Wednesday, 30 April 2014

[No. 213] What do I know?

I know nothing.

And here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[1], and I know you dig ...[1], and here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[2], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![1], and I know you dig ...[2], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![1], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![2], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[1], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![2], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[1], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[2], and / I am always here[1], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[2], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[1], and / I am always here[2], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[1], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[2], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[1], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[2], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[1], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[2], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[1], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[2], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![1], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[2], and I'll sing you a song ...[1], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![2], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[1], and I'll sing you a song ...[2], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[1], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[2], and here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[3], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[2], and I know you dig ...[3], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![3], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![3], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[3], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[3], and / I am always here[3], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[3], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[3], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[3], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[3], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[3], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![3], and I'll sing you a song ...[3], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[3], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[3], and

And here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[1], and I know you dig ...[1], and here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[2], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![1], and I know you dig ...[2], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![1], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![2], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[1], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![2], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[1], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[2], and / I am always here[1], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[2], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[1], and / I am always here[2], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[1], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[2], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[1], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[2], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[1], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[2], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[1], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[2], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![1], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[2], and I'll sing you a song ...[1], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![2], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[1], and I'll sing you a song ...[2], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[1], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[2], and here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[3], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[2], and I know you dig ...[3], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![3], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![3], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[3], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[3], and / I am always here[3], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[3], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[3], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[3], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[3], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[3], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![3], and I'll sing you a song ...[3], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[3], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[3], and

And here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[1], and I know you dig ...[1], and here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[2], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![1], and I know you dig ...[2], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![1], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![2], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[1], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![2], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[1], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[2], and / I am always here[1], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[2], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[1], and / I am always here[2], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[1], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[2], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[1], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[2], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[1], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[2], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[1], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[2], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![1], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[2], and I'll sing you a song ...[1], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![2], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[1], and I'll sing you a song ...[2], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[1], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[2], and here is the news: I just want to ESCAPE(!), to get so DIZZY that nothing matters, you dig?[3], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[2], and I know you dig ...[3], and, well ... No. 213 / how many more? / and I can guess ... many, many more / I'm not FREE, am I?![3], and I will make NOTHING matter ... it's shamanic, it's revolutionary, so wake up![3], and / will I ever be free, or more than ... THREE?[3], and hedgies come and hedgies go ... / there is no end to the horror[3], and / I am always here[3], and I suppose ... this is one room in THE HOTEL FOWKE[3], and if YOU(!) are here for a moment, I can make it an eternity ... / be careful[3], and bankers come and bankers go ... / there is no end to the horror[3], and lost in finance ... what did I do? O Lord, what did I do?[3], and the darkest hour is right before the dawn ... / tossing and turning with a spider above your head[3], and there are over two hundred rooms in my soul / there will be thousands before I'm finished / Shit![3], and I'll sing you a song ...[3], and what do I know? / I know you must pay for your sins ...[3], and / la, la, la ... la, la, la ... la, la, la ... / I never promised you a ... uh, never mind[3], and

I've never heard of Skip McGee III! (And no one told me about Benros!)

Well, I have now, heard of Skip. (Three Skips in the same family!) But no one tells me anything. Apparently, Skip is really famous on Wall Street for being the head of Barclays over there (and other things). 'No, boss! He ain't no head of nothing no more! He's left.' Well, thanks for telling me, Voice. My wonderful intern, dear reader(s). 'I'm not his intern. He doesn't pay me!' You're not supposed to pay interns, you moron. Interns are miserable slaves. / Yeah, Skip McGee III has resigned. Never mind, eh? There are plenty more fish in the sea. 'What does that mean?' Not a lot.

Oh, in other news, Benros Capital has closed. A year ago. I've just found out, thanks to a French financier who sent me an email this morning. 'Did he just find out, Mikey?' No, he's known a long time, but some of these financiers are very perverse, you know. Especially the French ones. They enjoy keeping me in the dark.

If you remember, Benros was that fund they wanted me to be the chief executive of - I mean, Ariel Roskis and Daniele "strange name for a lad" Benatoff. Yeah ... / Well, I turned them down, and the rest is history ... / I don't know what the guys are doing now. I hope they're all right. They're totally clueless about mystical capitalism, but they're nice guys.

And, er, in even more news, I recorded My Heart last night and made a right mess of it. 'That's not news. That happens every day.' Shut up! / Too many mistakes to use, BUT ... I caught a vibe or something, a glimpse, of how great the song could sound. / If anyone decent was recording the song, it would be an all-time great anthem, like Lennon's Imagine or U2's One. And it's not even my best song! You're Lying is better. / I've got to get my shit together, man ... after the snooker, of course.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is winning the snooker, even though he doesn't seem to be at his best. He's the only player worth watching ... the game needs more characters, I think. Like Alex Higgins, beating the shit out of referees with his cue. Those were the days!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Is there something wrong with Jacob de Tusch-Lec?

Oh God ... some sort of crazy partner and senior fund manager at Artemis Investment Management ... / Jesus H. Christ! The poor man freely admits that he has been fascinated by finance since the age of thirteen. 'This is shocking, Mikey!' I know, Voice. I'm almost lost for words. 'Yeah, almost.' But not quite. / The most shocking thing for me is that he admits it. I mean ... I don't know.

Jacob says: "You go in to work and you have to deliver." Ha! Great! 'Amazing!' Why didn't he get a job as a fucking postman then? I'm sorry, but there's no excuse for this.

Jacob obviously isn't a reader of my blog. / I would imagine that most regular readers of my blog have sorted themselves out by now. They know the desert is dead. They know there's nothing left. Only a fool would continue with the nonsense ...
 
 
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Music? Oh, what do you think? The same as usual. / I was joking the other week about having to be like Hendrix - I mean, the practice - but it ain't a joke no more because two or three hours just isn't enough. I'm going to having to play all day long, every spare moment. / I'll wait until the snooker is finished. I want to see Ronnie O'Sullivan win his sixth title. Damien Hirst isn't working at the moment. He's watching Ronnie - so I can as well!

My problem is the recording. I get nervous. I always play better when I'm not recording. What I need is someone like Cato in the Pink Panther movies to creep up behind me and - 'Smash you over the head, boss?! I'd do it - if I had a body.' No, Voice, switch on the laptop, the Audacity software.

Maybe I need a new guitar ... I know a good workman doesn't blame his tools, but the Yamaha FG730S looks really beautiful, man. / The impressive thing about Yamaha is that they give you more than you would normally expect for the price. (I've got the F310. Just over a hundred, plays like a couple of hundred.) The FG730S is around £300. Musicians on various forums have said you won't find a similar guitar by another manufacturer for under a thousand.

[Over twenty years ago, before I abandoned music, I had an Aria acoustic that cost me £300. I could do with that now.]

I'll see how it goes ... / I've got a luxury egg sandwich for lunch, in case you're wondering.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Two guys who used to work at Meditor Capital Management are now working at Cheyne Capital

That's your news, dear reader(s). On a Monday morning. Are you happy with that? (Why do I bother?) 'Who are the guys, Mikey?' The guys, Voice, are Martin Glen and Pierre-Marie(eh?) Di Maria. 'Never heard of them!' That's not my fault, son.

I don't have any control ... / If a fund manager leaves one hedge fund and joins another, what can I do about it? It's chaotic, but I can't control it. Sometimes I stare at a light switch (any light switch) and ask myself Is it off? And I stare at the light (any light) Is it off? Christ! It's so hard to tell. Reality is difficult. I mean, I could stare at Martin Glen all day. 'No!' Yes! I could go to the Cheyne office. I could look through the window. Hello, Glen, are you there? Is that you? But what good would it do me? 'What good would it do Glen, boss? He don't need that shit in his life. He's got work to do! Are you trying to get him the sack?' I'm not trying to get him the sack, man. I haven't actually gone to the office yet. I doubt I ever will. I'm just saying, that's all.

I can't keep my eye on everyone. Let them do what they want to do. They're not children!

However, I can imagine taking a look at Pierre-Marie(eh?) Di Maria ... / Maybe he'll be working late one night. 'Yeah.' Maybe the curtains or blinds won't be closed. 'Oh.' Maybe I'll catch a glimpse of him. Hello, Pierre, are you here for good? It might be frustrating though. / No one knows who anyone is. That's the problem. Really. No one knows. And no one knows where anyone is for a second.

The best thing is to not get out of bed in the morning. That's the first mistake I made!

And I should have left my laptop alone ... / But here I am, now. What can I do? There's no escape.

The sun ain't even shining. Just misty muck. / I wish for  ... the greatest cheese sandwich of all times!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

[No. 212] They told me I had to write about Giles Money

I told them they were crazy.

And / when will I fight back?[1], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[1], and / when will I fight back?[2], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[1], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[2], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[1], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[2], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![1], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[2], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[1], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![2], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[1], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[2], and I wasn't born yesterday[1], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[2], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[1], and I wasn't born yesterday[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![1], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[2], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![2], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[1], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[2], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[1], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[2], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[1], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[2], and I guess I'm too open ...[1], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[2], and / when will I fight back?[3], and I guess I'm too open ...[2], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[3], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[3], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[3], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![3], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[3], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[3], and I wasn't born yesterday[3], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![3], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[3], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[3], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[3], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[3], and I guess I'm too open ...[3], and

And / when will I fight back?[1], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[1], and / when will I fight back?[2], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[1], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[2], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[1], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[2], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![1], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[2], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[1], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![2], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[1], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[2], and I wasn't born yesterday[1], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[2], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[1], and I wasn't born yesterday[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![1], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[2], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![2], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[1], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[2], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[1], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[2], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[1], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[2], and I guess I'm too open ...[1], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[2], and / when will I fight back?[3], and I guess I'm too open ...[2], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[3], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[3], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[3], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![3], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[3], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[3], and I wasn't born yesterday[3], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![3], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[3], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[3], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[3], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[3], and I guess I'm too open ...[3], and

