Dream Magazine (the printed paper version) exists mainly because of music, much of it psychedelic (old and new), experimental, pop, jazz, folk, or somewhere happily beyond classification. There's also some art, lots of images and writing as well. Dreams, nightmares, visions and revisions. This site will feature excerpts from the magazine and it's own seperate content as well.
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Dream Magazine #9 is here!
This 128 page issue features interviews with the one and only Sky Sunlight Saxon of The Seeds and YaHoWha 13, child actor and adult singer/songwriter/actor Bill Mumy, Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie, Anla Courtis translates an interview by Carlos Acedo Badi with legendary Argentinian drummer Daddy Antogna. We also talk to Northwestern California’s Bird By Snow, and explore understated beauty of the UK’s Things In Herds, Mats Gustafsson chats with Scott Tuma, Buck Curran of Arborea talks to Swedish-born multiinstrumentalist Helena Espvall, I talk to the brilliantly eccentric singer songwriter Corbi Wright, the UK’s psychedelic folk pioneer Mark Fry, the sweetly hallucinatory pop artists of Phantom Buffalo, instrumentalist/composer/ singer Andria Degens aka Pantaleimon, psychedelic folk rockers Fern Knight, the singular Brother JT, Poland’s amazing Brasil & the Gallowbrothers Band, peculiar art/music duo from Australia Snawklor. The darkly atmospheric somnabulism of Sarah June is explored by Charles Schneider, and I talk with the multifaceted NZ singer songwriter John White, the fiery hallucinatory songcrafting of Fire On Fire, Oklahoma’s own Anvil Salute, the UK duo M. Jarvis/A. Jarvis, Nevada City’s own beloved Casual Fog, the dreamily hallucinatory Red Favorite, Utah’s mysterious singer/songwriter Christian Jonassen, dreamy psychedelic Italian trio Painting Petals On Planet Ghost, the remarkable harmonies and songs of The Moore Brothers, and John Wisniewski interviewed composer Glenn Branca, the legendary Boyd Rice, and David Thomas of Pere Ubu. There are also several pages of art by contributors Matt Everett, Diana Drake, Charles Schneider, Snawklor and Ashley Lande.
Issue eight has longtime
contributor Mats Gustafsson (late of The Broken Face) doing his inimitable
interviewing journalistic thing on Los Angeles brotherly duo Antique Brothers,
and New Zealand’s singular Rory Storm. Ned Raggett talked to guitar
genius Ilyas Ahmed. Steve Sawada interviewed Portland, Oregon’s Plants.
Brian Faulkner talked to Tom and Christina of the Charalambides, Mark Dagley
chatted with Natalie Rose LeBrecht aka Greenpot Bluepot. I interviewed: The
very wonderful Damon & Naomi, tripped-out vocal adventurer Dredd Foole,
great guitarist Sir Richard Bishop of the late lamented Sun City Girls, legendary
Japanese guitarist Michio Kurihara with translation by Alan Cummings, the
deeply beguiling husband and wife acid folk duo Arborea, American singer songwriter
Stephen Yerkey of the late great Nonfiction, Argentinian sonic explorer Anla
Courtis late of Reynols, the great Swedish psychedelic band The Spacious Mind,
the unique and brilliant British composer and vocalist Johnny Parry, I talked
to Myc James lead vocalist of Nevada City band of yore Absalom, psychedelic
home-recording Brit madman Reefus Moons, singer songwriter Lys Guillorn, ambient
masters Stars of the Lid, Sacramento Valley’s own psych-pop wizard Anton
Barbeau, and the truly wonderful The Handsome Family. We also feature artwork
by the stalwart Peter Blegvad, the charming Andrew Goldfarb, and myself.
We received exceptional pieces for this issue’s
complimentary CD from: Arborea, Rory Storm, Anton Barbeau, the Slow Poisoner,
Natalie Rose LeBrecht, Rory Storm, Lys Guillorn, Reefus Moons, Absalom, Anla
Courtis, Antique Brothers, M. Jarvis / A. Jarvis, Powell St. John, The Spacious
Mind, and Ilyas Ahmed.
