Thursday, 20 February 2020

Refinitiv: Lipper European ETF market report - January 2020

Okay, okay. PR email, dear reader(s), from Detlef and the gang. It's obvious.

The promoters of ETFs in Europe experienced net inflows of €12.1 bn for January.
The assets under management in the European ETF industry (€883.1 bn) increased during January to a new all-time high.
Equity ETFs (+€7.0 bn) posted the highest net inflows in the European ETF industry for January.
The best-selling Lipper global classification for January was Equity Global (+€3.3 bn), followed by Equity Emerging Markets Global (+€1.1 bn) and Bond Emerging Markets Global in Hard Currencies (+€0.9 bn).
Only God Can Judge Me.
iShares was the best-selling ETF promoter in Europe for January (+€5.2 bn), ahead of Xtrackers (+€1.3 bn) and UBS ETF (+€1.3 bn).
The 10 best-selling funds gathered total net inflows of €3.6 bn for January.
The best-selling ETF for January, iShares J.P. Morgan $ EM Bond UCITS ETF USD (Dist), accounted for net inflows of €0.5 bn.

Okay, okay. What does the great man say? Speak, Detlef, speak!

Detlef Glow, Lipper Head of EMEA Research at Refinitiv, comments: "It was another positive month for the European ETF industry as European ETF promoters enjoyed above average inflows in January. These led, in combination with the positive performance of the underlying markets, to an increase in assets under management from €869.8 bn as of December 31, 2019, to a new record high of €883.1 bn at the end of January. The increase of €13.3 bn for January was driven by net inflows (+€12.1 bn), while the performance of the underlying markets contributed €1.2 bn to the increase in assets."

Nice one, son!

ENDS

Okay, okay. A few tunes!

Don't Let It Bring You Down. Neil Young. / Ha! I don't get down. Lovely song though.

Nightrain. Guns N' Roses. / Will I be going to Cornwall this year? It's the money, man. Maybe the matter will be taken out of my hands when I get a deal. I mean, there will be no time for holidays.

Tara. Roxy Music. / Soothing!

...

Right. Anything else? Yes! Watch this - !!! Er - that ... The Battle of Pharsalus. / Julius Caesar is the ultimate model for manhood. Especially in this day and age when men are so soft. Even Elon Musk - if you look into his life - is emotionally weak. [He's got a strong will though.]

Oh, and after the battle? Caesar said: "This is what they wanted. After such great deeds, I, Gaius Caesar, would have been condemned had I not sought the help of my army." Ha, ha, ha! Total badass!

Now, I have the personality. I have the emotional strength, the self-sufficiency. I have the will, yes! But - 'You don't have the action, Mikey. Come on! That's where our Elon beats you.' Oh, hello! Yes, yes, Voice. I know, I know. Uh. I know. It's the Hamlet hangover from my youth.

But, believe me, kook(s) ... the action is being sorted.

I can build myself! I have the technology!

Have a nice weekend!

Laters!

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Your desire and your will are magical things

There are two possible explanations for the two greatest songwriters - oh, so far! - finding their way into the same band.

[I'm talking about Lennon and McCartney, obviously, and The Beatles.]

1] God or the goddamn cosmos put them there. Man, I'm not ruling it out because I believe in God and I believe in the cosmos.

2] Their desire and will - from being so close together - pushed them to those songwriting heights. If Bob Dylan and Paul Simon had found themselves in the same band, they would be better songwriters today.

Well, the second explanation is the most likely one. However, "desire" and "will" probably come from God or the cosmos anyway, so what difference does it make?

I don't know.

The greatest artists have always had faith in something. Some power outside themselves, you dig?

I'm not sure Picasso believed in God. However, he believed in the magical, shamanic power of art.

Dear reader(s), beloved kook(s) ...

What are you pushing yourself to do? I'm talking about something creative. Gods, human gods, create, you dig?

Yes, it's better if you push yourself - without help. I mean, it's more reliable. Lennon and McCartney were lucky to have each other, but Beethoven only had himself.

To be honest, on the highest level of creativity ... you have got to be deranged, obsessed.

Look at me! I would rather see the world burn than give up my music.

This is what I have learnt from examining high culture: the very greatest artists - Beethoven, Picasso, Shakespeare, Tolstoy - push themselves.

It doesn't happen in popular culture to anywhere near the same degree. So, as I say, Lennon and McCartney were lucky to have each other. Or maybe God put them together, ha!