And / when will I fight back?[1], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[1], and / when will I fight back?[2], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[1], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[2], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[1], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[2], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![1], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[2], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[1], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![2], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[1], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[2], and I wasn't born yesterday[1], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[2], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[1], and I wasn't born yesterday[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![1], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[2], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![2], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[1], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[2], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[1], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[2], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[1], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[2], and I guess I'm too open ...[1], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[2], and / when will I fight back?[3], and I guess I'm too open ...[2], and this is what happens when dark forces take over your life / this is what happens when you lose control[3], and so ... spinning a-ROUND here / what good will it do?[3], and / I know I could be happy strumming my guitar all day long / but they won't let me[3], and so ... Giles Money, a Schroders man ... ha![3], and I've seen his photograph / they did a good job on him / you can't fault their professionalism[3], and they got the "Giles" and they got the "Money" and they put them together / Do they want a medal?[3], and I wasn't born yesterday[3], and I don't think they were expecting a conceptual / so ... I'll spin him away[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... I'll be more than THREE, and free of all of them![3], and it's a sickness / and they don't know how sick they are / they're worse than crazy[3], and if Giles is here in spirit, how does he feel? / Is he proud to be DIZZY? / oh, I hope so ...[3], and I'm thinking: How do I change it?[3], and / what have I got myself into? / Can we blame them for taking advantage of the situation?[3], and I guess I'm too open ...[3], and

Who on earth is Giles Money?

First we had Brett de Bank. Now we have Giles Money. Will these people never learn? / Dear oh dear. Giles Money is a Schroders fund manager. (Or so they say.) His Schroder ISF Global Resources fund is, er, closed, so ... I don't know. / I don't really know who he is. They told me: "Mikey, there's a man. His name is Giles Money. He works at Schroders. Try to believe, son." They even showed me a photograph of Giles. / I feel lost, in finance. I've heard many names, seen many photographs. I've tried to believe in all of them. What am I to do? Surely, I can't continue like this and hold on to my sanity. I know there's a better life. Sometimes, you catch a glimpse of it, in a dream ... a lovely dream.

Yeah, er, later, after lunch, I'll take Giles Money for a spin, No. 212. 'What good will that do, boss?' I've got to try, Voice. 'Over two hundred times you've tried, man. You're no closer to solving the mystery.' Ah, the mystery! / One of these days, I'll get real ... DIZZY! I'll show everyone!

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Well, well, er ... well. / I'm listening to The Stone Roses this morning. Why? Let me tell you. I had this cool dream last night, although it started off badly. I was going to these job interviews with various businessmen who were saying stuff like Five years from now you could be a millionaire, you could be sitting where I'm sitting. And I was thinking (sarcastically) Great! I mean, to be honest with you, dear reader(s), they seemed like demonic puppets straight from hell. Do you know what I mean? Nasty! / Anyway, the dream went on for ages - twists and turns, you know the deal - until I finally ended up in a record shop. I was looking at the CDs when I literally bumped into Ian Brown from The Stone Roses. Yeah! And he tried to get me to buy one of his solo albums. I said No thanks, Ian. I'm waiting for The Stone Roses' third album. He told me that would be some time yet, so why not get the solo one? I said No offence, Ian. I'll wait for the third album. To his credit, he took it well. He didn't get upset. But then John Squire turned up and they decided to sign the CD and give it to me for free. What great guys, eh?! / And they were really real in the dream as well. They looked the same as in real life, spoke the same, behaved how you would expect them to. And as I say, great guys. Decent, nice guys. However, those businessmen gave me the impression they wanted to suck the blood out of me. /  What do you make of it, dear reader(s)?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

[No. 211] Into nothingness ...

Away from the world.

And / HELLO! / Who are you?[1], and it doesn't matter ...[1], and / HELLO! / Who are you?[2], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[1], and it doesn't matter ...[2], and so ... a-ROUND here[1], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[2], and get these words away from me![1], and so ... a-ROUND here[2], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[1], and get these words away from me![2], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![1], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[2], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[1], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![2], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[1], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[2], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![1], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[2], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[1], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![2], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![1], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[2], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![1], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![2], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[1], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![2], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[1], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[2], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[1], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[2], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[1], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[2], and nothingness is the greatest gift[1], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[2], and / HELLO! / Who are you?[3], and nothingness is the greatest gift[2], and it doesn't matter ...[3], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[3], and so ... a-ROUND here[3], and get these words away from me![3], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[3], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![3], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[3], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[3], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![3], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[3], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![3], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![3], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[3], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[3], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[3], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[3], and nothingness is the greatest gift[3], and

