Wednesday, 31 March 2021

[No. 891] Overwhelming force

It's the only language they understand.

And, oh ... ![1], and they are terrible, believe me[1], and, oh ... ![2], and, yes, yes[1], and they are terrible, believe me[2], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[1], and, yes, yes[2], and, you, you ... ?[1], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[2], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[1], and, you, you ... ?[2], and, Christ ...[1], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[2], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[1], and, Christ ...[2], and let me help ...[1], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[2], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[1], and let me help ...[2], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[1], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[2], and ... 'That's true!'[1], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[2], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and civilization is such a fantasy![1], and ... 'That's true!'[2], and ... you know?[1], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and ci vilization is such a fan tasy![2], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[1], and ... you know?[2], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[1], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[2], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[1], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[2], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![1], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[2], and, but ... songs[1], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![2], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[1], and, but ... songs[2], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[1], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[2], and, listen ... I might go[1], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[2], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[1], and, listen ... I might go[2], and ... 'Nice!'[1], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[2], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[1], and ... 'Nice!'[2], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[1], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[2], and I might dip a toe in, yes[1], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[2], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[1], and I might dip a toe in, yes[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[1], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[2], and, never, never ... mind[1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[2], and, oh ... ![3], and, never, never ... mind[2], and they are terrible, believe me[3], and, yes, yes[3], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[3], and, you, you ... ?[3], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[3], and, Christ ...[3], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[3], and let me help ...[3], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[3], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[3], and ... 'That's true!'[3], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and c  i  v  i  l  i  z  a  t  i  o  n is such a f  a  n  t  a  s  y![3], and ... you know?[3], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[3], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[3], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[3], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![3], and, but ... songs[3], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[3], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[3], and, listen ... I might go[3], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[3], and ... 'Nice!'[3], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[3], and I might dip a toe in, yes[3], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[3], and, never, never ... mind[3], and

And, oh ... ![1], and they are terrible, believe me[1], and, oh ... ![2], and, yes, yes[1], and they are terrible, believe me[2], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[1], and, yes, yes[2], and, you, you ... ?[1], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[2], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[1], and, you, you ... ?[2], and, Christ ...[1], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[2], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[1], and, Christ ...[2], and let me help ...[1], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[2], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[1], and let me help ...[2], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[1], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[2], and ... 'That's true!'[1], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[2], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and civilization is such a fantasy![1], and ... 'That's true!'[2], and ... you know?[1], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and ci vilization is such a fan tasy![2], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[1], and ... you know?[2], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[1], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[2], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[1], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[2], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![1], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[2], and, but ... songs[1], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![2], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[1], and, but ... songs[2], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[1], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[2], and, listen ... I might go[1], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[2], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[1], and, listen ... I might go[2], and ... 'Nice!'[1], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[2], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[1], and ... 'Nice!'[2], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[1], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[2], and I might dip a toe in, yes[1], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[2], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[1], and I might dip a toe in, yes[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[1], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[2], and, never, never ... mind[1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[2], and, oh ... ![3], and, never, never ... mind[2], and they are terrible, believe me[3], and, yes, yes[3], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[3], and, you, you ... ?[3], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[3], and, Christ ...[3], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[3], and let me help ...[3], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[3], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[3], and ... 'That's true!'[3], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and c  i  v  i  l  i  z  a  t  i  o  n is such a f  a  n  t  a  s  y![3], and ... you know?[3], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[3], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[3], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[3], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![3], and, but ... songs[3], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[3], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[3], and, listen ... I might go[3], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[3], and ... 'Nice!'[3], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[3], and I might dip a toe in, yes[3], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[3], and, never, never ... mind[3], and

And, oh ... ![1], and they are terrible, believe me[1], and, oh ... ![2], and, yes, yes[1], and they are terrible, believe me[2], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[1], and, yes, yes[2], and, you, you ... ?[1], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[2], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[1], and, you, you ... ?[2], and, Christ ...[1], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[2], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[1], and, Christ ...[2], and let me help ...[1], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[2], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[1], and let me help ...[2], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[1], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[2], and ... 'That's true!'[1], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[2], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and civilization is such a fantasy![1], and ... 'That's true!'[2], and ... you know?[1], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and ci vilization is such a fan tasy![2], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[1], and ... you know?[2], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[1], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[2], and ... 'Ha!'[1], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[2], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[1], and ... 'Ha!'[2], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[1], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[2], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![1], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[2], and, but ... songs[1], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![2], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[1], and, but ... songs[2], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[1], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[2], and, listen ... I might go[1], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[2], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[1], and, listen ... I might go[2], and ... 'Nice!'[1], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[2], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[1], and ... 'Nice!'[2], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[1], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[2], and I might dip a toe in, yes[1], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[2], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[1], and I might dip a toe in, yes[2], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[1], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[2], and, never, never ... mind[1], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[2], and, oh ... ![3], and, never, never ... mind[2], and they are terrible, believe me[3], and, yes, yes[3], and sad but true ... and it's a sad world we're living in ... and it's all true, sadly ... I don't lie[3], and, you, you ... ?[3], and, struggling, lonely, sad,  angry, well ... ?[3], and, Christ ...[3], and where are YOU(!) ... in your head?[3], and let me help ...[3], and if you see a rotten slag on your travels ... show no mercy, kook(s) ... beat that idiot to the ground[3], and ... they ... would ... do ... the ... same ... to ... you[3], and ... 'That's true!'[3], and animals are everywhere, man, enjoying animal life ... and c  i  v  i  l  i  z  a  t  i  o  n is such a f  a  n  t  a  s  y![3], and ... you know?[3], and ... 'Yeah, yeah, Mikey, we know'[3], and with teeth, Voice, teeth ... so sharp! But minds so weak, most of them[3], and ... 'Ha!'[3], and, uh ... give them your hand - if you want to ... you will lose it[3], and ... 'I'll give that a miss'[3], and well, well, well ... where am I now? Here, only ever ... here ... !!![3], and, but ... songs[3], and the sea is waiting for me, still ...[3], and ... 'With the dolphins / oh, they're lovely!'[3], and, listen ... I might go[3], and I'll sit on my favourite rock for a while ... contemplating eternity[3], and ... 'Nice!'[3], and then I'll go down to the deserted beach ...[3], and a-ROUND, and a -ROUND, and a-ROUND ... oh, my mind is wandering ... ah, my soul[3], and I might dip a toe in, yes[3], and ... 'A crab or lobster might claw it!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha! ... I can deal with crabs, lobsters, Voice ... it's those humans that creep me out[3], and, never, never ... mind[3], and