#7 features a wonderful archival interview with the late great Ivor Cutler conducted by John Cavanagh (Phosphene/BBC), Mats Gustafsson talked to Lanterns and Antony Milton of PseudoArcana. Steve Sawada interviewed the legendary Linda Perhacs, Lee Jackson wrote about and chatted with Josephine Foster, Ned Raggett covered Yellow6, I interviewed Henry Flynt, Larkin Grimm, Turkish band Ayyuka, Loren Connors, Mayo Thompson of Red Krayola, Bert Jansch, Absalom, P.G. Six, Function, The Left Outsides, The Moon Upstairs, Sharron Kraus, St. Mary’s, Tor Lundvall, Powell St. John (songwriter for 13th Floor Elevators, Mother Earth, Janis Joplin, etc.) , Mark Brend of Fariña, and Frans de Waard and Freek Kinkelaar of Beequeen.
Plans for issue #8 include interviews and/or articles on, or with: United Bible Studies, Charalambides, Tony Conrad, the Plants, Wooden Wand, Dredd Foole, Lys Guillorn, Corbi Wright, the Spacious Mind, Nurse With Wound, and much more.
Dream Magazine #6
This 112 page issue features exclusive interviews with and articles on: orchestral rock wizard Eric Matthews, George Kinney of legendary Texan psychedelic band the Golden Dawn, the wonderful British singer/songwriter Bridget St. John, Michael Gira of Swans, Angels of Light and Young God Records, sonic explorer and artist Steven Roden, Jeremy Barnes of A Hawk and a Hacksaw (and Bablicon, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.), Utah-based folk singer and artist Bob Moss with a short introduction by Tom Rapp, Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance, new music vocalist pioneer Joan La Barbara, Robert Lowe of Lichens, the lushly psychedelic sounds of Nick Castro, superb singer songwriter Alela Menig, Irish singer songwriter Adrian Crowley, Brad Rose of Digitalis Industries and the North Sea, dreamy droning duo Windy & Carl, Italian brother improvisational duo My Cat Is An Alien, the sainted noise of the UK’s Vibracathedral Orchestra, the songcraft of Nick Bensen and his Free City Media projects, the incredible Baby Dee, improvisational musician Keenan Lawler, Phil Elverum of the Microphones and Mt. Eerie, Lee Jackson provides a guide to and overview of Current 93, Scottish folk artist Alasdair Roberts, the five musicians originally from Mohacs in Hungary, Strasbourg in France and the suburbs of West Bridgford in Nottingham, England of Saint Joan, Aleksandar Zograf (aka Sasa Rakezic) interviews Jonathan Richman in Belgrade in comix form, Santa Cruz deep forest folkies Whysp, electronic pop/dance artist Nicolette born in Glasgow, Scotland (Her first language was Ibo, as her parents were Nigerian), a rather extreme true fishing story, previously unpublished comix by George Parsons. A bumper crop of great ghost stories and much more.
The complimentary CD features previously unreleased material by many of the artists covered. Including: Windy & Carl, Steven Roden, Bridget St. John (doing Devendra Banhart's "The Body Breaks"), Absalom, Alela Menig, The North Sea, Black Forest/Black Sea, Donovan’s Brain, Nick Bensen, Nick Castro, My Cat Is An Alien, Nick Bensen, Vibracathedral Orchestra, and Saint Joan. There’s also a rare song by Michael Gira.
