I was talking to Steve Albini whilst we were walking around a room. I can’t remember why, but I was hassling him about something and he told me that a set of songs from one of his projects was the best music that project ever did. I said something like “Yeah, but [song name here] was also pretty good”. The song in question was from the same release as the songs Steve Albini thought were the best from that project, but I may have been thinking about a different song.
I said something about how I was playing later at the festival that was going to be happening in the room we were in and he said he’d catch my set. I don’t know why, but after we parted it made me a little nervous. It may be due to how my music can sound and also due to not having played a show in a while.
There were these giant rectangular pillars in the room. The room itself was massive but also small. I started going up the pillars as there were people up there as the place was filling up. A friend of mine was sitting down on one of the pillars so I greeted him.
“Hey J Dilla.”
“We’re not doing this. We’re not doing this right now.”
“We’re not doing this Heartbreak High thing.”
“Relax, it’s fine. You can call me Nujabes.”
There was some more conversation but I can’t remember what it was about. I had to go elsewhere and so I moved on across some other pillars and the place had quite a lot more people in it than before. I think I had to make my way to a stage, but before much of anything else happened I woke up.