posted on March 16, 2008 at 7:47 pm

strange dream
dreaming of dave mccomb
long detailed
we’re gonna make a record together
something vaguely protesting in my mind
but but but
nk is in dream with me
we turn up to studio
its like an olde warehouse
lots of machinery n contraptions
things in the way
the engineer does most of the talking
the place is dark uncomfortable
they even have a bed for us to sleep in
but sometimes theres others in there too
david seems elusive
i listen to some of the songs hes recorded
the songs are flat
the performance is wooden
everything seems to take hours n hours
i get lost just entering n exiting the room
a maze of olde bits of junk n stuff
people wandering round
i dont know whats going on
im trying to write n record but its all too hard
theres someone in our bed when we want to sleep
david just sometimes sits there
my mind nagging me….not right, not right
where is davids spark
where are the songs
my dream refuses to re animate him
the engineer seems to be the dreams apologist
he keeps trying to explain why everything is the way it is
he says that we gonna do a gig too
i go outside
people are lined up to see us play
i feel troubled by this
i walk up the line to see who they are
ive got a horrible pair of huge boots my pants are tucked into
uh oh..are these davids..?
the people in the line are rude or ignore me
some lady-boy character is twirling a baton expertly
you should try putting that skill into playing a guitar i say
the lady-boy sneers
an old guy makes some crack about me
i stop to stare at him
but he keeps up the cheek
its all going wrong
back at the gig/studio/factory
theyre letting in kids in school uniforms n everything
davids just sitting there mute
the spin doctor engineer rabbits on ten to the dozen
someones sleeping in our bed
and we’re so tired
i wake up mercifully
scarlets in our bed
and shes grabbing onto me in her sleep
the thin grey light of dawn fills our room
the blinds lightly clacking against each other
last night i stood on a piece of glass
and then twisted before i knew what happened
nk pulls out bloody shard
today my foots throbbing
im one million emails behind
people to contact
things to arrange
still waiting for march royalties to come in
the bastards hold on as long as they can
to squeeze the extra interest out
ah weariness
here we go…..

31 Responses to “dream of david mccomb”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 16 March 2008 at 9:34 pm #

    An animal loving vegan, vocal virtuoso and lover of Vishnu, Buddha, Jesus and Krishna merits more solacing dreams than that. As usual your poignant narrative of the frenetic dream was vintage prose as usual.

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    the dean | 16 March 2008 at 9:35 pm #

    prophetic, but who’s filling your shoes?

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    fantasticandy | 16 March 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    a real nightmare!
    and why are you so bloody accident prone slim?
    ah….head in the clouds, that’ll be the problem.
    much love,
    andy L.

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    Anonymous | 16 March 2008 at 11:00 pm #

    when i look down?i just miss all the good stuff. when i look up?..i just trip over things.have a lovely day steve.take care of the peace by 11 oclock this morning would be nice though,if yer not busy? ;D xo

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    PAGEY | 16 March 2008 at 11:11 pm #


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    veleska1970 | 16 March 2008 at 11:13 pm #

    very strange dream indeed. very chaotic and confusing imagery.

    *ouch*!! i hope the glass didn’t go too deeply into your foot and i hope it gets better soon.

    lotza love….

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    steve kilbey | 17 March 2008 at 1:25 am #

    are you allowed to ride arabs?

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    princey | 17 March 2008 at 1:37 am #

    You must have music on your brain ALL the time sk, maybe DMcC is sending you a “sign” to keep doing what you’re doing(making great music that is),to continue recording, continue playing live, to keep your faithful fiendssss happy…..OR ELSE!!
    Take care of that foot sk,
    Love Amanda

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    linjo | 17 March 2008 at 1:42 am #

    oh yes, but they can be full of frisky surprises!

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    markobears | 17 March 2008 at 1:48 am #

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    ...being here, doing this... | 17 March 2008 at 2:30 am #

    “i wake up mercifully”

    who’s mercifully?

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    JJ | 17 March 2008 at 2:45 am #

    Dreams are strange; they seem so real when they are happening. Then consciousness comes, and…for a brief moment in time reality seems unreal and the dream reality.

