Ever feel like you’ve lost your way? You’re not alone. It happens to everyone at one point or another. Now that I’ve been doing this daily blog for a little while, hell it’s only been about three months so far, I feel like I’m laying out ideas, moments, memories and possibly my future here. I’ve already had a couple of times where I’m asking myself what the hell am I doing this for? Originally I wanted to just expose music to the world that most people never get to hear. That’s still a primary goal of this blog. At the same time I want to encourage the reader/listener to part with the cost of the single on iTunes to support the creation, much like I’m doing.
I made a declaration a couple of weeks ago that I need to work on getting my ass out of bed now that I have a laptop. For a short while I did it. But today I didn’t. I didn’t sleep well last night. I had my first memorable dream in a while and then there were a few strange noises. Unfortunately my drive to push my butt out of bed and start a regimen of running this morning took a back seat to improper sleep. Very out of character for me. I tend to overwork in vein of work-a-holic status. My dream involved the movie The Prestige which I watched last night. If you haven’t seen it, you might want to skip anything I have to say as I might be like Patrick the Spoiler.
My dream involved me being one of the two magicians coming up with the ultimate illusion. Only my illusion involved an idea from which the movie was more accurately about in that a magician wishes to be known for the greatest illusion they do. I was doing this in my dream for the music that I should be known for. I woke up at the point I was getting the recognition, unfortunately I think it was more stress related than anything as my jaw was sore. It would have been nice to finish that dream to see what my psyche had in mind. It was a strange journey up to that point. Much like in the movie, where the final question became – how far would you go to get that immortality? The movie had some great twists.
Telegraph Road is very much a life story. I haven’t a real clue as to whom Mark Knopfler is singing about but this fourteen minute plus opus is a grand song about life. Describing the humble beginnings all the way through the “progress” of change and right into modern life. The whole album of Love Over Gold is an incredible journey with a lot of moods. Outstanding work. It encompasses happiness, sadness, humor, toil, anger, complacency, drive, etc… It was inspiring to pop that on this morning.
Tomorrow I make no qualms about kicking my ass out of bed by a much earlier hour to push myself out the door to run. Not only to keep myself in shape or in this case start to get back into shape, but also get the direction back in my life.
(** Disclaimer: If Dire Straits label decides to run my down Telegraph Road then I’ll be branching off the audio in a heightened heartbeat. The text and the post will remain to show the journey I’ve already made down Telegraph Road. **)