Thursday, May 3, 2012

A to Z Reflections: Dreaming About the Music

Badge artwork by Ada Z from
        April on A Faraway View was a dream come true as I combined two of my favorite topics--dreams and music--into one ongoing festival of the study of the subconscious mind and how it relates to our lives.  My thanks to the small but faithful audience who followed this journey and left encouraging comments.

         My follower count doubled during Blogging from A to Z of 2012 as I met my goal of reaching 100 followers.   I hope that many of these followers will continue to return on occasion and provide their input regarding what I post here.

        The concept of posting videos and playlists on my blog site is something I love to do.  After the first A to Z Challenge in 2010 I posted about music in my blog Tossing It Out for about two months. Since then I have put up music videos whenever I could find an excuse to do so.  I wouldn't mind doing it all of the time.

         I hope that my text combined with my musical picks provided those who followed along a bit more insight as to some of my thoughts about dreams as well as my musical tastes.  It has been an interesting and enjoyable time for me to reflect on music that I like and why I like it.

          In the future I may at times resort to posting additional music clips as well as film excerpts that illustrate what I am thinking or trying to say about dreams.  It's an easy way out, but it also provides examples of what I sometimes write about on this blog.

          My thanks to all who stayed with me during the Challenge or dropped in to visit.  I encourage you to go back through the archives to visit the posts you missed.  I'd love to hear your thoughts about any of them. And in my opinion there is some excellent music to listen to.  I hope you will listen and I hope you enjoy what you hear.

          Now it's back to posting on schedule.  Hope you'll come back to see me now and then.  A Faraway View appears here each Thursday.  I will not be posting again on this site until Thursday May 17th after the A to Z Challenge Reflections list has closed.

         See you in my dreams!   Here's one more video to enjoy.  This is one of my favorite songs.  I think it's a very dreamy dream-like song and video.  But please--do dream!  The A to Z April Challenge may be over, but there's much more to come on A Faraway View.

Enhanced by Zemanta


  1. I listened to all your music Lee, being the music lover that I am.
    I hope you will continue to put music on. Loved today's


  2. I really enjoyed listening to "Crowded House" Lee! Thanks for providing it; I have heard that song, however, I've never seen the video. A picture really is like a thousand words.

    I like to have clarity and to understand. I do see how the video connects and relates dreams and the sub-conscious mind!

    Question: is the subconscious mind the crowded room in the video?

    I think I understood the mission room = creating, developing, etc.

    The war between us; would that be the negative thoughts, etc. that come to try to deter from moving forward and creating?

    I'll never stop dreaming, Lee! I am a vessel full of creative thought, ideas and a fountain of inspiration and love!


  3. I have enjoyed your music clips, although most of them I never knew - but thats the point, right? Discover something new. Anyway, thanks to you putting that 100 followers idea in my head it was a target - which I managed with 2 hours to spare! I didn't think I would - so thank you. I had the weirdest dream last night and look forward to some insight as to what it means. thanks again.

  4. Hi Arlee! I'm making the rounds after the A to Z Challenge to say hello! CONGRATS on doubling your followers!


  5. I enjoyed the month of musical insights and video tie-ins on a dream theme. It was very clever!

    Writing the appropriate background and finding videos for your posts, which aren't plastered with ads, was time consuming for you I'm sure. (A challenge in itself.) Well done Lee!

  6. I'm still meeting people from the A to Z challenge-- and I wanted to stop by and say thank you for visiting my blog. I have a little more time now--and I'm going to go read some of your entries. This was my first year with the challenge and I really enjoyed it.

    Cheers, Jenn

  7. Yvonne - You were there every day on all of my blogs and I appreciate you greatly. Thank you for sharing in the music that I enjoy.

    Betty -- Great analysis. Now I'll have to go back and watch the video with consideration of what you've said. We should never stop dreaming.

    Kate -- Happy to hear that you reached 100 followers. I think all blogs should have a least that many to assure at least a few readers each day. Weird dreams are fascinating to contemplate.

    Susanne -- Thank you for your support.

    Paula -- Glad you enjoyed my choices. I didn't have too much problem finding videos that didn't start with ads. Maybe because of the obscurity of my selections.

    Jenn -- I'm glad that you enjoyed the Challenge. Hope you will continue to visit my blogs on occasion.


  8. I heart this tune, it really takes me back! :-)

    Thanks for starting this whole thing for us, Arlee - it's been a wonderful learning experience for me!

    Some Dark Romantic

  9. Thanks for the invitation to A to Z Challenge Reflections.

    Have a great week!

  10. I've only just found this AtoZ through your reflections post. How did that happen?
    Looks like you had a great AtoZ over here. This theme's great and makes a wonderful soundtrack to the AtoZ challenge.
    We've all had a dreamy April thanks to you and all the co-hosts.

  11. congrats on finishing the A-Z challenge. Thanks for hosting. It was a blast!

  12. I'd forgotten how much I loved this song! Thank you for sharing it.

  13. I think I was here... maybe not. wait I was...

    Reflection is a good thing!

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    My New Book:
    Retro-Zombie: Art and Words

  14. Hi it's me again, just saying hi since it's you again :)

  15. I know I came by this blog, but I can't remember if I commented or not. I'm going to catch up on your posts. And again, you're awesome. Thanks for hosting the challenge :)

  16. Thanks for the further visits and glad some of you enjoyed the Crowded House song. Yes, it's me again on another one of my blogs.


  17. Enjoyed the music video. That song brings back memories! Thanks for creating the Challenge-- first time Challenge blogger -- and it was fun!

  18. I can't imagine participating on more than 1 blog, and hosting! what a month!

  19. Great Going Arlee.
    Keep it up.
    Keep going.
    Glad that I joined
    Keep inform
    Best Regards

  20. Great song--my daughter loved it when she was a teenager.

    I have enjoyed your posts on any topic, so I will be watching!

  21. Thanks for Crowded House - love this song. *smiling* And thank you for A-Z too. :)

  22. Crowded House are great! Congrats on finishing the challenge, will keep in touch!

  23. Great theme of linking dreams with music. I linked emotions with fruit or vegetables on the whole. I've loved this challenge and have signed up for the leisurely road trip.

  24. For me, I link music to feelings. probably, we share the same passion, and it's music.


I'd love to hear your comments or to just know that you were here. Please let me know what you think. And if you'd be so kind, please click on the Friend Connect button. It's nice to be joined on my dream journey with others who want to explore the mysterious world of the subconscious mind.
Sorry, due to too much spam I no longer allow anonymous comments on this site. If you want to comment and aren't registered yet then please sign up. It's not all that difficult and I'd really like to hear what you have to say. Comment away!

The Dreamer