Thursday, 30 April 2015

I'm exhausted!

Yeah, yeah ... another week gone! (I need a drink.) Thank sweet baby Jesus and the Mary Chain! Where do the weeks go? Actually, where do the weekends go?

Yes, Thursday night, the start of another weekend. Bank holiday Monday too! / The snooker won't be any good though. Ronnie is out. He can be annoying, very annoying, but he's the only player worth watching.

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I  might cut down on the conceptuals to one a week, like I said I would. I'm just getting so DIZZY, you dig? I mean, how many do I need?

I was going to write another finance story tonight, you know, to add to the hundreds, the thousands(!), of others. Uh, yeah, I was going to search for another hedge fund opening, or ... closing. 'Ha!' Ha.

Oh, I don't know, dear reader(s). Bloody hell. Well, we do know the routine, don't we? Nothing changes. / However ... One day, I'll be a rock star. One day, I'll be living in Malibu. One day, I'll look back at this blog and laugh.

You've got to have a dream ...

[No. 312] I'm going to steal all the best ideas from every finance nutjob in the entire world!

Then I'm going to make a right DIZZY mess of these "ideas" so that no one knows NOTHING about ANYTHING. It's how I get my kicks.

And ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![1], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![1], and ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![2], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[1], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![2], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![1], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[2], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[1], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![2], and the killers don't know what is happening[1], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[2], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[1], and the killers don't know what is happening[2], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![1], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[2], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[1], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![2], and there is ... NO EXIT[1], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[2], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[1], and there is ... NO EXIT[2], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[1], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[2], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![1], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[2], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[1], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![2], and ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![3], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[2], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![3], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[3], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![3], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[3], and the killers don't know what is happening[3], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[3], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![3], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[3], and there is ... NO EXIT[3], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[3], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[3], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![3], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[3], and

And ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![1], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![1], and ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![2], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[1], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![2], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![1], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[2], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[1], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![2], and the killers don't know what is happening[1], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[2], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[1], and the killers don't know what is happening[2], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![1], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[2], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[1], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![2], and there is ... NO EXIT[1], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[2], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[1], and there is ... NO EXIT[2], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[1], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[2], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![1], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[2], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[1], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![2], and ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![3], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[2], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![3], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[3], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![3], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[3], and the killers don't know what is happening[3], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[3], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![3], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[3], and there is ... NO EXIT[3], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[3], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[3], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![3], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[3], and

And ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![1], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![1], and ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![2], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[1], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![2], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![1], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[2], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[1], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![2], and the killers don't know what is happening[1], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[2], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[1], and the killers don't know what is happening[2], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![1], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[2], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[1], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![2], and there is ... NO EXIT[1], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[2], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[1], and there is ... NO EXIT[2], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[1], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[2], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![1], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[2], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[1], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![2], and ... they're in the palm of my hand, animals![3], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[2], and we don't need any ideas ... because they are EVIL(!) / yes, thoughts and that ... no! / What we need, man, is feelings![3], and here I am, a-ROUND again / I'll never give it up / to me, this ... is the GOOD LIFE[3], and I've got enough FEELINGS for everybody![3], and, nutjob, I am the cosmic joker who will steal your mind and turn it into a foul rag and bone shop[3], and the killers don't know what is happening[3], and if THEY(!) invested one billion dollars in my soul ... the return would be TREMENDOUS LOVE[3], and I'll give them an idea ... RUN! Run for your lives![3], and it's a trap! / ... and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, all the evil is GONE! (in theory)[3], and there is ... NO EXIT[3], and their ideas will tumble from their confused little minds so easily / it will be like shooting fish[3], and $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ ... / oh, come and get it! / once in a lifetime, etc.[3], and my children, oh, my mystic kooks, rejoice! / ... this is the barrel![3], and I need a drink now / ... / uh, it's so exhausting, ain't it?[3], and

KKR Prisma hedge fund thing, Apex Strategy, I don't know

Oh, before we get down to business ... I've been confused all week, my mind all over the place, yeah? And now I have to read The Sun. For some reason, they have David Cameron dressed up as a newborn baby on the front page. 'Ha!' Have they lost their freakin' minds?! 'Maybe they're trying to destroy the Conservative Party, boss.' Yes, maybe, Voice. I just can't understand it. Why would you want to vote for an adult baby? I mean, a grown man's head on a baby's body? What the fuck are they thinking of at The Sun?! How on earth does it make Cameron look like a statesman you can respect?! / Well, well ... uh, let's (try to) take our minds off it, eh, dear reader(s)? Let's concentrate on something less horrific. KKR.

KKR has this Prisma hedge fund thing. I don't know what it is exactly. Some kind of unit they bought a few years ago. Anyway, they've got the KKR Apex Strategy now, which is a new fund that will steal all the best ideas from a group of fourteen equity managers. 'It sounds horrific, Mikey.' Yes, Voice. It's better than the man-baby, I suppose ... but not much better.

Christ. I've heard of this before, even written about it. (Greg Geiling and his WHAM BAAM THANK YOU MA'AM investing group.) You can't go around stealing people's ideas and expect to get away with it. The "ideas" will probably be rubbish anyway. 'They're standing on the shoulders of giants, boss.' Bollocks! They're standing on the shoulders of midgets, man. It will all end in tears, mark my words.

