I am endowed with a vivid & often dramatic dream life. A very long time ago, I attended a How To Remember & Record Your Dreams workshop, but I am not sure why I tend to remember my dreams. I once woke up & said to the Husband- “Wow, I just had a really zany dream I was wandering around this house where a party was in full swing. Billy Idol seemed to have been the guest of honor or the focus of the event. I walked past Mr. Idol in this small passage way, & he grabbed me & said- ‘ohhh Steve’, & kissed me, a long, drawn out tongue down my throat kiss!” The Husband said- “Shut up, I was sleeping, & by the way, lucky you. I was dreaming about stacking rugs (he works for a high end home furnishing store & is in charge of displaying a large selection of imported rugs). I always dream the most mundane things & you get to dream of having sex with movie stars. It is not fair!”
I often dream songs/music. It is difficult to describe. I hear the music, but I am also inside the music. It seems to be like a music video. Some of my music dreams are a bit detached…but lucky me, I am often performing in them, & of course I am just amazingly talented & charismatic in my dreams. I always wake up from these feeling blissful.
Last night I dreamed- Sugar Walls, a song I cared nothing about when it was released in 1984. The Sheena Easton hit was penned just for her by Prince. Sugar Walls’ video was one of the 1st to be banned for the lyrics rather than its imagery. Some broadcasters refused to air the tune. Sugar Walls was also named by Tipper Gore as one of the Filthy 15- a list of songs deemed indecent because of their lyrics, alongside Prince's own Darling Nikki. I am sure this contributed to the song's popularity .It eventually reached hit #3 on the R&B singles chart & #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Before achieving solo success, singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby played in Easton's band in 1983 & 1984 and appeared in the video of Sugar Walls.
In my dream, I was singing & dancing this song to an audience in a Victorian Music Hall. The audience was in full preiod dress, & althoug I was lit with gas foot lights, I was in full New Wave garb with a Flock Of Seagulls haircut (which I actually had in the early 1980s).
1. Why would I dream a song that I had only a passing interest in when it was released?
2. Why was the dream a mix of Victorian & 1980s in its setting?
3. Why didn’t a dream Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, a song that I loved in 1984… & why wasn’t I making out with George Michael in my midnight reverie?
4. What is exactly is a Sugar Wall?