Or as some would call it, the “naked” dream. You know how everyone has those dreams about being unprepared for something?
That is really weird, I didn’t have that dream. I lived it.
Just kidding. I have had it many times. Since I moved to Philadelphia, it usually involves subbing with the Philadelphia Orchestra in some odd old building in the campus district, unknowing what will be played, and being given a square harp to play, or one with strings along the top that go sideways, and no pedals. I have also subbed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at old Carnegie Hall in a bathrobe, or at Radio City Music Hall.
I had those locker dreams for a while, then the dreams where I’m back in college, have a final coming up, and realize I forgot to attend that class all semester. You know, back in high school I had this dream where our high school was doing a production of “Phanton of the Opera,” and while the curtain was coming up, we were running around confused as
Hey, don’t diss the flute! (just kidding) When I’m in band rehearsals and I can’t play some parts of the music because I need to play them faster than I can actually read the notes, I just hold my breath and sort of waggle my fingers – so no sounds come out but it looks like I’m playing.
Two nights ago, I had the dream that gut strings kept breaking. I’d no sooner get one replace before noticing that the tention starts to weaken on the adjacent strings. There’s nothing but panic as my entrance is about to begin and the harp is missing strings and several are loosing pitch!
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