Thursday, 22 February 2018

More eFront ...

Christ! "Best regards", Sam says. Is he having a laugh? Or she. It's a unisex name, ain't it? 'Sounds dodgy, boss.' It's not dodgy, Voice.

New York, Seattle, February 22, 2018 - eFront, the leading technology provider to alternative investment professionals, and PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, announce today a strategic partnership to integrate PitchBook data within the recently announced eFront Insight solution.

I mean ...

Leveraging PitchBook's data feed solution, eFront clients can now flexibly access deep fund-level information, empowering Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) to gauge private market performance relative to peer groups for PE and VC strategies, while also allowing LPs to refine asset allocation strategies.

What?!

Additionally, eFront will also integrate performance measurement data and analysis from PitchBook Benchmarks into eFront Insight. Recently released, PitchBook Benchmarks is a performance measurement tool offering objective, reliable and transparent resource for fund performance data. The integration will be available this coming month as part of eFront Insight's early adopter program.

Listen, dear reader(s), I'm only putting this stuff on here because I know you understand it all. But me? Jesus H. - !!! I ain't got a clue what's going on, son. 'Boss.' Yeah, what? 'Thibaut will explain.' Who?! Who the fuck - 'Thibaut de Laval! The chief strategy and marketing officer at eFront.' Oh, great.

Commenting on the announcement, Thibaut de Laval, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at eFront, said: "eFront and PitchBook - the two leading providers of technology and market data to the alternative investment sector - joining forces behind our eFront Insight solution, is an important signal for the entire industry. We intend to combine the best sources of information in the industry today to bring unique value to our clients through the eFront Insight platform."

Okay, okay. Thank you, Thibaut. You've been a great help. Seriously. / Unbelievable! So, it's, uh, obviously ... technology, and that, data. 'Computers, boss.' Yeah, yeah, I know, Voice, I know. It's the same as last time. And I wish them all the best with it, I really do. / Maybe I should have done a Jinksy PR email. I mean, I can understand parcels, man.

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Anything else? No, not really. 'Politics!' Shut up, idiot! I'm not doing politics. Or music. / It's the end of another week. What are you doing at the weekend, reader(s), anything nice? Oh, okay. That's interesting. But maybe you should stop slacking off, yeah? I suggest you read my earlier post from this morning.

Laters.

Modelling

I've had Tony Robbins' Awaken The Giant Within for some time. I've put off buying his Unlimited Power because I had the impression it was a weak follow-up, repeating a lot of the first book. [WRONG! Unlimited Power came first. Never mind!] However, I found it yesterday for only £3.99 in one of those bargain bookshops, and it's not bad at all. He talks about modelling. This is basically copying the beliefs and methods of others to get the great results you want in life. One drawback is that you need a lot of information on the person you're modelling. Well, it struck me like a bolt of lightning last night: biographies are the obvious answer, as long as they're good biographies. I've already mentioned, dear reader(s), that Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance is the best biography I've ever read, so I'm going to use that. Now, using Elon Musk as a model for a pop career may seem like overkill, but I think it's what's needed in my situation ... considering my age and the fact that I want to become the greatest ever songwriter.

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Here's some "useful" stuff about the great man -

Work ethic. Musk has been working one hundred hour weeks for the last twenty-five years (at least). He used to sleep on a beanbag next to his desk. He has meetings while he's eating lunch. He works on his emails while he's interviewing potential new employees. And he's probably more productive in those hours than most people who are workaholics. Actually, I wouldn't even call him a workaholic - which has negative connotations. It's just his lifestyle.*

Ambition. Musk has massive goals that may seem insane to your average person in the street, but he gets results. Who would have thought when Musk was running PayPal that he would one day own a car company with a market cap greater than Ford's? Or that he would develop the Falcon Heavy rocket with a view to colonizing Mars?

Belief. Musk sees himself as a Samurai[?]. He says he would rather die than fail[?]. The question marks are there because he now denies he said such crazy shit. However, everything about his life suggests to me that he really believes it.

