So, yeah, I've been rather productive with my time off. Yes, there are still the random droning hours of Dreamcast-playing, but it's not out of procrastination - it's more of a mental break. I've been working 4-5 hours daily on the 4-track, plus endless hours of mental arranging (see last night, for example; I was running through my set in my head so intensely that I couldn't fall asleep for a few hours). Even now, as I'm typing this, I've got these loops in my head...
I'm as energized about my own music right now as I've ever been. My confidence level is at an all-time high. I just know that this gig is going to kick ass - my only real concern about it is that I don't know anything about the sound system, or if there's a table that I can put some of my equipment on.
Regardless, I'm really excited. It'll be pretty much all brand-new material, which is what I was hoping for, and it's all really strong, which is even better. I've had all 7 of these loops in my head at any given time, which normally doesn't happen; usually I get fixated on one particular part of one particular song, and I obsess over it in my head so much that when I eventually play it it doesn't sound anywhere near as good as it did in my head... Not so in this case.
Anyway. There's really not been very much to report, otherwise: I'm still broke, but not as much as I was, and I'm tired of being annoyed about it; things are still awesome with the woman.
Oh, this was wierd - I had a nightmare the other night, the first one I've had in several years. It's a pretty stupid dream, when I think about it, and not really particularly scary, but there was a happy ending. See, in the dream, I was freaking out because of something in the basement, but I mentally called out to my girlfriend and she showed up in the dream, calming me down. Things in the dream got worse, and I woke up with a start, but it was really nice to actually have my girlfriend next to me when I woke up.