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Anything else? Music? Well, I worked out how to play the intro to Highway to Hell yesterday. It's pretty simple. / And, yes, I'm listening to AC/DC again, Back in Black. Normally, heavy or hard rock isn't my thing, but I just love Angus Young's playing. His bluesy riffs are awesome!

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

[No. 311] I want all the American dollars YOU(!) can give me!

For no particular reason.

And ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![1], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[1], and ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![2], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[1], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[2], and some cats have had it hard[1], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[2], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![1], and some cats have had it hard[2], and I ain't judging anyone, man[1], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![2], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[1], and I ain't judging anyone, man[2], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[1], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[2], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![1], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[2], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![1], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![2], and gimme ... more!!![1], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![2], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[1], and gimme ... more!!![2], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[1], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[2], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[1], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[2], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[1], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[2], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[1], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[2], and ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![3], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[2], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[3], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[3], and some cats have had it hard[3], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![3], and I ain't judging anyone, man[3], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[3], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[3], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![3], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![3], and gimme ... more!!![3], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[3], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[3], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[3], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[3], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[3], and

And ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![1], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[1], and ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![2], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[1], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[2], and some cats have had it hard[1], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[2], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![1], and some cats have had it hard[2], and I ain't judging anyone, man[1], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![2], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[1], and I ain't judging anyone, man[2], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[1], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[2], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![1], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[2], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![1], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![2], and gimme ... more!!![1], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![2], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[1], and gimme ... more!!![2], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[1], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[2], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[1], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[2], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[1], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[2], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[1], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[2], and ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![3], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[2], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[3], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[3], and some cats have had it hard[3], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![3], and I ain't judging anyone, man[3], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[3], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[3], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![3], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![3], and gimme ... more!!![3], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[3], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[3], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[3], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[3], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[3], and

And ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![1], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[1], and ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![2], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[1], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[2], and some cats have had it hard[1], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[2], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![1], and some cats have had it hard[2], and I ain't judging anyone, man[1], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![2], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[1], and I ain't judging anyone, man[2], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[1], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[2], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![1], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[2], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![1], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![2], and gimme ... more!!![1], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![2], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[1], and gimme ... more!!![2], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[1], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[2], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[1], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[2], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[1], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[2], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[1], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[2], and ... ha! / er, gimme, gimme, gimme ... millions of dollars, mad spinner(s)! / Yes, yes, yes![3], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[2], and ... I'm desperate? / No, no, no ... not for myself[3], and I might, uh ... oh, give the dollars to the three-legged cat in my street ...[3], and some cats have had it hard[3], and YOU(!) ... you're not a cat! / I'm thinking that maybe you're an awful CAPITALIST DOG!!![3], and I ain't judging anyone, man[3], and a-ROUND here ... your money will fall from your pockets so easily[3], and if YOU(!) ... want to be in my cult, you've got to pay - there's no such thing as free SALVATION(!)[3], and ... oh, girl, if you want to be my lover, you've got to be real ... not a cartoon freak from the depths of hell![3], and American dollars make the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND / Yes, it's a sick world![3], and gimme ... more!!![3], and ... honey, what do you do for money? / I write this ... for my sins! 'Oh, you're going to hell, Mikey!'[3], and ... son, you might be right(?!)[3], and, but ... / my voices say shit all the time / So, how many voices do I need to make me the sickest man alive?[3], and I've lost sight of the BEAUTIFUL DOLLARS[3], and ... oh, I guess it's my own fault / my mystic derangement is too seductive ...[3], and

Omni Partners wants $250 million!

'What?!' Yeah, even though it's based in London. Why would Omni Partners want American dollars in London? 'Maybe they don't trust sterling, boss. A collapse is coming! Ah! Panic!' Shut up! Don't be so melodramatic, Voice.

[I'm still in a funny mood. My head's all messed up. But let's do this, eh?! Uh ... I'll give it my best shot.]

LinkedIn says (if it could talk): Omni Partners is focused on providing investors access to products that consistently deliver absolute returns. In order to achieve this objective, the firm combines demonstrated trading expertise with a strong emphasis on the proactive management of risk.

Well, well ... $250 million. What for? They want to lend it out. 'Ha!' I don't understand this. They want our money, right? 'Yeah.' And then they want to lend it to someone. 'Er ... we could just lend it ourselves.' I'm not lending my money to anyone!

Oh, it sounds dodgy. 'Hang on ... it's a direct lending fund, it says here, boss.' Where? 'Here.' So? Is that supposed to make me feel better? I have no idea what a direct lending fund is!

Let's not worry about it. (Christ. What's the time? I'm hungry.) I suppose Omni knows a thing or two about direct lending funds. 'They must be experts or something.' Let’s leave them to it, dear reader(s). / After lunch, I'll be writing a conceptual, No. 311. I'm going to call it: I want all the American dollars YOU(!) can give me! 'Nice title.' Thanks.

