Monday, 25 October 2021

Beem

So, uh ...

'What do you mean, boss ... by beam?' I don't mean anything, Voice. And I said - Beem. 'Well, what's that?!'

I can't get the staff ...

Beem Energy raises €7 million to pursue its mission.

'A PR email! Why couldn't you say?' I didn't want to. 'Oh, you're in an awkward mood.' It's Monday morning. Leave me alone!

Anyway ...

Nantes (France), October 18th 2021 - A year after the launch of its first product, a plug-and-play, DIY solar kit, which six months later was stocked by Leroy Merlin and Boulanger, the Nantes-based start-up Beem Energy today announced it has raised funding of €7 million. Its goal is to develop an ecosystem of products and services to empower people to take control of their home energy, with an outstanding user experience.

So, uh ...

'This email is a week old, boss. Why didn't you cover it last week?' Christ! I don't know! Maybe I wasn't in the mood for it last week. You know what I'm like with my moods. 'Yeah, I know. / I can't get the boss ...' Shut up!

Anyway ...

In September 2020, Beem Energy launched the Beem kit on its website, a plug & play solar kit with a fresh, accessible design, enabling anyone to start producing her/his own energy in minutes. In March 2021, the specialist retail superstores Leroy Merlin and Boulanger began stocking the kit to launch a DIY solar energy category. Today, Beem Energy has a community of over 1500 users (known as "Beemers"), which interact with each other on a daily basis, sharing questions, photos of their panel set up and solar energy output curves. Some Beemers even want to know how they can take things further. The success of the Beem kit has shown that when you make it easy to use less and better energy and when energy management is simple and fun, customers adhere to the idea, enjoy being involved and seek to contribute even more to the energy transition.

They're repeating themselves a bit, kook(s), which I don't have a problem with. As you know, repetition makes the world go a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND. Well, our world, anyway.

Anyway ...

Beem Energy today announced that it has raised €7 million from a number of partners with complementary expertise, including 360 Capital, Alter Equity, BNP Paribas Développement and Bpifrance. Five business angels from successful companies (Nest, Dreem, Drivy, Crisp), who have been involved in the Beem project, also participated, such as David Sloo, the former User Experience Architect at Nest.

With this raising of funds, Beem Energy is entering the second phase of its mission which aims to replicate the success of the solar kit with other hardware and software products, to develop a broader home energy control and energy efficiency management ecosystem. Like with the Beem kit, providing a unique customer experience is at the core of the design of each product and service, to at last make energy efficiency a fun and accessible topic in which individuals want to play a hands-on role.

Fair enough. 'Let's hear from the voices!' Okay.

Alexandre Mordacq, 360 Capital: "We are delighted to be joining the Beem adventure. Attracted at first by the very high customer satisfaction, we were quickly convinced by the quality of the team, their vision of the world combining energy transition and an incredible customer experience, and by the substantial market opportunity."

The Beem adventure, Alexandre? Whatever!

Félix Mounier, Alter Equity: "We were seduced by the vision of the founders, who seem to be in a position to successfully deliver wide-scale growth that will help to achieve energy transition."

You were seduced, Felix?! Well, okay.

BNP Paribas Développement: "The founding team has delivered and executed the plan presented as part of its pre-seed round. This seed round is thus the opportunity to renew our support for Beem Energy. All the milestones achieved to date give credibility to the company's vision and ambition."

Er ... 'Who was that?!' I have absolutely no idea, Voice.

Ralph Feghali, CEO and co-founder Beem Energy: "The phase we are entering is extremely exciting. We have proven with the Beem kit that we are capable of creating positive emotions and an unparalleled experience to empower people to take control of their energy. The support of our new partners means that we can step up a gear to become a leading European player in home energy management."

Positive emotions? You are a man after my own heart, Ralph.

Anyway ...

ENDS

...

Anything else? Music?

Uh. Uh.

I watched another video on YouTube yesterday about the music business. I really should stop doing that because it's so ooo depressing.

Listen! I'm sure I absolutely need all three major labels interested in signing me to get the best deal. I'll probably need a top manager at some point, too.

And what if I don't get that sort of interest? Er ... I'll become a songwriter for others for a while instead.

All I know is ... it's not worth starting at the bottom as a recording artist. Not these days. And certainly not at my age. Maybe if you're twenty years old and you're happy not to make any money until you're in your mid-thirties. I mean -

'Mikey! What the fuck is all this depressing crap?! You're the depressing one, man! Not the YouTube videos.' I beg your pardon, Voice? 'With the songs you've got, you're going to be the biggest star in the world.' Yeah, I suppose. 'Cheer up, for Christ's sake!'

Yeah, yeah.

Oh, he's not a bad voice, is he, dear reader(s)? I needed that. A dose of reality. Why should I fantasize about failure?

Anyway ...

And Rain Came Down ... ? I reckon it's going to be my second-best song. The new ballad version, that is.

I'm going to try working on the three lyrics I need this week.

Man, my BIG TEN is going to be crazy. 'Crazy!' You can't even imagine, dear kook(s).

Laters!

'Bye!'

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Nothing in particular

That's what I'm writing about today.

