Not sure if this happens to everyone, but I’ll explain anyway:
So, at 3:00am, I was still lying in bed, thinking about what I have to do tomorrow, if I’ll be able to finish the album in time, etc, saw what time it was and decided that “hey, I really need to sleep now!” and started counting, to try to make my brain calm down:
“20… 19… you’re getting tired… 18… 17… you feel your arms getting more and more relaxed… 16…“, but then your old thoughts just keep coming back:
“14… Hey, maybe I will have time to send out personally signed copies of my album after all, if I just HEY FREDRIK, STOP IT, you need to sleep!! … 20… 19… 18… I just need to know how many copies I need, and then order them to my place in time, and send out right away. It will be expensive though, like 30 USD, to make it worth it, and I wonder if anyone would want that HEY FREDRIK, SHUT IT! … 20… 19… 18… AHA! I should make a new poll, asking how people want to buy the album! Good Fredrik, do that tomorrow. Now, sleep! … 20…”
But it just keeps going on, and I forget the idea of trying to focus on sleeping. At 6am, I’m still thinking about practical details, like how to take pre-orders, how to design the new poll, how to be able to sign and ship 1000 copies, if I’d get that many requests! My brain just won’t stop!
At 9am, I come up with the idea of finding a Swedish cd manufacturer instead of the American I had previously planned! “Hey, that will be a lot cheaper, gotta do that right when I wake up! And I should also write down what I’ve been thinking all night too, to show people that nights can actually be productive, even when you don’t get any sleep. I just have to remember everything I’ve decided..”
After that thought, I suddenly felt very tired, and probably fell asleep right away!
just shut up and got to sleep^^ btw I am definitely buying a copy…=P
That was just lovely.
I was half expecting you to have cartoon bed sheets ^^
LadyLane: Now *that* would have been too geeky, wouldn’t it? :P
No.. would be cute ^^ Depending on the cartoon, of course (:
Exakt samma sak händer med mig! :O
Man tänker bättre på kvällarna liksom.
Jag spelar oftast bättre på mitt piano också.
Jag kommer på alla mina idéer på kvällarna.
Händer det typ samma sak för dig med elle? :P
Aww, you know, old people also have trouble getting sleep sometimes.. :P
Samuel: Nja, det är jag nog inte. :P I sånt fall är det för att jag tränat tidigare på dagen, så hjärnan har fått tid att fundera ut hur fingrarna ska röra sig, och därför går det bättre då på kvällen än tidigare under dagen.
Karki: You sure? :P Old people just need less sleep! But as far as I know, they’re actually sleeping better than younger people. Good attempt though, Finn!
Not with their aching backs and other awful stuff they’re going thru, just ask my grandmother!
Ha. At least we see Mickey and Pluto with you. ;) (Nah, not geeky at all, just cool!)
well, it actually happens all the time to me but then I turn the computer on and do things like that or listen to music or (like you) just think about what to do next in my life.
but don’t you think it’s a pretty bad thing to…not sleep at night? I just can’t stand it mostly because I can’t sleep at like 9 or 10 in the morning (I could, but I have to get up early most of my days), so I’m so tired I can’t do anything the day after then.
So I guess it’s pretty cool to be a ‘serious’ musician, huh?
Wow, this photo is so cute! :D Do you read “Mickey Mouse” before you go to sleep? If you like Disney, maybe you should record a video with some songs which are in Disney films? Kind of mix all of old stories from this company in one amazing video, eh? What do you think about it? ;) I know that’s not happen now because you’re busy but if you’ve got some time soon… why not?
And, of course – congratulations! I can’t wait for August and your debut album! I’m so glad because of you! I’m pretty sure that IT will be awesome :) Good luck!
Gabi: Thanks.. :) Haha, I read cartoons before going to sleep when I don’t have a real book to read. And yeah, I’ve been planning for a future Disney medley for years now. :P I might do that in September-October something.
So I’ll wait impatiently for it :]
You said that you read cartoons when you don’t have a “real book” to read – can I ask what do you read but cartoons? :D What’s your favourite writers and books?
You can find out about that in the F.A.Q section. ;) But, I read everything. I don’t have any favorite writers or books though..
Pretty normal I guess, when mind is working and doesn’t let you rest. I have that almost every night, when working on bigger projects/drawings. Best thing you can do when you’re not able to sleep is getting up and do something to free your mind. In your case writing down what keeps your mind busy and try going back to bed. Worst thing you can do, stay in bed and try to force yourself to sleep ;)
Anyways, with that huge project you will probably have a lot of these nights ahead you, so use every chance you can get to sleep ;)
Oh…and cartoon sheets might be geeky but they rock! Ask Sheldon Cooper! ;D
Oh, you have serious trouble to get to sleep! :O But, personally, I love the dawn! Don’t know if it’s because everything is silent, but I feel more inspired to write, to work, to watch episodes of tv shows, to listen to music, to use the internet… well, everything! :P And when it’s dark, it’s colder too! The heat gives me laziness…
In the old blog, Disney Songs Medley won one poll, before it was reset by the server, right? I voted for it; it would be really nice! :)
That happens to me all the time. Sometimes, I just give up sleeping. Who needs to sleep anyway? ahaha :P
Mik: I agree, I fell more inpired to write,to work and etc late at night (maybe because, i’m usually sleeping during afternoon time)
And you’re going to do a Disney Songs Medley? That’s is so nice (Hope to hear something from Aladdin, it’s my favorite disney movie,hehe)
I had a likewise bad case of being unable to sleep recently, but it’s great when it winds up being productive. I think I worked a crapload of logistics for an event I’m planning. It’s annoying and great at the same time… with an extra dash of annoying if you have to be up early the next day =/
I will totally get a signed CD if I can afford it, because you’re lovely. If I can afford a CD in time at all, it’ll be signed (assuming you’re definitely doing them). Why not get something special/personalised if you can, right?