|Filing Number:||53 - Dion McGregor|
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|Tags:||Dion McGregor; Somniliquy; dreams; monologues; talking; spoken word; recordings|
Dion McGregor (1922–1994) was a New York City-born songwriter who is known for talking in his sleep. An LP of his dream diatribes – The Dream World Of Dion McGregor (He Talks In His Sleep) – was released to minor acclaim by Decca Records in 1964. A book of the same name, containing the transcripts of a wider selection of McGregor's dreams, and with illustrations by Edward Gorey, was also published in 1964.
McGregor would essentially narrate his dreams at conversational volume. As a narrator of his (often terrifying) dreams, Dion adopted various personas but frequently established a fey, argumentative, insolent approach to the subject at hand – be it a hot air balloon trip to the moon with a group of multi-ethnic children, a frantic journey around New York, or a tattooing job on a woman's tongue.
Archive contains digital sound files of three of McGregor's albums: "The Dream World of Dion McGregor", "Dion McGregor Dreams Again", and "The Further Somniloquies".