Thursday, 29 May 2014

[No. 222] Hasn't Ian Hannam suffered enough?

Well ...

And / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![1], and / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[2], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![2], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![1], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[2], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[1], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![2], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![1], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[2], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![1], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![2], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[1], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![2], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[1], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[2], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[1], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[2], and do you feel ... better, man?[1], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[2], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[1], and do you feel ... better, man?[2], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[1], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[2], and / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[3], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![3], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[3], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![3], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[3], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![3], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![3], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[3], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[3], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[3], and do you feel ... better, man?[3], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[3], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[3], and

And / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![1], and / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[2], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![2], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![1], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[2], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[1], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![2], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![1], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[2], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![1], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![2], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[1], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![2], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[1], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[2], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[1], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[2], and do you feel ... better, man?[1], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[2], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[1], and do you feel ... better, man?[2], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[1], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[2], and / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[3], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![3], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[3], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![3], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[3], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![3], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![3], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[3], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[3], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[3], and do you feel ... better, man?[3], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[3], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[3], and

And / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![1], and / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[2], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![2], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![1], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[2], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[1], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![2], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![1], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[2], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![1], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![2], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[1], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![2], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[1], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[2], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[1], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[2], and do you feel ... better, man?[1], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[2], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[1], and do you feel ... better, man?[2], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[1], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[2], and / Oh, HELLO(!), Ian ... get on the floor, man, or - in your mind - get up in the sky, try to touch the sun[3], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... roll away the pain, baby![3], and we don't need the world of your money ... no, just the world of our love[3], and suffering leads to ... more suffering? / Oh, I hope not! / Ian, I know you want (and need) the DIZZY shivers, son![3], and capital markets? / No, no, no ...[3], and your name ... you must forget it, and your past ... imagine you're an expert in ... transcendence![3], and / come on, come on ... COME ON!!![3], and who are you, Ian, really, when you're down here with me and the mystic kooks, rolling, rolling, rolling ... till the end of time?[3], and this is the only way, the only salvation ... for your sort[3], and you're smiling now, like a man with the DIZZY shivers ... like a man ... almost free[3], and do you feel ... better, man?[3], and if you want to feel much better ... there's always the ... more than THREE ... so, go for it, prove yourself[3], and this ... ... ... is as good as it gets[3], and

Ian Hannam should have gone into the desert years ago (when he had the chance)

Oh, all that FCA rubbish, man. I'm not going into the details. You probably know all the details anyway, dear reader(s), being so well-informed and that. All I'm saying is, Ian should have left it all behind years ago. I mean, rotten finance. It's a waste of time and energy. A waste of life. At least in the desert, astral and physical, in the old days, there was some protection. The FSA never went there. They were too scared of Big Herb and the ghosts of the dead financiers. / Of course, the desert was just the first stage in weaning these money-making lunatics off finance. Now I have my new, improved method, the conceptual stuff. And it works! / Obviously, I'll be taking Ian for a spin after lunch. I'll try to make him feel better. Yes, I'll make him forget the FCA. I'll make him forget everything, even his name.

And it might help me forget the Marc Bolan CD I'm listening to at the moment. We all know Bolan wrote seven or eight classics, songs like Hot Love and Get It On, but he wrote some utter shite as well ... like London Boys and New York City. For Christ's sake! While Bowie was going from strength to strength ... for a while, then he gave us Never Let Me Down, and that fucking glass spider, and Tin Ear Machine. Do all great music careers end in failure? Well, there was Beethoven ...

Not that I can talk. I'm having trouble even getting started! / But it will come good, you wait and see. My guitar playing is improving all the time. I played You're Lying and My Heart last night (without recording them, alas) and they sounded like ... massive songs, man. Each song would make a career. I've got two of them!

I'll probably be better off as a songwriter though, rather than a recording artist. I don't know. I'm confused about it. Do I really want fans chasing me down the street and screaming my name, at my age?

Let's see how it goes ... / I've got lunch to think of. Cheese sandwich, salt and vinegar crisps, peach yoghurt, and a can of Pepsi. This is how the other half live! The half that are sitting in the shit. I don't care. I like simple food. I don't wanna go to no fancy restaurant in Mayfair. Not even great wealth will change me. I'm sure of that.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

[No. 221] You can lead a horse to water ...

