“In a situation like this, everyone is conspiring to do the best and make the music as good as it can be. That means you’re not just doing your thing, you’re doing something special, even if that is subtractive and you’re making something simpler. By virtue of the fact that you’re co-creating, it gets you out of your own head and into the universal flow of things.
“There is certainly always pressure - self-imposed pressur - to be as great as you can be, especially when you are in a new situation. When a relationship is new you put on your cologne and deodorant, you brush your teeth a lot, eat all your vegetables and work out. It wasn’t uncomfortable or tense - it was really natural.
"I was so happy. I was just feeling gratitude to be there. They could call anybody they want and they called me! Wow!”