Listen! I am taking the high culture attitude into popular culture. That's why no one will be able to compete with me.

Unless ...

Of course, some other songwriter may read this post and take the wisdom to heart, and apply it. That's unlikely though.

Reading something doesn't mean you understand it. And understanding something doesn't mean you are willing to make it a part of your soul.

Besides, we're living in a degraded age.

It helps to be an outsider. To be alienated.

Well, well ...

Do you want any more advice? Ha, ha, ha! I've given you too much. Those of you with any sense will know that this is pure gold. And it's all free!

Later(s), alligator(s)!

...

At this point high imagination failed;
But already my desire and my will
Were being turned like a wheel, all at one speed,

By the love which moves the sun and the other stars.

Dante.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

[No. 781] Stay pure and aloof

If you want to be a great music artist in this age.

And, well, well ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, but, but, but ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[2], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[1], and, but, but, but ...[2], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[1], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[2], and the Nineties were cool, too![1], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[2], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[1], and the Nineties were cool, too![2], and I like a lot![1], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[2], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[1], and I like a lot![2], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![1], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[2], and my crazy consciousness![1], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![2], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and my crazy consciousness![2], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[1], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[1], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[2], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[1], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[2], and I see His face ...[1], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[2], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[1], and I see His face ...[2], and I feel the vibrations ...[1], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[2], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![1], and I feel the vibrations ...[2], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[1], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![2], and George is singing I Need You ...[1], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[2], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[1], and George is singing I Need You ...[2], and tonight is now, actually[1], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[2], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![1], and tonight is now, actually[2], and never mind[1], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![2], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![1], and never mind[2], and, so ...[1], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![2], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[1], and, so ...[2], and, really ... never mind[1], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[2], and, well, well ...[3], and, really ... nev er min d[2], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[3], and, but, but, but ...[3], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[3], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[3], and the Nineties were cool, too![3], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[3], and I like a lot![3], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[3], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![3], and my crazy consciousness![3], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[3], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[3], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[3], and I see His face ...[3], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[3], and I feel the vibrations ...[3], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![3], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[3], and George is singing I Need You ...[3], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[3], and tonight is now, actually[3], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![3], and never mind[3], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![3], and, so ...[3], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[3], and, really ... n  e  v  e  r m  i  n  d[3], and

And, well, well ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, but, but, but ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[2], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[1], and, but, but, but ...[2], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[1], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[2], and the Nineties were cool, too![1], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[2], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[1], and the Nineties were cool, too![2], and I like a lot![1], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[2], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[1], and I like a lot![2], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![1], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[2], and my crazy consciousness![1], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![2], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and my crazy consciousness![2], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[1], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[1], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[2], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[1], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[2], and I see His face ...[1], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[2], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[1], and I see His face ...[2], and I feel the vibrations ...[1], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[2], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![1], and I feel the vibrations ...[2], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[1], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![2], and George is singing I Need You ...[1], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[2], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[1], and George is singing I Need You ...[2], and tonight is now, actually[1], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[2], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![1], and tonight is now, actually[2], and never mind[1], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![2], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![1], and never mind[2], and, so ...[1], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![2], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[1], and, so ...[2], and, really ... never mind[1], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[2], and, well, well ...[3], and, really ... nev er min d[2], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[3], and, but, but, but ...[3], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[3], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[3], and the Nineties were cool, too![3], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[3], and I like a lot![3], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[3], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![3], and my crazy consciousness![3], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[3], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[3], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[3], and I see His face ...[3], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[3], and I feel the vibrations ...[3], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![3], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[3], and George is singing I Need You ...[3], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[3], and tonight is now, actually[3], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![3], and never mind[3], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![3], and, so ...[3], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[3], and, really ... n  e  v  e  r m  i  n  d[3], and

