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Green Room - Thanksgiving Edition

I'm going to try to be serious here for a moment.

Try not to fall over and panic.

I'm really thankful for all of you.

Not just the people who are here now, reading this message - but everyone who has ever taken part in LJ Idol.

It started with me sitting around my apartment, bored and lonely.  I wanted to do something to keep myself and my friends list entertained - and maybe make some new friends.

It certainly worked.  Over the years the competition has continued to grow and I've gotten to meet some fantastic people. (I've also gotten to know Idol contestants... I knew I couldn't keep that up for long! :P)

These days my life has completely changed and every spare moment I have is precious. (because who knows when the next one is coming - I was called out of the room four times while writing this, to help get things done. :D). But set aside the time for Idol, because I believe it's worth it.

I was thinking about what I wanted to say today about the nature of Idol, and giving thanks - and then I realized that Jeffrey Lewis had already pointed out that what we both are giving is our time. We are giving it to each other - and that is a precious gift.

So, thank you for continuing to show up, and being a part of this thing we call LJ Idol.

(and yes, the sign-up sheet is still open: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/861191.html )



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiCeD1B12KA

"Time is gonna take so much away but there's a way that time can offer you a trade.
Time is gonna take so much away but there's a way that time can offer you a trade.
You gotta do something that you can get nicer at.
You gotta do something that you can get wiser at.
You better do something that you can get better at 'cause that's the only thing that time will leave you with.
'Cause time is gonna take so much away but there's a way that time can offer you a trade. It might be cabaret.
it could be poetry.
It might be trying to make a new happy family.
It could be violin repair or chemistry.
But if it's something that takes a lot of time that's good.
'Cause time is gonna take so much away but there's a way that time can offer you a trade. Because your looks are gonna leave you.
And your cities gonna change too.
And your shoes are gonna wear through.
Yeah, time is gonna take so much away but there's a way that you can offer time a trade. You gotta do something that you can get smarter at.
You gotta do something that you might just be a starter at.
You better do something that you can get better at. 'Cause that's the thing that time will
leave you with.
And maybe that's why they call a trade a trade, like when they say that you should go and learn a trade.
The thing you do don't have to be to learn a trade just get something back from time for all it takes away.
It could be many things.
It could be anything.
It could be expertise in Middle-Eastern travelling.
Something to slowly sure to balance lifes unravelling.
You have no choice you have to pay times price, but you can use the price to buy you something nice.
Something you can only buy with lots of time so when you're old, which you will, some whippersnappers mind.
It might be researching a book that takes you seven years.
A book that helps to make the path we take to freedom clear.
and when you're done you see it started with a good idea.
One good idea could cost you thousands of your days, but it's just time you'd be spending anyways.
You have no choice, you have to pay times price but you can use the price to buy you something nice.
So I've decided recently, to try to trade more decently."
Tags: friends and rivals, green room, thanksgiving, week .5
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