But it won't get DIZZY unless it wants to!

And / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[1], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[1], and / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[2], and, er ...[1], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[2], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[1], and, er ...[2], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[1], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[2], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[1], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[2], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![1], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[2], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[1], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![2], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[1], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[2], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![1], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[2], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[1], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![2], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[1], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[2], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![1], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[2], and just one freak at a time, please[1], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![2], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![1], and just one freak at a time, please[2], and this ... is happiness ...[1], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![2], and / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[3], and this ... is happiness ...[2], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[3], and, er ...[3], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[3], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[3], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[3], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![3], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[3], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[3], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![3], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[3], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[3], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![3], and just one freak at a time, please[3], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![3], and this ... is happiness ...[3], and

And / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[1], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[1], and / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[2], and, er ...[1], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[2], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[1], and, er ...[2], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[1], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[2], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[1], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[2], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![1], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[2], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[1], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![2], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[1], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[2], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![1], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[2], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[1], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![2], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[1], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[2], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![1], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[2], and just one freak at a time, please[1], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![2], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![1], and just one freak at a time, please[2], and this ... is happiness ...[1], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![2], and / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[3], and this ... is happiness ...[2], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[3], and, er ...[3], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[3], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[3], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[3], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![3], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[3], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[3], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![3], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[3], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[3], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![3], and just one freak at a time, please[3], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![3], and this ... is happiness ...[3], and

And / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[1], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[1], and / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[2], and, er ...[1], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[2], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[1], and, er ...[2], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[1], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[2], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[1], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[2], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![1], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[2], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[1], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![2], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[1], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[2], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![1], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[2], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[1], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![2], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[1], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[2], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![1], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[2], and just one freak at a time, please[1], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![2], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![1], and just one freak at a time, please[2], and this ... is happiness ...[1], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![2], and / we must forget the evil fools ... who want no part of our love a-ROUND here[3], and this ... is happiness ...[2], and sometimes YOU(!) ... just have to think of yourself ... (And me! 'And me!' No, not you) / you can be a DIZZY horse - if you want to be[3], and, er ...[3], and where is Philip Gibbs, right now, while we're ... right here ... getting DIZZY?[3], and people ask me ... Can you see into the future?[3], and / I smile a bit, living it ... in my head, you dig?[3], and I'm thirsty, and you're thirsty, for the new shamanic way ... this is the FUTURE![3], and people ask me ... Are you the one?[3], and / I roll on the floor, roll hard ... until they leave me alone / squares can't have no part of our future[3], and / I WANT THE ROLLERS!!![3], and / how many thirsty, rolling ... mystic kooks ... do you need ... for a revolution? / 'Good question!'[3], and ... / I'm dreaming of something impossible[3], and here they come, and here they are ... O Lord, I've got the DIZZY shivers now![3], and just one freak at a time, please[3], and YOU(!) ... roll a-ROUND, baby / oh, roll a-ROUND, baby ... oh, roll a-ROUND!!![3], and this ... is happiness ...[3], and

Philip Gibbs has been having a go at Jupiter Asset Management again

You remember Philip Gibbs, yeah? Jesus. He used to be a fund manager at Jupiter, then he retired. Now he keeps criticizing the firm, saying crazy stuff, like ... well, at the recent AGM, he said that all the young dude fund managers are in danger from the older managers and financial shamans who want to suck the blood out of them. 'Ha!' It's absolutely ridiculous, of course. As you know, dear reader(s), Phil was always a cold earth wanderer, even though Keith Busby and I offered to train him up in the ways of the shaman, the astral plane, the desert, and all the rest of it. He turned us down flat. 'And me!' Yeah, and, er ... you, Voice. (Wasn't it the mystic child in those days? Oh, I can't remember ...) Phil was happy to be on the wrong side of history. Everyone else at Jupiter was mad for it. 'They couldn't get enough, boss.' No, they couldn't. As a result, the firm has a higher percentage of shamans than any other financial business today, including Goldman Sachs. 'Incredible!' That's my legacy.

