Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Tidying up

A final rehearsal and now all my music gear is packed away ready. Ready, in the first instance, to be unpacked and checked again (in an OCD kind of way) before I head to the venue tomorrow.

I like the silence, following the last run-through of my set (a 20 minute piece and a 3 minute piece) - a silence which is represented by all my noise-making stuff being hidden from view in bags and protective covers.

In my late teens and early twenties I would be nervous to the point of paralysis in the couple of days before a gig. Couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, could barely relax for any period of time. I still get moments of anxiety and nerves these days, but nothing more than that.

Tomorrow looks set to be hectic for all sorts of reasons, but then I've got a few days off work, and a change of scenery. Nothing too exotic this time though: I would have liked to have flown away somewhere once again, but it's probably just as well I didn't plan anything, what with all the flights being screwed up by forecasts (accurate or otherwise) of more clouds of volcanic ash.


Zhoen said...

I was told once that nervousness is to tell us that something is important.

Joyous playing, and avoid the radioactive dust clouds.

Reading the Signs said...

The WVLs are saying bidingi, Trousers. It sounds very rockanroll to me. Hope your gig is a blast.

trousers said...

Ah, a last minute cancellation, after all that - it didn't go ahead.

Never mind (and thanks for the best wishes, Zhoen and Signs, it's to be rescheduled, and I now have a few days of relaxation ahead of me..