Monday, 30 April 2018

[No. 607] In one moment ...

There is EVERYTHING.

And in this, and this ...[1], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[1], and in this, and this ...[2], and, yes, yes[1], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[2], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[1], and, yes, yes[2], and who's counting? Not I![1], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[2], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[1], and who's counting? Not I![2], and COME ON!!![1], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[2], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![1], and COME ON!!![2], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![1], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![2], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![1], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![2], and keep spinning, freak(s)![1], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![2], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[1], and keep spinning, freak(s)![2], and tell me I'm wrong![1], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[2], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[1], and tell me I'm wrong![2], and what do we know?[1], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[2], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[1], and what do we know?[2], and no one can say shit about it[1], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[2], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[1], and no one can say shit about it[2], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[1], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[2], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[1], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[2], and be serious ... please![1], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[2], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[1], and be serious ... please![2], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[1], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[2], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[1], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[2], and do it again, man![1], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[2], and in this, and this ...[3], and do it again, man![2], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[3], and, yes, yes[3], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[3], and who's counting? Not I![3], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[3], and COME ON!!![3], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![3], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![3], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![3], and keep spinning, freak(s)![3], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[3], and tell me I'm wrong![3], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[3], and what do we know?[3], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[3], and no one can say shit about it[3], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[3], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[3], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[3], and be serious ... please![3], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[3], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[3], and do it again, man![3], and

And in this, and this ...[1], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[1], and in this, and this ...[2], and, yes, yes[1], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[2], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[1], and, yes, yes[2], and who's counting? Not I![1], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[2], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[1], and who's counting? Not I![2], and COME ON!!![1], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[2], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![1], and COME ON!!![2], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![1], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![2], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![1], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![2], and keep spinning, freak(s)![1], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![2], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[1], and keep spinning, freak(s)![2], and tell me I'm wrong![1], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[2], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[1], and tell me I'm wrong![2], and what do we know?[1], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[2], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[1], and what do we know?[2], and no one can say shit about it[1], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[2], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[1], and no one can say shit about it[2], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[1], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[2], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[1], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[2], and be serious ... please![1], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[2], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[1], and be serious ... please![2], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[1], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[2], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[1], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[2], and do it again, man![1], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[2], and in this, and this ...[3], and do it again, man![2], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[3], and, yes, yes[3], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[3], and who's counting? Not I![3], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[3], and COME ON!!![3], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![3], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![3], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![3], and keep spinning, freak(s)![3], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[3], and tell me I'm wrong![3], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[3], and what do we know?[3], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[3], and no one can say shit about it[3], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[3], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[3], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[3], and be serious ... please![3], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[3], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[3], and do it again, man![3], and

And in this, and this ...[1], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[1], and in this, and this ...[2], and, yes, yes[1], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[2], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[1], and, yes, yes[2], and who's counting? Not I![1], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[2], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[1], and who's counting? Not I![2], and COME ON!!![1], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[2], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![1], and COME ON!!![2], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![1], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![2], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![1], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![2], and keep spinning, freak(s)![1], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![2], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[1], and keep spinning, freak(s)![2], and tell me I'm wrong![1], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[2], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[1], and tell me I'm wrong![2], and what do we know?[1], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[2], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[1], and what do we know?[2], and no one can say shit about it[1], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[2], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[1], and no one can say shit about it[2], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[1], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[2], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[1], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[2], and be serious ... please![1], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[2], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[1], and be serious ... please![2], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[1], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[2], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[1], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[2], and do it again, man![1], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[2], and in this, and this ...[3], and do it again, man![2], and I've probably mentioned it before ...[3], and, yes, yes[3], and a-ROUND here ... how many moments do we have, my kook(s)? / and, oh, quite a few, I should imagine[3], and who's counting? Not I![3], and I'm thinking ... we must push time into small places, uh, spaces, you dig?[3], and COME ON!!![3], and I'm thinking ... we must get our hands on more life / and, oh ... let's be greedy, man![3], and a-ROUND here ... NOW, yes![3], and what are the squares doing with their time, that's so wonderful? TELL ME!!![3], and keep spinning, freak(s)![3], and we're looking at a perfect reality, son/daughter ... because we made it with our souls, yes[3], and tell me I'm wrong![3], and our consciousness ness nesses ... and 'Same thing, Mikey!' ... and, yes, I suppose, Voice[3], and what do we know?[3], and I'm knowing NOW(!), actually ... that many lives can be squeezed into a moment, a second, uh[3], and no one can say shit about it[3], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, my friend(s), ah, yes, with a bit of style[3], and, yes, yes, seriously ...[3], and when you're older, you know what you gotta do ...[3], and be serious ... please![3], and the carefree squares ... maybe they don't know they're born ... and how can we even know anything about them?[3], and we get confused about ourselves, too, but we like it ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... does anyone have a clue, uh, what's happening, really? 'Ha!'[3], and do it again, man![3], and

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Doomed!

Right. We're all doomed, and there's nothing we can do about it. 'What?!' There's an article on the Guardian website today. [I won't link to it. What's the point? Just take it from me, dear reader(s), we're all doomed.] 'Er ... why are we all doomed, boss?' Because, Voice, my little invisible friend, climate change is irreversible now. 'Oh.' We've got about a hundred years left. That's it. 'Christ! Can't we do anything about it?' Well, man, Elon Musk is the only one doing anything, and, uh ... [Do you think he works the way he does for his health? Get real, people! More of this later ...] He's building a big rocket that can take one hundred people to Mars in one go. 'Great!' Yes, it's certainly impressive. However, loads of people are going to be disappointed when they find out that they haven't been invited to the new colony.

