Re: Has anyone ever done anything this stupid?
Sorry to hear about your accident JJJ and the painful result.
Because of the type of work I've done and hobbies enjoyed, I've beat up my fingers a lot. One of the worst was from a table saw. I was building a house to sell on spec and had been trying to get it done for the spring market, putting in a lot of hours in the evenings and weekends when I wasn't working my normal job. I was on my 3rd straight 20-hour day and my wife begged me to take a day off because I looked tired, but I needed to finish up some trim in one room. I was using a table saw with the guard removed because it had broken a few days before and I didn't want to take the time to fix it. I was being real careful and was even using a push stick so my hands wouldn't get near the blade. A couple hours in to the job I pushed a board through, turned off the saw and while the blade was till spinning reached for the board. When my fingers were an inch from the blade I realized what was happening but my reactions were too slow and my fingers went into the blade before I could pull them back. When I finally jerked them back, blood splattered over my safety glasses and onto the ceiling of the room I was working in. I was afraid to look at first, thinking my fingers were gone, but I took a peek and was relieved to see my fingers still there. It looked like someone had stuck firecrackers in the ends of three of them and blew them apart. Emergency room couldn't stitch them so they put metal caps over the ends of three fingers and it was a month before I use my guitar again. It was probably a year before I could hear a saw start up without flinching.
"If Einstein hadn't discovered the theory of relativity someone else would have because its a basic science truth. Same for Watson-Crick and DNA. But if Beethoven hadn't written "Moonlight Sonata", no one else would have. If Van Gogh hadn't painted Starry Night, no one else would have."
I don't want to play songs, I want to create songs.