And, well, well ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[1], and, well, well ...[2], and, but, but, but ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[2], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[1], and, but, but, but ...[2], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[1], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[2], and the Nineties were cool, too![1], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[2], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[1], and the Nineties were cool, too![2], and I like a lot![1], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[2], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[1], and I like a lot![2], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![1], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[2], and my crazy consciousness![1], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![2], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[1], and my crazy consciousness![2], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[1], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[2], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[1], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[2], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[1], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[2], and I see His face ...[1], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[2], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[1], and I see His face ...[2], and I feel the vibrations ...[1], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[2], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![1], and I feel the vibrations ...[2], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[1], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![2], and George is singing I Need You ...[1], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[2], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[1], and George is singing I Need You ...[2], and tonight is now, actually[1], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[2], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![1], and tonight is now, actually[2], and never mind[1], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![2], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![1], and never mind[2], and, so ...[1], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![2], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[1], and, so ...[2], and, really ... never mind[1], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[2], and, well, well ...[3], and, really ... nev er min d[2], and a-ROUND here ... I can be on my own ... oh, with the occasional trusted kook for company, yes[3], and, but, but, but ...[3], and out there! ... where music must be done ... could prove to be ... a bit tricky, you dig?[3], and we're not in the Sixties or Seventies no more[3], and the Nineties were cool, too![3], and I'm glad that John Lennon came to me in a dream ... / and that's the sort of friend I like[3], and I like a lot![3], and I'm waiting for Jimmy now ...[3], and Kurt? ... and David? ... and Prince? / and I don't mind ... the more the merrier![3], and my crazy consciousness![3], and I'm listening to Help! ... the album, while I'm spinning a-ROUND, you dig?[3], and if you don't dig, man, I feel sorry for you[3], and the two greatest songwriters, uh, so far ... in the same band?! / and what are the odds?[3], and that's proof that God has a plan ...[3], and I see His face ...[3], and that's proof that the cosmos has a plan ...[3], and I feel the vibrations ...[3], and you better believe it, baby ... all of it![3], and, so ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... it passes a bit of time, while my soul is growing ...[3], and George is singing I Need You ...[3], and, well ... tonight? / and I may watch it ... for my sins[3], and tonight is now, actually[3], and I should mentally prepare myself, maybe, because ... ha![3], and never mind[3], and, listen! ... DIZZY(!), Miss Lizzy![3], and, so ...[3], and, uh ... The BRIT Awards are on tonight[3], and, really ... n  e  v  e  r m  i  n  d[3], and

Will a Democrat or Trump win this year be best for ... ?

Oh! Oh! Best for what? I mean, this is a very important issue. 'Best for the state of the world, I should imagine, boss.' Ha, ha, ha! Well, you're wrong, Voice. 'Oh.' You see, I have a PR email, and, uh, the big issue is ... What will be best for parcels? 'Oh, Christ! Jinksy!' Ha, ha, ha! Jinksy! I love this guy!

Trump has previously slapped new tariffs on British goods, but supports a post-Brexit US-UK free trade agreement. Democrats are less likely to impose new duties but won’t approve any deal that undermines the Good Friday agreement; and want to see major e-commerce platforms broken up. ParcelHero says the 2020 Presidential election will have a profound impact on UK exporters and traders - whatever the result.

So, you see, dear reader(s)? Please! Let's have no talk of wars, human rights, climate change. Jinksy has got his priorities right.

Come on, son!

Says ParcelHero's Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT: "Whether Trump or the Democrats win later this year, UK traders and exporters will see significant changes; and it's not clear which outcome would be best for UK companies. In the case of the Democrats the situation is complicated further by the continuing process of choosing their Presidential candidate. Many of the contenders hold very differing views on tariffs and e-commerce. British retailers and exporters, whatever their size, should start planning now for how to deal with the result of the US election."

And, uh ... ENDS - !!! 'ENDS?! You've missed out most of the email, boss!' Yeah. So? 'Just do his conclusion.' Why? 'He's a regular, man. We don't want Jinksy getting upset.' Why not? I've had a gutful of his bloody parcels!

Okay, okay ...

Concludes David: "It's clear that the outcome of this year's US election will be of huge importance for UK trade, just as we sail into the uncharted waters of Brexit. ParcelHero's constantly updated USA parcel delivery guide will keep shippers up to speed with any changes to US deliveries; and we expect to see some significant adjustments to tariffs and regulations, depending on who wins what is likely to be a tight election."

ENDS - !!!

...

Anything else? Music update?! Well, I shouldn't really ... but I've got nothing else to write about, so ... 'Go on, boss! There's no harm in it.' All right. / I've written a new tune for the verse of a song. I just need a big chorus. This one will be a world-beater. I mean, it's obvious from the bit I already have. I don't like the rhythm, but that can be changed. There's no rush because I have all the songs I need for the first album. However, I want to get to ten world-beaters as soon as possible. It will make me feel more secure, you dig?