Ha! 'Ha!' Ha! Yes, I guess the only thing to do is ... enjoy life, while it lasts, man. That house in Malibu? It's only $13 million. I'll be able to get that money together, definitely. 'Go for it!' Sure, the house will probably collapse into the sea at some point, but I'm living for today, you dig? 'You said ten years, boss.' Ten years is today in cosmic terms, son. 'Oh. Yeah, I get you.' Thanks, Voice. I'm glad you're keeping up. [Maybe I can get the staff, after all.] Ha!

Okay, okay. Now, our Elon works roughly one hundred hours a week. [Lots of hundreds, today, eh?] That's what I'm working. YES!!! The thing is, one hundred Musk hours is probably four hundred of anyone else's hours because he's so effective in his working. I must - 'That's what you've got to do, boss, become more effective.' Yeah, I know, I know. I just said it! Christ! It will take time. Obviously, it will. However, I will get there. / 10X your life, everyone!

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Okay, okay, okay. This is the last post of the week. Is there anything else? 'Er ... music, Mikey!' My music? I'm working out a strategy. Whatever happens, I'm staying on Twitter and YouTube until I get interest from record companies and publishers. No gigs! There's no point in being some middle-aged guy gigging around, playing to five or six people in a pub - who ain't even interested! You digging me on this? 'Yes. It's a good strategy.' Thanks! I'm just going to write the greatest songs ever, put them online, and then ... let the devil take the hindmost! If that's the right expression. It sounds good, anyway.

Okay, blog fans(s), pop fan(s), alligator(s), crocodile(s) ... have a nice weekend! 'Laters!' Yeah, bye!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

It's a snapshot!

PR email, you see. 'Where's the full report, boss?' Uh, attachment to the email. 'Have you looked at it?' No. 'Why not?!' Christ! Because the snapshot is enough for me, son. I don't need no full report. I probably won't understand it, anyway. 'Oh.' And I'm too busy to read whole reports, Voice. If you've got the snapshot, you don't need the report. 'Okay. / Who's it from?' Er ... S&P Global Market Intelligence. 'Nice.' Yeah. A private equity thing.

Well, anyway ...

Investments to North America doubled in size - attracting 73% of cross-border money, with California taking 62% of that.

Yeah, I'll be living in Malibu within ten years. 'Ha! You always say that, boss.' Yeah, yeah, yeah, but I'm serious now. 'Oh.' It's one of my written goals, I mean, every day, man. I want a house like this. 'Nice.' It's very nice.

In the world of Venture Capital (VC), the total capital allocated by EMEA VC firms grew by 98% in 2018 vs. 2017 study periods. Similar to PE investments, majority of EMEA VC money went into North America and Asia, with €2.3bn and €1bn, respectively, in the 2018 study period.

Oh, oh! How come Brexit Britain ain't getting none of this investment, snapshot people?! 'Ha!' Do we even need to ask?

Private equity fundraising in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) saw a significant growth in 2017. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence's data, buyout funds of local GPs focused on the regional investments raised €1.37bn in capital commitments. This is almost 4x times larger than total capital raised in 2015 and 2016 combined (€340mn).

Okay. Good for them.

UK Real Estate took the lion's share of capital from global GPs, with the largest deal of the quarter also in the sector with Blackstone Real Estate Advisors acquiring Taliesin Property fund Ltd.

Well, with the severe shortage of housing in the UK, real estate will always be all right. We need to build some houses, and I mean council houses, man. Lots of them!

Okay. Uh. There's a lot of this snapshot, you know. I'm glad I didn't read the full report now. 'Do the year of the exits, boss.' What's that?! 'Christ! This -'

2018: the Year of the Exits? Exit activity in 2018, interestingly, is already 34% of capital realized from global targets compared to the whole of 2017. Such a recent uptake in Media & Telecommunication exits might be explained, to a degree, by strong exit multiples and the industry's concerns over the sector due to various issues coming to light as a result of the bidding war on Sky Plc.

Right. That's got to be enough, surely. 'Buoyant European direct lending!!!' What?! 'Oh, go on, please. That's my favourite.' Ha! Your favourite!

Buoyant European Direct Lending: The European direct lending market has developed rapidly since 2014, with dozens of new managers setting up, including a number of private equity firms that have set up their own lending operations. The market is top-heavy, with the largest five or so managers executing many more direct transactions than the plethora of smaller players.

Okay. ENDS. ENDS. ENDS. The email doesn't actually say ENDS, for a change, but I'm saying it, dear reader(s). ENDS!!!

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Anything else? No. ENDS!!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

[No. 606] Putting more into less time

We need to do more!