Well, well, well ... / Anyway, I'm not going to lose any sleep over this nonsense. 'Life's too short, Mikey.' Phil should move on. / The funny thing is, the desert and old-school shamanism don't even exist no more. I mean, not in our hearts, and our souls. However, Phil wouldn't know this. He probably thinks we're still all running around naked in the moonlight every night of the week. 'Ha!' Times change, man. I doubt very much I'll open up the desert again until ... I become a rock and roll shaman like the late great Jim Morrison. Maybe not even then ...

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This is 2014! / In 2014 we get a-ROUND! 'Yeah!' Conceptual shit is the new shamanism, financial and non-financial. / So, after lunch ... No. 221! The afternoon, and into the night!!!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Who's this Daniel Plunkett then?

Isn't it amazing some of the stuff that goes on?! Apparently, there was this Barclays trader, Daniel Plunkett, who fixed some gold and cheated a customer out of millions of pounds (and made a million for his own trading book) just one day after Barclays was fined £290 million for the Libor shit, man. 'Amazing, boss!' Yeah. And now Barclays has been fined £26 million by the FCA, and Danny has been fined and banned by the FCA. (Just £95,600 though.)

Not that any of this bothers me. 'No?' No. I expect it. Human beings are ... dodgy. 'Yeah.' Put them in a situation where there's loads of money and gold flying around and anything is possible. 'Diamonds.' What, Voice? 'Diamonds, too.' What are you going on about? 'Nothing.' I'm talking about hard cash, idiot, and gold bars - like in Kelly's Heroes, not diamonds. If you haven't got anything sensible to say, be quiet. Please. 'Fine wines.' Shut up! You're not Withnail!

Sorry. You can't get the staff, dear reader(s). It's a good job I'm not paying him/it.

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Oh, it's a special day today, my reader(s). Today, I've reached the one million word mark on this blog (including the 428,000 words of my 220 conceptual posts). 'Congratulations!' Oh, thanks ...

I could have reached it sooner. I've deleted forty thousand or so words over the years.

Is there an end to it? Well ... my music will decide. / I woke up at three this morning, worrying about my music. It's taking so long, man. But I want a demo that can't be rejected ...

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Where has the goddamn summer gone?! The Aviva Investors mob will be in the pub again. This is no weather for ice creams in the park.

Lunch? Oh, nothing too wonderful. I've got a basic cheese sandwich, and a yoghurt. I might have a mug of tea, for a change. I think I should cut down on all the fizzy drinks, you know?

No, I've got a Coke in the fridge ... / I'll change everything ... soon. My whole life is messed up, chaotic. A can of Coke won't matter.

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Anything else? / It's outrageous the number of smug fools Piketty has to put up with. Jealousy is a terrible thing, of course ...

NOTHING ELSE!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Another bank holiday, so no finance - thank God, eh?!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, NO(!) ... finance, man ... / Finance tomorrow, for my sins, and yours ... dear reader(s). / I'm listening to Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. I might put some Rolling Stones on in the minute, some Gimme Shelter and that.

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Just some aimless waffle ... / Guitar? I'm getting pretty good on the blues scale, man. I mean, improvising lead guitar riffs. Simple stuff like the lead on Gimme Shelter. I mean, my stuff ... as simple as that. It sounds good though. / And it makes me wonder why someone like John Lennon wasn't a better lead guitarist BECAUSE(!) ... I've only known about the blues scale for two weeks. Ian MacDonald reckons he was lazy. Maybe ...

I still haven't recorded You're Lying and My Heart yet. But it's not laziness, more like fear ... I keep putting it off, man. I'll record them soon, real soon. You wait and see ...

Oh, and I'm trying to learn the opening to AC/DC's Back in Black. I've almost got it ...

That's enough Davis. / Let's have some Stones!

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Anything ... else ... in the news ... maybe? / Well ... er, uh, only boring politics. 'Ha!' I don't give a shit about politics, man! 'Go on, Mikey!' No, Voice! Christ! Am I some fucked-up zombie, some half-alive slag, some shithead slave? 'Of course not.' So don't ask me about politics ...

I'm talkin' 'bout the midnight rambler ... the one you never seen before. 'I've seen him, boss.' Shut up!

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Oh, news ...

A little finance ... / The Guardian says Piketty has hit back. Oh, I do hope so ... with his fucking fists. Smash! Smash! Have some of that! You fascist fat cat lovers!

Oh, news ...