Listen! I don't tell you about everything that's going on in my life, kook(s), because you wouldn't be able to bear it.

Let's just say ... I had the sort of sleep last night that you would expect a Navy SEAL to get during Hell Week.

Anyway, I'm certainly in no mood for writing about finance.

My fresh start? I'm going with the five days a week option, Monday to Friday, with rest at the weekends.

I'll have nice, easy weekends, and the weekdays will be hell. So be it!

Not that I'll get much peace at the weekends.

Don't worry about it.

It's my problem.

My demo? I'd rather launch it early next year, but ... maybe November. Recording it shouldn't be hard now, BUT(!) ... I don't know. I just don't know.

Do you know?

I'm confused all the time. I want my head to be clear.

My dream is to be like Rod Steiger ... just staring at the sea in Malibu. 'He was depressed, boss.' Well, without the depression, Voice, obviously.

Yeah, Rod Steiger had a house in Malibu. And he was depressed. And he just stared at the sea every day for five years.

That's the life for me!

Bye.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Refinitiv Lipper: European ETF market report - September 2021

Yes!

For immediate release!!!

Fine. [It came yesterday.]

Voice! 'What?' When was the last time we had a PR email from Detlef and the gang? 'I don't know, boss.' Thanks, Voice. Thanks for your help.

Idiot!

Anyway ...

ETF promoters in Europe experienced estimated net inflows of €13.0 bn for September.
Assets under management in the European ETF industry stood at €1,219.4 bn at the end of September 2021.
Equity ETFs (+€7.5 bn) posted the highest estimated net inflows in the European ETF industry for September.
The best-selling Lipper global classification for September was Equity Global (+€3.3 bn), followed by Equity US (+€3.1 bn) and Bond EUR Corporates (+€0.9 bn).
iShares was the best-selling ETF promoter in Europe for September (+€7.9 bn), ahead of Amundi ETF (+€1.3 bn) and Xtrackers (+€1.2 bn).
The 10 best-selling funds gathered total net inflows of €6.1 bn for September.
The best-selling ETF for September, iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Acc), accounted for net inflows of €1.5 bn.

Oh.

And can our Detlef make sense of all that? 'Of course he can!' Well, let's see ...

Detlef? In your own time, son.

Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA Research at Refinitiv Lipper, comments: "September 2021 marked the eighteenth consecutive month with inflows into ETFs after the outflows caused by the outbreak of The Thing in March 2020. These inflows occurred in a negative and volatile market environment in which investor sentiment was still impacted by the dynamics of The Thing on the economies around the globe and the resulting actions taken by central banks and governments in Europe and other parts of the world. The negative performance of the underlying markets led to decreasing assets under management (from €1,1230.3 bn as of August 31, 2021, to €1,219.4 bn at the end of September) despite estimated net inflows."

Okay. Not bad. 'I thought it was pretty good, boss.' Yes, it was. It was pretty good. Thanks, Detlef!

ENDS

...

Anything else?

Er ... music, obviously.

This could be my BIG TEN -

Mighty Soul
And Rain Came Down (needs a bit of lyric)
Life and Death (needs a lyric)
Nothing
This World Don't Mean a Thing
Malibu
Stella
What's This Life We Live?
The Future (needs a lyric)
Good Times

I can't wait to get those three songs finished now! My BIG TEN feels more important than my demo at the moment.

Why?!

Because I want to be on the same level as The Beatles, Oasis, and U2 - for all our best songs, you dig?

Laters.


Important update: I've just realized that the chorus for my new ballad is very, very, very similar to the chorus for And Rain Came Down. Too ooo similar, in fact. So this is what I'm going to do ... I'm going to scrap the old music for And Rain Came Down and transfer the title, concept, and most of the lyric to the ballad tune. The chorus lyric fits perfectly. I will have to rewrite the verses though. / I'm actually happy about this. The words for And Rain Came Down are really good, and I'm a bit closer to finishing my BIG TEN.

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

[No. 945] Who wants this? Who needs it?

Everyone!

And, right[1], and ... Voice, Voice![1], and, right[2], and ... come on, come on, come on![1], and ... Voice, Voice![2], and ... VOICE - !!![1], and ... come on, come on, come on![2], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[1], and ... VOICE - !!![2], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[1], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[2], and ... EVERYONE - !!![1], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[2], and everyone who's not a square ...[1], and ... EV ERYONE - !!![2], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[1], and everyone who's not a square ...[2], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![1], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[2], and I'm waiting ...[1], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![2], and ... oh![1], and I'm waiting ...[2], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[1], and ... oh![2], and ... 'I got them!'[1], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[2], and let's have a spinning party![1], and ... 'I got them!'[2], and ... 'Yippee!'[1], and let's have a spinning party![2], and here we go ... ... ...[1], and ... 'Yippee!'[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[1], and here we go ... ... ...[2], and ... 'This is great!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[2], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![1], and ... 'This is great!'[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![2], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and ... 'They love it!'[1], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![2], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'They love it!'[2], and they better love it ...[1], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![2], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[1], and they better love it ...[2], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![1], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[2], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[1], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![2], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[1], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[2], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[1], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[2], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[1], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[2], and ... 'Nice one!'[1], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[2], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![1], and ... 'Nice one!'[2], and, so ... come on![1], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![2], and, right[3], and, so ... come on![2], and ... Voice, Voice![3], and ... come on, come on, come on![3], and ... VOICE - !!![3], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[3], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[3], and ... E  V  E  R  Y  O  N  E - !!![3], and everyone who's not a square ...[3], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[3], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![3], and I'm waiting ...[3], and ... oh![3], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[3], and ... 'I got them!'[3], and let's have a spinning party![3], and ... 'Yippee!'[3], and here we go ... ... ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[3], and ... 'This is great!'[3], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![3], and ... 'They love it!'[3], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![3], and they better love it ...[3], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[3], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![3], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[3], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[3], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[3], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[3], and ... 'Nice one!'[3], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![3], and, so ... come on![3], and

