Tuesday, 30 April 2019

[No. 704] A dizzy high

For all time. All of it!

And I'm floating ...[1], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a craftsman[1], and I'm fl oating ...[2], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![1], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a c raftsman[2], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[1], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![2], and it's a refuge[1], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[2], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a beautiful thing[1], and it's a re fuge[2], and it's a secret, sort of[1], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a be autiful th ing[2], and ... Voice?[1], and it's a se cret, sort of[2], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![1], and ... Voice?[2], and I feel free[1], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![2], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[1], and I feel free[2], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[1], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[2], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[1], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[1], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[2], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[2], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[1], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[1], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[2], and, oh ... here you are, man![1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[2], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you drugged their words?!'[1], and, oh ... here you are, man![2], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[1], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you dr ugged their words?!'[2], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[1], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[2], and, uh ... what a lightweight! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[1], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[2], and I'll keep going[1], and, uh ... what a lig htweight! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[1], and I'll keep going[2], and ... who's coming with me?[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[2], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[1], and ... who's coming with me?[2], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[1], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[2], and I'm holding on, getting higher, and dizzier[1], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[2], and I'm f  l  o  a  t  i  n  g ...[3], and I'm holding on, getting h igher, and d izzier[2], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a c  r  a  f  t  s  m  a  n[3], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![3], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[3], and it's a r  e  f  u  g  e[3], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a b  e  a  u  t  i  f  u  l t  h  i  n  g[3], and it's a s  e  c  r  e  t, sort of[3], and ... Voice?[3], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![3], and I feel free[3], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[3], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[3], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[3], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[3], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[3], and, oh ... here you are, man![3], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you d  r  u  g  g  e  d their words?!'[3], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[3], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[3], and, uh ... what a l  i  g  h  t  w  e  i  g  h  t! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[3], and I'll keep going[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[3], and ... who's coming with me?[3], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[3], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[3], and I'm holding on, getting h  i  g  h  e  r, and d  i  z  z  i  e  r[3], and

And I'm floating ...[1], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a craftsman[1], and I'm fl oating ...[2], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![1], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a c raftsman[2], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[1], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![2], and it's a refuge[1], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[2], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a beautiful thing[1], and it's a re fuge[2], and it's a secret, sort of[1], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a be autiful th ing[2], and ... Voice?[1], and it's a se cret, sort of[2], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![1], and ... Voice?[2], and I feel free[1], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![2], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[1], and I feel free[2], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[1], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[2], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[1], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[1], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[2], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[2], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[1], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[1], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[2], and, oh ... here you are, man![1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[2], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you drugged their words?!'[1], and, oh ... here you are, man![2], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[1], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you dr ugged their words?!'[2], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[1], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[2], and, uh ... what a lightweight! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[1], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[2], and I'll keep going[1], and, uh ... what a lig htweight! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[1], and I'll keep going[2], and ... who's coming with me?[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[2], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[1], and ... who's coming with me?[2], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[1], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[2], and I'm holding on, getting higher, and dizzier[1], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[2], and I'm f  l  o  a  t  i  n  g ...[3], and I'm holding on, getting h igher, and d izzier[2], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a c  r  a  f  t  s  m  a  n[3], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![3], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[3], and it's a r  e  f  u  g  e[3], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a b  e  a  u  t  i  f  u  l t  h  i  n  g[3], and it's a s  e  c  r  e  t, sort of[3], and ... Voice?[3], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![3], and I feel free[3], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[3], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[3], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[3], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[3], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[3], and, oh ... here you are, man![3], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you d  r  u  g  g  e  d their words?!'[3], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[3], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[3], and, uh ... what a l  i  g  h  t  w  e  i  g  h  t! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[3], and I'll keep going[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[3], and ... who's coming with me?[3], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[3], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[3], and I'm holding on, getting h  i  g  h  e  r, and d  i  z  z  i  e  r[3], and

