Tag Archives: somniloquy

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)

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Dreaming Like Mad Release

14 Jul

The official release date of the new Dion McGregor album is July 20th. Pre-orders have been filled—and it’s truly exciting to get some enthusiastic early reactions to the audio, the CD package, and the t-shirts/tank tops (featuring Kerry Zentner’s cover art).

To see related posts, kindly drop by the Dreaming Like Mad Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/dreaminglikemad

I’d better start tweeting, too, now that I’m into the getting-it-out-there phase!
https://twitter.com/torporvigil

There’s still work to be done before the 20th, but everything’s up and running on the Dion McGregor Bandcamp site (with the possible exception of shirts and prints):
http://dionmcgregor.bandcamp.com/releases

What have I got for a picture this time … ? How about the earliest known photo of Dion (photographer unknown):Young Dion McGregor

Best from Torpor Vigil HQ in Toronto,

Steve

 

The Time Has Come for Dreaming Like Mad!

19 Jun

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Praise Morpheus, the god of dreams: the new Dion McGregor album is finished at last!

Preorders for the CD will be filled the first week of July. Meanwhile, I’ll be making the download version available not just to those who preordered it but to those who’ve been awaiting the disc and will have to wait a little longer for it to be shipped.

Each unavoidable delay presented an opportunity to improve upon the layout and design of the album. This new release will be a worthy offering on the golden anniversary of The Dream World of Dion McGregor.

New orders for the album, in CD and download forms, will be filled starting the second week of July–a month shy of the tenth anniversary of The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor (the first “dream world” compilation from Torpor Vigil).

I can guarantee you, this new Dion McGregor release will be nothing to thumb your nose at!*

Steve Venright

* You’ll know what I’m talking about when you hear the dreams.

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

Kickstarter Blog Interview About Dreaming Like Mad

21 Mar

Sam Hockley-Smith had some excellent questions for me about the forthcoming Dion McGregor album.
http://kickstarter.tumblr.com/post/80276920042/sleeptalking-will-never-not-be-weird-its-the
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Kickstarter: Final Week

19 Mar

This is the final week for the Dreaming Like Mad Kickstarter campaign!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1823544782/dreaming-like-mad-with-dion-mcgregor *
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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