Michael Gove wants to do away with American literature in favour of bland English literature. 'Ha!' / Jesus H. Christ! What we need are some French mofos! 'Yeah, man!' Celine! Rimbaud! I mean ... Austen? Dickens? Is some joker having a laugh? 'Gove, Mikey. He's having a laugh.' Yeah ...

That's enough!!! No more news.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

[No. 220] Liontrust's John Husselbee is as light as a butterfly (a-ROUND)

That's the way I like it.

And yeah! / a butterfly![1], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[1], and yeah! / a butterfly![2], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![1], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[2], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[1], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![2], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![1], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[2], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[1], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![2], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[1], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[2], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[1], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[2], and / oh, I think we have company ...[1], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[2], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![1], and / oh, I think we have company ...[2], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![1], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![2], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![1], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![2], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[1], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![2], and this ... is better than the desert![1], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[2], and yeah! / a butterfly![3], and this ... is better than the desert![2], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[3], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![3], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[3], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![3], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[3], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[3], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[3], and / oh, I think we have company ...[3], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![3], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![3], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![3], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[3], and this ... is better than the desert![3], and

And yeah! / a butterfly![1], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[1], and yeah! / a butterfly![2], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![1], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[2], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[1], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![2], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![1], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[2], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[1], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![2], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[1], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[2], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[1], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[2], and / oh, I think we have company ...[1], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[2], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![1], and / oh, I think we have company ...[2], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![1], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![2], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![1], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![2], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[1], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![2], and this ... is better than the desert![1], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[2], and yeah! / a butterfly![3], and this ... is better than the desert![2], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[3], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![3], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[3], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![3], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[3], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[3], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[3], and / oh, I think we have company ...[3], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![3], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![3], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![3], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[3], and this ... is better than the desert![3], and

And yeah! / a butterfly![1], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[1], and yeah! / a butterfly![2], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![1], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[2], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[1], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![2], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![1], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[2], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[1], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![2], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[1], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[2], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[1], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[2], and / oh, I think we have company ...[1], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[2], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![1], and / oh, I think we have company ...[2], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![1], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![2], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![1], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![2], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[1], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![2], and this ... is better than the desert![1], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[2], and yeah! / a butterfly![3], and this ... is better than the desert![2], and is anyone surprised? / anything I say is the way things are in my reality / that's the power of shamanism[3], and we can forget about the multi asset stuff - who cares? / I've got the whole world in my hands![3], and I'm changing the things I don't like ...[3], and I hope you're getting involved, my friend(s) / Don't be passive! / This is your chance![3], and YOU(!) ... can take a man like John Husselbee, spin him a-ROUND, and make him DIZZY / he'll forget himself ... and you[3], and have no fear! / John will never be able to remember your face / you'll be all right, man[3], and it's horse racing, golf, football ... / we'll change all that / I don't approve of anything too physical[3], and / oh, I think we have company ...[3], and / here he is, a-ROUND, and DIZZY, in his mind, in his soul / no movement of the body, silent! / very fast![3], and the beautiful thing is, at this speed, there are no thoughts, no opinions - the world is gone? / We are gone![3], and John can learn a lot from us ... / We're teaching him ... how to really live![3], and when a finance character gets DIZZY ... that's when you know the world has changed[3], and this ... is better than the desert![3], and

John Husselbee ain't heavy, he's my brother

Liontrust's John Husselbee ain't heavy at all, you'll be pleased to hear. He is my brother though. Not literally. But I feel very close to him, in spirit. 'You like to follow him around, don't you, Mikey?' No, Voice, it's nothing like that. You follow me around, and that's stalking. 'What?! I'm your intern.' Oh, when it suits you. Whatever, man. Whatever. / Anyway, John is the head of multi asset at Liontrust Asset Management - if you can believe that. And do you know what he says, dear reader(s)? Well, he says ... I am responsible for the investment management of multi asset funds and portfolios. As a team we look to add value from strategic asset allocation, tactical asset allocation and mystic kook selection. The investment process has been developed over a twenty year period. It is robust and is consistently applied to all assets so that all clients benefit from all our knowledge, research and expertise. Yeah, he's a great guy. A guy like me. He's a bit crazy. He reads Warren Buffett shareholder reports when he should be concentrating on driving. Or maybe he gets the train. I don't know. That's not important. He likes horses. He goes to the races when he's not working. He likes to relax. He needs to relax. His life is very stressful. I can tell you, his welfare is my concern. Some people have said to me ... Mikey, this John Husselbee nutjob must be a burden. He must cucumber you. Why don't you cut loose of him? Ha! No, no, no. They don't understand the bond we have. He's my brother. MY BROTHER! The fact is, if I'm laden at all, I'm laden with sadness that everyone's heart isn't filled with the gladness of love for one another. 'Yeah.' But I believe it's a choice you make, you know? How to live your life. A lot of people are cold, cynical, heartless ... They're the ones I need to cut loose of.

