“My AmericanMorning portfolio, even though it had been pegged to the yuan, had lost 10 percent of its value because, unbeknownst to me, the idiot asset managers had stuck the failing ColgatePalmoliveYum!BrandsViacomCredit albatross into the mix, and my low-risk BRIC [Brazil, Russia, India, China]-A-BRAC High-Performing Nations Fund had registered only 3 percent growth because of the April unrest near Putingrad in Russia and the impact of America’s invasion of Venezuela on the Brazilian economy. “I feel like I’m going to shit a BRIC,” I told Maria Abriella, my account representative.”—Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
"Balance Her In Between Your Eyes" was playing full blast when I went to visit one of my colleagues in his hotel room, earlier today. We were trying to talk shop but I was seriously distracted by the music — not so much because of how loud it was (ok, maybe a little bit) but because of how fantastic it sounded. I’ve just been listening to the album and it’s really good. I’ve chosen to post “Keep Me There" because it’s one of the very few tracks in Space Is Only Noise that has a decent running time (too many frustratingly short tracks in there). And because of the sax.
Highlights: “Colomb”, “Balance Her In Between Your Eyes”, “Variations”
Nice write-up about Nicolas Jaar in the Guardian => HERE