One morning earlier this week, I woke up and remembered that I had been dreaming that I was listening to a band called Little Bear. Because I wake up and go back to sleep a couple of times each morning, I was still in enough of a dream state on that particular morning to actually open the browser on my iPad and do a search for "Little Bear." If I hadn't done it right then, I'd have forgotten all about it.
A couple of days later, I opened my browser again and there was the search, with results leading to a band called Little Bear in Derry, Ireland. I had some time before I needed to get ready for work, so I started listening to the songs they had on Soundcloud and I really liked them.
Interestingly, there's a very dreamy quality to their music. Since then I've listened to the songs several more times and I find them quite beautiful and calming and they stick with me long after I've stopped listening. My next step is to see if they're available for sale online anywhere.
Considering that there are probably thousands and thousands of unknown and little-known bands with their music posted online, the odds that I would ever have run across this one under any other circumtances are pretty much nil.
It's a great reminder from my subconscious that there is a lot of wonderful art out there if I just go seek it out.