Roland Presents Something Completely This-and-That – Friday at 8 pm

Oct 26, 2018

When I look back to the titles of some recent Somethings Completely Different, I find quite a few pairs, like War and Peace, Death and Birth, Secrets and Lies, Duets, Sick and Well. What, I ask myself, is this all about? And the answer comes to me immediately...I have no idea, dude! So, thought I, why not try another one, and perhaps the secrets of title doubling will reveal themselves.

I've decided on Sweet and Sour Dreams. After all, our dreams are always trying to tell us something, and all we have to do is sit still and listen, and the message will come to us. (At least, that's what my mom always said.) So...I've decided to start with two songs. The first is one of the best guitar instrumentals I've ever heard: Sweet Dreams by the late, and greatly lamented, Roy Buchanan. Only three and a half minutes long, and it completely carries you away from the first notes. Buchanan was a real wonder, but sadly he only lived long enough to make two recordings.

The second may be about dreams, at least that's what I've been told. Conversely, it may be about oceans of ice cubes or melting polar ice caps. It marks the first time I've played a piece by Sigur Ros on the air. I don't know much about these guys, except that they're from Iceland, and their music is...peculiar. So get ready to listen to Brennisteinn from the Sigur Ros CD Kveikur. That'll probably clear it up, whatever it is. Dreams, I think.

But, if it doesn't, some of the other selections might turn the trick. For instance: #9 Dream by John Lennon, In the Days of the Caveman, from the CD God Shuffled His Feet by the Crash Test Dummies, or Bob Dylan's I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine. And others too numerous to catalog.