what, being paranoid, withdrawn, forgettful, and shy with a fucked up sense of space and time is a bad thing when performing?!?!?!?
Seriously, it wouldnt bother me too much when I smoked every day, but now I get a little buggy when I smoke, so it would have to be towards the middle or end of the show. Some real trainwrecks can happen due to being too fuckin high. I do like to be high for highly improvisational parts, where everyone is playing off each other. I do think it lends itself to creativity in that respect.
I absolutely have noticed since I have backed off from habitual use, that I can remember more complex changes and stops. My thinking has definately cleared since. Simple things like counting to four are no problem now!!!
A few drinks, I think take the edge off, but like in darts, there is a fine line...I can tend to have a few too many if they are being supplied to the band while up there.
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.- the girl from the bus