And, right[1], and ... Voice, Voice![1], and, right[2], and ... come on, come on, come on![1], and ... Voice, Voice![2], and ... VOICE - !!![1], and ... come on, come on, come on![2], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[1], and ... VOICE - !!![2], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[1], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[2], and ... EVERYONE - !!![1], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[2], and everyone who's not a square ...[1], and ... EV ERYONE - !!![2], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[1], and everyone who's not a square ...[2], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![1], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[2], and I'm waiting ...[1], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![2], and ... oh![1], and I'm waiting ...[2], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[1], and ... oh![2], and ... 'I got them!'[1], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[2], and let's have a spinning party![1], and ... 'I got them!'[2], and ... 'Yippee!'[1], and let's have a spinning party![2], and here we go ... ... ...[1], and ... 'Yippee!'[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[1], and here we go ... ... ...[2], and ... 'This is great!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[2], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![1], and ... 'This is great!'[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![2], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and ... 'They love it!'[1], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![2], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'They love it!'[2], and they better love it ...[1], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![2], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[1], and they better love it ...[2], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![1], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[2], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[1], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![2], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[1], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[2], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[1], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[2], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[1], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[2], and ... 'Nice one!'[1], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[2], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![1], and ... 'Nice one!'[2], and, so ... come on![1], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![2], and, right[3], and, so ... come on![2], and ... Voice, Voice![3], and ... come on, come on, come on![3], and ... VOICE - !!![3], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[3], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[3], and ... E  V  E  R  Y  O  N  E - !!![3], and everyone who's not a square ...[3], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[3], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![3], and I'm waiting ...[3], and ... oh![3], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[3], and ... 'I got them!'[3], and let's have a spinning party![3], and ... 'Yippee!'[3], and here we go ... ... ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[3], and ... 'This is great!'[3], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![3], and ... 'They love it!'[3], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![3], and they better love it ...[3], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[3], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![3], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[3], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[3], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[3], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[3], and ... 'Nice one!'[3], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![3], and, so ... come on![3], and

And, right[1], and ... Voice, Voice![1], and, right[2], and ... come on, come on, come on![1], and ... Voice, Voice![2], and ... VOICE - !!![1], and ... come on, come on, come on![2], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[1], and ... VOICE - !!![2], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[1], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[2], and ... EVERYONE - !!![1], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[2], and everyone who's not a square ...[1], and ... EV ERYONE - !!![2], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[1], and everyone who's not a square ...[2], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![1], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[2], and I'm waiting ...[1], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![2], and ... oh![1], and I'm waiting ...[2], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[1], and ... oh![2], and ... 'I got them!'[1], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[2], and let's have a spinning party![1], and ... 'I got them!'[2], and ... 'Yippee!'[1], and let's have a spinning party![2], and here we go ... ... ...[1], and ... 'Yippee!'[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[1], and here we go ... ... ...[2], and ... 'This is great!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[2], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![1], and ... 'This is great!'[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![2], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and ... 'They love it!'[1], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![2], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'They love it!'[2], and they better love it ...[1], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![2], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[1], and they better love it ...[2], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![1], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[2], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[1], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![2], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[1], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[2], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[1], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[2], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[1], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[2], and ... 'Nice one!'[1], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[2], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![1], and ... 'Nice one!'[2], and, so ... come on![1], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![2], and, right[3], and, so ... come on![2], and ... Voice, Voice![3], and ... come on, come on, come on![3], and ... VOICE - !!![3], and ... 'What is it, boss?! I came flying from the astral plane as soon as I heard your cry'[3], and, Voice, my friend ... bring me ... everyone ... 'What?'[3], and ... E  V  E  R  Y  O  N  E - !!![3], and everyone who's not a square ...[3], and ... 'Okay, Mikey, okay!'[3], and yes, yes, yes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... come on![3], and I'm waiting ...[3], and ... oh![3], and here they come ... all the lovely kooks[3], and ... 'I got them!'[3], and let's have a spinning party![3], and ... 'Yippee!'[3], and here we go ... ... ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and every soul, living or dead, needs to feel the joy of the spinning[3], and ... 'This is great!'[3], and we're so dizzy, ain't we?![3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and, come on, kook(s) ... can you feel it? Are you happy now? Tell me how you feel - please![3], and ... 'They love it!'[3], and ... where are we? ... here we are ... ha, ha, ha![3], and they better love it ...[3], and this is the life ... the only life ... the only possible life ... for souls outside the rotten societies on earth[3], and we get a-ROUND with such passion![3], and ... 'We're fanatics!'[3], and this is the reality we've made for ourselves / and we hate everything we see in the cold world[3], and ... 'You made it, boss! ... We just follow you'[3], and, listen! ... every kook ... big or small ... smart or dumb ... has a part to play on this cosmic stage[3], and ... 'Nice one!'[3], and I was chosen ... oh, I chose myself ... and then ... I chose YOU(!) - !!![3], and, so ... come on![3], and

Music?