Issue #5 features interviews with: Robert Wyatt and his wife, illustrator, lyricist, and muse Alfreda Benge, Masaki Batoh of legendary Japanese band Ghost, Tom Rapp of Pearls Before Swine, part two of our talk with Terry Riley, an extensive chat with Pat Thomas of San Francisco band Mushroom, the singular John Trubee, our pal Jose Marmeleira talks to Sun City Girls, we talk to Marissa Nadler, Elf Power, Bipolaroid, there's a long lost phone call to the late great illustrator Rick Griffin, Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records, longtime contributor Sasa Rakezic aka Aleksandar Zograf talks to illustrating icon Gary Panter, Lee Jackson delivers his estimation of the most harrowing baker's dozen recordings ever with his 13 Nightmares, we talk to Mats Gustafsson about the late lamented Swedish 'zine The Broken Face, and he delivers a whole section of his inimitable record reviews, he also conducts interviews with Ed Hardy of Eclipse Records, Finnish explorers Kemialliset Ysävät, and Australian band the Lost Domain, our friend Nuno Robles talks to Donovan Quinn of Verdure, we also talk to Crashing Dreams, Swedish band Testbild!, Russian singer Julia Vorontsova, Tinsel, and as always there are an excess of record reviews, as well as DVD and publication reviews.
The complimentary CD included with issue #5 features excellent previously unreleased material by: Piano Magic, Volcano the Bear, Bipolaroid, Verdure, Mushroom, Julia Vorontsova, the Lost Domain, Jack Rose, AqPop, Testbild!, there's also a great out of print John Trubee instrumental and Bob Moss lets us use a brilliant previously unrecorded Tom Rapp song from Bob's album "Folknik II" on Soundcore/ Woods Cross.
Dream Magazine #4
112 pages, squarebound, with CD. Lots of pictures. Extensive interviews, images, reviews and features. Including a conversation with psychedelic music pioneer/minimalist composer Terry Riley, our reporter Ethan Gicker talks to Beat poet Gary Snyder, conversations with incredible one-woman bands: Marianne Nowottny, and Fursaxa. Longtime contributor Sasa Rakezik talks to dream cartoonist Rick Veitch, and we feature two pages of Rick's sizzling dream art. Thanks to Mark Dagley of Abaton Books we talk to Bernard Stollman of the amazing pioneering ESP-Disk record label. Kevin Moist (of Deep Water magazine) writes about the great 1970's independent black jazz label Strata-East Records. Mats Gustafsson (of the late great Swedish publication The Broken Face) profiles the tripped out San Francisco psychedelic label Jewelled Antler. We chat with Chris Moon of the Last Visible Dog record label. A talk with the producer of the documentary Jandek on Corwood (which features the editor of this publication). Two pages of photographs by Hank Meals. A conversation with Glenn Jones of Cul de Sac. We interview Miriam and Jeffrey of Black Forest/ Black Sea. Incredible Japanese duo Pop-Off Tuesday chat and their label Pickled Egg's honcho Nigel Turner says a few words about them as well. Pothole Skinny reveal all (or maybe not), Jesse Poe of Tanakh talks about ghosts, and much more. We chat with the superb Norwegian bands Ai Phoenix, and Magic Pillows. New contributor Jose Marmeleira talks to insanely inventive UK band Volcano the Bear. We get the lowdown on Montana's Donovan's Brain. Kyle Field of Little Wings talks to us, as does Alan Davidson of Scotland's mysteriously prolific Kitchen Cynics. We talk briefly with Australia's Richard Davies, and Russia's Lumeny. We also get some insight into Matt Valentine (of MV & EE Medicine Show, and Tower Recordings). Like the last two issues, #4 features a CD of previously unreleased tracks (many recorded with dream themes specifically for this compilation). Including: MV & EE, Pothole Skinny, Pop-Off Tuesday, Cul de Sac, Pat Orchard, Little Wings, Tim Mungenast, Marianne Nowottny, Fursaxa, Barbara Manning & the Go-Luckys!, Tanakh, Cerberus Shoal, and the Kitchen Cynics. There are also previously released tracks by Magic Pillows and Ai Phoenix. $9.00 cover price $13.00 postpaid in the U.S., payable to George Parsons.
