Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dream Weaver



I noticed that Dream Weaver was #17 for the week of March 12, 1976 on the WTAC Music Guides I posted earlier. This song was definitely in heavy rotation in Flint when I was a kid. I may have heard it playing in Double D Market. I got this unfortunate song stuck in my head on a torturous hike in the Sierras about three years ago. Couldn't get rid of it. I want all of you to feel my pain by watching this video. In the process, I hope you gain a new appreciation for satin pajamas and singers with a very limited range.

10 comments:

  1. After looking at the lyrics, I believe this song is about sleeping pills.

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  2. I always inserted a limited number of, as they were called at the time, "Album cuts", which rotated often twice as much as WTAC's normal "Top 40" (aka--"CHR") 45 RPM singles. "Dream Weaver" was on this select list for several years. What is "Dream Weavers" about? It is about four minutes and fifteen seconds.

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  3. I am notorious for getting bad songs in my head. So my husband used to sing the refrain from "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, and that usually worked for me.

    Call it a mantra... call it ginger for the brain... but it works. You just need someone nearby who remembers it, because I was never able to remember that song when I needed it the most.

    So there's a future tip for you, Gordie... I feel your pain... however I was not able to commisserate by watching that video. :0p

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  4. Peter, that's one song I never did get tired of. Not like one called "Angie". That one must have been on the frequently played list too. It would stick in your head even if you hated it. Never knew what Gary Wright looked like before...Braveheart kinda. unclebuck

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  5. The song came back to me even before playing the video and I fear it's going to be running through my head for the next few days (unless maybe I put on an old Soundgarden CD...).

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  6. Senor Gordo,

    This was totally unacceptable.

    I'm checking out your site from San Savalador, El Salavador and I'm feeling violated!

    You entice us with news from the "home front" and throw this at us? No Sir, this must STOP!

    It begs me to question,"Is the internet good?".

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  7. You're a cruel man, Gordie Young. Dream Weaver sticks like taffy in the brain. Here's one back at you: Rock Me Amadeus by Falco (may he rest in peace)....

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  8. If I'm not mistaken, Gary Wright was in late 60s band Spooky Tooth who actually rocked with some English style heavyosity. So I guess by mid-70s the dude knew enough about the bizz to get some shiny duds and a hairdo, dork out and take it to the bank. More power to 'im.

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  9. Well, the Soundgarden tune didn't work, but the comment from "anonymous" about Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus" did since I live in Vienna and much to my dismay CANNOT escape that song or the worship of Falco, who is second only to God in this country. Really, I am NOT kidding! Thanks to "anonymous" I swear I'll be hearing that song in my sleep the next few days. Anyone with a better suggestion?

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  10. I have a persistent memory of an early-MTV video featuring a Gary something. We called him "Mr. Pepsodent" b/c his pearly whites were prominent. Was it this guy? I certainly remember this song, all too well. I didn't play the vid, but reading the very name brought that weird half-cricket/half-backing track sound to mind.

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