My recording? Oh, soon, kook(s). Soon! I'm playing better than ever. Actually, I made some great recordings of two smaller and easier songs, Lucky You and Round The Bend, in November 2016. Since then, I've been trying to get my performance of my big songs up to the same level. Well, I think I'll be able to do it now.

It's just amazing to me how long it's taken, man. I mean, I started all this in the autumn of 2010! Never mind, eh?

[By the way, I reckon I've played my guitar for roughly 3,900 hours since February 2014. That's when I started to make more of an effort. / One hour and forty-five or fifty minutes a day doesn't sound a lot, I know. But try keeping that average for six years.]

[By the way, I'm definitely putting Good Times on the demo. It's not a world-beater in my eyes, BUT(!) ... it will be the "liveliest" song. For some reason. I can't explain it.]

Later(s), pop fan(s)!

Monday, 17 February 2020

[No. 780] It's another day ...

In hell. Or heaven. You decide!

And here we are, again, Christ![1], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[1], and here we are, again, Christ![2], and ... in Malibu?[1], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[1], and ... in Malibu?[2], and, ha, ha, uh![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[2], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![1], and, ha, ha, uh![2], and what do you want, FFS?![1], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![2], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[1], and what do you want, FFS?![2], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[1], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[2], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[1], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[2], and look at me now![1], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[2], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[1], and look at me now![2], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[1], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[2], and ... come on - !!![1], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[2], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[1], and ... come on - !!![2], and ... believe me![1], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[2], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[1], and ... believe me![2], and I keep going, can't stop[1], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[2], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[1], and I keep going, can't stop[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[1], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[2], and rainbows are for amateurs[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[2], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[1], and rainbows are for amateurs[2], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[1], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[2], and you can be saved[1], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[2], and I know it![1], and you can be saved[2], and here we are, again, Christ![3], and I know it![2], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[3], and ... in Malibu?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[3], and, ha, ha, uh![3], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![3], and what do you want, FFS?![3], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[3], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[3], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[3], and look at me now![3], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[3], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[3], and ... come on - !!![3], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[3], and ... believe me![3], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[3], and I keep going, can't stop[3], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[3], and rainbows are for amateurs[3], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[3], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[3], and you can be saved[3], and I know it![3], and

And here we are, again, Christ![1], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[1], and here we are, again, Christ![2], and ... in Malibu?[1], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[1], and ... in Malibu?[2], and, ha, ha, uh![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[2], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![1], and, ha, ha, uh![2], and what do you want, FFS?![1], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![2], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[1], and what do you want, FFS?![2], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[1], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[2], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[1], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[2], and look at me now![1], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[2], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[1], and look at me now![2], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[1], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[2], and ... come on - !!![1], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[2], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[1], and ... come on - !!![2], and ... believe me![1], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[2], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[1], and ... believe me![2], and I keep going, can't stop[1], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[2], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[1], and I keep going, can't stop[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[1], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[2], and rainbows are for amateurs[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[2], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[1], and rainbows are for amateurs[2], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[1], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[2], and you can be saved[1], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[2], and I know it![1], and you can be saved[2], and here we are, again, Christ![3], and I know it![2], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[3], and ... in Malibu?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[3], and, ha, ha, uh![3], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![3], and what do you want, FFS?![3], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[3], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[3], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[3], and look at me now![3], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[3], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[3], and ... come on - !!![3], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[3], and ... believe me![3], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[3], and I keep going, can't stop[3], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[3], and rainbows are for amateurs[3], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[3], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[3], and you can be saved[3], and I know it![3], and

