Tag Archives: dream

Terrific BBC Article on “Epic Sleep-Talker” Dion McGregor and His “Dark Tales”

23 Feb

Thanks to David Robson for doing a splendid job sharing the story of legendary sleeptalker (and Torpor Vigil recording star) Dion McGregor!

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The Dark Tales of the World’s Most Epic Sleep-Talker (BBC article by David Robson)

Who better to review an album of dreams . . .

13 Dec

UrbanMattress_logoI love this little article from the company that promises you “a better night’s sleep”!
http://www.urbanmattress.com/blog/sleeptalkingisfunnyandeducational/

The Equal Ground Says Dreaming Like Mad is “Great Entertainment”

13 Dec

TheEqualGround_BannerThanks to The Equal Ground’s Ted Rogen for this very positive and thoughtful review.
http://www.theequalground.com/indie-music-album-reviews/dion-mcgregor-dreaming-like-mad-with-dion-mcgregor

“Undiminished alchemy”—Bang the Bore’s Pete Coward Reviews Dreaming Like Mad

13 Dec

BangTheBore_HeaderPete Coward wrote about Dion McGregor for Bang the Bore in 2011. His ongoing curiosity about Dion’s somniloquies has yielded another perceptive article for that same adventurous blog. Here’s what he has to say about Dreaming Like Mad.
http://www.bangthebore.org/archives/5734

Digging Further Into a Surreal Oddball Dream Universe: The Sound Projector Reviews Dreaming Like Mad

13 Dec

SoundProjector__bannerYet another splendid review of Dreaming Like Mad! Thanks to Nausika for this insightful piece.
http://www.thesoundprojector.com/2014/10/26/dreaming-like-mad-with-dion-mcgregor/

KFJC’s Thurston Hunger Reviews Dreaming Like Mad

13 Dec
KFJC 89.7 FM

KFJC 89.7 FM

KFJC 89.7 FM has long been an airwave voice for the somniloquies of Dion McGregor. This fine station has been at it again, featuring Dion’s dream world antics on several of its playlists. Thanks to all the hosts and programmers who’ve broadcast tracks from Dion’s album, including Thurston Hunger, who’s thoughts on Dreaming Like Mad can be found here:
http://spidey.kfjc.org/?p=21451

Media Funhouse on Dreaming Like Mad

13 Dec
Media Funhouse TV Show

Media Funhouse TV Show

Ed Grant of Media Funhouse* has written a compelling and delightful article about Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor.

http://mediafunhouse.blogspot.ca/2014/10/review-new-album-by-sleeptalker-dion.html

* The blog for the cult Manhattan cable-access TV show that offers viewers the best in “everything from high art to low trash… and back again!” Find links to rare footage, original reviews, and reflections on pop culture and arthouse cinema.

An Announcement from McGregor Fan and TVR Supporter Michael Manasco

13 Dec

Thanks, Michael, for talking up Dreaming Like Mad and the newly remastered Dream World of Dion McGregor!

“The Man Who Wrote an Album in His Sleep”

13 Dec
Illustration by Andy J Miller

Illustration by Andy J Miller

Article on Dion McGregor by Lucas Reilly in Mental Floss.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/58194/man-who-wrote-album-his-sleep

Dream World Remastered!

1 Dec
Dream World of Dion McGregor (Decca, 1962) Cover by Edward Gorey

Dream World of Dion McGregor (Decca, 1962)
Cover by Edward Gorey

Dear Dion McGregor fans and Torpor Vigil Supporters,

It gives me quite a charge to announce the return of one of the funniest and strangest albums of all time. The Dream World of Dion McGregor (He Talks in His Sleep)—first released as a vinyl LP by Decca in 1964—has been remastered from the original tapes by Torpor Vigil Records and is now being offered as a free download. To stream or download this sequence of classic recordings by the legendary sleeptalker, please visit this page:
https://dionmcgregor.bandcamp.com/album/the-dream-world-of-dion-mcgregor-he-talks-in-his-sleep-remastered-free

Every download of the remastered Dream World album includes a markdown of 35% on Samuel Andreyev’s outstanding Tubular West album (both custom CD and download versions). Album details: https://samuelandreyev.bandcamp.com/album/the-tubular-west
Thanks for your time—and, as always, all the best in dream and waking!
Steve
http://www.torporvigil.com
https://twitter.com/torporvigil

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Annie Paladino “Dreama”s Again

9 Apr
Annie Paladino's show inspired by the dreams of Dion McGregor

Annie Paladino’s show inspired by the dreams of Dion McGregor

Annie Paladino is remounting her wonderful solo show Dreama, in Seattle. The show was “written” by Dion McGregor in his sleep: Annie inhabits his dream world as she vocally recreates some of the great sleeptalker’s somniloquies. Here’s the Facebook page, and the link to tickets:
https://www.facebook.com/events/234811356710684/
https://pockettheater.vbotickets.com/event/DREAMA__Theater_Solo/4589

NPR Broadcast About Dion McGregor

18 Mar

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NPR’s All Things Considered aired a new interview about Dion McGregor with sleep and dream expert Dr. Deirdre Barrett (who’s been studying Dion’s somniloquies) and fellow Harvard prof Dr. Robert Stickgold. A splendid prelude to the new Dreaming Like Mad album!
http://www.npr.org/2014/03/18/291172106/the-science-and-poetry-behind-a-semi-famous-sleep-talker