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Well, well ... / Not bad, eh? Why don't you give it a go, reader(s), this modelling? As Jordan Belfort once said: You can be a tour de force in your own life!

Laters.


*This is no great sacrifice for me. I've had my carefree youth - where I didn't achieve very much - and now I only have old age and death to look forward to. So why not work, and work, and work?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

[No. 588] £, $

Let's chase the money!

And here we go, kook(s)![1], and ... £, $ - !!![1], and here we go, kook(s)![2], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[1], and ... £, $ - !!![2], and come on! / and squares, too![1], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[2], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[1], and come on! / and squares, too![2], and, please, tell me you do[1], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[2], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[1], and, please, tell me you do[2], and £ - !!![1], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[2], and $ - !!![1], and £ - !!![2], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[1], and $ - !!![2], and forget the bloody rainbows![1], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[2], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[1], and forget the bloody rainbows![2], and stick like glue[1], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[2], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![1], and stick like glue[2], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[1], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![2], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[1], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[2], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[1], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[2], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[1], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[2], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[1], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[2], and don't tell me![1], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[2], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[1], and don't tell me![2], and stretch your mind(s), yes![1], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[2], and here we go, kook(s)![3], and stretch your mind(s), yes![2], and ... £, $ - !!![3], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[3], and come on! / and squares, too![3], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[3], and, please, tell me you do[3], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[3], and £ - !!![3], and $ - !!![3], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[3], and forget the bloody rainbows![3], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[3], and stick like glue[3], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![3], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[3], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[3], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[3], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[3], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[3], and don't tell me![3], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[3], and stretch your mind(s), yes![3], and

And here we go, kook(s)![1], and ... £, $ - !!![1], and here we go, kook(s)![2], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[1], and ... £, $ - !!![2], and come on! / and squares, too![1], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[2], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[1], and come on! / and squares, too![2], and, please, tell me you do[1], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[2], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[1], and, please, tell me you do[2], and £ - !!![1], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[2], and $ - !!![1], and £ - !!![2], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[1], and $ - !!![2], and forget the bloody rainbows![1], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[2], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[1], and forget the bloody rainbows![2], and stick like glue[1], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[2], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![1], and stick like glue[2], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[1], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![2], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[1], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[2], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[1], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[2], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[1], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[2], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[1], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[2], and don't tell me![1], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[2], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[1], and don't tell me![2], and stretch your mind(s), yes![1], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[2], and here we go, kook(s)![3], and stretch your mind(s), yes![2], and ... £, $ - !!![3], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[3], and come on! / and squares, too![3], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[3], and, please, tell me you do[3], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[3], and £ - !!![3], and $ - !!![3], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[3], and forget the bloody rainbows![3], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[3], and stick like glue[3], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![3], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[3], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[3], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[3], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[3], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[3], and don't tell me![3], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[3], and stretch your mind(s), yes![3], and

And here we go, kook(s)![1], and ... £, $ - !!![1], and here we go, kook(s)![2], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[1], and ... £, $ - !!![2], and come on! / and squares, too![1], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[2], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[1], and come on! / and squares, too![2], and, please, tell me you do[1], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[2], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[1], and, please, tell me you do[2], and £ - !!![1], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[2], and $ - !!![1], and £ - !!![2], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[1], and $ - !!![2], and forget the bloody rainbows![1], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[2], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[1], and forget the bloody rainbows![2], and stick like glue[1], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[2], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![1], and stick like glue[2], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[1], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![2], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[1], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[2], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[1], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[2], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[1], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[2], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[1], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[2], and don't tell me![1], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[2], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[1], and don't tell me![2], and stretch your mind(s), yes![1], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[2], and here we go, kook(s)![3], and stretch your mind(s), yes![2], and ... £, $ - !!![3], and I hope you're up for it, like / and I hope you've got all the energy you need for this[3], and come on! / and squares, too![3], and there, look!!! - £, $ ... £, $ ... £, $ ... / ... and do YOU(!) get the idea?[3], and, please, tell me you do[3], and it's a pretty simple idea, obviously / and not a great deal of thought went into it / and, but ... that's life, ain't it?[3], and £ - !!![3], and $ - !!![3], and, yes, a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, oh ... / ... and ha, ha, ha! ... uh ... £, $, £, $, £, $[3], and forget the bloody rainbows![3], and stick with me, idiot(s) / and I'll make you so very rich[3], and stick like glue[3], and are YOU(!) ... DIZZY(!) yet? / and are YOU(!) ... rich yet? / and keep trying, man![3], and, well, I'm enjoying myself ...[3], and ... 'Boss, we get to keep it, if we catch it?' / ... and, yes, Voice, after a twenty per cent deduction[3], and, oh, an administration fee, you understand ... / and don't forget I provide the conceptual[3], and none of this would be possible without me, so ...[3], and I'm helping you to become more of a man or woman, whichever you prefer ...[3], and don't tell me![3], and the money is just floating in the air / and all you gotta do is grab it, you dig?[3], and stretch your mind(s), yes![3], and

