It gives you a jolt. Especially in the winter. In Ireland.
Within seconds of jumping in your body feels immediately more alive. Whatever thoughts were in your head have been overtaken by the sensations you are feeling. It never fails to bring you into the present. People who do it regularly swear by it and I’m not surprised.
I love when a fellow musician gives me a jolt. It can be the first few notes of a solo that aren’t what I was expecting . Or a look. Or a chord hit with extra power and precision. Or the crack of a snare drum.
It says to me – “Right – I’m on it here. Are you? Are you ready for this? Let’s do it.”
And I’m brought immediately into the present, more alive to possibilities, to sensations, and it usually results in a great gig.