Tim Rutili of Califone and I sat down recently and talked about dreams. He has a lot of strange ones, as I suspected he would..but recently he has been having a series of dreams where he inhabits a group consciousness which is fascinating stuff. Besides creating incredibly compelling music, Tim has written and directed his first movie, All My Friends Are Funereal Singers starring the band members of Califone, Angela Bettis and their longtime friend and Chicago local Reid Coker. All My Friends Are Funeral Singers recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival to great reviews and the movie is described on it’s official site as such, “Zel is a fortune teller and shares her home with a group of ghosts who help her remove clients’ aches and pains, advise gamblers, and channel cranky spirits to check on their loved ones. When a mysterious light appears in the woods and the ghosts realize that they are trapped, Zel is forced to come to terms with the origins of these spirits and let go of the only family she has ever known.” After seeing the beautiful trailer, I am eagerly anticipating seeing the film in its entirety. It’s gorgeous to look at..beautifully shot and accompanied by a Califone soundtrack. Awesome! Tim creates dreamlike music and film – so I wondered what might dwell in his real life subconscious. I knew, or strongly anticipated, his dream would be very strange ( I mean that in the best way Tim!) and he didn’t disappoint. It’s weird.
Tim tells his Dream: