Thursday, 17 January 2019

Beatles night

I'm only listening to The Beatles tonight, dear reader(s). That's why I've called this post Beatles night. It's obvious, really.

Okay. Let's start off with Long, Long, Long from The White Album. A lovely song, but I think it loses its way towards the end.

Sexy Sadie. It's about the Maharishi. Lennon didn't rate the guy, by all accounts.

Blackbird. Lovely atmosphere!

I'll Follow the Sun from Beatles For Sale.

I Don't Want to Spoil the Party. A minor song, but I really like it.

Oh, that Backbeat film is twenty-five years old now. Amazing!

Don't Bother Me.

There's loads of mistakes in Beatles recordings, man. Like the dodgy piano chord in Let It Be, or the swearing before the end part of Hey Jude. I don't think they cared too much. Those Steely Dan guys would've had nervous breakdowns.

The Word.

I don't like mistakes, myself. However, I'm trying to be less neurotic about it.

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Actually, it's not Beatles night any more. Guess what I'm putting on now.

That's right. Apollo.

The night time is the right time.

I could just float away, kook(s). Seriously. Off, out, whatever ... into the cosmos. The planets. The stars. No fucking Brexit. Nice one! Do you know what I mean?

Let's hope Elon gets to Mars before Jeff. We don't want warehouses all over the place, do we?

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I played my Epiphone Les Paul earlier. The first time in ages. Well, the second time in ages. [Because I've been so into rehearsing on my Yamaha acoustic, you dig?] I can tell you that the spider exercise is piss-easy on an electric guitar.

You know, Marc Bolan took guitar lessons from Eric Clapton, when he was making the switch to electric.

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Well, well ... I can't think of anything else to say, write. I suppose I'll, uh ... see you next week.

I doubt I'll go to the pub on Friday. I mean, not for a glass of Coke, man. I can't drink half a Stella these days without getting a migraine. I've said it before, but ... I reckon it's my consciousness. So sensitive now, and expanding beyond my physical brain. Ha!

Never mind.

Laters!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Machine learning, for the love of Christ!

Uh. I tell you, dear reader(s), what we need is ... human learning, you dig? Then maybe we wouldn't get fucked up situations like Brexit. / Anyway ...

16 January 2019, London. Seldon, the machine learning deployment specialist, today announced a £2.7m funding round led by Amadeus Capital Partners alongside Global Brain Corporation, Techstars and other existing investors.

Global Brain Corporation? Really? Whatever. It sounds like something my old mate Maurice Marble III would dream up.

Seldon is a pioneering global technology business focused on the fast-growing machine intelligence market. Its open-source machine learning deployment platform makes it easier and quicker to manage, serve and optimize machine learning models at scale. The platform is built on cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes.

Cloud-native technologies? Really? Whatever. The only cloud technologies I know are the ones we get rain from in the sky. I'm a shaman. Old school.

Since its inception in 2014, Seldon has built a global community of loyal users who leverage their diverse industry backgrounds to provide validation and feedback.

Ha! I'll give them some bloody feedback. We want human beings, man! Human learning!

Seldon's initial product offering, Seldon Core, had over 170,000 installs in 2018 and recorded 38% month-on-month growth in H2 2018. In 2019, it will release new enterprise-scale software, Seldon Deploy, which enables data science specialists to move into production more easily with compliance, offering audit trails and approvals, advanced experiments, and model explanations.

Good for them! However, all is vanity. I mean, the Grim Reaper is still watching, in the shadows, like.

Commercial success is being driven by business wins across multiple sectors including fintech and retail sectors, supporting business-critical applications such as FX trading, churn prediction and stock optimization. Seldon was part of Techstars Barclays Accelerator London in 2016 and is a guest advisor to the UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.

Ha! Well, none of this will cut any ice with the Grim Reaper. That dude don't take prisoners.

This seed round is led by Amadeus Capital Partners, one of Europe's most active venture capital investors in AI and machine learning according to Pitchbook, along with Global Brain Corporation, one of the largest Japanese deep technology venture capital investment firms with global presence in Tokyo, London, Seoul, Singapore and San Francisco, and Techstars, who have been supporting Seldon since it took part in the Barclays Accelerator. Existing investors include Force Over Mass Capital, Playfair Capital, Cascade Global and angels, all of whom committed further capital in the round.

Rock me, Amadeus. That's all I can say. / Right, I suppose we better hear from Alex and Alex. 'Do we have to, boss?' Well ... the PR person put a lot of work into this email, Voice, and I don't want to upset him or her. 'Oh, okay.'

Come on, Alex, mate!

Alex Housley, CEO and founder of Seldon observes: "Machine learning is revolutionizing every industry. It has become much easier to build predictive models but deploying and managing these models in production is the limiting factor. The world's most innovative businesses now face the challenge of creating robust, reproducible and compliant production workflows between disparate teams of data scientists, engineers and business leaders. Seldon and our community, customers and partners are creating the new open standard for machine learning deployment across hybrid and multi-cloud environments."

Come on, Alex, son!

Alex van Someren, Managing Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners, said: "There has been a lot of hype around machine learning but real-world applications are where the rubber must now hit the road. Seldon's open standard approach can 'democratize' access to AI's benefits beyond big tech companies. We're pleased to be funding Seldon as it looks to double its team size in 2019."

Okay, okay. Thanks, guys!

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Right. I haven't recorded my songs yet. I still don't want to. Maybe Friday. Maybe Sunday. 'Your strings, Mikey?' They're holding up fine at the moment, man. They're Elixirs, remember. The best money can buy. And I've got a spare set!

Oh, I'll do my last post of the week late tonight, dear reader(s). Probably a music post, playing tunes and shit. 'Night thoughts?' Yeah, maybe a few night thoughts, too.

By the way, I used to love that TV programme After Dark. Just people sitting around and talking for hours on end. [Oliver Reed!] And this was years before Big Brother.

Anyway, I'll see you later, kook(s).

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

[No. 676] Your thoughts are in harmony with your paradigm

Are you happy with that?

And, well, well ...[1], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, yes, your paradigm[1], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[2], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't judging you, man[1], and, yes, your paradig m[2], and the cosmos loves you[1], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't j udging you, man[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the results in your life?[1], and the cosmos loves you[2], and tell me![1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the re sults in your life?[2], and I love you[1], and tell me![2], and I hope you're not looking at ... other people, other forces ... in society, like[1], and I love you[2], and, because ... Christ![1], and I hope you're not l ooking at ... other people, other f orces ... in society, like[2], and, yes, yes ... there are genuine losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[1], and, because ... Christ![2], and be super, superhuman[1], and, yes, yes ... there are genu ine losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[2], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life NOW - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[1], and be super, superhu man[2], and, oh, yes[1], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life N OW - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![1], and, oh, yes[2], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![2], and believe me[1], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[2], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the limit[1], and believe me[2], and a-ROUND here ... we perform miracles[1], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the li mit[2], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[1], and a-ROUND here ... we perform mi racles[2], and ... ... ... Can you dig it?[1], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[2], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[1], and ... ... ... Can you d ig it?[2], and ... are you listening to me?![1], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[2], and you'll shine on, yes, like a crazy diamond![1], and ... are you listening to me?![2], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the effort, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[1], and you'll shine on, yes, like a c razy diamond![2], and, no, no, no ... it's not rocket science, baby[1], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the eff ort, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[2], and ... COME ON - !!![1], and, no, no, no ... it's not r ocket science, baby[2], and, well, well ...[3], and ... COME ON - !!![2], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[3], and, yes, your p  a  r  a  d  i  g  m[3], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't j  u  d  g  i  n  g you, man[3], and the cosmos loves you[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the r  e  s  u  l  t  s in your life?[3], and tell me![3], and I love you[3], and I hope you're not l  o  o  k  i  n  g at ... other people, other f  o  r  c  e  s ... in society, like[3], and, because ... Christ![3], and, yes, yes ... there are g  e  n  u  i  n  e losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[3], and be super, s  u  p  e  r  h  u  m  a  n[3], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life N  O  W - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[3], and, oh, yes[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![3], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[3], and believe me[3], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the l  i  m  i  t[3], and a-ROUND here ... we perform m  i  r  a  c  l  e  s[3], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[3], and ... ... ... Can you d  i  g it?[3], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[3], and ... are you listening to me?![3], and you'll shine on, yes, like a c  r  a  z  y diamond![3], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the e  f  f  o  r  t, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[3], and, no, no, no ... it's not r  o  c  k  e  t science, baby[3], and ... COME ON - !!![3], and

And, well, well ...[1], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, yes, your paradigm[1], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[2], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't judging you, man[1], and, yes, your paradig m[2], and the cosmos loves you[1], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't j udging you, man[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the results in your life?[1], and the cosmos loves you[2], and tell me![1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the re sults in your life?[2], and I love you[1], and tell me![2], and I hope you're not looking at ... other people, other forces ... in society, like[1], and I love you[2], and, because ... Christ![1], and I hope you're not l ooking at ... other people, other f orces ... in society, like[2], and, yes, yes ... there are genuine losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[1], and, because ... Christ![2], and be super, superhuman[1], and, yes, yes ... there are genu ine losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[2], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life NOW - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[1], and be super, superhu man[2], and, oh, yes[1], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life N OW - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![1], and, oh, yes[2], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![2], and believe me[1], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[2], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the limit[1], and believe me[2], and a-ROUND here ... we perform miracles[1], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the li mit[2], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[1], and a-ROUND here ... we perform mi racles[2], and ... ... ... Can you dig it?[1], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[2], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[1], and ... ... ... Can you d ig it?[2], and ... are you listening to me?![1], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[2], and you'll shine on, yes, like a crazy diamond![1], and ... are you listening to me?![2], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the effort, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[1], and you'll shine on, yes, like a c razy diamond![2], and, no, no, no ... it's not rocket science, baby[1], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the eff ort, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[2], and ... COME ON - !!![1], and, no, no, no ... it's not r ocket science, baby[2], and, well, well ...[3], and ... COME ON - !!![2], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[3], and, yes, your p  a  r  a  d  i  g  m[3], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't j  u  d  g  i  n  g you, man[3], and the cosmos loves you[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the r  e  s  u  l  t  s in your life?[3], and tell me![3], and I love you[3], and I hope you're not l  o  o  k  i  n  g at ... other people, other f  o  r  c  e  s ... in society, like[3], and, because ... Christ![3], and, yes, yes ... there are g  e  n  u  i  n  e losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[3], and be super, s  u  p  e  r  h  u  m  a  n[3], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life N  O  W - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[3], and, oh, yes[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![3], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[3], and believe me[3], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the l  i  m  i  t[3], and a-ROUND here ... we perform m  i  r  a  c  l  e  s[3], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[3], and ... ... ... Can you d  i  g it?[3], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[3], and ... are you listening to me?![3], and you'll shine on, yes, like a c  r  a  z  y diamond![3], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the e  f  f  o  r  t, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[3], and, no, no, no ... it's not r  o  c  k  e  t science, baby[3], and ... COME ON - !!![3], and

And, well, well ...[1], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, yes, your paradigm[1], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[2], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't judging you, man[1], and, yes, your paradig m[2], and the cosmos loves you[1], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't j udging you, man[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the results in your life?[1], and the cosmos loves you[2], and tell me![1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the re sults in your life?[2], and I love you[1], and tell me![2], and I hope you're not looking at ... other people, other forces ... in society, like[1], and I love you[2], and, because ... Christ![1], and I hope you're not l ooking at ... other people, other f orces ... in society, like[2], and, yes, yes ... there are genuine losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[1], and, because ... Christ![2], and be super, superhuman[1], and, yes, yes ... there are genu ine losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[2], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life NOW - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[1], and be super, superhu man[2], and, oh, yes[1], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life N OW - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![1], and, oh, yes[2], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![2], and believe me[1], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[2], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the limit[1], and believe me[2], and a-ROUND here ... we perform miracles[1], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the li mit[2], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[1], and a-ROUND here ... we perform mi racles[2], and ... ... ... Can you dig it?[1], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[2], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[1], and ... ... ... Can you d ig it?[2], and ... are you listening to me?![1], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[2], and you'll shine on, yes, like a crazy diamond![1], and ... are you listening to me?![2], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the effort, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[1], and you'll shine on, yes, like a c razy diamond![2], and, no, no, no ... it's not rocket science, baby[1], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the eff ort, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[2], and ... COME ON - !!![1], and, no, no, no ... it's not r ocket science, baby[2], and, well, well ...[3], and ... COME ON - !!![2], and, listen ... maybe you need to change[3], and, yes, your p  a  r  a  d  i  g  m[3], and, oh ... maybe you don't / ... and understand something: I ain't j  u  d  g  i  n  g you, man[3], and the cosmos loves you[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you, YOU(!) ... happy with the r  e  s  u  l  t  s in your life?[3], and tell me![3], and I love you[3], and I hope you're not l  o  o  k  i  n  g at ... other people, other f  o  r  c  e  s ... in society, like[3], and, because ... Christ![3], and, yes, yes ... there are g  e  n  u  i  n  e losers ... but you must resist seeing yourself in that way, kook(s)[3], and be super, s  u  p  e  r  h  u  m  a  n[3], and I want YOU(!) ... to take control of your life N  O  W - !!! / and, or ... maybe I will, you dig?[3], and, oh, yes[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha ... boss, you run these people's lives, FFS!' / and shut up, idiot, please![3], and I want THE VERY BEST ... for you[3], and believe me[3], and a-ROUND here ... we push ourselves to the l  i  m  i  t[3], and a-ROUND here ... we perform m  i  r  a  c  l  e  s[3], and a-ROUND here ... we achieve the impossible[3], and ... ... ... Can you d  i  g it?[3], and one of these spins, I've got a feeling ... you'll start to see the light, so bright, yes[3], and ... are you listening to me?![3], and you'll shine on, yes, like a c  r  a  z  y diamond![3], and I want YOU(!) ... to make the e  f  f  o  r  t, in this moment ... to fix your subconscious ness[3], and, no, no, no ... it's not r  o  c  k  e  t science, baby[3], and ... COME ON - !!![3], and

Batteries in Germany

Not the best title for a post, sure, but it's all I can think of. 'Boss, how about ... Loads of batteries for German cars ... ?' No.

BAAR, Switzerland - (14 January 2019) - Blackstone Resources AG ("Blackstone") is pleased ("Delighted") to announce the creation of Blackstone Research GmbH in the city of Erfurt in Germany.

This newly created firm will be wholly-owned by Blackstone. It will provide an important platform for the company to carry out further research and allow Blackstone to establish a substantial battery-production project in Germany. The aim is to manufacture the next generation of electric-vehicle batteries, close to where German auto manufacturers are based.


Okay, okay. PR email. So I suppose this is for German car companies that are looking to COMPETE with Tesla. Ha! Of course, Tesla makes its own batteries. / Now, how much money are we talking?

EUR 200 million will be invested into this new project, initially from Blackstone's own funds with the aim to garner further support from subsidies provided by the EU's research and development funds, and the German government at both a state and local level.

Nice.

The company aims to have an initial capacity of 100 million battery cells per annum, which is the equivalent of 25,000 to 100,000 electric-vehicle batteries, during the project's first phase. Further phases will increase the production substantially.

Electric cars, man! Obviously, this is the future. One day all cars will be electric, thanks to our Elon. It's an historic achievement. / So, uh ... Erfurt? I mean, Eisenach?

Blackstone is currently looking at the optimal site for its battery manufacturing facilities. One location being considered could in the town of Eisenach, which sits 50 kilometres to the west of Erfurt. This would place the facility in close proximity to car manufacturer Opel and other Chinese-owned battery manufacturers.

Or, uh ... Braun ... Brunswick?

An alternative location could be Braunschweig (Brunswick) in Lower Saxony, Germany. A facility in this region would place it close to car manufacturer Volkswagen, which is set to invest heavily in battery production and R&D. The German government has also announced plans to potentially base one of two billion-euro battery production facilities in this region, which would be supported by a consortium of privately own companies. The aim of the initiative would be to help to produce all of European electric vehicle batteries by 2030.

FFS! They can't make their minds up!

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Okay. Anything else, dear reader(s)? Oh, you bet! Listen. I've only been shifting my paradigm for one week, and I'm already seeing results. I mean, my behaviour is changing big time. And, strangely, even my performing of my music has improved. Yes, I approach it with more determination now. / The important thing to remember is ... it's not just about reprogramming yourself, man, your subconscious, like, it's also about keeping bad shit out of your subconscious. You've got to combine the motivational audiobook of your choice with reduced TV and other influences. (I recommend cutting out depressing music, too. Even melancholic music. So, sorry, Lenny boy, no Dress Rehearsal Rag from you. Sorry.) / By the way, it's Bob Proctor on YouTube who goes on about the paradigm shifting stuff. He tries to sell you things, but don't bother with that. Everything you need is free.

Oh, yeah ... if you're interested, of course. Maybe I'm just talking to myself. Well, it's your funeral, son. Daughter. You dig? Never mind.

Laters!

Monday, 14 January 2019

[No. 675] Excuse me while I kiss the sky

Thank you.

And it's cloudy, but ...[1], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[1], and it's clo udy, but ...[2], and not a rainbow in sight, no![1], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[2], and, uh ... there's this electric haze all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get lost in it[1], and not a rainbo w in sight, no![2], and I think I will[1], and, uh ... there's this elec tric haz e all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get l ost in it[2], and did YOU(!) ... put a spell on me?[1], and I think I will[2], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[1], and did YOU(!) ... put a s pell on me?[2], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[1], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[2], and ... oh, I see[1], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[2], and so beautifully ... GONE(!) - !!![1], and ... oh, I see[2], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in cotton wool clouds ...[1], and so beautifully ... GON E(!) - !!![2], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my ego[1], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in cotto n woo l clouds ...[2], and I get higher all the time ...[1], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my eg o[2], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[1], and I get higher all the time ...[2], and my consciousness ness is ...[1], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[2], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... THE ULTIMATE REALITY[1], and my consciousness ness is ...[2], and I'll kiss that, too[1], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... TH E UL TIMATE RE ALITY[2], and with such intensity ... I will make the mystery reveal itself![1], and I'll kiss that, too[2], and, listen ...[1], and with such intensity ... I will make the my stery reveal itself![2], and ... out there, from up here[1], and, listen ...[2], and, listen ... NOW, please![1], and ... out there, from up here[2], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![1], and, listen ... NOW, please![2], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[1], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![2], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING concrete, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[1], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[2], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[1], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING con crete, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[2], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[1], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[2], and tragedy or comedy ... I have a marshmallow brain, yes[1], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[2], and ... again?[1], and t ragedy or co medy ... I have a mar shmallow brain, yes[2], and it's c  l  o  u  d  y, but ...[3], and ... again?[2], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[3], and not a r  a  i  n  b  o  w in sight, no![3], and, uh ... there's this e  l  e  c  t  r  i  c h  a  z  e all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get l  o  s  t in it[3], and I think I will[3], and did YOU(!) ... put a s  p  e  l  l on me?[3], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[3], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[3], and ... oh, I see[3], and so beautifully ... G   O  N  E(!) - !!![3], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in c  o  t  t  o  n w  o  o  l clouds ...[3], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my e  g  o[3], and I get higher all the time ...[3], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[3], and my consciousness ness is ...[3], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... T  H  E U  L  T  I  M  A  T  E R  E  A  L  I  T  Y[3], and I'll kiss that, too[3], and with such intensity ... I will make the m  y  s  t  e  r  y reveal itself![3], and, listen ...[3], and ... out there, from up here[3], and, listen ... NOW, please![3], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![3], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[3], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING c  o  n  c  r  e  t  e, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[3], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[3], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[3], and t  r  a  g  e  d  y or c  o  m  e  d  y ... I have a m  a  r  s  h  m  a  l  l  o  w brain, yes[3], and ... again?[3], and

And it's cloudy, but ...[1], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[1], and it's clo udy, but ...[2], and not a rainbow in sight, no![1], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[2], and, uh ... there's this electric haze all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get lost in it[1], and not a rainbo w in sight, no![2], and I think I will[1], and, uh ... there's this elec tric haz e all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get l ost in it[2], and did YOU(!) ... put a spell on me?[1], and I think I will[2], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[1], and did YOU(!) ... put a s pell on me?[2], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[1], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[2], and ... oh, I see[1], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[2], and so beautifully ... GONE(!) - !!![1], and ... oh, I see[2], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in cotton wool clouds ...[1], and so beautifully ... GON E(!) - !!![2], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my ego[1], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in cotto n woo l clouds ...[2], and I get higher all the time ...[1], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my eg o[2], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[1], and I get higher all the time ...[2], and my consciousness ness is ...[1], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[2], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... THE ULTIMATE REALITY[1], and my consciousness ness is ...[2], and I'll kiss that, too[1], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... TH E UL TIMATE RE ALITY[2], and with such intensity ... I will make the mystery reveal itself![1], and I'll kiss that, too[2], and, listen ...[1], and with such intensity ... I will make the my stery reveal itself![2], and ... out there, from up here[1], and, listen ...[2], and, listen ... NOW, please![1], and ... out there, from up here[2], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![1], and, listen ... NOW, please![2], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[1], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![2], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING concrete, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[1], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[2], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[1], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING con crete, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[2], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[1], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[2], and tragedy or comedy ... I have a marshmallow brain, yes[1], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[2], and ... again?[1], and t ragedy or co medy ... I have a mar shmallow brain, yes[2], and it's c  l  o  u  d  y, but ...[3], and ... again?[2], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[3], and not a r  a  i  n  b  o  w in sight, no![3], and, uh ... there's this e  l  e  c  t  r  i  c h  a  z  e all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get l  o  s  t in it[3], and I think I will[3], and did YOU(!) ... put a s  p  e  l  l on me?[3], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[3], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[3], and ... oh, I see[3], and so beautifully ... G   O  N  E(!) - !!![3], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in c  o  t  t  o  n w  o  o  l clouds ...[3], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my e  g  o[3], and I get higher all the time ...[3], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[3], and my consciousness ness is ...[3], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... T  H  E U  L  T  I  M  A  T  E R  E  A  L  I  T  Y[3], and I'll kiss that, too[3], and with such intensity ... I will make the m  y  s  t  e  r  y reveal itself![3], and, listen ...[3], and ... out there, from up here[3], and, listen ... NOW, please![3], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![3], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[3], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING c  o  n  c  r  e  t  e, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[3], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[3], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[3], and t  r  a  g  e  d  y or c  o  m  e  d  y ... I have a m  a  r  s  h  m  a  l  l  o  w brain, yes[3], and ... again?[3], and

And it's cloudy, but ...[1], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[1], and it's clo udy, but ...[2], and not a rainbow in sight, no![1], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[2], and, uh ... there's this electric haze all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get lost in it[1], and not a rainbo w in sight, no![2], and I think I will[1], and, uh ... there's this elec tric haz e all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get l ost in it[2], and did YOU(!) ... put a spell on me?[1], and I think I will[2], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[1], and did YOU(!) ... put a s pell on me?[2], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[1], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[2], and ... oh, I see[1], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[2], and so beautifully ... GONE(!) - !!![1], and ... oh, I see[2], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in cotton wool clouds ...[1], and so beautifully ... GON E(!) - !!![2], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my ego[1], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in cotto n woo l clouds ...[2], and I get higher all the time ...[1], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my eg o[2], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[1], and I get higher all the time ...[2], and my consciousness ness is ...[1], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[2], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... THE ULTIMATE REALITY[1], and my consciousness ness is ...[2], and I'll kiss that, too[1], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... TH E UL TIMATE RE ALITY[2], and with such intensity ... I will make the mystery reveal itself![1], and I'll kiss that, too[2], and, listen ...[1], and with such intensity ... I will make the my stery reveal itself![2], and ... out there, from up here[1], and, listen ...[2], and, listen ... NOW, please![1], and ... out there, from up here[2], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![1], and, listen ... NOW, please![2], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[1], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![2], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING concrete, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[1], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[2], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[1], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING con crete, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[2], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[1], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[2], and tragedy or comedy ... I have a marshmallow brain, yes[1], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[2], and ... again?[1], and t ragedy or co medy ... I have a mar shmallow brain, yes[2], and it's c  l  o  u  d  y, but ...[3], and ... again?[2], and I don't mind, man / and it will soon ... be ... summer, yes, yes, yes[3], and not a r  a  i  n  b  o  w in sight, no![3], and, uh ... there's this e  l  e  c  t  r  i  c h  a  z  e all a-ROUND ... us / and I, me ... could get l  o  s  t in it[3], and I think I will[3], and did YOU(!) ... put a s  p  e  l  l on me?[3], and, okay, okay ... is it, okay, okay? ... all this ... and I can't tell any more ... well, it doesn't matter[3], and ... I like it here / and ... do you?[3], and ... oh, I see[3], and so beautifully ... G   O  N  E(!) - !!![3], and chilled, nicely, in the winter, softly, in c  o  t  t  o  n w  o  o  l clouds ...[3], and, right ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well, making love with my e  g  o[3], and I get higher all the time ...[3], and you, you, YOU(!) ... what do you want? ... so lost, as lost ... as I, or... not[3], and my consciousness ness is ...[3], and it's ... less than words, I'm utterly convinced ... T  H  E U  L  T  I  M  A  T  E R  E  A  L  I  T  Y[3], and I'll kiss that, too[3], and with such intensity ... I will make the m  y  s  t  e  r  y reveal itself![3], and, listen ...[3], and ... out there, from up here[3], and, listen ... NOW, please![3], and ... 'I don't hear a thing, Mikey' / and ... Jesus H. Christ, Voice! Please![3], and, kook(s), concentrate with me, hard[3], and, listen ... there's nothing, NOTHING c  o  n  c  r  e  t  e, is there? / and I'm not complaining, like[3], and ... 'Uh ...' / and, so ...[3], and I think, I feel ... so soft, now[3], and t  r  a  g  e  d  y or c  o  m  e  d  y ... I have a m  a  r  s  h  m  a  l  l  o  w brain, yes[3], and ... again?[3], and

Indoor farms

Okay, okay. Indoor farms. Sounds dodgy, man. 'Why, boss?' It just does, Voice. / Oh, it's a PR email, dear reader(s).

Bristol, United Kingdom - LettUs Grow, creator of advanced aeroponic technology for indoor farms, announced today it has secured £1 million in funding to build world-leading indoor growing facilities, to help feed the growing global population.

The UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK, has awarded the agri-tech company a grant of £399,650 to lead a £700,000 project - which will help increase food resilience and security in the face of climate change. LettUs Grow will work alongside ECH Engineering, industry leaders in controlled environment technology, and urban agriculture experts from Grow Bristol. This is alongside a further €100,000 from the Green Challenge and several additional research grants.

The grants came hot on the heels of the disruptive startup's most recent investment round, where they raised £460,000 from ClearlySo's extensive network of high-net-worth individual and institutional investors, Bethnal Green Ventures, the University of Bristol Enterprise Fund II, managed by Parkwalk advisors, and angel investors. This funding has allowed the company to scale operations and drive forward product development to access a rapidly growing global market for efficient and sustainable farming technology.
 

Okay, okay. Maybe I had the wrong idea. I mean, it seems to be legitimate. 'Ha!'

By 2050, humanity must increase food production by 70% to feed over 9 billion people. Existing methods of agriculture will not be enough to feed this burgeoning global population with 25% less farmland, degraded soil quality, and an ever more unstable climate. Alongside this, most 'fresh' produce is imported out of season, often travelling hundreds of miles to reach consumers and resulting in colossal waste throughout the supply chain.

Nine billion people?! Are they serious?! 'Yeah, man.' Christ! / Elon, mate, get those fucking rockets of yours fired up! We need you, son.

Of course, it would be a good thing if everyone became a vegetarian like me. Hare Krishna!

Anyway, let's hear from this, uh ... Charlie Guy. 'Eh? What Charlie guy?' This guy, Voice. Charlie Guy. 'Charlie ... guy?!' Yes. 'Well, what's his surname?' That's his surname. 'That ... is his surname?' Yes. 'What is?' That. 'So his name is Charlie That?!' What? 'No, That.' No, Charlie ... what? 'His name is Charlie What?!' What? 'Charlie What.' Charlie Guy, Voice. What's so complicated? ‘Eh? Boss, just tell me, what's this guy's name?' Charlie Guy. 'Yes, this Charlie guy. What's his name?' Charlie Guy. 'Yes.' What? 'What's his name?!' No, no ... his name is Guy, man. Charlie Guy. 'What?!' Jesus H. - ! Look -

Charlie Guy, co-founder and Managing Director of LettUs Grow: "This injection of private and public funding into the company enables us to accelerate our innovative products to market and build one of the most technically advanced facilities for indoor growing in the world. The global agri-tech industry is very exciting right now, all stemming from the necessity to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of food production. We are fielding enquiries from all around the world from food producers and farmers who want to experience the benefits of our technology across a growing range of crops."

You see? 'Yeah, okay.' Ha! / Okay, okay. We'll let Matias Wibowo have the final word -

Matias Wibowo, investment manager at ClearlySo: "Innovation is critical to ensuring long-term food security and sustainability. Our investors see the value, both in terms of financial and environmental/social returns from tackling this systemic global problem. That's why they got involved in LettUs Grow. LettUs Grow provides the technological innovation piece to the vertical smart farming movement that is currently trending rapidly in the urban context."

Thanks, Matias!

ENDS

...

Anything else? Music? My music? I did some rehearsing yesterday. It went really well. I mean, really well. 'Great, Mikey! Why didn't you record then?' Anxiety. 'FFS!' Listen, son, I don't feel like recording at the moment. I just don't want to. 'Oh.' However, my strings have got thirty-three hours on them now, and the freshness has gone. They're still good enough for recording. So ... maybe Wednesday. 'If you leave it any later than that, you'll have to change the strings again.' So be it! It's only money, man.

I actually had a pretty normal day yesterday, dear reader(s), just to see if I miss it, like. I don't.

Well, do I? / I, uh ... I just don't know.

Laters, yeah?

Well, not yet. NO!!! I'm not finished yet.

I should feel confident, kook(s). My songs and my performance of those songs are ... TEN TIMES(!!!) better than the 2016 demo. Uh, January 2016. You might remember. [I've taken it off the internet.] But ... I just don't know. You dig?

Listen! Maybe I'm worried about leaving my old life behind. I mean, it's quite comforting, in a way ... watching TV, listening to music, blogging, following Elon's adventures, eating takeaway muck, walking in the park, drinking in the pub, staring at the river, daydreaming, reading that Dylan Jones book on Bowie, going to Chiswick, going to Richmond, and Hyde Park, listening to The 10X Rule, playing my guitar, St Ives once a year ...

I think I'll watch that Backbeat film tonight, to get my head straight, like. 'Is that allowed, boss? Watching a film.' Er ... after ten in the evening it is, yes. YES - !!!!

Right. Laters!

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

I'm depressed tonight

That doesn't mean I've stopped shifting my paradigm. I'm still doing it!!! It's just that I've got a grim feeling tonight that everything is pointless.

I'll probably be okay tomorrow.

Music? It's a bit early, but I'm in the mood for Brian Eno's Apollo. This album can comfort me in peculiar ways, you dig?

Oh, I've gone back to not watching TV before ten in the evening. As someone who used to really love watching his favourite shows and films I can honestly say ... television seriously rots your brain. So, limit that shit if you can, dear reader(s).

Yes, this is the last post of the week.

My music? In theory, I'm ready to record my songs. I mean, I'm technically good enough now. I'm just waiting for some emotional stability. Ha! There's none on the horizon.

Even if everything is pointless ... I'll struggle on. You know me, man. I'm like a cross between Prince Hamlet and the Terminator.

I went into central London today. For no particular reason. I just fancied walking around. Oxford Street, etc. I went to Hyde Park.

Music? I need to put something more cheerful on ...

You Don't Know What You Mean To Me. A song by Sam & Dave. It's hard to be depressed listening to this, but ... I'll give it my best shot.

Okay, okay. I haven't listened to Ja Rule for a while. I've only got one of his albums. Exodus. A best of thing. I like the tone of his voice. Put It On Me is my favourite song of his.

Right. Have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

[No. 674] No title

I can't think of a title today, so I've decided to go with No title - which actually is a title, if you think about it. Don't think about it!

And, well, well ...[1], and I hope you're not thinking about it[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![1], and I hope you're not thinking about it[2], and it's not the end of the world[1], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[1], and it's not the end of the world[2], and let's be empty, come on![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[2], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[1], and let's be empty, come on![2], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[1], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[2], and .. do YOU(!)?[1], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[2], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[1], and .. do YOU(!)?[2], and, well ...[1], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[2], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![1], and, well ...[2], and I know all[1], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![2], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[1], and I know all[2], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![1], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[2], and I feel ...[1], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![2], and together now, forever?[1], and I feel ...[2], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![1], and together now, forever?[2], and soul mates, ha![1], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![2], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[1], and s oul m ates, ha![2], and ... ???[1], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[2], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![1], and ... ???[2], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[1], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[2], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[1], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and, listen ... I am here for you[1], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[2], and, well, well ...[3], and, listen ... I am h ere for you[2], and I hope you're not thinking about it[3], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![3], and it's not the end of the world[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[3], and let's be empty, come on![3], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[3], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[3], and .. do YOU(!)?[3], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[3], and, well ...[3], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![3], and I know all[3], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[3], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![3], and I feel ...[3], and together now, forever?[3], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![3], and s  o  u  l m  a  t  e  s, ha![3], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[3], and ... ???[3], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![3], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[3], and, listen ... I am h  e  r  e for you[3], and

And, well, well ...[1], and I hope you're not thinking about it[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![1], and I hope you're not thinking about it[2], and it's not the end of the world[1], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[1], and it's not the end of the world[2], and let's be empty, come on![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[2], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[1], and let's be empty, come on![2], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[1], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[2], and .. do YOU(!)?[1], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[2], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[1], and .. do YOU(!)?[2], and, well ...[1], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[2], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![1], and, well ...[2], and I know all[1], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![2], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[1], and I know all[2], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![1], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[2], and I feel ...[1], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![2], and together now, forever?[1], and I feel ...[2], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![1], and together now, forever?[2], and soul mates, ha![1], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![2], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[1], and s oul m ates, ha![2], and ... ???[1], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[2], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![1], and ... ???[2], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[1], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[2], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[1], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and, listen ... I am here for you[1], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[2], and, well, well ...[3], and, listen ... I am h ere for you[2], and I hope you're not thinking about it[3], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![3], and it's not the end of the world[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[3], and let's be empty, come on![3], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[3], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[3], and .. do YOU(!)?[3], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[3], and, well ...[3], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![3], and I know all[3], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[3], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![3], and I feel ...[3], and together now, forever?[3], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![3], and s  o  u  l m  a  t  e  s, ha![3], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[3], and ... ???[3], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![3], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[3], and, listen ... I am h  e  r  e for you[3], and