Don't worry about what I said yesterday, kook(s).

Man, I keep forgetting ... if I don't write about music, that means I've got to write more about finance. 'Ha!' And who in their right mind would want to write more about finance? 'Only a complete psycho, boss.' That's right, Voice. Only a complete psycho.

I'm still doing the fresh start though. Seven days a week, 5.30am to 8.00pm. Those are my "active" hours. At least 8.00pm. Some blogging days, some recording days ... I might have to go beyond that, BUT(!) ... I need rest, you dig?

And I'm not going to double my exercise. Fifty push-ups and fifty dumbbell curls a day is enough. With rest at the weekend.

We all need rest.

Consistent slow progress is better than ... oh, chaos and craziness and despair with dumbbells and guitar strings wrapped around your head as you roll on the floor just foaming and screaming and crying your little eyes out. Who wants that? Who needs it? 'The short answer? ... NO ONE.' Thank you, Voice.

Yeah, yeah.

And the Being John Lennon audiobook is the only "entertainment" I'm allowed to have during the active hours. It takes me out of normal reality, you dig? I become a man on a mission, and not just some schmuck surviving day to day. I'd recommend it to anyone - with the audiobook of their choice, obviously. I mean, I appreciate that not everyone wants to be an international global superstar rocking and rolling legend. 'And that's their funeral, boss.' Well, yeah.

Okay, okay.

'What about your walks to Richmond or trips to central London?' Maybe once a week. Or maybe none. Certainly not twice a week.

New tunes? I haven't had any mystical musical dreams lately, so I've been trying to get bits of melody or a few chords the traditional way ... which is, uh ... just strumming the guitar and going, "La, la, la". It hasn't worked yet, I'm afraid. I only want one more big tune for my BIG TEN. ' And then?' Then I'll be reasonably happy, I suppose. 'Ha!' Yes.

Ha, ha, ha! Never mind, eh?

Bye.


Update, 8.00pm: I wrote the tune for a new rock ballad today, using the traditional method, and it's definitely BIG TEN material. Rejoice! I just need three lyrics now.

Monday, 18 October 2021

[No. 944] Songs are the only good things

Everything else is evil.

And, so ...[1], and I'm so brainwashed, man[1], and, so ...[2], and, well ...[1], and I'm so brainwa shed, man[2], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[1], and, well ...[2], and listen to me ... anyone![1], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[2], and I only need songs in my life ...[1], and listen to me ... anyone![2], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[1], and I only need songs in my life ...[2], and, uh, uh ... Christ[1], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[2], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[1], and, uh, uh ... Christ[2], and ... Jesus H. - !!![1], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[2], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![1], and ... Jesus H. - !!![2], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[1], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![2], and ... why? why? why?[1], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[2], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[1], and ... why? why? why?[2], and, yeah, whatever[1], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[2], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[1], and, yeah, whatever[2], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[1], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[2], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[1], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[2], and shut up![1], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[2], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[1], and shut up![2], and ... 'It was songs'[1], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[2], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[1], and ... 'It was songs'[2], and ... 'But you always want more!'[1], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'But you always want more!'[2], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[1], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and ... ... ... '???'[1], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[1], and ... ... ... '???'[2], and ... 'Come on, man!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[2], and a-ROUND - !!![1], and ... 'Come on, man!'[2], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[1], and a-ROUND - !!![2], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[1], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[2], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[1], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[2], and ... 'It's my job'[1], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[2], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[1], and ... 'It's my job'[2], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![1], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[2], and ... more![1], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![2], and, so ...[3], and ... more![2], and I'm so b  r  a  i  n  w  a  s  h  e  d, man[3], and, well ...[3], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[3], and listen to me ... anyone![3], and I only need songs in my life ...[3], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[3], and, uh, uh ... Christ[3], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[3], and ... Jesus H. - !!![3], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![3], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[3], and ... why? why? why?[3], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[3], and, yeah, whatever[3], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[3], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[3], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[3], and shut up![3], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[3], and ... 'It was songs'[3], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[3], and ... 'But you always want more!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[3], and ... ... ... '???'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[3], and ... 'Come on, man!'[3], and a-ROUND - !!![3], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[3], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[3], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[3], and ... 'It's my job'[3], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[3], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![3], and ... more![3], and