John Gilligan appointed as ...

Drum roll! ... ... ... 'Come on, boss! The suspense is killing me. And the readers no doubt. What is John Gilligan appointed as?' Ha! Look at this, Voice, reader(s) -

John Gilligan, a private equity and venture capital industry expert, has been appointed as Director of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford's Finance Lab - a financial graduate training programme that is highly respected by financial services, recruiters and senior finance professionals. His leadership will build on the work of predecessor of Andreas T. Angelopoulos, who founded the Finance Lab in 2013.

Gilligan is an adviser and educator who has initiated, led, structured and arranged finance for transactions in many sectors and jurisdictions, and he is the co-author of a series of books on Private Equity that feature on the reading lists of business schools across the world. He is a non-executive director and investment committee member of Big Issue Invest, one of the largest social impact investors in the UK.


How about that, eh? It's a shame about that strange symbol above the "i" though. 'Don't you normally remove those, boss?' Normally, yes, but I can't be bothered this morning. Let them have it any way they want it! / Okay. This lab, then -

The Oxford Saïd Finance Lab is a joint venture between the School's Private Equity Institute, finance faculty and Careers Centre. It is offered to Oxford Saïd MBA, MsC and Finance students interested in a career in specific areas of finance, especially M&A, Corporate Finance, Leveraged Finance, Real Estate and Infrastructure Finance, Capital Markets, Distress & Restructuring, Private Equity and Asset Management.

The Lab takes place over two terms, and it introduces students to the key concepts, instruments, and models required for finance courses, electives, and interviews. It encompasses four finance competitions: the Bridgepoint Private Equity Challenge, Centerview M&A Challenge, Rothschild Global Advisory Challenge and the Hermes GPE Private Markets Challenge.


Okay. Fair enough. / As I say, it's a shame about that strange symbol above the "i", but you've got to let people live their own lives. It's not what I would have wanted, and - 'And you normally remove those symbols. It's not too late, boss.' No, no, no. I'm not going to interfere. 'You're not as fussy as you used to be. You used to like to be in control of every element of the blog, man.' Yeah, I know. 'And is it really interfering, if it's your blog? I say, your blog, your rules.' Just leave it, Voice. Seriously. It's not a big deal. Christ!

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Anything else? Brexit? Well, good news for a change! David Davis says that we won't have to fight Lord Humungus for the last gasoline. I'm feeling better already!

Laters.

Monday, 19 February 2018

[No. 587] What day is it?

Is it ... Monday?

And ... okay, right, okay[1], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[1], and ... okay, right, okay[2], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[1], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[2], and, yes, it's alive![1], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[2], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[1], and, yes, it's alive![2], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[1], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[2], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[1], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[2], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![1], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[2], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[1], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![2], and believe it, if you can[1], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[2], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[1], and believe it, if you can[2], and, Christ[1], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[2], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[1], and, Christ[2], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[1], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[2], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[1], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[2], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[1], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[1], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[2], and ... we got passion![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[2], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![1], and ... we got passion![2], and ... we got real soul![1], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![2], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[1], and ... we got real soul![2], and keep on, on, on![1], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[2], and ... okay, right, okay[3], and keep on, on, on![2], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[3], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[3], and, yes, it's alive![3], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[3], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[3], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[3], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![3], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[3], and believe it, if you can[3], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[3], and, Christ[3], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[3], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[3], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[3], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[3], and ... we got passion![3], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![3], and ... we got real soul![3], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[3], and keep on, on, on![3], and