And / HELLO! / Who are you?[1], and it doesn't matter ...[1], and / HELLO! / Who are you?[2], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[1], and it doesn't matter ...[2], and so ... a-ROUND here[1], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[2], and get these words away from me![1], and so ... a-ROUND here[2], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[1], and get these words away from me![2], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![1], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[2], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[1], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![2], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[1], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[2], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![1], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[2], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[1], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![2], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![1], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[2], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![1], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![2], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[1], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![2], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[1], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[2], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[1], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[2], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[1], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[2], and nothingness is the greatest gift[1], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[2], and / HELLO! / Who are you?[3], and nothingness is the greatest gift[2], and it doesn't matter ...[3], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[3], and so ... a-ROUND here[3], and get these words away from me![3], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[3], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![3], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[3], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[3], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![3], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[3], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![3], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![3], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[3], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[3], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[3], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[3], and nothingness is the greatest gift[3], and

And / HELLO! / Who are you?[1], and it doesn't matter ...[1], and / HELLO! / Who are you?[2], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[1], and it doesn't matter ...[2], and so ... a-ROUND here[1], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[2], and get these words away from me![1], and so ... a-ROUND here[2], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[1], and get these words away from me![2], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![1], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[2], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[1], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![2], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[1], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[2], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![1], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[2], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[1], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![2], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![1], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[2], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![1], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![2], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[1], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![2], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[1], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[2], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[1], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[2], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[1], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[2], and nothingness is the greatest gift[1], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[2], and / HELLO! / Who are you?[3], and nothingness is the greatest gift[2], and it doesn't matter ...[3], and away I go, yes, a-ROUND, a-ROUND, with words I'd rather not have in my head ... but soon I'll be DIZZY, so ...[3], and so ... a-ROUND here[3], and get these words away from me![3], and I'll be left on the floor with NOTHING to bother me, NOTHING to poison my soul, no fucking sick life[3], and / Who are you, again? / Do you even know? COME ON![3], and I get me down, down ... crawling in the mud ... I don't like it, but what choice do I have?[3], and there's no use looking for sense when life is senseless and I am useless[3], and don't come crying to me when Satan gets you by the balls ... that'll be your problem, man![3], and you've got to want PURITY with a real passion ...[3], and WAKE UP(!!!) for fuck's sake! / How many times?![3], and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes, and a-ROUND, yes ... what do you want?![3], and I hate it, the one, the two, the three ... gotta get beyond, you dig?[3], and ... you'll get trapped, man ... there's nothing to fear[3], and some days I think I'll never be more than THREE / so, what hope is there for you?[3], and you've got to get stuck in, my friend(s)[3], and nothingness is the greatest gift[3], and

Max Keiser on RT

I've been watching Max Keiser a bit lately on RT. (Yeah, RT, you know, that Russian propaganda station. It's good though.) He has a strange manner, but he talks a lot of sense, I think. / Last night Max was saying that British financial journalists are corrupt and working with the corrupt government and corrupt banks to basically fuck up your average Joe in the street.

It's so depressing ... / My advice to everyone, is just to get out. If you've made enough money (and I pray you've made enough money by now, dear reader[s] square brackets?) get out, man, and save your soul. Your soul is in danger. I'm not joking.

I feel pretty dirty these days just writing this stuff as a reasonably detached financial shaman. 'Can dirt reach that high, boss?' It's starting to, Voice. Mount Olympus ain't high enough, apparently. / I can't believe Felix is getting out. Lucky git!

At least I have my conceptual posts, eh? It's a nice clean feeling when I'm spinning a-ROUND out of my head. No bad thoughts. No bad emotions. Well, there are, but I spin them away into nothingness. I transcend the shit, you dig?

...

God ... ha! Oh, some real getting out ...

Most people don't understand what God is. It's not an old man with a white beard pointing His finger. It's pure spirit, pure consciousness. No corruption! No dirt! It's beyond money, beyond politics, beyond phoney relationships, beyond scripture ... beyond the earth! Beyond the cosmos! 'I'm sold, Mikey! When are we leaving?' Shut up! You're not coming.

...

In the zone, now ...

A little slice of God looking for the big slice. Clean me up, and take me away! I want to fly!

The demons who want to conserve shit are shit-eaters. They love the corruption, the dirt. Their traditions are evil nonsense.

The devil owns this world and everything in it.