And, well, well ...[1], and I hope you're not thinking about it[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![1], and I hope you're not thinking about it[2], and it's not the end of the world[1], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[1], and it's not the end of the world[2], and let's be empty, come on![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[2], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[1], and let's be empty, come on![2], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[1], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[2], and .. do YOU(!)?[1], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[2], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[1], and .. do YOU(!)?[2], and, well ...[1], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[2], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![1], and, well ...[2], and I know all[1], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![2], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[1], and I know all[2], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![1], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[2], and I feel ...[1], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![2], and together now, forever?[1], and I feel ...[2], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![1], and together now, forever?[2], and soul mates, ha![1], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![2], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[1], and s oul m ates, ha![2], and ... ???[1], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[2], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![1], and ... ???[2], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[1], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[2], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[1], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and, listen ... I am here for you[1], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[2], and, well, well ...[3], and, listen ... I am h ere for you[2], and I hope you're not thinking about it[3], and, Christ! ... knowing you, you're probably coming up with your own ideas ... oh, don't bother, man![3], and it's not the end of the world[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, a-ROUND here ... / ... and, oh, it's very smooth and easy, ain't it?[3], and let's be empty, come on![3], and it's not as if ... words matter ... uh, as long as we have ... our lovely feelings, you dig?[3], and I'm listening to Fred Sanders ... yes, even now ... I gotta keep downloading to my mind[3], and .. do YOU(!)?[3], and if you're here ... empty with me ... no subject ... with words that don't matter ... well[3], and, well ...[3], and your eyes are not hidden, no, no ... not to me ... a visionary! / ... and your soul, and your desires![3], and I know all[3], and if you're having a rough time ... man, I'm the master of rough times[3], and look at me ... I'm still spinning![3], and I feel ...[3], and together now, forever?[3], and, yes, yes, my consciousness ness is your consciousness ness ... ah, so cosy![3], and s  o  u  l m  a  t  e  s, ha![3], and ask yourself, just ask yourself ... "Am I going with Mikey ... all the way?"[3], and ... ???[3], and ... COME ON, COME ON, COME ON - !!![3], and ... 'Boss, too much pressure! You forget that you're a spiritual aristocrat'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and, uh, okay, okay, kook(s) ... take your time ... yes, we've got all the time, after all[3], and, listen ... I am h  e  r  e for you[3], and

What can beat the market?

Computers? Robots? Terminators?!

Oh, let's do this first - no endorsements, dear reader(s), and they say themselves: Risk Alert: Past returns are not a guide to future returns. So ... 'Who says that, boss?!' Ha! 'Is this a PR email?' Yes, yes. For my sins. I haven't got the energy to go looking for news. [I was fixing No. 673 past midnight, man!] Let the news come to me!

An award-winning quantitative investment programme, founded by a group of London Business School students and supported by the LBS Incubator, has finished its first year of live trading as one of the best systematic strategies in the UK, according to the database BarclayHedge, with a return 20% above the MSCI World.

GQS Capital was founded last year by Vinicius Karam, in partnership with five experienced global executives of the LBS Sloan Master. The company is a Quantitative Investment Programme that uses data mining and machine learning to drive a systematic quantitative strategy across global index futures markets.

The company is regulated and authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and now is preparing to expand to the US markets.


Vinicius Karam. He liked these infernal machines so much, he founded the company. / Christ! I miss human beings, you know? I really loved those guys.

Anyway, what does Vini say?

Vinicius says that he hoped the first year was a positive sign of things to come. "We are just starting, and have tested our algorithm in more than 10,000 scenarios and 20-years of backtesting," he said. "Our live results are just proving what our studies had already shown us. Our objective is to combine our experience with technology to deliver a consistent long-term risk-adjusted return for our premium investors."

Ah, never mind. / I hope our Vini knows what he's doing, but ... 'Well, maybe he does know, boss. Maybe he wants these terminators all over the shop.' Yeah.

Stop the world! I want to get off! Please!

...

Okay, okay. Uh. Anything else? Well, I'll just say that the paradigm shift stuff is working out beautifully for me. It was the missing piece of the self-development jigsaw. / Listen. It's no good just having the knowledge, intelligence, skill and creativity to achieve great things, you also need the behaviour. [I mean, I see the importance of it now. Behaviour is the most important thing, and it comes from your paradigm. If you have a crap paradigm, then you have crap behaviour.] By listening to the Vance/Musk audiobook on a loop - in a real hardcore way - what I'm doing is downloading a new operating system into my head. It will replace the one that's been there for nearly fifty years. Wish me luck, kook(s)!

Laters!

Monday, 7 January 2019

[No. 673] Shift your paradigm, man!

NOW - !!!

And YOU(!) ... gotta change![1], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[1], and YOU(!) ... gott a cha nge![2], and Jesus H. - !!![1], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[2], and, ask yourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the jam of an evil world?"[1], and Jesus H. - !!![2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and, ask y ourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the ja m of an evi l w orld?"[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that repetition is the way, surely?[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and ... come on![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that repe tition is the way, surely?[2], and how have we struggled for so long? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![1], and ... come on![2], and we're going beyond the THREE!!![1], and how have we st ruggled for so l ong? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![2], and, yes, yes[1], and we're going beyond the THR EE!!![2], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![1], and, yes, yes[2], and I believe in the future![1], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[1], and I believe in the fut ure![2], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[2], and, LISTEN TO ME ... please![1], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![2], and, uh ...[1], and, LIST EN TO ME ... please![2], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![1], and, uh ...[2], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you looking for them?[1], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![2], and, well ...[1], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you l ooking for them?[2], and I've told you before ...
your consciousness ness is a joke, really, but don't be sad[1], and, well ...[2], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of shit, sure[1], and I've told you before ... your consciousness ness is a j oke, really, but don't be s ad[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good stuff, the diamonds?[1], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of s hit, sure[2], and I can lead a horse to water ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good st uff, the diamonds?[2], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the messages, you dig?[1], and I can lead a h orse to water ...[2], and ... stare into my eyes![1], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the mes sages, you dig?[2], and ... fall in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all horror, oh, there are some beautiful moments[1], and ... stare into my eyes![2], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![1], and ... f all in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all hor ror, oh, there are some beautiful moments[2], and YOU(!) ... g  o  t  t  a c  h  a  n  g  e![3], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![2], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[3], and Jesus H. - !!![3], and, ask yourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the j  a  m of an e  v  i  l w  o  r  l  d?"[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that r  e  p  e  t  i  t  i  o  n is the way, surely?[3], and ... come on![3], and how have we s  t  r  u  g  g  l  e  d for so l  o  n  g? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![3], and we're going beyond the T  H  R  E  E!!![3], and, yes, yes[3], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![3], and I believe in the f  u  t  u  r  e![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[3], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![3], and, L  I  S  T  E  N TO ME ... please![3], and, uh ...[3], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![3], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you l  o  o  k  i  n  g for them?[3], and, well ...[3], and I've told you before ... your consciousness ness is a j  o  k  e, really, but don't be s  a  d[3], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of s  h  i  t, sure[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good s  t  u  f  f, the diamonds?[3], and I can lead a h  o  r  s  e to water ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the m  e  s  s  a  g  e  s, you dig?[3], and ... stare into my eyes![3], and ... f  a  l  l in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all h  o  r  r  o  r, oh, there are some beautiful moments[3], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![3], and

