A Dream’s But A Drop of Fuel…

This morning I woke up wondering what today’s Daily Word Prompt would be and for some reason I thought of two words that I hoped to find. One escapes me now but, the other was, believe it or not, Dream…well, dreams to be precise. In any case, I was happy to see it!

Have you ever had a disturbing dream that actually comes true in some way? Well, I’ve had a few throughout my life so far. I used to think dreams like that were called premonitions…like what Faye Dunaway experienced in the movie Eyes of Laura Mars(remember that one?) but apparently those are visions that happen while you’re awake. What I’ve experienced are called Precognitive Dreams, where you dream about something that will happen in the future. It’s said we all have psychic abilities to some degree, and if I didn’t believe that before, after having those dreams, I can’t 100% say I doubt it’s true.

My First Precognition

In my dream, I was biking down this steep hilly road with a friend of mine when we noticed this small red car following us. Couldn’t see who was driving but we sensed whoever it was wanted to kidnap us. In a panic we started to ride faster and faster to try to lose the car . Eventually we made it to my home where we told my parents what happened, and they called the police. I woke up thinking “what the hell?!” and a bit shaken, but shrugged it off and didn’t think about it again…until I was walking to the metro (about a ten minute walk) after my work shift ended that same day. At some point I realized this white car with 4 or 5 guys in it driving along side of me. The dude in the passenger seat asked me if they could give me a lift. I told him I wasn’t going their way and continued walking. Although I already sensed they were up to no good, the way he looked at me when he replied the second time made me certain. With a steely intense look and a firm low voice he answered, “Well, I think you are”. I turned around and walked back to my workplace and thankfully some of my coworkers were still there. I told them what happened and one of them was nice enough to give me a ride, so all ended well there.

The Second Precognition

I dreamt my mom, along with two of my aunts and myself, were in what looked like a sitting room, and though it didn’t resemble my grandparents’, I was sure it was theirs. We were talking and laughing and having fun when my mom suddenly left the room. She came back a little while later looking like she was in a daze, like she’d seen a ghost. One of my aunts asked, “What’s wrong?”. I woke up shortly after, feeling very sad. Later on in the morning, I got a call from my mom telling me that my grandfather passed away the night before. That one didn’t end well. There are a few others I’ve had but they weren’t directly associated to me or any loved ones. Though my dreams didn’t mirror the events in real life to a T, I believe these are precognitive dreams. Never experienced them before? Still not convinced they happen? Read the Jones family’s heartbreaking story of events in Aberfan, Wales October 21st 1966, as well as some other dreams that warned about September 11The Titanic, and more. Even Rick Savage, Def Leppard’s bassist had a dream the night before drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident on New Years Eve, 1984. Savage dreamt of a large ferocious dog clamping his jaws down on his left arm. He talks about it in their book, Def Leppard: Animal Instinct on page 8(yes, I have it!).

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There are good dreams, there are bad dreams. Some make us laugh, and a lot of them don’t make any sense at all…or do they? Anyway, I wish whoever reads this the best of dreams. As the singer(Tony Kakko) in the song posted below sings: “Believe the dreams that let you sleep. The broken glass you need to sweep.” https://youtu.be/Ehy58TaW6EE

Oh, and…still wondering who I interviewed, and from which band? If you read my First Blog Post you’ll know what I’m talking about. 😉 Stay tuned!

 

 

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Sing, Songbird…But First, Drink This

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even frogs and dogs do it(hmmm, sounds kinda familiar)…I am talking about singing, of course! What else? 😉  In fact most creatures of the earth sing, whether it’s to attract a mate, identify a mate or offspring, use as warnings , as well as for other purposes. We Sing to express ourselves too. All of us have a song in our hearts at sometime or other. Having said that, it’s not always a happy one. Some are sad and melancholy, and some are filled with encouragement, like this one from the Bee Gees. I don’t care what anyone else says. They are, as a collective, one of the best songwriters of all time! I listen to it sometimes when I need a pick-me- up:

Any Professional Singers Out There?

Many years ago, I heard about this special tea(Throat Coat) when I tried my hand at singing(…aaaaand yes, I did keep my day job, haha!) that apparently helps when you’re having throat issues. If you’re a professional singer you probably know about it. If you aren’t yet and just starting out, you might want to look into the many remedies to help keep your throat and voice in good shape. Here is a site where you’ll find Throat coat and other products, as well as some other useful information. Maybe I’ll share my brief stint in singing in a future blog post…or maybe not. I’ll think about it!;-)

Some Inanimate Objects Sing too!

Take for instance a tea kettle. It sings to us when the water is boiled and ready for brewing tea, and that tune could put a “song in your heart”, or it can be plain annoying depending on the occasion. Sometimes I love hearing the kettle sing because it reminds me that I’m in a safe and comforting place. It’s also music to my ears when I’m sharing jokes, and stories over a cup with loved ones.

Now, as I write this, another song has entered my heart. It’s from one of my favorite artists, Stevie Wonder. His voice is filled with so much emotion, you can really feel the message wants to convey. Not only is he a great singer and musician but, I’ve always believed he’s a lyrical genius. This one is from my favorite album of his, “Songs In The Key of Life” May we always have a song in our hearts that will help us in some way. I’m curious. Which song is in your heart right now?

Daily Prompt – Sing

 

 

 

Welcome! First Blog Post: My Inspiration

~I decided to try my luck and see if I can get one myself…did it happen? Despite some bumps in the road, I managed to get an interview with one of the band members~

The idea to do a music blog began its germination while hanging out with a cousin one summery Saturday afternoon, on one of Montreal’s busiest downtown streets. We came across this street musician, seemingly effortlessly, rocking his heart out on his electric guitar. Now, I’ve seen and heard a lot of street performers throughout the years of my
existence, but there was something about this guy that made us stop and listen, and I thought it might be interesting to have a talk and find out more about him. That was probably almost two years ago, but haven’t had the opportunity to try that yet. Hopefully I can find this talented guitarist again and persuade him to share his musical journey with us. Wish me luck!!

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Seed Still planted…

During the past couple of years the idea came and went but returned even stronger a few months ago when, knowing one of my favorite bands would be in town, I wrote to a local radio personality, recommending(for the second time) that he do an interview with them. Well, seeing it wasn’t going to happen, I decided to try my luck and see if I
can get one myself…did it happen? Despite some bumps in the road, I managed to get an interview with one of the band members. Which band, you ask? I’ll only leave the picture below as a hint…what? That doesn’t help?! Well then, Keep checking my blog frequently to find out! 😉

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