And, so ...[1], and I'm so brainwashed, man[1], and, so ...[2], and, well ...[1], and I'm so brainwa shed, man[2], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[1], and, well ...[2], and listen to me ... anyone![1], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[2], and I only need songs in my life ...[1], and listen to me ... anyone![2], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[1], and I only need songs in my life ...[2], and, uh, uh ... Christ[1], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[2], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[1], and, uh, uh ... Christ[2], and ... Jesus H. - !!![1], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[2], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![1], and ... Jesus H. - !!![2], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[1], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![2], and ... why? why? why?[1], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[2], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[1], and ... why? why? why?[2], and, yeah, whatever[1], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[2], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[1], and, yeah, whatever[2], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[1], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[2], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[1], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[2], and shut up![1], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[2], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[1], and shut up![2], and ... 'It was songs'[1], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[2], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[1], and ... 'It was songs'[2], and ... 'But you always want more!'[1], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'But you always want more!'[2], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[1], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and ... ... ... '???'[1], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[1], and ... ... ... '???'[2], and ... 'Come on, man!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[2], and a-ROUND - !!![1], and ... 'Come on, man!'[2], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[1], and a-ROUND - !!![2], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[1], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[2], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[1], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[2], and ... 'It's my job'[1], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[2], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[1], and ... 'It's my job'[2], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![1], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[2], and ... more![1], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![2], and, so ...[3], and ... more![2], and I'm so b  r  a  i  n  w  a  s  h  e  d, man[3], and, well ...[3], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[3], and listen to me ... anyone![3], and I only need songs in my life ...[3], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[3], and, uh, uh ... Christ[3], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[3], and ... Jesus H. - !!![3], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![3], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[3], and ... why? why? why?[3], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[3], and, yeah, whatever[3], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[3], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[3], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[3], and shut up![3], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[3], and ... 'It was songs'[3], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[3], and ... 'But you always want more!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[3], and ... ... ... '???'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[3], and ... 'Come on, man!'[3], and a-ROUND - !!![3], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[3], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[3], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[3], and ... 'It's my job'[3], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[3], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![3], and ... more![3], and

And, so ...[1], and I'm so brainwashed, man[1], and, so ...[2], and, well ...[1], and I'm so brainwa shed, man[2], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[1], and, well ...[2], and listen to me ... anyone![1], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[2], and I only need songs in my life ...[1], and listen to me ... anyone![2], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[1], and I only need songs in my life ...[2], and, uh, uh ... Christ[1], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[2], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[1], and, uh, uh ... Christ[2], and ... Jesus H. - !!![1], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[2], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![1], and ... Jesus H. - !!![2], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[1], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![2], and ... why? why? why?[1], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[2], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[1], and ... why? why? why?[2], and, yeah, whatever[1], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[2], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[1], and, yeah, whatever[2], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[1], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[2], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[1], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[2], and shut up![1], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[2], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[1], and shut up![2], and ... 'It was songs'[1], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[2], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[1], and ... 'It was songs'[2], and ... 'But you always want more!'[1], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'But you always want more!'[2], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[1], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and ... ... ... '???'[1], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[1], and ... ... ... '???'[2], and ... 'Come on, man!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[2], and a-ROUND - !!![1], and ... 'Come on, man!'[2], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[1], and a-ROUND - !!![2], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[1], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[2], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[1], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[2], and ... 'It's my job'[1], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[2], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[1], and ... 'It's my job'[2], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![1], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[2], and ... more![1], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![2], and, so ...[3], and ... more![2], and I'm so b  r  a  i  n  w  a  s  h  e  d, man[3], and, well ...[3], and, well ... it's called focus, you dig? ... / ... and it's definitely not hocus or pocus ... or even hocus-pocus[3], and listen to me ... anyone![3], and I only need songs in my life ...[3], and ... 'Eh?! What about these conceptuals, boss?'[3], and, uh, uh ... Christ[3], and, yeah, yeah, of course, Voice ... these conceptuals are all right, BUT(!) ... how many ...[3], and ... Jesus H. - !!![3], and how many of them do I really need? Tell me![3], and ... 'Oh, thousands!'[3], and ... why? why? why?[3], and ... 'To burn off, uh ... spin off ... all the bad karma'[3], and, yeah, whatever[3], and thousands, millions ... I don't know[3], and you might be right ... my invisible friend ... I mean ... oh God! ... I know I'm addicted[3], and ... 'Ha! You're crazy, Mikey!'[3], and shut up![3], and back to, back to, back to ... come on! / and can I spin back to the subject ... which was songs?[3], and ... 'It was songs'[3], and I want one big tune ... Is that asking for ... the moon?[3], and ... 'But you always want more!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and I'm greedy for music, for life ... for everything! / and let me let the kooks ... into a little secret ...[3], and ... ... ... '???'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I'm building up to it, so obviously[3], and ... 'Come on, man!'[3], and a-ROUND - !!![3], and ... ... ... Greedy is the only way to be[3], and ... 'Great! ... I suppose'[3], and, ha! ... what do you care, Voice, in the world of spirit?[3], and ... 'It's my job'[3], and, yes, yes ... it's his job, kooks, to look after me / and I have no say in the matter because of the cosmos[3], and ... ENDS??? ... what do you think? Get a grip![3], and ... more![3], and

SWEN Capital Partners innovates

Oh, I'm sure it does. I mean ... uh.

But what is this all about? Seriously!

'It innovates with its first ever private-banking focused infrastructure fund, boss.' And how do you know that, Voice? 'I've read the email.'