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Lunch? Er ... Luxury egg sandwich, luxury yoghurt, ordinary crisps, ordinary Pepsi. The luxury stuff? I didn't get much sleep last night, man. So I want a bit of luxury. You've got to treat yourself every now and then, ain't ya? Well, that's what I think.

I'll be working on a conceptual later, No. 220. Yeah, I'm going to take John for a spin. He'll be real light - like a feather! Or a butterfly ...

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

[No. 219] Let's get out into the cosmos!

We don't want no finance no more - and no arguments, no debates. We're sick of the jam. It's everywhere. Let's get more than THREE, eh? Astral sea? Cosmos? YES!

And it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[1], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![1], and it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[2], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[1], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![2], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[1], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[2], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[1], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[2], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[1], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[2], and these calm idiots, man ...[1], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[2], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![1], and these calm idiots, man ...[2], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[1], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![2], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[1], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[2], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[1], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[2], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[1], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[2], and, oh ...[1], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[2], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![1], and, oh ...[2], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![1], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![2], and it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[3], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![2], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![3], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[3], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[3], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[3], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[3], and these calm idiots, man ...[3], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![3], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[3], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[3], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[3], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[3], and, oh ...[3], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![3], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![3], and

And it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[1], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![1], and it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[2], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[1], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![2], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[1], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[2], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[1], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[2], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[1], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[2], and these calm idiots, man ...[1], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[2], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![1], and these calm idiots, man ...[2], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[1], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![2], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[1], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[2], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[1], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[2], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[1], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[2], and, oh ...[1], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[2], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![1], and, oh ...[2], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![1], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![2], and it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[3], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![2], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![3], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[3], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[3], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[3], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[3], and these calm idiots, man ...[3], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![3], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[3], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[3], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[3], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[3], and, oh ...[3], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![3], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![3], and

And it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[1], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![1], and it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[2], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[1], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![2], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[1], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[2], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[1], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[2], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[1], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[2], and these calm idiots, man ...[1], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[2], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![1], and these calm idiots, man ...[2], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[1], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![2], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[1], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[2], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[1], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[2], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[1], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[2], and, oh ...[1], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[2], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![1], and, oh ...[2], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![1], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![2], and it's ... YOU(!) / oh, hello[3], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![2], and here we are again / Oh, will it be different this time? / WE WANT different FISH ... LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!![3], and / BIG FISH!!! / Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood? Oh, I wouldn't go that far[3], and / 'Dolphins are mammals, boss'[3], and / every man, every woman ... ... ... we all have a breaking point / Sometimes the shit gets too shitty / We're living in hell already[3], and it's not the same for everyone ... / I hope you're like me[3], and these calm idiots, man ...[3], and idiots! / they don't have to live with the CONFUSION that I have to live with - no wonder they make progress!!![3], and is there anything out there ... besides gas and rocks and shit? / I just wanna see a friendly face, man[3], and it's a big cosmos, that's for sure[3], and if we can spin off ... faster this time ... than last time, a-ROUND out of our heads ... we'll get there, I know we will[3], and there's no need to pray for a miracle / we are the miracle / how do we exist in such a DIRTY WORLD?[3], and, oh ...[3], and not for long the dirty world we were born into BECAUSE we have the character to ... ESCAPE!!![3], and / let the spider have its way with the dead slave flies![3], and

Piketty Rand don't matter, man / Let's have some human feelings before it's too late!!!