And I'm floating ...[1], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a craftsman[1], and I'm fl oating ...[2], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![1], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a c raftsman[2], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[1], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![2], and it's a refuge[1], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[2], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a beautiful thing[1], and it's a re fuge[2], and it's a secret, sort of[1], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a be autiful th ing[2], and ... Voice?[1], and it's a se cret, sort of[2], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![1], and ... Voice?[2], and I feel free[1], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![2], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[1], and I feel free[2], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[1], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[2], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[1], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[1], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[2], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[2], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[1], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[1], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[2], and, oh ... here you are, man![1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[2], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you drugged their words?!'[1], and, oh ... here you are, man![2], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[1], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you dr ugged their words?!'[2], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[1], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[2], and, uh ... what a lightweight! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[1], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[2], and I'll keep going[1], and, uh ... what a lig htweight! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[1], and I'll keep going[2], and ... who's coming with me?[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[2], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[1], and ... who's coming with me?[2], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[1], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[2], and I'm holding on, getting higher, and dizzier[1], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[2], and I'm f  l  o  a  t  i  n  g ...[3], and I'm holding on, getting h igher, and d izzier[2], and this conceptual I'm writing requires a c  r  a  f  t  s  m  a  n[3], and, ah, it's so ... nice, yes![3], and beyond the THREE ain't even needed, man / and a-ROUND here is enough[3], and it's a r  e  f  u  g  e[3], and you can go, and you can come back / and no one judges you, and that's a b  e  a  u  t  i  f  u  l t  h  i  n  g[3], and it's a s  e  c  r  e  t, sort of[3], and ... Voice?[3], and if the squares knew about it ... tell me ... what the fuck would they understand?! - ha![3], and I feel free[3], and, uh, uh ... uh, Voice?[3], and nothing can beat the dizziness / and, or rather ... the dizziness is NOTHING(!) ... you dig?[3], and I hope you(?) really, really dig[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and do it, and do it, and do it, again[3], and time passes, don't it, Voice?[3], and I haven't got a care in the cosmos, actually[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... the squares now? ... I imagine they're talking to each other[3], and, oh ... here you are, man![3], and ... 'Jesus Christ! Why have you d  r  u  g  g  e  d their words?!'[3], and I recommend you spin some more, Voice[3], and ... 'No fucking way! I'm off!'[3], and, uh ... what a l  i  g  h  t  w  e  i  g  h  t! / and never, never, never ... mind, eh, kook(s)?[3], and I'll keep going[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'll do it, and I'll do it, and I'll do it, again[3], and ... who's coming with me?[3], and I'll go it alone ... if I have to[3], and the thing about me is, I'm not scared / and, listen! ... I'll never be scared[3], and I'm holding on, getting h  i  g  h  e  r, and d  i  z  z  i  e  r[3], and

Quant stuff, apparently

Okay, okay. / Listen, dear reader(s)! I can't say I'm in the mood for it, all this quant stuff, but - 'Quant stuff? When are you ever in the mood, boss?' Yeah, yeah. But it's a PR email, and I've got to do my duty. Someone took the trouble of writing this thing, and - 'And you’re too lazy to go looking for news.' Shut up, Voice! Please! It's too early in the morning for your crap.

Anyway ...

Quant Insight, a London based firm specializing in macro analytics, have expanded their data offering in the form of an API. The existing marketplace, and in particular, the traditional bottom-up equity investment sector and investment committees can now easily access Quant Insight's robust quant data to establish whether their single stocks or portfolios are being impacted by macro or micro factors. Identifying portfolio and stock vulnerabilities, characteristics and sensitivities, stress test multiple macro factors, and finding their own insights are they key uses of the data.

Uh. Right. No endorsement, obviously, kook(s). I mean, I don't know if this sort of thing is of any use to anyone reading. Personally, I'm looking out of the window. I'm thinking, well, the sun is shining, it's a lovely day, and - 'Are you going out after lunch, boss?' No, Voice, I'm not. I've got a full day of blogging, sadly. I need to write the second conceptual of the week, No. 704. 'Ha, ha, ha!' What?! 'Why do you need to write it, man?' I just do. 'Why?!' FFS! Because it's an urge that I get in my soul, you dig? 'Oh.' If I don't get two fixes a week, I'm a mess.

Anyway ...

"A clear message from our clients over the last 2 years was that they wanted easy access to the underlying Qi datasets and signals. This would enable them to integrate Qi into their workflow and processes across investing, risk management, stock screening, trade selection and more. It is therefore a big step forward that our cloud based, industry standard Rest API is now available. This also opens up whole new client segments (e.g. systematic funds) and potential partnerships for Qi," said Mahmood Noorani, CEO & Founder of Quant Insight.

Bloody hell! There are some funny people about! Why did Mahmood's clients want easy access to the underlying Qi datasets and signals?! 'Sick!' Ha! Well, I'm not saying it's sick, Voice. I wouldn't go that far. However, it is damn strange when you consider all the options that people have in life. 'What do you mean?' I mean, they don't have to get mixed up in this quant nonsense at all. They could become ... they could do, uh, anything with their lives. 'Yeah.' Life is too short for quant stuff. Seriously!

Oh, let's just finish with this -

Quant Insight is a London based quant analytics firm that brings together leading academics with backgrounds from Cambridge, Harvard and Princeton with investment expertise from former PMs at BlueCrest, Brevan, Fidelity and Millennium. Together, they have built a rigorous framework to help quantify the impact of macro factors on asset prices (even down to single stocks), to optimize trade selection and build thematic portfolios, and to identify market regime changes and spot opportunities.

Okay, okay. Whatever!

ENDS

...

Anything else? Guitar stuff? Well ... I've put the Tusq saddle back on to my acoustic guitar. I mean, it's all right. I was just shocked by the new tone after lowering the action. But it's really all right. The good thing is, the action is as low as an electric guitar's action now. This means it's much easier to play. Most professionals don't just buy a guitar from a shop and start playing, you know. They get the guitar set up properly by an expert. Well, I've managed to do it myself, and I'm very pleased with it. 'At last!' Yes, yes, I've lowered the action before, but it wasn't low enough then. 'Oh.' Now it is low enough. All right, dear reader(s)? Good! I'm glad we've dealt with the matter, and cleared up any confusion. People, other guitarists, might be reading this and thinking: "What the fuck is he doing to his guitar?!?!" Christ! Man, it's all sorted. Relax! Really. YES!!!

Laters.

Monday, 29 April 2019

[No. 703] One

I

Billions!

