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Everybody Wants to Rule the World

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When you’re around kids, you often find themselves saying what they’d do if they were in charge. There would be no school, no bedtime, unlimited pizza, that sort of thing. Once you grow up those visions look more fanciful, but sometimes that sentiment sticks with you, no matter how much you bury it.

I know I feel that way with the catalogue scene. Every day, every song, every trip to the record store spins off a dozen ideas in my head that I can’t wait to share with anyone who will listen. And the fact that I got to be a part of the process for a short time, even as a mere intern at Universal, was another bunch of cherries on top of life’s rich sundae. Of course, like every pleasure in this world, you want more.

One thing I always wanted to see in my time as an intern was exactly how an idea is born. From my perspective, I’d walk into the office and it would already be go-time on some idea. I’d give anything to someday be in the room when someone – maybe myself, maybe someone else – says, “Hey, wouldn’t it be great if we did such-and-such a project?” The fact that one can spin a career from that spark is nothing short of mystifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

February 20, 2010 at 17:52

Posted in Features, Open Forum