Refinitiv Lipper: European fund flow report - February 2021

Is he a bit later than usual, Voice? 'Who?!' Detlef. 'Our Detlef?' Yes. 'Yes, boss.' Why?! 'I don't know. Maybe he's been on holiday.' Christ.

I haven't been on holiday!

Anyway ...

Please see attached for the February European fund flow industry report from the Refinitiv Lipper team:

Yeah, yeah.

Long-term mutual funds posted strong net inflows for February 2021.
The overall fund flows for mutual funds and ETFs in Europe in February amounted to estimated net inflows of €29.3 bn.
Equity funds (+€50.0 bn) were the best-selling individual asset type overall for February.
Equity Global (+€17.2 bn) was once again the best-selling sector among long-term funds for February.
Hard To Explain.
Luxembourg (+€21.9 bn) was the fund domicile with the highest net inflows, followed by Ireland (+€11.2 bn) and Switzerland (+€2.9 bn).
State Street (+€7.0 bn) was the best-selling fund promoter in Europe for February, ahead of BlackRock (+€6.0 bn) and Credit Suisse Group (+€3.0 bn).

Fine.

Let's see if Detlef can make any sense out of it ...
 
Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA Research at Refinitiv Lipper, comments: "Despite the deteriorating situation with regard to The Thing in some parts of Europe, February 2021 was another positive month for the European fund industry since the promoters of mutual funds (+€11.8 bn) and ETFs (+€17.5 bn) enjoyed inflows."

Oh.

"The level of the overall flows was skewed by outflows from money market funds as investors in Europe returned to risk-on mode in February. At a closer look, investors bought into risky assets as long-term funds enjoyed estimated net inflows of €88.1 bn, while money market products faced estimated outflows of €58.8 bn."

Fair enough.

Thanks, Detlef!

ENDS

...

Anything else?

A few simple rules? It's not going to work. 'Oh, what! Why not, Mikey?!' Because it leaves me with too much free time on my hands, and I don't want the devil making work for me. 'Okay.'

And I've got too much to do, and too much mess to get out of. It's just the way things are for me, man.

Music? My music? Well, I have some good news. If I neglect my playing for a while, and then do a couple of days of, say ... two or three hours a day - proper rehearsing! - I'm able to get right back to the "professional" level I want and need. 'Yippee!' So, that's something, ain't it?

Listen! I've got to get my BIG TEN soon. I want to call myself The Greatest Ever Songwriter, and I can't do that with a BIG FIVE plus, uh ... a BIG TWO that don't have lyrics yet. Do you know what I mean? And I refuse to pad the list out with "weak" songs like And Rain Came Down and Good Times. 'Other artists do that - in your imagination, like.' Ha! Yes, in my imagination, Voice.

I mean, all this BIG TEN stuff ... It's all in my imagination. But that's how I motivate myself. Don't judge me, kook(s)!

Laters.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Biomethane plant

Well, well ...

SFP Group BV and SWEN Capital Partners, through its impact fund dedicated to renewable gas, announce a joint acquisition of the biomethane plant in Westdorpe in the Netherlands and the establishment of a long-term partnership to jointly pursue investments in large scale biomethane projects across the Netherlands.

Oh, okay. / It's a PR email, obviously.

Are they happy though? 'Who, boss?' The people involved in this deal. Are they really happy?

"We are very happy that we have found a partner like SWEN CP, who shares our vision. We believe that together we can really make a difference, and this first transaction that we have made together is a big step towards our common goal, fuelling the future!" says Niels Peters, managing director of SFP Group BV. "SWIFT is the right partner for us to expand our business," adds Erik Brouwer, also managing director of SFP Group BV.

Oh. 'Ha! That told you!' Shut up, idiot.

A lot of people say they're happy because they don't want people thinking badly of them. Especially in a work environment where you might not be allowed to show any dissatisfaction with anything at all. We live in a phoney world.

Anyway ...

Olivier Aubert, SWEN's fund manager, continues: "We are proud about our partnership with Niels and Erik and excited to have this biogas plant for our first transaction in the Netherlands. The plant was commissioned 2 years ago and since then it shows excellent production results. The plant in Westdorpe produces 2,200 nm3/h of biogas and recycles more than 150,000 tonnes of waste. Our common ambition is to double its production capacity and address growing BioLNG needs of the European market. We look forward to further expanding our partnership with SFP Group."