And, well, well ...[1], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, well ... just don't know[1], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[2], and like a drop of water ... into an ocean / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[1], and, well ... just don't know[2], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![1], and like a d rop of water ... into an oce an / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[2], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![1], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![2], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[1], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[1], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[2], and all, all ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[2], and all, all ... together, dripping into the cosmic power![1], and all, all ...[2], and hauntings are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[1], and all, all ... together, dripping into the cos mic power![2], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[1], and haun tings are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[2], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[1], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[2], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[1], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[2], and in dreams, coming[1], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[2], and the crying will continue - forever ...[1], and in dreams, coming[2], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and emptiness is the prize ... ?[1], and the crying will continue - f orever ...[2], and struggling, on and on ...[1], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and emp tiness is the prize ... ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a bright side, ha![1], and struggling, on and on ...[2], and maybe ... there is no prize[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a bri ght sid e, ha![2], and, well, well ...[3], and maybe ... there is no pr ize[2], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[3], and, well ... just don't know[3], and like a d  r  o  p of water ... into an o  c  e  a  n / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[3], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![3], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![3], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[3], and all, all ...[3], and all, all ... together, dripping into the c  o  s  m  i  c power![3],  and h  a  u  n  t  i  n  g  s are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[3], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[3], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[3], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[3], and in dreams, coming[3], and the crying will continue - f  o  r  e  v  e  r ...[3], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and e  m  p  t  i  n  e  s  s is the prize ... ?[3], and struggling, on and on ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a b  r  i  g  h  t s  i  d  e, ha![3], and maybe ... there is no p  r  i  z  e[3], and

And, well, well ...[1], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, well ... just don't know[1], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[2], and like a drop of water ... into an ocean / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[1], and, well ... just don't know[2], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![1], and like a d rop of water ... into an oce an / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[2], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![1], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![2], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[1], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[1], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[2], and all, all ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[2], and all, all ... together, dripping into the cosmic power![1], and all, all ...[2], and hauntings are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[1], and all, all ... together, dripping into the cos mic power![2], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[1], and haun tings are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[2], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[1], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[2], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[1], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[2], and in dreams, coming[1], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[2], and the crying will continue - forever ...[1], and in dreams, coming[2], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and emptiness is the prize ... ?[1], and the crying will continue - f orever ...[2], and struggling, on and on ...[1], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and emp tiness is the prize ... ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a bright side, ha![1], and struggling, on and on ...[2], and maybe ... there is no prize[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a bri ght sid e, ha![2], and, well, well ...[3], and maybe ... there is no pr ize[2], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[3], and, well ... just don't know[3], and like a d  r  o  p of water ... into an o  c  e  a  n / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[3], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![3], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![3], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[3], and all, all ...[3], and all, all ... together, dripping into the c  o  s  m  i  c power![3],  and h  a  u  n  t  i  n  g  s are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[3], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[3], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[3], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[3], and in dreams, coming[3], and the crying will continue - f  o  r  e  v  e  r ...[3], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and e  m  p  t  i  n  e  s  s is the prize ... ?[3], and struggling, on and on ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a b  r  i  g  h  t s  i  d  e, ha![3], and maybe ... there is no p  r  i  z  e[3], and

And, well, well ...[1], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, well ... just don't know[1], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[2], and like a drop of water ... into an ocean / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[1], and, well ... just don't know[2], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![1], and like a d rop of water ... into an oce an / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[2], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![1], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![2], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[1], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[1], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[2], and all, all ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[2], and all, all ... together, dripping into the cosmic power![1], and all, all ...[2], and hauntings are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[1], and all, all ... together, dripping into the cos mic power![2], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[1], and haun tings are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[2], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[1], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[2], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[1], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[2], and in dreams, coming[1], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[2], and the crying will continue - forever ...[1], and in dreams, coming[2], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and emptiness is the prize ... ?[1], and the crying will continue - f orever ...[2], and struggling, on and on ...[1], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and emp tiness is the prize ... ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a bright side, ha![1], and struggling, on and on ...[2], and maybe ... there is no prize[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a bri ght sid e, ha![2], and, well, well ...[3], and maybe ... there is no pr ize[2], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[3], and, well ... just don't know[3], and like a d  r  o  p of water ... into an o  c  e  a  n / ... and it's so easy to get lost, thankfully[3], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![3], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![3], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[3], and all, all ...[3], and all, all ... together, dripping into the c  o  s  m  i  c power![3],  and h  a  u  n  t  i  n  g  s are so fucking ridiculous! / and a complete waste of time, frankly[3], and don't stay, disappear ... when it's time[3], and it's always time ... in situation(s) somewhere, unfortunately[3], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on how useful that shit is[3], and in dreams, coming[3], and the crying will continue - f  o  r  e  v  e  r ...[3], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and e  m  p  t  i  n  e  s  s is the prize ... ?[3], and struggling, on and on ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and looking for a b  r  i  g  h  t s  i  d  e, ha![3], and maybe ... there is no p  r  i  z  e[3], and


II

Christ! Billions!

