It has taken a full week, but today is the first day that I had absolutely no caffeine. After last week's big headache I decided to withdraw gradually, adding less and less real coffee to the morning brew. Today I just forgot to put it in, but it would only have been a few grains anyway. So far no headache.
I am having artistic chaos. Everything in my studio is nearly finished, although I will probably add finishing touches for quite awhile. I have been playing with some new ideas and I am at that point where nothing will take form. Ideas are swinging wildly from one extreme to another and what moved me yesterday is lukewarm today.
Jeffrey Kahane, pianist and conductor
2 hours ago