06 Feb 2011
I had a v strange dream just a few hours ago.
I was at a celebration hosted by Dave Gorman. Not sure what it was, maybe his wedding party. No idea why I was invited but at first I thought that he was the only person there that I knew. There was no hint of his bride but then since I don’t know what she looks like I guess she wouldn’t show up in one of my dreams. I don’t know what Martin White (co-host of Dave’s radio show) looks lke either but I saw him at one point. He had a very beaky nose and looked suspiciously like the actor, now I want to say Rick Moranis but it’s not him. Ooh famous guy, beaky nose, quite a small bloke, not really a fighter, oh come on you know who I mean!
Anyway I was in a large garden walking around by myself and then I saw Dave comng towards me. He was smiling broadly and wearing a top hat. The hat was quite high on his head and rather than being held on by the base of the hat there was a transparent extra bit below the main hat which acted as the hat/head attachment. I thought this was odd but said nothing. We had a pleasant chat which ended with him having to go elsewhere. I headed further round the garden and came to a sports field.
I saw a sign for a web site that Dave had set up that apparently allowed you to download any film or music track. This poster was big and gaudy but at the bottom was a little note:
This website withdrawn due to “COMPLY” rules.
Passing this I saw a large artificial slope. Imagine a slope with ropes tied at the top allowing you to grab the rope to assist the ascent. The ropes were knotted at regular intervals, assumedly to allow greater purchase. BUT instead of just being knotted there was a book tied at each interval.
A team game started. The game was to get to the top and get the top book. I was drafted into a team and was up first. I zoomed up the slope using the rope and got to the top before anyone. Untying the knot I got my book. It was Douglas Adams’ classic The Hitchhkers Guide. Great book but I’ve had it since the ’80s so I was a ilttle deflated as I was hoping for something I’d not read before. Dave shouted up that if I already had that book then “hard luck, come down again”.
Then I noticed that the woman in the team next to me who’d just got to the top of her rope was one of R’s sisters. She got her book and celebrated the win. We slid back down next to our respective ropes (which was quite fun).
Turns out she didn’t get a book but an unflattering t-shirt. She wasn’t impressed.
Then I woke up.
Does this mean that Dave Gorman gives bad presents? Any ideas?