THE WORLD DREAM BANK ON CD-ROM
I'm no longer making these, since the site is now too large to fit on one disk. Plus who uses disks now? Only poor retro me.
MEET THE KRELKINS
I'm in a band called the Krelkins--Mike Marrelli, voice, guitars, bass, Nic Griffin, voice, accordion, kazoo, drums, Chris Wayan, voice, keyboards; Erik Gross, drums.
We compose all our own songs, many of them from dreams. We aim to be the next Beatles. The music's written, the songs are (mostly) arranged, the band is recording (eight good tracks now--Aug 2014) but wow, recording is slow & fussy! Daily do I offer up prayers to my savage deity: "Great Goddess, let this be the last take!" And lo, it isn't.
I'm listing this CD prematurely because I want people to nag us so we'll finish sooner.
Other unrecorded dream-songs are on the site as lyric-and-chord sheets, like Anarchy Fair; others are like The Busy Ness Man, presented as prose. We did perform that one, exactly once, as a sort of five-minute micro-opera in six voices (yeah, there are only three of us, but we're all schizoid, so that works out neatly.)
The Print Gallery now lists all higher-resolution, printable artpieces on the World Dream Bank. I no longer print & mail out dream art myself; too time-consuming! I might strip the words off a picture or otherwise customize it if you ask sweetly and send me your favorite dream.
|DREAMTALES: by Wayan; 1996-2006, a 250-page collection of dream comics
"I've always dreamed other lives. Other bodies. Other times. Other worlds. I draw my lives..."
As of 2018, Dreamtales is all free online. (Editor, who is also the coder for those 250 webpages, gracefully faints on divan.)
|BOOKLETS, all now online except a few of Money Dreams.|
|Dreamtales 1: MONEY DREAMS:|
Thirty-one short dreams about money and financial advice, with color illustrations. Buddha's vending machine, demon poker, Trump on the run, utopias on Saturn... To my surprise, they added up to a dream-philosophy about money and prosperity in general.
1998, half-size (about 5.5" by 8"), COLOR, 28 pages, $8.
|Dreamtales 2: WING IT!:|
A non-dream experiment--a solo jam in which I don't copy life, dreams, plans, ideas--just draw from the spontaneous void. Images and characters emerge, take over, and evolve... It'll get you doodling.
1996, pencil, 12 pages, $3.
|DUMB DREAMS: pointless dreams of pigs, poets, pregnancy, precognitions, penises, Persians, and other unspeakable subjects. Nearly all are on the dream humor page. Illustrated dreamtales, early 2001, 16 pages. $5.|
|HIS DEER WIFE: I'm a slave, a scribe in the house of a captain of the New Aztec Empire, when he brings home a wife... 16 pp., illustrated dream-story, 2000, 16 pages. $5.|
|BIRTH DREAMS: A book of eleven illustrated dreams of pregnancy, birth, otters, breastfeeding, runaways, monkeys, menstruation, marsupiality, and other taboo subjects. 1998, 16 pages. $5.|
|I MIST MY SISTER: Unrequited love's even harder when it's incest. A healing dream. 1993. 10 pages, $4.|
|MY THREE HUSBANDS: I'm three women at once! We marry magic animals from other worlds and form a commune. A dream of sexual wildness and censorship. 1991. 16 pages, $5.|
|BROWN DRESS: I'm a 12-year-old girl growing up in a slum, turning shame and sexual trauma into courage and excitement. My favorite early work, and my most personal. 1990-1, 10 pages, $4.|