crawling out of the basement.

sometimes it’s fun to pull out the first pair of prescription glasses you ever owned, after not wearing them in years, and then get dressed up for no reason. especially when it somehow leads to finding a great glasses case you haven’t seen in ages and assumed you’d lost forever.

you know what else is fun? having a dream some random guy who isn’t you writes an epic song called “hey, kid — decade-long video game parties don’t always end well”, in which he examines what happens when your whole life has been consumed and shaped by video games and the friends you play them with in dimly lit basements, and then you wake up one day to find yourself squinting in the harsh light of an unfamiliar world, working at a menial office job where one of your co-workers demonstrates his superiority by forcing you to eat the intestines of his pet snake as a sort of twisted form of workplace hazing.

i would never come up with a song like this in the waking world. you can bet i’m going to take that idea and run with it now.

this is one of the many reasons why dreams are my friends.

3 comments

    1. i’m always fascinated by the strange things your mind will come up with while you’re sleeping. some people say it’s just the brain cycling through storage and getting rid of junk, but i’m not so sure. sometimes i think it’s more like entering some kind of heightened state of creativity…it’s just that you’re not always the one behind the wheel.

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