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Sam Phillips — How to Dream
Album: Fan Dance
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Released: 2001
Length: 3:01
Plays (last 30 days): 2
When we open our eyes and dream we open our eyes

Under normal we change the wind
Facing every direction
Planted in the future we live two lives
All to reveal a secret we can't hide

When we open our eyes and dream we open our eyes

We search the sky planets chasing stars
Pulling toward deep affection
Weights and numbers measure a wound that won't heal
All to reveal a secret we can't hide

When we open our eyes and dream we open our eyes
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May be Gilmore Girls re-run night! 
 bstevens1951 wrote:
7 to 8. Good Sam music.
 
I did the same thing today, though I might have done the 7 to 8 to 7 to 8 a few times now...the opening of this track is great and then it seems to falter a bit to my ears.  So....7.5ish and I'll leave it at 8 for now...till next time....Long Live RP!!
This song has a kind of East Indian feel to me, but I can't figure out why. 
 lbaltz wrote:
Great song.  She's married to T Bone Burnett.
 

 
No more
first we
close our eyes and dream
and then,
when we open our eyes and....
A fan dance!  Va va va voom!!!
I used to love Sam and then I made it through 4 seasons (so far) of Gilmore Girls and I really can't stand hearing the la la las any more.
Good song!
7 to 8. Good Sam music.
lovely!
Gilmore Girls :) 
Love it.  More Sam Phillips please, RP! 
Was.
 

lbaltz wrote:
Great song.  She's married to T Bone Burnett.
 

 


Great song.  She's married to T Bone Burnett.
 
Lulling like a lullaby :)
nagsheadlocal wrote:

My daughter and I used to watch Gilmore Girls together, it was our "date nite" every Wednesday, a chance to sit and catch up. She's now in medical practice, far away, and I only get to see her once or twice a year.

Hearing this gave me the farm fuzzies, I will admit. And I don't mind admitting that I liked that show. 

 
Love that show—I'm working through it on Netflix now, although it can get a bit treacly at times. But hey, it's a great contrast to all the murder mysteries with detectives behaving like emotional zombies because of everything they've experienced. Great acting, good-great plots about nice people in a nice town. A lovely way to wind down at the end of the day.
 TerryS wrote:
 Poacher wrote:
This was one of the first tracks that hooked me here at RP back when the site started. . . ten years on and up it pops again. Sweet... 10 for nostalgia.


I miss the eagle cam. 
 

  
Did not know of this until I googled and saw an entry on an RP forum, which provided a link to the cam page. 

https://wdfw.wa.gov/wildwatch/eaglecam/

Unfortunately the eaglets damaged the cable and wiring for the camera and it doesn't look repairs are going to happen in the near future. 
 maplebed wrote:
As cheesy as it sounds, I really like hearing the themesongs from various TV shows every now and again.  I remember when BSG came through, there's a little bit of "Aww, I remember how much I enjoyed hearing that..."  This makes me feel the same way.  Ok, it's embarassing to admit that I both like hearing old TV show theme songs and admit that I watched the Gilmore Girls...  ;)
 
My daughter and I used to watch Gilmore Girls together, it was our "date nite" every Wednesday, a chance to sit and catch up. She's now in medical practice, far away, and I only get to see her once or twice a year.

Hearing this gave me the farm fuzzies, I will admit. And I don't mind admitting that I liked that show. 
 Pyro wrote:
On the guitar part in the very beginning, it sounds like Neil Young's "Pocahontas". Anyone else hear that?

 
Barman wrote:

How can you NOT hear that. 

 
Because I try to NOT hear most of Neil Young's output.
 Phlegmaticman wrote:
Sam Phillips is great.
 
{#Yell}
Sam Phillips is great.
It feels like the next song should be "Kumbaya"
 TerryS wrote:
I miss the eagle cam. 
  Here's our local version, FWIW
Someday I hope they make a movie that is like Alien vs Predator, except instead of those two, it's KT Tunstall vs Sam Phillips, and they are both zombies. I think it would be a big hit and wouldn't be a stretch for either of them.
Perfect.
 Poacher wrote:
This was one of the first tracks that hooked me here at RP back when the site started. . . ten years on and up it pops again. Sweet... 10 for nostalgia.