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Anything else? 'Music?' Man, I was going around various guitar forums on the internet yesterday {***(before Vodafone stole all my credit ... bastards[!], pay your tax[!!!] ... now I'm back on T-Mobile)@@@} and, er, what ... never mind, well, it seems pointless trying to compare guitarists. Some people actually think Jimi Hendrix was rubbish. 'No!' Yeah. Maybe he was, compared to today's wizards. I don't know. / One interesting thing though: someone said that alternate picking didn't exist as a technique in Jimi's day. If that's true, it means I'm a little bit better than him because I've just spent the last year mastering alternate picking and I can do it now falling off a log. 'Have you actually tried it falling off a log, Mikey?' Er, no.

I haven't even got a log. 'Logs? There are some in the park down the road. There was a storm the other year. Bloody council haven't cleared the trees up yet.' Yeah, yeah. That's a mile away, man. And I'm not taking my guitar to the park to learn a new skill that I'll probably never use, never need. Just shut up!

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I need a holiday.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Roman Shukhman will one day leave JPMorgan for Aesir Capital Management

Oh, I've played my guitar for two hours, now I'm going to write about the future of Roman Shukhman. He's going to leave JPMorgan. (Over in America.) I know it. I can feel it. I can see it, just like Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone.

I don't actually care. It's none of my business. And you shouldn't care, reader(s). It's none of your business. But, er ... / Our Roman has traded credit derivatives before. Yeah, yeah. He will trade them again. Thank God, eh?! I mean ... it's a relief, man! The good news is, he's not a toilet trader. He doesn't have problems, desires ... I doubt he's been anywhere near the Tottenham Court Road. / It should be so simple, this post. Easy in the afternoon with a bit of melancholy. However, Mark Fishman is involved. FEAR! I have no idea who this Mark Fishman is. I suppose he's okay. (I'm guessing. I'm praying.) Not crazy or nothing, like me and the kooks. I don't know.

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Let's forget about it!!! / Let me put my love into you, babe. Yes, I'm listening to AC/DC again.

I've worked out my guitar playing average for the last fourteen months. I've played two hours twenty minutes every day. That's like, what? Er, 420 (long) concerts in a row, day after day.

I need to get more melodic with my solos definitely. However, I hardly make a wrong move these days. I'll be like Angus Young soon. Running around in a pair of shorts with a schoolboy hat.

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I'll write some finance shit again on Wednesday. Be patient. My head is all fucked up at the moment.

[Blah blah blah, it don't matter ************//////????????????!!!!!! who cares? Blood and fire, a-ROUND NOTHING FORGET IT YOU DON'T KNOW@@@@@@@ what can you say why say it please I've typed over it NOW HA! HA! HA! - chaos come and get it, you can't find me, you'll never know, so ... ah, so what?]

God is waiting for me in the cave. I might go soon. We'll get him when he comes back. "He's not coming back."

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Uh, it's just fragments. My brain is like this sometimes. My soul. My consciousness.

Never mind. It's a great way to make a living!

Peace and quiet. Bring it on! Cherry bakewells, and a cup of tea. / Laters.

One of these nights is RIGHT NOW!

I don't give a shit about The Eagles. They can do what they want to do. I have my own life to live.

Well, well ... / I don't want to write about money. And I don't want to write about the economy. I ain't interested in no economy, like those sick conservatives, animals. It's all they care about. They're not interested in flowers. They're not interested in sunsets. They ain't got no time for human feelings. All they know is the economy, like it's the most important thing in the universe. 'Ha!' And they can't even get that right! That's the funny thing. Massive debt, crap jobs. I don't have to explain this to anyone with intelligence.

So, let's move on, yeah?

We're gonna find out, pretty mama, what turns on your lights. You got your demons. You got desires. Well, I got a few of my own.

Yeah, yeah ... / I'm writing in the night again. The night time is the right time. I'll be putting Apollo on in the minute. I'll be listening to it by myself, I don't care. One with the cosmos on a night like this? I'm used to it.

Tomorrow/today, I'm going to play my guitar. I might put some new strings on. I might try to record my songs. / I've got to keep going. One day, I'll be gone. Where's Mikey?! You will say. But I won't be here.

I'm fed up, man. / I just want some peace ... people bothering me, think they know it all, they got the answer, the key, but there wasn't even a question, they love mystery, their own mystery, which they've got to add to mine, just one sane person who ain't phoney, what a treat that would be, a quiet, civilized one, no nonsense, clarity!

The sickness of the world, it comes to me, I attract it, I am ... Spartacus! I am Michael Fowke! 'I am Michael Fowke!' Shut up, Voice. You are a nutcase, son. 'Well, yeah, I work for you, don't I?' Oh, dear reader(s), you don't have to be mad to work on this blog, but it certainly helps. I've had it all, the sewer of the internet comes my way.

What am I going on about? It's late. I'm deranged. Imagine if I had a hedge fund. 'Ha!' How long would it last? Who would invest? So, please. No nonsense, no insanity. I'm just a song and dance man. Let me sing for you, please!

Here's the news: Mad people believe anything they want. As long as they are happy, I won't interfere.

Good night, friend(s).

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Why is Tesco failing?

I say it's because of austerity, and benefit cuts. As a result, millions of shoppers have moved to cheaper supermarkets or even food banks.

