It’s incredible how different sports have turned out to be perfect hobbies to a number of people. Nowadays, the shift to action hobbies is taking place at an alarming rate. People don’t just want to sit down and read a text; they want to be involved in the making process of their hobbies. Through hobbies, […]
“I go to bed as usual with my guitar, and I wake up the next morning, and I see that the tape is run to the very end. And I think, ‘Well, I didn’t do anything. Maybe I hit a button when I was asleep.’ So I put it back to the beginning and pushed play and there, in some sort of ghostly version, is [the opening lines to ‘Satisfaction’]. It was a whole verse of it. And after that, there’s 40 minutes of me snoring. But there’s the song in its embryo, and I actually dreamt the damned thing.”
moves through us when we sleep,” Roseanne Cash wrote in a song she titled “The
Wheel”. Many musicians and composers will recognize what she meant.
to him in his dreams. Sleeping in an attic room in London, Paul McCartney dreamed he
heard a classical string ensemble playing and woke with “a lovely tune” in his
head. He played it on an upright piano in the room. “I liked the melody a lot,
but because I’d dreamed it, I couldn’t believe I’d written it. I thought, ‘No,
I’ve never written anything like this before.‘ But I had the tune, which was the most magic thing!” When fellow-Beatles reassured him the
tune was something new, he found the words and recorded the hit song
“Yesterday”. For more on the role of the dream factory in rock music, see my Secret History of Dreaming.