I have an audition in two and a half hours and I just cut my finger open on a soup can. Granted, it’s not a part of the finger that would affect my playing, but it doesn’t really help with the nerves :P
me as a beginning musician:wow, that actually didn't sound as bad! I'm super proud of myself!
me now:I've played this one phrase twenty times and something about the musicality still isn't right. I'm putting too much emphasis on the e flat and my marcatissimo sounds more like a staccato so I'm basically a failure