A        nd, w        ell, w          ell ...[1], and t     rying to m    ake the m                ost of it is the only t              hing to do[1], and, w  ell, w            ell ...[2], and, well ... just don't know[1], and trying to mak  e the m  ost of it is the only t  hing to do[2], and like a dr                                          op of wate  r ... into an ocean / ... and it's so easy to g  et lost, thankfully[1], and, well ... just don't know[2], and ... here, or there, p                                                                           robably there - out there!!![1], and like a d rop of water ... into an oce an / ... and it's so eas                         y to get lost, t                       hankfully[2], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![1], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![2], and p                                           ain is here / and ... will it go?[1], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-RO                                            UND ... / ... and spinning to lose the p                              ain now[1], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[2], and all, all ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[2], and all, all ... together, d                                                                 ripping into the cos                      mic pow                           er![1], and all, all ...[2], and hau                     ntings are so f               ucking ridi            culous! / and a com         plete wast                 e of time, f         rankly[1], and all, all ... together, dripp                     ing into the cos mic power![2], and d                 on't stay, disappear ... when it's time[1], and haun tings are so fuc              king ridiculous! / and a com           plete waste of time, frankly[2], and it's always time ... in sit              uation(s) some         where, unfortunately[1], and don't stay, disap               pear ... when it's time[2], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on h             ow useful that s   hit is[1], and it's al                  ways time ... in situa       tion(s) somewhere, unfortunately[2], and in dr                 eams, co      ming[1], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jur                                             y is still out on h  ow use ful that shit is[2], and the c              rying will continue - forever ...[1], and in dreams, c                          oming[2], and th                      oughts, well, not even f                      eelings ... will sav              e / and em ptiness is the prize ... ?[1], and the crying will continue - f orever ...[2], and st  ruggling, on and on ...[1], and t       houghts, well, not e     ven f  eelings ... will save / and emp tiness is the prize ... ?[2], and a-ROU           ND, and a-ROU            ND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and l          ooking for a bright side, ha![1], and strug         gling, on and on ...[2], and maybe ... there is no prize[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUN                           D, and a-ROUND ... / ... and l         ooking for a bri ght sid e, ha![2], and, well, well ...[3], and maybe ... there is no pr ize[2], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[3], and, well ... just don't kn                    ow[3], and like a d  r                           o  p of water ... into an o  c  e  a  n / ... and it's so easy to g                     et lost, thankfully[3], and ... here, or there, pro  bably there - out there!!![3], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![3], and pain is here / and ... wi                   ll it go?[3], and a-ROU                       ND, and a-ROUN    D, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spi       nning to los  e the pain now[3], and all, all ...[3], and all, all ... tog      ether, dri  pp   ing into the c  o  s                                 m  i  c po                           wer![3],  and h  a  u  n                                                      t  i  n  g  s are so fu                    cking ridicu    lous! / and a c  omplete waste of time, frankly[3], and don't stay, disa                       ppear ... when it's time[3], and it's alw             ays time ... in situation(s) so       mewhere, unfo  rtu  nately[3], and, uh ... consc   iousness ness ... and the ju                        ry is still out on how use                           ful that shit is[3], and in dre                                     ams, coming[3], and the cr  ying will continue - f  o  r  e  v  e  r ...[3], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and e  m  p                                t  i  n  e  s  s is the p                          rize ... ?[3], and st   rugg   ling, on and on ...[3], and a-RO                                              UND, and a-ROU                                                                ND, and a-RO                                               UND ... / ... and l               ooking for a b  r  i         g  h  t s                            i  d  e, ha![3], and maybe ... there is no p                 r  i  z  e[3], and

A        nd, w        ell, w          ell ...[1], and t     rying to m    ake the m                ost of it is the only t              hing to do[1], and, w  ell, w            ell ...[2], and, well ... just don't know[1], and trying to mak  e the m  ost of it is the only t  hing to do[2], and like a dr                                          op of wate  r ... into an ocean / ... and it's so easy to g  et lost, thankfully[1], and, well ... just don't know[2], and ... here, or there, p                                                                           robably there - out there!!![1], and like a d rop of water ... into an oce an / ... and it's so eas                         y to get lost, t                       hankfully[2], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![1], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![2], and p                                           ain is here / and ... will it go?[1], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-RO                                            UND ... / ... and spinning to lose the p                              ain now[1], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[2], and all, all ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[2], and all, all ... together, d                                                                 ripping into the cos                      mic pow                           er![1], and all, all ...[2], and hau                     ntings are so f               ucking ridi            culous! / and a com         plete wast                 e of time, f         rankly[1], and all, all ... together, dripp                     ing into the cos mic power![2], and d                 on't stay, disappear ... when it's time[1], and haun tings are so fuc              king ridiculous! / and a com           plete waste of time, frankly[2], and it's always time ... in sit              uation(s) some         where, unfortunately[1], and don't stay, disap               pear ... when it's time[2], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on h             ow useful that s   hit is[1], and it's al                  ways time ... in situa       tion(s) somewhere, unfortunately[2], and in dr                 eams, co      ming[1], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jur                                             y is still out on h  ow use ful that shit is[2], and the c              rying will continue - forever ...[1], and in dreams, c                          oming[2], and th                      oughts, well, not even f                      eelings ... will sav              e / and em ptiness is the prize ... ?[1], and the crying will continue - f orever ...[2], and st  ruggling, on and on ...[1], and t       houghts, well, not e     ven f  eelings ... will save / and emp tiness is the prize ... ?[2], and a-ROU           ND, and a-ROU            ND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and l          ooking for a bright side, ha![1], and strug         gling, on and on ...[2], and maybe ... there is no prize[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUN                           D, and a-ROUND ... / ... and l         ooking for a bri ght sid e, ha![2], and, well, well ...[3], and maybe ... there is no pr ize[2], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[3], and, well ... just don't kn                    ow[3], and like a d  r                           o  p of water ... into an o  c  e  a  n / ... and it's so easy to g                     et lost, thankfully[3], and ... here, or there, pro  bably there - out there!!![3], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![3], and pain is here / and ... wi                   ll it go?[3], and a-ROU                       ND, and a-ROUN    D, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spi       nning to los  e the pain now[3], and all, all ...[3], and all, all ... tog      ether, dri  pp   ing into the c  o  s                                 m  i  c po                           wer![3],  and h  a  u  n                                                      t  i  n  g  s are so fu                    cking ridicu    lous! / and a c  omplete waste of time, frankly[3], and don't stay, disa                       ppear ... when it's time[3], and it's alw             ays time ... in situation(s) so       mewhere, unfo  rtu  nately[3], and, uh ... consc   iousness ness ... and the ju                        ry is still out on how use                           ful that shit is[3], and in dre                                     ams, coming[3], and the cr  ying will continue - f  o  r  e  v  e  r ...[3], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and e  m  p                                t  i  n  e  s  s is the p                          rize ... ?[3], and st   rugg   ling, on and on ...[3], and a-RO                                              UND, and a-ROU                                                                ND, and a-RO                                               UND ... / ... and l               ooking for a b  r  i         g  h  t s                            i  d  e, ha![3], and maybe ... there is no p                 r  i  z  e[3], and

