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    Musical Travels

    by , 09-19-2013 at 04:28 AM (897 Views)
    This LD was the second of two from the morning of 9/17/2013.

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #148: Musical Travels

    I have a false awakening early morning on a couch in a room that looks like a basement. Wife's sitting nearby. I'm unhappy to get up but there's something I need to be doing, so I follow her out into the hallway of an office building. Through the windows I see that it's still dark out. Some guy with glasses and a shaved head is dressed for work and waves toward the parking lot at someone I can't see. I wonder how he's in such a good mood so early.

    Wife convinces me that there's something I need to look for in the bathroom, so I go to find it. I walk down a long corridor and take a right through a narrow hallway filled with people. As I'm pushing my way through the crowd I sort of knock this one guy to the ground. Rather than apologize, I hurry away, hoping he didn't see me do it. (Not nice at all, I know...)

    Once inside the bathroom, I forget what I was looking for, so I wander out another door back into the hallway. There's a folksy country duet playing over unseen speakers, an older man and woman singing sweetly about the life and love they've shared. I think how cool it would be if dreams could produce music like this... and a wave of suspicion makes me
    hit the nose pinch RC and I'm lucid.

    I continue down the hallway to a fat guy standing behind a small desk that's stacked with literature. One of his hands is resting on the papers and I grab onto it, trying to bring extra vividness into the scene. He looks horrified by this and when I think about it a bit more, I don't feel too great about it myself, either. "Sorry about that," I say, continuing down the hall. I think about what I intended to do with this dream and remember the Task of the Month about going into the girls' locker room.

    I follow several twists and turns in the hallway, each one leaving the hallways narrower than the last, all the while expecting that the next turn will lead me to the girls' locker room. Finally, I step through a door at the end of the hallway into a room that looks like some kind of really nicely-furnished barracks or dormitory. A double stairway encircles an elegant fountain and leads up to a room that stretches far into the distance, either wall lined with beds. There's a huge number of DCs here, all female, many of them in the beds and some just walking around.

    I try to verbally insist that this is a women's locker room rather than a big dormitory, but somehow I get the idea to sing my intent. As I do this, the whole thing turns into this huge musical number that both me and the women in the dormitory are singing at the same time. It was sort of 80s-sounding, but an original song. If I had to pick a song, it was probably closest to Bonnie Tyler's "I Need a Hero". The whole thing was pretty awesome.

    Most of the DCs are dancing while all of this is going on, with a few of them even doing these fancy handsprings over the beds. I can't remember many of the lines, but one of them was definitely something like

    "It's the girls' locker room,
    Where the lockers have bras and socks and stuff!"

    I know that this isn't the locker room and as cool as this musical performance is, I still want to try to pull off a task. There's a cinderblock wall behind me, and I phase through it, winding up in the void. I rub my hands together then try to feel my way forward. There's someone else here with me in this void, a female presence. Rather than speaking, she begins to softly sing. Her voice is beautiful and echoes everywhere around me. She says something like, "I can only take this journey with you if you <something something...??>" (What was it? Wish I could remember this!)

    In a moment I feel my body settling onto some soft dirt. I'm laying on my back and the singer, a woman in her mid-to-late twenties is also lying in the dirt a few feet away. Her ethnicity is difficult to guess but I feel like she might be some combination of Asian and Hispanic. We're in some kind of construction site near an unfinished building. To her right, maybe twenty feet away is a chain-link fence. Past that I see a spotlight glaring at us and lighting the area where we've landed. She starts to get to her feet and as I follow her lead,
    the dream ends.

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    1. Highlander's Avatar
      "It's the girls' locker room,
      Where the lockers have bras and socks and stuff!"
      TOTM - "The Musical!" ... and stuff!

      Sounds like it would easily rival Broadway or the West End.
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      LOL. Powerhouse lyrics!