If people ain't got no money, they ain't gonna spend no money, man. However, this is far too intellectual for conservatives to understand. 'Idiots!' They're not protecting capitalism. They are destroying it. 'Shame!' Yeah. What can we do?

The end is nigh. So be it. / I would prefer capitalism to survive and for EVERYONE(!) to profit from it. 'Me too!' But I'm not in charge. Other people think they know better than me. Giants of our time like David Cameron, George Osborne, and Iain Duncan Smith.

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Well, well ... / One more week bites the dust. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow? Pub? I don't know.

Oh, by the way, democracy? Do we want it? Yes or No? 'Er ...' If "Yes" it means Labour must be allowed to govern with the help of the SNP - if people decide to vote that way (as looks likely). If "No" the Tories (and Rupert Murdoch) will have to persuade the armed forces to make their move on May 8th. That's the choice.

Personally, I'm in the "Yes" camp.

[No. 310] Simon Young is a-ROUND!

Without his bass guitar, alas!

And here he comes! / Er ...[1], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[1], and here he comes! / Er ...[2], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[1], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[2], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![1], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[2], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[1], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![2], and ... oh dear![1], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[2], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[1], and ... oh dear![2], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![1], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[2], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[1], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[1], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[2], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[2], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![1], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[2], and I can believe anything ...[1], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![2], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![1], and I can believe anything ...[2], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[1], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![2], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[1], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[2], and here he comes! / Er ...[3], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[2], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[3], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[3], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![3], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[3], and ... oh dear![3], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[3], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![3], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[3], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[3], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![3], and I can believe anything ...[3], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![3], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[3], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[3], and

And here he comes! / Er ...[1], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[1], and here he comes! / Er ...[2], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[1], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[2], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![1], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[2], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[1], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![2], and ... oh dear![1], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[2], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[1], and ... oh dear![2], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![1], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[2], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[1], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[1], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[2], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[2], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![1], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[2], and I can believe anything ...[1], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![2], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![1], and I can believe anything ...[2], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[1], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![2], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[1], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[2], and here he comes! / Er ...[3], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[2], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[3], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[3], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![3], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[3], and ... oh dear![3], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[3], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![3], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[3], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[3], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![3], and I can believe anything ...[3], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![3], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[3], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[3], and

And here he comes! / Er ...[1], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[1], and here he comes! / Er ...[2], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[1], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[2], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![1], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[2], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[1], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![2], and ... oh dear![1], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[2], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[1], and ... oh dear![2], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![1], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[2], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[1], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[1], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[2], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[2], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![1], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[2], and I can believe anything ...[1], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![2], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![1], and I can believe anything ...[2], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[1], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![2], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[1], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[2], and here he comes! / Er ...[3], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[2], and, well ... I'm really not sure about the bass guitar ... maybe our Simon plays the drums / I mean, they need a new drummer[3], and he's wasted at Aviva Investors ...[3], and it doesn't matter / we should rejoice / Simon Young is a-ROUND here / Oh, watch him spin so DIZZY(!)!!![3], and I love it when a new spinner joins the team! / Mystic kooks make the world go a-ROUND[3], and ... oh dear![3], and Mr Young has ice cream all over his face, and his hair, and his shirt ... / It's a good job he's not needed in the office[3], and ... is he a kid or something?!?![3], and Trevor Green says: Oh, never mind / Well, well ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / Man, it never gets old, does it?[3], and can YOU(!) feel the sun? / this place can be anywhere / use your imagination[3], and, er ... UK equity fund manager with over eighteen years industry experience? Strangers things have happened at sea![3], and I can believe anything ...[3], and YOU(!) ... want to believe, I can tell / Your mental health is at stake, for the love of Christ![3], and ... / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye[3], and ... / Hello, hello, hello[3], and

Simon Young has joined Aviva Investors!

Yippee! He was a fund manager at BlackRock, but now - 'Er, boss, isn't he the younger brother of Angus and Malcolm Young from AC/DC? I think he plays bass.' What?! No, Voice, Simon Young is a fund manager. 'Oh.' Christ. (He does have a bass guitar though.) / Dear reader(s), as I was just saying/writing, Simon has joined Aviva Investors from BlackRock and he's working on the UK Equity fund and the UK Equity Income fund. 'Really?' Uh. Well, no. Our Simon is in the park with the rest of them, enjoying the summer sunshine, and eating ice cream, but the clients don't need to know that, do they? 'Let's hope they don't read your blog, Mikey.' Ha! 'Ha!' Hardly anyone reads my blog, man. Just a small bunch of kooks. And that's the way I like it. I'm special. They're special. One day, we'll all get beyond the THREE. 'You've got to have a dream!' / Anyway, Simon's clients will probably just look at his LinkedIn profile: Resourceful, motivated equities fund manager looking to achieve superior risk adjusted returns for my clients. 'Wow! He sounds pretty enthusiastic.' Yeah, yeah. Do you believe everything you read?

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Oh, no more. Please! I'm in a bad/depressed mood this morning. / I'll be taking Simon for a spin after lunch, for my sins, No. 310. 'Beyond the THREE?!' No, I doubt we'll manage it today, Voice.