I miss the eagle cam. 



 Pyro wrote:
On the guitar part in the very beginning, it sounds like Neil Young's "Pocahontas". Anyone else hear that?
 
How can you NOT hear that. 
Precioso, relajante, onírico y evocador tema!!!! Me ha emocionado recordar tan fantástica serie al escucharla. 
 

 Poacher wrote:
This was one of the first tracks that hooked me here at RP back when the site started. . . ten years on and up it pops again. Sweet... 10 for nostalgia.
 
I'll second that
 
This was one of the first tracks that hooked me here at RP back when the site started. . . ten years on and up it pops again. Sweet... 10 for nostalgia.

 jenakle wrote:
I just came on to say Thank You, Parenthood for giving me back my (almost) Lorelai
 
Sweet! I add my thanks as well! LOL

Lauren Graham rocks... BTW the Parenthood role was originally to be played by Maura Tierney, who had to pull out because of her breast cancer diagnosis.


I just came on to say Thank You, Parenthood for giving me back my (almost) Lorelai
Have never heard of this artist, but it's a lovely little number...
Good stuff.  Thanks B & R!
 justin_thyme wrote:

Au contraire!  I think this is a lovely, peaceful, simple song from a talented artist.  RP's greatest asset is its diversity of musical genres.  I'm glad to hear songs like this one.  {#Yes}
 

Agreed.
 Joy4life wrote:
This is the kind of music that drags radio paradise down.
 
Au contraire!  I think this is a lovely, peaceful, simple song from a talented artist.  RP's greatest asset is its diversity of musical genres.  I'm glad to hear songs like this one.  {#Yes}
This is the kind of music that drags radio paradise down.
Big fan....great song!
Fleetwood Mac-ish

Bang on, Bill.  Perfect for this moment at work.  Love ya....


As cheesy as it sounds, I really like hearing the themesongs from various TV shows every now and again.  I remember when BSG came through, there's a little bit of "Aww, I remember how much I enjoyed hearing that..."  This makes me feel the same way.  Ok, it's embarassing to admit that I both like hearing old TV show theme songs and admit that I watched the Gilmore Girls...  ;)

Where are the Lorelais now?{#Daisy}
Lovely voice. Really like Sam.
 BettyB wrote:
I totally missed Gilmore Girls at the time the show was on regular TV

I did the same thing, never watched it when it was actually on, then flew through the DVD sets..and got my BF hooked on it too (hot smart semi-snarky chicks hyped up on coffee? win)..plus the relationship b/t Luke and Lorelai is much like our own, but kinda reversed?

dean and the love and the cookies and the dean

dmn they need to make a show equal to this one


brownbrown wrote:
ditto. and jess.