And here we are, again, Christ![1], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[1], and here we are, again, Christ![2], and ... in Malibu?[1], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[1], and ... in Malibu?[2], and, ha, ha, uh![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[2], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![1], and, ha, ha, uh![2], and what do you want, FFS?![1], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![2], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[1], and what do you want, FFS?![2], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[1], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[2], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[1], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[2], and look at me now![1], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[2], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[1], and look at me now![2], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[1], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[2], and ... come on - !!![1], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[2], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[1], and ... come on - !!![2], and ... believe me![1], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[2], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[1], and ... believe me![2], and I keep going, can't stop[1], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[2], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[1], and I keep going, can't stop[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[1], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[2], and rainbows are for amateurs[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[2], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[1], and rainbows are for amateurs[2], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[1], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[2], and you can be saved[1], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[2], and I know it![1], and you can be saved[2], and here we are, again, Christ![3], and I know it![2], and your mindset belongs to you / and I know how I'm living, man, and where I'm living[3], and ... in Malibu?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ?[3], and, ha, ha, uh![3], and a-ROUND here ... it's all the same, every spin, just words, rarely controlled, so chaotic![3], and what do you want, FFS?![3], and I know how confused you are, Jesus! / and I can see into your soul ... it's not a pretty sight, no[3], and love me and maybe I'll help you ...[3], and, listen! ... Pena is like any good shaman ... he knows how to shake people and things up[3], and look at me now![3], and, my little kook(s), my nutty kook(s) ... I'll shake you(s) up, oh yes[3], and, you, you! ... laugh at the absurdity of life[3], and ... come on - !!![3], and that's my advice ... I mean, some of it / and, and, and ... I have more, oh, a lot more[3], and ... believe me![3], and, but, but, but ... you don't want it, not today / and I don't want to see your head explode, no[3], and I keep going, can't stop[3], and there has got to be a meaning to all this insanity, man[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and it's a beautiful thing at the end of the world[3], and rainbows are for amateurs[3], and I see my light, and I see my light, and I see my light ...[3], and what are YOU(!) ... uh, looking for, in the darkness of your days, and nights, obviously?[3], and you can be saved[3], and I know it![3], and

They've joined forces!

Well, that's all right. I suppose. 'What's this, boss?' PR email. 'Yeah, I know, I know. But who has joined forces?' Two firms in Denver. 'Great!' Oh. Why is it great then, Voice? 'Pardon?' Why is it great? 'Well, uh ... it's what we say in situations like this.' But you don't even know what firms we're talking about yet. 'Because you haven't told us.' Told who?! 'Me! The readers! Come on, boss! Stop messing around.' Yeah, yeah. Okay. Okay.

Denver mutual fund investment firms join forces.

So, uh ... 'Is that it?!' Ha!

Denver, CO, February 12, 2020 - Shelton Capital Management and ICON Advisers, Inc. today announced a planned restructuring of the ICON Funds into a Shelton Capital mutual fund trust. Under the proposed transaction, Shelton Capital Management will serve as the investment advisor to the ICON Funds and ICON Advisers will continue to handle daily investment management as a Sub-Adviser to a streamlined ICON domestic fund lineup. In addition, Shelton Capital Management's international portfolio management team will take over the daily responsibilities for the ICON Emerging Markets Fund and the ICON International Equity Fund will be merged into Shelton's International Select Equity Fund, which Morningstar currently ranks as a Five-star fund.

Oh, it's not today, reader(s). No. Uh. Last week. 'Is this the email that Mo sent you?' Yes. 'I like Mo.' You don't even know him. Christ. 'Do you know him?' Who? 'Mo.' He's a PR guy. I just ... never mind.

Let's hear from Steve Rogers ...

"ICON Advisers is an industry innovator with an outstanding lineup of investment offerings," says Shelton Capital Management CEO Steve Rogers. "Dr. Craig Callahan founded ICON in 1986, and his research has led to product innovation for model portfolios used by wealth managers throughout the country. These innovative products are highly rated, have long track records and continue to be ranked among the best products available to wealth managers who utilize these effective tools for their clients."

Thanks, Steve! 'Do you know Steve?' Jesus H. - !!! What is your obsession with my knowing people? I don't know anyone, Voice. Not one person in the whole world. Only you. 'And I'm just a voice.' Exactly! That's my life.

What a life!

With this innovative transaction, Dr. Callahan and Mr. Rogers expect to reduce fund operating expenses by an estimated $1,800,000 per year for fund shareholders and streamline operations, allowing ICON to focus on providing the investment research it's best known for. "Our investment research is time tested and well known in the industry for adding value. This transaction enables us to focus on what we do best," says Dr. Callahan.

Thanks, Craig! I wish you - 'Oh, I just hope he continues to focus on what he does best.' He just said that he will, Voice. They're all going to focus. 'What, everyone?!' Yes! Christ.

ENDS

...

Anything else? Well, I'm just wondering if I should continue to write about personal stuff, music, etc. I mean ... 'If you don't, you'll run out of things to say, boss.' Not necessarily. I mean ... 'You're not going to do all the mystical writing again, are you? Blood and fire and shit. You've done it all.' I've got the T-shirt, Voice. 'Of course you have!' Yeah.