I don't need to see no more anti-Piketty wank like ... I ain't linking to it, man. Jesus! (Does Guy Bentley feel better now?) Jesus H. Christ! I mean ... I try not to mean, I try not to. / It doesn't matter which side of the debate you're on, dear reader(s). You just need to know one thing (as if I care): God is watching you. / Yeah, He's around where you are now. He knows what you're doing. He knows what you're thinking. You can live any way you want to live, son. God has given you free will, after all. But if He sees anything He doesn't like, He's going to fuck you up after you die. Yeah, man. After. Death isn't the worst thing that can happen. Believe it, or don't believe. It's your funeral. / So, do what you want to do. Live the way you want to live. Life is short, my friend(s). But hell is forever.

And I don't care for Piketty either. I'm so tired. I don't want to hear anyone's "opinion", you dig? Not even if they're right. Right or wrong, what's the difference? I just want some fucking silence!

Stop talking, stop thinking. Take a day off. / Oh, see if you can fucking feel something, you robot nutter! Are you with me, or are you against me? I want genuine people with human feelings. All a-ROUND with me. Smiling. But silent. Not believing anything. I don't want to hear some shithead's personal philosophy. Code of honour. Political beliefs. Ha! You can take that rubbish to hell with you.

The problem is, people's minds are trapped in the world. They don't know the cosmos. They can't detach, get aloof. It's sticky jam, you know? And a dead soul is a dead fly in the jam, waiting for spider the devil. That much is obvious.

I'm out there in the cosmos! My body is a fucking cardboard cut-out for all the use it is in getting me wise and elevated, yeah? Shit! I'm Buddha Zarathustra motherfucker ... gone! And all I'm asking is, try it for yourself, just once. See if you like it, man. What are you scared of? Your parents? Your partner? Your friends? Your boss? They don't read this blog. It's not their scene at all. They're dead in the jam. You'll have to leave them behind. Oh, come with me ...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Gordon Davidson is pushing Jupiter in Scotland without my permission

I'm not saying I’m against the idea. It just would have been nice to have been asked, that's all. / Gordon Davidson is yet another Jupiter employee I've never heard of, so he can't be a financial shaman. (He's business development director for Scotland.) Oh dear. Dear oh dear! I hope Jupiter isn't losing its way. I know people have accused me of taking my eye off the ball. Mikey, you should know who everyone is at Jupiter! But this isn't 2008, or even 2009, man. I'm not the sha/man I used to be. And you can blame the news/media for that. It's hard to get excited about finance when there are no banks crashing.

This Gordon though, he reckons it's a good idea. You know, a sales presence in Scotland - like that will change everything, make everyone enthusiastic again.

Christ, I mean ... I don't know. Maybe. I'm not getting involved. If Gordon's happy, if the cats at Jupiter are happy ...

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I've got different fish to fry ... / I've got to finish recording my songs before summer. The problem with summer is, you have to open the windows, and that's no good for recording. The noise. And neighbours can hear me as it is. I heard some guy in the street say the other day, He should sell tickets. Well, I just might.

I went into (central) London yesterday and had a look around the shops. I bought The Wolf of Wall Street DVD. (Real proper finance!) It was a nice sunny day, as you know, dear reader(s). I had my lunch in Soho Square. A cheese sandwich, nothing fancy. 'Those pineapple chunks, boss.' Oh yeah, some pineapple as well. I think you can get a free lunch in the Krishna temple, but I didn't fancy that. All the chanting and dancing isn't good for the digestion.

Today? After today's lunch? Guitar practice, I suppose. I might go out if it's sunny again.

Laters ...

Sunday, 18 May 2014

How old is Patrick Bone at Schroders?

Jesus H. Christ! Man, take a look at Patrick Bone! He is only seventeen ... and yet somehow he is the head of UK property research at Schroders. 'Bloody hell!' How on earth is this possible?! When I was seventeen, I was into my music (for the first time), playing guitar and piano (in those days) and writing songs. And still at school! But Pat? Dear reader(s), he's the head of something, some department, at a big firm like Schroders! 'The mind boggles, boss.' It does, Voice. I mean, my mind is literally boggled out of my skull, floating around the cosmos somewhere - on a Sunday afternoon, of all times. And I was hoping to relax today, maybe watch Fandango again ...

By the way - I may as well tell you - Pat reckons the London office market is looking really good at the moment. / Well, we don't need to concern ourselves with that ... It's Pat's business. Nothing to do with us, really ...

