Man, did I try a lot of approaches to this one. Even when I settled on this take, after three or four other concepts bit the dust, I evolved it over a whole bunch of takes. And the weird thing is that some of the earlier takes were "better", but I was zeroing in on a sort of "mortifying coffee house vibe" and I had to make it a little more... awkward than what I was getting. I probably worried at it too long... or maybe not, really; it may simply have been that the idea I ended up laboring on the longest wasn't really that strong to begin with.
Well, I don't know.