Dreams

by swampmessiah

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    2 1/4 hours of dream narrative plus several bonus tracks.
    This was originally published as a website and was meant to be dark. The PDF versions of the 124-page booklet come in single page and spread, whichever works best with your device. There is also a white version for printing (page view only) so you won't empty your ink cartridges.

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about

I consider the telling of dreams as dull or duller than hearing about your weekend with the in-laws. I'm trying to do something different here. With these I try out several ways of recounting dreams that are poems, almost ritualized proclamations, soapbox rants, philosophical excursions—while always trying to stay true to the incoherence of the dream.
The dream narratives were all recorded in one day (I think September 4, 2016). My sinuses were badly congested that day (as they so often are), to the extent that my gulping of air interfered with the rhythm and enunciation of the reading. I chose to go with those recordings to maintain timbral unity rather than striving for perfection.

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released October 2, 2016

All narratives, recording, and most photographs by Michael Myshack.

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swampmessiah Saint Paul, Minnesota

I was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1957. I've been drawing all my life and painting since about 1975; I started writing poetry and rants in, maybe, 1976; since 1996 I've been recording those poems and rants, usually with a "musical" backing.
I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My partner and I have two children. I have a day job that is in no way artistic.
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