And ... ha![1], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[1], and ... ha![2], and, shit! / and I don't know[1], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[2], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![1], and, shit! / and I don't know[2], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![1], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![2], and ... Christ![1], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![2], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[1], and ... Christ![2], and believe, please! / and - all of it![1], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[2], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[1], and believe, please! / and - all of it![2], and the clock is ticking![1], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[2], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[1], and the clock is ticking![2], and ... help, kook(s)![1], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[2], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[1], and ... help, kook(s)![2], and I'll help you, too[1], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[2], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![1], and I'll help you, too[2], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[1], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![2], and ... the chaos, the filth[1], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[2], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![1], and ... the chaos, the filth[2], and daughter, too[1], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![2], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![1], and daughter, too[2], and Jesus H. - ![1], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![2], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[1], and Jesus H. - ![2], and ... we will work to get there[1], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[2], and ... ha![3], and ... we will work to get there[2], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[3], and, shit! / and I don't know[3], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![3], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![3], and ... Christ![3], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[3], and believe, please! / and - all of it![3], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[3], and the clock is ticking![3], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[3], and ... help, kook(s)![3], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[3], and I'll help you, too[3], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![3], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[3], and ... the chaos, the filth[3], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![3], and daughter, too[3], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![3], and Jesus H. - ![3], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[3], and ... we will work to get there[3], and

And ... ha![1], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[1], and ... ha![2], and, shit! / and I don't know[1], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[2], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![1], and, shit! / and I don't know[2], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![1], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![2], and ... Christ![1], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![2], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[1], and ... Christ![2], and believe, please! / and - all of it![1], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[2], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[1], and believe, please! / and - all of it![2], and the clock is ticking![1], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[2], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[1], and the clock is ticking![2], and ... help, kook(s)![1], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[2], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[1], and ... help, kook(s)![2], and I'll help you, too[1], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[2], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![1], and I'll help you, too[2], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[1], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![2], and ... the chaos, the filth[1], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[2], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![1], and ... the chaos, the filth[2], and daughter, too[1], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![2], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![1], and daughter, too[2], and Jesus H. - ![1], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![2], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[1], and Jesus H. - ![2], and ... we will work to get there[1], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[2], and ... ha![3], and ... we will work to get there[2], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[3], and, shit! / and I don't know[3], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![3], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![3], and ... Christ![3], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[3], and believe, please! / and - all of it![3], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[3], and the clock is ticking![3], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[3], and ... help, kook(s)![3], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[3], and I'll help you, too[3], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![3], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[3], and ... the chaos, the filth[3], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![3], and daughter, too[3], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![3], and Jesus H. - ![3], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[3], and ... we will work to get there[3], and

And ... ha![1], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[1], and ... ha![2], and, shit! / and I don't know[1], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[2], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![1], and, shit! / and I don't know[2], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![1], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![2], and ... Christ![1], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![2], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[1], and ... Christ![2], and believe, please! / and - all of it![1], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[2], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[1], and believe, please! / and - all of it![2], and the clock is ticking![1], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[2], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[1], and the clock is ticking![2], and ... help, kook(s)![1], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[2], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[1], and ... help, kook(s)![2], and I'll help you, too[1], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[2], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![1], and I'll help you, too[2], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[1], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![2], and ... the chaos, the filth[1], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[2], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![1], and ... the chaos, the filth[2], and daughter, too[1], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![2], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![1], and daughter, too[2], and Jesus H. - ![1], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![2], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[1], and Jesus H. - ![2], and ... we will work to get there[1], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[2], and ... ha![3], and ... we will work to get there[2], and trying to make sense, yes, of course[3], and, shit! / and I don't know[3], and, oh ... trying to, yes, and I don't know if you can understand ... / ... and no, no, no![3], and we haven't got all the time in the world, baby![3], and ... Christ![3], and this will always exist, obviously, uh ... but what about us? / and the cosmos is watching[3], and believe, please! / and - all of it![3], and, uh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and just spin to believe, man[3], and the clock is ticking![3], and I'm confused, with too much to do ... / and maybe I should spin eternity away[3], and ... help, kook(s)![3], and I feel ... like smashing my head on a big drum / and don't ask me why, man[3], and I'll help you, too[3], and take it easy, for a moment, in silence, be cool, empty your mind - oh, until you're ready to rock again![3], and slow it, it, it ... down, just for NOW[3], and ... the chaos, the filth[3], and we need a place to hide because the COLD WORLD is after us ... wake up, son![3], and daughter, too[3], and keep, keep, keep ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh ... and keep, keep, keep ... uh, GOING!!![3], and Jesus H. - ![3], and I truly believe that there's a better life beyond the THREE / and I've got to believe it, you dig?[3], and ... we will work to get there[3], and

Perivan and EthosData announce ... !

Oh! Oh! What?! What?! 'What, boss?!' Oh, what, Voice?! What, reader(s)?!

Perivan, the UK's leading financial printer, managed services and enterprise technology solutions provider and EthosData, a world-class, award winning, global Virtual Data Room specialist, have today [uh, yesterday] announced a strategic partnership following the recent transfer of the Millnet Financial Printing business (EthosData's previous UK partner) to Perivan.

Oh, a strategic partnership. Well, that's all right, ain't it? I suppose. I mean, I don't know.

Perivan and EthosData will jointly market their complementary technology and publishing services and expertise to create a comprehensive suite offering for financial transactions, from initial due diligence through to deal completion and ongoing shareholder, investor and board communications.

Oh, okay. Er ... 'Does Robin Bishop have anything to say about it?' Who?! 'Robin Bishop, man.' Yeah, who's that, Voice?! 'Christ! Robin is the managing director at, uh ... Perivan Financial Print.' Oh. Well, I don't know if he's got anything to say. 'Ask him!' Oh, Christ. Robin. Robin. Uh. Robin. He's not there, man. 'Make an effort, boss. Please. Establish the mind connection. Or ... a soul connection!' Ha, ha, ha! A soul connection, this early in the morning? Do me a favour, son! No, I'll try for the mind connection again. Robin! ... Robin!! ... Robin!!! Oh, here we go -

Robin Bishop, Managing Director, Perivan Financial Print, says, "We are very excited about this partnership which we view as an extension to the previous nine years of successful collaboration between EthosData and Millnet Financial prior to them joining the Perivan family".