A        nd, w        ell, w          ell ...[1], and t     rying to m    ake the m                ost of it is the only t              hing to do[1], and, w  ell, w            ell ...[2], and, well ... just don't know[1], and trying to mak  e the m  ost of it is the only t  hing to do[2], and like a dr                                          op of wate  r ... into an ocean / ... and it's so easy to g  et lost, thankfully[1], and, well ... just don't know[2], and ... here, or there, p                                                                           robably there - out there!!![1], and like a d rop of water ... into an oce an / ... and it's so eas                         y to get lost, t                       hankfully[2], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![1], and ... here, or there, probably there - out there!!![2], and p                                           ain is here / and ... will it go?[1], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-RO                                            UND ... / ... and spinning to lose the p                              ain now[1], and pain is here / and ... will it go?[2], and all, all ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spinning to lose the pain now[2], and all, all ... together, d                                                                 ripping into the cos                      mic pow                           er![1], and all, all ...[2], and hau                     ntings are so f               ucking ridi            culous! / and a com         plete wast                 e of time, f         rankly[1], and all, all ... together, dripp                     ing into the cos mic power![2], and d                 on't stay, disappear ... when it's time[1], and haun tings are so fuc              king ridiculous! / and a com           plete waste of time, frankly[2], and it's always time ... in sit              uation(s) some         where, unfortunately[1], and don't stay, disap               pear ... when it's time[2], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jury is still out on h             ow useful that s   hit is[1], and it's al                  ways time ... in situa       tion(s) somewhere, unfortunately[2], and in dr                 eams, co      ming[1], and, uh ... consciousness ness ... and the jur                                             y is still out on h  ow use ful that shit is[2], and the c              rying will continue - forever ...[1], and in dreams, c                          oming[2], and th                      oughts, well, not even f                      eelings ... will sav              e / and em ptiness is the prize ... ?[1], and the crying will continue - f orever ...[2], and st  ruggling, on and on ...[1], and t       houghts, well, not e     ven f  eelings ... will save / and emp tiness is the prize ... ?[2], and a-ROU           ND, and a-ROU            ND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and l          ooking for a bright side, ha![1], and strug         gling, on and on ...[2], and maybe ... there is no prize[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUN                           D, and a-ROUND ... / ... and l         ooking for a bri ght sid e, ha![2], and, well, well ...[3], and maybe ... there is no pr ize[2], and trying to make the most of it is the only thing to do[3], and, well ... just don't kn                    ow[3], and like a d  r                           o  p of water ... into an o  c  e  a  n / ... and it's so easy to g                     et lost, thankfully[3], and ... here, or there, pro  bably there - out there!!![3], and, uh, or oh, or ah - !!![3], and pain is here / and ... wi                   ll it go?[3], and a-ROU                       ND, and a-ROUN    D, and a-ROUND ... / ... and spi       nning to los  e the pain now[3], and all, all ...[3], and all, all ... tog      ether, dri  pp   ing into the c  o  s                                 m  i  c po                           wer![3],  and h  a  u  n                                                      t  i  n  g  s are so fu                    cking ridicu    lous! / and a c  omplete waste of time, frankly[3], and don't stay, disa                       ppear ... when it's time[3], and it's alw             ays time ... in situation(s) so       mewhere, unfo  rtu  nately[3], and, uh ... consc   iousness ness ... and the ju                        ry is still out on how use                           ful that shit is[3], and in dre                                     ams, coming[3], and the cr  ying will continue - f  o  r  e  v  e  r ...[3], and thoughts, well, not even feelings ... will save / and e  m  p                                t  i  n  e  s  s is the p                          rize ... ?[3], and st   rugg   ling, on and on ...[3], and a-RO                                              UND, and a-ROU                                                                ND, and a-RO                                               UND ... / ... and l               ooking for a b  r  i         g  h  t s                            i  d  e, ha![3], and maybe ... there is no p                 r  i  z  e[3], and

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Reality and truth

There have been one hundred billion human beings.

