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red light fever

red light fever
 n.— «In terms of my own playing, it’s some of the most unselfconscious work I’ve ever put on record.…I kind of tricked myself into it; avoided the red light fever (a red light in the studio indicates that recording is in process) by telling myself I’m not making a record.» —“Let The Music Flow” St. Petersburg Times (Florida) Oct. 12, 1990. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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