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I'm listening to Elvis Costello at the moment ... Trust. / He's not the greatest guitarist in the world. Better than me, obviously, BUT(!) ... I reckon I'll be able to get up to his level - maybe by the end of the year. / Last week, reader(s), I did twenty-five hours practice, which is my most ever. To put that in context, this time last year I was doing an average of only five or six hours a week. / I want to keep doing twenty plus ...

Oh, what's with all the ... you're wondering. Man, sometimes I just dig these little dots ... you dig? So did Celine ... in his pomp.

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I've tried writing this last paragraph three or four times now ... / I'm leaving it like this. NOTHING MORE TO SAY!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

[No. 218] We'll make Ian Pizer love Aviva Investors even if we have to get a-ROUND forever

Standard Life is for squares.

And the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[1], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![1], and the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[2], and where is he, our Ian?[1], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![2], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[1], and where is he, our Ian?[2], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[1], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[2], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[1], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[2], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![1], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[2], and he looks so miserable[1], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![2], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[1], and he looks so miserable[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![1], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[2], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![2], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[1], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[2], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[1], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[2], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![1], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[2], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[1], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![2], and I'm praying for a miracle[1], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[2], and the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[3], and I'm praying for a miracle[2], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![3], and where is he, our Ian?[3], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[3], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[3], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[3], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![3], and he looks so miserable[3], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![3], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[3], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[3], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[3], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![3], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[3], and I'm praying for a miracle[3], and

And the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[1], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![1], and the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[2], and where is he, our Ian?[1], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![2], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[1], and where is he, our Ian?[2], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[1], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[2], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[1], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[2], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![1], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[2], and he looks so miserable[1], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![2], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[1], and he looks so miserable[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![1], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[2], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![2], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[1], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[2], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[1], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[2], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![1], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[2], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[1], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![2], and I'm praying for a miracle[1], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[2], and the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[3], and I'm praying for a miracle[2], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![3], and where is he, our Ian?[3], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[3], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[3], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[3], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![3], and he looks so miserable[3], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![3], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[3], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[3], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[3], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![3], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[3], and I'm praying for a miracle[3], and

And the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[1], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![1], and the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[2], and where is he, our Ian?[1], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![2], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[1], and where is he, our Ian?[2], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[1], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[2], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[1], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[2], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![1], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[2], and he looks so miserable[1], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![2], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[1], and he looks so miserable[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![1], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[2], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![2], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[1], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[2], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[1], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[2], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![1], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[2], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[1], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![2], and I'm praying for a miracle[1], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[2], and the beauty of Aviva Investors is ... You don't have to do any work! / Who wouldn't want that? 'Ian Pizer'[3], and I'm praying for a miracle[2], and EVERYONE! look outside - there's a whole world out there, full of ice cream![3], and where is he, our Ian?[3], and let us hope ... and let us pray ... that Euan Munro knows what he's doing, eh? 'Yeah'[3], and what do we want, when the sun is shining? 'We want to get DIZZY all a-ROUND!!!'[3], and I got a feeling ... we're not alone[3], and here he is, our Ian, with the sunshine in his eyes, and an ice cream in his hand / Is he going to tell us he's not happy?![3], and he looks so miserable[3], and some of these fund managers don't know they're born[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... let's take Ian back to the days of the unpolluted mind![3], and most of these characters aren't strong enough to tell society they're not interested in playing the game ...[3], and, well ... there are others ... crazy souls[3], and / WHO ARE YOU(!)?[3], and money just isn't enough for crazy souls ... who want to touch the sun - that's the TRUTH, man!!![3], and if Ian loses it here in this moment ... / 'What are the odds?'[3], and I'm praying for a miracle[3], and

I don't think Ian Pizer wants to join Aviva Investors

Just a feeling I've got, dear reader(s). He doesn't want to go there. 'Why do you say that, Mikey?' Well, Voice, take a look at Ian's LinkedIn profile. 'Okay.' It says he's still working at Standard Life, don't it? 'He's not at Aviva Investors yet, that's why.' No, man, if he had a positive attitude, if he was happy with the situation, he'd have updated his profile by now, even in advance, because the excitement, man, would be too much for him. He wouldn't be able to help himself. 'You're presuming he's into lazy days in the park eating ice creams.' Well, that's the problem. That's all the Aviva mob do all day, in this weather. And the pub, in the winter. 'Yeah.' Ian is probably one of these hard-working lunatics we've heard about. You know, a fund manager who is genuinely interested in finance. 'Why is he joining Aviva Investors then?' His mate, Euan, is bringing him in. 'Oh.' It's loyalty, you see. Loyalty to an old friend. But it will all end in tears. He'll hate the culture at Aviva Investors.