Great! 'Brilliant!' And? Robin? Come on, Robin. And? 'He's gone, boss.' FFS! This is beyond a - 'Hang on! We've got Francisco Lorca now!' -

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to enjoy the continuity of working with John Redford and look forward to working with the wider Perivan team. This partnership will allow us to help our clients even better, from the document preparation before the due diligence commences to the very end after the deal is closed, we will be able to manage the entire process for our clients to save them valuable time," says Francisco Lorca, CEO, EthosData.

Okay, okay. Thanks, Francisco! / This is a lot of hard work sometimes, but Francisco saved the day.

...

Right. Anything else? Motivation! There's one thing in that audiobook I've been thinking to myself for ages, and I've only heard Grant Cardone say it. 'What, Mikey?' That competition is useless, baby. You don't want to compete with anyone. You need utter domination. Let everyone else compete. 'Nice one!' And that's why I'm going crazy rehearsing my songs at the moment ... because my performing isn't on the same level as my songwriting yet. Actually, it is, on the smaller, easier songs, but not on the big songs that I still need to make decent recordings of. / So, wish me luck, pop fan(s)!

Ah, but I won't be doing much practicing today, man. 'Oh. Why not?' I've got a conceptual to write, Voice, No. 606. / So, uh ... wish me luck, blog fan(s)!

Monday, 23 April 2018

[No. 605] Every second is precious ...

So don't bother me unless you're like me.

And listen to me ...[1], and feel these fucking words, man![1], and listen to me ...[2], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and feel these fucking words, man![2], and all in![1], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[1], and all in![2], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[1], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[2], and ... Christ![1], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[2], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![1], and ... Christ![2], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[1], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![2], and where is it, exactly?[1], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[1], and where is it, exactly?[2], and ten times it? Ha![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[2], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[1], and ten times it? Ha![2], and burn the place down![1], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[2], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[1], and burn the place down![2], and keep going![1], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[2], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![1], and keep going![2], and let the squares judge us, ha![1], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![2], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[1], and let the squares judge us, ha![2], and ... the giants of magic!!![1], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[2], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[1], and ... the giants of magic!!![2], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![1], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[2], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![1], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![2], and, well ...[1], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![2], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[1], and, well ...[2], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![1], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[2], and listen to me ...[3], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![2], and feel these fucking words, man![3], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and all in![3], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[3], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[3], and ... Christ![3], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![3], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[3], and where is it, exactly?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[3], and ten times it? Ha![3], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[3], and burn the place down![3], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[3], and keep going![3], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![3], and let the squares judge us, ha![3], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[3], and ... the giants of magic!!![3], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[3], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![3], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![3], and, well ...[3], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[3], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![3], and

And listen to me ...[1], and feel these fucking words, man![1], and listen to me ...[2], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and feel these fucking words, man![2], and all in![1], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[1], and all in![2], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[1], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[2], and ... Christ![1], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[2], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![1], and ... Christ![2], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[1], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![2], and where is it, exactly?[1], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[1], and where is it, exactly?[2], and ten times it? Ha![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[2], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[1], and ten times it? Ha![2], and burn the place down![1], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[2], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[1], and burn the place down![2], and keep going![1], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[2], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![1], and keep going![2], and let the squares judge us, ha![1], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![2], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[1], and let the squares judge us, ha![2], and ... the giants of magic!!![1], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[2], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[1], and ... the giants of magic!!![2], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![1], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[2], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![1], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![2], and, well ...[1], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![2], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[1], and, well ...[2], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![1], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[2], and listen to me ...[3], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![2], and feel these fucking words, man![3], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and all in![3], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[3], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[3], and ... Christ![3], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![3], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[3], and where is it, exactly?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[3], and ten times it? Ha![3], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[3], and burn the place down![3], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[3], and keep going![3], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![3], and let the squares judge us, ha![3], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[3], and ... the giants of magic!!![3], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[3], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![3], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![3], and, well ...[3], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[3], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![3], and

