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2014-05-05 :: Edward Semblance // Dreamscenes
Dreamscenes: On the Down-Low

It’s always best if you wait until after your semester-end critique of your design class to shoot up with the very amber liquid heroin you keep in Mason jars in the door shelves of your refrigerator.

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2014-04-20 :: Edward Semblance // Dreamscenes
Dreamscene: Planetary Rings

As I watched the new set emerge from the haze at the horizon, I was struck by the beauty of these fresh rings, and of the older rings slowly passing by overhead. The wispy clouds drifting underneath them gave the scene a vast and stately depth. It was amazing to me that we had only […]

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2014-04-20 :: Edward Semblance // Dreamscenes
Dreamscene: Guitar Solo

The instrument was basically a twelve-foot length of silver-gray seatbelt material that would automatically retract into its spool when released, but I was pleased to discover I could still play an excellent rendition of “Eruption” by Eddie Van Halen on it.

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2014-03-23 :: Edward Semblance // Dreamscenes
Dreamscenes: Long-Lost Relative

She introduced herself as my something cousin something twice something or something. She looked like Danica McKellar, but I supposed I could see some of my father’s side in her. She said she remembered my birth — “There was suddenly a baby!” she said. I was confused, as she looked younger than me, but maybe […]

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2014-03-19 :: Edward Semblance // Dreamscenes
Dreamscene: Soundcheck

When waiting to play bass at a live venue celebrating a fireworks display, it’s good to remember that an excellent way to practice your chops is with an appropriately-sized bunch of celery.

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2014-03-14 :: Edward Semblance // Dreamscenes
Dreamscene: Proper Fidelity

Upon examining our host’s turntable, I noticed that it had at least four tone arms in various degrees of deployment. A moment’s reflection made it obvious that this was to provide optimum oversampling.

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