Anything else? 'Politics!' Politics? I want to emigrate to Scotland. Is that enough politics for you? 'Yes. I love them apples, boss.' Good!

Yeah, I'm in a bad mood. I haven't even got any music on. / I think I'm reaching the point - society has pushed me far enough now - where I will start to do anything. So far, I've only been writing anything. But "doing" is another matter. A completely different ball game!

Lunch? I'm going to try to cheer myself up with a luxury egg sandwich. I'm not too hopeful.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

[No. 309] We must learn to sail in high winds

The sea will never rest!

And I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[1], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[1], and I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[2], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[1], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[2], and existentialism is the way![1], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[1], and existentialism is the way![2], and my guitar?! YES![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[2], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[1], and my guitar?! YES![2], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[1], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[2], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[1], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[2], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[1], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[2], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[1], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[2], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![1], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[2], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[1], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![2], and I could, can ... whatever![1], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[2], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[1], and I could, can ... whatever![2], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![1], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[2], and I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[3], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![2], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[3], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[3], and existentialism is the way![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[3], and my guitar?! YES![3], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[3], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[3], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[3], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[3], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[3], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![3], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[3], and I could, can ... whatever![3], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[3], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![3], and

And I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[1], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[1], and I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[2], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[1], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[2], and existentialism is the way![1], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[1], and existentialism is the way![2], and my guitar?! YES![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[2], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[1], and my guitar?! YES![2], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[1], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[2], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[1], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[2], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[1], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[2], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[1], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[2], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![1], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[2], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[1], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![2], and I could, can ... whatever![1], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[2], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[1], and I could, can ... whatever![2], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![1], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[2], and I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[3], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![2], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[3], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[3], and existentialism is the way![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[3], and my guitar?! YES![3], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[3], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[3], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[3], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[3], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[3], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![3], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[3], and I could, can ... whatever![3], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[3], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![3], and

And I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[1], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[1], and I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[2], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[1], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[2], and existentialism is the way![1], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[1], and existentialism is the way![2], and my guitar?! YES![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[2], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[1], and my guitar?! YES![2], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[1], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[2], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[1], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[2], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[1], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[2], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[1], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[2], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![1], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[2], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[1], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![2], and I could, can ... whatever![1], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[2], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[1], and I could, can ... whatever![2], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![1], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[2], and I could DISAPPEAR off to a cave ... or I could take to the sea, the cruel sea of life that never rests[3], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![2], and ... / ... or the beautiful sea of death[3], and ... 'He's not coming back!' / Yes, Voice, that's what you would tell them, my faithful friend, the voice of my soul ...[3], and existentialism is the way![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here or over there ... I could forget YOU(!) and remember GOD(!)[3], and my guitar?! YES![3], and squares will stay with what they know - oh, thoughts they know, and feelings they know / they are not curious about KOOK LIFE[3], and the misery is in EVERYTHING(!)[3], and can we focus, please, to see the LIGHT- ? / oh, where is it? I'm trying so hard, man / but where is it?[3], and let's sing another song, boys / this one has grown old and bitter[3], and I like to think that a commitment to music can be a sort of suicide, a cutting off from mundane life[3], and ... we could, we, could, we, get so DIZZY and so FAST that NOTHING(!) would ever matter / it's a fantasy![3], and I'm looking for a kook to match me / oh, who has the mind to get so lost and never come back?[3], and I could, can ... whatever![3], and I'll go back in time looking for a bliss that belongs to the pure of heart only[3], and ... in my ... our fantasy ... LOVE(!) will keep us together![3], and

Russell Brand is all right by me

You got a problem with that, dear reader(s)? I don't think Russell Brand is an idiot, man. And I don't think he's a hypocrite. Oh, he's a self-made millionaire who goes on about the poor all the time. So what? He's done well to make his money and get a bit (a lot) of security for himself. Now he can concentrate on the evils of the world. Is that so terrible? He's not even that rich by hedgie or banker standards. I think he's only worth about £10 million. 'That's nothing, boss!' It's nothing at all, Voice. But Rupert Murdoch (and others) who is worth about £6 billion [? I'll have to check ...] keeps attacking him. Why? Apparently, it's upsetting that poor people should be able to eat or keep a roof over their head. I don't understand it!!! / Actually, The Sun has left Brand alone lately. Maybe because the paper doesn't want to remind its readers of real issues at this sensitive time, the general election. (By the way, I enjoy reading The Sun ... for reasons best known to myself ... however, I ignore the laughable politics. Why would working-class readers be remotely interested in protecting the interests of the 1 per cent? 'Only if they're brainwashed, boss.' Exactly, Voice!) / Er ... yeah, The Guardian has a piece on Brand today. (I'm linking to it even though I absolutely despise the new website.) The comments are interesting. A lot of slaves attacking Brand. 'How do you know they're slaves?' Well, how many billionaires are going to waste their time leaving comments on a newspaper website, man? 'Good point!' Obviously, these people think it is only a matter of time before they join the 1 per cent themselves. Such delusion! And this isn't communism, my attitude. Oh no! I take my hat off to anyone who is able to escape "normal" life and join the ranks of the super-rich. (I think guys like Aristotle Onassis are great.) However, it hardly ever happens, son, daughter. The game is rigged, my friend(s). Capitalism is set up for the few at the top. Occasionally, a footballer or a pop star is allowed to join them. (It's good PR.) Most of the time though, capitalism is just slavery. Pure slavery!

