Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Tune, vol 82 – Dream On!

There was a time in my not-so-distant past that I would shy away from telling folks about my dreams. If there was something I wanted to obtain, if there was goal I wanted to accomplish, or if there was a check I'd like on my list, you can rest assured that I'd be quiet about it.

There were two reasons. The first was my fear of others. I was afraid of making my dreams known and the mockery that might develop. I was afraid that my hopes for high accomplishment might furnish some ammo for criticism. "Rabid can't do that. She thinks she can, but she can't. Who does she think she is?" I was also afraid of what the collective "they" might say if I voiced a mark and failed to hit that mark. I was afraid of the many whispers, nay-sayers, and told-you-so-ers that would use my shortcomings for slander. It happens. I hear it all of the time. I'm rather sad to admit that I've done some nay-saying myself.

The other reason is the fear of success. What happens if my ambitions come to full fruitions? What then? I'm comfy where I'm at. If I hit those proposed goals, people might treat me differently. I might become a stinking slab of arrogance. I might not be comfy with success.

As you can see, these hesitations were induced mostly by what others think, and specifically, by what others think of me.

Well. That time has passed. I plan to dream and I plan to dream big. And if anyone feels the need to blather on about my many insufficiencies, I shall roll my shoulders and holler, "Who cares?" I will not allow any dissentient dictums to dictate my dexterities. Mine included. Sides, it's pretty darned self-absorbed to think that other people actually care give a rat's "a" about my dreams, right?  Right!

I could announce that I'm going to be an astronaut when I grow up, and you might opine that I'm not smart enough, or fit enough, or how there are already too many astronauts. You could even throw a wise-crack about me growing up – 'bout how it's not possible for me to grow up – but I'm still gonna say "Who cares!"

That's right, I'm going to dream big. I'm going to shoot for all of the stars in all of the next galaxies. I'm going to make lemonade out of sawdust. I'm going to dare to be great. I'm going to "Have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done" (Henry Ford.) I'm going to "Let go of the past and go for the future. I'm going to go confidently in the direction of [my] dreams" (Henry David Thoreau.)

I'm going to dream on and dream big. I'm gonna "Dream until my dreams come true" (Steven Tyler.)

 I think you should dream on and dream big too. I'll be here with some pom-poms... to cheer you on 'n stuff.

Dream On – Aerosmith
Dreams – Brandi Carlile
Sweet Dreams [Of You] – Patsy Cline
Gemini Dream – The Moody Blues
Dreaming – Blondie
Réverie (Daydream), L. 68 Peter Frankl – Claude Debussy
All My Dreams – Miss Hansen
I Have A Dream – ABBA
The Ragpicker's Dream – Mark Knopfler
And Then I Dreamt Of Yes – Dandy Warhols
Dreamboat Annie – Heart
Damien Dreams – Jeremy Enigk
Dreams In The Hollow – Jesca Hoop
Four Dreams – Jesca Hoop
Dreaming With A Broken Heart – John Mayer
An American Dream – Love and Rockets
Your Wildest Dreams – The Moody Blues
The Better To Dream Of You – Mary Chapin Carpenter
#9 Dream – R.E.M.
Dreamline – Rush
Little Dreamer – Van Halen
Dreams-Come-True-Girl (feat. Karen Black) – Cass McCombs
Lady Daydream – Twin Sister
Caravan Of Dreams –Acoustic Alchemy
Woke Up Dreaming – Joe Bonamassa
Sweet Dreams – Tori Amos
Any Dream Will Do – Donny Osmond
40 Day Dream – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
That's Some Dream – Good Old War
Save Some Time To Dream – John Mellencamp
Land Of Dreams – Langhorne Slim
In Dreams – Roy Orbison
Dreamin' – Amos Lee
Dreams Of 18 – Lal Meri
Cowboy Of Dreams – Crosby and Nash
In My Dreams – Crosby, Stills and Nash
St. Robinson In His Cadillac Dreams – Counting Crows
California Analog Dream – Vondelpark
If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley
Hold The Dream – FireHouse
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
These Dreams – Heart
You Make My Dreams – Hall and Oates
Dream On – Depeche Mode
More Than A Dream – Pet Shop Boys
Half Forgotten Daydreams – John Cameron
Sweet Dreams – Roy Buchanan
Dreams On Fire – A.R. Rahman
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics
The Dream Of The Dolphin – Enigma
Beyond My Wildest Dreams – Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
Dreamland – Mary Chapin Carpenter

p.s. I just spent, like, 20 minutes doing copy and paste.  So make one of my dreams come true and click on just one.  Prolly Heart's These Dreams.  It'll make you miss the 80s in a major way.  You could also click on the Hall and Oats tune, and it'll make you miss the 80s in a major way, only different.  And if you want to miss the 80s in yet another different major way, click on Sweet Dreams from the Eurythmics. Blondie, Van Halen, Depeche Mode, or Love and Rocks are there too.  You have options. Perhaps you could let us all know which genre you fell into during your 80s reign.  Me?  I fit into all of 'em!  Or perhaps I didn't fit into any?  'Spose you could look at it that way too.


The petulant ninny said...

And that is why I have always said, "I believe in you."

Jenn said...

"Dreams" the BoDeans. Please tell me I just introduced you to the BoDeans??

rabidrunner said...

Hi Jenn! It's true, you just introduced me to the BoDeans. "Dreams," however, is not on Itunes. Checking it now...

Somesie said...

Yikes! Hope I don't cost you a fortune. You'll likely recognize "Closer to Free," from Party of Five? But they are so much more than that...Black and White album is a good place to start. Good Things is one of my favorites...played in the rotation while people waited for me to walk down the aisle at my wedding. Also, Heart of a Miracle...so beautiful. They have a dark side, but I generally think of them as 'happy music.' Enjoy! I came over from FC, btw...and got stuck for several hours. You have a great sense of humor and equally entertaining writing style.