I had a lot of fun talking to filmmakers Paul Fehler and Chad Freidrichs while they were doing their movie Jandek on Corwood, and some of that is in the finished film. I think it turned out pretty well, at least it gives an inkling of what Jandek is about. http://www.jandekoncorwood.com
It's great to see the Fantagraphics Books anthology of David Greenberger's Duplex Planet Illustrated stories entitled No More Shaves finally in print. And I'm very pleased with the story they chose that I illustrated. I've always felt it was the best of the ones I did for David. http://www.fantagraphics.com/
It was also a privilege to do the liner notes to the recent Kid Icarus release Maps of the Saints, though I promise I'll proof-read before I write any more such things. Still a dandy release and well worth your attention. http://www.kid-icarus.com/
Issue #3 of Dream Magazine is still available. This issue features exclusive, and sometimes extensive interviews and features with: Seattle's exquisite rockers The Green Pajamas, legendary 60s British singer songwriter Vashti Bunyan, a conversation with poet and fine fellow Robert Creeley, an exploration of the pop genius of The Witch Hazel Sound, a talk with Carin and Jeffrey of The Iditarod, an attempted description and photos of Terrastock V in Boston, some illuminating words with Swedish singer/ songwriter Peter Scion, a chat with the extremely softspoken Ultrasound, Finland's Sami Sanpakkila of Es, Kiila, and Fonal Records tells all, a talk with the superb Australian band The Sand Pebbles, a chat with Oyvind Holm of Norway's modern psychedelic pop wizards the Dipsomaniacs, a few words with young folk legend in-the-making Jeffrey Lewis, The mysterious musings of Maine's Cerberus Shoal, our pal Sasa Rakezic talks to great Texan underground cartoonist and conspiracy theorist Mack White, and Mack's remembrances of visiting Dallas with his father on November 23rd 1963 in his story Dealy Plaza and the Dream, a talk with Scottish sound artist John Cavanagh of Phosphene, a bit of time with Norway's wonderful Aquarium Poppers, the lovely Dutch band Bingo Trappers, a profile of Italian cassette label Best Kept Secret, a recipe for dandelion wine, and more.
Like the previous issue, this one features a CD of exclusive previously unreleased tracks (many recorded with dream themes specifically for this compilation). Including: Jonathan Richman, The Sand Pebbles, The Witch Hazel Sound, Glen Johnson of Piano Magic, Jeff Kelly, Goblin Market, Peter Scion, The Slow Poisoners, Dipsomaniacs, Kid Icarus, Matt Everett & Fern Knight, Bingo Trappers, Ultrasound, The Iditarod, Aquarium Poppers, Suzanne Suzanne, and Phosphene.
Peter Blegvad (Slapp Happy, Leviathan, etc.) again offers his artistic skills with an episode of The Pedestrian. Mats Gustafsson of the essential Swedish music publication The Broken Face contributes his 20 Unknown Modern Classics as Seen through a Broken Face. A woman recalls her family's interactions with some UFOs. As usual there will be hundreds of music, publication, and video and dvd reviews of a wide variety. Lots of pictures, letters, mail art, ghost stories, dreams, and more. With reviews by Byron Coley, and Jesse Poe.
Cover price for issues #2 and #3 is $8.00 ($12.50 plus postage and handling in the U.S., please inquire for individual international rates. Checks or moneyorders payable to: George Parsons)
A few copies of issue #2 of Dream Magazine are still available. This 96 page, issue features exclusive (often extensive) interviews with: Abunai!, Filip Ring Andersen, Bid (of Scarlet's Well and Monochrome Set), Holger Czukay of Can, Tim Bowness (Of No-Man and Samuel Smiles among others), Tony Dale of Camera Obscura Records, Richard Adams of Hood, Anna Nacher and Marek Styczynski of Magic Carpathians, Magical Power Mako, John Duncan, Greg Weeks, Timothy Renner, Jim Woodring (interviewed by Sasa Rakezic aka Aleksandar Zograf), Alan Jenkins (of Deep Freeze Mice, etc.), Nigel Turner of Pickled Egg Records, Mandible Chatter, Robin Storey of Rapoon, and Jim White. Short story "The Console" by Peter Blegvad. Top 5 Record Labels (Compiled by Mats Gustafsson, Timothy Renner, Oyvind Holm and Tracey of Dreamy Records). Live Music (with photos and reviews of: Terrastock IV, Charalambides, Six Organs of Admittance, Magic Carpathians, and Damon & Naomi with Michio Kurihara). Reviews of publications, DVDs and Videos. Hundreds of record reviews. A great Letters section. Lots of pictures, dreams and ghosts.