No progress can be made. That's the truth. Get out, and get clean. Don't have a bad thought or a bad emotion ever again.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Felix Salmon is getting out of the financial journalism game

Oh yeah, he's sick of it. He wants out. So he's leaving Reuters. I don't blame him. / I can't say Felix and I are all that close, but he phoned me late last night with the news - which was nice. This is what was spoken between us -

Mikey, I'm leaving Reuters, man. (Yeah. So, Felix? So what? You'll only end up working with another bunch of squares somewhere else.) No, man. I'm getting out of finance. Leaving it all behind. (Bullshit!) I'm serious, Mikey. I'm getting out before you. (Bullshit! What are you going to do? Writing about finance is all you're good at, son.) Man, I've been reading your blog. You're the one who's convinced me there's a better life out there, somewhere. That's why I've just bought a Yamaha acoustic. (No! Which one?) FG730S. (Felix, that's better than mine!) What have you got? (It doesn't matter.) Yeah, you see, I realize now that finance is for squares. (Took you enough time.) I ain't gonna spend the rest of my life writing about banks and shit. (Okay.) It's the rock and roll life for me. Can I join your band? (Well, I don't actually have a band, Felix. I'm just writing songs at the moment.) Yeah, well, you know, give me a call sometime, when you're ready.

Ha! Yeah, right. I won't be giving him a call. / Dear reader(s), does Felix really strike you as the rock and roll type? It's just a fantasy. It's a phase he's going through. But I'm glad he's packing in the journalism. My blog does have some influence after all.

...

Anything else? No, I don't think so. Easter's just gone. Tomorrow, there may ... I don't want to think about it. / Getting out before me. I can't believe it. I'm a bit pissed off, actually.

Guitar? Well, I keep playing the same two songs, over and over again. You know, my songs. It's very frustrating. But I'm building up muscle memory, I reckon. / I want a FG730S myself. Reuters must be paying him too much. Not for much longer ...

Crispin Odey is down to hand-to-hand fighting!

Yeah, big time. His hedge fund, Odey Asset Management, lost 7.3 per cent last month. / Now, I know he looks a bit silly. You would forgive such a man if he flew away in his beautiful balloon. But no! Crispin is actually a really tough guy. He's been telling everyone he's down to hand-to-hand fighting. He's in the trenches!

It's the world economy, you see. It's Russia and Crimea. It's many things ... / It's a feeling you get sometimes. I get the feeling. Then darkness comes on. But you've got to fight! / Personally, I feel bad about my music, you know? I still haven't been able to make decent recordings of You're Lying and My Heart. I'm not giving up though. This is a matter of honour. Crispin knows what I'm talking about. It would be so easy for me to become a rock and roll suicide. It would be so easy for Crispin to fly away in his beautiful balloon. (The world's a nicer place in his beautiful balloon. Love is waiting there ...) However, we're fighters! We will never give in! Never, never, never, never ... er, never ... never!

I'm feeling better already! / Oh, a hard night, you dig? I lost a bit of tooth last night. How many teeth did Rambo lose? 'Rimbaud, boss? He lost a leg. I don't know about teeth.' Rambo, you moron! The great warrior, not the poet. 'I don't know, man. That Rocky probably lost a few teeth. You know, the boxer.' Yeah. / A hard night! Dried blood smokes on my face, and nothing lies behind me but that repulsive little tree! The battle for the soul is as brutal as the battles of men, but the sight of justice is the pleasure of God alone. 'Eh?' Never mind ...

Thursday, 17 April 2014

[No. 210] Good vibrations with Rajeev Misra

The way the sunlight plays upon his hair ...

And sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[1], and I could never forget[1], and sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[2], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[1], and I could never forget[2], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[1], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[2], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![1], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[2], and finance is so cold ...[1], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![2], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[1], and finance is so cold ...[2], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![1], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[2], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![1], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![2], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[1], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![2], and does he wear colourful clothes?[1], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[2], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[1], and does he wear colourful clothes?[2], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[1], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[2], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![1], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[2], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[1], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![2], and sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[3], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[2], and I could never forget[3], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[3], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[3], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![3], and finance is so cold ...[3], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[3], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![3], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![3], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[3], and does he wear colourful clothes?[3], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[3], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[3], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![3], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[3], and

And sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[1], and I could never forget[1], and sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[2], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[1], and I could never forget[2], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[1], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[2], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![1], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[2], and finance is so cold ...[1], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![2], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[1], and finance is so cold ...[2], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![1], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[2], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![1], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![2], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[1], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![2], and does he wear colourful clothes?[1], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[2], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[1], and does he wear colourful clothes?[2], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[1], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[2], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![1], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[2], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[1], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![2], and sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[3], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[2], and I could never forget[3], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[3], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[3], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![3], and finance is so cold ...[3], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[3], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![3], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![3], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[3], and does he wear colourful clothes?[3], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[3], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[3], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![3], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[3], and

And sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[1], and I could never forget[1], and sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[2], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[1], and I could never forget[2], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[1], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[2], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![1], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[2], and finance is so cold ...[1], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![2], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[1], and finance is so cold ...[2], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![1], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[2], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![1], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![2], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[1], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![2], and does he wear colourful clothes?[1], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[2], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[1], and does he wear colourful clothes?[2], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[1], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[2], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![1], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[2], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[1], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![2], and sometimes a name just ... HITS(!) you, you know? / Rajeev, Rajeev, Rajeev ... / 'Don't forget the Misra!'[3], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[2], and I could never forget[3], and Misra know it all won't be at UBS for much longer / there's a better life at Fortress / and I've got ... GOOD VIBRATIONS[3], and Peter Briger is a lucky, lucky man, man[3], and the credit/real estate stuff? Who cares?!?! / Look a-ROUND here ... softly smile, excitations![3], and finance is so cold ...[3], and YOU(!) ... JOIN IN!!! ... Get a-ROUND!!! / Rajeev will come with us to a blossom world[3], and we'll be someone(s) good ... perfect / different, at least ... away from all the dirt![3], and money makes us cold now / those burning days are gone![3], and / BUT(!!!) Rajeev will take his love to Fortress ... / I'm talking REAL LOVE, you dig?[3], and does he wear colourful clothes?[3], and Rajeev is the sort who puts flowers in his hair - 'NO!' / Oh yes, wake up to his love[3], and HELLO, HELLO, HELLO ... here he is, getting DIZZY with the best of us[3], and / Are YOU(!) picking up the GOOD VIBRATIONS? / 'YES!' ... (!!!) ... You're squawking like a pink monkey bird![3], and / Oh, WAKE UP, WORLD!!! / Here we are ...[3], and

Rajeev Misra is leaving UBS for Fortress Investment Group

Yes, private equity and hedge fund stuff. Credit and real estate, with Peter Briger. I wish Rajeev all the best. (Not that he needs my wishes. He's Misra know it all, as Stevie Wonder might say. Or maybe not.) It's a smart move. 'Is it, Mikey?' I don't know, man. It's just something you say in situations like this, if you want to appear knowledgeable. 'Yeah. That's smart, that is.' Of course it is, Voice. I know how things work now. 'Seven years, man and boy.' I'm a professional. 'Of course you are.' / I'll be doing a number on Rajeev later. 'Brilliant!' No. 210 to be precise. I don't know the guy but - 'That's never stopped you before!' - I don't need to know, you know? When you're a mystic like me, all you need is a name. Then you get the vibrations. Rajeev is giving me good vibrations at the moment. 'Oh dear!' There's nothing sordid about it, man.

Well, well, er, well ... / And in other news, this Easter, David Cameron says he's a Christian. 'Ha!' Dear oh dear, eh? 'Dear oh dear, boss. You're not wrong!' / Right-wing "Christians" must be the most deluded people in the world. (Either that or the biggest liars.) Have they actually read the Gospels? I've read them. Jesus wasn't remotely right-wing. He was a socialist. He lived with the poor and the sick and the outcasts - and tried to help them, rather than fuck them up. / Oh, no one can be so deluded, man. So ... why can't characters like Dave be honest? If they want to serve the devil, they should just say so. I think we'd respect them a bit more, don't you? 'They should have the courage of their convictions, boss.' Yes, they should. 'Hell is for heroes, after all.' What are you talking about now, Voice? That's a film. 'Is it? Oh. I thought I knew it from somewhere.' Shut up, you idiot!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

[No. 209] Let's roll a-ROUND the stone!

Why be cold and so alone?

And the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[1], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[1], and the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[2], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[1], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[2], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[1], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[2], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[1], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[2], and / Don't you let it die!!![1], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[2], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[1], and / Don't you let it die!!![2], and just like druids - ?[1], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[2], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[1], and just like druids - ?[2], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![1], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[2], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[1], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![2], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[1], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[2], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[1], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[2], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[1], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[2], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[1], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[2], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[1], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[2], and the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[3], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[2], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[3], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[3], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[3], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[3], and / Don't you let it die!!![3], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[3], and just like druids - ?[3], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[3], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![3], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[3], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[3], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[3], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[3], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[3], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[3], and

And the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[1], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[1], and the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[2], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[1], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[2], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[1], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[2], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[1], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[2], and / Don't you let it die!!![1], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[2], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[1], and / Don't you let it die!!![2], and just like druids - ?[1], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[2], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[1], and just like druids - ?[2], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![1], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[2], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[1], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![2], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[1], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[2], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[1], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[2], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[1], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[2], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[1], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[2], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[1], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[2], and the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[3], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[2], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[3], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[3], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[3], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[3], and / Don't you let it die!!![3], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[3], and just like druids - ?[3], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[3], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![3], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[3], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[3], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[3], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[3], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[3], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[3], and