And listen to me ...[1], and feel these fucking words, man![1], and listen to me ...[2], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and feel these fucking words, man![2], and all in![1], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[1], and all in![2], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[1], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[2], and ... Christ![1], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[2], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![1], and ... Christ![2], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[1], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![2], and where is it, exactly?[1], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[1], and where is it, exactly?[2], and ten times it? Ha![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[2], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[1], and ten times it? Ha![2], and burn the place down![1], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[2], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[1], and burn the place down![2], and keep going![1], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[2], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![1], and keep going![2], and let the squares judge us, ha![1], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![2], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[1], and let the squares judge us, ha![2], and ... the giants of magic!!![1], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[2], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[1], and ... the giants of magic!!![2], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![1], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[2], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![1], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![2], and, well ...[1], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![2], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[1], and, well ...[2], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![1], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[2], and listen to me ...[3], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![2], and feel these fucking words, man![3], and, listen ... don't come here unless you're prepared to spin a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and all in![3], and HEAVY DUTY, obviously[3], and I'm going all the way ... / and I might be gone a while ... / and 'I thought you were GONE(!) already, boss'[3], and ... Christ![3], and, uh ... wake up, kook(s)! / and, ah, come on![3], and are YOU(!) YOU(!) YOU(!) ... obsessed with getting beyond the THREE - ?[3], and where is it, exactly?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, yes ... / ... and it's not rocket science, son/daughter[3], and ten times it? Ha![3], and try and make sure that you're one of the few ... in the whole world[3], and burn the place down![3], and are you digging me?! / 'YES - !!!' / and, oh, I hope so, Voice / and he's a good kid, kook(s)[3], and keep going![3], and a-ROUND here ... we never give up, we can't give up, uh, we don't want to![3], and let the squares judge us, ha![3], and a-ROUND here ... we are the masters of reality, the kings and queens of obsession, and -[3], and ... the giants of magic!!![3], and we all know that the cosmos will judge the squares, oh yes, one day, man[3], and on, and on, and on! / and we just love it![3], and, man ... it's all action, action, action / and, ha, ha, ha! Seriously! Obviously![3], and, well ...[3], and every second, every spin, every second, every spin, every second, every spin ...[3], and, Lord! ... give us more strength![3], and

Aviva Investors has hired a couple of people ...

Yeah, er ... to its real estate unit, whatever that is. 'It's the real estate unit, boss.' What? 'It's the real estate unit, man. Property, buildings, you know?' Yes, yes, okay. Thank you, Voice.

Okay. The people in question. Daniel McHugh. And Melanie Collett. 'Where are they from, which firms?' Christ knows! But our Danny is the head of UK real estate now, and our Mel is the head of real estate asset management. And what the difference is ... is anyone's guess, you dig? Obviously, I, er ... I wish them both the best of luck, like, in their new roles. I'm just wondering ... 'What are you wondering, boss?' Well, we're getting awfully close to the summer season, aren't we? You could argue that it's already started. 'The weather people aren't sure yet.' Oh. About what, Voice? 'About the weather.' Oh. 'Sure, it's sunny now, but some people are saying we'll be back to winter temperatures in a week.' Christ! I hope not. I mean, I like a joke as much as the next person, but ... you know what I mean? 'Yeah.' Well, I suppose the Aviva Investors mob will just have to stay in the pub a bit longer. I don't know if Danny and Mel signed up for that ...

Ha! Obviously, it's not my problem. However, I am concerned about all the boys and girls at Aviva Investors. 'You want to see them hold on to their culture, don't you, boss?' Of course I do! I've said it before, son, and I'll say it again: Aviva Investors is a refuge from the modern world. 'And Schroders can like it or lump it.' Ha! Yes.

...

Right. Anything else? Music? My music? I wrote a song on Friday. That's right. In just one day, instead of the normal messing around for weeks and months. It's not the greatest song ever, but it's good enough to use and not scrap. So that gives me thirteen songs. / I actually forced myself to write it in one day - as a sort of test, you dig? Professionals sometimes need to be able to come up with songs on demand like that. Oh, I'm rockin' in the free world!!!

Right. Anything (more) else? Self-help? Man, I got all the help I need now. Don't worry about me, dear reader(s). I'm second time a-ROUND on The 10X Rule audiobook, and I can say it's the best motivational material I've found to date. And I've really been looking, as you know. / YOU(!) - !!! If you listen to it and then don't 10X your life, you've got a serious problem. Get your shit together!

Later(s), crocodile(s)!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

No news is good news - yet again!

Important update (21/04/2018): Forget about those two books on a loop! I'm done with them. (I know the Elon Musk book inside out, anyway.) I've bought the audiobook of Grant Cardone's The 10X Rule, and that's what I'm doing on a loop from now on. It's pretty awesome. Cardone has great tonality in his voice, too. There's quite a bit of repetition - ha! - but I think that's good. It's everything you need to know about taking massive action. / Laters!


Well, well ... / No decent PR emails neither! I don't care, man! It's the end of the week, anyway. / Oh, I've finished that new book, for the first time. Now I've got to go back to the beginning ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND. And same thing with the Elon Musk book, at the same time, too ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND. Until I'm absolutely fucking DIZZY(!) with greatness!!! Ha! Yes, it's my life, dear reader(s). Don't tell me how to live it.

Right. Er ... Brexit? Christ! I don't discuss Brexit no more because I'm only focused on myself these days. 'Oh.' Oh, hello, Voice! 'Hello, boss!' However, Brexit seems to be getting weaker by the day. Which is a good thing. And, actually ... maybe that's the reason I don't write about it now. I mean, it's not worth talking about, is it? 'Stop talking about it!' Okay, okay. Christ!

Anyway, what are you doing this weekend, reader(s), anything, uh ... nice? The sun will be out. Personally, I can't be bothered with it, the sun, not in the city, like. (I learnt my lesson yesterday.) Maybe I'll get a week in Cornwall soon ... until then I'm just going to work, you dig? Really hard, too. When I'm not blogging these days, I'm doing my rock and roll. That's it. No days off! And I'm happy, man.

Right. Anything else? Er ... not really, no. 'Can't you think of anything, boss?!' You think of something! If it were so easy, Voice, you'd be thinking of stuff to write about, and then I'd pay you more. 'Ha! You don't pay me anything. FFS!' Well, you're an intern. What do you expect? 'This is not acceptable!' Oh, oh! Who are you going to complain to? No one can see you. I'm the only one who can hear you. 'The readers can hear me.' Oh, Christ! Get a grip! Only because I'm typing your words up, son. Be grateful for that. At least you're getting some exposure.

