Saturday, 4 June 2011

Inch by inch, row by row

You know how dreams seem perfectly reasonable when you are asleep and when you wake it is like QUOI? Last night I dreamed I was a part of an eco initiative to create a Garden Bus. They were essentially a regular double decker bus but half the seats had been given up to a garden. So they were in a raised flower bed and they had a greenhouse around them but it was porous so air could get in and out. The object was that all the people exhaling CO2 on the bus would help the plants grow and the air on the bus would be ultra oxygenated. It made sense at the time. The buses also seemed to be a bit on the TARDIS side--bigger on the inside--but it totally worked in the dream. Some buses were for flowers and some for vegetables. There was a promotion that you could get a free organic carrot if your bus ticket was more than £3. Oh and the gardens were tended by fairies and gnomes. I think this is where I realized it was actually a dream.

I leave you with the best example I know of of a dream that made sense when you were asleep. This is the brilliant song by one of my favourite bands The Dead Milkmen. I give you Dean's Dream.

It's a Friday night cookin' show
With a horse-meat dish
I had to stay in the freezer
All Thursday eve
Talkin' to that horse

I really had to go
Down to the sidewalk
The sky's all red
The street's filled with people
From a High School band

I escaped to a theatre
To see a girl
With long blonde hair
Right down to there
I escaped from a theatre to see a girl
With long blonde hair

We had to leave

We got in a tan van
Us two in the back
With Steve McGarrett
From Hawaii-Five-O
At the steering wheel
Speeding away we slide into a
Parking lot
And all in slow motion
These tough guys appear

We argue and fight
And one pulls a knife
He hits me in the back
But I'm all right,
I'm all right,

I'm all right,
I'm all right

He's all right

I escaped from a theatre
To see a girl
With long blonde hair
Right down to there
I escaped from a theatre
To see a girl..

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