And the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[1], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[1], and the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[2], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[1], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[2], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[1], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[2], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[1], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[2], and / Don't you let it die!!![1], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[2], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[1], and / Don't you let it die!!![2], and just like druids - ?[1], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[2], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[1], and just like druids - ?[2], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![1], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[2], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[1], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![2], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[1], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[2], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[1], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[2], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[1], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[2], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[1], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[2], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[1], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[2], and the stone will warm us up / like the old days in the desert[3], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[2], and is it concrete all a-ROUND? / our heads[3], and like the dudes in the darkest night, I'll keep you safe and all right, baby, all right?[3], and I want YOU(!) to dig what I'm laying on you, yeah?[3], and so ... let's roll a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here, a-ROUND the stone here ...[3], and / Don't you let it die!!![3], and so ... let's rock a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here, ROCK(!) ... a-ROUND the stone here ...[3], and just like druids - ?[3], and you better know, man: FINANCE IS DEAD[3], and / oh, you're just a rock and roll queen, you know what I mean, and I'm just a rock and roll star![3], and there's no need to work, you know / not when you're free / or more than THREE[3], and / and there's no need for tears when you're a-ROUND / look at me, with sweet nuthin'[3], and I don't care, I'm going past the THREE[3], and take a good look at yourself, please / oh, what do you see? / and how do you feel?[3], and I'm praying you're DIZZY now / and if you ain't DIZZY, son, you ain't doing it right ... daughter[3], and one day, there will be ... just a perfect day, stone or no stone[3], and

Chris Higham made some money out of F&C Asset Management

It's a bit complicated though. You see, Chris had some bonds in F&C. Or his fund did. The Aviva Investors Strategic Bond fund. (So it isn't actually his fund. It probably isn't Aviva Investors' fund either. I think you'll find that Schroders does all the work.) Then Bank of Montreal bought F&C. Then Chris got 15 per cent. Of the bonds. No, the money. Or the increase in something. I don't know how it works, exactly. I'm on the mystical side, man - as you know. 'Yeah.' The point is, Chris is doing all right. 'Life of Riley, boss.' I mean, all right for someone who spends most of his time in the pub, with the rest of the Aviva Investors mob. Because this finance game is too much like hard work. And I don't blame Chris. And I don't blame the rest of them.

It's nearly ice-cream-in-the-park season, ain't it? If you're one of Chris' clients and you see him with a suntan soon, you'll know why. / Aviva Investors is showing the way, the new way. After the collapse of the desert - 'You shut it down, Mikey.' Whatever, Voice. But it's gone, yeah? Those burning days are gone, as Yeats might have said. 'Dancing days.' Well, we were dancing too. Of course we were. / Er ... Where was I? 'The desert.' Yeah, the desert is dead, man. Astral and physical. It's over. 'Oh.' So what's left? Work? 'Ha!' Only if you're a square, son. This Aviva lot aren't a bunch of squares. 'No.' So they spend the autumn and winter in the pub, and a bit of spring and summer in the park. 'Nice. Better than playing with Lego, eh?' Well, those Cantab Capital Partners guys are fucking mental, Voice. Forget about them. 'They should grow up, boss.' I know. But it beats working for a living, I suppose. You've got to give them that. 'Yeah.' / Lunch? Not long to go ...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

What is Stephanie Flanders getting up to these days?

Er ... as far as I can tell, working at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. That's about it. It's a shame, really. (We don't see her much on the telly no more, do we?) Oh, and wearing silly necklaces. And she's not the only one. Why do posh birds all wear these necklaces now? Is there a special posh bird kit you can buy? 'Yeah.' I thought Stephanie had a bit more imagination. 'Did you?' My advice to her? I reckon she should get a spiderweb tattoo on her face. 'Ha!' That would go down well at her new firm. 'It would make her stand out from the crowd, boss.' Of course it would, Voice. Posh bird with a difference.

Anyway, Stephanie has been saying that the global economy is a tenth smaller than it should be - or something. / Well, we could all say, that, er, the moon is smaller than it should be, or - 'The moon?!' Yeah, the moon, man, just as an example. But it doesn't change the fact that the moon is the size it needs to be for ... 'For what, Mikey?' Listen, the point I'm making is, things are the way they are, and there's no point in wishing they were ... bigger or smaller, you dig? 'Yeah.' It's a waste of time. A waste of energy. Stephanie wants to take a look at herself. That's what she wants to do. Never mind the global economy. The global economy can take care of itself. Stephanie? Hello! You should get a grip, girl. You can start by getting rid of those silly necklaces. 'Oh, leave her alone, boss!' All right, I'll leave her alone ...

...

It's a nice sunny day today. Should I go out, or should I stay in and play my guitar? 'Play your guitar tonight.' / I've got to do some recording though. I'll wait until Friday.

Lily Allen says she wants to work with a hedge fund and give her music away. I don't know what she thinks a hedge fund will do for her. A lot of artists are talking about giving their music away. It's crazy! They should focus on making outstanding music that sells. Adele isn't my cup of tea, but her last album sold over twenty-five million copies. Yeah, SOLD!!! She ain't giving shit away, man.

However, I suppose only mainstream stuff sells in the internet age. I used to be influenced by Bowie, Dylan, Velvet Underground, etc. That wouldn't be any good now. But my tastes have changed - early to mid-period Beatles, and Bacharach. No problem ...