Ha! It's a hard life in the world of spirit, ain't it? / Well, see you later(s), crocodile(s)! 'In a while, alligator(s)!' Yeah. Bye!

My day, uh, yesterday, and my new discovery!

Okay, okay. Dear reader(s), I didn't feel like blogging on Wednesday morning, so I went into central London to try and buy some new jeans, right? I also thought it might be a nice idea to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Ha! Big mistake!

Firstly, I couldn't find the jeans I wanted. Secondly, not finding those jeans threw me into a very bad mood, and I didn't even care about the sunshine then.

However, I did pop into Foyles to have a look at the self-help books. (I mean, you know what I'm like, yeah?) I saw one on the shelf called The Times Ten Rule ... or something like that, by someone I've never heard of, too. I guessed straight away what it was about: massive action. And I was right! I flicked through it for a few minutes. "Oh, another Tony Robbins wannabe." And then I left the store.

But on the Tube going home, still pissed about those jeans, I started thinking about the book, that maybe I should have bought it. £20! A lot of money, really, for something I'm already familiar with. Anyway, I got back, switched on my smartphone, and started looking this guy up, you know, the author. Well, I found some of his rather crazy videos on YouTube, and I thought to myself: oh, interesting! So then I decided to buy one of his books from Google Play, and I downloaded it to my phone. I just went with the one with the title that most appealed to me. But, Christ, man! The cover is bloody awful! It's a picture of the author sitting on the engine of a plane in a state of excitement - I suppose, I don't know. Pretty dodgy! I nearly didn't buy the book. But I'm glad I did.

Now, as you already know, dear reader(s), I'm reading Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk on a loop. Well, that book describes the actions of Musk more than his thoughts and feelings. Which is fine. It's a biography, after all. The thing is, though, this book I bought yesterday - I'm about a third of the way through it - could have been written by Musk himself! With his thoughts, and feelings, you dig? / This is making me think that perhaps I should read both books on a loop at the same time. The impact could be devastating! ... in a good way, obviously.

So, uh ... 'Boss!' What, Voice? 'What is the fucking title of the book you're going on about?! Please!' Ha! Oh, sorry, Voice, reader(s). It's called Be Obsessed Or Be Average. And it's written by Grant Cardone. I definitely recommend it. But be warned: this book is hardcore, and not for everyone. It's certainly not touchy-feely.

Good night!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

[No. 604] A shorter version of Elon Musk's life

(Shorter, in theory.) Enjoy! I mean, enjoy it as it is, at present. However, I'm sure there'll be a lot more one day.

And, so ... our Elon?[1], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[1], and, so ... our Elon?[2], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[1], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[2], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[1], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[2], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![1], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[2], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[1], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![2], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[1], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[2], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[1], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[2], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![1], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[2], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[1], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![2], and PayPal was born, eventually[1], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[2], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[1], and PayPal was born, eventually[2], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[1], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![1], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[2], and I ain't sold anything - yet[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![2], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![1], and I ain't sold anything - yet[2], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![2], and don't forget SolarCity![1], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![1], and don't forget SolarCity![2], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![1], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![2], and forget those plays I wrote ...[1], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![2], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![1], and forget those plays I wrote ...[2], and wish him luck, kook(s)![1], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![2], and, so ... our Elon?[3], and wish him luck, kook(s)![2], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[3], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[3], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[3], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![3], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[3], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[3], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[3], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![3], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[3], and PayPal was born, eventually[3], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[3], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![3], and I ain't sold anything - yet[3], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![3], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and don't forget SolarCity![3], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![3], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![3], and forget those plays I wrote ...[3], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![3], and wish him luck, kook(s)![3], and

And, so ... our Elon?[1], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[1], and, so ... our Elon?[2], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[1], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[2], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[1], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[2], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![1], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[2], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[1], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![2], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[1], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[2], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[1], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[2], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![1], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[2], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[1], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![2], and PayPal was born, eventually[1], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[2], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[1], and PayPal was born, eventually[2], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[1], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![1], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[2], and I ain't sold anything - yet[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![2], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![1], and I ain't sold anything - yet[2], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![2], and don't forget SolarCity![1], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![1], and don't forget SolarCity![2], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![1], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![2], and forget those plays I wrote ...[1], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![2], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![1], and forget those plays I wrote ...[2], and wish him luck, kook(s)![1], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![2], and, so ... our Elon?[3], and wish him luck, kook(s)![2], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[3], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[3], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[3], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![3], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[3], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[3], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[3], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![3], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[3], and PayPal was born, eventually[3], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[3], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![3], and I ain't sold anything - yet[3], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![3], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and don't forget SolarCity![3], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![3], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![3], and forget those plays I wrote ...[3], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![3], and wish him luck, kook(s)![3], and

