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Feb. 26th, 2005 | 10:41 am
music: Talking Heads - True Stories - 07 - Dream Operator

I won't pretend that I'm trying to make anyone's dreams come true, except maybe my own. But I booted up Quicken last year and told it to divert a little bit—not a lot, but not an insignificant amount either—from every paycheck I deposited into a separate account. I called it "Medici", told Quicken to fill it and tried to put it out of my mind.

But then, throughout the year, when I saw a chance to help someone on their way to a dream or a passion or a way to bring beauty or interest into the world, I took a little out of my Medici fund and I gave it away. It's entirely self-serving on my part, not because I expect their gratitude, but because I expect that at some point, it's going to pay a dividend to me that can't be calculated in interest points. It will bring a little bit of music into the world. It will brighten my life through their creation or, at the very least, through my being able to share their joy in the act of creating.

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yay for Talking Heads

from: dylanbuckley
date: Feb. 27th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)

hello. I met you at Micahpalooza, and apparently at Crossroads once with Andrew. I'm Edge. You were nice to me. :) I will friend you.

Sorry I can't comment on your entry itself..I don't quite understand it. But it seems very charitable! :)

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Re: yay for Talking Heads

from: wetzel
date: Feb. 27th, 2005 07:49 am (UTC)

i love talking heads.
hello there . . . the entry is a quote from someone else. I dug what they were doing, and decided to spread it. it was also a test to see if the green bar bit was enough to show people that i was quoting rather than posting something i wrote myself. I guess i need to find a better way of marking things off as quotes.

did you have fun at micahpalooza? i found it somewhat boring, but i'm not a huge party person.

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Re: yay for Talking Heads

from: dylanbuckley
date: Mar. 11th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)

This is, like, a million years late because I keep-as-new LJ comment E-mails sometimes thinking that I'll get back to them soon but often forgetting about them...
Anyway, I kind of didn't. I'm not a huge party person either. Little ones like that one at Kayla's where I saw you, however, can be fun. (Did you see the picture of you?)
pardon the sentence structure <3

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