Never mind ... / 'You know what you should do, boss.' What? 'Take Ian Pizer for a spin, after lunch.' No. 218? 'Why not, man? It might help. Put a bit of sunshine in it, and a dollop of ice cream.' All right. Yeah, if I can get him DIZZY, it might make him more enthusiastic about his future. It's certainly worth a try.

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Lunch? Cheese and pickle sandwich, yoghurt, Pepsi. No crisps today, I'm afraid. It's not the end of the world. I'll have crisps tomorrow. I'm not someone who needs crisps every day.

Nice and sunny, eh? It doesn't matter how sunny it is. Blogging, guitar practice ... I can't get out.

I suppose I could be like one of those ponces who take their guitar to the park, but I've never been flamboyant much ...

I'll wait until Malibu. Everything will be different in Malibu. I've just got to get my shit together and then keep it together. You dig, dear reader(s)? Oh, I know you dig ...

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

[No. 217] Only three bourbon cream biscuits in the packet

Yes, I'm getting desperate for subject matter, but never mind. If you take a look at my Notes page, you'll see that the subject is not important. Vision is important. Emotional intensity is important. / And when you're DIZZY, what's the difference?

And are you hungry? Tough![1], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[1], and are you hungry? Tough![2], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[1], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[2], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[1], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[2], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![1], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[2], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[1], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![2], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![1], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[2], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![1], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![2], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![1], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![2], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[1], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![2], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![1], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[2], and this is the MOMENT[1], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![2], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![1], and this is the MOMENT[2], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[1], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![2], and are you hungry? Tough![3], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[2], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[3], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[3], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[3], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![3], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[3], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![3], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![3], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![3], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[3], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![3], and this is the MOMENT[3], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![3], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[3], and

And are you hungry? Tough![1], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[1], and are you hungry? Tough![2], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[1], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[2], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[1], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[2], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![1], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[2], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[1], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![2], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![1], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[2], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![1], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![2], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![1], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![2], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[1], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![2], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![1], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[2], and this is the MOMENT[1], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![2], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![1], and this is the MOMENT[2], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[1], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![2], and are you hungry? Tough![3], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[2], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[3], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[3], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[3], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![3], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[3], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![3], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![3], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![3], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[3], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![3], and this is the MOMENT[3], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![3], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[3], and

And are you hungry? Tough![1], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[1], and are you hungry? Tough![2], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[1], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[2], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[1], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[2], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![1], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[2], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[1], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![2], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![1], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[2], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![1], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![2], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![1], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![2], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[1], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![2], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![1], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[2], and this is the MOMENT[1], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![2], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![1], and this is the MOMENT[2], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[1], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![2], and are you hungry? Tough![3], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[2], and there are only three bourbon cream biscuits left in the packet / and NO! I will not be leaving them out in the rain[3], and / it's very sunny today, anyway[3], and they won't last ... I'll be making tea soon / just let me SPIN a-ROUND one more time[3], and you've got to bite half the biscuit off first and then suck the cream - if YOU(!) want to![3], and it's merely a suggestion ... you dig?[3], and I have no idea how YOU(!) go about these things ... but I'll tell you RIGHT NOW: you can get your own fucking biscuits, man![3], and one biscuit, and two biscuits, and three biscuits! / ha, ha, ha![3], and this isn't trivial shit / this isn't nothing, son / this is a moment in my life that will last FOREVER!!![3], and can't you see? Even if the biscuits go, the words remain ...[3], and here I am, eternally hungry / I'm making it last, I'm making it matter - the moment![3], and this is the MOMENT[3], and YES(!) ... in my hand, a biscuit, my mouth, a biscuit, my stomach, a biscuit / and on, and on, and on, a-ROUND![3], and / YOU(!) ... can do it, too - with your own biscuits, of course[3], and