Yeah, yeah.

Er ...

The "Fonds professionnel spécialisé" it's an Alternative Investment Funds ("AIFs") which has not been approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the French Financial Markets Authority) and may adopt specific investment rules that derogate from the general principles and rules applicable to funds subject to prior approval by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers ("fonds agréés"). It is not intended for non-professional clients without the necessary experience, knowledge and expertise to make their own investment decisions and properly assess the associated risks. This document does not constitute an offer, a tender, nor a recommendation to purchase or sell any investment or specific product whatsoever, in any jurisdiction.

Okay.

Good luck with it.

Stay happy!

...

Anything else? Fresh starts?

I'll tell you, kook(s): it's too difficult for me to keep fresh starts going with my chaotic lifestyle. The best thing is to stick to some simple rules - as I mentioned in yesterday's conceptual.

For the last two months, I've only been playing my guitar five or six hours a week, and neglecting the vocal go go go exercise, too. [The Thing blues, I suppose. I don't know.] However, I played for two hours yesterday, and did three times five minutes of go go go, you dig?

So ...

So, anything more ... else? Well, I've bought Waterloo for my phone. Only £3.99. Rod Steiger plays Napoleon. It's a bit dated, but the battle scenes are amazing. A cast of tens of thousands!* It doesn't look like a movie. It looks like there was a film crew at the actual battle, covering it for a news report or something. Ha!

Laters.


*17,000 soldiers from the Russian army, actually.

Monday, 29 March 2021

[No. 890] No more fresh starts!

But ... a few rules, yes.

And I'll tell you ...[1], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[1], and I'll tell you ...[2], and ... Christ![1], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[2], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[1], and ... Christ![2], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[1], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[2], and ... you want to know?[1], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and ... you want to know?[2], and, okay, okay ...[1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[1], and, okay, okay ...[2], and ... in the free world, where else?![1], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[2], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![1], and ... in the free world, where else?![2], and, yeah ... super ... man[1], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![2], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[1], and, yeah ... super ... man[2], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[1], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[2], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![1], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[2], and I'm hungry ... for success![1], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![2], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[1], and I'm hungry ... for success![2], and I told you I was the greatest ...[1], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[2], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[1], and I told you I was the grea test ...[2], and ... one![1], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[2], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[1], and ... one![2], and ... heavy poetry![1], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[2], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[1], and ... heavy poetry![2], and will it weigh down their souls?[1], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[2], and ... 'Who?'[1], and will it weigh down their souls?[2], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[1], and ... 'Who?'[2], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![1], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[1], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![2], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[2], and ... COME ON - !!![1], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[2], and I'll tell you ...[3], and ... COME ON - !!![2], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[3], and ... Christ![3], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[3], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[3], and ... you want to know?[3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and, okay, okay ...[3], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[3], and ... in the free world, where else?![3], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![3], and, yeah ... super ... man[3], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[3], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[3], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![3], and I'm hungry ... for success![3], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[3], and I told you I was the g  r  e  a  t  e  s  t ...[3], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[3], and ... one![3], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[3], and ... heavy poetry![3], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[3], and will it weigh down their souls?[3], and ... 'Who?'[3], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[3], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[3], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[3], and ... COME ON - !!![3], and

And I'll tell you ...[1], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[1], and I'll tell you ...[2], and ... Christ![1], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[2], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[1], and ... Christ![2], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[1], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[2], and ... you want to know?[1], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and ... you want to know?[2], and, okay, okay ...[1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[1], and, okay, okay ...[2], and ... in the free world, where else?![1], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[2], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![1], and ... in the free world, where else?![2], and, yeah ... super ... man[1], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![2], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[1], and, yeah ... super ... man[2], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[1], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[2], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![1], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[2], and I'm hungry ... for success![1], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![2], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[1], and I'm hungry ... for success![2], and I told you I was the greatest ...[1], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[2], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[1], and I told you I was the grea test ...[2], and ... one![1], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[2], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[1], and ... one![2], and ... heavy poetry![1], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[2], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[1], and ... heavy poetry![2], and will it weigh down their souls?[1], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[2], and ... 'Who?'[1], and will it weigh down their souls?[2], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[1], and ... 'Who?'[2], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![1], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[1], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![2], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[2], and ... COME ON - !!![1], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[2], and I'll tell you ...[3], and ... COME ON - !!![2], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[3], and ... Christ![3], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[3], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[3], and ... you want to know?[3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and, okay, okay ...[3], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[3], and ... in the free world, where else?![3], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![3], and, yeah ... super ... man[3], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[3], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[3], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![3], and I'm hungry ... for success![3], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[3], and I told you I was the g  r  e  a  t  e  s  t ...[3], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[3], and ... one![3], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[3], and ... heavy poetry![3], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[3], and will it weigh down their souls?[3], and ... 'Who?'[3], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[3], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[3], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[3], and ... COME ON - !!![3], and