Yeah, yeah. Roughly. Well, there have been one hundred and seven billion. That's what they say. Seven or eight billion humans are alive at the moment. So, basically, there are one hundred billion ghosts floating around, scaring everyone shitless.

What are we going to do about it?

Also, consider the two trillion galaxies. / All the ghosts, all the galaxies. And God is nowhere to be seen. By all accounts, He likes to keep a low profile.

This is unacceptable.

Obviously, my way of dealing with it, is to ... uh, just write this blog, and write my songs. Yeah? If anyone's got any better ideas, I would love to hear them.

...

Listen! If you're not an existentialist, dear reader(s), I don't know what you're doing. I really don't.

I mean, it's time to wake up. It's time to get a grip. It's time to devote yourself to ... only one activity. Which is why I'll be leaving this blog for music, eventually. And why I advise our Elon to fuck Tesla off and concentrate on SpaceX. It's not as if the world is worth saving, is it? And it's not as if there aren't billions of other worlds. Most of them unspoiled, I should imagine.

...

Of course, none of us are going to be saved. However, it's all about self-respect.

The universe is set up for the benefit of squares and losers.

Don't be submissive!

I suggest that you achieve something great as an act of defiance! Think of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. [Karajan, 1977]

No one wants to die with the feeling that they're the butt of some awful joke.

...

Remember: religion is a mug's game. Don't make the mistake of taking any holy book or "authority" seriously. If God doesn't come to you and tell you personally what He wants you to do with your life ... well, maybe you should please yourself.

Oh, by the way, if you're any sort of real man, or woman, the onus is on God to impress you. Not the other way round. Would you vote for a politician merely because they existed? [Ha! Some of you would.]

And political ideology? It's a piss-poor substitute for religion. Yes, it's even worse than religion.

Life is too short for bullshit.

But do what you want. I'm tired of telling people. And it's none of my business, anyway.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Yeah, it's a night post

The last post of the week, dear reader(s). And, yes, I am listening to Brian Eno's Apollo, for your information. So what? I like it, man. I find it soothing at the end of a hellish day.

And most of my days are hellish days these days. I don't tell you everything BECAUSE(!) ... you wouldn't be able to bear it.

I tried to lower the action on my Yamaha acoustic guitar earlier, but I shaved too much off the Tusq saddle and now it's useless. So I've gone back to the old plastic one. I managed to shave that one properly. It works all right. I mean, it will have to do for now. I'm basically facing an emergency situation. I don't know what will happen to me this year if I can't make decent recordings of my songs.

But don't worry about it, kook(s)!

How was your day? "Oh, really? That's nice" ... or ... "Oh, really? I'm sorry to hear that."

I don't know, do I? Christ!

...

Actually, I'm not depressed. I'm more angry. A bit like Tony Montana after Frank Lopez sent those two idiots to whack him at The Babylon Club.

And anger gives you energy. Big time. My day has lasted from half six in the morning to NOW(!), and, uh, half one in the morning. / I ain't going back to being like The Dude in The Big Lebowski. Do you know what I mean? Those days are over!

...

After sorting my guitar out, I rehearsed Stella for a while. I think it's a better song than Wonderwall by Oasis, and it will be in fourth position on my music blog BECAUSE(!) ... it's not as good as the other three songs. Tell me I'm not hardcore. I dare you!

...

Okay, okay. I'm listening to David Sylvian now. The second CD of Gone to Earth. The instrumental stuff. I don't want to hear his phoney voice.

I used to like his voice, in my youth. I used to come home from school when I was in the sixth form and collapse on to my bed and listen to the whole of this album until dinnertime. I wasn't worn out or anything. It's just the way I was.

I even looked like him - with my hair, clothes, makeup, and that. I have a photo to prove it! And, no, I will not be posting the photo on this blog. Not even in a temporary post.

Good night!

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Angels

They reckon angels will cope with Brexit. 'Eh?! Who reckons, boss?' They, Voice. A PR email. 'Oh.' Yeah.

As 57% of SMEs predict Brexit will cause a recession, how can they best prepare?

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
'Cause I have been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel the love is dead
I'm loving angels instead


And, uh ... 'Christ! Is that from the email?' That? No. No. That's Robbie Williams, that is. This is from the email -

In a time of huge political and economic uncertainty it is perhaps more important than ever that small businesses are prepared for whatever challenges are presented by the current economic cycle. Events such as the financial crash of 2008 and Black Wednesday in 1992 demonstrate the seismic events that come along with an economic cycle that need to be navigated successfully by SMEs if they are to survive turmoil and upheaval.