And ... okay, right, okay[1], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[1], and ... okay, right, okay[2], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[1], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[2], and, yes, it's alive![1], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[2], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[1], and, yes, it's alive![2], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[1], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[2], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[1], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[2], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![1], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[2], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[1], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![2], and believe it, if you can[1], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[2], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[1], and believe it, if you can[2], and, Christ[1], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[2], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[1], and, Christ[2], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[1], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[2], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[1], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[2], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[1], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[1], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[2], and ... we got passion![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[2], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![1], and ... we got passion![2], and ... we got real soul![1], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![2], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[1], and ... we got real soul![2], and keep on, on, on![1], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[2], and ... okay, right, okay[3], and keep on, on, on![2], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[3], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[3], and, yes, it's alive![3], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[3], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[3], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[3], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![3], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[3], and believe it, if you can[3], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[3], and, Christ[3], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[3], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[3], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[3], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[3], and ... we got passion![3], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![3], and ... we got real soul![3], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[3], and keep on, on, on![3], and

And ... okay, right, okay[1], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[1], and ... okay, right, okay[2], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[1], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[2], and, yes, it's alive![1], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[2], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[1], and, yes, it's alive![2], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[1], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[2], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[1], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[2], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![1], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[2], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[1], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![2], and believe it, if you can[1], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[2], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[1], and believe it, if you can[2], and, Christ[1], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[2], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[1], and, Christ[2], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[1], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[2], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[1], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[2], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[1], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[1], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[2], and ... we got passion![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[2], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![1], and ... we got passion![2], and ... we got real soul![1], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![2], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[1], and ... we got real soul![2], and keep on, on, on![1], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[2], and ... okay, right, okay[3], and keep on, on, on![2], and how many conceptuals this week, eh?[3], and the usual two, I suppose, to keep my hand in / and ... in what?! The consciousness ness of the BIG COSMOS(!!!)[3], and, yes, it's alive![3], and, please ... don't bother me with the nonsense of time here / and there is no time here - ?, only a little space ...[3], and, uh ... a-ROUND, so ...[3], and the words keep coming ... / and it's not my choice ... / and I'm a victim, I guess[3], and, actually, a lot of space ... / and taste the space, man![3], and time is forever / and we are forever / and we are lucky[3], and believe it, if you can[3], and, well ... a-ROUND we go! / and a-ROUND we are, making the most of the opportunity, such as it is[3], and, Christ[3], and every spin is another chance to get DIZZY(!) / and aren't you glad you joined the kooks, kook(s)?[3], and days? We need to forget the months, the years ...[3], and beyond the THREE, maybe there are no numbers ... ah, that's my dream, well, one of them[3], and I have a lot of dreams, all rather pointless[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it goes, yes, and so watch it come back[3], and ... we got passion![3], and we can ride it all the way / and we don't need no ridiculous rainbows, man![3], and ... we got real soul![3], and this space, here ... oh, fill it with something, kook(s)! / and emptiness might ruin us[3], and keep on, on, on![3], and

Fragile situations

Yes, fragile. Well, I know what they mean [PR email from last week], but ...

Rome, 14 February 2018 - The 41st Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), concluded today with a call from leaders to build stronger institutions and to improve capacity in rural areas to overcome fragility.

A growing number of people around the world, approximately 1.6 billion, are living in fragile situations. During the two-day annual event, IFAD Member State representatives discussed how rural areas are increasingly affected and shaped by global issues such as climate change, conflict, weak institutions, emerging technologies and limited natural resources.