Ha! He's read the email. What passion! What commitment!

Anyway ...

SWEN Capital Partners, a leading player in sustainable private equity, offers a privileged access to the infrastructure asset class, generally reserved for institutional investors, with the launch of SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures. This SPF (Specialized Professional Fund) is aimed at sophisticated investors, with a minimum subscription commitment of €200k.

What?! Who's got two hundred grand in euros just lying around the place or down the back of the sofa?! 'Loads of people, boss. Especially sophisticated investors.' Yeah, I suppose. Sophisticated investors. Those guys!

SWEN Capital Partners has chosen to expand access to its Infrastructure range, previously reserved for its institutional clients. This asset class is essential to our economy and sits at the nexus of sustainable recovery and growth issues. With infrastructure investment needs estimated at $94 trillion, versus the $79 trillion set to be financed between now and 2040, the asset class aims to generate regular, long-term returns thanks to a strong deal flow that calls for ever greater financing to address the challenges of sustainable development. To meet these needs, the SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures fund will co-invest alongside the SWEN Infra Multi-Select 4 (SIMS 4) fund, which offers a mainly European investment program in diversified sectors such as telecommunications, sustainable transport, energy transition and social infrastructure.

Fine. I don't have any complaints, and it takes all sorts to make a world.

With over a hundred institutional clients and a unique ecosystem, SWEN Capital Partners offers a platform for innovative and sustainable investment solutions in both multi-strategy and direct investment.

Right.

SWEN Capital Partners, supported by the OFI group, has joined forces with Groupe Crystal to design a vehicle that best meets the current expectations of wealthy clients seeking to diversify their assets into private equity in a context favourable to private infrastructure financing. Marketing of this product will initially rely on the Group's financial advisors.

Yeah, all right. We get the idea.

ENDS

'What about the voices, boss? Where are the voices?!'

Christ! You love those voices, don't you, Voice. 'I can relate to them.' Whatever. 

Well, okay, here's Jerome ...

"We are delighted to offer individual investors a turnkey solution for accessing the infrastructure market with the launch of our SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures fund. As a long-standing and leading ESG player and an infrastructure pioneer with €2.7 billion of assets under management in this business, we are confident that this initiative will meet with strong interest from investors. With this vehicle, we are also determined to offer individual investors an opportunity to behave as responsible investors, combining financial and extra-financial performance by directing their savings towards the real economy," states Jérôme Delmas, CEO of SWEN Capital Partners.

Nice one, Jerome! You've done us proud!

And here's Jean-Maximilien ... 'Ha!' It's not funny.

"Through its positioning on a high-end clientele both in France and internationally, Groupe Crystal has become a major player in the distribution of private equity solutions, which we aim to make 20% of our inflows for 2021. For several years, we have been seeking to offer our individual clients an opportunity in the highly popular asset class of unlisted infrastructure. This is now a reality thanks to our long-term partnership with OFI AM and, more specifically, its subsidiary specializing in unlisted investments, SWEN Capital Partners, with whom we worked on the design of SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures to best suit the needs of our clients," explains Jean-Maximilien Vancayezeele, Director General of Groupe Crystal.

Thank you, Jean-Maximilien! You're a diamond!

ENDS

'Don't forget Xavier!' Uh ... I haven't forgotten Xavier!

Xavier? Come on!

"The unlisted infrastructure asset class is very attractive but difficult to access. Determined to open its product range to private management, SWEN Capital Partners worked with a wealth management specialist to create a product combining direct investment and secondary funds that fully meets the diversification needs of a wealth management clientele," concludes Xavier Le Blan, Director of Innovation and Private Management at SWEN Capital Partners.

Yeah, thanks.

ENDS
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Anything else, kook(s)?

Yeah, of course.

I'm starting my fresh start today, and this is my last ever music update. This is a finance blog. And a blog for spinning a-ROUND in, too.

I've decided to go for the seven days a week option of working, rather than taking time off. When I'm tired, I'll listen to the Being John Lennon audiobook - up to the end of chapter fifty-one. That's allowed under the rules, and actually quite necessary because I intend to brainwash myself into becoming a one-man Beatles. Nothing else matters now.

I don't need any more talent ... any more singing or playing[much] or writing ability. No! I just need more songs like the ones I've already got. That's it.

Bye.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Is this the last post of the week already?!

Yes.

Where does the time go?

Anyway ...

Songs?

I hope I can write that Life and Death lyric soon. It will be nice to get my two best songs this year. The other one being Mighty Soul, of course.

It's the tunes, man! Poetic lyrics are fine. I got no problem with poetic lyrics. But it's cool tunes we need. You dig?

Can I get another one soon - for my BIG TEN, like? I don't know. All I want is a fragment!

GIVE ME A FRAGMENT - !!!

Go, go, go ... ?

Monday to Friday, twice a day, six or seven minutes each time. So consistent! I'm good enough now to be a vocalist with or without my songwriting.

Guitar?

I'm a rocker. And a roller, too, babe. Obviously. More Malcolm than Angus, though.

Fitness?