      I love LD music.
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    3. Bharmo's Avatar
      Awesome and hilarious in equal proportions!
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    4. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Thanks, dreambh! I think that I need to try singing more often in LDs. I'm certainly far, far from being a rock star in waking life, so LD's my best shot.
    5. NyxCC's Avatar
      Congrats on the awesome ld!

      Some guy with glasses and a shaved head is dressed for work and waves toward the parking lot at someone I can't see. I wonder how he's in such a good mood so early.
      Good thing I am not the only one who thinks this!

      I think how cool it would be if dreams could produce music like this... and a wave of suspicion makes me hit the nose pinch RC and I'm lucid.
      It's absolutely awesome that our little discussion (I guess) has made you remember this and you created this amazing performance in the dorms. Also, I find it really cool that you, Xanous and me had song related dreams and independently of each other. I suppose none of us read each other's dreams before that. Xanous had his on Sunday, but I read it on Monday after I had mine. Those experiences further confirm how cool music is in dreams and also about creativity.

      I found the part with the female singer in the void very intriguing too!
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    6. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Thanks! Ha ha, it's funny because I'm really kind of a morning person. But this was more than 4 AM feeling and I was NOT at all feeling like being up. I felt like I was half-asleep... literally. Heh.

      I agree, it's very cool that there was so much music-themed stuff going on in the dreams we all had! That is really amazing. I know that I didn't read his but I can't remember whether I had read yours by then. I imagine that like you said it was down to the discussions about this. I really had music on the brain and hten singing myself seemed like just the thing to do to focus my intent. I loved it!

      Yes, I was very intrigued by the female singer as well! I wish that things had continued a bit longer to see what direction she'd have taken things. I was content to give her some time to set up where this was all headed.

      I always have this nagging suspicion that I am doing something to make the dream end at these points where I get really intrigued. No idea whether that's true or not but I get kinda about it.
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    7. NyxCC's Avatar
      I really had music on the brain and hten singing myself seemed like just the thing to do to focus my intent. I loved it!
      Yeah, that was very creative and I think it uplifts the mood and helps stabilize the dream. I also like how you talk to yourself and announce to nearby DCs the next steps from your tasks. I think that this make believe strategy is really working. Got to try it sometimes.
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    8. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      You're right, it's very much like being the narrator to your own story. Hey, now that I've found that I can do Morgan Freeman's voice, maybe I should just be borrowing his sound for my self-narration, too, to make it seem that much more awesome.
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    9. Mismagius's Avatar
      Nice dream! The musical part gave me a good laugh ^o^

      I also think music in dreams and lucid dreams is really cool, I had a non-lucid not to long ago with some music.

      Speaking of narration, it'd be cool to get the dream to narrate everything you do. Like in that game Bastion.
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      Updated 09-21-2013 at 12:54 AM by Mismagius
    10. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Heh, glad you liked the musical number. I had a lot of fun with it too. I'm with you on dream music!

      I talk about this a lot, but mostly because I just find it very interesting/cool: Paul McCartney actually got the melody for Yesterday from a dream. There's some good stuff in there.

      Yes like on Bastion, exactly! "The kid was just raaaagin'..." In addition to the coolness factor, I think it'd be a great thing to use for enhancing dream control, keeping goals in mind, and minimizing distraction.
    11. Mismagius's Avatar
      Yeah, i'm putting it on my lucid to-do list

      Ah, I forgot about that! I remember hearing that the lyrics he wrote originally to make him remember the melody was "Scrambled Eggs"
      There are two funny parodies that Jimmy Fallon and him did.

      Haha! ^o^ Ah, I didn't even think of that, it would be cool if you could get the "narrator" to alert you if you're getting distracted when you should be doing the TOTM or TOTY.
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    12. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      "Scrambled Eggs"! I had forgotten that until you mentioned it. Clearly the dream didn't present the whole finished product.

      Yeah, exactly! The narrator idea puts you squarely in the driver's seat of the dream plot, constantly reinforcing that it's going the way that you want it to go. Dream control is all about shaping the story with your thoughts and the narrator may give it even more force.
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