But, but ... we're all living in fragile situations, son. 'Who are you talking to, boss?' Anyone who will listen, Voice. 'Oh, okay. Some situations are more fragile than others though.' Yes, yes. I'm aware of that, man. I'm just saying the whole world is fragile, you know? I was reading the other day that certain billionaires are preparing for the end of the world by setting up boltholes in New Zealand. 'Ha!' I mean, as if the end of the world won't touch New Zealand! 'Ha! Crazy! / Elon Musk has the right idea.' Well, yes, of course, he's heading for another planet. There's only, uh ... one problem. 'What's that?' He'll be taking human beings with him. 'Oh, Christ!' Exactly. FFS! Mars will be a shitshow in no time. 'And then he'll have to move somewhere else, boss. A planet far, far away.' Voice, if Elon's got any sense, he'll fly away to another galaxy, by himself, like. 'And do what then?' I don't know, er ... find a nice, unspoilt planet, and build a holiday home. 'And then what?!' I don't know, man! Relax for a while, I suppose. He deserves a rest.

Anyway, climate change ...

For example, kicking off the final day of the meeting, Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria, talked about the growing threat posed by climate change.

"For us in Africa climate change is no longer an abstract concept, it is our reality," he said. As an example, he pointed to the current crisis in Cape Town, South Africa where the water supply in a city of about four million people is predicted to run dry by June. "If drought can affect such a city, one can only imagine the impact of drought on the rural areas. Frequent and extreme weather events continue to have negative effects on rural livelihoods, especially in Africa where agriculture is the mainstay of rural economies."

And we're even getting earthquakes in Wales now! 'That's not weather, boss.' Oh, it might be. It's a sign that the earth is sick, anyway, Voice. 'Oh, okay.' / Ah, it's bloody depressing. I'm going to listen to some music to take my mind off everything.

Laters.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

My last ever music update!

Yes, yes. YES! This is my last ever music update. Believe it. This is a finance blog, so ... / Anyway, dear reader(s), do you remember I was talking about a possible Citizen Kane of albums a while ago? I mean, an album that would be indisputably the greatest ever - and future-proof, too! You may remember I said that you can't do anything new with music. Well, that's still true, but you can write songs that are ... greater than songs than have come before. Because I'm thinking now I only need two more songs as good as the three I mentioned yesterday. If I were to put them together with six of my other songs as support, I would have an eleven-track album that would be ... beyond anything done so far, by anyone. Yes. And this could be important. We all know how tough the music business is these days. It's tough for artists in their twenties. It's practically impossible for someone of my age, nearly fifty. Only Seasick Steve (even older than me) has had any reasonable success as a new artist. But a Citizen Kane of albums would be a historic achievement. It would set me up straight away, and take all the pressure off me. / The album would have to be future-proof. Back in 1967, it looked like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was such an album. But that's not true any more. Now, at the very top, we have Revolver, The Stone Roses, OK Computer, Pet Sounds ... [maybe a couple of others(?!?!)] ... and, yes, Sgt. Pepper, and it's hard to say which is best. The Stone Roses is an interesting one. It's the only one out of that lot that didn't do anything remotely new, but it is GREAT!!! / By the way, I do have one song, Nothing, which is sort of new. It's not a new sound, but it's a new structure. It's a five-minute pop song as musical as any Beatles pop song, but it has a lengthy poetic lyric that matches the best of Dylan. (Actually, it's more like Yeats, in the sense that I've polished and refined the shit out of it.) The best of both worlds, as it were.

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Oh, obviously ... I understand that artistic judgments are subjective. However, I don't want anyone telling me that Duran Duran's Seven and the Ragged Tiger is the greatest album ever. Or that Police Academy 3: Back in Training is the greatest film. Please, no.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Christ! I had no idea that Aviva Investors had a ROCK & ROLL(!!!) warehouse - !!!

It's in Park Royal, apparently. Why wasn't I told about this?! 'How did you find out, boss?' Well, I was just searching for the latest news on Aviva Investors, which, as you know, is something I rarely do. I mean, do we really need to know what pub they're drinking in now? 'No, not really. This warehouse sounds great though!' Yeah. I suppose they use it for putting on gigs, and parties, and entertaining, and stuff. 'How often would that be?' Ha! Knowing them, Voice, every night of the bloody week! However, they've let the warehouse to someone now. 'Oh.' That was the news I found. 'Oh.' Well, it's what passes for news with Aviva Investors. It's either going to be that, or, as I say, the latest pub, or maybe they've found a new park for the summer season. That sort of thing.

