ep #123 daydreaming

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Daydreaming definition according to Cambridge Dictionary: the activity of thinking about pleasant things that you would like to do or have happen to you, instead of thinking about what is happening now.

A daydreaming is when a person’s attention drifts to a more personal and internal direction. 

Daydreaming was long held in disrepute in society and was associated with laziness. In the late 1800s, Sigmund Freud argued that some daydreams with grandiose fantasies are self-gratifying attempts at “wish fulfilment”. In the 1950s, some educational psychologists warned parents not to let their children daydream, for fear that the children may be sucked into “neurosis and even psychosis.”

It’s common to get lost in our thoughts every once in a while. Experts estimate we spend about 47% of our waking hours in a daydream, momentarily distracted from the world around us as we let our mind wander. The impacts of different types of daydreams are not identical. While some are disruptive and deleterious, others may be beneficial in some way If our daydreams are so intense that they interfere with our daily life, however, we may be a maladaptive daydreamer. 

Spoken word

Edgar Allan Poe A Dream Within a Dream

Music

Basement Jaxx: Broken Dream

Internet feat. Kilo Kish & Coco O.: Ode To a Dream

Alice Russell: Living The Life Of A Dreamer

Human League: Things That Dreams Are Made Of

Flying Lotus: Dream to Me

Nostalgia 77: You Don’t Just Dream When You

Roy Orbison: In Dreams

Franz Ferdinand: Dream Again

Boards of Canada: Chromakey Dreamcoat

Cigarettes After Sex: Dreaming of You

James Newton Howard: Bedroom Dreams

Bernard Herrmann: The Dream


A community radio midnight show Through the Bohemian Looking Glass is aired Sunday, Tuesday and Friday night at midnight (GMT), that means you stay late on Saturday, Monday and Thursday. A new episode is aired every Sunday midnight (the night between Saturday and Sunday) on Wirral Wave radio or AirTime. Later on SoundCloud for some time.