Let me tell you, kook(s). Fitness is the other thing I've been consistent with this year. Monday to Friday, fifty push-ups a day, fifty dumbbell curls a day. [I might double it soon.] You can't go wrong. Forget the gym.

Diet?

I haven't been consistent with that, but I will be. 

Fashion?

Christ! Sunspel have just sent me another email. Why won't they leave me alone? Well, try and guess ...

That's right. I'm the King of Cool.

Have I missed anything?

Blogging ... ???

Do me a favour! I'm burning off bad karma, you know that.

ENDS
ENDS
ENDS

Bye!

'Laters!'

Bye.

Timothy Rimbaud

Who?! What?!

Ah, it's Arthur's younger brother. The nice Rimbaud!

'Don't be silly, boss. It's Timothee Rambaud.'

According to Timothée Rambaud, Co-Founder and Managing Director: "This LBO operation marks a major milestone that sets Legalstart apart in the French and European market. It opens up some really exciting opportunities. The recent initial public offering of the leading US online legal services provider was also a big inspiration and highlighted what's possible in our sector. We're fortunate at Legalstart to have attracted so many talented people and our executive committee and all our operational teams are working hard to drive our leadership forward."

Yeah, I suppose. [Voice is always spoiling my fun, the idiot.] But let's start at the beginning of this PR email!

Legalstart is building on its profitable growth strategy and cementing its leadership in the field of legal, accounting and administrative services for SMEs by carrying out an LBO (Leveraged Buy-Out) led by its two founding directors, with OMNES Capital providing a unitranche debt facility, and growing its acquisition capacity. ISAI Expansion investment fund, a shareholder since 2019, is also consolidating its stake in the company.

Legalstart is now France's leading provider of online legal and administrative services to SMEs with more than 300,000 users assisted since its launch in 2014.

Legalstart offers an extensive range of fully digital services to help French entrepreneurs set up and manage their own companies. Legalstart has radically changed the French legal landscape in recent years and steadily established its position as the sector's benchmark platform. Hundreds of thousands of users have been won over by its user-friendly and concrete solutions and Legalstart is now synonymous with new tools that reduce administrative complexity and promote the spirit of enterprise.

Yeah, okay.

Now, let's hear from Timothy Rimbaud. 'We've already heard from Timothee Rambaud.' Yes, Voice.

Uh.

Okay, let's hear from Pierre Aidan. 'Ha! I thought you were going to say Pierre Cardin for a moment.' Why would I say that?! 'It's the perverse mood you're in.' Yeah, yeah. Whatever.

Pierre? Come on, son!

According to Pierre Aïdan, Co-Founder and CEO of Legalstart: "We're delighted to have the support of ISAI and to have convinced OMNES private debt team to get onboard. Everything has moved incredibly fast since our launch and this operation marks a new milestone in our growth. The project's profitability combined with our hyper-growth potential were key factors in the success of this operation. We're more excited than ever by the idea of delivering seamless services to all entrepreneurs and self-employed people by helping them set up and manage their businesses under optimal conditions."

Nice one!

Good luck with it, anyway. 'Yeah, good luck, guys!' Shut up, Voice.

ENDS

'Hang on, boss!'

"We're extremely happy to increase our stake alongside the founders and managers of Legalstart; the path taken since we made our investment in 2019 has been remarkable, with the scaling-up of the business, and the outlook is equally outstanding. We all have complete confidence in the teams and the model implemented today, and we share the same ambition to continue investing in order to seize the opportunities ahead of us," says Nicolas Martineau at ISAI.

'And -'

"We're delighted to support Legalstart, which delivers a straightforward and efficient digital solution for all entrepreneurs planning to set up and manage their own businesses. We were won over by the founders who have managed to grow a profitable business from day one. By expanding its management team, the company also recently made clear its ambition to achieve strong, managed and sustainable growth," says Benoît Faguer of Omnes Capital.

Well ... I'm lost for words. I really am.

Except for these three -

ENDS
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ENDS

...

Anything else? Motivation? Okay.

Life has absolutely no meaning.

That doesn't mean you should do nothing, kook(s), no!

You should do ONE THING all the time to make a mockery of the NO MEANING, and be THE BEST at that thing.

That's all you can do.

One day, you want to find yourself in this position. You dig?

Bye.

Oh, and let's help this kid make his dream a reality.

Laters.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

[No. 943] Society can get you to believe anything

Be on your own.