Motivation? Okay, okay, thought of the day, for the day, whatever, dear reader(s). Are you ready? Right ... Dan Pena is brilliant because he tries to shock people out of their default settings.

Now, Dan may appear to be an "awful" person, but imagine competing against him. How would you win? You wouldn't. Well, not with your default setting, anyway.

Also, he says himself that the real big guys like the late Steve Jobs or Elon Musk would consider him a weak person. So, really, he just reveals the reality of such people. I mean, our Elon on Twitter is not the same Elon who headbutts cars on the Tesla production line and sacks people on the spot. Do you know what I mean?

It's a terrible world we're living in, son/daughter. And we're stuck in it. I'm sure the afterlife will be lovely though.

Laters!

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Mo sent me a PR email, but ...

Uh. I'll leave it until Monday, I think. Yes. I'll just do music now. Last post of the week, like.

After lunch, I played some pretty great versions of This World Don't Mean a Thing and Stella. Firing on all cylinders, as it were, or was. It's my mental states, man. I play great when I'm feeling great.

[From next week, you won't hear about my mental states no more, nor my music.]

I'm not even sure practice/rehearsal has got much to do with it. I don't know. I suppose I need to rehearse. Everyone does.

I saw some guy in Piccadilly Circus yesterday. Great guitar playing! Great singing! Same old story though. What's the story?

What do you think?

Cover versions.

Ha!

Well, it's his funeral.

When will they ever learn?

You need original songs. It's not rocket science.

I'll try to record tomorrow night, if it's not raining - too much noise, you dig? / It will be raining on Saturday and Sunday. I fancy trying to write another world-beater at the weekend. As I keep saying, ten will cancel out the achievements of every other mofo. It won't matter how many songs they've written.

...

Okay, okay. Tunes!

The Thrill Of It All. Roxy Music. / From Country Life. Great album cover!

Space And Time. The Verve. / I reckon that was him in Richmond, you know. Ha!

Until The End Of The World. U2. / Oh! Dan Pena realizes that when you die, it's like the world has ended. There's not much point in wishing for things to continue for others. People don't consider that.

Okay, okay.

That's enough tunes.

...

Anything else? Motivation? It's  not realistic doing the Vance/Musk thing six hours a day or whatever. It gets in the way of blogging and music. Christ. Listen! Maybe I should get up at five each morning - half an hour earlier - and then watch YouTube videos for an hour, with some coffee. Pena, Goggins ... anything that appeals to me. What do you think, kook(s)?

Oh! I know I don't want to watch TV no more. It really, really affects my moods, for the worse. Especially repeats of Minder and The Sweeney.* Melancholic scenes of old London?! Seventies and Eighties? I'm not sure I need them. Do you know what I mean? You probably don't. Never mind.

Anyway, have a nice weekend, crocodile(s). Laters!


*The other week, in an episode from 1976, Regan and Carter were actually driving down my high street - going after some slag they wanted to nick, no doubt.

GlobalData on mining finance

Yeah, it's a PR email from GlobalData. If you're smart, dear reader(s), you'll know that. I mean, look at the title! Christ.

Anyway ...

A number of alternative sources of finance, such as strategic investments, joint ventures and equity based fundraisings, are available to mining companies, but what do miners need to know before they take the plunge?

Okay, okay. Er ... 'This is out of order, boss!' Why? 'Kids shouldn't be doing finance.' What are you talking about?! 'Kids.' Yeah. 'And finance.' Jesus H. - !!! Miners, idiot! 'What?' Companies that dig stuff out of the ground. 'Oh. Oh, I see.'

Unbelievable.

Having said that ... in some countries. Never mind. You know what I mean.

Let's do this!

GlobalData's mining writer, Yoana Cholteeva speaks to Alexander Keepin, corporate finance partner at international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, to find out more about these options and which ones are currently popular.

Hang on a minute! Someone speaks to someone else ... on my blog?! 'Now, that is out of order!' Shut up, Voice! Let me deal with it.

Alexander Keepin tells GlobalData: "Mining companies tend to use a few [finance] sources. There's commodity based finance, such as royalty finance metal streams offtakes pre-payments. They use sort of traditional debt finance, which can range from straightforward bank debt and project finance to equipment, leases, operating leases - those things together with any sort of corporate or convertible bonds. Then in addition, there is equity finance, which is typically through the equity capital markets or private capital or capital from private equity funds."

