Back in the studio today with my hands on that lovely 1961 Gretsch and also Jim Moginie’s Les Paul. For the past two weeks, we have been working on guitars on six songs and today was a review of what we have done as well as rethinking the approach on one of the songs and trying it another way. It’s a time-consuming process, finding the right parts, getting the right sounds and then hoping that when you play them back some days later that you like them as much as you did the day you recorded them. We did, result, but a late night.
Tuesday will be catch-up day, groceries day, get to my emails day, and it means that when I get to bed tonight I won’t be putting my alarm on I’ll be able to sleep until I wake up. Still, it seems that my sleep patterns are still all messed up. At midnight my eyes hurt from tiredness, it’s like having a gang of invisible tiny people, dragging my eyelids down over my eyes and as they succeed, I’m immediately drifting off into sleep land, my head dipping down uncontrollably until one last violent shake wakes me up again in front of the screen and the keyboard.
I’m tired but I’m alive and after playing the guitar constantly for two weeks I have calluses of steel. The lack of swimming is helping but it’s taking its toll on my energy, I hadn’t considered that wearing myself out in the pool and gym every day is what keeps me from being tired. I’d be happy to play and write all night if only I could keep my eyes open.