And I'll tell you ...[1], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[1], and I'll tell you ...[2], and ... Christ![1], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[2], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[1], and ... Christ![2], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[1], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[2], and ... you want to know?[1], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and ... you want to know?[2], and, okay, okay ...[1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[1], and, okay, okay ...[2], and ... in the free world, where else?![1], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[2], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![1], and ... in the free world, where else?![2], and, yeah ... super ... man[1], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![2], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[1], and, yeah ... super ... man[2], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[1], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[2], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![1], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[2], and I'm hungry ... for success![1], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![2], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[1], and I'm hungry ... for success![2], and I told you I was the greatest ...[1], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[2], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[1], and I told you I was the grea test ...[2], and ... one![1], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[2], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[1], and ... one![2], and ... heavy poetry![1], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[2], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[1], and ... heavy poetry![2], and will it weigh down their souls?[1], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[2], and ... 'Who?'[1], and will it weigh down their souls?[2], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[1], and ... 'Who?'[2], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![1], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[1], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![2], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[2], and ... COME ON - !!![1], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[2], and I'll tell you ...[3], and ... COME ON - !!![2], and, listen to me, kook(s) ... fresh starts don't work, they just don't work[3], and ... Christ![3], and we can keep trying, ugh ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... ah, nothing changes[3], and all I need is ... a few simple rules, yes[3], and ... you want to know?[3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and, okay, okay ...[3], and ... I must play my guitar for at least two hours a day ... oh, that should be easy[3], and ... in the free world, where else?![3], and ... I must do dumbbell exercise ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday ... half an hour ... Man, I'm already doing it!!![3], and, yeah ... super ... man[3], and ... 'You're fit, and you know it'[3], and I haven't even started dancing yet ... because I'm spinning[3], and ... I must do vocal go, go go exercise for five minutes ... three times a day ... fine![3], and I'm hungry ... for success![3], and ... I must stop eating snacks ... only lunch and dinner[3], and I told you I was the g  r  e  a  t  e  s  t ...[3], and that's all, that is all ... that is all the rules to live by now ... and I only need one more song lyric[3], and ... one![3], and ... it's a matter of life and death, yes, yes, yes[3], and ... heavy poetry![3], and I'll write it, yes ... like all the others[3], and will it weigh down their souls?[3], and ... 'Who?'[3], and the squares of the world, Voice ... 'Oh' ... They've got it coming[3], and I'm spinning ... better than ever![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and I hope this is getting in my thick head[3], and, but, but, but ... I shouldn't think too much, no, no, no[3], and ... COME ON - !!![3], and

Babble

I think, er ... 'Is this a PR email from Lucky, boss?' It might be, Voice. Let me read it first.

Well, Emily has sent it. 'Who's speaking though?' Matt Parker. 'Not Lucky?!' No. Matt Parker. 'That's strange.' Yeah.

Anyway ...

I'm emailing from the Babble press office, as the company has strengthened its cyber capabilities with the acquisition of 81G Blue.

Okay. 'Who's that?!' Emily. 'Oh, okay.' She's all right.

I've attached more information below - CEO at Babble, Matt Parker, would also be available for interviews to discuss Babble's buy and build strategy / how to undertake a successful acquisition.

Er ... I don't want him babbling on, really. 'Ha!'

Matt has also has plenty of private equity experience that he could chat through - please let me know if of interest.

Yeah, yeah. Whatever.

But let's hear about the acquisition!

Babble strengthens cyber capabilities with acquisition of 81G Blue.

Nice.

Deal is the third completed in three months and the seventh since the start of 2020.

Oh.

The deal continues Babble's rapid buy and build strategy, which has been complemented by robust organic growth over the last 12 months. The acquisitive business has now completed seven deals since the start of 2020, three of which have been undertaken since the well-publicized backing from lead investor Graphite Capital.

With customers situated nationwide, 81G Blue is a fully managed service IT solutions provider which will enhance and expand Babble's cyber capabilities.

Right. Let's hear from Matt then ...

[And keep it brief, please, Matt.]

Matt Parker, Chief Executive of Babble, says: "Were delighted to have completed this deal the talented team at 81G Blue shares our ambition to enhance customers agility efficiency and profitability and weve no doubt theyll add significant value as we continue to strengthen our cyber business unit our buy and build strategy has continued at pace in 2021 we have more acquisitions in the pipeline as we seek high quality innovative businesses that have the potential for further growth."

Okay. Thanks, Matt. / That wasn't too bad, was it, Voice? 'I suppose not, but ... you're not going to do an interview with him, are you?' No. He'll babble on like a character from a play or something if I let him. 'Ha!'

Anyway, let's finish with our Sam ...

Samantha Gibbs, CEO of 81G Blue, says: "We're incredibly excited to be joining Babble's exceptional team as we continue to deliver world class support and services to our customers. We look forward to playing our part in their incredible story."

'That's much better, boss.' Yes. Well done, Sam!

ENDS

...

Anything else?

Diet? Exercise? I'm restarting my diet today, kook(s). And I'm going to be strict now. With the dumbbell exercises I've been turning fat into muscle, BUT(!) without losing weight. So ...  'What's wrong with that, Mikey?! That's great.' I want to look like a rock star, Voice, not a heavyweight boxer. 'Oh.' Christ. I don't want a rumble in the jungle. Do you know what I mean? 'You don't want a thrilla in Manila.' No. I don't want a thrilla in Manila. I don't want either of those things. Let's be sensible about it. FFS!

Music? My music? Jesus H. - !!! Listen! Despite The Thing, I've got a good feeling about The Roaring Twenties, man. I was thinking yesterday ... as I walked by the river at Kew Bridge, like Ringo in A Hard Day's Night.