And, you, you ...[1], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[1], and, you, you ...[2], and what do YOU(!) believe?[1], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[2], and, uh, Jesus[1], and what do YOU(!) believe?[2], and ... 'Tell him!'[1], and, uh, Jesus[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[1], and ... 'Tell him!'[2], and I think for myself, me, yes[1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[2], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[1], and I think for myself, me, yes[2], and I mean ...[1], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[2], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![1], and I mean ...[2], and I give up![1], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![2], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[1], and I give up![2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[2], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[1], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[2], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[1], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[2], and believe me[1], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[2], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[1], and believe me[2], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[1], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[2], and I don't know ... but[1], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be saved / and ... am I a fantasist?[1], and I don't know ... but[2], and I don't care, and I won't stop[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be sav ed / and ... am I a fantasist?[2], and, so ...[1], and I don't care, and I won't stop[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[1], and, so ...[2], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[2], and let me tell you ...[1], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[2], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[1], and let me tell you ...[2], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[1], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[2], and ENDS ... ???[1], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[2], and ... 'No!'[1], and ENDS ... ???[2], and, you, you ...[3], and ... 'No!'[2], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[3], and what do YOU(!) believe?[3], and, uh, Jesus[3], and ... 'Tell him!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[3], and I think for myself, me, yes[3], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[3], and I mean ...[3], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![3], and I give up![3], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[3], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[3], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[3], and believe me[3], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[3], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[3], and I don't know ... but[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be s  a  v  e  d / and ... am I a fantasist?[3], and I don't care, and I won't stop[3], and, so ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[3], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[3], and let me tell you ...[3], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[3], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[3], and ENDS ... ???[3], and ... 'No!'[3], and

And, you, you ...[1], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[1], and, you, you ...[2], and what do YOU(!) believe?[1], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[2], and, uh, Jesus[1], and what do YOU(!) believe?[2], and ... 'Tell him!'[1], and, uh, Jesus[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[1], and ... 'Tell him!'[2], and I think for myself, me, yes[1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[2], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[1], and I think for myself, me, yes[2], and I mean ...[1], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[2], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![1], and I mean ...[2], and I give up![1], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![2], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[1], and I give up![2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[2], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[1], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[2], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[1], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[2], and believe me[1], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[2], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[1], and believe me[2], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[1], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[2], and I don't know ... but[1], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be saved / and ... am I a fantasist?[1], and I don't know ... but[2], and I don't care, and I won't stop[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be sav ed / and ... am I a fantasist?[2], and, so ...[1], and I don't care, and I won't stop[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[1], and, so ...[2], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[2], and let me tell you ...[1], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[2], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[1], and let me tell you ...[2], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[1], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[2], and ENDS ... ???[1], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[2], and ... 'No!'[1], and ENDS ... ???[2], and, you, you ...[3], and ... 'No!'[2], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[3], and what do YOU(!) believe?[3], and, uh, Jesus[3], and ... 'Tell him!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[3], and I think for myself, me, yes[3], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[3], and I mean ...[3], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![3], and I give up![3], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[3], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[3], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[3], and believe me[3], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[3], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[3], and I don't know ... but[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be s  a  v  e  d / and ... am I a fantasist?[3], and I don't care, and I won't stop[3], and, so ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[3], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[3], and let me tell you ...[3], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[3], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[3], and ENDS ... ???[3], and ... 'No!'[3], and

And, you, you ...[1], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[1], and, you, you ...[2], and what do YOU(!) believe?[1], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[2], and, uh, Jesus[1], and what do YOU(!) believe?[2], and ... 'Tell him!'[1], and, uh, Jesus[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[1], and ... 'Tell him!'[2], and I think for myself, me, yes[1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[2], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[1], and I think for myself, me, yes[2], and I mean ...[1], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[2], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![1], and I mean ...[2], and I give up![1], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![2], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[1], and I give up![2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[2], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[1], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[2], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[1], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[2], and believe me[1], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[2], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[1], and believe me[2], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[1], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[2], and I don't know ... but[1], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be saved / and ... am I a fantasist?[1], and I don't know ... but[2], and I don't care, and I won't stop[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be sav ed / and ... am I a fantasist?[2], and, so ...[1], and I don't care, and I won't stop[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[1], and, so ...[2], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[2], and let me tell you ...[1], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[2], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[1], and let me tell you ...[2], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[1], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[2], and ENDS ... ???[1], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[2], and ... 'No!'[1], and ENDS ... ???[2], and, you, you ...[3], and ... 'No!'[2], and, ah ... the elite ... I hate those guys[3], and what do YOU(!) believe?[3], and, uh, Jesus[3], and ... 'Tell him!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... don't even try to tell me, man, BECAUSE ... I ain't listening, all right?[3], and I think for myself, me, yes[3], and if some ponce with a ... bow tie, Christ! ... tells you that Schubert is the greatest songwriter ... well[3], and I mean ...[3], and do ... you, you, YOU(!) ... know what I mean? Come on![3], and I give up![3], and if a politician has got the solutions to all of your problems ... take a day off, you dig?[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and, actually, take the rest of your life off ...[3], and if a grim businesssoul wants you to buy into his vision, her vision ... oh, just jump into the sea[3], and it will be less painful in the long run ...[3], and believe me[3], and ... 'This is golden advice, kooks! ... and, uh, squares'[3], and, ha! ... the squares won't listen, Voice ... but thank you all the same / and if just one person listens ...[3], and I don't know ... but[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... I imagine that at least one person can be s  a  v  e  d / and ... am I a fantasist?[3], and I don't care, and I won't stop[3], and, so ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now!!! ... / ... and does it even matter, when I'm dizzy?[3], and ... 'Nothing matters when you're dizzy!!!'[3], and let me tell you ...[3], and the golden advice is for your health, obviously ... (Don't be mental!) ... and the spinning is for mine[3], and the Voice, eh? ... / a little secret ... nothing matters all the time[3], and ENDS ... ???[3], and ... 'No!'[3], and