Monday, 14 April 2014

What is Tulos Capital?

Oh, it's a bit early in the morning for guessing games, so I'll just tell you, dear reader(s), yeah? Tulos Capital is some new commodities hedge fund that has been set up by a couple of Glencore vets. (I mean, they're veterans of Glencore. I used to think such people were treating animals and shit. 'Ha!' You live and learn, eh?) They're also Goldman vets. 'Nice.' The guys are Paul Schurman and Patrik Sundberg. They want $500 million, by the way. 'If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.' What, Voice?! 'It's an old saying, Mikey.' Will you shut up, please? It's too early in the morning for your nonsense. And I've just had a week off. I want to ease back into this finance crap gently. 'Sorry, boss.' / Yeah, Paulie and Pat want $500 million from outside investors. I hope they get it. The world needs another hedge fund, after all ...

Er ... / Music? Don't talk to me about music, man. The best I can say is that my guitar playing is improving, but I think I underestimated how much practice I need to do a day. Rather than a couple of hours, I probably need to fill every spare moment with strumming and riffs. Like Hendrix, I'll have to sleep with my guitar. / My only consolation is that I have songs like no mutha has these days. It's simply a matter of time, son ...

I watched Convoy last night on TV. It was a favourite of mine when I was a kid, but I realize now that Rubber Duck is supposed to be a Christ-like figure. With a CB radio. How bizarre! / Oh, and Smokey and the Bandit was on Saturday. Another old favourite that I watched over a hundred times in my teenage years. ITV edited the film into a right mess though. Fortunately, the script is etched into my brain so I was able to come up with lines like: If they had cremated the son of a bitch, I'd be kicking Mr Bandit's ass around the moon by now. Lines too shocking for ITV's viewers, apparently ...

Thursday, 3 April 2014

[No. 208] Guy Foster

When you dance, do your senses tingle then take a chance?

And YOU(!)! / is it you?[1], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[1], and YOU(!)! / is it you?[2], and I don't know, son[1], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[2], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[1], and I don't know, son[2], and ... always has[1], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[2], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![1], and ... always has[2], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[1], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![2], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[1], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[2], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[1], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[2], and / you were never there![1], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[2], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[1], and / you were never there![2], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![1], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[2], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![1], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![2], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![1], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![2], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[1], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![2], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![1], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[2], and YOU(!)! / is it you?[3], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![2], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[3], and I don't know, son[3], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[3], and ... always has[3], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![3], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[3], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[3], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[3], and / you were never there![3], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[3], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![3], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![3], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![3], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[3], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![3], and

And YOU(!)! / is it you?[1], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[1], and YOU(!)! / is it you?[2], and I don't know, son[1], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[2], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[1], and I don't know, son[2], and ... always has[1], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[2], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![1], and ... always has[2], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[1], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![2], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[1], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[2], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[1], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[2], and / you were never there![1], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[2], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[1], and / you were never there![2], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![1], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[2], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![1], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![2], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![1], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![2], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[1], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![2], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![1], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[2], and YOU(!)! / is it you?[3], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![2], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[3], and I don't know, son[3], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[3], and ... always has[3], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![3], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[3], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[3], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[3], and / you were never there![3], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[3], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![3], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![3], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![3], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[3], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![3], and

And YOU(!)! / is it you?[1], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[1], and YOU(!)! / is it you?[2], and I don't know, son[1], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[2], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[1], and I don't know, son[2], and ... always has[1], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[2], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![1], and ... always has[2], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[1], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![2], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[1], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[2], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[1], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[2], and / you were never there![1], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[2], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[1], and / you were never there![2], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![1], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[2], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![1], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![2], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![1], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![2], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[1], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![2], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![1], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[2], and YOU(!)! / is it you?[3], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![2], and, yeah, Guy, you've been made head of research at Brewin Dolphin - congratulations! / but can you really love?[3], and I don't know, son[3], and let me tell you: the world needs more than top-class independent analysis of equities, collectives, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, these days[3], and ... always has[3], and, Guy, oh, Guy, it's so very depressing / did the mystical children burn ... for NOTHING?![3], and do you burn? / 'No!' / Yeah, I know ...[3], and do you dance? / do you? / 'Let him speak!' / nothing to say ...[3], and in the old days? Oh, I never saw you in the desert / Where were you, man, while we were getting high?[3], and / you were never there![3], and / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Hardly ...[3], and the others ... Elaine, Benny, John, Edmund, Iain, Nik, Nicla, little Jimmy, Ruairidh, Andy, Shakhista, Tommy, Julian, David, Stephen ... oh dear![3], and, Guy, oh, Guy ... headpiece filled with straw![3], and I never saw one of your crew, out in the desert, astral or physical ... They wasted their youth! Research! Ha![3], and, Guy, one day you'll look back - and the cold will get to you, believe me[3], and why must you wander the cold earth, without knowing the burning love? / Why?![3], and