Well, well ... / Russell Brand upsets the rich because like John Lennon before him he's joined the rich (in a small way, only £10 million, remember) but he has refused to keep his mouth shut about the poor. That's his crime! [I've also noticed that quite a few left-wing journalists have it in for him. Why? Because they are stinking rich through their mummies and daddies. It's money they haven't worked for. It makes all the difference.] Er ... yeah, this is a bit chaotic, this post. I don't care! Deal with it! I'm just writing what comes. It's not the end of the world!

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Er ... / Anyway, I've got it out of my system. Yes! / I have a nice cheese sandwich for lunch. Crisps. Small blackcurrant cheesecake. Can of Coke. The Sun! Laters.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Who on earth is Carlton Hood?!

Who on earth, on earth, on this earth, right now. Not one hundred million years from now. That would be silly. But right now. Who on earth is Carlton Hood?!

Oh, I'm in a funny mood this morning, dear reader(s). 'Christ. What's new?' Yes. So you've been warned. The best thing I can do, I guess, is just write it out. Write it out of my system, you dig? Then I'll be able to go about my day, play my guitar, whatever. And you'll be able to get back to managing your funds or ... I don't know. I'm not judging you. I hope you're happy ...

The problem is, Carlton Hood is the customer director at Old Mutual Wealth. And he has things to say. 'Why is that a problem, Mikey?' It's a problem, Voice, because our Carlton isn't taking a long-term view of life. I mean, read this: My role is about the positioning and prosperity of Old Mutual Wealth that now encompasses businesses like Intrinsic and Quilter Cheviot. Our aim is to offer the best possible service to advisers, then to equip them to offer simple and competitive solutions to their customers. What are we supposed to make of that, man?! 'Er ... it seems reasonable, boss.' What?! One hundred million years from now? 'Oh right. I see your point.' In the future, the long-term future, there ain't gonna be no Old Mutual Wealth, yeah? Also, there ain't gonna be no advisers, and there ain't gonna be no fucking customers. None! Not anywhere. All gone! 'Yeah.' What we're going to have, Voice, is jungle, probably, and lots of it! 'What, in Great Britain?' Or forests. Jungles or forests, son. I'm talking globally, you understand?

Well, well ... / I suppose it's unfair, picking on Carlton like this. But he was the first person I came to when I switched on the internet earlier. I could have chosen the prime minister or the manager of Manchester United. Or anyone. Even YOU(!).

So, I'm going to play my guitar for the rest of the day, but I'm not going to take it too seriously.

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Anything else?

'Politics?' Jesus. Politics?! Do we have to? 'Yes! Pretend we're living in the present, Mikey. Forget the future!' Okay. I'll give it my best shot, Voice. / Er ... politics, here, now, Great Britain, 2015, April ... 'Come on!' Let me focus, man! / Nicola Sturgeon? Oh, I'm liking her more and more, reader(s). She should be leader of the Labour Party. What I really like about her is the effect she has on conservatives. You know, all the foaming at the mouth, the gibbering, the hysterics. I would pay to see it, and yet this entertainment is totally free!

Monday, 20 April 2015

Is Jon Corzine going to launch a new hedge fund?

Well, well ... a new hedge fund. You know, dear reader(s), Jon Corzine, the MF Global guy? Yeah. / No, no, no ... I doubt it. He's retired, isn't he? Christ! Why do people spread these rumours? Can't we let the man enjoy his retirement in peace?

'Mikey, I've just got off the phone to Jon's lawyer.' Oh yeah. Sure you have. 'Well, do you want to hear what he said to me, yes or no?' Go on then. 'His lawyer said: Jon Corzine is not managing anybody's money and has not asked a single investor to put money into a fund. He is gratified that others might want to invest with him.' Yeah, it's a bullshit story, Voice. A nothing story. But this is Monday morning, so ...

Never mind. Uh. God. I don't know. / Jon still has legal trouble with MF Global, I think. The last thing he wants is more finance in his life. This "story" was obviously dreamed up by someone who thinks finance is EVERYTHING. Well, it ain't everything, man. There are other things you can do, you dig? You can play with Lego. You can eat ice cream in the park. USE YOUR IMAGINATION, dear reader(s). There is a whole world of OPPORTUNITY out there!

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Anything else?

The general election. Is there any way they can all lose? I think that would be the best result. / My only consolation is ... there is NOTHING anyone can do, about the country, any country. We are all doomed. Twenty thousand years from now the earth will be lovely, real lovely, untroubled. My prediction.

Music? I'm listening to John Lee Hooker. Yes, I'm a crawlin' king snake and I rules my den. Oh, I've got the blues so bad! Well, no, actually, I'm all right today.

