I had my tooth removed today.
What tooth? On Sunday, my daughter kicked me in the face. It shattered one of my back teeth. Several years back, the tooth had chipped. It never gave me any problems. There was never any pain. Then on Sunday, it got a foot smashed against it. Then came the pain.
I don't have any form of insurance. It cost $400 in total.
I had a vision as I laid there, with a paper blindfold on, the dentist griping my jaw with one hand and prying the "large roots" out of my face. A concert for artists. You pay for the ticket/piece. So let's say $60 bucks or even $30. You go the concert hall, there's a playlist playing and screens. Everything is directed at the artist. He draws up the piece. You watch him. He then scans it and puts into photoshop. You watch him. There's a lot of Ustreams of artists already doing this without music or even commentary by the artists. People are watching this. People are enjoying this already.
So you got seats. They're experiencing the artist. When the artist finishes the piece/s then he prints them. We're talking hundreds. Either that or it is put on a CD for the audience. Everyone gets the piece. It's a shared experience. Only done once (so the value can only rise) and only that audience/crew has a print/copy.
There's plenty of holes in the idea but at the time I was in a lot of pain. No insurance means you're awake and you can say it hurts all you like - they're not giving you another shot. So with blood splashing in my mouth and hearing every tear... I saw this concert with the artist in the center. I thought I'd share that tidbit.
After which, I decided to treat myself. I spent the same amount on a new laptop. It's a Toshiba. It doesn't have the power of the last laptop but it will do. I need to get back into working. It cost $340 so I can't complain that much.
Listening to: Dogs; Pink Floyd
Drinking: Blood from gums