It's gonna be all right, you dig?

Laters.

Thursday, 25 March 2021

It's nothing, really

Well ...

It's no use having opinions or beliefs. It's no use caring about things that happen or don't happen.

It's a waste of time thinking, and feeling is exhausting.

It's better to be still and quiet. To lie down on the floor and stare at the ceiling ... oh! Or to lie down on a beach and stare at the sky. Yes! Perhaps the night sky.

Emptiness is pure. That's all I really need. A soothing emptiness.

I don't want to hear about the world. Animals will do what they've always done. There's no reason that I  should get involved.

I shouldn't.

I shouldn't do anything.

I shouldn't think anything. I shouldn't feel anything.

And you ...

The only freedom is the freedom you give yourself. There are no laws, no rules ... if you don't want them.

Fascists and communists can come and grab you, take you away ... but you won't be there. They can only get your body.

You are not anywhere.

There is a power. You must connect to it. That power will enter you. You will become unstoppable.

When they look in your eyes, they won't find anyone.

When they talk to you, ask you questions ... you will not answer.

If they give you a name, or a title, or heaven forbid, a number ... spit in their faces. Show your contempt.

Smile, mysteriously - if you want to.

You are only a drop of water, yes, yes, but you can join the ocean before you die ... by letting go of everything.

So ...

Be nothing.

Scare them.

Be so "nothing" that they have nightmares about you.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

[No. 889] It's too late for everything

Who you gonna call?

And, listen ...[1], and, look ... you![1], and, listen ...[2], and there is no one ...[1], and, look ... you![2], and, ha![1], and there is no one ...[2], and there is nothing, a great BIG NOTHING ... waiting for you[1], and, ha![2], and, ha, ha![1], and there is nothing, a great B IG NOT HING ... waiting for you[2], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[1], and, ha, ha![2], and, Voice?[1], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[1], and, Voice?[2], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[2], and fragments, really[1], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[2], and ... 'I have no complaints'[1], and fragments, really[2], and, okay, okay[1], and ... 'I have no complaints'[2], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[1], and, okay, okay[2], and, Christ![1], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[2], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[1], and, Christ![2], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[1], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[2], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![1], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[2], and, uh ...[1], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![2], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[1], and, uh ...[2], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[1], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[2], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[1], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[2], and ... 'That's the truth'[1], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[1], and ... 'That's the truth'[2], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[2], and ... 'It will come running'[1], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[2], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[1], and ... 'It will come running'[2], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[1], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[2], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[1], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[2], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[1], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[2], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[1], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[2], and, well ...[1], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[2], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[1], and, well ...[2], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[1], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[2], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[1], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[2], and, so ... come on - !!![1], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[2], and, listen ...[3], and, so ... come on - !!![2], and, look ... you![3], and there is no one ...[3], and, ha![3], and there is nothing, a great B  I  G N  O  T  H  I  N  G ... waiting for you[3], and, ha, ha![3], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[3], and, Voice?[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[3], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[3], and fragments, really[3], and ... 'I have no complaints'[3], and, okay, okay[3], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[3], and, Christ![3], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[3], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[3], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![3], and, uh ...[3], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[3], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[3], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[3], and ... 'That's the truth'[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[3], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[3], and ... 'It will come running'[3], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[3], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[3], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[3], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[3], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[3], and, well ...[3], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[3], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[3], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[3], and, so ... come on - !!![3], and

And, listen ...[1], and, look ... you![1], and, listen ...[2], and there is no one ...[1], and, look ... you![2], and, ha![1], and there is no one ...[2], and there is nothing, a great BIG NOTHING ... waiting for you[1], and, ha![2], and, ha, ha![1], and there is nothing, a great B IG NOT HING ... waiting for you[2], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[1], and, ha, ha![2], and, Voice?[1], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[1], and, Voice?[2], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[2], and fragments, really[1], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[2], and ... 'I have no complaints'[1], and fragments, really[2], and, okay, okay[1], and ... 'I have no complaints'[2], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[1], and, okay, okay[2], and, Christ![1], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[2], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[1], and, Christ![2], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[1], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[2], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![1], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[2], and, uh ...[1], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![2], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[1], and, uh ...[2], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[1], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[2], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[1], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[2], and ... 'That's the truth'[1], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[1], and ... 'That's the truth'[2], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[2], and ... 'It will come running'[1], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[2], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[1], and ... 'It will come running'[2], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[1], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[2], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[1], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[2], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[1], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[2], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[1], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[2], and, well ...[1], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[2], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[1], and, well ...[2], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[1], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[2], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[1], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[2], and, so ... come on - !!![1], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[2], and, listen ...[3], and, so ... come on - !!![2], and, look ... you![3], and there is no one ...[3], and, ha![3], and there is nothing, a great B  I  G N  O  T  H  I  N  G ... waiting for you[3], and, ha, ha![3], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[3], and, Voice?[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[3], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[3], and fragments, really[3], and ... 'I have no complaints'[3], and, okay, okay[3], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[3], and, Christ![3], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[3], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[3], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![3], and, uh ...[3], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[3], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[3], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[3], and ... 'That's the truth'[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[3], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[3], and ... 'It will come running'[3], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[3], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[3], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[3], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[3], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[3], and, well ...[3], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[3], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[3], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[3], and, so ... come on - !!![3], and