And it all seems reasonably sane. But then -

The angel investor is unique in providing both funds and, expertise and experience to the businesses that they back. Not only this, but as sector alumni with vast experience in business, angels have often lived and worked through a number of economic cycles and challenges. This leaves them perfectly placed to help guide the younger, perhaps less experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Okay, okay. James - the PR email guy - is sounding like Jack Nicholson in Easy Rider now. You know, dear reader(s), the bit where he's stoned and talking about aliens living and working amongst us. 'Ha!' I half expect James to say, "Me and Jenny Tooth saw forty of them flying in formation." / Anyway, let's hear from Jenny -

Jenny Tooth, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, discusses the importance of experience ranging over full economic cycles: "Navigating uncertainty and the uncharted waters of Brexit is in the forefront of most small businesses' minds at the moment. Whilst it is impossible to know what exactly the outcome will be, the experience of angels could be invaluable. Angels that have previously dealt with long-term recessions and massive economic fallout, generated by events such as the 2008 crash, are the perfect source of knowledge and expertise as well as funding for SMEs looking to move forward."

Yeah, yeah. Listen! I don't think angels will cope with Brexit. Not at all. 'Or any supernatural beings, boss.' Well, how will you cope, Voice? 'Me?! Ha! I'll just piss off to the astral plane and I won't come back.' Oh, so you're going to leave me on my own? 'Sorry, boss, but if the worst happens, it will be every man and woman and disembodied voice for themselves.' Right. Thanks.

What a bastard!

...

Okay, okay. Anything else? The weather's turned cold again, kook(s). It might rain.

Cornwall? Obviously, I prefer the place when it's sunny and warm, but I don't mind bad weather there too much. Cornwall is paradise on earth in good weather, but when it's bad ... there's a mystical, melancholic, mysterious, uh ... marvellous vibe, you dig?

I wish I could go for eight weeks again. [January to March, 1991.]* My regret is that I went to the Looe/Polperro area, and not St Ives - which I didn't know much about at the time. Don't get me wrong! Looe and Polperro are lovely. I'm just addicted to St Ives, that's all.

I've told you before about the eight weeks, haven't I? Yes! I used to love the pub at lunchtime in Polperro. A couple of pints of cider. Then I would sit on that bench and stare at the sea - or mist, fog, really - while listening to Leonard Cohen's Songs From a Room. Happy days!

Oh, and I wrote a load of poems there. [All destroyed.] Influenced by Dylan Thomas, mostly, with a touch of Arthur Rimbaud. There was no harm in it. The best one was Metamorphosis and Distortion, where I imagined the clouds in the sky were my ribcage. Or something like that. I don't know. It doesn't matter, does it?

Laters!


*I wasn't working there, I'm glad to say. I was living off my savings. I rented a one-bedroom holiday flat for only £65 a week. Unbelievable! It costs that much now to stay in a bed and breakfast for one night.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

[No. 702] Deep work

How deep can we go?

And ... ?[1], and Bill Gates used to do it[1], and ... ?[2], and, I ... I want to do it[1], and B ill Ga tes used to do it[2], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[1], and, I ... I want to do it[2], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[1], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[2], and test yourself!!![1], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[2], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[1], and test yourself!!![2], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![1], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[2], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[1], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![2], and, please! ... focus on your goals, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[1], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[2], and one, two ...[1], and, please! ... focus on your go als, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[2], and I'm a fanatic, me![1], and one, two ...[2], and, hey! ... I'm looking at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[1], and I'm a fanatic, me![2], and ... what more can you do?[1], and, hey! ... I'm l ooking at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[2], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing ANYTHING at all[1], and ... what more can you do?[2], and they hate you, seriously[1], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing ANYT HING at all[2], and never mind, eh?[1], and they hate you, seriously[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[1], and never mind, eh?[2], and I'm letting go ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[2], and normal reality don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a surprise[1], and I'm letting go ...[2], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[1], and norm al real ity don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a s urprise[2], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[1], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[2], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[1], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[2], and ... my energy?[1], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[2], and Picasso was a vampire[1], and ... my energy?[2], and ... HELP - !!![1], and Pi casso was a vam pire[2], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[1], and ... H ELP - !!![2], and ... I really don't know[1], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[2], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[1], and ... I really don't know[2], and forget about it![1], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[2], and ... ?[3], and forg et about it![2], and B  i  l  l G  a  t  e  s used to do it[3], and, I ... I want to do it[3], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[3], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[3], and test yourself!!![3], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[3], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![3], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[3], and, please! ... focus on your g  o  a  l  s, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[3], and one, two ...[3], and I'm a fanatic, me![3], and, hey! ... I'm l  o  o  k  i  n  g at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[3], and ... what more can you do?[3], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing A  N  Y  T  H  I  N  G at all[3], and they hate you, seriously[3], and never mind, eh?[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[3], and I'm letting go ...[3], and n  o  r  m  a  l r  e  a  l  i  t  y don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a s  u  r  p  r  i  s  e[3], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[3], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[3], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[3], and ... my energy?[3], and P  i  c  a  s  s  o was a v  a  m  p  i  r  e[3], and ... H  E  L  P - !!![3], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[3], and ... I really don't know[3], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[3], and f  o  r  g  e  t about it![3], and