Guitar? Man, I've been thinking it's a BAD idea to become an all-round guitarist ... someone who can play everything in all styles. I'm going to focus on rock/pop rhythm and basic lead guitar - and try to become really good at that shit. However, I don't need finger-picking, tapping, sweep-picking, rhythm with bass notes in the folk style, none of that! / Forget about Jeff Beck! B.B. King? He's a great lead guitarist, but "they" say ... he doesn't know any chords! So he can't play rhythm. And The Edge? Great at rhythm. But he doesn't know much about lead. Well, he can play a bit. Achtung Baby is all right.

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Whisky and women almost wrecked my life ... I had a lot of money at one time.

I love YOU(!) too hard to leave you.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Anthony Scaramucci has got his own TV show!

Oh, man, I'm absolutely gutted about this! It's over in America, the show, so I won't be able to watch it. Damn! Damn!! Damn!!! I can't believe my bad luck these days. / Anyway, dear reader(s), the show is called Wall Street Week. It's on Fox, I think. Our Tony is the founder of SkyBridge Capital, and he has lovely American hair, and American eyes, and American teeth. The man was practically made for television, and I can't watch him! / Of course, reader(s), if you're over in America, if you're one of my devoted readers from the Land of the Free, you'll be all right. You'll be laughing, in fact. / You probably have great teeth as well, you bastard(s) or bitch(es). My teeth? My teeth are practically falling apart, the few I've got left. It's all that American Coca-Cola I keep drinking. Er ... which makes me think: Don't you drink your own fucking beverages over there? ('That's unpatriotic, that is!') I know Warren Buffett does. He drinks a barrel of Coke every day. But he can afford to replace his teeth once a month. I doubt you can do that, even if you're reasonably wealthy.

Christ. It's so depressing. 'Yes, boss.' I wish I hadn't started with this post now, Voice. I should have picked on a British fund manager, with a simple magazine column or something. The British guys are all like old man Steptoe. There's nothing to worry about with the British guys. They're comforting, you know?

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Well, well ... / The end of another week. Thank God! I've struggled a bit. Yeah. Ah, I guess I'll see you next week. Laters.

[No. 308] Philip Matthews is our puppet

He belongs to us.

And, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[1], and ... free to rule as we please[1], and, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[2], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[1], and ... free to rule as we please[2], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![1], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[2], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[1], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![2], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[1], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[2], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![1], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[2], and this ... is the strangest land[1], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![2], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[1], and this ... is the strangest land[2], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[1], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[2], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[1], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[2], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[1], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[2], and ... there are others, really empty[1], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[2], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[1], and ... there are others, really empty[2], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[1], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[2], and, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[3], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[2], and ... free to rule as we please[3], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[3], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![3], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[3], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[3], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![3], and this ... is the strangest land[3], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[3], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[3], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[3], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[3], and ... there are others, really empty[3], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[3], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[3], and

And, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[1], and ... free to rule as we please[1], and, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[2], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[1], and ... free to rule as we please[2], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![1], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[2], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[1], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![2], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[1], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[2], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![1], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[2], and this ... is the strangest land[1], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![2], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[1], and this ... is the strangest land[2], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[1], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[2], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[1], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[2], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[1], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[2], and ... there are others, really empty[1], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[2], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[1], and ... there are others, really empty[2], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[1], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[2], and, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[3], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[2], and ... free to rule as we please[3], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[3], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![3], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[3], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[3], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![3], and this ... is the strangest land[3], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[3], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[3], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[3], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[3], and ... there are others, really empty[3], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[3], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[3], and

And, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[1], and ... free to rule as we please[1], and, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[2], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[1], and ... free to rule as we please[2], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![1], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[2], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[1], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![2], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[1], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[2], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![1], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[2], and this ... is the strangest land[1], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![2], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[1], and this ... is the strangest land[2], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[1], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[2], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[1], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[2], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[1], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[2], and ... there are others, really empty[1], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[2], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[1], and ... there are others, really empty[2], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[1], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[2], and, yes ... we have control, yes! / and we say who works where and what they do[3], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[2], and ... free to rule as we please[3], and you can take a hollow man and make him full ... / ... full of our hopes and dreams[3], and a-ROUND here ... anything goes![3], and so DIZZY(!) ... our Phil could go out into the real world and create merry havoc on our behalf[3], and a-ROUND here ... we are HAPPY(!)[3], and / well, well ... / Hello, stranger in a strange land![3], and this ... is the strangest land[3], and, Phil, my friend, don't ask me about the THREE and I won't tell you no lies[3], and I never promised anyone a rainbow ...[3], and as mystic kooks beyond the lives of the squares, we pull the strings of all of them[3], and blues guitar now ... just a few notes to soothe our Phil / oh, let him get used to the NEW REALITY[3], and ... there are others, really empty[3], and the thrill is gone ... / ... for finance workers SICK of wandering the cold earth with no love[3], and they have NOTHING(!) to lose[3], and

Why would Philip Matthews leave Jupiter for Schroders?!