And, so ... our Elon?[1], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[1], and, so ... our Elon?[2], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[1], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[2], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[1], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[2], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![1], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[2], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[1], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![2], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[1], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[2], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[1], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[2], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![1], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[2], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[1], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![2], and PayPal was born, eventually[1], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[2], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[1], and PayPal was born, eventually[2], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[1], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![1], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[2], and I ain't sold anything - yet[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![2], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![1], and I ain't sold anything - yet[2], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![2], and don't forget SolarCity![1], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![1], and don't forget SolarCity![2], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![1], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![2], and forget those plays I wrote ...[1], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![2], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![1], and forget those plays I wrote ...[2], and wish him luck, kook(s)![1], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![2], and, so ... our Elon?[3], and wish him luck, kook(s)![2], and he was born in South Africa in 1971[3], and he taught himself computer programming when he was only twelve! / and 'Ha, just like you, Mikey!'[3], and ... oh, on the Commodore VIC-20[3], and, yes, yes, Voice, it was the Sinclair ZX81 for me - happy days ... ?![3], and he went to Canada, uh, university, and then he went to America ... backpacking or something[3], and he founded Zip2, and made a bit of cash ...[3], and what was I doing? Uh, I can't remember[3], and then our Elon had a GRAND VISION!!!: he would invent internet banking![3], and I invented conceptual literature, so ...[3], and PayPal was born, eventually[3], and he had a bit of grief at work ... / actually, our Elon always has a bit of grief at work ...[3], and my music has given me grief, still does ...[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... he made $180 million (after taxes) when PayPal was sold to eBay![3], and I ain't sold anything - yet[3], and then he took over Tesla, and founded SpaceX - ah, electric cars and spaceships, man![3], and my (inner) space is all a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and don't forget SolarCity![3], and, oh, oh, oh ... don't forget the Hyperloop![3], and, uh ... 'Don't forget the flamethrowers, boss!' / and, no, no, no, Voice, forget those, Christ![3], and forget those plays I wrote ...[3], and now, well ... soon ... our Elon will be going to Mars! / and what more do you want?![3], and wish him luck, kook(s)![3], and

Digital start-ups in Europe?

Uh, this is a PR email from last week. Look -

The European Commission Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness is meeting the founder of Europe's 10th highest valued start-up who believes that Europe is just 5-10 years away from producing Google or Amazon-sized tech giant.

Well, I'm sceptical myself. While I think we should stay in the EU for reasons of general business and basic civilized living, I'm not sure I can see a European Google or Amazon emerging. 'Maybe they'll surprise us, boss.' Who will?! 'Whoever's, uh ... doing the start-ups, man.' What, and working forty-eight hours a week? Ha! We don't have the culture, Voice. / Obviously, it's a good thing that your average worker is protected and not forced to work more than those hours, but what if you're a madman like Zuckerberg, Bezos, or Musk? Those guys work crazy hours, dear reader(s) because they need to, you dig? 'I think you can opt out.' Can you? Oh, I hope so.

Anyway ...

London, 12th April 2018 - Gianpiero Lotito, founder and CEO of Europe's tenth highest valued start-up FacilityLive, has met with Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. The discussion mainly focused around the creation of the next 'unicorn' generation in Europe.

Unicorn generation? A generation of unicorns?! Whatever. 'Ha!' Why can't they just speak normally? Please!

The meeting took place just after Mr Katainen announced a new investment vehicle seeded with €410M of public money to help start-ups reach €1B 'unicorn' status in Europe. FacilityLive is also a founding member of the European Tech Alliance. Mr Lotito has previously said that Europe is just 5 to 10 years away from producing a giant on the scale of Google or Amazon.

Yeah, yeah, okay, okay. Five to ten years, so you reckon. We know that, son. Tell us something we don't know. 'Here he is, boss -'

Gianpiero Lotito, Founder & CEO of FacilityLive, said: "We talked about many topics which are on the European digital agenda today. Chief amongst them the European digital ecosystems of the future, how start-ups can benefit from public procurement, and how artificial intelligence will be applied in Europe. We also spoke about our idea of Small Valleys, digital ecosystems that are ideal for Europe, that we are trying to grow in Pavia, in Italy, as a model. We tried to express the unique point of view that European start-ups have towards technology innovation and we found an interlocutor who was not only attentive and prepared, but also curious to know what Europe is trying to express in this field. He was also interested to hear about the mindset of young companies, start-ups and those who aspire to become European and global players tomorrow, a sign that Europe is paying more attention to the entrepreneurial mindset."

Right. I'll see it when I believe it. 'Eh?!' When I believe in it, Voice, what they're doing, like, then ... I'll take a look at it, and actually see it, yeah? 'Oh, okay.' It's perfectly clear.

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Anything else? Self-help? Those self-help gurus don't tell you to read a biography of someone you want to model ... on a loop, do they? 'You've discovered something there, Mikey.' Fuckin' A, I have! / Of course, it's got to be someone motivational. Don't read the biography of some bloody nutjob who's going out every night to Stringfellows and getting wasted. That's just common sense.

Well, laters.

Monday, 16 April 2018

[No. 603] You are not normal

And you're on an adventure!

