Monday, 20 February 2017

Och-Ziff Capital Management redemptions are $13 billion over the last year or so ...

Jesus! That's a lot! / Uh, not ... that I'm too bothered about it or even interested, man. I'm listening to Joy Division at the moment and letting my mind drift, away. I'm honestly and seriously in no mood for writing about finance. But, but, but ... the good news is, I'll be able to work on a conceptual later, No. 490, and they rarely have a financial theme these days. So, that's something to look forward to, ain't it?

Yeah, yeah ... but Och-Ziff Capital has had problems with a bribery investigation and loads of grief with the U.S. Justice Department and the SEC. But, but, but ... founder Daniel Och says the worst is behind the firm now. Oh, let's hope so. Investors are big babies, basically. It doesn't take much to scare them. I'm sure everything will be okay in the long run.


Actually, I think it's interesting to compare Joy Division to Japan. Two bands from the same era. Both avant-garde and artistic. But Joy Division have a massive reputation while Japan are a forgotten band, really. Is Joy Division's music superior? Or is it a matter of that band's realness and seriousness. Japan seem phoney and lightweight and a bit naff by comparison. Maybe it's all about mental attitude. If a boy band in today's pop chart sang: Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio ... over and over again, it wouldn't seem too impressive. But that's what Ian Curtis sings in the song Transmission, and it sounds cool and great when he does it. Strange, eh?


Well, well ... / No Voice today. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view. Christ knows where he is. Probably getting up to no good on the astral plane. What an idiot!