$5,800 for a radical instrument that you bought unseen and more importantly unheard? Well, I suppose I bought my Futura on Ebay unseen and I'd never even ridden an Aprilia. I suppose if we weren't all risk-takers we wouldn't be riding motorbikes.
Reckon this will be an interesting thread. Who knows where combining one passion with another will lead. I had a gf once who played the violin. I sensed that the difference between motorcyclists and musicians is that motorcyclists regard their bike as a mate, sometimes even their best mate. Musicians on the other hand, seem to regard their instruments almost as lovers.... You will know more about this than me.
The red bug you saw might be a red velvet mite/spider. Your photo is better than anything I found on the net. http://www.cirrusimage.com/Arachnid_velvet_mite.htm
Just as well you didn't try to eat it though
Oh, you might want to change your profile if you want to maintain the "one day I'll have a..."story.