And, listen ...[1], and, look ... you![1], and, listen ...[2], and there is no one ...[1], and, look ... you![2], and, ha![1], and there is no one ...[2], and there is nothing, a great BIG NOTHING ... waiting for you[1], and, ha![2], and, ha, ha![1], and there is nothing, a great B IG NOT HING ... waiting for you[2], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[1], and, ha, ha![2], and, Voice?[1], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[1], and, Voice?[2], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[2], and fragments, really[1], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[2], and ... 'I have no complaints'[1], and fragments, really[2], and, okay, okay[1], and ... 'I have no complaints'[2], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[1], and, okay, okay[2], and, Christ![1], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[2], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[1], and, Christ![2], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[1], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[2], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![1], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[2], and, uh ...[1], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![2], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[1], and, uh ...[2], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[1], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[2], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[1], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[2], and ... 'That's the truth'[1], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[1], and ... 'That's the truth'[2], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[2], and ... 'It will come running'[1], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[2], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[1], and ... 'It will come running'[2], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[1], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[2], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[1], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[2], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[1], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[2], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[1], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[2], and, well ...[1], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[2], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[1], and, well ...[2], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[1], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[2], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[1], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[2], and, so ... come on - !!![1], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[2], and, listen ...[3], and, so ... come on - !!![2], and, look ... you![3], and there is no one ...[3], and, ha![3], and there is nothing, a great B  I  G N  O  T  H  I  N  G ... waiting for you[3], and, ha, ha![3], and a-ROUND here ... it doesn't matter[3], and, Voice?[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[3], and a-ROUND here ... we do the best we can, kook(s), with what we've been given[3], and fragments, really[3], and ... 'I have no complaints'[3], and, okay, okay[3], and you think the sun is shining for a reason?[3], and, Christ![3], and you think the moon is protecting your interests?[3], and, Voice? ... 'Wake up!'[3], and it's all temporary, man / and if you had a dolphin's brain, you would know that, you absolute clown(s)![3], and, uh ...[3], and, or, or, or ... a swan's brain ... calm on the lake[3], and ... 'You idiot(s)!'[3], and everything material fades away ... from your favourite pair of trousers to your favourite planet[3], and ... 'That's the truth'[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... don't despair[3], and, listen to me, and understand ... In dreams and visions, you can call the cosmos[3], and ... 'It will come running'[3], and, yes ... or floating / and running or floating ... one of the two[3], and, so ... don't worry about the ends of us all[3], and ... 'Ha! Don't be a mug!'[3], and, so ... look at your life, kook(s), and your consciousness ness ... / and ... are you prepared?[3], and ... 'Oh, they're not, Mikey'[3], and, well ...[3], and, yeah, yeah ... we might be resting now ... but soon we will set sail for another reality[3], and ... 'Are they coming with us?!'[3], and, remember ... The earth is not your home[3], and, so ... come on - !!![3], and

PR email

So, uh ...

'Is that the best title you could come up with, boss?! FFS!' I'm tired, Voice. Leave me alone.

Anyway ...

Valutico launches into the expanding world of sustainable finance by being first fintech startup to explore ESG valuations.

The valuation platform receives a €200,000 innovation grant by the Vienna Business Agency.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 23rd March 2021: -

'Why didn't you release this immediately, yesterday?' Ha! Because I've got a life, man, all right? 'Okay. I was just asking.' Well, I'm just telling!

Valutico, the first Fintech to provide web-based company valuation tools to the financial sector, has received the go ahead to build a framework that bridges the gap between ESG factors and modern valuation theory and practice, thanks to the support of the Vienna Business Agency.

Nice. I suppose.

The move comes in response to sustainability considerations becoming an increasingly integral part of the financial industry. The ability to quantify the ecological and societal impact of a company will become essential if not a mandatory requirement due to recent European regulatory developments and therefore beneficial to all financial professionals. The European Commission has set itself the task of encouraging financial institutions to help redirect capital flows in favour of combating climate change. Over the last 24 months, the European Commission has issued a number of directives that will change processes in the financial sector, especially in banks and financial service providers under The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

Combating climate change? Christ. Listen! There ain't no combating nothing. Not any more. It's too late. It's too late for everything. My local council is combating fly-tipping at the moment. You know, arseholes dumping their piss-stained mattresses in the street. But it's too late. It's too late for everything.

Right. There's a lot of this email, and I'm not in the mood. I'm going straight to the Paul Resch voice.

Come on, son!

CEO & Co-Founder Paul Resch, a Corporate Finance professional formerly in M&A, comments: "This is a huge accolade for us - we are really proud to have secured the support and approval from the Vienna Business Agency. Only a handful of start-ups are awarded with this type of funding so we are grateful. This is timely as ESG-oriented advisory and investing is experiencing a meteoric rise and will only increase. ESG proposition can safeguard a company's long-term success and from the investor's perspective, a company's track record in handling environmental, social and governance aspects is an essential consideration for investing. Historically, analysing these aspects could be challenging, primarily due to lack of resources including time and data. This will no longer be the case. ValutECO is the logical next step in growing our business and further supporting our clients' future requirements."

Okay, Paul. Well, good luck.

...

Anything else? Music?

Yeah, yeah. Listen! Finishing Life and Death* will be enough for now. [I have another world-beater tune, but that can wait for a lyric.]

One day ... not only will I be free of this blog, yes, all bad karma burnt off, yes, BUT(!) ... I will be free of the life I'm living, yes.