Uh ... / Why would he do it, eh? WHY WOULD HE DO IT?!?! 'What?! Have you just found out? Old news, man. Phil left Jupiter two years ago.' Well, er ... what was I doing, two years ago? 'How should I know? I don't know what you were doing yesterday.' I was writing my blog yesterday, but tomorrow, tomorrow, and tomorrow ... 'Let's concentrate on today, boss. Please, for my health.' Yes, yes. For your health. / Philip Matthews left Jupiter two years ago. Why?! Why would he do that? Jupiter is where all the shamans are. Schroders is where all the mugs are, all the poor souls who do all the work for the Aviva Investors mob while they're in the pub or - 'The park, Mikey. In this weather, definitely the park. It's a no-brainer.' Yes, Voice. No brain. No brain, er ... / No brain in the park! With bright sunshine, lying on the grass ... should feel better than work. / And ice cream, ice cream, ice cream ... ah, one more, one more, a-ROUND the mouth! Ice cream, more! Yes! Help me! Where am I?

Yes, yes. / Philip Matthews, our Phil, as he is, or will be, is managing the UK Growth fund at Schroders. 'For Aviva Investors?' No. No, it's not one of their funds. ('Why can't they manage their own funds?' Oh, we all know why. Ice cream, and beer. Ice cream right now. I can see them! But me? I'll be having beer tomorrow. Not today though. I must work today, for my sins.) Our Phil was at Jupiter for fourteen years. I can't believe he left. 'A new challenge, boss.' Oh, wonderful, yeah. Ha! There are no challenges. / Schroders, Schroders ... / I can't remember! Do they have financial shamans at Schroders? 'Maybe a couple.' I'll have to go through my archive, one of these nights. The past is a foreign country, or a different country, or something. 'Focus!' / All I know is, man, here we are today. Let's be happy with what we have, dear reader(s). There's nothing we can do for Phil. He must find his own way. / Oh God. No, no. There's a nasty rumour he went to Eton and Cambridge. 'Christ, Mikey! Who spreads this shit?!' I don't know. It's the internet. Sick people. What can we do? 'Nothing, I suppose.' We can ignore it, Voice.

We can make our own Philip Matthews. One that belongs to us only. 'And we can take him for a spin!' Yes. Later, later. Yes. After lunch, after the luxury egg sandwich, we'll make our little puppet, and make him so DIZZY. He'll forget all about Schroders. 'If he's truly ours, he'll never know of Schroders.' Good point!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

[No. 307] L-O-V-E

Sha-la-la ...

And love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[1], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![1], and love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[2], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![1], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![2], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[1], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![2], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[1], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[2], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[1], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[2], and can you feel it burning more and more?[1], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[2], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[1], and can you feel it burning more and more?[2], and we need each other![1], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[2], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[1], and we need each other![2], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![1], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[2], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![1], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![2], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![1], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![2], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[1], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![2], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[1], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[2], and we know the secret life[1], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[2], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[1], and we know the secret life[2], and love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[3], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[2], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![3], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![3], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[3], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[3], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[3], and can you feel it burning more and more?[3], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[3], and we need each other![3], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[3], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![3], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![3], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![3], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[3], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[3], and we know the secret life[3], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[3], and

And love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[1], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![1], and love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[2], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![1], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![2], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[1], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![2], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[1], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[2], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[1], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[2], and can you feel it burning more and more?[1], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[2], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[1], and can you feel it burning more and more?[2], and we need each other![1], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[2], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[1], and we need each other![2], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![1], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[2], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![1], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![2], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![1], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![2], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[1], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![2], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[1], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[2], and we know the secret life[1], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[2], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[1], and we know the secret life[2], and love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[3], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[2], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![3], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![3], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[3], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[3], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[3], and can you feel it burning more and more?[3], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[3], and we need each other![3], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[3], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![3], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![3], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![3], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[3], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[3], and we know the secret life[3], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[3], and

And love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[1], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![1], and love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[2], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![1], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![2], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[1], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![2], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[1], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[2], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[1], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[2], and can you feel it burning more and more?[1], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[2], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[1], and can you feel it burning more and more?[2], and we need each other![1], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[2], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[1], and we need each other![2], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![1], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[2], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![1], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![2], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![1], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![2], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[1], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![2], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[1], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[2], and we know the secret life[1], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[2], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[1], and we know the secret life[2], and love makes us get a-ROUND / so, er ...[3], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[2], and already my desire and my will are being turned like a wheel by the love which moves the sun and the other stars![3], and YOU(!)(!)(!) ... give me an "L", and an "O", and a "V", and an "E" - thanks![3], and don't feel bad, uh, even if you're tired of being alone ... BECAUSE we are here[3], and love is a flower in my soul, you dig?[3], and this feeling just won't die .. it's something down in my bones for all of eternity[3], and can you feel it burning more and more?[3], and dumb people say ... all sorts of things / those demons don't know what we've got, babe[3], and we need each other![3], and ... / LOVE ain't a long ways from here / it is here / it is here / BELIEVE, please / it is here[3], and don't you wonder what's going on, no / I tell you my life is for the glory![3], and if it's GOOD or BAD, who cares?! / Oh, let's stay together![3], and when I look in your eyes ... wow![3], and I love YOU(!) when you're a-ROUND and DIZZY out of your mind and open for EVERYTHING(!)[3], and the world can be DEAD to us if you want it ... / ... those fools are without love in hell, it's true[3], and we know the secret life[3], and well, well ... / oh, this ... this is more than money, baby, yes, yes, yes ...[3], and