    Enjoyed some interesting appalachian herbal essence on the river today, strange time-expansion phenomena occuring to the music in my car on the return, like an accordian of time/space, moving in and out.

    Tornadoes came to wreak destruction on our town……..hope the royalties arrive in time, in time.

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    Ethereal Butterfly | 17 March 2008 at 3:50 am #

    Dream interpretation is based on everyone if not also everything, in the dream representing some aspect of the self. Pls allow me to indulge in some …………..I wonder if, in your dream; the ‘large boots’ you feel you need to fill, represent your overwhelming expectations of yourself? I wonder if the glib version of D Mc Coomb represents an aspect of or view of yourself, possibly creatively? What or whom do you feel is intruding into the sanctity of your marriage or relationship? Have fun interpreting the machinery in the large warehouse….. obstructions or obstacles getting in the way of something big perhaps? ( maybe this is altogether all too obvious but just thought I’d throw it into the ring, but then again it maybe a load of shite……). Heather

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    SweatyWheels | 17 March 2008 at 5:59 am #

    Thats why they call them a right “royal tease”. Hardy fucken har-har.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 8:44 am #

    I prefer comments to blog.
    Am I alone

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    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 8:57 am #

    wow!what a wild dream sk!chammomile tea tonight id say!:D x

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    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 9:10 am #

    How come there’s always an ‘apologist’ or ‘explainer’ in all these dreams? And how come whatever they are saying makes such sense?

    Be good and take care SK.


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    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 9:22 am #

    Dalai Lama: “China deserves to host Olympics”.

    The White House + the Vatican should do study trips to Dharamsala..

    – Lebrinho

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    Hellbound Heart | 17 March 2008 at 10:06 am #

    at least you remember your dreams…i’m flat out remembering fragments of them and what i do remember doesn’t mean anything really…my mum on the other hand…she’ll dream about things like people dying and car crashes and stuff and these dreams have come true too many times for anyone to laugh them off…she never dreams about good things happening, it’s always bad/tragic events…
    love always…

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    isolde | 17 March 2008 at 10:16 am #

    I’m setting you free
    Giving you change, giving you keys
    I’m setting you free
    Lifting you up, letting you see
    What you’ve become, what you could be
    You are all that I have
    But I’m setting you free

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    nickfiction | 17 March 2008 at 11:06 am #


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    Ethereal Butterfly | 17 March 2008 at 11:29 am #

    Hey that’s beautiful Isolde! Heather

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    lily was here | 17 March 2008 at 12:31 pm #

    .. and …

    “I swear I’ll tell the truth
    and if I’m lyin’ when I say there’s love left
    you’ll see my lips move” -DM

    Your dream is maybe seeking approval of your peers and feeling you have no control?

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    CSTCoach | 17 March 2008 at 2:40 pm #

    any word on the antarc sci?

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    dullardy | 17 March 2008 at 5:11 pm #

    I don’t remember any dreams.

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    davem | 17 March 2008 at 5:22 pm #

    Better than being devoured by werewolves….

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    Brien Comerford | 17 March 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    I’ve been prawling the Internet and there are enormous amounts of Church fans in the world. A problem is the fact that they are so spread out with the exception of London and certain parts of Australia and America. The good news is that the majority of fans are bona fide fanatics. Like myself, many of them rediscovered them years after the late 1980’s commercial zenith.

    Prayers for the Dalai Lama.

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    eek | 17 March 2008 at 8:10 pm #

    I don’t really have an interpretation of your dream (and I’m sure you are very thankful for that 😉 ) except that it feels very sad to me. I was just so sad reading it.

    Ouch! Glass can be a problem because it can be hard to get every little sliver out and it just keeps hurting until you do get it all out. Hope your foot feels better today.

    Hope the royalties arrive soon. Gotta be stressful waiting for that.

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    steve kilbey | 17 March 2008 at 8:58 pm #

    some of you are a little too freudian for my liking
    no royalties as yet…

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    lily was here | 18 March 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Im sorry if I slipped!


  31. avatar
    isolde | 18 March 2008 at 9:43 am #

    Triffids lyrics Heather

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