And, yes, YES(!)[1], and I've told you before, ain't I?[1], and, yes, YES(!)[2], and believe it, my friend(s), please![1], and I've told you before, ain't I?[2], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[1], and believe it, my friend(s), please![2], and act ... AS IF - !!![1], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[2], and, ha, uh, ha![1], and act ... AS IF - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[1], and, ha, uh, ha![2], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[2], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![1], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[2], and be magical![1], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![2], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![1], and be magical![2], and remember: AS IF - !!![1], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![2], and come on, son/daughter![1], and remember: AS IF - !!![2], and be an outlier![1], and come on, son/daughter![2], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[1], and be an outlier![2], and for kook(s), it's natural?[1], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[2], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[1], and for kook(s), it's natural?[2], and ... seriously![1], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[2], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[1], and ... seriously![2], and, go on ... invent something![1], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[2], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[1], and, go on ... invent something![2], and ... stretch yourself![1], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[2], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[1], and ... stretch yourself![2], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[1], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[2], and I can't get the staff ...[1], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[2], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[1], and I can't get the staff ...[2], and, ah, never mind![1], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[2], and, yes, YES(!)[3], and, ah, never mind![2], and I've told you before, ain't I?[3], and believe it, my friend(s), please![3], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[3], and act ... AS IF - !!![3], and, ha, uh, ha![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[3], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[3], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![3], and be magical![3], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![3], and remember: AS IF - !!![3], and come on, son/daughter![3], and be an outlier![3], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[3], and for kook(s), it's natural?[3], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[3], and ... seriously![3], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[3], and, go on ... invent something![3], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[3], and ... stretch yourself![3], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[3], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[3], and I can't get the staff ...[3], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[3], and, ah, never mind![3], and

And, yes, YES(!)[1], and I've told you before, ain't I?[1], and, yes, YES(!)[2], and believe it, my friend(s), please![1], and I've told you before, ain't I?[2], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[1], and believe it, my friend(s), please![2], and act ... AS IF - !!![1], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[2], and, ha, uh, ha![1], and act ... AS IF - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[1], and, ha, uh, ha![2], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[2], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![1], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[2], and be magical![1], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![2], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![1], and be magical![2], and remember: AS IF - !!![1], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![2], and come on, son/daughter![1], and remember: AS IF - !!![2], and be an outlier![1], and come on, son/daughter![2], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[1], and be an outlier![2], and for kook(s), it's natural?[1], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[2], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[1], and for kook(s), it's natural?[2], and ... seriously![1], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[2], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[1], and ... seriously![2], and, go on ... invent something![1], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[2], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[1], and, go on ... invent something![2], and ... stretch yourself![1], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[2], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[1], and ... stretch yourself![2], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[1], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[2], and I can't get the staff ...[1], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[2], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[1], and I can't get the staff ...[2], and, ah, never mind![1], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[2], and, yes, YES(!)[3], and, ah, never mind![2], and I've told you before, ain't I?[3], and believe it, my friend(s), please![3], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[3], and act ... AS IF - !!![3], and, ha, uh, ha![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[3], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[3], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![3], and be magical![3], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![3], and remember: AS IF - !!![3], and come on, son/daughter![3], and be an outlier![3], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[3], and for kook(s), it's natural?[3], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[3], and ... seriously![3], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[3], and, go on ... invent something![3], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[3], and ... stretch yourself![3], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[3], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[3], and I can't get the staff ...[3], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[3], and, ah, never mind![3], and

And, yes, YES(!)[1], and I've told you before, ain't I?[1], and, yes, YES(!)[2], and believe it, my friend(s), please![1], and I've told you before, ain't I?[2], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[1], and believe it, my friend(s), please![2], and act ... AS IF - !!![1], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[2], and, ha, uh, ha![1], and act ... AS IF - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[1], and, ha, uh, ha![2], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[2], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![1], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[2], and be magical![1], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![2], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![1], and be magical![2], and remember: AS IF - !!![1], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![2], and come on, son/daughter![1], and remember: AS IF - !!![2], and be an outlier![1], and come on, son/daughter![2], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[1], and be an outlier![2], and for kook(s), it's natural?[1], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[2], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[1], and for kook(s), it's natural?[2], and ... seriously![1], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[2], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[1], and ... seriously![2], and, go on ... invent something![1], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[2], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[1], and, go on ... invent something![2], and ... stretch yourself![1], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[2], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[1], and ... stretch yourself![2], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[1], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[2], and I can't get the staff ...[1], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[2], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[1], and I can't get the staff ...[2], and, ah, never mind![1], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[2], and, yes, YES(!)[3], and, ah, never mind![2], and I've told you before, ain't I?[3], and believe it, my friend(s), please![3], and if you were normal, would you even be reading this ... over and over again?[3], and act ... AS IF - !!![3], and, ha, uh, ha![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and, well ... this certainly helps us to believe strange shit[3], and you shouldn't need telling, again, really[3], and, Lord, give them strength - and me![3], and be magical![3], and, listen ... a-ROUND here ... you can connect your consciousness ness with the cosmos and get a clue![3], and remember: AS IF - !!![3], and come on, son/daughter![3], and be an outlier![3], and, yes ... act as if you're a massive freak with crazy dreams, visions ... that you must make real in the cold world[3], and for kook(s), it's natural?[3], and don't do the usual things that squares do, no, no, no / and, I mean ... what's the point?[3], and ... seriously![3], and, please, tell me what you are, oh, something absurd, and I will believe you ... because I'm like that, me[3], and, go on ... invent something![3], and I can believe anything, man! / and I force myself to believe stuff that "they" just wouldn't believe[3], and ... stretch yourself![3], and there's not enough mystery, is there? / and ... how do you feel about it, eh?[3], and 'Mikey, I'm a disembodied voice!' / and, ha! ... nice one, Voice, but we know that[3], and I can't get the staff ...[3], and when the days of dust come, kook(s), we'll be standing tall and proud ... for a while, uh, longer than the squares, anyway[3], and, ah, never mind![3], and