Then I'll be able to write all the songs I want. I will be able to focus. My life will be clean. I'll be as fresh as a daisy.

I'll be free.

Either that or ... I'll join Bodhi. Which is another type of freedom. However, let's not get morbid.

We can't save the world, kook(s), but we can save ourselves. 

Remember, the cosmos is watching. The best of us will be promoted to new positions after death. I truly believe that.

Laters.


*Life and Death won't necessarily be a big hit ... however, it will be the greatest song ever written by a country mile. Sure, I'll make sure that the lyric is some heavy poetic King Lear shit, but it's the music that matters, man. Mozart and Chopin would be proud of it. And the tune is simple and elegant, by the way. It's not an overblown nightmare like Bohemian Rhapsody.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Who in the cosmos is Vincent Georgel-O'Reilly?!

It's a mystery, but ... 'But what, boss?' State Street is going to help us. 'Is this a PR email?' You bet it is, Voice!

Let's do this!

London, 22 March, 2021 - State Street Corporation has announced that it has appointed Vincent Georgel-O'Reilly as regional segment head for alternatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Oh. Tell us more!

In this new role, O'Reilly covers hedge funds and private markets and is responsible for advancing the investment services strategic direction, product structuring, sales and operations in EMEA. He reports to Paul Fleming, global head of alternatives and Joerg Ambrosius, chief executive officer of EMEA.

Wow! It sounds like a big job. Never mind. 'What do you mean ... never mind?!' I mean ... how is Vincent going to concentrate on his position in the cosmos, his mystical development and all that, when ... he's going to be covering hedge funds and private markets? 'He's going to be responsible for advancing the investment services strategic direction, product structuring, sales and operations in EMEA, too.' Ha! He won't have time for anything else.

Ha, ha, ha! Christ!

'Ha!'

Rather him than me. Do you know what I mean, dear kook(s)?

'Camilla says do you want a picture of Vincent, boss?' No - is the short answer. I'm sure he's lovely. It's just ...

Anyway ...

State Street has a strong history of innovation in the alternatives industry and is committed to supporting alternatives clients with best-in-class expertise, processes and technology. O'Reilly will work closely with Fleming and Ambrosius, to ensure strategies are well-coordinated at a global level, while also tailored to the local market in EMEA to meet clients' needs and bring market-leading solutions to clients.

Okay, okay. It's not ... Listen! I want to know what our Paul makes of all this. 'You mean the cosmos stuff, mystical development, and that?' Yeah. Paul won't let us down.

Look -

"Vincent is an excellent leader who has a deep understanding of the market and our business, and brings with him an impressive track record of delivering results across various asset classes," says Fleming. "He is strongly positioned to lead our alternatives business in EMEA, and work together with clients to be a true value-added partner as they look to expand into new markets, asset types and attract different investors."

Uh ...

That's strange, isn't it? 'Very strange.' I thought I knew Paul, you know? 'People change, boss.' Yeah, I know.

Never mind.

Anyway ...

During his 14 years at State Street, O'Reilly has held senior positions including global head of the financial institutions group, global head of strategic initiatives, chief operations officer for the EMEA sales team and international head of the mergers and acquisitions group. He has been the driving force for several key initiatives across the business including building strategic vision, securing external growth and driving new revenue. Prior to joining State Street, he held positions at Aéroport de Paris Management, Rothschild Nomura JV and AXA IM.

Yeah, yeah. That's enough now.

I'm disappointed.

ENDS
ENDS
ENDS

...

Anything else?

You want more?

'They want more!'

Jesus!

I ain't got no more.

'Music?'

Uh.

All right. Listen to Yoni performing Yellow.

Laters.

Monday, 22 March 2021

[No. 888] I'm as well as can be expected

I mean ...

And, well ...[1], and I'm sick in the soul[1], and, well ...[2], and, yeah, yeah ...[1], and I'm sick in the soul[2], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[1], and, yeah, yeah ...[2], and the smell ...[1], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[2], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[1], and the smell ...[2], and ... uh![1], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[2], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[1], and ... uh![2], and ... 'I do!'[1], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[1], and ... 'I do!'[2], and my soul be gone![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[2], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[1], and my soul be gone![2], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[1], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[1], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[2], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[2], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[1], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[2], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[1], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[2], and, where ... ?[1], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[2], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[1], and, where ... ?[2], and I am here ... ?[1], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[2], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[1], and I am here ... ?[2], and ... 'Anywhere!'[1], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[2], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[1], and ... 'Anywhere!'[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[2], and in the day ...[1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[1], and in the day ...[2], and ... yes[1], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[2], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[1], and ... yes[2], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[1], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[2], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[1], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[2], and I see, I see ...[1], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[2], and ... 'What do you see, O great visionary?[1], and I see, I see ...[2], and ... all the ends for everyone[1], and ... 'What do you see, O gr eat visi onary?[2], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[1], and ... all the ends for everyone[2], and, Christ ...[1], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[2], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[1], and, Christ ...[2], and, well, well[1], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[2], and, well ...[3], and, well, well[2], and I'm sick in the soul[3], and, yeah, yeah ...[3], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[3], and the smell ...[3], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[3], and ... uh![3], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[3], and ... 'I do!'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[3], and my soul be gone![3], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[3], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[3], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[3], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[3], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[3], and, where ... ?[3], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[3], and I am here ... ?[3], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[3], and ... 'Anywhere!'[3], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and in the day ...[3], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[3], and ... yes[3], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[3], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[3], and I see, I see ...[3], and ... 'What do you see, O g  r  e  a  t v  i  s  i  o  n  a  r  y?[3], and ... all the ends for everyone[3], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[3], and, Christ ...[3], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[3], and, well, well[3], and

