You'd think that, after a long day of fixing and setting up stuff, two more hours of driver-related troubleshooting would kill a man's spirit. But guess what, Digidesign? Even though I had to reinstall your drivers twice, even though you made me reinstall the whole OS 10.4.9 Combo Update, and even though your goods still stubbornly and mysteriously refused to work properly after all my voodoo magic, I still prevailed. Because I know that if a trick doesn't work the first time (like unplugging and replugging your stupid crap audio interface), you just have to do it again and again until it does.
I am smarter than machines.
So once I got that out of the way, I got back to work on Perfect Moment. Another listen to the new bridge section, and I realized it's actually pretty hip! I added in a Dilla-style bassline and hi-hats, a nice little 16th-note-anticipatory thwap before the snare on 4 (kind of like a really big flam), and started building up my airy choral harmonies.
I have no idea how I'm gonna fit this new idea into the song proper, but that's for one of my more lucid moments. This was a night for zombie creativity. Don't think, don't look back. Just eat the brains and move on.