This is one nightmare that I hope I don’t have again any time soon (though it did have some pleasant elements). It happened the other night, and what was horrifying was not that Marilyn Manson featured in at all… but that Funeral for a Friend did.
“What’s scary about Funeral for a Friend?” You may well ask. Well, apart from the fact that I have some issues with the American accent singing that is done by this Welsh rock band, it was what they were doing in my dream that terrified me for a reason that I’m not entirely sure about (but it definitely terrified me).
Now I really, really, really like Marilyn Manson’s music (okay, apart from most of Eat Me, Drink Me as that album was blatantly going after a different market). Also, Manson as an artist I find really intriguing, which is mostly as a result of reading The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. Another thing I like about music done by Manson are the covers that the band often do.
So what does any of this have to do with me having a nightmare? Well, apart from dreaming that I was actually helping Manson write another biography in a fabulous L.A. pad (that’s the pleasant part) – whilst working with him, news reached us that Funeral for a Friend were going to cover one of his songs. And not just any of his songs, but I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me) from the 1998 album: Mechanical Animals a.k.a. my favourite Marilyn Manson song, from my favourite Marilyn Manson album.
The news in the dream was so terrifying for me in dream that I was panicked awake. How come killing Hitler doesn’t panic me – doesn’t move me on some level – but Funeral for a Friend making a cover of a Marilyn Manson song does?
Hey, subconscious – get your priorities right.