And, well ...[1], and I'm sick in the soul[1], and, well ...[2], and, yeah, yeah ...[1], and I'm sick in the soul[2], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[1], and, yeah, yeah ...[2], and the smell ...[1], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[2], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[1], and the smell ...[2], and ... uh![1], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[2], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[1], and ... uh![2], and ... 'I do!'[1], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[1], and ... 'I do!'[2], and my soul be gone![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[2], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[1], and my soul be gone![2], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[1], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[1], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[2], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[2], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[1], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[2], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[1], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[2], and, where ... ?[1], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[2], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[1], and, where ... ?[2], and I am here ... ?[1], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[2], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[1], and I am here ... ?[2], and ... 'Anywhere!'[1], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[2], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[1], and ... 'Anywhere!'[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[2], and in the day ...[1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[1], and in the day ...[2], and ... yes[1], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[2], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[1], and ... yes[2], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[1], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[2], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[1], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[2], and I see, I see ...[1], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[2], and ... 'What do you see, O great visionary?[1], and I see, I see ...[2], and ... all the ends for everyone[1], and ... 'What do you see, O gr eat visi onary?[2], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[1], and ... all the ends for everyone[2], and, Christ ...[1], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[2], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[1], and, Christ ...[2], and, well, well[1], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[2], and, well ...[3], and, well, well[2], and I'm sick in the soul[3], and, yeah, yeah ...[3], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[3], and the smell ...[3], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[3], and ... uh![3], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[3], and ... 'I do!'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[3], and my soul be gone![3], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[3], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[3], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[3], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[3], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[3], and, where ... ?[3], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[3], and I am here ... ?[3], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[3], and ... 'Anywhere!'[3], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and in the day ...[3], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[3], and ... yes[3], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[3], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[3], and I see, I see ...[3], and ... 'What do you see, O g  r  e  a  t v  i  s  i  o  n  a  r  y?[3], and ... all the ends for everyone[3], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[3], and, Christ ...[3], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[3], and, well, well[3], and

And, well ...[1], and I'm sick in the soul[1], and, well ...[2], and, yeah, yeah ...[1], and I'm sick in the soul[2], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[1], and, yeah, yeah ...[2], and the smell ...[1], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[2], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[1], and the smell ...[2], and ... uh![1], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[2], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[1], and ... uh![2], and ... 'I do!'[1], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[1], and ... 'I do!'[2], and my soul be gone![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[2], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[1], and my soul be gone![2], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[1], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[2], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[1], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[2], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[1], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[2], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[1], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[2], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[1], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[2], and, where ... ?[1], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[2], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[1], and, where ... ?[2], and I am here ... ?[1], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[2], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[1], and I am here ... ?[2], and ... 'Anywhere!'[1], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[2], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[1], and ... 'Anywhere!'[2], and ... 'Yes!'[1], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[2], and in the day ...[1], and ... 'Yes!'[2], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[1], and in the day ...[2], and ... yes[1], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[2], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[1], and ... yes[2], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[1], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[2], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[1], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[2], and I see, I see ...[1], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[2], and ... 'What do you see, O great visionary?[1], and I see, I see ...[2], and ... all the ends for everyone[1], and ... 'What do you see, O gr eat visi onary?[2], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[1], and ... all the ends for everyone[2], and, Christ ...[1], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[2], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[1], and, Christ ...[2], and, well, well[1], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[2], and, well ...[3], and, well, well[2], and I'm sick in the soul[3], and, yeah, yeah ...[3], and the world is a giant toilet ... we all know this[3], and the smell ...[3], and I'm still standing ... in the toilet[3], and ... uh![3], and I need to spin ... does anyone understand?[3], and ... 'I do!'[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / and all the chaos and dirt are just nothing when you're dizzy[3], and my soul be gone![3], and ... 'Mikey, we're spinning now!'[3], and the world is a disgusting sewer ... oh, let's find a nice spot, yeah?[3], and ... 'Ha, ha, ha!'[3], and how can he laugh at times like these ... ?[3], and ... 'COME ON - !!!'[3], and, okay, Voice, okay ... I'm almost, almost ... almost smiling[3], and, where ... ?[3], and Malibu or St Ives or ...[3], and I am here ... ?[3], and, tell me ... where am I going ... in my fantasies?[3], and ... 'Anywhere!'[3], and at night, man ... the moon looks clean ... and those lovely bright stars ... oh, they're all right[3], and ... 'Yes!'[3], and in the day ...[3], and there must be a perfect beach somewhere ... so when the end comes ... we can lie down on it[3], and ... yes[3], and we can wait for the water to cover us ...[3], and a-ROUND here ... man, it can seem so real, whatever it is ... but we need to focus[3], and I'm pretty sure ... we won't have any complaints[3], and I see, I see ...[3], and ... 'What do you see, O g  r  e  a  t v  i  s  i  o  n  a  r  y?[3], and ... all the ends for everyone[3], and ... 'Amazing! / ... and then the rock will laugh'[3], and, Christ ...[3], and, yes, yes ... it will be so amusing, that even a lifeless rock will laugh[3], and, well, well[3], and