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Drifting and Dreaming with The Dude

This is an interesting unusual album: The Sleeping Tapes, made by Jeff Bridges (best known as The Dude in The Big Lebowski). The ambient album is available for download, pay whatever you want (or nothing at all). All of your donation goes to No Kid Hungry. I don’t know if this is really a good tape for falling asleep. It’s more like a relaxation tape or guided meditation. It has a few rough edges, unexpected moments or phrases, but that’s part of the charm. It really is Jeff Bridges, just talking off the cuff, and sounding a bit like The Dude, or at least like someone The Dude would really dig. I put the album on last night, but fell asleep instantly, so I don’t know if that means I would’ve fallen asleep soon anyway, or if the album was instantly soporific. LOL 😆 The Dude Abides.


Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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