And ... ?[1], and Bill Gates used to do it[1], and ... ?[2], and, I ... I want to do it[1], and B ill Ga tes used to do it[2], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[1], and, I ... I want to do it[2], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[1], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[2], and test yourself!!![1], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[2], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[1], and test yourself!!![2], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![1], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[2], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[1], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![2], and, please! ... focus on your goals, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[1], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[2], and one, two ...[1], and, please! ... focus on your go als, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[2], and I'm a fanatic, me![1], and one, two ...[2], and, hey! ... I'm looking at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[1], and I'm a fanatic, me![2], and ... what more can you do?[1], and, hey! ... I'm l ooking at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[2], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing ANYTHING at all[1], and ... what more can you do?[2], and they hate you, seriously[1], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing ANYT HING at all[2], and never mind, eh?[1], and they hate you, seriously[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[1], and never mind, eh?[2], and I'm letting go ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[2], and normal reality don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a surprise[1], and I'm letting go ...[2], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[1], and norm al real ity don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a s urprise[2], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[1], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[2], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[1], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[2], and ... my energy?[1], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[2], and Picasso was a vampire[1], and ... my energy?[2], and ... HELP - !!![1], and Pi casso was a vam pire[2], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[1], and ... H ELP - !!![2], and ... I really don't know[1], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[2], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[1], and ... I really don't know[2], and forget about it![1], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[2], and ... ?[3], and forg et about it![2], and B  i  l  l G  a  t  e  s used to do it[3], and, I ... I want to do it[3], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[3], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[3], and test yourself!!![3], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[3], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![3], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[3], and, please! ... focus on your g  o  a  l  s, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[3], and one, two ...[3], and I'm a fanatic, me![3], and, hey! ... I'm l  o  o  k  i  n  g at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[3], and ... what more can you do?[3], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing A  N  Y  T  H  I  N  G at all[3], and they hate you, seriously[3], and never mind, eh?[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[3], and I'm letting go ...[3], and n  o  r  m  a  l r  e  a  l  i  t  y don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a s  u  r  p  r  i  s  e[3], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[3], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[3], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[3], and ... my energy?[3], and P  i  c  a  s  s  o was a v  a  m  p  i  r  e[3], and ... H  E  L  P - !!![3], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[3], and ... I really don't know[3], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[3], and f  o  r  g  e  t about it![3], and

And ... ?[1], and Bill Gates used to do it[1], and ... ?[2], and, I ... I want to do it[1], and B ill Ga tes used to do it[2], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[1], and, I ... I want to do it[2], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[1], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[2], and test yourself!!![1], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[2], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[1], and test yourself!!![2], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![1], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[2], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[1], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![2], and, please! ... focus on your goals, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[1], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[2], and one, two ...[1], and, please! ... focus on your go als, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[2], and I'm a fanatic, me![1], and one, two ...[2], and, hey! ... I'm looking at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[1], and I'm a fanatic, me![2], and ... what more can you do?[1], and, hey! ... I'm l ooking at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[2], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing ANYTHING at all[1], and ... what more can you do?[2], and they hate you, seriously[1], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing ANYT HING at all[2], and never mind, eh?[1], and they hate you, seriously[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[1], and never mind, eh?[2], and I'm letting go ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[2], and normal reality don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a surprise[1], and I'm letting go ...[2], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[1], and norm al real ity don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a s urprise[2], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[1], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[2], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[1], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[2], and ... my energy?[1], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[2], and Picasso was a vampire[1], and ... my energy?[2], and ... HELP - !!![1], and Pi casso was a vam pire[2], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[1], and ... H ELP - !!![2], and ... I really don't know[1], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[2], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[1], and ... I really don't know[2], and forget about it![1], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[2], and ... ?[3], and forg et about it![2], and B  i  l  l G  a  t  e  s used to do it[3], and, I ... I want to do it[3], and I'm sure that our Elon is into it / and, yes, he looks the type[3], and ... YOU(!) ... ?[3], and test yourself!!![3], and, oh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I know how hard you try[3], and, listen, you, you! ... shut out the cold world - NOW - !!![3], and ... 'Easier said than done, Mikey'[3], and, please! ... focus on your g  o  a  l  s, kook(s) / and, uh, will ... will you ever get beyond the THREE ... ?[3], and one, two ...[3], and I'm a fanatic, me![3], and, hey! ... I'm l  o  o  k  i  n  g at YOU(!), man, and thinking ... all sorts of things, actually[3], and ... what more can you do?[3], and I'll tell you, ha, ha, ha! ... those awful squares don't want you doing A  N  Y  T  H  I  N  G at all[3], and they hate you, seriously[3], and never mind, eh?[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I've got problems of my own, obviously[3], and I'm letting go ...[3], and n  o  r  m  a  l r  e  a  l  i  t  y don't mean much to me ... / ... and that shouldn't be a s  u  r  p  r  i  s  e[3], and my world? Ah, I'm right in it[3], and I might get so deep that I disappear ...[3], and maybe I'll collapse ... and, yes, I feel so tired / and, well ... maybe I'll keep going[3], and ... my energy?[3], and P  i  c  a  s  s  o was a v  a  m  p  i  r  e[3], and ... H  E  L  P - !!![3], and Kafka went into the darkness, every night, after a day of insurance[3], and ... I really don't know[3], and Beethoven was completely deaf at the end - which must have helped(?)[3], and f  o  r  g  e  t about it![3], and