde and free jazz: lots of Ornette Coleman, some Albert Ayler and Andrew Hill, Cecil Taylor, etc.

- Prime albums of the Firesign Theatre, from 1968-1974.

- a bunch of fucked-up old suspense radio shows from the '30s, '40s and early '50s: mostly Philip Marlowe, Pat Novak for Hire, and Fu Manchu.

These are GUARANTEED TO MAKE ME FEEL AS MESSED UP AS I DO RIGHT NOW.

Also, those of you who are fans of free jazz, extreme metal, field recordings, old-school hip-hop, or just generally deranged and incredibly obscure music in general, you are cheating yourself if you do not visit mp3 blogs on a regular basis.
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