Okay, uh ... I'd love to know why they didn't invite me to one of their events. I'm in London. I can easily get to Park Royal. 'They probably didn't want you writing about it, boss.' Oh. Why not? 'They don't want their clients knowing about it, do they?' Ha! No one reads my blog, man. Just a few kooks, and industry squares - who are very discreet and would never grass. / Never mind.

Talking of ROCK & ROLL!!! ... I'm having to delay my new demo again because of this bastard flu that won't go away. 'Time keeps passing, Mikey. Years, man! Years!' Okay, okay. Yeah, but ... I ain't worried, son. My three best songs, which will be on the demo with Lucky You, making a total of four, didn't even exist eighteen months ago. It can't be done without them. 'What can't?' ROCK & ROLL, man! ROCK & ROLL - !!! - !!! - !!!

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Right. Anything else? Brexit? I saw a brilliant guy on the internet yesterday, in a tweet, talking to Sky News. His name is Femi. Anyway, he was saying how most people under the age of fifty-five don't want Brexit. It's basically doomed, even if we leave for a few years. There's also a clip of him talking to Nigel Farage on LBC, which is pretty funny, as Farage is completely outwitted.

Okay, okay. / Er, obviously, dear reader(s), I don't do music updates no more - blame Aviva Investors! And I don't discuss Brexit. This is a finance blog. See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Hunter Street Partners

What's that?! ... you may be wondering, dear reader(s). Well, wonder no more, because I can tell you that it's actually a new firm. This is from its website -

Hunter Street Partners is a Minneapolis-based alternative investment management firm focused on fundamentals-driven, asset-oriented credit and equity opportunities across corporate finance, real estate, and specialty finance.

You see? Uh ... I'm not actually sure the website is working properly. 'Maybe there's something wrong with your computer, boss.' There's nothing wrong with my computer, Voice. 'Oh.' I just think, you know, it's a new firm, with a new website, so ... 'Well, what's the problem?' I clicked on a couple of links, man, and they didn't lead anywhere. 'Oh.' They're obviously still setting the thing up. It's no big deal. I don't even know why I'm writing about it.

Anyway, uh ... Neal Johnson seems to be the boss/founder. And he has some partners. 'He's the CEO and CIO.' Okay. Thanks. That's nice. He used to be at Varde Partners, by the way. Of course, in a situation like this, it's always a good idea to find out what Bloomberg says about the boss. 'Is that wise, Mikey?' Boss. 'Is that wise, boss?' Er ... we haven't been to Bloomberg for ages, man. Maybe they've changed their way of working. Maybe they've got a clue now. 'Ha! I wouldn't count on it.' Okay, okay. Well, let's take a look, shall we? This is what Bloomberg says about our Neal -

This person is connected to 0 Board Member in 0 organization across 1 different industries.

Ah, shit! 'Ha, ha, ha! I told you, son. Those freaks will never change.' Yeah, yeah. I just thought ... 'What did you think?' Nothing. Nothing at all.

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Okay. Anything else? Music? Well, I've been thinking that the obvious solution to not having enough material for concerts is to do lots of covers. If the songs are chosen carefully, it could be quite good. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? by Lead Belly, Mystery Train by Elvis Presley, and Concrete Jungle by Bob Marley are three songs I'd like to do. The Beatles and Bob Dylan did loads of covers in concert in their early days.

Right. Bye, for now. 'Laters!' Yeah.

Monday, 12 February 2018

[No. 586] Don't worry about the spiders

We've got plenty of time yet.