This issue comes with a complimentary CD of previously unreleased or otherwise unavailable material by: Abunai!, Greg Weeks, Tanakh, two by Glen Johnson (of Piano Magic), Missy Roback, Mandible Chatter, es, Dipsomaniacs, Magical Power Mako, Magic Carpathians, Jeffrey Lewis, The Thurston Lava Tube, Ring, Kiila, Tim Bowness & Peter Chilvers, and The Spectral Light & Moonshine Firefly Jamboree.
Dream Magazine is also available through: CTD, Surefire, Dark Holler, Rustic Rod, Eclipse, Flipped Out, and Fonal.
Dream Magazine #1 (Summer 2000) The debut issue features exclusive interviews with: Slapp Happy daddy Peter Blegvad, NZ music legend David Kilgour, Barbara Manning, Glen Johnson of Piano Magic, Yo La Tengo, Cake Like, Jonathan Richman, Jeff Hoke (of "Guide to Lost Wonder"), Japan's dreamy Sugar Plant, Kate Kane (Co-Editor of "Dori Stories") and Terry Jones of Monty Python. There are also exclusive articles and elements of; Mail Art, Tim Buckley, Dreams, Bill Fox, Holiday Flyer, Zines, Townes Van Zandt, Shoplifting, Found Art, Hell, Dance Lessons, Ghosts, Videos and more. It's packed to the rafters with exclusive photographs, comics, artwork, and stories. The fat review section covers artists like: Angus MacLise, The Spacious Mind, Pelt, Sun City Girls, H.P. Lovecraft, Jason Crest, Damo Suzuki, Essex Green, Skip Spence, Jeff Kelly, Ivor Cutler, Spacious Mind, Alan R. Splet, XTC, Atman, Lambchop, Firesign Theatre, Rachel's, Sun Ra, Nightmares On Wax, The Bonzo Dog Band, Syd Barrett, Robert Wyatt, Eden Ahbez, DJ Spooky, Hood, The Poets, Archer Prewitt, Bert Jansch, Stuart Moxham, The Choir, Joe Meek, Steven Roden, Huon, Tape-Beatles, Michael Hurley, Novy Svet, Solex, Magnetic Fields, Monks, Kid Silver, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Pop-Off Tuesday, Tom Rapp, Harpo Marx, Tarentel, The Mekons, Lucky Bishops, Tall Dwarfs, Calla, Giant Sand, eX-Girl, Broadcast, The Pretty Things, Nick Drake, The Yind, Holger Czukay, Alvin Lucier, Sorrow, The Iditarod, Creation, The Left Banke, The Flaming Lips, Go-Betweens, Pantaleimon, Eyeless In Gaza, Green Pajamas, Virgineers, The Misunderstood, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Elf Power, Abunai!, Kak, Tomorrow, Magical Power Mako, and many, many others.
Issue #1 is available through Eclipse, Dark Holler and a few other wise stores and distributors. It can also be ordered directly for $8.00 postpaid in the U.S., payable to: George Parsons
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|With reviews of; Dipsomaniacs, Nikki Sudden, Bevis Frond, Matt Everett, Pelt, Okkervil River, David Kilgour, Hood, Linda Perhacs, Mushroom, Monster Movie, Aiko Shimada, The Witch Hazel Sound, Mark Fry, Primordial Undermind, Slumber Party, Cerberus Shoal, etc.....|
|Vashti Bunyan, Abunai!, Jim Woodring, Pop-Off Tuesday, Mandible Chatter, Cul de Sac, Sami Sänpäkkilä, Fursaxa, Magic Carpathians, Little Wings, Peter Blegvad, Hood, Piano Magic, David Kilgour, James McNew (of Dump & YLT), and more.|
|Lots of pictures here. Drawings, photographs, album covers, etc. Concert images, and a few Terrastock 4 photos too.|
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Gustafsson of The Broken Face.