The 8-hour, overnight flight from Chicago to Dublin brings to mind a 1975 tune by the Welsh musician Andy Fairweather Low. "Wide-Eyed and Legless". Wide-eyed in the sense that sleep was fleeting and, whenever I achieved it, hardly restful. Legless being the condition I needed to achieve in order to find any comfort in the small space I occupied. I changed positions so often that I might as well have been dancing.
Low released three albums in the mid-70s -- Spider Jiving (1974), La Booga Rooga (1975), Be Bop 'N Holla (1976) that spent a lot of time on my turntable. Since his solo career, low has served as a sideman for such well-known British musicians as Eric Clapton ("Unplugged") and Roger Waters.