And this ... is it![1], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and this ... is it![2], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![1], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and stupid dinosaurs![1], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![2], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[1], and stupid dinosaurs![2], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[1], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[2], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[1], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[2], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[1], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[2], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[1], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[2], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[1], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[2], and spin yourself FREE - !!![1], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[2], and it's so easy[1], and spin yourself FREE - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![1], and it's so easy[2], and we keep going because we have faith ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![2], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[1], and we keep going because we have faith ...[2], and ... so what?![1], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[2], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[1], and ... so what?![2], and more a-ROUND - !!![1], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[2], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![1], and more a-ROUND - !!![2], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[1], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![2], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[1], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[2], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[1], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[2], and I must be a saint![1], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[2], and this ... is it![3], and I must be a saint![2], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![3], and stupid dinosaurs![3], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[3], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[3], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[3], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[3], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[3], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[3], and spin yourself FREE - !!![3], and it's so easy[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![3], and we keep going because we have faith ...[3], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[3], and ... so what?![3], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[3], and more a-ROUND - !!![3], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![3], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[3], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[3], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[3], and I must be a saint![3], and

And this ... is it![1], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and this ... is it![2], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![1], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and stupid dinosaurs![1], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![2], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[1], and stupid dinosaurs![2], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[1], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[2], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[1], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[2], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[1], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[2], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[1], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[2], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[1], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[2], and spin yourself FREE - !!![1], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[2], and it's so easy[1], and spin yourself FREE - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![1], and it's so easy[2], and we keep going because we have faith ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![2], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[1], and we keep going because we have faith ...[2], and ... so what?![1], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[2], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[1], and ... so what?![2], and more a-ROUND - !!![1], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[2], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![1], and more a-ROUND - !!![2], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[1], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![2], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[1], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[2], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[1], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[2], and I must be a saint![1], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[2], and this ... is it![3], and I must be a saint![2], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![3], and stupid dinosaurs![3], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[3], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[3], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[3], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[3], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[3], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[3], and spin yourself FREE - !!![3], and it's so easy[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![3], and we keep going because we have faith ...[3], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[3], and ... so what?![3], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[3], and more a-ROUND - !!![3], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![3], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[3], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[3], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[3], and I must be a saint![3], and

And this ... is it![1], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and this ... is it![2], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![1], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and stupid dinosaurs![1], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![2], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[1], and stupid dinosaurs![2], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[1], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[2], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[1], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[2], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[1], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[2], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[1], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[2], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[1], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[2], and spin yourself FREE - !!![1], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[2], and it's so easy[1], and spin yourself FREE - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![1], and it's so easy[2], and we keep going because we have faith ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![2], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[1], and we keep going because we have faith ...[2], and ... so what?![1], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[2], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[1], and ... so what?![2], and more a-ROUND - !!![1], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[2], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![1], and more a-ROUND - !!![2], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[1], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![2], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[1], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[2], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[1], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[2], and I must be a saint![1], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[2], and this ... is it![3], and I must be a saint![2], and we can evolve by getting a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and don't get left behind, like the dinosaurs / and this is our rocket to a new reality, man![3], and stupid dinosaurs![3], and our consciousness nesses are ready for life beyond the THREE / and I truly believe that, kook(s), yes[3], and Elon Musk is going to the outer cosmos ...[3], and fucking stupid dinosaurs, seriously[3], and there's an inner cosmos, well, inside us, and beyond us - probably, I'm guessing[3], and ... what do I know?! A lot, actually[3], and, listen ... the earth won't support us forever / and Elon Musk is making his own plans / and we must make ours ...[3], and spin yourself FREE - !!![3], and it's so easy[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just like the 585 other times![3], and we keep going because we have faith ...[3], and we keep going ... because we have NOTHING(!) else to do[3], and ... so what?![3], and we'll leave our bodies behind, yes, yes / and it all makes sense, uh, yes, it does[3], and more a-ROUND - !!![3], and, yes, yes, obviously, ha![3], and getting DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!), DIZZY(!) is the ultimate sense, when you feel about it ...[3], and I hope I'm not wasting my time, my energy, my breath[3], and, Christ! ... do YOU(!) feel any different NOW(!) - ? / and don't blame me if not / and you're so unfeeling sometimes[3], and I must be a saint![3], and