And YOU(!) ... gotta change![1], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[1], and YOU(!) ... gott a cha nge![2], and Jesus H. - !!![1], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[2], and, ask yourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the jam of an evil world?"[1], and Jesus H. - !!![2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and, ask y ourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the ja m of an evi l w orld?"[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that repetition is the way, surely?[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and ... come on![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that repe tition is the way, surely?[2], and how have we struggled for so long? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![1], and ... come on![2], and we're going beyond the THREE!!![1], and how have we st ruggled for so l ong? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![2], and, yes, yes[1], and we're going beyond the THR EE!!![2], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![1], and, yes, yes[2], and I believe in the future![1], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[1], and I believe in the fut ure![2], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[2], and, LISTEN TO ME ... please![1], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![2], and, uh ...[1], and, LIST EN TO ME ... please![2], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![1], and, uh ...[2], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you looking for them?[1], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![2], and, well ...[1], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you l ooking for them?[2], and I've told you before ... your consciousness ness is a joke, really, but don't be sad[1], and, well ...[2], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of shit, sure[1], and I've told you before ... your consciousness ness is a j oke, really, but don't be s ad[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good stuff, the diamonds?[1], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of s hit, sure[2], and I can lead a horse to water ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good st uff, the diamonds?[2], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the messages, you dig?[1], and I can lead a h orse to water ...[2], and ... stare into my eyes![1], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the mes sages, you dig?[2], and ... fall in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all horror, oh, there are some beautiful moments[1], and ... stare into my eyes![2], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![1], and ... f all in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all hor ror, oh, there are some beautiful moments[2], and YOU(!) ... g  o  t  t  a c  h  a  n  g  e![3], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![2], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[3], and Jesus H. - !!![3], and, ask yourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the j  a  m of an e  v  i  l w  o  r  l  d?"[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that r  e  p  e  t  i  t  i  o  n is the way, surely?[3], and ... come on![3], and how have we s  t  r  u  g  g  l  e  d for so l  o  n  g? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![3], and we're going beyond the T  H  R  E  E!!![3], and, yes, yes[3], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![3], and I believe in the f  u  t  u  r  e![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[3], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![3], and, L  I  S  T  E  N TO ME ... please![3], and, uh ...[3], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![3], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you l  o  o  k  i  n  g for them?[3], and, well ...[3], and I've told you before ... your consciousness ness is a j  o  k  e, really, but don't be s  a  d[3], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of s  h  i  t, sure[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good s  t  u  f  f, the diamonds?[3], and I can lead a h  o  r  s  e to water ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the m  e  s  s  a  g  e  s, you dig?[3], and ... stare into my eyes![3], and ... f  a  l  l in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all h  o  r  r  o  r, oh, there are some beautiful moments[3], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![3], and

And YOU(!) ... gotta change![1], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[1], and YOU(!) ... gott a cha nge![2], and Jesus H. - !!![1], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[2], and, ask yourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the jam of an evil world?"[1], and Jesus H. - !!![2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and, ask y ourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the ja m of an evi l w orld?"[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that repetition is the way, surely?[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and ... come on![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that repe tition is the way, surely?[2], and how have we struggled for so long? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![1], and ... come on![2], and we're going beyond the THREE!!![1], and how have we st ruggled for so l ong? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![2], and, yes, yes[1], and we're going beyond the THR EE!!![2], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![1], and, yes, yes[2], and I believe in the future![1], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[1], and I believe in the fut ure![2], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[2], and, LISTEN TO ME ... please![1], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![2], and, uh ...[1], and, LIST EN TO ME ... please![2], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![1], and, uh ...[2], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you looking for them?[1], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![2], and, well ...[1], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you l ooking for them?[2], and I've told you before ... your consciousness ness is a joke, really, but don't be sad[1], and, well ...[2], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of shit, sure[1], and I've told you before ... your consciousness ness is a j oke, really, but don't be s ad[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good stuff, the diamonds?[1], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of s hit, sure[2], and I can lead a horse to water ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good st uff, the diamonds?[2], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the messages, you dig?[1], and I can lead a h orse to water ...[2], and ... stare into my eyes![1], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the mes sages, you dig?[2], and ... fall in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all horror, oh, there are some beautiful moments[1], and ... stare into my eyes![2], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![1], and ... f all in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all hor ror, oh, there are some beautiful moments[2], and YOU(!) ... g  o  t  t  a c  h  a  n  g  e![3], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![2], and I'm serious, son/daughter, you dig?[3], and Jesus H. - !!![3], and, ask yourself ... "Do I really want to stay stuck ... in the j  a  m of an e  v  i  l w  o  r  l  d?"[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, uh, you know that r  e  p  e  t  i  t  i  o  n is the way, surely?[3], and ... come on![3], and how have we s  t  r  u  g  g  l  e  d for so l  o  n  g? / and it's a miracle we're still sane ... seriously![3], and we're going beyond the T  H  R  E  E!!![3], and, yes, yes[3], and, oh ... one day, kook(s), one day / and, uh, uh ... not quite yet, Christ![3], and I believe in the f  u  t  u  r  e![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ... ... ? ... ... ... ? ... ... ... here - ?[3], and ... what do you think?! ... ?! ... ?![3], and, L  I  S  T  E  N TO ME ... please![3], and, uh ...[3], and what do YOU(!) believe in? / and, uh ... make it good, yes, please![3], and there are miracles inside ... / ... and are you l  o  o  k  i  n  g for them?[3], and, well ...[3], and I've told you before ... your consciousness ness is a j  o  k  e, really, but don't be s  a  d[3], and the cosmos gives you all kinds of s  h  i  t, sure[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... are you going through it all, picking out the good s  t  u  f  f, the diamonds?[3], and I can lead a h  o  r  s  e to water ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... you've got to be strong, and you've got to get the m  e  s  s  a  g  e  s, you dig?[3], and ... stare into my eyes![3], and ... f  a  l  l in, baby! / and, trust me ... it's not all h  o  r  r  o  r, oh, there are some beautiful moments[3], and I love you, yes / and ... deal with it![3], and