Okay. And Yoana?

"Another method is strategic investments and joint ventures and actually, we're seeing an uptick in the number of joint ventures at the moment, particularly joint ventures to fund early-stage development."

'That's Alex again, boss.' I know. It's all Alex, man. We were promised - or threatened with - Alex and Yoana, but ... I've been reading through the email, and Yoana has gone missing. 'A real shame, eh?' Not really, Voice. I don't want all these voices taking over my blog. I have enough trouble with you.

"We're seeing that more often companies are reaching out to sort of earlier stage, more greenfield projects and entering into joint ventures just to fund the development of those. Also, mining companies are increasingly looking at where they can raise capital protection, particularly through the more traditional routes of depth and equity. We've seen a number of Australian and Canadian companies looking to lift in London in order to access European investors as they seek to raise their equity finance."

'Who was that?!' Alex again. It's all Alex. And me, and you. 'But no Yoana! Where is she?!' I don't know.

"I think the key [when raising finance] is bearing in mind what your future capital requirements are likely to be and how this finance will impact on your ability to raise funding in the future. Particularly if a company has short term needs to finance, it's very important that they consider the impact that this funding will have on any sort of future fundraising, for example, for construction finance."

Okay, okay. Thank you, Alex.

Yoana is shy. Some people are like that. It's no big deal.

ENDS

...

Anything else? Yes. The best Dan Pena videos on YouTube are on the Create Quantum Wealth channel. Just so you know, kook(s).

I'm seriously going to cut out the personal stuff, music updates, etc. Maybe next week, I don't know.

Let's see how I feel BECAUSE ... my feelings change, you dig?

I had a bad day yesterday. But I was up at 5.20 this morning. I even slept with a lamp on all night. Not by choice. I just fell asleep, and then woke up, and didn't bother turning the light off. It doesn't matter. Get it through your thick head! Normality is over. It's finished. I'm sick of it. The rest of my life will be like this.

Not that you'll hear about it. No! From next week, probably ... just finance. Oh, and conceptual posts, sure. But they won't tell you anything, man. They're for me, not you. PRIVATE - !!!

I'll do another post later. I'll throw some music in, yes. Why not? For old times' sake.

Laters!

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

[No. 779] I am an experiment

Deal with it! I have.

And I continue ...[1], and it's one of those days[1], and I continue ...[2], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[1], and it's one of those days[2], and maybe ...[1], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[2], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[1], and maybe ...[2], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[2], and ... ... ...[1], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[2], and ... ... ... what do you think?[1], and ... ... ...[2], and Celine would approve[1], and ... ... ... what do you think?[2], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[1], and Celine would approve[2], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[1], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[2], and ... I love you!!![1], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[2], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![1], and ... I love you!!![2], and ... I can't be reasoned with![1], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![2], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![1], and ... I can't be reasoned with![2], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[1], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[1], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[2], and I wait for new sounds ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[2], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![1], and I wait for new sounds ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[1], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![2], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[2], and you can smile, I don't mind[1], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[2], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![1], and you can smile, I don't mind[2], and there's no going back ...[1], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![2], and you, you, you ... spin for me![1], and there's no going back ...[2], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[1], and you, you, you ... spin for me![2], and I'll be unstoppable![1], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[2], and ... a brand new monster, the best yet![1], and I'll be unstoppable![2], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[1], and ... a b rand n ew mon ster, the best yet![2], and I simply refuse![1], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[2], and I continue ...[3], and I simply refuse![2], and it's one of those days[3], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[3], and maybe ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[3], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[3], and ... ... ...[3], and ... ... ... what do you think?[3], and Celine would approve[3], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[3], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[3], and ... I love you!!![3], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![3], and ... I can't be reasoned with![3], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![3], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[3], and I wait for new sounds ...[3], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[3], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[3], and you can smile, I don't mind[3], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![3], and there's no going back ...[3], and you, you, you ... spin for me![3], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[3], and I'll be unstoppable![3], and ... a b  r  a  n  d n  e  w m  o  n  s  t  e  r, the best yet![3], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[3], and I simply refuse![3], and