hahah, I keep calling him Jess on Heroes

I totally missed Gilmore Girls at the time the show was on regular TV, but I've been Netflixing it for the past few weeks. Now I really understand the whole GG thing — not to mention the beauty of Sam Phillips!
jenakle wrote:
awww I want my Gilmores back :(
My sentiments exactly! :cry:
cjh7d wrote:
I may be one of 20 people in the universe that has followed Sam from way back, from when she was a very mainstream Christian pop singer named Leslie (think slightly edgier version of Amy Grant) straight through to now. Then (1983?), I was a pretty straight-laced 14 yo fundie in small-town Indiana. Now, a less straight-laced 37 yo Episcopal. Probably oversimplifying to say that my journey paralleled hers, but there's some truth to it. The only piece of her Christian recording career worth checking out is "The Turning," her first T-Bone album, and last album before leaving that industry . . .
yes, agree with you. we followed her all thru her career too. Realizing more recently-- what a great songwriter she is. The Turning. excellent.
kyleminor wrote:
Is it wrong to love Sam Phillips... and by extension Gilmore Girls? How about the other way 'round?
No either way is perfectly OK.
Is it wrong to love Sam Phillips... and by extension Gilmore Girls? How about the other way 'round?
Ditto everyone else on the Gilmore Girls. Oh the memories. :)
Love the minimalist production - such a beautiful song doesn't need a lot of adornment.
jenakle wrote:
awww I want my Gilmores back :(
ditto. and jess.
Sounds like a demo,I would not listen through.
awww I want my Gilmores back :(
cjh7d wrote:
I may be one of 20 people in the universe that has followed Sam from way back, ....The only piece of her Christian recording career worth checking out is "The Turning," her first T-Bone album,
yup, me too. "The Turning" is still one of my favorite album. Timeless.
cjh7d wrote:
I may be one of 20 people in the universe that has followed Sam from way back, from when she was a very mainstream Christian pop singer named Leslie (think slightly edgier version of Amy Grant) straight through to now. Then (1983?), I was a pretty straight-laced 14 yo fundie in small-town Indiana. Now, a less straight-laced 37 yo Episcopal. Probably oversimplifying to say that my journey paralleled hers, but there's some truth to it. The only piece of her Christian recording career worth checking out is "The Turning," her first T-Bone album, and last album before leaving that industry . . .
I love Leslie/Sam - always - she saved my life.
I may be one of 20 people in the universe that has followed Sam from way back, from when she was a very mainstream Christian pop singer named Leslie (think slightly edgier version of Amy Grant) straight through to now. Then (1983?), I was a pretty straight-laced 14 yo fundie in small-town Indiana. Now, a less straight-laced 37 yo Episcopal. Probably oversimplifying to say that my journey paralleled hers, but there's some truth to it. The only piece of her Christian recording career worth checking out is "The Turning," her first T-Bone album, and last album before leaving that industry . . .
DULL. I didn't know it was possible to play drums that slow. What's the point?
abbefaith wrote:
she is really overplayed on here...
How do you figure that? Checking through the last 24 hours she's been played all of twice. Would that all the Clear Channel stations overplayed songs that way...
she is really overplayed on here...
Trustocity wrote:
You know what would sound great on the Gilmore Girls soundtrack? "Gloomy Sunday" by Heather Nova. She's so in touch with all that sort of thing and stuff. Blah blah blah blah I love Heather Nova. She rock the casbah, whoo-hoo.
Wow. This must've been near the end of the tirade. Not his best material.
You know what would sound great on the Gilmore Girls soundtrack? "Gloomy Sunday" by Heather Nova. She's so in touch with all that sort of thing and stuff. Blah blah blah blah I love Heather Nova. She rock the casbah, whoo-hoo.
newwavegurly wrote:
They use this song in the show "Gilmore Girls" every so often... never knew who it was until now... nice to hear it in its entirety.
She does the music for GG, as stated in the end credits.
mem_313 wrote:
Listening to Sam Phillips takes me back to 1992, and Cruel Intentions. I had just broken up an 8 year relationship, and living by myself for the first time. I kept dreaming about vampires.... :ask: She has a unique voice and i love her lyrics. Martinis and Bikinis is one of my all time favorites! Baby i can't please you...the eternal mantra of my relationships. I have stopped wanting to!
Wow! Great to hear someone else has had bizarre dreams after a breakup (thought I might have been alone, pardon the pun, on that one). Also, nice, simple way to explain why most relationships don't work out, even if it is a harsh reality.
I bought a Sam Philips CD at a shop in LA, and the clerk was really glad that someone else knew who she was. I proceeded to tell him all about RP :mrgreen:
When Homer Simpson was asked about his kids, he said he loved Bart and Lisa. Then, when reminded that he forgot about Maggie, he said, "I got nothin' against Maggie." I got nothin' against this song. It's nice and soft. Hey, kinda like Maggie!
I am all for people candidly expressing opinions, and this is quite a nice tune, IMHO. What I am not for, is people disrespecting each other for their opinions. Opinions are opinions, not reflections of character.
On the guitar part in the very beginning, it sounds like Neil Young's "Pocahontas". Anyone else hear that?
Everybody is entitled on his/her own opinion. If someone doesn't like this quite nice tune, he/she stand in his/her right to use the puke icon. I think this is enjoyable music, but I'm very glad there are numerous other songs where I use the puke image not enough as it is.
llazare wrote:
When it comes to the discussion of tunes here, I certainly don't subscribe to the "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything" mindset. However, I sure wish the puking emoticon would go away forever.
I second that emoticon!
DavidCarrico wrote:
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
Wrong again, buckwheat.
Listening to Sam Phillips takes me back to 1992, and Cruel Intentions. I had just broken up an 8 year relationship, and living by myself for the first time. I kept dreaming about vampires.... :ask: She has a unique voice and i love her lyrics. Martinis and Bikinis is one of my all time favorites! Baby i can't please you...the eternal mantra of my relationships. I have stopped wanting to!
When it comes to the discussion of tunes here, I certainly don't subscribe to the "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything" mindset. However, I sure wish the puking emoticon would go away forever.
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
They use this song in the show \"Gilmore Girls\" every so often... never knew who it was until now... nice to hear it in its entirety.
Originally Posted by Greenman: With all the behind the mainstream exposure her music receives, why hasn't this artist become more front line :??:
If that were to happen half the people who love her now would say she USED to be cool, sold out, etc. Blah blah blah. :rolleyes: Nice Neil Young/Beatles vibe I like it...
Originally Posted by percolator: She gets absolutely NO play up here in Canada that I know of -- I think the so-called "alternative" station in Toronto played some stuff years ago, but that's it. That said, I have no idea why she isn't bigger, as everything I hear on RP sounds fantastic. Am going to go out and get Fan Dance as I gather this is a good "intro to Sam" album. Any other suggestions from her fans..?
Try Bikinis and Martinis. Also, The Indescribable Wow.
Originally Posted by Eagan: Whenever I hear the opening bars of this one I think it's a Niel Young song. In fact its got a N.Y. flavour throughout. I hope he's getting a cut of the action.
I thought it was Pocahontas from Rust Never Sleeps at first!
Originally Posted by Greenman: With all the behind the mainstream exposure her music receives, why hasn't this artist become more front line :??:
She gets absolutely NO play up here in Canada that I know of -- I think the so-called "alternative" station in Toronto played some stuff years ago, but that's it. That said, I have no idea why she isn't bigger, as everything I hear on RP sounds fantastic. Am going to go out and get Fan Dance as I gather this is a good "intro to Sam" album. Any other suggestions from her fans..?
Wonderful song. Had to buy the album.
Isn\'t this like the 3rd time in the last two days that this song\'s been played? I like it, but not *that* much:)
With all the behind the mainstream exposure her music receives, why hasn\'t this artist become more front line :??:
Whenever I hear the opening bars of this one I think it's a Niel Young song. In fact its got a N.Y. flavour throughout. I hope he's getting a cut of the action.
More Sam Phillips please!
I saw Sam Phillips quite by accident at the on-campus pub at UC Davis while in grad school in the late \'80s. Had absolutely no clue who she was, and she just blew me away. This was right before Indescribable Wow. She did a version of T. Bone\'s \"River of Love\" (found on Sam\'s \"The Crossing\") that was simply breathtaking. Her stage demeanor was very endearing. She was so shy she was like a frightened little girl. That night was just magic.
Sam is fantastic. I really liked \"Martinis & Bikinis\", to me, her best album, though \"Fan Dance\" is close...
Another great track from Sam Phillips. She really knows how to set a mood, musically. First heard \"Fan Dance\" on RP and ran out to get the CD, and have been a big Sam Phillips fan ever since.
This was very nice. Evocative, as Sam is wont to be. Nancy Heredia might also like to hear What Do I Do from The Indescribable Wow. Luscious, aching beauty.