And I continue ...[1], and it's one of those days[1], and I continue ...[2], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[1], and it's one of those days[2], and maybe ...[1], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[2], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[1], and maybe ...[2], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[2], and ... ... ...[1], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[2], and ... ... ... what do you think?[1], and ... ... ...[2], and Celine would approve[1], and ... ... ... what do you think?[2], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[1], and Celine would approve[2], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[1], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[2], and ... I love you!!![1], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[2], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![1], and ... I love you!!![2], and ... I can't be reasoned with![1], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![2], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![1], and ... I can't be reasoned with![2], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[1], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[1], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[2], and I wait for new sounds ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[2], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![1], and I wait for new sounds ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[1], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![2], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[2], and you can smile, I don't mind[1], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[2], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![1], and you can smile, I don't mind[2], and there's no going back ...[1], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![2], and you, you, you ... spin for me![1], and there's no going back ...[2], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[1], and you, you, you ... spin for me![2], and I'll be unstoppable![1], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[2], and ... a brand new monster, the best yet![1], and I'll be unstoppable![2], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[1], and ... a b rand n ew mon ster, the best yet![2], and I simply refuse![1], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[2], and I continue ...[3], and I simply refuse![2], and it's one of those days[3], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[3], and maybe ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[3], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[3], and ... ... ...[3], and ... ... ... what do you think?[3], and Celine would approve[3], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[3], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[3], and ... I love you!!![3], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![3], and ... I can't be reasoned with![3], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![3], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[3], and I wait for new sounds ...[3], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[3], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[3], and you can smile, I don't mind[3], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![3], and there's no going back ...[3], and you, you, you ... spin for me![3], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[3], and I'll be unstoppable![3], and ... a b  r  a  n  d n  e  w m  o  n  s  t  e  r, the best yet![3], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[3], and I simply refuse![3], and

And I continue ...[1], and it's one of those days[1], and I continue ...[2], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[1], and it's one of those days[2], and maybe ...[1], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[2], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[1], and maybe ...[2], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[1], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[2], and ... ... ...[1], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[2], and ... ... ... what do you think?[1], and ... ... ...[2], and Celine would approve[1], and ... ... ... what do you think?[2], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[1], and Celine would approve[2], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[1], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[2], and ... I love you!!![1], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[2], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![1], and ... I love you!!![2], and ... I can't be reasoned with![1], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![2], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![1], and ... I can't be reasoned with![2], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[1], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[1], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[2], and I wait for new sounds ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[2], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![1], and I wait for new sounds ...[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[1], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![2], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[2], and you can smile, I don't mind[1], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[2], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![1], and you can smile, I don't mind[2], and there's no going back ...[1], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![2], and you, you, you ... spin for me![1], and there's no going back ...[2], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[1], and you, you, you ... spin for me![2], and I'll be unstoppable![1], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[2], and ... a brand new monster, the best yet![1], and I'll be unstoppable![2], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[1], and ... a b rand n ew mon ster, the best yet![2], and I simply refuse![1], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[2], and I continue ...[3], and I simply refuse![2], and it's one of those days[3], and, words, words ... will be the death of me[3], and maybe ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... it's all feelings, anyway[3], and, listen! ... maybe I should just have dots, you dig? ... ... ...[3], and ... ... ...[3], and ... ... ... what do you think?[3], and Celine would approve[3], and ... ... ... ... ... ... ?[3], and, oh, I forgot, kook(s) ... you don't think, do you? Ha! / and that's why I like you so much, yes[3], and ... I love you!!![3], and I suppose no one, uh ... "sane" would do any of this ... / ... and that's why I will continue with it, yes![3], and ... I can't be reasoned with![3], and, well ... until they drag me off to the funny farm / and, or ... until someone gives me a recording deal, come on![3], and one day ... I plan to laugh, oh yes ... looking back, like[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... now, I got pain, words, numbers, dots ... and, but ... music is pure, music is clean[3], and I wait for new sounds ...[3], and if I'm not making sense ... so? Tell me the news![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I suffer ... again, and again, and again - so?[3], and I'm stronger than I was, man, which is something[3], and you can smile, I don't mind[3], and Vance/Musk, it's my operating system, a final decision, yes / and I'm even downloading it ... while I spin, for you![3], and there's no going back ...[3], and you, you, you ... spin for me![3], and lots of action ... added to my personality?[3], and I'll be unstoppable![3], and ... a b  r  a  n  d n  e  w m  o  n  s  t  e  r, the best yet![3], and I refuse to stare like Tommy[3], and I simply refuse![3], and